Luverne Sports

Luverne second baseman Connor Hoffman waits to slap a tag on a Milroy runner during a July 26 playoff game at Redbird Field.
The 2017 amateur baseball season came to an end for the Luverne Redbirds at the end of a quarterfinal-round series of the Region 13C Playoffs last week. Luverne opened the series with a six-run win over Milroy at Redbird Field July 25, but the Irish bounced back to post one-run wins Friday and...
Luverne's Matthew Sehr slides safely to second base during Saturday's tournament win over Worthington at Redbird Field.
Luverne won its second consecutive VFW Third District title by winning three consecutive games in event’s Final Four Tournament staged at Redbird Field Saturday and Sunday. The Cardinals posted wins over Worthington and Marshall Black on Saturday before defeating Pipestone by seven runs during...
Luverne’s Chris Hoogland completed 119 laps to win an abbreviated version of the Endurance Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday. It was Hoogland’s first title in four attempts.
A first-time champion emerged from the pack as the winner of an abbreviated version of the annual Enduro Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday. With an antenna problem hampering the tracks lap-counting system, race officials called the 43 drivers on hand for the event off the track shortly after...
The Luverne Redbirds opened postseason play by sweeping a two-game series against Martin County to open the Region 13C Playoffs. Luverne posted a 10-run win during the series debut at Redbird Field July 19 before posting a four-run victory in Truman Friday to complete the sweep. The Redbirds opened...
Luverne's Matthew Sehe slides safely across home plate to register one of Luverne's 13 runs during a home win over Slayton Saturday.
The Luverne VFW baseball team qualified for the Final Four of the Third District Tournament by winning a playoff game at Redbird Field Saturday. Luverne, the tournament’s top seed, squared off against Slayton for a berth in next weekend’s Final Four. The Cardinals advance to the double-elimination...
The Luverne American Legion Baseball team bowed out of the Second District Tournament at the end of an elimination game in Blue Earth Saturday. Luverne met Wabasso for the right to play Springfield for the Second District title back in Blue Earth Sunday. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, no return...
A big night for shortstop Skyler Wenninger propelled the Luverne Redbirds to a 13-3 victory during the opening game of a Region 13C playoff series against Martin County at Redbird Field Wednesday. Wenninger was 5-for-5 at the plate and hit for the cycle for a Luverne squad that won the game by the...
McClure Electric captured the Luverne Community Education Major League Baseball Tournment title last week. Team members include (front row, from left), Christopher Bonilla Soto, Owen Janiszeski, Carter Sehr, Isaac DeBates, Riley Reese, Masyn Akkerman, (back) Camden Janiszeski, Sam Honerman, Owen Sudenga and coach Jeremy Sudenga. Missing is coach Barry Shelton, Collin Anderson, Tucker Banck and Jonathon Sjaarda.
The 2017 Luverne Community Education Major League baseball season came to an end last week with the annual league tournament. Not unlike the Minor League tournament the week before, the Major League event was ruled by the tournament’s lower seeds. The five-team tournament began on July 17 with...
Loren Fick
For over 50 years, Loren Fick has seen it all. From being a car builder, car owner, mechanic, crew chief, track official or just a fan, racing has been a part of Fick’s life since his early 20s. Now he will be honored for his skills by being inducted into the Huset’s Speedway Hall of Fame Saturday...
I have a hunch the summer of 2017 is going to yield a lot of dividends to the Luverne High School baseball program in the coming years. I don’t base my assumption on the fact that both the Luverne American Legion and VFW squads are putting together solid summer seasons. What really has captured my...

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