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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.
The Wadena-Deer Creek school board traveled 10 miles down Highway 29 to Deer Creek Monday night for their May meeting - the first of four meetings the board is planning...
Preston Riewer went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs Friday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale defeated Nevis 8-2. Mitchell Blaha, Mack Jones and Matt Lipinski combined for five runs, five hits and four RBIs in the victory. Dillon Card fanned eight in five innings of work to gain the mound win.
Jordan Kern fired an 83 Wednesday as the Wolverines took sixth place in the Deacon's Invitational at Deacon's Lodge. Jack Goeden and Thomas Quincer shot 93 and 96 respectively. Dawson Lupkes turned in a 122. Dane Sethre-Hofstad of runner-up Moorhead was the individual medalist with a 74. Also shooting a 74 was Brainerd's Pete Dahl. Staples-Motley's Andrew Israelson placed third with a 77. Brainerd claimed top honor with a 317.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Gabi Ross carded an 87 for fifth place honors Wednesday in the Brainerd Invitational. Joining Ross in giving the Wolverines an eighth-place finish in the 13-team invite were Jess Rondestvedt, McKayla Woods and Jessica Langer who shot rounds of 100, 110 and 116. Pequot Lakes' Maggie Heggerston and Alex Stone finished 1-2 in the medalist scoring with rounds of 80 and 82.
Is this a dream or are the Minnesota Twins actually interested in playing big league baseball again? Ron Gardenhire's teams generated a lot of excitement back in the days they were fighting for division honors every year. They were so much fun to follow that even in 2011, the year they finished 32 games out of first place, they still managed to pack more than three million fans into Target Field and claim the fourth-best attendance mark in the major leagues. The Twins everyone enjoyed have been on an extended vacation from big league baseball.
The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders scored 11 runs in the final two frames Friday to pummel Wadena-Deer Creek 14-2 in their regular season finale. The Wolverines trailed the Raiders 3-2 after five innings. Morgan Zeise and Ashley Peters both had two hits for the Wolverines. Zeise and Maddy Hinojos drove in runs in the fifth inning. BHV's Sydney Weniger, Cassie Cottrell and Jordyn Glenz combined for eight hits and eight RBIs in the victory. Casey Volkmann was hung with the loss.
Three Wadena people were involved in a collision in the rain Thursday afternoon on Highway 10 in Wadena. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Mark and Lucille Frieler, driving westbound...
Konnor Stueve, Brody Wangsness and Sutton Lohmiller picked up individual victories Tuesday as the Wadena-Deer Creek boys claimed third place in the Mid-State Conference Championships at Detroit Lakes. Stueve set the pace in the 200 dash with a time of 24.25. Teammate Sam Kelderman ran a 24.56 for second place. Wangsness was unbeatable in the 110 hurdles as he ran a 16.26. Lohmiller topped the 50-foot mark with a toss of 50-2.5 in the shot put. Lohmiller also took fourth in the discus with a personal best throw of 122-6. Jimmy Kim made his mark in the 800 with a runner-up time of 2:05.28.
The red-hot Otter Tail Central Bulldogs improved their overall record to 16-1 Friday as the topped Kyle Dykhoff and his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 5-4 on the Battle Lake diamond. Nick Trosdahl went 1-for-3 with two runs and three stolen bases in the comeback victory. Six other OTC players also collected a hit in the win. Jake Dykhoff doubled for the Wolverines who came up with five hits in the loss. Lefty Jarret Werner went six innings, giving up only one earned run, to chalk up the mound win.