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Matt Roe (L) goes in for a hit on Tiger ball carrier, Jordan Gorder, after Kevin Escobar wrapped him up.
The stormy weather passed just in time for the Browerville/Eagle Valley Tigers to host the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder for the football season opener last Saturday night. The slow, methodical run game of the Tigers was able to slowly wear down the Thunder which led to a 35-6 opening season win...
Senior captain McKenzie Barth picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles last Friday against BBE.
The Thunder girls tennis season got off to a great start last Friday with the team picking up a 7-0 sweep against the visiting Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars. The top three singles players cruised to wins with No. 1 singles Abby Ecker not surrendering a single game. McKenzie Barth won her match 6-...
Middle hitter Allison Winge went up for an attack during a match last season. She is one of seven seniors on the varsity roster.
A busy summer in the gym has led to a good start to the volleyball preseason practices at LPGE. The team just finished up with their summer league a few weeks ago and second year head coach Lindsey Noll says they have been able to hit the ground running. “It was nice to come in this summer and have...
Rachel Evans (L) and Haileigh Sales (R) are two seniors expected to lead the Bulldogs program this season.
  A good mixture of upperclassmen and a large group of freshmen has given the Swanville volleyball team a lot of optimism coming into the season. The athletic bunch of younger players has given the team the ability to compete in practice early in the preseason. “The talent of the group of freshmen...
Paige Callahan returns for her senior season as a valuable attacker and blocker from her middle position.
The Browerville/Eagle Valley volleyball team opened camp last Monday with 24 players 9-12 as well as some seventh and eighth graders who had the option of attending. The varsity team will need to replace some key positions from last season’s squad that reached the state tournament for the first...
The Upsala/Swanville Area football team hit the ground running last Saturday when they made the 110 mile journey to take on Lake Park-Audubon. The Patriots used a heavy dose of runningback Kyle Lange to run away with a 39-12 win over the Raiders. The Patriots took a 14-6 lead into halftime before...
Shortstop Duane Miller avoided the takeout slide during a successful 4-6-3 double play in the first inning.
While the Predators state tournament encore went better than last year, it still came to an end after the one game when the team played on Sunday. Taking on the Loretto Larks, the Predators bats were quieted by the state tournament pitching again as they fell in the first round 5-3. After picking...
Austin Kaiser (33) met his teammates at home plate after breaking the game open with a two run homer against Alexandria.
  After reaching the state tournament last year for the first time, the Predators baseball club expected nothing less this season.  Winning the Resorters East and then picking up some clutch wins in the opening week of the Region 16C tournament set them up in a good position to clinch a seed last...
Cody Marcyes carried the ball as the Thunder went through their offense last week.
It may be hard to believe but the first game of the high school football season will take place on Saturday. An early start to the season meant the players and coaches at LPGE have already been busy out on the field practicing for the past week and a half. Because of the early start to the season,...
Kyle Lange is back after rushing for 1,579 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2014.
Three years ago, the Upsala/Swanville Area football team was tasked with replacing a large group of seniors. Despite losing 18 of 22 starters, the team put together an impressive season and earned a trip to the state tournament in 2013. After surprising some people who may have thought it was a...

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