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BAGLEY — Thief River Falls snapped Wadena-Deer Creek’s 4-year stranglehold on the championship but had to rally in dramatic fashion to shade the Wolverines 3-2 in the Section 8-2A title match Saturday night.

W-DC won the first two games 32-30 and 29-27 before the Prowlers dug deep and recorded 25-14, 25-17, 15-11 wins to capture the first section championship in program history.

Emily Miron collected 31 kills, 15 digs and 15 blocks for W-DC, the No. 2 seed in the South Subsection. TRF (26-5) was the No. 1 seed in the North.

Caitlin Volkmann added 22 kills, 26 digs and seven blocks for W-DC, which was ranked ninth in the final Class 2A poll.

Melissa Moenkedick contributed 13 blocks, Hope Theisen 35 digs and Heather Theisen 58 set assists for the Wolverines.

Thief River Falls 30 27 25 25 15

Wadena-Deer Creek 32 29 14 17 11

Wadena-Deer Creek statistics

Emily Miron 31 kills, 15 digs, 15 blocks,

Caitlin Volkmann 22 kills, 26 digs, 1 ace, 7 blocks

Halley Maas 8 kills, 10 digs, 1 ace, 2 blocks,

Melissa Moenkedick 1 kill, 2 digs, 13 blocks, 1 set assist

Danyel Post 1 kill, 6 digs, 1 block

Casey Volkmann 6 digs,

Hope Theisen 35 digs, 1 ace, 2 set assists

Sydney Schissel 11 digs, 1 ace

Heather Theisen 58 set assists, 6 blocks, 8 digs

Overall: WDC finishes 22-9.

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