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Senior goaltender Mackenzie Och scooped up one of her 53 saves in last Thursday’s win against Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato.
By Taylor Lunemann, Staff Writer   There is a reason teams in any sport spend much of the preseason on conditioning. The Prairie Centre girls learned that all those drills do pay off during last Thursday’s home and season opener against Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato. The Blue Devils managed to weather a...
Longtime tennis coach Curt Hatfield was honored at last Wednesday’s Prairie Conference banquet for his years of service to Long Prairie, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Swanville, and Upsala.
  There are a few things in life you can always count on. For over 40 years in Long Prairie, you could count on Curt Hatfield coaching tennis just as much as you could count on the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. This last fall was the first time in over four decades that Hatfield...
The member schools of the Prairie Conference are looking into options moving forward after the announcement that Royalton has opted to leave the conference starting in the fall of 2019. That leaves the league with five teams -- Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Osakis, Browerville/Eagle Valley, Swanville,...
The Blue Devils hit the ice for their first official game when they host Litchfield in Long Prairie on Nov. 8.
  The hockey season always seems to creep up on us and the Prairie Centre girls have been on the ice for a couple weeks now prepping for the opener on Nov. 8. The Blue Devils feature a good core group of five seniors, and an underclassmen bunch full of potential ready to contribute at the varsity...
The following are the schedules for area sports for the 2018-19 winter season. Dates and times are subject to change. Note: “vs.” indicates home games while “at” indicates away games. Cooperative programs have hosting sites in parentheses where available. LPGE boys basketball at Sauk Centre...
Senior Brianna Young placed 97th in her final race in a Thunder uniform.
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle cross country teams wrapped up their seasons when they raced in the Section 6A meet hosted by New London-Spicer last Thursday afternoon. Despite some wet and rainy conditions, the Thunder were able to set several personal and career records at the meet to cap off the...
LPGE’s Emma Liebsch (4) went for an attack against the block of B/EV’s Allison Asfeld (2) and Megan Benning (8).
The Section 5A volleyball tournament opened up for area teams last Thursday. No. 3 seed Browerville/Eagle Valley hosted No. 6 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in the South B subsection and ended up rallying back from down a set to win 3-1. The Thunder came out ready to play and used an aggressive serve and...
The Thunder put up some big yardage numbers when they squared off with Breckenridge in the opening round of the Section 6AA playoffs, but it didn’t end up being enough as the Cowboys came away with a 47-20 win. Breckenridge got on the board with the lone score in the opening quarter. Long Prairie-...
Dylan Vanwienen turned up field after hauling in a pass against Kimball.
The Kimball offense was nearly unstoppable against Upsala/Swanville Area last Tuesday night when the Section 4A postseason opened up in Swanville, but the Patriots were still able to make it a close game before falling 27-20. The Cubs outgained USA in total offense by 260 yards, but the Patriots...
-Nathan Lambrecht and Emily Beseman
Swanville High School is pleased to announce its September Athletes of the Month: Emily Beseman for volleyball and Nathan Lambrecht for football. Coaches’ comments: “The Bulldog volleyball team would like to recognize Emily Beseman as September Athlete of the Month.  Emily has been an important...

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