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The following are the schedules for area sports for the 2018-19 winter season. Dates and times are subject to change. Note: “vs.” indicates home games while “at” indicates away games. Cooperative programs have hosting sites in parentheses where available. LPGE boys basketball at Sauk Centre...
Senior Brianna Young placed 97th in her final race in a Thunder uniform.
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle cross country teams wrapped up their seasons when they raced in the Section 6A meet hosted by New London-Spicer last Thursday afternoon. Despite some wet and rainy conditions, the Thunder were able to set several personal and career records at the meet to cap off the...
LPGE’s Emma Liebsch (4) went for an attack against the block of B/EV’s Allison Asfeld (2) and Megan Benning (8).
The Section 5A volleyball tournament opened up for area teams last Thursday. No. 3 seed Browerville/Eagle Valley hosted No. 6 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in the South B subsection and ended up rallying back from down a set to win 3-1. The Thunder came out ready to play and used an aggressive serve and...
The Thunder put up some big yardage numbers when they squared off with Breckenridge in the opening round of the Section 6AA playoffs, but it didn’t end up being enough as the Cowboys came away with a 47-20 win. Breckenridge got on the board with the lone score in the opening quarter. Long Prairie-...
Dylan Vanwienen turned up field after hauling in a pass against Kimball.
The Kimball offense was nearly unstoppable against Upsala/Swanville Area last Tuesday night when the Section 4A postseason opened up in Swanville, but the Patriots were still able to make it a close game before falling 27-20. The Cubs outgained USA in total offense by 260 yards, but the Patriots...
-Nathan Lambrecht and Emily Beseman
Swanville High School is pleased to announce its September Athletes of the Month: Emily Beseman for volleyball and Nathan Lambrecht for football. Coaches’ comments: “The Bulldog volleyball team would like to recognize Emily Beseman as September Athlete of the Month.  Emily has been an important...
Mary Irsfeld, of Browerville, was recently inducted into the athletics hall of fame at the College of St. Scholastica where she was a three-sport athlete.
  Today’s sports world is becoming increasingly specialized, with kids focusing more of their time on one or two sports rather than spreading it out and competing in three. The thought of picking just one or two never even crossed the mind of a local former athlete and longtime Prairie Conference...
Ally Ecker returned a serve during the section tournament last Tuesday. The senior came up one spot short of qualifying for state.
Thunder senior Ally Ecker came up one spot short of qualifying for her second state tennis tournament, placing third in the Section 5A individual tournament last Tuesday in Sartell. Ecker ended up playing a lot of tennis that day, which included a three-set win over Ava Hanson of New London-Spicer...
Senior wide receiver Sam Byers turned up field after catching one of his two passes against WDC.
Injuries and the size and strength of Wadena-Deer Creek proved to be too much to overcome for the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle football team as they fell 42-13 in the regular season finale last Wednesday. The size of the Wolverines made it difficult for the Thunder to establish a run game early while...
Thunder volleyball finished the regular season on a high note when they went up to Crosby-Ironton and claimed a five-set win. The win came at the expense of former Long Prairie-Grey Eagle head coach Brad Hollenhorst, whose Rangers swept the Thunder a year ago. Senior outside hitter Emma Liebsch led...

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