Luverne Sports

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...
As much as I was looking forward to the prospect, history will not be made at the Luverne Country Club Sunday. The LCC will be the site of the 81st Men’s Club Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. It’s an event that has proved to be one of my favorite to cover during the summer months, largely because...
Luverne's Jaxon Nelson is unable to beat out an infield single during Saturday's playoff game with Milroy.
The Luverne Redbirds qualified for the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament for the first time since 2015 by sweeping a Region 13C Playoff Series with Milroy. The Redbirds topped the Irish by two runs in Milroy August 7 before completing the sweep with a three-run victory Saturday in...
The Luverne Redbirds gained a 1-0 lead in a Region 13C Playoff series with the Milroy Irish by posting a 3-1 victory at Irish Yard near Milroy Wednesday. Brandon Alfson, a draftee from Pipestone, pitched a complete game and Skyler Wenninger drove in a pair of runs to lead the Redbirds to victory....
As a sports editor here in Luverne for the past 33 years, I’ve witnessed a number of performances that I’ll never forget. Courtesy of Andrew DeBoer, I can add another outstanding effort to that long list. On July 29 the Luverne Redbirds faced a win-or-be-eliminated situation when they squared off...

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