Upsala-Swanville

Area sports action from Tuesday, April 15: Baseball: Zimmerman 4, Little Falls 2 Little Falls had a better showing its second outing of the season, but couldn’t click in all phases as it fell 4-2 at Zimmerman, Tuesday. The Flyers got on the board in the top of the first after sophomore Thomas Miller singled, [...]

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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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The Holdingford boys smashed its nearest competitor by 303.5 points. The Huskers girls followed suit, taking first by 106 points. But for everyone involved, it simply felt like a win to be competing outside during Tuesday’s Holdingford Ron Hylla Earlybird, the first area event of the spring to be held completely outdoors.   Boys results [...]

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Upsala-Swanville Area used a deep senior class to go on a deep playoff run last spring, coming within five outs of a sub-section title. This spring, the Patriots will have to plug the holes, nine to be exact, that departed senior class left behind. Perhaps none will be bigger than the one at the front [...]

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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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Last spring’s condensed schedule was hard enough on veteran teams. On teams trying to break in new starters, especially pitchers, it was downright cruel. “Last year we spent eight weeks in the gym and squeezed the entire season into three weeks,” Swanville head coach Tom Bzdok said. “We didn’t have time to work on anything [...]

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Guard Christian Pekarek, senior, Upsala Pekarek, the Record Player of the Year for the second season in a row, was a match-up nightmare for opposing defenses, thriving offensively with his perimeter shooting and ability to score at the rim, surpassing 2,000 career points this winter. Pekarek led the Cardinals to a second-consecutive unbeaten Prairie Conference [...]

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