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Alison Gugglberger (L) and Lupita Mora (R) will compete in the doubles semifinals, and Ally Ecker (M) in the singles semifinals this week.
Thunder tennis have three players still alive after the first day of the individual tournament, which was played last Thursday. No. 4 seed Ally Ecker reached the final four with a shutout straight set win in the first round, and a three-set win in the second. After falling 6-2 in the first set, the...
Seventh grader Channin Quillo was the Thunder’s third runner in the varsity race, placing 57th.
The LPGE cross country teams headed up to Pequot Lakes last Tuesday to compete in the Mid State Conference meet. The varsity boys placed sixth out of seven and the girls placed seventh. Senior Cameron Larson was the team’s highest placing finisher, placing 13th overall with a time of 18:59.89....
The Thunder football team showed improvement last Friday night, but was unable to keep up with a high powered West Central Area/Ashby offense in a 40-14 defeat. The Knights struck for a pair of passing touchdowns in the first quarter. Parker Clavin caught one for 10 yards and Dawson Staples grabbed...
Junior middle hitter Desiree Dingmann went for an attack during Saturday’s tournament at LPGE.
Upsala volleyball was kept busy last week competing in a pair of matches as well as a tournament. The Cardinals opened the week at Eden Valley-Watkins where they were swept 26-24, 25-22, 25-21. Laura Lange had a team high 10 kills while Jenna Ripplinger led the defense with 18 digs. Upsala hosted...
Junior lineman Dylan Vanwienen (57) and sophomore linebacker Michael Lange (2) combined for a tackle on Royalton’s Cole Wentland. The two Patriots each had double digit tackles on Friday.
After a sloppy loss to Kimball in week six, Upsala/Swanville Area ran into a very tough Royalton team during the annual afternoon game hosted in Upsala last Friday. The Royals used a four touchdown performance from Cole Wentland to run away with a 35-8 win in the rivalry game. After a scoreless...
Junior outside hitter Hailee Schmidt went up for a block during Swanville’s match with Deer River on Saturday.
The regular season came to a close last week for Swanville as the volleyball team competed in a pair of matches and then a tournament in Long Prairie. The Bulldogs swept Browerville/Eagle Valley in the Prairie Conference finale, winning 25-19, 25-22, 25-20. Crystal Kaun, Avery Jackson, and Grace...
The Tiger volleyball team continued their final stretch to the end of the regular season by playing a pair of matches last week.  They fell to Verndale in five sets on Monday and were swept at Swanville on Tuesday. Jenna Kunerth put down a team high 14 kills and Taylor Hamilton added eight against...
Ally Ecker picked up one of the two wins in the home and regular season finale last Tuesday afternoon.
Thunder tennis played its home finale last Tuesday night when it hosted Sauk Centre. The Mainstreeters came away with a 5-2 win. It was an improvement for LPGE/USA, as they were swept by them earlier in the season. Ally Ecker picked up a 6-2, 6-3 straight set win at No. 1 singles to avenge a close...
Nick Byers forced a fumble in the second quarter.
It was a defensive battle when LPGE hosted United North Central for homecoming last Friday night, and in the end, it was a couple big plays that proved to be the difference as the Warriors were able to walk away with a 14-0 win. When UNC came to town last year, it was the then junior quarterback...
Jacob Fischer placed 21st with a time of 18:30.3 in the varsity boys race.
The LPGE cross country teams had good showings last Tuesday afternoon when they competed at Sauk Centre. The Thunder boys varsity placed sixth out of 11 teams while the varsity girls finished seventh. Cameron Larson paced the LPGE boys, breaking the 18-minute mark to finish seventh with a time of...

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