Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14.
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PERHAM — The Perham Stingers wrapped up regular season play with a sweep of Fergus Falls 9-4 and 8-2 to finish with a record of 20-9 securing the top seed in the upcoming District 9 playoffs. Perham erased a 1-0 first inning deficit in the second inning with a pair of runs by Brady Stoll and Andy Hanson. Hanson scored the go-ahead run on a base hit by Alex Tostenson.
DETROIT LAKES — Fargo Post 2 catcher Andrew Penney launched a three-run home run in the first inning for plenty of offense to back up starting pitcher Gunnar Linstaedt’s commanding performance in a 6-0 shutout victory over the Perham Buzz in the opening game for both teams at the Detroit Lakes Water Carnival Wooden Bat tournament. Linstaedt pitched six innings allowing only two hits and retired the Buzz in order in four of his six innings on the mound. Five Perham runners reached base with none reaching third base safely.
KORTRIJK, BELGIUM — Perham’s Gabe Grunewald won her second consecutive 1,500m run Saturday breaking the meet record at the Guldensporenmeeting - Flanders Cup Kortrijk. Grunewald’s time of 4:07.70 was three second better than the former record held by American Lauren Hagans 4:10.97, set in 2009. Grunewald won her first European race eeting Sport Solidierta in Lignano, Italy July 8. Grunewald is scheduled to run the 800m at the Gugl Games in Linz, Austria on July 15, followed by the 1500m at Heusden on July 19.
DENT — For the second straight year, Brady Speicher, of Perham, crossed the finish line first at the Dent Daze 5k. Speicher’s winning time was 16:07, 25 seconds faster than...
PERHAM — The Richville Rockets won a third consecutive Little League title defeating Sebeka 2-0 in the Championship game Saturday at Arvig Park. A two-run first inning double by Devin Meyer was all Rockets’ pitcher Maddux Kovash would need as he went all five innings striking out nine on his way to the shutout victory. Meyer also picked up a walk-off game winning RBI single in the semifinal as Richville defeated Wadena 4-3. For the tournament, the Rockets were paced by Noah Rooney who batted .600.
MOORHEAD — The Perham Stingers improved to 18-9 overall after three wins and are ranked as the number one seed as the regular season winds down to Thursday’s finale. Perham got their trio of wins started in wacky fashion with a doubleheader scheduled at Moorhead. Only one game was played, technically, but nearly three games’ worth of innings were played in the opener. Perham defeated Moorhead 11-7 in 19 innings.
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA — 2014 Perham graduate Jonathon Siira placed seventh in both the shot put and discus at the Down Under Games last weekend in Australia as a member of the first place Team USA. Sirra recorded throws of 11.27m (36.98 feet) in the shot put and 34.72m (112.43 feet) in the discus. 2014 Down Under Championships -July 11-13 Gold Coast City Athletics Track Men 18-19 Shot Put Under 20 Name Age Team Finals - Flight 1 1 Stubbs, Logan 17 HVB 15.63m 2 Trujillo, Roderick 18 USA 14.28m 3 Bennett, J
Parkers Prairie will host the Color Dash 5k, billed as the world's brightest 5k Saturday, August 9 at 10 a.m. Runners begin the race wearing white and are dashed with...
The Perham girls basketball team won the championship of the girls' varsity Mercury division at the Fergus Falls Summer Showcase on Thursday, July 10. Perham defeated Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 38-23 in the championship game.
ALEXANDRIA — The Perham clay target team completed their season with an 11th place finish in Class AA at the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s 2014 championship, billed as the the world’s largest youth trap shooting event at the Alexandria Shooting Park in early June. Governor Mark Dayton was on hand for the opening ceremonies. Dayton and the Legislature approved more than $2 million in trap shooting sports facility cost-share grants.