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The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines out-shot Morris/Benson 32-26 but lost an 8-5 decision Tuesday at Expo Arena in Long Prairie. The Storm were able to cash in on four of their 10 first period shots. Tyler Hansen racked up a hat trick in the period and Mac Beyer iced a solo goal. WDC's David Najjar scored the game's first goal just 37 seconds into the contest with assists from Logan Meyer and Trenton Wollenburg. Taylor Bienusa cut the Morris/Benson lead to a pair of goals when he iced a power play goal at the 1:47 mark of Period 2 on a feed from Colter Pettit.
Jackie White canned 21 points Tuesday as the Pillager Huskies topped Verndale 66-47 in a Park Region Conference tilt. The Huskies blitzed the Pirates in the first half for a 42-18 lead at the midway point. Shauna Maurer had a double-double for the Huskies with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kaylie Hanson also had 14 points. Elizabeth Johnson was Verndale's only double figure shooter with 10 points. The Huskies held Teresa Moenkedick to nine points. VERNDALE (47) L. Yungbauer 7, K. Korfe 2, E. Johnson 10, K. Richter 5, J. Schluttner 7, M. Richter 4, A. Richter 3, T. Moenkedick 9.
Tanner Schwartz gunned in 21 points and Kasey Tyge canned 15 Thursday night as the Menahga Braves rallied past Wadena-Deer Creek 56-50. The Wolverines held Schwartz to a pair of threes in the first half as they grabbed a 28-15 lead. "We played two totally different halves at Menahga Thursday night," WDC head coach Tom VanErp said.
So where will Ron Gardenhire be taking his Minnesota Twins this season? The American League's Manager of the Year in 2010 has another good team to run but how good is the question. As the Twins gather in Fort Myers to find some answers some fans are full of trepidation. Justin Morneau never played after a July 7 collision in Toronto left him with a concussion.
Seven of 10 Wadena fighters claimed victories Saturday night at the Wadena Armory. Matt Umland opened with a decision over 72-pound foe Derek Dolezal of Willmar. Charles Carpenter made his ring record 1-0 with a decision over St. Cloud's Joe Jaye in a 139-pound fight. Julie Jackson stopped Willmar's Amanda Larson in a 110-pound bout. After Leech Lake's B.J. Gotchi defeated St. Cloud's David Hayde in a super heavyweight fight, Wadena's Neil Janson made his ring debut against teammate Kevin Harper in a 115-pound fight.
Wrestling Section 6A Team Tournament Wadena-Deer Creek 49, Breckenridge 21 103 Conrad Kondos (B) dec. Sam Waln (WDC) 9-4 112 Tristin Godel (WDC) maj. dec. Jack Heideman (B) 10-0 119 Devin Barthel (WDC) pinned Mark Erickson (B) 1:03 125 Josh Lawson (WDC) won by forfeit 130 Zach Bernu (WDC) won by forfeit 135 Jordan Rentz (WDC) dec. Jesse Differding (B) 4-2 140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) won by forfeit 145 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) dec. Josh Pederson (B) 10-3 152 Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) dec.
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.