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Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015
Sports
GT/RA Bullseyes keep on shooting (04/25/15)
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Bullsyes' coach Paul Molitor teaches a drill to help athletes keep their gun steady as they turn from side to side at the Bullseyes' home shooting range near Ruthven. The Bullseyes have been very busy with several shoots going on now through the next month. Thirty-one kids are out for the shooting team with a few athletes coming from Spencer. Pictured here left-to-right: Garret Larson (HS-Spencer), Alec Roskens (HS-Spencer), Cody Gunnerson (HS-Spencer), Matt Graves (Intermediate-R/A), Lucas Rouse (Intermediate-R/A), Alex Long (Intermediate-R/A), Mercedes DePyper (Intermediate-G/T), MaKayla DePyper (Intermediate-G/T) and MacKenzie DePyper (Intermediate-G/T). Left to right: Alec Roskens, Garret Larson (shooting) and Cody Gunnerson are watched closely by coach Paul Molitor and assistant coach Jerimiah DePyper. The coaches not only teach the athletes how to shoot accurately but how to shoot safely and responsibly.
'Be the fastest' (04/24/15)
This story was originally published in the spring edition of Sports Source which can be found at various local businesses as well as the Spencer Daily Reporter office at 310 E Milwaukee St. in Spencer. Keune has since won every 100-meter hurdle race in which she has participated this season with the exception of Friday's Drake Relays in Des Moines where she finished in seventh with a time of 15.71 competing against runners from all four track classes...
Glienke signs with Nebraska at Kearney (04/24/15)
2013 Spencer High School graduate Weston Glienke signed a letter of intent with the University of Nebraska at Kearney last week. The current Iowa Central Community College sophomore is leading the first-place conference Tritons in saves, coming out of the bullpen as a closer. (Photo submitted.)
SL-O sweeps Tiger girls (04/23/15)
Spirit Lake-Okoboji didn't mess around against Spencer's girls Thursday night, dropping the Tigers to 1-4 on the season overall and in the Lakes Conference by way of a 9-0 sweep. "This just shows how good SL-O is, but I thought we played really well tonight as a whole although it didn't make a dent in the final team score," Spencer girls tennis coach Brett Groen said. ...
Boys tennis slips to .500 (04/23/15)
SPIRIT LAKE -- The entire Spencer boys tennis lineup had to move up a slot Thursday against Spirit Lake-Okoboji, and the Indians took advantage, dropping the Tigers to 3-3 overall and 3-2 in the Lakes Conference by a score of 5-4. "Despite the loss tonight, I was really pleased with how well our guys competed. ...
Spencer holds off Falcons (04/23/15)
With the weather finally cooperating, Spencer's boys were able to put together some solid rounds of golf Thursday night, carding a 161 to beat the visiting Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove Falcons by four strokes. "This was the best weather we've played in all year, and our scores are showing steady improvement from the beginning of the year," Spencer boys golf coach Steve Bomgaars said. ...
Rebel girls tracksters win 4th straight (04/22/15)
POCAHONTAS -- SIoux Central's girls made it four straight track meet victories Tuesday night at the Pocahontas Area Community Girls Relays, winning the Class B meet with a score of 179. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (153), Alta-Aurelia (138), PAC JV (35) and Newell-Fonda (24) rounded out the team scoring in the division...
Spencer girls win 5th straight (04/22/15)
FORT DODGE -- For the second straight game, the Tiger girls showed they might actually play better going into the wind, scoring three goals in the second half to beat Fort Dodge 3-0 Tuesday night on the road. For the third straight game, they shut out their opponent, and for the fifth straight game they put another mark up in the win column as they moved to 6-1 on the season with a 34-6 goal differential...
Tiger 3rd, Titans 5th at ELC Girls Golf Invite (04/22/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- Spencer and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayshire's girls competed in the five-team Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Invite Tuesday night amid 45 degree, 30 mph wind conditions. The Tigers finished with a team score of 234 for the nine-hole event which gave them third place. The Titans carded a 246 which tied ELC, but they were given fifth on handicap...
Tiger boys 5th at IGL Invite (04/22/15)
SPIRIT LAKE -- Spencer traveled north Tuesday night for the annual Iowa Great Lakes Boys Invite hosted by Spirit Lake. The Tigers scored 31 team points which placed them fifth in the Class A team standings. Algona won the meet with 183 points, Spirit Lake followed right behind them with 165 and Estherville Lincoln Central and Storm Lake took the next two spots ahead of Spencer with 77 and 37 points respectively...
Tigers battle wind, Dodgers to victory (04/22/15)
Tuesday night's wind made for as much of an opponent for the Tiger boys as the visiting Fort Dodge Dodgers with steady winds around 25 mph and gusts nearing the 40 mph mark. Spencer's Satchel Cederwall was the lone player to fully take advantage of the gales, sinking a free kick nearer midfield than the box in the 37th minute of the first half...
Sathers lead Tiger girls to victory (04/20/15)
Monday night's cold and windy conditions made for some less than ideal scorecards, but Spencer's girls still managed to get their conference season off to a 2-0 start with a score of 220, beating Estherville Lincoln Central (240) and Cherokee (246)...
Bulldog girls sweep Spencer (04/20/15)
Spencer's girls dropped to 1-3 overall and in the Lakes Conference Monday night after being swept 9-0 by the Le Mars Bulldogs in windy conditions. "Not sure who was hard to play against tonight, the wind or Le Mars," Spencer girls tennis coach Brett Groen said. ...
