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  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 06, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals football team is coming off a 2019 campaign in which they finished the season with a 6-4 record and fell one game short of reaching the section championship. It was a disappointing end to what was a strong season. The Cardinals finished second in the district with a 4-1 record. In what is likely going to be a crazy 2020 fall season, the Cardinals will be led by a strong core…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 06, 2020
    The Luverne girls’ volleyball team finished the 2019 season with a 10-13 record. The Cardinals lost six seniors from last year’s team but will have five returning starters. “We have five returning starters,” Luverne head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “Elise Ferrell (junior left-side hitter), Morgan Gonnerman (junior left-side hitter), Gracie Zewiske (senior middle hitter), Trista Baustian (junior…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 06, 2020
    Covid-19 has changed how family members, friends and community members support prep sports in local schools. The pandemic means there will be limited spectators at football games and no spectators, as we speak, at volleyball matches. For football the crowd will be limited to 250 people. The crowd will consist of 125 spectators from the visiting team and the other half will consist of people from…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 06, 2020
    Last season the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team finished the season with a 9-2 record and fell one game short of reaching the state tournament. The Patriots graduated four seniors from that team. The Patriots return six starters on offense and seven starters on defense from last year’s team. This year’s team will be led by a group of nine seniors. “We have a lot of experience coming…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 06, 2020
    There will be a new face on the bench for the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots’ volleyball team this season. It’s a new face, but a familiar name. That name is Dylan Gehrke. Gehrke is no stranger to the H-BC school district. Gehrke graduated from H-BC High School in 2014. He recently graduated from Dakota State University in December of 2019. He’s been the boys’ freshman basketball coach for three…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 06, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals opened up section tournament play on Monday, Oct. 5, with a victory over Maple River. The Cardinals took care of business, defeating Maple River 6-1. “It was a great effort from the girls tonight,” Luverne head coach Jon Beers said. “All of the singles girls had dominant wins. The number two and number three doubles played really well tonight.” Roz Oye defeated her opponent…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 06, 2020
    The varsity girls’ cross country team for Luverne dominated the Top 10 in Windom on Sept. 29. The Cardinals had six runners place in the Top 10, and all seven runners finished inside the Top 12. Tenley Nelson crossed the finish line first with a time of 19:53.10. Jenna DeBates finished right behind Nelson in second place with a time of 20:01.10. Brooklynn Ver Steeg placed fifth with a time of 21:…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    September 29, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals girls’ tennis team entered Thursday’s dual against St. James with a 7-1 record. The lone loss they suffered this season was against St. James. St. James got the best of the Cardinals again on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Luverne. The Cardinals fell to St. James, 4-3. “It was a good match,” Luverne head coach, Jon Beers said. “Not the outcome I had hoped for, but it was a very good…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    September 29, 2020
    The results are in. Luverne High School senior Cade Wenninger is the winner of the annual “Cardinal Pride” competition. The yearly event challenges the athletes to be in the best shape possible. Wenninger passed that test with flying colors, finishing with a total score of 1,669.45. The senior was first in the bench press (256 points), cleans (182.85 points), squats (429.75 points) and the power…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    September 29, 2020
    The Luverne High School Trap Shooting Team is entering its fifth year of existence, coming off a spring conference victory. “We won the conference with the kids that originally started the program,” Scott Loosbrock, the head coach said. “Those kids did a shortened season due to COVID. He said they would have gone to state, had it not been for pandemic restrictions. “We had some disappointment…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    September 29, 2020
    The Luverne cross country team put together a strong showing in Pipestone on Thursday, Sept. 24. At the Hiawatha Pageant Grounds, the Cardinals took home first place in four of the five competitions. “I thought the kids competed well and showed a lot of improvement since the first meet on that same course,” Luverne head coach Pete Janiszeski said. “We had the individual winner in four of the five…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    September 22, 2020
    Luverne cross country runners competed in their second home meet of the season on Friday, Sept. 18. In the team’s fourth meet of the season, both the girls’ and boys’ teams placed second. Camden Janiszeski made it four straight Top Five finishes to kick off the season. Janiszeski placed third with a time of 18:13. Griffen Jarchow also finished in the Top Five, with a fifth-place finish. Jarchow…
  • September 22, 2020
    LUVERNE GIRLS’ TENNIS   Aug. 24      Worthington (H)      6-1 (W) Aug. 27      at Pipestone            6-1 (W) Aug. 31      Pipestone (H)         7-0 (W) Sept. 3       at Worthington        6-1 (W) Sept. 10     at Marshall              5-2 (W) Sept. 12     at St. James             2-5 (L) Sept. 14     Marshall (H)                  4-3 (W) Sept. 17     Redwood (H)                 7-0 (W) Sept. 21…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    September 22, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals continued their strong start to the season by defeating Redwood Valley twice in the past week. On Thursday, Sept. 17, the Cardinals defeated Redwood Valley 7-0. “The girls played great,” Luverne head coach Jon Beers said. “We won all our matches to pick up the sweep.” The No. 1 doubles team of Lauren Ver Steeg and Liz Kelm picked up a hard-earned victory in their match. The…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    September 15, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals girls’ tennis team improved their record to 5-1 on the season by going 2-1 with their last three contests. The Cardinals opened up the week by defeating the Marshall Tigers 5-2 in Marshall on Thursday, Sept. 10. “I was very happy with the way the girls played,” Luverne head coach Jon Beers said. “We had two girls missing. Solveig and Brynn Thier were missing in doubles, so…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    September 15, 2020
    There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and Tenley Nelson making it to the state tournament in cross country. Nelson has been competing at the varsity level in cross country since she was in seventh grade. She has made an appearance at the state meet each year. Now as a junior, Nelson is off to an impressive start as she looks to make it five straight trips to the state meet. In all…
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