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UNDERWOOD — The hosting Underwood boys’ basketball team could not keep pace with Little Eight Conference rival Brandon-Evansville Thursday as the Chargers claimed a 52-39 win.

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UNDERWOOD — A slow start put the hosting Underwood boys’ basketball behind the eight-ball as Little Eight Conference foe Ashby Arrows took home a 59-41 victory Tuesday.

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood girls’ basketball team took on Brandon-Evansville in a tough Little Eight Conference matchup Thursday. But it would be the Chargers that would come out victorious as they defeated the Rockets 51-48.

GRACEVILLE — A solid team effort Tuesday night allowed the visiting Underwood boys’ basketball team to take home a 62-47 victory over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley.

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Although Underwood’s football season didn’t end the way the team had wished in the Class A semifinals against Ada-Borup (Nov. 9), it nonetheless ended on a high note setting the bar for how future Rockets teams will be measured. As one of Underwood’s core players, multisport athlete Tim DeVa…

MOORHEAD — The Underwood football team had its season come to an end Saturday as the Rockets fell 20-8 to the Ada-Borup Cougars in the Class A state quarterfinals at Moorhead High School.

The on-field leadership and composure Underwood multisport athlete Nik Gardin has shown this football season while catapulting the Rockets to a  7-1 record in this, his first year starting at quarterback, is a testament to the strength and intelligence of his character as a player. Today (No…

On Saturday, the Underwood football team will set out to compete in its first-ever 11-man state playoff game as they travel to Moorhead High School. The Rockets and the community of Underwood have experience at state tournaments over the last decade as they have challenged for the 9-man Prep…

Underwood Rockets standout running back Zane Swanson credits his hard-nosed, punishing style of football to his father who taught him “to go hard every single play.” In Moorhead on Saturday (Oct. 9) against Ada-Borup at 3 p.m. for the Class A quarterfinals, Swanson and the rest of the Rocket…



Teams from Staples-Motley, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Pequot Lakes, West Central Area, Underwood, Verndale, Detroit Lakes, Ortonville and Minnewaska will be playing for the Minnesota state championship at the Pacesetter Volleyball State Tournament at the Monticello High School Field House on Sunday, Nov. 3. The seventh grade 10-team state tournament bracket features Paynesville, Stewartville, Staples-Motley, Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s, […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNDERWOOD — In their first ever 11-man playoff game, the Underwood football team used two second quarter touchdowns to upend the visiting New York Mills Eagles 12-6 Saturday in Section 6A. The Eagles got on the board first in the game as Logan Small broke free from the pack and went 70 yards for a […]

EVANSVILLE — The Underwood volleyball team’s season came to an end as the Brandon-Evansville Chargers won a four-set match (20-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-14) Wednesday in the Section 6A playoffs. The Chargers were paced by Bailey Schaefer from the service line as she recorded seven aces, while teammate Brittany Korkowski added three of her own. Schaefer […]

Underwood High School graduate Matt Biegler takes pride in his role as a defensive tackle, first off the bench, for the undefeated NDSU Bison football team. “This has been a very rewarding year for me thus far,” said Biegler, a 6-foot, 4-inch 283-pound junior after his team defeated Missouri State 22-0 in Fargo on Saturday […]

The Underwood volleyball team hosted its annual invitational tournament Thursday. The Rockets finished fifth overall, while Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley defeated New York Mills (25-20, 25-22) to win the invitational title. Underwood would go 1-2 in pool play as they fell to Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (25-9, 25-21) and Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (25-20, 25-27, 15-12), but defeated Verndal (25-12, 25-23). The Rockets would […]

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 […]

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood football team used a big first half to pick up a 42-6 win over Cass Lake-Bena Wednesday. Nik Gardin got the scoring underway for the Rockets with a 12-yard touchdown run. Winston Heifort kicked the point after to give Underwood a 7-0 lead. Chase Janu would put another one in for […]

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood volleyball team split in Little Eight Conference action Monday and Tuesday as they took on Rothsay and Battle Lake. The Rockets celebrated their seniors Monday as they made quick work of conference foe Rothsay (25-11, 25-13, 25-14). Brianna Evavold led the Rockets at the service line going 25-for-25 with two aces, […]

NEW YORK MILLS — The Underwood football team clinched its sub-district championship Thursday as the Rockets defeated the New York Mills Eagle 22-8. “It was a nice team win under very sloppy conditions and in weather like this a lot bad things can happen, but we were able to limit our mistakes and scored when […]

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, […]

The Underwood volleyball team went 1-1 in non-conference action Monday and Tuesday as the Rockets defeated Wheaton, but fell to Breckenridge. On Monday, the Rockets took down the Warriors 25-14, 19-25, 25-22, 25-18. Kayla Rocholl led Underwood’s attack with 15 kills, while Brooke Hovland added 10. Ally Johnson (4) and Shaynah Smith (3) led the […]

