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WDC volleyers win first state title The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines were absolutely perfect in 2010 as they captured their first Class AA state volleyball championship. Sue Volkmann's veteran squad posted a perfect 30-0 record leading up to their third straight state tournament, then blitzed the competition at the Xcel Energy Center Nov. 14-16 by winning nine straight matches. So outstanding was the team that they only lost two matches all season long.
Zack Meidinger connected on seven treys and scored 34 points Tuesday night but saw his Verndale Pirates lose a 74-57 decision to Browerville in the Eagle Valley Christmas Tournament. Ryan Gronlund pulled down six boards for the Pirates. Four players scored in double figures for Browerville led by Joe Gaida with 13. BROWERVILLE (74) J. Gaida 13, M. Heid 11, L. May 10, S. Christensen 10, S. Kellen 9, A. Wollenburg 6, M. Bravo 6, K. Petermeier 5, C. Thordowski 4. Totals: 29/1 13-31 74 VERNDALE (57) Z. Meidinger 34, D. Motschenbacher 8, D. Ehrmantraut 7, K. Booth 3, T. Lollar 2, I.
Jordan Reed kicked in with 22 points Friday in leading the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to a 66-39 victory over Lynn Peterson's Staples-Motley Cardinals. Isaiah Toedter, Josh Sherman and Ben Birch backed up Reed's offensive effort with 12, 10 and 10 points respectively. Toedter made all of his points on three-pointers. "We accomplished our pre-game goals of [taking] care of the ball," WDC head coach Tom VanErp said.
The Osakis Silverstreaks held off a furious comeback by the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders Tuesday to gain a 39-36 victory. The Silverstreaks were lead 39-21 with three events to go. A decision by Andy Bounds at 189 and pins by Dylan Koppendrayer and Colin Turchin at 215 and 285 gave the last three matches to the Raiders. Osakis 39, BHV 36 103 Trenton Coyer (O) pinned Albert Boldt (BHV) 3:30 112 Marshal Willis (BHV) pinned Garret Sunder (O) 1:32 119 Jackie Swenson (BHV) won by forfeit 125 Andrew Cihlar (BHV) won by forfeit 130 Kasey Horn (BHV) dec.
Four of six Wadena boxers won their fights Saturday night as Bob Tubandt's Golden Glovers opened their 2010-11 season at the National Guard Armory. Sam Davidson decisioned Fergus Falls' Seth Carpenter in their 165-pound bout. After Wadena's Chris Steward lost a hard-fought decision with Willmar's Elroy Zavala in a 120-pound match, Wadena boxers John Johnson and Albert Boldt racked up back-to-back victories. Johnson stopped St.
Kat Jensen kicked out 21 shots in leading Northern Lakes to a 7-0 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night on outdoor ice in Wadena. Mariah Reed had a playmaker for Northern Lakes. Erika Monson scored two goals and had one assist. Kaylyn Eggena scored a hat trick. Sarah Holm stopped 47 of the 54 shots she faced. NL 4 3 0 -- 7 BD 0 0 0 -- 0 First Period Erika Monson (Alex Palm) 15:45, Kaylyn Eggena (Mandy Carlson, Mariah Reed) 12:20, E.
The Red Lake Falls Eagles used a six-goal second period Saturday to help them defeat Wadena-Deer Creek 10-7. The two clubs combined for 24 penalties in the game. The Eagles converted on four of their seven power play opportunities while the Wolverines scored on just two of their eight chances. Bridger Pettit racked up his first hat trick of the season in the loss. Kicking in with solo goals were Mitchell Swanson, Colter Pettit, David Najjar and Logan Meyer.
Courtney Volkmann canned a three-pointer as time expired Tuesday night to give her team an early Christmas present and a 49-48 victory over Pelican Rapids. The Wolverines trailed by two with 12 seconds left and head coach Keith Ferris called a timeout. "Courtney was having a really good half of basketball and I wanted to try and get the ball into her hands," Ferris said. The Wolverines executed a play that gave Volkmann the final shot and the senior point guard made it count. "It was an early Christmas present for me," Ferris said. "The game was a battle until the final buzzer.
It took an outbreak of strep, an injury and a strong Frazee club to knock Wadena-Deer Creek out of the unbeaten ranks Tuesday at WDC Elementary. The Hornets, who have been ranked No. 2 in Class A this season, posted a 53-15 victory over the Wolverines. Competing in their first dual on their home mats, the Wolverines gave up four weights on forfeits.
Based on a recommendation by business manager Jerry Anderson, the District 2155 board approved that insurance payments from a settlement with Riverport Insurance for a new Wadena-Deer Creek high school and middle school will be invested with the help of Public Financial Management. "They operate in just about every state in the country," Anderson said. "They do bond sales besides investment advising." The district has received $17 million. Another $20 million payment will arrive in July of 2011.