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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.
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.
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...
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.