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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.
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.
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
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.
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.