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By John Rittenhouse The Adrian girls’ basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak in dramatic fashion Friday in Adrian. Hosting Fulda for a Red Rock Conference game, the Dragons staged an impressive comeback to nip the Raiders 72-69 in overtime. Adrian, which trailed 20-18 at the intermission...
The Luverne girls' basketball team dropped its second consecutive decision to Fairmont when the teams squared off for the second time in three days Friday in Luverne. The Cardinals came up on the short end of a 52-36 decision during Friday’s rematch. Fairmont limited LHS to 28 percent shooting from...
Luverne sophomore goalie Emilie Bartels makes one of her 50 saves during Wednesday's state quarterfinal against Blake at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Wednesday.
The Luverne Cardinals ran into an elite team when they squared off against The Blake School during the quarterfinal round of the Minnesota State Class A Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Wednesday. Blake, the tournament’s top seed, controlled the puck most of the game and set...
Luverne junior Nick Behrend registered a hat trick during Thursday's 15-0 win over Windom.
The Luverne boys  opened the Section 3A Hockey Tournament by destroying the Windom Eagles Thursday at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. Luverne exploded for 13 goals in the first two periods and sported a 54-13 advantage in shots on goal in the game during a 15-0 victory. Chaz Smedsrud and Nick Behrend...
The Adrian boys reached the quarterfinal roundof the South Section 3A Basketball Tournament by upending the Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcats during an opening-round game staged in Adrian Thursday. Both halves of the games proved to be competitive ones, but the seventh-seeded Dragons sported scoring...
The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team bowed out of the South Section 3A Basketball Tournament Thursday in Ellsworth. EHS, the tournament’s eighth seed, met No. 9 Fulda in an opening-round clash. The Panthers defeated the Raiders twice in the regular season, but Fulda earned the right to play again by...
Patriot girls top Adrian in RRC play The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team won its 10th Red Rock Conference game of the season by downing Adrian 60-44 in Hills. H-BC sported a 29-24 lead in the first half before outscoring the Dragons 31-20 in the second half to clinch a 16-point win....
The Luverne finished the regular season with an 8-16 record after dropping a 68-64 basketball game in Minneota Feb. Tuesday. The home-standing Vikings got off to a good start by opening a 37-22 lead in the first half. Luverne rallied to outscore Minneota 42-31 in the second half, but it wasn’t...
Senior Nicole Kneip tossed in 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds during Tuesday's 50-42 home loss to Fairmont.
A three-game run of wins came to an end when the Luverne girls basketball team took on Fairmont in Luverne Tuesday. The Cardinals remained in contention the entire night, but FHS put together enough spurts to secure a 50-42 victory. After falling behind 5-0 2:26 into the game, Luverne trimmed the...
 The Luverne 12 and Under girls’ hockey team captured the program’s first district title over the weekend. Team members include (front, from left) Cheyenne Schutz, Mallory Von Tersch, (middle) Sophie Holmberg, Kamryn Van Batavia, Emma Ramstorf, Anika Boll, Kristyn Skindelien, Zariah Holmgren, (back) Reghan Bork, Mallory Nelson, Paige Sandbulte, Rozilyn Oye, Billi Connell and Brynn Thier.
It’s been a history-making week for the Luverne girls’ hockey program. I’m sure everyone is well aware the Cardinal varsity squad captured its first Section 3A title in Redwood Falls Feb. 9. By doing so, the Cardinals made their first appearance at the state tournament Wednesday when they skated...

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