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The West Central Area boys’ golf team took four out of the six medal spots as the Knights competed in a Quad County Conference meet at Pebble Lake Golf Course Thursday.



ELBOW LAKE — The West Central Area golf teams hosted Otter Tail Central, Hillcrest, Underwood, Ashby, Rothsay, Pillager and Border West in a home meet Thursday. The Knight boys would come away with a team victory, while the OTC girls’ team captured the girls team title.

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy multisport athlete Hailee May is focused on the upcoming softball season after competing on the girls’ soccer team. With COVID having impacted all of sports Hailee is not sure how her softball season will play out — she’s concerned that because of the late start sh…

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The Daily Journal caught up with Hillcrest multisport athlete Evan Olstad, the week of the Comets boys’ basketball team’s playoff game against Mahnomen-Waubun, March 20. While Hillcrest would fall to the Thunderbirds, the Comets under the guidance of head coach Ben Garvin, with this season, …

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy multisport athlete Joel Quam is knee-deep in postseason play on a very talented Comets boys’ basketball team but as the season unwinds Quam has his eyes set on competing in his favorite sport — golf. Having earned all-conference honors in the last two golf seasons …

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The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team defended their home court Thursday in a Section 6A playoff tilt against the Rothsay Tigers. The Comets built a big lead that the Tigers could not overcome as the host advanced with a 68-53 win.

HENNING — The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team’s season came to an end Wednesday as the hosting Henning Hornets defeated the Comets 71-32 in the Section 6A playoffs.

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With Hillcrest Comets multisport athlete Emma Abrahamson having completed both her senior seasons of soccer and volleyball under one of the most difficult times in recent memory because of COVID, she said once the seasons got going the onfield action wasn’t affected too much by all the distr…

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MOORHEAD — A big night by Hillcrest’s Madi Ballweg propelled the Comet girls’ basketball team to a 67-29 victory over Park Christian in the opening round of the North Subsection 6A playoffs Monday.

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In a Little Eight Conference showdown, the hosting Hillcrest boys’ basketball team pulled away in the second half to claim a 59-46 victory over the Brandon-Evansville Chargers Monday.

Holding a lead at halftime Friday, the Hillcrest boys’ basketball team looked to do what so many others couldn’t. But the visiting Ashby Arrows got into a rhythm and rallied to upend the hosting Comets 55-47.

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BARRETT — The hosting West Central Area girls’ basketball put tons of defensive pressure on the Hillcrest Comets and the visitor couldn’t adjust as the Knights captured a 60-34 win Thursday.

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The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team and Wheaton Warriors left it all out on the court Tuesday night, but it would be the visiting Warriors that picked up a 52-50 victory.

PARKERS PRAIRIE — The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team held off Little Eight Conference foe Parkers Prairie Friday to record a 57-43 victory.

A strong offensive night from the Hillcrest girls’ basketball team saw the hosting Comets cruise to a 72-38 victory over the visiting Ortonville Trojans Friday.

ROTHSAY — In a Little Eight Conference matchup Friday, the Hillcrest boys’ basketball team used stifling defense to cruise to a 63-29 victory over the hosting Rothsay Tigers.

On Monday, the Hillcrest girls’ basketball team welcomed in the 7-0 Hancock Owls. The visiting Owls proved to be a tough foe for the Comets as they flew the court with a 78-49 victory.

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The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team picked up a much needed Little Eight Conference victory Thursday as the Comets defeated the hosting Rothsay Tigers 50-39.

BRANDON — The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team rebounded from a prior loss Thursday as the Comets upended the hosting Brandon-Evansville Chargers 52-46 for a Little Eight Conference victory.

HANCOCK — The hosting Hancock boys’ basketball team jumped out to an early lead and held off the Hillcrest Comets for a 55-49 victory Tuesday.

GRACEVILLE — The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team saw their defense step up and slow the hosting Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley offense to claim a 75-49 victory Tuesday.

BRANDON — Two Little Eight Conference foes took the court in girls’ basketball Monday as the Hillcrest Comets traveled to take on the Brandon-Evansville Chargers. The Chargers took advantage of the Comets transition defense as the home team claimed a 62-51 win.

The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team welcomed in Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Tuesday in the girls’ first home game of the season. The visiting Wolverines would not be kind as they handed the Comets a 56-35 loss.

The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team rallied from a 21-point deficit in the second half, but the visiting Wheaton Warriors did just enough to hold onto a 71-68 victory Monday.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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In its lone varsity game of 2020, the Hillcrest football team welcomed in the Blackduck Drakes Friday. A big night on the ground from the Drakes led to a 48-14 victory over the Comets.

ROTHSAY — The Hillcrest volleyball team used consistency to upend Little Eight Conference foe Rothsay as the Comets captured a three-set (25-19, 25-16, 25-21) victory 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.