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The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team fell behind in the first half and could not recover Monday against a strong Brandon-Evansville team as the Chargers claimed a 56-31 victory.

The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team could not overcome an early first-half deficit as the visiting Rothsay Tigers took home a 53-40 Little Eight Conference victory Thursday.

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.

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team traveled to take on the Pelican Rapids Vikings Monday. The Vikings held off a Comets second-half surge to claim a 80-70 victory.

GRACEVILLE —The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team gave host Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley several second-chance opportunities as the Wolverines defeated the Comets 55-38 Monday.

ASHBY — The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team picked up a 61-56 Little Eight Conference road win Friday as the Comets topped the Ashby Arrows.



WHEATON — The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team could not dig itself out of an early hole as the hosting Wheaton Warriors claimed a 47-32 victory Friday.

An early hole made the battle back into the game hard for the Hillcrest girls’ basketball team as Oak Grove took home a 42-36 win Saturday.

The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team struggled on the defensive end Tuesday as the visiting West Central Area Knights took home a 61-29 win.

BARRETT — The West Central Area boys’ basketball team pushed their record to 12-2 Monday as the Knights downed the visiting Hillcrest Comets 73-50.

ROTHSAY — In a Little Eight Conference showdown, the Hillcrest boys’ basketball team would lay claim to a 63-50 victory over the Rothsay Tigers 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.

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood boys’ basketball team welcomed in Little Eight Conference foe Hillcrest Thursday. After a close first half of play, the visiting Comets gained the edge to pick up a 68-48 victory.

BRANDON — The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team fell flat in the earlier going and could not recover as Little Eight Conference rival Brandon-Evansville claimed a 70-44 conference victory Tuesday.

The Hillcrest boys’ basketball team had a strong opening to 2020, but the visiting Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal Titans would spoil the ending as they topped the Comets 75-66 in overtime Saturday.

In its first action of 2020, the Hillcrest girls’ basketball team hosted Little Eight Conference rival Underwood Friday. The Rockets would turn up the pressure early on and blast past the Comets for a 71-29 victory.

The Hillcrest girls’ basketball team held a 23-20 lead at the half, but the visiting Ashby Arrows rallied in the second to claim a 40-31 victory Friday.

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.

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 […]