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Lehmkuhl, Hinojos earn Mid-State honors Wadena-Deer Creek senior Michaela Lehmkuhl and junior Maddy Hinojos have earned Mid-State Conference fastpitch softball honors for the 2014 season. Lehmkuhl, who played third base and catcher, was named to the all-conference team.
The blather of the off-season is over and the Minnesota Vikings have returned to Mankato like a flock of purple swallows. Mike Zimmer and his staff have a cartload of players to make a team from and it is crucial that they succeed. They also have a lot of bugaboos to run off. The New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens did not have the most talent when they won their most recent Super Bowl titles. Seattle was not supposed to be that much better than Denver last February in Super Bowl XLVIII but they clobbered the Broncos 43-8. They did not turn the ball over four times.
Members of the Wadena County Republican Party held a meet and greet for 13 of their representatives and candidates Saturday at Sunnybrook Park North. Invited for the late afternoon event were Mark Anderson, a former Wadena resident, Steve Green, Ron Kresha and Mary Frason (state representatives), Paul Gazelka and Bill Ingebrigtsen (state senators), Jeff Johnson, who is running for governor; Torrey Westrom, a candidate for the U.S. House District 7 seat, Stewart Mills, running for the U.S.
The Wadena-Deer Creek school board approved a resolution to seek membership in the Park Region Conference at their July 9 meeting. Wadena-Deer Creek Activities Director Norm Gallant proposed the idea of joining the PRC at the board's June meeting.
The Wolverine Summer Football Camps are slated for July 29-30 and Aug. 4-6 at the Wadena-Deer Creek High School practice field. Grades 9-12 will be go from 6 to 9 p.m. in the July session. Grades 7-8 are slated for the 9 to 11 a.m. camp in August. Grades 5-6 will go in the afternoon in August from 1 to 3 p.m. WDC Head Varsity Football Coach Howard Kangas and other WDC coaches will instruct campers in the fundamentals of football. The camps are free and no pre-registration is required. For more information contact Coach Kangas at (218) 849-2042.
The Bertha Blazers ran their winning streak to five games Sunday with a 10-1 victory over the Detroit Lakes Angels in Hi-10 League playoff action. Patrick, Michael and John Riewer combined for a five-hitter as the Blazers for their 19th win in 24 outings.
There was a lot of flapping in the trees from Minnesota commentators about the second half of the season as the Twins wrapped up their series with Colorado July 13. It sounded like the main reason the Twins were 10.5 games out of first and sitting in the AL Central cellar was a freakishly tough schedule. The Twins placed 19 of baseball's 32 major league teams during what can loosely called the first half, including 10 with winning records and five - Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Milwaukee and the L.A.
Joe Wallgren fired a three-hitter and the Wadena lineup put together 12 hits in routing Blackduck 14-0 June 13 in a sub-district game at Park Rapids. Wallgren issued five walked while striking out four. "Unbelievable," Tumberg said. "We came out and absolutely dominated in all aspects of this game. Joe threw a fantastic game for us and our defense had his back the entire game. Our bats were hot from the start and never cooled off." Post 171 tacked up seven runs before Blackduck even came to bat.
July 4 • A complainant reported he had removed two unruly men from the Whiskey Creek Saloon in Wadena. The men allegedly returned and threatened the owner by saying they were going to shoot the place up. The owner alleged the two men had been smoking marijuana on the patio. They left in a red Ford Mustang. The license plate number of the vehicle could not be supplied. • A female passenger was reported for allegedly throwing a white, rocky substance from inside a four-door passenger car traveling on Northeast Elm in Wadena.
The Bertha Blazers kept their winning streak alive Saturday with a pair of victories over Wadena-Deer Creek and Staples. Patrick Riewer struck out nine and surrendered only four hits in seven innings as Bertha claimed an 11-1 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. Both teams scored in the first. The Shockers put leadoff hitter Seth Hamann aboard with a single, Jayme George put down a sacrifice bunt and Travis George singled Hamann home. The Blazers came right back in the bottom half of the inning with the same strategy.