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Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014
Sports
Conditions muck up Carroll Invite (09/22/14)
CARROLL - "It was more of a mud run than anything else," Spencer cross country coach Kurt Bauermeister said of the Carroll Invite which took place at Swan Lake Park during a rain storm Saturday. The "less than ideal" conditions hindered a pair of Tiger cross country teams that are already dealing with multiple health issues...
Lady Rebels 2nd at OA-BCIG Tourney (09/22/14)
IDA GROVE - A five-team, double-elimination volleyball tournament hosted by Odebolt-Arthur-Battle Creek-Ida Grove on Saturday featured Lawton-Bronson, Manson Northwest Webster, Kingsley-Pierson and the Sioux Central Lady Rebels. Sioux Central went 4-2 overall, falling to L-B twice en route to a silver medal...
No love for Lady Tigers in Forest City (09/22/14)
FOREST CITY - Spencer struggled to handle the firepower in front of them Saturday at a high-quality volleyball tournament hosted by Forest City. The Tigers won just one set on the day, dropping five matches to Algona, Lake Mills, Webster City, Clear Lake and the host school...
CC-E 2-1 at GT/RA tourney, Titans 0-3 (09/22/14)
RUTHVEN - Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire hosted a four-team tournament on Saturday, bringing in Clay Central-Everly, Remsen-Union and Harris-Lake Park. The Titans ended up on the wrong end of all three of their matches while the Mavericks managed to take down the host school and R-U before being swept by H-LP on their way to a runner-up finish...
CCF Speedway hosts season's final race Thursday (09/22/14)
IMCA Racing revs up for the final night of action in the 2014 season this Thursday at the Clay County Fair Speedway. Hot Laps begin at 6:30 p.m. and 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...
Not so special teams (09/19/14)
SIOUX CITY -- Offensively and defensively, the Spencer Tigers showed they had what it takes to compete with Bishop Heelan on the road Friday night, but the third facet of the game was an absolute nightmare for the tiger boys as they saw two of their punts get blocked, one of which was returned immediately for a score, on top of one successful punt being returned 97 yards to the endzone by Heelan's Tony Tobin in a 35-13 Crusader victory...
Indian attack too much for rival Pioneers (09/19/14)
SPIRIT LAKE -- Entering Friday night's homecoming contest between Spirit Lake and Okoboji, Pioneers' head coach Jon Allen said the pressure was firmly on the Class 2A No. 2-ranked Indians as his squad was simply looking to spoil Spirit Lake's celebration...
Big second half lifts Sioux Central (09/19/14)
ALBERT CITY -- Despite going into the locker room with a 12-8 deficit against Lawton-Bronson Friday night, Sioux Central managed to get their second district win in a row via second half comeback, beating the Eagles 34-20. The Rebels pounded their way to a first quarter lead, driving their way from midfield to a 1-yard Devin Tripp touchdown. Tavian Pritchard burst across the line for two more points, and Sioux Central was sitting pretty with an 8-0 lead...
Lady Rebels back over .500 (09/19/14)
STORM LAKE - After suffering a pair of conference losses Tuesday night in Rockwell City, the Sioux Central Lady Rebels rebounded Thursday, sweeping Twin Lakes Conference opponent Storm Lake St. Mary's to boost their record to 5-4 (5-2). The Panthers didn't let Sioux Central run away with it, battling through a 25-22 first set. The Rebels were at their peak performance level for the evening in game two, a 25-18 victory...
N-F defeats GT/RA in three (09/19/14)
NEWELL - The Lady Titan volleyball squad had a bad case of déjà vu Thursday night against the Newell-Fonda Mustangs in Twin Lakes Conference action as they fell in three straight sets of identical 25-19 scores. "Tonight was a tough loss for the girls. ...
Swimmers strong in Fort Dodge (09/19/14)
FORT DODGE - The biggest meet so far of the Spencer girls swim team's young season took place at Fort Dodge High School Thursday night, and the Tigers didn't disappoint as they took first in five events, totaling 300 points, beating second-place Sioux City Metro by 71 points...
Demers wins home meet (09/18/14)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Rebel boys didn't have a complete team at their home cross country invitational Thursday night, but they did bring the winner as Dalton Demers finished the 5K in 17:38, giving him a 14 second gap in front of second place Tanner Schrad, of South Central Calhoun. The Lady Rebels were led by a 40th place finish from Tabitha Hoffman as they ended the night in sixth place with 190 points...
Gridiron Glance - Week 4 (09/18/14)
LAST YEAR: H-LP rolled over the Mavericks 60-18 in week seven last year on the back of junior, now-senior Brady Van Iperen who ran for 181 yards and four TDs on 19 carries while also going 11-18 through the air for 126 yards and three more scores. LAST WEEK: CC-E had a flat first half a week ago which became a 43-0 deficit by halftime against 8-man No. ...
