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  • 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…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 21, 2024
    The Lady Pates won two conference games this past week, both on the road, beating MLA-C 57-38 Thursday, Feb. 15, and topping Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 63-46 Monday, Feb. 19. The girls finished the regular season 15-10, with a 11-7 record in Red Rock Conference play. H-BC heads into Section 3A action Saturday, Feb. 24, taking on the winner of the 3 vs. 4 seed game yet to be played. The Patriots…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 14, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team pulled off a spectacular 3-2 overtime win against New Ulm at home Saturday, Feb. 10. With 28 seconds left in the overtime period, junior Payton Behr beat the New Ulm goalie with the game winning goal. “It felt great,” said Behr, who was assisted on the shot by freshman Izzy Steensma. The Cardinals split games with New Ulm this season before meeting Saturday in…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 14, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ wrestling team qualified two female wrestlers for state competition Friday, Feb. 9, in Redwood Falls. Sophomore Bernie Rock placed first in the 112-pound weight class and her sister, freshman CeCe Rock, took second place in the 148-pound weight class. The Rocks will compete in the 2024 Minnesota State High School League Girls’ Wrestling Tournament at Xcel Energy Center Feb.…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 14, 2024
    The Luverne High School wrestling team traveled to Springfield for an Invitational Friday, Feb. 9. The Cardinals placed second out of 11 teams in the competition with 166 team points. LHS finished behind first-place Central Public School with 218 team points. “Springfield was a good tournament to end the regular season on and great to get some matches in right before team sections,” head coach…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 14, 2024
    The Luverne girls hosted St. James Thursday, Feb. 8, beating the Saints 78-63 in the game. The Cardinals out-shot the Saints at the 3-point line hitting 12 of 23 attempts for 36 team points. Five LHS seniors hit multiple threes. Kiesli Smith, Sarah Stegenga and Tori Serie all sank three 3-point shots. Josie Voorhees made two and Kayla Bloemendaal finished with one. Luverne took a 40-32 lead…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 14, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team extended its season record to 21-2 this past week with three more wins. On Friday, Feb. 9, the Cardinals traveled to Le Sueur and topped Minnesota River 6-1. The next day, Saturday, Feb. 10, Luverne beat Minnesota River 5-2 at home. LHS also took down Fairmont 11-3 on the road Monday, Feb. 12. The Cardinals were scheduled to travel to Waseca for a make-up game…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 14, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team topped St. James 80-45 at home Thursday, Feb. 8, and beat Adrian-Ellsworth 92-53 on the road Monday, Feb. 12. The Cardinals will travel to Worthington Thursday, Feb. 15, and to Flandreau Saturday, Feb. 17.   LHS 80, St. James 45 Luverne handed St. James an 80-45 loss Thursday, Feb. 8, at home. The Cardinals were strong under the basket collecting 38 points…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 14, 2024
    H-BC boys’ basketball went 2-1 this past week in a busy stretch of games home and away. The Patriots traveled to Westbrook-Walnut Grove Thursday, Feb. 8, to win 55-50 and topped Elkton-Lake Benton 77-50 at home Monday, Feb. 12, before falling to DeSmet 63-45 on the road Saturday, Feb. 10. The Patriots were scheduled to host Edgerton Tuesday, Feb. 13, and will travel to play Mountain Lake Area-…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    February 14, 2024
    The H-BC girls’ basketball team fell in two games and won one this past week. The Lady Pates lost 56-34 to West Lyon at home Thursday, Feb. 8, and beat Edgerton 50-41 at home Friday, Feb. 9, before falling to Elkton-Lake Benton 54-48 at home Monday, Feb. 12. The Patriots will travel to Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey Thursday, Feb. 15 and to Russell Tyler Ruthton Monday, Feb. 19   West Lyon 56, H-…
  • By Scot Rall, Outdoor Columnist
    February 14, 2024
    Earlier this month I planned a few days off to go spear fishing for pike, but I got a call that ice conditions were not good enough to pursue my effort safely. So goes the winter with little to no safe travelable ice. On the other hand, it does make regular travel plans a lot easier, so I have a great alternative plan for those who can’t be on the ice. On March 1, 2 and 3, Pheasants Forever is…
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