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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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Your county treasurer’s office is your source for natural resource license plates. Visit or call to switch to one of the five beautiful designs.

 

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.

A ‘fun Senior Night’

SPENCER — Monday’s cold, cloudy evening couldn’t cool off the Spencer Tiger girls tennis team which bounced back from a Spirit Lake loss last week. The SHS squad took down the Cherokee Braves, defending the Riverview Tennis Courts for an 8-1 Lakes Conference victory.

“Fun senior night,” Tiger girls coach Bob Schlaeger said. “The players are continuing to learn how to complete. Tonight was a big step forward to peaking at the end of the season.”

Home Invite trophy stays home

SPENCER — Cold and windy weather greeted the Spencer girls and their field of competitors at Spencer Golf & Country Club Monday for the team’s home invitational. Despite less than idea conditions, three SHS players occupied the top three spots on the leaderboard to help Spencer to a 42-stroke win.

SHS golfers shoot season low at East Invite

SIOUX CITY — All four of Spencer’s scoring golfers placed in the top 10 at the Sioux City East Invitational, Wednesday, with freshman Morgan Irvine and senior Meredith Baker leading the way for the Tigers shot a season low 349.

Irvine and Baker tied with 80s on the 18-hole course. The freshman claimed the medalist honor while soon-to-be SHS grad earned runner-up options based on the tie breaker.

Spencer boys run strong at Tornado Invite

STORM LAKE — Winning four relays and adding another individual top finish to go with four runner-up efforts, the Spencer boys placed just behind Le Mars at the Storm Lake Invitational Monday, finishing 140-125.

Wilson Hookfin, Tigers head coach said the “kids competed well. We had some PRs in some relays — the 4x400 and the sprint medley. Both races will need to get faster in order to compete at state in those events but we are headed in the right direction.”

‘Bounce back win’

CHEROKEE — The first of three matches this week against Lakes Conference foes saw Spencer roll the Braves 8-1 on Cherokee’s home courts Monday, claiming victory in all but one singles match.

“This was a nice bounce back win after losing at Spirit Lake-Okoboji last week,” Joe Steele said. “I’m not sure we played our best tennis of the year, but we are certainly happy to get back into the win column.

McCusker, Mosher team for 2 goals, down UC

SPENCER — Spencer ran its mark to six straight against Unity Christian, recording a 3-1 boys NW IA Soccer League win at home Monday over the Knights.

Talented field greet Rebel boys, girls

Monday, Sioux Central’s boys and girls golf teams traveled to two different sites, where they competed in their respective 18-hole Twin Lakes Conference tournaments.

The boys played at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course, shooting a 395 as a team, to finish a stroke ahead of 11th place Pocahontas Area. Emmetsburg would claim the 18-hole conference crown with a 327 with Alta-Aurelia finishing runner-up, 332.

IGL O's head to Legion state tournament

The Iowa Great Lakes Okobojis American Legion baseball team, from Milford Post 384, has advanced to the Iowa American Legion Baseball State Tournament scheduled this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5.

Walleye season opens May 4 on Iowa’s Great Lakes

The 148th walleye fishing season officially opens May 4 at Spirit Lake, East and West Okoboji lakes.

Gastelum, Graettinger record lone tennis wins

SPENCER — The Riverview Tennis Courts witnessed a measure of vengeance Thursday, a day after the Spencer girls edged Spirit Lake-Okoboji for a share of the Lakes Conference team tournament co-championship on the same courts. The Indians would claim the Lakes Conference dual, 7-2.

Julia Gastelum’s, the No. 2 singles Lakes champion, needed a 7-1 tie-break to end a marathon 10-10 match with Spirit Lake’s Izzie Wycoff.

High scoring SHS office shutdown in Urbandale

URBANDALE — After a six-game run where the Tigers rolled up 55 points, while allowing just one goal, they found the going a bit tougher Friday and Saturday at the DCG/Urbandale Classic where they lost to West Des Moines Valley 2-0 and then to Norwalk 6-0. (Above) Tiger Faith Staedtler pushes the ball up the field against Spirit Lake earlier this season. (File photo)

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