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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 10, 2024
    The ninth annual Davis Lake Triathlon once again kicked off the Fourth of July activities at The Lake Thursday. The triathlon has two divisions, the Minnows and the Sharks. The Minnows race is a quarter mile kayak, two-mile bike ride and one-mile run. The Sharks race is a half mile kayak, eight-mile bike ride and 2-1/2-mile run. Both races can be completed by individuals or 3-person teams.…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 10, 2024
    The Luverne Sr. Legion baseball team had a busy schedule this past week, finishing 2-3-1. Luverne beat Minneota 9-6 on Tuesday, July 2, at home. They fell to Rosetown 12-1 and to Omaha 14-6 Friday, July 5, in the New Ulm tournament. In the second day of the tournament Saturday, July 6, the Sr. Legion lost to Mankato 6-0 and tied New Ulm 5-5. Luverne beat Adrian 16-1 at home Monday, July 8.…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 10, 2024
    The Luverne Redbirds played just one game last week, taking the Jackson Bulls 4-1 at Redbird Field Sunday, July 7. The Redbirds were scheduled to travel to Brookings Monday, July 8, but the game was canceled due to player availability. If or when the game is rescheduled, the Star-Herald will pass the information on. Luverne will play their three final regular season games next week. The…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 10, 2024
    The Luverne Jr. Legion baseball team took two games this past week, getting by Slayton 5-4 on the road Tuesday, July 2, and blanking Adrian 7-0 at home Monday, July 8. Luverne is now 12-2 on the season and was scheduled to play Minneota at home Tuesday, July 9.   Luverne 5, Slayton 4 The Luverne Jr. Legion’s late push led to a 5-4 victory over Slayton Tuesday, July 2, on the road. The win…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 10, 2024
    Dan Ellingson, Hills, aced hole No. 6 at the Adrian Country Club Tuesday, July 2. He used a six iron for his second hole-in-one. Ellingson said his first was “last century, at Willow Run.” The hole-in-one was witnessed by a foursome that included Don Bosshart, Luverne.
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 10, 2024
    Following are racing results for local drivers competing in Fairmont, Rock Rapids, Hartford, Slayton, Worthington and Brandon for the week of July 1-7.   Rapid Speedway Rock Rapids, IA – July 5 Canceled due to flood   Fairmont Raceway Fairmont, MN – July 7 Hobby Stock 7th - #10 Blake Schneekloth   Murray County Speedway Slayton, MN – July 5 Bombers 7th - #22H Cody Hansen Hobby…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 03, 2024
    The Redbirds won two games and fell once this past week, bringing their season record to 11-2. Luverne beat Heron Lake 4-0 in Worthington Wednesday, June 26. The Redbirds played a doubleheader away Sunday, June 30. They beat the Fox Lake Foxes 11-4 in Truman and then fell 6-5 to Fairmont later in the day. Luverne is scheduled to host the Jackson Bulls Sunday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m. and will…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 03, 2024
    The weather proved to be a challenge for the Senior Legion games this week. The Luverne-Edgerton game consisted of just one inning before the rain fell. On Monday night, July 1, rain delayed the game between Luverne and Marshall for a half hour, but Luverne posted a win, beating Marshall 6-4. The Senior Legion was scheduled to host Minneota Tuesday, June 2, and will take on Adrian at home…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 03, 2024
    The Luverne Blaze fastpitch softball club hosted its fourth annual Bash-A-Rama tournament Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30. According to their website, “The BASH-A-RAMA Fast Pitch Softball Tournament was created to give division B and C players a chance to have fun, meet other teams, and gain more experience playing competitive softball.” Teams from Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 03, 2024
    Big South Conference officials released their 2023-24 All-Conference baseball, softball and golf team selections. Conner Connell, Carter Sehr, Will Serie, Jacob Stroh and Blake Sauer were among local athletes recognized as All-Conference baseball players. Alex Schlosser and Elliot Domagala were recognized with honorable mentions. The Luverne baseball team placed first in the small school…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    July 03, 2024
    Luverne Jr. Legion won three games and lost two this past week to bring their season record to 10-2. Luverne traveled to New Ulm for a tournament Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29. On Friday Luverne lost to New Ulm 3-1 and beat Peitzmeier 9-4. On Saturday they lost to Prior Lake 5-3 and beat Wayzata 15-2. On Monday, July 1, Luverne beat Marshall 3-1 at Redbird Field. Due to weather and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 26, 2024
    The Luverne Junior Legion baseball team beat Pipestone 11-5 at home Monday, June 24. Because of flooding at Redbird Field, the game was played at the Luverne High School south baseball field. With the temp in the nineties and a heat index of around 102, both teams took some time to acclimate to the conditions in the first two innings. In the third, Pipestone scored two runs in the top of the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 26, 2024
    The Luverne Senior Legion baseball team was able to get in two games this past week, traveling to Bird Island to take on Annandale and St. Louis Park Sunday, June 23. Luverne beat Annandale 7-5 in six innings and fell to St. Louis Park 9-1 in six innings. With Redbird Field under water, games against Worthington on Thursday, June 20, and Pipestone Monday, June 24, had to be cancelled. The…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 26, 2024
    Luverne Public Schools signed a three-year sports streaming contract Thursday, June 20. The contract begins September 1. Board members received the information at their June 20 meeting and supported the idea of free public streaming of varsity sporting events. With the recent loss of local sports radio coverage through the Alpha Media affiliate KQAD-K101 in Luverne, Christensen Broadcasting…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    The Luverne Redbirds beat Worthington 8-1 on the road Wednesday, June 12, got by Windom 4-1 on the road Friday, June 14, and blanked Pipestone 12-0 at home on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, to improve their season record to 9-1. The Redbirds are scheduled to play two games on the road next week. Luverne travels to Litchfield Saturday, June 22, and will host Heron Lake Wednesday, June 26.  …
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    June 19, 2024
    Luverne’s Owen Sudenga finished the 2024 MSHSL Class AA boys’ individual state golf tournament in 26th place Wednesday, June 12. The tournament was played at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Owen Sudenga said. “Going into the state tournament this year, knowing it would be my last, I tried to soak it all in.” “From the ride there, to my practice round and then the tournament.” Sudenga shot an…
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