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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 24, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team fell to a solid Jackson County Central team 80-69 Tuesday, Jan. 16, at home and came back to beat Windom 96-84 Friday, Jan. 19, and Estelline, South Dakota, 66-42 Saturday, Jan. 20, both games on the road. Luverne, now 4-8 for the season, was scheduled to host Pipestone Tuesday, Jan. 23, and will travel to Redwood Friday, Jan. 26.   JCC 80, LHS 69 The Luverne…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 24, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team finished 1-2 over the past week with competition at home and on the road. The Cardinals fell to Albert Lea 2-1 Tuesday, Jan. 16, beat New Ulm 4-2 Thursday, Jan. 18, and fell to River Lakes 6-3 Saturday, Jan. 20. Luverne is now 11-8 for the season and 7-2 in conference play. The Cardinals were scheduled to travel to Worthington Tuesday, Jan. 23, and they will host…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 24, 2024
    The Luverne gymnastics team took down Jackson 130.9250 to 128.1000 Thursday, Jan. 18, and beat Windom 133.325 to 126.875 Monday, Jan. 22. Luverne is scheduled to host Marshall Friday, Jan. 26, and Fairmont Tuesday, Jan. 30.   Luverne 130.9250, Jackson 128.1000 The Luverne varsity gymnasts traveled to Jackson Thursday, Jan. 18, and beat the Huskies 130.9250 to 128.1000 in team competition. In…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 24, 2024
    The H-BC boys’ basketball team hosted Mountain Lake Thursday, Jan. 18, falling 62-54 to the Wolverines. The Patriots beat Adrian 84-61 at home, Monday, Jan. 22. H-BC is now 8-5 for the season and is scheduled to travel to play Red Rock Central Thursday, Jan. 25, host Murray County Central Saturday, Jan. 27, and host George-Little Rock Monday, Jan. 29.   Mountain Lake Area Comfrey 62, H-BC 54…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 24, 2024
    The H-BC girls’ basketball team had a busy four-game week. The Patriots beat Russell-Tyler Ruthton 54-46 at home Tuesday, Jan. 16, lost to Westbrook-Walnut Grove 58-48 Friday, Jan. 19, beat Coleman-Egan 46-40 on the road Saturday, Jan. 20, and traveled to Edgerton Public, losing 56-50 Monday, Jan. 22. H-BC is now 8-3 for the season and is scheduled to host Murray County Central Tuesday, Jan. 23…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 24, 2024
    The Luverne High School wrestling team had a busy stretch of competition on the road in the past week. The Cardinals won two duals and lost one in Windom Tuesday, Jan. 16. They defeated two teams in duals in Lennox Thursday, Jan. 18, and they took seventh place out of 12 teams at the Wabasso Invitational Saturday, Jan. 20. Luverne is scheduled to host a Quadrangular Thursday, Jan. 25, competing…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 24, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ basketball team had a tough week on the road, falling to Jackson County Central 69-59 Tuesday, Jan. 16, losing to Windom 77-67 Friday, Jan. 19, and falling to Estelline, South Dakota, 45-37 Saturday, Jan. 20. Luverne was scheduled to host Pipestone Tuesday, Jan. 23, travel to Redwood Falls Friday, Jan. 26, and go on the road to play at Augustana University in Sioux Falls,…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 24, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team experienced its first loss of the season, losing 6-5 to New Prague Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Waseca. The Cardinals came back and beat New Ulm 6-2 on the road Friday, Jan. 19, putting their record at 14-1 for the season and 9-0 in conference play. Luverne is scheduled to travel to Worthington Tuesday, Jan. 23, and the Cardinals will play two tough teams on the road,…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 17, 2024
    The Cardinal boys’ hockey team blanked Redwood Valley 14-0 at home Thursday, Dec. 11, upping Luverne’s record to 13-0 for the season and dropping Redwood to 0-14. The Cardinals called on sophomore Gavin Hoven to tend the net against Redwood, and he stopped 14 shots in the game for the team win. In the first period LHS was able to score four points from 23 shots on goal. Freshman Carter Como…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 17, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team hosted Worthington Tuesday, Jan. 9, falling to the Trojans 71-68. Against Worthington, Luverne had a 36-33 lead over the Trojans at half time. “Worthington is a very good team and I thought this was one of the better overall games that we have played,” head coach John Sichmeller said. “We held a lead for a good portion of the game, but unfortunately we couldn’…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 17, 2024
    The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team played Southwest Minnesota Christian in Edgerton Tuesday, Jan. 9, and lost to the Eagles 66-55. H-BC kept the game close in the first period, falling behind the Eagles 32-26 at the half. In the second period the Eagles were able to outscore the Patriots 34-29 to collect the 66-55 win. In the game the Eagles shot 46 percent inside the paint, making…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 17, 2024
    The Cardinals traveled to Pipestone for a triangular with the Arrows and Marshall Tigers on Thursday, Jan. 11, Luverne fell in both duals, falling to Marshall 47-18 and to Pipestone 38-36. “The team wrestled well; Marshall is a very good team but we competed very well against them,” head coach Jordan Kopp said. “We had a couple matches that didn’t go our way against Pipestone, but all in all it…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 17, 2024
    Mother Nature took a turn for the worse this past week causing several local sporting events to be postponed or rescheduled. After a mild winter through the first of the year, this winter storm and freezing temperatures hit the area hard. Both Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek schools called off activities, 14 in total, and were forced to reschedule some and postpone others. On Tuesday, Jan. 9,…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 17, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ basketball team pulled out a 58-51 win against Worthington Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Luverne. “We are continuing to get better and realizing what it takes to win games,” TJ Newgard said. “Hopefully we can build on this game and get something going.” In the first half, Worthington took a 30-24 lead into the break. The Cardinals were unfazed and in the second half climbed their way…
  • By Scott Rall, Outdoors columnist
    January 17, 2024
    We just had our first snow of the season, and it did not take very long to wish we had missed the snow for the entire winter. The cold temperatures expected later in the week would have gone a long way to creating safe ice for all of those ice anglers waiting on the shore. With eight inches of snow on what little ice was there, it will now delay the formation of safe ice, as the snow will act…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 10, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team hosted Fairmont Tuesday, Jan. 2, handing the Fairmont Cardinals a 9-0 loss. LHS took command of the game from the puck drop with a goal by sophomore Maddux Domagala at 1:08 in the first period. Domagala was assisted by freshman Carter Como and sophomore Landyn Lais. At 12:30 Como scored with an assist by Landyn Lais. Junior Levi Gonnerman scored at 15:20 assisted…
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