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Alex Weis embarked on a grand adventure Friday morning. It was the first leg of a journey that will lead the 2013 Luverne High School graduate nearly halfway around the world, where he will compete in three events at the 2017 Deaflympics. Along with his throwing coach, Weis was in the beginning...
Luverne's Gaige Nath slides across home plate to score Luverne's first run during a 20-0 victory in Worthington Monday.
The Luverne VFW baseball team posted its 10th win of the season in convincing fashion Monday in Worthington. Luverne scored five or more runs in three innings and coasted to a five-inning, 20-0 victory over Worthington. Declan Beers drove in five runs at the plate to lead the offense and three...
The Luverne Redbirds split four road games during a span of five days last week. Luverne lost a two-run game in Pipestone July 5 before rolling to a 14-run victory over Tracy in Milroy Friday. The Redbirds played a pair of games in Fairmont Sunday, falling by one run to Fairmont before besting...
Luverne’s Trae Davis (104) leads a pack of kayakers to the beach during the Davis Lake Triathlon on July 4. Davis teamed up with Kraig Rust and Dalton DeSollar to win the team championship of the Shark Race.
The second annual Davis Lake Triathlon ignited a day full of activities at Luverne’s Fourth of July festivities. A total of 44 athletes participated one of two events that were open to all interested individuals or teams. The Minnow Race consisted of a one-third of a mile kayak leg, a two-mile bike...
Luverne pitcher Jake Haugen bounces off the mound to field a ball during Friday's win over Adrian.
The Luverne qualified for the Second District American Legion Baseball Tournament by placing second at the Sub-District A Tournament in Luverne over the weekend. The Cardinals defeated Adrian by three runs in Friday’s debut before falling by six runs to Jackson in Saturday’s Championship. Luverne...
Luverne's Charile Reisch slides into a tag by Adrian's Jacob Stamer during Friday's Legion playoff game at Redbird Field.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team opened the Sub-District A Tournament by posting a mild upset over Adrian at Redbird Field Friday. Second-seeded Luverne plated three runs in the top half of the first inning and made them stand up during a 3-0 win against No. 2 Adrian. Jake Haugen tossed a...
The Luverne Redbirds experienced little trouble in disposing of the Tracy Express 20-6 Friday in Milroy. Luverne players slapped 18 hits and scored runs in six of game’s seven inning in a contest that ended by the 10-run rule after seven innings of play. Cody Christensen and Rob Fodness led the...
A Pipestone runner dives safely to first base to beat a throw from Connor Hoffman to Phil Paquette in a foiled double play-attempt during Wednesday's game in Pipestone.
The Luverne Redbirds started a stretch of playing four games in five days by dropping a 3-1 decision in Pipestone July 5. Luverne and the A’s battled to a draw at one through seven and one-half innings of play before the hosts settled the issue in the bottom of the eighth. Pipestone plated one run...
The Luverne American Legion baseball team ended the regular season riding a five-game winning streak after posting a July 5 win in Tea, South Dakota. The Cardinals plated single runs in four of the game’s seven innings to win a tightly contested and cap a 9-3 regular season. Both teams scored runs...
Luverne’s Jade Smith dives back to first base to foil a pickoff attempt by Heron Lake during a June 27 game in Heron Lake. Smith singled and scored a run during a 4-0 victory.
With a solid group of sophomores making key contributions to the effort, the Luverne baseball team turned some heads during the high school season this spring. Although Luverne lacked experience at the varsity level, the Cardinals earned a share of second place in the Big South Conference’s Small...

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