Luverne Sports

Jacob Von Tersch (front, middle) won two events and the overall title of the Cardinal Pride competition Monday. Other event winners include Ashton Sandbulte (front, left), Hunter Baker, (front, right), Kameron Keene (back, left), Bailey Cowell (back, middle), Colby Crabtree (back, right) and Kaden DeSollar (not pictured).
Luverne High School senior Jacob Von Tersch captured the overall championship of the Cardinal Pride competition staged Monday. The annual event, which takes place on the first morning of football practice, prompts the players to be in the best possible physical shape heading into the season. Von...
As much as I was looking forward to the prospect, history will not be made at the Luverne Country Club Sunday. The LCC will be the site of the 81st Men’s Club Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. It’s an event that has proved to be one of my favorite to cover during the summer months, largely because...
Luverne's Jaxon Nelson is unable to beat out an infield single during Saturday's playoff game with Milroy.
The Luverne Redbirds qualified for the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament for the first time since 2015 by sweeping a Region 13C Playoff Series with Milroy. The Redbirds topped the Irish by two runs in Milroy August 7 before completing the sweep with a three-run victory Saturday in...
The Luverne Redbirds gained a 1-0 lead in a Region 13C Playoff series with the Milroy Irish by posting a 3-1 victory at Irish Yard near Milroy Wednesday. Brandon Alfson, a draftee from Pipestone, pitched a complete game and Skyler Wenninger drove in a pair of runs to lead the Redbirds to victory....
As a sports editor here in Luverne for the past 33 years, I’ve witnessed a number of performances that I’ll never forget. Courtesy of Andrew DeBoer, I can add another outstanding effort to that long list. On July 29 the Luverne Redbirds faced a win-or-be-eliminated situation when they squared off...
The Luverne American Legion baseball team capped a 15-8 season by placing sixth at the state tournament in Ely over the weekend. Team members include (front row, from left) Ethan Beyer, Jade Smith, Derek Lundgren, Quinn Buss, Jacob Von Tersch, Cade Wenninger, Gaige Nath, (back) coach Logan Norman, Declan Beers, Colby Crabtree, Jacob Van Dam, Isaiah Bartels, Nathan Nekali, Jake Haugen, Ben Serie and coach Skyler Wenninger. Missing is Mark Sterrett.
Luverne’s first appearance at the Minnesota American Legion Division II Baseball Tournament resulted in a sixth-place finish in Ely. Caledonia nipped the Cardinals by two runs during Friday’s opener, but Luverne bounced back to top the host team by three runs during Saturday’s consolation...
The Hadley Buttermakers clinched a berth in the state amateur tournament by sweeping their series against the Luverne Redbirds Saturday in Hadley. Luverne sported a 3-0 lead after 4 ½ innings of play, but Hadley exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to set the stage for a 10-5...
Corey Stratton (left) and Ray Hoogeveen (right) won the low gross and low net titles respectively during the Luverne Country Club’s Seniors’ Club Tournament Saturday.
Two new champions emerged from the field at the 2019 version of the Luverne Country Club’s Seniors’ Club Tournament Saturday. Corey Stratton captured the tournaments low gross championship for the first time and Ray Hoogeveen claimed the low net title for the first time in a couple of years during...
Luverne's Skyler Wenninger dives to first base to avoid being picked off during Wednesday's playoff game against Hadley.
A strong start didn’t translate into a successful finish when the Luvene Redbirds opened thetheir Region 13C Playoff series with Hadley Wednesday in Luverne. Luverne played well early by scoring five runs to open a two-run (5-3) advantage early in the contest. The Redbirds, however, were blanked...
Luverne shortstop Skyler Wenninger, pictured during a playoff game against Jackson July 24, drove in one run and recorded two hits during a series-ending win against the Bulls Monday at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds took the rubber game of the three-tilt REgion 13C Playoff series with Jackson Monday at Redbird Field. Jackson sported 2-0 and 3-2 leads in the contest, but Luverne scored the game’s final two runs to clinch a 4-3 victory and a series win. The 18-7 Redbirds host Hadley to open...

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