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Kirstin Korfe pumped in 19 points Tuesday night as the Verndale Pirates trounced unbeaten Pillager 65-14 in a Park Region Conference tilt. Joining Korfe in double figures were Elyssa Kern and Teresa Moenkedick with 10 apiece. Lacy Hiltner was high-pointer for Pillager with six. VERNDALE (65) K. Korfe 19, J. Glenz 7, S. Moenkedick 5, J. Schluttner 6, E. Kern 10, T. Moenkedick 10, C. Wright 4, S. Glenz 4. Totals: 30 5-8 65 PILLAGER (14) C. Bell 3, K. Peterson 5, L. Hiltner 6.
Sean Lavine iced two goals Tuesday night as the Bagley/Fosston Flyers notched a 6-2 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines at Albert Kaiser Arena. The two clubs skated to a 1-1 tie in the first period with Lavine scoring for the Flyers and David Najjar finding the net for WDC. The Flyers began to inch ahead in the second period as Cole Gubrud and Torrey Swenson iced goals for a 3-1 lead. Mike Paavola brought the Wolverines within one at the 9:08 mark.
Emily Miron paced the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines with 24 points, six rebounds and six blocked shots Tuesday evening in a 61-54 victory over Mid-State Conference foe Pequot Lakes. The Wolverines had the Patriots out-gunned in the first half and took a commanding 31-16 lead into the halftime locker room. It was a different Pequot Lakes team that took the floor in the second half. The Pats out-scored the Wolverines 38-31. Avery Jackson and Hope Theisen followed Miron into double figures with 17 and 10 points respectively.
Chad Rettke of Krause-Anderson and Cory Bandelin of Perkins + Will arrived at Tuesday night's Wadena-Deer Creek school board meeting looking for a direction to take with the proposed storm shelter addition. They left wth directions which should making the shelter a reality in 2012. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has presented District 2155 with a grant of $950,000 for the addition of the storm shelter to the new WDC secondary school.
Business Manager Jerry Anderson submitted his resignation to the Wadena-Deer Creek School Board for the second time in the last three years Monday in the WDC Media Center. Anderson will be in attendance at the board's February meeting but some of his duties will be taken over by Bruce Boyne, who has been working with the district on securing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds. Anderson has been a part-time employee of the district for 2007 years after handling the job full-time for 13 years.
Darin Estey scored twice as the Greenway Raiders skated to a 7-1 victory Friday over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines. The Raiders out-shot the Wolverines 47-15 on their home ice. They dominated the first period shooting 18-2 but neither team was able to put up points. A 19-4 shooting advantage in the second period led to a 4-2 Greenway lead going into the third stanza when the Wolverines put nine shots on goal to Greenway's 10. Mason Freeman scored WDC's lone goal in the second period on an assist from Matthew Spar at the 4:52 mark. The Wolverines were playing without the services of No.
Keith Ferris saw his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines beat Crosby-Ironton's Rangers at their own game Tuesday night and post a 46-39 Mid-State Conference win. The conference victory was WDC's first this season despite the fact that the Wolverines have a 9-3 record overall. Two of WDC's three losses are to conference foes Detroit Lakes and Staples-Motley, who share top honors in the Mid-State. The Rangers came into Wadena Tuesday night sporting the lowest defensive point average in the conference. Randy Swanhorst's C-I cagers have only allowed an average of 42.1 points a game this season.
Dillon Card and Colin Turchin took top honors in their respective weight classes Friday as Mike Barthel's Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders placed fifth in the eight-team Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguar Invitational. Card won the 182-pound title by scoring a 3-1 overtime decision against BBE's Dillon Knutson, the sixth-ranked wrestler in the state.
Jessica Gapinski had three goals and one assist Tuesday as the Park Rapids Panthers completed a season sweep of the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils with an 8-1 Mid-State Conference victory. Morgan Zeise scored the first goal in the Wadena Arena for the Blue Devils at 15:40 of the second period. Sarah Holm and Angela Hanson combined for 36 saves in the loss. Bailey Moore kicked out 18 shots for the Panthers. The Panthers won for the fourth time in five games and improved their record to 8-7.
A cool shooting night hurt Tom VanErp's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Tuesday as they suffered a 62-56 road loss to Mid-State Conference foe Park Rapids. The Wolverines managed to convert on just 13 of their 35 free throw shots for a cool 37 percent.