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Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014
Sports
Rebels 5th in Estherville, Titans 8th (04/18/14)
ESTHERVILLE - Sioux Central and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire met up with six other schools in Estherville Thursday night for a boys only meet. The Rebels came in fifth with 50 points while a two-point performance from GT/RA left them in eighth. Algona won the meet with 157 points followed by Spirit Lake (117), ELC (100) and Emmetsburg (63)...
Sports Briefs (04/18/14)
Tuesday morning Women's Early Bird Golf League will have its organizational meeting Tuesday, April 22 at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Golf Clubhouse. Anyone interested call Diane Froehlich at 262-6649. Kick off the 2014 walleye season in the Iowa Great Lakes during the 32nd Annual Great Walleye Weekend May 3-4, 2014. ...
On the right track (04/18/14)
As many will remember, the Clay County Fairgrounds' old track left a lot to be desired. Well suited for an afternoon of enduro racing, sure, but in order to bring in races the likes of the Hobby Stock Nationals or World of Outlaws sprint cars, change had to happen...
Sports Calendar (04/18/14)
Boys Soccer Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji at Storm Lake Girls Soccer Storm Lake at Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji Boys Track Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire at North Union (Armstrong) Girls Track Spencer, Okoboji at Sheldon Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire at North Union (Armstrong)...
Lady Tigers run away in Spirit Lake (04/16/14)
SPIRIT LAKE - The Lady Tiger track and field squad simply hammered the competition at the Spirit Lake Invite Tuesday night. Spencer put up 182 points, besting their second-place host's score of 123. Okoboji scored 80 for third while Clay Central-Everly's girls took seventh with 17 points...
Tigers third at Shilling Invite (04/16/14)
LE MARS - Spencer's boys participated in the Don Shilling Invitational Tuesday night, placing third with 76 points. Le Mars and Bishop Heelan took the top two spots, scoring 137 and 99 points respectively. Following the Tigers in the standings were Sioux City East (57), MOC-Floyd Valley (44), Sibley-Ocheyedan (38), Sioux City North (32), Le Mars Gehlen (22) and Sioux City West (19)...
Tigers serve up Tornado sweep (04/16/14)
Spencer's boys headed south Tuesday afternoon while Storm Lake's girls made the trip to River View Park here in Spencer. Despite the 30-plus mile gap, both match-ups saw the same result; complete 9-0 sweeps by the Tigers over the Tornadoes. "It was a really good match for us tonight," Spencer girls tennis coach Brett Groen said. ...
A little revenge (04/15/14)
The Tiger soccer team entered Tuesday night's contest against Storm Lake as the No. 4 team in Class 2A, and they definitely had their hearts set on avenging a substate final loss to the Tornadoes last season as they hung a shutout on the boys in green, 4-0...
Tigers roar back in second half (04/14/14)
HULL - Things were not going according to plan for the Tigers against Western Christian Monday night. Weather forced the varsity girls matchup into the early game slot, cold, driving winds made it difficult to put any balls into the air and Spencer's boys found themselves in unfamiliar territory down 1-0 at halftime. None of it mattered in the end as the Tigers went off in the second half for five goals to win comfortably, 5-1...
Solid outing for Tigers at Sioux City Relays (04/14/14)
SIOUX CITY - Over 40 schools descended on Morningside's Olsen Stadium Saturday for the 50th Annual Sioux City Relays. Schools were split into three classes (A, B and C) while also running some events, including most relays as open class races. No team scores were kept, but Spencer's girls track coach Al Pierce was pleased with what he saw...
Spencer athletics schedule changes (04/14/14)
Boys and girls tennis scheduled for Monday night against Cherokee has been moved to Tuesday, April 22 when the boys will travel to Cherokee while the girls will host them in Spencer. Monday night's Spencer boys track meet in Le Mars has been rescheduled for tonight in the same location...
Laker Men finish ninth (04/14/14)
PANORA - The Iowa Lakes women's and men's golf teams were in action at Lake Panorama National Golf Club for the AIB Invitational Friday and Saturday. On the Women's side Tressa DeBoer led the Lakers with a 39th place finish, shooting a 96 and a 103. Cassie Galm came in with a 108 and a 109 on her two rounds placing 49th...
Lady Tigers hold on against Western (04/14/14)
HULL - Due to Sunday and Monday's inclement weather, Spencer's girls soccer game against Western Christian was relocated to Hull, taking place directly in front of the boys game already scheduled to be on Western's home turf. Despite the time change and blustery winds, the Lady Tigers squeaked out a 1-0 victory for their third straight shutout...
