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July events planned for Saturday Luverne’s Dave Duffy announced that the three annual events he organizes each July are on for this year. The July 4 Davis Lake Triathlon will be divided into two races. The Minnow Race begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes a quarter-mile kayak course, a two-mile bike...
Eric Gaul of Luverne won the Hobby Stocks A feature race at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Friday. Front row (from left) are Mallie Fick and Meranda Kramer. Back row (from left) are Joey Streeter, Ron Schouwenburg, Brandon Boeve, Shelly Gaul, Steve Schouwenburg, Josh Fick, Eric Gaul and Payton Fick.
Eric Gaul and Thomas Kracht of Luverne highlighted local results during a busy weekend of racing. Gaul took first and Kracht placed second in the Hobby Stocks A feature race at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Friday. Gaul also won the first race of the season for the LSR (Luverne, Slayton,...
The Luverne Redbirds won their home-opener 12-1 over the Tracy Engineers Wednesday, June 17. Skyler Wenninger scored two runs and batted in another run during the game.
The Luverne Redbirds returned to Redbird Field for their first home game of the season Wednesday, June 17. The large number of fans who attended the game were reminded of social distancing requirements, and a few adjustments were made on the field, but overall the feel of “town team” baseball...
The Luverne 19-and-under (19U) baseball team opened its delayed season by going 2-1 at a Legion baseball tournament in Lennox, South Dakota, over the weekend. Luverne opened Friday with an 8-6 loss to the host team, before defeating Sioux Falls West 2-1 Saturday and the Fargo Bombers 10-5 Sunday....
The Luverne 17U baseball team opened its season at a tournament in Renner, South Dakota, over the weekend. Team members include (front, from left) Luke Bosch, Casey Sehr, Tryg Gangestad, Braydon Ripka, Gavin Reisch, Andy Halverson; (second row) Zach DeBoer, Kaleb Hein, Tyson Cowell, Riley Sneller, Kaden Anderson, Harley Wendland; (back) head coach Mike Wenninger, Conner Connell, AJ Ossefoort, Connor Overgaard, coach Micky Sehr and coach Jared Pick. Missing is Brock Behrend.
When American Legion-sanctioned baseball in Minnesota was canceled for the season in May, local youth were unsure if they would play at all this summer. In order to still offer a season, Luverne leaders and coaches worked to create non-Legion sanctioned teams for Legion and Junior Legion-aged...
Ten racecar drivers from the Star Herald coverage area competed at area dirt tracks last weekend. Kaden Kracht of Steen placed fourth in the Sportsman’s class to lead Rock County racers at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids Frday night. Thomas Kracht led local drivers at 1-90 Speedway in Hartford, South...
Local high school baseball players will finally take the field this weekend. First, coronavirus restrictions canceled the high school spring sports season in April. In May the American Legion board officially canceled summer seasons for Legion and Junior Legion baseball teams in Minnesota due to...
Luverne High School Trap Shooting Results   Week Four – June 11 Boys                          Colton Schutz           49 Austin Henning         46 Hunter Ahrendt         45   Colby Crabtree         45 Austin Watts-Boll     44 Marshal Dammann   44   Girls                          Cheyenne Schutz...
Pictured (from left) are Cheyenne Schutz, Colton Schutz, Carter Loosbrock, Tryg Gangestad, Eric Somnis, Jacob Henning and Grant Wieneke.
Members of the Luverne High School trap shooting team wrapped up their abbreviated season Monday night. The team completed five rounds of competition in small groups at the Rock County Sportsmen’s Club in Luverne. Season scores will be submitted to the statewide organization to determine final...
The Luverne Redbirds opened their delayed 2020 season with a com-from-behind 4-3 victory over Brandon Valley Thursday, June 4, in Valley Springs, South Dakota. Jake Haugen pitched three innings and hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning to take the lead.
Local baseball fans have been waiting months for the game to start. The high school season was canceled due to coronavirus restrictions, and summer teams have also faced delays. The Luverne Redbirds amateur team is one of over 250 “town ball” teams governed by the Minnesota Baseball Association....

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