Spencer Girls swim meet to double as fundraiser
Spencer's girls swim team will host their only home meet of the season at 6:30 p.m. Monday night at the Spencer Family YMCA. The singular meet means Monday will be Pink Out Night, Pack the Pool Night and Senior Recognition Night. Cancer awareness bracelets, water bottles and lanyards will be available for purchase as well as concession items from a parent supported stand. ...
ILCC sweeps Ellsworth
IOWA FALLS -- The Iowa Lakes volleyball team was in action Wednesday night as they traveled to take on conference opponent Ellsworth. The Lakers defeated the Panthers in three straight sets by scores or 25-20, 25-17 and 25-8. Rachel Sanow continued to lead the balanced Laker attack, dishing out 36 assists while picking up 10 digs, three kills and two aces. ...
NF brooms Rebels
SIOUX RAPIDS -- The regular season came to a close on a low note for Sioux Central's volleyball team. The Rebels finished the season at 11-14 after Newell-Fonda managed to dish out a sweep Thursday night at Sioux Central High School. Both teams showed up ready to play, and the Rebels managed to take a slim lead in the early going, leading 11-9 in the first set. ...
No. 2 Gilbert edges Spencer girls
EAGLE GROVE -- The No. 8-ranked Spencer girls, minus one of their top runners in Morgan Roberts, came within seven points of knocking off the No. 2-ranked Gilbert team Tuesday night at the Dick Bell Invitational. Gilbert came in with a 41 to Spencer's 48. No. 13-ranked Humboldt came in with 56, and the next closest team was Algona with 123 points...
Tigers bounce back against Storm Lake
Tuesday night's volleyball match between Spencer and Storm Lake in the Field House gave the Tigers an opportunity to rebound against a weaker opponent after taking on 5A competition in Urbandale Saturday. Spencer seized the moment, beating the Tornadoes in straight sets despite digging a 6-0 hole to start game three...
Galaxy Cup kicks off this weekend
This year's annual opportunity for members of the Northwest Iowa Soccer Club to both play soccer and sleep in their own beds will see an increase of 10 teams from last year's Galaxy Cup, bringing the total number of sides to 80 from five different states which means a possible influx of up to 3,500 people in Spencer over the weekend...
Lakers 8th at Bent Tree
COUNCIL BLUFFS -- The Iowa Lakes men's golf team was in action Monday and Tuesday at the Bent Tree Intercollegiate Golf Tournament hosted by Iowa Western. The two-day tournament consisted of 36 holes on day one and 18 holes on the final day. The tournament was won by NJCAA D-1 back-to-back defending national champions Indian Hills who shot a team total 849 for 54 holes which is 15 under par...
Demers, Rebels 2nd at PAC
POCAHONTAS -- Sioux Central's lone returning state cross country qualifier Dalton Demers led the Rebel charge at the Pocahontas Invitational Saturday. Demers finished his 5K in 16:55 to take second place in the boys race, and his team backed him up with some solid finishes to post 79 points which put the Rebels in a tie for second with Emmetsburg. The tiebreaker went to Sioux Central. Southeast Valley won the meet with a score of 56...
5A schools pounce on Tigers
URBANDALE -- Saturday's trip to the Urbandale Volleyball Tournament left the Tigers looking up at multiple 5A schools, and the level of difficulty showed in the results as Spencer went winless on the day against Waukee, Dallas Center-Grimes, Council Bluffs-Abraham Lincoln and 5A No. 8-ranked Johnston...
Lakers struggle at Western Tourney
COUNCIL BLUFFS -- The Iowa Lakes volleyball team had a tough weekend, going 1-3 at the Iowa Western Tournament. The Lakers started out strong on day one, defeating Kansas City Kansas Community College 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-16) before falling to No. 8 Central Community College 3-0 (22-25, 22-25, 15-25). Day two was rough right out of the gate as the Lakers fell to No. 4 DMACC 3-0 (15-25, 15-25, 22-25) and then Division I No. 8-ranked Iowa Western 3-0 (23-25, 25-18, 14-15)...
Flirting with disaster
The first half saw total domination from the Spencer Tigers Friday night at Dale Norton Field. Le Mars flat out couldn't move the ball, and despite a few miscues, Spencer put up 17 points in relatively easy fashion. However, an injury sustained to the Bulldogs' quarterback Gabe Eckstaine, the second signal caller on the Le Mars depth chart, resulted in running back Logan Lancaster taking over the reigns, and he put some fear in the Tiger sideline, leading the visitors to a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to tighten up what became a 31-14 Spencer victory.. ...
Westerners slip past Rebels, 38-30
AKRON -- Sioux Central got caught up in a bit of a shootout with Akron-Westfield Friday night which didn't bode well for the Rebels' ground and pound style up against A-W's air attack which boasted the state's fourth leading passer in the state regardless of class size in junior Cal Eskra. ...
No. 5 MMC blanks CC-E, 53-0
ROYAL -- Welcoming the No. 5-ranked team in the state on homecoming is no easy task, especially for a team that's had the struggles of Clay Central-Everly, but the Mavericks managed to hang tough against the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles, keeping it close until injuries thoroughly sealed their fate in a 53-0 game...
