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ASHBY — The Ashby boys’ basketball used a first half lead to soar past the visiting Rothsay Tigers 70-45 in Little Eight Conference action Thursday.

ROTHSAY — The Rothsay girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season as the Tigers defeated Little Eight Conference rival Ashby 62-36 Tuesday.

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UNDERWOOD — A slow start put the hosting Underwood boys’ basketball behind the eight-ball as Little Eight Conference foe Ashby Arrows took home a 59-41 victory Tuesday.

The Little Eight Conference announced its 2019 All-Conference volleyball team recently. Underwood’s Brooke Hovland and Ally Johnson, and Jenna Fabre of Rothsay were named to the first team, while Kayla Rocholl of Underwood, Jayna Gronewold of Rothsay, Grace Van Erp of Battle Lake, and Mackenzie Foss of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy were named to the second […]

BARRETT — The West Central Area/Ashby Knights cruised to a 42-6 victory over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in the Section 6AA playoffs Tuesday. The Knights got on the board midway through the first quarter as quarterback Jaden Norby ran the ball in from 4 yards out. Norby would convert the 2-point play to take an 8-0 […]

The Minnesota High School football playoffs will get underway Tuesday with several area teams looking to extend their season. The Fergus Falls Otters received the No. 4 seed and will host East Grand Forks (No. 5) at 6 p.m. Tuesday. In Section 6A, the Underwood Rockets received the No. 1 seed and will receive a […]

The Hillcrest volleyball teamed celebrated a milestone and a victory as the Comets defeated the Ashby Arrows (25-19, 25-19, 23-25, 17-25, 15-12) Tuesday. Mackenzie Foss recorded her 1,000th dig, the first-ever for a Hillcrest player. She had 28 digs, 8 service points, and 3 kills on the night. Teammate Hope Adams lead all Hillcrest hitters […]

BARRETT — The Staples-Motley Cardinals traveled to Barrett on an unusual Thursday homecoming game for the West Central Area/Ashby football team. Despite an early lead, the hosting Knights could not prevent a late score from their visitor as the Cardinals won a 16-12 showdown. While the Friday forecast was not good, Thursday wasn’t much better. […]



WHEATON — The visiting Ashby volleyball team could not hold off the momentum of the Wheaton Warriors as the home team swept the Arrows 25-22, 25-8, 25-16 Thursday. Ashby’s Cailey Schlosser was 11-for-11 with two aces from the service line, while teammate Taleeyah Johnson recorded nine digs in the game. The Arrows will look to […]

ROTHSAY — The hosting Rothsay volleyball team cruised to a three-set victory (25-9, 25-19, 25-11) over the Ashby Arrows Thursday. The Arrows were led on defense by Celi Nelson and Amelia Barry. Nelson had 11 digs, while Barry chipped in 10. Teammates Anissa Heinrich and Courtney Koefod each recorded a service ace in the game. […]

ASHBY — The Underwood volleyball team picked up a Little Eight Conference victory over the hosting Ashby Arrows 25-13, 25-14, 25-7 Tuesday. “Our team came out focused and played aggressive volleyball,” Diane Ross said. ”Ashby puts up a good middle block and we hit well against it.” The Rockets were led on the attack by […]

BARRETT — The West Central Area/Ashby football team put points on the board early and held off the charging Pillager Huskies late to claim at 28-22 victory Friday. The Knights jumped out to an early lead as Jaden Norby called his own number twice in the first quarter. Norby would take the ball in from […]

ASHBY — The Ashby volleyball team could not overcome an early deficit as Parkers Prairie claimed a three-set win (25-9, 25-11, 25-23) Tuesday. Amelia Barry led the team in digs, while teammate Courtney Koefod added 10 of her own. The Arrows will host the Hillcrest Comets at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

HANCOCK — In a thrilling five-set battle, the hosting Hancock Owls edged the Ashby Arrows 25-10, 9-25, 25-14, 17-25, 15-7 Thursday. “We came out struggling to put things together in the first match but found a groove in the second and we pushed through with great serving,” Arrows head coach Hayley Stevens said. “We are […]

BARRETT — The West Central Area volleyball team took to its home court Tuesday to take on the Ashby Arrows in the 2019 season opener. The Knights showed no rust as they swept through the Arrows 25-14, 25-20, 25-13. “The Knights came out strong with a serving run right out of the gate by Kaleigh […]

