Sports

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...
Senior wing Kenzie Christianson fired a shot on goal during the third period of play in last Friday’s game with Marshall.
  The Blue Devils faced tough luck not only on the scoreboard, but also in the injury department when they fell on the road to a good Mound Westonka team 6-2 last Tuesday night. The Prairie Centre girls got off to a slow start, and trailed 5-2 after two periods, and then lost starting goaltender...
Sophomore Emma Liebsch kicked a pass out to a teammate during Thursday’s game with WDC.
A slow start and some sloppy play led to a hole the Thunder girls basketball team was unable to dig out of when they hosted Wadena-Deer Creek last Thursday night. The Wolverines held off a comeback attempt to win 52-47. WDC jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead before a pair of free throws by sophomore...
The first meet of the season yielded some expected results for the LPGE/Browerville gymnastics team. Competing in a six-team meet at Morris, the Wolves scored six points higher than their first meet of last season, and ended up placing fourth on the day. The team tied with host Morris Area/Chokio/...

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