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Mike Barthels saw his Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders post a 1-2 record in Tuesday's home quadrangular with Perham, Breckenridge and Border West. Perham crushed the Raiders 56-10 by winning 11 of 14 matches. The Raiders countered with a 7-5 victory by Kasey Horn at 125, a 14-5 major decision by Jake Braaten at 152 and a 5-4 decision by Amos Schmidt at 171. The Raiders roared back to trounce Breck 51-24. Six Raiders won by pins. Both clubs forfeited two matches and each forfeited at 140. Border West claimed the first seven weights in defeating the Raiders 51-18.
The Verndale Pirates played one of their strongest games of the season before falling to New York Mills 56-52 Tuesday night at New York Mills. Zack Meidinger tallied 23 points and Caleb Burczyk tacked up 11 for the Pirates who led 30-29 at the midway point. Isaiah Bauck brought the Eagles back with a 26-point game. Adam Snelgrove came up with 13 points in the victory. NEW YORK MILLS (56) T. Wegscheid 2, I. Bauck 26, E. Tumberg 6, S. Imsande 4, Adam Snelgrove 13, F. Peeters 5. VERNDALE (52) D. Ehrmantraut 3, D. Motschenbacher 3, Z. Meidinger 23, K. Booth 6, J. Stinar 6, C.
Avery Jackson collected 14 points, five assists and four steals Tuesday as Wadena-Deer Creek clipped Frazee 54-44. The Wolverines won for the third time in the last four games and improved their season record to 5-13. "It was a game of two halves," WDC head coach Brian Silbernick said. The Wolverines dominated the first half and held a 21-point lead at one point before the Hornets whittled their lead down to 15 points, 36-21. The Hornets won the second half 23-18. Hannah Toedter canned six of her seven floor shots in a 14-point night.
Girls' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 66, Breckenridge 35 Courtney Volkmann 10 pts, 6 asst Avery Jackson 14pts, 4 assts Emily Miron 20 pts Kelsi Crawford 9 pts, 5 reb, 6 steals Rachael Carlisle 9 pts, 8 reb Boys' Basketball Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 48, Wadena-Deer Creek 46 Nevis 79, Verndale 45 Boys' Hockey Northern Lakes 4, Wadena-Deer Creek 1
Boys' Basketball Pequot Lakes 58, Wadena-Deer Creek 53 New York Mills 56, Verndale 52 Girls' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 54, Frazee 44 Underwood 69, Verndale 52 Girls' Hockey St.
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Wadena's Dewayne Steward and Patchrick Szathmary will fight Leech Lake's J.R. Robinson and Detroit Lakes' Shane Kern Saturday, Feb. 13, in a double main event at the Wadena Armory. The Wadena boxing club's third home card of the winter boxing season will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include boxers from seven different teams.
Big Dalton Jampsa pumped in 30 points Monday as the Underwood Rockets toppled Verndale 67-49. The Rockets shot at a 50 percent clip from the field and hit on 14 of their 22 free throw attempts. Collin Teich backed up Jampsa with 12 tallies. Zack Meidinger returned to the lineup for Verndale and netted 21 of his team's game points. Caleb Burczyk and Dallas Ehrmantraut came up with 12 and 10 points respectively. UNDERWOOD (67) B. Collins 2, G. Kimber 4, J. Giesene 6, D. Jampsa 30, J. Hamann 2, B. Masloski 7, D. Thoen 4, C. Teich 12. Totals: 22/3 14-22 67 VERNDALE (49) D.
Hannah Rutten netted 24 points and Alicia Boe buried 22 as the state-ranked New York Mills Eagles routed Verndale 76-21 Monday for their 14th win in 15 outings. Sam Welter also hit double figures for the Eagles as she tacked up 10 tallies. Amber Wendt scored eight points in the loss while Elizabeth Johnson added seven. NEW YORK MILLS (76) B. Helmeke 3, K. McCall 7, A. Boe 22, T. Rehm 1, S. Welter 10, B. Menze 6, M. Carlson 3, H. Rutten 24. VERNDALE (21) T. Finck 2, E. Johnson 7, J. Schluttner 2, J. Swenson 2, A. Wendt 8. New York Mills 51 25 - 76 Verndale 12 9 - 21