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Thunder senior Abby Ecker (R) was all smiles after winning the Section 5A title with a three-set victory over Sauk Centre’s Morgan Kranz (L).
A year after winning the Section 5A individual title as the No. 2 seed, Thunder senior Abby Ecker took care of business as the top seed to repeat as section champion and earn another trip to the Class 1A state tournament. While Abby had to face some adversity during last season’s tournament run,...
USA fullback Travis Barthel (10) got an extra push from his teammates and extended into the end zone for his second quarter touchdown.
On the very first drive of last Wednesday’s regular season finale, Upsala/Swanville Area head coach Jay Loven called a timeout after West Central Area/Ashby swiftly drove deep into Patriot territory.  It was a quick wake up call to not underestimate an opposing team regardless of record, and USA...
Times greatly improved when the Thunder cross country runners traveled back up to Park Rapids for the final meet of the regular season last Monday afternoon. One week after competing in the conference tournament on the same course, the girls team got season best times from four of their five...
Senior Natalie Payne went to make a pass during Tuesday’s match.
The Thunder volleyball team was swept by a good Paynesville team in the final home match of the season last Tuesday night. The Bulldogs came into the match with a 13-7 record and it showed as they cruised to a 25-13 win in the first set. The second set went much better for LPGE, as they jumped out...
Alison Gugglberger (L) and Lupita Mora (R) will compete in the doubles semifinals, and Ally Ecker (M) in the singles semifinals this week.
Thunder tennis have three players still alive after the first day of the individual tournament, which was played last Thursday. No. 4 seed Ally Ecker reached the final four with a shutout straight set win in the first round, and a three-set win in the second. After falling 6-2 in the first set, the...
Seventh grader Channin Quillo was the Thunder’s third runner in the varsity race, placing 57th.
The LPGE cross country teams headed up to Pequot Lakes last Tuesday to compete in the Mid State Conference meet. The varsity boys placed sixth out of seven and the girls placed seventh. Senior Cameron Larson was the team’s highest placing finisher, placing 13th overall with a time of 18:59.89....
The Thunder football team showed improvement last Friday night, but was unable to keep up with a high powered West Central Area/Ashby offense in a 40-14 defeat. The Knights struck for a pair of passing touchdowns in the first quarter. Parker Clavin caught one for 10 yards and Dawson Staples grabbed...
Junior middle hitter Desiree Dingmann went for an attack during Saturday’s tournament at LPGE.
Upsala volleyball was kept busy last week competing in a pair of matches as well as a tournament. The Cardinals opened the week at Eden Valley-Watkins where they were swept 26-24, 25-22, 25-21. Laura Lange had a team high 10 kills while Jenna Ripplinger led the defense with 18 digs. Upsala hosted...
Junior lineman Dylan Vanwienen (57) and sophomore linebacker Michael Lange (2) combined for a tackle on Royalton’s Cole Wentland. The two Patriots each had double digit tackles on Friday.
After a sloppy loss to Kimball in week six, Upsala/Swanville Area ran into a very tough Royalton team during the annual afternoon game hosted in Upsala last Friday. The Royals used a four touchdown performance from Cole Wentland to run away with a 35-8 win in the rivalry game. After a scoreless...
Junior outside hitter Hailee Schmidt went up for a block during Swanville’s match with Deer River on Saturday.
The regular season came to a close last week for Swanville as the volleyball team competed in a pair of matches and then a tournament in Long Prairie. The Bulldogs swept Browerville/Eagle Valley in the Prairie Conference finale, winning 25-19, 25-22, 25-20. Crystal Kaun, Avery Jackson, and Grace...

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