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The Northern Lakes Lightning broke open a close game with four goals in the third period Monday in downing Mid-State Conference foe Wadena-Deer Creek 6-3. The Lightning grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first period as Nick Blanchette scored the first of his three goals. The Wolverines were quiet offensively in the opening period with only two shots on goal. After Blanchette added in second goal of the game at the 9:43 mark of the second period, WDC's Drew Killian put his club on the board at the 10:54 mark with an assist from Michael Behl.
Hope Theisen netted 25 points as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines topped Bertha-Hewitt 57-47 Friday for their first cage victory of the season. Theisen scored seven straight points in the first half as the Wolverines jumped out to a 22-8 lead with 10:48 remaining. The Bears made it hot for the Wolverines in the second half scoring 16 points to WDC's eight. for a 39-38 lead with 8:25 to go. The Wolverines reversed the tide at that point and out-scored the Bears 18-8 the rest of the way.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines won 10 matches Monday in bowing to Prairie Valley 43-26 and Otter Tail Central 48-30 in the Prairie Valley Triangular at Clarissa. Lee Spencer and Devin Barthel were double winners for the Wolverines. Spencer pinned Prairie Valley's Nolan Hart at the 1:46 match of their 126-pound match and pinned James Holen of Otter Tail Central at 5:48. Barthel defeated Prairie Valley's Zach Ward 22-4 on a technical fall in their 145-pound match. Barthel pinned Kory Juvrud of OTC at the 3:01 mark.
Wadena-Deer Creek hockey players Mike Behl and Dylan Phillips entered the final week of January ranked third and eighth respectively among Section 6A's top scorers. Behl went into the week with 15 goals and 17 assists for a total of 32 points. Phillips had 12 goals and 14 assists for a total of 26 points. Prairie Centre's Cody Steward and St. Cloud Cathedral's Will Hammer were tied for the Section 6A point leadership with 33 apiece. Steward had a section-best 19 goals to go along with 14 assists. Hammer had 17 goals and 16 assists.
Fifth-seeded Long Prairie.-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek (8-15-1) will travel to the home ice of fourth-seeded Detroit Lakes (8-10-4) Saturday for a Section 6A hockey game at 7 p.m. The winner of...
Ninth-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek will face eighth-seeded Prairie Valley Tuesday in the Section 6A team wrestling tournament. The two clubs will meet in a 6 p.m. match at Barnesville. The winner...
The Wadena-Deer Creek school board approved organizational changes, a revised budget and a rehire offer for kindergarten teacher Deb Andrews Tuesday night at their January meeting. Board officers for the coming year will be Steve Techam (chairperson), Ann Pate (vice chairperson, John Moenkedick (clerk) and Kent Schmidt (treasurer). The board approved a revised budget that had a deficit of only $88,000 in the general fund. Last June, the board approved a budget with a deficit of $270,000.
Anna Carman struck four times and Sara Carman kicked out 20 shots Friday as the Silver Bay Mariners blanked Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek 7-0 at the Expo Arena. Everly Bauck had a three-point game for Silver Bay with two goals and one assist. Angela Hanson blocked 30 shots for the Blue Devils who saw their record drop to 8-13-1. The Blue Devils host Northern Lakes Thursday in Wadena before traveling to Park Rapids Friday for their final regular season contest. Silver Bay 2 1 4 — 7 LPGE/WDC 0 0 0 - 0 First Period
Dalton Klegstad's five-point game carried Kittson Central to a 10-1 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Saturday at the Hallock Ice Arena. Back-to-back games with Breckenridge-Wahpeton and a 210-mile bus trip took its toll on the Wolverines who managed just 14 shots on goal against Kittson Central goalie Tucker Cosley. "That's real tough when you have to play that much hockey but that's weather-related," WDC head coach Chris Holman said.
The Aitkin Gobblers used a 40-point first half to hand the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines a 74-39 cage loss Friday night in Wadena. Bailey Nordean gunned in 18 points for the Gobblers while Cassie Sandberg netted 13, Rebecca Jensen tallied 12 and Lisa Anderson scored 10. Hope Theisen was WDC's top scorer with 13 points. Olivia Schwartz and Jennifer Craig combined for 14 points. The Wolverines have a road game on tap Thursday with DGF and a home game slated for Friday with Bertha-Hewitt. AITKIN (74)