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Upsala/Swanville Area sent athletes from 17 different events to last Thursday’s Section 6A meet hosted at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Patriots failed to move any events on to the state meet, but had three top-five finishes at the meet. Lawrence Mettler continued his strong season with...
Swanville High School is pleased to announce its May Athletes of the Month:  Levi Beseman for baseball, Ellie Koetter for softball, Lawrence Mettler for boys’ track and Cathleen Rieffer for girls’ track. Coaches’ Comments: “Levi Beseman is the Baseball Athlete of the Month. Levi has been pitching...
The Long Prairie Predators will be hosting a baseball clinic on June 11. The event is open to any and all individuals in grades 3-6. The clinic will be for learning and developing basic skills such as: throwing, hitting, base running, and many other basics of baseball. The first session of the day...
Tiger softball battled through two very close games last Tuesday in the loser’s bracket of the Section 6A double elimination tournament. Their first game pitted them against No. 3 seed Hillcrest Lutheran and ended with the No. 4 seed Tigers holding on for a 5-3 win in Glenwood. Browerville/Eagle...
Tiger softball battled through two very close games last Tuesday in the loser’s bracket of the Section 6A double elimination tournament. Their first game pitted them against No. 3 seed Hillcrest Lutheran and ended with the No. 4 seed Tigers holding on for a 5-3 win in Glenwood. Browerville/Eagle...
Tiger baseball kicked off its postseason with its best overall game of the season last Tuesday when they hosted Upsala/Swanville Area in the opening round of Section 6A.  The seniors -- Cody Lisson, Trevor Johnson, and Noah Iten -- combined for five hits, including three doubles and three RBIs in...
The LPGE trap shooting team has stayed busy with its regular season the last few weeks of competition.  In week three (May 8), the high scores for the boys’ team included: Noah Koltes 38/50, Isaac Cebulla 37/50, and Nathan Ruda 37/50. Isy Allen had the high score for the girls, going 32/50. In week...
From left: Kayla Bense, assistant coach Steve Christians, Rachel Middendorf, Ally Ecker, and Emma Liebsch celebrate after Middendorf’s game winning hit.
The season long emotional roller coaster ride that is Thunder softball may have reached its peak last Thursday when the team competed in the Section 6AA postseason tournament in Alexandria. While the team has certainly experienced their share of late inning rallies, this one had literally...
The boys and girls track teams from LPGE/Browerville will send 13 events and nine individuals to the Section 6A meet this week. The teams had six girls and three boys qualify when they competed at the subsection meet hosted in Long Prairie last Thursday afternoon. The girls team placed third out of...
Swanville head coach Paige Beseman high fived sophomore second baseman Becca Taylor as the team huddled up after an inning in the field during last Tuesday’s playoff game in Browerville.
The softball season came to a close for the Swanville Bulldogs last Tuesday when they fell to Browerville/Eagle Valley 9-5 in the opening round of Section 6A play. It closes a season best described as a season of improvement for a team that didn’t field a varsity team in 2015, and was working with...

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