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Senior Kaitlyn Proell (L) and junior Brian Sanchez-Acosta (R) are two of the team’s captains, alongside Brianna Young and Caleb Pesta, and will aim to lead the Thunder on the track this spring.
  The weather has been much more favorable this spring and the boys and girls track teams at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle have already been able to get outside, a big change from the norm. The Thunder will feature a combination of returning letterwinners and a large group of athletes at the junior high...
Freshman Cooper Thieschafer (8) beat the throw back to home plate after a wild pitch for USA’s first run of the 2019 season last Thursday.
The snow melted and the frost went away just in time for Upsala/Swanville Area to open up their season last Thursday afternoon. Hosting Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in Upsala, the Patriots limited the early damage and then closed the door the rest of the way in a 6-1 win over the Raiders. B-H/V struck...
Sophomore second baseman Paige Binek turned to fire toward first during a double play attempt against West Central Area last Thursday.
As soon as the softball field in Upsala was ready, the Cardinals wasted little time getting use out of it last week.  The Upsala softball team swept a split team doubleheader last Thursday, starting with a 6-2 victory over West Central Area. The Cardinals got on the board early and maintained a 2-0...
Rebekah Muhlenkamp (L) and Gage VanRisseghem (R) both return for USA after qualifying for the section meet last season.
There will be a solid returning core for the Upsala/Swanville Area boys and girls track teams this spring, and with some new up and comers, the Patriots are aiming to compete in both the conference and section this season. USA brings back six letterwinners on the boys side, and five on the girls,...
The Browerville/Eagle Valley softball team possesses a tough regular season schedule and they got their first taste of it last Friday as they opened the season against section rival and two-time defending Class 1A state champion New York Mills. While the first half of the game belonged to the...
After putting it off for an extra two weeks, the Minnesota State High School League announced the new section realignments for all schools last week. The biggest question marks going in for Long Prairie-Grey Eagle would be the placements for boys and girls basketball and wrestling.  The two hoops...
Junior Ted Stacey is one of the Thunder’s top returning players from last season.
The baseball fields are rapidly getting closer to becoming playable after a quick spring thaw, and in the meantime, the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle baseball team has been busy working on fundamentals in the gym and parking lot. With a number of underclassmen expected to fill in the holes at the varsity...
Senior Emma Liebsch returns as a core piece after being the team’s top pitcher last season.
A core of players that were a part of playoff runs in two of the last four years gives Long Prairie-Grey Eagle softball some hope for making another run this spring. Those players have the experience to lead not only come playoff time, but also in practice as has been observed by third year head...
USA has made certain areas of all three aspects of the game — pitching, hitting, defense — points of emphasis to work on coming into this season.
The Upsala/Swanville Area baseball team endured a bumpy 5-14 season last year while fielding a lineup of underclassmen. While the young guys took some lumps throughout the season, they have shown the coaching staff a reason to have some optimism heading into the season. The Patriots started three...
Senior Emily Beseman is expected to handle most of the pitching duties for the Bulldogs this spring.
It’s not often a team coming off a season that ended with an overall record of 2-15 has plenty of optimism for a quick turnaround, but that may be the case for the Swanville softball team. The Bulldogs boast a deep, senior-heavy squad coming back with another year of experience, and just a bit more...

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