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Laker softball sweeps Hawks

The Iowa Lakes Community College softball team swept Northeast Community College. The Lakers combined for 24 hits in the two games, winning the first game 12-8 and the second game 16-3 in five innings. The Lakers are now 13-23 overall and 4-12 in conference play.




Look to hear more terms like “scrum,” “try” and “conversions” around town. And we were just getting the soccer lingo down.

A local effort by Spencer High School No Boundaries student participants and Rugby enthusiasts has resulted in the establishment and formation of both a boys and girls club based in Spencer.

Indians double up on SHS tennis ladies

SPIRIT LAKE — According to Spencer coach Bob Schlaeger, mindset had as much to do with the Tiger girls tennis loss to traditional Lakes Conference powerhouse Spirit Lake-Okoboji Monday evening, as did the Indians’ play. The home squad downed Spencer, 6-3.

“We played not to lose,” Schlaeger said, diagnosing the loss. “Our approach to the game gave it to them before we even played.”

Tiger girls roll 10-0

ROCK VALLEY — A dominant performance.

The only way to describe Spencer’s 10-0 drubbing of Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley on the Nighthawks home pitch Monday night.

Leading the domination, junior Addison Hoben who unloaded for seven goals, to go with one assist — making her responsible for 80% of the team’s scoring production. She finished the game with 11 shots on goal and added to her team leading goal count of 13 through five games.

33-stroke win for SHS girls

SPENCER — Spencer’s girls took full advantage of home course familiarity, downing guest Spirit Lake by 33 strokes — 191-224 — at the Spencer Golf & Country Club Tuesday afternoon. The win allowed Spencer to improve to 2-0.

Kelsi Hansen edged Tiger teammate Meredith Baker, 46-47, for medalist and runner-up options in the win. All six Spencer golfers finished within 7 strokes of one another.


LE MARS — Spencer owned the track Monday night in Le Mars, winning 12 of 19 events — including six relays — as they ran away from the competition Monday night at the Schilling Invitational.

“Thank God through Jesus Christ for another day of track and his endless blessings,” Tiger coach Wilson Hookfin said. “We won the meet.

SL-O boys dominant in win at Riverview

SPENCER — Spirit Lake-Okoboji flexed its Lakes Conference tennis muscles Monday, taking a convincing 8-1 match on Spencer’s Riverview Courts.

“It was a tough meet tonight versus conference favorites SL-O,” Spencer boys tennis coach Joe Steele admitted.

He applauded the effort turned in by his largely youthful, and tired, squad.

A perfect 4-0 to start season

SPENCER — A 5-0 score on the board greeted the Spencer Tiger boys Monday night as they shutout Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley at the Spencer Soccer Complex. The game’s final horn was a welcomed sound for the home team, offering a couple days rest from live action.

“We could tell early on fatigue was going to factor into the match after the many minutes played over the weekend,” Tiger coach Jesse Kuehler said, “but the boys played our game and got out with the result.

Stanley, Beehler lead the way in links win

SPIRIT LAKE — AJ Stanley, Easton Beehler, Trevor Cooke and Tyler Storey treated Spirit Lake’s Brooks Golf Course like it was home Tuesday. Stanley medaled, Beehler finished runner-up — both with rounds of 38; while Cooke and Storey finished close behind with 39s for Spencer. The course mastery resulted in a 17-stroke road win, 154-171.

Marc Bruning, Tiger head coach acknowledged it was “another very solid outing by our guys.

Rebel girls edge Tigers for runner-up at Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE — Tuesday night, a collection of seven teams — including both Sioux Central boys and girls, and the Spencer girls — traveled to Spirit Lake to compete in track and field action. In the ladies competition, the Rebels and Tigers battled for runner-up honors, with Sioux Central besting Spencer by six points, 123-117.

Spirit Lake would run away from the field in both boys and girls action. Brandon Goodchild’s Rebel boys placed fifth in the field with 57.

Rebels third in quad field at N-F

NEWELL — The Rebel boys golf team finished third in the pack of teams competing in a Twin Lakes Quadrangular Monday, finishing with 200 strokes to place ahead of West Bend-Mallard, but behind champion and host Newell-Fonda, and Pocahontas-Area/Pomeroy-Palmer.

“I was happy we improved our team score from last Thursday's meet,” said Chris Wildeman, the Sioux Central coach.

He added, “Still room to improve.”

Poky tops girls field at Sioux Rapids course

SIOUX RAPIDS — "It was good to be at home tonight and play in a familiar atmosphere,” Sioux Central girls golf coach Jen Wittmaack said. “The girls showed improvement and we had several players shoot their personal bests.

Newell-Fonda, Pocahontas-Area/Pomeroy-Palmer and West Bend Mallard — all Twin Lakes Conference competitors with Sioux Rapids to play nine holes at the Little Sioux Golf & Country Club.

Laker softball earn home split with Hawkeye

ESTHERVILLE — The Iowa Lakes Community College softball team went 1-1 on the day against Hawkeye Community College over the weekend. The Lakers lost the first game, 18-5, and won game two, 5-2. The Lakers are now 11-19 overall and 2-8 in conference play.


GAME 1: Hawkeye 18, Iowa Lakes 5

Spencer gymnasts compete at state with GK Storm

The GK Storm Gymnasts — based out of Storm Lake and including Spencer athletes — competed at the Iowa State Meet at the TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf, March 22-24. The four Spencer athletes include: (above) Maja Edmonds, Kahlie Genson, Caitlyn Barr and Adlee Erdman. (Below) The GK Storm Gymnastics team includes the Spencer gymnasts and others are from surrounding towns. Barr will be moving on to Regionals, April 19-21, at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse in Cedar Rapids.

10 wins recorded in road victory

FORT DODGE — Debuting on the road against Fort Dodge, Spencer’s girls claimed 10 of 11 matches, and 125 of 153 games played, for their first win of the young season, Thursday.

“A good start to our season,” said Bob Schlaeger, Tiger girls head.

“Saw some good things that we have been working on, also knocked some rust off,” he added. “As a team, we will build upon this win and try to peak towards the end of the season.”

Soccer girls split 2 at TJ Invite

The Tigers finished the week with a 2-2 mark in girls soccer action after falling to Heelan, the third-ranked team in 1A, Thursday evening; and heading to Council Bluffs for the Thomas Jefferson Invite where they finished 1-1 Saturday.



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