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By Sarah Horner St. Paul Pioneer Press NOWTHEN, Minn. -- Helen Zumbaum will never forget her trip to the mailbox last week. On Friday afternoon, she was walking from the...
Alicia Jones could not hide her emotions or her disappointment Monday night as she read a prepared statement to members of the Wadena-Deer Creek school board. Jones is upset the board took no action in July on a request by Verndale superintendent Paul Brownlow to allow Verndale to rejoin the boys' hockey cooperative. "The hockey co-op is not creating the open enrollment problem in Wadena," Jones said Tuesday morning. At the time of their July 9 meeting, the WDC school board was concerned that adding Verndale to the hockey co-op may lead to further open enrollment issues. Figures from the
Jordyn and Shania Glenz combined for 65 kills as the Verndale Pirates posted a 3-2 record Saturday in the Ulen-Hitterdal Tournament. The Pirates played 10 games, winning six and losing four. They defeated Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal, Waubun and Climax-Fisher but fell to Frazee and Barnesville. Seven Verndale players finished the day by posting double figure numbers in digs. Jordyn Glenz led the team with 27. Morgan Glenz finished with 25. Haley Stinar dished ot 38 assists and Megan Dougherty chipped in with 22. The Pirates went to 9-3 on the season.
Noah Ross and Konnor Stueve placed fourth and fifth in the Frazee Invitational Thursday as they sparked a third place finish by the Wadena-Deer Creek varsity team. Ross ran a 19:46.81 and Stueve turned in a 20:01.55. Bailey Crook of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton took top honors with a time of 18:47.51. Jimmy Kim gave the Wolverines a 12th place finish with a time of 20:46.02. Tristin Godel was also in the top 20 with a 16th place time of 21:57.90.
The Wolverines battled hard, but after the refs called off a late rushing touchdown, they lost 22-20.
Katrina Wahlin's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines gained a split in the Staples-Motley Triangular Tuesday, edging Crosby-Ironton 4-3 but falling to Staples-Motley 6-1. Maddy Hinojos and Abby Westrum posted singles victories against the Rangers. Hinojos rallied from a 6-2 loss to defeated Emile Froidcoeur 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 1 match. Westrum won in straight sets at No. 3 singles defeating Kari Watson 6-3, 6-4. Sarah Moen and Erin Johnson was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Bonnie Holmvig and Mikaela Hartman at No. 1 doubles.
The Wadena-Deer Creek football program, along with the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, have teamed up to host its first-ever "Tackle Cancer" night, Sept. 19 when the WDC Wolverines match up with the Osakis Silverstreaks. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at WDC football field. The Wolverine cheerleaders will have a table set up near the front gate to receive donations in the fight against cancer. "We are proud to partner with Randy Shaver and the Minnesota Football Coaches Association in hosting a Tackle Cancer game," said Norm Gallant, WDC Activities Director.
Jordyn and Shania Glenz combined for 28 kills Thursday night as Verndale swept Park Region Conference foe Menahga 3-0. The Pirates found themselves up against a salty Menahga squad in Game 1 but managed to pull out a 27-25 win. Verndale was a 5-18 winner in Game 2 and a 25-21 winner in Game 3. Megan Dougherty and Haley Stinar teamed up for 29 assists.
Appreciation and relief filled the room Monday night as the Verndale school board held their first meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. With 519 students under their roof and $5.795 million remodeling and addition projects wrapping up, Superintendent Paul Brownlow was one of several who handed out laurels to staff members who worked on the Labor Day weekend to have the school ready for classes on Sept. 2. "All the floors were finished, I had a few doubters out there who said the cafeteria will never be ready to serve on Tuesday and everything was ready to go.
The question of Verndale's return to the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey cooperative was put to rest Monday night in a quiet Robertson Theater. District 2155 board member Wayne Perkins made a motion that Verndale not be readmitted to the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' hockey cooperative.