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COVID-19 has now impacted three Minnesota State High School League seasons since it reared its ugly head in March. It put a premature end to winter sports while teams were preparing or already playing in their respective state tournaments. Due to COVID-19 there were no spring sports in the state of...
A convoy of blockers lead the way for Luverne’s LaShad Smith. The Cardinals defeated Sibley East in the 3AAA Section Championship game 44-6 on Friday, Nov. 20.
The Luverne Cardinals entered Friday night’s Section 3AAA Championship Game boasting one of the stingiest defensive units in the area. It was a unit that recorded three shutouts and was giving up 13.6 points per game. Those defensemen stood tall again Friday, Nov. 20, against Sibley East. The...
Hills Beaver-Creek’s Tryce Bennett looks for running room after intercepting a pass against Mountain Lake Area on Friday, Nov. 20. The Patriots defeated the Wolverines 52-7 in the section championship.
If it weren’t for Covid-19, the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots likely would have been celebrating a trip to the nine-man state tournament and possibly a state championship. But due to the pandemic, the Minnesota State High School League opted not to host state tournaments for fall sports. Instead, the...
The Luverne Cardinals were on a four-game winning streak when Gov. Tim Walz announced his emergency order to halt sporting events in Minnesota. The order went into effect at midnight Friday, Nov. 20, leaving the Cardinals with one more match to play. The Cardinals lost that final match 3-1 to...
Allie LaRock and Taryn Rauk go up for a block during Hills Beaver-Creek’s match against Edgerton on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The Patriots defeated Edgerton 3-0.
On Parents Night the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots volleyball team played their final game of the shortened 2020 season against Edgerton High School. The Patriots did not disappoint the home crowd with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Dutchmen. In the opening set, H-BC used a long scoring run to pull...
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots huddle during a timeout in the final minute of the first half in their victory over Mountain Lake Area on Thursday, Nov. 12.
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots entered Thursday night’s matchup against Mountain Lake Area on a five-game losing streak to the Wolverines. Of those five losses, three of them came in the section tournament. The first loss came in the opening round of the section tournament in 2017. The next two...
Luverne’s Ethan Beyer attempts to break free from a tackle after intercepting a pass during Luverne’s game against the Worthington Trojans on Thursday, Nov. 12. The Cardinals defeated the Trojans 27-13.
The Luverne Cardinals extended their winning streak to four games on Thursday, Nov. 12, with a 27-13 victory over Worthington. With the win, the Cardinals end the regular season with a 5-1 record. Luverne’s defense made the first impact play of the game when Ethan Beyer intercepted a Worthington...
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots ran into a well-oiled machine, the Red Rock Central volleyball team, on Friday, Nov. 13. The Falcons defeated H-BC 3-0 to hand the Patriots their fifth-straight loss after the Patriots started the season 3-2. With the loss, the Patriots are now 3-7 overall. The first...
Luverne’s Reghan Bork sets the ball during the Cardinals’ match against Worthington on Friday, Nov. 13. The Cardinals defeated the Trojans 3-0.
The Luverne Cardinals volleyball team picked up a pair of victories this past week by defeating the Windom Area Eagles 3-0 and Jackson County Central 3-2. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 3-0 at home on Friday, Nov. 13. With Luverne holding a 6-4 lead in the first set, the home team went on a 5-0...
LaShad Smith crosses the goal line during Luverne’s 27-13 victory over Worthington on Thursday, Nov. 12. The senior running back finished the game with 213 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.
The Luverne Cardinals ended the regular season on a four-game winning streak and finished with a 5-1 overall record. There have been a number of factors that have led the Cardinals to end the season on a hot streak. They have received exceptional play from a stingy defense that’s given up just 13.6...

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