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Three Verndale girls finished the night in double figures Tuesday and lifted the Pirates to a commanding 66-34 victory over Laporte. Elizabeth Johnson led the Pirates with 15 points while Trista Finck chipped in with 12 and Teresa Moenkedick scored 10. Kim Hyatt contributed half of Laporte's offense with 17 points. LAPORTE (34) Edie Johnson 3, Sharayah Day 6, Valynncia White 4, Myha White 2, Kim Hyatt 17, Renny Lyn Alia 2. Totals: 13 8-22 34 VERNDALE (66) L. Yungbauer 6, T. Finck 12, E. Johnson 15, H. Hejhal 2, J. Schluttner 3, A. Richter 4, T. Moenkedick 10, A. Wendt 8 , C.
Courtney Volkmann remained hot Monday night and so did the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines as they reeled off their sixth straight victory by beating Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 52-34. Volkmann led the scoring with 16 points and joined Kelsi Crawford, Hannah Toedter and Rachel Craig in grabbing 17 of WDC's 25 rebounds. Crawford had a good floor game with four steals and joined Avery Jackson in scoring eight points. "We couldn't have asked the girls to play a better game overall.
Boys' Basketball Park Christian 73, Wadena-Deer Creek 69 Ryan Nelson 18 pts, Jordan Reed 18 pts, Scott Syverson 16 pts, Kevin Tumberg 10 pts Verndale 62, Laporte 55 OT Pirates break 19-game losing streak Zack Meidinger 32 pts, Caleb Burczyk 10 Girls' Basketball Verndale 66, Laporte 34 Elizabeth Johnson 15 pts, Trista Finck 12 pts, Teresa Moenkedick 10 pts
Girls' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 52, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 34 Courtney Volkmann 16 points, 6 rebounds; Kelsi Crawford 8 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals; Avery Jackson 8 points
Section 6A Hockey Little Falls 7, Wadena-Deer Creek 0 Saves: Tyler Muehler 38 Section 6A Team Wrestling Semifinals New York Mills 54, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 16 Border West 42, West Central Area 30 Finals Border West 47, New York Mills 19
A closed session for negotiation strategy capped the February meeting of District 818 school board Monday night in Verndale. The board ratified a contract with the teaching staff at its November meeting. Board members are currently negotiating with Local 70 support staff and bus drivers and hope to have negotiations wrapped up before the March meeting. Superintendent Paul Brownlow reported that at this point, it looks like there will be a $16,000 deficit in the food service fund at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
"Tocket" nurses one of her adopted bassett hound puppies Thursday morning at the home of Bridgit Lewis in Wadena. The pups were born Feb. 10 but their own mother did not have milk for them. Four days later the 4 1/2-year-old Tocket lost her two kittens and nearly died of a fever. Tocket began nursing the puppies as soon as she saw them. The pups also receive a puppy formula. Lewis, who owns several pets, plans to sell the pups when they are older.
Mac Beyer scored the winning goal off a feed from Tyler Hansen at the 16:38 mark in the third period Tuesday as Morris/Benson trimmed Wadena-Deer Creek 4-3. The Storm ended two periods of shutout goaltending by Tyler Muehler with four goals in the final period. Taylor Bienusa the first of his two goals in the opening period to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead that held up until Tanner Picht scored 36 seconds into the third period with assists from Beyer and Hansen. Josh Taylor gave the Storm a 2-1 lead just five seconds last with an unassisted goal. Logan Meyer tied the game 2-2 when he jamm
Shauna Maurer and Jessie Kandus netted 13 points Tueday night as the Pillager Huskies defeated Verndale 54-35. The Huskies also got 11 points apiece from Jackie White and Kaylie Hanson. Amber Wendt was Verndale's top shooter with eight points. Elizabeth Johnson scored seven. PILLAGER (54) K. Hanson 11, D. Johnson 4, J. White 11, A. Fletcher 2, J. Kadus 13, S. Maurer 13. Totals: 19/4 4-10 54 VERNDALE (35) L. Yungbauer 3, T. Finck 6, E. Johnson 7, J. Schluttner 5, T. Moenkedick 6, Amber Wendt 8.
Jordan Reed caught fire Friday and before the night was out, Wadena-Deer Creek High School had a new single game scoring leader. The 6-5 junior post tacked up 46 points as the Wolverines topped Crookston 85-63 before a partisan crowd. Reed broke a school record of 44 points set in 2004 by Michael Grieme. Reed connected on 20 of his 27 field goal attempts and went six for 10 at the foul stripe.