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LPGE third baseman Kayla Drevlow turned to throw after recording the force out.
After battling in a marathon game filled with walks and beaned batters in their first meeting, the Thunder and Tiger softball teams competed in a much cleaner contest when they met in Browerville last Thursday afternoon. The Tigers led for much of the game and were able to hold off a late Thunder...
Keegan Cavallero ran in the 100 meter dash at the Thunder’s home meet two weeks ago.
LPGE competed at a five-team track meet in Osakis last Tuesday afternoon. The hosting Silverstreaks picked up first place finishes for both the boys and girls teams. The Thunder girls placed second with 62.6 points and the boys team placed fifth with 31. The LPGE girls were fueled by three first...
Jenna Ripplinger came up with a big hit in Upsala’s six-run inning, driving in three with a triple.
After losing to Osakis 8-1 on Tuesday and defeating Isle 11-3 on Thursday, the Cardinals hosted Royalton on Friday. The Royals jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three, and 9-0 after four before Upsala began to mount a rally. Some errors in the field by Royalton combined with some clutch hitting helped...
LPGE’s Alison Gugglberger (L) and Jarrah Langner (R) scored points for the team in the hurdle events. Langner placed second in the 100 and 300 while Gugglberger placed third in the 100 and fourth in 300.
Eight track teams braved the cold and windy conditions to compete at the invitational hosted in Long Prairie last Tuesday. It was the first time in three years LPGE was able to host the event after weather forced them to cancel it the last two seasons. The Thunder girls put up 148 points on the day...
LPGE’s Lexi Biermaier put the bat on the ball during her fifth inning at bat against Upsala.
The air was cold and the wind was blowing, but the Thunder bats were hot when the softball team hosted Upsala last Tuesday afternoon. A big fifth inning broke the game open as LPGE grabbed a 13-5 Prairie Conference win over the Cardinals. Upsala got on the board in the first when Katlin Welinski...
Riley Tabatt (M) celebrated with teammates Sam Olson (L) and Eric Hinnenkamp (R) after his game-winning hit on Friday. The junior first baseman had a good week at the plate, collecting four hits in two games.
The air was a bit chilly but the sun was shining brightly at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud for last Friday’s Prairie Conference matchup between LPGE and Upsala/Swanville Area.  It was a low-scoring, back-and-forth battle that came down to the final inning as Riley Tabatt came up with a clutch game...
Peyton Guthrie led the USA girls, placing first in both the 100 and 200, and second in the 400.
The weather wasn’t ideal for track last Tuesday, but eight teams still bundled up and braved the cold for a meet at Long Prairie. The Upsala/Swanville Area boys ended up placing fourth with 100 points, 22.5 behind Melrose which finished first at the event. The USA girls scored 47 points on the day...
The Wolves wrestlers officially closed their season when they held their annual awards banquet, this year hosted at Thunder Lodge in Long Prairie. The team finished 2016-17 with a 11-12 record in dual meets, and made another appearance in the Section 5A semifinals, coming up one point shy of making...
Tiger baseball kicked off its week by edging state-ranked New York Mills 3-2 last Monday. Junior southpaw Nate Petermeier tossed six solid innings, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out six and surrendering zero earned runs. The Browerville/Eagle Valley offense got going in the first...
LPGE senior Abby Ecker will get the opportunity to live out her dream of playing Division-I after joining the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team.
Abby Ecker knew that after she graduated from Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, she would be playing hockey in college. It wasn’t an if,  but a matter of where. The three-sport standout recently had her dream come true when she was offered a spot on the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team. It wasn’...

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