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Logan Norman snags a ball in right field during Wednesday's series opener against Lakefield at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds opened the Region 13C Playoffs by sweeping a best-of-three-game-series with Lakefield. Luverne registered a seven-run win in the series debut at Redbird Field July 29 before completing a sweep with a nine-run win in Lakefield Friday. The sweep sends the 18-3 Redbirds to the...
Mary Jo Graphenteen registered a hole-in-one at the Luverne Country Club July 28.
A long-time player accomplished a career-first during a round of golf at the Luverne Country Club July 28. Prior to that fateful day at the LCC, Mary Jo Graphenteen had won more Women’s Club Championships (one, in 1993) than she had registered aces during her career. That changed late in the...
Luverne's Jared Pick slaps a tag on a Lakefield runner during Wednesday's playoff game at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds opened Region 13C Playoffs by registering a 10-3 win over the Lakefield Horned Frogs in Luverne Wednesday. The first game of the best-of-three series was competitive for through six innings, but Luverne plated five runs in the home half of the eighth inning to ice the victory....
Luverne’s 12 and Under Baseball Team compiled a 5-2 record and placed second at the Minnesota Sports Federation State Class AA Baseball Tournament in Sartell July 24-26. Team members include (front row, from left) Jamie Palmquist, Ben Jarchow, Hunter Baker, Ethan Beyer, John Miller, (back) coach Shane Palmquist, coach Jamie Beyer, Shaid Shearer, Cade Wenninger, Bailey Cowell, Jayson Rops, Riley Anderson and coach Dean Baker.
A 12 and Under baseball team from Luverne turned in a solid showing at the state level July 24-26. Competing at the Minnesota Sports Federation State Class AA 12 and Under Baseball Tournament in Sartell. The Luverne squad won its pool with a 2-1 record and finished the tournament by placing second...
A season of change is in store for the Luverne Cardinals and every other football program in the state of Minnesota. Not only will the Cardinals be moving up one class (from Class AA to AAA), they no longer will be competing for a conference championship during the regular season. Under the...
The 2015 Enduro Race will see a new champion as 2014 champ Jason Friedrich is not expected to compete.
The grandstand lineup for the 2015 version of the Rock County Fair includes two nights of racing action. Thursday night brings the Rock County Speedway Races to the oval on the Fairgrounds. The annual Enduro Race, sponsored by Connell Car Care, is set for Saturday night. The 2014 RCF included a...
Briana Reker
The Adrian Dragons will be playing for a new volleyball coach during the upcoming 2015 season. Briana (Niebuhr) Reker, who will begin her second year as a teacher in District 511 when classes begin later in August, is the school’s new volleyball mentor. Reker replaces Brianne Einck, who compiled a...
Luverne’s Suzie Walgrave is still kicking. In the early 1990s, when I was still a fairly new scribe here in Southwest Minnesota, I recall being amazed by the prowess of a young member of the Luverne Tae Kwon Do Club. It was Walgrave who captured my attention back then. She joined the local club at...
Declan Beers drove in six runs at the plate in three games during the Third District Southern Division Playoffs in Worthington over the weekend.
The Luverne VFW baseball team capped the 2015 season at the Third District Southern Division playoffs in Worthington over the weekend. Luverne beat Pipestone to open the event Saturday, but the Cardinals lost games to Worthington and Pipestone on Sunday to bow out of the event. The Cards end the...
Luverne's Joey Slieter slides safely to third base as the ball skips over the glove of a Worthington defender during Sunday's game at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds take a six-game winning streak into the postseason after reeling off four wins in five days. The Redbirds posted road wins against the Milroy Irish, the Milroy Yankees and Fairmont Wednesday (July 15) through Friday before nipping Worthington in the home finale Sunday. Luverne...

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