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A pair of volleyball teams from the Star Herald coverage area opened the 2019 season in Hills August 27. The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots and the Adrian Dragons locked horns in a match between the past two Red Rock Conference champions. Adrian, which captured the 2018 RRC title, made a move in the...
The Bobby Kunkel coaching era at Ellsworth High School began with a thrilling home match Tuesday. The Panther volleyball team squared off against Edgerton in Ellsworth. The teams split the first four sets of the night, but Kunkel will need to wait for his initial victory as Edgerton notched a 15-8...
I couldn’t be more elated for Luverne’s Chaz Smedsrud. The 2016 LHS graduate will get to live his dream. The Luverne boys’ hockey program’s all-time point producer (315 points) has yearned to play Division 1 hockey at the college level for as long as he can remember. After spending the last three...
Solveig strikes a forehand during Monday's 7-0 home win over River Valley.
The Luverne tennis team raised its record to 8-1 after competing at three events in a span of six days. The Cardinals mixed it up at a pair of doubles tournaments before posting a seven-point win over River Valley Monday in Luverne. Luverne hosts Fairmont Tuesday.   The Luverne tennis team raised...
The Luverne Redbirds bowed out of the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament Sunday in Maple Lake. Pitted against a highly regarded New Market squad, the Redbirds held their own in a tightly contested contest in the event’s second round. The Muskies, however, pushed a run across home...
Gracie Zewiske recorded seven kills during Saturday's 3-0 win over St. James in Redwood Falls.
The Luverne volleyball team opened the 2019 season by posting a pair of road wins. Luverne posted a four-set win at Edgerton Public School Thursday before sweeping a match against St. James in Redwood Falls Saturday. The Cardinals host Redwood Valley Tuesday.   Luverne 3, SJ 0 The Cardinals reeled...
The Luverne cross country runners opened the 2019 season at the Fairmont Early Bird Meet Friday. In what is a unique event, six different races are staged for athletes in grades seven through 12, with all of the runners competing against athletes in their own grades. Varsity team points are awarded...
Senior Mallory Thorson led Luverne with 12 kills during a season-opening victory in Edgerton Thursday.
The Luverne volleyball served up Sarah DeBeer’s first varsity win as a head coach when they notched a 3-1 victory over Edgerton Public School in Edgerton Thursday. Luverne and the Flying Dutchmen split the first two sets of the evening, but the Cards outscored the hosts 50-33 in the final two sets...
The Luverne tennis team turned in a winning performance during the St. James Doubles Tournament Wednesday. Luverne won two of the three matches to place second in a four-team field led by the host school, which went 3-0 to win the team title. The Cardinals upended Maple River (4-3) and Sibley East...
The Rock County Sportsman’s Club staged its annual Open Shoot August 18. Eleven different men captured championships during the event. Doug Deutsch emerged as the overall high shooter during the competition. The 16-yard title went to Jim Slocum, while Glen Lonneman and Jack Boomgaarden claimed the...

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