Luverne Sports

Senior Mallory Thorson led Luverne with 12 kills during a season-opening victory in Edgerton Thursday.
The Luverne volleyball served up Sarah DeBeer’s first varsity win as a head coach when they notched a 3-1 victory over Edgerton Public School in Edgerton Thursday. Luverne and the Flying Dutchmen split the first two sets of the evening, but the Cards outscored the hosts 50-33 in the final two sets...
The Luverne tennis team turned in a winning performance during the St. James Doubles Tournament Wednesday. Luverne won two of the three matches to place second in a four-team field led by the host school, which went 3-0 to win the team title. The Cardinals upended Maple River (4-3) and Sibley East...
The Rock County Sportsman’s Club staged its annual Open Shoot August 18. Eleven different men captured championships during the event. Doug Deutsch emerged as the overall high shooter during the competition. The 16-yard title went to Jim Slocum, while Glen Lonneman and Jack Boomgaarden claimed the...
Pete Connell (middle) won the Luverne Country Club Men’s Club Tournament for the first time over the weekend. Mark Iveland (right) and Cody Hemme (left) placed second and third respectively.
A first-time champion emerged from the field during the 81st Men’s Club Tournament at the Luverne Country Club Saturday and Sunday. After watching his father, Tim Connell, win eight club titles between 1993 and 2010, Pete Connell finally celebrated his own conquest by edging Mark Iveland in a...
Mary Jo Graphenteen (middle) captured her second consecutive Women’s Club Tournament title at the Luverne Country Club Saturday. Melissa Sandbulte (left) and Pat Rieck (right) placed second and third respectively.
It appears the days of waiting are over for Luverne’s Mary Jo Graphenteen. Graphenteen, who won her second Women’s Club Tournament title last year (her first championship in 26 years), turned in a repeat performance during the 68th version of the tournament staged Saturday at the Luverne Country...
Susan Skattum (left) and Debbie Kooiker (right) won flight titles during the Women’s Club Tournament Saturday.
Three champions were crowned during the 68th version of the Women’s Club Tournament staged Saturday at the Luverne Country Club. Along with Mary Jo Graphenteen’s repeat performance as club champion, Susan Skattum and Debbie Kooiker claimed flight titles. In what proved to be the tournament’s most...
Four men captured flight titles during the 81st version of Men’s Club Tournament over the weekend. They are (from left) Joe Dorhout, Adam Finke, Adam Hansen and Jeff Wieneke.
Four more players joined club champion Pete Connell as flight winners during the 81st Men’s Club Tournament staged Saturday and Sunday at the Luverne Country Club. While Connell claimed his first title of the championship flight, Joe Dorhout, Adam Hansen, Adam Finke and Jeff Wieneke celebrated...
The Luverne Redbirds pulled out a victory during open round of the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament in Maple Lake Saturday. Playing in their first state game since 2015, the Redbirds overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat Carver 4-3. The win sends the 21-9 Redbirds back to Maple Lake...
Luzerne senior Mela Jarchow chases down the ball during Saturday's home match with United South Central.
The Luverne girls produced the initial victories for first-year head tennis coach Jon Beers during a season-opening triangular Saturday in Luverne. The Cardinals entertained United South Central and Lac qui Parle Valley to open the 2019 regular season. LHS handed both opponents 5-2 setbacks. Three...
Jacob Von Tersch (front, middle) won two events and the overall title of the Cardinal Pride competition Monday. Other event winners include Ashton Sandbulte (front, left), Hunter Baker, (front, right), Kameron Keene (back, left), Bailey Cowell (back, middle), Colby Crabtree (back, right) and Kaden DeSollar (not pictured).
Luverne High School senior Jacob Von Tersch captured the overall championship of the Cardinal Pride competition staged Monday. The annual event, which takes place on the first morning of football practice, prompts the players to be in the best possible physical shape heading into the season. Von...

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