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Brody Wangsness, Danyel Post, Ellie Miron, Sutton Lohmiller and Autumn Jahnke claimed firsts Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines challenged a six-team field in the Perham Invitational a Meinhover Field. Competing one day after the Browne Invitational in Wadena, Wangsness ran a 16.47 in the 110 hurdles, Post won the triple jump by going 30 feet, Miron tossed the shot 31-4, Lohmiller tossed the discus 49-6 and Jahnke cleared the pole vault bar at 8-6. The WDC boys got a runner-up time of 1:37.31 from their 4x400 relay team.
Hans Hanson's Perham Yellowjackets took a pair from Wadena-Deer Creek last Tuesday winning 11-3 and 6-2 on the WDC diamond. Patrick Murphy held the Wolverines scoreless for the first five innings of Game 1. Murphy surrendered only three hits and did not allow a walk.
The Wadena Fire Department rolled several units Thursday morning when a vehicle fire was reported on South Jefferson in Wadena.
The Jack and Alvida Browne Family Foundation recently presented the Wadena-Deer Creek team with a grant for new warm-up jackets and uniforms.
Advancing to Saturday and Sunday's Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament from Region IV are from left, 114-pounder Gianpaolo Grubat (St. Cloud Golden Gloves), Wadena head boxing coach Bob Tubandt,...
Mac Schluttner scored on a passed ball in the top of the ninth inning Friday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale edged Parkers Prairie 4-3. Schluttner reached base on a two-out base hit. He stole second and a balk sent him to third. The Raiders sent the game into extra innings in the top of the seventh. Jordan Fretham was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Fretham stole second and scored on a two-out double by Johnson. Preston Riewer fanned seven over seven innings of work.
Tall, tanned and ruggedly handsome, Ben Utecht looked every inch a champion Monday night at the Memorial Auditorium. Utecht wore a Super Bowl ring on one of his fingers, a memento of Super Bowl XLI, when he helped the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 for the world championship of American football. But while Utecht told some great stories of his experiences as a Hastings (Minn.) football star who earned a scholarship with the University of Minnesota and later joined the pro football ranks, his address to the Men's Night Out crowd had a very serious side. The 33-year-old works
Sydney Weniger, Jordyn Glenz and Michaela Powers collected extra base hits Thursday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders overpowered Parkers Prairie 10-6 at Bertha. Weniger lofted a home run over the right field fence while Glenz doubled and tripled and Powers doubled. All three players went 2-for-4 in the victory. Glenz and Sarah Moenkedick both drove in two runs for the Raiders who improved to 2-1. The Raiders broke the game open in the bottom of the second.