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Sue Volkmann sees her Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines playing their own game as they tackle their 2014 schedule. "We're a year older, we're more mature and we're more confident," Volkmann said. "They're trying to play for themselves now." Hope Theisen, a standout for the Wolverines during a five-year run that saw them claim four state tournament trips, a state title and a section runner-up finish, graduated last spring creating a clean break with the club's illustrious past. The Wolverines went from a 22-9 season in 2012 to a 6-24 record in 2013. "We were so inexperienced," Volkmann said.
Wadena-Deer Creek head coach Howie Kangas is looking for more team speed to improve the fortunes of his Wolverines this fall. With seven starters back on offense and on defense, the Wolverines will be hosting West Central Area Friday in a 7 p.m. game. "Offensively, I hope we're going to be a little more diversified," Kangas said.
A bale thrower shoots a square bale into a wagon Thursday afternoon as a farmer harvests some alfalfa from a field four miles south of Deer Creek.
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Harrison Papillon of Fridley, Minn. was one of many who enjoyed a slice of watermelon Saturday at Vining's Watermelon Days.
Lane Waldahl removes fried chicken from a deep fat fryer Thursday afternoon in the Wadena Rotary Club's cooking shack at BN Park. Waldahl has been frying chicken for the annual...
Forkhorn Field Day is slated for Sunday, Aug.
Verndale Secondary Prinicipal Tom Riitters pitches in Friday morning to unload a lockers from a semi-truck trailer. The Verndale school has been undergoing to huge remodeling job this summer and...
Verndale's Shelley Glenz will be able to throw a veteran crew at the competition this season as she tries to improve on a 19-10-1 season record. The head volleyball coach lost senior starter Krista Dailey to graduation but returns a strong group of underclassmen. Third-year co-captains Sarah Moenkedick and Jordyn Glenz will lead the Pirates. Moenkedick, a junior outside hitter, led the Pirates in serving percentage and digs last year. Glenz did not let her lack of height interfere with her work as a middle hitter.
Singles player Lindy Jones and the doubles duo of Sarah Moen and Erin Johnson earned sixth place honors Saturday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines opened their 2014 season at the eight-team Park Rapids Invitational. Playing at No. 4 singles, Jones lost her first match to to Park Rapids' Tori Hilmanowski 2-6, 4-6 before topping Fergus Falls' Alice Schindler 7-6 (7-4) 6-4. Jones won her first match against Roseau's Kate Wensloff 7-5 but then lost 2-6, 5-10. Moen and Johnson played No. 1 doubles for the Wolverines.