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Wadena-Deer Creek's Mike Paavola and Taylor Garcia reached the second round of Section 8A doubles play Tuesday by defeating Scott Metzger and Shane Wasylow of East Grand Forks 6-2, 6-3. Zach Norenberg and Kevin Jensen were ousted from doubles play by losing to Thief River Falls' Logan Engelstad and Micah Rodahl 6-0, 6-0. Section 8A singles play saw Staples-Motley's Jordan Peterson blanking WDC's Drew Larson 6-0, 6-0. Alex Renner of Park Rapids eliminated Austin Korkowski 6-1, 6-0. Team play saw the second-seeded Detroit Lakes Lakers stopping the seventh-seeded Wolverines 7-0.
Kim Narveson went 2-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs Tuesday as the seventh-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots upset the second-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 4-2 in the first round of the Sub-Section 8AA fast pitch tournament. Narveson and teammate Megan Hogen both laced triples in the victory on the Wadena softball field. Leah Dykhoff reached twice for the Wolverines on bunt singles. Kelly DeFoe was hung with the loss while Kayla Wangen gained the victory.
Dan Johnson's Verndale Pirates clubbed Brandon-Evansville 8-1 Tuesday before losing to Bertha-Hewitt 4-3 in Sub-Section 6A softball action. The Pirates pushed seven runs across the plate in the first four innings. Jenny Swenson silenced the Brandon-Evansville bats for five frames. Elizabeth Johnson and Heather Hejhal each scored twice for the Pirates. Swenson walked one and fanned three in five innings of work.
Kyle Dykhoff is seeing a lot of hard work paying off as his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines head into the Section 8AA tournament. The Wolverines played two of their strongest games of the season Tuesday as they swept Pequot Lakes 5-1 and 3-1 in a Mid-State Conference twinbill. "Our pitching and defense was outstanding in both games," Dykhoff said. "I'm really proud of the guys for fighting down the stretch to win five of seven." The Wolverines ended the week with a 9-8 record overall. Last year's club ended the season with a 5-14 record.
Golf Mid-Minnesota Conference Boys' Golf Tournament WDC Results: Michael Wing 81 (all conference), Tyler Fix 85 (all conference), Bryan Silvers 87 (all conference), Nick LeTourneau 96, Duke Harrison 103, Tyler Heinzen 108 Baseball Wadena-Deer Creek 5-2, Perham 2-9
Golf Wadena-Deer Creek Co-ed Invitational 1. Grand Rapids 346 2. Staples-Motley 395 3. WDC 399 4. Walker 459 5. UNC, CI incomplete Individual Results: 1. Mikki Kromy Grand Rapids 82 2. Kelly Hagenson Staples-Motley 86 3. Katie Sheetz Grand Rapids 87 WDC Results: Kayla Krause 93, Heather Theisen 99, Breanna Speed 103, Ella Harrison 104, Amanda Kramer 107, Kelsey Browne 111, Paige Hartman 120
State legislators might have put themselves in a better position to be re-elected this fall, but many Minnesota school districts will be looking for money after the state voted to delay $2 billion in school payments. One of the districts affected by the delay could be Wadena-Deer Creek District 2155. District 2155 borrowed $2 million in aid anticipation bonds last August when the state decided on a 27 percent shift, or delay, in payments to school districts. The special legislative session that ended Monday night in St. Paul once again shifted payments to a future date.
The District 2155 school board was given glimpses of the future Monday night at its May meeting. With high school commencement just 11 days away, the board looked at futuristic topics that ranged from a high tunnel greenhouse to credit requirements for high school graduation. The board approved a one-year leave of absence for secondary art teacher Jim Formanek and the resignations of special needs teacher Margaret (Mo) Smith and para-professional Mike Holzer. Smith has been with the district for more than 30 years.
Callie Butz picked up to pitching victories Tuesday as the Detroit Lakes Lakers topped Wadena-Deer Creek 4-0 and 3-2 in a Mid-State Conference twinbill. Butz struck out seven, walked three and surrendered only two hits in Game 1. Hanna Inairo went 2-for-2 and scored twice. Lexie Hoemberg and Kelly DeFoe both singled for WDC. DeFoe took a no-hitter into the seventh in Game 2 when the Lakers strung together four hits and rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Hahn was brought in to relieve DeFoe and gave up two more hits to suffer the loss.
A 16-hit barrage Saturday was followed by a four-hit effort Sunday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers split their weekend games with Frazee and Midway. Travis George went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two walks, four runs and four RBIs in a 25-6, seven-inning victory over Frazee. Jordan Wohlwend also had a good day at the plate going 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs and two RBIs. Jamie Nordlund clubbed a home run for the Shockers and drove in three runs. Seth Hamann made his two hits and three walks count as he drove in three runs and scored three himself. Eric Blom and J.J.