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Luverne catcher Colby Crabtree slaps a tag on a sliding Tracy runner during Saturday's Sub-District Tournament game in Luverne.
The Luverne American Legion Baseball Team advanced out of the Sub-District Playoffs after posting a pair of wins at Redbird Field Saturday. Luverne posted a six-run win over Tracy in the opening game before nipping Pipestone by one run to win the tournament title. The 14-3 Cardinals open the Sub-...
Pipestone's Casie Goebel helped a team including Luverne's Dave Duffy and Krista Ahrendt place second at the eighth annual World Wienerman Championship in Luverne Thursday.
A team consisting of four women from South Dakota made a big impact at the eighth annual World Wienerman Championship in Luverne Friday. The South Dakota foursome, participating as the Hot Mess Express, not only won the women’s division title during a triathlon that includes running, biking,...
The Luverne Redbirds bounced back from a loss 24 hours earlier to nail down a 13-2 home win over Tracy Thursday. Luverne scored seven unanswered runs in the first four innings of the game and outscored the Express 6-2 the rest of the way to win by the 10-run rule after six and one-half innings of...
Luverne third baseman Logan Norman moves in front of a bouncing ball during Wednesday's 2-1 loss in Pipestone.
The Luverne Redbirds struggled offensively during an amateur baseball game in Pipestone July 11. Luverne was limited to one hit and placed a total of four runners on base during a 2-1 loss to the A's. Pipestone gained the upper hand by plating unearned runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Luverne...
The Luverne VFW baseball team posted a pair of wins and earned one draw after playing three games in two days last week. Luverne strolled to an 18-run win over Marshall Orange in Marshall June 10. The Cardinals posted a seven-run win in Game 1 of a road set against Sioux Falls East June 11 before...
Luverne’s Jerilyn Britz (standing, left) was on the receiving end of a surprise sendoff inside the Luverne Country Club July 3. Britz is playing in the first U.S. Women’s Senior Open starting Thursday in Illinois.
Luverne’s Jerilyn Britz should be well into what she calls being in tournament mode right now. For the 1979 U.S. Open champion, tournament mode is a deep state of concentration, and it has served her well in the past. Being able to block out all of the distractions surrounding big events is...
Like many Rock County residents, I’ll do my best to keep up with what’s going on in Wheaton, Illinois, over the next four days. Luverne’s Jerilyn Britz is playing in the first U.S. Women’s Senior Open Championship at the Chicago Golf Club starting Thursday. Britz is one of 120 players taking their...
Gonzalez shines A Luverne man has helped a team capture a division championship in the Southern Plains Football League. Ryan Gonzalez, a 2014 Luverne High School graduate, is playing with the Sioux Empire Crusaders this season. Gonzalez, who played defense in high school, is the starting...
Luverne first baseman Charlie Reisch snags the ball to register an out during Monday's home loss to Worthington.
Worthington snapped a five-game run of wins put together by the Luverne American Legion baseball team when the squads squared off at Redbird Field Monday. The score was tied at one after three innings of play before Worthington outscored Luverne 4-1 over the final four frames to secure a 5-2...
Luverne registered its 11th VFW baseball win of the season in convincing fashion by rolling to an 11-1 home win over Worthington Monday. After surrendering one run in the top half of the first inning, Luverne plated 11 consecutive runs over next six innings to win the game by the 10 run rule....

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