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The Wolverines battled hard, but after the refs called off a late rushing touchdown, they lost 22-20.
Katrina Wahlin's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines gained a split in the Staples-Motley Triangular Tuesday, edging Crosby-Ironton 4-3 but falling to Staples-Motley 6-1. Maddy Hinojos and Abby Westrum posted singles victories against the Rangers. Hinojos rallied from a 6-2 loss to defeated Emile Froidcoeur 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 1 match. Westrum won in straight sets at No. 3 singles defeating Kari Watson 6-3, 6-4. Sarah Moen and Erin Johnson was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Bonnie Holmvig and Mikaela Hartman at No. 1 doubles.
The Wadena-Deer Creek football program, along with the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, have teamed up to host its first-ever "Tackle Cancer" night, Sept. 19 when the WDC Wolverines match up with the Osakis Silverstreaks. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at WDC football field. The Wolverine cheerleaders will have a table set up near the front gate to receive donations in the fight against cancer. "We are proud to partner with Randy Shaver and the Minnesota Football Coaches Association in hosting a Tackle Cancer game," said Norm Gallant, WDC Activities Director.
Dillon Card fired two touchdown passes and ran for a third TD Friday as the Verndale Pirates built their record to 3-0 with a 26-6 Pheasant Conference North victory over Bertha-Hewitt. Card went to the air for Verndale's first two scores. He hit Mitch Blaha with a 61-yard aerial and found Colter Ehrmantraut open for a 12-yard scoring pass as the Pirates grabbed an early 13-0 lead. The 6-5, 225-pound senior hit on seven of his 12 passes for 92 yards.
Jordyn and Shania Glenz combined for 28 kills Thursday night as Verndale swept Park Region Conference foe Menahga 3-0. The Pirates found themselves up against a salty Menahga squad in Game 1 but managed to pull out a 27-25 win. Verndale was a 5-18 winner in Game 2 and a 25-21 winner in Game 3. Megan Dougherty and Haley Stinar teamed up for 29 assists.
Appreciation and relief filled the room Monday night as the Verndale school board held their first meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. With 519 students under their roof and $5.795 million remodeling and addition projects wrapping up, Superintendent Paul Brownlow was one of several who handed out laurels to staff members who worked on the Labor Day weekend to have the school ready for classes on Sept. 2. "All the floors were finished, I had a few doubters out there who said the cafeteria will never be ready to serve on Tuesday and everything was ready to go.
The question of Verndale's return to the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey cooperative was put to rest Monday night in a quiet Robertson Theater. District 2155 board member Wayne Perkins made a motion that Verndale not be readmitted to the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey cooperative.
Elise Kallevig and McKayla Woods claimed a fourth-place finish Saturday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines placed sixth in the Mid-State Conference tennis tournament at Park Rapids. Kallevig and Woods, WDC's No. 2 doubles team, defeated Perham's Madison Olson and Sam Hemmsley 6-2, 6-3 in the first round. Fifth place finishers for the Wolverines included No. 2 singles player Whitney Eickhoff and No. 3 singles player Abby Westrum along with the No. 1 doubles duo of Erin Johnson and Sarah Moen. Eickhoff defeated Julie Pearson in the third round 5-7, 7-6 (7-5) 7-2.
Hannah Vorderbruggen's fourth place finish paced the Wadena-Deer Creek girls' cross country team Monday in the Pelican Rapids Invitational at Birchwood Golf Course. Vorderbruggen turned in a time of 17:17.02, less than five seconds off the third place time turned in by Frazee's Ellie Morgan. Park Rapids' Lydia Kantonen won the girls' title with a 16:38.20 time.
Zac Schertler showed his versatility Friday night as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines topped United North Central 26-6 for their second decision in three games. Schertler rushed 21 times for a game-high 164 yards and hit on 10 of 18 pass attempts for 99 yards.