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Three Verndale cagers scored in double figures as Pirates topped New York Mills 51-42 in a Park Region Conference tilt. Elizabeth Johnson had one of her best offensive nights of the season scoring a team-high 15 points. Teresa Moenkedick was right behind with 14 tallies and Megan Richter tacked up 10. Mills' Ellie Rutten led all scorers with 17 points. Megan Cole scored 10 from the outside. VERNDALE (51) L. Yungbauer 6, E. Johnson 15, K. Richter 1, M. Richter 10, A. Richter 4, T. Moenkedick 14, J. Swenson 1. Totals: 12/5 12-20 51 NEW YORK MILLS (42) M. Cole 10, A. Hendrickx 2, E.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines opened their February schedule Tuesday night with a 45-42 cage win over Bertha-Hewitt. Defense ruled in the Wadena Elementary gym Tuesday night as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines edged Bertha-Hewitt in boys' basketball action. Playing their second game in two nights and their sixth in 11 days, the Wolverines made a shaky 22-20 halftime lead stand up against the Bears, who dropped to 9-4 overall. Evan VanErp and Jordan Reed were high point men for the Wolverines with 12 tallies apiece.
Boys' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 45, Bertha-Hewitt 42 WDC: Evan VanErp 12 points Jordan Reed 12 points B-H: Matthew Fretham 19 points Skylar Voge 10 points Verndale 53, Underwood 52 V: Dallas Ehrmantraut 12 points Kyle Booth 12 points Zack Meidinger 12 points Girls' Basketball Verndale 51, New York Mills 42 V: Elizabeth Johnson 15 points Teresa Moenkedick 14 points Megan Richter 10 points NYM: Ellie Rutten 17 points Megan Cole 10 points Detroit Lakes 50, Wadena-Deer Creek 46 WDC: Avery Jackson 12 points Emily Miron 11 points Wrestling BHV Quadrangular Minnewask
Thursday, Feb. 3, the Wadena-Deer Creek wrestling team will host New York Mills at Deer Creek School. The JV will wrestle at 6 p.m. with the varsity to follow. Also on Thursday, the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey team will play outdoors in Wadena against Detroit Lakes. The JV will begin at 5:15 p.m. with varsity to follow. Saturday, Feb. 12, the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey team will play a second game at the outdoor rink in Wadena when they host Red Lake Falls. The varsity-only match begins at 2 p.m.
Verndale Superintendent Paul Brownlow told the District 818 board Monday that the state will delay paying an additional $148,000 until the end of the 2010-2011 school year. The state will repay the district roughly $900,000 at the end of the school year. Verndale's good financial situation will allow the district to weather the additional burden. When the state repays the funds, they will go into the Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund. Two Verndale instructors, Marilyn Carver and Deb Haraldson, expressed interest in the Teacher Early Retirement Incentive Program.
The issue of whether or not WDC Superintendent Dr.
Mike Barthel's Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders gained a split with Bemidji and Alexandria Tuesday in the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Triangular. The Raiders lost a 41-35 decision to Bemidji before topping Alexandria 42-33. Seven Raiders posted victories in the loss to Bemidji. Andy Bounds, Dylan Koppendrayer and Colin Turchin won by forfeit at 189, 215 and heavyweight to bring the Raiders close after Bemidji built a 41-17 lead. Justin Gordon and Kasey Horn won major decisions at 103 and 125.
Ben Skoog and Markus Tolkkinen netted 16 and 15 points apiece as the Menahga Braves held off the Verndale Pirates 57-51 Tuesday in a Park Region Conference tilt. Zack Meidinger tallied 17 points for the Pirates who out-scored the Braves 29-23 in the second half. MENAHGA (57) T. Schwartz 6, S. Dormanen 3, M. Tolkkinen 15, B. Skoog 16, D. Hendrickson 3, T. Gruchow 7, K. Tyge 7. Totals: 19 19-31 57 VERNDALE (51) D. Ehrmantraut 9, D. Motschenbacher 7, I. Schmitz 2, K. Booth 4, R. Gronlund 8, T. Lollar 4, Z. Meidinger 17.
The Verndale Pirates jumped back on the winning track Tuesday night with a 44-42 victory over Ashby. The Pirates trailed the Arrows by a pair at the half, 19-17, but out-scored Ashby 27-23 down the stretch. Teresa Moenkedick paced the Pirates with 17 points. Megan Richter scored nine. Mackenzie Schmuck was Ashby's top scorer with 12 points. Haley Ness added 10. The victory ended a five-game slide by the Pirates and gave them a 4-11 season mark. VERNDALE (44) L. Yungbauer 5, E. Johnson 6, K. Richter 3, M. Richter 9, A. Richter 2, T. Moenkedick 17, J. Swenson 2.
Bryan Benson and Paul Kenney scored two goals apiece Saturday as the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles topped Wadena-Deer Creek 6-2 at Expo Arena in Long Prairie. The Eagles out-shot the Wolverines 28-11 in the first two periods and out-scored them 4-1. WDC's Bridger Pettit scored at the 6:39 mark with an assist from Taylor Bienusa. Mitchell Swanson scored the final goal of the game on a power play at the 15:20 mark. Trenton Wollenburg and Christian Berg earned assists on the play. Dylan Isola kicked out 31 shots for the Wolverines who were out-shot 37-18.