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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 22, 2024
    The Luverne High School softball team picked up two conference wins, beating Worthington 6-4 on the road Tuesday, May 14, and Pipestone 7-6 at home Thursday, May 16. In the Big South Conference Championship in New Ulm, the Cardinals fell 10-4 to the Tigers Saturday, May 18. Luverne is now 16-5 for the season. The Cardinals are the No.1 seed in the south section playoffs and are scheduled to…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 22, 2024
    Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek participated in the Trojan Relays Tuesday, May 14, in Worthington. The Luverne boys’ team finished in fifth place and the girls’ team placed fourth in Class AA action. The Patriots boys’ team finished in third place and the girls’ team took first place in Class A. The boys’ Class AA team results are as follows: Fairmont – first with 146.5 team points, St. Peter…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 22, 2024
    The Redbirds went 1-1 on the road this past week, beating the Milroy Yankees 4-1 Friday, May 17, and falling 16-13 to the Milroy Irish Sunday, May 19. Luverne is now 2-1 for the season and is scheduled to host Jackson Wednesday, May 22, and Tea, South Dakota, Friday, May 24. Both games will be played at Redbird Field with 7:30 p.m. starts.   Redbirds 4, Yankees 1 The Redbirds beat Milroy 4-1…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 22, 2024
    The Luverne High School baseball team picked up three wins and one loss over the past week to close the regular season of play with a record of 16-5. Luverne won a doubleheader 10-0 and 6-4 against St. James Thursday, May 16, at home and fell 5-3 to Marshall for the Big South Conference championship Saturday, May 18. To finish the season, Luverne beat Adrian 3-0 on the road Monday, May 20.…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 22, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ track and field team was crowned the Class A True Team State Champion Saturday, May 18, in Stillwater. The LHS boys’ team finished in fifth place in the True Team competition. “I felt we had a tremendous day, and the kids got out and competed hard and gave it their very best,” said head coach Pete Janiszeski. “It was a pleasant surprise to have the girls come out as…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 22, 2024
    The Luverne High School trap team finished their fifth week of competition at the Rock County Sportsman’s Club. Senior Cash Bonnett and junior Liam Murphy led the team with 45 clay targets shot in two rounds. Sophomore Nicholas Mann followed with a round of 44. Eight other LHS shooters scored in the 40s and 12 shot in the 30s. Luverne had one more regular season competition the week of May 19…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 22, 2024
    The Luverne golf team participated in the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Invitational Friday, May 17. The boys’ team finished in second place out of six teams, and the girls’ team finished fourth out of five teams. In the Boys’ team 18-hole competition, Dawson-Boyd took top honors with a team low score of 317. Luverne took second, finishing 10 strokes behind with a score of 327. Marshall was third…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 15, 2024
    The Luverne softball and baseball bats heated up this past week sending eleven balls over the fence. The softball girls had eight homers and the boys baseball team had three. Twins seniors, Tori and Will Serie, both had grand slams two days apart. Tori's grand slam was against Wisdom on Tuesday, May 7, and Will's was against Redwood Thursday, May 9. Junior Regan Mehlhaff had three total homers…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 15, 2024
    Luverne hosted the Section 3A True Team Track and Field Tournament Tuesday, May 7. Thirteen teams participated in the tournament to determine a champion in the boys’ and girls’ teams to move on to the State True Team tournament in Stillwater Saturday, May 18. Both the Luverne boys’ and girls’ track and field teams finished in first place and will move on to the State True Team meet. The H-BC…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 15, 2024
    The Luverne High School softball team notched three wins and one loss in two doubleheaders over the past week. The Cardinals split games with Windom Tuesday, May 7, on the road, falling 2-1 in the first game and winning 15-6 in the second. LHS hosted Blue Earth Thursday, May 9, beating the Buccaneers 17-2 in both games. The Cardinals’ bats were on fire, recording eight home runs in four games…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 15, 2024
    The Luverne baseball team racked up four conference wins this past week to bring their season record to 13-4. The Cardinals beat Jackson 15-0 on the road Tuesday, May 7, traveled to Redwood Falls, winning two games 11-0 and 14-4 Thursday, May 9, and beat Worthington 14-3 Monday May 13, at Worthington. Luverne is scheduled to travel to St. James Thursday, May 16, for a doubleheader and will take…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 15, 2024
    The Luverne Redbirds caged the Worthington Cubs 10-0 in their season opener Sunday, May 12, at Redbird Field. The Redbirds piled up nine hits in the game. Derek Lundgren, the No. 7 batter in the order, led the way by driving in three of Luverne’s nine RBIs. Cade Wenninger set the tone for the team at the top of the lineup with three hits in four at bats and scored twice. Ben Serie took the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 15, 2024
    Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) freshman Paris Van Dyke, Luverne, was named to the 2024 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-defensive team. Van Dyke, a 2023 graduate of Southwest Christian High School, Edgerton, appeared in 49 games with 43 starts at first base for the Mustangs this past season. She led all SMSU infielders with 305 putouts and a .997 fielding percentage in…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 15, 2024
    The Luverne High School boys’ and girls’ track teams took first place at the Big South Conference (small schools) tournament Saturday, May 11, in Redwood Falls. The LHS boys’ team took top honors with 150 total team points. Redwood Valley was second with 119.5, Windom Area placed third with 79, St. James was fourth with 63, Blue Earth Area finished fifth with 62, Jackson County Central was…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 15, 2024
    The Luverne High School trap team had seven shooters score in the 40s and 13 shooters in the 30s in the third week of trap shooting May 5-11 at the Rock County Sportsman’s Club. Landon Ahrendt and Jaden Reisch were the top shooters, each with a two-round score of 43. Reisch shot a perfect 25 clay targets in the second round.   Week Three  Round1   Round 2    Total Landon Ahrendt 20 23 43…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    May 15, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ golf team finished third and the LHS girls’ team placed eighth in the Big South Conference Championship Monday, May 13, at the Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton, Minnesota. In 18-hole play the Luverne boys finished third with a team score of 318. St. Peter took top honors with a final team score of 305, and Marshall finished in second with a 309. Six shots behind Luverne was…
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