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A summer remodeling program and personnel issues were on tap at the April 25 meeting of the Verndale School Board. Eight summer projects were outlined for the board by superintendent Paul Brownlow. The largest will be the removal of asbestos tile ($16,400) and the installation of new tile ($15,000) by Pladson Environmental of Minneapolis.
Hope Theisen carded a 101 Monday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines placed eighth in the Park Rapids Invitational at the Headwaters. Paige Hartman was two strokes off Theisen's pace while Amanda Kramer was seven.
Nick Jasmer went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs Tuesday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders pummeled Frazee 14-2 in six frames. Austin Selvey doubled and homered for the Raiders and drove in one run. The Hornets were guilty of seven errors in the game while the Raiders turned in a flawless fielding effort. "We played errorless ball and only walked three guys," BHV head coach Steve Riewer said. "If we can do that we can compete with the best teams in our section." Jared Hoemberg started on the mound for the Raiders but only went the first two innings.
Pete Tranvik's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines picked up three court victories Tuesday in the Detroit Lakes Triangular. The Wolverines bowed to Crookston 5-2 but pulled out a singles victory and a doubles win. Joey Pate, normally a doubles player, won his No. 3 singles match with Tanner Johnson 6-4, 6-4. Mike Paavola and Austin Korkowski switched from singles to doubles and topped the team of A.J. Biermaier and Ehren Mercil 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 1 match. Drew Larson was the only winner for WDC in a 6-1 loss to Detroit Lakes. Larson claimed his No.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots improved their season record to 6-1 by sweeping Wadena-Deer Creek 9-6 and 3-1 Tuesday in Wadena. The Patriots won the opener behind Kayla Wangen's pitching.
Bryan Silvers carded a 78 Saturday as the Wolverines placed eighth in the Staples-Motley Invitational. Silvers was just one stroke out of the Top 10. Tyler Fix was WDC's No. 2 finisher with a 81. Michael Wing finished seven strokes behind Fix. Jacob Goeden and Duke Harrison finished with a 93 and a 96. Wade Piper brought in a 142. St. Cloud Cathedral won the tournament with a 303 over the 18-hole course. Jake Curwin of Shattuck-St. Mary's and T.J. Bruce of St.
The Bertha-Hewitt Bears mauled Verndale pitching for six runs in the second in Tuesday en route to a 9-3 Park Region Conference softball win. Autumn Aeling drove in three runs for the Bears while joining Trenda Schwantz, Morgan Kapphahn and Hannah VanHale with two hits. Teresa Moenkedick led the Pirates with two hits in three trips to the plate. Verndale's cleanup hitter also scored once and drove in a run. Lizzy Yungbauer went 2-for-4. Christine Moenkedick chalked up the pitching win with three innings of help from Aeling.
Charley Cantrell captured two firsts while Rachel Craig and Logan Meyer each earned one Tuesday in the Hawley Booster Invitational. The Wadena-Deer Creek girls placed third in a nine-school field with 76 points. The WDC boys placed sixth with 23 points. Cantrell turned the 800 course in 2:30.63 and after the boys' 800 ran a 5:43.34 to win the 1,600. Craig placed in four events and won the shot put with a 35-5.5.
Kyle Dykhoff saw his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines split their third Mid-State Conference doubleheader in a row Tuesday at Pequot Lakes. Zach Logan went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the host Patriots collected a come-from-behind 7-6, eight-inning victory in Game 1. Derrick Rude and David Najjar both went 3-for-4 in the loss.
Amy Nebosis and Megan Cole combined for four hits, two triples and five RBIs Thursday as the Eagles stormed from behind with a five-run sixth to defeat the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 12-10. Jenna Esala went 3-for-4 in the win and scored three times. Christina Wolden had a strong game for the Wolverines with two hits, three runs and two RBIs. Avery Jackson and Mogan Lugert combined for four hits, two runs and two RBIs. WDC's Amanda Perkins had a rough outing as she gave up 13 hits and nine walks.