Upsala Boys Basketball

Swanville and Upsala saw their seasons end in back-to-back fashion in the Sub-Section 5A North semifinals held at Little Falls, March 1. In the opening game of the evening, top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE) flexed its muscle with a convincing 95-39 victory over fourth-seeded Swanville. Junior Jordan Sales was 7-of-13 from the floor […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

It probably should have come as a surprise. After all, until he came along, the school record for points scored was 1,217. Only three players had even reached 1,000. But head coach Vern Capelle has learned not to be surprised by anything Christian Pekarek does on the basketball court. The senior point guard elevated himself […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

With more than a season left to play in his high school career, Swanville junior Jordan Sales surpassed 1,000 career points in a 78-58 home win over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Tuesday. Sales finished the night with 18 points and eight rebounds, joined in double figures scoring by junior Austin Johnson (17), senior Cody Mollner (15) […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Allowing just eight points in the first half, Royalton dominated visiting Ogilvie 44-21, Jan. 31. The Royals ended the first half on a 15-2 run to go ahead 21-8 at the break, then fended off the Lions as they at one point pulled back within six. Sophomore Matt Daleiden finished two rebounds shy of the […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Upsala took down visiting Holdingford 68-29, Friday. Christian Pekarek scored 24 points, Dylan Zimmerman had 16 and Jeremy Halverson netted 15 on five threes to lead the eighth-ranked Cardinals, who improved to 15-2 on the season. Zimmerman also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out eight assists. Senior Jeremy Springer scored nine points and senior Nick […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Senior Christian Pekarek tallied 33 points on 13-of-21 shooting and distributed seven assists to lead Upsala to a runaway 85-61 win over visiting Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Thursday. Senior Dylan Zimmerman posted a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, followed in the scoring column by junior Kyle Soltis (9), Jeffrey Halverson (8), Aidan Guthrie (6) […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Upsala sprinted past Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity 96-62 in a non-conference game played at St. John’s University, Saturday. Christian Pekarek and Dylan Zimmerman matched the Bulldog’s entire offensive output by themselves, with Pekarek putting in another 37 points and Zimmerman pouring in 25. Nathan Ehrenberg and Aidan Guthrie followed with nine points apiece and Jeffrey Halverson […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Behind a 37-point outburst from Christian Pekarek, eighth-ranked Upsala took down host Swanville 86-65, Friday. Pekarek sank six threes and was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. Dylan Zimmerman had a monstrous night as well, posting 23 points, 17 rebounds and four assists, joined in double figures by Aidan Guthrie with 10 points. Jeffrey Halverson added […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Eighth-ranked Upsala moved to 6-0 in the Prairie Conference this week, highlighted by a 37-point outburst from senior Christian Pekarek in an 86-65 win at Swanville, Jan. 17. Pekarek sank six threes and was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. Senior Dylan Zimmerman had a monstrous night as well, posting 23 points, 17 rebounds and four […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow