Comet Football Closes Season with Eyes on Playoffs

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Comet Football Closes Season with Eyes on Playoffs

"I was proud of the way the guys finished the season," commented Head CoachCharlie Brue of Hillcrest.  "With two defensive starters out, we had difficulty stopping a very good offense which featured hard running sprinkled in with a few long connections.Now with playoffs starting we hope we can get everyone healthy and make a good run for it.  Nathan Christenson, Jared Christenson and Chris Tungseth had great games for us on both sides of the ball.  I felt our passing offense picked up some steam in the second half."

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Comets Close Season with Battle in Underwood

After coming off of such a great week with two wins, tonight was disappointing for our four seniors to end the season with a tough loss. Underwood is a talented team and they were a class act tonight recognizing our seniors with theirs for their senior night. It was nice to see our two teams coming together for that recognition in our Little Eight Conference, I have a lot of respect for Diane and her program.

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Comets fall to Apollo

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Comets fall to Apollo

Throughout the year the Comet soccer has given fans something to cheer about. flashy goals and great footwork have enabled success behind Coach Rod Jensen's game plans. St. Cloud Apollo ended the season for the Comets after shutting down the attack and remaining solid on defense. 

Here are a few pictures from throughout the season as we celebrate the growth individual players have made and how Jesus Christ was communicated through their brotherhood, consistent prayers, and intentional mentorship.

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Comets Sweep Ashby

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy recorded a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-17) Little Eight Conference volleyball win over the Ashby Arrows on Thursday night in Fergus Falls. 

“Tonight we played like I have always known we were capable of,” said Head Coach Dessica Veum. “It was so validating to see the girls play to their potential. We controlled the tempo of the game all the way thru the match, we moved as a unit and we executed our offense with few errors. We passed really well and that was the key to our success at setting up our offense.” 

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Holzner and Konynenbelt Race to Sections

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Holzner and Konynenbelt Race to Sections

Kevy Konynenbelt is running towards a bright future while running away with new experiences. Hans is working to develop his character using running. Both students showed their progression to strong character in this week's race in Wheaton, MN.

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Undseth Runs for 170 Yards and 4 TD's as Comets Top Hancock

Reggie Undseth picked up 170 yards rushing and found himself in the end zone four times on Friday night as Hillcrest Lutheran Academy recorded a 34-14 victory over the Hancock Owls.

The Comets had 385 yards of total offense, including 256 on the ground.  Jake Isaac completed 14 of 23 passes for 129 yards and one TD.  Cameron Crider was the leading receiver, catching 4 passes for 46 yards.

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Storm Boys Blank Wolves 10-0 in 8A Playoffs

The West Ottertail United Boys Soccer Team defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 10-0 Thursday, in the first round of the 8A Section Tournament.  The Storm now take on Alexandria in a Quarter Final matchup on Saturday at 1:00pm at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy. 

Kjetil Nielsen scored first with a header off a Vegard Torsvik corner kick at 4 minutes and 30 seconds.  Abdul Ahmed scored on a header at eight minutes, again, off a corner kick by Vegard Torsvik.  At 10 minutes, Kjetil Nielsen scored his second goal, with a one touch flick, off a pass up the middle by Thomas Isaksen.  Jordan Foss connected on a 30 yard unassisted BLAST at 12 minutes.  Abdul Ahmed scored his second goal at 13 minutes, off an assist from...

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Brandon-Evansville Tops Comets in 3

Hillcrest Coach Dessica Veum was absent from the match due to illness, so CoachSarah Jensen (JV Coach) stepped in as Head Coach for this match. Jensen said, “the girls had a lot more touches on the net in the form of attempted blocks, slowing down the B-E offense and covering those touches. I was especially pleased with how the girls worked in set three to play hard until the end of the match.”

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Arrows Win Over the Comets

“Ashby is a scrappy team,” noted Hillcrest Coach Dessica Veum.  “They picked up most of our offense tonight. They also played smart and we never quite got our game where we needed it to be. Not our best night, hoping the next time we meet we will be much more competitive.”

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Hillcrest Wins in Match Rothsay

“So proud of our girls tonight,” exclaimed Head Coach Dessica Veum of the Comets. “They played with great energy, had consistent tempo, and led a balanced offensive attack with seven girls contributing kills. I also saw great leadership decisions by players making smart plays. Every single girl on the floor tonight contributed to the win.”

Laura Tungseth led with 8 kills, Maddie Veum had 6 and Kara Nash had 5.Abby Taylor, senior setter had 20 assists.

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Pirates Sweep Comets in Non-Conference Match

“The girls played well overall tonight,” stated Head Coach Dessica Veum of the Comets. “The score doesn’t reflect the number of long rallies and defensive plays we had. We made quite a few serving errors tonight which we don’t normally do. Our offense was balanced tonight with six people getting kills. Verndale has a fast offense and some talented hitters. They started slow, but once they got going they were hard to stop.”

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Chargers Sweep Comets in 3

Hillcrest Head Coach Dessica Veum said, “I was very pleased with our effort the first set. I felt like overall we had the most consistency thus far into our season. Second set was just a mess of errors on our side. Third set was a better effort but not great. I know our girls are capable of great things and we have some amazing plays, trying to get the consistency overall is a real struggle right now. We will continue to work at making the adjustments as needed. Brandon Evansville is one of the top teams in our conference. I have nothing but respect for their program. Coach Kelly Olson invited us to join them for a shared camp experience this summer. It was a great cooperative effort and I really appreciated the investment that was given to the girls that went and all that I learned as a less experienced coach. We wish them the very best on their season!”

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Vikings Post Win Over Hillcrest

Hillcrest Head Coach Dessica Veum said, "We played two well executed sets tonight and two not so well.  Volleyball is a game of rhythm.  It ebbs and flows.  When our girls are on, they're on.  It's so fun to watch and I have one of the best seats in the gym.  One of our senior leaders, Kara Nash, wasn't feeling well tonight and her presence on the court was missing in sets two through four.  We had to make some adjustments and the girls stepped into some unexpected roles."

The Comets were led by Abby Taylor with six ace serves.  Laura Tungseth and Maddie Veum led them in kills.

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Hillcrest Girls Fall to Hancock in Opener

The Hillcrest girls lost their opening volleyball match in three sets on Tuesday night, falling to Hancock (23-25, 16-25, 16-25).

“The girls opened with an awesome first set,” said Head Coach Desicca Veum. “It could easily have been a win for us. I think losing that switched the momentum and we really struggled getting it back in set two. Lots of mistakes on our side in set two, we couldn't get into our offense, and had trouble with serves. The third set started out much more competitively but we really struggled defending Kassandra Algarate, their outside hitter. She did a nice job of placing the ball on the floor where we were not defending even when we made adjustments all night.”

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Principal Isaac Casts Concrete Vision for New Year at HLA

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Principal Isaac Casts Concrete Vision for New Year at HLA

Explaining the narrow claims of Jesus, Principal Isaac highlights how the only options for rational people is call Jesus a liar, lunitic, or savior. Confident that the entire universe points to Jesus Christ being the savior, Principal Isaac gives students a brief overview of the path they are all going to embark on this year at Hillcrest Academy.

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Jason You Connects with Cultures

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Jason You Connects with Cultures

"Every Saturday the Korean students meet in the chapel to encourage each other in spiritual growth. We use this time to share the words of God, to talk about our story, and to grow up spiritually."

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