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Sioux Central wins district meet

SHELDON — Sioux Central had a night to remember on the track Thursday, competing at Sheldon for the 2A District Qualifying Track Meet. The girls would win two events: the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle and the 4x100-meter dash. The group would qualify for state in 10 total events for the Rebels.

Casey earns medalist at regional meet

HOLSTEIN — The Sioux Central girls made their way to Holstein Country Club on Wednesday to compete in their regional meet. The Rebels would finish in sixth place as a team, scoring 415 team points. Kendra Casey would be the star of the meet, earning medalist honors with her score of 80.

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Rebels break 2 school records, finish 3rd at district meet

SHELDON — The Sioux Central boys track team competed at the 2A district competition on Thursday at Sheldon High School. The team finished in third place, qualifying for state in six events in the evening.

Rebel boys golf season ends in Orange City

ORANGE CITY — The Sioux Central boys golf team competed in their sectional at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City. The Rebels would finish in eighth place as a team in the match and would not move on to the district competition. The boys would combine for a team score of 414.

Outdoors: Kick off summer in Iowa State Parks, June 9-11

Several state parks and forests will be hosting family-friendly programming and activities as part of Iowa Department of Natural Resources new Summer Kick-Off event, June 9-11.

“Summer Kick-Off is our way of showing appreciation for our visitors with activities the entire family can enjoy,” said Sherry Arntzen, chief of Parks, Forests and Preserves Bureau for the Iowa DNR.

Outdoors: Midwest black bear population may start calling parts of Iowa home down the road

There’s a pretty good chance that, in the next several weeks, northeast Iowa will be visited by a few wandering black bears coming down from Minnesota and Wisconsin ahead of the breeding season. It’s been an annual occurrence in this region each spring since 2014.

Outdoors: The first rule of fishing

The open water fishing season of 2023 has arrived! A good number of anglers live in regions where it’s open water fishing season year-round, but many others don’t. A lot of anglers who live where lakes get iced-over enjoy ice fishing, but warm weather and open water gets us excited about casting or trolling a lure instead of dropping it through a hole in the ice. And we have high expectations for open water fishing.

Outdoors: 41st Walleye Weekend a big hit

The 41st Walleye Weekend can definitely be determined a huge success held on the Iowa Great Lakes May 6-7. Nearly 2,000 anglers entered the contest to give themselves a chance at catching one of the 10 tagged walleyes worth $41,000. None of the 10 tagged walleyes were caught when the weekend’s contest ended with the noon Sunday banquet and awards ceremony.

Spencer doubles finish 1-2 at District

CARROLL — There’s a reason the Spencer boys tennis team has looked very good this season, carrying multiple talented players to fill out a scary team in northwest Iowa. The team traveled to Kuemper-Catholic Monday to battle in the district competition and ended up sending four kids to the state competition.

Tigers win Emmetsburg Relays

EMMETSBURG — On Monday, Spencer competed in their final regular season meet at Emmetsburg High School. The girls took the top spot in the meet, scoring 173 team points to win the meet.

“We rested a number of our girls and limited events with some others in preparation for the district meet,” head coach Alan Pierce said. “I was really happy with the younger girls as they showed up both at the varsity level as well as the JV portion of this meet.”

Spencer girls compete in Regionals

SPENCER — On Wednesday, Spencer awoke early to compete in the IGHASU 1A Regional Tennis Tournament. Fortunately, it was at Riverview Tennis Courts, so the commute wasn’t too much. Spencer would not be successful in their attempt to send an individual to the state.

Tigers clog up Dutch goal in 10-0 win

SPENCER — It was pink out at the Spencer Soccer Complex on Monday night when visiting MOC-Floyd Valley came to town. The team shut down the Dutchmen all night long, ending the game 10-0 with two minutes left in the second half.

“It was a good outcome, but we need to be a little more efficient on offense,” head coach John Hansel said. “It sounds weird to say that when you score 10 goals, but we had 30 plus shots at half and only four goals.”

Spencer girls win Lakes Conference tournament

OKOBOJI — Monday was the day for the 2023 girls Lakes Conference tournament at Okoboji View Golf Course. The 18-hole meet took place in the morning, with Spencer taking the crown. The girls racked up a team score of 352, 48 strokes ahead of second-place Cherokee and Estherville Lincoln-Central, who tied at 400.

Tigers win home meet on Senior Night

SPENCER — On Monday, the Spencer boys hosted their first meet this season at Dale Norton Field. Spencer defended their turf, edging out Cherokee by three points to win the meet. The team scored 136 points on the day. The team hosted its senior night as well.

Tigers thump Dutchmen 7-0

ORANGE CITY — It wasn’t the Netherlands by any means when the Tigers traveled to face the Dutchmen on Monday in Orange City. Spencer jumped on MOC-Floyd Valley, scoring at 11 seconds in the contest. Camden Mosher found Owen Olson for the super-fast score. The quick goal started a trend of goals, resulting in a 7-0 victory for the Tigers, their 11th straight.

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