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Spencer girls ready for regional tourney following 6-2 win

• Hoben delivers 5 more goals, reaches 60 for season


MASON CITY—Another game. Another Addison Hoben scoring clinic.

The Spencer junior recorded five-of-six Tiger goals, during the 6-2 win over host Mason City to close out regular season action. Spencer ran its record to 12-4 while dropping the Riverhawks to 10-4.

42nd Walleye Opener another success

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SHS girls rest athletes ahead of districts

EMMETSBURG — Like the boys squad at home, the Spencer Tiger girls track and field coach, Drew Schiltz, opted to rest some of his varsity athletes at the Emmetsburg Meet, Monday, ahead of the state qualifying meet scheduled for Thursday in Sergeant Bluff.

As a team, the SHS squad finished fourth in a five-team field with 34 points

Ellis headed to state

SPENCER — Spencer senior singles player Lauren Ellis punched her ticket to the girls state tennis tournament Monday, reaching the finals where she would place runner-up on the Riverview Courts in Spencer.

Bob Schlaeger, the Tigers coach, said, “Lauren dominated when she needed to. She is going to state.”

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

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