PARKERS PRAIRIE — In its season opener, the Hillcrest girls’ basketball team traveled to take on Little Eight Conference rival Parkers Prairie Thursday. The Panthers, defending co-conference champion, would top the Comets for a 64-44 win.
The Hillcrest Lutheran Academy boys’ basketball team finished 8-17 in head coach Ryan Garvin’s first-year at the helm in 2019-20. The Comets hope another year of experience on the court and having a strong nucleus of returning players will pay dividends as they trek through Section 6A.
Micah Foss, a senior student-athlete at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, knows that being involved in athletics requires dedication on the court and in the classroom. The Daily Journal spoke with Foss about his favorite high school sports memory and what it means to be a student-athlete.
The Little Eight Conference recently announced its conference volleyball awards. Brandon-Evansville went undefeated (6-0) in conference play and won the LEC title. The Chargers’ Bailey Schaefer was named conference MVP and head coach Kelly Olson received Coach of the Year honors.
After going 4-22 last season, the Hillcrest girls’ basketball team plans to head into the 2020-21 season with more experience and improved shooting as the Comets look to make some noise in conference and section play.
Audra Ewan is a senior student-athlete at HIllcrest Lutheran Academy. Ewan has been active in volleyball, basketball and golf in her time at Hillcrest. The Daily Journal spoke with Ewan about her favorite sports memory, how important sports is to her and what it means to be a student-athlete.
Adding another varsity game to its schedule, the Hillcrest football team welcomed in the Onamia Panthers Thursday. The Comets showed their grit, but the Panthers pulled the game out late to win 38-28.
TWIN VALLEY — The Hillcrest volleyball team came out ready to play Thursday, but the hosting Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal Titans would rally to pick up a four-set victory (19-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-16).
In an back and forth game, the visiting West Central Area volleyball team picked up a four-set (25-12, 23-25, 25-21, 25-18) win over the Hillcrest Comets Tuesday.
UNDERWOOD — In an entertaining battle between two Little Eight Conference foes, the Underwood volleyball team overcame a first set loss to upend the Hillcrest Comets 22-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-17 Thursday.
The Hillcrest volleyball team welcomed in Little Eight Conference opponent Parkers Prairie Monday. The visiting Panthers would prove to be a tough challenge as they swept the Comets 25-18, 25-19, 25-22.
In a Little Eight Conference tilt, the hosting Brandon-Evansville volleyball team bested the Hillcrest Comets in three sets 25-11, 25-15, 25-15 Friday.
The Hillcrest boys’ soccer team closed out their regular season Thursday and Friday with two home games against Detroit Lakes and Central Minnesota Christian.
The Hillcrest volleyball team kicked off their 2020 season at home Thursday against the Ortonville Trojans. While both teams were excited to get back on the court, the Comets were ready to play as they defeated the Trojans 25-16, 19-25, 25-21, 25-13.
PELICAN RAPIDS — Things didn’t get easier for the Hillcrest boys’ soccer team Saturday as they traveled to take on the top-ranked Section 8A North Pelican Rapids Vikings. The Vikings proved why they deserve the designation as they handed the Comets a 9-1 loss.
The Hillcrest boys’ soccer team continues to improve in the 2020 season, but the visiting East Grand Forks Green Wave came away with the victory as they defeated the Comets 4-0 Friday.
The Hillcrest girls’ soccer team recorded a shutout victory Tuesday as the Comets upended Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 6-0.
The Hillcrest Lutheran Academy boys’ soccer team has seen a young group of players take the field in 2020. The Comets are still getting their bearings early in the season as they continue to learn after a 0-3 start.
The Hillcrest girls’ soccer team welcomed in Pelican Rapids Tuesday in a game that saw the hosting Comets record a 4-0 victory.
The Minnesota State High School League recently announced its all-state girls’ basketball team and those that received all-state academic honors.
The Pheasant Conference announced its boys’ and girls’ basketball all-conference teams for 2019-20 recently.
MAHNOMEN — The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team saw its season come to an end Friday as hosting Mahnomen-Waubun won a Section 6A playoff game 79-45.
ORTONVILLE — The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team picked up a 78-47 victory Thursday over Ortonville.
UNDERWOOD — Playing a tightly contested Little Eight Conference matchup Tuesday, the Hillcrest boys’ basketball team would gain the upper hand in the second half as the Comets defeated the Underwood Rockets 67-62.
The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team recorded a 62-29 victory over St. John’s Prep Monday.
The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team took on one of the top teams in Section 6A Saturday in the Park Christian Falcons. The visiting Falcons would soar past the Comets to take a 54-33 victory.
A big second half allowed the hosting Hillcrest boys’ basketball team to claim a 74-59 victory over the visiting Park Christian Falcons Saturday.