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  The last eight years have been quite a ride that gave me the great pleasure of covering sports and community events for the Leader. That’s why it was hard to make the decision to announce my departure. I never knew I wanted to cover sports at a newspaper. After college, the position opened up and...
The Long Prairie Grey Eaglecross country team battled intensifying rain last Monday at the Staples-Motley Central Minnesota River Run.  Staples-Motley High School hosted the meet August 26 at Vintage Golf Course in Staples, MN.  Varsity girls ran a 5K. Caroline Kuehne, an eighth grader, led the way...
August 27 was a tough day on the courts for the Thunder tennis teams, as they traveled to Park Rapids for a tournament against Crookston, Pequot Lakes, and Park Rapids. The Thunder did not come away with a win as a team, but had some good matches against some very strong teams. Weather did play a...
Staples-Motley varsity volleyball proved to be tough competition for Long Prairie-Grey Eagle August 27, ending in a Thunder loss with a final score of 0-3.  The Cardinals jumped out to a 25-13 lead in the first set. The second set proved difficult with LPGE 11 to Staples-Motley’s 25. The beginning...
Upsala/Swanville Area varsity football secured their first win, a 37-14 victory against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, on August 29. Points for the first quarter were hard fought with Michael Lange running four yards to bring in the first touchdown with a good two-point conversion. Howard-Lake-...
The Swanville Bulldogs volleyball team took home their first win August 28 against Isle.  They won in three sets, 25-17, 25-23, 25-20 Their passing was on point, with Mackenzie Morris having the highest number of target passes.  Serving was solid. Lauren Miller and Karley Loven both had 11 good...
The Thunder set up to run a play during a morning preseason practice last week. LPGE is in the process of getting new skill position players prepared for the new season.
The football season is underway and there will be a new look for the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle program. In addition to new players stepping up and filling in at varsity, the Thunder also got an entirely new schedule after the Minnesota State High School League completed its re-districting. Gone are...
Thunder senior captains Ted Stacey (L) and Jake Fischer (R) will anchor the boys team after having strong seasons in 2018.
The cross country program at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle added its head coach a month before the season began last summer. Steve Christians enters his second year at the helm of the program, and the Thunder runners have hit the ground running this preseason. In addition to aiding in summer training,...
Hannah Middendorf returns for her senior season as one of the players on the team with multiple years of varsity experience.
There will be all new faces patroling the sideline and on the bench when the volleyball season gets underway this week at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. The Thunder welcome in Bridget Bednar as head coach, and Elizabeth Pettis and Kim Crosby as assistants. Bednar is a 2014 graduate of Pierz High School...
Alyssa Thelen returned a volley during the Thunder’s season opening win against BBE last Thursday morning.
The summer offers student-athletes an opportunity to get a break from the classroom or playing field. That time off also builds anticipation for the new school year, and the new fall sports season.  For the sport of girls tennis, there isn’t a whole lot of time for anticipation, as the preseason...

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