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  • By MN DNR
    December 13, 2023
    Hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels or rabbits offers opportunities to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors as temperatures fall and snow blankets the landscape. Pheasant hunting season is open through Jan. 1, 2024. On Dec. 1 the daily bag limit increases to three roosters, with a possession limit of nine roosters. The best places to find pheasants at this time of year are in tall grass or…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team started the season with three wins in the past week. The Cardinals beat Marshall 2-1 at home Nov. 28, punished Redwood Valley 18-1 on the road Nov. 30, and beat Waseca 2-1 at home Dec. 1. LHS will face New Ulm Friday, Dec. 8, at home. New Ulm fell to Luverne 4-2 March 1, 2022, in the Section 3A Championship and may be looking for revenge. But the Eagles will have…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team beat Marshall 4-1 on the road Nov. 28 and Waseca 5-1 at home Dec. 2 to bring the Cardinals’ season record to 4-3. Luverne is scheduled to host Mankato East Saturday, Dec. 9, and will travel to play Austin Monday, Dec. 11.   LHS 4, Marshall 1 The LHS girls’ hockey team caged the Marshall Tigers 4-1 on the road Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Cardinals came into the game…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team won its home opener 62-15 over Red Rock Central Friday, Dec. 1. “I thought the girls did a great job of playing with intensity and toughness on defense, which led to some easy buckets on the offensive end,” head coach Dylan Gehrke said. “We have been preaching defense and rebounding these last few weeks, and we were able to turn them over 33 times…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ basketball team played three games this past week, winning two and falling in one game. Luverne traveled to Edgerton Friday, Dec. 1, and fell to Southwest Minnesota Christian 51-42. The Cardinals took on Montevideo at Southwest Minnesota State University Saturday, Dec. 2, beating the Thunder Hawks 51-29. LHS finished the week hosting Edgerton Public Monday, Dec. 4, beating…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team opened the 2023-24 season facing two tough teams on the road. On Friday, Dec. 1, LHS lost to Southwest Minnesota Christian 85-71 in Edgerton. The next day, Saturday, Dec. 2, the Cardinals faced Montevideo and fell 64-44. The Cardinals were scheduled to host H-BC Tuesday, Dec. 5, for their first home game of the season. Luverne then travels to Pipestone Friday…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Luverne High School wrestling team participated in the Flandreau Booster Club Invitational Saturday, Dec. 2. The LHS boys’ team took second place out of 12 teams at the event. The LHS girls’ team placed first at the invitational. “These wrestlers grinded out some tough victories,” said head coach Jorden Kopp. The Cardinals had eight of their 13 boys’ wrestlers place in the invitational.…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Luverne High School gymnasts traveled to Blue Earth for their first meet of the 2023-34 season on Thursday, Nov. 30. The Cardinals won the team meet 131.500 to 126.5250. “It’s nice to win your season opener,” head coach Phoebe Flom said. “We had a lot of first-meet jitters and crazy mishaps, but all in all it was a good meet.”   Luverne was without sophomore Kianna Winter, who has a…
  • By Scott Rall, Outdoors columnist
    December 06, 2023
    Last week I shared some changes that were taking place in Minnesota with regard to the deer archery season and how these changes were being received very differently by differing groups of archery hunters. You can look back to last week if you missed it. I promised I would again cover some changes in the way hunters harvest deer in Minnesota. This week’s subject matter is the muzzle loader…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 29, 2023
    It has been a year since I started my journey as the Star Herald sports editor, and looking back on what I have learned and been able to experience in this job is amazing. One question I do get asked often is, “What is your favorite sport event to cover?” Truth be told, it’s not about which sport is my favorite, it’s about the athletes and their performances I am able to capture that I enjoy…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 29, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team hosted Fairmont Nov. 21 beating the visiting Cardinals 7-1. Luverne fell to Mound Westonka-Southwest Christian 9-0 on the road Nov. 25. Luverne was scheduled to take on Marshall on the road Tuesday, Nov. 28, and will host Waseca Saturday, Dec. 2, at noon.   LHS 7, Fairmont 1 The LHS girls’ hockey team hosted Fairmont Tuesday, Nov. 21, winning the game 7-1.…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 29, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ basketball team fell 56-33 to Central Lyon in their first game of the season in Rock Rapids Monday night. The Cardinals fell behind the Lyons early in the game and were not able to match their opponents’ quick tempo. Central Lyon led Luverne 24-11 at the end of the first half. The Cardinals were able to double their first half points, scoring 22 in the second half, but the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 29, 2023
    The Minnesota State High School League sanctioned girls’ wrestling for the first time in the 2021-22 school year, and the first state tournament was held March 5, 2022, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Luverne high school has embraced this decision, and the girls’ wrestling program has grown in numbers and success. “It’s great to see the program flourish,” said LHS head wrestling coach…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 29, 2023
    Joe Roberts Field, located behind the Rock County Highway Department, is getting an upgrade, thanks in part to the Luverne Baseball Association, Rock County Highway Department and C&B Operations of Luverne. C&B, as part of the company’s community impact program, began pulling out the old metal fences and posts Wednesday, Nov. 22. “We like to do at least one community project a year to…
  • By Scott Rall, Outdoors columnist
    November 29, 2023
    The firearms deer season opened on Nov. 4 and runs through Dec. 12 in most of the southern part of Minnesota. I have a friend who drives from Madison, Wisconsin, to Nobles County every year to spend some time in the deer stand with me. The reason he does so is that if I happen to shoot a deer, he does all of the processing of that deer and then takes the meat home with him. In Wisconsin where…
  • By Minnesota DNR
    November 29, 2023
    For those hunting for holiday gift ideas, consider giving someone the opportunity for a lifetime of outdoor adventures with a Minnesota lifetime fishing or hunting license. The memory of time spent outdoors is one of the most meaningful gifts one can give. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers reduced rates for those under age 16 and over 50. Plus, if license prices increase or…
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