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.

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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.

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 […]

ST. PAUL — After the final finish line had been crossed, the Pelican Rapids 4×400 team stood tall at the top of the podium as Maddie Guler, Abby Syverson, Tatianna Wiley and Chloe Paulson won the event at the Minnesota State High School League Track and Field Meet at Hamline University Saturday. The 4×400 team […]

ST. PAUL — On Friday, the 2019 Minnesota State Track and Field Meet kicked off at Hamline University. In Class AA, Fergus Falls athletes Ainsley Hanson and Sabrina Fronning took part in the first day of the meet. Hanson would finish 10th overall in the high jump with a leap of 5-foot-2-inches, while Fronning just […]

The Otter Tail Central baseball team had quite the weekend hosted by Stalker Lake Golf Course.  To start the weekend the baseball boosters held a 4 person scramble in which Stalker Lake Golf Course hosted 10 teams.  Throughout the scramble there were various events in order to raise proceeds for the baseball teams at Otter […]

PERHAM — The Otter Tail Central boys’ golf team advanced two members to the Class A state meet after competing at Perham Lakeside Golf Course in the Section 6A meet Thursday. Noah Chase (157) and Jackson Nyhus (163) each advanced to the state meet. Chase put together a first-day 78, followed by a 79, while […]

PERHAM — Pelican Rapids’ Ellie Johnson and Otter Tail Central’s Grace Nyhus each punched their ticket at the Section 6A girls’ golf meet to the Class A state meet Thursday at Perham Lakeside Golf Course. Johnson (195) would improve on a first-day 102 with a Day 2 93 to finish in seventh place, while Nyhus […]

PERHAM — After the first day of the Section 6A meet on Wednesday at Perham Lakeside, the Otter Tail Central and Pelican Rapids girls’ golf teams are looking to make a move in an attempt to advance to the Class A state tournament. Park Christian currently is running away with the meet with a team […]

PERHAM — The Hillcrest, Underwood, Otter Tail Central and Pelican Rapids boys’ golf teams hit the links at Perham Lakeside for the first day of the Section 6A meet Wednesday. The Hillcrest Comets are currently in fourth with a score of 343. Pine River-Backus and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley-Laporte are tied at the top with 335 score, while […]

PERHAM — With a six-run first inning, the hosting Perham Yellowjackets took control of a Section 8AA playoff game with the Otter Tail Central baseball team on the way to a 10-3 victory. The Bulldogs struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Perham as the Yellowjackets totaled 13 hits in the game. The Bulldogs did […]

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 […]

BATTLE LAKE — The West Central Area baseball team rode the pitching of starter Teigen Moritz to a 4-2 victory over the Otter Tail Central Bulldogs Thursday. Moritz would surrender two runs on two hits over 6 1/3 innings, while striking out nine. Tanner Bennett would get the save as he got the last two […]

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 […]

PELICAN RAPIDS —The hosting Pelican Rapids baseball team saw member Reggie Funk play hero for the Vikings as an RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning to upend the Otter Tail Central Bulldogs 7-6 Monday. The Vikings jumped out to an early lead as Damien Britten knocked in a run in the bottom of the […]

BATTLE LAKE — The Otter Tail Central baseball team could not rally from behind as the visiting Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines picked up a 10-4 victory Friday. The Bulldogs struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Wadena-Deer Creek, giving up ten runs. Drake Larsen took the loss for Bulldogs. He went five innings, allowing eight runs […]

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 […]

PARKERS PRAIRIE — The Otter Tail Central baseball played tight with the hosting Parkers Prairie Panthers, but late runs game the home team a 10-6 win Monday. Dylan Trana and Drake Larsen each collected multiple hits for the Bulldogs in the game. Larsen took the loss on the mound pitching 5 1/3 innings, striking out […]

PILLAGER — The Otter Tail Central baseball team grabbed an early lead Friday and did not look back as the Bulldogs upended the Pillager Huskies 7-4. The Bulldogs took command of the game with four runs in the second inning. In the second, Kayne Cameron singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Nik Gardin […]

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 — The Otter Tail Central Bulldogs could not hold off a late charge by the visiting Parkers Prairie Panthers as the Bulldogs fell 11-6 Monday. With the Bulldogs holding a 6-4 lead, the Panthers would pounce and score seven runs in the final inning to pick up the victory. Nate Stavaas took the […]

SEBEKA — The Otter Tail Central baseball team battled an extra-inning extravaganza against Sebeka Thursday. The Bulldogs would outlast the host team as they picked up a 7-5 victory. The two teams would trade runs in the early going as the Bulldogs scored a run in the first inning, but the Trojans tied the game […]

LONG PRAIRIE — The Otter Tail Central girls’ golf team won the Quad County Conference title  Thursday. The Bulldogs would shoot a team score of 454, followed by Pillager (481) and Hillcrest (501). OTC’s Adysen Tysdal took home medalist honors shooting a 93. Teammate Grace Nyhus (109) would finish in fourth, while Makena Kenyon (116) and […]