The West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville wrestling team participated in the Malecek team wrestling camp in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin June 24-27. “We walked away from the Malecek team camp placing in the top 14 out of 70 teams and going 5-3 in the duals,” WCA coach Brandon Gruchow said. “More importantly, our wrestlers found a new level […]

SEBEKA — The Section 6A – Subsection 22 boys and girls track meet was held Thursday with the top five individuals and top two relay teams advance to the section meet in Fergus Falls Thursday, May 30. The Otter Tail Central girls’ team saw several members advance to the section meet. Jorga Gabrielson and Grace […]

ELBOW LAKE — Described as a picture-perfect day by West Central Area girls’ golf coach Kari Kreft, the teams of the Quad County Conference took the course at Tipsinah Mounds in search of team and individual success Monday. The Otters Tail Central girls team would win the meet shooting a team score of 385. West […]

ELBOW LAKE — The West Central Area girls’ golf team welcomed in its Quad County Conference competition Monday for a meet at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course. The Otter Tail Central girls’ golf team won the meet with a 391 team score. Ortonville (409), West Central Area (413) and Hillcrest (430) rounded out the teams. Otter […]

ELBOW LAKE — The Hillcrest boys’ golf team claimed a victory at a Quad County Conference meet at Tipsinah Mounds Tuesday. The Comets shot a team score of 322 followed by Otter Tail Central (322), Underwood (352), Ortonville (367), Border West (367), Rothsay (387), West Central Area (393), Ashby (411), Pillager (418) and LPGE/Browerville (428). […]

BATTLE LAKE —Hillcrest boy’s golf team picked up a Quad County Conference win Thursday as the Comets competed at Balmoral Golf Course. The Comets won with a team score of 353, followed by Ortonville (360) and Underwood (363).  Otter Tail Central (373), Rothsay (404), LPGE/Browerville (416), Border West (434), Pillager (439), West Central Area (450) […]

ASHBY —The hosting Ashby baseball team cruised to a doubleheader sweep over the Hillcrest Comets Friday. In Game 1, the Arrows saw Jaden Norby and Miles Hoff pitch a combined no-hitter to claim a 26-0 victory. Noah Johnson had a strong game from the plate for Ashby going 2-for-3 with a grand slam and six […]

ASHBY — The Pelican Rapids softball team picked up an 18-15 victory against the Ashby Arrows Thursday. Sarah Thompson led the Vikings at the plate with three hits and three runs scored, while Grace Peterson ripped two hits and scored two runs. from the Sylvia Pesch picked up the win on the mound going five […]

ASHBY —  A pitching duel ensued in the game between the hosting Ashby Arrows and Border West Monday. But it would be the visitor that found runs late in the game to pick up a 2-0 victory. “Both teams were strong on the hill on Monday, but Border West was just a little bit stronger […]

Ashby took the lead late in the game in a 13-2 victory over Sebeka on Monday.  The game was 3-2 with the Arrows batting in the top of the fifth when Torin  Olson tripled on a 0-2 count, scoring three runs. Scott Johnson led the Arrows to victory by driving in five runs.  He went […]

MOORHEAD — The Fergus Falls and Ashby/Brandon-Evansville track and field teams took to indoor competition Friday as they competed at a meet at Concordia College. For the Otter girls, the team saw several top-three finishes at the meet and took third behind Alexandria (191) and Moorhead (142.5) with a 110 score. Audrey Mudford claimed two […]

The Little Eight Conference announced its annual boys’ and girls’ basketball all-conference team. For the boys, Hillcrest’s Sander Frustol and Gabriel Preston, as well as Ashby’s Scott Johnson were named to the first team. Second team recognition went to Battle Lake’s Nick VanErp and Riley Leabo, and Ashby’s Jaden Norby, while third team nods went […]

ST. PAUL — At the conclusion of the state individual wrestling tournament Saturday, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail Central and West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville each had a member finish in the top four of the tourney at the Xcel Energy Center. Fergus Falls wrestler Dustin Portales would finish fourth in the 285-pound division at the Class AA […]

ST. PAUL — After a whirlwind of wrestling matches Friday at the Xcel Energy Center, Fergus Falls’ Dustin Portales and West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville’s Wyatt Olson advanced to the semifinals at the Minnesota State High School League’s Individual State Wrestling Tournament Friday. Portales had a tough draw in the opening match in the Class AA tournament […]

