Sports

The Ecker sisters, Abby (R) and Ally (L) celebrate after Abby’s first period goal gave the Blue Devils an early lead last Tuesday.
In what was the final scheduled varsity girls hockey game at the Todd County Expo this season, the Blue Devils defended their home ice as they skated to a 3-1 Mid-State Conference win over Park Rapids. The final score was not a good indicator of how lopsided the game was, however, as Prairie Centre...
Senior guard Claire Liebsch went up for a tough shot during the Thunder’s loss against Holdingford.
It was an exciting game last Tuesday night when the LPGE girls basketball team hosted former Prairie Conference foe West Central Area. In a high scoring game by both teams, the Thunder were able to close out a 61-52 win over the Knights. It was a 27-23 game at halftime, with LPGE building on its...
A third period goal ended up being the difference as Wadena-Deer Creek defended its home ice last Tuesday night with a 3-2 win over the North Stars in Mid-State Conference play. The Wolverines jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on goals by Colby Schertler and Jake Dykhoff in the first period before...
The final dual meet of 2016 for the Wolves started out good, but ended in a loss, as Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie reeled off wins in the final four weights to come away with a 40-32 win. Justin Crandall got things started with third period pin in the opening weight, and Landon Gode...
Moriah Cebulla and Daniel Bachmeier, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School seniors, have been selected to represent Region 6A in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award program. Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts ,and Athletics Award (Triple “A” Award) is sponsored by the Minnesota State High...
The Swanville girls jumped out to a big lead in a hurry last Monday when they hosted Ogilvie in non conference action. They cruised to a 50-16 win. The lady Bulldogs used an uptempo game in the first half to build a 39-8 lead at the break which allowed head coach Aaron Gapinski to go deep into his...
Not enough offense was mustered in the lady Cardinals’ non conference game against BBE last Tuesday, which ended in a 54-34 defeat. Senior guard Katlin Welinski put up a season and game high 19 points to lead Upsala, with freshman Laura Lange chipping in eight points. BBE was led by Hailey...
The Swanville boys were able to get in a game during the final day of the St. John’s holiday tournament on Dec. 17. A slow first half proved to be too much to overcome for the Bulldogs, however, as Milaca was able to come out on top 69-57. The Wolves nearly doubled up Swanville in the first half,...
Struggling to take care of the basketball slowed the Upsala boys in a 65-48 loss to BBE last Tuesday night. The Cardinals committed 19 turnovers in the game and trailed 37-15 at the break. They were able to outscore their opponent 33-28 in the second half. One bright spot on the night was some hot...
LPGE junior Rachel Middendorf (R) drove to the basket against Swanville’s Avery Jackson (L) and Madison Beseman (B). She finished with a season high 18 points in the win.
One of the question marks for the Thunder girls basketball team coming into the season was if they would find depth behind their key players and starters. They found an answer, at least on one end of the floor, as the bench played a vital role defensively in LPGE’s 55-39 win over Swanville last...

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