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Boys' Basketball Staples-Motley 79, Wadena-Deer Creek 61 Bertha-Hewitt 64, Verndale 18 Girls' Basketball Ashby 54, Verndale 28 Wrestling New York Mills 42, Wadena-Deer Creek 30 Boys' Hockey Detroit Lakes 5, Wadena-Deer Creek 1 Goals: Logan Meyer Assists: Taylor Bienusa Saves: Tyler Muehler 48 Girls' Hockey Park Rapids 8, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek 1
Wadena-Deer Creek teachers and the District 2155 school board both ratified a two-year contract last Friday, according to superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom. Teachers knew the contract was in place Friday afternoon and the school ratified the agreement Friday evening. "We focused on working with the referendum and we had a late start," Dahlstrom said in explaining why the agreement was not reached until Jan. 15, which was the state's deadline for negotiations.
Katie Miller netted 19 points and Tarah Cleveland came up with 18 Tuesday as the Menahga Braves topped Verndale 64-52. The Braves nailed nine of their three-pointers and went 25 of 39 at the foul line. Arielle Pihlaja added 11 points for the Braves. Elizabeth Johnson pumped in a season-high 27 points for the Pirates. MENAHGA (64) L. White 9, K. Miller 19, B. Tormanen 3, A. Pihlaja 11, M. Tormanen 3, A. Pho 1, T. Cleveland 18. Totals: 6/9 25-39 64 VERNDALE (52) L. Yungbauer 5, T. Finck 5, E. Johnson 27, J. Schluttner 4, A. Richter 2, T. Moenkedick 2, J. Swenson 2, A. Wendt 3, C.
Jana Anderson chalked up 25 points Tuesday as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 52-41 in a Mid-State Conference game. Courtney Volkmann led the Wolverines with 15 points and was three of five from three-point land. Emily Miron had eight points and nine boards. Kelsi Crawford also pulled down nine rebounds. The Rangers were 13 of 16 at the line and connected on all eight of their final free throws. "The team played hard and did some good things," WDC head coach Brian Silbernick said.
Jordan Hunstad and Sean Nokken combined for 28 points as the Pillager Huskies notched their first victory of the season by beating Verndale 56-50. Caleb Burczyk had his biggest offensive night of the season as he tacked up 22 points.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale sophomore heavyweight Colin Turchin went undefeated Saturday in the Minnewaska Duals. Turchin was the only Raider to notch a perfect meet. Class A's fourth-ranked wrestler pinned Minneota's Victor Montelongo in 58 seconds, then pinned Wahpeton's K. Iverson in 1:12 and rounded out the day with a pin of Minnewaska's Micah Klemme in just 36 seconds. BHV's Jackie Swenson and state-ranked Jake Braaten both won twice. The Raiders lost all three of their duals.
Ten of 12 Wadena boxers scored victories Saturday before a jam-packed crowd at the Wadena Armory. Wadena's Justin Isaacson won his super heavyweight bout by stopping St. Cloud's John LaPlant in the third round on an RSC. Other Wadena champions included Patchrick Szathmary (180), Albert Boldt (88), Cody McManigle (147), Jeremy Umland (Super Heavyweight), Taylor Geiser (130), Jeremy Hoemberg (142), Dakota Comeau (78), Sean Dunblazier (158) and Matt Umland (62). Fergus Falls winners included Tanner Hultin (162), Matt Umlauf (162) and Nick Soliah (178). Ramsey Welch was a winner for St.
Wrestling Wadena-Deer Creek Triangular Wadena-Deer Creek 37, Otter Tail Central 30 Wadena-Deer Creek 55, Parkers Prairie 18 Girls' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 80, Menahga 35 Avery Jackson 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals Emily Miron 15 rebounds Rachel Craig 12 points Caitlin Volkmann 10 points Hope Theisen 10 points Boys' Basketball Menahga 100, Verndale 52 Caleb Burczyk 24 points Isaac Schmitz 11 points Dallas Ehrmantraut 10
Boys' Hockey Wadena-Deer Creek 6, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 2 Goals: David Najjar 2, Taylor Bienusa, Brandyn Swanson, Logan Meyer, Tyler Muehler Assists: Oliver Purup 2, Meyer, Bienusa, Kyle Beiswenger Saves: Dylan Isola 11 Girls' Hockey Morris/Benson 7, LPGE/WDC 2 Goals: Leah Dykhoff, Katelyn Peters Assists: Cassie Behl, Kylee Helling, Kellie Casperson Saves: Sam Gorka 34 Boys' Basketball WDC 82, Frazee 33 Scott Syverson 23 points, Kevin Tumberg 10 points Girls' Basketball Crosby-Ironton 52, Wadena-Deer Creek 41 Menahga 64, Verndale 52 Courtney Volkmann 15 points Emily Miron 8