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Craig Klawitter's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines staged a two-out, seventh-inning rally Monday to top Staples-Motley 11-10 and gain a split of their Mid-State Conference doubleheader in Wadena. Michaela Lehmkuhl swung a potent RBI bat for the Wolverines driving in six runs as she went 2-for-3 at the plate.
Paige Hartman shot an 89 Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines posted a team round of 399 for sixth place honors in the United North Central Invitational at Blueberry Pines. Hartman was 15 strokes off the winning pace set by Grand Rapids medalist Dani DelGrego. Her round was 13 strokes better than WDC's Hope Theisen, who was runner-up on the WDC squad with a 102. Casie Polman came in with a 103 while Amanda Kramer shot a 105, Gabi Ross fired a 107 and Heather Theisen carded a 109. Grand Rapids edged Pequot Lakes for top honors with a 337.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Mike Paavola and Drew Larson were double winners Monday as Wadena-Deer Creek suffered two tough losses to Park Rapids and Perham Monday in the Park Rapids triangular. Paavola beat Park Rapids' Nick Lopez 6-0, 6-1 in No. 2 singles action and topped Perham's Jordan Cresap 6-0, 6-4. Larson won both of his No.
Logan Meyer won the shot put and took third in the discus Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines hosted the Mid-State Conference track and field meet under sunny skies. Meyer dominated the shot with a 53-7 toss. Park Rapids runner-up Cole Tretbar had a 43-11.5 effort.
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.