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Forum staff reports, Published March 27 2012

Battle Lake, Perham named academic state champions

MOORHEAD - The boys basketball teams from Battle Lake and Perham were named academic state champions according to a vote by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association.

Battle Lake, coached by Dan Peterka, won the Class A academic state champion award. Perham, coached by Dave Cresap, won the Class 2A academic state champion award.

Alex Ukkelberg of Battle Lake and Jordan Cresap of Perham were named to the Class A and 2A academic all-state team. Adam Snelgrove of New York Mills also made the team.

Brian Labat and Joe Mollberg of Detroit Lakes and Zachary Rengel of Fergus Falls were named to the Class 3A and 4A academic all-state team.

Dave Cresap of Perham and Chuck Anderson of Bagley shared the Class 2A, Section 8 coach of the year honors. Robb Flint of Detroit Lakes was named the Class 3A, Section 8 coach of the year while Corey Zimmerman of Moorhead was named the Class 4A, Section 8 coach of the year.