Gridiron Game of the Week - Week 4 (09/18/14)
Last Year: Tiger fans need little help remembering their two matchups against Heelan a year ago during the Crusaders' 14-0, state championship campaign. Spencer stuck with Heelan in the early going during their regular season finale last year before giving up 316 passing yards to Heelan QB Trenton Solsma in a 42-17 defeat. ...
Spirit Lake's size foils Lady Tigers (09/17/14)
Spencer's girls battled hard enough to take one game from visiting Spirit Lake Tuesday night at the Field House, but the Indians' height at the net proved to be too big of an obstacle for the Lady Tigers to overcome as they dropped to 3-10 on the year with a four-set defeat...
Tough night for Lady Rebels, GT/RA (09/17/14)
ROCKWELL CITY -- Twin Lakes Conference travel partners Sioux Central and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire traveled to Class 2A No. 6 South Central Calhoun's home floor Tuesday night to take on the hosting Titans as well as the Raiders of East Sac County. SCC and ESC were on fire as they won all of their sets...
Girls 3rd in Storm Lake, boys 12th (09/17/14)
STORM LAKE - Eighty-six varsity girls and the same number of varsity boys, coming from 16 different schools descended on Storm Lake's municipal golf course Tuesday evening for the annual Storm Lake Cross Country Invitational. Spencer's girls, led by an 11th place finish from Sara Bauermeister, took third in the meet while the boys finished in 12th...
Kinser the victor at Clay County Fair Speedway (09/15/14)
With the lights of the Ferris wheel shining in the distance and the sounds of midway games just beyond the grand stand, Kraig Kinser scored his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season at the Clay County Fair Speedway's Arnold Motor Supply Shootout on Friday night...
Home floor unkind to Spencer girls (09/15/14)
The Spencer Tiger volleyball team hosted their home tournament Saturday, competing against Humboldt, Carroll, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, Cherokee and Algona. It was a rough day for the Lady Tigers as they'd manage to win just one set in the tournament against Carroll...
GT/RA 3rd at E-Hawk tourney (09/15/14)
EMMETSBURG - The Lady Titans split their four matches Saturday at the E-Hawk Volleyball Invitational, dropping their first matchup against the home school 1-2 before being swept 0-2 by Algona, Bishop Garrigan. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire then beat Storm Lake twice in a row 2-0 and 2-1 to finish in third place for the day...
Overtime sadness (09/12/14)
HULL - It was a constant string of missed opportunities Friday night between the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawks and the visiting Spencer Tigers. Both teams combined for seven turnovers and put the ball on the turf several more times in a game that went to overtime tied at 14. ...
Wolverines pounce on CC-E (09/12/14)
ROYAL - No. 9 West Bend-Mallard showed up on Clay Central-Everly's field ready to play Friday night, and it showed as the Mavericks found themselves on the wrong side of a 28-0 first quarter and eventual 43-8 defeat at the hands of the Wovlerines. "They just dominated our line," CC-E football coach Dan Heissel said. "They came out and hit us hard and fast like we knew they would. We had a couple missed assignments, and they were able to score on a couple of 20-plus yard runs."...
Rebels get an ugly one (09/12/14)
ALTA - Sioux Central didn't show much polish in the early going of their first district game of the season Friday night on the road against the Warriors of Alta-Aurelia, but they got big plays out of their seniors when they needed them and managed to pull out their fourth win against AA in as many years by a score of 20-14...
Lady Titans earn first win (09/12/14)
GRAETTINGER - The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayshire Lady Titans got their first volleyball win of the season and head coach John Fulton's tenure Thursday night by way of a sweep over Storm Lake St. Mary's at home. "Tonight was a great team win. We played better in all aspects of the game, and it felt as if our offense was moving a little faster than we had in previous matchups," Fulton said. "The girls did a great job passing the ball, and that really set up our offense well."...
Lady Rebels keep sweeping (09/12/14)
SIOUX RAPIDS - Sioux Central got their second volleyball sweep of the week Thursday night at home, taking out Twin Lakes Conference opponent Alta-Aurelia in straight sets after sweeping Spencer on their home floor Tuesday night. "We had the momentum going all night, and the girls played so well," Sioux Central volleyball coach Sue Mattson said. "It is so fun watching my girls having fun on the court and supporting each other throughout the night."...

Sports Briefs
Lady Lakers fall to ISU club (09/22/14)
The Iowa Lakes Community College girls soccer team played host to the State Club Champions from last year, the Iowa State Girls Club team at Spencer Soccer Complex. The Iowa State Club team took a 1-0 lead midway through the first half, but the Lakers came back and tied it up before the half. ...
ILCC Alumni Games scheduled for Oct. 4 (09/19/14)
All former Iowa Lakes Community College baseball players are invited to participate in the Fifth Annual Alumni Baseball Game on Saturday, Oct. 4. Schedule: Noon-1 Laker Batting Practice, 1-1:45 Alumni Batting Practice, 1:50-2:15 Infield/Outfield taken together, 2:30 - GAME...

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