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Wadena graduate Don Hunke and Menahga wrestler Nate Hendrickson will be inducted to the David Bartelma Wrestling Hall of Fame April 26 at McKinney's on Southside in Benson. Hunke graduated from Wadena High School in 1955. He attended Moorhead State and began a teaching career in 1959 at Barrett. Hunke moved to Parkers Prairie in 1963 where he taught for 30 years. Hunke did not wrestle in high school but he assisted Hall of Fame coach Andy McCarty for four years. Hunke was a Parkers Prairie wrestling coach from 1970-1982.
Can the Minnesota Twins muster enough talent to contend in the American League Central this year? The Twins open the season Monday in Chicago and logic is screaming a high-pitched "no-o-o-o" right now since Detroit, Cleveland and Kansas City won 27, 26 and 20 games more than the Twins did last year. On the other hand, this is baseball and we are in the season of hope, so why not indulge in some fantasy and see where it takes us? The Twins had added starting pitchers in each of the last two off-seasons so last year's lousy staff ERA was a fluke.
Mit-Ti-Quab Archery League Scores (Week 6) TEAM POINTS Weber's Wadena Hardware 7.0 Gene's Sports 5.5 Bullseye Bar & Grill 5.5 Kerns Electronics & Lazer 4.0 Prairie Archery 3.0 Super One 2.0 Jefferson Hearing Aid Center 1.0 TOTAL TEAM RUNNING HANDICAP POINTS Gene's sports 6496 Kerns Electronics & Lazer 6494 Bullseye Bar & Grill 6492
March 2-March 7 Sunday, Sunset Eagles Café - 108 Wadena VFW - 101 MN Valley Irrigation - 95 Star Bank - 89 Wadena Lanes - 77 Vick's Sealcoating - 71 The Fun Team - 64.5 Gene's Team - 64 Gutter Dusters - 64 Freightway Trucking - 57.5 Lane Jockeys - 35.5 High Team Series: MN Valley Irrigation - 2892 High Team Game: Gutter Dusters - 1069 Men's High Individual Series: Darren Horton - 708 (278) Joey Price - 698 (279) Terry Selander - 626 Women's High Individual Series:
Ken Miller will put a veteran team on the track this spring as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale girls build on a strong 2013 performance. "Our No. 1 goal in 2014 is to compete in all meets as a team and as individuals," Miller said. "We have a deeper team than last year and that should help us move up in the conference and True Team standings."
Wadena-Deer Creek's Hope Theisen has been named to the Mid-State girls' basketball team. Theisen capped her career by passing the 1,000-point mark in WDC's final regular season game of the season Feb. 28 with Frazee. Joining the WDC senior were Detroit Lakes' Trisa Hutchinson, Kyley Foster and Shay Nielson; Pequot Lakes' Kayla Miller, Katie White and Vanessa Lane; Staples-Motley's Jaelin Beachy, Mackenzie Holst and Grace Wolhowe; Crosby-Ironton's Shannon Lundgren and Meredith Silgen and Park Rapids' Charity Ridlon.
It would be interesting to know if the Department of Natural Resources really believe Minnesota deer hunters have anything to bellyache about. The DNR has "listening sessions" set up to hear the gripes of disgruntled hunters and yet they have come out as opposing a late winter effort to feed whitetails in the Arrowhead region of the state. It has the smell of politics.
The Wadena-Deer Creek school board accepted the retirement request of high school science instructor Craig Klawitter Monday night at their March meeting. Klawitter is the high school's senior faculty member having joined the staff in 1978. The board also gave tentative approval to Klawitter's request to come back next fall as a part-time instructor. "He would like to come back part-time and we would like to have him back part-time," WDC superintendent Lee Westrum said.
Marc Reynolds takes over the head reins at Wadena-Deer Creek this spring with the aspiration of having larger track and field teams in the years ahead. The Wolverines failed to send anyone to the state meet last year but Reynolds, who filled an assistant's role, believes better numbers will increase their odds. This year's squad will be buoyed by a promising crop of freshmen and sophomores.
Freshman Quinn Kircher and sophomore Crystal Pearson poured in 29 points apiece Tuesday as the Browerville Tigers roared past the Verndale Pirates 79-54 in the North Sub-Section 5A championship game on the Wadena-Deer Creek court.