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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Senior center Logan Pratt made a game-changing steal in the final minute to set up Tanner Doppler’s game-winning layup as Detroit Lakes picked up a second consecutive victory 51-49 over Pequot Lakes in Mid-State Conference boys basketball Tuesday night at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. “Luckily, they didn’t see me back there and luckily, I got that tip,” said Pratt.
Detroit Lakes placed third in a field of nine teams at the Minnewaska Laker Wrestling Invitational Saturday. Rocori and Minnewaska were in a tight race with the Spartans defeating the host Lakers by two points 184-182. Detroit Lakes was next with 151 points, followed by Eden Prairie 126, Quad County 111, Howard Lake-Waverly 104, Border West 86, Minneapolis Roosevelt 81 and Wadena-Deer Creek 41.
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The No. 1A Detroit Lakes gymnastics team posted another big victory in the metro rallying late in the meet to win the Lakeville North Invitational by a comfortable margin Saturday. “It still wasn’t a complete meet for the girls,” DL head coach Steve Zamzo said. “We left some tenths out there on a bunch of routines.”
Detroit Lakes placed third overall at the seven-team Bemidji swimming and diving invitational Friday night. The Lakers scored 395 points finishing behind team champions Melrose/Sauk Centre with 575 and Grand Forks with 433 points. Moorhead place fourth (339), followed by Bemidji (324.5), Thief River Falls (143.4) and Perham/New York Mills (76).
Four Detroit Lakes wrestlers placed first at the ninth grade and under regional tournament in Mahnomen Saturday. The Lakers also placed first in the 13-team tournament, scoring 235 points.
Detroit Lakes got balance scoring and were solid from the charity stripe but it was not enough to defeat the Rangers on the road in an 83-67 Mid-State Conference loss in girls basketball Friday night. “We were able to cut the lead to 10 multiple times in the second half,” Lakers’ head coach Tom Vagle said. Despite a solid night offensively, DL could not get back within striking distance down the stretch.
Both Detroit Lakes dance teams placed fifth in high kick and jazz at Saturday’s Hawley Invitational. The kick team earned a top score of 31 from the judges in visual effectiveness of choreography. The Lakers were awarded 283 out of a possible 500 points. The jazz team got a high mark of 31 in difficulty of skills and scored 264 out of 500 points from the judges.
Vivian Karsnia and Piper Andrews each scored two goals as the Fergus Falls Otters completed the season sweep of Detroit Lakes by a score of 7-3 at the Fergus Falls Ice Arena Saturday afternoon. Sophie Rausch and Ellie Anderson gave the Otters a 2-0 lead 12-minutes into the first period.
Detroit Lakes used a 17-2 run after halftime to cruise to a 69-47 Mid-State Conference boys basketball victory over Crosby-Ironton Friday at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. The Rangers struggled against a hectic full-court press employed by DL. The Lakers turned over the C-I offense and capitalized with easy buckets to pull away.