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Fishermen anxious to fill their live wells with those slippery green walleyes may be in for a pleasant surprise this spring. The wet weather period was due to end by Friday and a week of sunny weather and warmer temperatures is being forecast. Already a bit euphoric over the early ice-out and a pleasant April, Minnesota anglers will be dropping their boats into thousands of northern Minnesota lakes this weekend for the 2010 walleye-northern opener. The cool, wet weather that arrived April 24 and settled in for a three-week stay is supposed to be departing and some very decent spring tempera
Travis George went 4-for-4 at the plate and had three doubles as the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers opened their 2010 season Saturday with a 10-0 Hi-Ten Conference victory over the Dent Bulldogs. Jamie Nordlund and J.J. Truax combined with George for eight of the 11 hits which the Shockers collected off Dent pitching. Nordlund and George had first inning RBIs as the Shockers built a quick 3-0 lead in the seven-inning contest. George also started on the hill for the Shockers and held the Bulldogs to just two hits over the first five innings.
Kayla Krause fired an 88 Thursday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines placed seventh in the WDC Invitational at Whitetail Run. Detroit Lakes won the meet with a 350 team round. The Wolverines were 48 strokes off the winning pace with a 398. Detroit Lakes' Matt Tschider earned medalist honors with an 82.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines qualified for the Mid-Minnesota Conference championship May 24 on their own Whitetail Run course. Tyler Fix led the WDC golfers in their final qualifier Wednesday at Deacon's Lodge with an 82. Bryan Silvers was four strokes back with an 86 and Michael Wing was seven back with an 89. Bryce Pazdernick and Nick LeTourneau shot 92 and 98 respectively. Duke Harrison recorded a 109. The Mid-Minnesota championships are set to begin at 3 p.m. Joining WDC will be Staples-Motley, Pequot Lakes and Crosby-Ironton.
Craig Klawitter's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines survived two good innings by New York Mills Monday to claim a 6-5 fastpitch victory over the Eagles. Steph Hahn was touched for six hits and five runs but the right-hander gave her team a complete game. Hahn did not walk a single batter and struck out eight to gain the victory. Mills' Kendra McCall walked five and fanned five in the loss. The Eagles bunched their runs scoring two in the third and three more in the fifth. Leah Dykhofff went 2-for-2 at the plate for WDC, scored three times and stole a base.
Amos Schmidt won the 300 hurdles and Wadena-Deer Creek's Hannah Toedter and Charley Cantrell captured runner-up honors Tuesday at the Section 6A True Team in Glyndon. Schmidt, who represented Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in the state last year in both the 110 and 300 hurdles, ran a winning 41.99 time in the 300.
Track and Field Section 6 True Team Boys' team scores: Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal 934.5, Breckenridge-CT 926, Ada-Borup 823, Otter Tail Central 788, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 775, Barnesville 758, Pelican Rapids 651, Park Rapids Area 532.5, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 523, Wheaton-Herman-Norcross 515, Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale 395.5, New York Mills 365, Nevis 349, Mahnomen-Waubun 340, Ashby-Brandon-Evansville 339, Wadena-Deer Creek 305, Rothsay 198.5. 300 hurdles: Amos Schmidt (BHV), first, 41.99 110 hurdles: Amos Schmidt (BHV), fourth, 17.36 Shot put: Isaiah Toedter (WDC), fourth, 44-11 Shot put: Lo
Softball Wadena-Creek 6, New York Mills 5 WP- Steph Hahn, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts Leah Dykhoff 2-2, 3 runs Sam Holweger, 2-3, 1 RBI
Amateur Baseball Saturday Wadena-Deer Creek 10, Dent Bulldogs 0 (7 innings) Sunday Bluffton 5, Pelican Rapids 1
Chuck Richards was clowning around Monday when he called Mike Pete of Pete's Nursery to "complain" about a Hazen apple tree he had bought. "Hey Mike, that apple tree you sold me doesn't have any apples," Richards groused. Tuesday morning the retired Wadena-Deer Creek teacher got up and found that the young tree had miraculously sprouted fruit -- and vegetables -- overnight. The "Miracle on King Avenue" was quickly explained.