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The Verndale Pirates withstood a 31-point scoring night by Menahga's Austin Rudquist Friday to post a 59-46 victory in a Park Region Conference contest at Verndale. The Braves made all 13 of their free throws but shot a poor 29 percent from the field and only got scoring from four players. The Pirates shot 37 percent and finished the game with three players in double figures.
Shania Glenz netted a game-high 23 points Thursday as the Verndale Pirates blitzed the Pillager Huskies 74-47 Thursday in a Park Region Conference game. The Pirates racked up 40 points in the first half and took a commanding 20-point lead into the locker room at halftime, Keila Schmitz chipped in with 11 points as the Pirates shot 42 percent from the field and hit on six of the 13 three-point attempts for a 46 percent average. The Huskies shot 49 percent from the field but they shot only three times from outside the three-point arc and failed to convert on any of them.
Brooke Mimmack scored twice and Allyson Smith had a playmaker as as Brainerd-Little Falls skated to a 5-1 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Friday night at Brainerd. Ashlee Helseth iced a first period goal for the Blue Devils at the 12:10 mark with an assist from McKayla Woods. Olivia King stopped 13 of the 14 shots she face in gaining the victory.
Preston Riewer gunned in 29 points as Park Region Conference leader Bertha-Hewitt notched a 55-41 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Friday night on the WDC court. The Wolverines held a 27-26 halftime lead over the Bears. The Wolverines ran into foul troubles in the second half and the Bears held them to only 14 points. The Wolverines were whistled 25 times and saw two of their players foul out. Jordan Frethem backed up Riewer with 10 points.
MacKenzie Korf, Lincoln Haiby and Hally Evenson led the way as 13 Pelican Rapids players contributed points Friday night in a 70-50 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. Korf and Evenson tied with 12 points apiece while Haiby talllied 11. WDC's Jennifer Craig was the game's top scorer with 16 points. Rylie Langlie pumped in 14. The Lady Vikes climbed to 10-5 while the Wolverines dropped to 0-14. The Wolverines will host Pine River-Backus Thursday and will travel to Pillager on Friday to wrap up their January schedule.
Verndale's VEX Robotics team qualified for the U.S Open Robotics Championship last Saturday with a runner-up finish at the Minnesota VEX Robotics State Tournament at St. Cloud’s Civic Center. The...
Chase Godel, Tristin Godel and Isaac Malone placed Saturday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines finished 11th in the two-day Mid-State/Heart O' Lakes Conference Super Tournament. Chase Godel earned fifth at 120 while Tristin Godel took sixth at 126 and Malone finished eighth at 182. The Wolverines racked up 20 points in the 13-team meet. Six Frazee grapplers won championships as the Hornets edged Perham 230-220 in the battle for first place.
Let's give Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks a lot of credit for a giving Kevin Williams a chance to add a Super Bowl appearance to his career. Carroll, who was a defensive assistant for five years with the Vikes a long time back and almost became their head coach in 1992, has been head coach of the Seattle Seahawks since 2010. In that time he has had three former Vikings playing for him while building his football team. Carroll's team won their first Super Bowl last year with some help of former Vikings Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin.
Jil Fiemeyer was looking for an education Tuesday night in her first meeting as a member of the Wadena-Deer Creek school board and she was not disappointed. Fiemeyer, who serves as a communications specialist for Tri County Health Care, joined veteran board members Wayne Perkins, Pete Hayes, Steve Techam, Ann Pate and Kent Schmidt for a 90-minute session that included hearing reports from Jeff Sams and four members of the English Language Arts Curriculum Adoption Committee. Fiemeyer has more experience than most when it comes to meetings.
Matthew Lytle scored the winning goal in the second period Saturday as the Fairmont Cardinals edged Wadena-Deer Creek 2-1 for their third win in 17 games. Reilly Hoefker's short-handed goal at 11:32 in the first period put the Cardinals on top. Lytle's goal, with an assist from Brady Jensen, came at 2:15 of the second period. Nolan Killian tacked up WDC's lone goal at 10:10 of the second period. Elijah Schmitz and Jake Dykhoff earned assists. The Wolverines out-shot the Cardinals in all three periods at the Martin County Arena.