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Four Wadena-Deer Creek golfers kept their season alive Thursday in the Sub-Section 8AA tournament at Detroit Lakes. Tyler Fix shot an 80 while Bryan Silvers and Michael Wing both carded 85. Nick LeTourneau advanced with a 92. Jacob Goeden shot a 92 as well but failed to make the cut. Duke Harrison recorded a 97. The sub-section qualifiers advanced to the Section 8AA tournament Thursday in Walker. Detroit Lakes' Carter Smith shot a 71 to take medalist honors.
Steve Riewer's Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders scored seven times in the fifth and sixth innings Tuesday en route to a 10-5 victory over Hawley in the Sub-Section 6A playoffs. Jared Hoemberg went 3-for-4, scored twice and drove in one run in the victory. Matt Fretham scored twice and drove in two runs. Lead-off man Austin Selvey went 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI. Hunter Lawson led the Nuggets at the plate going 3-for-4.
Paige Hartman earned herself a spot in the Section 8A girls' golf tournament Thursday by firing a 93 in sub-section play at Detroit Lakes. Hartman's round was six strokes better than runner-up Ella Harrison who fired a 99. Amanda Kramer and Hope Theisen both came in with a 104. Sydney Schissel carded a 114 and Kelsey Browne shot a 115 in her final round with the club. Kate Smith paced Detroit Lakes with a medalist round of 78, The Lakers dominated the meet with a 331.
Rachel Craig qualified for the Section 6A meet in four events Thursday at Pillager. Craig won the shot put and discus with throws of 34-7 and 96-5. The WDC senior placed third in the high jump by going 4-10. Craig was fifth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.64. Charley Cantrell and Emma Schmitz were runner-up finishers for WDC in the 1,600 and 3,200 races with times of 5:28.44 and 12:27.56. Autumn Jahnke and Shaye Blessing both qualified for section in the pole vault by earning second- and fifth-place finishes by clearing 7-0.
Austin Korkowski, Mike Paavola and Dennis Loeper were ousted from the Section 8A Individual Tournament May 26. In singles play, Korkowski lost in straight sets to East Grand Forks' Joel Ryan 6-0, 6-0. Loeper and Paavola were eliminated by Detroit Lakes' Isaac Fondrek and Jesse Meyer 6-3, 6-3.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines saw their fastpitch season end in a high-wind flurry of runs Tuesday as they gained a split in Section 8AA Final Four play at Frazee. Playing in a huge wind that damaged property all over west central Minnesota, the Wolverines shocked No.
Colter Pettit scattered six hits and the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines topped Pelican Rapids 4-1 Thursday for the fifth straight win. Ryan Redfield went 2-for-3 with a triple, scored a run and drove in a run. David Najjar doubled and drove in two runs. Kyle Moench also doubled. Brady Morgan and Kraig Nelson both had two hits for the Vikings. Pettit worked six innings before giving way to Christian Berg. Pettit walked only one while fanning five to gain the win.
Kathryn VanDenheuvel won the high jump and Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's 4x100 relay team took top honors Thursday in the Park Region Conference Championships at Sebeka. VanDenheuvel cleared the bar at 4-10. The Raiders won the 4x100 with a time of 54.75. Hannah Barrett posted a second place time of 17.80 in the 100 hurdles.
The Verndale Pirates were ousted from the Sub-Section 6A softball playoffs Tuesday as Brandon-Evansville rallied to score four runs in the top of the seventh and win 8-5. The Chargers strung together four hits in the seventh, including a run-scoring triple by Kinsley Randt. Hannah Olson went 4-for-4 and scored three times in the No. 3 position. Chelsey Pizel drove in a pair runs for Brandon-Evansville. Teresa Moenkedick led the Pirates at the plate by going 2-for-2, scored twice and driving in one run.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Michael Wing shot an 82 Monday for sixth place honors in the Mid-Minnesota Championship at The Legacy. Pequot Lakes' Levi Espeland came up with a 74 to shade Staples-Motley's Nick Forsberg by a single stroke for top honors. Bryan Silvers shot an 85 for the Wolverines while Tyler Fix and Nick LeTourneau shot 88s, Duke Harrison brought in a 101 and Jacob Goeden recorded a 111. Staples-Motley won team honors with a 399.