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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sports
CCF announces dirt lineup (07/30/14)
Exciting new features and returning crowd favorites hit the track Sept. 6-14 when dirt events take over the U.S. Cellular Grandstand at the 2014 Clay County Fair. Chuckwagon Races return Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7 at noon. Watch these fearless horses and drivers race each other around the track. Adult admission is $14 and children (ages 12 and under) is $10...
Northwest Am starts Thursday (07/28/14)
The 2014 Northwest Iowa Amateur Golf Tournament will begin Thursday, July 31. This year's tournament will see 355 participants. The golfers come from all over the state of Iowa, neighboring states and others halfway across the country. The age of the golfers ranges from as young as 13 years old to 80 years old...
Training Tigers (07/26/14)
Welcome to the offseason. With baseball and softball wrapping up and over a month resting between the present and the Fall sports season, it would seem like the perfect time to relax and look back at the year in sports that was. However, that's the exact opposite of what's happening four days a week at the Spencer High School weight room, a facility that still smells fresh after the community raised over $150,000 a year ago for brand new equipment...
Swanson, Rhode make 1st Team All-Conference (07/26/14)
Spencer softballers Piper Swanson and Karis Rhode earned first team All-Lakes Conference honors this season. Swanson turned in a season that made her the top first basemen in the conference while Rhode's work at third base made her one of six infielders named to the first team roster...
Spencer trio headed to Shrine Bowl (07/24/14)
On Saturday a group of Iowa's most talented cheerleaders and pre-college football players will line up in the UNI Dome for the 42nd Annual Iowa Shrine Bowl All Star Football Classic. Hunter Cushman, of Spencer, will be participating in this year's bowl game. ...
All-Cornbelt Conference baseball, softball selections (07/24/14)
--- --- --- --- Corey Boe, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire --- --- --- --- Art Ingalls, North Union...
Habben, Illg named All-District (07/23/14)
In addition to their being named to the All-Lakes Conference First Team this season, Spencer third baseman Chase Habben and utility player Brady Illg also made the cut for the All-District squad. Both players were placed on the second team. Habben finished the year with a .369 batting average, .442 on-base percentage, .429 slugging percentage and five doubles. ...
U of O Homecoming results announced (07/23/14)
218 started the 2014 University of Okoboji Triathlon and 201 finished. The field included 124 men and 77 women. Here's a look at the top 10 finishers: The top time turned in by a female competitor was 1:39:18 by Sarah Nelson of Denver. She finished 22nd overall. Nelson was followed by Diane Murphy of Sioux City. Murphy finished 25th overall with a time of 1:39:49...
Indians walk off in 7th (07/23/14)
FORT DODGE -- After winning three straight games by one run to qualify for state, it would only seem fitting that the Spirit Lake softball squad go out the way they got in. Tied with No. 13 West Burlington/Notre Dame at 2-2 with two outs and a runner on third in the bottom of the seventh on Wednesday, the Indians' own 'Kid Clutch' Caitlyn Roberts slapped a base hit into center field to score Paige Petersen and seal a seventh place finish for her squad...
Two golds for Sorrell at Iowa Games (07/21/14)
Spencer native Laurie Sorrell lifted 120 pounds at the Iowa Games in Ames Sunday, giving her a gold medal in the 60-and-over division as well as a gold amongst competitors of all ages in her weight class. Sorrell, 66, holds the Iowa Games record for lifting in the 60-and-over division, a title she's laid claim to for the past six years. (Photo submitted)
2014 All-Lakes Conference Baseball Teams (07/21/14)
First Team *Unanimous Choice Second Team Spencer Honorable Mentions Final Conference Standings...
Tiger girls hit the hardwood (07/21/14)
Spencer Tiger Girls Basketball Camp Contest Results Free Throw Contest 4h Grade 1. Jordyn Stokes 2. Haylee Stokes 3. Alexis Winther 5th Grade 1. Brooke Moser 2. Allison Piercy 3. Caitlyn Weeks 6th Grade 1. Olivia Irmitter 2. Alexis Keefer 3. Morgan Robinson...
Bright futures on the pitch (07/18/14)
It's no secret soccer has been gaining steam in Spencer and the surrounding area for the past decade. Spencer's high school teams consistently crush their area competition and make deep postseason runs. Although they aren't always quite as deep as Tigers fans would like, there's reason to believe consistent state tournament bids are on the horizon...
