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From left: assistant coach Kristi Reid, Diana Salazar Cervantes, Tristen Marcyes (9), and Rachel Middendorf celebrate after Marcyes delivered the game-winning hit.
LPGE softball met up in Swanville for a doubleheader with the Bulldogs last Thursday afternoon. LPGE 13, Swanville 8 - game one The Thunder struck last in a back and forth battle in game one of the doubleheader to pick up a 13-8 win. LPGE belted out 15 hits and every player scored in the win. The...
LPGE junior Hudson Pung tossed six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while striking out 11 batters last Friday night.
The Thunder Nine were unable to quiet the Royalton bats in the season opener last Tuesday, eventually falling to the Royals 8-4. LPGE jumped out to a 2-1 lead when Caleb Jasken and Jaden Evenson delivered run-scoring doubles in the third inning. Royalton came back with a two-run homer in the bottom...
LPGE track finally had its first full week of meets last week, competing on the road at Litchfield and Staples-Motley. The Thunder traveled to Litchfield on Tuesday and had several athletes score points for the team. Megan Och had one of the team’s two first place finishes for the girls, taking top...
Tiger second baseman Nye Becker made a nice sliding grab of a softly hit ball during Friday’s game against Royalton.
  Tiger baseball suffered a heartbreaking loss last Thursday when they traveled up to New York Mills where the Eagles ended up winning 11-10 in walk-off fashion. It was a back and forth affair between the two teams early on, with Browerville/Eagle Valley striking first by plating two runs when Nate...
Dennis Bense
Dennis Bense, now living in Bismarck, played a total of 23 years in North Dakota for teams in Minot and Bismarck. He was recently one of six inductees into the North Dakota Softball Hall of Fame. He retired from the game in 2015 with an approximate batting average near 600. He describes himself as...
Despite having just one outside practice under their belts, the Upsala/Swanville Area baseball team got the season started last Tuesday when it hosted Kimballl. The Cubs built their lead throughout, scoring in five of  the six innings to pick up the 11-1 win. Kimball’s big inning came in the fifth...
The athletes on the Upsala/Swanville Area track and field team got some work last Friday when they competed in a meet at Pierz. The Patriots had a number of point scorers at the meet. The boys team results were highlighted by Lawrence Mettler’s second place finish in the 1600 (4:57.13). The senior...
Swanville softball hosted Osakis in Prairie Conference action last Tuesday, and ended up falling to the Silverstreaks 10-3. Avery Jackson went 2/2 at the plate, Lucia Bryce had one hit and drove in all three Bulldog runs, and Sierra Bartkowitz also logged a hit. Emily Beseman struck out three...
LPGE senior Tristen Marcyes (L) placed the tag on Royalton’s Jada Johannes as she slid into second base.
The snow melted and the field in Royalton dried out just enough for LPGE softball to finally get its season underway last Friday afternoon. LPGE 10, Royalton 3 - game one The Thunder took advantage of 16 free passes and got a good pitching performance from junior Emma Liebsch to lift them to a 10-3...
After getting a couple games in the dome at St. John’s University six days earlier, the Tiger softball team finally made it outdoors when they made the trip up to Barrett last Thursday. The hard hitting bats of West Central Area proved to be too much for Browerville/Eagle Valley as the Knights...

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