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No. 1 singles player Abby Ecker returns a serve during tennis action in Melrose last Tuesday afternoon.
The Thunder girls tennis team managed to pick up one win off No. 10 state ranked Melrose last Tuesday afternoon.  The lone win came at No. 1 doubles as McKenzie Barth and Ally Ecker, who normally play singles, teamed up and put together an impressive three set victory (6-3, 1-6, 6-2).  Abby Ecker...
Carolyn Dinkel was able to get an attack at the net before Swanville had a chance to block.
With a good crowd in the LPGE high school gym for homecoming, the Thunder volleyball team did not disappoint in their game with Swanville last Tuesday night. LPGE controlled the game from start to finish in a 3-0 sweep of their neighbors to the East. The first set saw a close score for the early...
LPGE quarterback Noah Urman scrambled away from a Cardinal defender during last Friday’s game.
It was a tale of two halves when LPGE hosted Staples-Motley for their homecoming game last week.  A close battle between the two Section 6AA foes took place during the first half, but the second half was all Cardinals as the visitors spoiled homecoming with a 38-12 win. The game got off to a great...
Megan Och raced to a seventh place overall finish at the Melrose meet last Tuesday.
With some beautiful weather brought some excellent run times for the LPGE cross country teams last Tuesday when they competed in Melrose. Each team placed third place on the day with the boys being in a field of seven teams and the girls six. The highest placing finisher on the day was on the boys...
Crystal Pearson (L) celebrates with teammates Madison Hudalla (M) and Quinn Kircher (R) after scoring a point.
Browerville/Eagle Valley volleyball kicked off a busy homecoming week with a home game in Clarissa against Royalton last Tuesday. The Tigers cruised to a sweep of the Royals, winning 25-16, 25-16, 25-17. The team was able to get off to a good start and maintain that play throughout. Said Tiger head...
Upsala/Swanville Area hosted rival Royalton last Friday for the annual battle for the Morrison County Milk Jug.  The jug was in the Patriots’ possession after a 35-0 win over the Royals on 2014 and it stayed that way as USA improved to 5-1 on the season with a 26-7 home win. The Patriots jumped out...
Homecoming certainly didn’t end up being a distraction for Browerville/Eagle Valley last Friday night as the Tigers got right back to business when they took the field against winless Kimball. The Tigers’ defense came up with several takeaways in the game and posted its second shutout in a row and...
Allison Winge (L) and Raelyn Miller (R) go up for a block during the Thunder’s home opener last Thursday night.
It’s still early in the season,  but the Thunder volleyball team has looked much stronger than they were a year ago. However, they were unable to stick with an Osakis team that has dominated the Prairie Conference in recent years as the Silverstreaks picked up its 31st straight conference win with...
Madison Gorr returned a serve during her 6-0, 6-1 win over her New York Mills opponent.
LPGE/USA fell in a close match with Staples-Motley back on Sept. 4. Staples hosted a triangular with LPGE/USA and Foley and the Thunder dropped their match with the Cardinals 4-3. The top three singles players picked up the wins for the Thunder with Abby Ecker winning 6-1, 6-0, McKenzie Barth 6-4,...
Both the boys and girls Thunder cross country teams saw improvements on their times when they competed at a meet hosted by Wadena-Deer Creek last Tuesday. The Thunder boys placed seventh on the day while the girls took eighth. Matt Jasken led the way in the boys race finishing 13th with a time of...

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