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Zack Meidinger sparked the Pirates with 32 points Tuesday night as Greg Johnson's Verndale squad ended a 19-game losing streak by topping Laporte 62-55 in overtime. Caleb Burczyk scored 10 points for the Pirates, who had not won a game since Dec. 8 when they defeated Parkers Prairie. Caleb Nelson led Laporte with 17 points while Chance Reimer had 11. The two clubs were tied at 48 at the end of regulation time. VERNDALE (62) I. Schmitz 2, D. Ehrmantraut 4, D. Motschenbacher 6, Z. Meidinger 32, K. Booth 3, J. Stinar 3, C. Burczyk 10, A. Denny 2. Totals: 17/3 19-41 62 LAPORTE (55) C.
Tom VanErp's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines continued to sharpen their claws against tough competition Tuesday night as they fell to state-ranked Park Christian 73-69. The Wolverines held a 41-31 halftime lead but could not match the Falcons at the foul line. The host team went 13 of 17 at the foul stripe while the Wolverines canned just seven of 16 attempts. The loss was WDC's fifth in their last six games.
The New York Mills Eagles saw Mike Barthel's club coming Saturday and ousted the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale crew from the Section 6A team wrestling tournament with a convincing 54-16 win. Mills won the first seven matches before Dakota Aeling posted a 5-0 decision at 145. State-ranked Jake Braaten edged Seth Hofland 9-8 at 152.
Ben Newman dished out four assists and Mitch Gregory scored a pair of goals as the Little Falls Flyers breezed past the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 7-0 in the first round of Section 6A action. The Wolverines were out-shot 19-1 in the first period and were out-gunned 45-12 for the night. Tyler Muehler stopped 38 shots in the loss. The Wolverines ended their season with a 4-22 record. Little Falls 7, WDC 0 WDC 0 0 0 - 0 LF 3 3 1 - 7 First Period LF: Joey Hanowski (Luke Majerle, Ben Newman) 2:56 LF: Austin Bjorge (Adam Dougherty, J.
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.