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Luverne catcher Codie Zeutenhorst snags a throw to home plate during the opening game of the series against Fairmont in Luverne Aug. 12.
The Luverne Redbirds completed a successful march through the Region 13C Playoffs by posting a 2-0 win over Fairmont in the championship series late last week. Luverne nipped the Martins by one run in Luverne Aug. 12 to open the series before completing a sweep with a six-run victory in Fairmont...
Luverne’s Cole Johnson takes a cut at the plate during the championship series opener against Fairmont at Redbird Field Aug. 12. Luverne posted a 4-3 win over Fairmont.
The Luverne Redbirds moved to within one win of winning the Region 13C Tournament title by nipping the Fairmont Martins 4-3 during the championship series opener in Luverne Wednesday. Fairmont plated three unearned runs early in the game, but Luverne scored the final four runs of the contest to...
Erik Tofteland (back, right) won three event titles and the overall championship of the annual Cardinal Pride Competition. Other event winners include Matthew Ziegler (front, left), Tanner Wiese (front, middle), Mitchell Muller (front, right), Jeremiah Dooyema (back, left) and Logan Stratton (back middle). The LHS football team opens the season at home Aug. 22.
A Luverne High School senior walked away with the overall championship of the 2015 Cardinal Pride competition Monday. Erik Tofteland won three individual events and took top honors in the overall point standings in the event. The annual eight-event competition, which is staged on the first day of...
Derrick Brown (right), pictured during a television interview at the state tournament in 2014, is leaving LHS to become the head hockey coach at St. Cloud Cathedral.
Derrick Brown’s six-year stint as a hockey coach in Luverne appears to be over. Brown, who served as the boys’ hockey team’s co-coach for four years before taking over has head coach prior to the 2013-14 season, is setting sail for St. Cloud. Brown was offered to teach history and social studies as...
Six men join club champion Chris Nowatzki as flight winners during the Men’s Club Tournament staged at the Luverne Country Club over the weekend. They are (from left) Adam Siebenahler, Joe Dorhout, Adam Hansen, Mike Gonnerman and Skyler Hoiland. Missing is Dave Halverson.
Six men emerged as flight winners along with overall champion Chris Nowatzki during the 77th Men’s Club Tournament staged at the Luverne Country Club over the weekend. Joe Dorhout (president’s flight), Mike Gonnerman (vice president’s flight), Skyler Hoiland (first flight), Adam Hansen (second...
Chris Nowatzki (front, right) won the championship flight of the Men’s Club Tournament for the first time Sunday. Mike Gonnerman (front, left) placed second. Ben Nath (back, left), Ryan Fick (back, middle) and Dan Serie (back, right) shared third place in the final standings.
Chris Nowatzki insists that he hasn’t discovered the Fountain of Youth. If that were the case, one could think something in the water he’s been drinking has improved his performance on the golf course in recent years. Since reaching the age of 50 in September of 2013, Nowatzki has captured the last...
Luverne's Josh Slieter steals second base as the ball eludes the glove of a Milroy defender during a Region 13C game staged in Luverne Aug. 6.
The Luverne Redbirds earned a berth in the Minnesota State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament by winning a semifinal-round series in the Region 13C Tournament from Milroy. The Irish nipped the Redbirds by one run in Luverne Aug. 5, but Luverne posted victories over Milroy Friday and Sunday to win...
The Luverne Redbirds evened their Region 13C Playoff Series with Milroy by posting a 4-3 victory at Irish Yard near Milroy Friday. Sporting a 3-1 lead after four and one-half innings of play, the Redbirds found themselves in a deadlock when Milroy plated single runs in the sixth and seventh innings...
Luverne second baseman Cole Johnson attempts to snag a throw from catcher Codie Zeutenhorst during Wednesday's playoff game against Milroy at Redbird Field.
The Milroy Irish snapped an eight-game winning streak put together by the Luverne Redbirds when the teams opened a three-game series in the Region 13C Playoffs Wednesday in Luverne. Prior to the contest, Luverne’s last loss came against Martin County July 7 in Truman. Luverne overcame a pair of two...
Saturday marked the beginning of what is one of my favorite times of the year. Tournament time at the Luverne Country Club does mean the golf season is winding down for some. To me it means the time has come to usher in the most intriguing events the LCC has to offer. It started with the Senior...

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