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The Luverne Cardinals turned in a dominating tennis performance when they took on the Blue Earth Area Bucs in Blue Earth Tuesday. Luverne won all seven matches in straight sets and never lost more than one game in a single set. Erik Wohnoutka (6-1, 6-1 over Chandler Kienitz), Jacob Jarchow (6-0, 6-...
With more than a quarter century of experience to draw from, Luverne assistant track coach Al Stoakes has seen a lot of different things over the years. Some might say that Stoakes has seen it all. The veteran assistant might have agreed with that at one point, but spring of 2016 has included...
Luverne's Rylee Olson is forced out at second base during Monday's home softball loss to Fairmont.
The Luverne softball team opened the 2016 season by hosting Fairmont for a non-conference contest Monday in Luverne. Luverne staged a furious comeback late in the game to make things interesting, but visiting Fairmont withstood the challenge to secure a 16-15 victory. Fairmont, which never trailed...
Luverne senior third baseman Cole Bosch prepares to snag a line drive during Monday's 12-9 home win over E-SWC.
The Luverne Cardinals plated five late runs to best the Edgerton-Southwest Christian Flying Dutchmen 12-9 during a baseball game staged Monday in Luverne. Trailing 9-7 after four and one-half innings of play, Luverne scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to gain an advantage and iced the...
The Adrian golf teams entertained Heron Lake-Okabena and Southwest Christian-Edgerton for golf triangular Monday in Adrian. The day turned into a good one for the AHS boys, who evened their record at 2-2 by winning the team title with 197-stroke tally. SWC-E and HL-O capped the field with...
The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ golf team hosted a triangular meet Monday at Meadow Acres Country Club near Larchwood, Iowa. H-BC entertained both Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Red Rock Central on a cool and windy afternoon. The Patriots ended up breaking even with a 221-stroke tally. W-WG captured the...
A standout pitching performance by Alex Loosbrock lifted the Adrian baseball team to a 5-1 win over the Murray County Central Rebels in Slayton Thursday. Loosbrock fanned 10 batters and limited MCC to three hits and one run as he pitched a complete game. AHS, which scored the first four runs of the...
Ellsworth’s Sean Boltjes, pictured in the long jump competition, placed fourth in both hurdling events in Luverne April 5.
The Ellsworth Panthers made their 2016 track debut at the Luverne Invitational April 5. No EHS girls turned in top eight finishes at the meet, but the Panther boys placed eighth or better in eight events. Senior Malik Herman turned in the top effort for the Panthers. Herman, who placed sixth in the...
Luverne’s Bergin Flom placed second in the pole vault by clearing 8-0 during the Luverne Invitational April 5. Flom also placed second in the high jump for the Cardinals during their outdoor debut.
The Luverne girls’ track team experienced a successful outdoor debut when they hosted the Luverne Invitational April 5. No team points were tallied at the event, but the fact that LHS claimed seven meet titles and placed second in eight events means the Cardinals held their own against the other...
Luverne’s Brandon Winter receives the baton from Mitchell Muller during the 800-meter relay at the Luverne Invitational April 5. LHS won the event with a time of 1:39.03.
The Luverne boys’ track team kicked off the outdoor season by hosting the annual Luverne Invitational April 5. The Cardinal boys turned in a competitive out that featured LHS winning six meet titles and placing second in four events. Mitchell Muller and Logan Stratton led the hosts by winning two...

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