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Members of the Luverne cross country team pose with the championship trophy after winning the Section 3A title Thursday in Luverne. Pictured are (front row, from left) Brooklynn Ver Steeg, Gabrielle Ferrell, Regan Feit, Elizabeth Wagner, (back) Tenley Nelson, Makena Nelson, Tiana Lais, Jenna DeBates and Grace Ingebretson.
The Luverne girls put an exclamation point on what has been dominating season during the Section 3A Cross Country Championships in Luverne Thursday. Luverne not only won its fourth consecutive section championship, the Cardinals did so by the largest margin of victory during their four-year reign...
Luverne senior Mackenzie Petersen spikes the ball at the net during Thursday's 3-2 tournament win in Pipestone Thursday.
An upset in the opening round of the South Section 3AA Volleyball Tournament sent the Luverne Cardinals to the semifinals Tuesday in Marshall. Luverne, the tournament’s No. 5 seed, meet fourth-seeded Pipestone for a quarterfinal-round match in Pipestone Thursday. The Cardinals came up on the short...
Luverne's Jonah Friedrichsen (left) and Shane Berning (right) helped the Cardinal boys place third as a team during Thursday's section meet in Luverne.
The Luverne boys made a bid to advance to the state meet as a team during the Section 3A Cross Country Championships staged in Luverne Thursday. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, their dream of advancing to this weekend’s state classic in Northfield as a squad went unrealized by a narrow margin....
Ellsworth's Sam Kramer (left) and Sean Boltjes run together during Thursday's section meet in Luverne.
The Ellsworth Panther boys made their first appearance at the Section 3A Cross Country Championships Thursday in Luverne. It was a historic day for an EHS team that started competing three years ago, but it also served as the final day of the 2018 season for the Panthers. With the section meet...
Adrian's Moriah Bullerman matches strides with Luverne's Tiana Lais during the section meet in Luverne Thursday.
The Adrian runners wrapped up the 2018 season at the Section 3A Cross Country Championships in Luverne Thursday. Adrian fielded a complete varsity girls’ squad and had one boy run in varsity competition at a meet that serves as a qualifying event for state competition. Adrian, however, didn’t meet...
The Adrian Dragons completed the 2018 football season Oct. 23 in Slayton. Adrian, the eighth seed for the Section 3A Playoffs, squared off against No. 1 Murray County Central in the event’s quarterfinal round. The home standing Rebels took care of their business as the top seed by posting a 28-0...
H-BC senior Luke LaRock pressures G-H-EC-T quarterback Clay Gieseke during Tuesday's playoff game in Hills.
The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots made short work of the Granada-Huntley-East Chain-Truman Jaguars when the teams squared off in the quarterfinal round of the Section 3 Nine-Man Football Playoffs Oct. 23 in Hills. H-BC scored 40 first-half points and the first 54 points of the game in what ended as a...
A shootout in St. Peter resulted in a season ending loss for the Luverne Cardinal football team Oct. 23. Luverne and the home-standing Saints produced a combined 66 points during their quarterfinal round game of the Section 3AAA Playoffs. In the end, it was St. Peter coming out on winning end of a...
H-BC' Grace Bundesen attacks the ball at the net during Monday's 3-0 home win over HL-O.
The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team moves into the quarterfinal round of the South Section 3A Tournament after winning an opening round game in Hills Monday. The eighth-seeded Patriots entertained No. 9 Heron Lake-Okabena for a match that sends the winner to Windom Friday for a chance to play...
Of all the events I get to cover, no activity is more unpredictable than the sport of volleyball. Just when a person thinks they know what will happen next, the momentum of a match can switch sides in an instant. Ultimately, that’s what makes the sport so much fun to watch. There’s nothing better...

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