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  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    June 13, 2023
    The Luverne baseball team came up short in the state tournament run, losing to Fairmont in the Section Championship Thursday, June 8, in Windom. Fairmont beat Luverne 6-4 in the first game, forcing a second game to determine the section champion. In the section playoffs, Luverne and Fairmont each won one game against each other, forcing another game June 8 to break the 1-1 tie. In the second game…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    June 13, 2023
    Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek traveled to the 2023 Minnesota State High School Track & Field Class A Championships in Albertville Thursday, June 8, and Friday, June 9. Twenty-one Cardinals qualified for state competition, and H-BC eighth-grader Brynn Bakken represented the Patriots at the state meet. Bakken qualified in three events and took home three medals at the end of competition. She…
  • June 06, 2023
    Saturday’s Buffalo Days Run for a Cause attracted more than 40 runners and raised thousands of dollars for the Luverne non-profit Carson’s Cause. The 10K male winner was Matthew Hamersma with a time of 42:18 and the female winner was Natalie Bender with a 50:07. The 5K male winner was Austin Winter with a time of 22:06, and Heather Johnson was first among female runners with a time of 27:57. Levi…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    June 06, 2023
    Hills-Beaver Creek High School freshman Abby Olson competed in the Minnesota Section 3A Girls’ Golf Tournament Tuesday, May, 30, in Worthington. Olson shot a season-low 18-hole score of 112 on Tuesday, the second day of the tournament for the Patriots. On Day 1, May 24, she shot a 114 to advance to Day 2 play. Olson had a two-day total score of 226, giving her 13th place overall within the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    June 06, 2023
    The Luverne Baseball Association (LBA) hosted its 2023 Buffalo Days Baseball Tournament June 2-4 with 37 local and regional teams competing on multiple fields in Luverne. Age brackets in the tournament were 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U and Jr. Legion (16U). The tournament offers a fun and competitive environment for kids and families while bringing many visitors to the community, according to…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    June 06, 2023
    The Luverne Redbirds extended their season record to 4-0 Wednesday, May 31, with an 11-1 home win over Ruthton. The Redbirds flew past the Royals while collecting nine hits and 11 RBIs in the game. Luverne’s Nick Smith sent one over the wall in the seventh inning to put an exclamation point on the game win. Smith covered six bases in the game and drove in four RBIs. Phil Paquette, Jake Haugen and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    June 06, 2023
    The Luverne baseball team won two big games in the past week to advance to the Section 3AA Championship game.  The Cardinals beat Paynesville 2-1 on May 30 and Fairmont 2-1 on June 3 at Legion Field in Marshall. Luverne will return to Marshall Thursday to take on the winner of the elimination bracket between Fairmont and Paynesville. Game time is 5 p.m.    LHS 2, Paynesville 1 The Cardinals…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    June 06, 2023
    LHS junior Owen Sudenga qualified for the Boys’ 3AA State Golf Tournament at Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake Wednesday, May 31. Sudenga shot an 18-hole score of 74 in Day 2 of the section tournament. On Day 1 action, May 25, he finished with a score of 74. His two-day total score of 148 put him in second place overall in the section and punched his ticket to advance to state competition June 12…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    June 06, 2023
    Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek track and field teams traveled to Montevideo Thursday, June 1, for the MSHSL Section 3A Championships. Luverne qualified for state competition in 15 separate events, with 28 athletes in total moving on. The Cardinals will also send Reinha John as an alternate in the 4-by-400 meter relay and 4-by-800 meter relay and Isabela Oye as an alternate in the 4-by-400 meter…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    May 30, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek High School golf teams traveled to Worthington Wednesday, May 24, for Section 3A Tournament play. Freshman Abby Olson will advance to the second round of tournament play on May 31 in Worthington after securing a spot with a 114. The rest of the H-BC golfers will bow out after missing qualifying scores for advancement. The boys’ team finished eighth out of 10 teams in the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    May 30, 2023
    The Luverne High School golf teams competed in the Section 3AA Tournament at Oakdale Golf Club in Buffalo Lake this past week. The boys’ team is currently tied for second after Round 1 of competition Thursday, May 25, when the Cardinals placed second out of 16 teams. “We didn’t have our best day, but if we play like we know we can, we still have a chance to catch New London Spicer,” boys’ head…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    May 30, 2023
    The Luverne High School softball team was eliminated from Section 3AA play Saturday, May 27, when the Cardinals lost to Dassel-Cokato 5-4 in Marshall  “It’s aways tough to have your season come to an end,” head coach Brooks Maurer said. “Overall, 15 wins is nothing to hang your head over.” Luverne finished the year with a season record of 15-8. LHS beat Litchfield in the first round of…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    May 30, 2023
    The Luverne High School baseball team won two big Section 3AA games at home Saturday, May 27. The Cardinals beat Pipestone 13-3 in their first game and blanked St. James 10-0 in the second game. Luverne was scheduled to travel to Marshall Tuesday, May 30, to take on Paynesville Area in section play.   LHS 13, Pipestone 3 In Section 3AA baseball tournament play, Luverne hosted Pipestone at Redbird…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    May 30, 2023
    LHS Trap Team. Front: Piper Wynia, Fox Forrest, Sawyer Sasker, Jacob Madison, Makayla Oechsle, Jude Hoven Back: Scott Loosbrock, Andrew Kinsinger, AJ Ossefoort, Samuel Honermann, Tyson Cowell, JT Remme, Lucas Hansen, Nic Hansen, Tucker Remme, Holden Overgaard, Cash Bonnett, Alex DeWispelaere, Jaden Reisch, Liam Murphy, Gavin Hoven, Lucas Madison Missing: Landon Ahrendt, Morgan Bonnett, Rayann…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    May 30, 2023
    The Luverne Redbirds traveled to Pipestone Wednesday, May 24, and blanked the A’s 21-0 in a lopsided game  In the first inning the Redbirds racked up nine runs, going through the lineup 1 1/2 times. Pipestone walked three and committed two defensive errors in the first. In the second inning Cade Wenninger added one more run when he was hit by a pitch. He took second on a wild pitch and scored…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    May 30, 2023
    Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek track and field teams traveled to Pipestone Thursday, May 25, for Section 3A - South Subsection competition. The Cardinal boys’ and girls’ teams both took first place at the event. “I thought the kids had another great night and took steps towards their season goals and becoming their best,” LHS head coach Pete Janiszeski said. The Patriots boys’ and girls’ teams…
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