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Kyle Dykhoff is seeing a lot of hard work paying off as his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines head into the Section 8AA tournament. The Wolverines played two of their strongest games of the season Tuesday as they swept Pequot Lakes 5-1 and 3-1 in a Mid-State Conference twinbill. "Our pitching and defense was outstanding in both games," Dykhoff said. "I'm really proud of the guys for fighting down the stretch to win five of seven." The Wolverines ended the week with a 9-8 record overall. Last year's club ended the season with a 5-14 record.
Golf Mid-Minnesota Conference Boys' Golf Tournament WDC Results: Michael Wing 81 (all conference), Tyler Fix 85 (all conference), Bryan Silvers 87 (all conference), Nick LeTourneau 96, Duke Harrison 103, Tyler Heinzen 108 Baseball Wadena-Deer Creek 5-2, Perham 2-9
Golf Wadena-Deer Creek Co-ed Invitational 1. Grand Rapids 346 2. Staples-Motley 395 3. WDC 399 4. Walker 459 5. UNC, CI incomplete Individual Results: 1. Mikki Kromy Grand Rapids 82 2. Kelly Hagenson Staples-Motley 86 3. Katie Sheetz Grand Rapids 87 WDC Results: Kayla Krause 93, Heather Theisen 99, Breanna Speed 103, Ella Harrison 104, Amanda Kramer 107, Kelsey Browne 111, Paige Hartman 120
State legislators might have put themselves in a better position to be re-elected this fall, but many Minnesota school districts will be looking for money after the state voted to delay $2 billion in school payments. One of the districts affected by the delay could be Wadena-Deer Creek District 2155. District 2155 borrowed $2 million in aid anticipation bonds last August when the state decided on a 27 percent shift, or delay, in payments to school districts. The special legislative session that ended Monday night in St. Paul once again shifted payments to a future date.
The District 2155 school board was given glimpses of the future Monday night at its May meeting. With high school commencement just 11 days away, the board looked at futuristic topics that ranged from a high tunnel greenhouse to credit requirements for high school graduation. The board approved a one-year leave of absence for secondary art teacher Jim Formanek and the resignations of special needs teacher Margaret (Mo) Smith and para-professional Mike Holzer. Smith has been with the district for more than 30 years.
Callie Butz picked up to pitching victories Tuesday as the Detroit Lakes Lakers topped Wadena-Deer Creek 4-0 and 3-2 in a Mid-State Conference twinbill. Butz struck out seven, walked three and surrendered only two hits in Game 1. Hanna Inairo went 2-for-2 and scored twice. Lexie Hoemberg and Kelly DeFoe both singled for WDC. DeFoe took a no-hitter into the seventh in Game 2 when the Lakers strung together four hits and rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Hahn was brought in to relieve DeFoe and gave up two more hits to suffer the loss.
A 16-hit barrage Saturday was followed by a four-hit effort Sunday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers split their weekend games with Frazee and Midway. Travis George went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two walks, four runs and four RBIs in a 25-6, seven-inning victory over Frazee. Jordan Wohlwend also had a good day at the plate going 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs and two RBIs. Jamie Nordlund clubbed a home run for the Shockers and drove in three runs. Seth Hamann made his two hits and three walks count as he drove in three runs and scored three himself. Eric Blom and J.J.
Tyler Fix and Michael Wing shot rounds of 78 and 79 Tuesday at the Mid-State Conference Tournament in Detroit Lakes. The Wolverines placed fourth in the six-team tournament at the Detroit Country Club with a team round of 334. Detroit Lakes won the tournament with a 295, seven strokes better than Staples-Motley's 302. Detroit Lakes' Karter Smith carded a medalist round of 70. WDC's Bryan Silvers shot an 87 while Bryce Pazdernick turned in a 90, Tyler Heinzen shot a 99 and Isaiah Bauck fired a 104.
Christine Moenkedick tossed a four-hitter and a five-hitter Tuesday in leading Bertha-Hewitt to a Park Region Conference sweep over Verndale. Moenkedick went the distance in Game 1 walking three and fanning six. The Bears broke away from the Pirates with two four-run innings in the fifth and sixth. Corrina Tindal went 4-for-4 with three RBIs.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Dane Hoffman and Charley Cantrell racked up all-conference honors Tuesday in the Mid-State Conference track and field meet at Park Rapids. Hoffman put the shot 45-11 as the Wolverines took sixth in the boys' meet. The senior standout also took second in the discus with a toss of 136-4. Cantrell continued her brilliant sophomore season by winning the 1,600 with a 5:30.10. Rachel Craig placed in three events for WDC. Craig earned second in the shot put with a 33-4 effort. She ran the 100 hurdles in 17 seconds flat for third place honors.