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Defending Class A state champion Pequot Lakes shot a team round of 316 Thursday as they dominated the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational at Whitetail Run. The host team from WDC shot a 405 for sixth place honors. McKayla Woods carded a team-best round of 95 for the Wolverines. Jess Rondestvedt was right behind her with a 96. Gabi Ross and Jessica Langer shot rounds of 101 and 113 respectively. Morgan Williams of Bemidji paced the field with a 76, Pequot Lakes was led by Alex Stone with a 77.
Blaine Cooper broke 45 of 50 targets for 215.5 points to give Wadena-Deer Creek's trap shooting team a fourth place standing in the first week of Conference 3 action. Three WDC trapshooters, Matt Goeden, Jacob Manselle and Wyatt Hamann, each contributed 207 points by breaking 44 of 50 targets. WDC's top female gunner was Emily Astle who broke 42 of 50 targets for 185 points. Thirteen of WDC's 38 shooters broke 40 targets or more. Wadena-Deer Creek Trapshooting Results (Week 1) 45/50 Blaine Cooper 215.5 points 44/50 Matt Goeden 207 points 44/50 Jacob Manselle 207 points 44/50 Wya
From the number of gleaming eyes he has seen at night while electrofishing, Jim Wolters does not expect walleye anglers to be too unhappy this weekend when they open the fishing season on Otter Tail County lakes. The Department of Natural Resources fisheries manager knows a lot of walleyes are right where they are supposed to be at this time of the year - on the flats. Wolters, who works out of the DNR's office in Fergus Falls, believes anglers should find walleyes chasing perch and shiner minnows in the shallows, which is typical early season behavior for Minnesota's state fish. Wolters and
Kevin Ross saw his Wadena-Deer Creek boys' golf team claim fourth in a five-team Mid-Minn field Tuesday at Whitetail Run with a team round of 492. Andrew Israelson led Staples-Motley to victory with a medalist round of 72. The Cardinals shot a team round of 445. Jordan Kern's 93 paced the Wolverines. Jack Goeden and Matthew Quincer were right behind him with rounds of 94. Thomas Quincer was three strokes off Kern's pace with a 96.
Sixteen hits helped the Melrose Dutchmen romp to a 14-4 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Friday in non-conference fastpitch softball action. Sandra Sprenger led Melrose at the plate going 3-for-4 with two doubles. Abby Hinnekamp was 3-for-3 in the win. Holly Hellerman and Justine Revermann both collected a pair of hits. Kelsie Pierce scored twice for the Wolverines. Pierce was joined by Maddy Hinojos and Maddy Barthel, Ashley Peters and Morgan Zeise with solo hits.
Four members of the Wadena-Deer Creek track and field teams captured firsts Thursday in the Hank Emmel Invitational at Pelican Rapids. Hannah Vorderbruggen flashed her distance running skills with a victory in the 3,200 run. Vorderbruggen's winning time was a 12:43.30 and edged West Central Area runner-up Ella Van Kempen by 3.65 seconds. Jessica Wood won the discus with a toss of 100-1.5. Brody Wangsness won the 110 hurdles for WDC with a time of 16.27. Sutton Lohmiller had a 46-4 throw in the shot put for top honors. WDC's Liz Peterson went 4-6 for runner-up honors in the high jump.
Jess Rondestvedt’s 89 set the pace for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Monday as they took runner-up honors in the Pre-Section 6A golf tournament with a 383. McKayla Woods brought in...
Verndale firefighters attend to a fire four miles east of Blue Grass along 220th Street Tuesday afternoon. Air and ground units were used to battle the fire along the east...
Wadena-Deer Creek's Brody Wangsness took top honors in the 110 hurdles and placed second in the 300 hurdles Friday as the Wolverines placed fourth in the Cardinal Invitational. Wangsness ran the 110 hurdles in a time of 16.87 and posted a time of 44.38 in the 300.
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the first player selected in the NFL's 2014 college football draft. Enough drool was spilled over this guy by the hype masters to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool before the draft. You just had to believe the South Carolina pass rushing terror was the most wanted football player in the country. So what happened? Clowney played in some pre-season games and then started in Houston's season opener with Washington. He played one full quarter before suffering a knee injury.