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  • By Brennen Rupp
    December 08, 2020
    The South Central District announced their all-district team for the 2020 season recently and the Luverne Cardinals were well represented. In total the Cardinals had five players receive all-district honors. LaShad Smit, Zach Ahrendt, Bailey Cowell, Cade Wenninger, Peter Baustian and Ethan Beyer all received first-team all-district honors. Jamie McCarthy was named all district honorable mention.…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    December 08, 2020
    The Big South Conference announced its fall sports all-conference teams for volleyball on Monday, Nov. 30. The Luverne Cardinals had three players recognized. Senior Gracie Zewiske and junior Elise Ferrell both received first-team all-conference honors. Junior setter Reghan Bork received honorable mention. The Cardinals finished conference play with an even 5-5 record. Luverne finished with an…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    December 08, 2020
    The nine-man Southwest Conference announced its all-district teams on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots, the top-ranked team in nine-man football, were well represented. H-BC head coach Rex Metzger was named Coach of the Year. Metzger guided the Patriots to a perfect 7-0 season that was capped off with a Section Championship. The Patriots defeated Mountain Lake Are in the section…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    December 08, 2020
    The Red Rock Conference released all-conference volleyball honors on Dec. 2 and the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots had two players receive honors. H-BC senior Abby Knobloch received first-team all-conference honors. Fellow senior Taryn Rauk received all-conference honorable mention. Under the direction of first-year head coach, Dylan Gehrke, the Patriots finished the shortened 2020 campaign with a 4…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    December 01, 2020
    Covid-19 has caused plenty of disturbances in 2020, some with life-altering ramifications. For the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team it caused a disturbance in what was fixing to be a historic season in 2020. Over the previous two seasons the Patriots accumulated a record of 18-4 and were knocking on the door of the state tournament. In 2018 they lost to Mountain Lake Area in the section…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    December 01, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals were just starting to find their footing when the state of Minnesota put a halt on all youth sports  due to Covid-19. The Cardinals were on a four-game winning streak and owned a 5-5 record. They appeared to be picking up momentum as the section tournament neared. Then the emergency order came and the surging Cardinals never got to see their season through. “The last game of…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    December 01, 2020
    On Nov. 18 Gov. Tim Walz released new Covid-19 restrictions that impacted youth sports in the state of Minnesota. The new guidelines put a pause on youth sports for four weeks. Those orders went into effect on Nov. 20 and are in effect through Dec. 18. The restrictions shortened the football section tournaments, but section champions were still able to be crowned. Those same restrictions halted…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 23, 2020
    COVID-19 has now impacted three Minnesota State High School League seasons since it reared its ugly head in March. It put a premature end to winter sports while teams were preparing or already playing in their respective state tournaments. Due to COVID-19 there were no spring sports in the state of Minnesota. This fall the pandemic delayed the start of fall sports after they were originally going…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 23, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals entered Friday night’s Section 3AAA Championship Game boasting one of the stingiest defensive units in the area. It was a unit that recorded three shutouts and was giving up 13.6 points per game. Those defensemen stood tall again Friday, Nov. 20, against Sibley East. The Cardinals defense didn’t give up a point until the very end en route to a 44-6 section championship…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 23, 2020
    If it weren’t for Covid-19, the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots likely would have been celebrating a trip to the nine-man state tournament and possibly a state championship. But due to the pandemic, the Minnesota State High School League opted not to host state tournaments for fall sports. Instead, the Patriots had to settle for a one-game section tournament. Rather than celebrating a section…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 23, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals were on a four-game winning streak when Gov. Tim Walz announced his emergency order to halt sporting events in Minnesota. The order went into effect at midnight Friday, Nov. 20, leaving the Cardinals with one more match to play. The Cardinals lost that final match 3-1 to Jackson County Central. Due to Covid-19 and Gov. Walz’s order, the Cardinals won’t get an opportunity to…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 23, 2020
    On Parents Night the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots volleyball team played their final game of the shortened 2020 season against Edgerton High School. The Patriots did not disappoint the home crowd with a 3-0 victory over the visiting Dutchmen. In the opening set, H-BC used a long scoring run to pull away from Edgerton. With the Dutchmen trailing 11-8, H-BC went on a 14-5 run to win the first set 25…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 17, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots entered Thursday night’s matchup against Mountain Lake Area on a five-game losing streak to the Wolverines. Of those five losses, three of them came in the section tournament. The first loss came in the opening round of the section tournament in 2017. The next two came in 2018, during the regular season and the 2018 section championship. The fourth loss came during…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 17, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals extended their winning streak to four games on Thursday, Nov. 12, with a 27-13 victory over Worthington. With the win, the Cardinals end the regular season with a 5-1 record. Luverne’s defense made the first impact play of the game when Ethan Beyer intercepted a Worthington pass. Beyer’s interception set the Cardinals up at Worthington’s 41-yard line. It took only six plays…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 17, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots ran into a well-oiled machine, the Red Rock Central volleyball team, on Friday, Nov. 13. The Falcons defeated H-BC 3-0 to hand the Patriots their fifth-straight loss after the Patriots started the season 3-2. With the loss, the Patriots are now 3-7 overall. The first set was the most competitive of the match for H-BC. The Falcons defeated H-BC 25-16 to take a 1-0…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 17, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals volleyball team picked up a pair of victories this past week by defeating the Windom Area Eagles 3-0 and Jackson County Central 3-2. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 3-0 at home on Friday, Nov. 13. With Luverne holding a 6-4 lead in the first set, the home team went on a 5-0 scoring run to open up an 11-4 lead. The Eagles managed to trim Luverne’s lead to 14-11 before the…
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