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A parent who had done her homework was granted an opportunity to present her case Monday night in Verndale School's Media Center. Having already met with Superintendent Paul Brownlow, Ashlee Erbin-Tupper appeared at the Verndale school board's May meeting to ask for a waiver for her son to sit for an assessment. "I understand that you have an early acceptance policy established and right now I am trying to get a waiver so that my son can sit for the assessment and have the determination to enter kindergarten based off what he scores on that assessment," Erbin-Tupper said. Erbin-Tupper's son
Samuel Moore had the winning discus throw and the runner-up shot put Thursday in the John Reimer Invitational at Pillager. The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale standout hurled the discus 152-6. Jake Langner of Holdingford came in second with a toss of 129-04. Moore dueled Becker's Dillon Radunz for top honors in the shot put. Moore's best throw traveled 45-6. Randunz tossed the shot 47-2. Brett Jansen was the BHV's other standout in the boys' field.
Madison Valley scored three times and Michaela Powers drove in three runs Friday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders defeated Staples-Motley 8-2 on the Verndale diamond. Valley went 2-for-3 at the plate while Powers collected a solo hit. Driving in two runs apiece for the Raiders without contributing hits were Jordyn Glenz and Sydney Weniger. Leadoff hitter Sarah Moenkedick was held hitless but scored twice and joined Glenz and Weniger in drawing two walks.
Austin Maneval earned the mound victory Friday as the New York Mills Eagles improved to 6-2-1 by defeating Wadena-Deer Creek 8-1 on the WDC diamond. Alex Redfield went 2-for-3 with a double as the Wolverines collected seven safeties against the Eagles.
Defending Class A state champion Pequot Lakes shot a team round of 316 Thursday as they dominated the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational at Whitetail Run. The host team from WDC shot a 405 for sixth place honors. McKayla Woods carded a team-best round of 95 for the Wolverines. Jess Rondestvedt was right behind her with a 96. Gabi Ross and Jessica Langer shot rounds of 101 and 113 respectively. Morgan Williams of Bemidji paced the field with a 76, Pequot Lakes was led by Alex Stone with a 77.
Blaine Cooper broke 45 of 50 targets for 215.5 points to give Wadena-Deer Creek's trap shooting team a fourth place standing in the first week of Conference 3 action. Three WDC trapshooters, Matt Goeden, Jacob Manselle and Wyatt Hamann, each contributed 207 points by breaking 44 of 50 targets. WDC's top female gunner was Emily Astle who broke 42 of 50 targets for 185 points. Thirteen of WDC's 38 shooters broke 40 targets or more. Wadena-Deer Creek Trapshooting Results (Week 1) 45/50 Blaine Cooper 215.5 points 44/50 Matt Goeden 207 points 44/50 Jacob Manselle 207 points 44/50 Wya
From the number of gleaming eyes he has seen at night while electrofishing, Jim Wolters does not expect walleye anglers to be too unhappy this weekend when they open the fishing season on Otter Tail County lakes. The Department of Natural Resources fisheries manager knows a lot of walleyes are right where they are supposed to be at this time of the year - on the flats. Wolters, who works out of the DNR's office in Fergus Falls, believes anglers should find walleyes chasing perch and shiner minnows in the shallows, which is typical early season behavior for Minnesota's state fish. Wolters and
Kevin Ross saw his Wadena-Deer Creek boys' golf team claim fourth in a five-team Mid-Minn field Tuesday at Whitetail Run with a team round of 492. Andrew Israelson led Staples-Motley to victory with a medalist round of 72. The Cardinals shot a team round of 445. Jordan Kern's 93 paced the Wolverines. Jack Goeden and Matthew Quincer were right behind him with rounds of 94. Thomas Quincer was three strokes off Kern's pace with a 96.
Sixteen hits helped the Melrose Dutchmen romp to a 14-4 victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Friday in non-conference fastpitch softball action. Sandra Sprenger led Melrose at the plate going 3-for-4 with two doubles. Abby Hinnekamp was 3-for-3 in the win. Holly Hellerman and Justine Revermann both collected a pair of hits. Kelsie Pierce scored twice for the Wolverines. Pierce was joined by Maddy Hinojos and Maddy Barthel, Ashley Peters and Morgan Zeise with solo hits.
Four members of the Wadena-Deer Creek track and field teams captured firsts Thursday in the Hank Emmel Invitational at Pelican Rapids. Hannah Vorderbruggen flashed her distance running skills with a victory in the 3,200 run. Vorderbruggen's winning time was a 12:43.30 and edged West Central Area runner-up Ella Van Kempen by 3.65 seconds. Jessica Wood won the discus with a toss of 100-1.5. Brody Wangsness won the 110 hurdles for WDC with a time of 16.27. Sutton Lohmiller had a 46-4 throw in the shot put for top honors. WDC's Liz Peterson went 4-6 for runner-up honors in the high jump.