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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.
The Nevis Tigers clobbered Verndale 77-41 Tuesday but Zack Meidinger got the 14 points he needed to reach the 1,000-point mark. The Tigers roared to a 44-22 halftime lead and held Verndale to just 19 second half points for the 19th win in 25 games. Dylan Stenberg paced the Tigers with 23 points while Nolan Toft tallied 21 and Shawn Anglin chipped in with 13. Caleb Burczyk scored 10 points for the Pirates who bowed to 2-22. The Pirates have been seeded 11th in the upcoming Section 5A playoffs and will travel to Menahga Monday for a 7 p.m. game with the sixth-seeded Braves. NEVIS (77) H.
Mattie and Emily Lueck combined for 32 points Friday night as the Pequot Lakes Patriots snapped a six-game winning streak by Wadena-Deer Creek with a 62-43 Mid-State Conference victory. Kayla Wangen and Kylie Beltz also reached double figures by scoring 11 points apiece as the Patriots locked up the Mid-State Conference title. The regular season finale for both clubs saw the Wolverines losing for just the second time since Jan. 19.
Ben Bucholz poured in 32 points as the Perham Yellowjackets handed the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines their most lop-sided loss in a month Thursday night, 82-63. The Yellowjackets racked up an impressive 47 points in the first half of play and went into halftime with a 15-point lead. Zach Gabbard and Nick Tobkin backed up Buchholz with 14 points apiece. The Yellowjackets topped the 80-point mark for the fifth time this year as they improved their record to 18-5.
Placing 11 of 13 wrestlers in the Section 6A individual tournament last Saturday in New York Mills told Norm Gallant some good things about his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines. Namely, that next year's team could be one of his strongest. Gallant will only be losing two of the wrestlers that competed for Wadena-Deer Creek to graduation. Mitch Steffens (112), Jordan Rentz (130) and Jacob Wegscheid (140) qualified for their first trips to state and figure to be top candidates again next season.
We all meet unforgettable people in our lives. One of mine is my Grandma Hulda. Looking back I would have to say that what she embraced was the joy of living. A small town girl from the prairies of South Dakota, she knew hard work and hard times but she had a lot of "pep" and she liked to "kick up her heels." She would tell us stories about riding to dances in the surrounding small towns on the train. Romance was something to flirt with and enjoy. She used to laugh about the time she found herself with two dates on the same night.
Girls' Basketball Section 8AA Pequot Lakes 60, Wadena-Deer Creek 57 Courtney Volkmann 14 pts., Emily Miron 12 pts. Perham 74, Pelican Rapids 55 Hawley 58, Frazee 25 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 46, Crosby-Ironton 40 Crookston 54, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 30 East Grand Forks 74, Bagley 17 Roseau 76, Thief River Falls 65 Warroad 79, Red Lake 46 Section 5A Barnum 81, Ogilive 36 Bertha-Hewitt 74, Menahga 41 East Central 94, Royalton 31 Isle 60, Cromwell 58 Northland 47, McGregor 45 Pine River-Backus 36, Nevis 25 Sebeka 61, Eagle Valley 42 Upsala 65, Pillager 53 Boys' Basketball
Class A State Wrestling Tournament 112 Zach Keller (Medford) dec. Mitch Steffens (WDC) 2-0 130 Odin Guerard (Royalton-Upsala) dec. Jordan Rentz (WDC) 6-0 140 Brett Pfarr (LeSueur-Henderson) pinned Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) 2:57 152 Jake Braaten (BHV) dec. Jake Krogstad (Dover-Eyota) 13-6 Next: Braaten faces Caleb Lanoue (Mahnomen/Waubun) 171 Amos Schmidt (BHV) dec. Michael Doom (Paynesville Area) 6-5 Next: Schmidt faces Josh Willaert (LeSueur-Henderson) HWT Jordan Phibbs (Jackson County Central) pinned Colin Turchin (BHV) 3:57
Girls' Basketball Section 5A EagleValley 64, Verndale 44 Menahga 63, Browerville 43 Royalton 50, Hill City 49 Pillager 65, Swanville 27 Ogilvie 53, Onamia 45 Boys' Basketball Nevis 77, Verndale 41
Six area wrestlers who have ridden the rails all the way to final stop will be competing at Xcel Energy Center Wednesday for the first round of the Class A state wrestling tournament. Wadena-Deer Creek will send three first-time state entries to the big show while Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale will have two veterans and a deserving senior on the mat. When the Class A individual tournament begins at Wednesday at 8 p.m. WDC will have 112-pound sophomore Mitch Steffens, 130-pound junior Jordan Rentz and 140-pound junior Jacob Wegscheid competing.