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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.
Blaine Cooper shattered 47 of 50 targets as the Wadena-Deer Creek trapshooters climbed into second place in Class 4A, Conference 3.Cooper broke all 25 targets in one of his rounds.Eleven...
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...
Brady Adams and Reid Miller opened with perfect rounds and followed them up by breaking 23 of 25 targets last Monday to lead the Wadena-Deer Creek trap team. Adams and Miller tied with 226.5 points. Josh Brink joined Adams and Miller with a 25-for-25 performance and finished the night one target off their pace to score 224 points. Blaine Cooper and Jake Manselle both shattered 24 targets for the Wolverines. The Wolverines added 4,549.5 points to their season total and took over third place in Class AAAA's Conference 3 standings with 8,725.5 points.
Austin Selvey singled in Mike Blom with two out in the bottom of the 11th Saturday to lift Bertha over Wadena-Deer Creek 7-6 in town team baseball play. Blom led off the inning with a single moved to second on Ethan Bakken's ground out and advanced to third on John Riewer's grounder. The Shockers rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 6-6 and send it into extra innings. The slugfest saw Jake Krause homering for the Shockers. Krause went 3-for-5 at the plate with three runs and two RBIs.
Jack Goeden came in with a team-best round of 92 Monday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines finished fifth in the Mid-State Conference tournament with a 423. Jordan Kern was six strokes off Goeden's pace when the tournament, played on a water-soaked course, wrapped up at Ruttger's Bay. Thomas Quincer and Dawson Lupkes shot rounds of 105 and 128 for the Wolverines. The Detroit Lakes Lakers dominated the field with a team round of 314. Mid-State Tournament Team Detroit Lakes 314, Crosby-Ironton 344, Staples-Motley 352, Pequot Lakes 359, Wadena-Deer Creek 423, Park Rapids 432 Individua
Jess Rondestvedt earned Mid-State Conference honorable mention Monday as the Wadena-Deer Creek girls' golf team carded a 399 Monday for fourth place honors in a tournament at Ruttger's Bay. Rondestvedt shot a 90 to lead the Wolverines. McKayla Woods came up with a 97.
The Otter Tail Central Bulldogs put the brakes on Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's eight-game winning streak Friday with a doubleheader sweep at Battle Lake. Sara Thieschafer singled in Maddie Hoekstra with the game-winning run in Game 1 as OTC pulled out a 3-2 victory in 10 innings. Hoekstra reached base on a walk with two out. Hoekstra stole second before Kenzie Woodman drew a walk. With Thieschafer at the plate, Hoekstra advanced to third on a wild pitch. Thieschafer laced a hit on a 2-1 count to give OTC the win. Jordan Carr fanned 11 and walked six in going the distance for the Raiders.
Preston Riewer, Dillon Card, Luke Weniger and Ethan Orlando sparked a 12-hit attack Friday as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale crushed McGregor/Cromwell 10-2 in their annual meeting at Mills Field in Brainerd. Riewer had two hits, two runs and three RBIs in his leadoff spot. Card went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs in the No. 3 spot. Weninger batted clean-up where he went 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI. Orlando was 1-for-4 with two ribbies batting in the No. 6 spot in the order. Mac Schluttner pitched four frames to earn the mound win.