PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids girls’ basketball team cruised to a 53-29 victory over Heart O’Lakes Conference foe East Grand Forks Green Wave Thursday.

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PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids wrestling team ran into tough competition Tuesday as they hosted Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton and Frazee.

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PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids boys’ basketball team held on to win a Heart O’Lakes Conference tilt against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 72-70 Tuesday.

GLYNDON — The Pelican Rapids girls’ basketball team held on to win a Heart O’Lakes Conference bout with Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 66-64 Friday.

On Friday evening, the lights will be turned on and the crowd will be roaring as the Underwood football team takes the field at the Fargodome in search of the Section 6A title Friday at 5:30 p.m. The Rockets posted a 7-1 record during the regular season and went on to receive the top seed […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — In a rematch of a high-scoring regular season affair, the Pelican Rapids football team used two fourth-quarter touchdowns to top the Frazee Hornets 22-14 Saturday. The Viking took an early lead in the first quarter as quarterback McHale Korf snuck the ball into the endzone from a yard out. Pelican Rapids failed […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids football team took advantage of turnovers in their Section 8AA playoff game against United North Central Tuesday as the Vikings claimed a 40-12 win. The Vikings got on the board early in the first quarter as the Warriors fumbled and gave the home team the ball. Pelican Rapids’ Matt […]

MENAHGA — The Pelican Rapids volleyball team battled back and forth against Menahga in the Section 6A playoffs Monday, but the home team would be the one that picked up the four-set victory (25-23, 18-25, 25-17, 25-13). “We knew the game was going to come down to who made the least amount of mistakes and […]

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 […]



PELICAN RAPIDS — The visiting Breckenridge Cowgirls spoiled the Pelican Rapids volleyball team’s Senior Night as they galloped away with a three-set (25-12, 25-20, 25-18) victory. “We honored our wonderful senior players and managers and their parents tonight,” Vikings head coach Heidi Isaman said. “Senior members of the volleyball program are Ryley Paulson, Riley Berg, […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — In a Heart O’Lakes Conference battle, the hosting Pelican Rapids volleyball team came out with the short end of the stick as the Barnesville Trojans picked up a four-set victory (25-17, 25-14, 12-25, 25-9) Thursday. Ryley Paulson (14), Riley Berg (13) and Anna Stephenson (13) led the Vikings in digs, while teammate […]

In back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday, the Pelican Rapids volleyball team picked up two victories defeating Battle Lake and Staples-Motley. In Monday’s match, the Vikings downed the Battle Lake Battlers in four sets (21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 26-24). Anna Stephenson and Greta Tollefson led the Vikings in kills with 13 apiece, while Riley Berg (27), Ryley […]

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 […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids volleyball team celebrated homecoming week Tuesday with its game against New York Mills. But the visiting Eagles would not be nice to their host as the Vikings fell 25-15, 25-13, 25-21. “The community of Pelican Rapids showed their amazing school spirit coming out to support the team and our […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — “It was one of those games where you just knew who had the ball last was going to win and we were fortunate to have the ball last,” Underwood football coach Chuck Ross said. In a battle that saw the hosting Pelican Rapids VIkings take on the first-year 11-man Rockets, in what […]

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 […]

FRAZEE — In a battle of Heart O’Lakes Conference rivals, the Frazee volleyball team bested Pelican Rapids in five sets 19-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-13 Thursday. “This entire match was filled with excited and grit and I was extremely proud of how these girls responded tonight,” Vikings head coach Heidi Isaman said. “The Vikings played […]

The Pelican Rapids boys’ soccer team cruised to a victory Tuesday as the Vikings defeated the Fergus Falls Otters 3-0. Pelican Rapids would score a goal in the first half and follow with two more in the second. “We are battered and bruised right now,” Otters head coach Steve Ness said. “We played with a […]

SEBEKA — The Pelican Rapids volleyball team could not carry its earlier moment as the hosting Sebeka Trojans topped the Vikings in four sets 17-25, 25-16, 25-15, 27-25 Tuesday. Allie Haiby (16), Ryley Paulson (15), Riley Berg (14), Anna Stephenson (14), Greta Tollefson (12) and Sophia Paulson (10) were all in double figures in digs […]

WAUBUN — The Pelican Rapids football team could not make any headway Friday as the hosting Mahnomen-Waubun Thunderbirds took care of things up front on the way to a 28-6 victory. The Thunderbirds built a 14-0 lead in the first half as Tanner Pazdernik rushed for a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter and threw for […]

The Pelican Rapids volleyball team traveled to Perham for a Heart O’Lakes Conference battle Thursday falling to the Yellowjackets in three straight (25-21, 25-14, 25-20). “Setters Greta Tollefson and Sophia Paulson did a great job running down the ball and trying to get as many hittable balls as possible but not getting ourselves in system […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids volleyball team picked up a three-set sweep (25-22, 25-23, 25-22) over the Menahga Braves Tuesday. Anna Stephenson led the Vikings in kills with 11. Teammates Ryley Paulson (15), Riley Berg (13) and Allie Haiby (10) were all in double figures in digs. The Vikings will travel to take on […]

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 […]

WADENA — The Pelican Rapids Vikings defense was stout Friday as it blanked the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 32-0. The Vikings took the lead in the middle of the first quarter as Jayden Rutherford took the ball in from 11 yards out. The two-point conversion after failed putting the score at 6-0. Pelican Rapids would build […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids volleyball team could not get its footing in a Heart O’Lakes Conference battle Thursday as the visiting Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels claimed a three-set (25-16, 26-24, 25-17) victory. Anna Stephenson recorded four aces and eight digs for the Vikings, while teammates Riley Berg and Allie Haiby added eight and seven digs, […]

