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The Luverne American Legion baseball team won three consecutive games to win the St. James Tournament over the weekend. Luverne nipped St. James by one run in Friday’s opener before posting one- and five-run victories over Windom and Blue Earth respectively on Saturday. The 8-3 Cardinals wrap up...
Luverne center fielder Connor Crabtree dives to snare a sinking line drive during Wednesday's 9-1 victory in Adrian.
A late push by the Luverne Redbirds turned what was a close game into a lopsided contest when they topped the Adrian A’s 9-1 in Adrian Wednesday. Luverne sported a 2-0 edge after six innings of play before outscoring Adrian 7-1 in the final three frames to win handily. Conner Hoffman had a big game...
Luverne's Ben Serie attempts to catch an errant throw that eluded his glove during Tuesday's 4-0 win in Heron Lake.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team upped its record to 5-3 with a 4-0 victory over Heron Lake June 27 in Heron Lake. Two Luverne pitchers combined efforts to toss a seven-inning shutout. Jake Haugen and Jacob Van Dam blanked the hosts during the contest as well as limiting Heron Lake to...
The Luverne Redbirds pulled out a 7-5 victory in 11 innings when they took on the Jackon Bulls at Redbird Field Tuesday. After falling behind 4-0 early in the game, the Redbirds battled back to knot the score at four in the bottom of the seventh. Both teams plated a pair of runs in the 10th inning...
What will be the highlight of summer vacation for one Luverne youth unfolds over the next couple of days. Perceyis Trierweiler, an 11-year-old who will be a sixth-grader next September, departs for Detroit, Michigan, for a grand adventure. Trierweiler, who has been a member of the Luverne Tae Kwon...
The Department of Natural Resources reminds state park visitors, snowmobilers and ATV riders that modest fee increases will go into effect on July 1. However, the cost of fishing and hunting licenses, including deer licenses, won’t increase until 2018. “I want to thank the many Minnesotans and...
Luverne's Jade Smith scoops up a ball at third base during Monday's 8-3 win over Marshall Orange at Redbird Field.
The Luverne VFW baseball team continued its solid play by defeating Marshall Orange 8-3 Monday at Redbird Field. Two days after completing a four-game test at a tournament in New Ulm Friday and Saturday, the Cardinals returned home to play their first game at Redbird Field since June 4. The...
The Luverne Redbirds' second run of three wins this season came to an end with a 17-4 loss in Hadley Sunday. The Redbirds saddled Hadley with a 4-1 setback when the teams met in Luverne May 24, but the Buttermakers avenged the loss during Sunday’s rematch. Hadley scored the first 12 runs of the...
By John Rittenhouse The Luverne VFW squad went 3-1 during Junior Upper Midwest Baseball Classic in New Ulm over the weekend. Playing all four of its pool games at Mueller Park, Luverne posted wins over Mankato, Wayzata and New Ulm Sliver before falling to Maple Grove. Mankato won a tie-breaker...
Luverne's Skyler Wenninger releases an off-balance throw as third baseman Andrew Verhey clears a throwing lane for her teammate during Wednesday's home win over Ruthton.
The Luverne Redbirds reeled off their third consecutive victory when they topped the Ruthton Royals 11-5 in Luverne Wednesday. Codie Zeutenhorst ignited a four-RBI effort with a three-run blast in the home half of the first inning and the Redbirds never lost the lead after that. Ruthton scored one...

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