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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.

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.

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.

MORRIS — The West Central Area and Underwood girls’ basketball team had a back-and-forth battle Saturday as the two teams took the court against each other in the Pheasant Conference Showcase. The Knights would be the victor in the game as they defeated the Rockets 57-53.

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HANCOCK — The Underwood boys’ basketball team came out flat Monday against Hancock and the Owls took advantage as they recorded a 53-33 victory.

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The Otter Tail Central Bulldog wrestling team won the last four meets of the regular season and finished third at the tough Park Region COnference Invitational held at Long Prairie. 

BRANDON — In a Little Eight Conference showdown, the Brandon-Evansville boys’ basketball team topped the Underwood Rockets 71-45 Tuesday.

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood boys’ basketball team rallied in the second half to force overtime against Park Christian Thursday. But the visiting Falcons would do just enough to edge their hosts for a 55-52 win.

Underwood multisport athlete Canaan Kugler is a selfless player who ranks one of his fondest memories in sports as a selfless act he did to help a teammate hit the 1,000th-point mark. While the boys’ basketball team got off to a rough start this year Canaan is confident they’ll rebound in ti…

The Underwood girls’ basketball team built a big first half lead and held on for a 49-34 Little Eight Conference win over Brandon-Evansville Tuesday.

ROTHSAY — The Rothsay boys’ basketball team would lay claim to a 64-50 Little Eight Conference win Tuesday as the Tigers defeated the Underwood Rockets.

Underwood single-sport athlete Marc Horikoshi is confident that despite some early-season hiccups for the boys’ basketball team, the fabric that binds them together will be enough to get the Rockets moving in the right direction come playoff time.

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Underwood multisport athlete Ally Johnson is an important component on this year’s Rockets girls’ basketball team, as one of only three other seniors, Johnson is known on-court for her persistence and indomitable spirit that has a way of inspiring teammates.  

Underwood multisport athlete Winston Heifort has already made school history once this year as a member of the Rockets’ first 11-man football team and state participant. Now with the basketball season in full stride Winston is hopeful the boys’ team will overcome some early hiccups in time f…

UNDERWOOD — The Underwood boys’ basketball team welcomed in Little Eight Conference foe Hillcrest Thursday. After a close first half of play, the visiting Comets gained the edge to pick up a 68-48 victory.

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On Saturday, Jan. 4 against the Ortonville Trojans, Underwood multisport athlete Kayla Rocholl made school history by becoming a member of the basketball team’s 1,000-point club, a select group of which older brother, Brady, is also a member.