BARRETT — The Pelican Rapids volleyball team fought tooth and nail with the hosting West Central Area Knights Tuesday. At the end of the evening, the visiting Vikings left the court with a five-set victory 24-26, 25-15, 20-25, 25-22, 15-9. Defensively, the Vikings were led by Anna Stephenson with 26 digs, while teammates Ryley Paulson […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — Early scores allowed the Pelican Rapids Viking football team to hold on to a 32-26 victory Friday over New York Mills. The Vikings came out firing with two touchdowns in the first quarter. The First came on a run by quarterback McHale Korf from three yards out. The two-point conversion after was […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — Early scores allowed the Pelican Rapids Viking football team to hold on to a 32-26 victory Friday over New York Mills. The Vikings came out firing with two touchdowns in the first quarter. The First came on a run by quarterback McHale Korf from three yards out. The two-point conversion after was […]

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 […]

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 […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — Pelican Rapids Vikings football fans enjoyed Friday evening’s game as the home team picked up a 32-18 victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley. The Vikings got on the board first as McHale Korf rushed in a 4-yard touchdown, set up by a Jayden Rutherford interception. Korf would also plunge into the endzone for the two-point […]

Former Pelican Rapids football player Wes Halbakken and former Fergus Falls football player Gordy Kvern had not met face to face since they battled on the football field 60 years ago on Labor Day evening in Fergus Falls. They recalled that game in 1959 when they had coffee together during the week, going down memory […]

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 […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids volleyball team entered its season opener Tuesday with several new faces and a new offense as they took on the Park Christian Falcons. The visiting Falcons took advantage of the team’s inexperience in the early season as the Vikings fell in three sets 25-19, 25-19, 25-20. “We had some […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Pelican Rapids Viking will be sending two individuals and a relay team to the Class A track and field meet at Hamline University Friday and Saturday. Competing in the Section 6A meet, Tatianna Wiley qualified for the state meet after winning the girls’ 400 meter dash with a time of 1:00.37. The 4×400 girls […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Pelican Rapids girls’ golf team competed in two, nine-hole Heart O’Lakes Conference meets finishing in fourth and fifth. In the first meet at The Pines in Perham, the Vikings shot a team score of 223. Perham (186) won the meet, while Barnesville (200) and Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal (202) rounded out the top three. Ellie Johnson led […]

ASHBY — The Pelican Rapids softball team picked up an 18-15 victory against the Ashby Arrows Thursday. Sarah Thompson led the Vikings at the plate with three hits and three runs scored, while Grace Peterson ripped two hits and scored two runs. from the Sylvia Pesch picked up the win on the mound going five […]

Pelican Rapids multisport athlete Zane Brosowske is a gifted athlete with a deep appreciation for the arts. When Brosowske isn’t hitting a power double or launching himself over a bar 12 feet in the air using only a pole he can be found reciting soliloquies onstage in front of an audience — pursuing a personal […]

Pelican Rapids multisport athlete Reggie Funk credits good teammates and capturing the first home playoff football game in a number of years as the highlights of his sports career so far, but with the Vikings possessing a strong stable of athletes that could all change for Funk by the time baseball season ends. I met […]

Pelican Rapids multisport standout Kaylie Isaman represents a new direction for Vikings athletics after a super-charged year that saw her eclipse the 1,000th-career-dig milestone in volleyball and help lead the girls’ basketball team to a  26-2 record. I met with Isaman and talked to her about where she’ll be continuing her athletics career next year, […]

Pelican Rapids multisport athlete Hayden Christenson is the type of athlete that values camaraderie and friendships that sports forge between teammates above all else. While his athletics career ends with the baseball season Christenson says he welcomes the milestone and is excited for what life after high school has to bring. I met with Christianson […]

At her core, Pelican Rapids multisport athlete Adriana Torres is the type of competitor that can will things to happen through a combination of sheer determination and athleticism. As a leader on one of the most successful girls’ basketball teams in recent years Torres is now ready to enter the final stanza of her sports […]

TWIN VALLEY — In the Section 6A playoffs, the Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal Titans commanded the court in a battle with the Pelican Rapids boys’ basketball team Thursday as the host ended the Vikings season with a 71-56 victory. A hard fought first half saw the Titan hold a 26-25 halftime lead. The visiting Vikings hoped […]

MOORHEAD — The Pelican Rapids girls’ basketball team had its season come to an end Tuesday as the Ada-Borup/Norman County West Cougars edged the Vikings 49-46 in the Section 6A playoffs at Concordia College. Adrianna Torres led the Vikings with 15 points, while teammate Greta Tollefson chimed in with 10 points. Kora Kritzberger led the […]

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 […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids boys’ basketball team picked up an 81-60 victory over the visiting Lake Park-Audubon Raiders Friday. The Vikings led 44-21 at half and kept their foot on the gas on the way to the win. McHale Korf led the Vikings with 19 points, while teammates Hayden Christenson (16), Damien Britten […]

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 […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids girls’ basketball team continued a very impressive season Thursday as the Vikings handed the visiting Rothsay Tigers an 87-49 Section 6A playoff loss. The Vikings held command throughout the game as they put five players in double figures. Greta Tollefson led Pelican Rapids with 17 points, while teammates Adrianna […]

PELICAN RAPIDS — The Pelican Rapids boys’ basketball team could not slow down Hawley guard Jayden Carlisle as the visiting Nuggets topped the Vikings 63-58 in a Heart O’Lakes Conference tilt. The Vikings held a slim 28-24 lead at the break, but could not hold on down the stretch. McHale Korf led the Vikings in […]