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  • 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 01, 2023
    The Luverne cross country team qualified four individuals for state competition Saturday, Nov. 4, at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minneapolis. Competing for Luverne were seniors Ryan Fick and Jenna DeBates, junior Owen Janiszeski and seventh-grader Summer Mollberg. DeBates was crowned the Section 3A girls’ varsity 5,000-meter champion, placing first at this year’s…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 25, 2023
    Luverne boys’ and girls’ varsity cross country teams placed second at the Big South Conference meet Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Marshall Golf Club. The Luverne girls’ junior varsity team took third place in their event. Four LHS athletes received all-conference honors after the meet, and two were named to the all-conference honorable mention list. Cross country all-conference honors went to…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 18, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals varsity cross-country team ran away with the boys’ and girls’ 5,000-meter events at the Adrian Invitational Tuesday, Oct. 10. Junior Owen Janiszeski and senior Jenna DeBates both took first place in their event at the Adrian Country  Club. “We were very happy with the performances on Tuesday,” head coach Pete Janiszeski said. “The kids competed hard and we had great…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 11, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals hosted a cross-country meet Thursday, Oct. 5, that included six other teams. The teams that participated in the high school events were Adrian-Ellsworth, Canby-Minneota, Pipestone Area, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, Sioux Falls Roosevelt and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. The Luverne girls’ 5,000-meter team placed third and the Luverne boys’ 5,000-meter team placed second. “The kids did…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen, sports editor
    October 04, 2023
    The Luverne Cardinals boys’ and girls’ cross country teams traveled to St. James Tuesday, Sept. 26. The girls’ varsity 5,000-meter team took fourth place, and the girls’ junior varsity 1,600-meter team finished in first place. The boys’ varsity and junior varsity teams did not place due to not having enough runners. The Cardinals participated in the Willmar Glacial Lake Invite on Saturday,…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    September 13, 2023
    By Greg Hoogeveen The Luverne Cardinals’ cross country meet on Saturday. Sept. 9, involved nine schools plus the host Cardinals. Other schools invited were Adrian/Ellworth, Dell Rapids, South Dakota, Garretson, South Dakota, Martin County West, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey, Redwood Valley, Heron Lake-Okabena, Jackson County Central and Southwest Minnesota Christian. Luverne had three individual…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    September 06, 2023
    The Luverne cross country team participated in the Metcalf Invitational at Mountain Lake Golf Course Friday, Sept. 1. Luverne was one of 15 teams at the event. In the varsity and junior varsity events, the Cardinals had 11 runners place in the Top 15. Junior Owen Janiszeski and senior Jenna DeBates each placed first as individual champions in the 5,000 meter. “I thought we did a nice job of…
  • By Greg Hoogeveen
    August 31, 2023
    The Luverne cross country team started the 2023 season participating in the Beresford, South Dakota, XC Invite Friday, Aug. 25. Luverne was among 30 teams invited to the event at the Bridges Golf Course. “I was super proud of each and every runner today that had the courage to stand on the starting line and test their limits,” said Luverne head coach Peter Janiszeski. The Cardinals had six Top 20…
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