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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.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Rumor Stokes won two jumping events and Samuel Moore earned two runner-up finishes in the weights Tuesday in the Section 6A True Team at Glyndon. Stokes captured long jump honors with a 15-8.25 and went 33-8.75 in the triple. The senior standout also took third for the Raiders in the 300 hurdles with a 52.32. Moore led the BHV boys' track and field team with second place toss of 44-2 in the shot put and a discus toss of 134-9. Other BHV athletes with standout performances included Courtney Templin, with a fourth place time of 1:02.79 in the 400 dash and Brett Janse
The Wadena-Deer Creek boys grabbed four firsts Tuesday en route to a sixth place finish in the Section 6A True Team meet. Two WDC relay teams took top honors. The 4x200 relay squad of Jonathan Pantages, Sam Kelderman, Konnor Stueve and Brody Wangsness set a winning pace of 1:37.75. Stueve and Kelderman teamed up with Jimmy Kim and Josh Brink to win the 4x400 with a 3:43.62. Staples-Motley challenged with a runner-up time of 3:43.81. Wangsness contributed first place points in the 110 hurdles by running a time of 16.51.
Pequot Lakes pitching limited Wadena-Deer Creek to only one run Friday in a Mid-State twinbill sweep on the Wadena diamond. Kathryn Miska fanned 12, walked three and allowed only one hit as the Patriots cruised to a 15-0 win in the opener. Laura Squires and Caitlyn Carkhuff combined for five hits, three runs and two RBIs in the victory. A 16-hit barrage in Game 2 propelled the Patriots to a 23-1 win in Game 2. Alex Kotaska and Hannah Zimmerman led the Pats with four hits, four runs and three RBIs apiece. Mackenzie Barthel and Morgan Zeise both had a pair of hits for WDC. Taya Salminen no
A pair of wild turkeys feed in a field Thursday morning along Highway 29 west of the Wadena city limits. One of the birds appears to be a crossbreed.
Marcus Riewer scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning Saturday as the Bertha Blazers edged Pelican Rapids 3-2 for their first victory of the town team baseball season. Riewer reached on an error to lead off the seventh. Jordan Riewer put down a sacrifice bunt to move him to second and Nate Meissner's flyout sent him to third.