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The Luverne Cardinals softball team placed two athletes on the all-conference team and one player on the honorable mention list. The Big South Conference announced its 2016 all-conference softball teams last week. In the small school division of the Big South Conference, freshman Rylee Olson and...
The Big South Conference recently announced its All-Conference tennis team and Honorable Mention lists. Luverne, which won the west division of the BSC and reached the state tennis tournament, placed four athletes on the All-Conference team. Seniors Jacob Jarchow and Erik Wohnoutka, along with...
An early-season run put together by the Luverne VFW baseball team continued Thursday when the Cardinals swept a twin bill in Worthington. Luverne secured an 8-3 win in the opener before coasting to a 15-0 victory in the finale. The 9-0 Cardinals play at the Junior Upper Midwest Classic in New Ulm...
Three members of the Adrian Dragon golf team represented Section 3A at the Minnesota State Class A Golf Tournament. The two-day tournament was played June 14-15 at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker Adrian senior Ryan Elias, playing in his second state golf tournament, led all area golfers at the...
Two Rock County seniors wrapped up their high school golf careers at different state tournaments last week. Luverne’s Chaz Smedsrud mixed it up at the Minnesota State Class AA Golf Tournament staged at the Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course near Jordan June 14-15. Hills-Beaver Creek’s Stuart Plimpton...
Luverne's Joey Slieter dives safely to first base during Sunday's home loss to the Fairmont Martins.
The Luverne Redbirds squandered an early advantage when they entertained Fairmont for a game at Redbird Field Sunday. The hosts played well early to open a 5-0 lead after three innings of play, but the Martins rallied to outscore Luverne 14-4 over the final six frames to secure a 14-9 victory....
Tri-State Buffalo Cody Scholten is tripped up by a Southwest Minnesota defender during Saturday's football game in Hills.
The Tri-State Buffalos finished the regular season with a 1-7 record after taking a setback from the Southwest Minnesota Crusaders Saturday in Hills. The Buffalos dropped a 39-point decision to the Crusaders when the teams met in Edgerton May 14 and couldn’t keep the game more competitive in...
First baseman Matt Ziegler of the Luverne VFW baseball team records an out against Slayton Monday.
The Luverne VFW baseball team ran its record to 7-0 with two home wins in the past week. The Cardinals defeated Pipestone 20-10 Thursday and Slayton 10-5 Monday. Luverne plays at Worthington on Thursday. Luverne 10, Slayton 5 The Cardinals played a solid game when they hosted the Slayton VFW team...
The Luverne American Legion baseball team opened its season with five games this week. On Tuesday, June 7, Luverne traveled to Fulda and earned its first win. The Legion team then traveled to Yankton Friday and Saturday to compete in the Lewis and Clark Wood Bat Tournament.  The young Cardinal...
The Luverne Redbirds traveled to Belle Plaine to compete in the Tigertown Classic Saturday and Sunday. Luverne went 1-1 in the tournament and stands at 7-3 on the season. The Redbirds host Fairmont Sunday at 2 p.m. at Redbird Field. Luverne 5, Hayfield-Kasson 4 Codie Zeutenhorst pitched all eight...

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