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Luverne's Christina Wagner goes up for a kill during the Cardinals match against Redwood Valley on Monday, Nov. 2nd. Luverne fell to Redwood Valley 3-0.
The Luverne volleyball team ran into two of the best teams in the Big South Conference this past week. The Cardinals went 0-2, losing matches to Marshall and Redwood Valley. The Cardinals opened the week by playing the second-ranked Marshall Tigers in Luverne on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The Tigers proved...
Hills-Beaver Creek's Taryn Rauk goes up for a kill during the team's match against MCC on Thursday, Oct. 29. The Patriots lost the march 3-1.
The Adrian-Ellsworth Dragons volleyball team tripped up the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 3-0. The visiting Patriots ran into a well-oiled machine, failing to score over 13 points in any of the three sets. The Dragons took the first set 25-13. The second set was more of the same...
It will be a battle of two 3-1 teams when Redwood Valley pays a visit to the Luverne Cardinals on Friday, Nov. 6. Both teams’ lone loss this season has come against Blue Earth Area, a Top Five team in class AA. Redwood Valley opened the season with a 34-0 victory over Windom Area. In the second...
Gavin Wysong
The only thing that seems capable of slowing down the Hills-Beaver Creek football team this season is Covid-19. The Patriots have come racing out of the gates in this shortened season. They look like a well-oiled machine with a 3-0 record and outscoring their opponents 146-14. A driving force...
The Big South Conference announced its fall sports all-conference teams for cross country and tennis on Monday, Oct. 26. The Luverne Cardinals were well represented in both sports. For cross country the girls had seven players earn all-conference. Tenley Nelson, Jenna DeBates, Grace Ingebretson,...
Pictured left to right, Sarah DeBeer, David Duffy and Krista Ahrendt pose for a photo during their 26.7-mile hike at the Grand Canyon on Sunday, Oct. 25.
How does one stay active during a global pandemic? Sarah DeBeer, Krista Ahrendt and David Duffy hiked the Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim trail on Sunday, Oct. 25. The trail is 26.7 miles long and took them 13 hours to complete. The route they took wasn’t the longest, but it was the most challenging due to...
The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ volleyball team won a highly competitive match against the Murray County Central Rebels 3-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 20. With the win, the Patriots improved to 3-2 on the season.  The Patriots dropped the first set of the match 25-23. H-BC bounced back to win the next three...
H-BC's Tyson Bork looks for running room during the third quarter of the Patriots’ 56-6 victory over WWG.
The Hills-Beaver Creek football team continued its early season success on Friday, Oct. 23, with a 54-8 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove. With the win the Patriots improved to 3-0 on the season. They’ve now outscored their opponents 146-14 through three games. Gavin Wysong got the scoring...
Luverne's Trista Baustian serves the ball during the Cardinals’ match against Worthington on Thursday, Oct. 22. The Cardinals defeated the Trojans 3-2.
The Luverne Cardinals volleyball team picked up their first win of the season on Thursday, Oct. 22, against the Worthington Trojans. The Cardinals outlasted the Trojans 3-2 to break into the win column. With the win the Cardinals are now 1-3. “The whole team has a new energy going into this week...
Luverne's Zach Ahrendt celebrates a fumble on JCC's opening drive of the game. The Cardinals' defense kept JCC off the board to puck up the unit's second shutout.
A year ago Jackson County Central ended the Luverne Cardinals’ football season in the section semifinals. On Friday, Oct. 23, the Cardinals exacted a little revenge. Playing in front of a smaller Homecoming crowd, the Cardinals blanked JCC 32-0. The Cardinal defense set the tone for the game on the...

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