Underwood single-sport athlete Marc Horikoshi is confident that despite some early-season hiccups for the boys’ basketball team, the fabric that binds them together will be enough to get the Rockets moving in the right direction come playoff time.

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Midwinter can be a bit of a difficult time for anglers as the hot bite of early ice, particularly for walleyes, has passed on most bodies of water. Those anglers who shift gears and chase panfish like crappies can, however, often find cooperative fish at this time. Here is a look at some tho…

ORTONVILLE — The West Central Area boys’ basketball team won in dominant fashion Thursday as the Knights downed host Ortonville 84-31.

PELICAN RAPIDS —The Pelican Rapids boys’ basketball team could not overcome an early deficit as Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal picked up a 57-27 victory Thursday.

PERHAM — The Pelican Rapids girls’ basketball team remained undefeated as they defeated Heart O’Lakes Conference foe Perham 62-39 Thursday.

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VERNDALE — The Henning boys’ basketball used a solid defensive effort to cruise past Verndale 67-27 Thursday.

ASHBY — The Rothsay girls’ basketball team beat Little Eight Conference foe Ashby 56-35 Thursday.

WILLMAR — The Fergus Falls wrestling team took on a tough Willmar Cardinals team Thursday, falling 65-10.

BRAINERD — The Fergus Falls gymnastics team traveled Thursday to take on Central Lakes Conference foe Brainerd. The hosting Warriors would gain the upperhand as they defeated the Otters 142.25-128.15.



The Fergus Falls Squirt C hockey team hosted the Frozen Tundra hockey tournament this past weekend at the Community Ice Arena. The tournament consisted of six teams; three teams from Minnesota, two teams from North Dakota and another team from Canada. 

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Underwood multisport athlete Ally Johnson is an important component on this year’s Rockets girls’ basketball team, as one of only three other seniors, Johnson is known on-court for her persistence and indomitable spirit that has a way of inspiring teammates.  

One of the advantages of ice fishing over open-water fishing is that bites from fish can often be “seen” better in winter than in summer!  What I mean is that, since anglers fish vertically right below where they sit and on stationary platforms, monitoring baits being fished and detecting bi…

PARKERS PRAIRIE — The Ashby boys’ basketball team was clutch from the free-throw line as they secured a 80-70 victory over Little Eight Conference foe Parkers Prairie Tuesday.

ROTHSAY — In a Little Eight Conference showdown, the Hillcrest boys’ basketball team would lay claim to a 63-50 victory over the Rothsay Tigers Tuesday.

BATTLE LAKE — The Battle Lake girls’ basketball team topped the visiting Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines 52-33 Tuesday.

BRANDON — The Ashby girls’ basketball team fell behind in the first half and could not recover as the hosting Brandon-Evansville Chargers picked up a 62-44 Little Eight Conference win Monday.

BRECKENRIDGE — In a battle of Heart O’Lakes Conference rivals, the hosting Breckenridge boys’ basketball team upended the Pelican Rapids Vikings 77-74 in overtime Tuesday.

The Fergus Falls 12U B girls’ hockey team went 1-1 over the weekend as they took to the road to face Little Falls/Brainerd and Alexandria. On Saturday, they traveled to Little Falls. Rachel Debrito got the Otters on the board first as Shay Katzenmeyer and Ava Eklund teamed up for the assist.…

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The year 2020 will be a year to celebrate for the Fergus Falls Fish and Game Club. This alliance of sportsmen and women will mark its 100th anniversary with a variety of speakers, activities, and 10-month standing display at the Otter Tail County Historical Museum.

MOORHEAD — Continuing their strong play, the Pelican Rapids girls’ basketball team claimed their 13th straight win over New York Mills 44-32 at Concordia College Saturday.

VERNDALE — The Henning boys’ basketball team would make seven 3-pointers as they downed New York Mills 77-41 Saturday.

WHEATON — A big first-half run allowed the West Central Area boys’ basketball team to run away with a 83-48 victory over the Wheaton Warriors Friday.

BRAINERD — The Fergus Falls wrestling team was felled by the hosting Brainerd Warriors Thursday 69-12. The Otters’ two wins were Kaden Hartwell (fall: 3:05) at 170 and Lucas Oliphant by forfeit at 182.

The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team welcome in Little Eight Conference rival Battle Lake Friday night. As the game winded down, the visiting Battlers would exit the gymnasium with a 42-28 victory over the Comets.

BRAINERD — The Fergus Falls wrestling team was felled by the hosting Brainerd Warriors Thursday 69-12. The Otters’ two wins were Kaden Hartwell (fall: 3:05) at 170 and Lucas Oliphant by forfeit at 182.

Underwood multisport athlete Winston Heifort has already made school history once this year as a member of the Rockets’ first 11-man football team and state participant. Now with the basketball season in full stride Winston is hopeful the boys’ team will overcome some early hiccups in time f…

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood boys’ basketball team welcomed in Little Eight Conference foe Hillcrest Thursday. After a close first half of play, the visiting Comets gained the edge to pick up a 68-48 victory.

The M State men’s basketball team kicked off its MCAC Southern Division schedule at home against Anoka-Ramsey Community College Wednesday. The visiting Golden Rams would run away with the game in the second half as they defeated the Spartans 84-64.

On Saturday, Jan. 4 against the Ortonville Trojans, Underwood multisport athlete Kayla Rocholl made school history by becoming a member of the basketball team’s 1,000-point club, a select group of which older brother, Brady, is also a member.