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If George Behl's hair turns a little gray this winter it might be traced to his team. They have a way of making games exciting for fans but nerve-wracking for coaches. Behl will be taking over the head reins of the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils this season, an outfit that won four of and lost three of their 22 games by a single goal.
All-Conference pick Ashley Richter has been named Offensive MVP of the 2010 Verndale Pirates volleyball team. Megan Richter, Jordanna Schluttner and Teresa Moenkedick shared Defensive MVP honors. Other varsity team awards went to Richter (Most Dependable), Elizabeth Johnson and Kaitlyn Richter (Table Setter), Moenkedick (Team Player), Johnson (Hustle), Kristin Korfe (Spirit) and Miranda Dougherty (Most Improved). Johnson and Moenkedick were also conference honorable mention picks. Dougherty was Defensive MVP of the junior varsity team and shared Offensive MVP honors with Kristia Dailey. O
Who had any idea that a Class AA state volleyball championship could mean so much to a community? The honor of winning a state title is enough for most communities but what happened in St. Paul last week transcended that honor. It showed the whole state what kind of kids this area turns out. When the 2009 season was over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines had a state consolation title and a very bright future. They were losing only one of their senior starters to graduation.
Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball players Emily Miron, Rachel Craig and Kelsi Crawford sported souvenirs from the 2010 State Volleyball Tournament Monday morning at a student pep fest. The Wolverines won the Class AA state championship Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
There were mixed emotions from different age groups Monday morning as Rachel Contractors began taking down the Wadena-Deer Creek High School. A Rachel Contractors employee estimated the demolition of the school will take 4-6 weeks depending upon the weather. The school was destroyed by a tornado that hit Wadena June 17. Work on a new school is scheduled to begin April 1, 2011. The new facility is expected to be ready for classes when the 2012-13 school year begins.
The adoption of new registration options has changed the face of the Minnesota firearms deer hunting season this fall. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is giving hunters who tag deer additional options of registering. Taking your deer to a registration station still works, but so does registering your deer online or using your cell phone. Reporting deer on the Internet requires going online to the licensing center.
A fantastic season kept rolling along last Saturday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines swept Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 25-23, 25-10, 25-13 for their third consecutive Section 8AA championship. Squaring off on the same Hawley High School court where they met for the 2009 championship match, the No. 1 seeds from the north and south half of Section 8AA played three brisk matches.
Sue Volkmann's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines took their first big step toward a season-long goal Thursday night as they topped Delano in the Class AA state quarterfinals. Mixing with the state's best volleyball teams at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center for the third straight year, the Wolverines defeated Delano 25-18, 25-20, 25-18 to qualify for Friday night's championship semifinals against Sauk Centre, a 3-1 winner over No. 3-ranked Marshall. WDC and Sauk Centre were scheduled to meet in a 7 p.m. Match Friday. The two clubs met Sept.
The year they opened the Fergus Falls Goose Refuge to hunting, the city police department started taking calls from angry home owners near the Otter Tail River early one morning. "What is going on?" they all demanded. It seemed that some eager-beavers had taken a good look at the goose hunting zone and discovered there was a corridor of opportunity leading into the city limits along the river. They had seized their chance.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines have been seeded No. 2 in the Class AA state volleyball tournament and will play Delano at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Section 8AA champion Wolverines, who are making their third straight appearance in the state tournament, take a 30-0 record into the state quarterfinal game after beating Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 25-23, 25-10, 25-13 last Saturday. Delano enters the tournament with a 22-8 record. The winner of Thursday's match will play No. 3 Marshall or unranked Sauk Centre at 7 p.m. Friday at the Xcel Center.