Sports

A three-day tournament hosted at St. John’s was cut down to just one day as the Swanville boys were able to compete in just one game last week. That one game came on Thursday against Eden Valley-Watkins, the No. 7 state ranked team in Class 2A, and went about as expected as the Eagles jumped on the...
There was a shortage of offense last Tuesday when the Upsala girls hosted Parkers Prairie in a non conference bout. The Panthers got a combined 31 points from Megan Benzinger and Megan Dreger and the defense locked up the lady Cardinals in a 55-24 win. Freshman Amber Biniek led Upsala in scoring...
Prairie Conference results for the week of Dec. 11-17. Boys Basketball Browerville/Eagle Valley (1-1): B/EV over LPGE 77-45, Nevis over B/EV 61-54. LPGE (1-1): LPGE over Pierz 57-49, B/EV over LPGE 77-45. Swanville (0-1): Eden Valley-Watkins over Swanville 83-45. Osakis (2-0): Osakis over...
Bryce Irsfeld pulled up for a jumper during the Tigers’ Prairie Conference opener.
When a player begins approaching a career milestone, added pressure often finds its way to affect even some of the best players. For the reigning Prairie Conference Most Valuable Player, Bryce Irsfeld, that pressure should be done and over with after the Browerville/Eagle Valley guard hit the 2,000...
The Thunder’s 69-58 win over Swanville last Thursday gave Jon Larson his first win as head coach.
During the preseason, LPGE’s first-year head coach Jon Larson mentioned that he had a gym full of young guys hungry to fight for playing time at the varsity level. One of those players certainly made his presence known during last Thursday night’s Prairie Conference opener against Swanville, as...
Taylor Kingston (R) went up for a shot over B/EV’s Quinn Kircher (L). The Thunder guard put up 28 points in the win.
Both the girls basketball teams from LPGE and Browerville/Eagle Valley will face learning experiences throughout this season as they get their new players acclimated to varsity action. That was certainly on display last Friday night when the two teams met in Tiger town. In a game riddled with...
After last Tuesday’s game against section rival Fergus Falls was postponed, the Blue Devils’ first contest of the week took place on Thursday when they hosted Detroit Lakes in Wadena for the Mid-State Conference opener. Some early scoring put the Prairie Centre girls in the driver’s seat the rest...
A low scoring affair ended in a tie for Prairie Centre and Park Rapids when the two Mid-State Conference teams met in Long Prairie last Tuesday night. A Petr Erhart goal for the North Stars early in the second period was countered by a Shea Alto goal in the third as the only two scoring plays in...
Good ball movement and defense helped lift the Swanville girls basketball team to a 57-23 win over St. John’s Prep in their Prairie Conference opener Tuesday night. Forcing turnovers helped lead to transition points and a balanced scoring attack that saw nine different Bulldog players find the...
Wolves wrestling opened up its dual meet season last Thursday when they competed at a quad hosted in Paynesville. LPGE/Browerville/EV fell to the hosting Bulldogs 45-25.  Five different wrestlers picked up wins in the match. Justin Crandall pinned his opponent in the third period at 113 pounds, and...

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