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  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 17, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals ended the regular season on a four-game winning streak and finished with a 5-1 overall record. There have been a number of factors that have led the Cardinals to end the season on a hot streak. They have received exceptional play from a stingy defense that’s given up just 13.6 points per game. They have an offensive line that’s giving the quarterback time to pass and paving…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 17, 2020
    For a lot of prep athletes they have two goals in mind: to reach the state tournament in their respective sports and to be able to play that sport at the collegiate level.  Luverne’s Regan Feit has accomplished that first goal plenty of times during her time as a Luverne Cardinal. Since becoming a member of the cross country team in seventh grade, Feit has competed at the state tournament each…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 10, 2020
    It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. The Luverne Cardinals were able to overcome a sluggish start on Friday, Nov. 6, against the Redwood Valley Cardinals. Luverne trailed Redwood Valley 21-6 at halftime, but the home Cardinals were able to outscore the visiting Cardinals 28-7 in the second half and in overtime to pick up a thrilling 34-28 victory. “Losing isn’t an option anymore for us,”…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 10, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots did what they wanted, when they wanted, on Friday, Nov. 6, in their football game against Granada-Huntley-East Chain-Truman. The top-ranked Patriots improved to 5-0 on the season with a 50-0 victory. The Patriots jumped on GHEC-T early and never took their foot off the gas, scoring 24 points in the first quarter. “We deferred the coin toss and forced GHEC-T to go…
  • By Brennen Rupp, sports writer
    November 10, 2020
    Change can be difficult. Too much change can be overwhelming. This past year we’ve all had to deal with some sort of change in our everyday lives, and some of it I’m sure has been downright overwhelming. The changes I dealt with came in waves. Albeit my changes were much smaller waves compared to the struggles that other people have gone through this year. It all started when the company I had…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 10, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals found themselves down 2-0 in their match against the Pipestone Area Arrows on Thursday, Nov. 5, in Pipestone. The Cardinals were staring at another 3-0 loss, but were able to come back to win the match 3-2. “We allowed longer service runs by Pipestone during the first two sets,” Luverne head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “We made some adjustments and recognized our faults for the…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 10, 2020
    The Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda Coyotes entered their match with Hills-Beaver Creek on Thursday, Nov. 5, with a perfect 4-0 record. Not only did the Coyotes have a perfect record, they also hadn’t dropped a set through four matches. The visiting Coyotes kept their perfect season alive by sweeping the Patriots, who battled but dropped their fourth straight match and fell to 3-6 overall. In the first…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 10, 2020
    Prior to the start of the shortened 2020 season, the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team had accumulated an 18-4 record over the last two seasons. All four of those losses have come against Mountain Lake Area. The two teams have met in the section tournament back-to-back years with MLA winning both matchups. H-BC and MLA will clash again in Hills on Thursday, Nov. 12. The Patriots enter the…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    Due to Covid-19, the Minnesota State High School League opted not to hold state tournament events this year for fall sports. A two-day showcase in Atwater at the Island Pine Golf Club served as a de facto cross country state tournament. With all the top runners from the state attending, the event provided a chance for the Luverne cross country team to compete against the best of the best. A total…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team continued their push for a perfect season on Friday, Oct. 30, with a 36-0 victory over Edgerton. The top-ranked Patriots improved to 4-0 with the road victory. After forcing the Flying Dutchmen to punt on their opening drive, it didn’t take long for the Patriots to get on the scoreboard. On the first offensive play for the Patriots, Gavin Wysong…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    The Luverne volleyball team ran into two of the best teams in the Big South Conference this past week. The Cardinals went 0-2, losing matches to Marshall and Redwood Valley. The Cardinals opened the week by playing the second-ranked Marshall Tigers in Luverne on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The Tigers proved worthy of their high ranking by sweeping the Cardinals. The visiting Tigers won the opening set 25-…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    The Adrian-Ellsworth Dragons volleyball team tripped up the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 3-0. The visiting Patriots ran into a well-oiled machine, failing to score over 13 points in any of the three sets. The Dragons took the first set 25-13. The second set was more of the same with H-BC falling 25-10. In the third and final set, it was the Dragons completing the sweep 25-12.…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    It will be a battle of two 3-1 teams when Redwood Valley pays a visit to the Luverne Cardinals on Friday, Nov. 6. Both teams’ lone loss this season has come against Blue Earth Area, a Top Five team in class AA. Redwood Valley opened the season with a 34-0 victory over Windom Area. In the second game of the season, Redwood Valley defeated Pipestone Area 18-7. Redwood Valley lost their first game…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The only thing that seems capable of slowing down the Hills-Beaver Creek football team this season is Covid-19. The Patriots have come racing out of the gates in this shortened season. They look like a well-oiled machine with a 3-0 record and outscoring their opponents 146-14. A driving force behind the hot start is a pair of four-year starters. Seniors Gavin Wysong and Tyson Bork give the…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The Big South Conference announced its fall sports all-conference teams for cross country and tennis on Monday, Oct. 26. The Luverne Cardinals were well represented in both sports. For cross country the girls had seven players earn all-conference. Tenley Nelson, Jenna DeBates, Grace Ingebretson, Brooklynn Ver Steeg, Regan Feit, Elizabeth Wagner and Kayla Bloemendaal all earned all-conference…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    How does one stay active during a global pandemic? Sarah DeBeer, Krista Ahrendt and David Duffy hiked the Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim trail on Sunday, Oct. 25. The trail is 26.7 miles long and took them 13 hours to complete. The route they took wasn’t the longest, but it was the most challenging due to the elevation. “Our hike was fun and challenging,” Duffy said. “We collectively put together a plan…
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