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Dillon Card worked six strong innings and Ethan Korfe went 2-for-4 with four RBIs Thursday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale topped Wadena-Deer Creek 6-1 at Anderson Park in Verndale. Card scattered five hits and struck out seven. The BHV senior did not allow a free pass. Preston Riewer came on in the seventh to record the final three outs. Korfe, Card, Zach Johnson and Jordan Frethem collected doubles in the game, Riewer singled and scored twice. Johnson, Frethem, Mac Schluttner and Mack Jones also scored in the win. WDC's Jake Dykhoff went 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Samuel Moore was a double qualifier in the weights and Rumor Stokes made the cut in four events Thursday at the Sub-Section 6A track and field meet in Pillager. Moore and Stokes were two of the five BHV athletes qualifying for Thursday's Section 6A track and field meet at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Moore won the discus with a toss of 141-01 and took second in the shot put with a 49-1.75. Stokes took second in the triple jump with a 34-7.75, fourth in the long jump with a 15-7.25, fifth in the 300 hurdles with a 50.97 and ran a leg for the 4x200 relay team that placed second with
Jordyn Glenz and Sydney Weniger combined for four hits and seven RBIs Thursday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders stayed alive in the Section 6A softball tournament by knocking off Brandon-Evansville 12-7. The Raiders were clinging to a 6-4 lead in the top of the fifth when they erupted for six runs. The Raiders sent 10 batters to the plate in their breakout inning.
Morgan Hess went the distance as top-seeded Minnewaska Area ousted eighth-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek from Section 6AA tournament play Tuesday with a 3-1 fastpitch win. Hess surrendered five hits while striking out two in her seven innings of work. Morgan Zeise pitched a complete game for the Wolverines. Zeise did not allow a walk and fanned two. Casey Volkmann and Maddy Hinojos led the Wolverines with two hits apiece. Ashley Peters drove in Volkmann with WDC's lone run in the top of the first. The Wolverines held onto that lead until the fourth when the Lakers managed to tie the game.
Jordan Kern shot an 86 and three of his teammates carded career-best rounds Monday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines placed fourth in the last Mid-Minn Conference golf meet of the season at Cragun's Lodge. Kern's round left him one stroke away from all-conference honors. Shooting career-best rounds on the Cragun's Legacy course were WDC's Thomas Quincer (88), Dawson Lupkes (99) and Landon Blessing (148). Jack Goeden fired a 108 for the Wolverines. Staples-Motley's Andrew Israelson took meet and season medalist honors. Israelson carded a 69.
Jess Rondestvedt shot a 96 and Gabi Ross carded a 98 Tuesday as Wadena-Deer Creek placed sixth in the 11-team Detroit Lakes Invitational. McKayla Woods and Jess Langer brought in rounds of 104 and 108 for the Wolverines who posted a team score of 406. Pequot Lakes' Maggie Heggerston fired a 73 for medalist honors. Alex Stone and Amanda Nies posted scores of 84 and 89 for Pequot. The Patriots won the invitational with a team round of 336.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines out-hit Parkers Prairie 11-9 Thursday evening but lost a 12-11 slugfest to the Panthers on the WDC diamond. Jake Dykhoff paced the Wolverines at the plate with two hits in four trips, two runs and two RBIs. Zac Schertler went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and one RBI. Errors were a problem for both clubs with the Panthers committing six and the Wolverines four. Matt Ferley chalked up the mound win while Noah Ross was hung with the loss. The Wolverines closed out their record season schedule with five straight losses and a 4-13 record.
Marc Reynolds saw six of his Wadena-Deer Creek track and field athletes post victories Thursday in the Sub-Section 6A meet at Pillager. Autumn Jahnke placed first in the pole vault with a 10-0 leap.
The Bertha Blazers gained a Hi-10 League split with Bluffton Saturday as they shook off a 2-1 loss in the opener to for a 10-0 romp in the nightcap. Strong...