The big sacrifice (07/18/14)
SERGEANT BLUFF - If you would have told Spencer baseball coach Brian Dirkx that his boys would only strike out three times against Colan Borchers, of Le Mars, Friday night in the opening round of the postseason, he probably would have been happy. If you then would have told him they would get eight hits off the D-1 prospect, he'd tell you they'd be moving on to the next round...
McCarty, Shiley named All-District (07/18/14)
Clay Central-Everly's Josie McCarty and Sioux Central's Lanae Shiley were named to the Northwest 1A and 2A All-District teams respectively by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Friday. McCarty led the Lady Mavs in almost every offensive statistic this season, hitting the ball 30 times for an average of .492. ...
Tiger postseason starts with Bulldogs (07/17/14)
Spencer (16-8) took on their 3A Substate 1 District 1 first-round opponent twice this year with drastically different outcomes. When Le Mars (14-17) visited Andy McGaffin Field back on June 11, the Tigers jumped all over D-1 prospect and Bulldog ace Colan Borchers, scoring four times in the first inning on their way to a thrilling, back-and-forth 10-9 victory...
SHS volleyballers hone skills (07/17/14)
New scoreboard at Dale Norton Field (07/16/14)
Tiger football games will feature a brand new scoreboard this year after the Spencer Tailtwisters financed a Daktronics scoreboard and replaced the old one with the help of Spencer Municipal Utilities Wednesday morning. The Tailtwisters donated more than $16,000 for the new equipment. (Photos by Randy M. Cauthron)
Rebels pound PAC, fall to Jaguars (07/16/14)
FORT DODGE - Pocahontas kept it close the first time they played Sioux Central this year, but the Rebels still came away with a 1-0 victory. Monday night in the first round of Class 2A District 4 baseball PAC didn't stand a chance as the Rebels piled up 11 runs while allowing just three to advance to the semifinals held Tuesday night in Fort Dodge against Southeast Valley. Sioux Central fell in to the Jaguars in the semifinal by a score of 7-1 despite an 11 K performance from freshman Mac Prior...
Algona slides past Tigers (07/16/14)
ALGONA - Spencer's regular season came to a close with a narrow 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Algona Bulldogs Tuesday night on the road. The home team managed to outhit the Tigers 8-3 in a game where both teams committed three errors. Algona got two quick ones off of Calvin Halverson on the mound in the bottom of the first, and they added one more in the third for a 3-0 lead...
Spencer archers 12th at worlds (07/16/14)
MADISON, Wis. - Eighteen Spencer archers took part in the 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament this past Saturday, including nine freshman and one individual, elementary division competitor, Aidan Anderson. "I would say that this year for Spencer archery the world competition was more for the experience than true competition because of our limited numbers," Spencer archery coach Teresa Ball said. ...
Algona slides past Tigers (07/16/14)
ALGONA - Spencer's regular season came to a close with a narrow 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Algona Bulldogs Tuesday night on the road. The home team managed to outhit the Tigers 8-3 in a game where both teams committed three errors. Algona got two quick ones off of Calvin Halverson on the mound in the bottom of the first, and they added one more in the third for a 3-0 lead...
Rebel pound PAC, advance to semis (07/15/14)
FORT DODGE - Pocahontas kept it close the first time they played Sioux Central this year, but the Rebels still came away with a 1-0 victory. Monday night in the first round of Class 2A District 4 baseball PAC didn't stand a chance as the Rebels piled up 11 runs while allowing just three to advance to the semifinals held Tuesday night in Fort Dodge against Southeast Valley...
Tigers give one away (07/14/14)
Spencer was sitting pretty Monday night at Andy McGaffin Field, hosting Sergeant Bluff-Luton, but a couple of late game troubles allowed the Warriors to force extra innings where they were able to win 6-5. "It was a tough night because we had our chances to win. We had a few miscues here and there," Spencer baseball coach Brian Dirkx said. "Whenever you face a good team like this, you can't give them extra opportunities. We felt like this was one we let slip away that we shouldn't have."...
Fort Dodge knocks out Lady Tigers (07/14/14)
FORT DODGE - A regional semifinal matchup against 4A No. 2 Fort Dodge on their home field proved to be too much for Spencer's softballers as the Dodgers' Kilian Mallory threw a one-hit shutout in a 12-0 Lady Tiger defeat. Spencer fell behind 2-0 after the first inning, but a scoreless second kept the game within range...

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