Luverne Sports

I realize that we already are a few days into 2019, but the focus of this column is to recall what area athletes accomplished last year. Based on my research, 2018 was a good year for athletes from all four schools that form the Star Herald coverage area. I found what I deem to be seven grand...
The Luverne girls’ hockey team went 2-1 and placed second in the Girls’ Open National Division at the Schwan Cup last week. The Cardinals defeated Fairmont and Arrowhead to reach the championship game, where they lose a three-goal decision to the Western Wisconsin Stars. Luverne, 11-4-2 overall,...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team dropped three consecutive games to place eighth at the South St. Paul Premier Tournament last week. St. Paul Johnson, Hopkins and the host school saddled LHS with setbacks at the event. Luverne, 4-7 overall, hosts New Ulm Thursday.   SSP 4, Luverne 2 A late surge by...
The Luverne girls' hockey team opened Schwan Cup by posting a 3-0 win over Fairmont Wednesday in Blaine. Reghan Bork netted a pair of goals and Cheyenne Schutz registered a 16-save shutout in goal for an LHS team that outshot FHS 30-16. Kamryn Van Batavia netted a goal 5:55 into the game to open...
No winter sports team from the Star Herald coverage area has been more active than the Luverne girls’ hockey team. A two-win week that ended with a surprising loss in Waseca Friday upped Luverne’s record to 9-3-2 overall. The Cards have played 14 games overall since the opener against Morris-Benson...
The Luverne Cardinal wrestling team made an appearance at the Redwood River Riot staged Friday and Saturday in Redwood Falls. Athletes representing 35 teams competed individually at the tournament, where LHS placed 32nd in the team standings with 14 points. Fairmont-Martin County West claimed the...
Brooklynn Ver Steeg snares a rebound during Friday's 82-18 home win over HL-O-F.
The Luverne girls' basketball team experienced little trouble in the process of saddling the Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda Coyotes with an 82-18 setback Friday in Luverne. LHS outscored HL-O-F by comfortable margins in both halves of the game. The Cards went on a 17-0 run to start the game ending with a...
Sophomore goalie Shaid Shearer makes one of his 61 saves during Friday's 8-1 home loss to St. Cloud Cathedral.
The Luverne Cardinals had a unique opportunity to spring an upset on the state’s top-ranked Class A boys' hockey team when they entertained the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders for a game at the Blue Mound Ice Arena Friday. Unfortunately for Luverne, the 9-0 Crusaders lived up to their billing. SSC...
The Waseca Blue Jays saddled the Luverne girls with their second Big South Conference hockey loss of the season when the teams met in Waseca Friday. LHS defeated Waseca 6-0 when the teams met in Luverne Dec. 8, but the Blue Jays turned things around by scoring the first three goals of the rematch...
The Luvene boys' basketball team turned in a commanding performance during an 87-45 home win over the Fulda Raiders Friday. Luverne gained control of the contest by opening a 47-27 lead in the first 18 minutes of play. The Cards went on to outscore Fulda 40-18 in the second half to cap their 43-...

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