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The Bertha Blazers saw their 15-game winning streak end Saturday in a 2-1 loss to Cannon Falls in the Class C state tournament. The Bears were able to derail the Bertha Express behind a strong pitching performance by Keith Meyers. The Blazers were not able to score until the seventh inning as Meyers held the Bertha club to only three hits. Meyers went the distance for Cannon Falls.
Who was that guy? Sean McGuire tossed three touchdown passes and ran for a score as the Hillcrest Comets thumped Verndale 39-8 Friday at Mahlen Field. The Pirates gave up 26 first half points in their first home loss since Oct, 4, 2013. McGuire, a 190-pound junior, found Reggie Undseth on a 47-yard aerial in the first quarter. After Jordan Foss booted a 41-yard field goal McGuire targeted Chris Tungseth with a 41-yard TD pass. Kyler Newman kept the ball rolling with a 14-yard scoring run and Foss kicked a 31-yard field goal. McGuire went back into action in the third quarter.
After making their season relevant again by winning six of 10 road games the Minnesota Twins are poised for a wild card run in September. No, you are not suffering from hallucinations; the Twins are actually back in the hunt. That is saying quite a bit for a team that played so poorly in July and early August. Not to mention a team with four straight losing seasons behind them. Can the Twins do it? Much depends on which Twins team shows up for the final month of the regular season.
Jess Rondestvedt battled her way to the championship round of the No. 2 singles round Wednesday in the Wadena-Deer Creek-Staples-Motley/Verndale Tennis Invitational. The WDC doubles player, who has previously been teamed with McKayla Woods at No. 1 doubles, posted wins over Perham 7-5, 3-6 (7-4) and Detroit Lakes 6-1, 6-4 before falling to the top-ranked player from Osakis 6-1, 6-0. Played on courts in Staples and Wadena, the invitational drew teams from St. Louis Park, Detroit Lakes, Perham, East Grand Forks, Osakis and Stewartville.
Noah Urman ran for one touchdown and passed for two more Friday night as the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder rolled to a 46-12 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. Urman hooked up with Matt Roe for a 30-yard touchdown pass to cap a 10-play, 65-yard march. Urman stung the WDC secondary again in the second quarter when he put the capper on a nine-play, 91-yard drive by hitting Nick Middendorf with a 29-yard scoring aerial. The Thunder kept the ball for eight plays and went 60 yards for their third touchdown of the first half.
Noah Ross placed ninth with a time of 19:48.3 and Hannah Vorderbruggen took fifth with a 23:37.2 Monday as the Wolverines took third and fifth in the Staples-Motley Invitational. Toby Wood and Konnor Stueve backed up Ross with times of 20:39.1 and 20
The Kimball Express broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the ninth Saturday evening to edge Nimrod 3-2 in the first round of the Class C state baseball tournament. The Express managed only five hits off Nimrod pitcher Gunner Johnson, who pitched nine innings and struck out 11 batters. Ben Johnson had the only two-hit game for Kimball. Johnson and Adam Beyer homered for the Express. The Region 14C runner-up Gnats pushed both of their runs across home plate in the third inning.
Shelley Glenz and her Verndale Pirates are going on a hunt this fall with a Park Region Conference championship as a prize. "We return our entire squad from last season and we hope to build on last year's record and section finish," Glenz said. "We also hope to be a strong contender for the conference title." The Pirates won 22 of their 32 matches last year and placed third behind Henning and Sebeka in the PRC with a 4-2 record. Glenz took her Pirates into post-season play with a 19-9 record.
The Verndale Pirates rallied from a 14-0 third quarter deficit to shade Brandon-Evansville 22-20 Saturday night in Class Nine-man football action at Brandon. McKenon Plaster gave the hometown Chargers a 6-0 lead in the second quarter with a four-yard run.
All systems are go for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines as they approach the 2015 cross country season. Coach Mike Brunsberg's cast is largely unchanged even though the Wolverines did lose some good seniors to graduation in Brody Wangsness, Tristin Godel and Brianna Rosenthal. "We have all the varsity runners from both of last year's squads," Brunsberg said. Senior letterwinners Brianna Malone and Hannah Vorderbruggen will captain the girls' squad along with junior letterwinner Gabi Ross, the team's most experienced harrier. The Wolverines also have a dependable runner in sophomore letterw