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Luverne's Roz Oye returns a shot during her match on Monday, Oct. 12, in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinals fell in the section semifinals to Blue Earth Area, 6-1, on Thursday, Oct. 8. The lone victory for the Cardinals came on the doubles side of things. Jacey Smith and Olivia Wieneke won their match in straight sets. The duo won the first set 7-5 and the second set by the same...
Luverne's Zach Ahrendt waits for the Pipestone Area Arrows to break the huddle on Friday, Oct. 9. Ahrendt recently committed to play football at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Zach Ahrendt’s football season as a senior has been cut short due to Covid-19. The Luverne Cardinals will play a six-game regular season and a shortened section tournament with no plans for a state tournament. This won’t be the last season Ahrendt gets to strap on the shoulder pads, however. The...
The Luverne High School 2020 football team members include (front, from left) cheerleaders Brenn Siebenahler, Myles Trimble, Ryenn Stegenga, Mariam Alinizi, Syndal Pick, Bridget Thielbar, Phoebe DeBates, Anna Boltjes; (second row) Zach Overgaard, Matthaus Dobbe, Shaid Shearer, Casey Sehr, Jack Schlosser, Trygve Gangestad, Zach Kruse, Jamie McCarthy, Ashton Sandbulte, Andy Halverson, Jack Voorhees, Carter Sehr; (third row) coach Tony Sandbulte, Caleb Hein, Braydon Ripka, Luke Bosch, Ethan Beyer, Ayden Bonnet
The Luverne Cardinals football team is coming off a 2019 campaign in which they finished the season with a 6-4 record and fell one game short of reaching the section championship. It was a disappointing end to what was a strong season. The Cardinals finished second in the district with a 4-1 record...
The Luverne High School 2020 volleyball team members include (front, sitting, from left) Grace Sandbulte, Christina Wagner, Kamryn VanBatavia, Elise Ferrell; (middle) Trista Baustian, Reghan Bork, Silvia Recuero, Gracie Zewiske, Paige Sandbulte, (back) coach Sara DeBeer, Macy Stratton, coach Avery Van Roekel, Crystal Sayavong, McKenzie VanGrootheest, Sadie Reisdorfer, Morgan Gonnerman and coach April Wallace..
The Luverne girls’ volleyball team finished the 2019 season with a 10-13 record. The Cardinals lost six seniors from last year’s team but will have five returning starters. “We have five returning starters,” Luverne head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “Elise Ferrell (junior left-side hitter), Morgan...
Covid-19 has changed how family members, friends and community members support prep sports in local schools. The pandemic means there will be limited spectators at football games and no spectators, as we speak, at volleyball matches. For football the crowd will be limited to 250 people. The crowd...
The 2020 H-BC football team consists of 36 members including (front, from left) Tory Knobloch, Thomas Dysthe, Dewell Rauk, Tryce Bennett, Gavin Wysong, Tyson Bork, Zander Wysong, Calvin Erickson, Chase Bosch; (second row) Cole Baker, Austin Allen, Oliver Deelstra, Andrew Harris, Max Scholten, Troy Durst, Ty Bundesen, Casey Kueter, Gideon Taubert, Robbie Drake; (third row) coach Rex Metzger, Cole Rozeboom, Alex Harris, Joshua Wiersema, Luke Fuerstenberg, Collin Schoneman, Brayden Metzger, Brock Harnack, Cody
Last season the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team finished the season with a 9-2 record and fell one game short of reaching the state tournament. The Patriots graduated four seniors from that team. The Patriots return six starters on offense and seven starters on defense from last year’s...
The 2020 H-BC volleyball team members are (front, sitting) Emma Kodetand (left) and Abi Olsen; (kneeling, from left) Hannah Fick, Tess VanMaanen, Kenadie Fick, Lauren Tatge, Annie Bos, Avery Vis; (back, from left) Jacey VandenHoek, Sam Moser, Taryn Rauk, Abby Knobloch, Taylor Durst and Allie LaRock.
There will be a new face on the bench for the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots’ volleyball team this season. It’s a new face, but a familiar name. That name is Dylan Gehrke. Gehrke is no stranger to the H-BC school district. Gehrke graduated from H-BC High School in 2014. He recently graduated from...
The Luverne Cardinals opened up section tournament play on Monday, Oct. 5, with a victory over Maple River. The Cardinals took care of business, defeating Maple River 6-1. “It was a great effort from the girls tonight,” Luverne head coach Jon Beers said. “All of the singles girls had dominant wins...
The varsity girls’ cross country team for Luverne dominated the Top 10 in Windom on Sept. 29. The Cardinals had six runners place in the Top 10, and all seven runners finished inside the Top 12. Tenley Nelson crossed the finish line first with a time of 19:53.10. Jenna DeBates finished right behind...
Olivia Wieneke returns a serve during Luvernen's home match against St. James on Thursday, Sept. 24.
The Luverne Cardinals girls’ tennis team entered Thursday’s dual against St. James with a 7-1 record. The lone loss they suffered this season was against St. James. St. James got the best of the Cardinals again on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Luverne. The Cardinals fell to St. James, 4-3. “It was a good...

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