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The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team put forth a strong effort against Little Eight Conference foe Parkers Prairie, but it would be the Panthers that left the court with a 68-54 victory Tuesday.

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HANCOCK — Hillcrest girls’ basketball put forth a good effort in Tuesday’s contest against the Hancock Owls, but the Comets would come out on the short end of the stick, falling 63-44.

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 […]

The Hillcrest volleyball team saw its season come to an end Monday as the Comets fell to the Frazee Hornets 25-9, 25-12, 25-22 in the Section 6A playoffs. “As we wrap the 2019 season I want to say a huge thank you to our parents for their extra efforts while we were displaced from our […]

The Fergus Falls volleyball team welcomed in several teams for its annual tournament Thursday. The Otters would struggle in pool play, but finished the afternoon with the bronze division title. Fergus Falls was playing without senior starter Sabrina Fronning in the tournament, but saw several players step up and play well. The Otters opened the […]

The Hillcrest football team closed out its season as it hosted Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wednesday. The Wolverines would use its rushing attack to defeat the Comets 34-13. The Comets started the scoring in the first quarter as Caden Fischer found Thomas Zwiers for a 66-yard touchdown pass. Simon Strommen would kick the extra point to give Hillcrest […]

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 […]

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy standout athlete Thomas Zweirs is a talented playmaker capable of influencing the tide of a game. While a touch stoic in person Zweirs roars to life on the playing field. Parents: Patti and John Zweirs Sport(s): Football, basketball, track and field. Plans after graduation: Undecided, possibly play football. Field of study: Engineering. […]

The Hillcrest volleyball team celebrated a return to its home court Thursday as the Comets welcome in Little Eight Conference opponent Brandon-Evansville. The Chargers spoiled the celebration as they left the court with a 25-11, 25-9, 25-17 victory. “The Chargers hit the ball extremely well tonight and we had a hard time getting a block […]



ALEXANDRIA — The Hillcrest boys’ soccer team had its season come to an end Thursday as the hosting Alexandria Cardinals won a Section 8A playoff game 6-3. The Comets silenced the home crowd early at two minutes as Vetle Myntevik slammed home a goal with an assist from Severin Breck attacking the left goal line. […]

BERTHA —The hosting Bertha-Hewitt Bears shut out the Hillcrest Comets football team 36-0 Thursday. The Bears would score 30 points in the first quarter to put the Comets in an early hole. Carter Perlinger would score two touchdowns, while Conner Bertram would run another in and take in a fumble on a kickoff. Bertram would […]

Whether leading a pep rally as a host or defending the net from would-be scorers, Hillcrest multisport athlete Juliana Undseth puts in double time as a student-athlete for the Comets. Parents: Steve and Lois Undseth Sport(s): Soccer (goalie), softball Plans after graduation: Undecided. Field of study: Possibly English. Hobbies: Reading, musical instruments, drama club Q: […]

The Hillcrest volleyball team took on Parkers Prairie Tuesday in a Little Eight Conference tilt. The Panthers would top the Comets 25-15, 25-23, 25-18. “We struggled in a few of the rotations in Set 1 but then started to get some offense going in the first set,” Comets head coach Debi Foss said. “We had […]

EAST GRAND FORKS — The Hillcrest boys’ soccer battled both the hosting East Grand Forks Green Wave and the wet, windy weather Saturday. In the end, the Green Wave would come out victorious 3-0. After a scoreless first half, the Green Wave scored at the 55-minute mark to take the lead, and added two more […]

The Hillcrest football team struggled to slow down a tough Wheaton Warriors team Friday as the Comets fell 44-6. The Warriors would take control of the game in the first half as they scored two rushing touchdowns int he first quarter and added two passing touchdowns in the second quarter. After a Comets safety before […]

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy’s Molly McGuire is a selfless multisport athlete who gets as much satisfaction from contributing to teammates reaching sporting milestones as reaching them herself. As a competitor, McGuire is often the glue that binds her teams together. Parents: Matthew and Tasha McGuire. Sport(s): Volleyball, basketball and possibly golf. Plans after graduation: College in […]

ROTHSAY — The hosting Rothsay volleyball team welcome in the Hillcrest Comets for its Block Out Cancer Game to honor Eric Rudh, who is battling Stage 2 throat cancer. The Tigers did not disappoint the home crowd as they defeated the Comets (25-12, 25-14, 27-25) in three sets. “We played as a team tonight and […]

DETROIT LAKES — The Hillcrest boys’ soccer team was defeated by the Detroit Lakes Lakers Thursday 4-0. Three first-half goals and another in the second half, by the Lakers, pushed the Comets into their third straight loss. “We struggled tonight with DL’s speed on their big field,” Comets head coach Rod Jensen said. “Obviously, it’s […]

