Rock County Sports

The Rock County Sportsman’s Club staged its annual Open Shoot August 18. Eleven different men captured championships during the event. Doug Deutsch emerged as the overall high shooter during the competition. The 16-yard title went to Jim Slocum, while Glen Lonneman and Jack Boomgaarden claimed the...
It won’t be long until the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources releases their August roadside counts.  Just what are these reports and why are they important? Since about 1954 the DNR has conducted roadside counts primarily to count pheasants. They have individuals from all over the pheasant...
Pete Connell (middle) won the Luverne Country Club Men’s Club Tournament for the first time over the weekend. Mark Iveland (right) and Cody Hemme (left) placed second and third respectively.
A first-time champion emerged from the field during the 81st Men’s Club Tournament at the Luverne Country Club Saturday and Sunday. After watching his father, Tim Connell, win eight club titles between 1993 and 2010, Pete Connell finally celebrated his own conquest by edging Mark Iveland in a...
Mary Jo Graphenteen (middle) captured her second consecutive Women’s Club Tournament title at the Luverne Country Club Saturday. Melissa Sandbulte (left) and Pat Rieck (right) placed second and third respectively.
It appears the days of waiting are over for Luverne’s Mary Jo Graphenteen. Graphenteen, who won her second Women’s Club Tournament title last year (her first championship in 26 years), turned in a repeat performance during the 68th version of the tournament staged Saturday at the Luverne Country...
Susan Skattum (left) and Debbie Kooiker (right) won flight titles during the Women’s Club Tournament Saturday.
Three champions were crowned during the 68th version of the Women’s Club Tournament staged Saturday at the Luverne Country Club. Along with Mary Jo Graphenteen’s repeat performance as club champion, Susan Skattum and Debbie Kooiker claimed flight titles. In what proved to be the tournament’s most...
Four men captured flight titles during the 81st version of Men’s Club Tournament over the weekend. They are (from left) Joe Dorhout, Adam Finke, Adam Hansen and Jeff Wieneke.
Four more players joined club champion Pete Connell as flight winners during the 81st Men’s Club Tournament staged Saturday and Sunday at the Luverne Country Club. While Connell claimed his first title of the championship flight, Joe Dorhout, Adam Hansen, Adam Finke and Jeff Wieneke celebrated...
When you drive by a citizen-owned land parcel in southwest Minnesota, do you really know and understand what they are and how they got there? Most folks would have to answer no. I will try to share with you some information about how and why these areas exist and how they are similar but distinctly...
Corey Stratton (left) and Ray Hoogeveen (right) won the low gross and low net titles respectively during the Luverne Country Club’s Seniors’ Club Tournament Saturday.
Two new champions emerged from the field at the 2019 version of the Luverne Country Club’s Seniors’ Club Tournament Saturday. Corey Stratton captured the tournaments low gross championship for the first time and Ray Hoogeveen claimed the low net title for the first time in a couple of years during...
Payton Acheson posts a qualifying ride that gave him second place in the mini-bull division at the Rock County Fair Friday.
Four champions were crowned during the Minnesota Xtreme Bull Riding show at the Rock County Fairgrounds Friday. Making an appearance at the Rock County Fair for the third consecutive year, cowboys young and old put on an entertaining performance for an enthusiastic crowd in the grandstands. A total...
Adrian Even Schettler (second, right) won the Enduro Race Saturday night. Pictured on the left are his parents, Toni and Michael Schettler, and race director Justin Kemp (right).
An Adrian man experienced a lot of success during the 2019 Rock County Fair. Even Schettler posted the first two victories of his career during a span of 48 hours during a pair of grandstand appearances. Schettler’s first win came during the Rock Speedway Races Thursday, when he drew the checkered...

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