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Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
Sports
Tigers blast E-Hawks, 78-49 (01/23/15)
Spencer Tiger junior Jake Kluender and Preston Funderburg put on quite a show for a very appreciative SHS fan base Friday night, posting 24 and 21 points respectively to help takedown the Emmetsburg E-Hawks in Lakes Conference boy's hoop competition at the Spencer Field House...
Prep Round-up (01/23/15)
MANSON -- Manson Northwest Webster defeated Sioux Central 72-6 on the wrestling mat. 170: Thomas McColley (MNW) win by forfeit; 182: Nathan Krueger (MNW) win by forfeit; 195: Alex Jacobson (MNW) win by forfeit; 220: Phil Dorage (MNW) over Sid Stoner (SICE) (Fall 1:31); 285: Tim Butcher (MNW) win by forfeit; 106: Koby Hanson (MNW) win by forfeit; 113: Kyler Duis (MNW) win by forfeit; 120: Both open forfeits; 126: Chase Bulten (MNW) win by forfeit; 132: Caleb Gunderson (SICE) over Eric Wedemeyer (MNW) (Fall 1:49); 138: Chance Rice (MNW) win by forfeit; 145: Kaleb Simacek (MNW) over Austin Fairchild (SICE) (Fall 1:22); 152: Skyler Michalski (MNW) over Colton Schau (SICE) (Fall 0:39); 160: Dylan Samuelson (MNW) over Zach Molnar (SICE) (Fall 1:05). ...
Spencer girls struggle against E-Hawk size (01/23/15)
The Spencer Tiger ladies struggled to find the bottom of the net all night and Emmetsburg capitalized time and again on second chance opportunities off the offensive glass as the visiting E-Hawks posted a 54-29 victory in Lakes Conference girl's basketball action Friday night at the Spencer High School Field House...
America's original 'XTREME sport' returns to CCREC (01/23/15)
Professional bull riding returns to Spencer and northwest Iowa on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28. Wayward Son Productions presents the XTREME Bull Riding Tour at the Clay County Regional Events Center. Some of the top cowboys across the nation are returning to Spencer to accept the challenge of riding the rankest bulls from across the Midwest...
Tigers takedown wrestling rivals from the north (01/22/15)
Traditionally, the Spencer Tigers and Spirit Lake-Park Indians have their annual dual showdown to close out the Lakes Conference campaign, but due to a weather-related rescheduled double-dual at Cherokee with Estherville-Lincoln Central next Tuesday, the annual Lakes rival match-up Thursday night at the Spencer Field House had to serve as the appetizer rather than the main course...
ILCC basketball hosts Southeastern, Quakerdale Saturday (01/22/15)
The Iowa Lakes basketball teams host two different opponents this Saturday. At 1 p.m., the Laker women face off against Southeastern. The men's game follows with Iowa Lakes taking on Quakerdale Prep. The tipoff for the men's game is set for 3 p.m. The Laker women were defeated at NIACC on Wednesday night by a score of 68-56. ...
Tigers roar back in 2nd half for 69-51 win over ELC (01/21/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- The Spencer Tigers were in a tailspin of turnovers in the early going of Tuesday night's road game against Estherville Lincoln Central, falling behind 23-14 eight minutes in and 31-24 at halftime, but the Tigers didn't tuck their tails in the second half, going on a 19-2 run to start the third quarter for a 69-51 victory...
ELC tests Lady Tigers (01/21/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- Despite carrying a 3-11 record and seven-game skid into Tuesday night's game, the Estherville Lincoln Central Midgets gave Spencer's girls everything they could handle for the full 32 minutes, but the Tigers put together a strong fourth quarter led by 10 combined points from Ally Schlaeger and Kelsey Rolfes to squeak out a 44-38 Lakes Conference win...
Spencer 6th at Valley Duals (01/19/15)
WEST DES MOINES -- Spencer's wrestlers went into this past weekend's dual tournament hosted by West Des Moines Valley knowing they'd be taking some lumps, going up against some of the best schools in the state and country. Their level of competition did not disappoint as the Tigers finished in sixth out of six teams. Southeast Polk, ranked sixth in the nation won the tournament with Valley, Lewis Central, Cedar Falls and Urbandale taking the two through four spots respectively...
Lady Mavs outfight Wolverines (01/19/15)
EVERLY -- There wasn't a doubt who the better team was between the girls of Clay Central-Everly and West Bend-Mallard Monday night for three quarters, but a 16-4 second quarter from the Wolverines kept things interesting until the Mavs figured out their opponents' defense and ran away with the second half for the 56-37 victory...
Tigers 7th at Fort Dodge Invite (01/19/15)
FORT DODGE -- Spencer's swimmers dove into some tough competition Saturday at the Rusty Garst Invitational in Fort Dodge. The Tigers finished seventh out of seven teams with a score of 69 while Sioux City ran away with the meet with a score of 291. Fort Dodge (213) and Carroll (186) rounded out the top-three...
Mavs score season high in WB-M defeat (01/19/15)
EVERLY -- Clay Central-Everly's boys dropped 50 points Monday night against West Bend-Mallard, marking the first time they've hit a half-century since February of 2012, but it wasn't enough as the Wolverines put together 7-0 run half way through the fourth quarter to seal a 66-50 triumph over the Mavericks...
Lady Rebels tame Jaguars (01/19/15)
SIOUX RAPIDS -- Sioux Central's girls applied the defensive pressure Friday night against Southeast Valley, holding the Jaguars over 14 points below their season average in a 46-33 Rebel victory. "I was really pleased with the way the girls played each other Friday night. ...
