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Predators second baseman Ted Gray fired toward first in attempt to turn a double play against Sauk Centre last Saturday.
The Predators shook off a slow start to rally for a 5-3 win over Sauk Centre in Saturday’s home game. The Titans jumped on starting pitcher Logan Riedel early, drawing a pair of walks to set up a three-run homer by Jake Haskamp to quickly go up 3-0. Riedel settled in and tossed scoreless frames the...
Last weekend brought a flurry of offense from the Upsala Blue Jays lineup. It started on Saturday when the Blue Jays belted out 20 hits en route to a 24-4 rout of Flensburg in a home contest. Upsala piled on eight runs in the opening inning, added two more in both the second and fourth, then...
USA pitcher Myron Ripplinger held the LPGE offense to just two runs in a complete game effort.
One big inning was the difference when the Upsala/Swanville Area and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Legion baseball teams met last Monday. USA used a three-run third inning to grab a 3-2 win in a low-scoring affair. LPGE got on the board in the first inning when Hudson Pung led off with a single, stole...
The 4x200 relay team -- Claire Liebsch, Elle Olson, Kaitlyn Proell, Abby Ecker -- placed eighth at state. The Thunder 4x200 has reached the podium at state in each of the last five seasons.
The 2017 track season came to a close for Minnesota prep athletes when they competed during a pair of hot days on the track at Hamline University last Friday and Saturday. LPGE sent down four athletes in three events -- one relay and two open events -- and had two of those events reach the medal...
Elle Olson
Elle Olson wrapped up her track career at the state meet. She has qualified with the 4x200 in each of the last two seasons and has led the sprinting events for the program during much of her varsity career. How does it feel to close out your career by finishing eighth in the 4x200 down at state?...
Junior distance runner Lawrence Mettler finished 11th in the 800 in his first state meet.
Strong seasons for three athletes on the Upsala/Swanville Area track team came to a close last Friday and Saturday at the state meet hosted at Hamline University in St. Paul. The Patriots sent three individuals down to the meet for the first time since the ‘90’s, with Isaac Guthrie competing in the...
There was no shortage of scoring for the LPGE Legion Post 12 baseball team when they opened up their season at St. Augusta last Monday evening. Post 12 used two big innings to cruise to a 15-0 blowout win in five innings in the opener. After leaving the bases loaded in the top of the first, LPGE’s...
Missed opportunities on offense spoiled a good day of pitching as the Predators fell 3-2 in 11 innings to Osakis on Sunday afternoon. Long Prairie got on the board first when Mitchell Hinnenkamp and Joey Gaida hit back-to-back singles in the fifth and Zach Miller drove in one with an RBI single....
Predators second baseman Sam Ecker hauled in a shallow pop fly during Sunday’s game against Alexandria.
Good pitching helped the Long Prairie Predators finish off their May schedule with a 5-0 shutout win over Sauk Centre. Zach Miller and Tommy Geisenhof combined to throw a one-hitter in the game. Miller tossed the first seven innings to pick up the win and Geisenhof threw the final two. Offensively...
Peyton Guthrie advanced to this week’s state meet. Guthrie placed second in the 200.
It was a good day on the track for Upsala/Swanville Area last Thursday when they traveled up to Fergus Falls for the Section 6A meet. The Patriots ended up qualifying three athletes for the state meet. Isaac Guthrie was the first athlete to qualify after the senior placed second in the discus with...

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