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The Luverne Redbirds make their third consecutive appearance at the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament Sunday in Watkins. Luverne, the Region 13C champion, takes on Fort Ripley at 7:30 p.m. While playing in state tournament games has become commonplace for many of the Redbirds, the...
Evan Verbrugge aced the LCC's third hole Thursday.
Spending a little extra time on the golf course paid off for Luverne’s Evan Verbrugge Thursday. After playing nine holes of league golf at the Luverne Country Club earlier in the day, Verbrugge decided to stick around to play a few extra holes with three other players. The decision to play on...
Olympic champs Luverne High School athletes Hailey Remme (left), Madison Crabtree (middle) and Katie Kracht (right) emerged as champions of the first Cardinal Volleyball Olympics staged on the first day of practice Aug. 17. Members of the volleyball program competed in a variety of events including...
Luverne's Declan Beers recovers a fumble that set up the final touchdown of Saturday's 34-0 home win over Worthington.
The Luverne football team opened the season in style Saturday by manhandling Worthington at Cardinal Field. The game was up for grabs with Luverne sporting a 6-0 advantage after 24 minutes of play. The Cardinals, however, outscored the Trojans 28-0 in the second half to ice a 34-0 victory. “We were...
Luverne's Riley Severtson chases down the ball during a doubles match against USC Saturday in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team opened the 2015 season by hosting a triangular Saturday. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they left the courts after taking a pair of setbacks. United South Central saddled the Cardinals with a 7-0 in the opener. Lac qui Parle Valley nipped LHS 4-3 in the finale....
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots enjoyed a successful start to the 2015 football season Saturday in Westbrook. With Isaiah Vis running the ball for 147 yards and four touchdowns and quarterback Zach Scholten throwing for two touchdowns and running for another, H-BC coasted to a 56-14 victory over...
Adrian senior Logan Rogers ran for 57 yards and threw for three touchdowns during Saturday's 25-13 home win over New Ulm Cathedral.
The Adrian Dragons posted an impressive home win to open the 2015 football season Saturday. After falling behind New Ulm Cathedral 6-0 in the game’s first 3:27, the Dragons battled back to outscore the Gray Hounds 25-7 the rest of the night to secure a 25-13 victory. Considering that NUC qualified...
If my instincts are correct, I believe I recently had a brush with future greatness. Projecting what will happen 15 to 18 years down the road can be tricky. In this instance, I’m pretty sure my glance into the proverbial crystal ball will prove to be true. My hunch centers around a recent addition...
Sharla Reisch (left) and Colleen Nath (right) won the first and second flights respectively during the Luverne Country Club’s Women’s Club Tournament staged Saturday.
The 64th version of the Luverne County Club’s Women’s Club Tournament produced a trio of winners. Along with club champion Melissa Sandbulte, two other players captured flight championships. Sharla Reisch took top honors in the first flight, while Colleen Nath placed first in the second flight....
Melissa Sandbulte (middle) fired a five-over-par 77 to repeat as champion of the LCC’s Women’s Club Tournament Saturday. Mary Jo Graphenteen (left) and Paula Lammert (right) placed second and third.
As the mother of two young children, Melissa Sandbulte doesn’t receive get the chance to play much golf any more. In fact, based on a piece of information she shared after Saturday’s 64th version of the Luverne County Club’s Women’s Club Tournament, she played her first 18-hole round of the year as...

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