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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ tennis team participated in the 2023 Class A Team State Tournament Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. No. 8 Luverne took on No. 1 Rochester in the morning quarterfinal session, losing 0-7 to the Lourdes. That evening, the Cardinals took on No. 5 Crookston in the consolation bracket, falling 1-6 to the Pirates. “The girls had a great…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team blanked the Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons Knights 28-0 Saturday, Oct. 28, at home in Section 3 9-player action. Against the Knights, H-BC kicked off to start the game. ACG went four and out, punting back to the Patriots. H-BC started on their own 38-yard line and marched the ball down the field rushing 11 times to the ACG 14-yard line. On the next…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne volleyball team beat Fairmont 3-1 at home Friday, Oct. 27, in the first round of the Section 3AA Volleyball Tournament. LHS gave up the first set 25-20 to Fairmont. “We had to settle in in the first set, and then they took care of business,” head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “I was very proud of how we came back from the first set.” Luverne players were able to pull together as a group…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne cross country team qualified four individuals for state competition Saturday, Nov. 4, at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minneapolis. Competing for Luverne were seniors Ryan Fick and Jenna DeBates, junior Owen Janiszeski and seventh-grader Summer Mollberg. DeBates was crowned the Section 3A girls’ varsity 5,000-meter champion, placing first at this year’s…
  • November 01, 2023
    Ten youth hunters participated in the second annual Dan Kindt Memorial Youth Hunt Saturday on private conservation ground in western and eastern Rock County. The youth were chosen to participate in the event at the Rock County Pheasants Forever Banquet on Oct. 5 from a pool of young people ages 12 to 17 who completed gun safety training. Pheasants Forever members released birds the morning of the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The Luverne football team hosted Redwood Valley Wednesday. Oct. 18, beating the rival Cardinals 33-21 in the final game of the regular season. “It was a big win for us to get a home field playoff game,” head coach Todd Oye said. “Our offense played their best game of the year.” Against Redwood Valley, Luverne scored first on a 4-yard keeper by quarterback senior Conner Connell. Senior Patrick…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The H-BC football team hosted New Ulm Cathedral for the Patriots’ final regular season game Wednesday. Oct. 18. The Patriots beat the Greyhounds 40-18 to cap off a perfect 8-0 regular season record. “It was a great way to end our regular season with a sub-district championship,” head coach Rex Metzger said. “We knew coming in that it was going to be a battle with them dropping from 11-man to 9…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    Luverne boys’ and girls’ varsity cross country teams placed second at the Big South Conference meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Marshall Golf Club. The Luverne girls’ junior varsity team took third place in their event. Four LHS athletes received all-conference honors after the meet, and two were named to the all-conference honorable mention list. Cross country all-conference honors went to…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The Luverne volleyball team traveled to Hills Tuesday, Oct. 17, beating the Patriots 3-0. LHS won the first set 25-10, took the second set 25-9 and the final set 25-11. The Cardinals-Patriots matchup was the final regular season game for both teams. “We played with determination and control,” head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “It was a great display of what these girls are capable of when we take…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    Luverne’s David Duffy hosted an “ultra” trail running event Saturday, Oct. 14, that challenged athletes to complete 100 miles in one day. The event, Duff Dog Backyard Ultra in the Blue Mounds State Park, attracted 12 hardy competitors. This was Duffy’s third year hosting the event in which competitors consecutively run the distance of 6,706 meters (4.167 miles) in less than one hour. “This…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team hosted Luverne Tuesday, Oct. 17, falling 3-0 to the Cardinals. LHS won 25-10, 25-9 and 25-11. “We were not ready to play mentally, and for some reason they were all in their heads about it being senior night and the last home game,” said coach Meghan Zylstra. (See LHS/HBC story for details.) The Lady Pates traveled to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Monday, Oct. 23…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals varsity cross-country team ran away with the boys’ and girls’ 5,000-meter events at the Adrian Invitational Tuesday, Oct. 10. Junior Owen Janiszeski and senior Jenna DeBates both took first place in their event at the Adrian Country  Club. “We were very happy with the performances on Tuesday,” head coach Pete Janiszeski said. “The kids competed hard and we had great…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    Luverne fell 34-0 to Jackson County Central Thursday, Oct. 12, on the road. In a rainy and windy game, Luverne lost three fumbles and had a total of -12 yards offense to a strong Huskies team. “JCC is a very good team and we played on a very wet and muddy field,” head coach Todd Oye said. “We did not play very well and struggled with some basic things we have done well during the season.” Oye…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team fell 3-1 to Adrian Oct. 10 and 3-1 to Southwest Minnesota Christian Oct. 16. H-BC was scheduled to host Luverne Tuesday, Oct. 17, for both teams’ last regular season match.   Adrian 3, H-BC 1 The Patriots volleyball team traveled to Adrian to take on the Dragons Tuesday, Oct. 10. H-BC lost the first two sets 25-17 and 25-22. The Patriots rallied and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ tennis team sent two singles players and two doubles teams to the Section 3A Individual Tournament Thursday, Oct. 12. Games were played at Huether Family Match Pointe in Sioux Falls. In singles play, Luverne senior Sarah Stegenga was the fifth seed out of 16 players. In Round 1 action, Stegenga took on 12th seed Abigail Jimenez from Yellow Medicine East, beating her in two…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    The Luverne volleyball team got together Tuesday, Oct. 3, for their yearly public service projects day. “It gets the girls out of the gym and working together in a different way that helps out the community,” head coach Sarah DeBeer said about the annual activity to help local organizations. “We get the whole program together, from varsity to the C-squad, to go out and serve the community as an…
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