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Marlin Aho and Derek Pihlaja both canned 25 points as the Menahga Braves eliminated Verndale from the Section 5A playoffs Monday with an 87-67 victory. Tom Gruchow chipped in with 17 points for the sixth-ranked Braves, who improved to 15-10 and earned a second round matchup with Nevis. The loss ended 11th-ranked Verndale's season at 2-24. Caleb Burczyk was high point man for Verndale with 20 points. Zack Meidinger contributed 16 in the loss. MENAHGA (87) M. Aho 25, M. Tolkkinen 1, B. Skoog 6, D. Pihlaja 25, T. Gruchow 17, B. Junes 2, S. Dormanen 9. Totals: 26/6 17-33 87 VERNDALE (67) J.
It looks like a bit of rain has fallen on the Minnesota Twins even before their 2010 opener at Target Field. Joe Nathan, one of the best relievers to ever pitch for the Twins, has a muscle tear in his right elbow and the All-Star closer is in for a long, tough ordeal -- whether he plays or not. Nathan, 35, also happens to be the oldest pitcher on the staff this year so logic suggests that the Twins had better start looking for a new fireman -- even if he can come back and pitch somewhere down the road. The Twins have more options than most teams because they happen to be in a year where the
Four Wadena Golden Glovers claimed victories last Saturday in a 12-bout card at the Wadena National Guard Armory. Wadena's Trent Petro gained a split decision his 175-pound fight with Detroit Lakes' Shane Kern. Kira Ollila made her ring debut for Wadena and was able to stop Detroit Lakes' Letesha Anderson in a 135-pound bout. Sam Davidson made short work of Brainerd's Jackson Hinge in his first boxing match.
Girls' Basketball Section 5A Sebeka 63, Bertha-Hewitt 55 Barnum 69, Northland 44 Next: Section 5A Championship, Sebeka vs. Barnum at Crosby-Ironton, Friday, 7 p.m. Section 6A New York Mills 58, Norman County East 49 Parkers Prairie 43, Hancock 42 Next: Section 6A Championship, New York Mills vs. Parkers Prairie at UM-Morris, Friday, 6 p.m. Section 8AA Hawley 59, Pequot Lakes 44 East Grand Forks 66, Warroad 30 Next: Section 8AA Championship, Hawley vs. East Grand Forks at Concordia-Moorhead, Friday, 7 p.m.
Boxing Wadena Golden Gloves Card Double Main Event John Geyer (St. Cloud) dec. DeWayne Steward (Wadena) Tom Fanjoy (Brainerd) split dec. T.J. Steward (Wadena) Trent Petro (Wadena) split dec. Shane Kern (Detroit Lakes) John LaPlant (St. Cloud) RSC 2nd Rd. Justin Isaacson (Wadena) Sergio Garcia (Fergus Falls) dec. Brandon Hall (Wadena) Josh Holtz (Brainerd) RSC 2nd Rd. Eugene Garcia (Fergus Falls) Kira Ollila (Wadena) dec. Letesha Anderson (Detroit Lakes) Cody Reberg (St. Cloud) dec. Jeremy Hoemberg (Wadena) Sam Davidson (Wadena) RSC 1st Rd.
Boys' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 69, Pelican Rapids 60 Scott Syverson 23 pts, Jordan Reed 20 pts, Ryan Nelson 11 pts, Kevin Tumberg 10 pts. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek (7) at Hawley (2), Thursday, March 11, 7 p.m. Wrestling Class A State Individual Tournament 112 Mitch Steffens (WDC) dec.
A Minnesota Walk-in Program for hunters might be approaching the table this year but it would be a little surprising to see it pass until the state's financial situation is off life support. There is a strong scent of self interest from the metro area on this one but no matter, these programs pay landowners to allow hunters to go after game on their property.
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.