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The Wolves youth team recently competed at the region tournament hosted in Pierz.
The LPGE/Browerville-EV Wolves youth wrestlers qualified for the NYWA State Wrestling tournament for the third straight year.  The region tournament was held in Pierz on Saturday, March 18 with 16 teams competing in this year’s event. The top six teams qualify for the state tournament which will be...
Every two years, the Minnesota State High School League reclassifies teams into new competitive sections. These assignments are primarily determined by enrollment. Schools with at least 50 percent free/reduced lunch students can appeal to the advisory committee to drop down one class in team sports...
Tiger senior Quinn Kircher averaged 26 points per game and nine rebounds per game this season.
Her hoops career for the Tigers may have come to a close, but senior Quinn Kircher is hauling in some individual accolades. She was voted the Prairie Conference Most Valuable Player by coaches at the end of the season awards meeting.  Kircher averaged 26 points and nine rebounds per game to take...
From left: Matt Roe, Sam Olson, and Hudson Pung are all back after being key contributors on last season’s team that won the Prairie Conference.
Last season saw Thunder baseball turn some heads as they made a nice run during league play to earn a Prairie Conference title after finishing 9-3, and 11-8 overall. While they graduated three All-Conference players, including the 2016 Prairie Co-Most Valuable Player Noah Urman, they bring back a...
Myron Ripplinger is one of the Patriots’ top pitchers back from last season.
A senior-heavy squad will suit up in the red, white, and blue Patriots colors this spring as the team looks to improve on last season’s 10-11 overall record. Upsala/Swanville Area boasts 10 seniors on its roster coming into this spring, and has a pair of juniors and a freshman on the preseason...
The Thunder will look to put together successful relays. The girls team should have a good chance at competing for state with the return of seniors Elle Olson (top left), Clairie Liebsch (top right), and Abby Ecker (bottom right).
The weather may not be quite as favorable to begin training outside everyday, but the LPGE track teams have kept busy preparing for their spring season. While numbers are down for both the boys and girls teams this season, each squad has some talent coming back. The girls team has had a run of...
The Browerville/Eagle Valley boys were forced to settle for Section 5A runner up after suffering a heartbreaking quadruple overtime loss to Nevis in last Friday’s title game.
  March Madness isn’t just for college basketball, and the Section 5A championship game played in front of a packed house in Wadena proved that last Friday night. The Browerville/Eagle Valley and Nevis boys got locked into an intense, high pressure game from start to finish and needed four...
B/EV’s all-time leading scorer Bryce Irsfeld will represent the Tigers in this year’s All-Star Series.
  The future is bright for one of the Prairie Conference’s all-time best players. Bryce Irsfeld, a senior from Browerville/Eagle Valley, will play in one more basketball game before prepping for his collegiate career at Minnesota State University Moorhead, after being selected to play on one of the...
I was one of many Gopher fans that made the trip to the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
  Selection Sunday for the NCAA national tournament is a lot more fun when your team is a lock to make the big dance. The Gophers men’s basketball team were seeded fifth and placed in the South Region of the bracket, which meant their opening game would be “close” to home in Milwaukee, and it made...
The Sprenger family from left: Brenda, Cody, Haley, and Chuck, have experienced a lot of basketball success during Cody’s career at Northwestern.
By Taylor Lunemann, Staff Writer   The collegiate career of one of LPGE’s best basketball players of all time came to a close a few weeks ago. Cody Sprenger, a 2013 graduate of LPGE, closed out his career with Northwestern (St. Paul) when the Eagles lost an 85-81 heartbreaker to the University of...

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