Luverne Sports

Two Luverne High School sports programs have exceeded expectations this fall. Both the LHS girls’ tennis and volleyball teams didn’t have bright lights shining on them when practice began in the middle of August, but both programs have taken center stage based on their performances thusfar. I have...
The Luverne volleyball team experienced little trouble in disposing of the Fulda Raiders in Fulda Monday. Luverne outscored Fulda 75-34 in the process of securing 27-7, 25-10 and 25-17 victories. Sierra Schmuck (14 set assists and 15 of 15 serving with one ace), and Alexis Ferrell (seven blocks, 12...
Luverne's Charlie Reisch fights for extra yardage after hauling in one of his four pass receptions during Friday's 14-0 home loss to Pipestone.
One year after gaining possession of the coveted Battle Axe Trophy for the first time in three seasons, the Luverne Cardinals had to give it back to Pipestone Friday at Cardinal Field. The way the 2017 version of the annual rivalry game played out on the field, LHS was in a giving mood most of the...
Luverne senior Alexis Ferrell led Luverne with 20 kills and 27 digs during a 3-2 home win over JCC Thursday.
The Luverne Cardinal volleyball team exorcised a demon when they knocked off the Jackson County Central Huskies in a five-set match Thursday in Luverne. After losing either Southwest Conference or Big South Conference matches to JCC for 21 consecutive seasons, Luverne turned the table on the...
The Luverne Cardinals wrapped up the Big South Conference Western Division title by sweeping Redwood Valley in Redwood Falls Thursday. Luverne won all seven matches in straight sets to complete league play with a 4-1 record. “We really played well against RWV,” said LHS coach Greg Antoine. “It...
The Luverne cross country runners received an opportunity to test the course that will be the site of the 2017 Section 3A. Luverne traveled north to participate at the Lac qui Parle Valley-Dawson-Boyd Invitational Tuesday. The Cardinal girls, who had some of their regular varsity runners compete at...
The Luverne Cardinals took their first loss in Big South Conference Western Division tennis play when they squared off against the St. James Saints in St. James Sept. 19. St. James went 3-1 in singles and took two of the three doubles matches to collect a 5-2 victory. “I was a pretty windy day and...
The Luverne volleyball team reeled off four consecutive victories to take top honors during the Jackson County Central Tournament Saturday in Jackson. Luverne won consecutive three set matches over Schaeffer Academy (Rochester), Montevideo and Heron Lake-Okabena before completing its title run by...
The Luverne Cardinal football team was unable to break into the win column for the first time this season Friday in Redwood Falls. Taking on Redwood Valley in their first road contest of the campaign, Luverne was outscored 29-6 in the final 40:38 of play of a 36-12 loss. It was Luverne’s third...
The Luverne cross country runners mixed it up with top-notch competition at the Rochester Mayo Invitational Thursday. At a meet that attracts some of the best teams in Class AA, the Class A Cardinals turned in a solid showing. The LHS girls’ varsity squad placed ninth in a 24-team field with 255...

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