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Wadena-Deer Creek will not have to go looking for a new girls' hockey co-operative next season after the WDC school board took action last Monday night in Robertson Theatre. The board approved a proposal to drop Staples-Motley from the co-op and add Sauk Centre for the 2015-2016 season. Sauk Centre has both a hockey facility and a team.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 160-pound wrestler Ethan Kimber was an individual champion at 160 Saturday in the Dennis Kaatz Invitational at Wadena-Deer Creek middle/high school. Kimber met Nick Gravdahl of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus in the finals and posted a 5-3 decision. Kimber wrestled his way to the finals by defeating Thief River Falls' Noah Hawkins on a fall at 1:29 and pinning Staples-Motley's Jeremy Miller in 1:36. Perham had five wrestlers claim championships as they ran away with the invitational title with 241 points.
Approximately 18 cars derailed at 6:23 a.m. Monday four miles northwest of Wadena according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office. Ten of the cars were empty tankers while the...
McKayla Woods scored two goals for Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Nov. 11 in a 4-1 win over Morris/Benson. The goals were incorrectly credited to Eliza Gould.
A Wadena-Deer Creek boys' basketball team that is replacing five starters found themselves in deep waters Friday night when they took on perennial Heart O' Lakes contender Pelican Rapids. The Wolverines were held to 16 first half points in losing an 82-53 season-opening decision to the Vikings, who are coached this year for the first time by John Gullingsrud. The Vikings scored 42 first half points against the WDC defense.
Ted Pierce scored the winning goal 19 seconds into overtime Saturday afternoon as the Ely Timberwolves stunned Wadena-Deer Creek 6-5 in their season opener. Chris Holman's Wolverines gave up the final four goals of the game on their home ice after building a 5-2 advantage with four second period goals. Josh Daigneault got WDC started in the first period when he iced an even strength goal at 15:09 with an assist from Dylan Phillips. WDC goalie Reid Miller kicked out all 11 of Ely's first period shots. Ely tied the game at 1:43 of the second period on a goal by Matthew Gerzin.
The Verndale Pirates are going after big game this winter as they shoot for their third straight Park Region Conference title. Art Schluttner saw his club fight their way to the North Sub-Section 5A championship game last March and win 25 of their 29 games. Not only were the Pirates undefeated in Park Region Conference play, their 25 wins set a record for the girls' basketball program. Schluttner is not hurting for talent.
The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders will be reaching high again this season as they make another run at the Section 6A wrestling crown. Mike Barthel is coaching the Raiders again after Steve Techam stepped down in the off-season. The Raiders won the Section 6A team championship last year by defeating Border West 44-31. They took a 20-2 record into the state tournament went up against perennial powerhouse Frazee in the Class A team tournament.
Now that Adrian Peterson is going to be a spectator for the rest of the 2014 season, perhaps the rest of the National Football League's corporate liabilities will get the idea and shape up. Roger Goodell put his foot down last week and suspended the Minnesota star for the rest of the 2014 season without pay. He is not eligible for reinstatement until April, 2015. Peterson was a shoo-in for enshrinement at Canton until early September when Texas authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.