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The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines swept singles play and took two of three doubles matches Tuesday in turning back West Central Area 6-1 on the WDC courts. Playing in their final home match of the 2014 season, WDC's Maddy Hinojos, Whitney Eickhoff and Abby Westrum were all straight set winners in singles action. Hinojos defeated Brittnay Randt 6-4, 6-0 while Eickhoff topped Ali Veldhouse 6-0, 6-1 and Westrum beats Abby VanKempen 6-2, 6-4. Grace Hinojos won the No. 4 singles match by forfeit. Elise Kallevig and Lindy Jones teamed up to win the No.
A page has turned in the lives of two of Minnesota's most popular sports figures this fall and you have to ask yourself if their lives will ever be the same again. Adrian Peterson's switching of his four-year-old son put the NFL superstar in the dog house midway through September. Even though Peterson is admired for how well he plays a violent sport, even though he was once punished in the same manner by his father, he is a professional football player. Like it or not, he is a role model for kids. Minnesota fans want championships but they also want to be proud of their athletes.
The Wadena-Deer Creek track and dance line teams will be hosting 1K and 5K Monster walking and running events Saturday, Oct. 25. The events will begin and end at the WDC middle/high school. Participants will be allowed to wear Halloween costumes while they compete. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with competition to begin at 9 a.m. Awards will go to the overall male and female 5K winners and the boy and girl under 12 who win the 1K race. Proceeds will go toward uniforms and equipment. Participation fees will be $20 for ages 12 and over. After Oct. 10 the fee will rise to $25.
Superintendent Paul Brownlow's usually delivers his words quickly but Monday night, when he introduced the proposed 2014, payable 2015 levy to the Verndale school board, he slowed the tempo down. Brownlow was speaking to more than the board when he called the levy "a work in progress." He wanted to make it perfectly clear that nothing about property taxes is written in stone yet. Minnesota Department of Education funding supervisor Terri Yetter informed school district superintendents and business managers across the state last week that the levy certification system is still under developme
The Henning Hornets kept their Park Region Conference record intact Thursday by winning three of four games from Verndale. Shania Glenz had a big night for the Pirates with 18 kills and 18 digs. Jordyn Glenz was credited with 18 digs and 15 kills.
Five Wadena-Deer Creek varsity harriers and three junior runners earned Top 10 ribbons Tuesday in the Northland Invitational at Deer River. Noah Ross paced the WDC varsity boys team with a fourth place time of 18:24.71. Konnor Stueve and Jimmy Kim placed eighth and ninth respectively with times of 18:49.71 and 19:00.41. Brody Wangsness was 20th for the Wolverines with a 20:52.40 time. Also running varsity for the Wolverines were Mika Petersenn, Neil Bachmann, Isaac Hale and Kota Nichida. Petersenn turned in a 33rd place time of 22:04.99. Bachmann earned 35th place with a 22:16.08.
Three victories in singles action lifted the Wadena-Deer Creek tennis squad to 8-4 on the season Monday at Parkers Prairie. Maddy Hinojos, Whitney Eickhoff and Abby Westrum claimed victories in singles play while Grace Hinojos was unable to complete her match with Parkers' Hannah Ruckheim at No. 4 singles. Elise Kallevig and Liindy Jones broke up Parkers' bid for a doubles sweep by beating Caroline Carlson and Kanryn Arceneau 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 in the No.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Casey Volkmann had 25 digs and 24 kills but New York Mills came up with the victory last Tuesday in a 3-2 volleyball battle at Mills. Sue Volkmann's Wolverines dominated the first two games 25-16 and 25-15 before losing to the Eagles 25-20, 25-23 and 15-12. Volkmann, Carrie Nelson and Mikaela Nordlund combined for 13 ace serves. Lauren Soroko led the Wolverines with 21 setting assists. Autumn Jahnke was credited with 13 assists. The Wolverines will host Staples-Motley Thursday in a Mid-State Conference match.
John Sieling's Prairie Valley Nighthawks parlayed six turnovers into a 21-6 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek last Friday in a Homecoming game at Parkers Prairie. Prairie Valley's Skylar Meiners tacked up the game's first touchdown when he went over from the one in the second quarter.
Six Verndale players scored touchdowns Friday night as the state-ranked Pirates crushed a winless Ashby club 54-6 on their home field. Colter Ehrmantraut and Mac Schluttner both found the end zone twice for Mike Mahlen's undefeated Class Nine-man team. Ehrmantraut broke off a 64-yard scoring run in the first quarter and returned a kick 80 yards for six points in the third. Schluttner scored Verndale's final touchdown of the third quarter when he returned a kick 83 yards for a touchdown. The Arrows finally put the ball in the end zone in the third quarter when Zach Barry scored on a 42-yard