Luverne Sports

The Luverne football team passed its first road test of the 2015 season after defeating Windom 21-15 Friday in Windom. Senior Erik Tofteland registered a pair of four-yard touchdown runs and Jaxon Nelson carried the ball for 110 yards and one score to highlight the win. Luverne scored the first 14...
The Luverne cross country teams made their 2015 debut Friday in Beresford, South Dakota. The Bereford Invitational was moved from the town’s golf course to the city’s streets due to heavy rain in the area Thursday, but Cardinal coach Pete Janiszeski didn’t seem to be bothered by the situation. “It...
The Luverne Cardinals registered their first tennis victory of the season during the St. James Doubles Tournament Wednesday. Luverne split eight matches with Sibley East, but SE won the tiebreaker (total games won) to receive the match victory. St. James handed the Cards an 8-0 setback in the...
The Luverne Redbirds make their third consecutive appearance at the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament Sunday in Watkins. Luverne, the Region 13C champion, takes on Fort Ripley at 7:30 p.m. While playing in state tournament games has become commonplace for many of the Redbirds, the...
Evan Verbrugge aced the LCC's third hole Thursday.
Spending a little extra time on the golf course paid off for Luverne’s Evan Verbrugge Thursday. After playing nine holes of league golf at the Luverne Country Club earlier in the day, Verbrugge decided to stick around to play a few extra holes with three other players. The decision to play on...
Olympic champs Luverne High School athletes Hailey Remme (left), Madison Crabtree (middle) and Katie Kracht (right) emerged as champions of the first Cardinal Volleyball Olympics staged on the first day of practice Aug. 17. Members of the volleyball program competed in a variety of events including...
Luverne's Declan Beers recovers a fumble that set up the final touchdown of Saturday's 34-0 home win over Worthington.
The Luverne football team opened the season in style Saturday by manhandling Worthington at Cardinal Field. The game was up for grabs with Luverne sporting a 6-0 advantage after 24 minutes of play. The Cardinals, however, outscored the Trojans 28-0 in the second half to ice a 34-0 victory. “We were...
Luverne's Riley Severtson chases down the ball during a doubles match against USC Saturday in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team opened the 2015 season by hosting a triangular Saturday. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they left the courts after taking a pair of setbacks. United South Central saddled the Cardinals with a 7-0 in the opener. Lac qui Parle Valley nipped LHS 4-3 in the finale....
Sharla Reisch (left) and Colleen Nath (right) won the first and second flights respectively during the Luverne Country Club’s Women’s Club Tournament staged Saturday.
The 64th version of the Luverne County Club’s Women’s Club Tournament produced a trio of winners. Along with club champion Melissa Sandbulte, two other players captured flight championships. Sharla Reisch took top honors in the first flight, while Colleen Nath placed first in the second flight....
Melissa Sandbulte (middle) fired a five-over-par 77 to repeat as champion of the LCC’s Women’s Club Tournament Saturday. Mary Jo Graphenteen (left) and Paula Lammert (right) placed second and third.
As the mother of two young children, Melissa Sandbulte doesn’t receive get the chance to play much golf any more. In fact, based on a piece of information she shared after Saturday’s 64th version of the Luverne County Club’s Women’s Club Tournament, she played her first 18-hole round of the year as...

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