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Senior Malik Herman qualified for section competition in the high and triple jumps during Thursday's South Section 3A Track and Field Championships in Luverne.
Three Ellsworth Panthers earned trips to Redwood Falls during the South Sub-Section 3A Track and Field Championships Thursday in Luverne. Malik Herman, Sean Boltjes and Kade Boltjes earned automatic berths into the section field by placing sixth or better in individual events during the meet in...
A Luverne High School doubles team remains alive after the first two rounds of the Section 3AA Individual Tennis Tournament. LHS senior Erik Wohnoutka and junior Chris Jelken won a pair of matches during Thursday’s opening rounds in Redwood Falls. The Cardinal squad completes the tournament in...
Ten area golfers earned the right play at least another 18-hole round during the opening day of the Section 3A Golf Tournament staged at the Worthington Country Club May 25. The entire Adrian girls’ squad remains in contention for a section title. Three Adrian boys and one H-BC boy advance to the...
The Luverne Redbirds dropped their first league game of the season when they challenged the Jackson Bulls in Jackson Wednesday. After taking a 2-0 lead by scoring one run on and error and receiving an RBI ground out by Jared Pick in the top half of the first inning, the game turned sour for the...
The Luverne girls’ golf team qualified for the second day of competition during opening round of the Section 3AA Tournament May 25 at the Oakdale Golf Course near Buffalo Lake. It was the second consecutive season LHS finished among the top five teams on Day 1 of the 36-hole tournament to advance...
The Luverne Cardinals captured their seventh consecutive Section 3A Team Tennis Tournament title May 24 in Redwood Falls. Team members include (front row, from left) Mark Robinson, Luke Jarchow, Ethan Thorson, Matthew Jelken, (middle) Layne Curtis, Jim Erickson, Erik Wohnoutka, Trey Baustian, Isaac Gillette, (back) coach Greg Antoine, Cade VerSteeg, Jacob Jarchow, Dalton Schoeneman, Chris Jelken, Tyler Fick and Tanner Baustian.
The Luverne boys captured their seventh consecutive Section 3A Team Tennis championship May 24 in Redwood Falls. LHS, the tournament’s top seed, edged No. 4 Redwood Valley by one point in the semifinals before rolling to a five-point win over No. 2 Montevideo in the championship match. The win...
The Luverne baseball team completed an 11-9 regular season by posting an 8-2 victory over Murray County Central May 24 in Slayton. LHS fell behind 2-0 in the first inning, but the Cardinals scored eight unanswered runs the rest of the way to prevail by six runs at game’s end. Jaxon Nelson ignited...
The 2016 softball season came to an end for the Adrian Area Dragons during the opening round of the Section 3A Tournament May 24 in Tracy. The seventh-seeded Dragons put up a good fight against second-seeded Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, but it was the Panthers coming out on the winning end of a 10-5...
Luverne's Mariah Aukes attempts to dive to first base in order to avoid being forced out during Tuesday's section tournament game in Jackson.
The Luverne softball team bowed out of the Section 3AA Tournament during the opening round May 24 in Jackson. The sixth-seeded Cardinals were tied with No. 3 Martin County West after four and one-half innings of play, but the Mavericks outscored LHS 8-3 the rest of the way to secure an 11-6 victory...
Skyler Wenninger has unique plans for the summer of 2016. The 2013 Luverne High School graduate and current South Dakota State University student will be playing a lot of baseball in the coming months. He simply won’t be taking his swings and playing shortstop for the Luverne Redbirds as much as he...

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