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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.

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UNDERWOOD — A strong defensive effort propelled the Underwood girls’ basketball team to a 52-28 victory over Ada-Borup Saturday.

ASHBY — The Ashby boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to 10 as the Arrows topped Little Eight Conference foe Underwood 63-42 Friday.

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.

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ROTHSAY — The Underwood volleyball team used a balanced attack against Little Eight Conference rival Rothsay Tuesday as the Rockets picked up a three-set (25-19, 25-23, 25-15) victory.

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood volleyball team cruised past the visiting Wheaton Warriors Saturday as the Rockets won in three sets (25-13, 25-22, 25-12).

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In a game that was moved to Fergus Falls due to Thursday’s snow storm, the Underwood Rockets football team hosted the New York Mills Eagles Friday. The conditions made it difficult for both teams, but the Eagles overcame a few miscues to edge the Rockets 6-0.

UNDERWOOD — After a slow start, the Underwood volleyball team found its groove as the Rockets recorded a three-set sweep (25-19, 25-16, 25-19) over the West Central Area Knights Wednesday.

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UNDERWOOD — The Underwood football team got a scare Thursday as the visiting Frazee Hornets attempted a comeback. But like most scary movies, the impending threat was thwarted as the Rockets held on to win 20-19. 

With a very nontraditional 2020 football season,  the Underwood Rockets entered a new unknown. After a successful coaching career, former head coach Chuck Ross hung up his whistle after the 2019 season. 

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UNDERWOOD — The Underwood volleyball team claimed its first win of the season as it upended Little Eight Conference foe Battle Lake in three sets (25-18, 28-26, 25-21) Monday.

LAKE PARK — The Underwood football team got its 2020 season off to a great start as a big second half propelled the Rockets to a 38-6 victory over the Lake Park-Audubon Raiders Friday.

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BRANDON — The Underwood volleyball team opened its 2020 season on the road against Little Eight Conference opponent Brandon-Evansville Thursday. In a tight battle, the hosting Chargers picked up a four-set win (25-14, 19-25, 25-20, 25-19) over the Rockets.

There will be several changes on the horizon for the Underwood volleyball team during the 2020 season. First, the season will start over a month and a half later than usual. Second, the team will head out against opponents with new head coach Breck Grove, who replaces local legend Diane Ross.

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In clay target shooting or trap shooting as it is better known, if you miss a target it is called “lost” and unfortunately due to the coronavirus, Gov. Tim Walz has decided to cancel all spring high school sports including trap shooting making it a “lost season” for all 46 Underwood High Sch…

MORRIS — In what was a low-scoring affair, the Henning girls’ basketball team punched its ticket to the Section 6A title game Wednesday as they scored the final 12 points to upend the Underwood Rockets 38-28.

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During the 2020 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held at Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, several individuals, organizations and tourism businesses were recognized with Explore Minnesota Tourism Awards for their contributions to the state’s $16 billion travel industry.  Otter Tail County e…

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This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2019 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter.   The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

PERHAM — The Underwood girls’ basketball team dug a big hole for Lake Park-Audubon to get out of after the first half as the Rockets went on to win a Section 6A playoff game 74-55 Saturday.

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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.

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood boys’ basketball team would split in back-to-back games over the last two days as they fell to Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal Monday, but rebounded with a win over Rothsay Tuesday.