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Christine Moenkedick tossed a four-hitter and a five-hitter Tuesday in leading Bertha-Hewitt to a Park Region Conference sweep over Verndale. Moenkedick went the distance in Game 1 walking three and fanning six. The Bears broke away from the Pirates with two four-run innings in the fifth and sixth. Corrina Tindal went 4-for-4 with three RBIs.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Dane Hoffman and Charley Cantrell racked up all-conference honors Tuesday in the Mid-State Conference track and field meet at Park Rapids. Hoffman put the shot 45-11 as the Wolverines took sixth in the boys' meet. The senior standout also took second in the discus with a toss of 136-4. Cantrell continued her brilliant sophomore season by winning the 1,600 with a 5:30.10. Rachel Craig placed in three events for WDC. Craig earned second in the shot put with a 33-4 effort. She ran the 100 hurdles in 17 seconds flat for third place honors.
Drew Larson managed a victory at No. 3 singles Tuesday but the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines were still out-muscled by the Aitkin Gobblers 6-1. Larson defeated Tyler Michaletz 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. The Gobblers won the other five matches in straight sets. Aitkin 6, Wadena-Deer Creek 1 Singles 1- Nick Sundholm (A) def. Austin Korkowski (WDC) 6-0, 6-0 2- Alex Anderson (A) def. Zach Norenberg (WDC) 6-0, 6-1 3- Drew Larson (WDC) def. Tyler Michaletz (A) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 4- Lyle Nyberg (A) def. Kevin Jensen (WDC) 6-0, 6-1 Doubles 1- Gabe Browning-Kevin Hughes (A) def.
Kayla Krause captured all-conference honors Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines placed third in the six-team Mid-State Conference Tournament at the Detroit Country Club. Krause carded an 86 to tie Staples-Motley's Kelly Haagenson. Staples-Motley's Emily Israelson and Detroit Lakes' Matty Tschider tied for top honors with rounds of 81. Amanda Kramer shot a 98 for the Wolverines.
Matt Parker's Verndale Pirates committed 15 errors Tuesday in suffering two 10-0 losses to Bertha-Hewitt in a Park Region doubleheader. Isaac Schmitz had two hits for the Pirates in Game 1. Bertha-Hewitt hurler Dakota Aeling earned the win and Dustin Motschenbacher took the loss. Patrick Riewer spun a one-hitter in Game 2. Dallas Ehrmantraut was saddled with the loss. Nate Bart collected Verndale's only hit. The Pirates dropped to 4-9 on the season. "Our pitchers did their jobs tonight.
Kevin Tumberg returned to the mound Tuesday to help his Wadena-Deer Creek baseball team gain a Mid-State Conference split with Detroit Lakes. Coming off a two-week absence caused by an ankle injury, Tumberg pitched six strong innings as the Wolverines won 12-2. The senior star held the Lakers to four hits and fired five innings of scoreless ball. Tumberg fanned four while walking two. Derrick and Jake Rude supplied most of the run support in a 13-hit attack. Derrick went 2-for-3 and scored twice. Jake also had two hits in three trips to the plate.
When our oldest daughter graduated from high school 10 years ago we attended an academic awards night for members of her class. Sitting in the crowd at the Fergus Falls Eagles Club that night I had to wonder what would become of these bright, young people. What would they do with their minds? This week in the Pioneer Journal, we are publishing the personal stories of two members of Wadena-Deer Creek's Class of 2000 - Jackie Gastecki and Jeff Endres. Both have done very well. It has always seemed a bit unfair to expect life-changing decisions out of 17- and 18-year-olds.
Get ready for a new experience -- there is going to be a new way of watching movies in Wadena beginning Friday. Cozy Theater goers will be issued 3-D glasses when the popular downtown Wadena movie house shows Shrek Forever After. The installation of an NEC 3-Chip DLP 20,000 Lumen Digital Projector began Friday and continued Monday at the venerable Cozy, which has been showing pictures with a projector that has parts dating back to the 1930s. Three-dimensional movies were an interesting fad in the 1950s but when the rage died it was not reborn again until the 1980s.
Baseball Wadena-Deer Creek 12-5, Detroit Lakes 2-11 (Game 1) Bertha-Hewitt 10, Verndale 0 LP-Dustin Motschenbacher Isaac Schmidt 2-3 Dustin Motschenbacher 1-2 (Game 2) Bertha-Hewitt 10, Verndale 0 LP- Dallas Ehrmantraut Nate Bart 1-2 Softball (Game 1) Detroit Lakes 4, Wadena-Deer Creek 0 LP-Steph Hahn 3 walks, 8 strikeouts Lexi Hoemberg, Kelly DeFoe singled (Game 2) Detroit Lakes 3, Wadena-Deer Creek 2 LP-Steph Hahn Leah Dykhoff 2-3, 1 run, 2 stolen bases Girls' Golf Mid-State Conference Girls' Golf Tournament Team Results 1. Detroit Lakes 338 2.
Baseball (Saturday) Wadena-Deer Creek 25, Frazee 6 (7 innings) WP- Jordan Wohlwend 9 strikeouts Travis George 3-4, 4 runs, 4 RBI Jordan Wohlwend 3-4, triple, 3 runs, 2 RBI Jamie Nordlund 2-4, home run, 3 runs, 2 RBI Jayme George 1-3, 3 RBI, 1 run Seth Hamman 2-3, 3 runs, 3 RBI J.J. Truax 2-4, 2 RBI (Sunday) Midway 6, Wadena-Deer Creek 2 LP-Travis George Jamie Nordlund 2-3 Bluffton 5, Dent Bulldogs 1