Rock County Sports

Seven members of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club competed at the 35th annual Midwest Open Tae Kwon Do Championships Nov. 5 in Tea, South Dakota. They are (front row, from left) Aaron Kindt, Bode Krueger, Elliott Morris, (back) Tahliya Krueger, Josie Scholten and Rylee Anderson. Missing is Jerzey Hood.
Seven members of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club found success at the 35th annual Midwest Open Tae Kwon Do Championships stage Nov. 5 in Tea, South Dakota. The local athletes won a combined three event championships, and every local entry placed in at least one event. Jerzey Hood had a strong showing...
5K fun The annual De-Light-Ful 5K Race is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness Center. Online registration is open now for $20 at www.allsportcentral.com. Race day registration runs from 5-5:50 p.m. at the LAAFC for $25. Registration includes entry to the race...
The Rock County Sportsman’s Club staged its end of the year banquet Sept. 23. Here is a look at the final results from the 2016 season.   Handicap league  Class A team champion is Slocum Taxidermy (Dave Stearns, Rick Ossefoort), Chris Balster, DaveStearns, Jim Slocum, Doug Deutsch and Bruce...
Luverne’s Shane Fick has put together a sensational summer as a micro sprints driver with eight consecutive feature race wins late in the 2016 season.
The summer of 2016 will be a season that will be unforgettable for Shane Fick. Fick, a 2008 Luverne High School graduate who farms in the area, has emerged as a dominating presence on the micro sprints racing scene over the past couple of months. The fact that Fick won the micro sprints points...
Patience was necessary for racing fans and drivers wanting to be a part of the Papik Motors Rock County Fall Speedway Race in Luverne over the weekend. After Saturday afternoon’s rain forced the event to be postponed that evening, the event took place Sunday with an afternoon start that stretched...
Luverne’s Greg Vande Velde (second, left) won the Connell Car Care Rock County Seedway Fall Enduro title Saturday. Also pictured are family members (from left) Brecken Van Belle, Aubrey Van Belle, Allyson Van Belle, Nick Van Belle and race official Adam Kinsinger.
Saturday’s Connell Car Care Rock County Speedway Fall Enduro Race turned into a good night for local entries. Six Luverne drivers placed 10th or better, including the top three finishers, when the race reached its two-hour limit. Connell Care Care employee Greg Vande Velde led the pack by...
Thirty-six members of the Blue Mound Figure Skating Club combined efforts to place fourth out of 66 teams at the ISI World Team Championships staged July 25-30 at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine. Representing the BMFSC in Blaine at the event include (front row, from left) Emma Baker, Brooke Nattress, Mara Thier, Riley Severtson, Brylee Zebe, Lexie Severtson, Anisa Vanden Bosch, (second row) Grace Schneekloth, Emma Schneekloth, Rylee Kurtz, Marisa Thier, Augusta Papik, (third row) Kendall Buss, Alyssa Natt
The Blue Mound Figure Skating Club turned in a strong showing at the 2016 ISI World Recreational Team Championships staged at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine last week. The local skaters compiled 840.5 points to place fourth in a field of 66 teams. Schwan Super Rink (1.164 points), SportQuest...
KQAD/K101 emerged as the team champion of the 19th annual Rock County Kids Golf Scrambler Monday at the Luverne Country Club. Team members include (from left) Mark Iveland, Anthony Graphenteen, Mary Jo Graphenteen and Steve Graphenteen.
Seventy-two golfers gathered at the Luverne Country Club Monday to compete for a good cause.  The 19th annual Rock County Kids Golf Scrambler attracted 18 four-person teams during a nine-hole event that grossed $7,500. The money goes to the local Child Guide and Big Buddies programs. KQAD/K101...
Luverne’s Steve Walker (left) holds the trophy he earned by winning the Connell Car Care Enduro Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday night. Race director Adam Kinsinger is pictured with Walker.
A Luverne man secured his second championship in a 10-year career at the Connell Car Care Enduro Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday. Steve Walker, who has driven his Caprice in the last 10 Fair races, locked up his second victory at the 2016 version of the event. Walker completed 189 laps during...

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