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Gavin Wysong (#2) and Tyson Bork (#21) both received all-district honors for the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots. Wysong and Bork were two of six Patriots to receive all-district honors.
The nine-man Southwest Conference announced its all-district teams on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots, the top-ranked team in nine-man football, were well represented. H-BC head coach Rex Metzger was named Coach of the Year. Metzger guided the Patriots to a perfect 7-0 season that...
Abby Knobloch, pictured here going up for a kill, was named to the Red Rock all-conference team for the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots.
The Red Rock Conference released all-conference volleyball honors on Dec. 2 and the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots had two players receive honors. H-BC senior Abby Knobloch received first-team all-conference honors. Fellow senior Taryn Rauk received all-conference honorable mention. Under the...
Hills-Beaver Creek was recently recognized by the Associated Press as the best team in nine-man football in the state of Minnesota.
Covid-19 has caused plenty of disturbances in 2020, some with life-altering ramifications. For the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team it caused a disturbance in what was fixing to be a historic season in 2020. Over the previous two seasons the Patriots accumulated a record of 18-4 and were...
Gracie Zewiske serves the ball during the Cardinals’ match against the Worthington Trojans. Zewiske was one of many senior volleyball players in the state of Minnesota who didn’t get an opportunity to participate in postseason play due to Covid-19.
The Luverne Cardinals were just starting to find their footing when the state of Minnesota put a halt on all youth sports  due to Covid-19. The Cardinals were on a four-game winning streak and owned a 5-5 record. They appeared to be picking up momentum as the section tournament neared. Then the...
Hills-Beaver Creek’s Taryn Rauk was one of many seniors impacted by Gov. Tim Walz’s decision to shut down youth sports for four weeks in the state of Minnesota.
On Nov. 18 Gov. Tim Walz released new Covid-19 restrictions that impacted youth sports in the state of Minnesota. The new guidelines put a pause on youth sports for four weeks. Those orders went into effect on Nov. 20 and are in effect through Dec. 18. The restrictions shortened the football...
COVID-19 has now impacted three Minnesota State High School League seasons since it reared its ugly head in March. It put a premature end to winter sports while teams were preparing or already playing in their respective state tournaments. Due to COVID-19 there were no spring sports in the state of...
A convoy of blockers lead the way for Luverne’s LaShad Smith. The Cardinals defeated Sibley East in the 3AAA Section Championship game 44-6 on Friday, Nov. 20.
The Luverne Cardinals entered Friday night’s Section 3AAA Championship Game boasting one of the stingiest defensive units in the area. It was a unit that recorded three shutouts and was giving up 13.6 points per game. Those defensemen stood tall again Friday, Nov. 20, against Sibley East. The...
Hills Beaver-Creek’s Tryce Bennett looks for running room after intercepting a pass against Mountain Lake Area on Friday, Nov. 20. The Patriots defeated the Wolverines 52-7 in the section championship.
If it weren’t for Covid-19, the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots likely would have been celebrating a trip to the nine-man state tournament and possibly a state championship. But due to the pandemic, the Minnesota State High School League opted not to host state tournaments for fall sports. Instead, the...
The Luverne Cardinals were on a four-game winning streak when Gov. Tim Walz announced his emergency order to halt sporting events in Minnesota. The order went into effect at midnight Friday, Nov. 20, leaving the Cardinals with one more match to play. The Cardinals lost that final match 3-1 to...
Allie LaRock and Taryn Rauk go up for a block during Hills Beaver-Creek’s match against Edgerton on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The Patriots defeated Edgerton 3-0.
On Parents Night the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots volleyball team played their final game of the shortened 2020 season against Edgerton High School. The Patriots did not disappoint the home crowd with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Dutchmen. In the opening set, H-BC used a long scoring run to pull...

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