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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 28, 2023
    With our new website design, the Star-Herald will be posting local sports galleries and events on a regular basis. Galleries can be found on our site under the Community tab or at this link https://www.star-herald.com/gallery2 This is part of our subscription site and will only preview a single photos in a gallery without a subscription. If you would like to subscribe you can here: https://www…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 27, 2023
    The H-BC girls’ volleyball team lost to Red Rock Central 4-1 in Lamberton Tuesday, Sept. 19, and dropped a heartbreaker “Queens of the Court” match 4-1 to Edgerton Public Friday, Sept. 22, in Edgerton. The Patriots were scheduled to host Murray County Central Tuesday, Sept. 26, and will travel to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Thursday, Sept. 28. Red Rock Central 4, Hills-Beaver Creek 1 The Hills-…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 27, 2023
    The Patriots football team edged out Mountain Lake 26-21 on the road Friday, Sept. 22, for their fourth win. Metzger said his guys never quit, and that says a lot about the Patriots, who found themselves down 13-0 in the first half of the game. Mountain Lake was able to score 13 points in the second quarter. First, on a two-yard touchdown rush and field-goal and then a 20-yard TD pass and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    By Greg Hoogeveen The H-BC volleyball team traveled to Westbrook Walnut Grove Tuesday, Sept. 12, and lost to the Chargers 3-1. The Patriots beat Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 3-1 on the road Thursday, Sept. 14. The 3-2 Patriots were scheduled to travel to Red Rock Central Tuesday, Sept. 19, and they’ll take on Edgerton Friday, Sept. 22, on the road.   Westbrook Walnut Grove 3, Hills-Beaver Creek…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The 2023-24 school year is in full swing, and fall sports are almost halfway through the regular season schedule. The school sports cycle continues, and at the end of the fall season it will mark my one-year anniversary as the Rock County Star Herald sports editor. Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek school districts have strong athletic programs, and it is a pleasure covering all the events for…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 20, 2023
    The H-BC Patriots secured their third team win of the season against Cedar Mountain at home Friday, Sept. 15, with a 40-6 victory. “I was very pleased with the way our guys played Friday night against a very good Cedar Mountain team,” said head coach Rex Metzger. “Our defense was really flying around Friday night, and for most of the game we played very sound against a very good offensive team…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    September 13, 2023
    The H-BC girls’ volleyball team lost to Edgerton Public 3-0 at home Tuesday, Sept. 5 and went 3-6 at the Luverne Tournament Saturday, Sept. 9. “H-BC  played absolutely phenomenal against Edgerton Public, they played well against Adrian too but ran out of steam against Windom and Luverne,” Zylstra said. The Patriots were scheduled to travel to Westbrook Walnut Grove Tuesday, Sept. 12 and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    September 13, 2023
    H-BC got its second win of the season Friday, Sept. 8, beating Lanesboro 22-14 on the road. In the first quarter, H-BC started the scoring on a 3-yard keeper by sophomore quarterback Jamin Metzger for a touchdown. On the two-point conversion, sophomore Micah Bush caught a 3-yard pass from Metzger for an 8-0 lead. In the second quarter, junior Beau Bakken ran for a touchdown from 3 yards out.…
  • By Minnesota DNR
    September 13, 2023
    Southwest region pheasant numbers saw significant, triple-digit increases in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ annual roadside pheasant survey. “Pheasant hunters certainly have reason to cheer in the southwest region this year and we also saw increases in the west central portions of the state,” said Tim Lyons, Minnesota DNR upland game research scientist. “Other regions saw…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    September 06, 2023
    The Patriots hosted Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Thursday, Aug. 31, in nine-man football competition. The Patriots beat the Coyotes 51-6 in the opening season game. The Patriots did not waste any time scoring, taking their first drive into the end zone with a nine-yard pass from sophomore Jamin Metzger to junior Jackson Gacke. Meztger converted on a two-point rush, giving the Patriots an 8-0 lead…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    September 06, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team went on the road to take on Viborg, South Dakota, Tuesday, Aug. 29. The Patriots gave up the first two games 25-21 and 26-24 to the Cougars. “At first we definitely had some first game jitters and made quite a few unforced errors in the first two games,” head coach Meghan Zylstra said. In Game 3, the H-BC athletes collected themselves and won the game 30-…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    September 06, 2023
    Following are racing results for local drivers competing in Luverne, Rock Rapids, Hartford, Slayton, Worthington and Brandon for the week of Aug. 29 – Sept. 4.   Murray County Speedway Slayton, MN Last race of the season, Hub City Rumble, is scheduled for Sept. 30.   I-90 Speedway Sept. 2 - Hartford, SD Blake Schneekloth, #10 from Brandon DNF the A Feature Hobby Stock race. He placed…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    August 31, 2023
    (above) Patriots’ sophomore Abbie Harris (from left), senior Silvia Fick, freshman Brynn Bakken and senior Grace Anderson celebrate their comeback against Central Minnesota Christian Aug. 26.   The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team traveled to Adrian for a quad tournament Saturday, Aug. 26. The Patriots played without two of their main players, senior Lanae Elbers and sophomore Claire Knobloch…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    August 31, 2023
    Following are racing results for local drivers for the week of Aug. 22-28.  Murray County SpeedwayAug. 25 Slayton, MNElectric Bombers DNF #24H Brock Harnack, HillsStock Car Third #69 Cadyn Wessels, Luverne  I-90 SpeedwayAug. 26 Hartford, SD No local drivers  Worthington SpeedwayAug. 26 Worthington, MNBombers 10th-#5N Silas Top, Hardwick 12th-#51X James Hoffenkamp, Luverne  Huset’s SpeedwayAug. 27…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    August 23, 2023
    Did you know there are 108 double-sided stitches on an official major league baseball? The first and last stitch are hidden. My daughter, Tayler, and I were recently going over ideas for my next column when she asked if I knew any weird facts about sports that may interest my readers. I wasn’t sure what to say but quickly started rummaging through the web for content.  Here are 10 facts I…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    August 23, 2023
    Fall sports teams at Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek high schools began practices Monday, Aug. 14, three weeks before the start of the 2023-24 school year on Sept. 5. Many of the teams have already competed in their season-opening games, including the LHS girls’ tennis team matches at Morris Area and Benson on Saturday. Photos by Mavis Fodness A familiar task at sports practices is the gathering…
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