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Courtney Volkmann recorded nine ace serves and collected 25 set assists Tuesday as the unbeaten Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines swept New York Mills 25-5, 25-11 and 25-15. Avery Jackson backed Volkmann up with seven ace serves. Brittney Noon had 10 kills and four ace serves. WDC 25-25-25, Breckenridge 16-9-6 Courtney Volkmann's 14 ace serves and 31 sets sparked the Wolverines in a 3-0 sweep of the Cowgirls. Kelsi Crawford, Brittney Noon and Rachel Craig all had seven kills.
Neil Janson and Emma Schmitz both placed fourth in the Northland Remer Invitational Tuesday at Deer River. Will Eliason, Joey Pate and Zach Bernu placed 11th, 13th and 15th for the Wolverines who placed second in the boys' team competition. The Pequot Lakes Patriots took top honors in both the boys and girls varsity races. Northland-Remer Invitational Boys Pequot Lakes 33, Wadena-Deer Creek 48, Cromwell 56, McGregor 111, Northland-Deer River 133 Girls Pequot Lakes 22, Pillager 40, Northland-Deer River 70, Pine River-Backus 108
Zach Taylor scored four times and Daniel Tungseth tossed three TD passes last Friday as the Hillcrest Comets hammered Verndale's Pirates 55-6. Taylor scored on runs of four and 15 yards and caught TD passes of 25 and 32 yards from Tungseth, who also hit Grant Stroud with a 25-yard touchdown pass.
Two fourth-quarter touchdowns lifted the West Central Area Knights over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 12-0 last Friday in Barrett. Squaring off for the first time since last October when the Wolverines defeated the Knights 12-6 to snap a 23-game losing streak, the two Heart O' Lakes Classic rivals both had a hard time moving the ball on a muddy field.
Volleyball Wadena-Deer Creek 25-25-25, New York Mills 5-11-15 Courtney Volkmann 9 ace serves, 3 digs, 25 set assists Brittney Noon 4 ace serves, 10 kills, 4 digs, 1 block Avery Jackson 7 ace serves, 1 kill, 3 digs Mandy Perkins 1 ace serve, 1 kill, 3 digs Rachael Carlisle 1 ace serve, 6 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks Rachel Craig 1 kill, 4 digs Emily Miron 3 kills, 4 digs, 4 blocks Caitlin Volkmann 3 kills, 4 digs Kelsi Crawford 4 kills Hope Theisen 6 digs Tennis Wadena-Deer Creek 5, Perham 2 Singles 1- Macy Hartman (WDC) def.
Wadena-Deer Creek superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom admitted Tuesday that Monday's meeting with the architectural firm of Perkins+Will resulted in some confusion about what District 2155 can finance. Perkins+Will asked for a meeting with the public in order to ask for ideas about what they would like to see in a new school. The district's senior high and middle school building was devastated by a June 17 tornado and a new building will have to be erected.
The period between mid-August and mid-September was an expensive one for District 2155. District administration has settled the bulk of the bills that resulted from the June 17 tornado in that time and a seven-figure number emerged. Business manager Jerry Anderson noted at Monday night's September board meeting that $1,047.937.28 worth of bills, attributed to the school's tornado account, had been paid. Anderson said that the school spends around $200,000 in a normal month.
Shelley Glenz saw her Verndale Pirates claim a 25-20 win in Tuesday's opener but the Menahga Braves had other ideas about the match. The Braves prevailed 33-31 in Game 2 and then went on to win the series with victories of 25-16 and 26-24. Verndale's Jordanna Schluttner and Kayla Graba combined for nine kills. Megan Richter had five solo blocks. Henning 25-25-25, Verndale 13-9-19 Teresa Moenkedick had a strong defensive game with 15 digs Sept. 16 but Henning prevailed 3-0 on Verndale's home court. Kayla Graba and Ashley Richter combined for 13 digs.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Neil Janson, Charley Cantrell and Emma Schmitz all placed in the Top 20 Tuesday at the Bagley Invitational. Janson paced the WDC boys with a 16th place of 18:21.70 Joey Pate, Will Eliason, Zach Bernu and Brody Wangsness finished 61st, 68th and 77th with times of 19:44, 19:45 and 20:40. Cantrell and Schmitz placed 12th and 13th in the girls' varsity race with times of 16:53.18 and 16:54.03. WDC was 11th in the 13-team boys' varsity race with 250 points. Thief River Falls dominated with a 28-point finish.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines continued to skip past the competition Tuesday night defeating rival Perham 3-0 for their ninth straight victory in 2010. Coming off their first victory in the Sauk Rapids Invitational, the state-ranked Wolverines whipped the Yellowjackets 25-18, 25-14, 25-8. Rachel Craig dominated the middle with 14 blocks while Emily Miron racked up nine and Rachael Carlisle added eight. Miron also had a good night on offensive with nine kills.