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Class A State Wrestling Tournament 112 Zach Keller (Medford) dec. Mitch Steffens (WDC) 2-0 130 Odin Guerard (Royalton-Upsala) dec. Jordan Rentz (WDC) 6-0 140 Brett Pfarr (LeSueur-Henderson) pinned Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) 2:57 152 Jake Braaten (BHV) dec. Jake Krogstad (Dover-Eyota) 13-6 Next: Braaten faces Caleb Lanoue (Mahnomen/Waubun) 171 Amos Schmidt (BHV) dec. Michael Doom (Paynesville Area) 6-5 Next: Schmidt faces Josh Willaert (LeSueur-Henderson) HWT Jordan Phibbs (Jackson County Central) pinned Colin Turchin (BHV) 3:57
Girls' Basketball Section 5A EagleValley 64, Verndale 44 Menahga 63, Browerville 43 Royalton 50, Hill City 49 Pillager 65, Swanville 27 Ogilvie 53, Onamia 45 Boys' Basketball Nevis 77, Verndale 41
Six area wrestlers who have ridden the rails all the way to final stop will be competing at Xcel Energy Center Wednesday for the first round of the Class A state wrestling tournament. Wadena-Deer Creek will send three first-time state entries to the big show while Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale will have two veterans and a deserving senior on the mat. When the Class A individual tournament begins at Wednesday at 8 p.m. WDC will have 112-pound sophomore Mitch Steffens, 130-pound junior Jordan Rentz and 140-pound junior Jacob Wegscheid competing.
Class A State Wrestling Tournament Qualifiers Wadena-Deer Creek 112 Mitch Steffens - Second 130 Jordan Rentz - Second 140 Jacob Wegscheid - Second Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 152 Jake Braaten - First 171 Amos Schmidt - Second HWT Colin Turchin - Second First Round Draws (Class A Individuals) 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 3 at Xcel Energy Center-St. Paul 112 Mitch Steffens (Wadena-Deer Creek) 30-5 vs. Zach Keller (Medford) 29-1 130 Jordan Rentz (Wadena-Deer Creek) 22-11 vs. Odin Guerard (Royalton-Upsala) 23-11 140 Jacob Wegscheid (Wadena-Deer Creek) 21-12 vs.
Boys' Basketball Perham 83, Wadena-Deer Creek 63 Scott Syverson 12 pts, Aaron Kern 12 pts
District 2155 is looking at a saving of $474,223 over the next 10 years by reobligating $4,495,000 worth of general refunding bonds. The school board approved a motion to proceed with the reobligating proposal at their February meeting Monday. The true interest rate is 2.4460. The process consists of refunding bonds and then going with the lower interest rate. "Our others are coming due and this is the first point at which we can actually refund them," WDC superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom said.
Joe Kovar will tell you that he has nothing against timberwolves, he just does not want them in his deer pen. The Deer Creek taxidermist and his wife, Joyce, who live on a 120-acre farm eight miles west of Wadena on County Road 52, know that they have had wolves for neighbors for the last 47 years. For the last eight years they have had penned deer on their farm, a herd they inherited from one of their sons. While they are expensive to keep, the deer produce one or two fawns in the spring.
Zack Meidinger sparked the Pirates with 32 points Tuesday night as Greg Johnson's Verndale squad ended a 19-game losing streak by topping Laporte 62-55 in overtime. Caleb Burczyk scored 10 points for the Pirates, who had not won a game since Dec. 8 when they defeated Parkers Prairie. Caleb Nelson led Laporte with 17 points while Chance Reimer had 11. The two clubs were tied at 48 at the end of regulation time. VERNDALE (62) I. Schmitz 2, D. Ehrmantraut 4, D. Motschenbacher 6, Z. Meidinger 32, K. Booth 3, J. Stinar 3, C. Burczyk 10, A. Denny 2. Totals: 17/3 19-41 62 LAPORTE (55) C.
Tom VanErp's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines continued to sharpen their claws against tough competition Tuesday night as they fell to state-ranked Park Christian 73-69. The Wolverines held a 41-31 halftime lead but could not match the Falcons at the foul line. The host team went 13 of 17 at the foul stripe while the Wolverines canned just seven of 16 attempts. The loss was WDC's fifth in their last six games.
The New York Mills Eagles saw Mike Barthel's club coming Saturday and ousted the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale crew from the Section 6A team wrestling tournament with a convincing 54-16 win. Mills won the first seven matches before Dakota Aeling posted a 5-0 decision at 145. State-ranked Jake Braaten edged Seth Hofland 9-8 at 152.