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  • June 30, 2020
    BASEBALL 2020   Luverne Redbirds June 4      at Brandon Valley     4-3   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-5   W June 13    at Castlewood           9-0   W June 17    Tracy Engineers     12-1   WJune 24    Ruthton Royals       10-0   W June 26    Jackson Bulls         12-2    L June 28    Tracy Engineers     12-0   W July 1       at Milroy Irish           8:00pm July 5       at Adrian…
  • June 30, 2020
    July events planned for Saturday Luverne’s Dave Duffy announced that the three annual events he organizes each July are on for this year. The July 4 Davis Lake Triathlon will be divided into two races. The Minnow Race begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes a quarter-mile kayak course, a two-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run. The Shark Race begins at 9:15 a.m. It includes kayaking for a half mile, biking…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 23, 2020
    Eric Gaul and Thomas Kracht of Luverne highlighted local results during a busy weekend of racing. Gaul took first and Kracht placed second in the Hobby Stocks A feature race at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Friday. Gaul also won the first race of the season for the LSR (Luverne, Slayton, Rock Rapids) Enduro series Saturday night at the same track. Rock County drivers also competed in…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 23, 2020
    The Luverne Redbirds returned to Redbird Field for their first home game of the season Wednesday, June 17. The large number of fans who attended the game were reminded of social distancing requirements, and a few adjustments were made on the field, but overall the feel of “town team” baseball returned to Luverne. “It was just great to be back at Redbird Field,” said Luverne player-manager Brooks…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 23, 2020
    The Luverne 19-and-under (19U) baseball team opened its delayed season by going 2-1 at a Legion baseball tournament in Lennox, South Dakota, over the weekend. Luverne opened Friday with an 8-6 loss to the host team, before defeating Sioux Falls West 2-1 Saturday and the Fargo Bombers 10-5 Sunday. While the American Legion baseball governing board in Minnesota decided in May not to sponsor a…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 23, 2020
    When American Legion-sanctioned baseball in Minnesota was canceled for the season in May, local youth were unsure if they would play at all this summer. In order to still offer a season, Luverne leaders and coaches worked to create non-Legion sanctioned teams for Legion and Junior Legion-aged players to begin play once pandemic-related restrictions began to relax in Minnesota. The Junior Legion-…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 16, 2020
    Ten racecar drivers from the Star Herald coverage area competed at area dirt tracks last weekend. Kaden Kracht of Steen placed fourth in the Sportsman’s class to lead Rock County racers at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids Frday night. Thomas Kracht led local drivers at 1-90 Speedway in Hartford, South Dakota, when he finished third in the Hobby Stocks race Saturday night.     Rapid Speedway Kaden…
  • June 16, 2020
    Local high school baseball players will finally take the field this weekend. First, coronavirus restrictions canceled the high school spring sports season in April. In May the American Legion board officially canceled summer seasons for Legion and Junior Legion baseball teams in Minnesota due to the pandemic. Luverne Community Education staff worked to find another option to give local players a…
  • June 16, 2020
    Luverne High School Trap Shooting Results   Week Four – June 11 Boys                          Colton Schutz           49 Austin Henning         46 Hunter Ahrendt         45   Colby Crabtree         45 Austin Watts-Boll     44 Marshal Dammann   44   Girls                          Cheyenne Schutz     39 Leah Wynia               36
  • June 16, 2020
    Members of the Luverne High School trap shooting team wrapped up their abbreviated season Monday night. The team completed five rounds of competition in small groups at the Rock County Sportsmen’s Club in Luverne. Season scores will be submitted to the statewide organization to determine final conference placing. Statewide and national competitions will not take place this year due to COVID-19…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 09, 2020
    Local baseball fans have been waiting months for the game to start. The high school season was canceled due to coronavirus restrictions, and summer teams have also faced delays. The Luverne Redbirds amateur team is one of over 250 “town ball” teams governed by the Minnesota Baseball Association. The MBA has been working with the governor’s office to develop guidelines that will allow baseball to…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 09, 2020
    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Friday that indoor recreation and fitness centers could reopen with limited capacity and other safety requirements June 10. Power Fitness in downtown Luverne and the Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness Center were ready for the news. Both facilities had been closed by state executive orders to reduce the spread of the coronavirus since mid-March. According to…
  • June 09, 2020
    Golf outing June 23 The Nobles County Corn and Soybean Growers and Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Golf Outing will be Tuesday, June 23, at the Adrian Country Club. Tee time is at 2 p.m. with a steak dinner to follow at 5:30 p.m. Golf and dinner are free for members of either organization, and sign-up and renewal of memberships will be available at the door. Call the Adrian Country Club at 507-483-2722…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 09, 2020
    Six Rock County dirt track racers competed at local events over the weekend. Luverne’s Colton Arends placed first in the Stock Car class at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Friday to highlight local results. Two Luverne drivers also raced at 1-90 Speedway in Hartford, South Dakota, on Saturday.   Rapid Speedway Arends found victory for the first time this season on Friday night. After…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 02, 2020
    Local dirt track racecar drivers faced a delay in the start of racing season due to coronavirus restrictions. Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and 1-90 Speedway near Hartford, South Dakota, opened in mid-May, and Rock County drivers have been competing at the area tracks each Friday and Saturday.   Rapid Speedway Luverne’s Colton Arends led local racers last weekend, placing second in the A…
  • May 26, 2020
    Since all sporting events have been put on hold, enjoy this article that first appeared in the Star Herald 20 years ago.   A record-setting season by the Luverne-Hills-Beaver Creek wrestling team came to an end during the Minnesota State Class AA Wrestling Tournament at the Target entering Minneapolis last week and weekend. The Cards set a program record by having seven athletes qualify for the…
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