Luverne Sports

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...
Derrick Brown (right), pictured during a television interview at the state tournament in 2014, is leaving LHS to become the head hockey coach at St. Cloud Cathedral.
Derrick Brown’s six-year stint as a hockey coach in Luverne appears to be over. Brown, who served as the boys’ hockey team’s co-coach for four years before taking over has head coach prior to the 2013-14 season, is setting sail for St. Cloud. Brown was offered to teach history and social studies as...
Six men join club champion Chris Nowatzki as flight winners during the Men’s Club Tournament staged at the Luverne Country Club over the weekend. They are (from left) Adam Siebenahler, Joe Dorhout, Adam Hansen, Mike Gonnerman and Skyler Hoiland. Missing is Dave Halverson.
Six men emerged as flight winners along with overall champion Chris Nowatzki during the 77th Men’s Club Tournament staged at the Luverne Country Club over the weekend. Joe Dorhout (president’s flight), Mike Gonnerman (vice president’s flight), Skyler Hoiland (first flight), Adam Hansen (second...
Chris Nowatzki (front, right) won the championship flight of the Men’s Club Tournament for the first time Sunday. Mike Gonnerman (front, left) placed second. Ben Nath (back, left), Ryan Fick (back, middle) and Dan Serie (back, right) shared third place in the final standings.
Chris Nowatzki insists that he hasn’t discovered the Fountain of Youth. If that were the case, one could think something in the water he’s been drinking has improved his performance on the golf course in recent years. Since reaching the age of 50 in September of 2013, Nowatzki has captured the last...

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