Upsala

Host Upsala narrowly fell 58-52 in overtime to section rival Sebeka, Monday. Senior Kaelin Smieja led the way, draining a trio of threes en route to a 15-point performance. Freshman Katlin Welinski (11), junior Brooke Westrich (9) and senior Katie Ripplinger (6) were the next leading scorers, with sophomore Kiley Smieja pulling down a team-high [...]

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Christian Pekarek once again led the way against St. John’s Prep, scoring 23 points, while Dylan Zimmerman (12) and Jeffrey Halverson (10) also reached double figures as Upsala cruised to a 71-45 road win, Tuesday. Jeremy Halverson contributed nine points and junior Keith Ripplinger picked up seven, with Zimmerman snatching 17 rebounds and distributing four [...]

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Upsala had little difficulty with defensive-minded Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Friday, rolling the host Thunder 68-36. Seniors Christian Pekarek and Dylan Zimmerman each scored 18 points against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, with Zimmerman not missing a shot on the night, going 6-of-6 from the field and the free-throw line. Junior Aidan Guthrie added 12 points and nine [...]

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Upsala was within five points at halftime, but visiting Litchfield pulled away down the stretch for a 73-51 win, Friday. Junior Brooke Westrich scored 11 points to lead a balanced Upsala offense, followed by freshman Katlin Welinski (9), senior Kaelin Smieja (7), juniors Sara Herzog (7),  Danica Cheney (6) and Mariah Prokott (5) and sophomore [...]

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Senior Christian Pekarek single-handedly matched the offensive output of Bertha-Hewitt’s entire team as Upsala dismantled the host Bears 77-36, Thursday. Pekarek scored 36 points on 13-of-21 shooting and also dished out five assists. Senior Dylan Zimmerman followed with 15 points, junior Jeremy Halverson had nine and juniors Jeffrey Halverson and Aidan Guthrie each added six. [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com With perhaps the deepest senior class in school history, Upsala rattled off 31 consecutive wins, a perfect Prairie Conference record and a fourth-place finish in the state last winter. That class, which included departed graduates Eric Frieler, Nick Frieler, Avery Smieja, Matt Abeler, Andy Nelson and Garrett Wolf, filled [...]

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The Upsala volleyball team members held their annual awards banquet Sunday, Nov. 17. Danica Cheney was named best offensive player, Brooke Westrich was best defensive player, Kristin Wuebkers was the top server and Katlin Welinski was given the most improved award. Awarded all-conference honors were Cheney and Wuebkers. Westrich was honorable mention all-conference. Pictured are [...]

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Uta Zeis raises sheep, spins and knits – shop open by appointment  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer In an age of advanced technology, when a person can find a quickly-processed wool sweater at any big-box department store or online, it might seem obsolete to produce a wool sweater the old-fashioned way — right from the sheep. [...]

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