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  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ volleyball team won a highly competitive match against the Murray County Central Rebels 3-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 20. With the win, the Patriots improved to 3-2 on the season.  The Patriots dropped the first set of the match 25-23. H-BC bounced back to win the next three sets to win the match 3-1. “We probably played our worst match of the season the night before against…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek football team continued its early season success on Friday, Oct. 23, with a 54-8 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove. With the win the Patriots improved to 3-0 on the season. They’ve now outscored their opponents 146-14 through three games. Gavin Wysong got the scoring started for the Patriots in the first quarter. The senior quarterback scampered for a 45-yard rushing…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals volleyball team picked up their first win of the season on Thursday, Oct. 22, against the Worthington Trojans. The Cardinals outlasted the Trojans 3-2 to break into the win column. With the win the Cardinals are now 1-3. “The whole team has a new energy going into this week now that we have our first win under our belt,” said Luverne head coach Sarah DeBeer. “I believe in…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    A year ago Jackson County Central ended the Luverne Cardinals’ football season in the section semifinals. On Friday, Oct. 23, the Cardinals exacted a little revenge. Playing in front of a smaller Homecoming crowd, the Cardinals blanked JCC 32-0. The Cardinal defense set the tone for the game on the opening drive. On the second play from scrimmage, Luverne forced a fumble that was recovered by…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 20, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals girls’ cross country varsity squad was one of the best in Section 3A all season. They put an exclamation mark on that strong season Thursday, Oct. 15, by winning the section meet in Luverne. The boys’ team took home fifth place. “I thought all our kids raced their hearts out,” Luverne head coach Pete Janiszeski said. “They had their best performance on our home course this…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 20, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals were handed their first loss of the football season on Friday, Oct. 16, against Blue Earth Area 41-10. With the loss the Cardinals drop to 1-1 on the season. During the first possession of the game Blue Earth took the ball down the field on six plays to score a touchdown. The Buccaneers never took their foot off the gas. Zack Kruse put an end to another potential scoring…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 20, 2020
    Adapt and adjust. That’s what Covid-19 has required of everyone, and that’s what the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots had to do this week. The Patriots were set up to play Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda on Thursday, Oct. 15, but just before the game began, it was called off due to quarantine requirements for the HLOF team. “With our game getting canceled on Thursday, there were a lot of disappointed people…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 20, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals girls’ volleyball team failed to break into the win column last week, dropping a pair of matches. The Cardinals were swept by the Pipestone Area Arrows on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Luverne. They then lost a tight contest to Windom, 3-2, on Thursday, Oct. 15. The Cardinals were overpowered during their home opener against the Arrows. Luverne dropped the first set of the match 25-…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 20, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ volleyball team had a busy week of matches. The Patriots competed in three matches and went 1-2 to push their record to 2-2 on the season. H-BC opened the week by playing host to Red Rock Central on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The visitors got the best of the Patriots, winning the match 3-1. RRC won the first set of the match 25-19. The Patriots bounced back to win the second…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 13, 2020
    For the second straight year the Luverne Cardinals defeated the Pipestone Area Arrows to claim the Battle Axe. Last season the Cardinals edged the Arrows 13-12. This time around there was no doubt who the better team was, with the Cardinals blanking the Arrows 22-0. The two rivals struggled to move the ball in the first quarter due to strong defensive efforts from both teams. On Pipestone’s…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 13, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals took part in the Big South Conference cross country meet on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Redwood Falls. The girls’ varsity squad earned first place, while the boys finished fourth. The girls had six Top 10 finishers, and all eight runners finished in the Top 13. Tenley Nelson and Jenna Debates were the first two competitors to cross the finish line. Nelson finished with a time of…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 13, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals opened the volleyball season Thursday, Oct. 8, in Redwood Falls. It wasn’t the start that the Cardinals were hoping for as they fell to Redwood Valley, 3-1. “We had some great things happen,” Luverne head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “We can’t wait to play Redwood again. We are excited to get back out on the court when we host Pipestone.” The Cardinals dropped the first set, 25-…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 13, 2020
    When discussing the strength of his team before the season started, Hills-Beaver Creek head coach Rex Metzger mentioned the backfield duo of Tyson Bork and Gavin Wysong. That duo helped the Patriots open the season with a 36-0 victory over Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Friday, Oct. 9, in Sleepy Eye. Wysong rushed for 192 yards and three rushing touchdowns. Bork rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 13, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots got the Dylan Gehrke era started off on the right foot Thursday, Oct. 8. Under the guidance of the first-year head coach, the Patriots swept Mountain Lake Area, 3-0 to open the 2020 season. “The nerves were definitely there for myself the night before and leading up to the game,” Gehrke said. “I was telling the girls before the game and the practice the night…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 13, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals fell in the section semifinals to Blue Earth Area, 6-1, on Thursday, Oct. 8. The lone victory for the Cardinals came on the doubles side of things. Jacey Smith and Olivia Wieneke won their match in straight sets. The duo won the first set 7-5 and the second set by the same score. In singles action, Elise Jarchow pushed her opponent to the brink. Jarchow dropped the first set…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 13, 2020
    Zach Ahrendt’s football season as a senior has been cut short due to Covid-19. The Luverne Cardinals will play a six-game regular season and a shortened section tournament with no plans for a state tournament. This won’t be the last season Ahrendt gets to strap on the shoulder pads, however. The senior lineman for the Cardinals recently committed to continue his academic and football career at…
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