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Tiger football picked a good day to play its best football of the season last Saturday. Browerville/Eagle Valley took care of the ball and turned in a good defensive effort which helped fuel a 41-14 upset of No. 2 seed Pine River-Backus in the Section 6A semifinals. The Tigers got a long touchdown...
Muddy field conditions and a defensive battle led to a low scoring affair when No. 3  seed Upsala/Swanville Area traveled to No. 2 Mayer Lutheran last Saturday night in the Section 4A postseason. It was a game that saw a few plays prove to be the difference in the score as the Crusaders picked up a...
Thunder senior Abby Ecker (R) was all smiles after winning the Section 5A title with a three-set victory over Sauk Centre’s Morgan Kranz (L).
A year after winning the Section 5A individual title as the No. 2 seed, Thunder senior Abby Ecker took care of business as the top seed to repeat as section champion and earn another trip to the Class 1A state tournament. While Abby had to face some adversity during last season’s tournament run,...
USA senior Eric Koetter beat WCA/A’s Caden Fernholz on a deep route and hauled in a 43-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
On the very first drive of last Wednesday’s regular season finale, Upsala/Swanville Area head coach Jay Loven called a timeout after West Central Area/Ashby swiftly drove deep into Patriot territory.  It was a quick wake up call to not underestimate an opposing team regardless of record, and USA...
Times greatly improved when the Thunder cross country runners traveled back up to Park Rapids for the final meet of the regular season last Monday afternoon. One week after competing in the conference tournament on the same course, the girls team got season best times from four of their five...
Senior Natalie Payne went to make a pass during Tuesday’s match.
The Thunder volleyball team was swept by a good Paynesville team in the final home match of the season last Tuesday night. The Bulldogs came into the match with a 13-7 record and it showed as they cruised to a 25-13 win in the first set. The second set went much better for LPGE, as they jumped out...
Back row from left: Joe Langer, Peyton Johnson, Hans Holmquist, Brady Swanson, Macoy Reimer, Roberto Paramo, and Joe Mena. Front row from left: Tyler Nelson, Brian Mejia, Brady Cline, Ryan Marcyes, Joe Liebsch, Joseph Middendorf, and Bergen Pesta.
It was a good season for the eighth grade football team at LPGE, as they finished a perfect 7-0 after defeating Parkers Prairie 36-14 in last Tuesday’s season finale. The junior high football teams are coached by Ryan Bothun and Steve Christians.  
Senior libero Rachel Steward went down for a dig during the Thunder’s match against Osakis last Tuesday.
The Thunder volleyball team hosted their annual “Dig Pink” event to raise money for breast cancer awareness last Tuesday night when Osakis came to town. In front of a good crowd, it was the Silverstreaks that ended up sweeping LPGE 3-0. With the win, Osakis secured the 2016 Prairie Conference title...
Thunder tennis advanced just one girl to the semifinals after the opening rounds were hosted on Thursday last week. Senior Abby Ecker, the top seed in the Section 5A singles tournament, defeated Annie Ellis of St. John’s Prep 6-0, 6-1 in the opening round before taking down No. 8 seed Erin Rooney...
The cross country teams competed in the annual Mid-State Conference meet hosted at Park Rapids last Monday afternoon. The Thunder ran into some tough competition at the event and both the boys and girls team placed seventh out of seven teams. Senior Claire Liebsch paced the LPGE girls with a 14th...

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