Luverne Sports

Track success Four Luverne High School graduates found success as members of their college track programs over the weekend. Alex Wies, (class of 2013), a member of the Southwest Minnesota State University program in Marshall, won the shot put and placed third in the weight throw at the South Dakota...
Luverne junior Mariah Aukes scored the first goal in state tournament play in the history of the girls' hockey program during Thursday's loss to New Prague during the consolation semifinals at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.
Luverne’s 20-8 hockey season came to an end Thursday at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. The Cardinals met New Prague Minnesota State Class A Girls’ Hockey Tournament consolation semifinal at the arena on the University of Minnesota campus. LHS played well against the Trojans, but it wasn’t enough to...
Luverne junior Solomon Nielsen qualified for the state wrestling tournament for the second consecutive year by placing second at 160 pounds during the Section 3A Wrestling Championship staged at Worthington High School Friday and Saturday.
A Luverne High School athlete will make a repeat appearance at the Minnesota State Class AA Wrestling Tournament after finding mat success at the Section 3A Wrestling Championships in Worthington Friday and Saturday. Junior Solomon Nielsen, who placed fourth at 152 pounds during last year’s state...
Luverne senior Mitchell Muller has a shot blocked by a Redwood Valley player during Saturday's Section 3AA Tournament game in Redwood Falls.
The Luverne boys bowed out of the Section 3AA Basketball Tournament at the end of a quarterfinal round game Saturday in Redwood Falls. Luverne, the tournament’s sixth seed, sported leads against No. 3 Redwood Valley during the first 10 minutes of the contest. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they...
The Luverne boys' hockey team earned a berth in the championship game of the Section 3A Tournament by routing the New Ulm Eagles 10-0 during Saturday’s semifinals in St. Peter. Luverne netted all 10 of its goals in the first two periods and outshot NU 43-18 to reach the title game for the third...
The Luverne girls' basketball team dropped its second consecutive decision to Fairmont when the teams squared off for the second time in three days Friday in Luverne. The Cardinals came up on the short end of a 52-36 decision during Friday’s rematch. Fairmont limited LHS to 28 percent shooting from...
Luverne sophomore goalie Emilie Bartels makes one of her 50 saves during Wednesday's state quarterfinal against Blake at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Wednesday.
The Luverne Cardinals ran into an elite team when they squared off against The Blake School during the quarterfinal round of the Minnesota State Class A Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Wednesday. Blake, the tournament’s top seed, controlled the puck most of the game and set...
Luverne junior Nick Behrend registered a hat trick during Thursday's 15-0 win over Windom.
The Luverne boys  opened the Section 3A Hockey Tournament by destroying the Windom Eagles Thursday at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. Luverne exploded for 13 goals in the first two periods and sported a 54-13 advantage in shots on goal in the game during a 15-0 victory. Chaz Smedsrud and Nick Behrend...
The Luverne finished the regular season with an 8-16 record after dropping a 68-64 basketball game in Minneota Feb. Tuesday. The home-standing Vikings got off to a good start by opening a 37-22 lead in the first half. Luverne rallied to outscore Minneota 42-31 in the second half, but it wasn’t...
Senior Nicole Kneip tossed in 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds during Tuesday's 50-42 home loss to Fairmont.
A three-game run of wins came to an end when the Luverne girls basketball team took on Fairmont in Luverne Tuesday. The Cardinals remained in contention the entire night, but FHS put together enough spurts to secure a 50-42 victory. After falling behind 5-0 2:26 into the game, Luverne trimmed the...

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