Luverne Sports

Luverne’s Emilie Bartels (left) and Reghan Bork (right) made the 2017-18 All-Big South Conference Girls’ Hockey Team.
Two members of the Luverne High School girls’ hockey squad cracked the roster of the 2017-18 All-Big South Conference Girls’ Hockey Team. A total of 13 all-conference selections and seven honorable mention awards were doled out by the league’s coaches last week. Luverne, which placed third in the...
Jack Golla (left) and Declan Beers (right) scramble for a loose ball during the juniors against the seniors basketball game at LHS Monday night.
Some Luverne High School students and faculty members played basketball for a noble cause Monday night. March Madness basketball events have become an annual event at LHS in recent years, but the 2018 version of the event took on more meaning for the participants. According to Mark Lundgren, who...
Junior Derek Lundgren led Luverne with 15 points and eight rebounds during Saturday's season-ending loss in Windom.
A rough second half kept the Luverne boys’ basketball team from advancing to the second round of the South Section 3AA Tournament Saturday in Windom. Luverne, the tournament’s fifth seed, led by as many as 12 points in a first half that ended with a seven-point advantage over the Windom Eagles. No...
An exhausted Declan Beers takes a knee on the ice as members of the L-D-C squad celebrate winning the section title behind the Cardinal Wednesday night in St. Peter.
A trip to the Minnesota State Class A boys’ hockey tournament for the Luverne Cardinals was denied by a freshman goalie Wednesday night in St. Peter. Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato net-minder Darby Halonen could well have been the smallest player on the ice during the Section 3A Championship game. When...
Phil Drobnick (left), coach of the U.S. Men’s Curling Team, and Gisele (Gigi) Marvin (right), a member of the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team, pose for a picture at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
All things considered, I wouldn’t be surprised if Luverne’s Craig and Randi Oftedahl were enjoying a tropical vacation right now. After surviving what had to be a hectic week filled with must-see sporting events, the Oftedahls deserve a little extra rest and relaxation. The superintendent of...
Luverne senior Rachel Oftedahl cans a jump shot as she surrounded by Arrow players during Monday's tournament game in Pipestone.
The Luverne girls’ basketball team bowed out of the Section 3AA Tournament during a quarterfinal-round game in Pipestone Monday. The fifth-seeded Cardinals took on No. 4 Pipestone in what was the third meeting of the season between the games. Pipestone won the regular season clashes and made it...
Luverne clinched an appearance in the Section 3A title game by dismantling the Hutchinson Tigers by 7-1 during Monday’s semifinals at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. The Cardinals scored the first four goals of the game and outshot the Tigers 36-19 to highlight their 20th win of the season...
The Adrian girls’ basketball team staged an upset in the quarterfinal round of the South Section 3A Tournament Monday in Lamberton. Adrian, the tournament’s sixth seed, took on No. 3 Red Rock Central on the Falcons’ home floor. The Dragons staged a second-half rally to pull out a 36-34 victory. The...
Senior Jayden Renken placed fourth at 160 pounds at the Section 3AA Individual Wrestling Tournament in Dawson over the weekend.
The 2017-18 wrestling season came to end for the Luverne Cardinals at the Section 3AA Individual Tournament staged in Dawson Friday and Saturday. With berths into the state tournament on the line for athletes who placed first or second in their weight classes, the Cardinals didn’t meet the criteria...
The Luverne boys defeated a quality opponent when they downed the Minneota Vikings in a boys basketball game staged Friday in Minneota. Minneota entered the game with two losses, but the Cardinals served up the third setback of the season for the Vikings. Minneota played well early and sported a 32...

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