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The first clues of what Minnesota's 2014 waterfowl hunting season may be like are now showing up on ponds and lakes across the state's west-central region. After a brutally cold but fairly dry winter, rafts of diving ducks like canvasback, scaup and redheads mingle with the startling colors of wood ducks, shovelers and mallards to bring a kaleidoscope of feathered activity to waters which until recently were frozen and snow-covered. Most of the visitors are migrating north in the age-old procession from the southern wintering grounds to their breeding areas.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines placed 12th in the Pre-Section 6AA boys’ golf tournament Monday with a team round of 404 at Sartell’s Blackberry Ridge. Wesley Janson fired a 92 to...
Missy Tabery’s Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines settled for a seventh-place tie with Moorhead Monday in the Cardinal Invitational at the Legacy Dutch Course. Gabi Ross shot a team-best 91 as the...
Elementary paraprofessional Joan Greenwaldt, technology coordinator Aaron Johnson and head girls’ hockey coach George Behl are leaving their posts. The District 2155 school board accepted Greenwaldt’s retirement after a 17-year...
Who are these guys and what did they do with the Minnesota Twins? The Twins started the last full week of April ranked first in the major leagues in on base percentage (.354). For a team that has one of the worst team earned run averages in baseball (4.90), the stat is a huge one. It means the Twins have been able to hide their crummy pitching - especially in the starting ranks where only No.
Wadena's Neil Janson and six other Region 4 boxers failed to advance through the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves boxing tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Palace Casino in Cass Lake. Janson was stopped on an Referee Stops Contest (RSC) decision in the first round Saturday by Region 2 fighter Nchatxu Vang, who went on to defeating Region 1's Xavier Griffin in the 123-pound finals on Saturday. Wadena boxing coach Bob Tubandt felt Janson fought well but added "he hasn't had the experience." Two Region 4 boxers advanced to Sunday's finals.
Jacob Goeden carded a 77 Monday as the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' golf team opened their season by firing a team round of 330 in the Detroit Lakes Early Bird. The Wolverines finished in a sixth-place tie with Crosby-Ironton. Detroit Lakes dominated the meet with a 277 — 31 strokes better than runner-up West Fargo. Detroit Lakes' Ben Mallow turned in a strong 67 round for individual medalist honors. WDC's Wesley Janson was just two stroke off Goeden's pace. Jordan Kern and Thomas Quincer came up with scores of 86 and 88 respectively.
March 30-April 4 Sunday, Sunset VFW - 177 Eagles Café - 165 MN Valley Irrigation - 144 Star Bank - 130 The Fun Team - 128 1/2 Gene's Team - 122 Freightway Trucking - 166 Wadena Lanes - 114 Vick's Sealcoating - 110 Gutter Dusters - 109 Lane Jockeys - 72 1/2 High Team Series: The Fun Team - 2745 High Team Game: The Fun Team - 1015 Men's High Individual Series: Scott Gaudette - 637 Bill Poppe - 616 (254) Gene Captain - 609 Women's High Individual Series: LuAnn Koskiniemi - 519 Steph Selander - 508 Brittany Randall - 503 Monday, Early Birds Championship Bracket Keith
Wadena's Neil Janson and seven other Region IV boxers are slated to see action in tUpper Midwest Tournament at the Palace Casino Saturday and Sunday in Cass Lake. Joining the 123-pound Janson will be Region IV champions Eloy Zavala (132), Joe James (141), Greg Whalen (152), Angel Pacheco (165), Victor Hernandez (178), Avery Miller (heavyweight) and Mike Robinson (superheavyweight). Central Minnesota boxers will compete with boxers from Minneapolis, St. Paul and North Dakota. Saturday's action begins at 7 p.m. Sunday's boxing finals are set for a 1 p.m.
The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders were able to parlay four hits, five errors and 12 walks into an 11-3 victory Thursday at Pillager. Sydney Weniger collected two hits and drove in two RBIs for the Raiders in their season opener. The Huskies banged out 11 hits, including doubles by Brook Hunstad, Emma Litke and Kate Foehrenbacher. Hannah VanHale fanned six in posting the pitching win. The Huskies committed five errors while the Raiders committed only one. BHV 11 4 1 Pillager 3 11 5 WP- Hannah VanHale; LP- Abby Brooks