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McClure Electric captured the Luverne Community Education Major League Baseball Tournment title last week. Team members include (front row, from left), Christopher Bonilla Soto, Owen Janiszeski, Carter Sehr, Isaac DeBates, Riley Reese, Masyn Akkerman, (back) Camden Janiszeski, Sam Honerman, Owen Sudenga and coach Jeremy Sudenga. Missing is coach Barry Shelton, Collin Anderson, Tucker Banck and Jonathon Sjaarda.
The 2017 Luverne Community Education Major League baseball season came to an end last week with the annual league tournament. Not unlike the Minor League tournament the week before, the Major League event was ruled by the tournament’s lower seeds. The five-team tournament began on July 17 with...
Loren Fick
For over 50 years, Loren Fick has seen it all. From being a car builder, car owner, mechanic, crew chief, track official or just a fan, racing has been a part of Fick’s life since his early 20s. Now he will be honored for his skills by being inducted into the Huset’s Speedway Hall of Fame Saturday...
I have a hunch the summer of 2017 is going to yield a lot of dividends to the Luverne High School baseball program in the coming years. I don’t base my assumption on the fact that both the Luverne American Legion and VFW squads are putting together solid summer seasons. What really has captured my...
The Luverne VFW baseball team capped an 11-3 regular season by splitting a pair of games at Redbird Field. Luverne nipped Marshall Black by one run Thursday before falling to Adrian by three runs Monday. The Cardinals open the Third District Playoffs by hosting Slayton at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  ...
Luverne's Amy Tripp competes in an eating challenge during the World Wienerman Championships in Luverne Thursday.
Local athletes made a big impact during the seventh annual World Wienerman Championships Thursday. The triathlon event, which includes running, swimming and biking legs along with different eating challenges, featured a limited field in 2017. Five teams competed in the 2017 field, down from seven...
The Luverne Redbirds wrapped up a 15-7 regular season by winning three home games in five days last week. Luverne defeated Lakefield by four runs July 12 before upending Marshall and Milroy Saturday and Sunday respectively. The Redbirds open the Region 13C Playoffs with a home game against Martin...
The Luverne American Legion baseball team remains alive after the first weekend of play of the Second District Tournament staged in Blue Earth Friday through Sunday. The Cardinals won their first two games of the event before falling to Springfield on Sunday. The double-elimination tournament...
The Luverne Redbirds avenged an early-season loss to the Marshall A’s when the teams squared off at Redbird Field Saturday. Luverne, which never trailed in the game, scored at least one run on five consecutive innings to set the stage for an 11-5 victory. The score was knotted at one when Cody...
Luverne catcher Declan Beers slaps a tag on a Wells runner to complete a double play in the seventh inning that helped preserve a 5-4 victory for the Cardinals.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team opened the Second District Tournament by defeating Wells 5-4 Friday in Blue Earth. It looked like Luverne would coast to an easy win when it opened a 5-0 lead five innings into the contest, but Wells made things interesting late in the game by plating four...
McClure Plumbing-Heating-Air Conditioning won the Minor League Baseball Tournament. Team members include (front row, from left) bat boy Benjamin Buss, Asher Barron, Luka Smith, Hudson Hough, Collin Knips, Jace Tofteland, (kneeling) Kasey Buss, Josh Hansen, Connor Bose, Trevor DeBates, Tucker Remme, (standing) Layne Sasker, Blaik Bork, Zane Walgrave and Lucas Kelly (back) coaches Mike Buss, Adam Hansen and Ryan DeBates.
A Luverne Community Education Minor League Baseball Tournament that yielded a lot of upsets ended with one Thursday night at Joe Roberts Fields. The six-team league’s annual end of the season tournament consisted of five games, and four of the contests featured lower-seeded teams upending the...

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