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The Thunder football team came up just a few plays short last Friday night as they saw their losing skid continue, falling at Frazee 22-13. The game started out in favor for LPGE as the defense forced a fumble on the Hornets’ opening possession to get the offense into good field position. The...
The Thunder girls tennis team took a pair of points off Pierz last Thursday afternoon but played close in several other matches in a 5-2 loss to the Pioneers. Abby Ecker cruised to a straight set shutout win at No. 1 singles. McKenzie Barth and Ally Ecker teamed up at No. 1 doubles for the second...
USA senior runningback Kyle Lange exploded for 322 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Patriots over BBE.
It’s not often a team can lose its first and second string quarterbacks and still run an effective offense. But when a team has one of the top rushers in the state running behind a quality line of big guys up front, sometimes it doesn’t matter. Upsala/Swanville Area, ranked No. 8 in Class 1A in the...
Swanville’s Haileigh Sales (L) went for a set during the third set.
Last Thursday night’s volleyball matchup between Prairie Conference leading Browerville/Eagle Valley and Swanville proved to be an entertaining one, but the attack of the Tigers ended up being too much for the Bulldogs in a 3-0 sweep. While the Tigers took the sets 25-13, 25-12, 25-7, there were...
The Osakis Silverstreaks have put together quite a run in the Prairie Conference the last few years. Entering last Tuesday’s match against Browerville/Eagle Valley, the Silverstreaks were riding a 35-game win streak dating back to Sept. 18, 2012, when they lost 3-1 to Upsala. That streak was...
A slow start was brushed off in a hurry which allowed Swanville to rally to defeat West Central Area 3-1 in Prairie Conference action last Tuesday night. The Knights were able to edge the Bulldogs 25-20 in the first set partially thanks to a few too many errors committed by Swanville. The second...
No. 1 singles player Abby Ecker returns a serve during tennis action in Melrose last Tuesday afternoon.
The Thunder girls tennis team managed to pick up one win off No. 10 state ranked Melrose last Tuesday afternoon.  The lone win came at No. 1 doubles as McKenzie Barth and Ally Ecker, who normally play singles, teamed up and put together an impressive three set victory (6-3, 1-6, 6-2).  Abby Ecker...
Carolyn Dinkel was able to get an attack at the net before Swanville had a chance to block.
With a good crowd in the LPGE high school gym for homecoming, the Thunder volleyball team did not disappoint in their game with Swanville last Tuesday night. LPGE controlled the game from start to finish in a 3-0 sweep of their neighbors to the East. The first set saw a close score for the early...
LPGE quarterback Noah Urman scrambled away from a Cardinal defender during last Friday’s game.
It was a tale of two halves when LPGE hosted Staples-Motley for their homecoming game last week.  A close battle between the two Section 6AA foes took place during the first half, but the second half was all Cardinals as the visitors spoiled homecoming with a 38-12 win. The game got off to a great...
Megan Och raced to a seventh place overall finish at the Melrose meet last Tuesday.
With some beautiful weather brought some excellent run times for the LPGE cross country teams last Tuesday when they competed in Melrose. Each team placed third place on the day with the boys being in a field of seven teams and the girls six. The highest placing finisher on the day was on the boys...

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