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A second half blitz carried the Menahga Braves to a 65-49 Park Region Conference victory over the Pirates Tuesday on the Verndale court. The Pirates led 29-25 at the half but the Braves dominated the second half scoring 40-20. Nine Menahga players contributed to the scoring with Tarah Cleveland leading the pack with 18, Amelia Pho also hit double figures with 12 points. The Pirates had three players in double figures with Teresa Moenkedick scoring 14 and Lizzy Yungbauer and Elizabeth Johnson both canning 12. The Pirates hit on eight of their 10 free throws but shot just 23 percent from the
The New York Mills Eagles won eight of 14 weights Tuesday in a 44-25 victory over Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale. Posting wins for the Raiders were Kasey Horn (125), Hayden Truax (130), Josh Weekley (135), Dillon Card (160), Dylan Koppendrayer (215) and John French (heavyweght). New York Mills 44, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 25 103 Jeremiah Harper (NYM) dec. Justin Gordan (BHV) 4-3 112 Shane Novak (NYM) won by forfeit 119 Tyler Ehnert (NYM) pinned Marshall Willis (BHV) 2:40 125 Kasey Horn (BHV) dec. Taylor Ericksrud (NYM) 4-2 130 Hayden Truax (BHV) dec.
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils erupted for four goals in the second period Saturday to beat Redwood Valley 5-3 and end a 14-game losing streak. After a slow start in the opening period, the Blue Devils took charge of the puck and over a 12-minute stretch out-shot the Cardinals 9-1 to take a 4-1 lead. Brooke Umland, Katelyn Barthel, Zara Einerwiold and Kylee Damm hit paydirt in the second period.
Taylor Budke's 17 points and Luke Halbakken's 14-point night carried Pelican Rapids to a 60-39 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Monday on the Wadena court. Ryan Bruggeman played an excellent floor game for the Vikings, dishing out 10 assists. The non-conference loss was the second in a row for the Wolverines and dropped their record to 4-5 overall. Tom VanErp's crew is 3-1 in Mid-State Conference action. Jordan Reed led the Wolverines with 14 points while Evan VanErp cracked the double figures barrier for the first time this year with 11 tallies.
Keith Ferris saw his bench come to the rescue Tuesday night as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines won their biggest victory of the 2010-2011 basketball season. The Wolverines bumped off Class AA powerhouse Pequot Lakes 81-75 in an overtime game at Pequot. The Patriots suffered their first loss in 14 games. "We played great as a team," Ferris said. "I was very pleased to see some of our younger players step up and contribute in a close victory." Emily Miron paced the Wolverines with 23 points while Hope Theisen added 13, Caitlin Volkmann scored 12 and Courtney Volkmann netted 10.
Wadena-Deer Creek sophomore Bridger Pettit scored his third hat trick of the season Saturday as the Wolverines snapped a six-game losing string by topping Kittson Central 7-2. Taylor Bienusa and Mitchell Swanson both collected a pair of goals for WDC. Bienusa and Trenton Wollenburg both had two assists. The Wolverines struck four times in the first period and never looked back.
The Wadena-Deer Creek School Board approved $236,000 as a starting figure for upcoming cuts in the budget at their January meeting Tuesday night in the Elementary Media Center. A final decision on the amount the district will cut must be approved by the board in February. The school district is anticipating a number of retirements at the end of the 2010-11 school year. According to WDC Business Manager Jerry Anderson, each retirement could save the district $15,000-$21,000. The budget cutting has been anticipated for more than a year. Last year, the school board made $428,080 in cuts.
Wrestling Staples-Motley 44, Wadena-Deer Creek 30 103 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Austin Pogreba (SM) 1:59 112 Blake Miller (SM) dec. Devin Barthel (WDC) 8-2 119 Josh Lawson (WDC) pinned Josh Becker (SM) 4:50 125 Brady Killian (SM) won by forfeit 130 Tyler Pogreba (SM) maj. dec. Zach Bernu (WDC) 12-2 135 Jordan Heldman (SM) won by forfeit 140 Jordan Rentz (WDC) won by forfeit 145 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Tom Zoellner (SM) :59 152 Brent Lisson (SM) won by forfeit 160 Gavin Kadlec (SM) dec. Derrick Rude (WDC) 6-4 171 Brandon Flickinger (SM) won by forfeit 189 Blake Petrich (SM) maj.
Boys' Basketball Pelican Rapids 60, Wadena-Deer Creek 39 WDC: Jordan Reed 14 points Evan VanErp 11 points