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On a night where the offense was bottled up and the defense surrendered a few big plays, the Upsala/Swanville Area football team still found a way to get it done as they closed out the regular season with a 31-18 win over West Central Area/Ashby. The Patriots were out gained on offense 328-252 and...
The regular season for tennis came to a close last Monday when the Thunder made the trip up Highway 71 to take on Wadena-Deer Creek. The Wolverines were able to pick up a narrow 4-3 win. Picking up wins in singles action was No. 1 Abby Ecker, who defeated her opponent 6-2, 6-3, and No. 4 Hailey...
Upsala’s Kiley Smieja (L) was able to get a block on an attack by LPGE setter Kayla Bense (R) during last Tuesday’s match.
Everything was going well for the Thunder volleyball team last Tuesday night when they hosted Upsala in Prairie Conference action. The blocks kept the Cardinals attack in check and an effective passing game helped set up the attack and fuel the Thunder’s 3-0 sweep. The Thunder cruised to 25-13, 25-...
The Browerville/Eagle Valley football program moved to 7-0 on the season last Friday night when they picked up a 39-13 win at home over visiting Parkers Prairie. It was another well-rounded game for the Tigers with the offense putting points on the board and the defense holding the opponent in...
The Thunder football team came up just a few plays short last Friday night as they saw their losing skid continue, falling at Frazee 22-13. The game started out in favor for LPGE as the defense forced a fumble on the Hornets’ opening possession to get the offense into good field position. The...
The Thunder girls tennis team took a pair of points off Pierz last Thursday afternoon but played close in several other matches in a 5-2 loss to the Pioneers. Abby Ecker cruised to a straight set shutout win at No. 1 singles. McKenzie Barth and Ally Ecker teamed up at No. 1 doubles for the second...
USA senior runningback Kyle Lange exploded for 322 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Patriots over BBE.
It’s not often a team can lose its first and second string quarterbacks and still run an effective offense. But when a team has one of the top rushers in the state running behind a quality line of big guys up front, sometimes it doesn’t matter. Upsala/Swanville Area, ranked No. 8 in Class 1A in the...
Swanville’s Haileigh Sales (L) went for a set during the third set.
Last Thursday night’s volleyball matchup between Prairie Conference leading Browerville/Eagle Valley and Swanville proved to be an entertaining one, but the attack of the Tigers ended up being too much for the Bulldogs in a 3-0 sweep. While the Tigers took the sets 25-13, 25-12, 25-7, there were...
The Osakis Silverstreaks have put together quite a run in the Prairie Conference the last few years. Entering last Tuesday’s match against Browerville/Eagle Valley, the Silverstreaks were riding a 35-game win streak dating back to Sept. 18, 2012, when they lost 3-1 to Upsala. That streak was...
A slow start was brushed off in a hurry which allowed Swanville to rally to defeat West Central Area 3-1 in Prairie Conference action last Tuesday night. The Knights were able to edge the Bulldogs 25-20 in the first set partially thanks to a few too many errors committed by Swanville. The second...

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