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The girls golf season has been nothing but victories for Detroit Lakes and four consecutive medalist honors for senior Maddie Herzog after another win at the Park Rapids Invite held at Headwaters Golf Club Monday, May 7. The Lakers put all four scoring golfers in the top 10. Herzog (36-37) won by two strokes over teammate Shelby Busker (37-38) with a 73 to Busker’s 75.
Section 8AA continues to get more intriguing in boys golf with threats to the Lakers’ hold on the title. Fergus Falls lost to DL by one stroke at the Detroit Country Club and Crookston took DL down at the site of the section championship in Bemidji Monday winning by seven strokes.
St. Cloud State University head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo has announced that Tanner Eischens, a resident of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and wrestlers at Frazee high school will join the St. Cloud State University wrestling team beginning in 2018-19. Eischens moves from one winning program to another. The Huskies are the defending NCAA Division II national champions and have won three NCAA teams titles since 2015.
Frazee team of all underclassmen girls golfers continued to compete in the Heart O’ Lakes Conference with meets in Perham and Breckenridge last week. Perham won their home meet on the Pines course at Lakeside Golf Course in Perham Tuesday May 1 and captured their third straight HOL event finishing with a team score of 186 at Breckenridge. Frazee placed seventh in both meets.
The Frazee softball team won two of five games against stiff competition last week. “This was a tough, crazy, stretch of games for the Hornets,” head coach Matt Bauer said. “However the team showed their determination and tenacity by not giving up and continuing to compete and battle. This stretch of tough games will pay off come tournament time.” Frazee started the week with a tough road matchup at No. 1A and defending state champions New York Mills.
Detroit Lakes placed fourth and ninth playing with split squads at the Junior Varsity Golf Invite at the Meadows, Tuesday, May 1 in Moorhead. Trevor Schnathorst shot an 81 to finish in a tie for fourth place and lead the DL Red team to a third place finish with a team score of 339. Fargo Davies golfers swept the top three spots and Davies won by 19 strokes over Sheyenne Blue.
The compacted spring schedule combined with the high school league’s mandatory pitch count created a conundrum for Detroit Lakes in their fifth game this week as visiting section rivals Fergus Falls (2-6) used a four-run fifth inning to break open a tie game and escape Washington Park with only their second victory of the season 9-6 Friday, May 4.
The Moorhead Spuds swept five of seven matches in straight sets to down Detroit Lakes 5-2 in a tennis dual on the Lakers’ home courts.
The Laker boys golf team put all four scoring golfers in the top nine positions and ran away with the team title at the 16-team Panther Invitational at Headwaters Golf Course in Park Rapids Friday, May 4. “We are getting closer to what we can and we should shoot,” head coach Bob Gorden said. Wyatt Blomseth and Ryan Paskey both shot 74, Ben Unruh 75 and and Collin Ginnaty fired an
Detroit Lakes trailed early in both games but rallied to sweep a conference baseball doubleheader at Park Rapids Thursday, May 3 to stretch their winning streak to four games. “Pitching wins games or least gives you a chance too,” head coach Mike Bommersbach said. Jackson Haire pitched six innings striking out five and walking four in the 11-4 victory in a no decision in game one. He threw 105 pitches, 66 for strikes.