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  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 16, 2020
    Ten racecar drivers from the Star Herald coverage area competed at area dirt tracks last weekend. Kaden Kracht of Steen placed fourth in the Sportsman’s class to lead Rock County racers at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids Frday night. Thomas Kracht led local drivers at 1-90 Speedway in Hartford, South Dakota, when he finished third in the Hobby Stocks race Saturday night.     Rapid Speedway Kaden…
  • June 16, 2020
    Local high school baseball players will finally take the field this weekend. First, coronavirus restrictions canceled the high school spring sports season in April. In May the American Legion board officially canceled summer seasons for Legion and Junior Legion baseball teams in Minnesota due to the pandemic. Luverne Community Education staff worked to find another option to give local players a…
  • June 16, 2020
    Luverne High School Trap Shooting Results   Week Four – June 11 Boys                          Colton Schutz           49 Austin Henning         46 Hunter Ahrendt         45   Colby Crabtree         45 Austin Watts-Boll     44 Marshal Dammann   44   Girls                          Cheyenne Schutz     39 Leah Wynia               36
  • June 16, 2020
    Members of the Luverne High School trap shooting team wrapped up their abbreviated season Monday night. The team completed five rounds of competition in small groups at the Rock County Sportsmen’s Club in Luverne. Season scores will be submitted to the statewide organization to determine final conference placing. Statewide and national competitions will not take place this year due to COVID-19…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 09, 2020
    Local baseball fans have been waiting months for the game to start. The high school season was canceled due to coronavirus restrictions, and summer teams have also faced delays. The Luverne Redbirds amateur team is one of over 250 “town ball” teams governed by the Minnesota Baseball Association. The MBA has been working with the governor’s office to develop guidelines that will allow baseball to…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 09, 2020
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Friday that indoor recreation and fitness centers could reopen with limited capacity and other safety requirements June 10. Power Fitness in downtown Luverne and the Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness Center were ready for the news. Both facilities had been closed by state executive orders to reduce the spread of the coronavirus since mid-March. According to…
  • June 09, 2020
    Golf outing June 23 The Nobles County Corn and Soybean Growers and Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Golf Outing will be Tuesday, June 23, at the Adrian Country Club. Tee time is at 2 p.m. with a steak dinner to follow at 5:30 p.m. Golf and dinner are free for members of either organization, and sign-up and renewal of memberships will be available at the door. Call the Adrian Country Club at 507-483-2722…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 09, 2020
    Six Rock County dirt track racers competed at local events over the weekend. Luverne’s Colton Arends placed first in the Stock Car class at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Friday to highlight local results. Two Luverne drivers also raced at 1-90 Speedway in Hartford, South Dakota, on Saturday.   Rapid Speedway Arends found victory for the first time this season on Friday night. After…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 02, 2020
    Local dirt track racecar drivers faced a delay in the start of racing season due to coronavirus restrictions. Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and 1-90 Speedway near Hartford, South Dakota, opened in mid-May, and Rock County drivers have been competing at the area tracks each Friday and Saturday.   Rapid Speedway Luverne’s Colton Arends led local racers last weekend, placing second in the A…
  • May 26, 2020
    Since all sporting events have been put on hold, enjoy this article that first appeared in the Star Herald 20 years ago.   A record-setting season by the Luverne-Hills-Beaver Creek wrestling team came to an end during the Minnesota State Class AA Wrestling Tournament at the Target entering Minneapolis last week and weekend. The Cards set a program record by having seven athletes qualify for the…
  • By John Rittenhouse
    May 19, 2020
    Since all sporting events have been put on hold, enjoy this article from the Hills Crescent when the H-BC Patriots captured the South 3A title in 2011.   A surging Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team continued its impressive play during Saturday’s South Section 3A championship game at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Two days after knocking off second-seeded Southwest…
  • May 12, 2020
    Enjoy these articles and photos from the 1980 District Eight Girls Basketball Tournament.  Since all athletic events have been put on hold, we thought we would take you all on a trip down memory lane. No Surprises’ In girls basketball opening action It’s Luverne, Southwest Christian, Chandler-Lake Wilson and Pipestone in the semifinals of the 1980 District Eight Girls Basketball Tournament. The…
  • May 05, 2020
    It's 2014 and the Luverne Cardinals just won the Section 3A Boys' Hockey Tournament. Since all athletic events have been put on hold, we thought we would take you all on a trip down memory lane. By John Rittenhouse The Luverne Cardinals earned their first berth into the Minnesota State Class A Boys’ Hockey Tournament Thursday in Mankato. Taking on third-seeded New Ulm in the…
  • April 14, 2020
    It's 1984 and the Luverne Cardinals volleyball team just won the district 8 championship...    Luverne’s Volleyball Cardinals made believers out of District 8 coaches and followers by capturing the championship Tuesday.  The Cardinals entered Region 2A volleyball competition last Saturday at Jackson, facing District 5 champ Wells-Easton in semifinal play. Westbrook, the District 7 champ,…
  • April 07, 2020
    Luverne’s bid to win its first title at the Minnesota State Class AA Baseball Tournament came up one win short in St. Cloud late last week. Making its sixth appearance at a state classic overall and first under the three-class tournament format implemented for the 2000 season, Luverne turned in an outstanding showing by going 2-1 to place second. Playing its first state tournament game on Dick…
  • March 31, 2020
    For three years it has been a dream. A dream that has died one game short of a state final appearance twice. But this year, things were different. This year, Hills-Beaver Creek had the desire, and the talent to capture the Minnesota State Nine-Man Championship. But it didn’t come easy. The Patriots and their foe, the Argyle Eagles, rallied back and forth in the first half of play to carry a 14-14…
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