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The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines have been seeded ninth in the Section 6A boys’ hockey tournament and will face No. 8 Northern Lakes Saturday in a 1 p.m. playoff game at...
Holt Truax and Dillon Card won their weight classes Saturday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Raiders took third in the Park Region Conference Tournament at Underwood. Truax pinned Underwood's Noah Thompson at the 1:53 mark in the 170-pound championship match. Card, who has missed the major portion of the wrestling season with a hand injury, notched a 9-1 major decision over West Central Area's Buzz Miller at 220. Card returned to the mat just in time to claim his fourth PRC title. Runner-up finishers for the Raiders included Anthony Kern at 120 and Ethan Kimber at 160.
Lights have recently been added to Elmer Becker Park in Deer Creek. Poles and fixtures were put up at the baseball field Jan. 28-29 by an Iowa-based company. The ballpark is the home of the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers amateur baseball team. The Shockers would like to see the park also host regional baseball games.
Hannah VanHale, Rumor Stokes and Taylor Shamp had double figure scoring nights Friday as Bertha-Hewitt nipped Verndale 66-65 in a Park Region Conference tilt. The Pirates, who had won four straight games, were led by Shania Glenz who had a game-high 39 points along with 13 rebounds. The Pirates put themselves in position for a last second game-winning shot but failed to convert. The Pirates shot 36 percent from the field and made only one of their 10 three-point attempts.
Preston Riewer gunned in 21 points Friday as Bertha-Hewitt completed a regular season sweep of the Verndale Pirates with a 58-51 win. The Park Region Conference leaders improved to 6-1 in PRC play and 14-5 overall. Halftime found the Bears on top 30-19. The Pirates, who did not have the scoring services of standout Mitchell Blaha, won the second half 32-28. Jordan Frethem netted 13 points in the victory while Riley Boehland added 10.
Fourteen players contributed points Friday as Detroit Lakes improved to 17-2 overall and 8-1 in the Mid-State Conference with a 70-30 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. Leading the balanced attack was Ben Hokanson with 14 points. Nik Nordmark chipped in with 10. Jack Goeden was WDC's scoring leader with seven tallies. The Wolverines, 0-19, will host Sebeka on Thursday. DETROIT LAKES (70) Connor Johnson 5, Sam Champa 2, C.J.
Verndale's VEX Robotics team qualified for the U.S Open Robotics Championship last Saturday with a runner-up finish in the Minnesota VEX Robotics State Tournament at St. Cloud's Civic Center. The three-team high school alliance of Verndale, Grygla and Fisher placed second to an alliance of teams from Osseo, Concordia Academy and Mankato East. Sixty teams competed in the St. Cloud event. Members of the Verndale team include Isaac Hamann, Zach Johnson, Jeremy Engebretson, Josiah Sandberg and Dakota Buderus. The U.S.
Superintendent Paul Brownlow had to keep the Verndale school board in a holding pattern Monday evening on the question of an early entrance to kindergarten request. The board expected to take action at their February meeting on the request which was introduced at their January meeting. Looking for more information to guide them, the board asked Brownlow to check with other superintendents and tabled the request, which came from a family wishing to enroll their five-year-old in kindergarten this fall. The child's birthdate falls a few days after the state's Sept.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Tristin Godel wrestled his way to a runner-up finish in the 126-pound weight class Saturday at Alexandria's Big Ole Invitational. The WDC senior faced Frazee's Byron Byer in the finals and lost a 3-0 decision to the senior standout. Godel's record went to 14-10 while Byer, who is rated fourth in the Class A state poll, pushed his record to 25-2. WDC's Blaine Snyder took sixth at 152 where he fell to New London-Spicer's Chris Schmitz 12-7.
Keith Ferris saw his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines tack up their first victory of the 2014-2015 season Friday as they topped Pillager 55-50. Casey Volkmann canned 18 points for the Wolverines while Jennifer Craig added 16 and Katie Peterson scored 10. The Wolverines were on fire from the field converting on 59 percent of their floor shots. The victory snapped a string of 16 straight losses by the Wolverines. "It was a great team effort," Ferris said.