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Monday, July 6, 2015
Sports
Future Tiger spikers hold camp (07/03/15)
Nearly 100 kids participated in Spencer's third through eighth grade volleyball camps this week sponsored by Farmers Trust & Savings Bank. Tiger varsity coach Michele Dirkx hosted the camps along with some help from a few current and former Tigers. Campers were able to learn some of the fundamental skills that go into the sport, and the older grades participated in some full gameplay. (Photos by Nate Shaughnessy)...
Williams 1-hits Spencer (07/03/15)
CHEROKEE -- Cherokee freshman Lindsay Williams was in complete control of Thursday night's game between the Braves and Spencer Tigers. She allowed just one hit, a single by Brandi Botcher in the sixth, and walked three while striking out six in a 6-0 shutout...
Tigers earn share of Lakes crown (07/02/15)
CHEROKEE -- Mark McGuire hit 70 home runs, Furby's were popular, MP3's were invented and current Spencer assistant baseball coach Chad Huckfelt was a senior Tiger. The year was 1998 -- the last time Spencer earned at least a share of the Lakes Conference baseball title, until now...
Tigers shut out Wolfpack (07/01/15)
HULL -- Tiger baseball moved just one conference win away from a guaranteed share of the Lakes crown and two wins from the outright title Wednesday night, shutting out Western Christian on the road 6-0. "When you get this close to a championship, you just don't want those letdowns," Spencer baseball coach Brian Dirkx said. ...
Spencer softball struggles continue (07/01/15)
HULL -- Tiger softball's difficult stretch continued Wednesday night as they came up on the wrong end of a 4-1 game against Western Christian. Neither team was able to get on the board until the fifth when the Wolfpack loaded the bags with their first three batters of the inning. A sacrifice fly and a double later, Western held a 3-0 lead...
AA wins rubber match with Rebels (07/01/15)
ALTA -- Sioux Central took their first softball meeting with Alta-Aurelia this year by an outrageous score of 18-11. The Warriors struck back midseason with a 5-4 win that saw them pull ahead in the final inning. Monday night AA took the rubber match with authority, handing the Rebels a five-inning, 11-1 drubbing...
Sioux Central drops 2 (07/01/15)
This week had a rough start for Sioux Central baseball as it fell 12-0 to Alta-Aurelia in Alta Monday night and coughed up a five-run inning to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union Tuesday night in an 8-6 defeat. Ryan Etherington had the lone Rebel hit in Monday night's four-inning affair. ...
Spencer's slide continues (06/29/15)
Tiger softball is still searching for answers after dropping a Saturday contest against North Union 8-0 and a Monday night conference tilt with Le Mars 6-1. Monday's defeat makes it seven straight on the wrong side of the win/loss column for Spencer...
Tigers seize Lakes lead (06/29/15)
Spencer needed a solid outing Monday night against Le Mars after dropping two games in Carroll Saturday that both saw the Tigers fall behind in the seventh inning. Monday's game also provided an opportunity for the Tigers to put themselves in the driver's seat of the Lakes Conference after the Bulldogs knocked off Spirit Lake last Wednesday, and they took advantage, beating the 'Dogs 7-4...
Mashburn named ILCC swimming and diving coach (06/29/15)
Troy Larson, director of athletics at Iowa Lakes, announced that Sam Mashburn is the new head swimming and diving coach at Iowa Lakes Community College. Mashburn is a native of Cumming, Georgia. He swam distance freestyle and backstroke at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina...
Rebels go 1-2 at Spalding tourney (06/29/15)
GRANVILLE -- Sioux Central baseball dropped two of three contests at the Spalding Catholic tournament over the weekend. The Rebels fell to Remsen St. Mary's 13-1 on Friday. They topped West Monona Saturday 8-1, but ended up on the wrong side of an 11-2 game against Sioux Center as well...
Mavs split on day 1 of Boji tourney (06/26/15)
MILFORD -- Clay Central-Everly got to taste the thrill of victory and agony of defeat Thursday night at the Okoboji softball tournament, beating Sioux Central 3-2 and falling to the Pioneers 11-5. CC-E coughed up two runs in the first two innings against the Rebels, but they scored once in the third, sixth and seventh to squeak out the 3-2 win...
Too little too late (06/26/15)
Day one of Spencer's own softball tournament didn't go according to plan for the Tigers who scored two runs in their first inning and six in their last but none in between as they fell 11-2 to Denison-Schleswig and 7-6 to Newell-Fonda. Game one looked promising in the bottom of the first inning when Karis Rhode blasted a two-run shot to center field, scoring Madi Rost...
