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Hillcrest Comets Noah Brumfield, pictured with family, had a monster week, pouring in 122 points in three games. The cherry on top was scoring a school record 46 points, on Jan. 17. He set the mark one point more than his brother, Sam, did last season. 

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Lady Spartans Emily Dehler look to pass the ball against Saint Cloud last week. She has been a double-double machine this season and is averaging 15.1 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. The sophomore hails from Pierz. 

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The Otter Tail County (OTC) 15U season came to a heartbreaking end with an eight-inning loss to Barnesville in the quarterfinals of the state tournament in Henning Saturday.  OTC ended up going 3-1 in the state tournament, outscoring their opponents 33-11. 

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The Otter Tail Central 13U baseball team defeated Detroit Lakes (8-2), Fargo (7-2), and PRBA (12-11) to go 3-0 Saturday to win the Detroit Lakes Round Robin Tournament outright. 

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…

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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…

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.

UNDERWOOD — In a Little Eight Conference showdown, the hosting Underwood girls’ basketball team held on to a 53-48 victory over the Hillcrest Comets 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.

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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.

UNDERWOOD — A big night from quarterback McHale Korf propelled the Pelican Rapids Vikings to a 32-8 victory over the hosting Underwood Rockets football team Friday.

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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.

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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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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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.

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