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Thunder junior Abby Ecker pumps her fist after scoring a point during the Section 5A championship match.
Mental toughness often plays a roll in the game of tennis. Thunder junior Abby Ecker learned that firsthand last Tuesday when she competed in the section singles tournament at Fitness Evolution in Sartell. What began as a bumpy road turned into a girl on a mission as Abby overcame a slow start and...
The Browerville/Eagle Valley seniors hoist the Section 6A championship plaque following their 35-12 win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.
A stingy defense and a wealth of big men up front has been Browerville/Eagle Valley’s strength all season long. That was on display yet again last Friday when the Tigers took on Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in the Section 6A title game hosted at the Fargodome. After a slow offensive start and an early...
LPGE senior middle hitter Ariana Gamradt (14) makes a play at the net against Little Falls senior Melanie Dorn (1).
The lady Thunder played its last home game of the season last Tuesday night when they hosted Little Falls for Senior Night. The senior-led squad was able to overcome a slow start to pick up a 3-1 win over the Flyers. There were struggles early on for the Thunder as Little Falls took advantage of...
The Thunder cross country teams had one final tune up race before the section meet when they ran at the Park Rapids invitational last Monday afternoon. The varsity boys finished ninth on the day and the varsity girls placed 11th. The LPGE boys had some quality competition again in this meet as...
USA quarterback Myron Ripplinger faced intense pressure against a swarming Crusaders defense.
After winning Section 6A in back-to-back seasons, the Upsala/Swanville Area football team knew a switch to Section 4A would be a difficult task. It got a whole lot more difficult in the semifinals last Tuesday afternoon when workhorse senior tailback Kyle Lange went down with an injury on the first...
The Sauk Centre men’s basketball league is accepting teams for the 2015-16 winter season. The season runs from the beginning of December through February and games are played on Sunday afternoons at Sauk Centre Public Schools. Anyone interested in entering a team for the upcoming season should...
While Kyle Lange led the offense, the USA defense was tested against a pass heavy Kimball team. Senior Justin Cichon (52) was able to go up and intercept a pass in the first half.
It’s section playoff time, and the last thing on coaches and players’ minds are individual milestones, which is why Upsala/Swanville Area lead tailback Kyle Lange was kept in the dark heading into last Wednesday’s Section 4A opener with Kimball. Lange had another huge game for the Patriots, and...
Junior quarterback Bryce Irsfeld (12) gave the Tigers an outside threat in the run game, picking up several big gains against New York Mills.
At this time of the year, football teams hope to be peaking going into the most important games of the season. For Browerville/Eagle Valley, there were some signs of struggle last Saturday night when they hosted No. 5 seed New York Mills in the Section 6A tournament, but the Tigers were still able...
Kaitlyn Proell (L), Natalie Minke (M), and Megan Och (R) ran close together and finished as the Thunder’s top three at the Mid-State Conference meet.
It was very chilly and windy conditions for a cross country race last Monday when the Long Prairie Country Club played host to the Mid-State Conference meet. Despite the weather not being favorable, the races ended up being competitive as Detroit Lakes won the varsity boys and Park Rapids the...
Six Thunder players participated in the first rounds of the individual portion of the section tennis tournament last Wednesday. The No. 2 doubles and No. 2 singles players lost in the first round.  The No. 1 doubles team of McKenzie Barth and Ally Ecker picked up a straight set win in the first...

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