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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.
Wadena-Deer Creek golfers Michael Wing and Bryan Silvers shot team low rounds of 81 and 83 Friday and Saturday in matches at The Pines of Grandview and The Preserve. Following Wing's 81 at The Pines were Silvers (96), Bryce Pazdernick (98), Nick LeToureau (103), Tyler Heinzen (104) and Duke Harrison (105). Silver's 83 round at The Preserve beat Wing by four strokes. Rounding out the scoring were Pazdernick (88), Harrison (95), LeTourneau (102) and Heinzen (104).
Mike Paavola notched Wadena-Deer Creek's lone victory at No. 1 singles Tuesday in a 6-1 loss to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. Paavola was a 7-5, 6-2 winner over Brandon Roering. Drew Larson pushed Jed Johnson at No. 2 singles winning 6-4 after Johnson claimed the opener 6-1. Johnson prevailed for a 6-4 decision in the third set. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6, Wadena-Deer Creek 1 Singles 1 Mike Paavola (WDC) def. Brandon Roering (LPGE) 6-2, 7-5 2 Jed Johnson (LPGE) def. Drew Larson (WDC) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 3 Roger Meade (LPGE) def. Joe Pate (WDC) 6-1, 6-1 4 Jeremy Walters (LPGE) def.
The Park Rapids Panthers pulled out a 3-2 squeaker in Game 1 but romped 12-6 in the nightcap Tuesday to sweep Wadena-Deer Creek in a Mid-State softball doubleheader. Megan Popp drove in both of WDC's runs in the first game with a bases-loaded hit in the sixth to put the Wolverines on top 2-1. The Panthers rallied to win in the seventh as a trap allowed two runs to score. Steph Hahn fanned nine and walked two in the loss.