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It seems like I always make a strange transition at this time of year. When the state boys’ basketball tournament rolls around, I find myself backing teams that I normally couldn’t care less about during the regular season. That was the case last weekend, and it was a double-dose situation. I...
Nick Behrend (left), Jaxon Nelson (second, left) and Kasyn Kruse (not pictured) made the 2015-16 All-Big South Conference Boys’ Hockey Team. Declan Beers (second, right) and Nick Harder (right) drew honorable mention.
Five members of the Luverne boys’ hockey program raked in postseason honors from Big South Conference officials last week. Three Cardinals graced the 2015-16 All-BSC Boys’ Hockey Team. Two other Cardinals received honorable mention. Junior Nick Behrend and sophomores Jaxon Nelson and Kasyn Kruse...
Hills-Beaver Creek’s Zach Scholten (middle) and Cooper Vaughn (right) made the 2015-16 All-Red Rock Conference Boys’ Basketball Team. Isaiah Vis (left) drew honorable mention.
Athletes from the Star Herald coverage area drew recognition for their efforts on the basketball court over the winter. Three members of the Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball program and two each from Adrian and Ellsworth drew honors from Red Rock Conference officials. Two players from H-BC and...
The boys’ and girls’ state basketball tournaments remain to be played, but the 2015-16 winter sports season came to an end for me with the conclusion of the state wrestling tournament Feb. 27. The annual four-month odyssey included attending 81 events involving teams from Luverne, H-BC, Adrian and...
Hoops for food The Luverne Cardinal Gym is the site for a pair of benefit basketball games for the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf Monday night at 7 p.m. The Luverne wrestlers will take on the LHS boys’ hockey players in one game, with the LHS boys’ basketball team meeting LHS faculty members in...
Four members of the Luverne High School wrestling program made the 2015-16 All-Big South Conference Western Division Wrestling Team. They are (from left) Solomon Nielsen, Jeremiah Dooyema, Jakob Olson and Adam Fodness.
Four Luverne Cardinals cracked the list of the 2015-16 All-Big South Conference Western Division Wrestling Team. Luverne, which compiled a 3-3 record against division opponents this winter, placed two seniors and two juniors on the 28-athlete all-league squad. Seniors Adam Fodness and Jakob Olson...
Alex Wies experienced another big weekend as a member of the Southwest Minnesota State University Track and Field program. Weis, a 2013 Luverne High School graduate, established personal records in the shot put and weight throw events at the NSIC Conference Championships. He placed third in the...
Two of the best high school wrestlers I laid eyes on this winter proved their prowess at the state tournament in St. Paul over the weekend. Adrian senior Skylar Hieronimus and Luverne junior Solomon Nielsen established their standings among the state’s elite competitors. They also solidified their...
Results from the 2015-16 Luverne City Bowling Tournaments at Luverne Lanes.   Women’s division Team Event: Luverne Lanes, 2,099; Rock Vet Clinic, 2,071. Doubles Event: Evie Kephart and J.R. Weis, 1,129; Missy Merrill and Sue Buffington, 1,096; Marie Opheim and Mark Opheim, 1,055; Leanne Maciejack...
Luverne’s Makayla Sterrett (left), Mariah Aukes (right) and Madisyn Dingmann (not pictured) made the 2015-16 All-Big South Conference Girls’ Hockey Team. Carly Serie (middle) drew honorable mention honors.
Four members of the Luverne High School girls’ hockey team raked in postseason honors from the Big South Conference last week. Three LHS players graced the 13-athlete 2015-16 All-BSC Girls’ Hockey team and another Cardinal landed one of seven honorable mention selections doled out by league...

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