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The Luverne boys dropped their fourth consecutive Big South Conference basketball game when they entertained the Marshall Tigers in Luverne Tuesday. Taking advantage of a consistent offense that yielded 65 percent shooting from the floor, the Tigers dominated both halves of a 75-35 victory....
A coaching career that spanned 32 years and four decades will be saluted next month in Bloomington. The Bloomington Double Tree Hotel and Convention Center will be the site of the 2018 Minnesota State High School Track Coaches Association annual clinic that runs from Jan. 25-27. Jan. 26 will be a...
The Luverne boys capped a sixth-place showing at the South St. Paul Hockey Tournament by losing a 2-1 contest to Hopkins during Saturday’s consolation championship game. Luverne sported a 1-0 lead in the first period, but the Royals scored the final two goals of the game to claim the victory. The...
The Luverne girls' hockey team completed an undefeated showing during the Schwan Cup by posting a 4-2 victory over Arrowhead Saturday at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. The score was tied at one after the first period of play, but the Cardinals scored three consecutive goals in the second and third...
Adrian senior Ryan Wieneke drives to the basket as Fulda's Matthias Kunerth impedes is path during Friday's game in Adrian.
The Adrian boys’ basketball team wrapped up play in 2017 by dropping a wild game to Fulda Friday in Adrian. The Dragons sported sizeable leads in both halves of the contest, but a late push by the visiting Raiders gave them a 79-66 victory. Adrian got off to a strong start by scoring the first...
The Luverne girls' hockey team remained unbeaten in the Schwan Cup by winning a shootout against Eveleth-Gilbert Friday at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine. The game will go down as a tie for both teams as the score was deadlocked at two after regulation play and an eight-minute overtime. For...
The Luverne boys hockey team qualified for the tournament’s consolation championship of the South St. Paul Tournament by defeating St. Paul Johnson 3-1 Friday. The Governors sported a 29-25 advantage in shots on goal in the game, but the Cardinals received goals from three different players to...
The Luverne Cardinal girls opened the Schwan Cup by registering their fourth consecutive victory when they squared off against Fairmont at the Centennial Sports Arena Thursday in Blaine. Luverne erupted for five first-period goals and outshot Big South Conference foe Fairmont 36-19 during a 9-1...
The Luverne boys' hockey team opened the South St. Paul Tournament by taking a 4-0 setback from the Eagan Wildcats Thursday. Eagan controlled the contest by outshooting LHS 37-17 during a game in which the Wildcats netted at least one goal in every period. Nick Sherk gave Eagan a 1-0 lead with a...
With 2018 just around the corner, the time has come to take a look back at all the great accomplishments turned in by area athletes in 2017. As has become a tradition, I’ll dedicate my final column of the year to pointing out and ranking what I believe to be the top sports stories of 2017. I found...

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