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BEMIDJI — The Fergus Falls boys’ basketball team picked up another thrilling victory Saturday as the Otters defeated the hosting Bemidji Lumberjacks 67-62 in overtime.

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For Boy Scouts, a big part of joining is learning different skills. These can range from first aid, how to build a fire and other survival skills. But as the saying goes “practice makes perfect,” and outside of an actual event scouts will not get the necessary practice to help with these iss…

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources awarded conservation officer Tricia Plautz received the 2020 Enforcement Education Achievement Award.



BATTLE LAKE — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team would claim a 62-44 Little Eight Conference victory over the Underwood Rockets Friday.

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Pelican Rapids multisport athlete David Johnston is a four-time state cross-country competitor who carries his gifted athleticism over to the basketball court. As the boys’ basketball playoffs loom near David thinks that after some late-season adjustments to their defense the Vikings should …

Pelican Rapids multisport athlete Kirby Nelson is well-spoken and articulate, traits he carries over into the sports arena as a competitor for the Vikings. With the regular basketball season drawing to a close Kirby will be a player to watch come playoff time.  

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The Fergus Falls VFW Bantams went 2-1 on the final weekend of the regular season. They started the weekend by heading east on I-94 to take on District 15 leader and rival, Alexandria. The Otters got on the board first with a goal from Dakota Komestakes assisted by defenseman Bo Bring. Alexan…

TWIN VALLEY — The West Central Area girls’ basketball team would go on several early runs as the Knights defeated Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal 62-42 Tuesday.

TWIN VALLEY — The West Central Area boys’ basketball team held off the hosting Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal 46-45 Tuesday.

BARRETT — The West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville wrestling moved on in the Section 6A team tournament defeating Border West 60-9 Tuesday.

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BATTLE LAKE — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team found its offensive groove as they upended the visiting Rothsay Tigers 61-33 in a Little Eight Conference showdown Tuesday.

The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team fell behind in the first half and could not recover Monday against a strong Brandon-Evansville team as the Chargers claimed a 56-31 victory.

The Fergus Falls Maroon girls’ bowling team will take a 6-0 record into the final week of regular season competition after sweeping all three matches in Detroit Lakes on Sunday.  Fergus Falls Gold is tied for third place with Detroit Lakes/Perham/New York Mills.

ROTHSAY — The Rothsay girls’ basketball team struggled to fin their offensive groove as the visiting Hancock Owls claimed a 72-52 victory Monday.

MOORHEAD — The Pelican Rapids boys’ basketball team recorded its fourth consecutive victory on Saturday as it defeated the hosting Park Christian Falcons 66-47.

MORRIS — The Battle Lake girls’ basketball team attempted to make a second-half run but the Wheaton Warriors would hold on to defeat the Battlers 56-46 Saturday.

MORRIS — The West Central Area and Underwood girls’ basketball team had a back-and-forth battle Saturday as the two teams took the court against each other in the Pheasant Conference Showcase. The Knights would be the victor in the game as they defeated the Rockets 57-53.

Pelican Rapids multisport athlete Matt “Matty Z” Ziebell is a standout wrestler for Pelican Rapids known for his smothering style and strong clinch game. With the postseason fast approaching, as a multiple state entrant, Ziebell will be one of Pelican Rapids’ best chances at bringing home a …

BRAINERD — Dominic Aguilar reeled back and fired a shot from three-point range. As the ball flew through the air, the crowd took a breathe and as the buzzer sounded the Fergus Falls boys' basketball team would leave the court with a 70-69 victory over the hosting Brainerd Warriors Thursday.

The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team could not overcome an early first-half deficit as the visiting Rothsay Tigers took home a 53-40 Little Eight Conference victory Thursday.

NEW YORK MILLS — The Rothsay boy’s basketball team could not overcome a recent rash of injuries as the hosting New York Mills Eagles recorded an 83-41 win.

COON RAPIDS — The M State men’s basketball team made over 57% of its shots in Wednesday’s road game against Anoka-Ramsey, but the Golden Rams would do just enough to hold off the Spartans for a 99-89 victory.

Pelican Rapids multisport athlete Logan Petznick is a senior on this season’s boys’ basketball team. With an overall record of 12-7 (as of this writing) the Vikings will depend on Petznick for his level-headedness and leadership to help guide them through the final stanza of the season and i…

LeWayne Saunders' bowling started out like any other week in the Wednesday City League. The first three games of the night were close to the right hander's average with a high game of 209 and low of 179. The final game of the night on lanes 15-16 is where the pins were flying. Saunders made …

The candlelight ski event at Maplewood State Park will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6-8:30 p.m.  The 1-mile ski trail will be lighted with 150 candles, a wonderful sight to see.  Come and enjoy the evening.  Ski, hike, or snowshoe, stand around the campfire, chat with friends, and enjo…

CALLAWAY — In a great day for Nordic skiing, Fergus Falls skier Tucker Henkes punched his ticket to the state tournament as he finished 11th overall at the Section 8 meet at Maplelag Resort Tuesday.