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From left: Taylor Kingston, Carolyn Dinkel, and Emma Liebsch were all smiles after the final buzzer sounded last Thursday. Dinkel’s two free throws with three seconds left capped off a wild second half comeback for the Thunder.
The Thunder girls pulled off their most impressive win of the season to kick off last Thursday’s boys/girls doubleheader. Hosting Parkers Prairie, which entered the contest with a 16-3 record, LPGE overcame a 17-point second half deficit with senior guard Carolyn Dinkel sinking the game winning...
From left: Jarrah Langner and Tristen Marcyes each earned All-Conference on Saturday and Reanne Warwick earned honorable mention.
There were several team and personal highlights for the Wolves gymnasts when they traveled to Melrose to compete in the West Central Conference meet last Saturday. The team placed fourth in the conference with a score of 128.5 and junior Tristen Marcyes and freshman Jarrah Langner both walked away...
The Swanville girls put together an impressive second half comeback to pull out a 69-66 overtime win over Prairie Conference foe Browerville/Eagle Valley last Thursday night. After facing an 11-point deficit at halftime, and a 13-point deficit with nine minutes to go, the Bulldogs began to rally as...
A slow first half put the Thunder boys in too deep of a hole to come back from when they fell to Osakis 70-54 last Tuesday night. LPGE failed to slow the Silverstreaks while also getting off to a slow start offensively which led to a 15-point halftime deficit. The second half saw the Thunder nearly...
The Upsala girls suffered a 54-38 non conference loss at Pillager last Monday night. While the offense was limited on the evening, the Cardinals had balanced scoring. They were led by sophomore Jenna Ripplinger and freshman Laura Lange, who each finished with eight points. Senior Katlin Welinski...
Front row from left: WCA wrestler, WCA wrestler, Carter Meiners, Omar Zamora, Braden Thom, Cael Lorentz, Shawn Houdek, Chace Lorentz (manager). Back row from left: Joseph Middendorf, Coach Matt Stacey, Hans Holmquist, Adam Lindquist, Landon Gode, Trey Lancaster, Coach Nate Pachan, Coach Tim Zastrow.
The Wolves wrapped up their regular season last Thursday night when they competed in three duals hosted in Holdingford. It was a good night for the LPGE/B/EV wrestlers as they cruised to three lopsided victories to bring their season record to 10-11. First up, the Wolves toppled a shorthanded Eden...
The Swanville boys got a huge performance from senior center Bennett Primus to help lift them to a 70-56 Prairie Conference win over St. John’s Prep in Collegeville last Tuesday night. Primus exploded for 26 points on 12/21 shooting while also grabbing a team high 16 rebounds and blocking five...
Prairie Centre junior forward Isaac Cebulla handled the puck near the net during last Tuesday’s game against Bagley/Fosston.
The Prairie Centre boys continued on a five-game home stretch to wrap up the regular season last week beginning with a game against Bagley/Fosston in Long Prairie on Tuesday. Despite the North Stars winning the shots on goal battle, it was the visiting Flyers that skated away with a 6-1 blowout win...
After having high hopes entering 2016-17, the Blue Devils’ season came to a bitter end last Thursday night when they were bounced from the Section 6A tournament in a 3-1 loss to Willmar. While defense was the strength of the team for much of the season, that wasn’t the case on Thursday as they made...
Swanville’s Bennett Primus prepared to go up for a shot while LPGE’s Matt Roe went for a block.
Wins are often hard to come by for the visiting team in the Swanville High School gymnasium, and the LPGE boys learned that firsthand when they squared off with the Bulldogs in Prairie Conference play last Thursday night. After leading for much of the game, the Thunder saw their lead disappear in...

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