Luverne Sports

Two Rock County seniors wrapped up their high school golf careers at different state tournaments last week. Luverne’s Chaz Smedsrud mixed it up at the Minnesota State Class AA Golf Tournament staged at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course near Jordan June 14-15. Hills-Beaver Creek’s Stuart Plimpton...
Luverne's Joey Slieter dives safely to first base during Sunday's home loss to the Fairmont Martins.
The Luverne Redbirds squandered an early advantage when they entertained Fairmont for a game at Redbird Field Sunday. The hosts played well early to open a 5-0 lead after three innings of play, but the Martins rallied to outscore Luverne 14-4 over the final six frames to secure a 14-9 victory....
A Luverne doubles team won the consolation championship at the Minnesota Class A State Boys’ Tennis Tournament Friday. Pictured above are (from left) senior Erik Wounoutka, coach Greg Antoine and junior Chris Jelken.
A pair of Luverne High School tennis players ended their season with a victory when they won the consolation championship at the 2016 Minnesota State Boys’ Tennis Tournament in Minneapolis Friday. Senior Erik Wohnoutka and junior Chris Jelken qualified for the state tournament when they won the...
The Luverne boys tennis team reached a milestone at the 2016 Minnesota State Boys Tennis Tournament. Playing in the team tournament for the seventh consecutive year, Luverne earned a victory at the state tournament as a team for the first time ever. “The kids were really excited and proud to be the...
The Luverne boys tennis team reached a milestone at the 2016 Minnesota State Boys Tennis Tournament. Playing in the team tournament for the seventh consecutive year, Luverne earned a victory at the state tournament as a team for the first time ever. “The kids were really excited and proud to be the...
Luverne junior Madison Schandelmeier, competing in the 3,200-meter relay, set a new school record in the event at the Minnesota Class A State Track and Field Championships.
The Luverne girls’ track and field team had seven athletes competing in five different events at the 2016 Minnesota Class A State Track and Field Championships at Hamline University in St. Paul Friday and Saturday.  This year’s state meet will be long remembered for the heat and humidity that made...
Luverne junior Matthew Hup cleared 13 feet and set a new personal best while competing at the state track meet over the weekend.
Three members of the Luverne boys’ track team represented Section 3A at the Minnesota Class A State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday. The Cardinal athletes competed against the state’s best in three different events: the 300-meter hurdles, pole vault and shot put. The athletes at...
The Tri-State Buffalos amateur football team suffered its sixth loss of the season Saturday. Playing on the road in Watertown, South Dakota, against the Watertown Rebels, Tri-State lost 30-0. The Buffalos’ season record now stands at 1-6 while the Rebels improved to 2-5. Tri-State will host the...
Participants in the Women’s Memorial Tournament at the Luverne Country Club Saturday include (front, from left) Susan Skattum, Monica Cross, Tracy Van Voorst, Maren Tollefson, (second row) Jennifer Stratton, Tammi Miller, Tara Zewiske, Marilyn Bergman, Vicky Weissenberger, VJ Thiese, Chantel Scarset, (third row) Lori Ohlemann, Melissa Sandbulte, Brandee Scott, Cheryl Jauert, Nancy Frakes, Darlene Walhoff, Susan Schneekloth, Lynette Springman, Nikki McLendon, (back) Marcia Essman, Marcia Klimes, Jane Aning,
The Luverne Country Club hosted its annual Women’s Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday. The two-person best ball tournament attracted 32 golfers to the local course. Lori Ohlemann and Jane Aning won the first flight with a score of 80. Susan Schneekloth and Lynette Springman finished second in the...
Luverne’s Jake Haugen pitched all seven innings of his team’s 8-0 victory over New Ulm Silver in the semi-final round of the Buffalo Days VFW baseball tournament Sunday.
The Luverne VFW baseball team opened the 2016 campaign in fine fashion by winning their home Buffalo Days tournament over the weekend. Luverne followed up with a win on the road at Marshall on Monday to gain its fifth win in four days. The 5-0 Cardinals will host Pipestone tonight and Slayton on...

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