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Guest captain helps Tiger girls celebrate Senior Night

SPENCER — Senior Night for Spencer girls soccer team took a twist last Thursday evening ahead of the squad’s matchup against Sioux City East. The team’s three captains opted to set this one out, instead stepping aside in favor of a guest captain. It seemed to help as the home squad scored a 3-0 shutout against the Black Raiders.


An unblemished 37-0 record.

That’s the result of the Spencer girls golf season to this point, following three state tournament championships in the past week.


STORM LAKE — Monday, the Tigers capped off the run with a Lakes Conference championship, at Lake Creek Country Club in Storm Lake. All four of Spencer’s scoring golfers earned all-conference honors with Gretchen Haak named the Lakes champion with teammate Morgan Irvine finishing runner-up.

Spencer boys run second at ‘practice meet’

SPENCER — Calling it basically a practice meet ahead of Thursday’s district competition at Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Spencer boys track and field team coach Wilson Hookfin gave a lot of kids a chance to run at the Spencer Relays boys competition Monday at Dale Norton Field.

Despite the fact the Tigers rested of lot their athletes, they finished runner up to Bishop Garrigan with 97 team points. The meet champs combined for 112.

Steele’s tennis squad struggles at Districts

SPENCER — “We had a frustrating tournament today as Sergeant Bluff Luton dominated the district tournament,” Tiger coach Joe Steele said. “I thought all the kids played well, but we came up just short of a trip to the state tournament.”

Spencer’s doubles team of Trevor Steele and Colby Sherrod made the deepest run at Wednesday’s 1A District Singles & Doubles Tournament at the Riverview Courts in Spencer.


SPENCER — Make it five straight. The Spencer boys soccer squad shutout MOC-Floyd Valley Monday on Senior Night at the Northwest Iowa Soccer Complex, scoring a 7-0 victory behind Cayden Brewer’s hat trick from and two additional goals from Camden Mosher.

Strong defensive play and work in the goal by senior Eli Hookfin helped record the team’s third shutout of the season.


OKOBOJI — “Survive and advance,” Spencer boys golf coach Marc Bruning said after his team placed second in the 3A Sectional Meet at Emerald Hills, returning to the 18-hole course in Okoboji for a second straight tournament.

“We have given ourselves a chance to get back to the state tournament for the third year in a row.”

Sioux Central Golf Scores


Thursday, May 2 — Lake City Country Club, Lake City


Team Scores


Individual Results

Spencer teams showcase talent on home track

SPENCER — Dale Norton Field hosted the Lakes Conference boys and girls track and field meet Thursday where the boys ended up second and the girls grabbed fourth in the field.

“First of all, thank God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for his endless blessing and love towards mankind,” Tiger boys coach Wilson Hookfin shared. “So I thank my eternal king.

He continued, “I enjoyed the kids last night, standing around cheering on their teammates and it was awesome.”

SHS boys drop East on road

SIOUX CITY — Spencer’s boys would score three straight goals to propel the Tigers to a 4-1 win at Sioux City East Thursday night.

Head coach Jesse Kuehler called the effort the “best team performance of the year.”

Twin Lakes champions

EMMETSBURG — “This was a great team win,” said Brent Trierweiler, coach of the Sioux Central girls.

The Rebel girls put up 142 points in their Twin Lakes Conference track and field title run, far out-distancing second place South Central Calhoun’s 97 points.

“Each of the girls understood their assignment coming into tonight — flip events in our favor that are close and finish the job on events that we should win,” he detailed.

Sioux Central golf results


Thursday, May 2 — Gowrie Municipal Golf Course


Team Results

1. Newell-Fonda, 164; 2. Southeast Valley, 170; 3. Southeast Valley, 173; 4. Sioux Central, 207.

Individual Results

Medalist: Landen Kruse, 36

Runner-up: Will Comp, 38

Outdoors: Support conservation with a natural resources license plate

Show off your “outdoorsy side” and support conservation with a natural resources license plate!

Every penny of your $45 initial fee and $25 renewal fee (automatically included in your annual vehicle registration) goes toward trails, habitat, parks, wildlife and more.


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Outdoors: OBWF/OPA Clean Water Campaign set

The Okoboji Blue Water Festival and the Okoboji Protective Association are excited to announce the OBWF/OPA Clean Water Campaign commencing on June 5 and running weekly through Aug. 7 on KUOO with Becky Thoreson.

Outdoors: Fishing season reminders

It's a new fishing season! Many anglers have already been fishing, others are looking forward to their first open water trip of the year. Following are some things to keep in mind when you get ready to go fishing.

Make sure you have a valid fishing license.

Outdoors: Results of SAF/TBF High School Bass Fishing Iowa State Championships

After a week of 15-30 mph gusty winds, intermittent rain showers and a Friday night of severe thunderstorms, Mother Nature gave the 65 teams for the SAF/TBF High School Bass Fishing Iowa State Championships an eight-hour window without wind and rain to vie for the state title on Saturday, April 27, at the Okoboji Chain of Lakes.

Back on track

ORANGE CITY — After a rough weekend tournament in Urbandale, the Spencer girls returned to northwest Iowa and picked up where they left off, beating Unity Christian in Orange City, 8-2, behind seven goals from junior Addison Hoben.

Aubrie Stell would add the other goal for good measure; while Olivia Jacobsen and Avery McEntee would each contribute two assists in the win.

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