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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.
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.