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Senior Lawrence Mettler (R) is averaging 19.5 points per game while junior Austin Lemke (L) is scoring 18 ppg in his first full year on varsity.
There were a whole lot of unknowns entering the season for the Swanville boys basketball program last November. The team graduated eight seniors last season, and brought back just one player with varsity experience. A pair of players have made huge strides over the offseason and throughout the...
Thunder senior Nathan Ruda connected on a second half shot during Monday’s game against Sauk Centre.
The Thunder boys kept things interesting last Monday when they hosted their former Section 6AA rival Sauk Centre. The Mainstreeters used a second half run to pull away for a 69-57 win. Both teams traded blows in the first half. LPGE jumped out to a 9-4 lead before Sauk Centre countered with a 10-0...
Upsala’s Laura Lange (L) and Swanville’s Brooklyn Thieschafer (R) battle for a loose ball during the opening round of the Section 5A tournament.
The No. 4 seed Swanville girls opened up the Section 5A postseason last Thursday with a home game against No. 5 Upsala. A second half run followed up with good defense in the final minute helped the Bulldogs secure a 44-41 win over the Cardinals to advance in the playoffs. A physical, back and...
Upsala’s Laura Lange (L) and Swanville’s Brooklyn Thieschafer (R) battle for a loose ball during the opening round of the Section 5A tournament.
The No. 4 seed Swanville girls opened up the Section 5A postseason last Thursday with a home game against No. 5 Upsala. A second half run followed up with good defense in the final minute helped the Bulldogs secure a 44-41 win over the Cardinals to advance in the playoffs. A physical, back and...
The season came to a close for the Upsala girls in a close 44-41 defeat in Swanville last Thursday night. The Cardinals finish the season with an 8-19 overall record. Upsala brings back a solid core after making strides throughout the season this year. “We have come a long way. Even going back and...
The Browerville/Eagle Valley boys came up just short of playing spoiler to Osakis’s unblemished Prairie Conference record when they met last Friday. The Silverstreaks ended the season with a perfect 10-0 record in league play after surviving a 56-54 overtime win against the Tigers. There was no...
Wolves assistant coach Nate Pachan (L), head coach Jacob Lorentz (M), and senior Thomas Pesta (R) react during a match earlier in the season.
All season long, the Wolves have continued to build for this moment. On Mar. 1, the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville/Eagle Valley wrestling team will hit the mats at the Xcel Energy Center as they try to prove to the rest of the state that they are the best of the best.  The state team...
The level of talent from top to bottom in the Wolves lineup has been a strength for the team all season. One week after that well-balanced lineup reached the Class 1A state tournament as a team, they placed wrestlers in all 14 weight classes in last Saturday’s Section 5A individual tournament, and...
With their run through the Section 5A tournament, including a 42-15 win over two-time champ KMS, the Wolves wrestlers punched their ticket to their first state tournament as a cooperative. LPGE made it to state in 2003, and Browerville made it in 1991. LPGE/BEV (23-1) will meet up with Blackduck/...
The state wrestling tournament will be hosted at the Xcel Energy Center from Mar. 1-3. The team tournament is all completed in one day on Mar. 1 while the other two days are for the individuals. The schedule Thursday, March 1, at Xcel Energy Center Class A Quarterfinals, 9 a.m. Championship...

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