BATTLE LAKE — A blistering final few innings saw the hosting Otter Tail Central baseball team hold on to a 9-8 victory over the visiting Menahga Braves Tuesday. With the game tied 6-6, the Bulldogs saw Nate Stavaas, Andy Weniger and Dylan Trana each knock in a run to give the home team a 9-6 […]

BATTLE LAKE — The WCA Knights had a successful evening as they golfed in their first Quad County Conference meet on Thursday, April 25 at Balmoral. Jessica St. Martin placed third in the meet with a score of 100.  St. Martin managed to stay out of any real trouble, avoiding penalty strokes.  She was a […]

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) […]

BATTLE LAKE —The Otter Tail Central baseball team could not get a hold of Kolby Kiser’s pitches as the Sebeka product led the Trojans to an 8-0 win Monday. Drake Larsen took the loss for the Bulldogs pitching six innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out eight hitters. Larsen also had OTC’s lone hit […]

BATTLE LAKE —The Otter Tail Central baseball team fought a back and forth battle with the Pillager Huskies Tuesday. But after the dust settled, the Huskies would leave the diamond with a 4-3 victory. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead in the first inning as Cole Brandner hit a sacrifice fly that plated […]

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 […]

The Otter Tail Central baseball team will host their second annual steak/fish fry Saturday, March 23 from 5-8 p.m. at the Underwood American Legion. In 2018, the team sold out 150 steaks and also sold all of their 25 fish fillets. “We still had many people to feed, so the Legion was gracious enough to […]

ORTONVILLE — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team saw the end of their season Thursday as the hosting Ortonville Trojans won 74-44 in the Section 6A playoffs. Brennan Amundson led the Battlers in scoring with 19 points. The Battlers finish the season with an 11-15 record.

BATTLE LAKE — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team advanced in the Section 6A playoffs Monday as it defeated the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines 79-42. Brennan Amundson led the Battlers with 22 points. Teammates Riley Leabo and Nick VanErp chipped in 19 and 14 points, respectively. The Battles will now travel to take on the Ortonville Trojans […]

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 […]

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 […]

BATTLE LAKE — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team fell to the visiting New York Mills Eagles 71-65 in overtime Tuesday. The Battlers fell behind by 13 points at halftime but stormed back in the second half to time the game 58-58 at the end of regulation. The Eagles would regain their ground in the […]

HANCOCK — The Battle Lake girls’ basketball team’s season came to an end Monday as the hosting Hancock Owls claimed a 56-48 victory in the Section 6A playoffs. Allison Marso led the Battlers with 20 points, while teammate Makenna Tysdal chipped in 10. The Battlers finish the season with a 6-19 record.

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 […]

BATTLE LAKE — The Battle Lake girls’ basketball team recognized its five senior Thursday evening. When the dust settled in their game against the Berth-Hewitt Bears, the Battlers were also celebrating a 71-46 victory. Allison Marso led the Battle Lake girls with 17 points and teammate Halie Johnson chimed in with 13 points. The Battlers […]

BATTLE LAKE — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team claimed a 76-52 Little Eight Conference victory Friday as the Battlers topped the visiting Rothsay Tigers. Brennan Amundson led the Battlers with 21 points, while teammate Riley Leabo dropped in 19 tallies. Cole Brandner and Brady VanErp each chipped in 10 points in the win. Rothsay […]

BATTLE LAKE — The hosting Battle Lake boys’ basketball team used a strong second half to pull away from Little Eight Conference rival Underwood Thursday to pick up a 60-41 victory. “I was very pleased with the effort on both ends of the court tonight.  We played a great first half defensively and that carried […]

UNDERWOOD — The Otter Tail Central wrestling team ousted the Barnesville Trojans from team postseason play in Section 6A with a 53-18 win Tuesday. The Bulldogs advance to Wheaton for semifinal action on Friday. Otter Tail Central 53, Barnesville 18 106: Ayden Hauck(B) over Kolby Peter(OTC) Fall 3:00 113: Laredo Bugbee(OTC) won by Forfeit 120: […]

BATTLE LAKE —The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team cruised to a 79-66 victory over Little Eight Conference rival Battle Lake Tuesday. Sander Frustol led the Comets with a double-double, scoring 24 points and pulling down 18 rebounds. Gabriel Preston (20) and Thomas Zwiers (10) were also in double figures for Hillcrest. The Battlers saw Riley Leabo, […]

The Battle Lake girls’ basketball team cruised past hosting the Hillcrest Comets 53-35 Tuesday. “In the first half, we played a little too much one-on-one basketball,” Comets head coach Hannah Clark said. “I thought we did a better job in the second half of moving the ball around and getting everyone involved. Mackenzie Foss played […]