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Maria Rutten poured in a game-high 29 points Friday as Perham prevailed 58-49 in an overtime tilt on Wadena-Deer Creek's court. The Wolverines led 22-20 midway through the contest and boosted their lead to eight with 10 minutes remaining in the game. The Yellowjackets fought back to take a 46-41 lead with 43 seconds remaining. Carrie Nelson brought the Wolverines two points closer by hitting a pair of free throw shots. After Casey Volkmann deflected an inbound pass Kendra Evans was fouled and made both of her free throws to bring the Wolverines within one.
The Wadena-Deer Creek school board arranged to have a program placed in the budget for the coming school year that would give wings to a language arts curriculum called "Benchmark." After hearing a presentation at their January meeting by a language adoption committee represented by four WDC elementary instructors - Jodee Finn, Deb Andrews, Alyssa Morlock and Carol Tornquist - the board was receptive when WDC principal Louis Rutten introduced them to the curriculum of choice at last Tuesday's February meeting.
The Lake Park-Audubon Raiders rallied from a 28-24 halftime deficit Friday to hand Wadena-Deer Creek a 59-52 loss at Lake Park. Mitch Hall led the Raiders with 19 points while Lane Ulmer canned 11. Dacotah Mittag was WDC's top point man with 13 tallies. Tanner Horn and Jack Goeden netted 11 and 10 points respectively. The Raiders improved to 7-16. The Wolverines ended the regular season with an 0-26 record. The eighth-seeded Wolverines will square off with top-seeded Hawley Thursday in a 4 p.m.
A Class A state tournament berth was not necessarily in the cards for Wadena-Deer Creek's Carter Wright when he started wrestling Friday afternoon at Wheaton High School. Wright was only the seventh seed in 138-pound weight class when the Section 6A individual tournament began. Rather than let seedings and records bother him, Wright buckled down and wrestled. He squared off with second-seeded Marshall Willis of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in his first match. Trailing 7-2 going into the third period, Wright pinned the BHV senior. His victory over Willis led him to a match with No.
Eighth-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek (0-26) faces No. 1-seeded Hawley (21-3) in a 7 p.m. South Sub-Section 8AA quarterfinal game Thursday at Hawley. Other 7 p.m. quarterfinal games in the south half...
The eighth-seeded Verndale Pirates take on top-seeded Nevis at 7 p.m. Thursday in the North Sub-Section 5A boys’ basketball tournament. The Pirates advanced Monday by defeating No. 9 Hill City...
Will the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center host groups interested in including liquor in their events? The $12.3 million facility has been only been operating since Dec. 7 and MWRC director Eric Robb is still pulling together a staff and signing up members.
Snow flies Monday morning as a Bobcat operator uses a broom attachment to clean the sidewalk in front of the Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School on Colfax Avenue.
The fifth-seeded Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders came up short Tuesday night in losing a 39-33 decision to fourth-seeded Border West in Section 6A team wrestling action. Squaring off on the West Central Area mat, the Raiders notched the first victory of the evening as Quinn Kern scored a 16-2 major decision over 106-pound foe Spencer Ellison. The Bucs won the next six weights on pins for a 36-4 lead. BHV turned the tables beginning at 152 where Zack Waln posted a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Eric Schwagel.
Art Schluttner's Pirates played solid defense Friday night in tacking up a 48-34 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek on Verndale court. Verndale limited the Wolverines to 15 first half points and held them to only 19 in the second half. The Pirates won for the 13th time in 19 games as nine players chipped in with points. Sarah Moenkedick led the Pirates with 16 points and Elissya Kern scored 14. Katie Peterson led the Wolverines with 11 points.