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Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Sports
No. 11 G-LR turns over Lady Mavs (01/29/15)
EVERLY -- Ball security proved to be an issue for Clay Central-Everly's girls Thursday night while they took on their second, ranked opponent in a row in the form of the 1A, No. 11-ranked George Little-Rock Mustangs. The Mavericks struggled with G-LR's lengthy defense on top of perhaps playing a bit skittish, culminating in a 37-turnover evening for the home team as the Mustangs, who coughed it up just six times, rolled to a 65-29 victory...
Shooting struggles sink CC-E (01/29/15)
EVERLY -- The Maverick boys simply couldn't get a shot to drop Thursday night against George-Little Rock, going 8-43 from the field for 19 percent in a 59-24 defeat. Clay Central-Everly coach Ross Jobst felt most of the shooting woes were on his own team rather than the visiting Mustangs who entered the gym with just one previous win on the season...
Bulldogs hold on to edge Spencer, 46-39 (01/28/15)
Spencer's boys again traded blows with a Lakes Conference heavyweight Tuesday night in the Field House, falling to 3A, No. 2-ranked Le Mars 46-39 after leading by one late in the fourth quarter. Despite the loss, the Tigers seem to be trending in the right direction at the right time of the season after giving 2A, No. 4-ranked Western Christian a run for their money in Saturday's game. Spencer outscored their ranked opponents in the middle two quarters of both games...
58, 59 and holding (01/28/15)
Spencer set up the cliffhanger moment perfectly by scoring consecutive Lakes Conference wins 58 and 59 Tuesday night in Cherokee, begging the question, can the Tiger wrestling team reach the milestone of 60? Tune in when Lakes Conference dual action returns to a mat in a high school gym near you in December to find out...
Tough stretch continues to foil Lady Tigers (01/28/15)
Injuries, lack of size and difficult scheduling have all seemed to start catching up to a scrappy Lady Tiger squad as they dropped their third straight game Tuesday night against a bulky Le Mars Bulldog team 55-38 in the Field House. The Lakes Conference defeat comes right on the heels of conference losses to Emmetsburg and Western Christian, and the schedule doesn't get much friendlier following Friday's upcoming game against winless Storm Lake as Spencer will have to face the Wolfpack, Spirit Lake and Cherokee before the postseason. ...
Rebels split home duals (01/28/15)
SIOUX RAPIDS - Sioux Central hosted South Central Calhoun and East Sac County on the mats Tuesday night, splitting the evening with a 72-6 defeat and 30-6 victory respectively. All five Rebel wrestlers accepted forfeits against the Raiders while forfeiting the heavyweight bout for the 30-6 final score...
Lakers sign two more lefties (01/28/15)
The Iowa Lakes Community College baseball team announces two more signees for the 2015-16 season: Austin Egeland, of Estherville and Mitchell Sparks, of Carmel, Indiana. Egeland is coming off an outstanding junior campaign, going 3-4 with a 2.43 ERA in 40 1/3 innings pitched and 36 strikeouts. Mitchell is a transfer this year into Carmel High School in Indiana, which has had 19 and 20 wins the last two seasons under coach Dan Roman...
Lady Rebels hang on to win (01/28/15)
ALTA - Six minutes remained in the game when Sioux Central's lead, which had been as much as 11 just 12 minutes earlier, fully evaporated. Alta-Aurelia had scored a pair of free throws, knotting the score at 40. Over the next six minutes the Rebels fought off numerous attacks by the hometown Warriors, to take home the 48-46 win on Tuesday night...
Scoring woes sink Rebels (01/28/15)
ALTA - Getting shots to fall and not players, was a problem on Tuesday night for the Sioux Central Rebels. Playing against Alta-Aurelia on the road, every time the Rebels would go on a run, it would be halted by the Rebels fouling a Warrior player. A 23 percent shooting night for Sioux Central didn't help matters either as A-A topped Sioux Central 57-25 in Twin Lakes play...
23-point run propels MMC past Mavs (01/26/15)
EVERLY ― After leading most of the way for the first two-and-a-half quarters, the Clay Central-Everly Maverick girls basketball team stumbled as the Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn Eagles, trailing 38-31 put together a 23-0 run over an eight-minute period of time en route to a 69-44 victory...
Eagles take advantage of CC-E miscues (01/26/15)
EVERLY ― Clay Central-Everly never owned the lead Monday night as Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn used its size and speed advantage to capitalize in boys basketball action in the Mavericks gym. The Eagles ran away with a 77-33 victory, leaving CC-E still searching for its first victory of the year...
SHS mat men find going tough in Ankeny (01/26/15)
ANKENY -- Spencer would pick up a convincing 53-30 victory over Oskaloosa to kick-off the Ankeny Duals Saturday, but would drop the remainder of their duals, competing hard but not finding the winning combination to finish 1-4 on the day. "We're hoping this makes us stronger at the end of the season," Tiger coach Dave Schaefer said of the last two weekends in the middle of the state. ...
Wildcats oversize, outmatch depleted Spencer squad (01/26/15)
HULL -- Spencer's girls couldn't find any answers when they took the floor against top-ranked and three-time defending state champion Western Christian Saturday night on the Wolfpack's home court. "They are everything and then some. They are everything they always have been, but bigger," Don Martindale, Spencer Tiger girl's head coach, said following Spencer's 78-35 loss...
Tigers hang with Western, fall late (01/26/15)
HULL -- After falling behind early Saturday on the road against fourth-ranked Western Christian, the Spencer Tigers rallied against the much taller Wolfpack, pulling to within one point to begin the fourth quarter. WC, without a senior in the lineup, doubled up on the visitors in the final period, 22-11 to pull away 73-61 in Lakes Conference action...
Titans top Sioux Central boys (01/26/15)
LAKE CITY -- Sioux Central's boys fell to 1-5 in conference play and 2-11 overall after falling behind trailing by 10 points at halftime against South Central Calhoun on the road Saturday night. Despite having three players in double figures and a fourth-quarter rally, the Rebels came up on the short end of 56-47 score against the Titans...
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...

Sports Briefs
Northwestern to hold hitting camp (01/29/15)
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...
Lakers drop 5th conference test (01/29/15)
The Iowa Lakes men's basketball team fell to Ellsworth 65-60 Wednesday night to go to 10-10 on the year and 0-5 in conference play. The Lakers were led by Trey Burkhall with 23 points. Ellsworth was led by Kalund Brown with 12 points. The Lakers next game will be in Estherville against Southwestern on Saturday. Tip will be at 3 p.m...

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