SIOUX CENTRAL (0-1) AT NORTH UNION (0-1)
LAST YEAR Sioux Central took an 8-0 lead with 10:31 remaining in the first quarter and never looked back, pummeling the Warriors 45-0 despite having starting quarterback Caleb Anderson sidelined with a practice injury. The Rebels got 136 yards and two touchdowns out of Devin Tripp on just 14 carries, and Mac Prior and Brady Rusk each turned in a pick six. Sioux Central also recovered two North Union fumbles...
AR-WE-VA (1-0) AT CLAY CENTRAL-EVERLY (0-1)
The Mavs couldn't stop the Rockets offense as sophomore quarterback Jake Danner went 5-5 for 111 yards and two touchdowns and sophomore tailbacks Derek Schurke and Zach Kraus combined for 175 yards and five touchdowns on 31 carries in the 48-12 game. Clay Central-Everly's Bailey Stimson threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Findling, and tailback Jamie Panko plunged in a 1-yard score...
GAME OF THE WEEK: SPENCER (1-0) AT EMMETSBURG (1-0)
Now-graduated Tiger quarterback Trey Hookfin and fullback John Greer combined for 263 yards of total offense and three touchdowns as Spencer doubled up the E-Hawks 28-14 for their first win of the season. The rest of Spencer's offense actually lost 14 yards combined, but the defense came up with four turnovers, including a 58-yard pick six by Dylan Ellis. Emmetsburg passed for 61 yards and ran for 136. Then sophomore Thomas Schultes carried it 97 yards and into the end zone once...
MOC tourney unkind to Spencer
ORANGE CITY -- Spencer's volleyball record slipped back to .500 Tuesday night after the Tigers fell to Sheldon, Le Mars and MOC-Floyd Valley in straight sets. The Orabs doubled up the Tigers in the first set 21-10 before ending things 21-14. The Bulldogs put the hammer down in the second set, winning 21-8 after a 21-10 opening set...
Rebels, Titans struggle at Boji Invitational
MILFORD -- The volleyball tended not to bounce the way of Sioux Central and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayshire Tuesday night during the Okoboji Invitational as the Rebels fell to Spirit Lake (21-15, 21-16) and Okoboji (21-15, 22-20) and the Titans dropped matches against the Indians (21-4, 21-8), Pioneers (21-7, 21-9) and Sioux Central (21-5, 21-18)...
Alesch announces strong recruiting class for Laker wrestling
Iowa Lakes head wrestling coach Cody Alesch has announced his recruiting class for 2015-16. This past Friday, USA Wrestling Magazine named this year's Iowa Lakes recruiting class as the 12th in the nation among all Non-NCAA Division 1 Colleges and third best in junior college wrestling...
Tiger girls run away with another
OKOBOJI -- Usually when a cross country team puts their top three runners in third, fourth and fifth, the follow up conversation involves by how much they won, but three top-fives simply weren't enough for the Pocahontas girls Tuesday night at the Spirit Lake Invitational held at Brooks National Golf Club...
World of Outlaws coming soon
The Ninth Annual Arnold Motor Supply Shootout for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is quickly approaching on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer. The series is currently on the West Coast and spent last weekend "North of the Border," with a pair of drivers picking up wins...
Lakers split at Northeast Hawks Tournament
NORFOLK, Neb. -- The Iowa Lakes volleyball team was in action this weekend in Norfolk, Nebraska, as they participated in the Northeast Hawks Tournament. The opening day was rough for the Lakers as they went 0-2 against nationally ranked teams. The first match of the day saw the Lakers fall to No. 20 Fort Scott in four sets by scores of 21-25, 28-30, 25-22, and 15-25. They then lost to No. 4 Central Community College in four sets by scores of 21-25, 20-25, 25-22 and 17-25...
