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The Luverne cross country teams ran well at the St. James Invitational Tuesday. The Luverne girls walked away with the team championship and the Cardinal boys placed third at the meet. LHS scored 42 points to best second-place finishing Fairmont (68 points) and the rest of the squads in a nine-team...
The Luverne Cardinals dropped their third consecutive tennis match Tuesday in Fairmont. Fairmont took three of the four singles matches and went 2-1 in doubles to saddle Luverne with a 5-2 loss. Carissa Cunningham came out on the winning end of a tight match over Fairmont’s Claire Nemmers at first...
The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team came up on the winning end of a 3-0 decision during a tight match against Mountain Lake Area Tuesday in Hills. The visiting Wolverines scored at least 20 points in all three sets, but the Patriots outscored them 75-63 overall to sweep the contest. H-BC nailed...
The Ellsworth Panthers made the Fulda Raiders to play four sets before falling 3-1 during a volleyball match in Fulda Tuesday. After dropping a pair of 25-17 decisions to open the match, Ellsworth remained alive by securing a 25-21 win in the third set. Fulda regrouped in the fourth set to end the...
Some light is being shed on what I’ve long believed to be one of the state’s best-kept secrets.  The Luverne girls’ cross country team has found success for most of this decade mostly flying under the radar in many areas of the state. That situation has changed in 2018. According to the latest...
A fourth-quarter push lifted the Hills-Beaver Creek football team to a 22-12 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove Saturday in Westbrook. After surrendering a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, the Patriots found themselves on the short end of a 12-6 tally. H-BC, however, registered 16 points in...
Six members of the Adrian cross country program made an appearance at the Milaca Mega Meet Saturday. Billed as the largest meet in the nation, the 2018 version attracted more than 5,000 runners. The Dragon girls competed as a team in the Division 4 varsity race, which consisted of 28 complete teams...
The coveted Battle Axe trophy remains in Pipestone after the home-standing Arrows defeated Luverne in the 2018 version of the annual rivalry football game between the schools Friday. Luverne had hopes of taking the Axe back from Pipestone after losing possession of the prize in 2017, but the Arrows...
Adrian's Dakota John takes a handoff from quarterback Marshall Wagner during Friday's home game against Sleepy Eye. John ran for 130 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the Dragons to a 23-14 win.
A second half rally gave the Adrian football team its first victory of the season Friday in Adrian. After taking a 7-0 lead over Sleepy Eye in the game’s first quarter, the Dragons fell behind 8-7 at the intermission and trailed 14-7 after three quarters of play. The fourth quarter, however,...
Adrian's Jennifer Preuss spikes the ball at the net during Thursday's 3-0 win in Ellsworth.
The Adrian Dragons continued to play winning volleyball Thursday in Ellsworth. The Dragons, who have yet to take a loss this season, took care of business during a Red Rock Conference match against the Panthers. Adrian outscored the hosts 75-36 during a 3-0 victory that upped its record to 14-0....

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