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In a pitching duel Thursday, the hosting Otter Tail Central baseball team did just enough to top the visiting Pelican Rapids Vikings as the home team picked up a 1-0 victory.

ELBOW LAKE — The West Central Area boys’ golf team claimed the Quad County Conference title  Monday as they won the conference championship at Tipsinah Mounds.



Multisport athlete Libby Nelson, daughter of Dan and Nancy, splits her time competing in sports between Underwood, for volleyball and Otter Tail Central, for track. At the time the Daily Journal caught up with Libby the track season had yet to start but already Libby was being met with chall…

NEW YORK MILLS — The Otter Tail Central baseball team could not hold off the offensive fire power of the hosting New York Mills Eagles Thursday as the Bulldogs left the field with two losses.

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.

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Underwood multisport athlete Joey Kupfer, son of Rob and Stacy, ranks the Rockets’ last state appearance in football and multiple state appearances at state in Babe Ruth baseball as accomplishments in his sports career that stand out to him. After a year layoff in response to COVID guideline…

BATTLE LAKE — The visiting Breckenridge Cowboys put the game out of reach in the final inning against the hosting Otter Tail Central baseball team Thursday on the way to a 7-1 win.

Underwood multisport athlete Ruby Dahlen, daughter of Sheri and Nathan, is poised to take the softball field this season with vigor after the cancelation of last year’s run in response to safety guidelines surrounding COVID. After high school, Ruby plans to attend Grand Canyon University in …

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.

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HENNING — Despite morning weather, the Otter Tail Central Bulldogs baseball team kicked off their 2021 season Thursday as they hosted the West Central Area Knights. The visiting Knights struck early and closed out with a 5-1 victory.

Underwood Rockets multisport athlete Lydia Baker, daughter of Adam and Hope Baker, says her favorite part about playing sports was the community of the basketball team — how well they got along together and their team chemistry. Now with more COVID restrictions lifting Baker is focused on co…

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UNDERWOOD — The Underwood girls’ basketball team used stifling defense to limit the visiting Battle Lake Battlers for a 51-30 Little Eight Conference win Monday.

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood boys’ basketball team battled against Little Eight Conference foe Brandon-Evansville Tuesday, but the visiting Chargers would leave the court with a 48-33 win.

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LAKE PARK — The Underwood girls’ basketball team claimed a big north subsection victory over Lake Park-Audubon Thursday as the Rockets handed the Raiders a 74-41 loss.

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UNDERWOOD — The West Central Area boys’ basketball team forced 25 turnovers on the way to a 75-32 victory over the Underwood Rockets Tuesday.

The Otter Tail Central Bulldog wrestling team went 2-1 as they wrestled the last two home meets of the year and look to close out the year on the road at the end of February. 

UNDERWOOD — The Battle Lake boys’ basketball team forced 30 turnovers on the way to a 77-45 Little Eight Conference victory over the hosting Underwood Rockets Friday.

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UNDERWOOD — The hosting Underwood girls’ basketball team found its groove as the Rockets picked up a 60-36 Little Eight Conference win over the Rothsay Tigers Thursday.

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MOORHEAD — The hosting Park Christian boys’ basketball team put the Underwood Rockets in an early deficit that they were unable to climb out of as the Falcons picked up a 69-28 victory Thursday.

UNDERWOOD — In an on-court battle where both teams were looking for its first win of the season, the visiting Bertha-Hewitt Bears took advantage of the Underwood boys’ basketball team on the way to an 80-54 win Tuesday.

PARKERS PRAIRIE — The Underwood boys’ basketball team was caught in an offensive whirlwind as the hosting Parkers Prairie Panthers went into triple digits Friday defeating the Rockets 101-43 in Little Eight Conference action.

UNDERWOOD — The visiting Ashby boys’ basketball team took control the game early on and coasted to a 61-23 Little Eight Conference foe Underwood Friday.

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UNDERWOOD — The Underwood girls’ basketball team struggled from the field Thursday as they shot 26% as the visiting Parkers Prairie Panthers picked up a 49-40 Little Eight Conference victory.

LAKE PARK — After a close first half, the Underwood boys’ basketball team was held to 11 second half points as the hosting Lake Park-Audubon Raiders claimed a 58-33 victory Tuesday.

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UNDERWOOD — The Underwood girls’ basketball team moved to 2-0 on the season after handing visiting New York Mills a 47-38 loss Saturday.

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UNDERWOOD — The Underwood girls’ basketball team used a 28-point first half run to capture a 56-19 victory over the Ashby Arrows in a Little Eight Conference tilt Thursday.

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In 2020, sports took a backseat to many over the events happening in news across the world. But while the focus may have been drawn to other places, we take a look back at what happened in the area’s local sports scene in 2020. The selections of each subject is based on the amount of views t…

Growth. That is the word Underwood boys’ basketball coach Evan Meece used to describe last season. The Rockets posted a 2-23 record in 2019-20, but saw several players get valuable varsity experience. This season, Meece and the Rockets hope that the experience from last season and continued …

Underwood senior Reese Richards states that sports are very important in her life. It helps makes memories and teaches students how to balance different facets of their lives. The Daily Journal spoke with Richards about her favorite high school 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.

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WADENA — The Underwood football team was ready to celebrate a regular season finale victory Wednesday, but the hosting Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and held the Rockets late to pick up a 22-20 win.

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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.

ADA — A strong rushing attack by the hosting Ada-Borup football team led the Cougars to a 34-8 victory over the Underwood Rockets Friday.

HANCOCK — After falling in the first set, the Underwood volleyball team rallied to sweep the next three and picked up a 15-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-19 victory over the Hancock Owls Thursday.