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LPGE students competed at the state shoot in Alexandria. Front row from left:  Carson Lemke, Abbey Hebert, Issy Allen, Emily Marcyes, Madison Becker, Connor Crosby, Weston Heuer, Myles Elmes, Alex Pesta, Adrian Bearson, and Tyler Nelson. Back row from left:  Shawn Houdek, Kale Danielson, Dakota Kramer, Joe Langer, Sam Olson, Noah Koltes, Ben Katterhagen, Andrew Katterhagen, Oren Gamradt, Derek Loxtercamp, and Nathan Ruda.
The LPGE trap shooting team closed out their season this spring by competing in their conference and state shoots. The Thunder competed in Conference 2A, which consisted of 47 schools. The novice team placed seventh out of 25, junior varsity team placed 16th out of 25, and the varsity team took...
Shortstop Tommy Geisenhof (L) and second baseman Hudson Pung (R) attempted to turn a double play during Saturday’s game against Bemidji.
The Predators kicked off their weekend with a tournament game against Alexandria last Friday night. Good pitching and some late inning runs helped fuel them past the Black Sox 4-1. Alexandria struck first by scoring their lone run in the top of the fourth. Long Prairie answered in the bottom half...
Mitchell Retka put the bat on the ball to drive in a run in the fourth inning.
It takes playing clean baseball in the field to advance in the postseason and LPGE learned that the hard way last Monday when they traveled to Avon to play Albany in the opening round. Five errors led to eight unearned runs while the Huskies played flawless defense to cruise to a 10-3 win. The...
The Upsala Blue Jays opened the West Divisional Victory League playoffs last Saturday when they hosted Randall. They cruised by the Cubs with an 8-1 win. The Blue Jays got a pitching gem from starter Eric Lampert, who went seven innings and gave up just four hits and two walks while striking out 12...
Bemidji State University recently announced recent LPGE graduate Abby Ecker as one of its new additions to their 2016-17 freshman class.
The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team made it official that they are adding recent Long Prairie-Grey Eagle graduate Abby Ecker to its 2017-18 freshman class. The program’s current class will have nine freshmen. The Division-I bound Ecker has been a long-time defenseman for the Prairie...
The Predators closed out Resorters East league play on July 2 when they fell to Alexandria 6-1. The Black Sox maintained control the entire game, piling on three runs in the second, two in the sixth, and one in the seventh. The Long Prairie bats were quiet to begin with, but it didn’t help that...
Going into their game with Sobieski on July 2, the Blue Jays had won four of their last five. Even a hot streak couldn’t save them from sticking with the powerhouse Skis, however, as they fell 11-6. Upsala out-hit their opponent 12-9, but committed six errors and gave up a three-run inning in the...
The Swans fell 8-2 to Flensburg back on July 2 as the Falcons got a 13-strikeout, complete game effort from Ike Thoma. While Swanville picked up 11 hits in the game, they were only able to strike for two runs. One came in the first inning, and the other in the last. Derek Pfeiffer and Austin...
The LPGE Legion baseball squad had no problem getting past Kimball last Monday as they piled on the offense in a 14-2 victory in five innings. That offense got started from the very first inning as Caleb Jasken drew a walk and Noah Koltes singled to set up a three-run homer by Riley Tabatt, his...
For the first time in its three years, the Pine Grove Classic hosted at Staples has a new champion. After winning the first two years of the tournament, the Predators settled for a third place finish during the two-day event last weekend. Preds 5, Upsala 2 Long Prairie got off to a good start to...

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