Poky storms back to top Rebels, 32-20
ALBERT CITY -- Sioux Central looked nearly unstoppable in the first quarter against Pocahontas Friday night. Mac Prior busted off touchdown runs of 59 and 80 yards, and a two-point conversion by Caleb Anderson had the Rebels sitting pretty with a 14-0 lead...
Harvey runs through Mavs, CC-E falls 68-24
KINGSLEY -- Kingsley-Pierson senior tailback Jacob Harvey couldn't be stopped Friday night as he racked up 319 yards and six touchdowns on just 12 carries to push the Panthers past Clay Central-Everly 68-24. "Where we struggled tonight was defensively on some reads and the tackling. ...
It's all about the D
Defense and Dylans were everything Spencer needed to get the 2015 season started with a victory Friday night at Dale Norton Field. The Tigers unofficially allowed just 50 rushing yards and zero by Humboldt tailback Kyle McBeth in a 24-13 triumph. Meanwhile, "B" backs Dylan Ellis and Dylan Holst ramped up the physicality to finish with a combined 196 yards and three touchdowns while taking on the clock bleeding responsibilities in the fourth quarter...
Ladies golf leagues end season
The Spencer Munipal Ladies' Morning League held their year-end tournament Tuesday. First flight winners (front row) were Sharon Burgerson (1st); Connie Grigg (2nd) and Deb Jostand (3rd). Second flight winners were Marcia Cheevers (1st); Lori Black (2nd) and Arla Kintigh (3rd). Third flight winners were Marilyn Lowe (1st); Karen Buchholz (2nd) and Gretchen Hagedorn (3rd). (Photos submitted)
The Spencer Municipal Ladies Early Bird Golf team standings were announced at the end-of-the-season luncheon Tuesday. First place winners were (seated) Lou Williamson and Judy Good. Second place, Lori Black and Deb Jostand; third place, Marilyn Lowe and Diane Frolich.
Rebels sweep HMS
HARTLEY -- Sioux Central kept their young 2015 record unblemished Thursday night on the volleyball court, sweeping Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on the road. "These girls are having the time of their life when they are on the court," Sioux Central volleyball coach Sue Mattson said. "This year's team chemistry is the best I've seen in quite a few years. We communicate so well, and they are just fun to watch."...
Warriors too much for GT/RA
GRAETTINGER -- Titan volleyball stumbled out of the gate Thursday night, opening their season with a three-set defeat dished out by Alta-Aurelia. The Warriors came on strong in the first set, winning 25-7 before coasting to a 25-15 victory in game two...
Tiger girls dominate Spencer Invite, boys 6th
The Tigers are officially off and running after starting their cross country season Thursday night with their home invitational held at Spencer Municipal Golf Course. Spencer's girls demolished the competition, posting a team score of 36. Defending Lakes Conference champions Western Christian came in second with 92 points, and none of the other eight teams kept it under triple digits...
Spencer starts hot at Early Bird Tourney
Spencer volleyball starts the season with a perfect 3-0 record after sweeping Clay Central-Everly, South O'Brien and Okoboji at their annual Early Bird Tournament held in the Fieldhouse Thursday night. "They were all solid wins, and that Okoboji match, I knew it was going to be a challenge coming in. ...
CLAY CENTRAL-EVERLY (0-9) AT KINGSLEY-PIERSON (4-5)
Things literally couldn't have started any worse for the Mavericks during last year's opener in Royal against Kingsley-Pierson. A fumble on CC-E's first play from scrimmage resulted in a Panther touchdown, scoring the first six of 57 points in a shutout. The Mavericks' lone bright spot came from Jamie Panko out of the backfield as he racked up 141 yards on 20 carries...
GAME OF THE WEEK: HUMBOLDT (8-2) at SPENCER (4-6)
The Tigers aren't all that interested in looking at last year's 27-0 defeat at the hands of the Wildcats. Many expected then-Humboldt senior Brady Ross to create some problems out of the backfield for Spencer, but it turned out to be junior Kyle McBeth that did most of the heavy lifting for Humboldt's offense, carrying the ball 21 times for 79 yards and a score. ...
