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Thief River Falls' Beezer Skime and Connor Hutton ousted Mike Paavola and Taylor Garcia 6-0, 6-3 Thursday in the second round of the Section 8A Individual Tournament. Skime and Hutton went on to place second to Thief River teammates Jacob Engelstad and Micah Rodahl 6-4, 6-3. Paavola and Garcia reached Thursday's round by defeating Scott Metzger and Shane Wasylow of East Grand Forks 6-2, 6-3 in Tuesday's opening round of doubles play.
Kayla Krause fired an 88 Monday in the Section 8AA golf tournament at Longbow. Detroit Lakes took top team honors with a 335. Perham's Holly Karkela shot a tournament-best 74. Other state qualifiers included Crookston's Monica Wold (77) Detroit Lakes; Trisha Hutchinson (78) and Courtney Hedstrom (80) and Roseau's Abby Nesss (81). Section 8AA Girls' Golf Tournament Team Results: 1. Detroit Lakes 335 2. Perham 350 3. Crookston 353 4. Roseau 356 5. Pelican Rapids 373 6. East Grand Forks 374
Clay Cottrell had enough arm for one victory but not enough for two as the Verndale Pirates went down in the Sub-Section 6A baseball tournament. The Pirates brushed off Lake Park-Audubon 7-2 Tuesday before falling to Sebeka 10-0 in Sub-Section 6A baseball action. Cottrell and the Pirates surrendered two runs in the first inning in their game with the Raiders but the senior right-hander was untouchable the rest of the way and gave up just three hits in gaining the victory. Cody Yungbauer went 2-for-4 in the victory with a double, two RBIs and two runs.
A four-run first inning sparked the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers last Saturday as they notched a 10-7 victory over Fergus Falls at Legion Field. Travis George went 3-for-5, scored three runs and drove in two for the Shockers. Jordan Wohlwend, who scored three times without picking up a hit, went all nine innings on the hill for WDC. Wohlwend turned in a gutsy effort as he stayed in the game after being drilled in the shin by a liner in the sixth. The WDC right-hander gave up nine hits and five walks while striking out six.
Dane Hoffman and Rachel Craig dominated the weights May 27 in the Sub-Section 3, Section 6A meet at the Wadena-Deer Creek track complex. Both athletes took firsts in the discus and shot put. Hoffman threw the discus 151-7 and put the shot 44-2.
Girls' Golf Section 8AA Tournament Team Results: 1. Detroit Lakes 335 2. Perham 350 3. Crookston 353 4. Roseau 356 5. Pelican Rapids 373 6. East Grand Forks 374 Individual State Qualifiers 1.Holly Karkela Perham 74 2. Monica Wold Crookston 77 3. Trisa Hutchinson DL 78 4. Courtney Hedstrom DL 80 5. Abby Ness Roseau 81 WDC Leader Kayla Krause 88 Baseball Sub-Section 6A Tournament Verndale 7, Lake Park 2 WP- Clay Cottrell Isaac Schmitz 2-3 Cody Yungbauer 2-4, double, 2 runs, 2 RBIs Sebeka 10, Verndale 0 LP- Clay Cottrell WP- Alex Brockpahler 2-hitter
The decision has been reached to close St. Ann's Catholic School in Wadena after 107 years. "It's been very difficult for everybody," St. Ann's principal Eileen Weber said. "This is the end of a very long tradition in the community." A February projection pointed to a decline in this year's K-6 enrollment of 40 students. St. Ann's had more than 400 students at one time but by the 2005-2006 school year the enrollment had fallen to 23. St. Ann's began rebuilding their enrollment at that point with a goal of 60 students but that goal was not reached.
Three Wadena-Deer Creek golfers claimed all-conference honors Monday in the Mid-Minnesota Conference tournament at Whitetail Run. WDC's Michael Wing, Tyler Fix and Bryan Silvers earned all-conference status with rounds of 81, 85 and 87 on their home course. The Wolverines also saw Nick LeTourneau fire a 96, Duke Harrison card a 103 and Tyler Heinzen record a 106.