Rebels edged in 4th
POCAHONTAS - Sioux Central and Pocahontas Area locked themselves in a ground battle Friday night as they managed to plod their way through soggy conditions. Two fourth-quarter touchdown runs allowed the Indians to get past the Rebels by a score of 12-6...
Tiger offense stalls in Humboldt
HUMBOLDT - All the preseason talk about Humboldt running back Brady Ross fell flat Friday night when the Spencer Tigers took on the Wildcats on the road. Ross ran the ball just eight times for 21 yards, but the Tiger offense couldn't crack the 100-yard mark until late in the fourth quarter as they fell in the season opener 27-0...
Maverick mishaps boost K-P
ROYAL - Clay Central-Everly had enough to worry about going into their game against Kingsley-Pierson after instituting a new offense. Friday night's rain didn't help matters as a fumble on their first play from scrimmage led to a quick Panther score on a night when K-P went on to win 57-0...
MMC drops Rebels in 4
SIOUX RAPIDS - The young season has been unkind to Sioux Central as they dropped to 0-2 on the year Thursday night against the visiting Eagles of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. The Rebels had a dominant game two win at 25-12, but that was all MMC would give up in a four-set victory...
Lady Titans fall in opener
LTA - Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire's ladies struggled Thursday night in their first match of the season, falling in straight sets against the Alta-Aurelia Warriors. The Warriors took control from the start, winning game one 25-17 and dominating game two 25-6...
Lady Tigers bring the broom
Spencer hosted Okoboji, South O'Brien and Clay Central-Everly Thursday evening at the Field House for all four teams first official varsity volleyball action of the season. The Tigers couldn't have asked for much more as they won all three of their matches in the round-robin tourney in straight sets...
Tigers' season starts in Humboldt
Starting the season on the road against a team you haven't played before isn't exactly ideal, but that's what is sitting in front of the Spencer Tigers as they start their 2014 football campaign tonight against the Humboldt Wildcats. There's plenty to occupy the minds of the Tiger coaching staff on their own sideline this year as Spencer will trot out new starting quarterback Trey Hookfin to replace three-year starter Matt Finnern (1,476 total yards in 2013), who led the team to an 8-4 finish last year before bowing out of the postseason in the second round to eventual state champs, Bishop Heelan.. ...
Early Bird ladies complete season
The Spencer Municipal Ladies Early Bird Golf League completed their 2014 season this past week. Handicap tournament winners were (from left) First flight: Sue Drummond, Sherrie Green and Sue Master. Second flight: Myra Coover, Lou Williamson and Arla Kintigh (absent). Third flight: Dian Froehlich, Janice Erick and Gretchen Hagedorn. (Photos submitted.)
The Early Bird league team winners were (fron left) First place: Judy Good and Lou Williamson. Second place: Sue Masters and Arla Kintigh (absent). Third place: Marcia Cheevers and Sharon Bergerson (absent).
Iowa Lakes Men's Soccer Preseason Outlook
Iowa Lakes Community College head men's soccer coach Ben MacRae has announced the new men's soccer team that will be set to compete for the 2014 season. The roster includes one returning player and 25 incoming freshmen. "I thoroughly expect to be in the Final Four in the conference shake up this year," MacRae said. "If we can defend well and hit teams on the break, there could be more to come from this very young team."...
Lady Tigers win home opener, boys 10th
Runners couldn't ask for better conditions Tuesday night at Spencer Municipal Golf Course as the 2014 cross country season got its start. Spencer's girls, led by a pair of top-10 finishes from Sara (third - 16:47) and Kendra (ninth - 17:10) Bauermeister, won the meet with a total score of just 64, edging second-place Emmetsburg by 11 points...
2014 starts shaky for Rebels
SIOUX RAPIDS - Sioux Central sported nine seniors on their volleyball roster a year ago. This year that number dipped to four, and that difference showed Tuesday night against Estherville Lincoln Central as the Lady Rebels displayed highs and lows on their way to a season-opening five-set loss (18-25, 25-20, 25-15, 22-25, 5-15) to the Midgets...
Laker men win opener
In the first game of their season, Iowa Lakes Community College beat Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. ILCC went down 1-0 in the first half before responding with five goals in the second half. The contest ended 5-1. The Lakers tied it up in the 54th minute with a goal from Edgar Guzman. Nathan Samudzi and Mohammad Awadallah each had a pair of goals...
pencer quarterback Trey Hookfin looks for a hole in the trenches Friday night at Dale Norton Field during the Tigers' annual preseason scrimmage. Hookfin and the rest of the Tigers used the evening to prepare for the start of the season Aug. 29 when Spencer will travel to Humboldt. (Photos by Nate Shaughnessy)
Spencer's Casey Cunningham forces an early pitch from quarterback Sean Slattery during the scrimmage Friday night.
