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The large group of kids who turned out for the final soccer class on Oct. 27 posed for a photo before beginning the class.
The Community Education events at LPGE have seen some nice turnouts in the past, but no one could have predicted how much participation there would be for this fall’s soccer class. While they originally expected around 15-20 kids to sign up for the class, that number was just a bit off as the...
A valiant comeback attempt fell just short for the Browerville/Eagle Valley volleyball team as they fell 3-1 to Verndale in the subsection championship hosted in Pierz last Thursday. The Tigers came out ready to play and it showed as they held a 17-13 lead in the first set. However, the Pirates...
Several area athletes have moved on to compete at the collegiate level and this week will be an update on how athletes competing in the fall season have been doing. Derek Warner, a 2014 graduate of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School, is a member of the North Dakota State University cross country...
Senior goaltender Angela Hanson deflected a shot during a drill at last Friday’s practice. This will be Hanson’s fifth season in the net for the Blue Devils.
It may be hard to believe, but the winter season is well underway and the newly formed girls hockey cooperative Prairie Centre has already put in one week of practice. The new coop consists of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Sauk Centre, Wadena-Deer Creek, and Browerville. With the newly formed team comes...
Senior Maddie Zastrow, who has dealt with an injury this fall, suited up for the section meet for her last cross country race in a Thunder uniform.
It was a chilly day for a cross country race at the Long Prairie Country Club last Thursday afternoon as LPGE hosted the Section 6A meet. For the first time since 2010, neither Thunder team was able to push a runner on to the state meet as the girls finished 11th as a team and the boys 13th. Morris...
The Thunder volleyball team put together a nice season on the court, but that came to a close last Thursday when they hit a brick wall against a well-rounded Sauk Centre team. The top seeded Mainstreeters displayed why they earned that spot in the bracket as they limited mistakes in a 3-0 sweep of...
Abby Ecker returns a volley during state tennis tournament action.
After an impressive run to a Section 5A singles title, junior Abby Ecker was unable to replicate that success at the state tennis tournament hosted at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis last Thursday. Abby had a slow start in her first round matchup with Jenna Fearing of Osakis and fell 6...
The defense was one of the biggest strengths of the Browerville/Eagle Valley football team this season. However, even a defense like the Tigers wore down in last Saturday’s Class 1A state quarterfinal matchup with reigning state champion Minneota. Garrett Hennen, the Vikings’ senior fullback who...
Every team wants to be playing its best volleyball heading into the postseason. While Browerville/Eagle Valley had stumbled a bit down the stretch of the regular season, the Tigers regained their form last week in the first two rounds of the Section 5A tournament. In the Tigers’ first round matchup...
Thunder junior Abby Ecker pumps her fist after scoring a point during the Section 5A championship match.
Mental toughness often plays a roll in the game of tennis. Thunder junior Abby Ecker learned that firsthand last Tuesday when she competed in the section singles tournament at Fitness Evolution in Sartell. What began as a bumpy road turned into a girl on a mission as Abby overcame a slow start and...

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