The next step
Much like this year's Lady Tiger basketball team, the boys squad at Spencer High School doesn't bring a lot of height into the 2014-15 season which makes playing in a Lakes Conference that seems to grow an inch every day a bit of a challenge, but despite lacking rafter cleaners, the Tigers do bring a group of deceptively long players that know how to play the game at its most basic level, putting the ball in the hoop...
Kuehler signs with Chargers
Briar Cliff women's soccer head coach Pat Herbst has announced the addition of Spencer High School's Macy Kuehler to the program's 2015 recruiting class. Kuehler is a three-time letterwinner and a three-time first team all-conference selection for the Tigers' soccer program. ...
Mustangs crowned champions
CEDAR FALLS -- They weren't supposed to be here. Not a team that started 0-3. The Mustangs of Newell-Fonda made it to the state championship game against undefeated Fremont-Mills though. However they weren't supposed to win that either, especially after Brady Dicks, the senior quarterback and safety whom had piloted the Mustangs to this point, went down with a shoulder injury in the second quarter...
DecemBEAR 'Too Early to Hibernate' bike ride
Bicycle enthusiasts itching for one last ride for the season are encouraged to register for the DecemBEAR "Too Early to Hibernate" bike ride to be held Saturday, Dec. 6. Registration for the ride which will start at The Bear at 24 West Park Street and travel to the Harvest Moon in Greenville for lunch and drinks (not included in registration fee), begins at 9 a.m. ...
Ruden signs with Iowa Lakes volleyball
The Iowa Lakes volleyball team signed its first recruit of the 2015 class, Taryn Ruden of Spirit Lake. Ruden, a right side hitter, was a three-year letter winner for the Indians. During her senior campaign, Ruden played in 39 matches, accumulating 63 kills and 36 blocks. She helped lead her team to a 28-11 record, the best in school history, and a third place finish in the Lakes Conference...
New softball coach announced at Iowa Lakes
Troy Larson, Director of Athletics at Iowa Lakes, has announced the hiring of Corey Christopher to serve as the head softball coach for the Lakers in 2015. Christopher has had a lifelong involvement with softball as a coach, umpire and player. He has coached high school softball at the varsity level for three different programs over a span of nearly 10 years. Most recently, Christopher has been serving as an assistant coach for the Iowa Lakes men's basketball team...
Kindred named POTW
Iowa Lakes women's basketball sophomore, Natasha Kindred, has been named Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II Player of the Week. Kindred's on-court performances against Iowa Western Community College, Grand View University's Junior Varsity and William Penn University's Junior Varsity lead the Lakers to a 2-1 record through the week...
Preseason Girls' Basketball Rankings
Class 5A 1. Dowling Catholic 2. Southeast Polk 3. Waukee 4. West Des Moines Valley 5. Iowa City West 6. Johnston 7. Ankeny Centennial 8. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 9. Iowa City High 10. Mason City Class 4A 1. Harlan 2. Carlisle 3. North Scott 4. Western Dubuque...
Laker volleyballers honored on All-Region and All-Conference Teams
The Iowa Community College Athletics Conference (ICCAC) announced its women's volleyball postseason awards. The Lakers had four players honored. Freshman setter, Rachel Sanow, received First Team XI-A All-Region, Second Team All-Conference and Region XI-A All-Tournament team honors. Sanow directed the offense for the Lakers this fall dishing out 10.36 assists per set, ranking eighth in the nation. She was also second on the team with 319 digs on the season...
4 Lakers place at Luther Open
DECORAH -- Iowa Lakes competed at the Luther Open this past Saturday. The 26-team field was strong with a majority of those teams being four-year schools from all collegiate levels including the nationally No. 2-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. The Lakers placed four individuals led by a second place finish from Freddie Rodriguez at 125 lbs. Freddie went 4-1 on the day losing only in the finals to Div. 1 nationally ranked Hawkeye Thomas Gilman...
Lady Lakers pick up two on the road
The Iowa Lakes women's basketball team traveled down south to Des Moines to take on Grand View University JV team Saturday, beating the home team 67-60. The top performers for the Lakers were Natasha Kindred with 20 points on 10-16 shooting, 14 rebounds and three steals and Aliyah Gipson with 19 points on 9-17 shooting and three rebounds...