Spencer running back John Greer hits a crease in the line at Dale Norton Field.
lay Central-Everly's Daniel Borkowski takes it up the middle during pre-scrimmage warmups in Royal. Borkowski and the Mavericks, led by new head coach Dan Heissel, open their season this coming Friday against Kingsley-Pierson at home.
Athletics booming at ILCC
The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees convened Tuesday in Estherville and received the latest on the value of athletics in the recruitment of students to the college. Executive Dean of Students, Julie Williams, welcomed Troy Larson, Director of Athletics, to the podium to share the significance of offering athletics at Iowa Lakes. ...
Strength in numbers
These days it seems if a kid wants to get involved with a summer sport, they're looking at three options: soccer, baseball/softball and swimming which is done mostly recreationally, but opportunities exist for kids to show off their competitive side in the pool. There's nothing wrong with any of these choices, but, starting in 2011, one more sport has been trying to work its way into the youth summer schedule...
Laker women soccer coach issues ice bucket challenge
Newly hired Iowa Lakes women's soccer coach Kevin Mahlan convinced a few of his players to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS Monday evening at the Iowa Lakes dormitories in Spencer. Mahlan chose to challenge his players after being selected by his son. The Lady Lakers decided to pitch the idea to the boys soccer team...
Iowa Lakes wrestling announces recruiting class
Head coach Cody Alesch and the Iowa Lakes wrestling team have announced their 2014-15 recruiting class. "This class seems to be well rounded in the fact they have high goals academically and athletically," Alesch stated. "I believe these young men have a desire to compete at a high level and are coming to Iowa Lakes for the right reasons."...
2014 Daily Reporter Fantasy Football Preview
One of the glorious aspects of the return of the NFL every year is its nerdy, online companion, fantasy football. After getting the go-ahead from the boss (it was even her idea!), I'm going to do my best to help you out this season with your team (or teams)...
Laker wrestling recruits three
Three local athletes have been added to the Iowa Lakes wrestling roster for the 2014-2015 season: Blake Gjerde from Estherville, Austin Long from Algona and Nick Schany from Graettinger. "We are excited to add these three to our roster and get them in the room to start working," ILCC wrestling coach Cody Alesch stated...
Racers rip through CCF Speedway
The Clay County Fair Speedway hosted their final International Motor Contest Association race of the summer months Thursday night with plenty of fans in attendance, taking in a night of revved up action. IMCA racing returns to the track Wednesday, Sept. 10 for the "Only at the Fair Race." The World of Outlaws Sprint Series will take on the three-eighth-mile oval the Friday of fair week, and there will be just one more IMCA race, following the fair on Thursday, Sept. 25, before it goes dormant for the winter.
Little Mavs hit the gridiron
The CC-E high school football team hosted the second annual Little Mavs Football camp in Everly last week. 28 boys in grades 2-8 participated in the camp under the direction of new Maverick high school football head coach Dan Heissel, pictured talking to the Little Mavs and new assistant coach Brian Kahl. Also assisting were Ross Jobst, Dennis McClain and members of the 2014 CC-E football team. (Photos by Donna McClain)
Race week at CCF Speedway
IMCA racing revs up for another night of action Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Clay County Fair Speedway. Hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. with races at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults (ages 13 and over), $6 for youth (ages 6-12), and those 5 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. The Clay County Fair Grandstand box office will open at 5 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m...
Up-and-comers learn the basics
Dozens of young men, in grades three through eight, participated in a week-long football camp conducted by the Spencer High School football coaching staff and players. The Tiny Tigers received individual fundamental instruction on team concepts, specialty techniques and physical and mental preparation...
SHS 4th in chase for Cup
With less than a week to go until the official end of the Bank Iowa Traveling Challenge Cup season, Spencer's athletics and fine arts departments have combined for 995 points, placing them in fourth amongst 62 Class 3A schools and eighth out of 368 schools across all classes. ...
Jay and Kaytee DeVries share a love for one another and a strong passion for racing. While love will keep them together, their ability to discuss strategies to maneuver bumper-to-bumper traffic on a dirt oval keeps the dinner conversation interesting...