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USA will look to get underclassmen valuable experience throughout the regular season to try to set up for another playoff run.
Last fall was a bit of a roller coaster ride for the Upsala/Swanville Area football program. The team won its first five games before dropping the last three of the regular season. They bounced back by winning a pair of close playoff games to reach the Section 4A title game. The Patriots will field...
Jenna Kunerth spiked one by a Royalton defender at last Tuesday’s conference scrimmage hosted in Long Prairie.
  The volleyball season is upon us and with the first matches right around the corner, the Tigers have been busy inside the gym in Browerville. The program invited all girls in grades 7-12 to preseason camp, and a large number of underclassmen attended. The team has been low on upperclassmen for a...
Jacob Voss enters his second year as head coach of the Cardinals and will look to continue to build the program this fall.
Following a summer full of work, the Upsala volleyball team has opened up preseason camp and have been prepping for the start of the season. The Cardinals will look to improve under second-year head coach Jacob Voss, which included eight regular season  and one playoff win. The summer was spent...
Jacob Fischer returns for his junior season as one of the top runners for the Thunder boys after a strong season in 2017.
The Thunder cross country team has a new head coach to open the 2018 season. The new person at the helm of the program is one familiar with the athletes on the team, as LPGE elementary physical education teacher Steve Christians takes over the role. It appears as though it was only a matter of time...
Nick Byers (24) is one senior back after playing on both sides of the ball for the Thunder in 2017.
Following a successful offseason, the Thunder football program enters the season with some momentum and optimism for the fall. There was a good turnout for the summer long weight lifting program with 20-25 kids consistently preparing for the upcoming season. That, plus a strong turnout in the...
Ally Ecker returns for her senior season after breaking through for a state tournament appearance for the Thunder last season. She will be seeking another state trip this fall.
When the Thunder tennis players reported to their first preseason practice last Monday, they were met with new, but familiar faces in the coaching staff.  LPGE alumni Angela Eldred and Laura Geisenhof take over as co-head coaches of the program this fall after Curt Hatfield retired following a...
Senior quarterback Brady Emery is one of the Tigers’ players coming back with varsity experience.
Tiger football opened up the 2018 season with training camp starting last week. The program comes into the year with 10 seniors, 10 juniors, 13 sophomores, and 11 freshmen on the varsity roster. There will be plenty of new faces on the field as only eight of these players saw extensive playing time...
Men’s Championship Division: Josh Meyer won first place with a 157 total over 36 holes of stroke play. Randy Swanson placed second with a score of 160 and Mark Collins placed third, carding a 170. Men’s Flight Division: Two days of match play. Joe Brisson won the top spot with Greg Niznick placing...
The fall sports season began on Monday with area teams participating in their first official preseason practices. The following are the full schedules for area teams as of Aug. 13. Dates and times of games are subject to change.   LPGE football Scrimmage at Browerville - Aug. 25 - 9 a.m. vs. New...
Ted Gray tossed a complete game in the Preds’ win over Ashby.
One messy inning was the difference between a win and loss when the Predators opened up Region 16C play in Dent on Saturday.  The Resorters League champion Sauk Centre struck for seven runs in the fifth inning to help lift them to an 11-7 win over Long Prairie. The Preds opened up the scoring in...

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