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Megan Pohlmann qualified for the Division III national meet this spring despite picking up a javelin for the first time as a freshman less than three years ago.
A former volleyball star has been making a name for herself in a completely different sport at the collegiate level. Megan Pohlmann, a 2013 graduate from LPGE, retired her Thunder uniform in favor of the purple and yellow of St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) three years ago. Instead of suiting...
Erin Blanchard (L) had the season high score for the girls, and Isaac Cebulla (M) and Sam Olson (R) tied for the high score for the boys.
The LPGE trap shooting team celebrated its third year of competition last Monday with an awards night out at the Long Prairie Sportsman’s Club. In addition to naming its award winners, the team was entertained by the Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting show to add to the highlights of the evening....
Noah Urman (L) and Eric Hinnenkamp (R) spent much of the season rotating between pitching and catching duties. Urman was named the team’s top batter and fielder while Hinnenkamp was named the team’s top pitcher.
The Thunder Nine turned some heads this spring when they put together an impressive run in conference play to earn the Prairie title after finishing 9-3 in league play and 11-8 overall. This finish helped earn several players conference accolades with five players earning All-Conference and two...
From left: Will Koetters, Hudson Pung, and Ausitn Evenson celebrate after Pung scored the game winning run on Sam Olson’s double.
Almost as quickly as the prep baseball season ended, the LPGE Legion baseball season arrived, with the team playing their first game last Thursday evening. Hosting their neighbors to the south, LPGE was able to rally late and come away with a 6-5 walk off win over Sauk Centre in eight innings. It...
The Predators got a look at a pair of non Resorters league opponents this past weekend which started with a Friday night game against the Upsala Blue Jays. Long Prairie managed to belt out 11 hits and the pitching staff limited the Blue Jays’ offense in a 9-5 win. Both teams did all their damage...
The Swanville Swans competed in a pair of close games the weekend of June 4-5, and ended up picking up a split in league play. In their first game of the weekend, the Swans were edged by Carlos in a 4-3 ball game. The Cougars never trailed in the game, but Swanville kept it close throughout. After...
Juniors Abby Ecker (L) and Elle Olson (R) are members of the first place 4x200 relay team.
Another Section 6A track and field meet has come and gone and once again, LPGE/Browerville will be sending athletes down to Hamline University in St. Paul for the state meet which will be hosted on June 10-11. The 4x200 and 4x400 relays will be making trips to state this year, and junior Abby Ecker...
Sophomore first baseman Tristen Maryces battled the sun and was able to reel in a pop fly.
The program’s best season in over 10 years came to a close last Tuesday when Thunder softball dropped a close 10-7 game with Pierz in Waite Park. LPGE finishes the season with an overall record of 17-6 and reached the final four of the Section 6AA postseason. They finished with three wins in the...
The Predators’ season is in full swing with the team playing four games the past two weekends. The team started off this stretch with a 4-0 win over Sauk Centre on May 29. Ted Gray and Zach Miller combined to shutout the Titans. Gray tossed the first six innings, surrendering just five hits with...
Upsala/Swanville Area sent athletes from 17 different events to last Thursday’s Section 6A meet hosted at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Patriots failed to move any events on to the state meet, but had three top-five finishes at the meet. Lawrence Mettler continued his strong season with...

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