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The streaking Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines ran their season mat record to 6-0 Tuesday by taking top honors in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus Triangular. Isaac Lustila (189), Tony Reurink (215) and Dylan Anderson scored pins as the Wolverines rallied from a 37-24 deficit to edge Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus 42-37. "The big boys picked us up," WDC head coach Norm Gallant said. The Wolverines split the victories with the Road Crew 7-7 but won all of their matches by fall. Three WDC wrestlers pinned their opponents in under one minute.
Matthew Frethem tacked up 26 points Monday as Bertha-Hewitt handed Verndale a 59-43 Park Region Conference loss. The Pirates played a strong first half and trailed the Bears by only two at the half, 28-26. Zack Meidinger was high point man for the Pirates with 19. Dallas Ehrmantraut and Dustin Motschenbacher combined for 17. BERTHA-HEWITT (59) T. Murphy 9, A. Selvey 5, J. Hoemberg 5, M. Frethem 26, S. Voge 4, E. Bakken 8, C. Current 2. Totals: 23 12-21 59 VERNDALE (43) A. Denny 2, D. Ehrmantraut 9, D. Motschenbacher 8, R. Gronlund 5, Z. Meidinger 19.
Dylan Isola kicked out 34 of 35 shots Saturday as the Wolverines stopped the Bearcats in Hallock. David Najjar had a three-point game with two assists and one goal. Trenton Wollenburg collected one goal and one assist.
Tom VanErp's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines broke into the win column Tuesday night with a 54-35 victory over Pine River-Backus. Jordan Reed led the Wolverines with a game-high 25 points while Josh Sherman chipped in with 10. "They didn't really have a matchup for Jordan," VanErp said. Halftime saw the Wolverines clinging to a slim 24-21 lead. The Wolverines were able to dominate the second half 30-14 by holding PRB standout Beau Howard scoreless. Howard scored just six points in the games. Nate Holm led the Tigers with 13 tallies. WADENA-DEER CREEK (54) E. VanErp 3, J. Sherman 10, R.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines saw their fast start stopped by the free throw line Tuesday night as they bowed to Detroit Lakes 46-36. The Wolverines were whistled for 23 fouls while the visiting Lakers committed just eight.
Tatum Sheley canned 24 points and Katie Wanberg added 21 Monday as a streaking Pine River-Backus club won for the fifth time in six games by stopping Verndale 68-40. Elizabeth Johnson and Teresa Moenkedick tied Verndale scoring honors with 11 points apiece. PINE RIVER-BACKUS (68) T. Sheley 24, G. Lemberg 8, K. Wangberg 21, K. Hamilton 2, A. Hansen 2, A. Ackerman 11. Totals: 24/4 8-12 68 VERNDALE (40) L. Yungbauer 8, K. Korfe 2, E. Johnson 11, K. Richter 2, M. Richter 2, A. Richter 4, T. Moenkedick 11. Totals: 12/2 10-18 40 PRB 38 30 -- 68 Verndale 26 14 -- 40
Dani Schultz iced four goals and one assist Tuesday at the Morris-Benson Storm blitzed Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek 6-0. Brooke Falk stopped 22 shots in recording her first shutout in seven games.
The Barnesville Trojans won 10 of 14 weights and scored three victories by forfeit in a 47-21 dual meet victory Dec. 9 over Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale. Coach Mike Barthels saw Nick Bennett (152), Dillon Card (171), Andy Bounds (189) and Colin Turchin (285) rack up victories for the Raiders.
Monty Johnson saw the stars align over Wadena this summer. M State-Wadena's dean of students had been looking at storm clouds out his window all day June 17 and had been part of the decision to delay the Summer of Fun parade that evening when the sirens went off in Wadena. Like many others, Johnson headed for the safety of the basement in his home on Seventh Street -- one block west of the campus. When Johnson emerged from his basement shortly after 5 p.m., he found he was standing at Ground Zero.
Boys' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 54, Pine River-Backus 35 Jordan Reed (WDC) 25 points; Josh Sherman (WDC) 10 points Girls' Basketball Detroit Lakes 46, Wadena-Deer Creek 36 Courtney Volkmann (WDC) 11 points Boys' Hockey Prairie Center 6, Wadena-Deer Creek 3 Girls' Hockey Morris-Benson 6, LPGE-WDC 0 Sarah Holm (BD) 44 saves