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The athletes on the Upsala/Swanville Area track and field team got some work last Friday when they competed in a meet at Pierz. The Patriots had a number of point scorers at the meet. The boys team results were highlighted by Lawrence Mettler’s second place finish in the 1600 (4:57.13). The senior...
Swanville softball hosted Osakis in Prairie Conference action last Tuesday, and ended up falling to the Silverstreaks 10-3. Avery Jackson went 2/2 at the plate, Lucia Bryce had one hit and drove in all three Bulldog runs, and Sierra Bartkowitz also logged a hit. Emily Beseman struck out three...
LPGE senior Tristen Marcyes (L) placed the tag on Royalton’s Jada Johannes as she slid into second base.
The snow melted and the field in Royalton dried out just enough for LPGE softball to finally get its season underway last Friday afternoon. LPGE 10, Royalton 3 - game one The Thunder took advantage of 16 free passes and got a good pitching performance from junior Emma Liebsch to lift them to a 10-3...
After getting a couple games in the dome at St. John’s University six days earlier, the Tiger softball team finally made it outdoors when they made the trip up to Barrett last Thursday. The hard hitting bats of West Central Area proved to be too much for Browerville/Eagle Valley as the Knights...
Tate Johnson and Nate Petermeier combined to throw a one-hitter in Browerville/Eagle Valley’s season opener last Friday. The Tigers, playing at Fergus Falls Community College, topped Lac Qui Parle Valley 3-1. All four runs in the game were results of errors. B/EV scored their first run in the...
Snow drifts several feet high surround each dugout at the LPGE varsity softball field. The entire state of Minnesota has had to push back the spring sports season until warm weather comes and cleans up the wintry mess.
There is always a good chance winter drags into April in Minnesota. That has certainly been the case this year. Area sports teams have been stuck indoors with snow continuing to fall well after teams had been expected to be taking to the field and track. It can be challenging, but area coaches have...
Nate Petermeier returns for his senior season after being one of the team’s top pitchers last spring.
Despite losing some top level talent from last season, the Browerville/Eagle Valley baseball team returns a solid group with varsity experience for first year head coach Jason Peterschick. Like all squads in the area, the Tigers have been stuck indoors working while they patiently wait for spring...
The Prairie Conference indoor track meet was held on Mar. 27 at St. John’s University. The Upsala/Swanville Area girls scored 54 points to place third out of six teams, and the boys team scored 35 points to place sixth. The girls were led by sophomore Peyton Guthrie, who had four top-four finishes...
Hudson Pung (L) and Sam Olson (R) are two players back this season after locking down the middle infield for much of last year.
Thunder baseball returns this spring, looking poised for another strong season after bringing all but two players back from last season. Before they can get to that first pitch, however, they will be working on whatever they can indoors as they wait for the snow to melt away and the Minnesota...
  There are a couple new faces at the helm of the Thunder track program this spring. Jonathan Young and Nedda Zetah step in as head coaches of the boys and girls program, and the team brings back assistants Andy Otremba and Katrina Fligge. The sport will be new to Young, who will be absorbing all...

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