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  • By Jason Berghorst
    July 17, 2024
    Two men with longtime connections to the Luverne High School track and field program recently received statewide recognition.  Cardinal head coach Pete Janiszesksi was named the Minnesota Class A Girls Track and Field Coach of the Year, and Al Stoakes was named the Minnesota Class A Track and Field Volunteer of the Year.  Both awards are presented by the Minnesota Track and Field Coaches…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen and Jason Berghorst
    July 17, 2024
           The Luverne Senior Legion baseball team completed a 9-4-1 regular season campaign and won its first two playoff games during a busy week.        Post 123 defeated Edgerton 9-1 and Worthington 11-3 during home games July 9.        The team then opened up sub-sub state playoff action by defeating Edgerton 10-0 and Minneota 7-3 on Friday and Saturday, respectively, in Pipestone…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    July 17, 2024
    The Luverne Junior Legion baseball team won two more games this week, defeating Minneota 10-0 and Fairmont 13-1. Luverne, now 13-2 on the season, was scheduled to complete the regular season in Edgerton Tuesday, July 16. Post 123 will open playoffs by hosting a four-team double-elimination tournament this Sunday and Monday, July 21-22, at Redbird Field. Junior Legion teams from Luverne,…
  • July 17, 2024
    Luverne High School trap shooting team member Liam Murphy competed at the USA High School Clay Target League National Championship in Mason, Michigan, July 13. In four rounds of competition, Murphy shot a 24 (out of 25), 24, a perfect 25, and 19.
  • 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…
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