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Luverne's Jackson Nelson slides safely to third base as the ball eludes a JCC defender during Wednesday's tournament game in Jackson.
A big night for senior Connor Crabtree ended in victory when the Luverne Cardinals defeated the Jackson Central Huskes Huskies 5-0s during an elimination game of the Section 3AA Baseball Tournament staged in Windom Wednesday. Crabtree drove in two runs at the plate and pitched seven innings of no-...
Adrian golfers Ryan Elias (left), Jada Elias (middle) and Collin Kemper (right) qualified for the state golf tournament in Marshall Wednesday.
Three members of the Adrian High School golf program qualified for the state tournament during the Section 3A Golf Championships staged May 27 in Marshall. Two Dragon boys and one girl nailed three of the 10 individual berths into state play that were up for grabs at the section meet. The AHS trio...
A pair of Luverne High School athletes qualified for state play when the final rounds of the Section 3A Individual Tennis Tournament wrapped up in Redwood Falls May 26. Two LHS doubles teams and one singles player competed in the final rounds of the event. When it was complete, senior Cory Stroeh...
Gary Golla
A family golf outing ended in success for a Luverne man May 23. Gary Golla played a round of golf over the Memorial Day weekend at the Little Crow Country Club near Spicer. Joining Golla for the loop were his son, Nate, grandson, Jack, and son-in-law, Mike Zasada. The outing turned into a special...
The Luverne tennis team will make its sixth consecutive appearance at the Minnesota State Class A Team Tournament Tuesday in Minneapolis. If it wasn’t for the will of the team’s lone senior, the streak would have come to end during the Section 3A title tilt in Redwood Falls May 19. Cory Stroeh,...
Jon Beekman (left) and Madison Lewis (right) are two of Ellsworth’s four section-qualifying track athletes.
Four Ellsworth boys punched their tickets into section competition during the Section 3A South Sub-Section Track and Field Championships in Pipestone Thursday. Ellsworth, which scored 17 points to place 12th as a team in a 14-team field, will be represented in five events at the Section 3A meet in...
The Luverne Redbirds posted their third consecutive victory when the topped the Wilmont Cardinals 11-1 Sunday at Redbird Field. Luverne recorded a pair of five-run rallies and received a strong pitching performance from Codie Zeutenhorst during the win. Zeutenhorst threw seven innings of one-hit,...
Luverne catcher Jakob Olson attempts to throw out a runner during Saturday's tournament game against Worthington in Fairmont.
The Luverne baseball team split games to open the Section 3AA Tournament Saturday in Fairmont. The Cardinals pulled out a one-run win over Worthington in the opener before dropping a one-run game to Fairmont in the second contest. Tournament play continued for the 9-11 Cardinals Tuesday) in Windom...
The Adrian baseball team remains alive in the Section 3A Tournament after splitting games in Springfield Saturday. The Dragons rolled to a 10-0 win over Wabasso in the first round before falling by seven runs to Springfield in the second round. The tournament continues Tuesday for the 12-7 Dragons...
Joey Slieter drops down a bunt single during Friday's 12-1 home win over Jackson.
The Luverne Redbirds used the long ball to best the Jackson Bulls 12-1 during a baseball game staged Friday in Luverne. Phillip Paquette and Codie Zeutenhorst both belted grand slam home runs to account for Luverne’s first eight runs in game that ended after six and one-half innings of play due to...

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