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Chris Nowatzki (left) won the low gross championship for the third consecutive year at the Luverne Country Club’s Seniors’ Club Tournament Saturday. Ivan Kooiker (right) won the low net title.
Chris Nowatzki and Ivan Kooiker emerged as the big winners during the Seniors’ Club Tournament staged at the Luverne Country Club Saturday. Nowatzki captured the low gross championship for the third consecutive year, and Kooiker won the low net title for the first time in his career. Both Nowatzki...
Melissa Sandbulte (middle) won the championship flight of the Luverne Country Club’s Women’s Club Tournament Saturday. Mary Jo Graphenteen (left) and Heidi Sehr (right) placed second and third respectively. Sandbulte has won the title three consecutive years.
The 65th version of the Women’s Club Tournament at the Luverne Country Club Saturday turned into the Melissa Sandbulte show. Sandbulte, who had won the past two club championships heading into Saturday’s event, made it three in a row by firing a six-over-par 78 to best the nearest competitor by...
Luverne left fielder Gaige Nath makes a diving catch during Thursday's state tournament game against Austin in Fergus Falls.
An outstanding season came to an end in disappointing fashion for Luverne at the Minnesota State VFW Baseball Tournament Thursday in Fergus Falls. The Third District champion Cardinals had a 10-game winning streak with a seven-run loss to Austin in the opening round. Luverne bowed out of the double...
The Luverne VFW baseball team faces a stiff challenge to open the state tournament Thursday in Fergus Falls. District 1 champion Austin, Luverne’s opening game opponent at 1:30 p.m., will be a quality opponent. Austin last qualified for state play in 2014, but the program produced state...
Kullen Schroht
Luverne High School officials are seeking a head boys’ hockey coach for the second time in as many years. After serving the LHS program in different capacities over the past three years, Kullen Schroht is moving on. The 2002 Owatonna High School graduate has accepted a general manager position with...
Jessica Albrecht
The Ellsworth volleyball players will take the court under the guidance of a new head coach in 2016. Minnesota native Jessica Albrecht is the new Panther volleyball mentor. Albrecht replaces Mac McDowell, who served as the program’s head coach for the past four seasons. McDowell-led EHS teams won...
Ethan Van Briesen
Ellsworth is adding a new activity option for its students this fall. Along with sharing a football program with Edgerton and fielding its own volleyball program, Ellsworth will make cross country available to its students in 2016. Ethan Van Briesen, a second-year teacher in Ellsworth, will serve...
Bowling meeting The Luverne Bowling Association is having an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Luverne Lanes. All potential bowlers are welcome to attend the meeting.   Activities meeting The Luverne High School Activities Eligibility Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in...
Sharon Knoll recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday at the Rock River Country Club near Rock Rapids, Iowa.
A former Luverne resident recorded a hole-in-one while golfing in a tournament at Rock River Country Club near Rock Rapids, Iowa, Aug. 3. Sharon Knoll, who now lives in Brandon, South Dakota, with her husband, Tim, created a special memory during the Ladies Invitational staged at the RRCC. Playing...
It’s probably easier said than done, but there is a way the 2016 Luverne VFW baseball team can make program history at the state tournament in Fergus Falls next week. All the young Cardinals need to do is win twice at the double-elimination event. After spending part of my weekend researching the...

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