H&N donates to baseball travelers (06/26/15)
H&N Chevrolet-Buick general manager Brian Fassbender presented members of Spencer's two youth traveling baseball teams with a check for $1,000 this week as part of the Chevy Youth Baseball program. The money from this check which was raised by $25 being donated for each test drive a player's parent participated in, brings H&N's total summer donations to the traveling teams into the neighborhood of $2,000. (Photos by Nate Shaughnessy)
CCF Speedway Results -- Friday, June 26 (06/26/15)
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Big 1st carries St. Mary's past Rebels (06/25/15)
PETERSON -- Storm Lake St. Mary's put up four runs in the top of the first Wednesday night against Sioux Central, and that proved to be too big of a hill to climb for the Rebels as they fell 5-4. Sioux Central got one run back in the first, but the Panthers put their fifth run on the board in the second to stretch the lead back to four...
Mavs beat Wolverines for 3rd time (06/25/15)
ROYAL -- Clay Central-Everly softball got its third win of the season Wednesday night playing against the South O'Brien Wolverines. The Mavs' previous two victories came against the Wolverines as well by scores of 3-2 and 11-9. Their most recent meeting ended at 10-9 after South O'Brien put a scare into CC-E with a five-run seventh inning...
Sioux Central hammers Panthers (06/25/15)
PETERSON -- Sioux Central's softballers didn't see much of a fight Wednesday night, blasting through Storm Lake St. Mary's 15-3 in three innings. The Panthers scored twice in the top of the first against Rebel starter Mikayla Landsness who usually handles first base duties, but Sioux Central evened the score before bringing home seven runners in the second for a 9-2 scoreboard...
Sioux Central scoreless against ESC (06/24/15)
WALL LAKE -- East Sac County's Ashton Blume was in complete control against Sioux Central Monday night, striking out 11 Rebel batters in seven scoreless innings to win 3-0. A Rebel error allowed two Raiders to cross the dish in the first, and they added one more in the fourth on an RBI double for the 3-0 final...
Tigers drop to .500 (06/24/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- The Midgets got a little revenge against Spencer Wednesday night, handing the Tigers an 8-2 defeat after Spencer's softballers held on to beat Estherville Lincoln Central in an 11-inning marathon in their first meeting two weeks earlier. The loss drops Spencer to 9-9 on the year -- the first time they've been at .500 all season...
Spencer gets back on track (06/24/15)
ESTHERVILLE -- Spencer's boys wasted little time getting back in the win column after a 7-3 stumble against Spirit Lake ended an 11-game win streak Monday as they were able to grind out a 3-0 win over Estherville Lincoln Central on the road Wednesday night...
CC-E falls to H-LP (06/24/15)
ROYAL - Clay Central-Everly hosted former Cornbelt Conference and current War Eagle Conference rival Harris-Lake Park on the softball diamond Tuesday night, resulting in a 14-6 Maverick defeat. H-LP took an 8-0 lead to the middle of the second where CC-E responded with a four-run burst to cut the lead in half. Each team scored once in the fourth for a 9-5 scoreboard, but the Wolves brought five runners in the fifth to blow the game wide open...
Manley aces No. 12 (06/24/15)
Denny Manley, of Spencer, hit a hole-in-one on the 117-yard par three 12th hole at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course Tuesday. He's pictured fishing his ball out of the hole after his perfect swing with a pitching wedge. (Photo submitted)
Rebels thump Raiders, E-Hawks (06/24/15)
Sioux Central picked up a pair of wins on the baseball diamond earlier this week, dropping an eight-run inning on East Sac County Monday night to beat the Raiders 8-3 and racking up 10 runs in a 10-3 Tuesday night win over Emmetsburg. Monday's game went scoreless into the fifth inning when the Rebels went through their full lineup and change to put eight on the board. Franky Perkins led the charge with three RBIs in the frame...
Indians snap Tiger streak (06/22/15)
Spencer had its longest baseball win streak since the late 90s snapped Monday night when the Spirit Lake Indians took a 7-3 revenge win home from Andy McGaffin Field. The Tigers had 11 in a row, including their most recent game -- a 10-0 win over the Indians...

Sports Briefs
Sioux Central slams Panthers (07/03/15)
STORM LAKE -- Rebel softball took care of business Wednesday night against Storm Lake St. Mary's. Sioux Central scored 12 runs in the final three innings of a six-inning, 12-0 win over the Panthers. Rebel pitcher Lane Shiley had St. Mary's on lockdown all game as she threw a no hitter with three walks and six strikeouts...
Rebels outlast St. Mary's (07/03/15)
STORM LAKE -- It took an extra inning, but Sioux Central's boys got the job done Wednesday night, beating Storm Lake St. Mary's 2-1. The win puts the Rebels back on track after opening the week with back-to-back defeats. Mac Prior pitched all eight for the Rebels, giving up one unearned run in the first. He allowed just two hits, and he was able to scatter six walks around 10 strikeouts...
Rebels outlast St. Mary's (07/02/15)
STORM LAKE -- It took an extra inning, but Sioux Central's boys got the job done Wednesday night, beating Storm Lake St. Mary's 2-1. The win puts the Rebels back on track after opening the week with back-to-back defeats. Mac Prior pitched all eight for the Rebels, giving up one unearned run in the first. He allowed just two hits, and he was able to scatter six walks around 10 strikeouts...