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The Thunder tennis team traveled to StaFit in Sartell last Thursday morning to compete in the individual portion of the Section 5A tournament. LPGE/USA ended up advancing one athlete to the semifinals round. Senior and No. 2 seed Ally Ecker cruised through the opening two rounds of play of the...
Jackson Thieschafer hauled in a pass during a game earlier this season. He had one catch last Friday against Royalton.
Upsala/Swanville Area hung with rival Royalton, ranked No. 6 in Class 2A, for much of the game last Friday, but wasn’t able to muster enough offense in the end as the Royals grabbed a 28-14 win on their home field. Royalton struck first on its opening drive when Jackson Held punched in a four-yard...
Browerville/Eagle Valley started off its week at home against Verndale last Monday. The Pirates were able to come away with a 3-0 sweep of the Tigers, winning 25-20, 25-15, and 25-20. Sophomore middle hitter Jenna Kunerth put down a team high 14 kills while adding 12 digs. Junior middle hitter...
The Swanville volleyball squad lost to Pillager 3-0 last Monday night. Avery Jackson and Emily Beseman each put down 10 kills on the night while also logging seven blocks. Beseman had a team high 19 set assists. Sierra Bartkowitz aided the attack with six kills while adding four blocks. Hailee...
With the pheasant season underway and the firearms deer season on the horizon, Enforcement Division officials from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are reminding hunters to keep firearms safety at the top of their minds. “Hunting is a very safe recreational activity, considering more...
By Taylor Lunemann, Staff Writer   A wet field and continuous light rain forced the Thunder football team to scrap much of their game plan and make adjustments on the fly last Friday against United North Central in Menahga. The last minute adjustments were executed well as Long Prairie-Grey Eagle...
Gavin Koetter (11) celebrated with Riley Johnson (59) after his first of three touchdowns.
There was no shortage of offense last Friday when Upsala/Swanville Area hosted Kimball for the annual homecoming afternoon game in Upsala. The Patriots jumped out to a huge lead and piled it on to grab a 52-35 district win over the Cubs. The USA offense wasn’t slowed from the light precipitation as...
Senior Hannah Schneider went for an attack during Saturday’s tournament in Long Prairie.
Swanville won a Prairie Conference home bout with Long Prairie-Grey Eagle last Tuesday night by a score of 3-1. “It was a good win for the girls. They played hard and there were a lot of good volleys between the two teams,” said Bulldogs head coach Lizz Schafer. “We recently mixed up our rotation a...
Freshman Maddie Becker extended to return a volley against Pierz.
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Upsala/Swanville Area tennis team fell 5-2 to Pierz in last Tuesday’s regular season finale. The Thunder grabbed wins at the top two singles spots with No. 1 Ally Ecker winning 6-2, 6-4 and No. 2 Abbi Larson winning 6-2, 6-1.    LPGE/USA 2, Pierz 5 Singles No. 1 Ally...
The Thunder raced at the Sauk Centre Invitational last Tuesday afternoon. The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle girls placed fifth out of 11 teams while the boys finished 11th of 11. Seventh grader Caroline Kuehne continued her strong season with another top-10 performance, placing 10th in the varsity field...

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