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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 03, 2024
    The H-BC girls’ basketball team hosted St. Mary’s Catholic from Dell Rapids, South Dakota, beating the Cardinals 79-50. “There were a ton of great things that our girls did on Friday night,” head coach Dylan Gehrke said. “The most pleasing was to see our assist total as a team. We had a career high as a team since I started coaching with a total of 25 assists.” H-BC as a team grabbed 43 total…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 03, 2024
    The H-BC boys’ basketball team traveled to Southwest Minnesota State University Saturday, Dec. 30, to play Minneota in the Holiday Classic. The Patriots beat the Vikings 71-65 in the game. “In the first half we got off to a slow start,” head coach Chad Rauk said. “We had quite a few turnovers and gave up too many second chance points.” With the win, H-BC shut down Minneota’s eight-game win…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The 2023 sports season saw eight teams make state appearances from both Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek communities. The Cardinals and Patriots also had several individual athletes participate in state events which included gymnastics, wrestling, track and field, cross-country and golf. Here is a breakdown of the teams and individuals that made state appearances this past year.   LHS Girls’…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    As we usher out another year, we look ahead to a new year of possibilities and experiences. Looking back, I reflect on the sports I have covered, the people I have met, the places I have been able to go, and things I was able to do in my job as the sports editor: •all the miles I’ve driven for LHS and H-BC events, Redbird baseball playoffs, and state competitions in St. Paul. •the thousands of…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The H-BC girls’ basketball team traveled to Luverne Tuesday, Dec. 19, beating the Cardinals 57-51 and hosted Westbrook-Walnut Grove Thursday, Dec. 21, falling 57-42. The Patriots will host St. Mary Friday, Dec. 29, and Southwest Minnesota Christian Thursday, Jan. 4. The Luverne Cardinals are scheduled to host Windom Tuesday, Jan. 2, and travel to Marshall Friday, Jan. 5.   H-BC 57, LHS 51…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team traveled to Edgerton Tuesday, Dec. 19, defeating the Flying Dutchmen 67-48. With the win, the Patriots are now 5-1 for the season going into the winter break. H-BC is scheduled to travel to Southwest Minnesota State University Saturday, Dec. 30, to play Minneota. The H-BC Patriots shot 52 percent inside the paint and made six of 14 3-point shots…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 20, 2023
    The Patriots posted two wins and one loss this past week in boys’ basketball action. H-BC beat Murray County Central 69-64 Dec. 12 on the road, took down Red Rock Central at home 71-41, and fell to Central Lyon in Rock Rapids 74-46. The Patriots were scheduled to travel to Edgerton Tuesday, Dec. 19, and will be off until Dec. 30 when they play in a tournament in Marshall.   H-BC 69, Murray…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 20, 2023
    The Patriot girls’ basketball team went 1-1 this past week, beating HLOF 63-12 on Dec. 14 and falling to Central Lyon 53-42 on Dec. 16, both games on the road. H-BC was scheduled to take on the Cardinals in Luverne Tuesday, Dec. 19 and host Westbrook Walnut Grove Thursday, Dec. 21.   H-BC 63, HLOF 12 The Patriot girls’ basketball team played Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda Thursday, Dec. 14, blowing…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 13, 2023
    The Patriots and  Cardinals boys’ basketball teams played head-to-head  in Luverne Tuesday, Dec. 5. H-BC came out on top beating LHS 77-65 in the Cardinal Gym. “I thought for our first game of the year, our guys competed well,” H-BC head coach Chad Rauk said.  “I thought we moved the ball really well and made the extra pass to find the open guy.” The Patriots took a five-point lead (44-39)…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 13, 2023
    The Patriot girls hosted Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey Tuesday, Dec. 2, beating the Wolverines 60-42 for their second win of the basketball season. “The Wolverines are a scrappy bunch with a lot of good shooters,” head coach Dylan Gehrke said. “Our goal was to speed them up and make them uncomfortable.” The Patriots’ plan prompted 20 Wolverine turnovers and 10 H-BC steals in the game. As a team…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 13, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team got its second win of the season, beating Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda 79-55 Thursday, Dec. 7, at home. The Patriots pressured the Coyotes from the tipoff to the final shot. H-BC outhustled HLOF, grabbing 37 rebounds, 17 steals and blocking five Coyote shots. The Patriots outscored the Coyotes 40-22 in the first half. HLOF closed the scoring gap in the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team won its home opener 62-15 over Red Rock Central Friday, Dec. 1. “I thought the girls did a great job of playing with intensity and toughness on defense, which led to some easy buckets on the offensive end,” head coach Dylan Gehrke said. “We have been preaching defense and rebounding these last few weeks, and we were able to turn them over 33 times…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 15, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team fell to the Kingsland Knights 26-14 in state quarterfinals Thursday, Nov. 9. The Patriots and Knights met in Albert Lea, playing on Jim Gustafson Field, home of the Albert Lea Tigers. Both teams came into the game with an 11-0 record for the year in 9-player football. H-BC took the opening kickoff going four-and-out, having to punt to the Knights…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 15, 2023
    Twelve Cardinals earn Big South All-Conference athletic honors Four girls’ tennis players from Luverne High School were named to the 2023-24 Big South Conference All-Conference Team. Senior Sarah Stegenga was named to the Big South Conference All-Conference Team, and senior Roselynn Hartshorn and juniors Augusta Papik and Caitlin Kindt were named to the Big South Conference All-Conference…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 08, 2023
    The H-BC Patriots football team was crowned Section 3A 9-Players Champions Friday, Nov. 3, in Marshall. Hills-Beaver Creek defeated Edgerton 30-8 to move on to the state quarterfinals against the Kingsland Knights Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Albert Lea. In the first quarter of the championship game, neither H-BC nor Edgerton was able to get much going offensively. Both teams turned the ball…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team blanked the Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons Knights 28-0 Saturday, Oct. 28, at home in Section 3 9-player action. Against the Knights, H-BC kicked off to start the game. ACG went four and out, punting back to the Patriots. H-BC started on their own 38-yard line and marched the ball down the field rushing 11 times to the ACG 14-yard line. On the next…
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