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Lverne senior Ben Serie puts a shot on goal during Friday's home loss to Minnesota River.
The Luverne boys’ hockey team completed a 10-13 regular season hosting Minnesota River for a game at the Blue Mound Ice Arena Friday. The Cardinals opened the season by losing a 5-3 game to the Bulldogs Nov. 30 in Le Sueur and were unable to turn things around on their home ice. MR outshot the...
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team overcame a slow start to register its 21st consecutive win Friday in Okabena. Playing their first game since Feb. 4, the Patriots were sluggish early in the game and found themselves facing an 18-17 deficit against Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda in the first...
A strong performance in the second half lifted the Luerne Cardinals to a 54-45 win over the Martin County West Mavericks in a basketball game staged Friday in Sherburn. The Cards struggled offensively in the first half and faced a 24-18 deficit at halftime. Luverne found its footing in the second...
The Ellsworth Panthers were unable to stage an upset when they took on the Southwest Christian E-Gals in a girls' basketball game staged in Edgerton Friday. SWC controlled play on its home court to outscore Ellsworth in both halves of a 68-33 victory. The E-Gals led 37-21 after 18 minutes of play...
A rough offensive night for the Adrian girls led to a 51-29 loss when they took on the Red Rock Central Falcons in a baskeball game in Lamberton Friday. Adrian was limited to 20 percent shooting from the field and didn’t produce more than 16 points in either half of the game. RRC opened a 24-13...
A strong second half by the Red Rock Central Falcon boys doomed the Adrian Dragons during a basketball game in Lamberton Friday. Adrian remained in contention for a victory when it faced a 29-20 deficit after 18 minutes of play. RRC didn’t allow the Dragons to stage a comeback in the second half as...
Postseason competition is on the horizon and I’m getting ready for what should be an entertaining stretch of action. How long the second season lasts for our area athletes is anyone’s guess, but I have a hunch some area teams and individuals have a chance to advance to the Twin Cities for state...
The Adrian boys’ basketball team couldn’t contend with the Minneota Vikings when the teams met in Adrian Monday. The 19-1 Vikings dominated play in both halves of a 90-44 victory over the Dragons. Minneota exploded for 51 points in the first half to sport a 27-point (51-24) advantage at the...
Long-time rivals Adrian and Ellsworth locked horns in a Red Rock Conference girls’ basketball game in Ellsworth Monday. The Dragons and Panthers have a way of playing competitive games against each other and the latest meeting turned out that way as well. Adrian sported a slim lead at the...
Kamryn Van Batavia netted two goals during Saturday's season-ending loss in Mankato.
The Luverne girls’ hockey team wrapped up the 2018-19 season during the Section 3A Tournament over the weekend. The fourth-seeded Cardinals posted a two-goal home win over Windom Friday to reach the semifinals, where they dropped a one-goal decision in overtime to No. 1 Mankato East Saturday in...

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