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October 22 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle traveled to face off against West Central Area for the first play-off game and lost 42-6 to conclude their season. Seeded at fourth and fifth, WCA breezed by LPGE in the first half with a 28-0 lead. In the second quarter LPGE’s quarterback was hit hard. The...
The Browerville-Eagle Valley volleyball team matched up against the Long Prairie Grey Eagle Thunder Friday, October 25, to determine which team would move on in the 5A tournament.  The Tigers  will move on having ended the Thunder's season with a  3-0 victory.   Game one seemed to have the Tigers...
Senior Austin Carr took advantage of Kirkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s possession close to Browerville/Eagle Valley’s line intercepting the ball to score the then defining 34-7 fourth quarter touchdown, Saturday, October 26.
Browerville/Eagle Valley’s Bill Buhl and Harvey Christensen prepped the wet muddy field to make it playable against Kirkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg as a part of the Section 4A  semi-finals Saturday, October 26. The Tigers won against the Fighting Saints, 34-13.  “This was a very physical and intense game...
Senior Jackson Theischafer (23) drives the ball forward with Brave defense hanging on. Heled the team with 83 receving yards and 89 punting for the game. Senior leading in the game also included Michael Lange rused 161 yards and Haden Chuba received 53 and rushed 13.
The Upsala Swanville Area Patriots lost against the Benson Braves 29-12 in the Section 4A quarterfinal  October 22 putting an early end to their playoff season. “The game was obviously very disappointing.” Coach Loven explained, “The kids played hard, but it seemed that everything that could go...
Senior Lucia Bryce (2) gave a kill attempt and set the young team up for next season.
Swanville took on Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa October 21 at home and lost in three sets (9-25, 6-25, 6-25).   Rebekah Muhlenkamp led with three kills. She also had four solo blocks and six amazing digs.  Lauren Miller had five set assists.  Lucia Bryce and Lauren Miller each had four good serves.   It...
  The last eight years have been quite a ride that gave me the great pleasure of covering sports and community events for the Leader. That’s why it was hard to make the decision to announce my departure. I never knew I wanted to cover sports at a newspaper. After college, the position opened up and...
The Long Prairie Grey Eaglecross country team battled intensifying rain last Monday at the Staples-Motley Central Minnesota River Run.  Staples-Motley High School hosted the meet August 26 at Vintage Golf Course in Staples, MN.  Varsity girls ran a 5K. Caroline Kuehne, an eighth grader, led the way...
August 27 was a tough day on the courts for the Thunder tennis teams, as they traveled to Park Rapids for a tournament against Crookston, Pequot Lakes, and Park Rapids. The Thunder did not come away with a win as a team, but had some good matches against some very strong teams. Weather did play a...
Staples-Motley varsity volleyball proved to be tough competition for Long Prairie-Grey Eagle August 27, ending in a Thunder loss with a final score of 0-3.  The Cardinals jumped out to a 25-13 lead in the first set. The second set proved difficult with LPGE 11 to Staples-Motley’s 25. The beginning...
Upsala/Swanville Area varsity football secured their first win, a 37-14 victory against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, on August 29. Points for the first quarter were hard fought with Michael Lange running four yards to bring in the first touchdown with a good two-point conversion. Howard-Lake-...

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