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Emma Schmitz finished 13th and Neil Janson placed 18th Monday in the Park Rapids Invitational at Headwaters Golf Course. Schmitz ran a 15:48 in the girls' varsity race. Teammate Evelyn Kumano placed 86th with a time of 23:17. Lake of the Woods' Victoria Alexander won the race with a 14:42. Park Rapids' Lydia Lutz was nine seconds off the winning pace with a 14:53.00. Perham's Cassie Beseman placed third with a 15:21 and paced her Yellowjackets to a team victory. Neil Janson paced the WDC boys' team with a time of 18:06.31. Joey Pate was 17 places behind Janson with a time of 18:42.25.
Ashley Richter exploded for 19 kills and 17 digs as the Verndale Pirates closed their regular season slate by defeating Menagha 3-1. The Pirates posted an 8-16 record in regular season play. They enter Section 5A tournament play next. The Pirates lost the opener to the Braves 25-23 but dominated the rest of the way winning 25-16, 25-16, 25-10. Kaitlyn Richter dished out 18 set assists while Elizabeth Johnson had 15.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines wrapped up their 2010 regular season with a perfect 26-0 record Tuesday by sweeping Section 8AA foe Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 3-0. The second-ranked Wolverines posted wins of 25-18, 25-19, 25-10 in a match that might be a preview to the upcoming Section 8AA finals. The Wolverines have the best record in the south half of Section 8AA. The sixth-ranked Rebels are No. 1 in the north half. The Section 8AA tournament begins Oct. 28. Courtney Volkmann had 30 set assists and eight ace serves in Tuesday's match.
Zack Meidinger scored his first two touchdowns of the year Wednesday night as the Verndale Pirates trounced Lincoln High 38-6 in the regular season finale for both clubs. The victory snapped a string of five straight losses by the defending Section 4, Class Nine-man champions. Meidinger, who was one of Verndale's best rushing threats last year, sprained an ankle Oct. 8 in a game with Underwood.
The top-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines will host No. 8 Pequot Lakes Patriots at 7 p.m. Thursday as the South Sub-Section 8AA playoffs get under way. Other quarterfinal round matches will see No. 4 Breckenridge hosting No. 5 Perham, No. 2 Fergus Falls hosting No. 7 Detroit Lakes and No. 3 Hawley hosting No. 6 Pelican Rapids. Second round action will be held Friday at the highest seed. The sub-section finals are set Thursday, Nov. 4. The North Sub-Section 8AA playoffs will see No. 1 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton hosting No. 8 Park Rapids, No. 4 Crookston hosting No. 5 Thief River Falls, No.
The eighth-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines will travel to No. 1 Breckenridge at 6 p.m. Tuesday as the Section 6AA football playoffs. Other first round games will see No. 4 Crosby-Ironton hosting No. 5 Holdingford, No, 3 Otter Tail Central hosting No. 6 West Central Area and No. 2 Pierz hosting No. 7 Osakis. Semifinal round action is set for Saturday at the home of the highest remaining seeds. The Section 6A finals are slated for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Fargodome.
Football Warroad 29, Wadena-Deer Creek 13 Verndale 38, Lincoln HI 6 Royalton 42, Parkers Prairie 7 Clinton-Graceville-Beardlsey 36, Bertha-Hewitt 0 USA 47, United North Central 12 Pillager 36, New York Mills 14 Breckenridge 27, Staples-Motley 20 East Grand Forks 28, Perham 14
Volleyball Wadena-Deer Creek 25-25-25, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 18-19-10 Verndale 23-25-25-25, Menahga 25-16-16-10 Teresa Moenkedick 6 kills, 14 digs, 1 block assist Megan Richter 4 kills, 2 set assists, 7 digs, 1 solo block, 4 block assists Kaitlyn Richter 5 kills, 18 set assists, 7 digs, 1 solo blocks Ashley Richter 19 kills, 17 digs, 1 solo block, 2 ace serves Jordanna Schluttner 8 kills, 1 set assist, 6 kills, 1 solo block, 8 block assists, 1 ace serve Elizabeth J
Cross Country Park Rapids Invitational Boys Perham 24, Thief River Falls 111, West Central Area 125, Park Rapids 131, Bagely/Fosston 142, Pequot Lakes 160, Roseau 175, Warroad 176, Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal 200, Wadena-Deer Creek 201, Frazee 290 WDC: Neil Janson, 18th, 18:06, Joey Pate, 35th, 18:42, Zach Bernu, 46th, 19:03, Will Eliason, 60th, 19:37, Brody Wangsness , 64th,19:42, Lukas Krueger, 81st, 21:05 Girls Perham 69, Warroad 91, Park Rapids 98, Roseau 101, Lake of the Woods/Rainy River 130, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 157, Pelican Rapids 171, Pequot Lakes 178, Thief River Falls 201, East Gra