ASHBY — In a showdown between Little Eight Conference foes, the visiting Battle Lake volleyball team swept past the Ashby Arrows 25-17, 25-19, 28-26 Thursday.

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The visiting Battle Lake volleyball team took advantage of the Hillcrest Comets lineup change Tuesday as the Battlers claimed a 25-20, 25-16, 25-21 victory.

CROOKSTON — The Otter Tail Central football team’s defense was stellar Friday as they held the Crookston Pirates to 90 yards on the way to a 32-0 victory.

CROOKSTON — The Otter Tail Central football team’s defense was stellar Friday as they held the Crookston Pirates to 90 yards on the way to a 32-0 victory.

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BATTLE LAKE — The hosting Battle Lake volleyball team came out with a lot of energy as they swept the Rothsay Tigers 25-10, 25-11, 25-13 Thursday.

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UNDERWOOD — The Underwood volleyball team claimed its first win of the season as it upended Little Eight Conference foe Battle Lake in three sets (25-18, 28-26, 25-21) Monday.

BATTLE LAKE — The Bulldogs would score first as quarterback Tanner Arndt took off for a 65-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Arndt would take in the two-point conversion to put OTC up 8-0.

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BATTLE LAKE — The hosting Battle Lake volleyball team cruised to a three-set victory over the West Central Area Knights Thursday in the season opener 25-19, 25-21, 25-18.

BATTLE LAKE — The West Central Area/Ashby football team shook the rust off after falling behind 18-0 in the first half of its 2020 opening game against Otter Tail Central to rally and win 30-18 Saturday.

The Otter Tail Central cross country teams welcomed in Pelican Rapids and Lake Park-Audubon for a meet Thursday. The Bulldogs would find success as the boys finished first and the girls team took second.

HANCOCK — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team had its season come to an end Thursday as the Hancock Owls defeated the Battlers 61-44.



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ST. PAUL — The culmination of the Minnesota high school individual wrestling season began Friday at the Xcel Energy Center as several area wrestlers hit the mat for the state individual wrestling tournament.

HANCOCK — The Battle Lake girls’ basketball team saw its season come to an end Thursday as the Hancock Owls claimed a 50-39 victory in the Section 6A playoffs.

BERTHA —The Battle Lake girls’ basketball team closed out its regular season Thursday with a 74-37 victory over the Bertha-Hewitt Bears.

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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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.

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.

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BATTLE LAKE — In a thrilling Little Eight Conference matchup Thursday, the hosting Battle Lake boys’ basketball team pulled away in overtime to defeat the Hillcrest Comets 59-53.

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The Otter Tail Central Bulldog wrestling team won the last four meets of the regular season and finished third at the tough Park Region COnference Invitational held at Long Prairie. 

After holding a 22-20 lead at the break, the Battle Lake boys’ basketball team saw the visiting Hancock Owls rally to claim a 69-52 win Friday.

PARKERS PRAIRIE — The Battle Lake girls’ basketball team played neck and neck with Little Eight Conference foe Parkers Prairie Tuesday. But it would be the hosting Panthers that captured a 56-51 victory.

GRACEVILLE — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team took home at 78-42 victory Tuesday as the Battlers topped Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley.

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

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.

BATTLE LAKE — Holding its host to seven first-half points, the visiting Underwood girls’ basketball team cruised to a 61-24 Little Eight Conference victory over Battle Lake Tuesday.

BATTLE LAKE — In a battle of Little Eight Conference rivals, the Battle Lake girls’ basketball team topped the Rothsay Tigers 49-48 in overtime Friday.

BATTLE LAKE — After trailing at halftime, the visiting Ashby boys’ basketball team used a second-half rally to defeat the Battle Lake Battlers in a Little Eight Conference showdown 63-50 Thursday.

BATTLE LAKE — The Battle Lake girls’ basketball team could not find its offensive rhythm as the visiting New York Mills Eagles claimed a 59-18 win Friday.

BATTLE LAKE — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team welcome in Little Eight Conference foe Parkers Prairie for its home opener Thursday. The Panthers would not be easy guests as they took a 69-40 conference win.

The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team struggled to find its rhythm as the hosting Brandon-Evansville Chargers took home a 69-39 Little Eight Conference win.

BARRETT — The West Central Area boys’ basketball team used strong defensive play and an opportunistic offense to cruise to a 87-47 victory over the Battle Lake Battlers Thursday.