State Football Semifinal Results
Pella 27, Xavier, Cedar Rapids 0 Bishop Heelan Catholic, SC 59, Creston 14 Fremont-Mills, Tabor 30, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 27 Newell-Fonda 40, H-L-V, Victor 18 --- Dowling Catholic, WDM 41, Waukee 28 Cedar Rapids, Washington 28, Bettendorf 17 Logan-Magnolia 28, Mount Ayr 7...
With the fall sports season now almost entirely in the rearview mirror, the calendar turns to see the Field House take on its busiest stretch. As is the case with every year, plenty of questions lie in front of the Tiger faithful. One of the most intriguing queries comes with the Lady Tiger basketball program and the way they'll adapt to transitioning from a roster with two 6-footers, including Class 4A All-State player Kirstin Martindale, to a group that mostly hovers under the 5-foot-8 mark...
Twin Lakes Conference volleyball final standings and all-conference teams
--- --- --- --- --- *Coach of the Year: Wade Voith -- South Central Calhoun...
Mustangs advance to championship
CEDAR FALLS -- What started out in disaster ended in a rout as the Mustangs of Newell-Fonda advanced to the programs first state championship game in football. Although the final score was lopsided in favor of the Mustangs, a 40-18 win, it didn't start so great...
MacRae named Coach of the Year
The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference named Iowa Lakes men's soccer head coach Ben MacRae, Coach of the Year. In his first year as head of the program, MacRae led the Lakers to a 11-5-1 overall record and a 7-4-1 record in conference play. The Lakers finished third in the conference in the regular season and advanced to the Region XI Championship game before going down to No. 1-ranked Iowa Western 3-1...
Six Laker men named All-Conference
The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference has announced its men's soccer postseason awards. The Lakers had six players honored. Earning First Team All-Region were freshmen Calum Rodger of Armadale, U.K. and Mohammad "Mo" Awadallah of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Awadallah led the Lakers with 15 goals on the year...
Iowa Lakes Women honored with postseason awards
The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference has announced its All- Conference team for women's soccer. The Lakers had six women named to the three teams. Earning First Team All-Region for the Lakers were sophomore Kelsey Tonge of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and freshman Jessica Deleo of Spanish Fork, Utah. ...
Wave makers and record breakers
MARSHALLTOWN -- The Lady Tiger swim team ended their season with a splash Saturday at the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Meet, breaking five school records on their way to a 14th place finish as a team out of 35 schools with state representation. "I felt really good about the day," Spencer girls swim coach Anne Roberts said. "Not only did all six events have personal bests, but even in the relays, they all had great splits. Everyone had a great day."...
YMCA presents 2014 Thunderbridge Road Race
he Spencer Family YMCA held the 2014 Thunderbridge Road Race 10K/5K last Sunday with the help of sponsors: GNC, Hy-Vee, Brown's Shoe Fit, Goal Kick, Walmart and Spencer Chiropractic & Wellness Center. Non-perishable food items were also collected for Upper Des Moines Opportunity. (Photos Submitted)
Just the beginning
For those familiar with soccer in the Spencer area it should come as no surprise that the Iowa Lakes men's soccer program put up its best season in its short, five-year history this past season, going 11-5-1 and falling just short of the NJCAA Divison-1 National Soccer Tournament as they were defeated by defending national champs Iowa Western in the regional championship 3-1...
Laker volleyball season ends in semis
he Iowa Lakes volleyball team was in action Wednesday night against Iowa Central in the Region XI A semifinals. The Lakers lost a close match, 3-1 by set scores of 23-25, 25-17, 23-25 and 21-25. The Lakers were lead by Kirstin Martindale who had a double-double, notching 14 kills, 14 digs and two ace serves. ...
The 2014 campaign has been nothing short of fantastic for the Spencer girls swim team, winning every dual meet in which they participated and qualifying six events for the IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving Meet to be held Saturday at the Marshalltown YMCA...
Laker men fall in Region XI Championship
The Laker men's soccer team traveled to Des Moines this past weekend for the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XI Final Four. The Lakers were the third seed in the tournament. In their first match on Saturday, against No.2-seeded Marshalltown Community College, the men came out on top 3-1 and advanced to the championship match...
Lakers face William Penn at home
The Iowa Lakes men and womens basketball teams face William Penn University Junior Varsity on Friday, Nov. 21, in Laker Gymnasium. The women tip at 5.30 p.m. and the men tip at 7.30 p.m. The women, 3-3 overall, are coming off two road victories the past weekend, which included a two point win over William Penn. ...