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Noah Koltes sent the Johnnies home early when he delivered a walk-off single to end the game in the sixth.
The Thunder used an eight run third inning to help cruise to a 13-4 Prairie Conference win against St. John’s Prep last Tuesday. The first five batters of that third inning reached base, with Noah Koltes, Caleb Jasken, and Riley Tabatt driving in runs to get the scoring started. LPGE then took...
Audrey Thomas scored points for USA in the high jump, placing fourth at Osakis.
The Upsala/Swanville Area track teams competed at Osakis last Tuesday afternoon. The Patriot boys had 41 points, and the girls 17 at the end of the meet. Lawrence Mettler was the top placing finisher for the team, taking top honors in the 800 with a time of 2:08.5.  The 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800...
LPGE senior Gabby Olson takes a cut at a pitch during play last week.
LPGE opened up last week with a pair of decisive wins on the softball diamond at Upsala. LPGE 14, Upsala 6 - game one The first inning was key for the Thunder in game one of the doubleheader, as they put up six early runs to get things started in a 14-6 win over the Cardinals. The Thunder put...
Channin Quillo raced down the track during the 100 at Osakis.
The Thunder track teams competed at a meet in Osakis last Tuesday afternoon. Several athletes scored points for the team at the meet, with the girls team compiling 33, and the boys 26.2. The girls had a pair of second place finishes, a third place finish, and a number of fourth and fifth places....
Zach Miller (L) and Tim Zastrow (R) will again return as part of a core group that has led the Predators the last handful of seasons.
This weekend will mark the start of the 2018 season for the Long Prairie Predators baseball team. The goal remains the same for the team heading into the season as they will be hoping to reach the state tournament for the first time since 2015. There will be several old faces and some new as they...
From left: assistant coach Kristi Reid, Diana Salazar Cervantes, Tristen Marcyes (9), and Rachel Middendorf celebrate after Marcyes delivered the game-winning hit.
LPGE softball met up in Swanville for a doubleheader with the Bulldogs last Thursday afternoon. LPGE 13, Swanville 8 - game one The Thunder struck last in a back and forth battle in game one of the doubleheader to pick up a 13-8 win. LPGE belted out 15 hits and every player scored in the win. The...
LPGE junior Hudson Pung tossed six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while striking out 11 batters last Friday night.
The Thunder Nine were unable to quiet the Royalton bats in the season opener last Tuesday, eventually falling to the Royals 8-4. LPGE jumped out to a 2-1 lead when Caleb Jasken and Jaden Evenson delivered run-scoring doubles in the third inning. Royalton came back with a two-run homer in the bottom...
LPGE track finally had its first full week of meets last week, competing on the road at Litchfield and Staples-Motley. The Thunder traveled to Litchfield on Tuesday and had several athletes score points for the team. Megan Och had one of the team’s two first place finishes for the girls, taking top...
Tiger second baseman Nye Becker made a nice sliding grab of a softly hit ball during Friday’s game against Royalton.
  Tiger baseball suffered a heartbreaking loss last Thursday when they traveled up to New York Mills where the Eagles ended up winning 11-10 in walk-off fashion. It was a back and forth affair between the two teams early on, with Browerville/Eagle Valley striking first by plating two runs when Nate...
Dennis Bense
Dennis Bense, now living in Bismarck, played a total of 23 years in North Dakota for teams in Minot and Bismarck. He was recently one of six inductees into the North Dakota Softball Hall of Fame. He retired from the game in 2015 with an approximate batting average near 600. He describes himself as...


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