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Mosher score propels SHS to 8-0

SPENCER — For the second straight match, Spencer used the lone second half goal to escape with a 2-1 home win, this time against Storm Lake, Tuesday, to improve to 8-0 with two more games to play this week against ranked opponents.

SC girls claim 13 of 19 events at A-A

SIOUX CITY — “This was a fun team win at a local meet this evening in great weather,” Sioux Central girls coach Brent Trierweiler said. “Our girls set a few PRs this evening and we look forward to a competitive conference meet next week. This is a great notch in another exciting season with a team full of potential.”

Rebel golfers fall in tie-breaker

The cancelation of a match with South O’Brien afforded Sioux Central’s boys an opportunity to squeeze in a makeup match against Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer Monday on the Indians’ home course, Tuesday.

The two squads shot rounds of 194, leading to the tie-breaker format, which fell the Indians way. The criteria — the lowest fifth best score went the visitor’s way, 54-57.

Schlaeger’s girls add another win

SPENCER — On another very windy spring day, Spencer’s girls tennis team bested Estherville Lincoln Central on the Midget’s home courts Thursday, 7-2. In the match, both Tiger losses came in the No. 1 slots in singles and doubles competition.

Tiger coach Bob Schlaeger said, “We are still learning how to compete.”

Make it 4 straight

SPENCER — The Spencer Tigers girls soccer team made it four straight wins and four straight early stoppages, improving to 6-2 on the season with 10-0 win over Sioux City West at the Northwest Iowa Soccer Complex. The home team have now outscored opponents 40-0 in the last four games of play.

‘We want to develop young men to contribute …’

SIOUX CITY — Spencer’s boys track and field members traveled to Sioux City Thursday where they participated alongside other talented regional athletes at the Bob Guhin Invitational, hosted by Sioux City East.

Run at Olsen Stadium in Sioux City, the Tigers earned four first places in relay events, another second, and multiple top 10 finishes in individual competition.

SHS boys topple Midgets on court

SPENCER — While the Tigers No. 1 Trevor Steele was battling to a 10-7 win Thursday night at home against Estherville Lincoln Central, No. 2 Colby Sherrod downed his Midget opponent easily, 10-3 — helping propel the Spencer boys tennis team to a 7-2 victory in conference dual action.

STILL PERFECT

SIOUX CITY — A narrow 2-1 road victory at Sioux City West, battling both the cold and wind Friday evening allowed the eighth-ranked Spencer boys soccer team to improve to 7-0 on the season. The win evened the Tigers-Wolverines matchup at 4-4, breaking a two game skid to the West.

“After a week off, we had a slower start than what we wanted,” said Jesse Kuehler, Spencer boys coach. “West took advantage and scored off an early corner.

ILCC campus to cut ribbon on new Emmetsburg outdoor facility

EMMETSBURG — Iowa Lakes Community College will debut its innovative addition to the Emmetsburg campus this weekend, an outdoor Fitness Court, next to the Arthur and Audrey Smith Wellness Center. ILCC is inviting the public to attend a ribbon cutting and open house, Wednesday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m., to discover the healthy benefits firsthand.

Lakers’ Alderson commits to Waldorf University

ESTHERVILLE — Iowa Lakes’ Macy Alderson, recently signed to continue her softball and academic careers at Waldorf University, where she will be studying exercise science at the institution located in Forest City.

DRAKE QUALIFIERS

DES MOINES — Four relay units representing the boys and girls Spencer Tigers track program will compete at the Drake Relays on the “Blue Oval.” The illustrious event, will include some of the top track and field athletes in the world this week. Action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will see the state’s high school elite in competition.

 

SPENCER BOYS DRAKE TRACK & FIELD QUALIFIERS

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 10th seed

Outdoors: Midwest Walleye Challenge prize winners announced

Midwest Walleye Challenge participants from across the southern Midwest have submitted their first two weeks of walleye and sauger catches.

Prizes for the longest fish, most water bodies fished, random draws from submitted fish, and hard luck prizes for logging a fishing trip without a catch will be awarded every two weeks until June 30.

The following individuals are first round prize winners:

Outdoors: Thank trees for all they do this Arbor Day

Get out and enjoy the beauty of April tree blossoms across Iowa neighborhoods.

Trees quietly enhance our daily lives in many ways. They’re like superheroes for our health and our wallets. Neighborhood trees clean the air we breathe and make it fresher. They help keep our houses cooler in the summer and soak up rainwater to help prevent flooding in our neighborhoods.

Outdoors: A look at farm ponds in Iowa

A couple of months ago, I wrote a story about the Master Angler program in the state of Iowa. In one section, I listed the top locations where these proud angler fish were taken. The top one shocked me! It was a general classification: farm ponds! Being an angler from northwest Iowa, there aren’t a lot of productive farm ponds, so I was kind of surprised by this. As a matter of fact, in 2023, 186 qualifying catches were taken at farm ponds in Iowa.

Home sweet home

SPENCER — “The journey continues.”

Tiger coach Bob Schlaeger made the claim following the team’s 8-1 Lakes Conference windy win over Storm Lake Monday night at Spencer’s Riverview Courts.

He was able to pull from some of his team’s depth in the lopsided victory as extreme winds carried lobs all over the court, making it a low elevation strategy for the match.

“We are learning,” he said. “We were able to have some young players play up today.”

Medalist Irvine leads way to invite win

ESTHERIVLLE — Freshman Morgan Irvine topped the five team field with a round of 86 at the Estherville Invite Monday, earning her medalist honors, and leading Spencer to the event title.

As a team, the purple and gold completed the course with a combined score of 378, 27 strokes better than host and the runner-up Midgets.

“Overall a great day for the team,” said Nathan Wendt, Tiger girls coach, “led by a few underclassmen that had their best rounds so far.”

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