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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.
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.