Luverne Sports

Coach honored A head coach from the Star Herald coverage area was named the South Section 3A Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year during Friday’s championship game at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall. Kale Wiertzema, who recently completed his third consecutive season and fourth season overall...
Nick Behrend (left), Jaxon Nelson (second, left) and Kasyn Kruse (not pictured) made the 2015-16 All-Big South Conference Boys’ Hockey Team. Declan Beers (second, right) and Nick Harder (right) drew honorable mention.
Five members of the Luverne boys’ hockey program raked in postseason honors from Big South Conference officials last week. Three Cardinals graced the 2015-16 All-BSC Boys’ Hockey Team. Two other Cardinals received honorable mention. Junior Nick Behrend and sophomores Jaxon Nelson and Kasyn Kruse...
The boys’ and girls’ state basketball tournaments remain to be played, but the 2015-16 winter sports season came to an end for me with the conclusion of the state wrestling tournament Feb. 27. The annual four-month odyssey included attending 81 events involving teams from Luverne, H-BC, Adrian and...
Hoops for food The Luverne Cardinal Gym is the site for a pair of benefit basketball games for the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf Monday night at 7 p.m. The Luverne wrestlers will take on the LHS boys’ hockey players in one game, with the LHS boys’ basketball team meeting LHS faculty members in...
Four members of the Luverne High School wrestling program made the 2015-16 All-Big South Conference Western Division Wrestling Team. They are (from left) Solomon Nielsen, Jeremiah Dooyema, Jakob Olson and Adam Fodness.
Four Luverne Cardinals cracked the list of the 2015-16 All-Big South Conference Western Division Wrestling Team. Luverne, which compiled a 3-3 record against division opponents this winter, placed two seniors and two juniors on the 28-athlete all-league squad. Seniors Adam Fodness and Jakob Olson...
Alex Wies experienced another big weekend as a member of the Southwest Minnesota State University Track and Field program. Weis, a 2013 Luverne High School graduate, established personal records in the shot put and weight throw events at the NSIC Conference Championships. He placed third in the...
Two of the best high school wrestlers I laid eyes on this winter proved their prowess at the state tournament in St. Paul over the weekend. Adrian senior Skylar Hieronimus and Luverne junior Solomon Nielsen established their standings among the state’s elite competitors. They also solidified their...
Results from the 2015-16 Luverne City Bowling Tournaments at Luverne Lanes.   Women’s division Team Event: Luverne Lanes, 2,099; Rock Vet Clinic, 2,071. Doubles Event: Evie Kephart and J.R. Weis, 1,129; Missy Merrill and Sue Buffington, 1,096; Marie Opheim and Mark Opheim, 1,055; Leanne Maciejack...
Luverne’s Makayla Sterrett (left), Mariah Aukes (right) and Madisyn Dingmann (not pictured) made the 2015-16 All-Big South Conference Girls’ Hockey Team. Carly Serie (middle) drew honorable mention honors.
Four members of the Luverne High School girls’ hockey team raked in postseason honors from the Big South Conference last week. Three LHS players graced the 13-athlete 2015-16 All-BSC Girls’ Hockey team and another Cardinal landed one of seven honorable mention selections doled out by league...
Luverne junior Solomon Nielsen became the first Cardinal wrestler to place second at the state tournament since 2000 during the Class AA event in St. Paul Friday and Saturday.
A Luverne High School junior accomplished something no other Cardinal wrestler has in 16 years at the Minnesota State Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul over the weekend. Solomon Nielsen, who placed second at 160 pounds during the Section 3AA Tournament one week...

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