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The second-seeded Hawley Nuggets unleashed some superior firepower Thursday as they routed seventh-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek 90-48 in Section 8AA action. Tom VanErp's Wolverines were battling in the first half and trailed 26-22 with eight minutes on the clock. The Nuggets took off at that point and out-scored WDC 24-9 for a 50-31 halftime lead "Hawley rained shots from everywhere," VanErp said. The Nuggets ended up shooting 59 percent from the field with Jacob Bjornson scoring 22 and Taylor Harms adding 20.
Wadena-Deer Creek seniors Scott Syverson and Ryan Nelson were named to the Mid-State All-Conference boys' basketball team for the 2009-2010 team. Earning honorable mention was WDC junior Jordan Reed. Staples-Motley's Jordan Riewer, who will be attending Jamestown (N.D.) College on a basketball scholarship this fall, was named the Mid-State's Most Valuable Player. Crosby-Ironton's Dave Galovich and Staples-Motley's Lynn Peterson shared Coach of the Year honors. Mid-State Conference All-Conference Players Detroit Lakes: Josh Stalberger, Tyler Fode; Staples-Motley: Jordan Riewer, Derek Wolh
Wadena-Deer Creek senior goalie Tyler Muehler is on his way to the Great Eight after being selected as one of the top goalies in Section 6. Muehler will be breaking new ground for a WDC hockey player when he played in the tournament March 26-28 in South St. Paul. The Wolverines have never had a goalie selected for the Great Eight. "It's a great honor and a well-deserved honor," WDC head coach Dan Savoie said.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Mitch Steffens is among a group of elite area wrestlers who do not want to see the season end quite yet. The WDC state tournament qualifier will be heading to the National High School Coaches Association's Wrestling Championships March 23-28 in Virginia Beach, Va. Only state tournament qualifiers are eligible for the national tournament. Steffens qualified for his first Class A state wrestling tournament this year and claimed WDC's lone state victory -- an 8-2 decision over Kimball Area's Tanner Mills in the first round of the 112-pound wrestlebacks.
Girls' Basketball Class A State Tournament Parkers Prairie 54, Southwest Minnesota Christian 50 Sari Noga 20 points, 16 rebounds Micaela Noga 14 points Next: Parkers Prairie (27-2) vs. Barnum (29-2) at Target Center, Friday, 2 p.m.
Boys' Basketball Section 5A Isle 57, Barnum 49 Sebeka 68, Nevis 48 Next: Section 5A Championship, Isle vs. Sebeka at Crosby-Ironton, Friday, 7 p.m. Section 6AA New London-Spicer 87, Albany 62 Staples-Motley 57, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 43 Next: Section 6AA Championship, New London-Spicer vs. Staples-Motley at St. Cloud State, Friday, 6:30 p.m. Section 8AA Crosby-Ironton 53, Hawley 46 Thief River Falls 60, East Grand Forks 55 Next: Section 8AA Championship, Crosby-Ironton vs. Thief River Falls at Bemidji State, Friday, 7 p.m.
Clay Cottrell is going to be looking at a lot of blue water in the coming years. The Verndale senior has been accepted to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. The Navy's successful recruitment of Cottrell was gained at the expense of another famous military academy -- the U.S. Army Academy at West Point, N.Y. Cottrell received appointments to both institutions through Eighth District Representative James Oberstar. Along with his parents, Mike and Beth Cottrell, Clay visited both academies before choosing the Navy.
Tom VanErp's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines ended the regular season on a winning note last Friday with a 69-60 victory over Pelican Rapids. Scott Syverson led the way with 23 points and a 10-for-10 night at the foul stripe. Jordan Reed checked in with 20 points. Randy Nelson and Kevin Tumberg came up with 11 and 10 points respectively. The Wolverines shot 47 percent from the field as a team, canned six of 15 treys and went 15 of 21 at the foul line. "I thought we controlled the tempo and we shot well," VanErp said.
Wadena-Deer Creek wrestling coach Norm Gallant saw his three state entries gain a lot of experience last week at the Class A state wrestling tournament. Mitch Steffens posted WDC's only victory of the tournament in the 112-pound wrestlebacks.
Sierra Benning pumped in 25 points as the seventh-ranked Eagle Valley Rebels ousted 10th-ranked Verndale from the Section 5A playoffs with a 64-44 victory. The Rebels were 15 of 19 from the free throw line. Danielle Pratt netted 15 for the Rebels. Trista Finck came up with 15 points in the loss. The Pirates ended the season with a 5-21 record. VERNDALE (44) L. Yungbauer 1, T. Finck 15, E. Johnson 9, J. Schluttner 2, A. Richter 2, A. Wendt 8, C. Collison 7. Totals:15/1 11-20 44 EAGLE VALLEY (64) B. Salathe 4, T. Egeness 8, D. Pratt 15, C. Long 4, S. Benning 25, B. Schumann 6, C.