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The District 818 board gave Superintendent Paul Brownlow the green light last week to provide Verndale school with better security and an elementary reading coach in the near future. Brownlow provided the board with a estimate from Protection Systems, Inc. of Fargo and the board approved the expenditure of $24,952. Protection Systems will be installing card access at the west doors of the school and cameras in the elementary wing.
Tarah Cleveland tallied 27 points Tuesday night as she led the Menahga Braves to a 66-41 cage victory over the previously unbeaten Verndale Pirates. Shannon Skoog was good for 11 points while Shelby and Ariele Pihlaja both canned 10 points. Teresa Moenkedick and Jordyn Glenz paced the Pirates with 14 and 10 points respectively. MENAHGA (66) S. Pihlaja 10, B. Tormanen 4, A. Pihlaja 10, M. Clements 1, S. Skoog 11, T. Cleveland 29. Totals: 20/7 5-8 66 VERNDALE (41) K. Korfe 4, J. Glenz 10, S. Moenkedick 2, J. Schluttner 5, E. Kern 2, T. Moenkedick 14, C.Wright 3, K. Dailey 1.
Preston Weber and Caleb Janson had big nights Tuesday as the paced the Pierz Pioneers in a 93-38 trouncing of Wadena-Deer Creek. Weber canned five treys en route to a game-high 23 points. Janson was right on his heels with 22 tallies to go along with a whopping 21 rebounds. Jess Kasper was also in double figures with 12 points. The Wolverines were hamstrung by the absence of point guard Evan VanErp who suffered an ankle injury Monday in practice.
The Road Crew of Pequot Lakes, Pine River and Backus took top honors in the Bertha-Hewitt Triangular Tuesday in Verndale by clubbing Osakis 57-19 and defeating BHV 45-36. Mike Barthel's BHV wrestlers earned runner-up honors by topping Osakis 45-24. Double winners for the Raiders included Ethan Kimber at 126, Hayden Truax at 152, Dillon Card at 182, Andrew Bounds at 195 and Dalton Baker at 285. State-ranked heavyweight Colin Turchin did not wrestle for the Raiders.
Dallas Ehrmantraut opened the cage season with a 36-point effort but the Pirates could not match Ashby's balanced scoring in a 29-point loss on the Arrows' homecourt. Tanner Langlie paced the Arrows with 19 points while J.P. Moe nailed 17, 6-11 Riley Mickelson canned 16 and Blake Ohren scored 15. The Arrows shot a sizzling 61 percent from the floor hitting on 36 of 59 attempts. The Pirates played a weak defense in the opening minutes and the Arrows quickly built an 18-2 lead. The Arrows took a 52-23 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Staples-Motley's speed and shooting killed the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Tuesday night in a 79-49 Mid-State Conference decision on the Wadena hardcourt. Four Cardinals hit double figures as Arden Beachy's squad remained undefeated while handing the Wolverines their first setback in four outings. Jasmine McGillvray paced a balanced effort with 15 points. Jaelin Beachy and Mikayla Wing tacked up 14 apiece. KyAnn Nyhus brought in 10. The Wolverines were without a double figure scorer for the first time this year.
Wadena's Cody McManigle and Fergus Falls' Jesse Wannamacher will be featured in a double main event Saturday at the National Guard Armory. McManigle will box Clyde Willrich of Minneapolis in a 147-pound bout. Wannamacher will face Minneapolis fighter Anthony Rose in a 158-pound contest. Wadena's Taylor Geiser is slated to box Meri Stewart of Minneapolis at 128-pounds. The 7:30 p.m. card will feature 14 bouts. Joining Wadena will be fighters from Minneapolis, St.
The Perham Yellowjackets won 12 of 14 weight classes Tuesday in a 64-12 rout of Wadena-Deer Creek. WDC's state-ranked wrestlers, Sam Waln and Mitch Steffens, chalked up pin points for the Wolverines. Waln beat the final buzzer by 12 seconds in his 120-pound match with Chase Curtis. Steffens pinned Jeramiah Asmund at the 2:54 mark of their 126-pound match.
Cole Jackson scored two unanswered goals in the third period Saturday afternoon as Eveleth-Gilbert tripped Wadena-Deer Creek 8-6. Jackson had a five-point game against the Wolverines scoring four goals and one assist. The Golden Bears held a slim 3-2 lead after the first period.
Teresa Moenkedick canned 27 points as the Verndale Pirates opened their cage season with a 61-50 victory over Browerville. Kristen Korfe and Jordyn Glenz combined for 25 points. The Pirates had a sensational night at the line going 23 for 29 for an impressive 79 percent average. "The girls did a good job on defense the entire night and did a great job from the free throw line," Verndale Head Coach Art Schluttner said. Paige Callahan netted 14 points for the Tigers while Haley Piotrowski scored 10. The Pirates out-rebounded the Tigers 27-17. VERNDALE (61) K. Korfe 13, J. Glenz 12, S.