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The 2018 Luverne VFW baseball team competed at the state tournament in Brainerd last week. Team members include (sitting, from left) Ethan Beyer, Quinn Buss, Trevor Halverson, Riley Anderson, Jamie Palmquist, John Miller, (kneeling) Hunter Baker, Ben Jarchow, Bailey Cowell, Cade Wenninger, Shaid Shearer, Jacob Von Tersch, (back) Jaden Knips, Noah Herman, Nathan Nekali, Isaiah Bartels, Colby Crabtree, Tyler Roberts and coach Mike Wenninger.
The Luverne Cardinals walked away from the Minnesota State VFW Baseball Tournament empty-handed Thursday in Brainerd. Making their third consecutive appearance at the double-elimination event, Luverne dropped a pair of games on Day 1 of the tourney. Litchfield saddled the Cardinals with a three-run...
Wes Boomgaarden stops for a photo in Montana during his 3,550-mile bike ride across the country this spring and summer.
Wes Boomgaarden is returning to Rock County for the Magnolia All-School Reunion that starts Aug. 31. All things considered, it will be a short trip compared to what the 1969 MHS graduate experienced this spring and summer. The son of Luverne’s Alvin Boomgaarden currently resides in Columbus, Ohio,...
What has become a summer ritual in recent years begins today in Brainerd. The Luverne VFW baseball team qualified for state play for the third consecutive year a little less than two weeks ago. The Cardinals open the tournament with a 10 a.m. game against Litchfield today. As usual, the Cardinals...
Amanda Rozeboom
This fall, former members of area athletic teams are taking over head coaching positions of the same programs they participated in years ago. The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team is set to be led in 2018 by a former member, and the same can be said of the Adrian volleyball and cross country...
The opening of training camp for the Minnesota Vikings couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I doubt the Vikings will match last year’s 13-3 regular season record, but I believe they are committed to winning after giving quarterback Kirk Cousins a big, long-term contract. Unfortunately, I can...
The Minnesota Extreme Bull riding Company put on a show at the Rock County Fair Friday.
The second appearance of the Minnesota Xtreme Bull Riding Company at the Rock County Fair proved to be a big hit once again Friday. One year after drawing more than 1,150 spectators to the grandstands for the 2017 version of the event, more than 1,000 fans showed up for Friday’s show. “We were...
Three Luverne athletes tested their skills at the South Dakota State Class A Long Course Swimming Championships in Rapid City over the weekend. Isabel Honerman, Renae DeKam and Jerzey Hood represented the Luverne branch of the Sioux Falls Swim Team at the meet. The Luverne entries competed in...
Luverne second baseman Quinn Buss waits to tag out a Tracy runner attempting to steal second base during Saturday's District game in Worthington.
The Luverne VFW Baseball team captured the Third District Tournament title for the third consecutive year by winning three games at the event in Worthington. Luverne posted a pair of 10-run wins over Tracy and Worthington to open the tournament on Saturday and secured the championship by defeating...
Luverne’s Eric Gaul won the Connell Car Care Enduro Race at the Rock County Fair Saturday night.
Good fortune favored Luverne’s Eric Gaul during the course of the Rock County Fair. Gaul, who to Luverne from Rushmore nearly two years ago, is a one-third owner of a car (along with Josh Fick and Steve Schouwenburg) that produced a combined three wins during the annual summer attraction. Gaul made...
Luverne's Derek Lundgren successfully steals second base during a tournament win over Minneota in St. James July 24.
The Luverne American Legion baseball team finished the season one win short of capturing the Southwest Sub-State Tournament championship in St. James. Luverne defeated Minneota July 24 before losing a game to Springfield in a showdown between the double-elimination tournament’s remaining undefeated...

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