Rock County Sports

Luverne’s Eric Gaul won the Connell Car Care Enduro Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday night.
Good fortune favored Luverne’s Eric Gaul during the course of the Rock County Fair. Gaul, who to Luverne from Rushmore nearly two years ago, is a one-third owner of a car (along with Josh Fick and Steve Schouwenburg) that produced a combined three wins during the annual summer attraction. Gaul made...
Luverne’s Eric Gaul won a heat race and the feature title during the Concrete Creations of Minnesota factory stock competition at the Rock County Speedway Races Thursday.
A pair of Luverne drivers captured feature titles at the Rock County Speedway Races Thursday at the Rock County Fair. The 2018 version of the event attracted a total of 47 cars for five classes of competition. The night turned into a good one for Luverne’s Tom Kracht and Eric Gaul, who won the...
Luverne's Phoebe Flom participated in the first Tour de Donut Saturday.
The first Tour de Donut staged on Saturday proved to be a big hit. A total of 47 competitors in one of the events in either of the 55-, 33- or 17-mile divisions of competition, while others opted to take part in a 10-mile fun ride. All divisions of the Tour de Donut are timed events and everyone’s...
Luverne’s Jerilyn Britz (standing, left) was on the receiving end of a surprise sendoff inside the Luverne Country Club July 3. Britz is playing in the first U.S. Women’s Senior Open starting Thursday in Illinois.
Luverne’s Jerilyn Britz should be well into what she calls being in tournament mode right now. For the 1979 U.S. Open champion, tournament mode is a deep state of concentration, and it has served her well in the past. Being able to block out all of the distractions surrounding big events is...
Like many Rock County residents, I’ll do my best to keep up with what’s going on in Wheaton, Illinois, over the next four days. Luverne’s Jerilyn Britz is playing in the first U.S. Women’s Senior Open Championship at the Chicago Golf Club starting Thursday. Britz is one of 120 players taking their...
Luverne’s Dave Duffy is busy preparing to stage three special events over the next three weeks. Two of the events have become a summer tradition, while the third attraction is a new one. The list begins with the third annual Davis Lake Triathlon set for July 4. The event includes the Minnow Race...
After opening for play in late March of 2017, a year later the Luverne Country Club stood idol Thursday morning with the ninth green and fairway completely covered with snow.
One year ago at this time, the Luverne Country Club was a busy place. With a mild winter in the rearview mirror and above average temperatures during the third month of 2017, the LCC was open for business in late March. “We had some 60-degree days last year in February and we had some playing golf...
Five members of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club recently competed at three tournaments in a span of nine days. They are (front row, from left) Liam Brown, Zach Brown, Reagan Gangestad, (back) Angi Gangestad and Perceyis Trierweiler.
Some members of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club faced a hectic schedule in late March. Five area martial artists were put to the test of competing at three different tournaments in a span of nine days. The stretch started with three club members participating at the Redwood Falls Tae Kwon Do...
The 2018 ice shows started with the production number named Carnivale Extravaganza that includes skaters (from left) Madison Ruesch, Bailey Weg, Elizabeth Spiegelhoff, Ashley Hohn, Hannah Hofer, Anna Boyd, Zayda Holmgren and Breanna Richters.
A spring tradition was on display at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne Friday and Saturday nights. The Blue Mound Figure Skating Club presented a pair of ice shows in front of large crowds at the local ice venue. Skate Carnivale, the name of the 27th version of the 2018 spring spectacular, opened...

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