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  • By Minnesota DNR
    November 15, 2023
    Blue Mounds State Park will be closed to all visitors starting at sunset on Nov. 17 through sunrise on Nov. 20 for a special deer hunt. The purpose for the hunt is to prevent overpopulation of deer and to protect resources. Special hunts will take place at other Minnesota state parks and recreation areas this fall, and access to the parks will vary. Park visitors are advised to check the alerts…
  • By Minnesota DNR
    November 15, 2023
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving entrance fees to all 75 state parks and recreation areas on Friday, Nov. 24 – the day after Thanksgiving. This “Free Park Day” is one of four days each year when the DNR waives the requirement for a vehicle permit at state parks and recreation areas. The goal of Free Park Days is to encourage Minnesotans to get outdoors and enjoy the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 08, 2023
    The H-BC Patriots football team was crowned Section 3A 9-Players Champions Friday, Nov. 3, in Marshall. Hills-Beaver Creek defeated Edgerton 30-8 to move on to the state quarterfinals against the Kingsland Knights Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Albert Lea. In the first quarter of the championship game, neither H-BC nor Edgerton was able to get much going offensively. Both teams turned the ball…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 08, 2023
    Four Luverne cross country runners participated in the 2023 MSHSL Class A State Individual Championships on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course. The state meet was hosted at St. Olaf College in Northfield from 1991 up until last season. From 1964-1990 the state meet was run at Les Bolstad, which means this year’s event was a sort of homecoming to the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 08, 2023
    The Luverne volleyball team fell to Redwood Valley 3-0 in Section 3AA quarterfinal competition Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Redwood Falls. The Cardinals lost a very close first set 27-25. In sets two and three LHS kept it close, falling 25-19 in both sets. Against Redwood Valley, senior Elle Halverson had 10 set assists for LHS and junior Amira Cowell had 15 set assists. Junior Ella Reisdorfer posted…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 08, 2023
    Three Luverne Taekwondo students competed in the 39th Annual Midwest Taekwondo Championships in Tea, South Dakota, Saturday, Oct. 21. They were among 125 competitors from South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa at the event. Green belt Julian Dillard placed second in both poomse (a pattern of pre-arranged Taekwondo moves, consisting of a combination of stances, blocks, strikes…
  • By Scot Rall, Outdoor Columnist
    November 08, 2023
    Pheasant season is underway at full steam and the reports are all looking pretty good.  I had a group in my county over the weekend, and they were only a few birds short of their limits for their efforts over four days. I hunt a lot, many times by myself and other times with smaller groups, but I am not a big group kind of guy. The bigger the group, the harder it is to keep everyone in step. I…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne football team beat Tri-City United Tuesday, Oct. 24, by a score of 6-2 at home in a Section 3AAA quarterfinal game. Luverne then traveled to Fairmont and lost 32-0 to the rival Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 28. The Cardinals finished the season with six wins and four losses.   Luverne 6, Tri-City 2 The Luverne Cardinals beat the Tri-City United Titans 6-2 Tuesday, Oct. 24 at home in…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ tennis team participated in the 2023 Class A Team State Tournament Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. No. 8 Luverne took on No. 1 Rochester in the morning quarterfinal session, losing 0-7 to the Lourdes. That evening, the Cardinals took on No. 5 Crookston in the consolation bracket, falling 1-6 to the Pirates. “The girls had a great…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team blanked the Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons Knights 28-0 Saturday, Oct. 28, at home in Section 3 9-player action. Against the Knights, H-BC kicked off to start the game. ACG went four and out, punting back to the Patriots. H-BC started on their own 38-yard line and marched the ball down the field rushing 11 times to the ACG 14-yard line. On the next…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne volleyball team beat Fairmont 3-1 at home Friday, Oct. 27, in the first round of the Section 3AA Volleyball Tournament. LHS gave up the first set 25-20 to Fairmont. “We had to settle in in the first set, and then they took care of business,” head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “I was very proud of how we came back from the first set.” Luverne players were able to pull together as a group…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne cross country team qualified four individuals for state competition Saturday, Nov. 4, at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minneapolis. Competing for Luverne were seniors Ryan Fick and Jenna DeBates, junior Owen Janiszeski and seventh-grader Summer Mollberg. DeBates was crowned the Section 3A girls’ varsity 5,000-meter champion, placing first at this year’s…
  • November 01, 2023
    Ten youth hunters participated in the second annual Dan Kindt Memorial Youth Hunt Saturday on private conservation ground in western and eastern Rock County. The youth were chosen to participate in the event at the Rock County Pheasants Forever Banquet on Oct. 5 from a pool of young people ages 12 to 17 who completed gun safety training. Pheasants Forever members released birds the morning of the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The Luverne football team hosted Redwood Valley Wednesday. Oct. 18, beating the rival Cardinals 33-21 in the final game of the regular season. “It was a big win for us to get a home field playoff game,” head coach Todd Oye said. “Our offense played their best game of the year.” Against Redwood Valley, Luverne scored first on a 4-yard keeper by quarterback senior Conner Connell. Senior Patrick…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The H-BC football team hosted New Ulm Cathedral for the Patriots’ final regular season game Wednesday. Oct. 18. The Patriots beat the Greyhounds 40-18 to cap off a perfect 8-0 regular season record. “It was a great way to end our regular season with a sub-district championship,” head coach Rex Metzger said. “We knew coming in that it was going to be a battle with them dropping from 11-man to 9…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    Luverne boys’ and girls’ varsity cross country teams placed second at the Big South Conference meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Marshall Golf Club. The Luverne girls’ junior varsity team took third place in their event. Four LHS athletes received all-conference honors after the meet, and two were named to the all-conference honorable mention list. Cross country all-conference honors went to…
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