Luverne Sports

The Luverne Redbirds make their third consecutive appearance at the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament Sunday in Watkins. Luverne, the Region 13C champion, takes on Fort Ripley at 7:30 p.m. While playing in state tournament games has become commonplace for many of the Redbirds, the...
Evan Verbrugge aced the LCC's third hole Thursday.
Spending a little extra time on the golf course paid off for Luverne’s Evan Verbrugge Thursday. After playing nine holes of league golf at the Luverne Country Club earlier in the day, Verbrugge decided to stick around to play a few extra holes with three other players. The decision to play on...
Olympic champs Luverne High School athletes Hailey Remme (left), Madison Crabtree (middle) and Katie Kracht (right) emerged as champions of the first Cardinal Volleyball Olympics staged on the first day of practice Aug. 17. Members of the volleyball program competed in a variety of events including...
Luverne's Declan Beers recovers a fumble that set up the final touchdown of Saturday's 34-0 home win over Worthington.
The Luverne football team opened the season in style Saturday by manhandling Worthington at Cardinal Field. The game was up for grabs with Luverne sporting a 6-0 advantage after 24 minutes of play. The Cardinals, however, outscored the Trojans 28-0 in the second half to ice a 34-0 victory. “We were...
Luverne's Riley Severtson chases down the ball during a doubles match against USC Saturday in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team opened the 2015 season by hosting a triangular Saturday. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they left the courts after taking a pair of setbacks. United South Central saddled the Cardinals with a 7-0 in the opener. Lac qui Parle Valley nipped LHS 4-3 in the finale....
Sharla Reisch (left) and Colleen Nath (right) won the first and second flights respectively during the Luverne Country Club’s Women’s Club Tournament staged Saturday.
The 64th version of the Luverne County Club’s Women’s Club Tournament produced a trio of winners. Along with club champion Melissa Sandbulte, two other players captured flight championships. Sharla Reisch took top honors in the first flight, while Colleen Nath placed first in the second flight....
Melissa Sandbulte (middle) fired a five-over-par 77 to repeat as champion of the LCC’s Women’s Club Tournament Saturday. Mary Jo Graphenteen (left) and Paula Lammert (right) placed second and third.
As the mother of two young children, Melissa Sandbulte doesn’t receive get the chance to play much golf any more. In fact, based on a piece of information she shared after Saturday’s 64th version of the Luverne County Club’s Women’s Club Tournament, she played her first 18-hole round of the year as...
Luverne catcher Codie Zeutenhorst snags a throw to home plate during the opening game of the series against Fairmont in Luverne Aug. 12.
The Luverne Redbirds completed a successful march through the Region 13C Playoffs by posting a 2-0 win over Fairmont in the championship series late last week. Luverne nipped the Martins by one run in Luverne Aug. 12 to open the series before completing a sweep with a six-run victory in Fairmont...
Luverne’s Cole Johnson takes a cut at the plate during the championship series opener against Fairmont at Redbird Field Aug. 12. Luverne posted a 4-3 win over Fairmont.
The Luverne Redbirds moved to within one win of winning the Region 13C Tournament title by nipping the Fairmont Martins 4-3 during the championship series opener in Luverne Wednesday. Fairmont plated three unearned runs early in the game, but Luverne scored the final four runs of the contest to...
Erik Tofteland (back, right) won three event titles and the overall championship of the annual Cardinal Pride Competition. Other event winners include Matthew Ziegler (front, left), Tanner Wiese (front, middle), Mitchell Muller (front, right), Jeremiah Dooyema (back, left) and Logan Stratton (back middle). The LHS football team opens the season at home Aug. 22.
A Luverne High School senior walked away with the overall championship of the 2015 Cardinal Pride competition Monday. Erik Tofteland won three individual events and took top honors in the overall point standings in the event. The annual eight-event competition, which is staged on the first day of...

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