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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...
Courtney Templin, Rumor Stokes and Samuel Moore notched individual victories Friday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale track teams placed third and fourth in the Park Region Conference meet at Sebeka. Templin ran a winning time of 1:02.60 to edge United North Central's Andrea Korvela who turned in a 1:02.88. Stokes was a double winner for the Raiders with a 15-4.75 effort in the long jump and a 33-9.5 in the triple. Moore was king pin in the weights with a winning 49-6 in the shot put and a 155-3.5 in the discus. BHV head coach Ken Miller saw his 4x200 relay team of Stokes, Templin, Erica VanDe
Five Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale players collected doubles and Sydney Weniger drove in four runs Friday as the Raiders bombed Wadena-Deer Creek 14-2. Weniger, Elyssa Kern, Hannah VanHale, Cassie Cottrell and Kylee Wright doubled for the Raiders. Weniger was 3-for-5 with four ribbies. Cottrell went 4-for-4, scored twice and drove in two runs. Jordyn Glenz also drove in a pair for the Raiders. Morgan Zeise and Ashley Peters each had two hits for WDC. Zeise and Maddy Hinojos drove in runs for the Wolverines. Jordan Carr struck out six and walked only two in gaining the pitching win.