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Any way one sums up the situation, it has been a rough winter for the Adrian High School wrestling program. With a 3-13 record as a team through Saturday’s T-M-B Tournament, the Dragons already have taken more setbacks this season than they have in the last two seasons combined (11 losses), and...
The 2017 playoffs have expanded my horizon as an NFL football enthusiast. As a disappointed Minnesota fan who watched my team fall apart after opening the season with five wins, I’ve been relegated to being a bandwagon jumper. So for the past two weeks, my support has gone to the teams that are...
After watching the Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team dismantle Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in Hills Friday, I came to a conclusion. I left Hills thinking this band of Patriots is on the verge of going on a run. In hindsight, I may have been jumping the gun a little bit. After glancing at H-BC’s...
A man who works with the Luverne High School track program will be honored for a job well done later this month. Pete Janiszeski, who has served as an assistant coach under Craig Nelson for the past 14 years, is about to be recognized for his contributions to one of Southwest Minnesota’s strongest...
Every year presents its challenges, and 2016 is no different. As I searched through the Star Herald archives of the past 12 months on Monday, I found eight state-qualifying teams (or individuals) from our coverage area that deserve mention in my annual stories of the year column. Finding the...
If they didn’t believe it before, backers of the Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team may start embracing the old saying that the best gifts come in small packages. At 5-9 and possibly 150 pounds, Preston Wilhelmi may not bring the most intimidating presence to H-BC’s 2016-17 roster. Placing...
The first Minnesota Football Showcase played at U.S. Bank Stadium Dec. 3 included a local representative. Randy Strand, the veteran head coach of the Adrian Dragons, served as an assistant coach for the South All-Star Team. The South All-Stars came out on the winning end of a 15-7 decision over the...
Saturday will go down in history as a special day for the two wrestling programs from the Star Herald coverage area. Not only did the Luverne and Adrian squads open the season at different South Dakota tournaments that day. They did so by placing female wrestlers on the mat for varsity competition...
It’s too early to tell if the Luverne girls’ hockey team can repeat as the Section 3A champion. LHS is a much different team from last winter, when the Cardinals featured a potent offense with a lot of explosive players who could put the puck in the net on a consistent basis. Luverne probably won’t...
All things considered, Jaxon Nelson is adjusting well to his new life. It’s not easy for a 16-year-old to make the jump from high school to Tier 1 Junior Hockey, and Nelson knew it wouldn’t be when he decided to join the Sioux Falls Stampede last spring. The former Luverne High School standout knew...

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