Rebels hold off 'much improved' Titans
GRAETTINGER -- The first time Sioux Central met up with Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on the volleyball floor this season it was an easy sweep for the Rebels in early September. Thursday night finished in a straight-set, Sioux Central victory as well but not without a fight from the Titans...
Running to Rio
The end of September represented the calm before the storm for two-time Olympian Jenny Simpson. The Webster City native used the short break in her usually highly regimented training lifestyle to visit family, including grandparents Robert and Delores Barringer, of Spencer, ahead of her final push for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...
Spencer splits at BVU pool
STORM LAKE -- Spencer's girls endured their first dual defeat of the season Thursday night, falling to Storm Lake 50-44 at Buena Vista University's Finkbine Pool. The Tigers split the evening, crushing Algona 83-11. The Tornadoes beat the Bulldogs by the same score...
No. 5 MARCUS-MERIDEN-CLEGHORN (4-0) at CLAY CENTRAL-EVERLY (0-5)
The eventually dome-bound Eagles allowed zero pass completions by the Mavericks and forced eight punts in a 59-8 rout in Marcus. CC-E had no answers for Derek Erdman who racked up 128 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries. The Mavs continued to get more use out of players returning from injury, but a high-powered Remsen St. ...
SIOUX CENTRAL (3-2) AT AKRON-WESTFIELD (3-2)
The Rebels dominated the first half of an emotional homecoming on Saturday night, leading Akron-Westfield 28-12 at halftime, but the Westerners cranked up their air attack in the second half, scoring five touchdowns to win 46-40. Sioux Central celebrated homecoming by knocking off South O'Brien 34-13 with the help of kick returns for touchdowns by Brady Rusk and Caleb Anderson. ...
GAME OF THE WEEK -- LE MARS (1-4) AT SPENCER (3-2)
A defensive showcase turned into a ground game exhibition for Le Mars as 6-foot-2, 200-pound Beau Ohm racked up 235 yards and two TDs on 39 touches to carry the Bulldogs past Spencer 18-15. The Tigers' two scores in the game came on a pair of heaves thrown to Brady Plueger by Trey Hookfin and wideout Malik Rasch on a trick play...
Spencer sweeps ELC
ESTHERVILLE -- It took a little longer than hoped, but Spencer's girls picked up their first Lakes Conference win on the volleyball floor Tuesday night, rolling through a now 2-13 Estherville Lincoln Central club fresh off a win over Storm Lake in three sets...
ILCC spikes Wesleyan JV
ESTHERVILLE -- The Iowa Lakes volleyball team defeated the Dakota Wesleyan JV in non-conference action Monday night. The Lakers prevailed over the Tigers in four sets by scores of 22-25, 25-14, 25-17 and 25-23. The Lakers had several players putting up good numbers led by Rachel Sanow who had a triple-double on the night with 54 set assists 10 digs and 10 kills. ...
Tigers swim to victory
CARROLL -- Spencer's girls returned to their normal level of competition Tuesday night after taking on some of the toughest teams in the state at Saturday's West Des Moines Valley Invite. The Tigers took advantage of the situation and returned to their winning ways, beating Carroll 103-98 and Atlantic 113-48...
Mavs fall to R-U in 4
Clay Central-Everly's Audrey Ruda pushes it over the net during the Mavericks' four-set loss (25-18, 24-26, 25-16, 25-10) to War Eagle Conference foe Remsen-Union Tuesday night in Everly. CC-E stormed back late in the second set with a 13-5 run to win the game, but the Rockets tightened it up in the next two sets to finish off the Mavs. CC-E will look for their second win of the season at Saturday's Estherville Lincoln Central Tournament. They have just one home match remaining in the regular season -- a Tuesday night tilt against Harris-Lake Park on Oct. 13. (Photo by Nate Shaughnessy)
Tiger girls win 18-team meet
ALGONA -- Spencer's cross country team faced the deepest field they've seen this season Monday night at the River Road Golf Course in Algona. A total of 243 runners participated in the varsity races, and the Tiger girls laid claim to five of the top-25 girls, winning the race with a score of 60. Humboldt placed second with 82 followed by Charles City (84) and Pocahontas (88)...
Valley Invite challenges Tiger swimmers
WEST DES MOINES -- After winning their first two meets of the season -- a triangular in Algona and a seven-team meet in Fort Dodge, Spencer's girls swim team ramped up their competition level Saturday, competing in the West Des Moines Valley Invitational which held a nine-team field of some of the strongest programs in the state...
Pink Out! college soccer games Saturday
Members of the Iowa Lakes Community College men's and women's soccer teams will don pink soccer shirts this Saturday at their games at Lakehouse Field in Spencer. To raise money to fight cancer, the shirts team members wear for the games will be auctioned off. All proceeds will go to the Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital...
Iowa Lakes Baseball Winter Hitting League
Iowa Lakes will host the Third Annual Iowa Lakes Baseball Winter Hitting League every Sunday from Oct. 18 to Nov. 22. The league is looking to serve ages 10-18. Limited spots are open, so anyone interested should be prompt with signing up. Contact coach Rob Varvaro at either email@example.com or 712-362-7933 for information...