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While Kyle Lange led the offense, the USA defense was tested against a pass heavy Kimball team. Senior Justin Cichon (52) was able to go up and intercept a pass in the first half.
It’s section playoff time, and the last thing on coaches and players’ minds are individual milestones, which is why Upsala/Swanville Area lead tailback Kyle Lange was kept in the dark heading into last Wednesday’s Section 4A opener with Kimball. Lange had another huge game for the Patriots, and...
Junior quarterback Bryce Irsfeld (12) gave the Tigers an outside threat in the run game, picking up several big gains against New York Mills.
At this time of the year, football teams hope to be peaking going into the most important games of the season. For Browerville/Eagle Valley, there were some signs of struggle last Saturday night when they hosted No. 5 seed New York Mills in the Section 6A tournament, but the Tigers were still able...
Kaitlyn Proell (L), Natalie Minke (M), and Megan Och (R) ran close together and finished as the Thunder’s top three at the Mid-State Conference meet.
It was very chilly and windy conditions for a cross country race last Monday when the Long Prairie Country Club played host to the Mid-State Conference meet. Despite the weather not being favorable, the races ended up being competitive as Detroit Lakes won the varsity boys and Park Rapids the...
Six Thunder players participated in the first rounds of the individual portion of the section tennis tournament last Wednesday. The No. 2 doubles and No. 2 singles players lost in the first round.  The No. 1 doubles team of McKenzie Barth and Ally Ecker picked up a straight set win in the first...
Cody Marcyes was the Thunder’s big play threat in their loss to Pillager. He caught one of the team’s two touchdowns on the night.
Another good defensive effort was put in for the LPGE football team, but a few too many mistakes took them out of their Section 6AA playoff game with Pillager last Tuesday night. The No. 3 seed Huskies used some big plays from their experienced runningbacks and took advantage of some Thunder...
After playing seven matches in two days, the Thunder volleyball team got just a one day break before hitting the road for a game against West Central Area last Monday night. The girls were able to endure a slow start to rally back for a 3-1 win behind a strong offensive attack. The Thunder picked...
The regular season came to a close last Monday for the Browerville/Eagle Valley Tiger volleyball team with a 3-0 loss on the road against Sebeka. Despite falling 25-18, 25-12, 25-13, Tigers head coach Mary Irsfeld was proud of the team’s effort on the night. “Every player had to play a different...
Swanville High School is pleased to announce its September Athletes of the Month:  Carter Loven for football and Rachel Evans for volleyball. USA football names Carter Loven as Athlete of the Month for September.  Carter is a three-year starter both on offense and defense for the Patriots, as well...
Claire Liebsch (L), Natalie Minke (M), and Kaitlyn Proell (R) ran as a pack and finished as the top three LPGE varsity girls runners at Sauk Centre.
The weather conditions were excellent for cross country last Tuesday afternoon when LPGE attended a meet hosted at the Greystone Golf Course outside of Sauk Centre. The Thunder boys ended up placing sixth out of 12 teams and the girls finished eighth out of 11. Matt Jasken was the highest placing...
The Thunder celebrate after scoring a point during the fifth set against Osakis. LPGE picked up its first set win against the Silverstreaks since 2013.
The LPGE volleyball team had a busy week and finished with a record of 3-3 at the end of it. They opened up their week with a Tuesday game against Pierz and ended up falling 3-0. On Friday, the Thunder hosted Osakis for “Pink Out” night to support breast cancer awareness. In front of a good crowd...

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