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The Bertha Blazers kept their winning streak alive Saturday with a pair of victories over Wadena-Deer Creek and Staples. Patrick Riewer struck out nine and surrendered only four hits in seven innings as Bertha claimed an 11-1 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. Both teams scored in the first. The Shockers put leadoff hitter Seth Hamann aboard with a single, Jayme George put down a sacrifice bunt and Travis George singled Hamann home. The Blazers came right back in the bottom half of the inning with the same strategy.
Wyatt Fitzsimmons laced a two-out single to score Jake Dykhoff with the winning run as Wadena edged Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 4-3 Wednesday in the first round of the Sub-District playoffs. The victory propelled Wadena into Monday's second round of action against No. 1 Sebeka and dropped BHV into consolation action Monday. Post 171 grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Jake Krause and Wyatt Weber reached on errors.
Big Matt Birk, who visited Wadena in April as the featured guest of Tri County Health Care's Men's Night Out, has a new job with the National Football League. The St. Paul man, who was eying a Wall Street career after graduating from Harvard in 1998, was drafted as a tackle in the sixth round by Minnesota.
The Wolverine Summer Football Camps are slated for July 29-30 and Aug. 4-6 at the Wadena-Deer Creek High School practice field. Grades 9-12 will be go from 6-9 p.m. in...
Jake Januszewski of Perham and Mishka Vertin of Minneapolis took top honors Saturday in the Otter Tail Lake Chase. Januszewski ran the 8K race in an overall best time of 28:44.
The Wadena Legion used some last minute fireworks to hand Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale a pair of defeats Wednesday night on the Wadena diamond. Tied at 4-all going into the bottom of the sixth in Game 1, Kevin Tumberg's Post 171 crew saw leadoff hitter Wyatt Fitzsimmons reach when he was hit by a pitch. Fitzsimmons stole second and was joined on base by Thomas Brekke who drew a walk. Zac Schertler's groundout moved the Wadena runners to second and third.
When the Minnesota Twins reached the midway point of their 2014 season they found themselves with just two more victories than they had at the same point in 2013 — and a substantial nine games out of first place in the AL Central. It is true that the Twins are showing more fire this season but they have gone into a tailspin since taking four from the White Sox in late June. The went out west to play the Angels and the Rangers and came back with a 1-5 record. Then they lost a three-game series to the Royals and lost a four-game series to the Yankees.
Mike Blom doubled in Jordan Riewer with the game's only run Sunday as the Bertha Blazers edged the Pelican Rapids Lakers 1-0. With one out in the sixth, Riewer reached on a base hit and moved to second on a flyout by Michael Riewer. Blom delivered the game-winning hit on a 2-0 count. Patrick Riewer and Jan Eric Lindbergh engaged in a nine-inning pitching duel which saw the two pitchers combine for 22 strikeouts. Riewer fanned 12 and walked two while allowing four hits.
A 2001 Chrysler Sebring went off the road at a sharp corner on 171st Avenue North in Bartlett Township Monday evening with three juvenile females in the vehicle. One of...
The Knob Hill Sportsmen’s Club is offering open trap shooting in three divisions each Tuesday night through Aug. 12 at their shooting range northeast of Wadena. The range opens at...