PERHAM — The Underwood volleyball team claimed runner-up honors in the bronze division of the KLN Perham Invitational Saturday. The Rockets had a rough go at pool play as they went 0-3. Underwood fell to Perham (25-16, 25-14), Thief River Falls (25-18, 25-19) and Fosston (27-25, 25-18). In the first round of the bronze division, […]

UNDERWOOD — It seemed like everything was working Friday as the Underwood football team rolled past the visiting Wadena-Deer Creek  Wolverines  53-14 for a homecoming victory. The Rockets would build a 24-0 first-quarter lead. Zane Swanson would score a rushing touchdown for 8 and 30 yards out, while quarterback Nik Gardin ran into the endzone […]

EVANSVILLE — In a hard-fought Little Eight Conference battle, the hosting Brandon-Evansville Chargers defeated the Underwood Rockets 3-2 (25-15, 25-16, 23-25, 25-27, 15-7) Thursday. “After a slow start, I was really proud of the girls for pulling together and putting up a good fight,” Rockets head coach Diane Ross said. “B/E has some powerful hitters […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNDERWOOD — The hosting Underwood volleyball team started slow and could not recover as Little Eight Conference foe Parkers Prairie claimed a 25-17, 25-22, 25-20 victory Thursday. “We got off to a slow start and never got a good rhythm going,” Rockets head coach Diane Ross said. “Parkers blocked well and hit the ball aggressively […]

ASHBY — The Underwood volleyball team picked up a Little Eight Conference victory over the hosting Ashby Arrows 25-13, 25-14, 25-7 Tuesday. “Our team came out focused and played aggressive volleyball,” Diane Ross said. ”Ashby puts up a good middle block and we hit well against it.” The Rockets were led on the attack by […]

UNDERWOOD — Two big quarters allowed the visiting Ada-Borup Cougars to hand the Underwood Rockets football team its first loss Friday 36-6. “We lost to a very solid team,” Rockets head coach Chuck Ross said. “They were solid in every aspect of the game.” The first quarter was scoreless, but in the second the Cougars […]

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood Rockets volleyball team sputtered to a halt in Thursday’s matchup with the visiting Battle Lake Battlers in five sets 3-2 (13-25, 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 12-15). The Rockets got off to a rough start in the first set before the team found its tempo in the next two sets. In Set 3, […]

The Underwood football team continued their undefeated streak in 11-man football as the Rockets rolled past the Roseau Rams 44-8. The Rockets came out firing in the first quarter as they took an early 16-0 lead. Quarterback Nik Gardin took off for 39 yards to paydirt for the team’s first score, while Noah Schleske took […]

The Underwood Rockets volleyball team continued their winning ways Thursday igniting Little Eight Conference foe Parkers Prairie on their home court defeating the Panthers in three straight (25-22, 26-24, 25-19). The Rockets started the series slow falling behind 5-0 in the first set before quickly regrouping led by Reese Richards serving up eight straight points. […]

FRAZEE — The Underwood Rockets moved to 2-0 in the early football season as they defeated the Frazee Hornets 44-18 Friday. Frazee would score the first points of the night as Broden Fleisher rushed in a 2-yard score. The conversion after failed, putting the game at 6-0 in favor of the home team. That would […]

UNDERWOOD —After splitting the first two sets, the hosting Underwood volleyball team rebounded to pick up the next two and claim a victory over Little Eight Conference foe Hillcrest 25-16, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21 Thursday. “It was a definite game of momentum tonight, and just when you thought you had something going, the tide would switch,” […]

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood volleyball team cruised to a Little Eight Conference victory Tuesday as it defeated the visiting Ashby Arrows in three sets 25-8, 25-10, 25-12. “I was happy with our performance tonight,” Rockets head coach Diane Ross said. “I thought our setter/hitter timing was good and our serve receive went well.” Amber Frigaard […]

LAKE PARK — The Underwood football team made history Thursday as the Rockets won their first football game since switching over to 11-man as they upended Lake Park-Audubon 46-6. The Rockets got on the board midway through the first quarter as Wyatt Thorson bulldozed his way for a three-yard touchdown. Zane Swanson would take in […]

HENNING — The Henning volleyball team took care of business Tuesday in its season opener as it handed the Underwood Rockets a three-set loss 25-9, 25-13, 25-19. “We didn’t have a very good start to the season,” Rockets head coach Diane Ross said. “We got off to a bad start and couldn’t recover.  By the […]

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 […]

A gymnastics camp at Underwood in late July brought a talented group of girls together to learn from six different coaches.  A registration night for fall classes will be held in the Underwood School commons area on Monday evening, Aug. 26 from 6-7 p.m.  Parents are encouraged to stop by at their convenience to learn […]

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 […]

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 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 — 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]