Luverne Sports

A team sponsored by Rhonna Jarchow took top honors during the 18th annual Rock County Kids Golf Scrambler staged at the Luverne Country Club Monday. Team members include (from left) Scott Bowman, Adam Siebenahler, Tim Fey and Cory Norman.
Twenty teams gathered at the Luverne Country Club Monday for the 18th annual Rock County Kids Golf Scrambler. In what proved to be a tight competition, a team sponsored by Rhonna Jarchow walked away with the tournament title. Jarchow’s foursome recorded a net tally of 28.3 strokes during the nine-...
Activities meeting The Luverne High School Activities Eligibility Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Luverne Elementary School gym. This is a mandatory meeting for students (and their parents/guardians) who plan to participate in Minnesota State High School League athletic...
Luverne’s Steven Walker (No. 12), pictured during Saturday’s Enduro Race, won the pure stock feature during Thursday’s Rock County Speedway Races. Walker topped 14 other drivers in the feature event.
Thursday night turned into a busy evening for those in charge of overseeing the Rock County Speedway Races at the Rock County Fair. One year after an outside entity hosted an event that attracted 47 cars in three different classes, a locally-ran event gave racing fans more of a treat. A total of 65...
Luverne’s Adam Kinsinger (left) hands Hardwick’s Heath Peterson the championship trophy for winning Saturday’s Connell Car Care Enduro Race at the Rock County Fair.
One could think six seconds couldn’t make much of a difference in a span of 15 years. Hardwick’s Heath Peterson believed that once, but not any more. Prior to Saturday night, Peterson competed the Rock County Fair’s Enduro Race without posting. Top-10 finishes were commonplace for the Rock County...
Logan Norman snags a ball in right field during Wednesday's series opener against Lakefield at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds opened the Region 13C Playoffs by sweeping a best-of-three-game-series with Lakefield. Luverne registered a seven-run win in the series debut at Redbird Field July 29 before completing a sweep with a nine-run win in Lakefield Friday. The sweep sends the 18-3 Redbirds to the...
Mary Jo Graphenteen registered a hole-in-one at the Luverne Country Club July 28.
A long-time player accomplished a career-first during a round of golf at the Luverne Country Club July 28. Prior to that fateful day at the LCC, Mary Jo Graphenteen had won more Women’s Club Championships (one, in 1993) than she had registered aces during her career. That changed late in the...
Luverne's Jared Pick slaps a tag on a Lakefield runner during Wednesday's playoff game at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds opened Region 13C Playoffs by registering a 10-3 win over the Lakefield Horned Frogs in Luverne Wednesday. The first game of the best-of-three series was competitive for through six innings, but Luverne plated five runs in the home half of the eighth inning to ice the victory....
Luverne’s 12 and Under Baseball Team compiled a 5-2 record and placed second at the Minnesota Sports Federation State Class AA Baseball Tournament in Sartell July 24-26. Team members include (front row, from left) Jamie Palmquist, Ben Jarchow, Hunter Baker, Ethan Beyer, John Miller, (back) coach Shane Palmquist, coach Jamie Beyer, Shaid Shearer, Cade Wenninger, Bailey Cowell, Jayson Rops, Riley Anderson and coach Dean Baker.
A 12 and Under baseball team from Luverne turned in a solid showing at the state level July 24-26. Competing at the Minnesota Sports Federation State Class AA 12 and Under Baseball Tournament in Sartell. The Luverne squad won its pool with a 2-1 record and finished the tournament by placing second...
A season of change is in store for the Luverne Cardinals and every other football program in the state of Minnesota. Not only will the Cardinals be moving up one class (from Class AA to AAA), they no longer will be competing for a conference championship during the regular season. Under the...
Luverne’s Suzie Walgrave is still kicking. In the early 1990s, when I was still a fairly new scribe here in Southwest Minnesota, I recall being amazed by the prowess of a young member of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club. It was Walgrave who captured my attention back then. She joined the local club at...

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