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MINNEAPOLIS—The top-seeded Mayer Lutheran Crusaders scored the first 14 points and made quick work of Mahnomen-Waubun in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota Class 1A boys state basketball tournament at Williams Arena Thursday. "We knew the start was going to be crucial and obviously, we got off to a horrible start," said Mahnomen-Waubun head coach John Clark, Jr. "We had a couple chances but we didn't finish our shots. When they hit a couple threes early, that was kind of the telling point and we had to hope they'd miss a couple outside shots, but they shot very well."
MOORHEAD—Junior guard Jayden Heisler erupted for five three-point baskets in the second half and scored a game-high 28 points to lift Mahnomen-Waubun to a 60-45 victory over two-time defending champion Lake Park-Audubon in Monday's Minnesota Class 1A, Section 6 boys basketball semifinals at Concordia. "Nothing was falling for us in the first half," Heisler said. "Our coach said we couldn't hit water if we fell out of a boat. You've just got to come out and shoot with confidence."
MINNEAPOLIS—The Detroit Lakes gymnastics team posted the high team score in all four events using consistent performances to capture a fourth straight Minnesota Class A state team championship Friday afternoon at Maturi Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota. "Icing on the cake," said senior Emma Disse. The Lakers scored 150.925 points to defeat runners-up Watertown-Mayer/Mound-Westonka by a wide margin of more than three points. "It feels so good; the feeling never goes away," junior Cora Okeson said.
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."