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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 10, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team hosted Fairmont Tuesday, Jan. 2, handing the Fairmont Cardinals a 9-0 loss. LHS took command of the game from the puck drop with a goal by sophomore Maddux Domagala at 1:08 in the first period. Domagala was assisted by freshman Carter Como and sophomore Landyn Lais. At 12:30 Como scored with an assist by Landyn Lais. Junior Levi Gonnerman scored at 15:20 assisted…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 10, 2024
    The Luverne varsity girls’ and boys’ wrestlers started the second half their season in Garretson Saturday, Jan. 6, for the Jesse James Invitational. “Both teams wrestled well, and they had a good day all around,” Luverne head coach Jordan Kopp said. The Cardinal boys placed third as a team, and seven LHS girls earned individual placements at the invitational. The Luverne boys’ team had 142.5…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 10, 2024
    The Luverne gymnastics team beat Redwood Valley at home 130.825 to 130.700 Thursday, Jan. 4, and placed fourth in the Marshall Winterfest Invitational Saturday, Jan. 6. The Cardinals’ competition in Windom was canceled due to winter weather Monday, Jan. 8. They will travel to Jackson County Central next Thursday, Jan. 18, and will host Marshall Jan. 26, and Fairmont Jan. 30.   Luverne 130.825…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 10, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team beat Windom 91-82 at home Tuesday, Jan. 2, and fell to Marshall 85-64 on the road Friday, Jan. 5. The Cardinals will host Worthington Thursday, Jan. 9, and St. James on Friday, Jan. 12, and will travel to take on Deubrook Area, White, South Dakota, on Saturday, Jan. 13.   LHS 91, Windom 82 The LHS boys’ basketball team hosted Windom Tuesday, Jan. 2, beating…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 10, 2024
    The LHS girls’ basketball team fell to two strong opponents in the past week. The Cardinals lost to Windom at home 68-59 Tuesday, Jan. 2, and to Marshall on the road 58-37 Friday, Jan. 5. Luverne was scheduled to travel to Worthington Tuesday, Jan. 9, and will host St. James Saturday, Jan. 12.   Windom 68, LHS 59 The Luverne girls came out shooting against Windom at home Tuesday, Jan. 2, and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 10, 2024
    The H-BC girls’ basketball team hosted Southwest Minnesota Christian Thursday, Jan. 4, and fell to the E-gals 66-63. The Patriots were able to take a 34-27 lead against the Eagles in the first half, but Southwest pulled together in the second half with several 3-point shots to get ahead of H-BC. “The girls had a 36-minute battle against Southwest Christian,” head coach Dylan Gehrke said. “It…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 10, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team improved their season record to 10-5 with an 11-0 win over Fairmont Tuesday, Jan. 2, in Fairmont. The Luverne Cardinals peppered Fairmont’s goalie with 58 total shots on goal in the game and held Fairmont to only eight attempts, which LHS goalie sophomore Emma Saarloos knocked away. Luverne opened the game with two goals in the first period. Eighth-grader Ellie…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 03, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ wrestling team traveled to Champlin for the Rebel Girls Holiday Classic Friday, Dec. 29, with nine Cardinals competing in the 27-team event. The Cardinal girls’ team was in the top five teams with the most girls participating. St. Michael-Albertville had 34 girls on their team. Forest Lake had 21 girls, Hastings brought 18, Apple Valley had 12 and Luverne was there with nine…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 03, 2024
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team played in the Rochester Kiwanis Hockey Festival Dec. 27-29 at the Graham Arena Complex in Rochester. Luverne played in the Varsity Blue division with five other teams that included Albert Lea, Austin, LaCrescent, Rochester and Windom. The Cardinals beat Rochester 6-2 Wednesday, Dec. 27, took down Albert Lea 8-3 Thursday, Dec. 28, and walked over Austin 12-1 Friday…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    January 03, 2024
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team traveled to Blaine Dec. 26-28 to play in the Herb Brooks Holiday Classic at the National Sports Center Super Rink over the holiday break. The Cardinals participated in the Girls Varsity Gold bracket along with Duluth Marshall, Duluth Northern Stars, Hudson, Mankato East, Mounds View/Irondale, River Lakes and Wayzata. The Cardinals took third place in the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The 2023 sports season saw eight teams make state appearances from both Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek communities. The Cardinals and Patriots also had several individual athletes participate in state events which included gymnastics, wrestling, track and field, cross-country and golf. Here is a breakdown of the teams and individuals that made state appearances this past year.   LHS Girls’…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    As we usher out another year, we look ahead to a new year of possibilities and experiences. Looking back, I reflect on the sports I have covered, the people I have met, the places I have been able to go, and things I was able to do in my job as the sports editor: •all the miles I’ve driven for LHS and H-BC events, Redbird baseball playoffs, and state competitions in St. Paul. •the thousands of…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The Luverne boys’ hockey team extended their win streak to eight games after beating Worthington 18-2 Thursday, Dec. 21, and holding off Dodge County 4-3 Friday, Dec. 22, both at home. Over the winter break, the Cardinals will travel to Rochester for three games in the Kiwanis Hockey Festival. Luverne will take on Rochester Lourdes Wednesday, Dec. 27, play Albert Lea Thursday, Dec. 28, and…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The H-BC girls’ basketball team traveled to Luverne Tuesday, Dec. 19, beating the Cardinals 57-51 and hosted Westbrook-Walnut Grove Thursday, Dec. 21, falling 57-42. The Patriots will host St. Mary Friday, Dec. 29, and Southwest Minnesota Christian Thursday, Jan. 4. The Luverne Cardinals are scheduled to host Windom Tuesday, Jan. 2, and travel to Marshall Friday, Jan. 5.   H-BC 57, LHS 51…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team hosted Worthington Thursday, Dec. 21, beating the Trojans 10-0. Scoring first for Luverne was sophomore Hannah Woodley assisted by eighth-grader Trinley Vanderburg and sophomore Paula Martinez. Sophomore Ella Apel scored the second goal assisted by freshman Macie Edstrom and freshman Tenley Behr. Eighth-grader Ella Van Batavia scored Luverne’s third and fourth…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 27, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals wrestling team traveled to Lamberton for the Red Rock Central Quad on Tuesday, Dec. 19. “Tuesday was a tough day. The team was hurting by the loss of Josh,” head coach Jordan Kopp said. “They pulled together and wanted to go wrestle and be together. It was an emotional night,” Kopp said. “They went out and wrestled as well as they could.” Teams at the quad were the host…
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