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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.
Jacob Goeden broke into the 80s on his home course Tuesday as he paced the Wolverines with an 86 in the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational. Goeden bettered his score on Saturday at Staples-Motley by nine strokes to capture 12th place in the 48-golfer individual competition. Nick Forsberg of Staples-Motley claimed medalist honors in the eight-team meet with a 71 as he led his Cardinals to a winning 389 team round. The Wolverines were eighth with a 506. Coming in behind Goeden were Mitchell Swanson with a 102, Wesley Janson with a 103, Adam Lund with a 105, Matt Quincer with a 110 and Tony Reuri
The Parkers Prairie Panthers broke open a tight game with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth Thursday to claim an 11-1 victory over the Verndale Pirates. The Pirates edged the Panthers 14-13 in their first Park Region Conference meeting this season. Four Parkers players, Micaela Noga, Madison Dorn, Kathryn Burquest and Sarah Bunde, rapped two hits apiece in the victory. Dorn, Burquest, Bunde and Anna Guenther all drove in two runs. Teresa Moenkedick went 3-for-3 at the plate in the loss.
Preston Riewer went the distance on the hill Tuesday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders posted a 7-3 victory over Parkers Prairie. Riewer allowed just four hits but walked four batters. Five different players collected hits for the Raiders with Daryn Kirscht tripling for the game's only extra base hit. Dylan McCallson went 2-for-3 at the plate for Parkers and scored once. BHV 003 210 1 - 7 5 3 PP 010 200 x - 3 4 3 WP- Preston Riewer; LP- Eric Ronning OTC 9, BHV 4 Out-hitting the Bulldogs was not enough Thursday as Steve Riewer's Raiders were flattened by an eight-run inning. Walks
Ella Harrison and Paige Hartman led the way Monday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines placed seventh in the Park Rapids Invitational at Headwaters Golf Course. Harrison came in with a 91 while Hartman was one stroke off her pace with a 92. Heather Theisen and Breanna Speed also shot in the 90s with identical 97 rounds.
Peter Tranvik's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines came up empty Monday in a 7-0 loss to the Aitkin Gobblers. WDC No. 2 singles player Mike Paavola defeated Aitkin's Dan Klucas 6-2 in their second set after Klucas took the first set 7-6. The two players battled in the third set before Klucas was able to pull out a 7-5 win. The short-handed Wolverines forfeited at No. 2 and No.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Logan Meyer not only beat his previous best throw in the shot put Tuesday, he completely shattered it. Meyer won the event with a record toss of 54-6.75 feet. The WDC senior's previous best was a 51-11. It is believed that Meyer is now second on the Wadena-Deer Creek records list behind Reg Hooten.
Jonathan Goeden went the distance as Wadena-Deer Creek rallied from a 6-4 loss in Game 1 to earn a doubleheader split Friday with Park Rapids in Mid-State Conference play. Goeden scattered seven hits in racking up his mound win. Goeden also supplied some of the pop at the plate with one hit and one RBI. Jake Krause, Matt Laughlin and Christian Berg combined for three hits, three runs and three RBIs. Sam Coborn was the big stick for Park Rapids going 3-for-4 at the plate. Chris Goplerud went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double in Game 1.
Craig Klawitter's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines sandwiched a victory between two tough losses Wednesday in the re-scheduled Fosston Invitational. The Wolverines jumped out to a 5-0 lead against perennial headache Sebeka but saw the Trojans rally for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to gain a 7-6 upset win. Caitlin Volkmann went 2-for-4 and scored a run for the Wolverines.