Ellsworth Sports

Adrian 's Mitchell Lonneman challenges a shot by Ellsworth's Zach Buntjer during Friday's game in Ellsworth.
The Adrian boys’ basketball team ran its record to 3-0 in Ellsworth Friday. Taking on the Panthers in a Red Rock Conference contest, the visiting Dragons opened a 22-point lead in the first half and prevailed 72-51 at game’s end. The Dragons opened the game with a 9-0 run capped by a layup by Jacob...
The Ellsworth came up on the short end of a 68-54 decision when the Panthers took on the Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcats in a girls' basketball game in Okabena Thursday. HL-O opened a nine-point lead (36-27) in the game’s first half and outscored the Panthers 32-27 in the second half to ice the victory...
Adrian boys post rare win at SWC The Adrian boys’ basketball team posted a big early-season victory when it secured a 59-47 win over Southwest Christian in Edgerton. The Dragons opened a 33-21 advantage in the first half and matched SWC’s scoring output of 26 points in the second half to prevail by...
Ellsworth senior guard Jared Leuthold pressures a pass from LQPV's Isaias Flores during Saturday's basketball game in Ellsworth.
The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team opened play for the 2016-17 season by hosting Lac qui Parle Valley for a non-conference clash Saturday. After a competitive first 13:15 of the game that featured two lead changes and two deadlocks, the visiting Cardinals put everything together to win the game...
The Ellsworth girls’ basketball team delivered first-year coach Mike Palm his initial victory Friday in Ellsworth. Entertaining Westbrook-Walnut Grove for their home opener, the Panthers battled the Chargers to a draw at 21 during the game’s first half. EHS took control of the game in the second...
Luverne's Mallory Thorson pulls away from Ellsworth's Ashlyn Meester to convert a layup late in Tuesday's girls' basketball game in Luverne.
Two girls’ basketball teams from the Star Herald coverage are opened the season playing each other Nov. 29 in Luverne. The LHS Cardinals entertained the Ellsworth Panthers in the season debut for both squads. The night belonged to Luverne, which outscored EHS in both halves of a game that ended...
Six members of the Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball program received postseason honors from Red Rock Conference officials last week. Mekayla Kolbrek (front, left), Avery Van Roekel (back, second left), Sidney Fick (back, second right), Avery Wysong (front, right) and Jasmine Lingen (back, right) made the 2016 All-RRC squad. Ashley Esselink (back, left) drew honorable mention.
The Red Rock Conference officials offered a salute to nine athletes from the Star Herald coverage area last week. Five athletes from Hills-Beaver Creek and one from Adrian were selected to the 2016 All-RRC Volleyball team. One player each from Ellsworth, H-BC and Adrian drew honorable mention...
Mike Palm
The Ellsworth girls’ basketball program is led by a new head coach entering the 2016-17 season. Mike Palm, who worked with the EHS boys’ basketball program the past few seasons, is the new girls’ coach this year. Palm replaces Dean Wieck, who compiled a 15-59 record during a three-year run as the...
A winless 2016 season came to an end for the Ellsworth Panthers Monday in Lamberton. Ellsworth’s last chance to register a win this fall came during the opening round of the South Section 3A Volleyball Tournament. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out well for the Panthers. Fifth-seeded Red Rock...
Two Ellsworth athletes received their first exposure to varsity competition during the Red Rock Conference Cross Country Championships in Slayton Monday. After competing in junior high races all season, Linkin Bossert and Micah Onken mixed it up with varsity runners at the RRC event. Bossert placed...

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