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Mary Irsfeld, of Browerville, was recently inducted into the athletics hall of fame at the College of St. Scholastica where she was a three-sport athlete.
  Today’s sports world is becoming increasingly specialized, with kids focusing more of their time on one or two sports rather than spreading it out and competing in three. The thought of picking just one or two never even crossed the mind of a local former athlete and longtime Prairie Conference...
Ally Ecker returned a serve during the section tournament last Tuesday. The senior came up one spot short of qualifying for state.
Thunder senior Ally Ecker came up one spot short of qualifying for her second state tennis tournament, placing third in the Section 5A individual tournament last Tuesday in Sartell. Ecker ended up playing a lot of tennis that day, which included a three-set win over Ava Hanson of New London-Spicer...
Senior wide receiver Sam Byers turned up field after catching one of his two passes against WDC.
Injuries and the size and strength of Wadena-Deer Creek proved to be too much to overcome for the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle football team as they fell 42-13 in the regular season finale last Wednesday. The size of the Wolverines made it difficult for the Thunder to establish a run game early while...
Thunder volleyball finished the regular season on a high note when they went up to Crosby-Ironton and claimed a five-set win. The win came at the expense of former Long Prairie-Grey Eagle head coach Brad Hollenhorst, whose Rangers swept the Thunder a year ago. Senior outside hitter Emma Liebsch led...
After going toe to toe with a winless Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa team for one half, the Upsala/Swanville Area football team flipped the script in a hurry with a big third quarter to boost them to a 38-29 win over the Jaguars. BBE found the end zone in each of the first two quarters, but a 34-yard...
Browerville/Eagle Valley gave Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, a scare at least for one game when the two teams squared off in Brooten last Monday. After the Jaguars displayed some dominant play in first and second set wins, the Tigers nearly took one off them in the third. B/EV...
Seventh grader Savannah McCoy earned honorable mention with her 11th place finish at the Mid-State Conference meet last week.
The local cross country teams traveled up to Staples last Tuesday afternoon to compete in the Mid-State Conference championships. The Thunder varsity girls edged out Crosby-Ironton by a point to place third out of five teams. The boys team finished sixth out of six. Seventh grader Caroline Kuehne...
Gabe Pesta wrapped up a WCA ball carrier while Ian Langford came in to help finish the job during Friday’s game against WCA.
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle overcame some early turnovers, but were unable to slow down West Central Area/Ashby late as the Knights spoiled the Thunder’s homecoming by grabbing a 36-13 win in a Mid-State Blue subdistrict matchup. Turnovers plagued both teams early in the game and each team was able to...
Thunder senior Riley Steinmetz received a serve during a tournament earlier this season.
The competition was stiff for the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle volleyball team in the second to last week of the regular season. The Thunder opened the week against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, ranked No. 10 in Class 1A, and the Jaguars were able to come away with the clean 3-0 sweep. Senior Emma Liebsch...
The loss of the gymnastics program at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle has required the District to begin seeking potential options to replace the sport to remain compliant with Title IX.  Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal...

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