Luverne Sports

Luverne freshman Tenley Nelson runs with the lead pack early in the girls' varsity race at the state meet in Northfielld Saturday.
The Luverne girls’ cross country team wrapped up a successful 2018 season at the Minnesota State Cross Country Championships in Northfield Saturday. The Cardinals had high hopes of placing among the top three teams at the state classic, but that dream eluded LHS by seven points. Luverne turned in a...
Luverne junior Brayden Tofteland (6) placed 102nd at the Minnesota State Class A Cross Country Championships in Northfield Saturday. Senior Dalton DeSollar (below) placed 117th.
A pair of Luverne High School boys wrapped up the 2018 season at the Minnesota State Class A Cross Country Championships in Northfield Saturday. LHS senior Dalton DeSollar and junior Brayden Tofteland earned trips to Northfield by securing individual berths into the state classic during the Section...
Looking at the season overall, I didn’t have a very good year covering cross country meets. My basic problem boils down to weather. If I’m not mistaken, I laid eyes on five meets over the past two-plus months. While some of the meets were staged under excellent conditions for an observer, others...
Luverne senior Rylee Olson attacks the ball at the net during Tuesday's season-ending volleyball match in Marshalll.
Luverne’s bid to advance to the championship match of the South Section 3AA Volleyball Tournament didn’t pan out Oct. 30 in Marshall. The fifth-seeded Cardinals faced a difficult task when they took on No. 1 Marshall on the Tigers’ home court during the semifinals. In the end, Marshall lived up to...
Members of the Luverne cross country team pose with the championship trophy after winning the Section 3A title Thursday in Luverne. Pictured are (front row, from left) Brooklynn Ver Steeg, Gabrielle Ferrell, Regan Feit, Elizabeth Wagner, (back) Tenley Nelson, Makena Nelson, Tiana Lais, Jenna DeBates and Grace Ingebretson.
The Luverne girls put an exclamation point on what has been dominating season during the Section 3A Cross Country Championships in Luverne Thursday. Luverne not only won its fourth consecutive section championship, the Cardinals did so by the largest margin of victory during their four-year reign...
Luverne senior Mackenzie Petersen spikes the ball at the net during Thursday's 3-2 tournament win in Pipestone Thursday.
An upset in the opening round of the South Section 3AA Volleyball Tournament sent the Luverne Cardinals to the semifinals Tuesday in Marshall. Luverne, the tournament’s No. 5 seed, meet fourth-seeded Pipestone for a quarterfinal-round match in Pipestone Thursday. The Cardinals came up on the short...
Luverne's Jonah Friedrichsen (left) and Shane Berning (right) helped the Cardinal boys place third as a team during Thursday's section meet in Luverne.
The Luverne boys made a bid to advance to the state meet as a team during the Section 3A Cross Country Championships staged in Luverne Thursday. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, their dream of advancing to this weekend’s state classic in Northfield as a squad went unrealized by a narrow margin....
A shootout in St. Peter resulted in a season ending loss for the Luverne Cardinal football team Oct. 23. Luverne and the home-standing Saints produced a combined 66 points during their quarterfinal round game of the Section 3AAA Playoffs. In the end, it was St. Peter coming out on winning end of a...
Of all the events I get to cover, no activity is more unpredictable than the sport of volleyball. Just when a person thinks they know what will happen next, the momentum of a match can switch sides in an instant. Ultimately, that’s what makes the sport so much fun to watch. There’s nothing better...
Luverne senior Derek Lundgren is unable to trip up a Windom running back during Wednesday's football game in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinal football team enters the Section 3AAA Playoffs riding a four-game winning streak. The Cardinals closed out their regular season schedule by entertaining Windom Oct. 17 in Luverne. LHS dominated the contest by opening a 34-0 halftime lead and went on to even its record at 4-4...

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