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From the looks of the latest NFL college football draft, we can expect Minnesota's defense to be even more impressive this season. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer inherited a leaky defense from Leslie Frazier in 2014. The 2013 Vikings had defense that was superb at preventing them from winning.
Five pitchers threw shutout ball and the Bertha Blazers accomplished the rare feat of racking up two 11-run innings Sunday in a sweep of the Henning Giants. Patrick Riewer and Ethan Bakken teamed up for a two-hitter as the Blazers dominated the opener 12-0. Riewer fanned eight and did not allow a walk in gaining the mound win. Seventeen Bertha players went to the plate in the 11-run first inning. Marcus Riewer, Ethan Bakken and Dakota Aeling finished with two RBIs apiece.
Four members of the Wadena-Deer Creek track and field teams will be competing in the Class A state track and field meet June 5-6 at Hamline University. Competing in the Section 6A track and field meet at Minnesota State University-Moorhead Thursday, Brody Wangsness and Autumn Jahnke earned return trips in the 110 hurdles and pole vault.
Gabi Ross placed fifth with an 87 Tuesday as she led the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a fourth place finish in the St. Cloud Cathedral Invitational at the Wapicada Golf Club. Jess Rondestvedt shot a 97 over the Sauk Rapids course. McKayla Woods brought in a 102 and Jessica Langer shot a 113. The Wolverines carded a team round of 399. St. Cloud Cathedral gained top honors with a 361 while Becker placed a close second with 364. Cathedral's Ann Berdan took medalist honors with an 81. Jessica Hawks was right behind with an 82.
The No. 3 Pequot Lakes Patriots held Kyle Dykhoff's No. 6 Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to four hits Tuesday in a 9-0 West Sub-Section 6AA playoff win. Connor Davich combined with Karl Sutherland in hurling the shutout. Davich worked the first four frames and allowed two hits. Satterlund surrendered two hits over the last three innings. Joseph Wallgren was hung with the loss Justin Olson led the Patriots with three hits in four trips scored twice. Zach Trottier came up with a pair of hits.
Local state meet veterans Brody Wangsness, Autumn Jahnke and Samuel Moore will be joined by newcomers Sutton Lohmiller and Alyson Daigneault Friday and Saturday in the Class A track and...
Wadena-Deer Creek's Jordan Kern shot an 88 Tuesday in the Section 6AA golf tournament for a two-day total of 172 at Blackberry Ridge. Kern was WDC's lone qualifier for second...
Wadena-Deer Creek's Gabi Ross and Jess Rondestvedt fired rounds of 87 and 92 Tuesday at Blackberry Ridge but failed to advance to state with the Section 6AA field. The two...
Wadena-Deer Creek's Jordan Kern carded an 84 Monday at Sartell's Blackberry Ridge Golf Course to qualify for Tuesday's competition in the Section 6AA golf tournament. Golfers from the top four...