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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team extended their win streak to eight games after beating Worthington 18-2 Thursday, Dec. 21, and holding off Dodge County 4-3 Friday, Dec. 22, both at home. Over the winter break, the Cardinals will travel to Rochester for three games in the Kiwanis Hockey Festival. Luverne will take on Rochester Lourdes Wednesday, Dec. 27, play Albert Lea Thursday, Dec. 28, and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The H-BC girls’ basketball team traveled to Luverne Tuesday, Dec. 19, beating the Cardinals 57-51 and hosted Westbrook-Walnut Grove Thursday, Dec. 21, falling 57-42. The Patriots will host St. Mary Friday, Dec. 29, and Southwest Minnesota Christian Thursday, Jan. 4. The Luverne Cardinals are scheduled to host Windom Tuesday, Jan. 2, and travel to Marshall Friday, Jan. 5.   H-BC 57, LHS 51…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team hosted Worthington Thursday, Dec. 21, beating the Trojans 10-0. Scoring first for Luverne was sophomore Hannah Woodley assisted by eighth-grader Trinley Vanderburg and sophomore Paula Martinez. Sophomore Ella Apel scored the second goal assisted by freshman Macie Edstrom and freshman Tenley Behr. Eighth-grader Ella Van Batavia scored Luverne’s third and fourth…
  • By Scott Rall, Outdoors columnist
    December 27, 2023
    So, when does an afternoon pheasant hunt turn into a nature walk? Every hunt is a nature walk, but normally at least a few of those nature walks will result in a pheasant or two in the game vest. Late season is far harder than hunting the young and dumb ones that had never been busted by a dog. There is a certain challenge in hunting last season roosters and it is a challenge I enjoy, but this…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals wrestling team traveled to Lamberton for the Red Rock Central Quad on Tuesday, Dec. 19. “Tuesday was a tough day. The team was hurting by the loss of Josh,” head coach Jordan Kopp said. “They pulled together and wanted to go wrestle and be together. It was an emotional night,” Kopp said. “They went out and wrestled as well as they could.” Teams at the quad were the host…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek boys’ basketball team traveled to Edgerton Tuesday, Dec. 19, defeating the Flying Dutchmen 67-48. With the win, the Patriots are now 5-1 for the season going into the winter break. H-BC is scheduled to travel to Southwest Minnesota State University Saturday, Dec. 30, to play Minneota. The H-BC Patriots shot 52 percent inside the paint and made six of 14 3-point shots…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 20, 2023
    The Luverne High School wrestling team hosted its second annual Top the Tree Holiday Duals Saturday, Dec. 16. Luverne participated in the round-robin tournament along with the Chester Area Flyers, Ortonville Trojans, Quad County Cobras, Springfield Tigers and Viborg-Hurley Cougars. The Cardinals wrestled their way to five team dual wins at the tournament. Luverne beat Ortonville 60-15 in the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 20, 2023
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team finished the week with one win and one loss, beating Jackson County Central 68-47 on the road Dec. 12 and falling to Redwood Valley 92-69 at home Dec. 15. Luverne’s next game will be Tuesday, Jan. 2, at home against Windom, followed by a game with Marshall on the road Friday, Jan. 5.   LHS 68, Jackson County Central 47 The Luverne boys’ basketball team…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 20, 2023
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team is now 6-0 for the season after beating Windom 9-4 on Dec. 12 and Rochester 9-0 on Dec. 16, both on home ice. The Cardinals will face Worthington Thursday, Dec. 21, and Dodge City Friday, Dec. 22, both at the Blue Mound Ice Arena.   LHS 9, Windom 4 The Luverne boys’ hockey team picked up its fifth straight win Tuesday, Dec. 12, against Windom, beating the Eagles…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 20, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ basketball team lost two home games this past week. The Cardinals fell 71-61 to Jackson County Central Dec. 12 and 59-25 to Redwood Valley Dec. 15. Luverne is scheduled to host H-BC Tuesday, Dec. 19 and Windom on Tuesday, Jan. 2.   JCC 71, LHS 61 The Luverne girls’ basketball team hosted Jackson County Central Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Classic Gym. The Cardinals fell to…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 20, 2023
    The Patriots posted two wins and one loss this past week in boys’ basketball action. H-BC beat Murray County Central 69-64 Dec. 12 on the road, took down Red Rock Central at home 71-41, and fell to Central Lyon in Rock Rapids 74-46. The Patriots were scheduled to travel to Edgerton Tuesday, Dec. 19, and will be off until Dec. 30 when they play in a tournament in Marshall.   H-BC 69, Murray…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 20, 2023
    The Patriot girls’ basketball team went 1-1 this past week, beating HLOF 63-12 on Dec. 14 and falling to Central Lyon 53-42 on Dec. 16, both games on the road. H-BC was scheduled to take on the Cardinals in Luverne Tuesday, Dec. 19 and host Westbrook Walnut Grove Thursday, Dec. 21.   H-BC 63, HLOF 12 The Patriot girls’ basketball team played Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda Thursday, Dec. 14, blowing…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 20, 2023
    The Luverne gymnasts traveled to Pipestone Tuesday, Dec. 12, and flipped over the Arrows for a team win. The Cardinals posted a 127.1750 to 126.8750 combined team win over the Arrows. “I’m continually impressed with how hard the girls are working,” head coach Phoebe Flom said. In the all-around competition junior Amira Cowell took second place with a combined events score of 33.2000 in four…
  • By Scott Rall, Outdoors columnist
    December 20, 2023
    When is the last time someone did something really impressive and you had more fun watching than if you had done that impressive thing yourself?  It happens to me all the time in the outdoors. Watching someone harvest or catch their personal best in just about any category is pretty easy to get excited about. My son Brandon moved home from the Denver, Colorado, area about a year ago, and now I…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 13, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team lost once and rallied for two wins this past week. The Cardinals fell to Willmar 5-3 Tuesday, Dec. 5, at home, came from behind to beat Mankato East 4-3 Saturday, Dec. 9, at home and traveled to Austin Monday, Dec. 11, beating the Packers 10-0. The Cardinals girls’ team will play their next game against Worthington Thursday, Dec. 21, at home. Luverne will…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 13, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals wrestling team hosted the Luverne Triangular Tuesday, Dec. 5, losing to Redwood Valley 36-31 and falling to Jackson County Central 66-10. The Luverne boys’ team traveled to Jackson County Central Saturday, Dec. 9, placing 13th, and the girls’ team traveled to Hutchinson Saturday, Dec. 9, placing second. The Luverne girls’ team travels to Minnetonka Saturday, Dec. 16, for…
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