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Thunder head coach Joe Kahl addressed the team following last Friday’s win.
It has been quite a turnaround for the Thunder softball team the past couple of weeks. After opening the season with three losses in a row, the LPGE girls have bounced back by winning nine in a row, including five last week. Bringing back a group of seniors with many years of varsity experience,...
Zach Miller was met at home plate by his teammates after clubbing the team’s first home run of the season on Sunday.
It was Mother’s Day at the ballpark on Sunday and the Predators sent their mothers home happy at the end of the day. In between innings late in the game, several players went out to the stands to give their mothers flowers and hugs, and back on the field the bats were alive as they pounded...
Allison Winge led the team in the throwing events in both meets last week.
Track teams faced some windy conditions, but the sun was out last Tuesday when the LPGE/Browerville teams traveled to the Osakis Invite. While both the boys and girls Silverstreaks teams won on their home turf, the LPGE/B girls finished as runner up, and the boys placed third at the end of the day...
A three-game home stretch for Thunder baseball began last Tuesday when they hosted St. John’s Prep. The visiting Johnnies came ready to hit in this one, and LPGE needed to weather a barrage early on and use timely hitting to put together an 11-5 comeback win in the Prairie Conference matchup. An...
The Browerville/Eagle Valley softball team got back on track last week, picking up wins in three out of four of their games. Browerville/EV 17, West Central Area 2 - game one The bats were alive in the opening game of the doubleheader with West Central Area last Tuesday. Kale Knutson led the way,...
Swanville sophomore Becca Taylor slid into home plate safely for one of the team’s eight runs in their loss to West Central Area.
The Swanville softball team suffered a close 9-8 loss against a visiting West Central Area team last Thursday afternoon. The Knights jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one inning, and added another two runs in the second. Bulldogs pitcher Kiley Loven tossed a quick 1-2-3 third inning and the offense...
Lawrence Mettler placed second in the 1600 at the Osakis meet last Tuesday.
The weather finally cooperated and gave athletes good conditions as Upsala/Swanville Area track traveled to Wadena last Monday afternoon. Despite missing seniors from Swanville, who were away at a banquet, the boys team was able to place second out of seven teams. Their 83 points was bested by only...
The bats were cold for the Patriots last Monday when they met Foley in Upsala, and a 6-2 loss ended up being the result. Foley opened the game by putting three runs on the board in the top of the first. USA cut into the deficit in the bottom half when Myron Ripplinger drove one in with an RBI...
Tiger baseball split a doubleheader with West Central Area when the two teams met in Barrett last Tuesday afternoon. The first game saw the Tigers pile on five runs in the fifth inning to pull off an 8-4 comeback victory. Brady Emery and Bryce Bailey each drove in three runs apiece with the latter...
Noah Urman helped pitch the Thunder past the Tigers last Friday, allowing just one unearned run in a complete game effort.
A late inning rally sparked a big Prairie Conference win for the Thunder baseball team last Thursday afternoon.  LPGE used a four-run sixth inning to take the lead and held off a late West Central Area rally to pick up the 8-6 win. Noah Urman helped put the Thunder on the board early when he...

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