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The Wolves bring back a solid core of seniors to lead the team this winter. From left: Tianna Larson, Emily Leroux, Tristen Marcyes, and Reanne Warwick.
For the last few years, the Wolves gymnastics program has been continually building their scores. Last season saw several school records drop, and this winter will hopefully bring even more. The team brings back its core of four seniors -- Tristen Marcyes, Reanne Warwick, Emily Leroux, and Tianna...
Taylor Kingston returns for her senior season after leading the Thunder in scoring last winter.
A strong core returns for the Thunder girls basketball team this winter, and the team will look for players to step up behind them as they look to put up another winning season. Last year’s LPGE team wrapped up the regular season with a six-game winning streak to help finish tied for second in the...
Isaac Cebulla is one senior that will look to lead the Prairie Centre boys this winter.
  The Prairie Centre boys hockey squad hopes to take a step forward this winter after picking up 10 wins in 2016-17. The North Stars look to have a jump start on this season with the coaching staff and system mostly staying in place. That made the first week of practice, which began on Nov. 13, go...
Blue Devil sophomore Megan Och (2) handled the puck after junior goaltender Mackenzie Och (30) deflected at shot during Saturday’s game with Luverne.
The first week of hockey brought a home split for the Prairie Centre girls. Prairie Centre 4, Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 1 The Blue Devils jumped out to a quick lead in the first period and didn’t look back when they beat a visiting Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato team 4-1 in Sauk Centre last Thursday....
Swanville juniors Hailee Schmidt (L) and Emily Beseman (R) show off their knee braces which help support them as they recover from torn ACLs suffered in the same basketball game last Jan. 13.
Injuries can happen in any sport, and at any time. Unfortunately for the Swanville girls basketball program, they had to go through two bad injuries in one night last season. Playing in Browerville on Jan. 13, the Bulldogs lost not one, but two players to bad injuries as then sophomores Emily...
Junior guard Jenna Ripplinger had a strong second half last winter and will look to help lead the Cardinals this year.
Continued improvement will be the main goal for the Upsala girls hoops team entering the season. The Cardinals graduated the final piece, 1,000-point scorer Katlin Welinski, from their 2013 state tournament run last spring and will enter this winter with a mixture of talent in the upperclassmen...
The LPGE/BEV wrestling program hosted an open house on Sunday evening to show off its new wrestling room. The new practice facility is located in the building next to the parking lot located south of the elementary school building. Said Wolves head coach Jacob Lorentz: “We are so very blessed to...
USA runningback Simon Bryce (M) turned up field with blockers Dalton Louden (L) and Alex Thieschafer (R) in front of him.
A season that saw improvement with each week came to an end for the Upsala/Swanville Area football team last Saturday afternoon. After picking up some momentum with six-point wins over No. 5 Parkers Prairie and No. 1 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the Section 4A quarterfinals and semifinals, the...
The Thunder tennis team recently held their awards banquet to wrap up the fall season. Head coach Curt Hatfield, who has coached for 40 seasons, thanked everyone involved in making the season a success, including assistant coach Nedda Zetah, Activities Director Dan Zetah, parents, and the players....
LPGE shooters from left: Connor Crosby, Joe Langer, Carson Lemke, Tyler Nelson, and Madison Becker, with coach Kim Loxtercamp and scorekeeper and coach Dave Vogel watching.
Students at LPGE recently wrapped up the Trap Shooting Fall Leauge, which took place from Sept. 17 to Oct. 22. The Thunder had 10 shooters compete during the season, including: Nathan Ruda, Issy Allen, Oren Gamradt, Connor Crosby, Joe Langer, Carson Lemke, Tyler Nelson, Madison Becker, Kale...

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