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The Wadena-Deer Creek school board passed three resolutions at their Monday night meeting in Bluffton which could spell a new day for the boys' hockey program. Holding their June meeting in the quiet Otter Tail County community six miles northwest of Wadena, the board heard Wadena Hockey Association President Matt Lunde make a case for allowing Verndale to rejoin the WDC hockey cooperative. Lunde pointed out the 2010 tornado cost the association almost half its membership. According to Lunde, 26 of the association's 96 current players come from neighboring communities.
A five-run outburst in the top of the seventh carried New York Mills past Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 6-4 Thursday in the Section 6A baseball tournament at Legion Field in Fergus Falls. The two Park Region Conference clubs split two games during the regular season with the Eagles winning the first meeting 2-1 and the Raiders taking the second 6-5. The Raiders opened the scoring in the second when Zach Johnson singled and scored on walks to Matt Lipinski, Mack Jones and Mac Schluttner. Dustin Gaudette tripled to lead off the fourth for Mills and scored on Damon Tumberg's sacrifice fly. After the
I have always been much more interested what athletes do on the field, the court or the ice than what they do off of it. These are the places where great sports achievements really happen. Peterson was in jams long before last year's excessive punishment of his young son cost a season of football, a lot of income and the admiration of many football fans. Peterson seems to think he was treated shabbily by the NFL and the Vikings but there are others who would have liked to seen him kicked out of the league and into prison. In view of what did happen you have to say A.P.
Samuel Moore's trip to see a chiropractor two days before the Class A state track and field championships in St. Paul made quite a difference. The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale star tossed the discus 161-5 Saturday to take fourth place at Hamline University. It was a huge improvement on the 147-4 throw that enabled him to qualify for his second state trip nine days earlier in Moorhead. "I was pretty happy," Moore said Monday.
Isaac Stoll went 3-for-4 and scored twice Friday as the Dent Wildcats sacked Bertha 5-3 in town team baseball play. Bertha took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Dakota Aeling worked his way around the bases and scored on a two-out single by Mike Blom. The Wildcats came back in the bottom of the first with three runs. Andy Kratzke and Brandon Fritz singled in Brock Collins and Stoll. Kratzke stole home for the third run. The Blazers evening the score at 3-3 in the top of the third.