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  • 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 06, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek girls’ basketball team won its home opener 62-15 over Red Rock Central Friday, Dec. 1. “I thought the girls did a great job of playing with intensity and toughness on defense, which led to some easy buckets on the offensive end,” head coach Dylan Gehrke said. “We have been preaching defense and rebounding these last few weeks, and we were able to turn them over 33 times…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 15, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots football team fell to the Kingsland Knights 26-14 in state quarterfinals Thursday, Nov. 9. The Patriots and Knights met in Albert Lea, playing on Jim Gustafson Field, home of the Albert Lea Tigers. Both teams came into the game with an 11-0 record for the year in 9-player football. H-BC took the opening kickoff going four-and-out, having to punt to the Knights…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 15, 2023
    Twelve Cardinals earn Big South All-Conference athletic honors Four girls’ tennis players from Luverne High School were named to the 2023-24 Big South Conference All-Conference Team. Senior Sarah Stegenga was named to the Big South Conference All-Conference Team, and senior Roselynn Hartshorn and juniors Augusta Papik and Caitlin Kindt were named to the Big South Conference All-Conference…
  • 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 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
    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
    The Luverne volleyball team traveled to Hills Tuesday, Oct. 17, beating the Patriots 3-0. LHS won the first set 25-10, took the second set 25-9 and the final set 25-11. The Cardinals-Patriots matchup was the final regular season game for both teams. “We played with determination and control,” head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “It was a great display of what these girls are capable of when we take…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team hosted Luverne Tuesday, Oct. 17, falling 3-0 to the Cardinals. LHS won 25-10, 25-9 and 25-11. “We were not ready to play mentally, and for some reason they were all in their heads about it being senior night and the last home game,” said coach Meghan Zylstra. (See LHS/HBC story for details.) The Lady Pates traveled to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Monday, Oct. 23…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team fell 3-1 to Adrian Oct. 10 and 3-1 to Southwest Minnesota Christian Oct. 16. H-BC was scheduled to host Luverne Tuesday, Oct. 17, for both teams’ last regular season match.   Adrian 3, H-BC 1 The Patriots volleyball team traveled to Adrian to take on the Dragons Tuesday, Oct. 10. H-BC lost the first two sets 25-17 and 25-22. The Patriots rallied and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots are gearing up for a close home contest with New Ulm Cathedral on Wednesday, Oct. 18. “Having the week off was helpful because Wednesday night games are always a quick turnaround in regard to preparation,” head coach Rex Metzger said. He was referring to the canceled Westbrook-Walnut Grove game that was supposed to have been played Friday, Oct. 13. Now Metzger…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 11, 2023
    The Patriots beat the Flying Dutchmen 26-14 in Edgerton Friday, Oct. 6. “We knew going in, it was going to be a tough, physical game, and it was all of that,” head coach Rex Metzger said. “Our guys played hard all 48 minutes, and I was very happy with the physicality of our team.” The first quarter of the game both teams hung tough and would not allow the other team to score. In the second…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 11, 2023
    The Hills-Beaver Creek volleyball team lost 3-0 to Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda at home Tuesday, Oct. 3, and traveled to Marshall Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7, to participate in the Jimmy John’s Classic. H-BC was scheduled to travel to Adrian to take on the Dragons Tuesday, Oct. 10, and will host Southwest Christian Monday, Oct. 16.   HLOF 3, HBC 0 The Patriots fell behind the Coyotes in…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 04, 2023
    H-BC handed the Renville County West Jaguars a 45-14 loss at home Friday, Sept. 29. The Patriots remain unbeaten, 5-0, as they go on the road to take on Edgerton Friday, Oct. 6. “We knew going into the game that they had a very good run offense. I thought we were able to slow them down early, and we were able to control the game with our run attack,” said head coach Rex Metzger. In the first…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 04, 2023
    The H-BC girls’ volleyball team gave up two matches this past week. The Patriots lost to Murray County Central 3-0 Tuesday, Sept. 26, at home and fell to Russell Tyler Ruthton 3-0 on the road Thursday, Sept. 28. H-BC was scheduled to host Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Tuesday, Oct. 3, and will participate in a tournament at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall Friday, Oct. 6, and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    September 27, 2023
    The H-BC girls’ volleyball team lost to Red Rock Central 4-1 in Lamberton Tuesday, Sept. 19, and dropped a heartbreaker “Queens of the Court” match 4-1 to Edgerton Public Friday, Sept. 22, in Edgerton. The Patriots were scheduled to host Murray County Central Tuesday, Sept. 26, and will travel to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Thursday, Sept. 28. Red Rock Central 4, Hills-Beaver Creek 1 The Hills-…
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