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Before closing the books on 2015, I spent one morning last week trying to put together my list of the top accomplishments turned in by athletes from the Star Herald coverage area. Once again, it proved to be a challenging task. While combing through the archives, I did find eight state-qualifying...
The Luverne boys’ hockey team is riding a five-game winning streak after posting a convincing victory in Fairmont Dec. 22. The Cardinals sported a 64-5 advantage in shots on goal and scored at least three goals in every period of an 11-1 win. Chaz Smedsrud and Jaxon Nelson led the assault by...
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team registered a third consecutive victory during their final game of 2015 Dec. 22. Taking on the Fulda Raiders in Hills, the Patriots came out on the winning end of a 61-42 decision. The win ups H-BC’s season record to 5-2 and gives the Patriots a 3-1 Red...
A pair of girls’ basketball teams from the Star Herald coverage area completed play in 2015 by playing each other Dec. 22 in Adrian. Both the Adrian Dragons and Ellsworth Panthers were hungry for a victory when they locked horns in Adrian. The home-standing Dragons got what they wanted when the...
The Luverne gymnastics team wrapped up the 2015 portion of its schedule by challenging the Hendricks Grizzlies in Hendricks Dec. 22. Luverne overcame an impressive individual night for Hendricks’ Greta Johnson won win the meet by a 127.725-123.675 tally. Johnson won the all-around title (35.375)...
Luverne senior Adam Fodness registers a near fall against Quad County's Miles Kattevold during Tuesday's Triangular in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinal wrestling team went 1-1 during a home triangular Dec. 22. The Cardinals dropped a 37-35 decision to Quad County to open the night. LHS notched a 40-37 victory over St. James in the finale. Five Cardinals boasted 2-0 records at night’s end. Will Natte and Solomon Nielsen turned...
Luverne's Nick Overgaard glides to the basket as Ellsworth's Malik Herman challenges his shot during Tuesday's basketball game in Luverne.
The Luverne boys’ basketball team racked up its third consecutive victory Dec. 22 in Luverne. Taking on the Ellsworth in a non-conference contest, the Cardinals outscored the Panthers in both halves of the game to secure a 76-59 victory. Although the Cardinals won the game handily, Ellsworth played...
Premade plans can change in an instant when one is the head coach of an athletic team. Just ask T.J. Newgard, the head coach of the Luverne girls’ basketball program. The LHS mentor had big plans for sophomore guard Joci Oye this season, and he spent a good share of the summer workouts and...
The Ellsworth girls were unable to record their first basketball win of the season when they entertained Central Lyon for a clash Monday in Ellsworth. The Panthers put themselves in a position to win the game in the first half, when they matched blows with the Lions before falling behind 17-14 at...
The Ellsworth boys lost their fifth consecutive basketball game when they entertained the Central Lyon Lions in Ellsworth Monday. Central Lyon gained control of the game in the first half by rolling to a 29-13 lead. The Lions outscored the Panthers 33-18 in the second half to complete a 62-31 win....

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