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Averill Sehr drives to the basket against TMB on March 16. The Cardinals lost to the Falcons 56-51.
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team and Southwest Minnesota Christian have squared off in the section tournament four straight years. The Eagles have won all four of those matchups, with the previous three meetings being in the section semifinals. Those two teams met again in the section...
The Luverne wrestling team competed in the individual section tournament in Redwood Falls on Tuesday, March 16. Luverne had three wrestlers reach the third-place match in their respective weight classes. Unfortunately for the three Cardinal grapplers, those third-place matches were not wrestled.  ...
The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball season came to an end Thursday, March 18, when they lost to Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 67-51. The Patriots trailed 37-29 at the half. H-BC opened scoring in the second half to trim HLOF’s lead to 37-31. Following H-BC’s bucket, the Coyotes went on an 8-0 run to...
Bailey Cowell goes up for a shot during Luverne's section tournament game against Windom Saturday. The Cardinals lost to the Eagles 63-56.
It’s hard to beat a team three times in a season. That old adage rang true Saturday, March 20, when the Luverne Cardinals hosted the Windom Eagles in the section tournament. Luverne defeated Windom during the regular season, 86-65 and 72-63. In the third meeting, it was the Eagles coming out on top...
Abby Knobloch drives to the basket against Southwest Minnesota Christian on Monday.
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team and Southwest Minnesota Christian have squared off in the section tournament four straight years. The Eagles have won all four of those matchups, with the previous three meetings being in the section semifinals. Those two teams met again in the section...
As a seventh-grader, Luverne’s Ella Reisdorfer qualified for the gymnastics state tournament in the bars. Fast-forward to this year and she qualified for the state tournament on the beam with a score of 8.875. That score was good enough for sixth place. “It’s always such a great accomplishment to...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team opened the section tournament with a 9-4 victory over Fairmont on Tuesday, March 16, in Luverne. On Thursday, March 18, the Cardinals ended their season with an 8-0 loss to Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato.   LHS 9, Fairmont 4 Luverne entered Tuesday’s opening round in the...
Gannon Ahrendt attempts a shot during Luverne's contest against Windom Area earlier this season.
The Luverne Cardinals boys’ basketball team finished the regular season with a 14-3 record, with two of their three losses coming to Marshall, a Top 10 team. It’s a veteran group for the Cardinals. With eight seniors on the roster, this team has been through it all on the court together. That...
Ty Bundesen drives to the basket during H-BC's regular season finale against W-WG Saturday in Hills. The Patriots had their five-game winning streak snapped by the Chargers as W-WG defeated H-BC 72-53.
The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season this past week with a 69-61 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda on Thursday, March 11, and a 72-53 loss to Westbrook-Walnut Grove on Saturday, March 13.   H-BC 69, HLOF 61 The contest was a first-round preview in Hills on...
Bailey Cowell attempts a three-pointer during Luverne's home game against Blue Earth Area on March 12. The Cardinals defeated BEA 73-70. Cowell finished the game with 21 points for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals have been more like the Cardiac Cardinals this season. They finished the regular season with a 14-3 record with six of their 14 wins coming by four points or less, including a pair of three-point wins this past week. The Cardinal boys opened up the week with a 58-55 victory over...

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