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The Luverne softball team completed play in the Bib South Conference Small School Division with a 3-7 record after sweeping a doubleheader from Redwood Valley in Redwood Falls Friday. Luverne took Game 1 by a 6-2 margin and plated the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure a...
The Luverne Redbirds came up on the short end of a tight decision during their 2015 amateur baseball debut at Redbird Field May 13. Hadley scored four runs in the first three innings of the game and that proved to be enough production to give the Buttermakers a 4-3 victory. Hadley, which produced...
The Adrian baseball team squandered a chance to clinch a share of the Red Rock Conference championship May 13 in Slayton. Taking on a Murray County Central in the league finale for both squads, the Dragons lost their second conference game of the campaign when they came up on the short end of a 4-0...
The Luverne baseball team put up a good fight before falling to the Marshall Tigers by one run at Legion Field in Marshall May 13. Luverne rallied from a 3-1 deficit to knot the score at three late in the game, but the Tigers scored the winning run of a 4-3 decision in the bottom half of the...
The Luverne teams turned in commanding performances during the first Big South Conference Track and Field Meet staged May 12 in Redwood Falls. Competing in a seven-team division made up of the smaller schools in the league, Luverne walked away with both the boys’ and girls’ team titles. The...
The Luverne tennis team wrapped up a 10-7 regular season by dropping a 5-2 decision to the St. Peter Saints in St. Peter Tuesday. St. Peter went 3-1 in singles and took two of the three doubles matches to claim the victory. “St. Peter is a good team. They really have some strong players at the top...
AA softball team produces RRC wins The Adrian Area softball team wrapped up the regular season by sweeping a Red Rock Conference doubleheader from Red Rock Central-Westbrook-Walnut Grove in Sanborn. The Dragons scored seven runs in the final three innings to prevail 10-5 in the opener. AA completed...
Golf teams from the Star Herald coverage area locked horns at the Adrian Area Country Club Tuesday. Luverne and Adrian met on the Dragons’ home course during a day that included mixed results for both programs. The LHS girls posted a 184-193 win over the Dragons, while the AHS boys handed the...
As it turns out, I wasn’t alone in being confused about the news I received last week. Upon learning Luverne High School junior Chaz Smedsrud had been selected in the 26th round of the United States Hockey League draft by the Sioux Falls Stampede, I quickly reached a conclusion. “There goes Luverne...
A change of venues allowed the Adrian Area softball team to play a Red Rock Conference game against Murray County Central Monday. The game was scheduled to be staged in Ellsworth, but wet grounds forced the contest to be moved to Slayton. AA still played as the home team, but that didn’t matter to...

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