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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...
Upsala/Swanville Area had 11 individuals and 17 events qualify for the Section 6A track meet when they competed at subsections hosted in Long Prairie last Thursday afternoon. It was an uptick of qualifiers  from last season when the Patriots sent 11 events up to Moorhead. Two school records were...
The quality pitching from the Upsala/Swanville Area  staff continued last Monday when Levi Beseman turned in another effective outing on the mound and the offense and defense was sharp as the Patriots dominated Holdingford 10-0 in six innings. Beseman scattered four hits and one walk over his six...
Senior first baseman Paige Callahan ripped an RBI double in the first inning of the Tigers’ game against Swanville last Tuesday.
A thunderstorm kept things interesting in last Tuesday’s Section 6A opener between Browerville/Eagle Valley and Swanville. Lightning and heavy rains delayed the game an hour and kept the grounds crew busy keeping the infield dry, but the game got played and ended up being a close 9-5 win for the...
After a strong regular season, the Thunder baseball team appeared ready to take a shot at a postseason run. Unfortunately, a tough day offensively led to them getting edged at Pequot Lakes 2-1 in the opening round of Section 6AA. While Thunder ace Eric Hinnenkamp wasn’t as sharp as he normally is,...
The regular season came to a close on a high note for the Browerville/Eagle Valley baseball team as they turned in a convincing 9-1 win over visiting Blackduck last Tuesday night in Clarissa. While thunderstorms prior to the game threatened the chance the game being played at all, the Tigers were...
Matt Roe had to slide into home plate awkwardly to avoid getting hit by the catcher after a high throw to the plate.
Coming into the baseball season, it seemed like there would be several teams vying for top spot in the Prairie Conference.  LPGE entered the spring with just a few players coming back from last season and a large group of young players with little or no experience at the varsity level. That...
Thunder softball won the Prairie Conference, finishing one game ahead of Osakis and Royalton. Back row from left: Angela Hanson, Rachel Middendorf, Ally Ecker, Raelyn Miller, Kim Pachan, Kayla Drevlow, and Katrina Blommel. Front row from left: Riley Steinmetz, Tristen Marcyes, Mackenzie Och, Moriah Cebulla, Emma Liebsch, and Kayla Bense.
It was quite a regular season streak for the Thunder softball team and it led to them sitting atop the Prairie Conference when the regular season concluded last week. LPGE clinched a share of the title on May 13 with a 12-7 win over West Central Area and then claimed sole possession of the title...

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