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Don Seipkes saw his Otter Tail Central Bulldogs rack up 53 first half points Friday in a convincing 67-0 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek on the Henning gridiron. Former WDC standout Andrew VanErp put OTC's first two touchdowns on the board. VanErp grabbed a 35-yard touchdown pass from Tony Ukkelberg for the game's first score. VanErp then found himself in position to return a fumble 20 yards for another six points. Before the first quarter was over the Bulldogs racked up 20 more points. Nick Trosdahl scored the first of his three touchdowns on an eight-yard scamper.
Lila Lohmiller came up with 23 digs and Casey Volkmann recorded 17 kills as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines downed Breckenridge in four games Tuesday night. The Wolverines took Game 1 by a 25-23 verdict. The Cowgirls came back strong in Game 2 for a 25-18 win. Sue Volkmann's Wolverines dominated the third game 25-15 and then edged Breck 25-23 for the 3-1 victory. Casey Volkmann was 10 of 12 at the serving line but led the Wolverines with five aces.
A field of 61 golfers from all over the state participated in the 13th annual Rossy Roundup Sept. 27 at Whitetail Run. The event raised more than $700 for Womenade, Wadena Band and Wadena Baseball. Groups benefitting in the past have included the Humane Society, the Red Cross, Hospice, Food Shelf and Cancer Research.
Sam Bauer scored three times Friday as Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines out-played Verndale 28-8 at Clinton in a battle of Pheasant Conference football powerhouses. The loss was Verndale's first of the season after five straight victories, including a 14-13 overtime win against state-ranked Underwood in Week 2.
Jordyn and Shania Glenz combined for 114 kills, 11 blocks and 80 digs Saturday as the Verndale Pirates claimed top honors in the Bertha-Hewitt Tournament. The Pirates lost only two matches in the tournament, falling to Swanville 25-15 in pool play and bowing to Bertha-Hewitt 25-23 in championship round action. Haley Stinar and Megan Dougherty set the table with 65 and 49 assets respectively.
Noah Ross and Abby Motschenbacher finished in the Top 10 of the Swain Invitational Sophomore Class races Saturday in Duluth. Ross placed ninth with a time of 15:18 while Motschenbacher took eighth with a time of 18:19. Backing them up were Konnor Stueve, who took 13th in the boys' race with a time of 15:48 and Emily Kain who finished 14th with a time of 18:46. Hannah Vorderbruggen ran in the Class A varsity girls' race and placed 41st with a time of 17:54.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines saw their season mark go to 11-10 Saturday as they gained a split in four matches at the Perham Tournament. The Wolverines lost to Sauk Centre in the opening round 25-20, 25-18 but then defeated section foe Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 25-15, 25-19.
Tommy Geisenhof tossed three touchdown passes on a cold and blustery Wadena-Deer Creek Homecoming night Friday in leading Long Prairie-Grey Eagle to a 40-0 victory over the Wolverines. The 150-pound senior captain was on target on five of his six passes, finding Tim Twist with TD passses of 13 and 20 yards and Jake Harvey on a 38-yarder. Alex Lemke was a terror running from his fullback spot with 179 yards on 19 attempts. Lemke broke off a 68-yard scoring run on the first play of the game.