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The Upsala/Swanville Area track teams had a busy couple days, competing in back-to-back meets last Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the Patriots traveled to nearby Holdingford in a challenging meet due to the wind. The team brought just the 10th-12th graders as the underclassmen competed at...
After winning just one game in 2014, and the program taking a year off in 2015, the Swanville varsity softball team wasted little time putting one in the win column in its first season back. The Bulldogs had a hit parade at the expense of West Central Area last Friday and brought home a 17-6 road...
The Wolves youth wrestling team had many wrestlers compete down at the NYWA state tournament in Rochester.
The LPGE/Browerville Wolves youth wrestlers wrapped up the season with the Jaycees State Tournament in Albany on March 19 and the NYWA State Tournament in Rochester April 1-3.  There were 10 Wolves wrestlers that competed in the Jaycees State Tournament in Albany on Mar. 19. Drew Sudbeck, Leo...
LPGE senior Maddie Zastrow was named Most Outstanding Player of the All-Star game. Thunder head coach Jonathan Young coached her team.
Last Saturday saw LPGE girls basketball head coach Jonathan Young and senior Maddie Zastrow head up to Walker to compete in the 12th annual North Central All-Star Series. The day ended with the Thunder senior returning with some hardware as she was named the Most Outstanding Player and placed third...
Tigers head coach Robert Schueller (R) shakes hands with Browerville Athletic Director Wayne Petermeier (L) during the Section 5A title awards ceremony.
Following a terrific regular season and postseason run which ended in a trip to the state tournament, the Browerville/Eagle Valley boys basketball team added another season accolade when the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association named Tiger head coach Bob Schueller as the Class 1A Coach of the...
LPGE senior Maddie Zastrow and head coach Jonathan Young were named to one of the teams for the North Central All-Star games on Apr. 9.
While the girls basketball season came to a close several weeks ago, two members of the Thunder squad will have one more game as senior Maddie Zastrow and head coach Jonathan Young were both named to one of the two All-Star teams for the 12th annual North Central Basketball games set for April 9 at...
From left: Assistant coach Carly Leslie, senior Ellie Koetter, and head coach Paige Beseman will look to lead the Swanville softball team this spring.
Following a season where low numbers in the upper classes led to canceling the varsity season, softball is back in Swanville this spring. In addition to playing a varsity schedule, the Bulldogs bring in a new head coach in Paige Beseman. Beseman is a former standout athlete at Little Falls High...
Senior Sam Mettler was one of several USA boys athletes that competed at last season’s section meet in Moorhead.
The Upsala/Swanville Area boys and girls track and field teams have been practicing for several weeks now in preparation for the upcoming season. Participation numbers are higher for USA this season which has coaches Pete Swisher and Jim Drill excited for the spring. The boys side is expected to...
Raelyn Miller (L) steals a pass during the Thunder’s game against Melrose. The senior was named to the All-Conference team and was named LPGE’s Defensive MVP.
The LPGE girls basketball team officially ended their season when they announced their award winners for 2015-16. The girls finished the season with a 14-11 overall record and 9-5 record in Prairie Conference play to finish tied for third. It was the first winning season for the Thunder girls since...
Myron Ripplinger is expected to be the team’s top starting pitcher coming into the season.
The last few seasons have seen the Upsala/Swanville Area baseball team play its best baseball down the stretch  leading to some runs in the postseason. After finishing one game shy of reaching the section title game last season, the team will look to reload and try to make another run this spring....

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