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Thunder volleyball finished the regular season on a high note when they went up to Crosby-Ironton and claimed a five-set win. The win came at the expense of former Long Prairie-Grey Eagle head coach Brad Hollenhorst, whose Rangers swept the Thunder a year ago. Senior outside hitter Emma Liebsch led...
After going toe to toe with a winless Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa team for one half, the Upsala/Swanville Area football team flipped the script in a hurry with a big third quarter to boost them to a 38-29 win over the Jaguars. BBE found the end zone in each of the first two quarters, but a 34-yard...
Browerville/Eagle Valley gave Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, a scare at least for one game when the two teams squared off in Brooten last Monday. After the Jaguars displayed some dominant play in first and second set wins, the Tigers nearly took one off them in the third. B/EV...
Seventh grader Savannah McCoy earned honorable mention with her 11th place finish at the Mid-State Conference meet last week.
The local cross country teams traveled up to Staples last Tuesday afternoon to compete in the Mid-State Conference championships. The Thunder varsity girls edged out Crosby-Ironton by a point to place third out of five teams. The boys team finished sixth out of six. Seventh grader Caroline Kuehne...
Gabe Pesta wrapped up a WCA ball carrier while Ian Langford came in to help finish the job during Friday’s game against WCA.
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle overcame some early turnovers, but were unable to slow down West Central Area/Ashby late as the Knights spoiled the Thunder’s homecoming by grabbing a 36-13 win in a Mid-State Blue subdistrict matchup. Turnovers plagued both teams early in the game and each team was able to...
Thunder senior Riley Steinmetz received a serve during a tournament earlier this season.
The competition was stiff for the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle volleyball team in the second to last week of the regular season. The Thunder opened the week against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, ranked No. 10 in Class 1A, and the Jaguars were able to come away with the clean 3-0 sweep. Senior Emma Liebsch...
The loss of the gymnastics program at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle has required the District to begin seeking potential options to replace the sport to remain compliant with Title IX.  Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal...
The Thunder tennis team traveled to StaFit in Sartell last Thursday morning to compete in the individual portion of the Section 5A tournament. LPGE/USA ended up advancing one athlete to the semifinals round. Senior and No. 2 seed Ally Ecker cruised through the opening two rounds of play of the...
Jackson Thieschafer hauled in a pass during a game earlier this season. He had one catch last Friday against Royalton.
Upsala/Swanville Area hung with rival Royalton, ranked No. 6 in Class 2A, for much of the game last Friday, but wasn’t able to muster enough offense in the end as the Royals grabbed a 28-14 win on their home field. Royalton struck first on its opening drive when Jackson Held punched in a four-yard...
Browerville/Eagle Valley started off its week at home against Verndale last Monday. The Pirates were able to come away with a 3-0 sweep of the Tigers, winning 25-20, 25-15, and 25-20. Sophomore middle hitter Jenna Kunerth put down a team high 14 kills while adding 12 digs. Junior middle hitter...

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