After an emotionally fruitful homecoming last week, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy multisport athlete Ethan Ness prepares for the final leg of soccer before postseason play begins. Armed with a jovial attitude and great sense of humor Ness is able to get teammates to focused on a common goal despite individual differences. Parents: Steve and Salina Ness. […]

UNDERWOOD —In a showdown between Little Eight Conference rivals, the hosting Underwood volleyball team would get the upper hand as the Rockets defeated the Hillcrest Comets in four sets (25-13, 21-25, 25-13, 25-16) Tuesday. The night was doubling special for the Rockets as head coach Diane Ross celebrated her 700th career victory. “Whenever you reach […]

The Fergus Fall boys’ soccer team snapped an eight-game losing skid Monday as the Otters defeated the Hillcrest Comets 2-1. The Otters were able to build a 2-1 lead in the first half as Abdallah Abdallah and Jose Rodriguez each scored a goal for Fergus Falls. Neither team could find the back of the net […]

The Pelican Rapids boys’ soccer team cruised past the hosting Hillcrest Comets 7-1 Saturday. The Vikings built a two-goal lead before the Comets responded as Kristian Meastad connected on a free kick outside the box at the 34-minute mark. Pelican Rapids would add another goal before the break to go up 3-1. The second half […]

The Hillcrest football team battled against United North Central Friday. But it would be the visiting  Warriors that would leave the field with a 44-42 overtime victory. “It was tied 36-36 at the end of regulation,” Comets head coach Derrick Clark said. “UNC scored first in OT and converted their 2-point conversion. We scored on […]

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 […]

The Hillcrest volleyball team took the court Tuesday at Kennedy Secondary School as the Comets hosted the Hancock Owls. The Owls proved to be a tough foe as they defeated the Comets in three sets 25-15, 25-17, 26-24. Mackenzie Foss (14), Madison Foss (12) and Maria Ruud (12) each recorded double-digit digs. The Comets will […]

In a battle of crosstown soccer teams, the Fergus Falls girls’ soccer team ended a five-game losing skid as the Otters defeated the Hillcrest Comets 5-2 Tuesday. The Otters got on the board two minutes into the contest as Kenzy Braeger knocked in an Ellie Andersen corner kick. Five minutes later Anna Anderson would add […]

The Hillcrest boys’ soccer team picked up its second consecutive shutout victory Tuesday as it defeated the visiting Crookston Pirates 4-0. Severin Breck scored first for the Comets at the 17-minute off an assist from Kristian Maestad.  Breck would score again at 32 minutes with the assist going to Vetle Myntevik. Kristian Maestad would make […]

The Hillcrest Comets volleyball team competed at the Hancock Tournament Saturday. The Comets went 0-3 falling to Hancock (25-21, 25-20), Lac qui Parle Valley (25-21, 25-21) and Yellow Medicine East (25-14, 25-23). “I felt like we played competitive in each of the matches despite the ‘stifling’ temperatures in the gym,” Comets head coach Debi Foss […]

The Hillcrest boys’ soccer team cruised to a 3-0 shutout of the visiting Little Falls Flyers Saturday. The Comets got on the scoreboad 14 minutes into the first half as Jowell Seymour booted the ball from the right side into the box and Severin Breck headed the ball into the net. Four minutes later, Seymour […]

BRANDON — The hosting Brandon-Evansville football team got out to an early lead and never looked back as they defeated the Hillcrest Comets 46-8. “BE raced out to a 32-0 lead in the first quarter on the strength of a good run game and a couple of botched punts on our side,” Comets head coach […]

EVANSVILLE — The Hillcrest volleyball team struggled with its offensive rhythm Tuesday as the hosting Brandon-Evansville Chargers claimed a three-set victory (25-13, 25-14, 25-14) Tuesday. Mackenzie Foss recorded 18 digs, while Audra Ewan had six set assists. The Comets will look to rebound as they travel to take on the Ashby Arrows at 7:15 p.m. […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Hillcrest and Pelican Rapids boys’ soccer teams battled to a 2-2 tie Tuesday. The Pelican Rapids Vikings jumped out to an early lead as they scored three minutes into the contest. At the 15-minute mark, the Hillcrest Comets responded as Vetle Myntevik responded with a bulleted-kick from 40 yards out, tying […]

In a thrilling showdown Saturday, the Hillcrest boys’ soccer team upended the visiting Detroit Lakes Lakers 5-3 in overtime. The Lakers jumped out to an early lead as a left side attack saw the visitor beat Comets keeper Zajen McArton. The Comets would tie the game seven minutes later as Kristian Maestad on an assist […]

