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ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—No. 6 Minneota erupted for a 26-point second quarter to claim a 34-22 victory over No. 8 Mahnomen in the Minnesota Class 1A football state quarterfinals Saturday. "They're tough and they come at you," said Mahnomen head coach John Clark, Jr. "They're big up front and kind of had us on our heels, but what guts we played with. We belonged with them and gave them one heck of a game. I couldn't be prouder of our team with the effort they showed. Their heads should be high and they should be proud of themselves."
FARGO—Nevis forced two turnovers in the second half to hang on for a 20-18 victory over Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal Thursday at the Fargodome in the Minnesota 9-Man Section 6 championship game. "We talked about it being a fourth-quarter type of a game with those guys," Nevis head coach Shawn Klimek said. "They want to ball control and we want to take the roof off the place every play."
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Two of the four first-round leaders, Nick Myhre and Noah Lawson, held on to share co-medalist honors after the second day of qualifying at the Pine to Palm golf tournament at the Detroit Country Club Wednesday. Myhre, an incoming North Dakota State University senior and Lawson, who played collegiatley at Oklahoma Christian, shot matching rounds of 67 and 69 to finish atop the leaderboard with two-day scores of 136 to win by one stroke.
DULUTH, Minn.—Kate Smith, a University of Nebraska sophomore and five-time state high school champion from Detroit Lakes, Minn., claimed victory on the 53rd hole and sank a par putt on the final hole to capture the 75th Minnesota Golf Association's Women's Amateur Championship at Northland Country Club Wednesday. Smith led by three shots at the turn but battled her putter during the final round of play.
JORDAN, Minn.—The Detroit Lakes girls golf team recorded their best team score of the season at the perfect time to erase a five-shot deficit to Lake City and win by four strokes for a fifth Minnesota Class 2A state championship in the past six seasons Wednesday. "It's so cool, your last time being a Laker, being able to accomplish winning a state championship, especially under the conditions we had this year," said senior Abby Schramel. Those conditions revolved precisely on playing without five-time individual champion Kate Smith and making their own mark as a team.
JORDAN, Minn.—Junior Maddie Herzog shot a six-over 78 to lead the defending champion Detroit Lakes girls golf team to second place in the standings after day one of play at the Minnesota Class 2A state girls golf tournament Tuesday.
PERHAM, Minn.—Perham's penchant for comeback victories was thwarted by Warroad in a 4-3 come-from-behind Class 2A, Section 8 championship win for the Warriors Friday at Krueger Field. The Yellowjackets forced a second and deciding game with an extra-inning victory over Warroad Thursday night. "We had chances to win yesterday and I have to give them a lot of credit, they battled all the way, low on pitching and they did the same thing today," said Warroad coach Scott Knutson. "They didn't lay down. They put in a hell of an effort."
MINNEAPOLIS -- No. 2-seeded Goodhue came out on fire from downtown and built a first-half lead the Lake Park-Audubon Raiders could not erase in its 57-37 victory in the Minnesota Class A state quarterfinals Thursday, March 23, at Williams Arena. The Raiders never led and quickly trailed 13-4 five minutes into the game on 3-point baskets by Nicholas Thomforde, Taylor Buck and a pair from Ben Opsahl.
MORRIS, Minn.—Lake Park-Audubon got the start every coach dreams of, firing on all cylinders en route to defeat the Ortonville Trojans 86-75 and claim the Raiders' second straight Minnesota Class 1A, Section 6 boys basketball championship Friday, March 17, at the University of Minnesota-Morris. "Sometimes that can be devil's advocate when you make that big run; you're not playing a .500 team," said LP-A head coach Kyle Haberman. "They've only lost five games. They could care less how many shots you're knocking down, but it certainly helps."
MORRIS, Minn.—No. 2-seeded Lake Park-Audubon held off a Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal final possession for a 52-50 victory in the Minnesota Section 6A North Subsection championship Tuesday night at the University of Minnesota-Morris. The Raiders led 52-45 on a pair of Jesse Bergh free throws with one-minute, 23-seconds to play and would not score again in the game. The top-seeded Titans got a bucket from Isaac Habedank and a three-pointer from Dawson Fox-Murray in the right corner with less than a minute to play to close to within a basket 52-50.