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Zack Meidinger scored his first two touchdowns of the year Wednesday night as the Verndale Pirates trounced Lincoln High 38-6 in the regular season finale for both clubs. The victory snapped a string of five straight losses by the defending Section 4, Class Nine-man champions. Meidinger, who was one of Verndale's best rushing threats last year, sprained an ankle Oct. 8 in a game with Underwood.
The eighth-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines will travel to No. 1 Breckenridge at 6 p.m. Tuesday as the Section 6AA football playoffs. Other first round games will see No. 4 Crosby-Ironton hosting No. 5 Holdingford, No, 3 Otter Tail Central hosting No. 6 West Central Area and No. 2 Pierz hosting No. 7 Osakis. Semifinal round action is set for Saturday at the home of the highest remaining seeds. The Section 6A finals are slated for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Fargodome.
The top-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines will host No. 8 Pequot Lakes Patriots at 7 p.m. Thursday as the South Sub-Section 8AA playoffs get under way. Other quarterfinal round matches will see No. 4 Breckenridge hosting No. 5 Perham, No. 2 Fergus Falls hosting No. 7 Detroit Lakes and No. 3 Hawley hosting No. 6 Pelican Rapids. Second round action will be held Friday at the highest seed. The sub-section finals are set Thursday, Nov. 4. The North Sub-Section 8AA playoffs will see No. 1 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton hosting No. 8 Park Rapids, No. 4 Crookston hosting No. 5 Thief River Falls, No.
Football Warroad 29, Wadena-Deer Creek 13 Verndale 38, Lincoln HI 6 Royalton 42, Parkers Prairie 7 Clinton-Graceville-Beardlsey 36, Bertha-Hewitt 0 USA 47, United North Central 12 Pillager 36, New York Mills 14 Breckenridge 27, Staples-Motley 20 East Grand Forks 28, Perham 14
Volleyball Wadena-Deer Creek 25-25-25, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 18-19-10 Verndale 23-25-25-25, Menahga 25-16-16-10 Teresa Moenkedick 6 kills, 14 digs, 1 block assist Megan Richter 4 kills, 2 set assists, 7 digs, 1 solo block, 4 block assists Kaitlyn Richter 5 kills, 18 set assists, 7 digs, 1 solo blocks Ashley Richter 19 kills, 17 digs, 1 solo block, 2 ace serves Jordanna Schluttner 8 kills, 1 set assist, 6 kills, 1 solo block, 8 block assists, 1 ace serve Elizabeth J
Cross Country Park Rapids Invitational Boys Perham 24, Thief River Falls 111, West Central Area 125, Park Rapids 131, Bagely/Fosston 142, Pequot Lakes 160, Roseau 175, Warroad 176, Hawley-Ulen-Hitterdal 200, Wadena-Deer Creek 201, Frazee 290 WDC: Neil Janson, 18th, 18:06, Joey Pate, 35th, 18:42, Zach Bernu, 46th, 19:03, Will Eliason, 60th, 19:37, Brody Wangsness , 64th,19:42, Lukas Krueger, 81st, 21:05 Girls Perham 69, Warroad 91, Park Rapids 98, Roseau 101, Lake of the Woods/Rainy River 130, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 157, Pelican Rapids 171, Pequot Lakes 178, Thief River Falls 201, East Gra
Volleyball Alexandria Tournament WDC Champions Pool Play WDC over Minnetonka 23-25, 25-10, 15-11 WDC over Cold Spring-Rocori 25-23, 25-14 WDC over Grand Rapids 25-21, 25-20 Championship WDC 2-1 over North St.
Preston Kappes fired two touchdown passes and ran for a third as the Breckenridge Cowboys racked up a 28-0 halftime lead last Friday as they cruised to a 48-7 Homecoming victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. Kappes found Blake Anderson-Wilcox on touchdown passes of nine and 17 yards. He scored the game's first touchdown in the second quarter on a nine-yard run. The Cowboys also saw Stephen Erlandson knock off a 46-yard run and an 87-yard kickoff return for points.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines tuned up for their final games of the regular season Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep over Mid-State foe Crosby-Ironton. The No. 3 state-ranked Wolverines chalked up victories of 25-8, 25-11 and 25-16 on the C-I court. Sue Volkmann's club improved to 20-0. Brittney Noon and Kelsi Crawford led the Wolverines with 12 and 10 kills respectively. Hope Theisen had a big defensive night with 17 digs. Mandy Perkins and Avery Jackson both came up with 11. Courtney Volkmann was murder at the serving line as she converted on 16 of her 18 attempts for seven aces.
The Henning Hornets crushed Verndale 25-8 in Game 1 Tuesday but had to battle in Games 2 and 3 to gain a 3-0 sweep over the Pirates. Verndale fell 25-21 in Tuesday's second game and pushed the Hornets into volleyball's edition of overtime in Game 3 before the stubborn Pirates lost 27-25. Kaitlyn Richter and Elizabeth Johnson both recorded 10 set assists.