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The Red Lake Falls Eagles used a six-goal second period Saturday to help them defeat Wadena-Deer Creek 10-7. The two clubs combined for 24 penalties in the game. The Eagles converted on four of their seven power play opportunities while the Wolverines scored on just two of their eight chances. Bridger Pettit racked up his first hat trick of the season in the loss. Kicking in with solo goals were Mitchell Swanson, Colter Pettit, David Najjar and Logan Meyer.
Courtney Volkmann canned a three-pointer as time expired Tuesday night to give her team an early Christmas present and a 49-48 victory over Pelican Rapids. The Wolverines trailed by two with 12 seconds left and head coach Keith Ferris called a timeout. "Courtney was having a really good half of basketball and I wanted to try and get the ball into her hands," Ferris said. The Wolverines executed a play that gave Volkmann the final shot and the senior point guard made it count. "It was an early Christmas present for me," Ferris said. "The game was a battle until the final buzzer.
It took an outbreak of strep, an injury and a strong Frazee club to knock Wadena-Deer Creek out of the unbeaten ranks Tuesday at WDC Elementary. The Hornets, who have been ranked No. 2 in Class A this season, posted a 53-15 victory over the Wolverines. Competing in their first dual on their home mats, the Wolverines gave up four weights on forfeits.
Based on a recommendation by business manager Jerry Anderson, the District 2155 board approved that insurance payments from a settlement with Riverport Insurance for a new Wadena-Deer Creek high school and middle school will be invested with the help of Public Financial Management. "They operate in just about every state in the country," Anderson said. "They do bond sales besides investment advising." The district has received $17 million. Another $20 million payment will arrive in July of 2011.
A busy December school board meeting was capped by a public forum and the first look at blueprints of a new Wadena-Deer Creek school Monday night at WDC Elementary. WDC superintendent Viriginia Dahlstrom gave members of the public their first peek at what Perkins + Will is proposing for the design of a combined high school and middle school on Colfax Avenue. The first draft plans are not finalized and input on the design was being sought by Dahlstrom and members of the District 2155 School Board. The plan is to build a 166,931 square foot two-story building which will accommodate 800 studen
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines will host Northern Lakes in a 7 p.m.
The streaking Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines ran their season mat record to 6-0 Tuesday by taking top honors in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus Triangular. Isaac Lustila (189), Tony Reurink (215) and Dylan Anderson scored pins as the Wolverines rallied from a 37-24 deficit to edge Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus 42-37. "The big boys picked us up," WDC head coach Norm Gallant said. The Wolverines split the victories with the Road Crew 7-7 but won all of their matches by fall. Three WDC wrestlers pinned their opponents in under one minute.
Matthew Frethem tacked up 26 points Monday as Bertha-Hewitt handed Verndale a 59-43 Park Region Conference loss. The Pirates played a strong first half and trailed the Bears by only two at the half, 28-26. Zack Meidinger was high point man for the Pirates with 19. Dallas Ehrmantraut and Dustin Motschenbacher combined for 17. BERTHA-HEWITT (59) T. Murphy 9, A. Selvey 5, J. Hoemberg 5, M. Frethem 26, S. Voge 4, E. Bakken 8, C. Current 2. Totals: 23 12-21 59 VERNDALE (43) A. Denny 2, D. Ehrmantraut 9, D. Motschenbacher 8, R. Gronlund 5, Z. Meidinger 19.