Sports

The 2016 fall sports season should include success for a number of teams from the Star Herald coverage area. After conducting preseason interviews with the coaches, I believe good things are in store for local teams in cross country, football and volleyball. While Adrian returns an individual state...
The Luverne capped a two-event tennis road stretch by falling 6-1 to River Valley in Sleepy Eye Monday. RV swept LHS in singles competition and went 2-1 in doubles during the victory. “We played well in singles for not playing a singles match in more than a week. We just need to get better at...
Dan Serie (middle) rallied on Sunday to win the championship flight of the Luverne Country Club Men’s Club Tournament for the 10th time in his career. Chris Nowatzki (right) and Mark Iveland (left) placed second and third respectively.
A Sunday rally lifted Dan Serie to his 10th club title during the Men’s Club Tournament at the Luverne County Club over the weekend. Trailing by four shots when play was complete on Saturday, Serie bounced back to shoot a two-over-par 74 during the final day of play to secure a one-stroke win over...
Six golfers won flight titles during the 78th Men’s Club Tournament at the Luverne Country Club over the weekend. They are (from left) Skyler Hoiland, Dave Iverson, Evan Verbrugge, Barry Rieck and Mike Smith. Not pictured is Jason Heard, who won the fourth flight.
Six other players joined 2016 club champion Dan Serie as flight champions during the 78th version of the Men’s Club Tournament staged at the Luverne Country Club over the weekend. While Serie took home the top prize, Mike Smith, Skyler Hoiland, Dave Iverson, Evan Verbrugge, Jason Heard and Barry...
The Luverne Cardinal cross country teams opened the 2016 season by turning in seventh-place efforts at the Beresford (South Dakota) Invitational Friday. The LHS boys produced a 119-point effort to place seventh in a nine-team field. The Cardinal girls registered 86 points to finish seventh out of...
The Adrian volleyball team opened the 2016 season by posting a unique victory Friday in Hendricks. The Dragons and Grizzlies both won two of the first four sets of the night. When Hendricks didn’t have enough eligible players (some of the Grizzlies played sets in the B squad match, which would have...
Dar Elbers
A Luverne Country Club member recorded a hole-in-one at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls Aug. 24. Dar Elbers, a Sioux Falls resident who works at Hills Stainless Steel in Luverne, hit his perfect shot during Men’s League play competition on South Dakota course. Elbers pulled a 9-iron to attack...
The Luverne Cardinal tennis squad went 1-2 as a team during the St. James Doubles Tournament Wednesday. Luverne topped Maple River by a 5-2 tally and dropped 6-1 matches to Sibley East and the host team. “We learned a lot about ourselves,” said Cardinal coach Greg Antoine. “We served fairly well,...
It was 10 years ago when the Ellsworth boys’ basketball program put together an impressive run that may never be duplicated in our corner of the state. From 2006-09, the Panthers made four consecutive appearances at the Minnesota State Class A Basketball Tournament that yielded two state...
Luverne's Samantha Pierce went 1-1 during Saturday's tennis triangular in Luverne.
The Luverne Cardinal tennis team made its 2016 debut by hosting a triangular meet Saturday. United South Central notched a five-point win over LHS in the first match of the day. The Cardinals defeated Lac qui Parle Valley by five points in the finale. The 1-1 Cardinals play at the Worthington...

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