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  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Luverne boys’ basketball team opened the 2023-24 season facing two tough teams on the road. On Friday, Dec. 1, LHS lost to Southwest Minnesota Christian 85-71 in Edgerton. The next day, Saturday, Dec. 2, the Cardinals faced Montevideo and fell 64-44. The Cardinals were scheduled to host H-BC Tuesday, Dec. 5, for their first home game of the season. Luverne then travels to Pipestone Friday…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Luverne High School wrestling team participated in the Flandreau Booster Club Invitational Saturday, Dec. 2. The LHS boys’ team took second place out of 12 teams at the event. The LHS girls’ team placed first at the invitational. “These wrestlers grinded out some tough victories,” said head coach Jorden Kopp. The Cardinals had eight of their 13 boys’ wrestlers place in the invitational.…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    December 06, 2023
    The Luverne High School gymnasts traveled to Blue Earth for their first meet of the 2023-34 season on Thursday, Nov. 30. The Cardinals won the team meet 131.500 to 126.5250. “It’s nice to win your season opener,” head coach Phoebe Flom said. “We had a lot of first-meet jitters and crazy mishaps, but all in all it was a good meet.”   Luverne was without sophomore Kianna Winter, who has a…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 29, 2023
    It has been a year since I started my journey as the Star Herald sports editor, and looking back on what I have learned and been able to experience in this job is amazing. One question I do get asked often is, “What is your favorite sport event to cover?” Truth be told, it’s not about which sport is my favorite, it’s about the athletes and their performances I am able to capture that I enjoy…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 29, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team hosted Fairmont Nov. 21 beating the visiting Cardinals 7-1. Luverne fell to Mound Westonka-Southwest Christian 9-0 on the road Nov. 25. Luverne was scheduled to take on Marshall on the road Tuesday, Nov. 28, and will host Waseca Saturday, Dec. 2, at noon.   LHS 7, Fairmont 1 The LHS girls’ hockey team hosted Fairmont Tuesday, Nov. 21, winning the game 7-1.…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 29, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ basketball team fell 56-33 to Central Lyon in their first game of the season in Rock Rapids Monday night. The Cardinals fell behind the Lyons early in the game and were not able to match their opponents’ quick tempo. Central Lyon led Luverne 24-11 at the end of the first half. The Cardinals were able to double their first half points, scoring 22 in the second half, but the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 29, 2023
    The Minnesota State High School League sanctioned girls’ wrestling for the first time in the 2021-22 school year, and the first state tournament was held March 5, 2022, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Luverne high school has embraced this decision, and the girls’ wrestling program has grown in numbers and success. “It’s great to see the program flourish,” said LHS head wrestling coach…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 21, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ hockey team lost to New Ulm 2-0 Nov. 14 and beat Windom 10-1 Nov. 16. The Cardinals, now 1-2 for the season, will host Fairmont Tuesday, Nov. 21, and travel to Mound Westonka Saturday, Nov. 25.   New Ulm 2, LHS 0 The LHS girls’ hockey team hosted its first home game of the season Tuesday, Nov. 14, against New Ulm. The Eagles beat the Cardinals 2-0 in the Blue Mound Ice…
  • 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 15, 2023
    The Luverne High School girls’ hockey team started the 2023-24 regular season on the road against Willmar Saturday, Nov. 11. Willmar upended the Cardinals 5-0 with a big third period scoring run. “It was a fast-paced game. … We were pleased with the first two periods of play,” head coach Tony Sandbulte said. “We just made a few defensive zone mistakes in the third period and they made us pay…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 08, 2023
    Four Luverne cross country runners participated in the 2023 MSHSL Class A State Individual Championships on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course. The state meet was hosted at St. Olaf College in Northfield from 1991 up until last season. From 1964-1990 the state meet was run at Les Bolstad, which means this year’s event was a sort of homecoming to the…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 08, 2023
    The Luverne volleyball team fell to Redwood Valley 3-0 in Section 3AA quarterfinal competition Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Redwood Falls. The Cardinals lost a very close first set 27-25. In sets two and three LHS kept it close, falling 25-19 in both sets. Against Redwood Valley, senior Elle Halverson had 10 set assists for LHS and junior Amira Cowell had 15 set assists. Junior Ella Reisdorfer posted…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 08, 2023
    Three Luverne Taekwondo students competed in the 39th Annual Midwest Taekwondo Championships in Tea, South Dakota, Saturday, Oct. 21. They were among 125 competitors from South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa at the event. Green belt Julian Dillard placed second in both poomse (a pattern of pre-arranged Taekwondo moves, consisting of a combination of stances, blocks, strikes…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne football team beat Tri-City United Tuesday, Oct. 24, by a score of 6-2 at home in a Section 3AAA quarterfinal game. Luverne then traveled to Fairmont and lost 32-0 to the rival Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 28. The Cardinals finished the season with six wins and four losses.   Luverne 6, Tri-City 2 The Luverne Cardinals beat the Tri-City United Titans 6-2 Tuesday, Oct. 24 at home in…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne girls’ tennis team participated in the 2023 Class A Team State Tournament Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. No. 8 Luverne took on No. 1 Rochester in the morning quarterfinal session, losing 0-7 to the Lourdes. That evening, the Cardinals took on No. 5 Crookston in the consolation bracket, falling 1-6 to the Pirates. “The girls had a great…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    November 01, 2023
    The Luverne volleyball team beat Fairmont 3-1 at home Friday, Oct. 27, in the first round of the Section 3AA Volleyball Tournament. LHS gave up the first set 25-20 to Fairmont. “We had to settle in in the first set, and then they took care of business,” head coach Sarah DeBeer said. “I was very proud of how we came back from the first set.” Luverne players were able to pull together as a group…
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