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Nick Byers (24) is one senior back after playing on both sides of the ball for the Thunder in 2017.
Following a successful offseason, the Thunder football program enters the season with some momentum and optimism for the fall. There was a good turnout for the summer long weight lifting program with 20-25 kids consistently preparing for the upcoming season. That, plus a strong turnout in the...
Ally Ecker returns for her senior season after breaking through for a state tournament appearance for the Thunder last season. She will be seeking another state trip this fall.
When the Thunder tennis players reported to their first preseason practice last Monday, they were met with new, but familiar faces in the coaching staff.  LPGE alumni Angela Eldred and Laura Geisenhof take over as co-head coaches of the program this fall after Curt Hatfield retired following a...
Senior quarterback Brady Emery is one of the Tigers’ players coming back with varsity experience.
Tiger football opened up the 2018 season with training camp starting last week. The program comes into the year with 10 seniors, 10 juniors, 13 sophomores, and 11 freshmen on the varsity roster. There will be plenty of new faces on the field as only eight of these players saw extensive playing time...
Men’s Championship Division: Josh Meyer won first place with a 157 total over 36 holes of stroke play. Randy Swanson placed second with a score of 160 and Mark Collins placed third, carding a 170. Men’s Flight Division: Two days of match play. Joe Brisson won the top spot with Greg Niznick placing...
The fall sports season began on Monday with area teams participating in their first official preseason practices. The following are the full schedules for area teams as of Aug. 13. Dates and times of games are subject to change.   LPGE football Scrimmage at Browerville - Aug. 25 - 9 a.m. vs. New...
Ted Gray tossed a complete game in the Preds’ win over Ashby.
One messy inning was the difference between a win and loss when the Predators opened up Region 16C play in Dent on Saturday.  The Resorters League champion Sauk Centre struck for seven runs in the fifth inning to help lift them to an 11-7 win over Long Prairie. The Preds opened up the scoring in...
The 11U Predators baseball team wrapped up their season over the weekend when they played three games in the state tournament in Mankato.
The Long Prairie 11-and-under traveling baseball team competed in the AA state tournament hosted in Mankato this past weekend. The 11U Predators first took the field on Friday when they squared off against United South Central. The bats got going after a slow start when they put a few runs on the...
The Upsala Blue Jays scored one run in the first inning, and ace Matt Swanson did the rest when the team opened up Region 8C play on Saturday. Squaring off with Avon in Pierz, Swanson silenced the Laker bats all afternoon to help lift the Blue Jays to a 1-0 win. The southpaw tossed his fourth...
The season for the Browerville/Eagle Valley youth football team will begin with an equipment handout and “skills” night on Tuesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. which will take place in the Browerville Elementary Gym (or possibly right outside the gym because of school construction).   This is for any...
Preds first baseman Kyle Petermeier (R) snagged the throw on a pick-off attempt. Petermeier was one of four Browerville graduates to play in the game.
Amateur baseball was played in Browerville for the first time in many years on Sunday afternoon when the Predators hosted Alexandria. While a nice crowd came out to support baseball in Tiger town, the home team’s fans went home a bit disappointed as the Black Sox rallied for five ninth inning runs...

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