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Tristan LeComte went 3-for-3 and scored three runs as the Wadena-Deer Creek American Legion gained a split with Staples June 1 in a season-opening twinbill. Staples broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh to win the first game 4-3. LeComte's big game triggered a 13-2 Wadena victory in Game 2. Post 171 out-hit Staples 7-5 in the opener. Jake Krause homered and went 2-for-3. Zac Schertler and Thomas Brekke also collected two hits for WDC. Mark Kossan went six innings on the mound for Staples to gain the win.
The Wadena-Deer Creek school board approved the 2014-2015 budget at their June meeting Monday night in the Robertson Theatre. Expenses of the general fund, which is the largest of the district's funds, were pegged at $10,694.256 while revenues came in at $10,702,563 putting district coffers $8,307 in the black. Earlier this spring the general fund budget was projected to operate at a deficit of $160,000. "We did get a little bit of additional revenue from the legislature at the end of the session," WDC Superintendent Lee Westrum said.
Heather Theisen qualified for the Class AA state golf tournament Wednesday by carding a two-day total of 173 in the Section 6AA tournament at Sartell's Blackberry Ridge. Theisen made the cut on Tuesday with a 93. She shaved 13 strokes off her first 18 holes on Wednesday land in a three-way playoff. Paige Hartman was just one stroke off Theisen's pace in Tuesday's first round. McKayla Woods, Jess Rondestvedt and Gabi Ross were also in the hunt for a second day of golf. Woods and Rondestvedt both fired rounds of 95. Ross shot a 97. Jessica Langer shot a 112.
Marcus and Michael Riewer combined to throw a five-hitter Sunday as the Bertha Blazers trounced Frazee 10-0 in a seven-inning game at Bertha. Michael Riewer went 2-for-2, scored twice and drove in three runs for the Blazers. Austin Selvey drove in a pair of runs.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale senior Justin Gordon placed fifth in Class A high jump competition in the state track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul. Gordon reached 6-3 along with Tri-City United's Kelly Nordling, who placed sixth overall. The winning jump was turned in by Chisholm's Jaustin Culbert 6-8. Gordon's jump was the top performance by any Section 6A high jumper. "Justin did well," BHV Head Coach Jeff Moore said. "He barely missed at 6-5.
Jacob Goeden shot a two-day total of 165 Tuesday and Wednesday in his bid for a state trip at the Section 6AA meet. Goeden posted one of only five rounds in the seventies Tuesday by turning in a 78. The only two golfers to have better first rounds were Staples-Motley's Andrew Israelson, who carded a 76 and Sauk Centre's Carter Kranz, who fired a 77. Goeden ran into trouble on the second day of competition and posted an 87. Israelson shot a 71 Wednesday to claim medalist honors with a two-day 147.
The Otter Tail Central boys’ golf team had a fifth place round of 354 while the OTC girls carded a seventh place round of 413 Tuesday at the Class A...
Wadena-Deer Creek senior Heather Theisen tied for 30th place in a field of 88 Tuesday as the first round of Class AA state golf competition was held The Ridges of...
The Wadena-Deer Creek girls' golf team has won the Section 6AA All-Academic award for the 2014 season. The award will be presented to the team June 9 at the state...
Six athletes from the Wadena-Deer Creek and Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale track and field teams have earned the right to compete in the Class A state meet Friday and Saturday at Hamline University...