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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 28, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team played two tough teams in this year’s state tournament. In the first game Luverne fell to Academy of Holy Angels Stars 6-1 at the Xcel Energy Center Wednesday, Feb. 21. On Thursday, Feb. 22, at the TRIA Rink, Luverne led Proctor/Hermantown 2 1/2 periods before giving up the winning goal to the Mirage late in the third period, falling 3-2.   Stars 6, Cardinals 1…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 28, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ hockey season came to a heartbreaking end Saturday, Feb. 24, in St. Peter. The Cardinals fell to Marshall 3-2 in a physical Section 3A semifinal game. Luverne is now done for the season, and Marshall moves on to take on New Ulm for the Section Championship Wednesday, Feb. 28. The Cardinals had a stellar year going into the semifinal game. LHS finished the regular season 23-2…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 28, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team finished their regular season beating the Tri-City United Titans 83-73 in a Big South Conference cross-over game Saturday, Feb. 24, on the road. The Cardinals, with a 10-12 regular season record, will travel to Fairmont Saturday, March 2, for a Section 3AA Round 1 game at 7 p.m. In their game against the Titans, Luverne made 28 of 52 shots for 53 percent inside…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 28, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ wrestling team traveled to Windom for the Section 3AA Individual tournament Saturday, Feb. 24. Senior Sam Rock, with a record of 46-3 this season, qualified for the state tournament by taking first place in the 172-pound weight class. This will be Rock’s second appearance at state. Last year he finished in fourth place and looks to build upon that showing this year. At…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 28, 2024
    Two Luverne gymnasts, juniors Ella Reisdorfer and Amira Cowell, participated in the 2024 State Gymnastics Individual Tournament at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul Friday, Feb. 23. “The girls represented Luverne well,” head coach Phoebe Flom said.   “They both had great vaults, and Ella had one of her best bar routines.” This year marked Reisdorfer’s fifth year in a row to perform on the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 28, 2024
    The H-BC boys’ basketball team went 2-1 in conference play this week and will prepare for their first round of section basketball on Saturday, March 1. The Patriots beat SWMC 66-38 Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Adrian 74-39 Friday, Feb. 23, and fell to RTR 83-65 Monday, Feb. 26. H-BC ended their regular season with a record of 17-8 and 14-4 in conference play. The Patriots are the No. 1 seed in the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 28, 2024
    The Patriots girls’ basketball team traveled to Worthington Saturday, Feb. 24, for the Section 3A South Subsection Quarterfinal game against Adrian. The Lady Pates won the game over the Dragons 64-61 in overtime play. “That was one of the wildest games I have been a part of as a coach or a player,” head coach Dylan Gehrke said. “Our girls did a great job getting out of the gates strong in both…
  • By Scot Rall, Outdoor Columnist
    February 28, 2024
    Minnesota’s Legislature is now in session, and as always there are bound to be some issues that surface when it comes to natural resources funding. When it comes to funding sources, Minnesota has done a pretty good job of protecting many of these funds from diversion to other non-related spending. The Land and Legacy amendment that was passed in 2009 was passed by a constitutional amendment to…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 21, 2024
    Senior Anika Boll is heading back to the girls’ state hockey tournament for her fifth year in a row with the team. I had an opportunity to visit with her this past week about her experience on the team. “I am excited this is how my final high school hockey season is going to end,” she said. Anika was on the girls’ hockey team as an eighth-grader back in 2020 and in 2024, five years later, as a…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 21, 2024
    The Luverne High School girls’ hockey team is headed to the state tournament for the fifth year in a row. The Cardinals defeated Marshall 4-0 in the Section 3A championship game Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. “It’s hard to believe we put five section championships in a row,” head coach Tony Sandbulte said. “To win a section championship you need players to be…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 21, 2024
    The Luverne gymnastics team finished in second place behind Worthington in the Section 3A gymnastics team competition Saturday, Feb. 17, in Windom. Worthington captured its 10th section team title in a row with a combined team score of 142.850 and will head to state competition Feb. 23-24. Luverne was the runner-up with a team combined score of 136.450. Two LHS gymnasts qualified for state…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 21, 2024
    The Luverne High School wrestling team made it to the final four in team sectional wrestling this past week. The Cardinals beat Fairmont-Martin County West 49-20 in Sherburn Thursday, Feb. 15, and fell to eventual section champions Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle-Montevideo United 60-11 in New London Spicer Saturday, Feb. 17. The Luverne team finished its season with a 15-10 record for the year. The…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 21, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team closed its regular season with a 23-2 record and took the Big South Conference with a 16-0 record. The Cardinals finished the season with two big victories. One was a 6-2 win over conference rival Waseca on the road Tuesday, Feb. 13, and the other was a 6-2 win over La Crescent-Hokah in Austin Thursday, Feb. 15. Luverne heads into section play with a home…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 21, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team fell to Worthington 82-77 on the road Thursday, Feb. 15, and beat Little Wound 69-29 in Flandreau Saturday, Feb. 17. The Cardinals will finish their regular season in Redwood Falls Saturday, Feb. 24, to take on Tri-City United.   WHS 82, LHS 77 The Cardinals fell 82-77 to Worthington on the road Thursday, Feb. 15. In the first half Worthington went on a 19-5…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 21, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ basketball team went 1-1 in basketball action last week. The Cardinals fell 65-44 to Worthington Thursday, Feb. 15, at home and beat Tri-City United 50-47 on the road Saturday, Feb. 17. Luverne was scheduled to host Canby Tuesday, Feb. 20, for parents’ night and their last regular game of the season. The Cardinals go into the post-season traveling to Redwood for a Section 3A…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 21, 2024
    The H-BC boys’ basketball team finished the week with a 1-1 record, defeating Edgerton at home 71-46 Tuesday, Feb. 13, and falling to Mountain Lake by one point Friday, Feb. 16, on the road. The Patriots will face Russell-Tyler-Ruthton next Monday, Feb. 26, at home for their final regular season game.   H-BC 71, Edgerton 46 The Patriots stole a win against Edgerton, beating the Dutchmen 71-46…
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