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Paige Hartman's 95 led the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Tuesday as they placed fifth in the eight-team Crosby-Ironton Invitational at Ruttger's Bay. Breanna Speed, Amanda Kramer and Kaitlin Warren brought in rounds of 105, 109 and 121 for the Wolverines who posted a team score of 430. Staples-Motley standout Emily Israelson took medalist honors wih a 79. Croby-Ironton Invitational Pequot Lakes 327 Grand Rapids 362, Staples-Motley 366, Cambridge-Isanti 387, WDC 430, Hibbing 460, Crosby Ironton 464, Aitkin 474 Speed, Hartman pace Wolverines at Whitetail Brenna Speed shot a 94 and Paige Ha
Caitlin Volkmann struck out a dozen and Michaela Lehmkuhl continued her torrid hitting as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines trumped Crosby-Ironton 8-6 and 23-8 Wednesday in a Mid-State twinbill. Volkmann was in complete charge over the first four innings of Game 1 before the Rangers touched her for two runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh. The Wolverines got to C-I hurler Kassandra Wiseley in the fourth for six runs and tallied two more in the seventh.
Jamie Nordlund homered and Jordan Wohlwend gave the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers seven good innings Sunday in a 4-2 Hi-10 League victory over Bluffton. The season opener saw Nordlund connecting in his first at-bat in the first inning to give the Shockers a 1-0 lead. Nordlund later brought Wohlwend in with a sacrifice to give him two RBIs for the day. Jake Krause and Ryan Redfield also came up with RBIs for the Shockers. Krause drove in Travis George in the fourth when he reached on a fielder's choice. Redfield sacrificed in J.J.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Jacob Goeden carded a 93 Wednesday in the Deacon's Invitational at Breezy Point to earn an individual spot in the upcoming Mid-Minnesota Conference finals. The Wolverines shot a team score of 418 on the Deacon's Lodge course.
Logan Meyer grabbed another shot put title Thursday in the Hank Emmel Invitational at Pelican Rapids. Meyer put the shot 51-2 in the meet, just two days after recording a personal best 54-foot toss in the Hawley Booster. Backing up Meyer with two fourth place finishes was Neil Janson who turned the 800 in 2:09.56 and ran the 1,600 in 4:55.34. WDC's 4x400 relay team of Chris Steward, Jeff Webb, Shane Motschenbacher and Janson brought in a fifth place time of 3:46.96. WDC's Kierann Steward placed third in the 100 dash with a 13.03 and third in the 200 dash with a 27.42.
Kyle Dykhoff's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines may as well have said "no runs for you" when the Crosby-Ironton Rangers came to town Tuesday looking for wins. Kenny Sakry fired a three-hitter as the Wolverines glided to a 6-0 win over their Mid-State foes in the opener. Jonathan Goeden and Jake Rude scattered seven hits in the nightcap as the Wolverines won again by the exact score as Game 1. "This was a big sweep for us," WDC Head Coach Kyle Dykhoff said.
Northern Pines Mental Health Center is returning to Wadena. The non-profit corporation has acquired Wadena's Neighborhood Counseling Center and will be continuing services with the same 10-person staff, which includes five therapists, rehabilatative services specialists and administrative support personnel. Northern Pines was originally formed by five counties, including Wadena, and previously operated out of the Tri-County Health Center.