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The Wadena-Deer Creek dance teams competed Dec. 20 in the Fergus Falls Invitational. The WDC dancers placed second in jazz and second in high kick.
Ethan Kimber took second place Saturday as the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders finished 16th in the 36-team Big Bear Tournament at Cass Lake. BHV's 160-pounder was derailed in his bid for a championship by unbeaten Lakeville North wrestler Lucas Westrich who scored a pin over Kimber in 59 seconds of their title match. Westrich climbed to 15-0 on the season while Kimber dropped to 10-3. BHV's Holt Truax placed fourth at 170 when he lost 11-4 to Mahnomen-Waubun's Jonathan Hoffner in the third place match. Hoffner has only lost once this season in 16 decisions.
Jon Richards scored a natural hat trick and Ryan DeConcini collected four assists Dec. 19 as the Detroit Lakes Lakers trumped the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 9-1 at Kent Freeman Arena. The Mid-State Conference clash saw the Lakers skating away to a 7-0 lead before the Wolverines were able to cash in on a goal by Dylan Phillips 3:29 into the third period. Richards was backed up by two goals from Tyler Berby and solo goals by Sam Boomgarden, Tanner Steele, Josh Bollig and Cooper Heimark. Toby Wood faced 40 shots on goal in the loss.
The Henning Hornets out-scored the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 31-13 in the first half Friday on the way to a 58-34 victory on the WDC court. The Wolverines, who were guilty of 21 turnovers in the game, have been out-scored in the first half by five of their six opponents this season. Courtney Dague led the Hornets with 15 points while Alyssa Houselog added 10. Sydney Haugdahl and Paige Wallevand combined for 16.
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils suffered their fourth straight loss Friday as they bowed to International Falls 2-1 at the Wadena Hockey Arena. Three of LPGE/WDC's last four losses have been by a single goal. The Broncos grabbed a 1-0 leading in the first period when Clara Palm iced a power play goal with assists from Ashley Jonson and Amber Tilander with 3:54 left on the clock. The Broncos padded their lead at 10:26 of the second period as Kylie Skallman scored an even strength goal with help from Lexi Erickson. The Broncos, who were bidding for their second stra
Wadena boxers Blake Herron, Rayne Denzel and Ry Denzel claimed victories Saturday as Golden Gloves boxing action kicked off for the 2014-2015 season at the National Guard Armory. Herron met Moorhead's Isuf Thadmji in the main event and used good moves and quick combinations to defeat his 139-pound foe. Rayne Denzel defeated his 162-pound opponent, St.
Austin Rudquist gave Menahga a 21-point scoring night Tuesday in pacing the Braves to 70-35 victory over the young Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines. The 6-3 senior forward joined in double figures by Austen Schwartz and Kyle Skoog.
The Minnesota Twins have spent more than $65 million on insurance in the last few weeks by bringing Torii Hunter and Ervin Santana aboard. What the Twins want to insure themselves against is another season in the American League Central cellar.The Twins knew they had to pick up a proven starting pitcher when the season ended in September. They also knew they had to find someone to fill the shoes of Josh Willingham in the outfield and at the plate.
The Otter Tail Central Bulldogs won eight of the first nine weights Tuesday to claim a 47-27 mat decision over Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Henning. Two-time state qualifier Anthony Kern returned to action for the Raiders at 126 and broke up OTC's string of victories by pinned James Holen in one minute. The Raiders claimed four of last five matches. Ethan Kimber turned the tide at 170 with a 7-2 decision over Noah Minten. After Holt Truax won by forfeit at 182, Hayden Truax pinned Kevin Tierney in 40 seconds at 195 and Charlie Nienaber pinned R.J.
Luke Althaus scored a hat trick Thursday in leading the Sauk Rapids Storm to a 5-2 win over Wadena-Deer Creek on the Sports Arena East ice. Landon Kobluk and Althaus put the Storm up 2-0 in the first period as the Sauk Rapids skaters out-shot the Wolverines 10-6. The Wolverines matched the Storm with eight shots and tied the game at 2-2. Austin Sutherland iced a power play goal with an assist from Mike Behl 2:50 into the period.