Sports

The LPGE track and field teams got their first taste of competition this spring when they competed at the Prairie Conference indoor meet last Friday. The girls team placed third with 66 points while the boys took fifth with 23 points. Kaitlyn Proell had the lone first place finish of the day for...
The Long Prairie Predators have released their schedule for the upcoming 2017 season.  They will once again open the season with a scrimmage at Sobieski on Apr. 15 and the official opener will be on the road against Resorters League cross division opponent Millerville on Apr. 30.  The Resorters...
The preseason for softball is upon us and the squad in Upsala is one of many area teams coming out of hibernation from the cold winter weather as they prepare for the upcoming spring season. The Cardinals will look to get back on track after finishing with one win in each of the past two seasons....
The 2016 Thunder won 13 games in a row, several in dramatic fashion, including a playoff win on Rachel Middendorf’s (L) walkoff single.
  One of the best things about March Madness is finding yourself rooting for a Cinderella story team. There have been a few good storylines in the national basketball tournament in the first two weeks of play, most notably No. 11 seed Xavier making a run to the Elite Eight, and No. 7 South Carolina...
The Wolves youth team recently competed at the region tournament hosted in Pierz.
The LPGE/Browerville-EV Wolves youth wrestlers qualified for the NYWA State Wrestling tournament for the third straight year.  The region tournament was held in Pierz on Saturday, March 18 with 16 teams competing in this year’s event. The top six teams qualify for the state tournament which will be...
Every two years, the Minnesota State High School League reclassifies teams into new competitive sections. These assignments are primarily determined by enrollment. Schools with at least 50 percent free/reduced lunch students can appeal to the advisory committee to drop down one class in team sports...
Tiger senior Quinn Kircher averaged 26 points per game and nine rebounds per game this season.
Her hoops career for the Tigers may have come to a close, but senior Quinn Kircher is hauling in some individual accolades. She was voted the Prairie Conference Most Valuable Player by coaches at the end of the season awards meeting.  Kircher averaged 26 points and nine rebounds per game to take...
From left: Matt Roe, Sam Olson, and Hudson Pung are all back after being key contributors on last season’s team that won the Prairie Conference.
Last season saw Thunder baseball turn some heads as they made a nice run during league play to earn a Prairie Conference title after finishing 9-3, and 11-8 overall. While they graduated three All-Conference players, including the 2016 Prairie Co-Most Valuable Player Noah Urman, they bring back a...
Myron Ripplinger is one of the Patriots’ top pitchers back from last season.
A senior-heavy squad will suit up in the red, white, and blue Patriots colors this spring as the team looks to improve on last season’s 10-11 overall record. Upsala/Swanville Area boasts 10 seniors on its roster coming into this spring, and has a pair of juniors and a freshman on the preseason...
The Thunder will look to put together successful relays. The girls team should have a good chance at competing for state with the return of seniors Elle Olson (top left), Clairie Liebsch (top right), and Abby Ecker (bottom right).
The weather may not be quite as favorable to begin training outside everyday, but the LPGE track teams have kept busy preparing for their spring season. While numbers are down for both the boys and girls teams this season, each squad has some talent coming back. The girls team has had a run of...

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