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ST. PAUL — The culmination of the Minnesota high school individual wrestling season began Friday at the Xcel Energy Center as several area wrestlers hit the mat for the state individual wrestling tournament.

The Otter Tail Central Bulldog wrestling team won the last four meets of the regular season and finished third at the tough Park Region COnference Invitational held at Long Prairie. 

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 Raptors lost the lead late in a 7-3 defeat to Barnesville on Thursday. The game was tied at two with Barnesville batting in the top of the eighth when Barnesville doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. OTC started the scoring in the third when Izic Albright doubled home Tyson […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Fergus Falls boys’ basketball team came out victorious in a double overtime game against the Bemidji Lumberjacks Saturday as Dominic Aguilar sunk a free throw with two seconds remaining to give the Otters a 57-56 victory. The Otters jumped out to a big lead in the first half as their shots fell early and […]

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: […]

BERTHA — The Otter Tail Central wrestling team picked up a pair of dual wins Tuesday as they took on the Breckenridge Cowboys and the Border West Buccaneers. The Bulldogs would defeat the Cowboys 60-12, while OTC handed Border West a 67-6 loss. The Bulldogs will now prepare for the beginning of the Section 6 […]

BELGRADE — The Otter Tail Central wrestling team took sixth place at a very competitive Jaguar Invitational held at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. In attendance was No. 1 ranked (Class A) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville, No. 3 (Class A) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, No. 10 (Class A) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and the “lean and mean” Becker, Thief River Falls and the Bulldogs. The […]

BARRETT — The Fergus Falls Otters, Pelican Rapids Vikings, Otter Tail Central Bulldogs and other wrestling teams traveled to compete at hosts West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville’s Grant County Invite Saturday. Opening its season on the road, the Otters wrestling team saw two members capture titles in Kaden Hartwell (152-pound) and Dustin Portales (285). Hartwell went 3-0, […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids wrestling team welcomed in Otter Tail Central and West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville for a Tuesday triangular. When the dust settled between the trio, the Otter Tail Central Bulldogs left the mat with two victories. The Bulldogs defeated Pelican Rapids in the first dual of the evening 51-24 and followed later […]

FOSSTON — The Otter Tail Central wrestling team took to the mat at Alfred Olson Memorial Invitational Saturday as the Bulldogs saw several top-three finishes at the invite. Cian Buehler and Brien Poser each claimed the top spot in their weight class. Poser cruised through the 120-pound weight division as he received a bye in […]

ALEXANDRIA — The Otter Tail Central Bulldogs ran into a difficult challenge as they took on one of the top teams in Class A in the BOLD Warriors Saturday in the state playoffs. The Warriors lived up to the hype as they handed the previously undefeated Bulldogs a 50-6 loss. BOLD built a 36-0 lead before […]

FARGO — The Otter Tail Central football team did not let an early miscue take them out of the game as the Bulldogs captured the Section 6A title with a 38-28 victory over the Ada-Borup Cougars Friday at the Fargo Dome. The game started out with a bang as Ada-Borup recovered a pooch kick that […]

BATTLE LAKE — The Otter Tail Central football team dominated for four quarters of their Section 6A playoff battle against Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Saturday as the Bulldogs took home a 47-7 victory. Otter Tail Central opened the game with a three-yard touchdown run by Max Naddy. A two-point conversion after put the Bulldogs up 8-0. Later in […]

Tuesday evening will kick off the 2018 football playoffs in the area with several teams looking to continue or change their regular-season outlook. The Fergus Falls Otters will play host to the Rocori Spartans (1-7) at 7 p.m. in a Section 8AAAA matchup. In 9-man football, the Underwood Rockets will play host to Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley at […]