STATE TRACK: Spencer girls 2nd in shuttle hurdle
The Spencer girls shuttle hurdle relay team of Ali Meister, Kelli Kramer, Taylor Glover and Karis Rhode will take home a second-place finish at the 2013 Iowa State Track and Field Championships. The Lady Tigers finished behind Mount Pleasant, who reset its own state meet record with a time of 1:04.08. Spencer's time of 1:06.50 edged Clear Creek-Amana by .01 seconds for second place...
UPCOMING SPENCER EVENTS
Monday, May 20 Spencer Baseball at Sheldon Spencer Softball at Sheldon Spencer Girls Golf at 3A Regional in Storm Lake Tuesday, May 21 Spencer Baseball - home vs. Denison-Schleswig - varsity only at 5:30 p.m. Spencer Girls Soccer at Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji...
Meister set for 100 hurdles finals
Another day of competitive track and field action at Drake Stadium in Des Moines is wrapped up with numerous finals in the books and finals set for Saturday. For the girls, Spencer senior Ali Meister set up a return to the 100-meter hurdles final with the fastest time in Class 3A (14.92) after she won the first heat of prelims by a large margin. ...
Glover wins 3A state title in 400 hurdles
Hard work and confidence paid off in a state championship for Taylor Glover Friday afternoon. The Spencer senior, who is no stranger to placing at the state meet, won the Class 3A Girls 400-meter hurdles for her first state title. "My ultimate goal was to win it, and it feels so amazing to have accomplished it," Glover said following the race, which she won by over a second. ...
Hawkeye Dirt Tour at Clay County weathered out
Looming thunderstorms and forecasts for winds in excess of 50 miles an hour have resulted in cancellation of this evening's Karl Performance Hawkeye Dirt Tour event at Clay County Fairgrounds Speedway. The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified series was to have made its first-ever appearance at Spencer on Thursday. With rain in the forecast, officials opted to pull the plug instead of waiting until more race teams arrived at the track...
Tigers finish regular season at top of 2A
Unbeaten and on top of the Class 2A rankings among Iowa High School Boys Soccer programs, the Spencer Tigers put the final brush stroke on their regular season work of art with a 5-0 shutout of West Sioux in a weather-shortened game at the Spencer Soccer Complex Thursday evening...
First day on the Blue Oval
The state track meet is underway after a full day of action at Drake Stadium Thursday, May 16 in Des Moines. With Class 1A and 4A competing in the morning and early afternoon, 2A and 3A schools were center stage in the afternoon and evening. Spencer's Taylor Glover ran two of her four events Thursday, placing sixth in the timed 400 final. ...
Little Tigers Relays 2013
The Little Tigers Relays took place at Dale Norton Field Tuesday afternoon, May 14. Fifth- and sixth-graders from Spencer competed in numerous running and field events. (Photos by Zach Jevne)
THURSDAY, MAY 16 State Track Meet - Des Moines - all day Spencer Boys Soccer vs. West Sioux - 5 p.m. - Varsity only - Senior Night Spencer Girls Soccer at West Sioux (Hawarden) - 5 p.m. - Varsity only Girls Tennis Individual Regional (1A) tournament at Le Mars - 9 a.m...
SPENCER STATE TRACK QUALIFIERS
SPENCER STATE TRACK QUALIFIERS
The Spencer boys track team qualified 10 events for the IAHSAA Championship Meet in Des Moines, starting today at Drake Stadium. Participating in running events, on ground: Cody Mowery, Ryan Bauermeister, Blake Altenhofen. Standing, first row: Malik Rasch, Tyson Samsel, Ben Fox, Derek Freeman, Jacob Sandvig. Back row: Austin Helmink, Jacob Krei, Regan Wilson, Phil Huisinga. (Photos submitted)
2013 Local State Qualifiers
Editor's Note: Each relay has two alternates, and the lineups listed below don't necessarily represent the specific relay team that will be competing at state. Each event is listed with state-qualifying time and rank among the 24 state qualifiers. SPENCER BOYS - 3A -10 events...
Hawkeye Dirt Tour races into Spencer
Round two of the Karl Performance Hawkeye Dirt Tour sees IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds at the Clay County Fairgrounds Speedway for the first time on Thursday, May 16. The feature event pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start. Other sanctioned divisions on the card at Spencer are the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods...
The Spencer High School Archery team finished 10th overall at the NASP Nationals on Saturday, May 11 in Louisville, Kent. They were the highest-ranked team from Iowa in a competition won by Trigg County High School in Kentucky. Five of the top-10 schools were from Kentucky with teams from Alabama, West Virginia and Ohio also finishing in the top 10 with Spencer...
