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Verndale's Shania Glenz (4) spiked a shot past Swanville's Crystal Kaun (2) in a Sept. 12 match on the Verndale court. Glenz collected 18 kills as the Pirates swept the visiting Bulldogs 3-0. Photo by Brian Hansel/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Wolverines tag Pirates with first setback of season
7 hours 44 min ago
Mike Mahlen watched a football game between Verndale and Underwood from the sidelines of the Fargodome in October, 2014. Mahlen will be one of the inductees into the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame Oct. 8. Photo by Brian Hansel/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Mahlen, Hayden going into MSHSL Hall of Fame
7 hours 44 min ago
Girls tennis team makes strong showing at Midstate tourney
15 hours 49 min ago
September 23, 2016
Luke Weniger (2) set sail on a first quarter touchdown run Friday night to put Verndale ahead of Bertha-Hewitt 6-0 in a game between two undefeated teams. Photo by Brian Hansel/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Pirates shut out Bears 20-0 Friday
September 23, 2016 - 8:15am
Kennedy Gravelle (7) slapped a shot over the net Thursday night in a Park Region Conference battle with Verndale on the WDC court. Looking on are WDC's Ashley Adams (5) and Kylee Hopp (15). Playing defense for Verndale are Shania Glenz, left, and Allison Olsson. Photo by Heather Bullock/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Wolverines win Big Lake volleyball tourney
September 23, 2016 - 8:15am
QB Jake Dykhoff (14) throws a long pass to Dylan McManigle (5). The pass was incomplete.
Wolverines challenge Warriors in close loss Friday night
September 23, 2016 - 12:10am
September 21, 2016
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries the ball and is injured on the play during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers Sept.18 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Report: Vikings RB Peterson opts for surgery, may miss rest of season
September 21, 2016 - 11:33am
September 18, 2016
Golf results
September 18, 2016 - 12:10am
September 17, 2016
The Verndale Pirates won the Browerville Volleyball Tournament Saturday defeating Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 2-0 in the championship finals. Members of the Verndale team are, front row, from left, Alyssa Thompson, Mardi Ehrmantraut, Molly Brownlow, Morgan Glenz, Sarah Barrett and Haley Stinar. Back row, from left, Leah Crider, Katie Johnson, Allison Olsson. Alexys Thompson, Jensyn Schluttner, Shania Glenz and Megan Dougherty. Photo provided
Verndale volleyers capture Browerville title
September 17, 2016 - 8:15am
Hillcrest quarterback Sean McGuire (7) fired a pass past leaping Verndale defender Samuel Moore (55) during first half action Friday evening in Fergus Falls. The Pirtates intercepted six Hillcrest passes, notched five quarterback sacks and recovered one fumble in beating Hillcrest 18-0. Photo by Brian Hansel/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Pirates bushwhack Comets in first quarter
September 17, 2016 - 8:15am
September 16, 2016
Wadena-Deer Creek's Madison Packer charged up to return a shot in Tuesday's No. 3 singles match with Park Rapids' Tori Hilmanowski on the WDC courts. Hilmanowski posted a pair of 6-0 victories. Photo by Brian Hansel/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Wolverines bow to Detroit Lakes, Crookston
September 16, 2016 - 8:15am
Katlyn Heaton bumped a shot into the air during a back row play Tuesday evening in a volleyball game with Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. Looking on is teammate Casey Volkmann (11). The Wolverines lost 3-0 to the visiting Rebels. Photo by Heather Bullock/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Wolverines place fifth in 16-team Sauk Rapids Invite
September 16, 2016 - 8:15am
Wadena-Deer Creek's Isaac Witthuhn (7) broke up a first quarter pass intended for Long Prairie-Grey Eagle receiver Sam Olson (15) in Friday's game in Wadena. The Wolverines overcame the visiting Thunder 26-14 for their first victory of the season. Photo courtesy of Pete Phillips
Big plays help Wolverines quiet Thunder
September 16, 2016 - 8:15am
Wadena-Deer Creek's Bel Snyder found herself surrounded by United North Central harriers Tuesday as she competed in the 5,000 meter cross country race at Whitetail Run. Snyder's 31st place time of 24:34.15 was the best turned in by a WDC female. Photo by Brian Hansel/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Ross, Snyder lead Wolverines in Olson Invitational
September 16, 2016 - 12:10am
September 10, 2016
Dan Deppa (18) and Samuel Moore (55) opened a big hole for Verndale quarterback Mack Jones (1) in the first quarter of Friday’s game with Brandon-Evansville. Jones punched in the game's first touchdown from 12 yards out. Verndale was a 34-20 winner in their season opener. Photo by Brian Hansel/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Pirates sail past Chargers 34-20
September 10, 2016 - 8:15am