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Kenzie Christianson sparked a three-goal rally by Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek in the second period Saturday as the Blue Devils defeated Luverne 5-2. The loss avenged a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals Friday night at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. Eliza Gould tacked up the game's first goal for the Blue Devils but Makayla Sterrett and Madisyn Dingmann put Luverne on top 2-1 after one period. Christianson kicked in with back-to-back goals in the second period and MacKayla Woods iced a cushioning goal with three minutes left in the period. Ashlee Helseth scored the game's final goal 13
Josi Tappe scored 16 points Dec. 30 as the Frazee Hornets stung the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 71-39 at Frazee. The Hornets shot a red-hot 77 percent from the field hitting on 20 of 26 two-point field goal attempts. They also canned eight of their 24 three-point attempts for 33 percent and finished the game shooting a combined 56 percent. Tappe was backed up in double figures by Katie Smith and Whitney Janu who netted 14 and 13 points respectively. The Hornets dominated the boards 43-20. Rachel Schwartz paced the Wolverines with 12 tallies. Carrie Nelson came up with nine.
Dylan Phillips had a hat trick and a playmaker and Michael Behl scored six points in leading the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past the Breckenridge/Wahpeton Blades 8-4 Saturday in the Wadena-Deer Creek Holiday Tournament. Phillips put the Wolverines on top early with a pair of first period goals. Austin Sutherland and Jarrett Pettit boosted WDC's lead to 4-1 in the second period. The two clubs combined for seven third period goals with Phillips, Pettit, Behl and Sutherland scoring for the Wolverines.
Tony Stanley joined the ranks of the Verndale school board Monday night and promptly received an important job. Stanley will be acting as the board clerk in the coming year after an organizational meeting was convened by board chairman Marcus Edin and board members approved their newest member for the position. Stanley is senior pastor at the Verndale Alliance Church.
Trey Jacobs canned 20 points Friday as Crosby-Ironton dominated the first half scoring 44-10 Friday enroute to a 70-39 win over Mid-State Conference foe Wadena-Deer Creek. Daniel Hudrlik, Jack Silgen and Noah Gindorff backed up Jacobs with 16, 15 and 10 points respectively. Head Coach David Galovich saw his Rangers shoot 49 percent from the field. Jack Goeden led the Wolverines with 11 points. Alex Carlson was held to eight. The Wolverines converted on 41 percent of their shots. The victory boosted the Rangers to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the Mid-State.
The Wadena-Deer Creek dance teams competed Dec. 20 in the Fergus Falls Invitational. The WDC dancers placed second in jazz and second in high kick.
Ethan Kimber took second place Saturday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders finished 16th in the 36-team Big Bear Tournament at Cass Lake. BHV's 160-pounder was derailed in his bid for a championship by unbeaten Lakeville North wrestler Lucas Westrich who scored a pin over Kimber in 59 seconds of their title match. Westrich climbed to 15-0 on the season while Kimber dropped to 10-3. BHV's Holt Truax placed fourth at 170 when he lost 11-4 to Mahnomen-Waubun's Jonathan Hoffner in the third place match. Hoffner has only lost once this season in 16 decisions.
Jon Richards scored a natural hat trick and Ryan DeConcini collected four assists Dec. 19 as the Detroit Lakes Lakers trumped the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 9-1 at Kent Freeman Arena. The Mid-State Conference clash saw the Lakers skating away to a 7-0 lead before the Wolverines were able to cash in on a goal by Dylan Phillips 3:29 into the third period. Richards was backed up by two goals from Tyler Berby and solo goals by Sam Boomgarden, Tanner Steele, Josh Bollig and Cooper Heimark. Toby Wood faced 40 shots on goal in the loss.
The Henning Hornets out-scored the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 31-13 in the first half Friday on the way to a 58-34 victory on the WDC court. The Wolverines, who were guilty of 21 turnovers in the game, have been out-scored in the first half by five of their six opponents this season. Courtney Dague led the Hornets with 15 points while Alyssa Houselog added 10. Sydney Haugdahl and Paige Wallevand combined for 16.
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils suffered their fourth straight loss Friday as they bowed to International Falls 2-1 at the Wadena Hockey Arena. Three of LPGE/WDC's last four losses have been by a single goal. The Broncos grabbed a 1-0 leading in the first period when Clara Palm iced a power play goal with assists from Ashley Jonson and Amber Tilander with 3:54 left on the clock. The Broncos padded their lead at 10:26 of the second period as Kylie Skallman scored an even strength goal with help from Lexi Erickson. The Broncos, who were bidding for their second stra