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Wadena-Deer Creek superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom is one of two finalists for the superintendent's position in Red Wing, Minn. The Red Wing School Board has trimmed the list of finalists from five to two.
Eric Waln was the only Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale grappler to win two matches Tuesday as the Raiders lost to Border West 64-11 and Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah 47-30 in the Border West Triangular. Waln won a 22-6 technical fall over Border West's Matt Costello and pinned BCT's Michael Whitney with just one second left. Also scoring victories for the Raiders were Justin Gordon (103), Jackie Swenson (112), Andrew Cihlar (125), Tyler Lamb (130), Kasey Horn (135), Dakota Finck (140) and John French (215). Border West buried BCT 63-12 to win the triangular.
Pequot Lakes' Alex Palm came up with two goals and two assists Thursday night as the Patriots skated past the Blue Devils 7-3 at Breezy Point. Katelyn Peters and Katelyn Barthel scored first period goals for the Blue Devils and Kylee Damm added a second period goal. Halley Maas had two assists for the Blue Devils and Brooke Umland was credited with one. Sarah Holm stopped 44 shots in goal for the Blue Devils. "I thought we played better tonight and went to the net hard," Blue Devils head coach George Behl said.
The Nevis Tigers held Art Schluttner's Verndale girls to a season-low 26 points Tuesday night as they won a 61-26 decision for their fourth straight victory. Megan Norby and Riley Hanson tallied 19 points each in the victory. Betsy Hjelseth chipped in with 11 points. Kaitlin Richter was Verndale's top scorer with nine points. The Tigers improved to 12-8 while the Pirates dropped to 6-13. NEVIS (61) P. Walters 3, R. Hanson 19, K. Becker 1, M. Hjelseth 6, B. Hjelseth 11, M. Norby 19, O. Toft 2. Totals: 24 13-22 61 VERNDALE (26) L. Yungbauer 2, E. Johnson 2, K. Richter 9, J.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Isaac Lustila overpowered Casey Krieger of KMS for the 171-pound championship Saturday in the Big Ole Tournament at Alexandria. Lustila, who usually wrestles at 189 for the Wolverines, pinned Casey Krieger of KMS at the 5:38 mark. WDC's Jared Wegscheid and Tony Reurink earned runner-up finishes. Wegscheid lost to KMS standout Jordon Rothers 5-0 in the 140-pound finals. Reurink challenged Frazee's Rick Brandt for top honors in the 215 bracket but fell 7-0 in the finals.
The streaking New York Mills Eagles reeled off their 11th straight victory Tuesday night in handing the Verndale Pirates a 70-60 Park Region Conference loss. The Eagles had to wear the Pirates down in the second half. The two clubs went into the half tied at 35-all. Adam Snelgrove had 21 points for the Eagles. Isaiah Bauck and Tristan Huwe both added 14. Dallas Ehrmantraut and Zack Meidinger paced the Pirates with 17 points apiece. NEW YORK MILLS (70) T. Wegscheid 4, I. Bauck 14, E. Tumberg 4, T. Huwe 14, S. Imsande 9, A. Snelgrove 21, F. Peeters 4. Totals: 23 22-25 70 VERNDALE (60) A.
Caleb Janson's double-double sparked the Pierz Pioneers in a 71-61 victory over the Wolverines Tuesday night on the Wadena Elementary court. Janson pulled down 19 rebounds to go along with 17 points. The Pierz guard netted 13 of his 17 game points in the second half as the Pioneers out-pointed the Wolverines 36-35. Brandon Meyer and Andy Leidenfrost also had big nights for Pierz scoring 16 and 14 points apiece. The Pioneers shot 50 percent on the WDC court. The Pioneers held a 35-26 lead at halftime. Jordan Reed was WDC's top gunner with 15 points.
Cody Bartkowicz sparked the Prairie Centre North Stars with four goals Tuesday in an 11-4 rout of Wadena-Deer Creek at Expo Arena. Prairie Centre's season-high scoring effort also included two goals apiece by Sean Colton and Nate Mettenburg. Cody Steward came up with four assists and one goal. Brady Schulztenberg had a playmaker. Bridger Pettit had a four-point night for the Wolverines with one goal and three assists. Taylor Bienusa, David Najjar and Mitchell Swanson also iced goals for the Wolverines.
Boys' Basketball Pierz 71, Wadena-Deer Creek 61 WDC: Jordan Reed 15 points Isaiah Toedter 12 points Evan VanErp 12 points New York Mills 70, Verndale 60 NYM: Adam Snelgrove 21 points Isaiah Bauck 14 points Tristan Huwe 14 points V: Dallas Ehrmantraut 17 points Zack Meidinger 17 points Girls' Basketball Nevis 61, Verndale 26 V: Kaitlin Richter 9 points Boys' Hockey Prairie Centre 10, Wadena-Deer Creek 4 WDC: Taylor Bienusa 1 goal, 2 assists Bridger Pettit 1 goal, 3 assists David Najjar 1 goal Mitchell Swanson 1 goal Colter Pettit 2 assists Jake Krause 1 assist
With District 2155 looking at its eighth straight year of cuts, school administrators have come up with an eye-catching proposal. According to WDC superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom, it may be possible this year to find the $236,000 they must trim through retirements and the sale of 55 acres of land. Six WDC teachers have indicated that they are interested in retirement at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.