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Hannah Zimmerman and Bella Abear iced two goals each as the Northern Lakes Lightning piled up a 7-1 win Saturday over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek. The Section 6A playoff loss at the Breezy Point Ice Arena ended the season for the Blue Devils at 10-16. The Blue Devils scored just five goals in losing the final five games.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines forfeited at seven weights Thursday in a 63-17 loss to the Barnesville Trojans. The Trojans grabbed a 15-0 lead in the dual meet before Tristin Godel notched WDC's first victory of the night in the 126 point weight class by pinning Jeremy Riley in 51 seconds. The Wolverines were back-to-back winners at 160 and 170. Blaine Snyder won by technical fall over Xavier Kadrmas 20-5. Steven Erkenbrack followed that victory with an overtime pin of Alex Peppel at the 6:56 mark. Barnesville 63, WDC 17 106 Caleb Stetz (B) dec.
Mason Hanson and Taylor Kenfield cashed in on power play opportunities and Bailey Schmitz kicked out 18 shots Saturday afternoon as Red Lake Falls nipped Wadena-Deer Creek 2-1. Hanson's goal at the 8:19 mark was assisted by Parker Knaack and Judd Wilson. Kenfield scored 11:32 into the period with assists from Chase Schmitz and Alex Erickson. Jarrett Pettit brought the Wolverines to within one goal of tying the game 14:05 into the final period.
A streaking Breckenridge Cowboys team threw a loop around the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Saturday and posted a decisive 83-54 win at the Fargo Civic Center. Stevin Lipp led a scoring assault by 14 Breck cagers with 14 points. Erik Manning chalked up nine. The victory was Breck's fourth in a row and their 10th in the last 12 games. The Cowboys are 12-6 overall. "Breck has good size and are very athletic," WDC head coach Jason Mielke said.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines have been seeded ninth in the Section 6A boys’ hockey tournament and will face No. 8 Northern Lakes Saturday in a 1 p.m. playoff game at...
Lights have recently been added to Elmer Becker Park in Deer Creek. Poles and fixtures were put up at the baseball field Jan. 28-29 by an Iowa-based company. The ballpark is the home of the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers amateur baseball team. The Shockers would like to see the park also host regional baseball games.
Holt Truax and Dillon Card won their weight classes Saturday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Raiders took third in the Park Region Conference Tournament at Underwood. Truax pinned Underwood's Noah Thompson at the 1:53 mark in the 170-pound championship match. Card, who has missed the major portion of the wrestling season with a hand injury, notched a 9-1 major decision over West Central Area's Buzz Miller at 220. Card returned to the mat just in time to claim his fourth PRC title. Runner-up finishers for the Raiders included Anthony Kern at 120 and Ethan Kimber at 160.
Hannah VanHale, Rumor Stokes and Taylor Shamp had double figure scoring nights Friday as Bertha-Hewitt nipped Verndale 66-65 in a Park Region Conference tilt. The Pirates, who had won four straight games, were led by Shania Glenz who had a game-high 39 points along with 13 rebounds. The Pirates put themselves in position for a last second game-winning shot but failed to convert. The Pirates shot 36 percent from the field and made only one of their 10 three-point attempts.
Fourteen players contributed points Friday as Detroit Lakes improved to 17-2 overall and 8-1 in the Mid-State Conference with a 70-30 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. Leading the balanced attack was Ben Hokanson with 14 points. Nik Nordmark chipped in with 10. Jack Goeden was WDC's scoring leader with seven tallies. The Wolverines, 0-19, will host Sebeka on Thursday. DETROIT LAKES (70) Connor Johnson 5, Sam Champa 2, C.J.
Preston Riewer gunned in 21 points Friday as Bertha-Hewitt completed a regular season sweep of the Verndale Pirates with a 58-51 win. The Park Region Conference leaders improved to 6-1 in PRC play and 14-5 overall. Halftime found the Bears on top 30-19. The Pirates, who did not have the scoring services of standout Mitchell Blaha, won the second half 32-28. Jordan Frethem netted 13 points in the victory while Riley Boehland added 10.