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The Wadena-Deer Creek boys grabbed four firsts Tuesday en route to a sixth place finish in the Section 6A True Team meet. Two WDC relay teams took top honors. The 4x200 relay squad of Jonathan Pantages, Sam Kelderman, Konnor Stueve and Brody Wangsness set a winning pace of 1:37.75. Stueve and Kelderman teamed up with Jimmy Kim and Josh Brink to win the 4x400 with a 3:43.62. Staples-Motley challenged with a runner-up time of 3:43.81. Wangsness contributed first place points in the 110 hurdles by running a time of 16.51.
Pequot Lakes pitching limited Wadena-Deer Creek to only one run Friday in a Mid-State twinbill sweep on the Wadena diamond. Kathryn Miska fanned 12, walked three and allowed only one hit as the Patriots cruised to a 15-0 win in the opener. Laura Squires and Caitlyn Carkhuff combined for five hits, three runs and two RBIs in the victory. A 16-hit barrage in Game 2 propelled the Patriots to a 23-1 win in Game 2. Alex Kotaska and Hannah Zimmerman led the Pats with four hits, four runs and three RBIs apiece. Mackenzie Barthel and Morgan Zeise both had a pair of hits for WDC. Taya Salminen no
A pair of wild turkeys feed in a field Thursday morning along Highway 29 west of the Wadena city limits. One of the birds appears to be a crossbreed.
Marcus Riewer scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning Saturday as the Bertha Blazers edged Pelican Rapids 3-2 for their first victory of the town team baseball season. Riewer reached on an error to lead off the seventh. Jordan Riewer put down a sacrifice bunt to move him to second and Nate Meissner's flyout sent him to third.
Dillon Card and Luke Weniger combined for five hits, five runs and three RBIs Friday as they propelled Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale to a 15-7 victory over Lake Park-Audubon. Backing up BHV's No. 3 and No. 4 hitters were Mac Schluttner and Matt Lipinski. Schluttner went 3-for-4, scored twice and drove in a run. Lipinski went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Ethan Korfe, Ethan Orlando and Donavan Warren all scored twice for the Raiders. Card worked the first four innings on the hill for BHV to gain the win.
A parent who had done her homework was granted an opportunity to present her case Monday night in Verndale School's Media Center. Having already met with Superintendent Paul Brownlow, Ashlee Erbin-Tupper appeared at the Verndale school board's May meeting to ask for a waiver for her son to sit for an assessment. "I understand that you have an early acceptance policy established and right now I am trying to get a waiver so that my son can sit for the assessment and have the determination to enter kindergarten based off what he scores on that assessment," Erbin-Tupper said. Erbin-Tupper's son
Samuel Moore had the winning discus throw and the runner-up shot put Thursday in the John Reimer Invitational at Pillager. The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale standout hurled the discus 152-6. Jake Langner of Holdingford came in second with a toss of 129-04. Moore dueled Becker's Dillon Radunz for top honors in the shot put. Moore's best throw traveled 45-6. Randunz tossed the shot 47-2. Brett Jansen was the BHV's other standout in the boys' field.
Madison Valley scored three times and Michaela Powers drove in three runs Friday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders defeated Staples-Motley 8-2 on the Verndale diamond. Valley went 2-for-3 at the plate while Powers collected a solo hit. Driving in two runs apiece for the Raiders without contributing hits were Jordyn Glenz and Sydney Weniger. Leadoff hitter Sarah Moenkedick was held hitless but scored twice and joined Glenz and Weniger in drawing two walks.
Defending Class A state champion Pequot Lakes shot a team round of 316 Thursday as they dominated the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational at Whitetail Run. The host team from WDC shot a 405 for sixth place honors. McKayla Woods carded a team-best round of 95 for the Wolverines. Jess Rondestvedt was right behind her with a 96. Gabi Ross and Jessica Langer shot rounds of 101 and 113 respectively. Morgan Williams of Bemidji paced the field with a 76, Pequot Lakes was led by Alex Stone with a 77.
Austin Maneval earned the mound victory Friday as the New York Mills Eagles improved to 6-2-1 by defeating Wadena-Deer Creek 8-1 on the WDC diamond. Alex Redfield went 2-for-3 with a double as the Wolverines collected seven safeties against the Eagles.