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Brennen Rupp photo/0121 Luverne GBB photo Brooklynn Ver Steeg attempts a shot in the paint during Luverne's home game against Jackson County Central on Saturday, Jan. 16.
The Luverne Cardinals girls’ basketball team has been itching to get back out on the court since suffering a heartbreaking loss during last season’s section tournament. The wait was much longer than anticipated for the Cardinals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then the Cardinals had to wait one more...
Hills-Beaver Creek’s Oliver Deelstra drives to the basket during the Patriots’ season-opening game against Southwest Minnesota Christian on Saturday, Jan. 16.
The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team battled in their season opener against Southwest Minnesota Christian, and in the end it was the visiting Eagles that upended the Patriots 80-72. Oliver Deelstra scored the first three points of the game for the Patriots, taking a 3-2 lead. With the two...
Luverne's Gannon Ahrendt goes up for a dunk against Jackson County Central on Saturday, Jan. 16.
For the second straight season, the Luverne Cardinals boys’ basketball team has opened the season with a 2-0 record. The Cardinals tipped off their season Saturday with a resounding 65-31 victory over Jackson County Central. On Monday the Cardinals improved to 2-0 with a 54-49 victory over...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team battled but could not dig themselves out from an early 3-0 deficit against Windom Area on Saturday, Jan. 16. That early lead held for the Eagles as they defeated the Cardinals 5-2 in the season opener at Blue Mound Ice Arena. “It was great to finally be able to play...
Hills-Beaver Creek’s Gavin Wysong (pictured) and Tyson Bork were recently named to the 2020 All-State Nine-Man Team. The H-BC seniors were among 22 athletes from across the state to receive all-state honors at the nine-man level.
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots enjoyed one of the best seasons in program history in 2020. The Patriots finished the shortened season as section champions and with a perfect 7-0 record. Since the season ended, the Patriots have raked in the accolades. They were named the AP Nine-Man State...
The Hills-Beaver Creek High School girls’ basketball team completes conditioning exercises Monday night in the school gym. As part of the coronavirus pandemic requirements, all players and coaches wore masks. Masks are also required when the team opens the 2021 season this week.
Youth sports return in the state of Minnesota after a nearly two-month delay due to COVID-19 on Jan. 4, as teams across the state started practicing for the upcoming winter sports season. The first competitions are scheduled for Jan. 14. When the doors open for competitions, there will be a limited...
Outdoor ice skating rinks like the one in Pat Von Tersch's back yard in Luverne became even more important during Minnesota's COVID-19 lockdown as prep athletes continue to skate to prepare for the season.
The hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” coined a term, “The Long Night,” referring to a time period of a prolonged winter. The Long Night is over for now in Minnesota. Nov. 20 marked the last youth sporting event that took place in Minnesota before a “pause” was put into effect until Jan. 4. Now...
Brennen Rupp
Youth sports, including hockey, started back up again on Jan. 4. The prep athletes that had been training on local ponds, lakes and homemade ice rinks took to the ice for the first day of practice. Jan. 4 also marked the first day of training camp for the Minnesota Wild. On that same night, the top...
Cade Wenninger is one of four seniors for the Luverne hockey team. Wenninger and his fellow seniors will help guide the Cardinals through the 2021 hockey season.
The Luverne boys’ hockey team finished the 2019-2020 campaign with a 15-10 overall record. They defeated Marshall 4-3 in the opening round of the section tournament before losing to Hutchison, the eventual section champions, 6-1. The Cardinals figure to be in store for another solid season when the...
The year 2020 will likely have its own history textbook when it’s taught in school. It was a year that started just like any other, then the COVID-19 virus hit in March and everything changed. The pandemic hit the sports world in the United States on March 11 when the NBA shut down operations. It...

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