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Kaleb Thalmann scored the game-winner with six seconds left Friday night to lift the Henning Hornets over the Verndale Pirates 64-62 in a Park Region Conference showdown. Verndale head coach Jordan Hinkle credited Thalmann with a nice move off a block to make the winning basket.
The Verndale Pirates converted on six treys in the first half Monday night en route to a 64-40 shelling of the Rockets. Jordyn Glenz poured in 18 points for the Pirates while Shania Glenz canned 14 and Sarah Moenkedick scored 10. The Pirates converted on eight of their 17 three-pointers for a 47 percent clip. Jordyn Glenz led a balanced rebounding effort by the Pirates with eight boards. Moenkedick and Keila Schmitz both grabbed six. Freshman Jacey Ross was Underwood's top scorer with eight points. Kenzie Aasness added seven.
Andy Bounds scored a pin at 220 and Dalton Baker received a forfeit at 285 Monday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders rallied to edge Border West 42-26 in a triangular meet. The Raiders won the triangular by defeating Breckenridge 38-6. Anthony Kern and Zach Waln were double winners for the Raiders. Kern pinned Border West's Dakota Andrews at the 2:36 mark of their 106 pound match. Kern won by forfeit against Breckenridge. Waln won his 132-pound match with Border West by forfeit and pinned Tony Emerfall of Breckenridge at the1:06 mark.
Christian Hedstrom came up with 21 points in powering Mid-State Conference leader Detroit Lakes past Wadena-Deer Creek Friday in Detroit Lakes. The Lakers out-played the Wolverines 43-8 in the second half. The Lakers improved to 7-1 in the conference and 12-5 overall. Robb Flint's club finished the month of January with a 7-2 record. Jared Reinitz and Blake Connell led the Wolverines with 11 and 10 points respectively. The Wolverines, who are 3-17 overall and winless in the Mid-State, have a game on tap Thursday at Sebeka. DETROIT LAKES (82)
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...