Luverne Sports

LaShad Smith ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns during Friday's overtime loss to Maple River.
The Luverne Cardinals fell from football’s unbeaten ranks Friday at Cardinal Field. In a game that featured both Luverne and Maple River putting together impressive scoring runs, an overtime session was needed to settle the issue. Maple River got the job done in overtime by completing a 20-0...
Luverne junior Elise Jarchow won in straight sets at No. 2 single over Marshall’s Leah Matzner during Thursday’s match in Luverne. The Cardinals posted a 6-1 win over the Tigers.
The Luverne Cardinals opened Big South Conference tennis competition by posting a 6-1 home win over the Marshall Tigers Thursday. All of Luverne’s wins came in straight sets, including a 3-0 showing in doubles. Brynn Thier and Mela Jarchow topped Alexis Moat and Kaia Christensen by 6-4 and 6-1...
The Luverne Cardinals broke even during the West Lyon Volleyball Triangular Thursday near Larchwood, Iowa. Luverne lost its opening match against the host team, but the Cards bounced back to beat Tea, South Dakota, in the second round. The home-standing Wildcats took care of business against the...
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team fell for the third time this season when they squared off against the Blue Earth Area Bucs in Blue Earth Tuesday. BEA won six matches in straight sets to highlight a 6-1 win. Luverne’s lone point came from Liz Kelm, who prevailed in a three-set battle (7-5, 4-6, 6-4...
The Luverne Cardinals dropped their second consecutive Big South Conference volleyball match of the season when they came up on the short end of a 3-0 decision in Marshall Tuesday. The Tigers dominated play by outscoring LHS 75-31 during a match in which the Cardinals couldn’t produce more than 11...
A successful start to the 2019 football season has me excited to find out what the rest of the campaign will bring to area teams. For the first time since 2016, Luverne, Adrian and Hills-Beaver Creek celebrated victories in their opening games. All three of the contests were decided by comfortable...
Luzerne junior LaShad Smith led the Cardinals with 77 rushing yards during Friday's 41-12 home win over Worthington.
The Luverne football team bucked a slight trend to open the 2019 season Friday at Cardinal Field. After experiencing 0-4 starts the last two seasons, the Cardinals posted their first opening night win by trouncing the Worthington Trojans 41-12. In what was a solid showing all around, the Cardinals...
The Luverne Cardinals notched their ninth tennis win of the season when they bested Sioux Falls Lincoln’s junior varsity squad 6-1 Friday in Luverne. LHS swept the Patriots in doubles competition and went 3-1 in singles to win handily. Luverne’s Solveig Tofteland and Lauren Ver Steeg prevailed in...
The Luverne cross country teams turned in strong showings at the Beresford (South Dakota) Invitational Friday. Luverne’s girls came home with a team championship and the boys placed third as a squad in varsity competition. With two top 10 efforts individually, the Cardinal girls turned in a 39-...
Luverne senior Alyssa Nattress positions herself to dig up a spike during Tuesday's home loss to Redwood Valley.
Redwood Valley spoiled Luverne’s 2019 home and Big South Conference volleyball ball debut Tuesday. Luverne, which won its first two matches of the season on the road, came up on the short end of a 3-0 decision against RWV. The visiting Cardinals outscored LHS 75-48 during the match. RWV scored the...

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