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The Swanville girls end the regular season with an overall record of 19-3, and a 9-1 record in the Prairie Conference. They enter the postseason as the No. 2 seed in the Section 5A south half.
It’s been a long drought of conference titles for the Swanville girls’ sports programs over the years. That drought came to a close last Friday night when the lady Bulldogs capped off the Prairie Conference season with a win in Browerville to secure a first place finish for the first time since...
B/EV junior Chris Vedbraaten looked to make a pass during last Friday’s game against LPGE.
The Browerville/Eagle Valley boys found themselves in a road battle at Swanville last Thursday night. The Tigers ended up needing overtime to escape with a 63-61 win over their Prairie Conference foe. The defense came to play in the first half as B/EV allowed just nine points over the first nine...
From left: LPGE assistant football coaches Brett Eisenschenk and Bob Byers, and head coach Brad Evenson were in attendance for senior Sam Byers signing his Letter of Intent to play at Concordia College in Moorhead.
If Sam Byers had been asked a few years ago if he saw himself playing football after high school, he would have likely said no. However, after developing a love for the game during his junior and senior years at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, playing at the next level became a dream and goal. That dream...
LPGE junior Diana Salazar Cervantes went up for two of her 11 second half points which helped lead the comeback rally against Verndale.
An inspired second half effort helped the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle girls basketball squad claw back into the game and force overtime last Tuesday against Verndale, but the Pirates ended up winning overtime to escape Long Prairie with a 57-55 non-conference win. A back and forth first half saw...
LPGE senior guard Nick Byers pulled up for a shot during one of the Thunder’s three games from last week.
A big second half run by Section 8, Class 2A foe — Park Rapids — helped lift the Panthers to a 58-48 win over the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle boys last Tuesday night. The Thunder jumped out to a quick 8-3 lead early in the first before Park Rapids rallied with a 9-2 run. LPGE came back to grab a five-...
The No. 7 seed Prairie Centre boys skated into a tough matchup against No. 2 Sartell-St. Stephen in the Section 6A playoffs last Tuesday. The Sabres scored three times in each of the first two periods to advance with an 8-2 win over the North Stars. Sartell-St. Stephen wasted little time getting on...
The Upsala girls saw the strength and depth of Section 5A when they traveled to Pine River-Backus last Thursday night for a late season test. The Tigers showed why they have 20-plus wins on the season, cruising by the Cardinals, 66-31. Pine River-Backus jumped out to a big lead on their home floor...
A cold night shooting the basketball made it difficult for the Upsala boys to stick with Royalton last Thursday night. The Royals grabbed control early and used their defense to come away with a 55-34 win in Prairie Conference action. Royalton limited the Cardinals to just 14 first half points...
Wolves captains holding the Section 5A first place plaque, from left: Justin Crandall, Austin Carr, Caleb Pesta, and Nye Becker.
  The Wolves were able to take in the whole experience of a state tournament last year. From the emotions of winning the section title, to the send-offs at both schools, to the thrill of walking through the Xcel Energy Center — it can be a struggle to focus on what they are actually there to do —...
Eight wrestling teams will represent Class 1A at the Xcel Energy Center on Feb. 28. These teams are considered the best in the state and will being vying for a title. Here’s a snap shot of who will be representing each section in the state. Section 1A: Goodhue. Rank: No. 12. Record: 24-8. Title...

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