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Luverne's Declan Beers waits for the ball to arrive before tagging out a Tracy runner at third base during Saturday's game in Marshall.
The Luverne VFW baseball team punched its ticket to the state tournament by winning Third District Championship over the weekend at Legion Field in Marshall. Luverne faced all three teams remaining in the Final Four of the Third District. The Cardinals won all three games it played by nine or more...
Luverne's Greg Vande Velde (84) and Adrian's Brandon Bullerman (39) battle each other for the lead during a heat race at the Rock County Speedway Races Thursday night.
Local drivers turned in strong showings during the Rock County Speedway races staged at the Rock County Fair Thursday. The event attracted a total of 49 drivers who raced in one of four different divisions of competition. Local talent stole the show by claiming three of the four feature races when...
Race director Adam Kinsinger (left) delivers the championship trophy to Heath Peterson after last year’s Connell Car Care Enduro Race.
Two nights of racing action are on slate for the 2016 Rock County Fair. The action begins Thursday with the Rock County Speedway Races sponsored by Papik Motors, R & S Seeds, Jaycox Implement and the Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers Association. Saturday night brings the annual Connell Car...
After witnessing the first opening-round loss in the Section 3AA Baseball Tournament that I can recall last May, a question popped into my head as I drove home from Jackson that day. How long will it take the Luverne High School baseball program to return to winning form? After watching the VFW...
The Luverne Redbirds bowed out of the Region 13C Playoffs after taking a pair of setbacks from Heron Lake. The Lakers edged Luverne by one run at Redbird Field July 20 before sweeping the best-of-three-game series with a 10-run victory in Heron Lake Saturday. Luverne ends the year with a 13-10...
Luverne courtesy runner Jade Smith dives to third base before being tagged out during Friday's tournament win over Wabasso in Springfield.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team completed the season by going 2-1 during the second weekend of action at the Second District Tournament in Springfield. Luverne posted a five-run win over Wabasso Friday before topping Adrian by two runs Saturday afternoon to earn a berth in the...
Luverne's Cole Johnson touches second base before delivering a throw to first base to complete a double play during Wednesday's 14-13 loss to Heron Lake at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds opened the Region 13C Playoffs by dropping a heart-breaking game to the Heron Lake Lakers Wednesday in Luverne. Trailing 12-5 after six and one-half innings of play, the hosts battled back to gain a 13-12 edge by scoring three runs in the seventh inning and five in the eighth....
Tim Gust, a member of the Quack Attack squad that won the team title at the Sixth World Wienerman Championships in Luverne Thursday, consumes a hot dog salad prior to completing the biking portion of the race.
An outstanding individual performance highlighted the sixth version of the World Wienerman Championships Thursday in Luverne. Windom’s Jeff Stuckenbroker, who has competed with a number of championship-earning teams in the past, entered the 2016 version of the event as an individual entry. By the...
The Luverne American Legion baseball team remains alive in the Second District Division II Tournament after winning two of three games in Springfield over the weekend. Luverne nipped Truman by two runs and Minnesota Lake by one run to open the double-elimination event on Friday and Saturday...

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