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Jordyn Glenz and Shania Glenz had a double-double nights in kills and digs Thursday as the Verndale volleyers swept Pillager 25-12, 25-15, 25-13 on the Verndale court. Jordyn was Verndale's kill leader with 18 while Shania added 13. Shania had 14 digs while Jordyn came up with 11. Sarah Moenkedick was Verndale's dig leader with 16. Megan Dougherty and Haley Stinar combined for 30 set assists in the win. The win gave Verndale an 18-5 record overall and boosted the club's Park Region Conference record to 4-1. Lacy Hiltner collected four kills in the loss.
Larry and Ruth Richter did not plan to go into the pumpkin business but they went along with their daughter's idea of starting a patch. That was 29 years and a lot of pumpkins ago. Richter's Pumpkins grew from the family pumpkin patch and it became a way of earning some extra cash for their children's college education. These days the pumpkin patch is a popular fall stop for kids and adults from all over the area. More than 200 Wadena-Deer Creek students made the trip to the patch last year.
Dillon Card ran in three touchdowns and passed for another Friday as Verndale trounced Brandon-Evansville 33-8. The Homecoming victory was Verndale's sixth of the season against a single loss and dropped the Chargers to 4-3. Card gave Verndale the early lead with a one-yard plunge in the first quarter.
Wadena-Deer Creek singles player Maddy Hinojos battled to the second round of the Section 8AA Individual Tournament Friday before being eliminated. Hinojos notched a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Pequot Lakes' Maddy Galligan to earn a shot at Park Rapids' Julia Smith in Round 2. Smith, the eventual section runner-up, defeated Hinojos 6-0, 6-0. WDC's Whitney Eickhoff took on Perham's Josie Beachy in singles action and defeated Beachy 6-3 before losing 6-3, 6-1. Erin Johnson and Sarah Moen teamed up in doubles play but lost to Park Rapids' Sarena Kinkel and Lindsey Gritz 6-2, 6-2.
Hannah Vorderbruggen took 12th place honors Thursday as the Wadena-Deer Creek girls' cross country team placed fifth in the Mid-State Conference meet at Detroit Lakes. Vorderbruggen ran a time of 17:13.4 in pacing the Wolverines who finished with 128 points. Abby Motschenbacher took 14th for WDC with a 17:16.8 while Emily Kain finished 19th with a 17:24.9.
Lila Lohmiller came up with 23 digs and Casey Volkmann recorded 17 kills as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines downed Breckenridge in four games Tuesday night. The Wolverines took Game 1 by a 25-23 verdict. The Cowgirls came back strong in Game 2 for a 25-18 win. Sue Volkmann's Wolverines dominated the third game 25-15 and then edged Breck 25-23 for the 3-1 victory. Casey Volkmann was 10 of 12 at the serving line but led the Wolverines with five aces.
Don Seipkes saw his Otter Tail Central Bulldogs rack up 53 first half points Friday in a convincing 67-0 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek on the Henning gridiron. Former WDC standout Andrew VanErp put OTC's first two touchdowns on the board. VanErp grabbed a 35-yard touchdown pass from Tony Ukkelberg for the game's first score. VanErp then found himself in position to return a fumble 20 yards for another six points. Before the first quarter was over the Bulldogs racked up 20 more points. Nick Trosdahl scored the first of his three touchdowns on an eight-yard scamper.
A field of 61 golfers from all over the state participated in the 13th annual Rossy Roundup Sept. 27 at Whitetail Run. The event raised more than $700 for Womenade, Wadena Band and Wadena Baseball. Groups benefitting in the past have included the Humane Society, the Red Cross, Hospice, Food Shelf and Cancer Research.