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OKABENA -- Featuring excellent athleticism, experience and depth, the Southwest Star Concept girls' basketball team is looking to maintain the success it has enjoyed over the past two seasons, when the Quasars went a combined 38-10. Losing just two seniors (Whitney Place and Cali Mischke) from last year's 16-7 team, the Quasars once again appear to have the makings for a banner season under head coach Les Knutson, who is in his 31st season in charge of the Heron Lake-Okabena system. Senior Linnea Henkels and junior Brooke DeWall were All-Red Rock Conference performers a year ago and return t
WORTHINGTON -- Over the past five weeks, I have been fortunate enough to have spent a fair amount of time wandering around in the pheasant country in southwest Minnesota and a few other locals. What I have seen is a subtle change from the scenery of 10 years ago. This change is fairly noticeable if you look closely, but would probably be missed by the casual observer. What I am referring to is the change in farming practices by a growing number of crop producers in our area.
LUVERNE -- Continuously improving their play every week, the Luverne Cardinals have earned their way to the Class AA state football championship game tonight at the Metrodome. Luverne (10-3) plays second-ranked and undefeated Triton (12-0) at approximately 6:30 p.m., in the fifth of six state title games featured in Prep Bowl XXV. Advancing with their sixth consecutive victory (33-27) last week in the semifinals against Moose Lake/Willow River, the Cardinals will likely have to play their best overall game of the season to defeat Triton and come home with a state championship trophy. "These
LUVERNE -- Trailing 27-19 with 1:34 left in the fourth quarter Saturday against Winona Cotter, the Luverne Cardinals rallied to tie the game in the final moments of regulation. But they weren't done yet. Derek Elbers capped off Luverne's comeback with an overtime touchdown to give the Cardinals a thrilling 33-27 victory in the quarterfinal round of the Class AA state football tournament. "Except for a few big passing plays by Winona Cotter, I thought we controlled the game for the most part," Luverne head coach Todd Oye said.
EDGERTON -- Scoring a touchdown in each quarter, and stepping up defensively in the second half Saturday afternoon, the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen won the Section 2 9-Man football title with a 28-14 victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove. The victory puts the Flying Dutchmen in the state playoffs for the third straight season, as they will travel to Underwood -- which beat Verndale, 28-14, in the Section 4 title game --Friday night at 7 p.m. Senior quarterback Trey Manitz (4-for-14 passing, 147 yards; five carries for 61 yards) threw a pair of long touchdown passes to help Edgerton gain a 20-14 l
WORTHINGTON -- Tomorrow is the firearms season opener for whitetail deer in southwest Minnesota. There will be thousands of hunters clad in blaze orange trying to bag a deer of a lifetime. Minnesota is not known to have many trophy bucks when compared to states like Iowa or Wisconsin. Different states manage Scott their herds Rall with different goals in mind. Outdoors Some states Columnist work very hard to promote trophy animals.
WORTHINGTON -- Former Pipestone Area athlete Micah Lorenzen is running cross country at Concordia University in Wisconsin. He was named the North Atlantic Conference Male Athlete of the Week for his recent run at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, where he placed 19th out of 595 runners with a time of 26 minutes, 29 seconds for the 8,000-meter race. Veldhuizen playing volleyball at Dordt College Larissa Veldhuizen, a former athlete at Pipestone Area, recorded 15 kills as the Dordt volleyball team defeated Concordia of Seward, Neb., last Friday.
LUVERNE -- Southwest Star Concept and Fulda advanced to the finals of the Section 3A South volleyball tournament with semifinal victories at the Luverne Elementary Gymnasium Tuesday night. Top-seeded SSC defeated No. 4 Southwest Christian (15-10-2) in a five-game classic to open the night, while No. 3 Fulda topped second-seeded Edgerton (20-7-1) in a three-game sweep in the nightcap. The Quasars (23-5) and Raiders (19-8-1) will meet Thursday at 7 p.m.
LUVERNE -- After an evenly-played first quarter Saturday afternoon, the No. 1-seeded Luverne Cardinals took control and dominated the second quarter, scoring 35 points on their way to a convincing 60-0 victory over fourth-seeded Southwestern United in the second round of the Section 3AA football playoffs. "Our seniors really stepped it up today," Luverne head coach Todd Oye said following the game.
WORTHINGTON -- Every outing to chase Minnesota roosters is always a great time. Some hunts stay with you forever, and some you would rather forget. I had a hunt this past week that will stick with me for a very long time. It was by a twist of fate -- a friend of a friend of a friend knew a gentleman by the name of Bill Sherck. Bill is a television producer for Ron Schara Productions.