POCAHONTAS (5-5) AT SIOUX CENTRAL (4-5)
It wasn't pretty between the Rebels and Indians last year as both teams slogged their way through a scoreless first half on a rain-soaked field. Sioux Central drove right down the field on the opening drive of the second half to score their only touchdown of the game -- a one-yard plunge by Iowa single game rushing record holder and now graduated Rebel Devin Tripp. ...
Lakers host BVU for scrimmage
Iowa Lakes' Andres Blanco, pictured lining up a pass on the attack, and the rest of the Lakers squared off against Buena Vista University for an early season tune-up scrimmage. Official score was not kept, but the Lakers were able to demonstrate some of their considerable abilities against the four-year school. (Photo by Nate Shaughnessy)
Rebels soar past ELC
ESTHERVILLE -- Sioux Central avenged their 2014 season-opening defeat at the hands of Estherville Lincoln Central Tuesday night, rolling through the Midgets in four sets on the strength of a double-double from Kenzie Keune. Keune finished the night with 21 kills and 11 digs while also stonewalling three ELC attacks at the net...
Laker volleyball goes 3-1 at Dells Tournament
WISCONSIN DELLS -- The Iowa Lakes volleyball team was in action this weekend as they opened their season 3-1 at the Battle for the Dells Tournament in the Wisconsin Dells. In day one of the tournament the Lakers went 1-1. The opening match saw the Lakers defeat the No. 1-ranked team in NJCAA DIII, Madison College, by scores of 25-20, 19-25, 28-26, 16-25 and 15-9 before falling to NJCAA DI, Wallace State, in straight sets by scores of 22-25, 12-25 and 19-25...
BVU tapped by coaches to win IIAC volleyball title
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Buena Vista University, which went 5-2 in league play a year ago after going a combined 4-42 the previous six years, is the pick of the conference coaches to win the 2015 Iowa Conference volleyball title. The Beavers received six of seven available first-place votes (coaches cannot vote for their own teams) and a third-place vote for 54 points...
Laker softball signs Calkins
Iowa Lakes Community College head softball coach Katie Larson has announced the signing of Courtney Calkins to the 2015-2016 recruiting class. Courtney is the daughter of Terry and Michelle Calkins and played for the Osseo (Minnesota) High School Orioles...
No. 12 Kirkwood downs Lakers
ESTHERVILLE -- The Iowa Lakes volleyball team was in action Wednesday night, opening their conference schedule with a loss to No. 12-ranked Kirkwood in three sets by scores of 22-25, 17-25 and 27-29. Megan Jensen was solid all the way around for the Lakers, picking up 14 kills, 11 digs and one ace. Kirstin Martindale chipped in with 11 kills and 11 digs. Rachel Sanow dished out 37 assists and picked up 13 digs on the night while Steph Baker led the Laker defense with 19 digs...
Tailtwisters looking for members
The Tailtwisters are the Athletic Booster Club of the Tigers for all students in grades seven to 12. Memberships in the Tailtwisters are needed to help support all of the Tiger athletic programs, and they start as low as $25. Become a 2015 member by Sept. ...
Tiger Spirit Color 5K Run/Walk
Kick off homecoming week 2015 and boost your Tiger spirit with the second annual color run on Monday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. The event starts and ends at Spencer High School, using the Spencer recreation trails. Runners and walkers are welcome. This is a family friendly event where the focus is on fun, not time. ...
FAB tailgate set for Oct. 2
Join the Spencer Fine Arts Boosters and IGL Teleconnect for a tailgate preceding the Tigers' Oct. 2 game against Le Mars. A burger/hot dog, chips, bar and a drink can all be purchased for just $6. Interested patrons are also encouraged to become a Spencer FAB member at the tailgate or by going to the Spencer Fine Arts Boosters page on Facebook...