Royalton Girls Basketball

Eighth-seeded Swanville took apart visiting ninth-seeded Onamia 50-27 in the first round of the Sub-Section 5A North playoffs, Monday. With the win, the Bulldogs advanced to the sub-section quarterfinals.   Upsala wins two of three heading into playoffs Upsala won two of its final three games to finish off the regular season, winning 65-59 at St. […]

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Freshman Katlin Welinski scored 23 points and pulled in 10 rebounds to lead Upsala to a 71-58 home win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (LPGE), Monday. Senior Kaelin Smieja and junior Sara Herzog each followed with 13 points, junior Brooke Westrich scored seven and senior Katie Ripplinger had five. Upsala fell three days prior at Prairie […]

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Due to a weather-induced quirk in the schedule, Upsala was left playing West Central Area in its second game in a row, Tuesday. Due to a deep three-pointer at the buzzer by junior Sara Herzog, though, the final result would not be the same. Eight days after falling by 14 points to the Knights, Upsala […]

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While the first meeting of the season wasn’t decided until the final minute, Upsala didn’t have to sweat out its second encounter with visiting Royalton, Jan. 30, earning a 60-35 victory. Senior Katie Ripplinger led a trio of Cardinals in double figures with 12 points, joined by junior Danica Cheney with 11 and freshman Katlin […]

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It wasn’t easy. But after rallying from five points down in the final three minutes, and sweating out a couple open shots in the waning seconds, Swanville had its first victory of the season, Jan. 24, winning 36-35 at Royalton. Trailing 33-28, Swanville took the lead with 1:43 left on a free throw by junior […]

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An 18-1 run in the span of less than four minutes turned the tide in Upsala’s favor as it went on to a 66-31 Prairie Conference win at Swanville, Tuesday. Trailing 10-9 midway through the first half, the Cardinals’ offense took off and never looked back, maintaining a double-digit lead the rest of the game. […]

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Upsala just missed out on a big upset at undefeated Isle, Tuesday, falling 64-63 in a match-up of Section 5A opponents. Junior Brooke Westrich shouldered the majority of the offensive load for the Cardinals, scoring 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting while grabbing seven of her nine rebounds on the offensive end. Sophomore Kiley Smeija posted […]

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Royalton came in second and Swanville was fourth at the Royalton holiday tournament, Monday – Tuesday. The Royals opened with a 57-39 win over Pillager, powered by senior Emily Fussy, who had 18 points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists. With the score 8-6 early, Royalton took control of the game with an 18-6 […]

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Royalton vs. Swanville photo gallery A 14-2 run early in the second half helped Royalton break open the game on its way to a 48-32 win at Swanville, Friday. Senior Emily Fussy was 7-of-12 from the field to lead the Royals with 16 points, with senior Courtney Popp contributing 12 points and nine rebounds. Junior […]

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