The Hillcrest football team hoped that Friday would be a pleasant 9-man showdown in front of their home crowd. The visiting Rothsay Tigers had different ideas as they handed the Comets a 36-15 loss. The Tigers Tanner Heier hit Noah Fielder for a 1-yard touchdown near the end fo the first quarter. Colby Larson would […]

It took the Rothsay Tigers volleyball team four games to extinguish the visiting Hillcrest Comets in Tuesday’s matchup between Little Eight Conference foes. After dropping the first set 25-14 the Tigers rallied back winning three straight — 25-19, 25-18, 25-20 — to send the Comets packing. “We had a phenomenal night of playing as a […]

Despite the wet and windy conditions, the Hillcrest Comets boys’ soccer team welcomed in East Grand Forks for a showdown Monday. A wild back and forth contest saw the hosting Comets edge the Green Wave 7-6. Playing with the wind in the first half, Hillcrest head coach Rod Jensen knew that his team had to […]

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 […]

VERNDALE — A strong first-quarter performance by the hosting Verndale Pirates put the Hillcrest Comets football team in a deep hole that it was unable to get out of as the Pirates celebrated a 50-6 victory Friday. “As far as the game goes, Verndale came out ready to play and we did not,” Comets head […]

CROOKSTON — The Hillcrest boys’ soccer team looked sharp Thursday as it picked up its first win as it defeated the hosting Crookston Pirates 5-0. Just a minute into the game, the Comets lit up the scoreboard as Kristian Maestad booted a knuckleball off a Vetle Myntevik pass from 25 yards out for a goal. […]

UNDERWOOD —After splitting the first two sets, the hosting Underwood volleyball team rebounded to pick up the next two and claim a victory over Little Eight Conference foe Hillcrest 25-16, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21 Thursday. “It was a definite game of momentum tonight, and just when you thought you had something going, the tide would switch,” […]

MOORHEAD —The Hillcrest volleyball team looked to pick up a road win Tuesday, but the hosting Park Christian Falcons swooped down to pick up a three-set victory 25-13, 25-8, 25-14. “Tonight we played against a great team and a well-developed program,” Comets head coach Debi Foss said. “They consistently hit the ball hard, ran a […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The visiting Hillcrest girls’ soccer team defeated Pelican Rapids 9-0 Friday. Senior midfielder Kindra Peterson scored in the opening minute on her way to seven goals on the day.  Senior midfielder Alexa Ulrich assisted Kindra on one of her goals and also added one herself.  Sophomore forward Alivia Holmquist scored her first […]

In a venue change, the visiting Pelican Rapids volleyball team swept through the hosting Hillcrest Comets 25-14, 25-14, 25-9 Thursday. The game was moved to Kennedy Secondary School due to an issue with the Hillcrest gymnasium. While the Comets may have been the hosts on paper, the Vikings made themselves at home as they got […]

COLLEGEVILLE — The Hillcrest boys’ soccer team played tough with the hosting St. John’s Prep, but a late goal by the Johnnies saw the Comets on the losing end 4-3. “We continue, as a team, to figure out roles and positions of our players on the field,” Comets head coach Rod Jensen. “We made some […]

ORTONVILLE — The Hillcrest football team could not contain the Ortonviile Trojans offense as the host took home a 42-14 victory Thursday. The two teams would play close through the first quarter as the Trojans broke through with a 14-yard run to take a 6-0 lead. The second quarter was a different story. The Trojans […]

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 — 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 […]

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 […]

WHEATON — The Hillcrest track team competed in the Pheasant Conference track an field meet Thursday. Thomas Zwiers captured first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.52 and second in the 200 meter dash (24.99). The 4×100 boys’ relay team of Zeke Ihrke, Micah Foss, Caden Fischer and Noah Fischer also took […]

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 […]

The Knights golfed at Pebble Lake in Fergus Falls on Thursday as part of Rothsay’s Quad County Conference meet. West Central Area only had three golfers as several players had scheduling conflicts. The Knights lead golfer for the day was Jessica St. Martin with an eighteen hole score of 96 for fourth place. “She has […]

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). […]

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 —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 […]

WAHPETON — The Hillcrest track and field team participated in the KT Smith Track Meet held at NDSCS on a very windy Thursday afternoon. Blessing Reeves led the girls’ team with a first-place finish in the 200 meter dash (27.83) and a second in the 100 meter dash (12.96).  Leading the boys’ team was Thomas […]

PERHAM — The Hillcrest boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in Perham Tuesday. Top finisher for the Comet girls was Blessing Reeves with a first-place finish in the 200 meter dash (27.43) and fourth in the 100 meter dash (13.37). For the Hillcrest boys, Thomas Zwiers (54.97) finished in second in the 400 […]