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The Thunder cross country teams got their first taste of competition when they raced in the United North Central Invitational hosted by Menahga on Monday. The LPGE girls ended up placing fourth, and the boys team took seventh at the meet. Itzel Salazar was the highest placing finisher for the...
Seniors Hailee Schmidt (L) and Grace Schultz (R) went up for a block during Swanville’s match against Isle last Monday.
The Swanville volleyball team got off to a good start to the season when they picked up a 3-0 sweep of Isle in the opener last Monday. The Bulldogs held off rallies by the Huskies in two of the three sets to secure the win. The first set was a back and forth battle where Swanville was able to grab...
Senior No. 1 singles player Ally Ecker picked up her fourth win of the season for one of the Thunder’s two points against Crookston.
The Thunder tennis team battled through the cold and rain last Tuesday in Park Rapids and were able to complete two of their three scheduled matches. LPGE/USA 0, Pequot Lakes 7 The opening match of the day didn’t go well for the LPGE/USA girls as they ended up being swept by Pequot Lakes. The...
LPGE junior Hannah Middendorf went for an attack during first set action against Little Falls.
Thunder volleyball was unable to stick with Little Falls in the season opener last Tuesday evening. The Flyers picked up the home sweep. The first set was back and forth and saw both teams battle right to the very end. Little Falls made just a big enough of a run to pull away at the end to win it...
Kaitlyn Cebulla returns a serve during last Tuesday’s home triangular.
There were several close matches played when the Thunder tennis team hosted their home opener last Tuesday morning. Taking on Little Falls, LPGE/USA was able to grab a pair of tiebreaker wins to help secure a 4-3 win over the Flyers for the first win of the fall. The top singles players got things...
Senior outside hitter Emma Liebsch is one full-time player back from last season and should be one of the team’s top attackers this fall.
When the Thunder volleyball team takes the court for the season opener this week, there will be plenty new faces both on the court and on the sideline. Erin Sabyan has taken over at head coach for Lindsey Noll, who had previously coached the program since the start of the 2014 season. Sabayan comes...
USA will look to get underclassmen valuable experience throughout the regular season to try to set up for another playoff run.
Last fall was a bit of a roller coaster ride for the Upsala/Swanville Area football program. The team won its first five games before dropping the last three of the regular season. They bounced back by winning a pair of close playoff games to reach the Section 4A title game. The Patriots will field...
Jenna Kunerth spiked one by a Royalton defender at last Tuesday’s conference scrimmage hosted in Long Prairie.
  The volleyball season is upon us and with the first matches right around the corner, the Tigers have been busy inside the gym in Browerville. The program invited all girls in grades 7-12 to preseason camp, and a large number of underclassmen attended. The team has been low on upperclassmen for a...
Jacob Voss enters his second year as head coach of the Cardinals and will look to continue to build the program this fall.
Following a summer full of work, the Upsala volleyball team has opened up preseason camp and have been prepping for the start of the season. The Cardinals will look to improve under second-year head coach Jacob Voss, which included eight regular season  and one playoff win. The summer was spent...
Jacob Fischer returns for his junior season as one of the top runners for the Thunder boys after a strong season in 2017.
The Thunder cross country team has a new head coach to open the 2018 season. The new person at the helm of the program is one familiar with the athletes on the team, as LPGE elementary physical education teacher Steve Christians takes over the role. It appears as though it was only a matter of time...

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