Lady Tigers blow out Tornadoes (04/14/14)
STORM LAKE - Spencer's girls took care of business on the road Friday night, blanking Storm Lake 10-0 in just 47 minutes of play due to the mercy rule. "Once we opened up the scoring, it didn't take long to open the floodgates. Kim Shabino had a hat trick, scoring all three of her goals in a six-minute span," Spencer girls soccer coach John Hansel said. ...
Tiger girls blank Tornadoes 10-0 (04/12/14)
Spencer's Kim Shabino visualizes a pass to one of her teammates during the Tigers' showdown at Storm Lake Friday night. Shabino and the Tigers didn't have much difficulty with the Tornadoes, blowing them out 10-0. Full story will be in Tuesday's Reporter. (Photo by Mark Schafer)
Warriors sweep Maverick Relays (04/11/14)
Spencer High School's Dale Norton Field hosted the annual Maverick Relays Friday night, featuring Clay Central-Everly, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, North Union, West Bend-Mallard/Twin River Valley, Remsen St. Mary's, Laurens-Marathon, Forest Ridge (girls only) and Spencer's JV...
Titan girls win first Cornbelt meet (04/11/14)
The Spencer Municipal Golf Course hosted the first of six girls Cornbelt Conference golf meets Friday evening. In what came down to a two-horse race, the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayshire Titans held off the West Bend-Mallard Wolverines 200 to 202. Clay Central-Everly's girls came in fifth out of the six teams with a score of 287. Harris-Lake Park and North Union took fourth and fifth with scores of 225 and 244 respectively while Corwith-Wesley-Luverne was unable to field a full team...
Tiger boys golf wins first outing (04/11/14)
ALGONA - Having just one day out on a course for practice heading into their first triangular of the season against Bishop Garrigan and Emmetsburg didn't seem to phase the Tigers as they stroked a 155 to finish five strokes in front of Garrigan and 20 ahead of the E-Hawks...
Lady Tigers and Rebels dominate Tomahawk Relays (04/11/14)
CHEROKEE - Spencer's and Sioux Central's girls track teams didn't compete in the same class at the Tomahawk Relays Friday night, but they both did their best to blow away the competition. Spencer posted a score of 164 to win Class 2A competition by 47 points over Spirit Lake Park and 80 points over third-place Pocahontas...
Sports Calendar (04/11/14)
Boys Soccer Spencer at Western Christian SLP-O at West Sioux --- Girls Soccer Western Christian at Spencer SLP-O at West Sioux --- Boys Track Spencer at Le Mars --- Girls Track Sioux Central at Ridge View --- Boys Tennis Spencer at Cherokee Storm Lake at SL-O...
Haltime adjustments boost Tigers (04/10/14)
Spencer's boys had their hands full Thursday night at home against MOC-Floyd Valley as one of their top scorers, Hunter Cushman sat out due to an injury suffered in Tuesday night's game. However, despite going into the half tied 0-0, the Tigers walked away with a sound victory 3-0...
Lady Tigers cruise in Orange City (04/10/14)
ORANGE CITY - Spencer's girls soccer team hit the road Thursday night, looking for their second win of the season, and they boarded the buses with smiles as they pummeled MOC-Floyd Valley 4-0. Junior Taylor McGuire led Spencer's effort with a goal in each half...
Boys tennis sweeps SL-O (04/10/14)
The Tiger boys tennis team successfully bounced back from a Monday night loss to Fort Dodge St. Edmond by sweeping Spirit Lake-Okoboji 9-0 in their first conference dual of the season. "I think it was a good meet for our guys because Spirit Lake was not a bad team," Spencer boys tennis coach Joe Steele said. ...
Girls tennis overwhelmed by SL-O (04/10/14)
SPIRIT LAKE - Spirit Lake-Okoboji's girls tennis team enters this season with state title dreams. Those dreams were validated Thursday night as they took out Spencer 9-0 in both team's season opener. "The hardest par with playing one of the best teams in your conference for the first match of the year is that you have no "warm-up" to that level," Spencer girls tennis coach Brett Groen said. ...
Girls golf bested in opener (04/10/14)
ORANGE CITY - Considering the Tiger girls haven't had the opportunity to get out onto a course yet this season, their 215-235 loss to MOC-Floyd Valley wasn't much cause for concern for head coach Marc Bruning. "More than anything we looked at it as a competitive practice round because it was the kids' first taste of actual playing on a course," Bruning said. "The score is in no way indicative of the scores we'll be putting up later in the year."...
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