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Sam Waln grabbed a runner-up finish and four Wadena-Deer Creek wrestlers finished third Friday as the Wolverines placed fifth in the six-team Mid-State Conference Tournament at Detroit Lakes. Waln was second at 113 while Tristin Godel, Devin Barthel, Josh Lawson and Reurink each finished third at 106, 126, 132 and 220. Wadena-Deer Creek's Jacob Ludovissie and Mason Lohmiller were fourth at 152 and 285. WDC standout Mitch Steffens did not wrestle in the tournament but was a wild card all-conference selection. Steffens represented WDC in the 2011 Class A state wrestling tournament.
Julia Osowski had a six-point game Saturday as the Princeton Tigers skated to an easy 10-1 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek at the Expo Arena in Long Prairie. Ashley Helseth gave the Blue Devils their only goal of the game late in the first period on a feed from Halley Maas. Osowski scored four goals and assisted on two more. Princeton 10, LPGE/WDC 1 LPGE/WDC 1 0 0 - 1 Princeton 3 2 5 - 10 First Period P: Julia Osowski (Ellie McEhlone, Bridget Walter) 3:32 P: Osowski (McElhone, Ally McAlpine) 10:46 P: Walter (McElhone, Osowski) 11:46 BD: Ashley Helseth (Halley
Four cagers scored in double figures Friday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines whipped the Nevis Tigers 61-34 to break a four-game slide. Ben Birch pumped in 20 points while Ryan Redfield scored 14, Andrew VanErp netted 13 and Evan VanErp chalked up 12. Birch also grabbed 14 of WDC's 33 rebounds. Matt Gustafson led the Tigers with 13 points. Nevis sharpshooter Taylor Chase was held to just nine points. "The story of the game was our defense," WDC Head Coach Tom VanErp said.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines climbed above the .500 mark in the Mid-State Conference Tuesday night by upsetting Detroit Lakes 40-21 on the WDC hardcourt. The Wolverines found themselves on top at the half by an 8-7 margin. They showed more spark in the second half out-pointing the Lakers 32-14. "The girls had something to prove in the second half," Ferris said. The Wolverines became the first team this season to hold the Lakers to less than 35 points. Emily Miron was the only player on either side to reach double figures putting 17 points in the net.
The Wadena-Deer Creek school board has approved a calendar for 2012-2013 which will see Wadena-Deer Creek students beginning classes Sept. 4. A three-day staff workshop will begin Aug. 27. Students will have a 173-day school year while teachers have a 183-day schedule. The winter vacation is slated to run Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. Commencement is set for May 24, 2013.
The second semester began this week for Verndale High School students and the Guided Study Hall program can began tracking new data. Guided study hall sessions began Nov. 2 with one main object in mind - teaching students a life lesson about completing their work. Verndale students in grades 9-12 had 586 uncompleted assignments on Nov. 2. As of Jan.
Jessica Gapinski and Tayah Otterness led the way with two goals apiece Tuesday night as Park Rapids swept their season series with Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils. Shaina Johnson went the distance in goal for the Panthers and stopped 21 shots in the shutout victory. Angela Hanson and Sarah Holm combined for 31 saves in the loss. Park Rapids 9, LPGE/WDC 0 PR 2 4 3 - 9 BD 0 0 0 - 0 First Period PR: Jessica Gapinski (Hannah Williams, Lauren Naeve) 10:29 PR: Gapinski (unassisted) 10:59 Second Period PR: Julia Renner (Williams) 11:47 PR: Abby Fischer (Tayah Otternes
The Border West Buccaneers racked up victories in 10 of 14 weights Tuesday in defeating the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 55-16. Notching victories for the Wolverines were Sam Waln at 113, Devin Barthel at 126 and Tony Reurink at 220. WDC Head Coach Norm Gallant was especially impressed with Waln's pin of Border West's Tracer Lee at the 3:26 mark. Gallant believes the victory puts his 113-pounder on a collison course with new York Mills' Shane Novak for the No. 1 seed in Section 6A.
Eric Christensen collected a hat trick Tuesday in leading the Breckenridge/Wahpeton Blades to a 7-3 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines. Dylan Phillips scored his first varsity goal at the 13:11 mark of the opening period to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead. The Blades scored the next four goals with Christensen tacking up two of them, Mike Paavola took a feed from Blaine Cooper at the 13:51 to cut Breckenridge/Wahpeton's lead to 4-2. The Blades scored the scored the next three goals before Cooper capped the scoring with a power play goal at the 11:45 mark of the third period.
The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders placed second Tuesday in the Browerville/Eagle Valley Triangular. The Raiders crushed Browerville/Eagle Valley 53-28 but lost a tough 36-34 decision to triangular winners Royalton-Upsala. The Raiders scored victories in eight of the 14 matches in their loss to Royalton-Upsala.