Luverne Sports

The Luverne tennis team wrapped up a 10-7 regular season by dropping a 5-2 decision to the St. Peter Saints in St. Peter Tuesday. St. Peter went 3-1 in singles and took two of the three doubles matches to claim the victory. “St. Peter is a good team. They really have some strong players at the top...
Golf teams from the Star Herald coverage area locked horns at the Adrian Area Country Club Tuesday. Luverne and Adrian met on the Dragons’ home course during a day that included mixed results for both programs. The LHS girls posted a 184-193 win over the Dragons, while the AHS boys handed the...
As it turns out, I wasn’t alone in being confused about the news I received last week. Upon learning Luverne High School junior Chaz Smedsrud had been selected in the 26th round of the United States Hockey League draft by the Sioux Falls Stampede, I quickly reached a conclusion. “There goes Luverne...
Tri-State Buffalo running back Wyatt Stepka takes a big hit from The Panic's Garrett Mensing during Saturday's game in Hills.
An impressive comeback in the second half by the Tri-State Buffalos was erased in overtime Saturday in Hills. After falling behind 26-6 in the first half of a Southern Palins Football League game against The Panic, the Buffalos rallied to knot the score at 34 late in the fourth quarter. T-S,...
Luverne's Dalton Schoeneman teamed up with Chris Jelken to post a win at first doubles during Saturday's home tennis match against Fairmont.
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team came up on the short end of a 4-3 decision when it took on Fairmont Saturday morning in Luverne. Visiting Fairmont went 3-1 in singles and produced a win at second doubles to nip the 10-6 Cardinals by one point. “It was a really good match with a lot of great tennis...
The Luverne girls’ golf team turned in a strong showing at an invitational staged at the Oakdale Golf Course near Buffalo Lake Thursday. Competing in a field of nine complete teams, the Cardinals placed third overall with 374 strokes. Minnewaska Area (319) and Marshall (332) led the field, while...
Three track programs from the Star Herald coverage area competed at the Trojan Relays in Worthington Thursday. Participating on the Class AA portion of the meet, both the Luverne girls’ and boys’ squads placed second in six-team fields. H-BC’s boys’ finished second in an eight-team Class A field,...
Luverne senior Connor Crabtree covers home plate as a Worthington runner crosses the dish during Thursday's game at Redbird Field.
The Luverne baseball team plated eight early runs to set the stage for a 9-6 home win over the Worthington Trojans Thursday. Worthington took a 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning, but the Cards bounced back to outscore the Trojans 8-1 over the next four innings to open a commanding 8-3...
Jelken draws honor A 2014 Luverne High School graduate graces the roster of the 2015 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis All-Conference Roster. Andrew Jelken, a freshman member of the Bethany Lutheran College tennis program in Mankato, is one of three program members to make the all-...
A rough first inning to defeat for the Luverne Cardinals when they entertained Marshall for a softball game Tuesday. The visiting Tigers plated five runs in the first inning on the way to building a 10-0 advantage after four and one-half innings of play. The Cards kept the game alive by putting...

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