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Sudenga Communications captured the Luverne Community Education Minor League Softball Tournament title last week. Team members include (front row, from left) Rhiannon Bartels, Lucy Smith, Julia Beyer, Janica Oechsle, Jordyn Swyter, (back) coach Jim Bartels, Jovienne Dilly, Ella Reisdorfer and Kendra Thorson.
Sudenga Communications emerged as champion of the Luverne Community Education Minor Softball Tournament July 6. Sudenga, the tournament’s second seed, went 2-0 and knocked off top-seeded REMAX Land and Home in the championship game to wrap up a 6-2 season. The tournament opened June 29 with a pair...
The Luverne Redbirds racked up their second consecutive win by nipping the Pipestone A’s by 4-3 July 6 in Luverne. Luverne fell behind 4-0 after three and one-half innings of play only to score the final five runs of the contest. A three-run rally featuring a two-run home run by Codie Zeutenhorst...
Luverne's Connor Sandbulte delivers a throw to first base during Sunday's 13-3 home win over Ruthton.
The Luverne Redbirds secured their first win since June 11 when the topped the Ruthton Royals 13-3 Sunday in Luverne. Luverne trailed 3-2 after three and one-half innings of play before reeling off 11 unanswered runs to win by the 10-run rule in seven innings. Phillip Paquette, who turned in a five...
The Luverne American Legion baseball team recorded a pair of one-run victories at Redbird Field Friday. The Cardinals nipped Adrian 1-0 in 11 innings before pulling out a 5-4 win over St. James during the second game. Luverne, 5-5 overall, hosts Worthington Tuesday.   Luverne 5, St. James 4 The...
Matt Reverts recorded a hole-in-one at the Luverne Country Club Thursday.
A Luverne man recorded the first hole-in-one of the 2016 season at the Luverne Country Club Thursday. Matt Reverts, who never had aced a hole in his career, broke the ice at the LCC during 18-hole league play that day. Playing the LCC’s third hole during his first of two loops around the course,...
Luverne's Jake Haugen slides safely home with the final run of an 11-0 victory in Pipestone Thursday.
The Luverne VFW baseball team ran its record to 14-1 with a convincing win in Pipestone Thursday. Squaring off against a Pipestone squad that is considered one of the top teams in the Third District’s Southern Division, the Cardinals expected to be challenged by the hosts. Luverne, however, made...
The Luverne Redbirds took their fourth-straight loss when they took on the Lakefield Horned Frogs in Lakefield Wednesday. Luverne took a 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning, but Lakefield outscored the Redbirds 10-3 the rest of the night to secure a 10-5 win. Joey Slieter registered an RBI...
Luverne's Mark Sterrett covers second base as he awaits the ball during a failed pickoff situation during Tuesday's 6-3 home win over Heron Lake-Okabena.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team won consecutive games for the first time this summer when the Cardinals topped Heron Lake-Okabena 6-3 Tuesday in Luverne. After opening a 3-0 lead four innings to the game, Luverne appeared to be on verge of being challenged when HL-O put together a three-...
Coach of the Year Luverne’s Pete Janiszeski has been named the 2015 Class A Girls’ Cross Country Coach of the Year by his peers in the Minnesota Cross Country Coaches Association. The Cardinal girls won their first Big South Conference and Section 3A team titles under Janiszeski’s guidance. The LHS...
Four members of the Adrian Area softball program received postseason honors from Red Rock Conference officials. Two Dragons made the 2016 All-RRC Softball Team and two more AA athletes drew honorable mention from the league’s coaches. Senior Olivia Weidert and sophomore Devin Dreesen made the 20-...

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