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Peterson finishes 25th; 4x100 girls in 60th for Rebels at Drake Relays

DES MOINES — On Saturday, Sioux Central athletes got their shot to prove they belong at the Drake Relays. Greg Peterson was the only boy to compete at the contest. He finished 25th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.08.

Sioux Central finishes second in conference quad

SAC CITY — The Sioux Central girls golf team traveled to Sac City to compete in a Twin Lakes Conference quad, along with Newell-Fonda, East Sac County and Manson Northwest-Webster. Sioux Central would finish in second place as a team, 16 strokes behind the Mustangs.

Rebels come in fourth at Manson

MANSON — The Sioux Central boys golf team traveled to Manson on Thursday to compete in a Twin Lakes Conference quad. The Rebels competed with Manson Northwest-Webster, East Sac County and Newell-Fonda. The team finished in fourth place with a team score of 202.

Iowa Lakes sweeps final season series

The Iowa Lakes Community College softball team won two games on their final regular season series. The Lakers took game one 3-2 and then game two 10-2 in five innings. The Lakers finish the regular season with a 33-17 record overall and 11-13 in conference.


GAME 1: 3 (ILCC), 2 (MUJV)

Lakers honor sophomores with Saturday victory

The Iowa Lakes Community College softball team split against Division I Southwestern Community College. The Lakers lost game one 8-1 and then won game two 13-5 in five innings.


GAME 1: 8 (SWCC), 1 (ILCC)

The Lakers did not have much offense in game one, scoring one run on a solo home run from MacKenna Jones.

Honkomp commits to the Beavers

SPENCER — On Friday, Spencer senior Gavin Honkomp made his decision on where he wanted to play football next. Honkomp decided to attend Buena Vista University in Storm Lake to continue his path on the gridiron.

"I’ve been interested in football since a young age; I get to live out a dream," Honkomp said. "I chose to attend BVU. It’s just about being a part of a team with a great group of guys. I’m excited and ready to work.”

Outdoors: It’s back: sign up for 2023 Hook n’ Paddle Passport

The Hook n’ Paddle Passport, launched last summer, has been refreshed and is ready for a second year of fun.

Sign up online and start collecting points for checking in to more than 90 local fishing and paddling locations across Iowa. In-pass mapping makes it easy to find locations near you.

Each check-in from May 1 to Aug. 31 rewards you with 100 points. Keep building points to redeem for prizes. Redeem your points once you’ve reached your desired point total.

Outdoors: Birders of all skill levels invited to Iowa Ornithologists’ Union spring meeting

The Iowa Ornithologists' Union is celebrating its 100-year anniversary as part of its annual spring meeting, May 5-7, at the Stine Barn and grounds, 4000 Turnberry Drive, in West Des Moines.

Anyone who enjoys birding is invited to attend and there is no requirement to attend the entire weekend.

Outdoors: Annual state auction is live online through May 6

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' annual spring auction is being held online now until Saturday, May 6. To view the firearms for sale and to register to bid, go to…. Lots begin to close at 10 a.m., on May 6.

Outdoors: Special cash prizes for local anglers who enter MyCatch walleye fishing challenge

Last week, I shared information about MyCatch, a statewide walleye fishing challenge starting May 1 and running through June 30. Cost to enter is $25, and you can fish anywhere in the state as many times as you want. Participating anglers are encouraged to report all the walleye they catch in May and June through the MyCatch mobile app.

Outdoors: Fishing things to consider

As fishing season gets closer, many anglers are thinking about new lures or techniques that they would like to put into practice this year. That’s a wise thing to do. Fish get conditioned to lures, lure colors and lure presentations. When they become conditioned to these factors, they’re less likely to eat that lure.

Outdoors: Walleye Opener on the way

Spring has certainly come grudgingly this year. I’d hate to be in spring sports. Those poor athletes have had to battle snow, ice, rain, cold and wind, wind, wind! Dock and hoist workers have had the same type of battle.

Tigers competing at Drake Relays

DES MOINES — The best track and field competition in the state of Iowa will be on display this weekend at Drake University for the annual Drake Relays.



ILCC volleyball inks Peterson

Iowa Lakes volleyball announces the signing of Lauren Peterson a 5-foot-7 utility player from Lansing, Kansas, to complete their Class of 2023. ILCC coach Mike Turnbull is excited about the addition of Lauren to the 2023-24 Laker squad. "Lauren brings a vast skill set and experience to the table,” he said. “She is had the opportunity to play every position in her six years of club ball. It will be up to Coach Erdman to decide where she fits in best on the 2023-24 team.

Tigers finish second at Tomahawk Relays

CHEROKEE — The Spencer girls track team traveled to Cherokee to compete in the 2023 Tomahawk Girls Relays. The Tigers would finish in second place as a team with 159 total team points. Only MOC-Floyd Valley would outscore Spencer on Tuesday. Spencer competed in the 1A division, while smaller schools competed in the 2A division.

Tigers drop meet with Estherville

SPENCER — The Tigers got to play at home on Tuesday, hosting Estherville Lincoln-Central in girls tennis. Spencer would drop the meet to the Midgets 6-3.

“We are moving along and making progress,” head coach Bob Schlaeger said. “It is going slower than we expected, but we are getting there. The players have been using their strategies. We just haven’t been executing the shots at the level I know we can. It’s causing faults for us.”

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