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The Luverne Cardinal volleyball team won its 2017 debut under first-year head coach Susan Bork Saturday in Windom. Taking on Fairmont in a match between Big South Conference teams, Luverne came out on the winning end of a 3-1 decision. Luverne got off to a good start by securing a 25-13 victory in...
Luverne's Elise Jarchow teamed up with Riley Severtson to post a win at second doubles during Friday's 6-1 home victory over Sioux Falls Lincoln's junior varsity squad.
A strong showing in doubles carried the Luverne Cardinal tennis team to a 6-1 win over Sioux Falls Lincoln’s junior varsity squad Friday in Luverne. LHS, which went 3-1 in singles, took all three doubles contests by decisive margins. “Our doubles teams really dominated their opponents,” said...
Adrian junior Miah Kunkel tips the ball over the hands of Hendricks blocker Sophie Johnson during Friday's match in Adrian.
The Adrian volleyball team opened the 2017 season in grand fashion Friday by posting a convincing victory over Hendricks. Adrian, which only faced one deficit during the contest, outscored the Grizzlies 75-41 during an impressive 3-0 win. The opening set was knotted at one when AHS reeled off six...
The Luverne cross country runners opened the 2017 season Friday in Beresford, South Dakota. Luverne fielded complete teams in five of six races at the Beresford Invitational. In varsity competition, the LHS boys placed sixth and the girls seventh at the event. With Dalton DeSollar leading the way...
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team traveled to St. James Wednesday to participate at a doubles tournament. Luverne and three other teams field eight doubles squads for the event, which turned into a good one for LHS. The Cardinals defeated two foes and split a match with another team to finish the...
Susan Bork
The 2017 fall sports season brings three coaching changes to teams from the Star Herald coverage area. The Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball programs have new mentors, and Adrian has a new football coach. Susan Bork brings past experience as a head coach to the Luverne volleyball program....
The 2017 fall sports season is shaping up to be an interesting one for area teams. As I was conducting interviews for the Fall Sports Preview that will be included in the Aug. 31 edition of the Star Herald, I realized this should be a unique campaign. With a number of different storylines to keep...
Luverne’s Rozilyn Oye strikes a forehand during Saturday’s season-opening tennis triangular in Luverne. Oye, who was playing at the varsity level for the first time, went 1-1 at first doubles with Emilie Bartels.
The Luverne girls’ tennis team opened the 2017 season by hosting a triangular meet Saturday. The Cardinals posted a 6-1 victory over United South Central in the opener before falling 4-3 to Lac qui Parle Valley in the finale. “You can tell how close both matches were by the huge number of super...
Luverne senior Kasyn Kruse (front, left) won the overall championship of the Cardinal Pride competition Monday. Other event winners include Matt Ziegler (front, middle), Jed Dooyema (front, right), Declan Beers (back, left), Matthew Sehr (back, middle) and Ben Serie (back, right).
A Luverne High School senior emerged as the champion of the 2017 Cardinal Pride competition on the first day of football practice Monday. Kasyn Kruse, who placed second in the event last year, compiled 1,912 points to win the overall competition by a healthy margin over fellow senior Declan Beers,...
Melissa Sandbulte (middle) won her fourth consecutive Women’s Club Tournament title Saturday. Mary Jo Graphenteen (left) and Sharla Reisch (right) placed second and third respectively.
Melissa Sandbulte turned a strong start into a successful finish during the 66th version of the Women’s Club Tournament staged Saturday at the Luverne Country Club. Sandbulte, who had won three consecutive championships heading into Saturday’s event, was spot-on in her play during the opening nine...

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