Sports

Zach Miller is one of the Predators’ returning players that make up a strong core. Miller led the team with four home runs last summer.
While the prep baseball started a month ago, the amateur season is right around the corner, and the Long Prairie Predators once again go into 2017 optimistic. The biggest change from last season will be longtime player Ted Gray adding manager duties with the exit of Roger Thies, who put in a lot of...
The LPGE girls won seven events to help fuel a first place finish in an invitational hosted at Belgrade last Tuesday afternoon. The Thunder scored 146.5 points to edge Sauk Centre’s 130.50 for top honors at the meet. The scoring was balanced among several athletes with five girls winning an event...
B/EV senior Bryce Irsfeld earned the boys Prairie Conference MVP for the second year in a row after leading the Tigers to an 11-1 record in league play.
The hoops season concluded a month ago and conference award recipients have been announced. Both Prairie Conference Most Valuable Player awards went to Browerville/Eagle Valley with Bryce Irsfeld earning it for the second consecutive year after leading the Tigers to a first place tie with Osakis...
Minneapolis, MN – 11,040 student participants from 343 high school teams are participating in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s (MNSHSCTL) 2017 spring season, which began April 2nd. Those are the highest numbers ever for the state, according to League officials. “This League...
A clutch triple from senior Brendan Emery helped boost Tiger baseball to their first win of the season when they topped the Johnnies 6-4 at St. John’s University last Thursday night. Emery drove in Brady Emery and Bryce Irsfeld with his three bagger in the fifth inning to help complete the comeback...
A poor first inning and quiet bats led to Upsala/Swanville Area baseball suffering its first Prairie Conference loss of the season when they fell 7-4 to Royalton last Thursday. The Royals jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the first inning and tacked on another run in the second. The Patriots...
LPGE senior pitcher Eric Hinnenkamp gave up zero hits and struck out 17 batters in last Tuesday’s win over St. John’s Prep.
  Last May, LPGE pitcher Eric Hinnenkamp turned some heads when he fired a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts against a quality Upsala/Swanville Area team. After that game, the then junior said although it felt good, he needed to continue to improve. 11 months later, the senior captain for the Thunder...
Remington Meagher
Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company recently announced its finalists for the Powerade Athlete of the Year Award. The award, along with $1,000, will be given to 10 student finalists who have been recognized within their schools for their community and extracurricular involvement. Long Prairie-Grey...
Browerville/Eagle Valley senior Kenzi Riedel slid into home plate just before LPGE sophomore Riley Steinmetz placed the tag on her.
Pitching for both LPGE and Browerville/Eagle Valley were not at top form when the two teams met for the Prairie Conference opener last Tuesday. The teams combined for 22 walks and 15 hit batters in a marathon, high scoring game that saw the Tigers hang on for a 22-20 victory. Despite all the free...
It was a back and forth battle when the Browerville/Eagle Valley and Upsala/Swanville Area baseball clubs opened up Prairie Conference play last Tuesday. The Patriots rallied in the middle innings to take the lead, and pitched out of a couple jams to secure the 6-3 win over the Tigers. Nate...

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