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The annual day game in Upsala for the USA football team took place back on Sept. 4 and ended with the Patriots blowing out Parkers Prairie by a score of 40-6. The passing game got going early on for the Patriots as Myron Ripplinger connected with Parker Barth and Carter Loven for first quarter...
Cody Marcyes shed a tackler and broke free for a 73-yard punt return touchdown in the first quarter.
On a hot and humid evening that probably had most people dreaming of the cool Friday nights in October, the Thunder football team endured not only the heat, but also big plays from Warroad to come away with a 20-12 win in Long Prairie. LPGE faced several moments where they could have rolled over...
Thunder volleyball moved to 2-0 on the season when they defeated Staples-Motley 3-0 last Tuesday night. The night fully belonged to LPGE as they were in total control over the Cardinals from the very first serve. Kayla Bense got the Thunder off to their hot start when the senior began the night...
Claire Liebsch
The Thunder cross country teams opened their season at Staples last Monday for the first race of the year. The boys ended up taking eighth out of the nine teams while the girls placed eighth out of 10. Leading the boys team was captain Matt Jasken’s fifth place finish as the senior had a time of 19...
Kalley Dynes Levin returned a serve during the Thunder’s home match against Parkers Prairie last Thursday.
An opening week road trip to Morris brought some success for the Thunder tennis team as they picked up a clean 7-0 sweep. Ally Ecker, at No. 3 singles, picked up the most dominant win of the day taking down her opponent in straight sets and only surrendering one game. Freshman Maddie Gorr won her...
The early season success continued for Browerville/Eagle Valley when they hosted Bertha-Hewitt last Tuesday night. The Tigers were able to shut out the Bears with a 3-0 victory. The first two sets ended in a score of 25-16 before the Bears pushed the Tigers to the brink in the third. B/EV was able...
Matt Roe (22) got in the passing lane and Jack Mechels (23) covered a WDC receiver during a play in the second quarter.
A balanced, consistent offense and a good defensive game plan helped LPGE pick up a 46-12 win over Wadena-Deer Creek in the home opener last Friday night. After getting bottled up on offense in their first game, the Thunder showed their ability to sustain drives from the very first possession...
Abby Ecker has won all seven of her matches this season. The junior picked up six wins last week, including a thrilling three-set win against Benson
The Thunder tennis team had a very busy week, playing six matches. LPGE/USA 1, Minnewaska 6 LPGE/USA kicked off the week with a home match against Minnewaska on Monday. The Lakers spoiled the day by picking up a 6-1 win. The lone win came at No. 1 singles as Abby Ecker cruised to a 6-2, 6-0....
Matt Jasken
The LPGE boys and girls cross country teams open the 2015 season with a new coaching staff at the helm. The Thunder welcome in head coach Joe Kahl and assistant coach Jasmine Ecker. Kahl is a native of Pierz, graduated from St. Cloud State University, and is fresh off four years of teaching...
Linda Miller went for a spike during the Prairie Conference jamboree last Tuesday.
The Thunder volleyball team kicked off the 2015 season by bumping Pillager in an exciting match that went the full five sets. LPGE started the match strong and fired on all cylinders in 25-16 and 25-18 wins in the first two sets.  Serving issues caused some problems in the next two sets and...

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