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From left: Sam Olson, Matt Roe, Jaden Evenson, and Prep’s Nick Foss look for a ruling after Evenson placed the tag on Foss on a stolen base attempt.
LPGE baseball overcame some defensive mistakes to hold on for a 4-3 home win over St. John’s Prep last Tuesday. The Thunder got on the board in the bottom of the first when Matt Roe led off with a walk and came in to score on an error. The senior then sparked another scoring rally when he led off...
Lawrence Mettler competed in the jumping events at Long Prairie two weeks ago. Last week, he placed second in both the triple and long jumps.
The track and field athletes for Upsala/Swanville Area kept busy again last week, competing in two meets. They kicked off their week when they traveled to Osakis for a five team meet where the boys placed third and the girls fifth. Two school records fell at the meet with the 4x800 relay team of...
The Tigers had their bats going last Friday when they made the long trip up north to Blackduck where they cruised to a 13-0 win in five innings. Browerville/Eagle Valley wasted little time getting on the board as senior Bryce Irsfeld belted the first pitch of the game over the fence and classmate...
USA senior Troy Evans was able to avoid the tag as he slid into home plate in Friday’s game against Ogilvie.
A late inning rally helped lift Upsala/Swanville Area baseball to a 9-4 comeback win over Browerville/Eagle Valley last Tuesday. After falling behind 4-0 after two innings, the Patriots went on to score nine unanswered runs starting with a three-run fifth inning. Travis Barthel drove one in with an...
The bats were quiet in both weekend games for the Predators as they fell in two low scoring games. Preds 1, Ashby 4 Long Prairie mustered just three hits in their opener against Ashby, which led to them suffering a 4-1 loss on the road. Ashby struck first, putting together a rally with two outs in...
LPGE third baseman Kayla Drevlow turned to throw after recording the force out.
After battling in a marathon game filled with walks and beaned batters in their first meeting, the Thunder and Tiger softball teams competed in a much cleaner contest when they met in Browerville last Thursday afternoon. The Tigers led for much of the game and were able to hold off a late Thunder...
Keegan Cavallero ran in the 100 meter dash at the Thunder’s home meet two weeks ago.
LPGE competed at a five-team track meet in Osakis last Tuesday afternoon. The hosting Silverstreaks picked up first place finishes for both the boys and girls teams. The Thunder girls placed second with 62.6 points and the boys team placed fifth with 31. The LPGE girls were fueled by three first...
Jenna Ripplinger came up with a big hit in Upsala’s six-run inning, driving in three with a triple.
After losing to Osakis 8-1 on Tuesday and defeating Isle 11-3 on Thursday, the Cardinals hosted Royalton on Friday. The Royals jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three, and 9-0 after four before Upsala began to mount a rally. Some errors in the field by Royalton combined with some clutch hitting helped...
LPGE’s Alison Gugglberger (L) and Jarrah Langner (R) scored points for the team in the hurdle events. Langner placed second in the 100 and 300 while Gugglberger placed third in the 100 and fourth in 300.
Eight track teams braved the cold and windy conditions to compete at the invitational hosted in Long Prairie last Tuesday. It was the first time in three years LPGE was able to host the event after weather forced them to cancel it the last two seasons. The Thunder girls put up 148 points on the day...
LPGE’s Lexi Biermaier put the bat on the ball during her fifth inning at bat against Upsala.
The air was cold and the wind was blowing, but the Thunder bats were hot when the softball team hosted Upsala last Tuesday afternoon. A big fifth inning broke the game open as LPGE grabbed a 13-5 Prairie Conference win over the Cardinals. Upsala got on the board in the first when Katlin Welinski...

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