Mason leads offense in 5-2 win
Freshman Kaity Mason contributed to all five goals in Monday's 5-2 win at Unity Christian in Orange City. Mason scored three goals and assisted on the two others as the Spencer girls improved to 9-5 on the season, and beat Unity for the second time in six days. The three goals increases Mason's season total to eight, which is the same number of assists she's now tallied after 14 regular season games...
Tigers battle with Unity, win 2-1
The Spencer boys soccer team beat Unity for the second time in less than a week, battling the Knights Monday night to a 2-1 victory at the Spencer Soccerplex. The Tigers won 3-0 over Unity last Tuesday, also in Spencer. Monday's match started quickly for Spencer as Zach Vanderah scored on a pass from Nigel Nielsen in the fourth minute to take the early lead. It was Vanderah's seventh goal of the season and the team-high 10th assist from Nielsen...
Tagged fish escape capture at 31st Walleye Weekend
A streak of rainy and cold weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of 1,530 anglers who entered the 31st Annual Walleye Weekend. Proceeds benefit Easter Seals Iowa, a non-profit, statewide organization that provides daily services to adults and children living with disabilities...
Spencer teams combine for 19 state-bound events
The Spencer track teams officially know who will be heading to Drake Stadium to compete in the state meet, beginning Thursday, May 16. The at-large berths were determined for Class 3A, in addition to the district winners and runners-up, and Spencer will be sending 10 events for the boys team and nine for the girls...
Tigers continue winning ways at districts
After an undefeated regular dual season, the Spencer boys continued to out-perform its competition at the 1A District Meet in Storm Lake Friday, May 10, winning the meet with 20 points to advance to the Substate semifinal next Saturday. The Tigers got a district championship in doubles from seniors Michael Gabhart and Jordon Plueger, playing together in districts for the first time. The Tiger duo breezed through the competition without dropping a set...
Short season ends for Spencer golfers
A weather-shortened season is now in the books for the Spencer boys, who closed out the 2013 year with a fourth-place finish at Sectionals Friday at Spencer Golf and Country Club. In a season that featured the fewest meets in the last 20 years, Spencer shot a 327, putting them behind Humboldt (313), Spirit Lake (318) and Storm Lake (319). Humboldt and Spirit Lake will advance to the district meet in Carroll next Friday, May 17...
IMCA RACE SEASON STARTS THURSDAY, MAY 16
The IMCA racing season will kick off at the Clay County Fairgrounds Speedway on Thursday, May 16 with the Hawkeye Dirt Tour presented by Hahn Roofing, Inc. Hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 7 p.m. (File photo)
The Special Olympics track meet that was scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at the Spencer High School track was canceled due to rain in the forecast. The boys tennis districts, scheduled for Thursday in Storm Lake, were moved to Friday (today) due to rain. The meet, which is singles and doubles play only, will begin at 9 a.m...
Fast, faster, fastest
The moment of truth was Thursday in Spirit Lake for the Spencer track teams. The hard work over the course of the season, and beyond, culminated with Thursday's State Qualifying Meet, where the top-2 finishers in each race automatically qualify for next week's state meet...
Heelan shuts down Lady Tigers, 4-0
The Spencer girls soccer team couldn't get any offense going against undefeated Bishop Heelan Thursday night as they were blanked, 4-0, at the Spencer Soccerplex. Heelan, top-ranked in Class 1A and 6-0 on the year, held Spencer to just one shot on goal and racked up nearly 30 shots of its own in the win...
Boys tennis runs table, wins Lakes
The Spencer tennis team finished the regular season Tuesday afternoon by blanking ELC, 9-0, to capture the outright Lakes Conference crown and finish a perfect 9-0. Spencer cruised past the Midgets Tuesday at Riverview Courts in Spencer, needing little time in the majority of the matches. Michael Gabhart (No. 1) and Alex Kaldahl (No. 3) each won 6-0, 6-0, and Brady Plueger (No. 4) lost just one game in two sets in singles...
Golfers get final tune-up before postseason
One day following the Lakes Conference meet, the Spencer boys and girls golf teams were back in action on Tuesday, May 7, tuning up for the final time before sectional and district play begins. The girls team defeated Spirit Lake at Spencer Golf and Country Club, 199-228, with Lakes Conference medalist Maddie Boyd turning in another low-round with a 44 Tuesday...