Upsala 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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Brooke Westrich drained 16 points and Sara Herzog picked up 12 points, six steals and four assists as Upsala ran over host Bertha-Hewitt 65-30, Friday. Kiley Smieja netted eight points, followed by Katlin Welinski (7), Danica Cheney (5), Kaelin Smieja (5), Katie Ripplinger (4) and Kristin Wuebkers (4).

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Upsala delivered a big 61-56 win in a section match-up over host Verndale, Thursday, led by a trio of players in double figures. Junior Sara Herzog stepped up with 15 points, senior Kaelin Smieja had 13 and freshman Katlin Welinski picked up 11 for the Cardinals, with junior Brooke Westrich adding nine. Westrich and sophomore […]

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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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After a deflected pass led to a buzzer-beating defeat the night before versus Kimball Area, Upsala left nothing to chance as it sailed to a 62-50 win over Mora to gain third place in the red bracket of its home holiday tournament, Dec. 28. Junior Brooke Westrich turned in a supremely efficient night offensively to […]

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