Robert Williams / Forum News Service
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.
MOORHEAD—Detroit Lakes got the start they wanted but top-seeded Fergus Falls came on strong to the finish in a 79-55 Minnesota Class 3A, Section 8 tournament semifinal victory Saturday at Moorhead High School. "Not a game that we anticipated to be easy," Otters' head coach Matt Johnson said. "I thought we settled for jump shots early, missed them, and DL hit theirs. I thought they came out of the gates playing really well. We were maybe a little over-excited for a playoff game. Once we settled in, we did a better job of attacking the rim."
MINNEAPOLIS—Perham eighth-grader Jada Olsen used a gold-medal performance on uneven parallel bars to capture the bronze medal in the all-around competition at the Minnesota Class A gymnastics state meet Saturday at the University of Minnesota. Three Detroit Lakes gymnasts reached the podium in three of the four events. Sophomore Emma Disse captured silver on balance beam and bronze in floor exercise. Freshman Jackson Hegg placed fourth on bars. Sophomore Lexi Yliniemi had a sixth-place floor exercise finish.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Detroit Lakes gymnastics team captured a third consecutive Minnesota Class A team championship in a record-breaking performance Friday at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. The Lakers began the meet on uneven parallel bars and set a new state scoring record on the apparatus with a 38.150. A week ago, Detroit Lakes started on bars at sections and had a slow start, something they wanted to avoid at state.
AUDUBON, Minn.—Six-foot, 10-inch senior Jesse Bergh scored a game-high 24 points to lead Lake Park-Audubon to a 50-38 season-opening victory over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in a battle of defending section champions Friday night. Bergh battled a sagging triple-team defense deployed by the Rebels but found space enough to keep the Raider cushion on the scoreboard. "It's so tough for us to replicate that kind of defense in practice," LP-A head coach Kyle Haberman said. "We need him to be more active and he knows that."