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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    The Luverne Redbirds beat Worthington 8-1 on the road Wednesday, June 12, got by Windom 4-1 on the road Friday, June 14, and blanked Pipestone 12-0 at home on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, to improve their season record to 9-1. The Redbirds are scheduled to play two games on the road next week. Luverne travels to Litchfield Saturday, June 22, and will host Heron Lake Wednesday, June 26.  …
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    Luverne’s Owen Sudenga finished the 2024 MSHSL Class AA boys’ individual state golf tournament in 26th place Wednesday, June 12. The tournament was played at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Owen Sudenga said. “Going into the state tournament this year, knowing it would be my last, I tried to soak it all in.” “From the ride there, to my practice round and then the tournament.” Sudenga shot an…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    Luverne Jr. Legion beat Tracy 18-10 on the road Tuesday, June 11. In the high-scoring game, Luverne collected 22 hits and Tracy tallied 11 over seven innings. Carter Como led with six RBIs, four hits and scored three runs. Blake Sauer sparked the offense with five RBIs, two doubles and four stolen bases. Maddux Domagala, Como, Sauer and Colton Haubrich each scored three times for 12 of…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    H-BC shooters are (front, from left) Matt Metzger, Stacy Bork, Shaun Hubbard,Travis Dwire, Laura Leenderts, (on stairs, from left) Blake Leenderts, Michael Ykema, John Tiesler, Alexis Gardner Swenson, Karis Dwire, Cash Wilsey, Tryg Tollefson, Gracyn Wegener, Camdyn Broesder, Gunner Bork, (second row, top of platform) Jayden Poulos, Lukas Hubbard, Maddox Metzger, Hunter Leenderts and Keaton…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    The Luverne Baseball Association had a short presentation Tuesday, June 11, for improvements made to the Joe Roberts Field this past spring. The Twins Community Fund provided $8,000 through their Twins Fields for Kids Grant Program to completely redo the fencing around both fields and behind the backstops. Barry Shelton, vice president of the Luverne Baseball Association, and board member Brian…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    The Luverne Sr. Legion baseball team beat Heron Lake-Okabena 9-2 Thursday, June 13, on the road. Stats and scoring were not available at the time of this publication. Luverne’s game against Minneota at home Monday, June 17, was canceled due to rain. The Senior Legion is scheduled to travel to Worthington Thursday, June 20, and will host Pipestone at home Monday, June 24.
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    On Wednesday, June 12, Brady Bork got his first hole-in-one at the Luverne Country Club on hole No. 3. Bork used a seven iron from 170 yards to the hole for the ace. “After seeing a lot of my shots get close over the years, it didn’t seem real that one finally went in,” Bork said. His dad, Randy Bork, witnessed the shot and video-recorded retrieving the ball from the cup.
  • By Scott Rall, Outdoors columnist
    June 19, 2024
    By Scott Rall I find it quite unbelievable that some folks can recall facts and figures from 40 years ago. I can remember the snow storm of 1976 like it was yesterday. Names and faces appear to often be chiseled in granite. I can only wonder if those same facts and figures are truly accurate or just the dispeller’s version of an event that I can’t prove fact or fiction one way or the other.…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    Following are local racing results for local drivers competing in Rock Rapids, Hartford, Slayton, Worthington and Brandon for the week of June 10-16.   Rapid Speedway Rock Rapids, IA – June 14 Sportsmans 7th- #24H Brock Harnack   Hobby Stocks 3rd - #22E Eric Gaul 4th - #14K Bryant Klaassen   B-Modifieds 9th DNF - #19X Trevor Kracht   Stock Cars 9th - #4D Cory Kelderman…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 12, 2024
    Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek athletes earned medals in 11 events at the 2024 Minnesota State High School League Track and Field State Tournament Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, in St. Michael. “I thought the kids had an excellent state meet,” LHS head coach Pete Janiszeski said. “We were very pleased with their efforts and their continued commitment to excellence and being their very…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 12, 2024
    The Luverne Redbirds won two games last week, beating Lakefield 10-0 Wednesday, June 5, at home and Hadley 5-3 Sunday, June 9, on the road. The Redbirds improve to 6-1 on the season and will play three teams this coming week. Luverne is scheduled to travel to Worthington Wednesday, June 12, to take on the Cubs. They will travel to Windom Friday, June 14, to play the Pirates, and on Sunday,…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 12, 2024
    The Luverne Junior Legion baseball team hosted a six-team, two-pool tournament Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, at Redbird Field. Luverne ended the tournament in first place, taking down Madison 11-5 June 7, New Ulm 16-6 and St. James 8-3, both on June 8. Then on Monday, June 10, Luverne beat Windom 12-5 in a head-to-head game on the road. The Luverne Jr. Legion team is now 4-0 for the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 12, 2024
    The Luverne Senior Legion baseball team beat Windom 11-5 in their first game of the season Monday, June 10, on the road. Alex Schlosser led Luverne with four hits in four at bats and had three RBIs. Schlosser singled in the first inning, doubled in the third, singled in the fourth and doubled in the seventh. Jacob Stroh took the mound, striking out 10 batters over four innings. He gave up one…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 12, 2024
    Following are racing results for local drivers competing in Rock Rapids, Hartford, Slayton, Worthington and Brandon for the week of June 3-9.   Rapid Speedway Rock Rapids, IA – June 7   Sportsman’s 3rd - #24H Brock Harnack 9th DNF - #17 Brandon Boeve   Hobby Stocks 2nd - #22E Eric Gaul 15th DNF - #10 Blake Schneekloth   B-Modifieds 11th DNF - #19X Trevor Kracht   Stock Cars 8th…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 05, 2024
    Luverne hosted the 2024 Minnesota State High School League Section 3A track and field championships Thursday, May 30. The Cardinals boys’ team finished first in the team competition with 80.33 points, and the girls’ team took first with a team score of 108.5. “We were very proud of the kids for their efforts and performances on Thursday,” LHS head coach Pete Janiszeski said. “They did an…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 05, 2024
    LHS senior Owen Sudenga qualified for the 2024 MSHL boys’ individual state golf tournament Wednesday, May 29. In the second round of sections Sudenga shot a 76, finishing in seventh place at the Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake. This year will be his second appearance in two years at the individual state tournament. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to compete in the state tournament again…
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