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With District 2155 looking at its eighth straight year of cuts, school administrators have come up with an eye-catching proposal. According to WDC superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom, it may be possible this year to find the $236,000 they must trim through retirements and the sale of 55 acres of land. Six WDC teachers have indicated that they are interested in retirement at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.
Mike Hoganson's Detroit Lakes girls stopped a four-game slide Tuesday by handing Wadena-Deer Creek's sizzling team a 50-46 Mid-State Conference loss. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak by the Wolverines and dropped the WDC club to 14-3 overall and 4-3 in the Mid-State. The Lakers were able to claim a regular season sweep of the Wolverines and pull into a conference tie with WDC. Hoganson's club has a lackluster 7-9 record overall. On a night when neither Courtney or Caitlin Volkmann figured in the scoring, guard Avery Jackson led the Wolverines with 12 points.
Five Wadena-Deer Creek wrestlers claimed all-conference honors Saturday as the Wolverines placed second in the Mid-State Conference Tournament at Detroit Lakes. Jared Wegscheid improved his record to 22-3 by pinning 140-pound foes James Sipper of Crosby-Ironton, Brandon Dahring of Detroit Lakes and decisioning Austin Redemske of Staples-Motley 5-3. Jacob Wegscheid pinned Jarrett Nosal of Detroit Lakes at the 1:58 mark of their 145-pound match to make the Mid-State team.
Josh Spreiter scored twice and the Litchfield Dragons blitzed Wadena-Deer Creek with a 62-24 shot advantage Friday in a 9-2 victory. Dan Savoie used three different goalies against the Dragons.
Ellie Black was credited with three goals and two assists Thursday night as the Litchfield Dragons topped the Blue Devils in Long Prairie. Emma Lemke came up with two goals and one assist for the Dragons. Katelyn Barthel broke up Kati Hanson's shutout bid at the 12:39 mark of the second period.
The Underwood Rockets held the ball for the last 10 seconds without putting up a shot Tuesday in a 53-52 loss to Jordan Hinkle's Verndale Pirates. Dallas Ehrmantraut, Kyle Booth and Zack Meidinger all collected 12 points in the victory. Dalton Jampsa canned a dozen points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Rockets. UNDERWOOD (52) B. Collins 2, G. Kimber 8, J. Glesne 6, C. Teich 5, D. Jampsa 12, J. Umlauf 7, K. Jensen 4, Z. Lind 4. Totals: 20 12-24 52 VERNDALE (53) A. Denny 4, D. Ehrmantraut 12, I. Schmitz 4, K. Booth 12, R. Gronlund 5, T. Lollar 2, Z. Meidinger 12.
Three Verndale cagers scored in double figures as Pirates topped New York Mills 51-42 in a Park Region Conference tilt. Elizabeth Johnson had one of her best offensive nights of the season scoring a team-high 15 points. Teresa Moenkedick was right behind with 14 tallies and Megan Richter tacked up 10. Mills' Ellie Rutten led all scorers with 17 points. Megan Cole scored 10 from the outside. VERNDALE (51) L. Yungbauer 6, E. Johnson 15, K. Richter 1, M. Richter 10, A. Richter 4, T. Moenkedick 14, J. Swenson 1. Totals: 12/5 12-20 51 NEW YORK MILLS (42) M. Cole 10, A. Hendrickx 2, E.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines opened their February schedule Tuesday night with a 45-42 cage win over Bertha-Hewitt. Defense ruled in the Wadena Elementary gym Tuesday night as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines edged Bertha-Hewitt in boys' basketball action. Playing their second game in two nights and their sixth in 11 days, the Wolverines made a shaky 22-20 halftime lead stand up against the Bears, who dropped to 9-4 overall. Evan VanErp and Jordan Reed were high point men for the Wolverines with 12 tallies apiece.
Boys' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 45, Bertha-Hewitt 42 WDC: Evan VanErp 12 points Jordan Reed 12 points B-H: Matthew Fretham 19 points Skylar Voge 10 points Verndale 53, Underwood 52 V: Dallas Ehrmantraut 12 points Kyle Booth 12 points Zack Meidinger 12 points Girls' Basketball Verndale 51, New York Mills 42 V: Elizabeth Johnson 15 points Teresa Moenkedick 14 points Megan Richter 10 points NYM: Ellie Rutten 17 points Megan Cole 10 points Detroit Lakes 50, Wadena-Deer Creek 46 WDC: Avery Jackson 12 points Emily Miron 11 points Wrestling BHV Quadrangular Minnewask
Thursday, Feb. 3, the Wadena-Deer Creek wrestling team will host New York Mills at Deer Creek School. The JV will wrestle at 6 p.m. with the varsity to follow. Also on Thursday, the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey team will play outdoors in Wadena against Detroit Lakes. The JV will begin at 5:15 p.m. with varsity to follow. Saturday, Feb. 12, the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey team will play a second game at the outdoor rink in Wadena when they host Red Lake Falls. The varsity-only match begins at 2 p.m.