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Rock County families who participated in a youth wrestling tournament in Sioux Falls learned this week that they were exposed to a COVID-19 outbreak at the event. The Northland Youth Wrestling Association held its 2021 State Wrestling Tournament at the Premier Center Complex in Sioux Falls. The...
Pierce Cunningham returns a serve during Luverne's first match of the season against Fairmont Friday, April 9.
The Luverne tennis team opened the season on Friday, April 9, in Luverne against Fairmont. Under first-year head coach Lucas Larson, the Cardinals defeated Fairmont 6-1. In St. James on Saturday, April 10, the Cardinals defeated St. James in doubles action 3-2.   LHS 6, Fairmont 1 Luverne’s No. 1...
The Luverne track and field team competed in its first event in nearly two years on Thursday, April 8, in Blue Earth. The Cardinals dominated the 100 meters on the boys’ side, with three Luverne sprinters holding down the top three spots. Ashton Sandbulte finished first with a time of 11.3. Arekel...
The Luverne Cardinals opened the 2021 softball season with a pair of wins against Blue Earth on Thursday, April 8, in Blue Earth. The Cardinals won the first game of the double header 15-1 and the second game 18-6.   LHS 15, Blue Earth 1 In the first inning played in nearly two years, the Cardinals...
Cade Wenninger fires a pitch during Luverne's season opener against Windom on Friday, April 9. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 7-5.
The Luverne Cardinals were originally slated to open the 2021 season in Windom against the Eagles on Friday, April 9. Due to wet conditions the game was moved to Luverne. The Cardinals didn’t disappoint the home crowd that braved the cooler weather to come out and watch the home team start their...
The Big South Conference recently announced its All-Conference teams for boys’ and girls’ hockey, wrestling and gymnastics, and multiple Luverne athletes made the list. The Red Rock Conference released its All-Conference teams for basketball. Several Hills-Beaver Creek athletes were named to the...
Spring sports are back in Rock County. After getting their seasons cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the spring sports teams are happy to be back practicing this spring in preparation of the upcoming season.
High school spring sports are back in Rock County. A year after the 2020 spring season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring sports teams for Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek are back practicing in preparation for the upcoming season. “It’s exciting to have the kids back at it,”...
For a second straight year Luverne’s Ella Reisdorfer competed at the Class A Gymnastics State Tournament. Last year as a seventh-grader, Reisdorfer earned a spot at state on the bars. This year she punched her ticket on the beam by recording a score of 8.875 at the section meet. At the state...
Luverne senior Shelby Kracht handles the puck during Luverne’s state tournament game against Proctor/Hermantown at the Xcel Energy Center on Friday, March 26.
For the second straight year, the Luverne Cardinals girls’ hockey team traveled to the Xcel Energy Center for state tournament action. Last year the Cardinals opened the state tournament against Breck, the eventual state champions. The Cardinals fell to Breck 8-1. In the consolation bracket, the...
Luverne senior Rylee Gee recently signed her letter of intent to play hockey at Lindenwood University. Pictured are Laura Gee (left), Rylee Gee, Paige Moling and (standing) Ryan Gee.
Rylee Gee has been playing the game of hockey for as long as she can remember. It’s a game that she fell in love with at an early age. “I love that hockey is so much more than a skills sport,” Gee said. “You can have the ability to stickhandle and shoot and skate, but it will be tough to get...

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