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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 round play on Monday. Failing to advance were Thomas Quincer (90), Jack Goeden (98), Matthew Quincer (107), Wade Piper (123) and Dawson Lupkes (126). The best two-day individual round of the tournament, a 144, was turned in by David Schneider of Albany. St. Cloud Cathedral took top team honors with a two-day total of 647. Section 6AA Golf Tournament Boys St.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Gabi Ross and Jess Rondestvedt fired rounds of 87 and 92 last Tuesday at Blackberry Ridge but failed to advance to state with the Section 6AA field. The two WDC golfers qualified for second round action Monday with rounds of 90 and 94 respectively. Ross had a two-day total score of 177 and Rondestvedt notched a two-day score of 186. WDC teammates McKayla Woods and Jessica Langer failed to make the first cut Monday after bringing in rounds of 109 and 114. St. Cloud Cathedral took top team honors with a 705.
Emily Astle broke 25 targets for the first time as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines finished the season in second place in Class 4A, Conference 3. Astle finished the night breaking...
Wadena-Deer Creek's Alex Redfield and Jake Dykhoff have been named to the Mid-State's All-Conference baseball team for the 2015 season. Redfield, a junior, manned first base for the Wolverines this season. Dykhoff, a freshman, split his time between catching and pitching. WDC juniors Joseph Wallgren and Tanner Horn received honorable mention.
The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders staged a two-out rally in the bottom of the seventh Thursday evening to top Nevis 10-9 in the Section 6A loser's bracket. After Gavin Becker stole home in the top of the seventh to give the Tigers a 9-8 lead, the Raiders started a comeback with one down in the bottom half of the inning when Mitchell Blaha reached on a wild pitch. Blaha stole second but Jordan Frethem fanned for the second out of the inning. Mack Jones reached on an error and Blaha scored to tie the game.
Samuel Moore won the Section 6A discus title for the second straight year last Thursday to punch his ticket for the Class A state track and field meet at Hamline University June 5-6. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's star freshman sent the discus a distance of 147-4. He also came very close to qualifying in the shot put with a third place toss of 46-1. Conditions last Thursday were not good for throwers according to BHV head coach Jeff Moore. "He didn't have a really good day throwing. It was not a good day to throw up there.
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.
Frazee's eight-run outburst in the sixth inning ended Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's title hunt Tuesday in the Section 6A softball playoffs at Alexandria. The Hornets sent 13 batters to the plate in their big sixth inning which gave them a 13-6 cushion. Josi Tappe was Frazee's top stick with three hits. Tappe combined with Hailee Oswald to drive in four runs. Jo Shipman, Katie Smith and Jaden Ketter teamed up to score seven runs. Elyssa Kern, Hannah VanHale and Kylee Wright combined for six hits, three runs and two RBIs in the loss. Jordyn Glenz scored three times and drove in three runs.
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.