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Coach of the Year Luverne’s Pete Janiszeski has been named the 2015 Class A Girls’ Cross Country Coach of the Year by his peers in the Minnesota Cross Country Coaches Association. The Cardinal girls won their first Big South Conference and Section 3A team titles under Janiszeski’s guidance. The LHS...
Four members of the Adrian Area softball program received postseason honors from Red Rock Conference officials. Two Dragons made the 2016 All-RRC Softball Team and two more AA athletes drew honorable mention from the league’s coaches. Senior Olivia Weidert and sophomore Devin Dreesen made the 20-...
The Adrian baseball team reaped the benefits of putting together an outstanding season when the 2016 All-Red Rock Conference Team was announced last week. Adrian, which won the RRC and Section 3A titles before placing third at state, had seven players draw honors from the league. Five AHS players...
A tip of my hat goes out to the Luverne VFW baseball team. The young Cardinals turned in an impressive performance over the weekend, going 3-1 at the Junior Upper Midwest Baseball Classic in New Ulm and Essig. The only thing that could have made the weekend better would have been for the 2016...
Luverne first baseman Trey Roberts prepares to snare a throw from the Cardinal catcher during Monday's 6-4 home win over Marshall Orange.
A three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning gave the Luverne VFW baseball team its 13th win of the season Monday. Luverne, hosting Marshall Orange at Redbird Field, sported a pair of one-run leads early in the game before the visitors plated one once in the top of the third inning to knot...
The Luverne VFW baseball team compiled a 3-1 record without advancing to the final day of play at the Junior Upper Midwest Baseball Classic in New Ulm Friday and Saturday. The Cardinals defeated Harrisburg, South Dakota, by four runs during Friday’s opening round before dropping a two-run decision...
The Luverne VFW baseball team went 1-1 during the first two rounds of the Junior Upper Midwest Baseball Classic Friday. The Cardinals won their 10th-straight game by topping Harrisburg, South Dakota, 7-3 in New Ulm during the opening round before taking their first loss of the year (8-6) from...
Luverne first baseman Cole Bosch tags out a straying Pipestone runner before his foot reaches the bag during Thursday's game at Redbird Field.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team snapped a five-game slide by edging Pipestone 4-3 Thursday in Luverne. Luverne scored the game’s first four runs in the first two innings of play and the Cardinals never lost the lead largely due to a strong pitching performance from Nick Overgaard....
The Luverne Redbirds dropped their third consecutive contest when they took on the Worthington Cubs in Worthington Wednesday. Luverne sported a 4-0 lead after two and one-half innings of play, but Worthington rallied to outscore the Redbirds 15-1 the rest of the way to win the game by the 10-run...
Thirty years have passed since I made the purchase, butthe details are a bit elusive. I don’t remember where I purchased my Abu Garcia graphite fishing rod that was equipped with a Zebco 20/20 spin cast reel in late April of 1986. All I remember for sure is that it cost me less than 20 bucks and...

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