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Monday, June 29, 2015
Sports
Mashburn named ILCC swimming and diving coach (06/29/15)
Troy Larson, director of athletics at Iowa Lakes, announced that Sam Mashburn is the new head swimming and diving coach at Iowa Lakes Community College. Mashburn is a native of Cumming, Georgia. He swam distance freestyle and backstroke at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina...
Rebels go 1-2 at Spalding tourney (06/29/15)
GRANVILLE -- Sioux Central baseball dropped two of three contests at the Spalding Catholic tournament over the weekend. The Rebels fell to Remsen St. Mary's 13-1 on Friday. They topped West Monona Saturday 8-1, but ended up on the wrong side of an 11-2 game against Sioux Center as well...
Mavs split on day 1 of Boji tourney (06/26/15)
MILFORD -- Clay Central-Everly got to taste the thrill of victory and agony of defeat Thursday night at the Okoboji softball tournament, beating Sioux Central 3-2 and falling to the Pioneers 11-5. CC-E coughed up two runs in the first two innings against the Rebels, but they scored once in the third, sixth and seventh to squeak out the 3-2 win...
Too little too late (06/26/15)
Day one of Spencer's own softball tournament didn't go according to plan for the Tigers who scored two runs in their first inning and six in their last but none in between as they fell 11-2 to Denison-Schleswig and 7-6 to Newell-Fonda. Game one looked promising in the bottom of the first inning when Karis Rhode blasted a two-run shot to center field, scoring Madi Rost...
H&N donates to baseball travelers (06/26/15)
H&N Chevrolet-Buick general manager Brian Fassbender presented members of Spencer's two youth traveling baseball teams with a check for $1,000 this week as part of the Chevy Youth Baseball program. The money from this check which was raised by $25 being donated for each test drive a player's parent participated in, brings H&N's total summer donations to the traveling teams into the neighborhood of $2,000. (Photos by Nate Shaughnessy)
CCF Speedway Results -- Friday, June 26 (06/26/15)
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Big 1st carries St. Mary's past Rebels (06/25/15)
PETERSON -- Storm Lake St. Mary's put up four runs in the top of the first Wednesday night against Sioux Central, and that proved to be too big of a hill to climb for the Rebels as they fell 5-4. Sioux Central got one run back in the first, but the Panthers put their fifth run on the board in the second to stretch the lead back to four...
Mavs beat Wolverines for 3rd time (06/25/15)
ROYAL -- Clay Central-Everly softball got its third win of the season Wednesday night playing against the South O'Brien Wolverines. The Mavs' previous two victories came against the Wolverines as well by scores of 3-2 and 11-9. Their most recent meeting ended at 10-9 after South O'Brien put a scare into CC-E with a five-run seventh inning...
Sioux Central hammers Panthers (06/25/15)
PETERSON -- Sioux Central's softballers didn't see much of a fight Wednesday night, blasting through Storm Lake St. Mary's 15-3 in three innings. The Panthers scored twice in the top of the first against Rebel starter Mikayla Landsness who usually handles first base duties, but Sioux Central evened the score before bringing home seven runners in the second for a 9-2 scoreboard...
Sioux Central scoreless against ESC (06/24/15)
WALL LAKE -- East Sac County's Ashton Blume was in complete control against Sioux Central Monday night, striking out 11 Rebel batters in seven scoreless innings to win 3-0. A Rebel error allowed two Raiders to cross the dish in the first, and they added one more in the fourth on an RBI double for the 3-0 final...
Tigers drop to .500 (06/24/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- The Midgets got a little revenge against Spencer Wednesday night, handing the Tigers an 8-2 defeat after Spencer's softballers held on to beat Estherville Lincoln Central in an 11-inning marathon in their first meeting two weeks earlier. The loss drops Spencer to 9-9 on the year -- the first time they've been at .500 all season...
Spencer gets back on track (06/24/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- Spencer's boys wasted little time getting back in the win column after a 7-3 stumble against Spirit Lake ended an 11-game win streak Monday as they were able to grind out a 3-0 win over Estherville Lincoln Central on the road Wednesday night...
CC-E falls to H-LP (06/24/15)
ROYAL - Clay Central-Everly hosted former Cornbelt Conference and current War Eagle Conference rival Harris-Lake Park on the softball diamond Tuesday night, resulting in a 14-6 Maverick defeat. H-LP took an 8-0 lead to the middle of the second where CC-E responded with a four-run burst to cut the lead in half. Each team scored once in the fourth for a 9-5 scoreboard, but the Wolves brought five runners in the fifth to blow the game wide open...
Manley aces No. 12 (06/24/15)
Denny Manley, of Spencer, hit a hole-in-one on the 117-yard par three 12th hole at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course Tuesday. He's pictured fishing his ball out of the hole after his perfect swing with a pitching wedge. (Photo submitted)
Rebels thump Raiders, E-Hawks (06/24/15)
Sioux Central picked up a pair of wins on the baseball diamond earlier this week, dropping an eight-run inning on East Sac County Monday night to beat the Raiders 8-3 and racking up 10 runs in a 10-3 Tuesday night win over Emmetsburg. Monday's game went scoreless into the fifth inning when the Rebels went through their full lineup and change to put eight on the board. Franky Perkins led the charge with three RBIs in the frame...
