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  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 10, 2020
    Prior to the start of the shortened 2020 season, the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team had accumulated an 18-4 record over the last two seasons. All four of those losses have come against Mountain Lake Area. The two teams have met in the section tournament back-to-back years with MLA winning both matchups. H-BC and MLA will clash again in Hills on Thursday, Nov. 12. The Patriots enter the…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    Due to Covid-19, the Minnesota State High School League opted not to hold state tournament events this year for fall sports. A two-day showcase in Atwater at the Island Pine Golf Club served as a de facto cross country state tournament. With all the top runners from the state attending, the event provided a chance for the Luverne cross country team to compete against the best of the best. A total…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team continued their push for a perfect season on Friday, Oct. 30, with a 36-0 victory over Edgerton. The top-ranked Patriots improved to 4-0 with the road victory. After forcing the Flying Dutchmen to punt on their opening drive, it didn’t take long for the Patriots to get on the scoreboard. On the first offensive play for the Patriots, Gavin Wysong…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    The Luverne volleyball team ran into two of the best teams in the Big South Conference this past week. The Cardinals went 0-2, losing matches to Marshall and Redwood Valley. The Cardinals opened the week by playing the second-ranked Marshall Tigers in Luverne on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The Tigers proved worthy of their high ranking by sweeping the Cardinals. The visiting Tigers won the opening set 25-…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    The Adrian-Ellsworth Dragons volleyball team tripped up the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 3-0. The visiting Patriots ran into a well-oiled machine, failing to score over 13 points in any of the three sets. The Dragons took the first set 25-13. The second set was more of the same with H-BC falling 25-10. In the third and final set, it was the Dragons completing the sweep 25-12.…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    November 03, 2020
    It will be a battle of two 3-1 teams when Redwood Valley pays a visit to the Luverne Cardinals on Friday, Nov. 6. Both teams’ lone loss this season has come against Blue Earth Area, a Top Five team in class AA. Redwood Valley opened the season with a 34-0 victory over Windom Area. In the second game of the season, Redwood Valley defeated Pipestone Area 18-7. Redwood Valley lost their first game…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The only thing that seems capable of slowing down the Hills-Beaver Creek football team this season is Covid-19. The Patriots have come racing out of the gates in this shortened season. They look like a well-oiled machine with a 3-0 record and outscoring their opponents 146-14. A driving force behind the hot start is a pair of four-year starters. Seniors Gavin Wysong and Tyson Bork give the…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The Big South Conference announced its fall sports all-conference teams for cross country and tennis on Monday, Oct. 26. The Luverne Cardinals were well represented in both sports. For cross country the girls had seven players earn all-conference. Tenley Nelson, Jenna DeBates, Grace Ingebretson, Brooklynn Ver Steeg, Regan Feit, Elizabeth Wagner and Kayla Bloemendaal all earned all-conference…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    How does one stay active during a global pandemic? Sarah DeBeer, Krista Ahrendt and David Duffy hiked the Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim trail on Sunday, Oct. 25. The trail is 26.7 miles long and took them 13 hours to complete. The route they took wasn’t the longest, but it was the most challenging due to the elevation. “Our hike was fun and challenging,” Duffy said. “We collectively put together a plan…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ volleyball team won a highly competitive match against the Murray County Central Rebels 3-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 20. With the win, the Patriots improved to 3-2 on the season.  The Patriots dropped the first set of the match 25-23. H-BC bounced back to win the next three sets to win the match 3-1. “We probably played our worst match of the season the night before against…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The Hills-Beaver Creek football team continued its early season success on Friday, Oct. 23, with a 54-8 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove. With the win the Patriots improved to 3-0 on the season. They’ve now outscored their opponents 146-14 through three games. Gavin Wysong got the scoring started for the Patriots in the first quarter. The senior quarterback scampered for a 45-yard rushing…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals volleyball team picked up their first win of the season on Thursday, Oct. 22, against the Worthington Trojans. The Cardinals outlasted the Trojans 3-2 to break into the win column. With the win the Cardinals are now 1-3. “The whole team has a new energy going into this week now that we have our first win under our belt,” said Luverne head coach Sarah DeBeer. “I believe in…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 27, 2020
    A year ago Jackson County Central ended the Luverne Cardinals’ football season in the section semifinals. On Friday, Oct. 23, the Cardinals exacted a little revenge. Playing in front of a smaller Homecoming crowd, the Cardinals blanked JCC 32-0. The Cardinal defense set the tone for the game on the opening drive. On the second play from scrimmage, Luverne forced a fumble that was recovered by…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 20, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals girls’ cross country varsity squad was one of the best in Section 3A all season. They put an exclamation mark on that strong season Thursday, Oct. 15, by winning the section meet in Luverne. The boys’ team took home fifth place. “I thought all our kids raced their hearts out,” Luverne head coach Pete Janiszeski said. “They had their best performance on our home course this…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 20, 2020
    The Luverne Cardinals were handed their first loss of the football season on Friday, Oct. 16, against Blue Earth Area 41-10. With the loss the Cardinals drop to 1-1 on the season. During the first possession of the game Blue Earth took the ball down the field on six plays to score a touchdown. The Buccaneers never took their foot off the gas. Zack Kruse put an end to another potential scoring…
  • By Brennen Rupp
    October 20, 2020
    Adapt and adjust. That’s what Covid-19 has required of everyone, and that’s what the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots had to do this week. The Patriots were set up to play Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda on Thursday, Oct. 15, but just before the game began, it was called off due to quarantine requirements for the HLOF team. “With our game getting canceled on Thursday, there were a lot of disappointed people…
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