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Upsala’s Brady Burggraff took a cut at a pitch during a game earlier this season. Burggraff had two hits and scored twice on Saturday against Randall.
Upsala rallied in the middle innings to grab the lead and never looked back as they defeated Randall 7-4 in the opening round of the Victory League’s West Division playoffs last Saturday. The Cubs got on the board with one run in the first and held that 1-0 lead until the sixth inning. Brock Cichon...
The season for the Swanville Swans came to an end in the Victory League West Division play-in game on July 7. After sweeping Flensburg in the regular season, Swanville hosted the Falcons for the play-in game. But it ended up being all Flensburg in this one as they were able to end it early with a...
Audra Zastrow (center) addressed her players during a break in the action during their game against Willmar on June 18.
The season for the Long Prairie traveling soccer team recently came to a close. It’s the third year of the program, and has continued to maintain its popularity with a number of kids in grades 4-6. The team practices at Harmony Park across from the elementary school twice a week, and travels and...
Alexandria was in town on Saturday and brought with it a not so secret weapon on the mound against the Predators. Blake Stockert, who just wrapped up his career in a North Dakota State University uniform this spring after pitching 183.2 innings for the Bison over the last four seasons, fanned...
The Upsala Blue Jays wrapped up league play on Saturday when they hosted Flensburg for a doubleheader. The Blue Jays got a terrific performance from ace Matt Swanson in game one and it helped lift them to a 4-0 win over the Falcons. Swanson went the distance, scattering eight hits and two walks...
In addition to pitching a shutout, Eric Lampert helped lead the Jays with his bat, recording three hits, two runs, and two RBIs.
A pair of Upsala High School grads dueled on the mound when Swanville hosted the Upsala Blue Jays in town ball action on the final day of the Mid-Summer Carnival last Sunday afternoon. 2014 grad Eric Lampert came out on top, as he shut down the Swans for the second time this season to help lead...
Reece Steinmetz stretched out to score the game-winning run in the eighth inning against USA.
The LPGE Legion team recovered from a blown lead to win in extra innings last Monday night against Upsala/Swanville Area. With the clock nearing 10 p.m., Post 12 was able to pick up a 5-4 win when Travis Miller cracked a sacrifice fly ball to left to score Reece Steinmetz from third in the eighth...
State shoot participants - front row from left: Issy Allen, Madison Becker, Tyler Nelson, Colton Allen, Tate Twardowski, Connor Crosby, Adrian Bearson, Carson Lemke, and Myles Elmes. Back row from left: Allie Lemke, Shawn Houdek, Lukah Benney, Ashton Rosenow, Sam Olson, Nathan Ruda, Isaac Cebulla, Noah Koltes, Joe Langer, Alex Pesta, and Oren Gamradt. Not pictured:  Emily Marcyes and Kale Danielson.
It was a busy spring and start to the summer for the LPGE trap shooting team. The Thunder shooters held an awards night and fun shoot at the Long Prairie Sportsmen’s Club on June 5, and then wrapped up competition for the season at the state shoot hosted in Alexandria on June 13. LPGE was in Class...
The Preds picked up their third title in four years at the fourth annual Pine Grove Classic this last weekend. Back row from left: Noah Koltes, Kyle Petermeier, Duane Miller, Zach Miller, Eric Hinnenkamp, and Sam Olson. Front row from left: Ted Gray, Tommy Geisenhof, Trent Johnson, Joe Gaida, Tim Zastrow, Seth Noll, and Matt Roe.
After placing third last season, the Long Prairie Predators returned to the top of this year’s Pine Grove Classic, making it three times in four years of the tournament’s existence that they grabbed the championship. Preds 2, Marble 0 The Preds got a stellar performance on the mound from Eric...
Browerville first baseman Tate Johnson set up to catch a throw to first.
It was a high-scoring, back-and-forth battle when the Legion squads from LPGE and Browerville met up in Tiger town last Thursday evening. It ended up being Browerville putting together the last rally of the evening and coming away with an 11-8 victory. The Tigers jumped out to a 6-0 lead, scoring...

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