Indians snap Tiger streak (06/22/15)
Spencer had its longest baseball win streak since the late 90s snapped Monday night when the Spirit Lake Indians took a 7-3 revenge win home from Andy McGaffin Field. The Tigers had 11 in a row, including their most recent game -- a 10-0 win over the Indians...
Tigers come up short against Spirit Lake (06/22/15)
Spencer's girls finished Monday night's game at home against Spirit Lake with one more hit than the Indians, 7-6, but the Tigers couldn't bring enough runners around, falling to the No. 6-ranked team in 3A 5-2. Karis Rhode put the Tigers on the board first, singling Madi Rost home in the bottom of the first...
Gehlen tops CC-E girls, boys (06/22/15)
Le Mars Gehlen picked up a pair of wins against Clay Central-Everly, taking a 9-0 victory on the softball diamond Thursday night and a 16-0 triumph on the baseball field Friday evening. Gehlen took a 7-0 lead over the Maverick girls in two innings, adding two more in the sixth for the 9-0 final. Mattie Larson spent six innings in the circle, allowing 10 hits, nine runs (five earned) and a walk. She struck out three. Larson was also the only Mav with a multi-hit game, going 2-3 with a double...
Sioux Central splits at softball tourney (06/22/15)
AKRON -- Rebel softball carried some hot play into Saturday's Akron-Westfield tournament having beaten Storm Lake 11-4 Thursday and Pocahontas 13-8 on Friday. They posted another big offensive game against Harris-Lake Park on Saturday, winning 12-8 before falling to West Lyon 8-5...
Royal Rec 5K (06/22/15)
The 8th annual Royal Rec 5K will be held on Saturday, July 4th at 8:30. The race begins and ends at the Clay Central-Everly School in Royal. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to attend. There will be a free kids mini-marathon following the 5K. Registration is $15 before June 29th and includes t-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Royal Rec Program. The registration form can be found at: http://tiny.cc/kownzx...
Boys basketball camp hosts 43 (06/22/15)
The annual Spencer youth boys basketball camp wrapped up its sessions Thursday. Forty-three athletes entering grades 4-8 participated in the camp. Below are the team and individual champions from each division. (Photos by Nate Shaughnessy) NCAA Division (4th & 5th Grades)...
Rebels shut out by PAC (06/22/15)
POCAHONTAS -- Sioux Central couldn't get the offense going on the baseball diamond Friday night, dropping a Twin Lakes Conference battle to Pocahontas 3-0. The Rebels hit the ball just three times in the game while the Indians scored once in the second, fifth and sixth on Sioux Central's Kal Swanson...
Tigers keep streaking (06/19/15)
Spencer baseball made it 11 straight wins Friday night as they were able to grind out a 5-2 win over Emmetsburg at Andy McGaffin Field. The Tigers are now 12-1 on the year, and they remain perfect in the Lakes Conference at 8-0. Friday's win wasn't as dominant as Spencer's last two performances against Storm Lake and Spirit Lake or even the first time they played the E-Hawks, but it also wasn't ever really in doubt...
CCF Speedway Results -- Friday, June 19 (06/19/15)
Tigers hammer Spirit Lake, move to 11-1 (06/18/15)
SPIRIT LAKE -- For the second straight game, the Tigers got 11 strikeouts from a freshman pitcher Thursday night. This time it was Brady Kluender mowing them down while allowing just two hits and one walk in seven innings of shutout ball. Meanwhile, Spencer's offense hit the 10-run mark for the second straight game as well, taking the game 10-0 to move to 11-1 overall and 7-0 in the Lakes Conference...

Sports Briefs
Royal Rec 5K (06/26/15)
ROYAL -- The eighth annual Royal Rec 5K will be held on Saturday, July 4, at 8:30 a.m. The race begins and ends at the Clay Central-Everly School in Royal. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to attend. There will be a free kids mini-marathon following the 5K. Registration is $15 before June 29 and includes a T-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Royal Rec Program. Registration forms can be found at http://tiny.cc/kownzx...
ILCC 3-on-3 youth tournament (06/26/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- Iowa Lakes Community College basketball in conjunction with Estherville Sweet Corn Days will be hosting its second annual 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 1. The tournament will be for those who have completed grades three to eight. ...
Spencer Track and Field Club (06/25/15)
Spencer's high school and middle school track coaches are forming a new Track and Field Club this summer to promote the development of the track program and give athletes entering grades 6-12 interested in developing their track skills an opportunity in a low key setting to learn technique in the events they wish to participate in next season. ...
Royal Rec 5K (06/25/15)
The 8th annual Royal Rec 5K will be held on Saturday, July 4th at 8:30 a.m. The race begins and ends at the Clay Central-Everly School in Royal. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to attend. There will be a free kids mini-marathon following the 5K. Registration is $15 before June 29th and includes a t-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Royal Rec Program. The registration form can be found at: http://tiny.cc/kownzx...
ILCC 3-on-3 tournament (06/25/15)
Iowa Lakes Community College basketball in conjunction with Estherville Sweet Corn Days will be hosting its second annual 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament on Saturday, August 1. The tournament will be for those who have completed grades 3-8. Entry fee is $75 and registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. ...