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It could have been a situation where the refs were breaking in new whistles, but whatever the case the free throw had a big effect on the outcome of Friday's rematch between two Mid-State powerhouses. Class AA's seventh-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots evened a score with the Wolverines in notching a 69-56 victory.
The Detroit Lakes Lakers topped the 90-point mark for the second time this season Tuesday night in racking up a 92-53 Mid-State Conference victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. Eleven players scored points for the Lakers with five of them hitting double figures. Brian Labat was high point man with 15. Kirk McLeod, Joe Mollberg and Josh Stalberger tied with 13 apiece. Connor McLeod chipped in with 12. "We never really got going in this game," WDC head coach Tom VanErp said.
Three Wadena-Deer Creek wrestlers claimed runner-up honors in the Section 6A Individual Wrestling Tournament Saturday in Barrett. Seniors Jared Wegscheid (140) and Dylan Anderson (285) were joined in qualifying for the Class A state tournament by sophomore Tony Reurink (215). Wegscheid and Reurink both had to withstand True Second challenges.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Jared Wegscheid, Tony Reurink and Dylan Anderson will be making their Class A state wrestling tournament debuts Friday and Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Colin Turchin will appear from the third straight year. The tournament is being held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Team competition is set for Thursday. Individual wrestling action will be held Friday and Saturday. Class A State Individual Wrestling Tournament (First Round Matches-9 a.m., Friday) 140 - Jared Wegscheid (Wadena-Deer Creek) 32-5 vs.
Photo by Brian Hansel Two whitetail deer feed on a bale of green alfalfa Tuesday afternoon in Otter Tail County. The bale was placed near a woodlot to give the deer easy access. Artificial feeding efforts are still under way by many sportsmen as the month of March begins.
Boys' Basketball Detroit Lakes 92, Wadena-Deer Creek 53 WDC: Jordan Reed 21 points Nevis 55, Verndale 47 V: Zack Meidinger 21 points
The No. 4-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines will host No. 5-ranked Pelican Rapids Thursday in a 7 p.m. South Sub-Section 8AA playoff game. The Wolverines are 19-5 while the Vikings are 19-7. The two clubs met Dec. 21 in Pelican Rapids with WDC posting a 49-48 comeback victory. The winner of the WDC-Pelican Rapids playoff game will face No. 1 Pequot Lakes, No. 8 Frazee or No. 9 Park Rapids in a 7 p..m. game Saturday on the court of the highest remaining seed. The other side of the South Sub-Section 8AA bracket will see No. 2 Hawley hosting No. 7 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton and No.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Jared Wegscheid, Tony Reurink and Dylan Anderson along with Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Colin Turchin all qualified for the Class A state individual wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The three WDC wrestlers will all be making their first trip to state while Turchin will be making his third in a row. The Class AA individual tournament will be held Friday and Saturday. Class A State Individual Wrestling Tournament (First Round Pairings-Friday, March 4) 140 - Jared Wegscheid (Wadena-Deer Creek) 32-5 vs.
Jon Hinrichs saw his Hawley Nuggets hit their stride in the second half Tuesday night and rack up a 67-49 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. The Nuggets and the Wolverines went into the half tied at 26-all. Hawley dropped in the first six points of the second half and dominated the scoring 41-23. "We didn't handle their press very well early in the second half," WDC head coach Tom VanErp said. "Give the Nuggets credit, they shot very well in the second half." Devon Pekas, a 6-5 sophomore center, led the Nuggets with 18 points. The Nuggets also got 16 points from 6-4 forward Luke VanHavermaet.
Jordan Hunstad converted on a free throw shot with 3.7 seconds left Tuesday night to give Pillager a 63-62 Park Region Conference victory over Verndale. Hunstad hit five treys en route to scoring a team-high 21 points for Pillager. Cole Hunstad chalked up 18 points. Dustin Motschenbacher pumped in 25 points for the Pirates while Dallas Ehrmantraut and Zack Meidinger both canned 14. PILLAGER (63) A. Holbrook 5, B. Feist 6, M. Doss 3, A. Obermiller 8, J. Hunstad 21, C. Hunstad 18, I. Jacobson 2.