ASHBY — The Ashby boys’ basketball team ended its regular season with a 54-47 loss to the Ortonville Trojans Thursday. The Trojans came out ready to go and built a 29-19 halftime lead. Despite an increase in scoring from the Arrows, Ashby could not mount a comeback. Christian Norby led Ashby in scoring with 16 […]

The 2019 Minnesota State High School League Individual Wrestling Tournament kicks off today with 12 local wrestlers hitting the mat in search of championship glory. In Class AA, Fergus Falls’ Dustin Portales (32-2) will make his second consecutive appearance in the state tournament. “It’s really an awesome accomplishment for Dustin being a two-time section champ […]

GRACEVILLE — The Ashby boys’ basketball team cruised to a 72-41 victory over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Tuesday. The Arrows built a 33-22 halftime lead and pushed the score higher in the second half on the way to the win. Scott Johson led the Arrows with 21 points followed by teammates Jaden Norby (20) and Christian Norby (17). […]

ORTONVILLE — With key free throws down the stretch, the hosting Ortonville Trojans held off the Ashby girls’ basketball team for a 73-70 victory Monday in the Section 6A playoffs. Celi Nelson led the Arrows with 28 points, eight coming from 3-pointers, while Courtney Koefod added 18 points and Josey Ness grabbed 11 rebounds. The […]

WADENA — The Otter Tail Central wrestling team had a historic day at the Section 6A individual tournament as they sent seven wrestlers to the Class A state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center Friday and Saturday. After falling short in the Section 6A team tournament, the Bulldogs saw three wrestlers win weight classes and […]

UNDERWOOD — In a battle of Little Eight Conference foes, the visiting Ashby boys’ basketball team got the best of the hosting Underwood Rockets as the Arrows claimed a 77-38 victory. The Arrows jumped out to an early 9-0 lead and maintained control of the first half as they went into the break up 38-19. […]

VERNDALE — The Ashby boys’ basketball team got back to its winning ways Thursday as it defeated the hosting Verndale Pirates 67-41. The Arrows came out of the gate ready to play as they built a 35-21 lead before halftime. The Pirates were never able to get a foothold in the game as the Arrows […]

The Ashby boys’ basketball hoped to snap a small skid Tuesday as they hosted the Hancock Owls. The visitor continued to put the Arrows on the slide as the Owls picked up a 72-63 victory. “Hancock’s athleticism gave us trouble, especially out on the perimeter,” Arrows head coach John Holsten said. The Arrows were led […]

ASHBY — In a battle for sole possession of the Little Eight Conference, the Parkers Prairie Panthers edged the Ashby boys’ basketball team 55-50 Tuesday. The Panthers held a 29-27 lead at the break and did just enough to hold off the Arrows. Christian Norby led the Arrows with a double-double scoring 15 points and […]

ASHBY — The Ashby Arrows boys’ basketball team trounced the visiting Pelican Rapids Vikings Monday 61-45. The Arrows, riding the momentum from some strong play by its core of seniors including Ashby all-time leading scorer Scott Johnson, went into the half with a narrow lead 34-26. In the second half, Ashby gutted it out in […]

ASHBY — The Ashby boys’ basketball team claimed a Little Eight Conference victory over the Hillcrest Comets 60-51 Tuesday. Arrows senior Scott Johnson had an outstanding night, scoring 29 points. Teammate Jaden Norby recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Sander Frustol led the Comets in scoring with 16 points and grabbed nine […]

The Ashby Arrows boys’ basketball team hit a bullseye on the road against Little Eight Conference foe Battle Lake Friday downing the Battlers 57-48. Arrows standout Scott Johnson led all scorers with 30 points as he became Ashby’s all-time leading scorer in the school’s history (1,407 points), breaking the record formerly held by Blake Ohren. […]

ASHBY — The Ashby boys’ basketball team captured a 63-49 Little Eight Conference victory over the Underwood Rockets Friday. The Arrows saw three players reach double digits in scoring as Christian Norby led the way with 19 points. Scott Johnson (17) and Jaden Norby (10) were also in double figures. The Arrows will continue their […]

ASHBY — The Ashby Arrows boys’ basketball team grounded the visiting Brandon-Evansville Chargers 51-46 in Little Eight Conference action Tuesday. Leading scorer for the Arrows was Scott Johnson (22 points, 16 in the second half), followed by Christian Norby (14 points), Jaden Norby (8 points), Dakota Ecker ( 5 points) and Noah Johnson (2 points) […]

