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When you are chasing the No. 4- and 5-ranked teams in the state, every point and every victory counts. That is the lot of Jed Carlson's Hawley Nuggets, who trounced Wadena-Deer Creek 83-55 Monday night in a non-conference tilt at WDC Elementary. "We actually didn't play that bad, Hawley is just that good," WDC Head Coach Tom VanErp said. Our pregame goal was to keep turnovers to 18 or less.
Wadena-Deer Creek wrestlers Mitch Steffens and Tony Reurink won the 113 and 220 pound weight classes Saturday in the eight-team Big Ole Tournament at Alexandria. Steffens pinned Nick Meyer of Kerkhoven-Murdock Sunburg in just 38 seconds to claim the 113 title.
Senior Avery Jackson came through big for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Monday night scoring the winning field goal with five seconds left in a 53-52 victory over the streaking Sauk Centre Mainstreeters. The loss broke a string of seven straight wins for the Mainstreeters and dropped them to 16-4. The Wolverines won for the third straight time in boosting their record to 16-5. The Wolverines trailed 27-24 at halftime on the Mainstreeters' court. The last three minutes of the game saw the Wolverines nipping on Sauk Centre's heels.
Teresa Moenkedick pumped in a whopping 32 points as the Verndale Pirates set themselves up for a shot at the .500 mark by topping New York Mills 68-65 Friday in a Park Region Conference tilt. Jordy Schluttner and Jordyn Glenz backed up Moenkedick with 15 and 13 points respectively. Abbe Hendickx led the Eagles with 18 tallies while Ellie Rutten scored 17 and Jenna Esala netted 10. The two clubs were tied 29-all at the half and 56-all at the end of regulation.
Five straight goals lifted the Pequot Lakes Patriots over the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils 7-2 Thursday in the season finale for both clubs. Bailee Englund and Alex Palm scored twice for the Patriots. Katelyn Barthel scored the game's first goal at the 14:51 mark of the opening period with assists from Hayli Toenyan and Kylee Damm. After Englund and Ines St. Martin put Pequot up 2-1 on back-to-back power play goals, Sam Killian iced a short-handed goal at the 15:07 mark of the second period to tie the game 2-2.
The 13th annual Blue Line Bids fundraising event Saturday, Feb.
Fourth-seeded Pequot Lakes will host fifth-seeded Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek in Saturday in a Section 6A girls'hockey game at 7 p.m. The winner of the game will advance to face No. 1 Alexandria at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Alexandria. The Section 6A finale is set for 7 p.m. Friday at a neutral site. The other game Saturday in Section 6A will pit sixth-seeded Morris/Benson against third-seeded Fergus Falls at 7 p.m. in Fergus. The winner will travel to Detroit Lakes for a 7 p.m. game Tuesday with the second-seeded Lakers.
Dallas Ehrmantraut reeled off 36 points Monday night as the Verndale Pirates beat Underwood 76-62 in an overtime tilt at Verndale. The Pirates saw a 32-19 halftime lead disappear as the Rockets more than doubled their scoring effort to tie the game 59-all in regulation play. It was all Verndale in the overtime as the Pirates out-scored their guests 17-3.
Teresa Moenkedick came up with 26 points and Jordy Schluttner grabbed 14 rebounds Tuesday night as the Verndale Pirates continued their climb toward the .500 mark with a 43-40 win at Henning. Casey Haugdahl and Megan Richter led the Hornets with 14 and 10 points respectively. Both clubs had only had four players in the scoring column. The win gave the Pirates a 4-5 record in the Park Region Conference and improved Art Schluttner's club to 8-10 overall.
Two third period goals lifted Bagley-Fosston to a 3-1 win over Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday night at the Wadena Ice Arena. The Wolverines out-shot the Flyers 31-25 and were in position to post their first win since 2010 after Bridger Pettit tied the game at 1-all at the 11:04 mark of the second period. Mitchell Swanson gained an assist on the tying goal. Three different players scored goals for the Flyers, who defeated WDC 6-2 in a Jan. 17 game at Bagley.