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Farm machinery operators bring in the corn harvest Monday afternoon on a field west of Wadena along Highway 29.
Shania and Jordyn Glenz combined for 40 kills and Sarah Moenkedick recorded 27 digs Friday as the Verndale Pirates advanced to third round action in the Section 5A volleyball tournament by topping Upsala 3-1. The Pirates claimed the opener 25-22 but the Cardinals evened the match with a 25-21 victory. The Pirates won a tough 25-22 victory in Game 3 and edged Upsala 25-21 in Game 4. The Pirates had a strong night defensively.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines placed seventh and eighth respectively Friday in Section 8A cross country competition at Twin Pines Golf Course near Bagley. The Wolverines failed to qualify anyone for state but WDC head coach Mike Brunsberg and assistant coach Terry Olson rated it as the team's "best overall performance of the season." "Hats off to the three seniors who ran their final race — Tristin Godel, Brody Wangsness and Brianna Rosenthal," Brunsberg said. "Godel and Wangsness turned in their best season times.
The second-seeded Frazee Hornets ousted third-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek from the South Sub-Section 8AA playoffs last Friday with a 3-1 victory on the Frazee court. The Wolverines claimed the first match 25-15 but saw the Hornets come back for three straight victories of 25-12, 25-23 and 25-17. Kennady Barlund was Frazee's kill leader with 19 while Whitney Janu added 10. Hailee Oswald went 27 of 29 at the serving line while Maddison Oswald recorded 42 assists. The victory gave the Hornets a 19-10 season mark and propelled them into the South Sub-Section 8AA finals against No.
James Kveton and Dillon Card teamed up with a shutout-minded defense Saturday to lift the Verndale Pirates into the Section 4 championship game. Kveton converted on touchdown runs of three and four yards and led the Pirates with 15 stops. Card carried 16 times for 126 yards, scored on a 13-yard run and hit Zach Johnson with a 32-yard aerial as the Pirates blanked Brandon-Evansville 26-0. "Our defense really played well," Verndale head coach Mike Mahlen said. "It was a very, very hard-hitting game, very physical." The victory gave the No.
Mitch Messman and the Holdingford Huskers crushed Wadena-Deer Creek 47-0 last Tuesday in a Section 6AA quarterfinal game. Messman scored three times on runs of one, 21 and 10 yards and logged a game-high 126 yards on just eight carries. The defending Section 6AA champs scored five rushing touchdowns and added two through the air as Austin Gerads found Taylor Nitz on 11 and 33-yard hookups. The No. 7 Wolverines were led on the ground by Josh Brink who rushed eight times for 20 yards.
Many Nine-man football fans have been patiently waiting for this Friday's Section 4 championship game at the Fargodome. The 12:30 p.m. showdown in Fargo was practically a done deal at the time Verndale and Underwood met in their regular season game Sept. 5. That overtime game was won by Verndale 14-13 but it was contested right down to the last play. Noah Thompson's conversion run that would have won the game for Underwood did not count according to game officials.
The Verndale Pirates turned up the right "Card" five times Wednesday night as they trounced Ortonville 57-12 at Mahlen Field. Quarterback Dillon Card scored five touchdowns and added two two-point conversions as he scored 34 of his team's game points in the regular season finale. The state-ranked Pirates ended the season with a 7-1. Their only loss during the regular season was a 28-8 afternoon loss to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Oct. 2 at Clinton. Card followed his blockers on a touchdown runs of six and 19 yards in the first quarter.
A short agenda led to a brief meeting by the Wadena-Deer Creek school board Monday night at Robertson Theatre. With 17 students lined up for induction into the National Honor...