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Luke Weniger reached on an error and scored on a passed ball Thursday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale slipped past Parkers Prairie 3-2 for a regular season sweep. The Panthers jumped ahead 2-1 in the top of the sixth as Harry Samuelson singled in Zach Gappa. Matt Lipinski gave the Raiders hope in the bottom of the seventh when he led off with a walk. Weniger reached on an error and courtesy runner Jordan Frethem moved to second. With Mack Jones at the plate, Frethem moved to third on an error. Jones proceeded to lace a RBI-single and move Weniger to second.
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Mac Schluttner limited Pine River-Backus to three hits Friday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale posted a 12-0 victory in five frames. Schluttner walked two and fanned five in his outing. He allowed a double to Nick Ackerman and a triple to Nick Gravdahl. Ethan Orlando and Luke Weniger both went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the victory. Jordan Frethem and Matt Lipinski went 2-for-2, scored twice and drove in two runs. Preston Riewer and Zach Johnson also chalked up two runs. Ethan Korfe slugged a solo home run for BHV. The Tigers threw four pitchers at the Raiders.
The Wadena-Deer Creek school board went into executive session at the end of their April meeting Monday night to discuss allegations against an employee of District 2155. Executive sessions are provided so boards can address issues involving privileged information and matters of a private nature. WDC Superintendent Lee Westrum told the Pioneer Journal Tuesday morning he cannot be specific about the allegations because of data privacy laws. "There is a complaint against an employee," Westrum said. "We can't really comment on the nature of the complaint but we are investigating.
Wadena boxers Trent Petro and Blake Herron lost their Upper Midwest Golden Gloves bouts over the weekend at Northern Lights Casino in Walker. Petro lost his 178-pound Class A fight to Xavier Hayden of Minneapolis. Herron, who was replacing teammate Kevin Harper in the 123-pound weight class, came out on the short end of a split decision with St. Paul's Nchatxu Vang. Following the tournament, Herron was awarded the Sportsmanship Trophy. Wadena 152-pounder T.J. Steward won a non-tournament fight with Casey Wallace of Minneapolis by decision.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Sam Moore won the shot put and the discus Thursday in the Pillager Invitational. Moore, a state qualifier last year for the Raiders, put the shot 42-1 and tossed the discus 149-7. Brett Jansen took third in the 1,600 run with a 5:09.76 and Collin Morris was fourth in the 400 dash with a 58.14. The BHV boys placed eighth in the 10-team meet with 36 points. Otter Tail Central took first with 148 points. Rumor Stokes and McKenzie Richter chalked up second place finishes for the BHV girls to help them earn a fifth place finish with 47 points.
Sydney Weniger singled Jordyn Glenz home with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth Thursday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale slipped past New York Mills 6-5 in a Park Region Conference fastpitch game. The Eagles tied the game at 5-5 in the top of the seventh as Madison Kane came home on a two-out single by Kenna Salo and a fielding error. Glenz led off the eighth with a single and stole second to put herself in scoring position for Weniger's base hit. The Eagles out-hit the Raiders 8-6 with Kane, Rhiana Roberts and Lydia Irons collecting two safeties apiece.
Hans Hanson's Perham Yellowjackets took a pair from Wadena-Deer Creek last Tuesday winning 11-3 and 6-2 on the WDC diamond. Patrick Murphy held the Wolverines scoreless for the first five innings of Game 1. Murphy surrendered only three hits and did not allow a walk.
Brody Wangsness, Danyel Post, Ellie Miron, Sutton Lohmiller and Autumn Jahnke claimed firsts Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines challenged a six-team field in the Perham Invitational a Meinhover Field. Competing one day after the Browne Invitational in Wadena, Wangsness ran a 16.47 in the 110 hurdles, Post won the triple jump by going 30 feet, Miron tossed the shot 31-4, Lohmiller tossed the discus 49-6 and Jahnke cleared the pole vault bar at 8-6. The WDC boys got a runner-up time of 1:37.31 from their 4x400 relay team.
Tracy Fruechte saw her Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines fall twice Thursday in a Mid-State doubleheader on the Staples-Motley diamond. Quinn Uhlmann went 3-for-4, drove in a run and scored one herself as the Cardinals won the opener 7-5. Lisa Kossan was 2-for-3 in the win and scored twice. Kelsie Weite tripled and scored a run. The Cards won the game in the bottom of the seventh when they broke a 5-5 tie with two-run inning. Maddy Hinojos sparked the Wolverines with three hits in four trips to the plate. Morgan Zeise collected one hit and drove in a pair.