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Riggs completes a 17-foot, 9-inch leap Saturday with his human companion, Jennifer Trevillian, West Des Moines, Iowa.
The Dock Dog show and competition attracted hundreds of dogs to a 30,000-gallon temporary pool Friday and Saturday during the AutoMania event in Beaver Creek. 
Team members include (front, from left) Emma Beyer, Kenedee Franken, Averill Sehr, Belle Smidt, Maren Stegenga; (back, from left) Emma Lusty, Gracie Nath, Kiesli Smith, Anika Boll, Janica Oeschle and Tori Serie. Missing is Amira Cowell. The team is coached by LHS softball coach Brooks Maurer and Chris Nath.
The Luverne Blaze Fast Pitch Softball 14U team played seven weeks of league in Brandon, participated in two round-robin tournaments in Sioux Falls and finished 1-2 while competing at the South Dakota state tournament in Sioux Falls Aug. 7-9.
LUVERNE GIRLS’ TENNIS   Aug. 24      Worthington (H)      6-1 (W) Aug. 27      at Pipestone            4:30pm Aug. 31      Pipestone (H)         4:30pm Sept. 3       at Worthington        4:30pm Sept. 8       at St. James            4:30pm Sept. 10     at Marshall              4:30pm Sept. 14    ...
Ben Serie pitched a complete game in the Luverne Redbirds 6-1 victory over Milroy Aug. 12
The Luverne Redbirds qualified for their 12th Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament Friday. The team swept the Milroy Irish in the best-of-three series to determine the third and final team to represent Region 13C at the state tournament. Luverne came out on top 6-1 in the first game in...
The Luverne Redbirds will make their second consecutive and 12th overall appearance at the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball tournament this weekend. Luverne, which placed third in Region 13C, will open the 48-team single-elimination state tournament Saturday against the Mora Blue Devils at 11 a.m....
REDBIRDS BASEBALL 2020   June 4      at Brandon Valley     4-3   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-5   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-0   W June 17    Tracy Engineers     12-1   WJune 24    Ruthton Royals       10-0   W June 26    Jackson Bulls         12-2    L June 28    Tracy...
LHS coach Pete Janiszeski offers encouragement while timing his athletes running their two-mile time trials on the first night of practice. About 35 athletes in grades 7-12 will compete on this year’s team.
The Luverne High School boys’ and girls’ cross country and girls’ tennis teams opened their fall seasons Aug. 17. Both programs will have fewer competitions and face a number of pandemic-related restrictions during the upcoming season. The Minnesota State High School League has postponed the...
Kaden Anderson, right, and Casey Sehr are this year’s accountants for the Cardinal Kangaroo Court. The player-led program helps teach members of the Luverne Junior Legion baseball team lessons of baseball and life. Anderson keeps detailed records in his cellphone and Sehr collects the money owed to the court.
Baseball is a nuanced game with many rules and even more details. Learning all there is to know about baseball can be a daunting task for young players and even longtime fans of the game. That’s where the Luverne Cardinal Kangaroo Court comes into play. Luverne High School varsity baseball coach...
The Luverne Redbirds, the No. 2 seed in the Region 13C tournament, lost their Final Four series to the Hadley Buttermakers 2-1 (see related story). The Redbirds will have one more chance to continue their season and qualify for the 2020 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament when they face the...
Luverne Redbird Derek Lundgren was the starting pitcher for Luverne’s 6-0 loss to the Hadley Buttermakers in Game 3 of the best-of-three series Sunday in Luverne. The Redbirds will now play a three-game third place series against the Milroy Irish in the Region 13C playoffs Wednesday-Sunday.
There was no home-field advantage for the Luverne Redbirds and Hadley Buttermakers during the Region 13C Final Four playoff series played Wednesday-Sunday. Luverne, the tournament No. 2 seed, lost both games played in Luverne, and Hadley, the No. 6 seed, lost its home game Saturday. Winning two of...

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