The Ashby Arrows won a hard-fought battle of attrition against the visiting Park Christian Falcons to win in dramatic fashion in an overtime victory 74-72, rebounding from last night’s game that saw them come up short against Parkers Prairie (56-42). Park Christian scored at the end of regulation with a three-pointer sending the game into […]

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood girls’ basketball team cruised to a 71-55 Little Eight Conference victory over the Ashby Arrows Friday. The Rockets were led in scoring by Kayla Rocholl (19), Ceri Meech (15) and Ally Johnson (14). Ashby was led by Courtney Koefod with 12 points, while Josey Ness dropped in 11. The Rockets will […]

BARNESVILLE — The West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville wrestling team split at a dual hosted by the Barnesville Trojans Thursday. The Knights would upend their host 63-18, but fall to Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 39-22. Ruebens Swanson (132), Hunter Mickelson (160), Colton Lindquist (182) and Wyatt Olson (195) each picked up two victories in the triangular. The Knights will […]

ASHBY — The visiting Brandon-Evansville Chargers jolted the Ashby girls’ basketball team 50-30 Tuesday. The Arrows were led in scoring by Celi Nelson with nine points. The Arrows will now welcome in Wheaton at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

NEW YORK MILLS — The West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville wrestling team started off 2019 on a good note as the Knights defeated New York Mills 51-24 Thursday. Ashton Danner (113), Anthony Sykora (126), Hunter Hanson (132), Jordan Lohse (138), Kade Olson (145), Bryce Lien (152), Hunter Mickelsen (160), Wyatt Olson (195), Devin Stone (220) and Austin […]

ASHBY — The Ashby boys’ basketball placed four players in double figures on the way to a 70-47 victory over the Rothsay Tigers Thursday. Noah Johnson led the Arrows with 20 points, while Scott Johnson (14), Christian Norby (12) and Jaden Norby (10) were also in double figures. Jaden Norby recorded a double-double adding 14 […]

CASS LAKES — The Fergus Falls wrestling team saw members Dustin Portales and Kaden Hartwell each podium at the Big Bear Tournament Saturday. Portales would finish as runner-up in the heavyweight division. Portales opened the tournament with an 8-3 decision over Andover’s Austin Surgenor, followed by a pinfall victory over Minnewaska’s Jakob Swalla. A 3-1 […]

The Ashby Arrows boys’ basketball team bested the Hillcrest Comets Thursday in a come-from-behind slobberknocker 53-33 that will leave fans talking for quite some time. In the first half of play, the Arrows went into the break down 21-18. Coming out in the second half Ashby played a near flawless game led by some tough […]

Ashby Arrows’ multisport athlete Dakota Ecker prides himself as a leader in whatever he does. As one of a trifecta of seniors on this season’s basketball team Ecker’s leadership will be an integral component for a successful season. I met with Ecker and talked to him about his plans for the future, how he feels […]

The Ashby Arrows boys’ basketball team shot a bullseye defeating the visiting New York Mills Eagles 57-44 Thursday evening after dropping a close season opener to West Central Area 59-55 Tuesday. Once again the Arrows had a strong showing from their trio of seniors which allowed them to go into halftime enjoying a 31-22 lead. […]

The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season as it topped Little Eight Conference foe Ashby 65-52 Thursday. “This was a great team win for us,” Comets head coach Hannah Clark said. “We shot the ball well and limited our turnovers. There was a point in the second half when […]

BARRETT — The West Central Area boys’ basketball team battled back from a double-digit deficit to pick up a 59-55 victory over the Ashby Arrows Tuesday. The Arrows came out of the gates on fire in the first half as they built a 22-8 lead. The Knights got back into the game as they cut […]

ASHBY — A strong second half put the hosting Ashby girls’ basketball team over Little Eight Conference rival Battle Lake Tuesday 51-42. Courtney Koefod led the Arrows with 23 points and 11 steals. Teammate Josey Ness chipped in 14 points of her own and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. The Battlers placed two players in […]

Ashby Arrows multisport athlete Aanika Anderson is an accomplished athlete in her own right. Having broken a school record in track last season, Anderson battled an injury that never allowed her to realize her full potential through postseason competition. Now in her final year of high school athletics, Anderson is focused on the start of […]

Ashby Arrows multisport athlete Josey Ness — one of only two seniors on this year’s girls’ basketball team — will be an integral part of the squad’s dynamic as her younger teammates look to her for guidance, and with goals to be an elementary teacher, Ness is right at home offering a lending hand. I […]