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Verndale firefighters attend to a fire four miles east of Blue Grass along 220th Street Tuesday afternoon. Air and ground units were used to battle the fire along the east...
Wadena-Deer Creek's Brody Wangsness took top honors in the 110 hurdles and placed second in the 300 hurdles Friday as the Wolverines placed fourth in the Cardinal Invitational. Wangsness ran the 110 hurdles in a time of 16.87 and posted a time of 44.38 in the 300.
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the first player selected in the NFL's 2014 college football draft. Enough drool was spilled over this guy by the hype masters to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool before the draft. You just had to believe the South Carolina pass rushing terror was the most wanted football player in the country. So what happened? Clowney played in some pre-season games and then started in Houston's season opener with Washington. He played one full quarter before suffering a knee injury.
The Park Rapids Panthers refused to let Wadena-Deer Creek enter the win column Thursday as they notched 8-4 and 6-5 victories over the Wolverines in a Mid-State Conference doubleheader on the WDC diamond. The Wolverines came up with only two hits in the opener. Michael Behl's double was the big hit for WDC. The Panthers collected 13 hits in the win. Derek Porozinski tacked up the mound win for the Panthers while Joe Wallgren suffered the loss. The Wolverines went gunning for the Panthers in Game 2 with Zac Schertler coming up with three hits in four trips to the plate.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines tied Fergus Falls for sixth with a 412 team score Friday playing in raw and windy conditions at the Bemidji Town and Country Club. Jess Rondestvedt and McKayla Woods tied for WDC's lowest round with 18-hole scores of 96. Gabie Ross came in with a 102 and Jessica Langer shot a 118. "The girls were tough playing in these conditions and it was our first meet," WDC head coach Missy Tabery said. "We left a lot of shots out there.
Madison Valley went 3-for-4 in leading a 12-hit attack Thursday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale trounced Parkers Prairie 12-1 for a regular season sweep. Valley homered in the game along with teammates Jordyn Glenz and Sydney Weniger. The three players combined for six hits, five runs and five RBIs in the win. The Raiders came out swinging the bats and led 7-0 after two frames. The Panthers were finally able to score a solo run in the fourth. Jordan Carr allowed only two hits in notching the pitching win.
Rumor Stokes won the 300 hurdles and the triple jump Friday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale girls scored 73 points in the Cardinal Invitational. Stokes ran a time of 53.21 in the 300 hurdles and showed her versatility by winning the triple with a leap of 33-4.5. Stokes also came up with fourth place points in the long jump when she covered 14-2.5. Courtney Templin was strong in the 400 dash with a runner-up time of 1:04.64. Becca Conn's 14.71 time in the 100 dash gave her third place. The Raiders won the 4x200 relay with the team of Stokes, Templin, Alyssa Thompson and Erica VanDenheuvel po
Jordan Kern carded an 89 Saturday as the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' golf team finished ninth with a team round of 397 in the Cardinal Invitational at The Vintage. Staples-Motley's Andrew Israelson claimed medalist honors on his home court with a 74. Rounding out the WDC scoring were Thomas Quincer with a 92, Jack Goeden with a 104, Matthew Quincer with a 112, Dawson Lupkes with a 122 and Jaron Englund with a 132. Perham took top team honors with a 330. Staples-Motley Invitational Perham 330, Pequot Lakes 340, Albany 343, Providence Academy 347, Staples-Motley 347, Crosby-Ironton 350, Bemid
Victory eluded Tracy Fruechte's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines twice Thursday as they dropped a pair of one-run decisions to the Panthers in Park Rapids. The Panthers staged a four-run comeback in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Wolverines 9-8 in the opener. Nicole Eischens started the rally when she reached on an error. Hope Johnson then singled and Brooke Jerger reached on a fielder's choice. A double by Sydney Bynum and a triple by Tara Johanning capped the comeback. Casey Volkmann went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs in the loss.
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.