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Tigers earn Lakes season sweep of Braves

SPENCER — With Cherokee in town Wednesday, the Spencer baseball squad put on a clinic at Andy McGaffin Field of power and patience, racking up double digit hits and earning seven walks to keep the base paths busy. The demonstration resulted in the Tigers’ scoring its second 10-run win, 12-2, over the Braves, sweeping the season series with the Braves. The victory allowed Spencer to pick up its third Lakes win and improve to 12-6 overall.

SHS ladies down Braves in 2

No information or comments provided following games — Spencer 17, Cherokee 4.



Wednesday, June 19 — Spencer Softball Complex, Spencer

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Cherokee 0 0 4 x x x x 4 5 7

Spencer 9 8 x x x x x 17 13 2

Spencer — No information available.

Cherokee — H: Fox (2), Barnes (2), James; SB: Timmerman; LP: Malausky.

Back-to-back shutouts: Rebels 14-5 with wins over East Sac, St. Mary’s

Sioux Central picked up the team’s 13th and 14th wins with victories over East Sac County and Storm Lake St. Mary’s, Monday and Wednesday. Threatening weather loomed against the Raiders earlier in the week, with the Rebels successfully completing one of the region’s few games earlier in the week. Near ideal conditions greeted them in their early finish on the road midweek.


Sioux Central 4, East Sac County 0

Make it 3 straight: Pair of early week wins put Sioux Central in Twin Lakes hunt

Somehow, Sioux Central’s boys dodged the regions downpours and weather challenges to pick up a pair of wins Monday and Tuesday, edging out East Sac County to start the week before blowing Western Christian out by 15 in five innings at Hull. The Rebels improved to 11-7 overall and 6-3 in Twin Lakes Conference action. They have won three straight games.


Sioux Central 10, East Sac County 6

Tornadoes take advantage of Tiger miscues

SPENCER — Storm Lake would take full advantage of a pair of Spencer miscues Friday night, producing three runs in the third inning to hang on for a 4-2 win at Andy McGaffin Field.

“We were a little disappointed after the loss because we felt like we had some chances to score more runs, and we gave Storm Lake some free runs,” Tiger coach Brian Dirkx said.

Tigers split to end week

No information or comments provided following games.



Thursday, June 13 — Emmetsburg

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Spencer 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 7 x x

Emmetsburg 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 0

Spencer — No information available.

Emmetsburg — H: Schemper (2), Bliek (2), Van Kley, Fedders, Vander Pol, Haveman 2B: Van Kley; SB: Schemper, Bliek; WP: Van Kley.


Rebel girls drop back-to-back games

With two losses to close out the week, Sioux Central’s record fell to 12-5 overall, facing a tough Storm Lake squad on the road before suffering a season sweep by Pocahontas Area Friday.


Storm Lake 4, Sioux Central 3

STORM LAKE — The Tornadoes produced three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to finish one run ahead of the Rebels, Thursday night, in Storm Lake, 4-3.

Rebel boys snap 4-game skid Saturday

Dating back to last Monday, Sioux Central had sustained four straight losses before scoring a road win at South Central Calhoun Saturday night.


South O’Brien 15, Sioux Central 14

Outdoors: Support bees and butterflies

If you enjoy eating apples, peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, squash and more, thank a bee. Or, better yet, plant some pollinator friendly native plants in a pot, or flower bed or garden and support the local bees and butterflies. National Pollinator Week is June 17-23.

Outdoors: Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club keeps busy

The Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club works year around helping people, both young and old, learn more about the sport of fishing. Club volunteers were part of the June 6-9, JOY Camp, which is a four-day camp for individuals with special needs. The camp is held twice each summer at Camp Okoboji. Members of the IGLFC helped participants enjoy a fishing outing on the docks of the camp on Saturday, June 6.

Outdoors: Try trolling faster

Fish are cold-blooded. Water temperature effects how they go about their lives. When the water is cold, the fish prefer a slow moving bait. Their metabolism is slower in cold water, so they don’t move as fast.

When water temperatures warm up, like they do in the summer, fish will move around more, and they’ll also be willing to chase down a faster moving bait.

Outdoors: Wendt wins Classic Bass Champions Tour qualifier on Okobojis

Once again, the Okobojis did not disappoint as 64 teams on the Classic Bass Champions Tour from Indiana, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin got to experience bass fishing at its best June 11. Anglers were blessed with a mostly sunny day, a westerly wind and low humidity.

Tigers start week winning 3

A pair of lopsided winds sandwiched a very competitive home, nondistrict matchup with MOC-Floyd Valley Tuesday night as the Tiger baseball team picked up three straight wins to start the week.


Spencer 11, Western Christian 1

HULL — “It was nice to get back on the field after a tough outing against Waukee last Friday,” Spencer coach Brian Dirkx said. “We came up with some key hits against Western.”

20-run outburst highlights Tiger second win

An offensive explosion by the Spencer softball team in Ruthven, against Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, highlighted a week which included two tough losses. The 20-2 win against the Titans Tuesday served as the team’s second win of the year.

In between an 8-4 loss to Western Christian in Hull, Monday, and a 6-4 defeat at home to Lakes Conference foe Spirit Lake Wednesday, the Tiger bats came alive Tuesday.

Rebel girls improve to 12-3

The Rebel girls picked up three wins, collecting a pair of Twin Lakes victories over Emmetsburg and Alta-Aurelia to remain perfect in conference, and improving to 12-3 overall.


Sioux Central 7, Emmetsburg 1

EMMETSBURG — Sioux Central defeated Emmetsburg 7-1, Monday, on the E-hawks softball fields.

Sioux Central drops pair to tough conference foes

Sioux Central’s boys fell to 8-5 overall and 4-2 in the loop with back-to-back losses to start the week to the two top teams in the Twin Lakes Conference, Emmetsburg and Alta-Aurelia, sitting just ahead of them in the 12-team field.


Emmetsburg 11, Sioux Central 1 (6 innings)

EMMETSBURG — In Twin Lakes action Monday, Sioux Central’s boys traveled to Emmetsburg for baseball action with the E-Hawks, falling 11-1.

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