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Senior Sam Mettler was one of several USA boys athletes that competed at last season’s section meet in Moorhead.
The Upsala/Swanville Area boys and girls track and field teams have been practicing for several weeks now in preparation for the upcoming season. Participation numbers are higher for USA this season which has coaches Pete Swisher and Jim Drill excited for the spring. The boys side is expected to...
Raelyn Miller (L) steals a pass during the Thunder’s game against Melrose. The senior was named to the All-Conference team and was named LPGE’s Defensive MVP.
The LPGE girls basketball team officially ended their season when they announced their award winners for 2015-16. The girls finished the season with a 14-11 overall record and 9-5 record in Prairie Conference play to finish tied for third. It was the first winning season for the Thunder girls since...
Myron Ripplinger is expected to be the team’s top starting pitcher coming into the season.
The last few seasons have seen the Upsala/Swanville Area baseball team play its best baseball down the stretch  leading to some runs in the postseason. After finishing one game shy of reaching the section title game last season, the team will look to reload and try to make another run this spring....
Crystal Pearson, who owns the school record for career points, was selected as one of 40 seniors to compete in the MGBCA All-Star Series.
The basketball season has been extended for one player of the Tiger girls basketball squad as senior Crystal Pearson was selected to play on one of the teams for the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Series which will be hosted in Northfield this Saturday. Pearson, who is the...
Senior Kale Knutson is one returning starter expected back in the infield and in the top part of the Tigers’ lineup.
The favorable spring weather has allowed softball teams to get out on the field earlier than most years. This has been especially helpful for a Browerville/Eagle Valley squad that will be tested this season after losing some key pieces from last season’s roster. Since taking over as the head coach...
Noah Iten rounds the bases after hitting a home run last year. The senior is expected to be one of the leaders for the Tigers this spring.
A mild winter has given the Browerville/Eagle Valley baseball team an opportunity at getting a jump start on their preseason work the past couple of weeks. This has been beneficial for a team left hungry after a disappointing first round exit in last season’s Section 5A playoffs. Tigers head coach...
Sprinter Abby Ecker returns for her junior season after earning Prairie Conference MVP honors and finishing third in the 400 at the state meet last season.
The boys and girls track teams from LPGE/Browerville have used the warmer March weather to practice outside for much of the past two weeks. Both teams have high expectations coming into the season. The boys team placed first in conference and the girls second last season. The team also brings back...
Senior shortstop Raelyn Miller fielded a ball during a game last season. Miller returns as one of four seniors expected to lead a talented Thunder squad.
It will be an experienced squad taking the field this spring for the LPGE softball team. The team lost just one senior from last season’s squad and boasts four seniors with many years of experience at the varsity level. The Thunder also bring in a new coaching staff as Joe Kahl takes over as head...
Junior Eric Hinnenkamp fired a pitch during last summer’s Babe Ruth playoffs. He found success on the mound last spring and summer.
The mild winter has allowed area baseball teams to get a jump start on their season. The varsity baseball squad at LPGE split their practice time between the diamond and the gym throughout their first week. The Thunder should have their work cut out replacing several of the key pieces from last...
Team award winners from left: Luke Gustafson, Mitchell Middendorf, Josh Connor, Austin Evenson, and Cody Marcyes. Not pictured: Jesse Warner.
The 2015-16 boys basketball season came to a close for the Thunder when they held their awards banquet last week.  LPGE finished the season with a 13-12 record and 11-3 record in Prairie Conference play, which was good for second place. Senior guard Luke Gustafson and junior center John Towner...

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