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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.
Teresa Moenkedick tacked up 27 points and Jordyn Glenz added 15 Friday as the hot-shooting Verndale Pirates saddled Menahga with a 58-52 Park Region Conference loss on the Verndale court. The Pirates canned 57 percent of their field goal shots in lifting their season record to 7-8. Tarah Cleveland netted 25 points for the Braves while Jenny Skoog chipped in with 12. The Braves shot a cool 27 percent from the field. MENAHGA (52) S. Pihlaja 6, B. Tormanen 2, J. Skoog 12, T. Cleveland 25, M. Tormanen 4, A. Ahlf 3. Totals: 13/6 11-21 52 VERNDALE (58) J. Glenz 15, S. Moenkedick 4, J.
Cole Hunstad and Devin Stack combined for 21 points as the Pillager Huskies held onto the top spot in the Park Region Conference with a 58-51 win Tuesday night at Verndale. The Huskies are 6-1 in the PRC and 11-4 on the season. The loss dropped the Pirates to 3-3 in the PRC and 4-9 overall. Josh Gilb was high point man for the Pirates with 18 points. Aaron Denny kicked in with 15. The Huskies managed to hold Dallas Ehrmantraut to six tallies. PILLAGER (58) Devin Strack 10, A. Holbrook 9, C. Uselman 6, M. Doss 6, E.J. Ziegler 12, Cole Hunstad 11, A. Obermiller 2, I.
Ray Gidlow's Staples-Motley Cardinals may be having troubles on the hardcourt this season but they are playing .500 ball in the Mid-State Conference. The Cards evened their Mid-State mark at 3-3 Tuesday night with a 61-49 win over Wadena-Deer Creek. The Cardinals are still looking for their first victory outside the Mid-State having lost all eight of their non-conference games. The Wolverines lost for the third straight time and fell to 1-5 in the Mid-State and 5-10 overall. Kyle Jansson and Seth Auger canned 15 points each in the winning effort.
Emily Miron collected a double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday in leading the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 51-44 victory over the Breckenridge Cowgirls. "Our offense was like a roller coaster," WDC Head Coach Keith Ferris said. "We had our ups and downs." The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines led by eight at the half, 31-23, but surged ahead by 25 in the second half before the Cowgirls rallied behind a press to close the final gap to seven. Katrina Dahlgren led the Cowgirls with 17 points. The victory improved the Wolverines season record to 12-4.
The Staples-Motley Cardinals captured victories in nine of 14 weight classes Tuesday as they chalked up a 49-21 Mid-State Conference mat win over Wadena-Deer Creek. Tristan Wold pinned Staples-Motley's Jake Bendson at the 1:54 mark at 106 before the Cardinals won six straight matches. The Cards built a 40-12 lead before Tony Reurink topped David DeYonge 4-3 at 220 and Mason Lohmiller pinned Brandon Hosier at 1:51 in their 285-pound match. Three WDC grapplers go undefeated at Mahnomen Tristan Godel (106), Tony Reurink (195) and Mason Lohmiller (285) all posted 3-0 records Friday as the Wolv
The Pine River-Backus Tigers received 38 points and 12 boards from Nate Holm Tuesday night as they posted a 76-60 victgory over Jordan Hinkle's Verndale Pirates. Beau Howard canned 19 points in the victory while Zach Struss added 10. The Tigers shot 49 percent from the field on Verndale's home court. The Pirates gave the Tigers all they wanted in the first half and the two clubs went into the locker room knotted at 37-all. Dallas Ehrmantraut netted 24 points for Verndale while Travis Lollar came up with 14.
More than 200 Wadena fans were on hand Jan. 5 to see Joe Snyder defeat David Escamilla in a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) contest at the Riverview Convention Center in St. Cloud. Snyder earned the "Submission of the Night" in stopping his St.