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Rachel Craig placed in the four individual events Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek girls' track and field team tied for third in the Hawley Booster Invitational. Craig took second in the high jump with a 4-8 effort and the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.51. The senior standout also took third in the shot put with a throw of 25-2.5 and fourth in the discus with a toss of 92-7. The Wolverines also got a first from their 4x800 relay team of Shaye Blessing, Emma Schmitz, Charley Cantrell and Hannah Toedter. The WDC team ran a winning 10:34.55 in the event.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines and the Crosby-Ironton Rangers took turns smacking each other up Tuesday in a Mid-State doubleheader split. The Rangers handed the Wolverines their worst loss of the season in the opener as they racked up a 22-9 victory. Mike and Mark Hoge delivered three hits, a double and three runs apiece in the romp. Reed Olander crossed the plate five times and went 2-for-3. Brett Arneson collected two hits and a home run as he gained the mound win. Sophomore David Najjar started for the Wolverines and took the loss.
The Verndale Pirates beat up on New York Mills' Kendra McCall but they were baffled by Alexis Rankka Tuesday in a Park Region Conference split. The Pirates sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the fifth and beat the Eagles 11-1 on the 10-run rule in Game 1. Lizzy Yungbauer singled in Crystal Haskin to cap a nine-run fifth. Jenny Swenson doubled in two runs for the biggest hit of the inning. Haskin had three hits in four trips, scored twice and drove in three runs. Brittany Kern went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.
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Eric Wallgren's grand slam and 11 stranded runners gave the New York Mills Eagles a 10-3, 12-3 sweep of Verndale Tuesday in Park Region baseball action.
Track & Field Hawley Invitational Boys' Team Results: Perham 151, Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal 130, Pelican Rapids 60, Barnesville 53, Frazee 49, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 35, Wadena-Deer Creek 26, Wheaton-Herman-Norcross 25, Lake Park-Audubon 14, Rothsay 5, Moorhead Park Christian 3 Shot put: Logan Meyer (WDC), third, 42-0.75 Discus: Dane Hoffman (WDC), second, 124-0 Triple jump: Jordan Jacobson (WDC), fourth, 33-5.5 High jump: Joshua Race (BHV), fourth, 5-4 300 hurdles: Amos Schmidt (BHV), first, 41.34 3200 run: Daniel Harren (BHV), fourth, 11:49.73 4x100: BHV, third, 47.38 4x200: BHV, secon
Rachel Craig and Logan Meyer each won shot put titles last Thursday as the Browne Invitational was run under ideal conditions in Wadena. Craig put the shot 34-3 and Meyer tossed it 43-1. Dane Hoffman scored a pair of runner-up finishes in the weights as he tossed the discus 131 feet and threw the shot 41-7. Staples-Motley's Jason Johnson won the discus with a 147-11. Sophomore sensation Charley Cantrell ran a 1:02.63 in the 400 dash and came back with a 2:30.2 in the 800.
Dallas Ehrmantraut, Nate Bart and Cody Yungbauer led the way as Verndale gained a split with Pillager Tuesday. Ehrmantraut and Bart supplied the offense with Ehrmantraut scoring three times and driving in two runs. Bart doubled, went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in three RBI. Yungbauer went the distance on the hill and fanned seven batters while walking only two.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Kayla Krause came up with a third-place round of 85 Tuesday in the Crosby-Ironton Invitational at Ruttgers Bay. Amanda Kramer turned in a 108. The Wolverines were unable to field a complete team due to illness. Brainerd's Molly Hoppe earned medalist honors with a 78. Kayla Krause shot a seventh-place round of 87 for Wadena-Deer Creek Saturday in the Cardinal Invitational at The Legacy. WDC's Breanna Speed and Paige Hartman recorded rounds of 108 and 120. Brainerd's Molly Hoppe was medalist with a 79 but Hopkins and Detroit Lakes led the field with matching 364s. Card
The Verndale Pirates came back from a 7-4 loss to Park Region Conference foe Pillager Tuesday to earn a split with a 7-2 win. Shayla Hunstad held Pirates to one earned run through the first four innings. Ally Hunstad took over in the fifth and threw hitless relief. Jenny Swenson went the first five for Pirates walking one and fanning one. Teresa Moenkedick finished up and allowed one safety in her one inning of work. Crystal Haskin drove in two runs for Verndale with two hits.