Sports

Cameron Larson led the Thunder boys in last week’s home meet with a ninth overall finish.
The Long Prairie Country Club course was packed last Monday afternoon as the Thunder hosted a 23-team meet. The LPGE varsity boys placed 16th out of 23 while the girls finished in 15th out of 20 full teams. Senior Cameron Larson continued his strong season with the highest placing finish of the day...
Senior Keegan Cavallero was able to put pressure on the quarterback on a pass attempt.
Staples-Motley broke a 6-6 tie by scoring 21 unanswered points in the second half to pick up a 27-6 win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in last Friday’s Midwest Blue subdistrict matchup. The Cardinals turned a turnover into points for the first score of the game when Griffin Webster returned an...
The Thunder tennis team traveled to Pequot Lakes for a triangular last Monday afternoon. LPGE/USA dropped one 5-2 to the hosting Patriots and then fell in the second match 6-1 to Sauk Centre. Junior No. 1 singles player Ally Ecker picked up a straight set win, surrendering just one game in her...
The Cardinals celebrated after rallying for a 15-11 win in the fifth set of last Thursday’s match.
The Upsala volleyball team suffered its first Prairie Conference loss of the season when they were swept by league leading Royalton last Tuesday. The Royals picked up a 25-16 win in the first, 25-21 in the second, and 25-11 in the third. Upsala 3, LPGE 2 It was a back and forth match that needed...
Swanville junior Avery Jackson (12) celebrates with her teammates after picking up a set win last Tuesday against LPGE.
Swanville volleyball opened its week by rallying for a 3-1 road win over Pillager on Monday. After dropping the first set 27-25, the Bulldogs bounced back with 25-19 wins in the next two, and closing things out with a 25-23 win in the fourth. Junior middle hitter Avery Jackson led the attack with...
The Upsala/Swanville Area football team locked down on defense in the second half and won the turnover battle to grab a 24-14 win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg last Friday night to keep its undefeated record intact. The Patriots never trailed in the game, but it was close throughout. Simon Bryce...
An injury plagued young Tigers volleyball squad played a pair of Prairie Conference matches last week. The first match came on Tuesday with Osakis grabbing a 3-1 home win over Browerville/Eagle Valley. The Silverstreaks scored 10 more points in four games than the Tigers. Already down one starter,...
Senior Sam Olson returns as one of LPGE’s top skill players. He should be able to provide speed behind a solid offensive line this fall.
The members of the LPGE football team have shifted from the weight room to the practice field with the first preseason practice of the fall sports season beginning last Monday. The coaching staff has seen a very encouraging offseason which has given them higher hopes for a team that finished...
Rachel Middendorf (L) and Taylor Kingston (R) are two of the three senior captains expected to lead the Thunder this season.
There will be a mixture of familiar faces as well as a few newcomers for Thunder volleyball this season.  A good group of upperclassmen are poised to lead LPGE this fall, while the offseason work has given them a jump start this preseason. “We were ready to jump into the first practice and didn’t...
Cameron Larson (L), Ted Stacey (M), and Austin Gohman (R) are expected to be the top three runners for the Thunder boys this fall.
The fall sports season is upon us as athletes reported to preseason practices last Monday morning. For the Thunder cross country team, it meant putting miles on their young legs as they prepare for their first meet on Aug. 28.  It is anticipated that LPGE will have similar numbers on their team as...

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