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December 11, 2013
Minnesota Nine-man All-State Football Team Offense QB: Drew Olsonawski (Kittson Co. Central), Trenton Bleifus (Grand Meadow); RB: Austin Maanum (CGB), Jason Montoyne (CGB), Landon Jacobson (Grand Meadow), Niko Anderson (Lanesboro); WR-E: Lance Ruebke (Ada-Borup), Drew Janke (South...
December 11, 2013 - 10:09am
November 20, 2013
NFL limping through very rough season
You could stock several teams with offensive stars as the 2013 National Football League season limps toward the final weeks of the regular season. Aaron Rodgers, Michael Vick, Sam Bradford and Brian Hoyer are not quarterbacking their teams. Arian Foster, Darren McFadden and Doug Martin...
November 20, 2013 - 8:55am
November 6, 2013
Section finals offer greatest thrills
Last Friday’s football thriller at the between Verndale and Underwood at Fargodome reaffirmed long-held belief that the best, and most exciting contests, are played in the section finals. A berth in the state tournament is the prize both teams are after and they want it so badly...
November 6, 2013 - 8:17am
September 12, 2013
Bulldogs rebound against Wolverines
Nick Trosdahl scored three times as the Otter Tail Central Bulldogs crushed Wadena-Deer Creek 56-0 last Friday in Wadena. Coming off a 37-14 season-opening loss to Barnesville, the veteran Bulldogs racked up 29 first quarter points in the first game on WDC's gridiron. "Our kids...
September 12, 2013 - 1:18pm
Pirates pummel Rockets in Pheasant North duel
The Verndale Pirates avenged a season-ending loss to the Underwood Rockets last Friday as quarterback Dillon Card led a 44-13 rout at Mike Mahlen Field. Chuck Ross and his Rockets ousted Verndale from the Section 4, Class Nine-man semifinals last year 26-16 after the Pirates had...
September 12, 2013 - 9:37am
August 29, 2013
Wolverines want to put speed in play
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines will not be overcoming their competition with size or depth this season, but speed could be something else. "We're trying to get whatever speed we have and put it in play," WDC head coach Howie Kangas said. The Wolverines will have a new quarterback...
August 29, 2013 - 12:12pm
August 9, 2013
Will 2013 be the year the Vikings’ ship comes in?
For the Minnesota Vikings players, there were nothing but positive attitudes and a collection of smiles when I visited training camp in Mankato earlier this week. I was not sure if it was due to the fact that league Most Valuable Player, Adrian Peterson was back and healthy. Or,...
opinion / editorials
August 9, 2013 - 9:09am
‘Fantasy’ is certainly the right name for this fall fling
We all look for things we can count on in life. I have discovered that fantasy football is not one of them. Former Pioneer Journal publisher and editor Steve Schulz introduced it to the office three years ago and he scored a bullseye in the morale department. People who had...
August 9, 2013 - 8:55am
September 8, 2012
Pirates open with 36-32 win over Hancock
Dillon Card rushed for three touchdowns and passed for one as the Verndale Pirates overpowered a pass-happy Hancock crew 36-32 in their season opener. Verndale's sophomore quarterback gained 171 yards on 29 carries and hit paydirt on runs of one, four and six yards. Card, who is...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
Wolverines checkmate Knights in season opener
Evan VanErp logged 152 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns Friday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines broke a 17-game losing streak by...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
Pirates lack size, experience on offensive line
Mike Mahlen and his Verndale Pirates will need help on the line this season to make any progress in the Pheasant Conference. Mahlen and his...
September 5, 2012 - 5:40pm
August 27, 2012
Wolverines gearing up for first season with Kangas
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines only have one way to go as they start their 2012 season with new Head Coach Howie Kangas. The Wolverines will be trying to snap a string of 17 consecutive losses when they open the season Aug. 31 at West Central Area. Kangas knows a lot more about...
August 27, 2012 - 5:20pm
July 16, 2012
Looking for a challenge? Coach Kangas wants you
There is a new football coach in Wadena, and he is interested in recruiting players for this year's Wadena-Deer Creek football squad. If someone...
July 16, 2012 - 3:05am
June 30, 2012
Kangas bringing football coaching talents to WDC
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines have landed one of the area's best-known and most successful football coaches for their 2012 season. Howie Kangas was hired as the head coach of the Wolverines at the June meeting of the District 2155 school board. "It's a community that I think...
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am