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Klipping propels Eagles past Wolverines
Adversity has not stopped Minnesota's rebuilding job
Card, Kveton, Zins earn all-state honors
State-ranked Nuggets hand Wolverines 68-42 defeat
Bowling scores - Dec. 11 edition
Tyler J. McClure
TCHC works to improve coordination of care
Arvig to exit Verizon wireless Dec. 31
Demand high for M State HVAC grads
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Galati to preach on rekindling fire Dec.12-14
Carrying the weight of that newspaper
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Are portable orange hazard lights legal?
New electronic notification policy
Railroad safety: A cause for concern
DNR awards $5.7 million in habitat grants to conservation groups
Spring wild turkey hunters can apply for permits through Jan. 9
Hunters, anglers eligible for discounted Wild tickets
DNR's design for conservative deer season lowered harvest
January 14, 2012
Ehrmantraut paces Verndale in PRC win
Dallas Ehrmantraut pumped in a game-high 21 points while adding eight assists and six steals Tuesday in leading Verndale to a 64-47 Park Region...
January 14, 2012 - 2:47pm
January 8, 2012
Moenkedick tallies 40 as Pirates triumph
Teresa Moenkedick scored a season-high 40 points as the Verndale Pirates opened the new year with a 71-57 Park Region Conference victory over New York Mills. Kristen Korfe chipped in with 10 points. Ellie Rutten had a big night for the Eagles scoring 37 points. The Pirates are...
January 8, 2012 - 3:10pm
December 31, 2011
Pirate boys win over Menahga; girls fall to Rockets
The Verndale Pirates evened their Park Region Conference slate at 1-1 Thursday by topping Menahga 67-52 at Verndale. Dallas Ehrmantraut sparked the Pirates with 20 points and was tough at the line canning 11 of 13 free throw attempts. Aaron Denny pumped in 15 points and matched his...
December 31, 2011 - 1:28pm
December 24, 2011
Pirates crush Pillager 66-20
Art Schluttner's Pirates took third place in the Verndale Christmas Tournament Tuesday with 66-20 trouncing of Pillager. The Huskies shot an icy 21 percent from the field. Teresa Moenkedick led the Pirates with 28 points while Kristen Korfe added 10. The victory ended a five-game...
December 24, 2011 - 4:53pm
Pirates bow to Rebels in third place game
Four players scored in double figures as the Eagle Valley Rebels topped the Verndale Pirates 65-57 for third place honors in the Parkers Prairie tournament. Tate Benning led the Rebels with 14 points while Luck Mock netted 13, Jero Nelson pumped in 12 and Tyler Oftedahl scored 10. The...
December 24, 2011 - 4:32pm
December 18, 2011
Pirates romp past Laporte
Four Verndale cagers scored in double figures Friday as the Verndale Pirates clubbed Laporte 75-42. The Pirates came out hot and out-scored the Wildcats 46-26 in the first half. Verndale's defense held the Wildcats to just 16 second half points. Dallas Ehrmantraut led the Pirates...
December 18, 2011 - 4:03pm
PRB Tigers too much for Pirates
The Verndale Pirates had no answer for sharpshootter Tatum Sheley in a 70-45 loss to the Pine River-Backus Tigers Monday night in Pine River. Sheley tacked up a game-high 29 points as the Tigers handed the Pirates their third straight loss after a 2-0 start. Teresa Moenkedick led...
December 18, 2011 - 3:32pm
December 12, 2011
Pirates suffer 66-41 loss to Braves
Tarah Cleveland tallied 27 points Tuesday night as she led the Menahga Braves to a 66-41 cage victory over the previously unbeaten Verndale Pirates. Shannon Skoog was good for 11 points while Shelby and Ariele Pihlaja both canned 10 points. Teresa Moenkedick and Jordyn Glenz paced...
December 12, 2011 - 2:50pm
Verndale falls to Ashby despite three dozen from Ehrmantraut
Dallas Ehrmantraut opened the cage season with a 36-point effort but the Pirates could not match Ashby's balanced scoring in a 29-point loss...
December 12, 2011 - 2:38pm
December 4, 2011
Pirates open season with 61-50 win
Teresa Moenkedick canned 27 points as the Verndale Pirates opened their cage season with a 61-50 victory over Browerville. Kristen Korfe and Jordyn Glenz combined for 25 points. The Pirates had a sensational night at the line going 23 for 29 for an impressive 79 percent average. "The...
December 4, 2011 - 8:59pm
Moyer, Stave named to All-Pheasant North football team
Verndale's Colton Moyer and Kory Stave have been named to the All-Pheasant Conference North football team for the 2011 season. Moyer split time between the offensive backfield and linebacker while Stave played tight end and defensive tackle. Bertha-Hewitt placed running back and...
December 4, 2011 - 8:58pm
Defense key for Verndale boys this cage season
Jordan Hinkle's Verndale Pirates will be trying to parlay good defense into victories as they tackle their 2011-2012 cage schedule. The Pirates will be without the services of scoring ace Zach Meidinger and eight other members of their 2010-2011 team, but the cupboard is far from...
December 4, 2011 - 8:57pm
October 23, 2011
Arrows romp past Pirates
Ashby quarterback Blake Ohren ran for 195 yards and one TD while passing for six more as the Arrows ambushed Mike Mahlen's Verndale Pirates 62-26 Wednesday in a wild regular season finale at Ashby. Both teams got off to a fast start with three TDs hitting the scoreboard before the...
October 23, 2011 - 10:50am
Verndale volleyball team overcomes Cardinals 3-1
Shelley Glenz saw her Pirates shake off a Game 2 loss to topple the Staples-Motley Cardinals Tuesday and end their regular season on a winning note. The Pirates squeaked out a 26-24 victory in Game 1 but the Cards dominated the second game 25-15. The Verndale girls took the final...
October 23, 2011 - 10:49am
October 16, 2011
Busy Verndale Pirates fall to Panthers 26-14
Wyatt Samelson's 44-yard run capped a furious fourth quarter of scoring Saturday night and carried Parkers Prairie to a 26-14 victory over Verndale. Playing their third game in nine days, the Pirates were held scoreless for the first three quarters. "I think playing three games...
October 16, 2011 - 1:53pm