Luverne Sports

Five individuals associated with the Blue Mound Figure Skating Club are embarking on an adventure to Alaska for a competition and a tourism experience April 12. They are (from left) Kendall Buss, Katie Shearer, Cathy Shearer, Hannah Henning and Maranda Thier.
Luverne’s Cathy Shearer is going home next week, and she’s taking some area girls with her. Shearer, who has been coach in the Blue Mound Figure Skating Club since 2004, is a native of Soldotna, Alaska. She was a member of the second graduating class at a new school in the town back in 1982, where...
Five members of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club recently competed at three tournaments in a span of nine days. They are (front row, from left) Liam Brown, Zach Brown, Reagan Gangestad, (back) Angi Gangestad and Perceyis Trierweiler.
Some members of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club faced a hectic schedule in late March. Five area martial artists were put to the test of competing at three different tournaments in a span of nine days. The stretch started with three club members participating at the Redwood Falls Tae Kwon Do...
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team made its 2018 debut Saturday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. The Cardinals competed in a doubles tournament that was hosted by St. Peter and included St. James and Mankato West high schools. LHS dropped all three of its matches against the participating...
Derek Lundgren
A Luverne High School junior wasn’t overlooked when the 2017-18 All-Big South Conference Western Division Boys’ Basketball Team was announced last week. Derek Lundgren, a starting guard for an LHS team that secured one BSC victory over the winter, drew an honor for the Cardinal boys. Lundgren is...
Luverne’s Joci Oye (left) made the 2017-18 All-Big South Conference Western Division Girls’ Basketball Team. Mackenzie Petersen (right) drew honorable mention.
Two members of the Luverne High School girls’ basketball program received postseason honors from Big South Conference officials last week. One Cardinal player made the 2017-18 All-BSC Western Division Team, while another drew honorable mention. Senior guard Joci Oye, who led the Cardinals in...
Luverne’s Emilie Bartels (left) and Reghan Bork (right) made the 2017-18 All-Big South Conference Girls’ Hockey Team.
Two members of the Luverne High School girls’ hockey squad cracked the roster of the 2017-18 All-Big South Conference Girls’ Hockey Team. A total of 13 all-conference selections and seven honorable mention awards were doled out by the league’s coaches last week. Luverne, which placed third in the...
Jack Golla (left) and Declan Beers (right) scramble for a loose ball during the juniors against the seniors basketball game at LHS Monday night.
Some Luverne High School students and faculty members played basketball for a noble cause Monday night. March Madness basketball events have become an annual event at LHS in recent years, but the 2018 version of the event took on more meaning for the participants. According to Mark Lundgren, who...
Junior Derek Lundgren led Luverne with 15 points and eight rebounds during Saturday's season-ending loss in Windom.
A rough second half kept the Luverne boys’ basketball team from advancing to the second round of the South Section 3AA Tournament Saturday in Windom. Luverne, the tournament’s fifth seed, led by as many as 12 points in a first half that ended with a seven-point advantage over the Windom Eagles. No...
An exhausted Declan Beers takes a knee on the ice as members of the L-D-C squad celebrate winning the section title behind the Cardinal Wednesday night in St. Peter.
A trip to the Minnesota State Class A boys’ hockey tournament for the Luverne Cardinals was denied by a freshman goalie Wednesday night in St. Peter. Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato net-minder Darby Halonen could well have been the smallest player on the ice during the Section 3A Championship game. When...
Phil Drobnick (left), coach of the U.S. Men’s Curling Team, and Gisele (Gigi) Marvin (right), a member of the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team, pose for a picture at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
All things considered, I wouldn’t be surprised if Luverne’s Craig and Randi Oftedahl were enjoying a tropical vacation right now. After surviving what had to be a hectic week filled with must-see sporting events, the Oftedahls deserve a little extra rest and relaxation. The superintendent of...

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