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The Upsala/Swanville Area football team failed to slow down the run game of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg last Friday and it led to them falling 28-14, the first loss of the season. Despite the offense being limited for much of the night, the Patriots were able to stick with the Fighting Saints for...
The Upsala volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss to Royalton at home on Tuesday, and a 3-0 loss (25-20, 25-15, 25-23) to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in another home match last Thursday. The Cardinals bounced back by picking up a pair of matches at a tournament hosted at Crosby-Ironton on Saturday. After...
USA junior running back Michael Lange broke free into the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted secondary in the season opener. Lange finished with 211 yards and five touchdowns against the Lakers.
There was plenty of offense for both teams when Upsala/Swanville Area hosted Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted for the opener back on Aug. 31. Despite surrendering nearly 400 yards of total offense, the Patriot defense bent, but didn’t break to help allow them to  cruise to a 43-20 win over the Lakers....
Thunder sophomore No. 2 singles player Abbi Larson returned a serve during her match against New London-Spicer last Thursday afternoon.
The Thunder tennis team fell 6-1 to a well-rounded New London-Spicer team last Thursday in Long Prairie. The lone point came at No. 1 singles where senior Ally Ecker battled in a back and forth match before grabbing the straight set win -- 6-4, 6-3.  No. 4 singles player Zoe Johnson took several...
The Thunder cross country teams got out on the course for another meet last Thursday when they competed in the Johanna Olson Invite at Wadena. The LPGE boys placed eighth out of 10 full teams while the girls took fourth out of four. The boys team was led by junior Ted Stacey, who raced to a 28th...
Senior defensive back Sam Byers was able to prevent a Huskies receiver from coming down with a pass during first half action on Friday.
The Thunder football team hasn’t had much success against Pillager in recent years. The Huskies have eliminated them from the postseason in each of the last three seasons, but last Friday’s game looked different than their last few meetings. Solid defense helped the Thunder remain close for much of...
The Tigers celebrate after a point during Thursday’s match against LPGE. Showing emotion and celebrating as a team has been a point of emphasis in practice early this season. From left: Allison Asfeld, Megan Benning, Kennady Hudalla, Taylor Hamilton (18), Zoe Hillmer, and Jillian Cuchna.
The Browerville/Eagle Valley volleyball team won a back and forth five-set thriller in the season opener against Upsala last Tuesday night. The Cardinals came out ready to play, taking the first set 25-14. The Tigers bounced back by dominating the second set 25-13. The closest set of the night came...
The Browerville/Eagle Valley football team knew it would need players to step into varsity roles coming into the season. The team has 10 seniors, but few of them have played considerable time on varsity. Despite this, the Tigers hung with a bigger Osakis team in the opener, but ended up falling 14-...
The Swanville volleyball team got into the conference win column last Thursday when they swept Upsala. “The girls came out fighting in this one,” noted Bulldogs head coach Lizz Schafer. “They all played so well together, communicated, and came out ahead.” The big senior class had a well-rounded...
Linemen Macoy Reimer (L) and Kevin Reyes (R) bought quarterback Hudson Pung (M) enough time to get a pass off during Thursday’s game.
When the dust settled after last Thursday’s season opener, the LPGE seniors couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear. It has been a rough stretch the last couple of years, but the Thunder were able to take care of business behind a phenomenal defensive performance and just enough offense to pick up...

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