NWIA All-Stars struggle on day one
Hannah Butler watches an iron shot from the fairway Friday. Butler and the rest of the Northwest Iowa PGA Junior League All-Stars got off to a difficult start on the first day of national competition at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia. Team Iowa opened play with an 11.5-1.5 loss to 2013 runner-up Team California. Play resumes today. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)
Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead...
No. 9 Woodbury Central downs Rebels 18-6
ALBERT CITY -- Sioux Central's playoff hopes were on life support going in to Friday night's home game against Class A No. 9-ranked Woodbury Central and their monstrous offensive line which features three potential D-1 athletes, but the Rebels went down swinging, holding an offense that has averaged just under 30 points per game during their district championship season to 18. ...
Taking care of business
SERGEANT BLUFF -- The No. 2 offense in Class 3A put up 580 yards of offense and 54 points on a Spencer Tiger team desperate for a win to punch their own ticket to the postseason without resulting to point differential tiebreakers, and it still wasn't enough as Trey Hookfin hit Malik Rasch with a 51-yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds left to lift Spencer to a 55-54 circus victory over Sergeant Bluff-Luton...
Mavs fall 44-22 after early lead
ROYAL -- Clay Central-Everly opened their final game of the season at home against Remsen-Union with as much intensity as they've had all year, taking an 8-0 lead midway through the first quarter, but the Mavs fizzled down the stretch, falling 44-22...
Annual Basketball Alumni Games/Drug Awareness Clinic
Iowa Lakes men's and women's basketball teams will hold their annual alumni games today. The Youth Basketball/Drug Awareness Clinic kicks off the afternoon at 12 p.m. The clinic is open for kid's kindergarten through eighth grade. The games start at 1 p.m. with the women playing first. The men are to follow at 2:15 p.m...
Soccer to host last regular season match
Iowa Lakes men's and women's soccer will host their last regular season match today at the Spencer Soccerplex. The men's game starts at 2 p.m., with the women to follow at 4 p.m. The men, who are 8-4-1 overall, and 6-4-1 in the conference, will look to continue their strong play with wins over Marshalltown and NIACC in the past 10 days...
Lakers release wrestling schedule
Iowa Lakes head wrestling coach Cody Alesch has released the schedule for the 2014-2015 season. The Lakers compete in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Region XI conference which is made up of the following colleges: Ellsworth, Iowa Western, NIACC, Iowa Central, Minnesota West, Rochester, Itasca, Ridgewater, and Northland...
Youth pheasant hunt successful
Fun in the outdoors! What better way to describe the activity 45 Clay County youth enjoyed last Saturday morning, Oct. 18 at the annual Clay County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt. Held at Dwight and Bev Rutters' Prairie Flower west of Fostoria, the morning started off with a gun safety seminar and the reasons for wearing blaze orange conducted by Clay County DNR officer Marty Ebby...
Hamilton, Bauermeister qualify for state
CARROLL -- Sometimes a close loss feels worse than a blowout. That's how Spencer's girls are feeling after coming up just four points short of qualifying for the State Cross Country Meet Thursday night at the 3A State Qualifier held at Swan Lake State Park in Carroll. ...
Demers makes it to state
HOLSTEIN -- Due to lack of numbers, Sioux Central's boys didn't have a chance at qualifying for state as a team, but their leader, Dalton Demers continued his impressive season with a 17:33, ninth-place finish at the 1A State Qualifying Cross Country Meet hosted by Ridge View Thursday to earn himself a berth at the state meet in Fort Dodge on Saturday, Nov. 1...
GAME OF THE WEEK: Spencer (3-5) at Sergeant Bluff-Luton (6-2)
LAST YEAR The script was flipped last year as Spencer entered the game as a district power against a Warriors team hovering on the playoff bubble, and the Tigers looked dominant, rolling to a 48-7 victory spurred on by a seven-carry, 141-yard, three-touchdown performance by Hunter Cushman. An SB-L team comprised of almost exclusively sophomores at the skill positions struggled moving the ball, gaining just 168 yards with a heavy dose of those coming after the game had been won...
Woodbury Central (7-1) at Sioux Central (4-4)
Similar to half of Sioux Central's opponents this year, Woodbury Central will be seeing the Rebels for the first time with the new district alignment. The Wildcats went 2-7 last year, but they returned nearly their entire roster, including now-senior twins, Logan and Landon Paulsen who anchor the line play for a now 7-1 team at 6-foot-5, 290 pounds apiece...
