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Robert Williams

Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.

Prior to covering sports, Williams was an entertainment writer in Florida and Texas while amassing an interesting collection of job experience in a wide variety of fields from technology to the arts between the three states.

Williams is a Detroit Lakes high school and St. Cloud State University alum. He grew up reading the Tribune's Ralph Anderson, who covered sports in the area for half a century, and takes the responsibility of continuing that effort seriously.

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“Being an athlete you think what could have been?” said Zach Gabbard. “I don’t have any recollection of how good I was at basketball I guess, but I’ve heard from fans that I was pretty good. What could I have been and where would I be now?”
Charlie Fleck led the Perham Yellowjackets to eight straight Class 1A Minnesota state championships in his long coaching career.
No. 5 Alexandria had only one win in 10 games this season but left Detroit Lakes with two after shutting out the No. 4-seeded Lakers 4-0 in the opening round of the north half of the Section 8A boys soccer tournament bracket at Rotary Soccer Park Monday, Oct. 12.
Detroit Lakes 2020 graduate and golf team captain Shelby Busker works on her golf game all year round and it has shown this summer.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today issued new guidance on youth sports participation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance recommends that youth sports games and scrimmages resume June 24 or later for outdoor sports, and July 1 or later for indoor sports.
Detroit Lakes showed an improvement on the scoreboard from the first meeting with Alexandria, but the Cardinals were too much for the Lakers in a 70-66 victory Tuesday at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium.
The Alexandria girls soccer team fell to 0-2 on Saturday as section foe Detroit Lakes took advantage of its home field and won a 3-0 contest. It was the second straight win for the Lakers and second straight shutout for senior goalkeeper Payton C...
No. 6 seeded Alexandria led for nearly all of regulation time Thursday night but a late goal by Anna Payne sent the match to overtime and eventually to penalty kicks where No. 3 Detroit Lakes made three attempts to the Cardinals' two and advanced...
The top-seeded Alexandria Cardinals created game tempo early and controlled it for 36 minutes to eliminate No. 5 Detroit Lakes 56-45 in the Section 8AAA semifinals at Moorhead High School Saturday night.
Detroit Lakes' Isaac Cihak came out with the hot hand but the Alexandria Cardinals finished strong to down the Lakers 77-57 in Section 8AAA boys basketball at Alexandria high school Friday night in the regular season finale for both teams.