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If the first two outings serve as any indication, Luverne Cardinal wrestling fans could be in for a fun ride this winter. Second-year coach Tony Johnson and his squad kicked off the 2015-16 campaign by wrestling in two events in a three-day span late last week. The results of both events captured...
Luverne's Nicole Kneip puts up a shot between Ellsworth's Sierra Smith (51) and Megan Popkes during Monday's game in Ellsworth.
The Luverne girls’ basketball team locked up its first win of the 2015-16 season Monday in Ellsworth. Taking on the EHS Panthers on their home floor, Luverne outscored the hosts in both halves of the game to secure a 57-38 victory. Lizzie Chapa sank one free throw to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead...
A great rally in the second half was erased in overtime when the Adrian Dragons challenged the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in a boys' basketball game in Edgerton Monday. After falling behind 34-28 in the first half, Adrian rallied to outscore Edgerton 31-25 in the second half and forced overtime when...
The Luverne boys experienced little trouble in disposing of the Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcats 83-56 Monday in Okabena. Luverne raced to a 31-point lead (50-19) in the first half and never lost control of the contest when HL-O sported a 37-33 scoring edge in the second stanza. Nick Overgaard (18...
The Luverne boys picked up their second basketball win of the season when they secured a 62-45 victory over the Blue Earth Area Bucs Saturday in Luverne. BEA sported a six-point advantage early in the game, but the Cardinals moved in front with 10:42 remaining in the first half and never lost the...
The Luverne boys dropped their second game of the season when they fell 4-1 to the Orono Spartans Friday in Luverne. Orono scored the first two goals of the game and never lost the lead during a contest in which the Spartans sported a 34-29 advantage in shots on goal. Timo Pelto opened the scoring...
The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team evened its record at 2-2 after securing a 46-45 victory in near Madison Saturday. Taking on Lac qui Parle Valley on its home floor, the Panthers clawed their way to a 27-20 lead in the first half. The home-standing Cardinals battled back in the second half and...
The Adrian wrestling team opened the 2015-16 season by winning the Top of the Rock Tournament Saturday in Dell Rapids, S.D. Adrian compiled 229.5 points to top second-place finishing Beresford (198 points) and the rest of the squads in an eight-team field. Along with winning the team title, six...
The Luverne Cardinals upped their Big South Conference record to 3-0 with a 6-2 home win over Waseca Saturday. The scored was knotted at two after two periods of play, but the Cardinals scored four unanswered goals in the third period to put the game away. Declan Beers and Nick Behrend scored two...
The Adrian boys took their first basketball setback of the season when they entertained the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights Saturday in Adrian. R-T-R played well early to take a 28-16 lead in the first half. Adrian sported a 35-33 scoring edge in the final 18 minutes of play, but it wasn’t enough to...

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