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Staples-Motley varsity volleyball proved to be tough competition for Long Prairie-Grey Eagle August 27, ending in a Thunder loss with a final score of 0-3.  The Cardinals jumped out to a 25-13 lead in the first set. The second set proved difficult with LPGE 11 to Staples-Motley’s 25. The beginning...
Upsala/Swanville Area varsity football secured their first win, a 37-14 victory against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, on August 29. Points for the first quarter were hard fought with Michael Lange running four yards to bring in the first touchdown with a good two-point conversion. Howard-Lake-...
The Swanville Bulldogs volleyball team took home their first win August 28 against Isle.  They won in three sets, 25-17, 25-23, 25-20 Their passing was on point, with Mackenzie Morris having the highest number of target passes.  Serving was solid. Lauren Miller and Karley Loven both had 11 good...
The Thunder set up to run a play during a morning preseason practice last week. LPGE is in the process of getting new skill position players prepared for the new season.
The football season is underway and there will be a new look for the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle program. In addition to new players stepping up and filling in at varsity, the Thunder also got an entirely new schedule after the Minnesota State High School League completed its re-districting. Gone are...
Thunder senior captains Ted Stacey (L) and Jake Fischer (R) will anchor the boys team after having strong seasons in 2018.
The cross country program at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle added its head coach a month before the season began last summer. Steve Christians enters his second year at the helm of the program, and the Thunder runners have hit the ground running this preseason. In addition to aiding in summer training,...
Hannah Middendorf returns for her senior season as one of the players on the team with multiple years of varsity experience.
There will be all new faces patroling the sideline and on the bench when the volleyball season gets underway this week at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle. The Thunder welcome in Bridget Bednar as head coach, and Elizabeth Pettis and Kim Crosby as assistants. Bednar is a 2014 graduate of Pierz High School...
Alyssa Thelen returned a volley during the Thunder’s season opening win against BBE last Thursday morning.
The summer offers student-athletes an opportunity to get a break from the classroom or playing field. That time off also builds anticipation for the new school year, and the new fall sports season.  For the sport of girls tennis, there isn’t a whole lot of time for anticipation, as the preseason...
The Tigers celebrated a point during a match last fall. The team brings back all but one player from the 2018 roster.
The Tiger volleyball season is underway. The Tigers began practice on August 12 with 31 athletes in grades 7-12. Two-a-day practices are rigorous. The girls have been responding well.  A majority of the players put in some extra work this summer and it shows. Our focus has been communicating and...
The LPGE trap shooting team competed at the state championship earlier in June. Participants - front row from left:  Tate Twardowski, Colton Allen, Travis Wettstein, Rylan Spaeth, and Justin Houdek. Back row from left:  Allie Lemke, Carson Lemke, Connor Crosby, Adrian Bearson, Asher Cebulla, Tyler Nelson, Madison Becker, Kale Danielson, Shawn Houdek, Ashton Rosenow, Vivian Leroux, and Rita Leroux. Steps from left:  Ben Katterhagen, Derek Dempsey, Alex Pesta, and Joe Langer.
More than 330 high school teams and over 8,300 student-athletes competed at the 2019 Trap Shooting Championship from June 10-18 at the Alexandria Shooting Park. Each team was assigned a tournament day as determined by their class and conference designation to allow all teams to complete their...
The Predators made the trip south on Highway-71 over the weekend to compete in a tournament hosted in Elrosa. Long Prairie opened up the tournament squaring off against Crookston, and a big opening inning by the Reds fueled them to a 6-2 win. The opening inning saw the Preds take a lead as Duane...

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