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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.
Katelyn Barthel came up with two goals and Sarah Najjar had a four-point game as the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines cruised to an 8-2 victory Tuesday at Morris. The Blue Devils broke a short two-game losing streak while improving their season record to 5-12. Najjar had a goal and three assists.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Dillon Card and Colin Turchin won their weight classes at 182 and 285 Saturday in the Parkers Prairie Invitational. Card decisioned Long Prarie-Grey Eagle's Lenard Bennett 4-2 for the 182-pound title. Turchin pinned Benson's Tyler Jensen at the 1:20 mark in their 285-pound match. BHV's Justin Gordon just missed a championship at 106 where he lost to Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah's Conrad Kondos 11-3 in a major decision.
Albert Boldt, Taylor Geiser and Jose Perez notched ring victories Saturday as the Wadena Boxing Club hosted their January card at the National Guard Armory. Nine WDC boxers saw action on the card. Boldt stopped White Earth's Lee Bower in a 120-pound bout. Geiser racked up a decision in her fight with 125-pound foe Millicent Brown of McLaughlin, S.D.
Five Pelican Rapids players scored in double figures Monday night as the eighth-ranked Vikings trounced Wadena-Deer Creek 87-48 for their 10th victory in 13 games. The high-scoring Vikings grabbed a quick 11-0 lead on their home court and never looked back. The Vikes shot 53 percent from the field in the first half as they built a 52-27 halftime bulge. Luke Halbakken paced Monday's scoring barrage with 17 tallies. Ryan and Casey Bruggeman came up with 17 and 13 points respectively.
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.