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A high school aptitude test indicated that Don Shelby's talents led in one of two directions - journalism or the ministry. Monday night at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena the news celebrity practiced both professions at the same time and his message was all about fear.
Ryan Redfield dazzled Pequot Lakes with a no-hitter Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines gained a split with their Mid-State rivals on the WDC diamond. The Wolverines pulled out a 1-0 victory in Game 1 before coming up short in a 6-5 nightcap. "Ryan had electric stuff," WDC Head Coach Kyle Dykhoff said. "It was hands down the best pitching performance that WDC has had in my four seasons as head coach." Redfield walked two and fanned 11 in his pitching gem, The Wolverines scored the only run of Game 1 in the second inning when Jonathan Goeden drove in Kenny Sakry.
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 7, Parkers Prairie 3 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 a
The Wadena-Deer Creek girls' golf team captured second place Wednesday in the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Invitational at Tianna Country Club. The Wolverines shot a team round of 417 to tie East Grand Forks for runner-up honors. WDC's Heather Theisen fired a 93 to claim fourth place and Ella Harrison brought in a 97 for seventh. WDC's Amanda Kramer shot a 106 and Gabi Ross fired a 121. Kaily Carlin led Fosston to a winning 370 with a medalist round of 85.
The Pillager Huskies racked up their first two Park Region softball victories Tuesday as they swept Dan Johnson's Verndale Pirates 14-2 and 13-11. Carly Bell tossed a four-hitter for Pillager in Game 1. Bell allowed six walks but also fanned six. Bell, Hannah Horn and Caroline Razinski combined for five runs, five hits and seven RBIs. Jordyn Glenz was Verndale's top hitter with two safeties. Kirstin Korfe and Teresa Moenkedick surrendered 15 walks. The Huskies were just as patient at the plate in Game 2.
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder racked up six victories in straight sets Tuesday en route to a 7-0 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. WDC singles players Mike Paavola and Shane Perry gave their No. 1 and No. 4 foes a run for their money. Both lost 6-1 in the first set but played tough tennis in the second set, losing 7-5. The Wolverines forfeited the No.
The hard-hitting Pequot Lakes Tigers swept Wadena-Deer Creek 9-8 and 13-3 Tuesday in Mid-State Conference softball play. Game 1 saw the Tigers push three unearned runs across the plate and grab a 4-0 lead in the first inning. The top half of Pequot's batting order banged out seven of their nine hits. Michaela Lehmkuhl hit her third home run of the season for WDC.
Logan Meyer won his second shot put title in two days Tuesday at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Invitational. The Wadena-Deer Creek senior won the event with a toss of 50 feet. Meyer won the shot put in the Browne Invitational Monday with a toss of 51 feet. The 2011 state shot put qualifier showed his talent in the weights at Long Prairie with a second place fling of 126-9.5 in the discus. Earning runner-up finishes for the Wolverines were Emma Schmitz, Autumn Jahnke and Keiann Steward. Schmitz ran a 5:48.49 in the 1,600.
Wadena Golden Gloves superheavyweight Jose Perez will compete in the Golden Gloves National Tournament April 30-May 5 at Mesquite, Nev. The hard-hitting Perez is replacing North Dakota fighter J.J. Moen, Perez lost a split decision to Moen in their Upper Midwest championship fight March 15 at Walker's Northern Lights Casino. Also making the trip from Region 4 are Fergus Falls 123-pounder Sergio Garcia and 132-pounder Nate Rubin, who fights under the Brainerd banner.
The Wadena-Deer Creek school board approved a billboard campaign to encourage enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year Monday at their April meeting. With a brand-new secondary school just five months away from catering to students in grades 5-12, the board wants to put the word out as soon as possible. Billboard signs on Highway 10 west of Wadena and Highway 29 southwest of Wadena will sport pictures of the new secondary on Colfax Avenue. Open houses are set for Aug. 29. Classes begin Sept.