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Luverne's Sarah Stegenga returns the ball during the Cardinal's win over Fairmont in Luverne on Aug. 31.
The Luverne Cardinals received their first tennis setback of the season when they dropped a 6-1 decision to Fairmont Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Luverne. LHS was able to bounce back on Friday, Sept. 3, with a 5-2 decision over Lac Qui Parle Valley in Madison. Two games were postponed due to weather....
The Cardinals went head to head with the Redwood Valley Cardinals Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Luverne and prevailed in three games, 3-0. If there were a theme to the night’s match, it would be the No. 3 and “come back kids. The Luverne Cardinals volleyball team won their third match in three straight...
LHS Senior Mia Wenzel returns a volley and won two matches in a home meet against Yellow Medicine East and MACCRAY on Aug. 24. Wenzel, who plays No. 1 singles, is undefeated in conference play.
The Luverne tennis team continued its hot start to the season this past week with a win over Yellow Medicine East and MACCRAY on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at home and a team championship in the Worthington Doubles Tournament on Saturday.  LHS improves their dual record to 4-0 for the season with the wins...
Dana and Nathan Boler pose for a quick picture at the Major League Baseball game staged at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. The field is where the Field of Dreams movie was filmed in 1989. Nathan, a 2006 Luverne High School graduate, drove the movie’s star, Kevin Costner, in a golf cart during the Aug. 12 event. Dana was an usher in the stands.
A “help wanted” poster led Luverne High School graduate Nathan Boler to a former movie set in Dyersville, Iowa, where he drove actor Kevin Costner around in a golf cart. From his home in Caledonia, Minnesota, Boler said he and his wife, Dana, were at a water park in Dubuque, Iowa, when they saw the...
After cruising through the Region 13C tournament to earn a first-round bye at the state tournament, the Luverne Redbirds’ season ended sooner than the players and fans expected Sunday night. The Redbirds lost 3-0 to the Eagle Lake Expos in Round 2 of the Class C Minnesota State Amateur Baseball...
Luverne’s Griffin Jarchow (nearest) and Owen Janiszeski were the highest placing boys’ varsity runners finishing in 12th and 19th place, respectively.
The Luverne Cardinals boys’ and girls’ cross country teams traveled to Beresford, South Dakota, Friday to win the team championship with their overall team score at their first meet of the season. Coach Pete Janiszeski said he was pleased with the performance of his Luverne runners. “I thought...
Macy Stratton serves against Edgerton Public Aug. 26 in the home opener for the Luverne Cardinals, who won three of five games against the Dutchmen.
The Cardinals put two wins on their record in the past week to start the 2021 volleyball season. Luverne won three of five games at home Thursday night, Aug. 26, against Edgerton and pulled off another 3-2 win over New Ulm on Saturday in St. James. The Cardinals were scheduled to play Redwood in...
Ben Nath (far right) repeated as the Luverne Country Club men’s tournament champion Sunday. Flight champions available for the photo are Logan Stratton (left), Don Klosterbuer, Cody Hemme, Joe Dorhout and Ben Nath. Not pictured is Dan Kern.
The Luverne Country Club crowned its club champions for the 2021 season in recent weeks. Mary Jo Graphenteen won the Women’s Club Tournament. Joe Dorhout came out on top at the Senior Men’s Club Tournament, and Ben Nath was crowned the Men’s Club Tournament champion.    Women’s tournament...
The Luverne Redbirds will open the 2021 Class C Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Chaska. The Redbirds, 25-5 on the season, will face the Eagle Lake Expos in the second round of the tournament. Luverne earned a first-round bye after winning the Region 13C...
The Luverne girls’ tennis team had a successful start to the 2021 season with a pair of road victories on Saturday. The Cardinals defeated the Morris Area Tigers and Benson Braves by identical 4-3 scores. LHS number 1 singles player, Mia Wenzel, and the No. 3 doubles team of Tori Hemme and...

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