Luverne Sports

A long and fruitful coaching career is on the verge of being recognized on the evening of October 12. Craig Nelson, who served as a head track coach for 34 years (32 at Luverne High School and two at Waubay, South Dakota, High School), will be honored in Minneapolis that night. Nelson will be...
The Luverne Cardinals registered their second consecutive football victory when they traveled to Norwood for a District clash Friday. Visiting LHS had its way with winless Norwood-Young America by scoring at least one touchdown in every quarter of a 38-8 conquest. The Cardinals turned in a stellar...
Luverne's Elie Ferrell goes up for a block at the net during Thursday's home loss to Pipestone.
The Luverne volleyball team couldn’t break through in Big South Conference play when the Cardinals entertained rival Pipestone for a match Thursday. LHS got off to a strong start by taking the opening set. Pipestone, however, outscored the Cards 75-54 in the final three sets to secure a 3-1 win....
The Luverne girls turned in a championship performance at the Jackson County Central Cross Country Invitational Thursday. Competing in a field of five complete teams, the Cardinals produced 24 points to capture the meet title. Martin County West finished a distant second behind LHS with 71 points....
The Luverne tennis experienced little trouble in disposing of Redwood Valley during a Big South Conference match staged in Redwood Falls Thursday. Luverne won six of the seven matches in straight sets to highlight a 7-0 victory over the home-standing Cardinals. Rozilyn Oye (6-2, 6-2 over Isabel...
The Luverne Cardinals received their first Big South Conference tennis setback of the season when they dropped a five-point decision to the St. James Saints Tuesday in St. James. The hosts swept LHS in singles competition and went 2-1 in doubles to win the showdown. Luverne’s win came from Solveig...
The Luverne volleyball team split four matched during Saturday’s Carolyn Hummel Invitational in Jackson. Luverne met Litchfield in the opening round and came up on the short end of 28-26 and 25-19 decisions. The Cardinals collected their first win by topping Westbrook-Walnut Grove 25-13, 25-23 in...
The Luverne Cardinal football team gained possession of the coveted Battle Axe Trophy for the first time in three years Friday in Pipestone. In what was a hard-fought, tightly contested struggle, Luverne edged the Arrows 13-12 to win the annual Battle Axe game for the first time since the 2016...
The Luverne girls’ cross country team placed second and the boys fourth at the Worthington Turkey Trot Thursday. The short-handed Cardinal girls finished second with 46 points in a nine-team field led by Murray County Central, which claimed the team title with 41 counters. The LHS boys turned in a...
The Luverne Cardinals couldn’t notch their first Big South Conference volleyball win of the year when they took on the Windom Eagles in Windom Thursday. LHS put up a good fight in two of the three sets, but the hosts sported a 75-58 scoring advantage for the night to secure a 3-0 victory. Windom...

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