Rock County Sports

Luverne's Trevor Kracht won a heat race and the feature title in the hobby stock class at the Rock County Speedway Races Thursday.
Two area drivers celebrated feature titles during Thursday’s Rock County Speedway Races at the Rock County Fair. Luverne’s Trevor Kracht and Adrian’s Evan Schettler emerged as champions in the respective division during the evening, which included four divisions of competition overall. A total of...
If you live in farm country, you are most likely no stranger to what is called a side-by-side, and you might not recognize it by its commercial label, utility terrain vehicle or UTV. But most folks will get a real clear picture when they hear Ranger or Mule, the two most common models made by...
The grandstand lineup for the Rock County Fair remains intact for the 2019 version of the event. For the third consecutive year, auto racing and bull riding events will be on display Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Action starts Thursday when the Rock County Speedway Races take place in front...
South Dakota riders (from right to left)) Ryan Waterfall (Milbank), Jens Kuiper (Watertown) and Jade Miller (Milbank) make the turn into the Beaver Creek donut stop during the Tour de Donut Minnesota Saturday.
The second version of the Tour de Donut Minnesota proved to be a resounding success Saturday. While no participant information was available from the 10-mile mini tour, the main divisions of the event (55-mile, 33-mile and 17-mile rides) attracted 84 participants overall. There were 47 entries...
Luverne Country Club member Dave Gangestad (right) and Pat Boland emerged as champions of the LCC’s Member-Guest Tournament staged Friday and Saturday.
The Luverne Country Club has hosted 38 Member-Guest Tournaments. Luverne’s Dave Gangestad has played in all of them. Gangestad will tell you he has experienced little success at the annual July event, but that all changed over the weekend. Gangestad and his partner, Pat Boland (Rochester), came up...
Ellsworth's Devin Dreesen competes in an eating challenge during Thursday's World Wienerman Championships in Luverne.
A total of six, four-person teams accepted the challenge of participating of the ninth version of the World Wienerman Championships Thursday in Luverne. The annual event, which is a part of Luverne’s Hot Dog Night celebration, tests the participants’ skills in biking, running, swimming as well as...
Five members of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club tested their skills at the USA Tae Kwon Do National Championships in Minneapolis June 28-July 4. The local competitors include (front) Brynlee Lass, (back, from left) Luci Bommersbach (second), Cody Henrichs, Perceyis Trierweiler and Jack Bommersbach. Pictured with the competitors is coach Jordan Relford (far left).
Six area martial artists took advantage of their location to compete at the 2019 United States of America Tae Kwon Do National Championships June 28-July 4. With the event being staged in Minneapolis, the opportunity to compete at the event was too good to pass up for five members of the Luverne...
Whenever I attend a Luverne High School gymnastics meet in the winter months, I always find myself being amazed. It could be because of my advanced age, or the fact that I carry a few more pounds around my waist compared with the past, but I always reach the same conclusion. There’s absolutely no...
The spring seeding and burning seasons are over, so now I turn to noxious weed control and the removal of undesirable invasive trees. Over the past 30 years the weed that garners the most attention by ag producers is the Canada thistle — an opportunistic weed that grows in great numbers in any area...
Sioux Falls athlete Kimber Pierzchalski won the women's individual and overall individual titles at the Davis Lake Triathlon Thursday.
Early-morning rain wasn’t enough to derail the fourth version of the Davis Lake Triathlon on the Fourth of July. Luverne received a half-inch of rain early Thursday morning, but it only led to a slight delay for the participants in the event that calls for athletes to test their kayaking, biking...

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