Luverne Sports

Luverne's Isaiah Bartels prepares to snag a throw from catcher Declan Beers during Thursday's tournament win over Duluth East in Willmar.
The Luverne VFW baseball team turned in a record-setting performance during the Minnesota State VFW Baseball Tournament in Willmar last week. The Luverne squad established a program standard by winning three games at the state attraction. Luverne went 3-2 overall and placed third in a 10-team field...
KQAD/K101 won the championship of the Rock County Kids Golf Scrambler for the second consecutive year Monday at the Luverne Country Club. Team members include (from left) Anthony Graphenteen, Mary Jo Graphenteen, Steve Graphenteen and Mark Iveland.
There was a repeat champion of the 20th annual Rock County Kids Golf Scrambler staged Monday at the Luverne Country Club. One year after shooting a five-under-par 31 to claim the team title, KQAD/K101 turned in a gross 32 and won the team title with a net score of 28.65 strokes. Steve, Mary Jo and...
Declan Beers is one of a number of local players who will receive the opportunity to play in the second consecutive Minnesota State VFW Baseball Tournament this week.
The Luverne VFW baseball team will make its ninth appearance in program history at the state tournament Thursday. The 2017 Minnesota State VFW Tournament is set for Aug 10-13 in Willmar, and the Cardinals open the event at 2:30 p.m. Luverne takes on District 8 champion Duluth East in the opening...
Alex Weis (third, right) had a large support group that included his family and his girlfriend (Mckenzie Besel, second right) during the 2017 Deaflympic Games last month in Samsun, Turkey. The delegation also includes Jim Hensley (left), Judy Weis (second, left), Natasha Weis (third, left), Tony Weis (middle) and Drew Weis (right).
For Alex Weis, the 2017 Deflympic Games proved to be the ultimate learning experience. The 2013 Luverne High School graduate didn’t receive the opportunity to pose on the medal stand at the event in Samsun, Turkey, as he was hoping to do. In hindsight, that really didn’t matter. Having the chance...
The Luverne High School Activities Eligibility Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, in the Luverne Elementary School gym. This is a mandatory meeting for students and their parents/guardians in grades 9-12 who plan to participate in Minnesota State High School League athletic activities...
Redbird Field was the place to be on Sunday, and I had a great time taking in the proceedings. Although the day included mixed results for the Luverne teams playing meaningful games within the city limits, it probably was the single most important day at the field since Aug. 1 of 2014. If you don’t...
Luverne second baseman Connor Hoffman waits to slap a tag on a Milroy runner during a July 26 playoff game at Redbird Field.
The 2017 amateur baseball season came to an end for the Luverne Redbirds at the end of a quarterfinal-round series of the Region 13C Playoffs last week. Luverne opened the series with a six-run win over Milroy at Redbird Field July 25, but the Irish bounced back to post one-run wins Friday and...
Luverne's Matthew Sehr slides safely to second base during Saturday's tournament win over Worthington at Redbird Field.
Luverne won its second consecutive VFW Third District title by winning three consecutive games in event’s Final Four Tournament staged at Redbird Field Saturday and Sunday. The Cardinals posted wins over Worthington and Marshall Black on Saturday before defeating Pipestone by seven runs during...
Luverne’s Chris Hoogland completed 119 laps to win an abbreviated version of the Endurance Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday. It was Hoogland’s first title in four attempts.
A first-time champion emerged from the pack as the winner of an abbreviated version of the annual Enduro Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday. With an antenna problem hampering the tracks lap-counting system, race officials called the 43 drivers on hand for the event off the track shortly after...
The Luverne Redbirds opened postseason play by sweeping a two-game series against Martin County to open the Region 13C Playoffs. Luverne posted a 10-run win during the series debut at Redbird Field July 19 before posting a four-run victory in Truman Friday to complete the sweep. The Redbirds opened...

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