Laker Sports Brief 2-18-2019


The Laker Gymnastics team earned their sixth straight Section 8A title. The Lakers scored a 152.325 on Saturday at the Perham High School Gymnasium. Detroit Lakes finished ahead of Perham who had a score of 147.750. The best all-around gymnast on Saturday was Senior Cora Okeson who scored a 38.800. Detroit Lakes came within .050 of tying the school record score. The Lakers will make on another trip to the Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis Feb. 22-23. The Lakers will look for their 5th consecutive state championship.

Section 8A Gymnastics Championships

Team scores:

1 Detroit Lakes 152.325

2 Perham 147.750

3 Fergus Falls 134.900

4 Alexandria 133.375

5 Little Falls 125.450

6 Park Rapids 123.325

7 MAHACA 118.375

All Around

1 Cora Okeson DL 38.800

2 Jada Olsen PER 38.175

3 Jackson Hegg DL 38.025

4 Ashley Hokanson PER 37.400

5 Gabby Whitworth DL 35.600


1 Jada Olsen PER 9.875

2 Alexis Yliniemi DL 9.850

3 Cora Okeson DL 9.800

4 Peyton Jernberg DL 9.675

5 Jackson Hegg DL 9.500


1 Jackson Hegg DL 9.675

2 Cora Okeson DL 9.675

3 Justine Lawrence DL 9.650

4 Jada Olsen PER 9.600

5 Ashley Hokanson PER 9.200


1 Jackson Hegg DL 9.650

2 Justine Lawrence DL 9.625

3 Cora Okeson DL 9.525

4 Peyton Jernberg DL 9.375

5 Ashley Hokanson PER 9.250


1 Cora Okeson DL 9.800

2 Ashley Hokanson PER 9.700

3 Alexis Yliniemi DL 9.675

4 Jada Olsen PER 9.525


The Laker wrestling team traveled to Thief River Falls on Saturday for their Section 8AA tournament. The Lakers made their way through the first 2 rounds beating DGF 60-15 and Thief River Falls 39-29, they then advanced to the championship round versus Perham. The Yellowjackets went up 9-0 through the first two weights and never looked back beating Detroit Lakes 48-12. The Lakers overall record on the season, including playoffs, moved to 27-4, 3 of their 4 losses came to Perham. Next up will be the individual tournament which will be held on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th.

Here are the results:

Section 8AA Wrestling Championships

Finals: Perham 48, Detroit Lakes 12
106: Owen Werner(Perham) over Cade Okeson(DL) by fall 2:30
113: Blaze Brady(Perham) over Cade Jackson(DL) by Dec 9-3
120: Bradly Swiers (DL) over Blake Lorentz(Perham) by Dec 2-1
126: Gabe Bellefeuille(Perham) over Brody Ullyott(DL) Dec 6-4
132: Leighton Rach (Perham) over Blake Weber (DL) by tech fall 17-0
138: Colton Satter (Perham) over Fabyon Greer (DL) by maj dec 12-4
145: Jack Fudge (Perham) over Blaine Henderson (DL) by fall 4:10
152: Dylan Fudge (Perham) over Garett Nelson (DL) by fall 1:14
160: Brennen Sather (DL) over Matthew Bush (Perham) by Dec 3-2
170: Isaiah Thompson (DL) over Brian Ramos (Perham) by Dec 12-6
182: Zachary Peterson (Perham) over Nolan Mann (DL) by tech fall 22-7
194: TY Moser (Perham) over Noah Olds (DL) by Maj dec 11-3
220: Dawson Kellogg (Perham) over Andrew Annette (DL) by Fall 3:26
285: Andreas Barnett (DL) over Rowdie Lindquist (Perham) by Dec 7-1

Semifinals: Detroit Lakes 39, Thief River Falls 29
106: Cade Okeson (DL) over Kale Geiser (TRF) by Major dec 12-3
113: Griffin Lundeen (TRF) over Cade Jackson (DL) by dec 2-0
120: Bradly Sweirs (DL) over Cody Wienen (TRF) by Major dec 8-0
126: Brody Ullyott (DL) over Cody Sele (TRF) by dec 9-2
132: Cade Lundeen (TRF) over Blake Weber (DL) by dec 6-1
138: Fabyon Greer (DL) over Brandon Zuniga (TRF) by Fall 2:10
145: Jake Davis (TRF) over Blaine Henderson (DL) by Tech Fall 23-8
152: Cole Johnson(TRF) over Garett Nelson (DL) by Fall 2:10
160: Kyle Miller (TRF) over Jacob Ehnert (DL) by Fall 1:01
170: Brennen Sather (DL) over Boen Miller (TRF) by Tech Fall 16-0
182: Isaiah Thompson (DL) over Collin Bruggeman (TRF) by Fall 0:23
195: Noah Olds (DL) over Kevin Jenson (TRF) by Fall 0:18
220: Jordan Skadsem (DL) over Mason Iverson (TRF) by Tech Fall 17-1
285: Brenan Peralta (TRF) over Andreas Barnett (DL) by Fall 0:55

Quarterfinals: Detroit Lakes 60, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 15
106: Cade Okeson (DL) over Brodie Strand (DGF) by Dec 8-2
113: Cade Jackson (DL) over Colton Zutz (DGF) by fall :40
120: Bradly Swiers (DL) over Dawson Zutz by fall 2:56
126: Zander Jenson (DGF) over Carson Wold (DL) by fall 4:46
132: Blake Weber (DL) win by Forfeit
138: Jack Fuchs (DGF) over Cale Abraham (DL) by fall 1:24
145: Fabyon Greer (DL) win by Forfeit
152: Blaine Henderson (DL) over Cade Sogge (DGF) by Dec. 7-2
160: Carter Schmidt (DGF) over Garett Nelson (DL) by Dec. 4-3
170: Brennen Sather (DL) over Preston Johnson (DGF) by fall 1:25
182: Isaiah Thompson (DL) over Dylan Tabes (DGF) by fall 1:12
195: Noah Olds (DL) over Joey Kohler (DGF) by fall 1:04
220: Andrew Annette (DL) over Hunter Fischer (DGF) by fall 5:28

285: Charles Barnett (DL) win by Forfeit

Girls Basketball

The Laker girls’ basketball team had dramatics late in the game on Friday against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. The Lakers trailed most of the game and by 13 points at one point but came back to beat the DGF Rebels 64-63. The Lakers and Rebels were tied at 63-63 with 12 seconds left when Senior Emily Larson picked up a steal and Senior Lauryn Manning was fouled with 5 seconds on the clock. Manning was able to make 1 of 2 free throws to give the Lakers their 11th win of the season moving their record to 11-13. There are 2 games left in the regular season. Tomorrow the Lakers will host Aitkin and on Thursday Crosby Ironton will come to town.

Boys Basketball

The Laker boys’ basketball team had a blowout victory on Friday, versus Staples-Motley, beating the Cardinals 91-32. The Lakers have now won 3 straight games and are above .500, with a record of11-10. Next up, the Lakers will host a Section 8AAA opponent in Little Falls on Tuesday.

Boys Hockey

The Laker boys’ hockey team blew out Red Lake Falls on Friday to wrap up the regular season. Detroit Lakes beat Red Lake Falls 10-0. The Lakers end the regular season with a record of 16-6-2. The Lakers will have their first playoff game on Thursday when they travel to Crookston to take on the Pirates at 7pm.

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