Remsen-Union (1-7) at Clay Central-Everly (0-8)
The Rockets handed CC-E a 62-8 defeat in week six a year ago in Remsen. The Mavs struggled to do much of anything on offense, gaining just 113 yards of total offense. They're lone touchdown came on a punt return from now-graduated Tony Treirweiler. R-U quarterback Nick Schroeder went 4-6 with all four completions resulting in six points. Then-freshman Chance Sudtelgte carried the ball 15 times for 141 yards and a score in the game...
Iowa Lakes women's basketball releases schedule
Iowa Lakes Community College head women's basketball coach Nicole Bullock has announced the 2014-2015 schedule. The Lakers are scheduled to play 14 home games and will open the season Monday, Nov. 3, against Northwestern College JV starting at 5:30 p.m. The team will then play in the Northeast Community College Classic on Nov. 7 and 8 against North Platte Community College and Northeast Community College...
Iowa Lakes men's basketball releases schedule
Iowa Lakes Community College head men's basketball coach Troy Larson has announced the 2014-2015 schedule. The schedule includes five games against NJCAA Division One opponents and 12 ICCAC opponents. The Lakers are scheduled to play 18 home games and will open the season Monday, Nov. ...
Lakers host ICCAC Cross Country Championships
The Iowa Lakes Cross Country teams will host the ICCAC Region XI Championship on Friday, Oct. 24 on the Emmetsburg Campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. The women's race is a 5k at 3 p.m. with the men running an 8k starting at 3:45 p.m. There will be an awards banquet at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the All-Conference Teams...
Swimmers cap undefeated dual season
For the second year in a row, Spencer's girls finished their dual season undefeated last night, taking down Storm Lake 59-35 and Sioux City Metro 61-33 at the Spencer Family YMCA. The Tigers took first place in five of 11 events on a night that saw the Tornadoes beat Metro as well 51-34...
Lady Tigers cruise in regular season finale
STORM LAKE -- The regular season came to a close out on the road for Spencer Tuesday night as they wrapped up a 7-27 overall season and 4-3 Lakes Conference year with a sweep of the Storm Lake Tornadoes. Game one showed a little intrigue as the Tigers won 25-20, but Spencer cranked it up in the final two sets, winning 25-10, 25-15...
Wolves advance to play Mavs with sweep of Titans
LAKE PARK -- In the first round of the Class 1A regional volleyball tournament on Tuesday, the Harris-Lake Park Wolves advanced with a straight-set victory over Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire. The Wolves displayed intensity throughout the match, something coach Daryl Meyer believed was key for his squad...
Rebel girls, Demers place 3rd
PAULLINA -- Sioux Central's girls finished third at the South O'Brien Invite Tuesday night with 83 points. Sergeant Bluff-Luton won it with 24 points, Central Lyon-George-Little Rock came in second with 21 and Hinton fourth with 96. On the boys' side of the race, Sioux Central's Dalton Demers finished third overall in a time of 17:48. ...
Spencer girls sweep LC Invite
COUNCIL BLUFFS -- It's hard to believe Spencer's girls swim team accomplished something they haven't done before this past weekend, considering how dominant they have been for the last few years, but they did as they came home with varsity and JV victories at the six-team Lewis Central Melissa Fender Girls Invite Saturday, posting scores of 140 and 132 to win each competition by double digits...
Lakers sweep again
In the final day of the Rock Valley College Invitational on Saturday, the Iowa Lakes volleyball team swept Carl Sandburg 3-0. The set scores were 25-20, 25-16 and 25-22. The Lakers were led by Andrea Orth with 12 kills and eight digs. Shelbie Budmayr chipped in with nine kills. ...
Lakers smash NIACC
Over the weekend, the Iowa Lakes Men's soccer team hosted NIACC in Spencer. The final score was 8-2. Goals were from the following players: Mohammad Awadallah (2), Jose Rincon (2), Saikou Jallow (1), Lee Marshall (1), Nathan Samudzi (1) and Kalil Aman (1)...
Stiff competition drops Lady Tigers
ALGONA -- Spencer participated in their final volleyball tournament of the season Saturday, playing six matches at the Algona Tournament, including three contests against ranked opponents. The stiff competition stopped the Lady Tigers' momentum from last week's win sweep over Emmetsburg as Spencer dropped all six matches...
Laker Volleyball falls to Northeast
The Iowa Lakes volleyball team traveled to Norfolk, NE Thursday night to take on conference opponent Northeast Community College. The Lakers dropped the match 3-1 with set scores of 18-25, 22-25, 25-18, and 9-25. In the match, Kirstin Martindale had 16 kills, 18 digs, and one ace serve. ...