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The Adrian girls opened the basketball season in style by posting a 52-49 home win over the Heron Lake-Okabena Wildcats Friday. Adrian opened a nine-point lead in the game’s first half and withstood a second-half rally by the Wildcats to walk away victorious in the Red Rock Conference clash. The...
The Ellsworth girls’ basketball team delivered first-year coach Mike Palm his initial victory Friday in Ellsworth. Entertaining Westbrook-Walnut Grove for their home opener, the Panthers battled the Chargers to a draw at 21 during the game’s first half. EHS took control of the game in the second...
Junior guard Trenton Bass leads a fast break during Thursday's home game against R-T-R.
The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team experienced a sluggish start to the 2016-17 season Thursday in Hills. Entertaining the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights for a non-conference clash, H-BC came up on the short end of a 62-45 decision. H-BC was limited to 23 percent shooting from the floor,...
A rough second half led the Luverne girls’ basketball to its first defeat of the season Thursday in Edgerton. Two days after posting a 31-point home win over Ellsworth to open the campaign, the Cardinals traveled to Southwest Christian to mix it up with the E-Gals. LHS played well during a first...
Luverne's Mallory Thorson pulls away from Ellsworth's Ashlyn Meester to convert a layup late in Tuesday's girls' basketball game in Luverne.
Two girls’ basketball teams from the Star Herald coverage are opened the season playing each other Nov. 29 in Luverne. The LHS Cardinals entertained the Ellsworth Panthers in the season debut for both squads. The night belonged to Luverne, which outscored EHS in both halves of a game that ended...
The Luverne boys' hockey team got off to a strong start by rolling to 1 10-2 win during their season debut in Fairmont Tuesday. Luverne received two goals each from Nick Harder, Kasyn Kruse and Declan Beers and outshot the hosts 40-14 during the lopsided victory. The Cards scored four unanswered...
The Luverne girls notched their first hockey win of the season when they edged Fairmont 4-3 in Fairmont Tuesday. Luverne’s Mariah Aukes recorded a hat trick in the game’s first period to give the Cards a 3-0 cushion, but Fairmont didn’t LHS walk away with a victory. A power-play goal by Myah Lytle...
Six members of the Luverne High School football program received postseason honors last week. They are (from left) Jeremiah Dooyema, Kasyn Kruse, Logan Stratton, Chris Jelken, Solomon Nielsen and Cade VerSteeg.
Six members of the Luverne High School football team collected postseason honors last week. Four Cardinal players made the 2016 South Central District White Division All-District Football team and two more Cardinals drew honorable mention recognition. Senior Logan Stratton made the All-District...
It’s too early to tell if the Luverne girls’ hockey team can repeat as the Section 3A champion. LHS is a much different team from last winter, when the Cardinals featured a potent offense with a lot of explosive players who could put the puck in the net on a consistent basis. Luverne probably won’t...
LHS grad listed Nick Overgaard, a 2016 Luverne High School graduate, is playing college basketball in Willmar this season. Overgaard is a freshman member of the 2016-17 Ridgewater College Warriors men’s basketball program. Overgaard drew honorable mention from the Big South Conference coaches at...

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