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Wadena's Trent Petro earned the decision Saturday in defeating St. Cloud's Avery Miller in a four-round main event fight at the Wadena National Guard Armory. "Trent started slow but kept getting stronger," WDC boxing coach Bob Tubandt said. Rayne Denzel was also a winner for Wadena as he scored a decision over 160-pound foe Jackson Knapp of St. Cloud. Diego Bojoquez boxed for the first time under the Wadena banner and lost a close decision to Leech Lake's James Robinson at 125. Verndale's Matt Umland also lost a close decision in his 115-pound fight with Leech Lake's Ronnie Hulleh. St.
A chilly yet sunny Saturday in early January brought a small band of nature lovers to Glendalough State Park. DNR Parks and Trails naturalist Ben Eckhoff shared insights and facts with the group as they trooped around Sunset Lake on the western edge of the 2,761-acre Otter Tail County park. The hikers found the tracks of many of the park's inhabitants in the light snow cover, including deer, rabbit, fox, voles and squirrels.
Raiders qualify for Class A state team wrestling tournament Steve Techam' Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders made their first trip to the Class A state team wrestling tournament since 2002 with a 44-31 victory over Border West in the Section 6A championship at Pelican Rapids. The Raiders won 15 dual matches in a row during the season. They met Frazee in the first round of the state team tournament and lost 32-22.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale wrestlers Ethan Kimber and Hayden Truax won championships and four of their teammates claimed runner-up honors Saturday in the Jaguar Invitational at Belgrade. Kimber posted an 8-3 decision over Aaron Collins of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 160.
A 1995 red Ford Explorer was the victim of an early morning fire Monday, Jan. 5 on First Street Southwest in Wadena. The Wadena Fire Department extinguished the blaze after...
Mac Schluttner, Mitchell Blaha and Ethan Korfe all scored in double figures Friday as Verndale's Pirates romped to a 62-37 cage victory over Royalton. Schluttner led the balanced scoring attack with 14 points while Blaha pumped in 13 and Korfe canned 11.
Mason Snyder finished third and four other Wadena-Deer Creek grapplers placed fourth Saturday in the Pine to Prairie Tournament at Fertile. Snyder found himself up against Fosston-Bagley's Brayden Sorenson in the 106-pound third place match and pinned him in a time of 3:35. Colton Knudson, Cody Wheeler, Steve Erkenbrack and Isaac Malone all reached for third place honors but came up short. Knudson was pinned by United Clay Becker's Braden Boe at the 3:55 mark of their 113-pound match.
Kenzie Christianson sparked a three-goal rally by Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek in the second period Saturday as the Blue Devils defeated Luverne 5-2. The loss avenged a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals Friday night at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. Eliza Gould tacked up the game's first goal for the Blue Devils but Makayla Sterrett and Madisyn Dingmann put Luverne on top 2-1 after one period. Christianson kicked in with back-to-back goals in the second period and MacKayla Woods iced a cushioning goal with three minutes left in the period. Ashlee Helseth scored the game's final goal 13
Josi Tappe scored 16 points Dec. 30 as the Frazee Hornets stung the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 71-39 at Frazee. The Hornets shot a red-hot 77 percent from the field hitting on 20 of 26 two-point field goal attempts. They also canned eight of their 24 three-point attempts for 33 percent and finished the game shooting a combined 56 percent. Tappe was backed up in double figures by Katie Smith and Whitney Janu who netted 14 and 13 points respectively. The Hornets dominated the boards 43-20. Rachel Schwartz paced the Wolverines with 12 tallies. Carrie Nelson came up with nine.
Dylan Phillips had a hat trick and a playmaker and Michael Behl scored six points in leading the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines past the Breckenridge/Wahpeton Blades 8-4 Saturday in the Wadena-Deer Creek Holiday Tournament. Phillips put the Wolverines on top early with a pair of first period goals. Austin Sutherland and Jarrett Pettit boosted WDC's lead to 4-1 in the second period. The two clubs combined for seven third period goals with Phillips, Pettit, Behl and Sutherland scoring for the Wolverines.