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Baseball Verndale 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 Pine River-Backus 5 3 3 0 0 - 11 Winning Pitcher: Andy Davidson Losing Pitcher: Dustin Motschenbacher Mike Hejhal 1-3, 1 run Wadena-Deer Creek 2, Otter Tail Central 1 WP- Kevin Tumberg; LP- Jeff Hamann Tumberg 15 strikeouts, RBI single in 7th Softball Game 1 Verndale 8, Parkers Prairie 6 WP- Jenny Swenson Heather Hejhal 3-4 3 runs, 3 SB; Swenson 6 strikeouts Game 2 Verndale 9, Parkers Prairie 8 WP- Swenson Jamie Kern 2 doubles, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Tom Paper has seen a strong scrap metal market react positively to an early spring. The Wadena Hide & Fur owner has seen his scrap metal business go from good to hectic in recent days. Some types of high grade scrap metal have been selling for $180 a ton. The scrap metal business saw $300 a ton prices in 2008 before the recession turned 2009 into a poor year for selling scrap. What a more bullish market has meant for Tom Paper and his brother, Rich, is a lot of customers at their U.S. Highway 10 business on the northwest side of Wadena.
Senior all-conference pick Kayla Krause will be leading the way this spring as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines jump into Section 8AA. "She hits the ball a long way and she's a smart player," WDC coach Melissa Tabery said of her senior golfer. Krause is joined on the 2010 team by five returning letterwinners -- sophomores Amanda Kramer and Breanna Speed and eighth graders Ella Harrison, Paige Hartman and Heather Theisen. Other varsity candidates are junior Kelsey Browne, New York Mills freshman Jackie Imsande and seventh grader Rachel Wing. "I'm hoping we can break 400 this year," Tabery s
Wadena boxers Justin Isaacson and Dewayne Steward were set to draw their opponents Friday morning for the two-day Upper Midwest Tournament at Walker's Northern Lights Casino. Both boxers are eligible for byes in the opening round unless they draw a first round foe. Isaacson, who has won the bulk of his 15 fights, could fight either Aaron Green of Minneapolis or Jared Guerrero of St. Paul in the super heavyweight division. "He's just a strong, come forward boxer," Wadena boxing coach Bob Tubandt said.
Fresh-cut green grass, wooden seats, wind, sunshine, blue skies and jet noise -- it's all so nostalgic, so Star-Spangled, so right. Target Field is debuting this year with the luxury boxes, the $110 Championship Club seating for season ticket holders and, oh yes, the present-day version of Major League Baseball. Right now the Twins are touting the new park more than their players. It will be interesting to look back after the euphoria of "outdoor baseball returning to Minnesota" wears off and see what the reality is. Here is a sneak peek.
Kevin Ross has let the scorecards do the talking as his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines head for the links. "It's an individual sport," Ross said. "You shoot what you shoot." Tyler Fix is back to anchor the team after putting together some of WDC's best rounds last year. Fix is a "steady" golfer who could shoot in the low 80s along with teammates Bryan Silvers and Tyler Heinzen. "The short game is probably their strength," Ross said. The WDC boys' golf coach has seen his team grow in size with the addition of six New York Mills players.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Dane Hoffman tacked up two victories in the weights and Rachel Craig claimed one Tuesday at the Little Amik II Indoor. Hoffman, who earned Most Valuable honors in the track and field meet at Bemidji State, recorded a personal best in putting the shot 44-0.5. His 123-2.5 toss in the discus was almost six feet farther than Roseaurunner-up Tony Baker. Craig won the shot put with a personal-best 35-8.5 and in the process grabbed the runner-up spot in the shot on WDC's All-Time Top 10 Honor Roll. and went on to place in three other events as well.
Bob Tubandt recently found out he has a lot more people in his corner than he ever knew. The head man of the Wadena Boxing Club was recently chosen the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Coach of the Year. Tubandt's ties with boxing go back to 1959 when he started throwing punches. The end of his 10-year ring career was the beginning his coaching career. He won his first Upper Midwest Coach of the Year award in 1985 and has a Wadena team that packed the Wadena Armory for Saturday night fights four times this winter.
The annual Wadena Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday by the southwest softball fields.
Wadena boxers Justin Isaacson and Dewayne Steward will draw their opponents Friday morning for the two-day Upper Midwest Tournament at Walker's Northern Lights Casino. Both boxers are eligible for byes in the opening round unless they draw a first round foe. Isaacson, who has won the bulk of his 15 fights, could fight either Aaron Green of Minneapolis or Jared Guerrero of St. Paul in the super heavyweight division. "He's just a strong, come forward boxer," Wadena boxing coach Bob Tubandt said.