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  • July 14, 2020
    BASEBALL 2020   Luverne Redbirds June 4      at Brandon Valley     4-3   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-5   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-0   W June 17    Tracy Engineers     12-1   WJune 24    Ruthton Royals       10-0   W June 26    Jackson Bulls         12-2    L June 28    Tracy Engineers     12-0   W July 1       at Milroy Irish            7-6   W July 5       at Adrian…
  • July 14, 2020
    Verbrugge records hole-in-one Missy Verbrugge of Luverne recorded her first hole-in-one while playing at Luverne Country Club Sunday. Verbrugge’s ace occurred on the third hole at LCC where she used a pitching wedge to send the ball approximately 90 yards to the green. It rolled about five yards before dropping into the hole. Her husband, Evan, witnessed the shot along with Mark and Lynette…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    July 14, 2020
    The Luverne 19-and-under (19U) baseball team returned to action this week with games in Worthington July 9 and in Marshall Monday night. The team came up short in both games, losing by three runs in each game. Luverne, now 2-3 on the delayed season, has a busy week ahead. The team will host Tracy at Redbird Field Thursday (July 16), play in the Garretson tournament this weekend, and will host…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    July 14, 2020
    The Luverne 17U baseball team won its first two games of the pandemic-delayed season, going 2-1 this week. The Cardinals defeated Worthington July 9 and Marshall Black Monday. The team lost to Wayzata on Saturday. Luverne hosts Tracy Thursday (July 16), the first game of a 17U/19U doubleheader at Redbird Field. Minneota comes to Luverne Monday night.   Luverne 17, Worthington 2 Luverne picked up…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    July 07, 2020
    Participants in the annual Davis Lake Triathlon competed in warm weather Saturday morning. The triathlon, which is always staged on the morning of July 4 at The Lake in southwest Luverne, included two different races. The Minnow Race competitors completed a one-third mile kayak course, a two-mile bicycle ride and a one-mile run. Participants in the Shark Race kayaked for one mile, rode bicycle…
  • July 07, 2020
    Isaiah Bartels, a 2020 Luverne High School graduate, was named to the 2019-2020 Academic All-State Boys Basketball team this spring. The award is presented by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association. About twenty Minnesota student-athletes from Class AA receive the honor each year. “This just shows how hard Isaiah worked both on the basketball court and in the classroom,” said Luverne head…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    July 07, 2020
    The July 4 weekend was relatively quiet for local dirt track drivers, crews and fans. Three Rock County drivers raced at two area tracks over the holiday weekend. Murray County Speedway in Slayton hosted seven classes of racing Friday night and I-90 Speedway near Hartford, South Dakota, staged five classes Saturday night.     Murray County Speedway Jeremy Smith of Luverne placed sixth overall in…
  • July 07, 2020
    BASEBALL 2020   Luverne Redbirds June 4      at Brandon Valley     4-3   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-5   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-0   W June 17    Tracy Engineers     12-1   WJune 24    Ruthton Royals       10-0   W June 26    Jackson Bulls         12-2    L June 28    Tracy Engineers     12-0   W July 1       at Milroy Irish            7-6   W July 5       at Adrian…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 30, 2020
    Rock County racecar drivers had another busy weekend at area dirt tracks. Luverne’s Jeremy Smith highlighted local results when he won the IMCA Modifieds A Feature race at Murray County Speedway in Slayton Friday night. Local drivers also competed at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Friday night and at I-90 Speedway near Hartford, South Dakota, Saturday.   Rapid Speedway Eric Gaul of Luverne…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 30, 2020
    The Luverne Redbirds went 2-1 this past week and now stand at 6-1 for the season. Luverne defeated the Ruthton Royals 10-0 Wednesday, June 24, at home before suffering the first loss of the season to the Jackson Bulls Friday at Redbird Field. The Redbirds returned to the win column with a 12-0 victory in Tracy Sunday. Luverne travels to the Milroy Irish July 1 and to Adrian Sunday before hosting…
  • June 30, 2020
    BASEBALL 2020   Luverne Redbirds June 4      at Brandon Valley     4-3   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-5   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-0   W June 17    Tracy Engineers     12-1   WJune 24    Ruthton Royals       10-0   W June 26    Jackson Bulls         12-2    L June 28    Tracy Engineers     12-0   W July 1       at Milroy Irish           8:00pm July 5       at Adrian…
  • June 30, 2020
    July events planned for Saturday Luverne’s Dave Duffy announced that the three annual events he organizes each July are on for this year. The July 4 Davis Lake Triathlon will be divided into two races. The Minnow Race begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes a quarter-mile kayak course, a two-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run. The Shark Race begins at 9:15 a.m. It includes kayaking for a half mile, biking…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 23, 2020
    Eric Gaul and Thomas Kracht of Luverne highlighted local results during a busy weekend of racing. Gaul took first and Kracht placed second in the Hobby Stocks A feature race at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Friday. Gaul also won the first race of the season for the LSR (Luverne, Slayton, Rock Rapids) Enduro series Saturday night at the same track. Rock County drivers also competed in…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 23, 2020
    The Luverne Redbirds returned to Redbird Field for their first home game of the season Wednesday, June 17. The large number of fans who attended the game were reminded of social distancing requirements, and a few adjustments were made on the field, but overall the feel of “town team” baseball returned to Luverne. “It was just great to be back at Redbird Field,” said Luverne player-manager Brooks…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 23, 2020
    The Luverne 19-and-under (19U) baseball team opened its delayed season by going 2-1 at a Legion baseball tournament in Lennox, South Dakota, over the weekend. Luverne opened Friday with an 8-6 loss to the host team, before defeating Sioux Falls West 2-1 Saturday and the Fargo Bombers 10-5 Sunday. While the American Legion baseball governing board in Minnesota decided in May not to sponsor a…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 23, 2020
    When American Legion-sanctioned baseball in Minnesota was canceled for the season in May, local youth were unsure if they would play at all this summer. In order to still offer a season, Luverne leaders and coaches worked to create non-Legion sanctioned teams for Legion and Junior Legion-aged players to begin play once pandemic-related restrictions began to relax in Minnesota. The Junior Legion-…
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