Luverne Sports

Chris Nowatzki (left) won the low gross championship for the third consecutive year at the Luverne Country Club’s Seniors’ Club Tournament Saturday. Ivan Kooiker (right) won the low net title.
Chris Nowatzki and Ivan Kooiker emerged as the big winners during the Seniors’ Club Tournament staged at the Luverne Country Club Saturday. Nowatzki captured the low gross championship for the third consecutive year, and Kooiker won the low net title for the first time in his career. Both Nowatzki...
Melissa Sandbulte (middle) won the championship flight of the Luverne Country Club’s Women’s Club Tournament Saturday. Mary Jo Graphenteen (left) and Heidi Sehr (right) placed second and third respectively. Sandbulte has won the title three consecutive years.
The 65th version of the Women’s Club Tournament at the Luverne Country Club Saturday turned into the Melissa Sandbulte show. Sandbulte, who had won the past two club championships heading into Saturday’s event, made it three in a row by firing a six-over-par 78 to best the nearest competitor by...
Luverne left fielder Gaige Nath makes a diving catch during Thursday's state tournament game against Austin in Fergus Falls.
An outstanding season came to an end in disappointing fashion for Luverne at the Minnesota State VFW Baseball Tournament Thursday in Fergus Falls. The Third District champion Cardinals had a 10-game winning streak with a seven-run loss to Austin in the opening round. Luverne bowed out of the double...
The Luverne VFW baseball team faces a stiff challenge to open the state tournament Thursday in Fergus Falls. District 1 champion Austin, Luverne’s opening game opponent at 1:30 p.m., will be a quality opponent. Austin last qualified for state play in 2014, but the program produced state...
Kullen Schroht
Luverne High School officials are seeking a head boys’ hockey coach for the second time in as many years. After serving the LHS program in different capacities over the past three years, Kullen Schroht is moving on. The 2002 Owatonna High School graduate has accepted a general manager position with...
Bowling meeting The Luverne Bowling Association is having an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Luverne Lanes. All potential bowlers are welcome to attend the meeting.   Activities meeting The Luverne High School Activities Eligibility Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in...
It’s probably easier said than done, but there is a way the 2016 Luverne VFW baseball team can make program history at the state tournament in Fergus Falls next week. All the young Cardinals need to do is win twice at the double-elimination event. After spending part of my weekend researching the...
Activities meeting The Luverne High School Activities Eligibility Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 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...
Thirty-six members of the Blue Mound Figure Skating Club combined efforts to place fourth out of 66 teams at the ISI World Team Championships staged July 25-30 at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine. Representing the BMFSC in Blaine at the event include (front row, from left) Emma Baker, Brooke Nattress, Mara Thier, Riley Severtson, Brylee Zebe, Lexie Severtson, Anisa Vanden Bosch, (second row) Grace Schneekloth, Emma Schneekloth, Rylee Kurtz, Marisa Thier, Augusta Papik, (third row) Kendall Buss, Alyssa Natt
The Blue Mound Figure Skating Club turned in a strong showing at the 2016 ISI World Recreational Team Championships staged at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine last week. The local skaters compiled 840.5 points to place fourth in a field of 66 teams. Schwan Super Rink (1.164 points), SportQuest...
KQAD/K101 emerged as the team champion of the 19th annual Rock County Kids Golf Scrambler Monday at the Luverne Country Club. Team members include (from left) Mark Iveland, Anthony Graphenteen, Mary Jo Graphenteen and Steve Graphenteen.
Seventy-two golfers gathered at the Luverne Country Club Monday to compete for a good cause.  The 19th annual Rock County Kids Golf Scrambler attracted 18 four-person teams during a nine-hole event that grossed $7,500. The money goes to the local Child Guide and Big Buddies programs. KQAD/K101...

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