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Amos Schmidt won the 300 hurdles and Wadena-Deer Creek's Hannah Toedter and Charley Cantrell captured runner-up honors Tuesday at the Section 6A True Team in Glyndon. Schmidt, who represented Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in the state last year in both the 110 and 300 hurdles, ran a winning 41.99 time in the 300.
Track and Field Section 6 True Team Boys' team scores: Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal 934.5, Breckenridge-CT 926, Ada-Borup 823, Otter Tail Central 788, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 775, Barnesville 758, Pelican Rapids 651, Park Rapids Area 532.5, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 523, Wheaton-Herman-Norcross 515, Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale 395.5, New York Mills 365, Nevis 349, Mahnomen-Waubun 340, Ashby-Brandon-Evansville 339, Wadena-Deer Creek 305, Rothsay 198.5. 300 hurdles: Amos Schmidt (BHV), first, 41.99 110 hurdles: Amos Schmidt (BHV), fourth, 17.36 Shot put: Isaiah Toedter (WDC), fourth, 44-11 Shot put: Lo
Softball Wadena-Creek 6, New York Mills 5 WP- Steph Hahn, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts Leah Dykhoff 2-2, 3 runs Sam Holweger, 2-3, 1 RBI
Amateur Baseball Saturday Wadena-Deer Creek 10, Dent Bulldogs 0 (7 innings) Sunday Bluffton 5, Pelican Rapids 1
Chuck Richards was clowning around Monday when he called Mike Pete of Pete's Nursery to "complain" about a Hazen apple tree he had bought. "Hey Mike, that apple tree you sold me doesn't have any apples," Richards groused. Tuesday morning the retired Wadena-Deer Creek teacher got up and found that the young tree had miraculously sprouted fruit -- and vegetables -- overnight. The "Miracle on King Avenue" was quickly explained.
The Wolverines made it a clean sweep in singles action Monday as they edged the Perham Yellowjackets 4-3 for their first victory of the 2010 season. Mike Paavola was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over Scott Eickschen at No. 1 singles. Taylor Garcia won two hard-fought 6-4 decisions over Jordan Cresap at No. 2 singles. Drew Larson breezed past Brendan Lauer 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Zach Norenberg notched a 6-0, 6-2 win over James Hersch at No. 4 singles. The Yellowjackets owned the doubles posting three victories in straight sets. Wadena-Deer Creek 4, Perham 3 Singles 1 Mike Paavola (WDC) def.
Steph Hahn and Leah Dykhoff knocked the Crosby-Ironton Rangers for a loop Tuesday in leading Wadena-Deer Creek to a Mid-State Conference sweep. Hahn turned in a sterling performance as the Wolverines marched to a 13-2 victory in Game 1. The WDC right-hander fanned 11, walked one and surrendered only two hits. Dykhoff led a 14-hit attack by going 4-for-4 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs. Backing Dykhoff up at the plate were Sam Holweger and Lexie Hoemberg. Holweger collected three hits in four trips, scored three times and drove in a two runs.
Wadena-Deer Creek veteran Tyler Fix carded an 87 Saturday as the Wolverines placed 13th in the Cardinal Invite at Staples' Vintage golf course. Bryan Silvers and Nick LeTourneau were right behind Fix with rounds of 90 and 97. Duke Harrison came up with a 105 while Jacob Goeden and Shane Perry notched rounds of 112 and 122. Nick Forsberg led the host Cardinals to a 324 runner-up finish in the meet with a medalist round of 75. Roseau took top team honors with a 317. Cardinal Invite (Top 5) Roseau 317, Staples-Motley 324, St. Cloud Cathedral 327, Shattuck-St. Mary 330, Princeton 334
Rachel Craig placed in the four individual events Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek girls' track and field team tied for third in the Hawley Booster Invitational. Craig took second in the high jump with a 4-8 effort and the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.51. The senior standout also took third in the shot put with a throw of 25-2.5 and fourth in the discus with a toss of 92-7. The Wolverines also got a first from their 4x800 relay team of Shaye Blessing, Emma Schmitz, Charley Cantrell and Hannah Toedter. The WDC team ran a winning 10:34.55 in the event.