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Rock County racecar drivers competed at four local tracks last weekend. In addition to the usual racing in Slayton, Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Hartford, South Dakota, the Rock County Speedway in Luverne hosted the annual Rock County Fair Enduro race Saturday night.   Rock County Speedway Eric Gaul of...
After waiting three months to play baseball due to pandemic restrictions, four Luverne athletes played all the baseball they could want last week. They competed in eight games in five days, including three on July 17, as members of both the Luverne 19U and the Redbirds teams. Pictured are (from left) Ethan Beyer, Cade Wenninger, Isaiah Bartels and Colby Crabtree. Quinn Buss also plays on both teams.
“It’s better to play three games in one day than no baseball at all.” That’s how Luverne’s Cade Wenninger summed up playing three baseball games on two teams in one day Friday, July 17, after the high school baseball season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wenninger, incoming senior at...
Luverne’s Casey Sehr had three hits and scored three runs during his 19U team’s 11-0 victory over Adrian July 21 at Redbird Field.
The Luverne 19-and-under (19U) baseball team had a slow week with just one game, an 11-0 victory over Adrian at Redbird Field July 19. Luverne hosted Jackson July 28 and will play two home games against RTR tonight (July 30) at Redbird Field before playing at Heron Lake-Okabena Monday.   Luverne 11...
After a bye in the first round of the playoffs, the Luverne Redbirds earned the No. 2 seed in the Region 13C Tournament.   The Redbirds (12-2) will play the No. 7-seeded Adrian A’s (8-4) in a best of three series. Luverne will host Adrian Wednesday (July 29) before the two teams meet in Adrian...
The Luverne 14U baseball team placed first at the Le Mars (Iowa) Tournament July 25. Luverne, now 10-2 on the season, defeated Sioux City, Iowa, Montevideo and Granite Falls during tournament play. Pictured are (front, left) Owen Sudenga, Uriel Hernandez, Kai Buss, Elliot Domagala, Brendan Eidem, (...
Evan Schettler of Adrian will try to repeat his first-place finish from 2019 during the 2020 Rock County Fair Enduro Race Saturday night in Luverne. The 33rd annual Fair Enduro Race is the only grandstand event this year. Pictured from 2019 are Toni Schettler, Michael Schettler, Evan Schettler and race promoter Justin Kemp.
The 33rd annual Rock County Fair Enduro Race is still a go for Saturday night. With the 2020 Rock County Fair officially canceled due to pandemic concerns, no other grandstand events will take place this year.   The Fair Enduro will limit the number of people allowed in the stands and the pits (250...
Luverne Senior baseball players (from left) Quinn Buss, Colby Crabtree and Jacob VonTersch played in the first-ever Senior Class Salute tournament at CHS Field in St. Paul July 21 and 27.
Three members of the Luverne High School Class of 2020 played three games at CHS Field in St. Paul as part of the 2020 Senior Class Salute. Colby Crabtree, Quinn Buss and Jacob VonTersch wore Cardinal uniforms one last time July 21 and 27 while playing on the home field of the St. Paul Saints. The...
Four nights of dirt track racing at three different area tracks attracted Rock County drivers last week. Jeremy Smith of Luverne set the pace for all local drivers when he won the A-Modifieds feature for the second week in a row Friday night in Slayton. Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, staged...
BASEBALL 2020   Luverne Redbirds 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   ...
Bailey Cowell bats for Luverne 19U during 6-2 victory over Tracy Thursday night, July 16, at Redbird Field.
The Luverne 19-and-under (19U) baseball team won the Summer Shutdown Legion Baseball Tournament played Friday through Sunday in Garretson, S.D. The tournament comprised four of the six games the Cardinals played during a busy week in which they went 6-0 over five consecutive days. Luverne is now 8-...

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