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The Thunder volleyball team put together a nice season on the court, but that came to a close last Thursday when they hit a brick wall against a well-rounded Sauk Centre team. The top seeded Mainstreeters displayed why they earned that spot in the bracket as they limited mistakes in a 3-0 sweep of...
Abby Ecker returns a volley during state tennis tournament action.
After an impressive run to a Section 5A singles title, junior Abby Ecker was unable to replicate that success at the state tennis tournament hosted at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis last Thursday. Abby had a slow start in her first round matchup with Jenna Fearing of Osakis and fell 6...
The defense was one of the biggest strengths of the Browerville/Eagle Valley football team this season. However, even a defense like the Tigers wore down in last Saturday’s Class 1A state quarterfinal matchup with reigning state champion Minneota. Garrett Hennen, the Vikings’ senior fullback who...
Every team wants to be playing its best volleyball heading into the postseason. While Browerville/Eagle Valley had stumbled a bit down the stretch of the regular season, the Tigers regained their form last week in the first two rounds of the Section 5A tournament. In the Tigers’ first round matchup...
Thunder junior Abby Ecker pumps her fist after scoring a point during the Section 5A championship match.
Mental toughness often plays a roll in the game of tennis. Thunder junior Abby Ecker learned that firsthand last Tuesday when she competed in the section singles tournament at Fitness Evolution in Sartell. What began as a bumpy road turned into a girl on a mission as Abby overcame a slow start and...
The Browerville/Eagle Valley seniors hoist the Section 6A championship plaque following their 35-12 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.
A stingy defense and a wealth of big men up front has been Browerville/Eagle Valley’s strength all season long. That was on display yet again last Friday when the Tigers took on Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in the Section 6A title game hosted at the Fargodome. After a slow offensive start and an early...
LPGE senior middle hitter Ariana Gamradt (14) makes a play at the net against Little Falls senior Melanie Dorn (1).
The lady Thunder played its last home game of the season last Tuesday night when they hosted Little Falls for Senior Night. The senior-led squad was able to overcome a slow start to pick up a 3-1 win over the Flyers. There were struggles early on for the Thunder as Little Falls took advantage of...
The Thunder cross country teams had one final tune up race before the section meet when they ran at the Park Rapids invitational last Monday afternoon. The varsity boys finished ninth on the day and the varsity girls placed 11th. The LPGE boys had some quality competition again in this meet as...
USA quarterback Myron Ripplinger faced intense pressure against a swarming Crusaders defense.
After winning Section 6A in back-to-back seasons, the Upsala/Swanville Area football team knew a switch to Section 4A would be a difficult task. It got a whole lot more difficult in the semifinals last Tuesday afternoon when workhorse senior tailback Kyle Lange went down with an injury on the first...
The Sauk Centre men’s basketball league is accepting teams for the 2015-16 winter season. The season runs from the beginning of December through February and games are played on Sunday afternoons at Sauk Centre Public Schools. Anyone interested in entering a team for the upcoming season should...

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