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Christian Weidert turned in a third-place performance in the long jump during the Cardinal Relays in Luverne Thursday.
The Adrian track teams received their first meet exposure in 2018 at the Cardinal Relays in Luverne Thursday. AHS was one of 10 schools participating at the annual meet. The Dragon boys scored 32 points to place eighth in a 10-team field led by Worthington, which claimed the team title with 158...
H-BC junior Sidney Ficks sprints down the track during the 100-meter dash at the Cardinal Relays in Luverne Thursday.
The Hills-Beaver Creek track squads made their 2018 debuts at the Cardinal Relays in Luverne Thursday. H-BC was one of 10 schools making appearances at the meet. The Patriot athletes won a combined three meet championships and placed second in one event to highlight their showing in Luverne....
Mark Robinson prevailed in straight sets at No. 1 singles during Thursday's 7-0 home win over Vermillion.
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team picked up its first win of the 2018 season during an abbreviated home debut Thursday. Luverne entertained a short-handed squad from Vermillion, South Dakota, to open its home slate. With Vermillion having just four varsity players available for the match, LHS...
Two baseball teams from the Star Herald coverage area opened the 2018 season by playing against each other Thursday in Adrian. The Luverne Cardinals and Adrian Dragons made up a game that was originally set to staged March 29. The visiting Cardinals stole the show by registering a 9-0 victory....
Luverne High School senior Jaxon Nelson, pictured during a Section 3A playoff game in 2016, is bracing for a new experience as a second-season member of the Sioux Falls Stampede. The United States Hockey League team based in Sioux Falls has qualified for the playoffs after missing the cut last season.
By definition, the word limbo means an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution. For lack of a better description, Luverne High School senior Jaxon Nelson currently finds himself living in limbo due to some recent developments. Nelson, who gave up his final two years of high school...
I surrender. As a guy who earned respect for Mother Nature when I was young, that’s the only response I can come up with after living through what has been the nightmarish first three weeks of spring in 2018. Most reasonable people learn not to challenge uncertain weather conditions based on past...
A member of the Luverne Youth Wrestling Club turned in a place-earning performance at the Northland Youth Wrestling State Tournament in Rochester over the weekend. Kane Akkerman, one of seven members of the Luverne club to participate at the tournament, fell one win short of capturing a state title...
Some of Sunday’s snow that fell in Luverne still covered the high school tennis courts at noon Monday.
The winter-like conditions that have ruled southwest Minnesota during the first two weeks of spring have sidelined the athletes from Star Herald coverage area schools. According to an unofficial tally, a total of 22 events should have been staged before the sun set Monday evening. The official...
Ray Merry (front, second right), the head coach of Luverne’s 1964 state basketball championship team, passed away at the age of 88 March 19 at his home in Plymouth. This picture was taken during the All-School Reunion at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in August of 2014 at a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the championship. Bob Lorentzen (front, second left) was Merry’s assistant coach. Also pictured are team members Curt Laudon (front, left), Greg Thone (front, right), Bill Toms (back, left) John B
The man who led the 1964 Luverne High School basketball team to the state championship is gone. Ray Merry passed away at his Plymouth home March 19 at the age of 88. Although he only coached in Luverne for a short time, Merry will be remembered forever as the man who truly put the city on the map,...
Four members of the Luverne High School boys’ hockey program received postseason honors from Big South Conference officials last week. Daniel Tofteland (left), Declan Beers (middle) and Kasyn Kruse (pictured below) made the 2017-18 All-Big South Conference Boys’ Hockey Team. Trey Roberts (right) has landed one of the league’s seven honorable mention selections.
Four members of the Luverne High School boys’ hockey program received postseason honors from Big South Conference officials last week. Three Cardinal players were selected to the 2017-18 All-BSC Hockey Team. One LHS athlete drew honorable mention recognition from the league’s coaches. LHS, which...

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