Luverne Sports

The Luverne girls had to erase an early deficit to secure their second hockey win of the season Saturday in Long Prairie. The Prairie Center Blue Devils sported 1-0 early in the contest, but LHS netted five of the final seven goals of the game to pull out a 5-3 victory. Trailing 1-0 after a first...
The Luverne fell from hockey’s unbeaten ranks during their first road test of the year Friday in Litchfield. In what was the first of two road games over the weekend, the Cardinals came up on the short end of a 2-0 decision against the Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato Dragons. Goals came at a minimum...
Luverne seniors Lexi Henrichs (9) and Maddie Dinger compete for the puck along with a trio of Albert Lea players during Thursday's hockey opener at the Blue Mound Ice Arena.
The Luverne girls got off to a strong start to the hockey season by skating to a 4-1 win over Albert Lea Tuesday at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. The score was knotted at one after the first period of play, but the rest of the night belonged to LHS eighth-grader Reghan Bork. Playing in her first...
Two individuals who played key roles in Luverne’s volleyball resurgence this fall reaped the benefits of their efforts last week. Both first-year head coach Susan Bork and standout senior Alexis Ferrell received some prestigious awards for their contributions to Luverne’s 20-win season. It was a...
Jordan Kopp
The 2017-18 winter sports season includes two coaching changes involving teams from the Star Herald coverage area. The Luverne High School wrestling program is led by a first-year head coach, while the Adrian girls’ basketball program opens the season with co-coaches. Longtime assistant Jordan Kopp...
5K run Registration is now open for the 15th Annual De-Light-Ful Run set for Saturday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. The race will start and end at the Luverne Armory this year, which will also be the site of a free post-race dance with the Casey Muessingman Band providing the entertainment. Online...
Luverne eighth-grader Brooklynn Ver Steeg (middle) takes a turn with a group of runners during the Minnesota State Class A Cross Country Championships at St. Olaf College in Northfield Saturday.
The Luverne girls wrapped up a successful season with a strong showing at the Minnesota State Class A Cross Country Championships Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Luverne, which was making its 10th appearance as a team at state competition since 2002, solidified its position as one of...
The final week of the fall sports season here in southwest Minnesota provided me with some of my personal highlights of the 2017 campaign. The Luverne volleyball and girls’ cross country teams may not have claimed any titles, but they represented the Star Herald coverage area with dignity and grace...
Luverne seniors Rachel Oftedahl (middle) and Alexis Ferrell protect their side of the court during Thursday's tournament championship match in Pipestone.
Luverne’s first appearance in the South Section 3AA Volleyball Tournament ended in defeat when the Cardinals squared off against the Marshall Tigers Thursday in Pipestone. Luverne, which last qualified for a postseason championship game in 1997, faced long odds entering the match against the...
Luverne senior Alexis Ferrell registered 21 kills and 26 digs during Tuesday's tournament win over JCC.
The Luverne Cardinal volleyball team qualified for its first postseason championship game since 1997 Oct. 31 in Luverne. Luverne squared off against No. 3 Jackson County Central in the semifinal round of the South Section 3AA Tournament in the Cardinal Gym. The match turned into a competitive one,...

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