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Maddie Zastrow (L) and Rachel Middendorf (M) play defense against Melrose’s Cassie Klaphake (R). The Thunder held Melrose to just 18 first half points.
The Thunder girls have endured some growing pains the last two seasons but after a few weeks of play this winter, it appears to have paid off. LPGE played in its fourth close game in a row last Friday night when they took on Melrose, but were also able to close out the game to make it four wins in...
Luke Gustafson went up for a first half layup against a defending Charlie Kurowski (L) and Bennett Primus (R).
Thunder head coach Brandon Puck always knows it will be a battle playing at Swanville and his team got into a dogfight with the Bulldogs last Tuesday night. After 36 minutes of aggressive and physical play, it was LPGE that was able to squeak by with a 50-48 Prairie Conference win. The first half...
The Alexandria Aces will be coming to Long Prairie on Friday, Dec. 18. They will be performing at halftime of the LPGE/Royalton boys basketball game. The Aces perform all over the nation and are one of the top acts in both the NCAA and NBA. Their show has been seen by over four million fans and...
Bryce Irsfeld (L) battled with Waseca’s Nick Dufault (R) for control of the ball. The pair got locked in a duel with Dufault scoring a game high 36 and Irsfeld bringing his Tigers back into the game with a 32-point performance.
The Breakdown Tip-Off Classic features some of the best teams and players in all of Minnesota. The opening game of the day put No. 5-1A ranked Browerville/Eagle Valley up against an undefeated Class 3A Waseca team at Minnetonka High School. It also pitted two of the top scorers in the state, Bryce...
The young lady Cardinals hoops team struggled against a quality BBE team last Tuesday night. Turnovers and shooting were two struggles in Upsala’s 71-37 loss to the Jaguars. The Cardinals committed 27 turnovers in the game and shot just 30 percent from the field. One bright spot for the young team...
The Upsala boys shook off a poor shooting night and some ball handling issues to pick up its first conference win of the season, defeating Royalton 50-46 last Tuesday. The Cardinals jumped out to a 36-22 at halftime, but struggled to put the ball in the hoop in the second half, being held to just...
The No. 4-1A ranked Tigers cruised in its second game in a row last Thursday night. Hosting Swanville for the home opener, the Tigers picked up a 72-33 Prairie Conference win. Browerville/Eagle Valley had four of five starters hit double figures on the night led by Quinn Kircher’s 18-point night....
11 Wolves placed in the first invitational of the season and the team earned first place at BBE last Wednesday.
The turkey on Thanksgiving last Thursday was well-deserved for the Wolves wrestlers as the team won its first tournament of the season last Wednesday. The Wolves had 11 placewinners on the day to score 152 points and beat out six other teams, including the hosting Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars...
Finishing off close games was a constant struggle for the Blue Devils girls hockey team last season. The team finished just 3-6 in games decided by two goals or less. The team may be starting to turn a corner in those games after last weekend. The Prairie Centre girls competed in the Willmar...
Junior center John Towner led the Thunder, scoring a game high 22 points against WDC.
After losing all their starters and most of the scoring from last season, it was a big question mark of how the LPGE boys basketball team would play together coming into the season. At least for one game, it turned out to be a pleasant surprise as the Thunder played good team basketball in a 67-53...

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