Luverne Sports

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...
Declan Beers drove in six runs at the plate in three games during the Third District Southern Division Playoffs in Worthington over the weekend.
The Luverne VFW baseball team capped the 2015 season at the Third District Southern Division playoffs in Worthington over the weekend. Luverne beat Pipestone to open the event Saturday, but the Cardinals lost games to Worthington and Pipestone on Sunday to bow out of the event. The Cards end the...
Luverne's Joey Slieter slides safely to third base as the ball skips over the glove of a Worthington defender during Sunday's game at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds take a six-game winning streak into the postseason after reeling off four wins in five days. The Redbirds posted road wins against the Milroy Irish, the Milroy Yankees and Fairmont Wednesday (July 15) through Friday before nipping Worthington in the home finale Sunday. Luverne...
Connor Crabtree (sliding) and the Luverne American Legion baseball team capped a 14-7 season by going 1-2 during the Second District Tournament in St. James over the weekend.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team wrapped up the 2015 season during the first weekend of play at the Second District Tournament in St. James. Luverne lost its first round game against Wells Friday before besting Welcome Saturday. The Cardinals bowed out of the tournament with a Sunday loss...
Luverne's Layne Curtis reaches for first base with his foot after dislodging the ball out of the glove of a Pipestone defender during Saturday's playoff game in Worthington.
The Luverne VFW baseball team opened the Southern Division Playoffs by knocking off Pipestone during Saturday’s opening round in Worthington. After dropping a pair of games to Pipestone during the regular season, Luverne overcame an early deficit to best the Arrows 9-5 in the postseason debut for...
The Luverne Redbirds capped their regular season road schedule by coasting to an 11-0 win over Fairmont in Jackson Friday. Andrew DeBoer registered a shutout on the mound and four Redbird players drove in two runs each to highlight the win. DeBoer fanned eight batters and yielded six hits in eight...

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