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Sophomore Cole Crosby carried the puck up the ice between a pair of defenders in Saturday’s win over Breckenridge/Wahpeton.
A three-year drought of picking up a playoff win ended for the Prairie Centre boys on Saturday when they nabbed a 3-1 victory over Breckenridge/Wahpeton in the No. 8/9 seed showdown at the Civic Arena in Sauk Centre. The North Stars got first period goals from Daniel Thompson and Petr Erhart and a...
Upsala sophomore Jenna Ripplinger (R) drove to the hoop with LPGE senior Clarie Liebsch (L) defending her during last Tuesday’s game.
Things appear to be clicking at the right time for the LPGE girls basketball squad. Friday’s 50-31 home win over Royalton not only extended their season best winning streak to four games, but also got them back into the race for second place in the Prairie Conference. Defense has been the team’s...
A sluggish first half proved to be too much for the LPGE boys to overcome in a 65-57 loss to a visiting Staples-Motley team last Thursday night. The Cardinals jumped out to a 15-point lead at the break before the Thunder outscored them 36-29 after intermission. The Thunder got 19 points from junior...
Swanville senior Cole Pfeiffer (R) stepped in to attempt to take a charge on Browerville/Eagle Valley’s Jordan Gorder as the junior forward drove to the hoop.
After being tested in a physical battled in a 76-66 overtime win over Swanville on Jan. 13, the Browerville/Eagle Valley boys faced that same tenacity and resilient play from the Bulldogs when the teams met on Thursday in a Prairie Conference showdown. The Tigers got a strong first half performance...
After suffering a five-point defeat at LPGE on Tuesday, the Upsala girls bounced back with a 57-46 conference win over St. John’s Prep two days later. The Cardinals had a balanced scoring attack on the night with senior Katlin Welinski leading the way with 15 points. Freshman Amber Biniek finished...
The Upsala boys got 27 points from senior Myron Ripplinger as they picked up a close 75-74 non conference home win over Wadena-Deer Creek last Tuesday night. The Wolverines held a narrow one-point lead at halftime before the Cardinals outscored them 44-42 in the second half. Ripplinger’s scoring...
The shooting went ice cold when Upsala returned to action two days later as they fell to Royalton 43-28 in a low scoring affair. The Cardinals struggled to put the ball through the hoop, shooting just 19 percent from the field and just 4/30 from outside as they were held to 10 second half points...
Prairie Conference leader Osakis dominated from start to finish as they cruised to a 78-35 home win over the Browerville/Eagle Valley girls last Friday night. Seventh grader Alyah Abrahamson scored seven points to lead the Tigers. Quinn Kircher and Zoe Hillmer each added six, and Abi Thompson had...
A slow defensive effort to begin the game dug the lady Tigers into a hole they wouldn’t recover from in an 85-62 road loss to Royalton last Tuesday night. It was their second highest total points allowed of the season and the Royals got going from the very start, scoring 15 points in the first two...
B/EV senior Bryce Irsfeld (L) made a pass with LPGE junior Blake Fossland (R) defending him during Thursday’s Prairie Conference matchup.
  It was a milestone night last Thursday for the man who has been patrolling the sideline for the Tiger boys for nearly two decades. Head coach Bob Schueller notched career win No. 300 when his team bested LPGE 72-41 in Long Prairie. Schueller, who has picked up over 200 of those wins in the orange...

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