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The Adrian volleyball team opened the 2016 season by posting a unique victory Friday in Hendricks. The Dragons and Grizzlies both won two of the first four sets of the night. When Hendricks didn’t have enough eligible players (some of the Grizzlies played sets in the B squad match, which would have...
Dar Elbers
A Luverne Country Club member recorded a hole-in-one at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls Aug. 24. Dar Elbers, a Sioux Falls resident who works at Hills Stainless Steel in Luverne, hit his perfect shot during Men’s League play competition on South Dakota course. Elbers pulled a 9-iron to attack...
The Luverne Cardinal tennis squad went 1-2 as a team during the St. James Doubles Tournament Wednesday. Luverne topped Maple River by a 5-2 tally and dropped 6-1 matches to Sibley East and the host team. “We learned a lot about ourselves,” said Cardinal coach Greg Antoine. “We served fairly well,...
It was 10 years ago when the Ellsworth boys’ basketball program put together an impressive run that may never be duplicated in our corner of the state. From 2006-09, the Panthers made four consecutive appearances at the Minnesota State Class A Basketball Tournament that yielded two state...
Luverne's Samantha Pierce went 1-1 during Saturday's tennis triangular in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team made its 2016 debut by hosting a triangular meet Saturday. United South Central notched a five-point win over LHS in the first match of the day. The Cardinals defeated Lac qui Parle Valley by five points in the finale. The 1-1 Cardinals play at the Worthington...
Matthew Ziegler (front, left) won three events and the overall title during the Cardinal Pride competition Aug. 15. Declan Beers (front, middle), Kasyn Kruse (front, right), Tanner Wiese (back, left), Logan Stratton (back, middle) and Jeremiah Dooyema (back, right) won events as well.
A Luverne High School sophomore turned in a commanding performance during the Cardinal Pride competition staged Aug. 15. Matthew Ziegler won three of the eight event championships and took the overall crown by compiling 1,798.5 points. Ziegler also placed fourth or better in two individual events...
The summer of 2016 officially came to an end for me last Thursday. With a full slate of fall sports preview photos and interviews scheduled beginning Monday, what I was hoping to be a couple of fun-filled days in Fergus Falls for VFW baseball followed by a pair of club tournaments at the LCC on...
Aaron Moerke (left), James Stratton (second, left), Tom Bush (second, right) and Dan Kern (right) fired a combined eight-under-par 28 to win the Luverne Basketball Association Scrambler Friday at the LCC.
A golfer registered the first hole-in-one of his career during the Luverne Basketball Association Golf Scrambler staged at the Luverne Country Club Friday. Aaron Moerke didn’t waste any time in making his presence known during the event. With his team starting the nine-hole event on the par-3 third...
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...

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