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 […]

HANCOCK — The Battle Lake volleyball team fell in the opening round of the Section 6A playoffs Monday as the Hancock Owls claimed a three-set (25-13, 27-25, 25-23) victory. Makenna Tysdal recorded 19 digs for the Battlers, while Kate Christensen added 10 kills. The Battlers finish the season with a 7-17 record.

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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 […]

HENNING — The Otter Tail Central cross country teams welcomed in area teams to compete in their annual meet at Oakwood Golf Course Tuesday. Wadena-Deer Creek (30) won the girls’ meet followed by Fergus Falls (50) and Otter Tail Central (55). Leading the way for the Otters was Emily Nuss (21:48.86) with a second-place finish, […]

In back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday, the Pelican Rapids volleyball team picked up two victories defeating Battle Lake and Staples-Motley. In Monday’s match, the Vikings downed the Battle Lake Battlers in four sets (21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 26-24). Anna Stephenson and Greta Tollefson led the Vikings in kills with 13 apiece, while Riley Berg (27), Ryley […]

ROTHSAY —The hosting Rothsay volleyball team held off a tenacious Battle Lake team to win in four sets (25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 26-24) Tuesday. “Both teams played very hard tonight,” Tigers head coach Kim Braaten said. “We had ups and downs in all areas but were able to pull through and fight for each game. The […]

PERHAM — Several area cross country teams hit the course at Arvig Park to compete in the Perham Invitational Thursday. In the girls’ meet, Lakeville South would take top honors with a score of 83.  Perham (90) would take second followed by Fargo North (107). Fergus Falls (284) took ninth, Pelican Rapids (350) 13th and […]

HENNING — In its homecoming game Friday, the Otter Tail Central football team used a late scoring drive to defeat the previously undefeated West Central Area/Ashby Knights 22-14. The Bulldogs were the first to get on the scoreboard in the game. After trading drives, OTC found its rhythm as they moved the ball down the […]

BATTLE LAKE — The Hillcrest volleyball team may have picked up a first set victory, but the hosting Battle Lake Battlers would claim the match, winning in four sets 20-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-20 Thursday. “We had a fun night of volleyball despite a ton of unforced errors on both sides of the net,” Comets head […]

BATTLE LAKE — The Otter Tail Central football team was looking to get back to its winning ways Friday as it welcome in a familiar foe in Breckenridge. The Cowboys used a first-half lead to hit cruise control on the game as the Bulldogs fell 35-8. Breckenridge would get on the board in the first […]

The visiting Rothsay volleyball team roared to life Thursday evening besting the Battle Lake Battlers at home in four sets (25-14, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19) led by a highly charged offensive attack behind sound serving. “The Tigers had a great night of finding the court on offense tonight. We were careful where we placed the ball […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — On Saturday, the Pelican Rapids volleyball team welcomed in five teams for their annual volleyball tournament. When the dust finally settled the Breckenridge Cowgirls claimed the tournament title. The Pelican Rapids Vikings opened the day against the Rothsay Tigers. A strong back and forth battled between the two teams saw the end […]

STAPLES — The Fergus Falls and Otter Tail Central girls’ and boys’ cross country teams kicked off their 2019 season competing in the Central Minnesota River Run at Vintage Golf Course Monday. After both varsity races were run, the Otter girls’ and boys’ teams each finished in third, while OTC saw its girls’ team place […]

BATTLE LAKE — Based on attendance during the 14th annual Otter Tail Central Bulldog Wrestling Camp at Battle Lake School — July 8-11 from 6-8 p.m. — interest in wrestling has never been higher. For just $30 area grapplers (K-12) taking part in the camp had the opportunity to get instruction and feedback from world-class […]

BECKER — The Class A boys’ and girls’ state golf meet wrapped up Wednesday at Pebble Creek. In the girls’ meet, West Central Area’s Jessica St. Martin finished in 31st with a 191 two-day total, posting a 96 in the second day of the meet. Pelican Rapids’ Ellie Johnson (196) finished in 40th overall as […]

BECKER — The 2019 Minnesota State High School League Class A Boys’ and Girls’ Golf tournaments got underway Tuesday at Pebble Creek. Otter Tail Central’s Noah Chase got off to a solid start at the meet as he shot a Day 1 81 to put him tied for 14th. Teammate Jackson Nyhus (88) finished the […]