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  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 11, 2019
    The Luverne High School boys’ tennis team competed in its 10th consecutive Class A Minnesota State Boys’ Tennis Team Tournament June 4. The event was staged at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. The Cardinals suffered identical 6-1 losses to Rochester Lourdes and Thief River Falls at the state tournament. “The team played hard both matches,” said Luverne coach Greg Antoine. “We…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 11, 2019
    The Luverne boys’ track team was well represented at the Minnesota State Class A Track and Field Championships. The annual showcase of the state’s best track athletes was staged Friday and Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul. The Cardinals had seven boys compete at the state meet in three different events. Luverne athletes placed on the podium in two of three events.   “We used all of our…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 11, 2019
    “It felt like a huge weight off our shoulders.” That’s how Luverne senior Jadyn Anderson describes her 3,200-meter relay team’s second straight Class A state championship. “Last year, winning felt like a dream come true,” she said. “This year we felt a lot of pressure to win again. It felt great when we did.” Anderson joined sophomore Regan Feit and freshmen Tenley Nelson and Brooklynn Ver Steeg…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 11, 2019
    The Luverne Cardinals baseball team finished its season as the Section 3AA runner-up for the third year in a row. Paynesville punched its ticket to the Class AA Minnesota State Baseball Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Luverne in the section championship game Thursday (June 6) at Legion Field in Marshall. Luverne reached the section title game with a dramatic walk-off 3-2 victory over Fairmont…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 11, 2019
    The Luverne Junior Legion (formerly VFW) baseball team went 5-2 during a very busy week of games all staged at Redbird Field in Luverne. Luverne split a doubleheader with Sioux Falls East Tuesday (June 2) and went 3-1 during its annual home tournament Friday-Sunday before defeating Slayton 10-1 Monday. The 6-2 Junior Legion squad is scheduled to host Marshall Blue tonight (Thursday) before…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 11, 2019
    The Luverne Redbirds amateur baseball team is 6-3 on the season after going 2-3 during its most recent five games. The Redbirds played the Irish at Milroy Wednesday and will compete at the Atwater tournament Friday and Saturday.   Luverne 6, Tracy 1 Luverne got back into the win column on Sunday with a 6-1 game in Tracy.   Tyler Reisdorfer pitched the entire game for the Redbirds. He struck out…
  • June 11, 2019
    Sixteen members of the Luverne High School trap shooting team will travel to the 2019 Trap Shooting Championship Saturday in Alexandria. The top 11 teams and top 100 individuals will advance to the Minnesota State High School League Clay Target Shooting Tournament later this month.
  • By John Rittenhouse and Jason Berghorst
    June 04, 2019
    The Luverne High School baseball team won one game and lost one game in the Section 3A tournament this week. The Cardinals defeated Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 9-0 May 28 before falling to Paynesville 5-0 June 1. The loss moved LHS to the elimination bracket of the tournament. The Cards faced Fairmont Tuesday night (June 4) in Jackson for a chance to play in the section championship game.  …
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 04, 2019
    Luverne’s Junior Legion baseball team opened its 2019 season with a 13-1 five-inning victory over Adrian Monday at Redbird Field. Formerly known as the VFW baseball team, the squad comprised of 15-, 16-, and 17-year-old players will play as a Junior Legion team in 2019. Luverne opened the new season in style by scoring eight runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back. Offensively…
  • By John Rittenhouse
    June 05, 2017
    The Luverne Cardinal baseball team remained alive in the Section 3A tournament by winning two elimination games after their first loss of the double-elimination tournament last week. Luverne played Jackson in Windom Tuesday night (June 6). A win in that game would have the team playing New London-Spicer tonight.   LHS 7, Minnewaska Area 5 Luverne jumped out to a 4-run lead in the first inning and…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 14, 2016
    A pair of Luverne High School tennis players ended their season with a victory when they won the consolation championship at the 2016 Minnesota State Boys’ Tennis Tournament in Minneapolis Friday. Senior Erik Wohnoutka and junior Chris Jelken qualified for the state tournament when they won the Section 3A doubles championship May 31. The Cardinal duo opened doubles play at the state tournament…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 14, 2016
    The Luverne boys tennis team reached a milestone at the 2016 Minnesota State Boys Tennis Tournament. Playing in the team tournament for the seventh consecutive year, Luverne earned a victory at the state tournament as a team for the first time ever. “The kids were really excited and proud to be the ones to win that first match at state,” Luverne coach Greg Antoine said. The Cardinals benefited…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 14, 2016
    The Luverne boys tennis team reached a milestone at the 2016 Minnesota State Boys Tennis Tournament. Playing in the team tournament for the seventh consecutive year, Luverne earned a victory at the state tournament as a team for the first time ever. “The kids were really excited and proud to be the ones to win that first match at state,” Luverne coach Greg Antoine said. The Cardinals benefited…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 14, 2016
    The Luverne girls’ track and field team had seven athletes competing in five different events at the 2016 Minnesota Class A State Track and Field Championships at Hamline University in St. Paul Friday and Saturday.  This year’s state meet will be long remembered for the heat and humidity that made conditions difficult. “Overall it was just a very challenging meet,” said longtime Luverne coach…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 14, 2016
    Three members of the Luverne boys’ track team represented Section 3A at the Minnesota Class A State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday. The Cardinal athletes competed against the state’s best in three different events: the 300-meter hurdles, pole vault and shot put. The athletes at Hamline University in St. Paul experienced hot and humid conditions that made the already stiff…
  • By Jason Berghorst
    June 13, 2016
    The Tri-State Buffalos amateur football team suffered its sixth loss of the season Saturday. Playing on the road in Watertown, South Dakota, against the Watertown Rebels, Tri-State lost 30-0. The Buffalos’ season record now stands at 1-6 while the Rebels improved to 2-5. Tri-State will host the Southwest Minnesota Crusaders Saturday for their final home game of the season. The contest begins at 6…
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