Luverne Sports

The Luverne girls' hockey team reached the consolation championship game in the Red Division of the Schwan Cup by defeating the Cap City Cougars (Madison, Wisconsin) by four goals in Blaine Wednesday. Makayla Sterrett and Madisyn Dingmann netted two goals each for an LHS squad that never trailed in...
The Luverne Cardinal wrestlers experienced a rough day as a team during the New Ulm Quadrangular Tuesday. Luverne dropped consecutive matches to the host team (39-36), Fairmont-Martin County West (48-30) and United (45-21). “It was a rough night,” said LHS coach Tony Johnson. “We wrestled against...
The Luverne girls' hockey team opened the Schwan Cup by dropping a 5-1 decision to the team from Canada Tuesday in Blaine. Luverne and Fort Frances, Onterio, were tied at one early in the second period. FF, however, outscored the Cards 4-0 the rest of the way to advance to the Red Division...
Luverne's Jaxon Nelson, pictured as he forces L-D-C's Casey Peterson to pass the puck, registered a hat trick during Tuesday's 6-3 home win over the Dragons.
A big second period lifted the Luverne boys' hockey team to a 6-3 home win over Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato Tuesday. The Cardinals and Dragons skated to a draw at one in the first period of play, but Luverne scored four goals in the first 7:05 of the second stanza to take control of the game. Jaxon...
Before closing the books on 2015, I spent one morning last week trying to put together my list of the top accomplishments turned in by athletes from the Star Herald coverage area. Once again, it proved to be a challenging task. While combing through the archives, I did find eight state-qualifying...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team is riding a five-game winning streak after posting a convincing victory in Fairmont Dec. 22. The Cardinals sported a 64-5 advantage in shots on goal and scored at least three goals in every period of an 11-1 win. Chaz Smedsrud and Jaxon Nelson led the assault by...
The Luverne gymnastics team wrapped up the 2015 portion of its schedule by challenging the Hendricks Grizzlies in Hendricks Dec. 22. Luverne overcame an impressive individual night for Hendricks’ Greta Johnson won win the meet by a 127.725-123.675 tally. Johnson won the all-around title (35.375)...
Luverne senior Adam Fodness registers a near fall against Quad County's Miles Kattevold during Tuesday's Triangular in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinal wrestling team went 1-1 during a home triangular Dec. 22. The Cardinals dropped a 37-35 decision to Quad County to open the night. LHS notched a 40-37 victory over St. James in the finale. Five Cardinals boasted 2-0 records at night’s end. Will Natte and Solomon Nielsen turned...
Luverne's Nick Overgaard glides to the basket as Ellsworth's Malik Herman challenges his shot during Tuesday's basketball game in Luverne.
The Luverne boys’ basketball team racked up its third consecutive victory Dec. 22 in Luverne. Taking on the Ellsworth in a non-conference contest, the Cardinals outscored the Panthers in both halves of the game to secure a 76-59 victory. Although the Cardinals won the game handily, Ellsworth played...
Premade plans can change in an instant when one is the head coach of an athletic team. Just ask T.J. Newgard, the head coach of the Luverne girls’ basketball program. The LHS mentor had big plans for sophomore guard Joci Oye this season, and he spent a good share of the summer workouts and...

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