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Senior Jackson Theischafer (23) drives the ball forward with Brave defense hanging on. Heled the team with 83 receving yards and 89 punting for the game. Senior leading in the game also included Michael Lange rused 161 yards and Haden Chuba received 53 and rushed 13.
The Upsala Swanville Area Patriots lost against the Benson Braves 29-12 in the Section 4A quarterfinal  October 22 putting an early end to their playoff season. “The game was obviously very disappointing.” Coach Loven explained, “The kids played hard, but it seemed that everything that could go...
Senior Lucia Bryce (2) gave a kill attempt and set the young team up for next season.
Swanville took on Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa October 21 at home and lost in three sets (9-25, 6-25, 6-25).   Rebekah Muhlenkamp led with three kills. She also had four solo blocks and six amazing digs.  Lauren Miller had five set assists.  Lucia Bryce and Lauren Miller each had four good serves.   It...
  The last eight years have been quite a ride that gave me the great pleasure of covering sports and community events for the Leader. That’s why it was hard to make the decision to announce my departure. I never knew I wanted to cover sports at a newspaper. After college, the position opened up and...
The Long Prairie Grey Eaglecross country team battled intensifying rain last Monday at the Staples-Motley Central Minnesota River Run.  Staples-Motley High School hosted the meet August 26 at Vintage Golf Course in Staples, MN.  Varsity girls ran a 5K. Caroline Kuehne, an eighth grader, led the way...
August 27 was a tough day on the courts for the Thunder tennis teams, as they traveled to Park Rapids for a tournament against Crookston, Pequot Lakes, and Park Rapids. The Thunder did not come away with a win as a team, but had some good matches against some very strong teams. Weather did play a...
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,...

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