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Luverne junior Greta Ahrendt attempts to tip the ball over a pair of Redwood Valley blockers during Thursday’s Big South Conference volleyball opener in Luverne. Ahrendt charted 12 kills and three blocks in the match.
A fantastic finish gave the Luverne Cardinals a victory during their Big South Conference volleyball opener against Redwood Valley Thursday in Luverne. After falling in the first two sets, LHS bounced back to reel off three consecutive wins to pull out a 3-2 conquest. LHS sported early leads in the...
The Adrian cross country runners faced meet competition of the second time this season at the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Invitational Thursday in Tracy. The AHS boys fielded an incomplete varsity team for the meet, but the Dragon girls ran as a complete squad that capped a 10-team field with 209 points....
The Ellsworth boys competed as a complete varsity cross country team at the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Invitational Thursday. EHS sent five runners on the course that produced 327 team points, an effort that capped a 12-team field. Worthington captured the team crown with 46 points. Linkin Bossert led...
Luverne senior Joci Oye posted wins in straight sets at second singles during Thursday's 7-0 home win over Marshall
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team opened play in the Big South Conference Western Division by turning in a commanding performance at home Thursday. Luverne won six of seven matches in straight sets during a 7-0 victory over the Marshall Tigers. All of the LHS singles players took care of their...
The Ellsworth Panthers opened their Red Rock Conference volleyball slate by entertaining the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines in Ellsworth Thursday. MLA controlled the contest by outscoring EHS 75-54 during a 3-0 sweep. The Wolverines came out on the winning end of 25-14, 25-13 and 25-17 victories....
The Hills-Beaver Creek and Adrian volleyball teams opened Red Rock Conference play against each other Thursday in Adrian. The visiting Patriots, who swept the Dragons when the teams squared off in Hills August 29, duplicated that performance in the rematch. H-BC outscored AHS 75-48 during a 3-0...
H-BC blockers Avery Wysong (7) and Abby Knobloch (12) challenge a spike by Ellsworth's Ashlyn Meester during Tuesday's match in Hills.
The Hills-Beaver Creek and Ellsworth volleyball teams renewed their rivalry September 5 in Hills. The night belonged to the Patriots, who outscored the Panthers 75-39 during a 3-0 victory. H-BC posted 25-14 wins in the first and third sets. The Patriots prevailed 25-11 in the second set. Olivia...
The Luverne Cardinals dropped their second tennis match of the season when they came up on the short end of a 6-1 decision against the Blue Earth Bucs in Blue Earth Tuesday. BEA swept the Cards in singles play and took two of three doubles matches to win handly. “We just seemed to be sluggish. I...
The Ellsworth cross country team opened the 2017 season September 5 in Sibley, Iowa. The Panthers fielded a complete junior varsity squad for the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational. EHS compiled 186 points to place seventh in an eight-team field led by Central Lyon-George-Little Rock (22 points),  ...
  It was only two days, but it seemed like I was carrying around the full weight of a week on my shoulders last weekend. Apparently that’s the price I have to pay for writing a column on nearly a weekly basis. I’ve often wondered if anyone takes the time to read my musings online or in the paper,...

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