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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
Sixteen hits helped the Melrose Dutchmen romp to a 14-4 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Friday in non-conference fastpitch softball action. Sandra Sprenger led Melrose at the plate going 3-for-4 with two doubles. Abby Hinnekamp was 3-for-3 in the win. Holly Hellerman and Justine Revermann both collected a pair of hits. Kelsie Pierce scored twice for the Wolverines. Pierce was joined by Maddy Hinojos and Maddy Barthel, Ashley Peters and Morgan Zeise with solo hits.
Kevin Ross saw his Wadena-Deer Creek boys' golf team claim fourth in a five-team Mid-Minn field Tuesday at Whitetail Run with a team round of 492. Andrew Israelson led Staples-Motley to victory with a medalist round of 72. The Cardinals shot a team round of 445. Jordan Kern's 93 paced the Wolverines. Jack Goeden and Matthew Quincer were right behind him with rounds of 94. Thomas Quincer was three strokes off Kern's pace with a 96.
Four members of the Wadena-Deer Creek track and field teams captured firsts Thursday in the Hank Emmel Invitational at Pelican Rapids. Hannah Vorderbruggen flashed her distance running skills with a victory in the 3,200 run. Vorderbruggen's winning time was a 12:43.30 and edged West Central Area runner-up Ella Van Kempen by 3.65 seconds. Jessica Wood won the discus with a toss of 100-1.5. Brody Wangsness won the 110 hurdles for WDC with a time of 16.27. Sutton Lohmiller had a 46-4 throw in the shot put for top honors. WDC's Liz Peterson went 4-6 for runner-up honors in the high jump.
Jess Rondestvedt’s 89 set the pace for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Monday as they took runner-up honors in the Pre-Section 6A golf tournament with a 383. McKayla Woods brought in...
Verndale firefighters attend to a fire four miles east of Blue Grass along 220th Street Tuesday afternoon. Air and ground units were used to battle the fire along the east...
Wadena-Deer Creek's Brody Wangsness took top honors in the 110 hurdles and placed second in the 300 hurdles Friday as the Wolverines placed fourth in the Cardinal Invitational. Wangsness ran the 110 hurdles in a time of 16.87 and posted a time of 44.38 in the 300.
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the first player selected in the NFL's 2014 college football draft. Enough drool was spilled over this guy by the hype masters to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool before the draft. You just had to believe the South Carolina pass rushing terror was the most wanted football player in the country. So what happened? Clowney played in some pre-season games and then started in Houston's season opener with Washington. He played one full quarter before suffering a knee injury.
The Park Rapids Panthers refused to let Wadena-Deer Creek enter the win column Thursday as they notched 8-4 and 6-5 victories over the Wolverines in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader on the WDC diamond. The Wolverines came up with only two hits in the opener. Michael Behl's double was the big hit for WDC. The Panthers collected 13 hits in the win. Derek Porozinski tacked up the mound win for the Panthers while Joe Wallgren suffered the loss. The Wolverines went gunning for the Panthers in Game 2 with Zac Schertler coming up with three hits in four trips to the plate.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines tied Fergus Falls for sixth with a 412 team score Friday playing in raw and windy conditions at the Bemidji Town and Country Club. Jess Rondestvedt and McKayla Woods tied for WDC's lowest round with 18-hole scores of 96. Gabie Ross came in with a 102 and Jessica Langer shot a 118. "The girls were tough playing in these conditions and it was our first meet," WDC head coach Missy Tabery said. "We left a lot of shots out there.