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The Luverne girls’ cross country team captured its first meet championship of the 2015 season Tuesday in Madison. Running on the course that will be the site of the Section 3A meet in late October, the Cardinals seemed to make themselves at home during the Lac qui Parle Valley-Dawson-Boyd...
The Adrian girls placed ninth as a team in varsity competition at the Lac qui Parle Valley-Dawson-Boyd Cross Country Invitational in Madison Sept. 22. Competing on a course that will be the site of the Section 3A meet in late October, the Dragons compiled 216 points to place ninth in a 10-team...
A pair of volleyball teams from the Star Herald coverage area squared off in a Red Rock Conference match Tuesday in Adrian. Something had to give for Adrian or Ellsworth, a pair of squads seeking their first conference conquests of the season. In the end, fate favored the home-standing Dragons....
The Luverne Cardinals notched their third Big South Conference tennis win of the season when they bested Redwood Valley 5-2 Tuesday in Redwood Falls. LHS went 3-1 in singles and 2-1 in doubles to top the home-standing Cardinals handily. “Our singles players just keep on improving. We’re getting...
Something became abundantly clear to me last week. The members of the Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team and the Patriot coaching staff will always be able to count on Avery Van Roekel. Van Roekel, a 5-10 junior who rarely leaves the floor and a top-notch player in the front row, is a key member of...
The Luverne Cardinals turned in a solid showing by going 2-2 and placing fourth at the 12-team Jackson County Central Tournament Saturday. Luverne took top honors in its pool by winning two matches. The Cardinals topped Murray County Central in three sets (25-18, 23-25, 15-5) before sweeping Triton...
Luverne’s Jesse Connell poses for a picture with his nine-month old son, Oliver, after winning the Late Season Enduro Race at Rock County Speedway Saturday night.
Luverne’s Jesse Connell added another victory to his list of accomplishments at the Rock County Speedway Saturday. Connell, a two-time Enduro Race champion at the Rock County Fair, captured his first title of the Late Season Enduro Race. The event is sponsored by Connell Care Care and the Rock...
Sophomore quarterback Jaxon Nelson ran for 25 yards during Friday's 21-6 home loss to Pipestone.
The Pipestone Arrows took advantage of their scoring opportunities during Friday’s football game at Cardinal Field in Luverne. For the most part, the Luverne Cardinals did not. Ultimately, that proved to be the difference in the annual rivalry game between the Cardinals and the Arrows. LHS...
The Hills-Beaver Creek bounced back after taking its first football loss of the season by registering a victory in Granada Friday. The Patriots used a 24-6 scoring run in the second half to clinch a 38-12 win over Granada-Huntley-East Chain-Truman. H-BC, which never trailed in the contest after...
The Adrian Dragons came up on the short of a heart-breaking football decision Friday in Canby. Adrian scored eight points in the game’s first quarter and was on the verge of winning the game without scoring again. The Lancers, however, came up big in the second half. Canby trimmed the difference to...

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