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The Luverne Redbirds' second run of three wins this season came to an end with a 17-4 loss in Hadley Sunday. The Redbirds saddled Hadley with a 4-1 setback when the teams met in Luverne May 24, but the Buttermakers avenged the loss during Sunday’s rematch. Hadley scored the first 12 runs of the...
By John Rittenhouse The Luverne VFW squad went 3-1 during Junior Upper Midwest Baseball Classic in New Ulm over the weekend. Playing all four of its pool games at Mueller Park, Luverne posted wins over Mankato, Wayzata and New Ulm Sliver before falling to Maple Grove. Mankato won a tie-breaker...
Luverne's Skyler Wenninger releases an off-balance throw as third baseman Andrew Verhey clears a throwing lane for her teammate during Wednesday's home win over Ruthton.
The Luverne Redbirds reeled off their third consecutive victory when they topped the Ruthton Royals 11-5 in Luverne Wednesday. Codie Zeutenhorst ignited a four-RBI effort with a three-run blast in the home half of the first inning and the Redbirds never lost the lead after that. Ruthton scored one...
The Luverne American Legion baseball team dropped its third game of the season June 20 in Worthington. Luverne sported 1-0 and 3-1 advantages late in the game, but Worthington plated five of the final six runs of the contest to secure a 6-4 victory. The teams battled to a scoreless draw through...
After 23-plus years of marriage, my wife may have uttered her most profound statement to date in early May. Astrid and I were discussing our upcoming, two-week vacation at Three Lakes Resort in Otter Tail County when she spoke these memorable words. “I’m looking at this year’s vacation like it’s a...
The Estenson Company team took top honors at the Luverne Chamber of Commerce Golf Scrambler at the Luverne Country Club Monday. Team members include (from left) Corey Stratton, Dan Kern and Gary Kurtz. Missing is Tim Knoll. The champs shot a seven-under-par 30.
A team representing the Estenson Company emerged as the champion of the Luverne Chamber of Commerce Golf Scrambler staged at the Luverne Country Club Monday. The 17-team event turned into a tight competition as a total of two strokes separated the top five teams. In the end, it was the Estenson...
Luverne’s Brooks Mauer pitched eight innings during an 8-4 home win over Tracy June 14.
The Luverne Redbirds ran their record to 7-4 after winning three of four games in a five-day span. Luverne posted a four-run home win over Tracy June 14 before losing a five-run contest in Marshall Friday. The Redbirds notched a pair of home wins over Worthington and Heron Lake on Sunday. Luverne...
Adrian’s Mitchell Veld sets up to drive the ball during the state tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Club near Becker last week.
Adrian junior Mitchell Veld teed off against the state’s best high school golfers at the Minnesota State Class A Golf Tournament. The two-day tournament was played June 13-14 at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker. Veld, playing in his first state golf tournament, earned a share of 59th place in the...
Luverne’s Charlie Reisch takes a cut at the plate during Friday’s home loss to Adrian.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team went 1-2 during a pair of outings in the second weekend of the regular season. The Cardinals dropped a two-run game in Pipestone June 13 before splitting games against different opponents at Redbird Field Friday. Luverne, 4-2 overall, played a game in...
Five members of the Luverne High School baseball program raked in postseason honors from Big South Conference officials Monday. Three Cardinals made the 2017 All-BSC Small School Division Baseball Team, while two other LHS players drew honorable mention. Junior Tyler Reisdorfer and sophomores Derek...

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