Upsala Softball

Infielder  Jacquline Nichols, senior, Royalton  Nichols, the Record All-Area Player of the Year, was not only a local standout, but one of the premier players in the state this spring, being selected to play in the Minnesota All-Star Series. Nichols was nearly impossible for opposing pitchers to retire, hitting .623 with an on-base percentage of […]

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Royalton vs. Upsala softball photo gallery Recaps from Tuesday’s first round of the Sub-Section 5A West playoffs:   No. 4 Royalton 10, No. 5 Upsala 9 Fourth-seeded Royalton slugged four home runs, then sweated out a tense seventh inning, as it edged visiting fifth-seeded Upsala 10-9 in Tuesday’s opening round of the Sub-Section 5A West […]

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Swanville had some trouble throwing the ball over the plate. Eagle Valley had more trouble keeping Bulldogs from crossing the plate. To be more specific, Eagle Valley couldn’t find a way to stem the tide in the fifth inning, as Swanville erupted for 13 runs to break a 2-2 tie as it gained a split […]

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It’s much easier said than done. But odds are, when a team doesn’t commit an error in the field, it is going to come out on top. That was the case for Upsala, May 2, as it did all of its damage in a three-run third inning to edge host Royalton 3-2. Junior pitcher Kristin […]

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Neither team had much trouble getting runners on base. The difference came in converting those base runners into runs, with Upsala executing superbly to churn out a 10-0 shutout in six innings over visiting Swanville, April 11. Junior Simone Grittner went 3-for-3 for Swanville. Junior Mariah Prokott earned the win pitching for Upsala, and along […]

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Pierz Pioneer Invite track and field meet The Pierz girls took first and the boys earned second out of eight teams at its home Pioneer Invite track and field meet, Friday. The Holdingford boys took third and girls took fifth while the Royalton boys and girls each finished seventh. Event winners in the boys competition […]

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Royalton vs. Upsala-Swanville Area photo gallery   Baseball: Upsala-Swanville Area 6, Royalton 0 Senior Eric Lampert was about as dominant as can be in leading Upsala-Swanville Area to a season-opening 6-0 victory at Royalton, Thursday. Lampert went the distance, tossing a one-hit shutout while striking out 17. The Royals’ lone hit came with two outs […]

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Last spring, Upsala tied with Royalton for its first conference title in school history. With eight returning starters, the Cardinals expect nothing less than to be right back near the top of the Prairie Conference South Division this season. Returning starters for the Cardinals include seniors Katie Ripplinger (short stop), Kaelin Smieja (catcher), Barb Kobylinski […]

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