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Like many other fans of the Minnesota Twins, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the way our team has performed on the field this season. One year after posting Major League Baseball’s worst record (59-103) in 2016, the surprising Twins not only find themselves in a position to earn a Wildcard...
The Luverne Redbirds opened postseason play by sweeping a two-game series against Martin County to open the Region 13C Playoffs. Luverne posted a 10-run win during the series debut at Redbird Field July 19 before posting a four-run victory in Truman Friday to complete the sweep. The Redbirds opened...
Luverne's Matthew Sehe slides safely across home plate to register one of Luverne's 13 runs during a home win over Slayton Saturday.
The Luverne VFW baseball team qualified for the Final Four of the Third District Tournament by winning a playoff game at Redbird Field Saturday. Luverne, the tournament’s top seed, squared off against Slayton for a berth in next weekend’s Final Four. The Cardinals advance to the double-elimination...
The Luverne American Legion Baseball team bowed out of the Second District Tournament at the end of an elimination game in Blue Earth Saturday. Luverne met Wabasso for the right to play Springfield for the Second District title back in Blue Earth Sunday. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, no return...
A big night for shortstop Skyler Wenninger propelled the Luverne Redbirds to a 13-3 victory during the opening game of a Region 13C playoff series against Martin County at Redbird Field Wednesday. Wenninger was 5-for-5 at the plate and hit for the cycle for a Luverne squad that won the game by the...
McClure Electric captured the Luverne Community Education Major League Baseball Tournment title last week. Team members include (front row, from left), Christopher Bonilla Soto, Owen Janiszeski, Carter Sehr, Isaac DeBates, Riley Reese, Masyn Akkerman, (back) Camden Janiszeski, Sam Honerman, Owen Sudenga and coach Jeremy Sudenga. Missing is coach Barry Shelton, Collin Anderson, Tucker Banck and Jonathon Sjaarda.
The 2017 Luverne Community Education Major League baseball season came to an end last week with the annual league tournament. Not unlike the Minor League tournament the week before, the Major League event was ruled by the tournament’s lower seeds. The five-team tournament began on July 17 with...
Loren Fick
For over 50 years, Loren Fick has seen it all. From being a car builder, car owner, mechanic, crew chief, track official or just a fan, racing has been a part of Fick’s life since his early 20s. Now he will be honored for his skills by being inducted into the Huset’s Speedway Hall of Fame Saturday...
I have a hunch the summer of 2017 is going to yield a lot of dividends to the Luverne High School baseball program in the coming years. I don’t base my assumption on the fact that both the Luverne American Legion and VFW squads are putting together solid summer seasons. What really has captured my...
The Luverne VFW baseball team capped an 11-3 regular season by splitting a pair of games at Redbird Field. Luverne nipped Marshall Black by one run Thursday before falling to Adrian by three runs Monday. The Cardinals open the Third District Playoffs by hosting Slayton at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  ...
Luverne's Amy Tripp competes in an eating challenge during the World Wienerman Championships in Luverne Thursday.
Local athletes made a big impact during the seventh annual World Wienerman Championships Thursday. The triathlon event, which includes running, swimming and biking legs along with different eating challenges, featured a limited field in 2017. Five teams competed in the 2017 field, down from seven...

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