Spencer girls 2nd at Sheldon Invite (04/20/15)
SHELDON -- The Tiger girls hit the track for the third time in four days Monday night, running in the Sheldon Lady Orab Invitational after hosting their own girls invite Friday night and taking part in the 40-team Sioux City Relays on Saturday. Schools were split in A, AA and B classes Monday night with Spencer finishing second in the AA division with 113 points. Sioux Center's score of 132 won the class...
Tiger boys outplayed in the wind (04/20/15)
LE MARS -- Spencer's boys let go of their Lakes Conference lead Monday night with their first team loss since their season debut, falling 6-3 to the Le Mars Bulldogs. "The windy conditions were brutal tonight, and it seemed to affect our play more than Le Mars which is a complement to them," Spencer boys tennis coach Joe Steele said. ...
Tigers 5th at home invite, 1st in conference triangular (04/20/15)
Spencer's boys as well as golfers from 11 other schools slogged their way through the 25th Annual Spencer Invitational at Spencer Golf and Country Club on Saturday. The Tigers stroked a team score of 314 which put them in fifth place. Webster City (306), Humboldt (307), Bishop Garrigan (307) and Clear Lake (313) took the top four spots. No other team shot below 327...
Tigers drop 20 on Sioux Center (04/20/15)
Spencer's girls made it back-to-back shortened victories Monday night, rolling through the visiting Warriors of Sioux Center to the tune of a 10-0 triumph that left 32:47 on the clock in the second half just four days leaving 12:29 on the board against Storm Lake...
Freddie Rodriguez signs with Oklahoma (04/20/15)
Iowa Lakes back-to-back NJCAA Wrestling National Champion Freddie Rodriguez has signed an NCAA letter of intent and will be wrestling next season for the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Rodriguez wrapped up a highly successful career at Iowa Lakes this past February when he claimed his second national championship. Along with his titles, he was named Outstanding Wrestler three times at tournaments, including at the 2015 NJCAA National Tournament...
Tigers, Rebels win Spencer girls invite (04/17/15)
Spencer's girls didn't quite run at full strength at their home invite Friday night, which split 12 schools into two separate classes, in light of the Sioux City Relays to be run today, but that didn't mean they slowed down as the Tigers trampled the rest of the 2A schools at the meet with a team score of 182. Spirit Lake Park came in second with 107 followed by Sheldon (68) and Okoboji (64)...
Tigers place 5th at ELC Relays (04/17/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- A 6 foot 2 inch high jump from Cameron Cantrall highlighted the Estherville Lincoln Central Boys Relays for Spencer as he tied his season best to win the event by 4 inches. The Tigers finished with 52 team points which gave them fifth out of six teams. Algona (136), Spirit Lake (122) and ELC (121) were the top-three teams...
Tiger girls throttle Tornadoes, 10-0 (04/17/15)
Spencer's Katie Moser had a hat trick less than 10 minutes into Thursday night's game between the Tigers and Storm Lake Tornadoes with all three coming in just over a two-minute span. She'd finish the evening with four goals and two assists as Spencer ended the game with 12:29 left on the clock in the second half by virtue of the 10-goal rule...
Storm Lake ties up Tigers, 3-1 (04/16/15)
STORM LAKE -- Tiger soccer coach Ben MacRae is still searching for the right answers after Thursday's tussle with the Tornadoes of Storm Lake left Spencer 2-2 overall and 2-1 in Lakes Conference play by virtue of a 3-1 defeat. "We're struggling to find an identity this season. ...
Boys tennis continues to use the broom (04/16/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- After a season-opening loss to last year's state runners-up, Spencer's boys have responded by going three straight conference duals without giving up a single match as they picked up another 9-0 sweep Thursday against Estherville Lincoln Central...
Girls tennis gets in the win column (04/16/15)
Spencer's girls made the most out of their first showing at River View Park this season, taking out the Estherville Lincoln Central Midgets 8-1 Thursday night to earn their first victory of the season. The Tigers are now 1-2 overall and in the Lakes Conference...
Girls tennis falls to Braves (04/15/15)
CHEROKEE -- Spencer's girls fell 7-2 in conference play again Tuesday night, dropping the dual to Cherokee by the same score handed to them by Storm Lake a night prior. The Tigers drop to 0-2 on the season and in the Lakes Conference with the loss, but coach Brett Groen saw some encouraging things...

Sports Briefs
Spencer Tiger girls basketball camps (04/25/15)
Two Spencer girls basketball camps have been announced for this summer. Both camps will be held at the Spencer Middle School. Both camps are open to all girls interested in playing basketball and wanting to improve their basketball skills through fundamental drills. ...
BEST basketball shooting school in Spencer (04/24/15)
BEST Shooting School will again be held in Spencer this summer for boys and girls entering grades four through 12 during the 2015-16 school year. The acclaimed program has over 20 years of experience and has instructed over 35,000 students from elementary to the NBA. Last year in Spencer over 80 students participated...
Rebels fall to Panthers on the links (04/23/15)
STORM LAKE -- Lake Creek Golf and Country Club was unfriendly to the Sioux Central Rebel boys Thursday night, coaxing them into a team score of 207 which left them far behind the hosting Panthers of Storm Lake St. Mary's who carded a 179. Josh Demers was the meet medalist with a 42 for the Panthers...
Depleted Rebel girls fall to RV (04/22/15)
SIOUX RAPIDS -- Sioux Central's golfing girls struggled to keep up with the visiting River Valley Wolverines with a good portion of their team out of town due to the state FFA convention. Tuesday night's brutal golfing conditions didn't help much either as the Rebels fell 196-258...
Lakers win regular season finale (04/22/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- The Iowa Lakes softball team hosted their final games of the season yesterday against Division 1 Marshalltown Community College. The day was also special as they honored their four sophomores, Heaven Coughlin, Jamison Bascom, Salina Gonzalez and Kylee Pospisil...