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Verndale volleyers make it two straight victories

September 7, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Teresa Moenkedick came up with 15 kills and Elyssa Kern and Sarah Moenkedick combined for 33 assists Tuesday as Verndale made it two in a row with a 3-1 victory over Swanville. Continue Reading

Pirates open with 36-32 win over Hancock

September 7, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

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. Continue Reading

Pirates lack size, experience on offensive line

September 5, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Mike Mahlen and his Verndale Pirates will need help on the line this season to make any progress in the Pheasant Conference. Continue Reading

Pirates come up short in 3-1 loss to Panthers

September 5, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The Verndale Pirates bowed to a quick Parkers Prairie club 3-1 in the season opener for both clubs Tuesday in Parkers. Continue Reading

Pirates have five starters back for 2012 volleyball campaign

August 27, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

The Verndale Pirates jump into their 2012 volleyball season with experience in the starting ranks.
Shelley Glenz will have five of her starters back, led by the team’s lone senior, outside hitter Teresa Moenkedick. Continue Reading

Pirates top WCA before falling to top-seeded Pillager

May 29, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Dan Johnson’s Verndale Pirates rolled past West Central Area 12-2 in West Sub-Section 6A play Tuesday, but proved no match for top-seed Pillager in a season-ending 8-3 setback. Continue Reading

Bears topple Pirates 13-3

May 19, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Autumn Aeling scattered four hits over five innings as the Bertha-Hewitt Bears toppled Verndale 13-3 Tuesday in Park Region Conference fastpitch play.
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Iran welcomes U.S. Navy ‘humanitarian’ rescue of fishermen held by pirates

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has welcomed the U.S. Navy’s rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen held by pirates. Continue Reading

US Navy rescues Iranian fishing boat from pirates

January 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A U.S. Navy team boarded the boat Thursday and detained 15 suspected Somali pirates. They had been holding the 13-member Iranian crew hostage and were using the boat as a “mother ship” for pirating operations in the Persian Gulf. Continue Reading

Blackbeard’s anchor lifted from sea after 293 years

May 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The tensest moment came as a hydraulic crane lifted the massive anchor from Blackbeard’s flagship clear of the sea for the first time since the Queen Anne’s Revenge sank nearly 300 years ago. Continue Reading