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Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Dillon Card made another valiant run at a state championship Saturday at St. Paul's Xcel Center but found BOLD's Manuel Garcia blocking in his way. Garcia defeated the BHV senior standout 8-3 in Class A's 220-pound finals to deny him the ultimate victory in the three-day tournament. Garcia brought a full season and a 36-1 record into the championship match. Card, spent most of the season as a spectator after suffering a wrist injury in football, was 11-0. ""It was just not Dillon's day," BHV head coach Mike Barthel said.
Wadena-Deer Creek will take the court against Hawley for the second time this season in a South Sub-Section 8AA tilt Thursday at Hawley. The Wolverines are seeded eighth in the...
The Verndale Pirates open their bid to improve on last year’s finish in the North Sub-Section 5A basketball playoffs Thursday hosting Hill City. The 7 p.m. contest between the third-ranked...
Kiley Smieja led a balanced Upsala attack with 14 points Friday night as the Cardinals rallied in the second half to beat Verndale 57-51. Art Schluttner's team took a 29-22 lead into the halftime locker room break but it was all Upsala in the second half as they shredded the Verndale defense for 35 points. Sara Herzog, Danica Cheney and Katlin Welinski backed Smieja up with 13, 11 and 10 points respectively. The Cards shot 42 percent from the field and were five of 10 on three-point shots. Sarah Moenkedick edged Shania Glenz as Verndale's scoring leader with 18 points.
Wadena-Deer Creek senior Tristin Godel has been named to the All Mid-State Conference wrestling squad. Godel took a 17-8 record into last week's Section 6A individual wrestling tournament and was regarded as WDC's best bet for advancement to the Class A state meet.
Put 32 cats in a sack, tie it shut and you pretty much have the National Football League. These cats were on the prowl recently at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where they were hunting for the talent they need at the annual scouting combine. More than 300 college football prospects ran, jumped, pressed, spun and did whatever they could to dazzle their prospective employers. These are not the kind of employers that have to see your degree and your grade point average.
Jordan Sales scored 18 points as Swanville defeated Verndale 65-44 Thursday to scoop up their fifth win in the last six games. Swanville improved to 13-9 on the season in handing the Pirates their fifth straight loss. Verndale closed out the regular season with a 10-15 mark. Tyler Evans netted 15 points in the victory and Austin Johnson pumped in a dozen. The Bulldogs went 21 of 30 at the foul line for a 70 percent average. Mac Schluttner was Verndale's top scorer with 17 points.
Wadena-Deer Creek’s Carter Wright continued to surprise his competition Friday morning as he decisioned Section 7A’s Dan Nordean 7-1 in the Class A state wrestling tournament at St. Paul’s Xcel...
The Lake Park-Audubon Raiders rallied from a 28-24 halftime deficit Friday to hand Wadena-Deer Creek a 59-52 loss at Lake Park. Mitch Hall led the Raiders with 19 points while Lane Ulmer canned 11. Dacotah Mittag was WDC's top point man with 13 tallies. Tanner Horn and Jack Goeden netted 11 and 10 points respectively. The Raiders improved to 7-16. The Wolverines ended the regular season with an 0-26 record. The eighth-seeded Wolverines will square off with top-seeded Hawley Thursday in a 4 p.m.