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...
Warming up the gridiron
The Spencer Tigers strapped on their game day uniforms for the first time this season Friday night, taking on themselves in an intrasquad scrimmage. The varsity and JV offenses were each given a handful of opportunities with the ball before a few PAT drills ended the outing. ...
Racing at CCF Speedway canceled this weekend
All racing at the Clay County Fair Speedway this weekend has been canceled. This includes IMCA races scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21 and the National Sprint League Race Saturday, Aug. 22. "Water is still standing in the speedway area (Thursday) morning, and the weather forecast for Saturday doesn't look good," said CCF Manager Jeremy Parsons. ...
Tiger scrimmage set for Friday
Spencer's Sean Slattery, pictured bursting through the line during last year's annual preseason Tiger football scrimmage, will take to Dale Norton Field with the rest of the purple and gold Friday night for the 2015 edition of the intrasquad competition. Fans will need to bring a sports drink in order to enter the event. (File photo)
The Tripp goes on
While growing up, Devin Tripp developed a passion for football. If it was watching it on television or practicing with his big brother, he loved every aspect of the sport. The running back transformed this love into a standout career at Sioux Central, where he rushed for 4,776 yards and 54 touchdowns...
Bold action isn't new to Marc Mores. In the summer of 1984, while staying with family on their annual vacation to the Iowa Great Lakes, the then 12-year-old had a burning desire to swim across Emerson Bay on West Lake Okoboji. His parents Steve and Michelle and grandfather Leo had their doubts about the young swimmer's ability to complete the trek, but Marc was relentless and eventually convinced his elders to let him attempt the swim...
Laker softball adds two
Iowa Lakes Head Softball Coach Katie Larson has announced the signing of Alyson Wendland for the 2015-2016 season. Alyson is the daughter of Mike and Lori Wendland and played for the Richfield, Minnesota, High School Spartans. "We are very pleased that Alyson decided to become a Laker this year," Larson said. "Alyson is a fantastic role model both on and off the field. She brings the right attitude each and every day and is willing to dig in and work hard."...
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...