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A pair of wild turkeys feed in a field Thursday morning along Highway 29 west of the Wadena city limits. One of the birds appears to be a crossbreed.
Marcus Riewer scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning Saturday as the Bertha Blazers edged Pelican Rapids 3-2 for their first victory of the town team baseball season. Riewer reached on an error to lead off the seventh. Jordan Riewer put down a sacrifice bunt to move him to second and Nate Meissner's flyout sent him to third.
Dillon Card and Luke Weniger combined for five hits, five runs and three RBIs Friday as they propelled Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale to a 15-7 victory over Lake Park-Audubon. Backing up BHV's No. 3 and No. 4 hitters were Mac Schluttner and Matt Lipinski. Schluttner went 3-for-4, scored twice and drove in a run. Lipinski went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Ethan Korfe, Ethan Orlando and Donavan Warren all scored twice for the Raiders. Card worked the first four innings on the hill for BHV to gain the win.
Samuel Moore had the winning discus throw and the runner-up shot put Thursday in the John Reimer Invitational at Pillager. The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale standout hurled the discus 152-6. Jake Langner of Holdingford came in second with a toss of 129-04. Moore dueled Becker's Dillon Radunz for top honors in the shot put. Moore's best throw traveled 45-6. Randunz tossed the shot 47-2. Brett Jansen was the BHV's other standout in the boys' field.
A parent who had done her homework was granted an opportunity to present her case Monday night in Verndale School's Media Center. Having already met with Superintendent Paul Brownlow, Ashlee Erbin-Tupper appeared at the Verndale school board's May meeting to ask for a waiver for her son to sit for an assessment. "I understand that you have an early acceptance policy established and right now I am trying to get a waiver so that my son can sit for the assessment and have the determination to enter kindergarten based off what he scores on that assessment," Erbin-Tupper said. Erbin-Tupper's son
Madison Valley scored three times and Michaela Powers drove in three runs Friday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders defeated Staples-Motley 8-2 on the Verndale diamond. Valley went 2-for-3 at the plate while Powers collected a solo hit. Driving in two runs apiece for the Raiders without contributing hits were Jordyn Glenz and Sydney Weniger. Leadoff hitter Sarah Moenkedick was held hitless but scored twice and joined Glenz and Weniger in drawing two walks.
Defending Class A state champion Pequot Lakes shot a team round of 316 Thursday as they dominated the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational at Whitetail Run. The host team from WDC shot a 405 for sixth place honors. McKayla Woods carded a team-best round of 95 for the Wolverines. Jess Rondestvedt was right behind her with a 96. Gabi Ross and Jessica Langer shot rounds of 101 and 113 respectively. Morgan Williams of Bemidji paced the field with a 76, Pequot Lakes was led by Alex Stone with a 77.
Austin Maneval earned the mound victory Friday as the New York Mills Eagles improved to 6-2-1 by defeating Wadena-Deer Creek 8-1 on the WDC diamond. Alex Redfield went 2-for-3 with a double as the Wolverines collected seven safeties against the Eagles.
Blaine Cooper broke 45 of 50 targets for 215.5 points to give Wadena-Deer Creek's trap shooting team a fourth place standing in the first week of Conference 3 action. Three WDC trapshooters, Matt Goeden, Jacob Manselle and Wyatt Hamann, each contributed 207 points by breaking 44 of 50 targets. WDC's top female gunner was Emily Astle who broke 42 of 50 targets for 185 points. Thirteen of WDC's 38 shooters broke 40 targets or more. Wadena-Deer Creek Trapshooting Results (Week 1) 45/50 Blaine Cooper 215.5 points 44/50 Matt Goeden 207 points 44/50 Jacob Manselle 207 points 44/50 Wya
From the number of gleaming eyes he has seen at night while electrofishing, Jim Wolters does not expect walleye anglers to be too unhappy this weekend when they open the fishing season on Otter Tail County lakes. The Department of Natural Resources fisheries manager knows a lot of walleyes are right where they are supposed to be at this time of the year - on the flats. Wolters, who works out of the DNR's office in Fergus Falls, believes anglers should find walleyes chasing perch and shiner minnows in the shallows, which is typical early season behavior for Minnesota's state fish. Wolters and