SV rolls through Rebels (01/19/15)
SIOUX RAPIDS -- The Southeast Valley Jaguars had their way with the Sioux Central Rebels for the first three quarters during their meeting Friday night, resulting in a 65-37 conference defeat for the Rebels. Sioux Central slips to 2-10 overall and 1-4 in the Twin Lakes Conference...
Pedal to the metal (01/16/15)
Considering the Cherokee Braves' winless record so far this season, Spencer's boys didn't want to spend any time letting them hang around Friday night in the Field House where they jumped out to a 16-0 lead before the Braves scored a point in an eventual 64-21 Tiger triumph...
Lady Tiger tank dries up (01/16/15)
The recurring theme of Spencer's girls basketball season returned again Friday night as the Lady Tigers clawed their way to the lead twice after surrendering runs to the 3A No. 14-ranked Cherokee Braves in the Field House, but seven-player rotation due to injuries left the purple and gold without any fuel for the fourth quarter, resulting in a 73-57 Tiger defeat...
Heisinger omitted from Academic All-State announcement (01/15/15)
Spencer Tiger football player Caleb Heisinger was omitted from the Saturday, Dec. 20 issue of the Daily Reporter announcing Spencer's members of the 2014 Iowa Football Coaches Association Academic All-State Team. The Reporter regrets the error. Players named to the team must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or better at the end of their junior year, be a senior starter and be involved in other extra-curricular activities...
Central slips past Laker women (01/15/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- The Iowa Lakes women's basketball team took on Iowa Central Community College Wednesday night and lost 65-57. The Lakers came out sluggish and slow in the first half but were able to battle back and take the lead late in the first half, leading by as much as five at 29-24 ...
Northwestern to hold hitting camp (01/15/15)
The Northwestern College baseball team will be holding its annual hitting camp on Jan. 31 in Orange City. The camp will have two sessions, grades 3-7 in the morning session (9 a.m.-noon) and grades 8-12 (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) in the afternoon session...
Rebels drop two to Lakes schools (01/14/15)
SIOUX RAPIDS -- Sioux Central followed up their first two wins of the season with a pair of defeats at the hands of Lakes Conference schools Emmetsburg and Spirit Lake with the E-Hawks winning Monday night by a score of 52-39 and the Indians taking Tuesday night from the Rebels 89-45...
Wrestlers roll through SC West, Sheldon (01/14/15)
SHELDON -- Spencer's grapplers scored a pair of dominant and timely dual victories Tuesday night on the road, smothering Sioux City West 80-0 and Sheldon 57-21. The Tigers benefitted from eight forfeits on the evening, but that still left plenty of matches to win at a grueling point in Spencer's schedule...
Sheldon thumps Tigers (01/14/15)
What looked sure to be a tightly contested game Tuesday night in the Field House between Spencer and the Sheldon Orabs turned into a very strong showing for the visitors as they ran away with a 68-38 triumph. The Tigers trailed by just one after the first quarter, missing out on a putback by Jake Kluender at the buzzer that was waved off with some hesitation...
Lady Tigers grind out win over Orabs (01/14/15)
It wasn't pretty, but Spencer's girls weren't too worried about appearances, playing their third game in four nights and coming away with a 46-40 victory over the Sheldon Orabs Tuesday night in the Field House. "I think the key again for us was it being a total, team win. I thought our kids really battled hard defensively all night long against the most aggressive and physical team we've played all year long," Spencer girls basketball coach Don Martindale said...
E-Hawks edge Lady Rebels (01/14/15)
SIOUX RAPIDS -- SIoux Central's girls turned in another scrappy performance Monday night on their own floor, going up against a 3-4 Emmetsburg team, but the E-Hawks managed to make one more play than the Lady Rebels to walk out with a 39-36 victory...
Tigers 5th at West Sioux Invite (01/12/15)
HAWARDEN -- Spencer's wrestlers came away with fifth place at the 12-team West Sioux Invitational this past Saturday, scoring 151.5 points which left them just 2.5 points behind fourth place Hinton. Brookings and Central Lyon/George-Little Rock took the top-two spots in the tournament with scores of 235.5 and 227.5 respectively. Westwood came in third with 169.5 points. Le Mars (138) and Sioux Falls Lincoln (112.5) were the only other teams to break into triple digits...

Sports Briefs
Kirkwood tops ILCC (01/21/15)
CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Iowa Lakes mens basketball team fell to 8-8 on the season and 0-3 in conference play with a 77-45 loss to Kirkwood Saturday. The Lakers were led by Trey Burkhall with 12 points. Kirkwood was led by Jordan Ashton with 16 points. The Lakers will next be in action when they travel to Mason City to play NIACC on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Tipoff will be at 7:30 p.m...
Iowa Lakes announces Laker Baseball Academy (01/21/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- The winter Laker Baseball Academy focuses on all aspects of the game. Campers learn both basic and advanced mechanics of hitting, fielding, catching, pitching and base running. Both verbal instruction and visual demonstration provide excellent opportunities for youth players to receive quality instruction from the Iowa Lakes baseball staff and current players. ...
Gunderson 2nd at TLC Tourney (01/21/15)
GRAETTINGER -- Five Rebel wrestlers participated in the Twin Lakes Conference Tournament this past Saturday. Leading the way for Sioux Central was Caleb Gunderson (132) with a second-place finish. Sid Stoner (220) was the only other Rebel to place, coming in sixth. ...

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