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Luverne's Jaden Reisch attempts to escape the grasp of F-MCW's Cale Steuber during Thursday's Section 3AA Team Tournament match in Sherburn.
The team portion of the 2019-20 wrestling season came to an end for the Luverne Cardinals during the Section 3AA Team Tournament Thursday in Sherburn. As the No. 4 seed in the South half of the section, LHS faced a stiff challenge when it squared off against No. 1 Fairmont-Martin County West in the...
The The Hills-Beaver Creek boys' basketball team dropped its third consecutive game when they took on the conference-leading Southwest Christian Eagles in Edgerton Tuesday. SWC took an 11-0 league mark into the game and made it 12-0 with a 95-63 victory over H-BC. The Eagles gained control of the...
Luzerne senior Claire Baustian (6) and Meghan Bork (7) celebrate shortly after the Luverne girls' hockey team captured the Section 3A championship in St. Peter Tuesday. Baustian netted two goals and Bork scored once during a 4-1 victory over Mankato West.
Luverne’s Claire Baustian enjoyed a fantastic start to the 2019-20 girls’ hockey season. Baustian, a senior captain for the Cardinal squad, scored 14 goals in the first 16 games for a high-flying team that finished the month of December with a 12-3-1 record. The month of January proved to be...
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls wrapped up the Red Rock Conference basketball championship Feb. 11 in Adrian. Taking on Adrian-Ellsworth on the Dragons’ home floor, H-BC posted its 15th consecutive conference win by rolling to a 73-39 victory. The Patriots canned nine three-point shots in the first 18...
The Luverne girls extended their season-long winning streak to five straight games by routing the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen 90-51 in a basketball game staged Tuesday in Luverne. Luverne set the stage for a big win by rolling to a 61-28 lead in the first half. A 29-23 scoring advantage in the second...
One of the blessings of my job has been getting to meet a number of top-notch individuals. Lismore’s Bruce Loosbrock is on that list. I was stunned and saddened to learn Bruce passed away on Oct. 29. Loosbrock served the Adrian wrestling program for 30 years, and he was a volunteer assistant for...
It is so important to do your homework before you make a decision on which puppy you might buy and from what breeder. Last week I explained the basics of hip dysplasia and what a breeder can do to reduce the chances any of the puppies they might sell from having it. There is another genetic defect...
Luverne freshman Elizabeth Wagner draws contact as she drives to the basket during Monday's home game against MCW.
The Luverne girls notched their 16th basketball win of the season when they topped the Martin County West Mavericks 69-44 Monday in Luverne. Extended scoring runs late in both halves of the game proved to be the key to victory for LHS. The score was tied at three in the first half when the Cards...
A late rally by the Adrian-Ellsworth Dragons came up three points short when they challenged the Minneota Vikings in boys' basketball game Monday in Minneota. Minneota played a strong first half and sported a 32-22 lead at the intermission. A-E did outscore the hosts 40-33 in the second half, but...
A rough second half led to a 62-58 loss when the Luverne boys squared off against Concordia Academy (Roseville) in a basketball game staged Saturday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Luverne appeared to be in good shape when it opened a 44-26 lead in the first half, but the Cards struggled...

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