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Luverne junior Camden Janiszeski (509) paces himself during Saturday’s state cross country meet in Northfield. Janiszeski earned all-state honors for his 15th place finish out of 159 runners.
Saturday’s state cross country meet in Northfield was a momentous one for the Luverne High School boys’ cross country team. They were the first boys’ team from Luverne to compete at the state event since 2012, and they became only the fifth team in the school’s history to qualify for the event....
The Luverne High School girls’ cross country team starts the Class A state cross country tournament Saturday afternoon at the St. Olaf College campus in Northfield. The girls’ team finished third out of 16 with two runners achieving all-state status.
The Luverne High School girls’ cross country team returned to the awards podium Saturday after finishing third at the state cross country tournament in Northfield. The LHS girls amassed 117 points in the Class A event behind winning team Staples-Motley (103 points) and second-place Perham,109...
The stakes were high for the Luverne Cardinal volleyball squad headed to Jackson on Thursday, Nov. 4. The No. 1 and 2 seeds in the South Big South 3AA subsection final, the Cardinals faced off against the rival Huskies of Jackson County Central. Having lost in four sets to them earlier in the year...
For the fourth time in Luverne cross country program history, both boys’ and girls’ teams are going to the state meet after the girls placed first as a team and the boys placed second at the Section meet Thursday, Oct. 28. Pictured are Tiana Lais (front), Maria Rops (left), Kianna Winter, Kayla Bloemendaal, Jenna DeBates, Tenley Nelson, Ella Schmuck, Khloe Visker, Grace Ingebretson, Brynn Boyenga, (back) Pierce Cunningham, Kaleb Hemme, Leif Ingebretson, Ryan Fick, Carsen Tofteland, Owen Janiszeski, Camden J
For the fourth time in Luverne cross country program history, both boys’ and girls’ teams are going to the state meet. The Cardinal girls placed first as a team and the boys placed second at the Section 3A meet Thursday, Oct. 28, in Madison on the golf course. “Any time you can have even one person...
Mia Wenzel competes in first round action at the state meet Oct. 28.
LHS senior Mia Wenzel qualified for the Minnesota individual state tournament for the Cardinals after winning the individual Section 3A Singles Tournament. Wenzel competed at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct. 28. In her first-round match, Wenzel was defeated by Ana...
Patriot Cole Baker eludes the Dutchmen in Saturday's playoff game in Hills.
In the first round of the Section 3 Nine-Man playoffs, the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots hosted the Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars Tuesday, Oct. 26. This game went much like the first time the two squads met earlier in the season. The Patriots cruised to a 47-0 playoff win, ending the...
Kamryn VanBatavia sends the ball over the net Monday night against Fairmont.
The Luverne Cardinals volleyball team advances in subsection playoffs with a victory over Pipestone in five sets Monday night in Luverne. It wasn’t an easy win for the LHS girls, but coach Sarah DeBeer said the Cardinals’ clean serving was a key part of the game. She said almost all Luverne players...
Ashton Sandbulte advances the ball after completing a catch Tuesday night, Oct. 26, against Worthington.
The Luverne Cardinal football season came to an end Saturday in Fairmont. Fairmont dominated all aspects of the game, taking a 21-0 lead into halftime and finishing the game with a 40-6 win. Fairmont, the No. 1 seed in Section 3AAA playoffs will now face No. 2 seed Waseca for the section...
Runners at the start of the Duff Dog Backyard Ultra Saturday morning in the Blue Mounds State Park included (from left) Eva Gut, Berty Stearns, Tim Fryer, Andrew Campbell, Darrin Pater, Paula Gonnerman and Kennedy Hoffman.
Luverne’s David Duffy hosted an “ultra” running event Saturday, Oct. 16, that challenged athletes to complete 100 miles in one day. The event, Duff Dog Backyard Ultra, was staged in the Blue Mounds State Park Saturday, Oct. 16, and it attracted seven hardy competitors. “We are getting very good...
The Adrian/Ellsworth volleyball team went head-to-head with Hills-Beaver Creek in a contest that left H-BC on the losing end of a three-set game. Lanae Elbers had another solid night in the front row for H-BC and tied the score 8-8 in the first set with a kill. A/E started to widen the gap after...

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