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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The H-BC football team hosted New Ulm Cathedral for the Patriots’ final regular season game Wednesday. Oct. 18. The Patriots beat the Greyhounds 40-18 to cap off a perfect 8-0 regular season record. “It was a great way to end our regular season with a sub-district championship,” head coach Rex Metzger said. “We knew coming in that it was going to be a battle with them dropping from 11-man to 9…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The Luverne volleyball team traveled to Hills Tuesday, Oct. 17, beating the Patriots 3-0. LHS won the first set 25-10, took the second set 25-9 and the final set 25-11. The Cardinals-Patriots matchup was the final regular season game for both teams. “We played with determination and control,” head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “It was a great display of what these girls are capable of when we take…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team hosted Luverne Tuesday, Oct. 17, falling 3-0 to the Cardinals. LHS won 25-10, 25-9 and 25-11. “We were not ready to play mentally, and for some reason they were all in their heads about it being senior night and the last home game,” said coach Meghan Zylstra. (See LHS/HBC story for details.) The Lady Pates traveled to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Monday, Oct. 23…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team fell 3-1 to Adrian Oct. 10 and 3-1 to Southwest Minnesota Christian Oct. 16. H-BC was scheduled to host Luverne Tuesday, Oct. 17, for both teams’ last regular season match.   Adrian 3, H-BC 1 The Patriots volleyball team traveled to Adrian to take on the Dragons Tuesday, Oct. 10. H-BC lost the first two sets 25-17 and 25-22. The Patriots rallied and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots are gearing up for a close home contest with New Ulm Cathedral on Wednesday, Oct. 18. “Having the week off was helpful because Wednesday night games are always a quick turnaround in regard to preparation,” head coach Rex Metzger said. He was referring to the canceled Westbrook-Walnut Grove game that was supposed to have been played Friday, Oct. 13. Now Metzger…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 11, 2023
    The Patriots beat the Flying Dutchmen 26-14 in Edgerton Friday, Oct. 6. “We knew going in, it was going to be a tough, physical game, and it was all of that,” head coach Rex Metzger said. “Our guys played hard all 48 minutes, and I was very happy with the physicality of our team.” The first quarter of the game both teams hung tough and would not allow the other team to score. In the second…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 11, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team lost 3-0 to Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda at home Tuesday, Oct. 3, and traveled to Marshall Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7, to participate in the Jimmy John’s Classic. H-BC was scheduled to travel to Adrian to take on the Dragons Tuesday, Oct. 10, and will host Southwest Christian Monday, Oct. 16.   HLOF 3, HBC 0 The Patriots fell behind the Coyotes in…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 04, 2023
    What is 66 years old and gets passed back and forth between two towns? The Battle Axe. The traveling trophy is awarded to the winning football team between rivals Luverne and Pipestone. This year’s game marks the 66th annual Battle Axe game between the Cardinals and Arrows, and Luverne is not looking to give it up without a fight. If you bleed red or green, you know how much each team wants…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 04, 2023
    H-BC handed the Renville County West Jaguars a 45-14 loss at home Friday, Sept. 29. The Patriots remain unbeaten, 5-0, as they go on the road to take on Edgerton Friday, Oct. 6. “We knew going into the game that they had a very good run offense. I thought we were able to slow them down early, and we were able to control the game with our run attack,” said head coach Rex Metzger. In the first…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 04, 2023
    The H-BC girls’ volleyball team gave up two matches this past week. The Patriots lost to Murray County Central 3-0 Tuesday, Sept. 26, at home and fell to Russell Tyler Ruthton 3-0 on the road Thursday, Sept. 28. H-BC was scheduled to host Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Tuesday, Oct. 3, and will participate in a tournament at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall Friday, Oct. 6, and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 28, 2023
    With our new website design, the Star-Herald will be posting local sports galleries and events on a regular basis. Galleries can be found on our site under the Community tab or at this link https://www.star-herald.com/gallery2 This is part of our subscription site and will only preview a single photos in a gallery without a subscription. If you would like to subscribe you can here: https://www…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 27, 2023
    The H-BC girls’ volleyball team lost to Red Rock Central 4-1 in Lamberton Tuesday, Sept. 19, and dropped a heartbreaker “Queens of the Court” match 4-1 to Edgerton Public Friday, Sept. 22, in Edgerton. The Patriots were scheduled to host Murray County Central Tuesday, Sept. 26, and will travel to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Thursday, Sept. 28. Red Rock Central 4, Hills-Beaver Creek 1 The Hills-…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 27, 2023
    The Patriots football team edged out Mountain Lake 26-21 on the road Friday, Sept. 22, for their fourth win. Metzger said his guys never quit, and that says a lot about the Patriots, who found themselves down 13-0 in the first half of the game. Mountain Lake was able to score 13 points in the second quarter. First, on a two-yard touchdown rush and field-goal and then a 20-yard TD pass and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    By Greg Hoogeveen The H-BC volleyball team traveled to Westbrook Walnut Grove Tuesday, Sept. 12, and lost to the Chargers 3-1. The Patriots beat Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 3-1 on the road Thursday, Sept. 14. The 3-2 Patriots were scheduled to travel to Red Rock Central Tuesday, Sept. 19, and they’ll take on Edgerton Friday, Sept. 22, on the road.   Westbrook Walnut Grove 3, Hills-Beaver Creek…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The 2023-24 school year is in full swing, and fall sports are almost halfway through the regular season schedule. The school sports cycle continues, and at the end of the fall season it will mark my one-year anniversary as the Rock County Star Herald sports editor. Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek school districts have strong athletic programs, and it is a pleasure covering all the events for…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The H-BC Patriots secured their third team win of the season against Cedar Mountain at home Friday, Sept. 15, with a 40-6 victory. “I was very pleased with the way our guys played Friday night against a very good Cedar Mountain team,” said head coach Rex Metzger. “Our defense was really flying around Friday night, and for most of the game we played very sound against a very good offensive team…
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