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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    April 03, 2024
    The Luverne High School track and field team traveled to Brookings to compete in the Scott Underwood Invitational Monday, April 1, at the South Dakota State University Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. The LHS boys’ team finished in sixth place out of 23 teams with 37.5 total team points. Sioux Falls Christian took first place with 82 points, O’Gorman was second with 67, Milbank placed third…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    April 03, 2024
    Magnolia native and Luverne Cardinal hockey alumnus Jaxon Nelson has signed a professional hockey contract in the NHL with the Boston Bruins. “It’s a surreal moment for myself and my family,” he told the Star Herald Tuesday morning. His announcement comes on the heels of a thrilling hockey weekend in Sioux Falls where he played a starring role on the Minnesota Gophers team in two regional…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 27, 2024
    The Luverne High School track and field team opened its 2024 season traveling to Brookings to compete in the Ruth Marske Invitational Saturday, March 23, at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Luverne was one of 29 high school teams from South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa competing in the meet. According to head coach Pete Janiszeski, LHS had 31 personal records broken at the meet. Nine…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    March 27, 2024
    Luverne High School Student Council members hosted their 2024 March Mayhem tournament and fundraiser Tuesday, March 19, in the Cardinal Gym. The event involved five student basketball teams, each coached by a Cardinals basketball player, competing in a tournament. Junior and senior non-basketball players who wanted to participate in the tournament were able to  sign up ahead of the event and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 27, 2024
    The Blue Mound Figure Skaters presented their “Family Game Night” Ice Show March 22 and 23 at the Blue Mound Ice Arena. The local arena on both Friday and Saturday was packed with family, friends and fans of the performers. This year’s show, “Family Game Night,” includes themed performances of classic games, game shows and video games. Beginner through advanced freestyle skaters took to the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 20, 2024
    Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?” Well, try reteaching an old(er) dog, (young)er tricks. After years and years of not playing golf, I (the older dog), have joined the Luverne Country Club and taken up golf (the younger trick) again. I was on the school golf team when I first learned the sport of hitting a small ball into a small hole that was placed far…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 20, 2024
    Spring sports are just around the corner, and local athletes in Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek high schools are starting their new routines in great weather. With temps in the 50s and 60s recently, Cardinal track and field athletes, as well as softball players, began practicing outdoors during the week of March 11. LHS baseball and golf, as well as H-BC track and golf, started practicing the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 20, 2024
    Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball head coach Chad Rauk was named the 2024 Section 3A South Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year. Rauk was presented a plaque commemorating the accomplishment after the Section 3 - South Subsection Championship game against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on March 9 in Marshall. In his first season as the Patriots head coach, Rauk led his team to a 17-8 regular season…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 20, 2024
      The Big South Conference released its 2023-24 All-Conference boys’ hockey team and girls’ basketball selections.   LHS boys’ hockey Luverne seniors Tyler Arends, Elliot Domagala, Patrick Kroski and Owen Sudenga were named to the boys’ hockey Big South All-Conference Team this season. Junior Blaik Bork and sophomore Landyn Lais received Honorable Mention. The Luverne boys’ hockey team took…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 20, 2024
    The Blue Mound Figure Skaters will present their 33rd Annual Ice Show “Family Game Night” this weekend at the Blue Mound Arena in Luverne. They perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, and at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23. This year’s show, “Family Game Night,” includes themed performances of classic games, game shows and video games. Beginner through advanced freestyle skaters will take to the ice for…
  • By Scott Rall, Outdoors columnist
    March 20, 2024
    I recently did a podcast with Ron Shara Productions host Travis Frank about volunteering. If you would like to listen to it, search “The Flush Podcast.” We spoke for about an hour about what motivates a person to volunteer for 40 years to the same organization. This is the length of time I have been working on behalf of Pheasants Forever. I recently was named as the first-ever Pheasants Forever…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 13, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team finished its 2023-24 season Thursday, March 7, falling 93-66 to Redwood Valley in the Section 3AA quarterfinals in Windom. In a physical and fast-paced game, Luverne fell behind Redwood 38-20 in the first half. In the second half LHS was able to score 46 points, but Redwood added another 55 to win the game 93-66. Missed shots and turnovers hurt LHS throughout…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 13, 2024
    The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team beat Murray County Central 50-39 in their Section 3A quarterfinal game Thursday, March 7, in Worthington. The Patriots advanced to the Section 3A semifinal game against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Saturday, March 9, in Marshall. H-BC came up short and fell to RTR 64-51 to end the Patriots’ 2023-24 season. The Patriots finished the regular season with a 17…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    March 13, 2024
    The Big South Conference released its 2023-24 All-Conference girls’ hockey, gymnastics and wrestling team selections.   Hockey The Luverne girls’ hockey team had three All-Conference players and one Honorable Mention player. All-Conference honors went to junior Payton Behr, freshman Tenley Behr and eighth-grader Ellie Van Batavia. Honorable mention went to freshman Macie Edstrom. With a…
  • By MN DNR
    March 13, 2024
    Turkey hunters can now buy their licenses for the spring 2024 season. Licenses may be purchased online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense, by telephone at 888-665-4236 or in person wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Hunters can hunt statewide and buy licenses for any time period (A-F) over the counter. Hunters will be asked which permit area they plan to hunt, so hunters are advised to know…
  • By Scott Rall, Outdoors columnist
    March 13, 2024
    I spent part of the day today rounding up a few pheasants from some friends to add to mine. I am preparing my donation to the Mulligan Stew Feed hosted by the Round Lake Sportsman’s Club this weekend at Round Lake Vineyards. I just smile when I hear people tell me that they won’t eat any wild game. Each person has their own description of what “too gamey” tastes like. I eat all kinds of wild…
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