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The Thunder boys ran into some tough competition last Tuesday night when they hit the road for a game against Minnewaska. The Lakers, winners of five of their six games, scored 22 points off 21 Thunder turnovers to help pick up a 63-37 non conference win. A big first half put the game out of reach...
The Upsala boys hoops team experienced some more growing pains in a road loss to Wadena-Deer Creek last Tuesday night. The Wolverines used a big first half to help fuel a 67-45 win over the visiting Cardinals. On a night where the shots weren’t falling, Upsala’s defense was also lacking as WDC...
The youth of the Swanville girls basketball put on a show last Tuesday when the lady Bulldogs hosted Royalton. Freshmen Emily Beseman and Avery Jackson exploded for a combined 43 points to help put the Royals away with a 52-35 win. “It was a good team win,” said Swanville head coach Aaron Gapinski...
Four Tiger girls on this year’s team have now scored over 1,000 career points. From left: Kendra Buchta, Quinn Kircher, Crystal Pearson, and Paige Callahan.
  Surpassing career milestones is starting to become a common occurrence for the Tiger girls basketball team and they saw their fourth starter hit the 1,000 career points mark last Friday night. Junior guard Quinn Kircher joined senior teammates Crystal Pearson, Kendra Buchta, and Paige Callahan as...
The Swanville boys hoops team went 2-1 at a three-day tournament hosted by St. John’s Prep last week. The Bulldogs fell in their opening game last Thursday night, as a second half rally came up just short as Milaca came out with a 65-61 win. It was a slow start for Swanville as they trailed 35-22...
Junior forward Moriah Cebulla battled for control of the puck against Northern Lakes’ Chelsea Skluzacek during last Tuesday’s game.
Another strong defensive performance helped the Prairie Centre girls bounce back with a 3-0 shutout win over Northern Lakes last Tuesday night. It was also their first Mid-State Conference win of the season. Gabby Olson scored a pair of first period goals and Kenzie Christianson added another in...
Thomas Pesta edged Osakis’s Garret Sunder by picking up a 5-2 decision victory in last Thursday’s home opener.
After a disappointing result at the Wadena invite, the Wolves bounced back in a big way last week by winning the first dual of the season and putting up good results at the Grant County Invite. The Wolves opened the week last Thursday by hosting its first home matches of the season as they welcomed...
The offense has finally picked up for the Prairie Centre boys. After scoring three goals in a loss last Friday, the North Stars netted five at Albert Kaiser Arena in Bagley to pick up a 5-1 win over Bagley/Fosston, the first win of the season. Stats were not submitted from this game. Prairie Centre...
Abby Ecker (L) and Kenzie Christianson (R) celebrate after Ecker’s third period goal against Morris/Benson last Thursday.
The Prairie Centre girls made it 12 wins in a row against Morris/Benson when they hosted the Storm in Long Prairie last Thursday night. Abby Ecker and Mikayla Olson each scored a pair of goals and Angela Hanson and Mackenzie Och combined for 13 saves to post a shutout. Shelby Otte got things going...
Maddie Zastrow (L) and Rachel Middendorf (M) play defense against Melrose’s Cassie Klaphake (R). The Thunder held Melrose to just 18 first half points.
The Thunder girls have endured some growing pains the last two seasons but after a few weeks of play this winter, it appears to have paid off. LPGE played in its fourth close game in a row last Friday night when they took on Melrose, but were also able to close out the game to make it four wins in...

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