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Outdoors: Scheels donates to Joy of Life Foundation

I grew up on the farm in the ‘50s and ‘60s, and most of my time was spent out in the sun.

Back in those days, there was little thought of danger and exposure to the sun. We never thought about UV radiation that can lead to skin cancer. The only reason I ever wore a cap/hat was because the mid-summer sun was so hot!

Of course, I spent a lot of time fishing in the hot summer sun, and that would fry my skin even more!


CORALVILLE — Olivia Huckfelt remained perfect for Spencer all season long. Breaking into the history books, becoming the first Tiger wrestler to win two individual state titles. The first Tiger athlete to go back-to-back in winning state titles, as well as the first girls heavyweight state champion in Iowa girls wrestling sanctioned history.

Tigers extend winning streak to 5

SPENCER — The Tiger girls would improve to 15-3 after picking up two more victories over Storm Lake and South Central Calhoun over the weekend. Defeating the Tornadoes 62-47 and the Titans 62-54.

Tigges onto Iowa City after 1st place finish

FORT DODGE — The Spencer boys swimming team traveled to Fort Dodge to take on district competition on Saturday. Reid Tigges is the only Tiger who will be advancing to the state swimming championships in Iowa City on Friday and Saturday. Tigges took first place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.45. Tigges also qualified in the 100-yard freestyle, placing second at the district competition with a time of 46.62. He will compete Friday evening in both events.

Tigers dominate Tornadoes, drop close one to Titans

SPENCER — The Spencer boys basketball team would split its weekend games, dominating Storm Lake Friday before losing a close one to South Central Calhoun on Saturday. The Titans came to town with Spencer riding a three-game winning streak, after defeating Cherokee, Denison and Storm Lake. After a hard fought battle South Central Calhoun would defeat Spencer 60-49 behind Gavin Batta and his 29 points.

Rebels blow out Storm Lake, GT/RA

SIOUX RAPIDS — The Sioux Central girls basketball team had a long week, playing four games with their final two against the Storm Lake Tornadoes and the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titans. The Rebels would absolutely dominate both games, winning both of them by more than 30 points.

Rebels dominate Tornadoes, Titans

SIOUX RAPIDS — Sioux Central finished their week with two home games against Storm Lake and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire. Downing Storm Lake by 17 and defeating the Titans on Friday by 37.

The Rebels hosted the Titans for Senior Night on Friday. The boys got out to a fast start scoring 27 first quarter points, compared to 11 for GTRA. Sioux Central wouldn’t look back, defeating the Titans 68-31 to stay undefeated at 19-0.

Illg-Keith advances to quarterfinal for Rebels

CORALVILLE — Sioux Central senior Hannah Illg-Keith finished up her high school wrestling career at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union State Championships on Friday. She would not place, after losing a fourth round consolation match to Briar Ludeman.

3 girls advancing to state wrestling quarterfinal

CORALVILLE — Seven Tiger girls wrestlers took on the first part of state at Coralville Thursday. Shaylee Sutherland, Olivia Huckfelt and Kaylee Nachtigal are all moving on for Spencer to compete in the championship quarterfinal. Sutherland defeated Tyanna Teetzen of Denver Community Schools with a fall in the first round. Sutherland then downed Ellie Brenneman of Mid-Prarie pinning her in 55 seconds to advance to the quarterfinal.

Tigers pick up 2 wins

SPENCER — The Tiger girls came out with two more victories on the season. Defeating Cherokee in a thrilling 52-51 victory, before dominating Denison-Schleswig by 26 points to improve to 13-3 on the season. Senior Jada Piercy made history for the Tigers passing the 1,000 point scoring mark and breaking the all-time 3-point mark by a Tiger girls basketball player.

Tigers demolish Indians on the mat

SPENCER — The Tigers hosted their final meet of the season on Tuesday in the Spencer Middle School Gym. Neighboring Spirit Lake came to town for Senior Night for the Tigers. Logan Huckfelt, Kael Brandt, Gabe Cauthron, Izak Peterson, Ashton Archer and Manager Jenna Mart were all recognized for their dedication to the Tiger wrestling program. Spencer would capture their second straight Lakes Dual regular season title in a dominant win over the Indians 58-18.

Tigers defeat Braves, Monarchs to start week

SPENCER — Spencer hosted the Cherokee-Washington Braves and Denison-Schleswig Monarchs to start the week off on Monday and Tuesday. Spencer came away with two wins, outlasting the Monarchs 47-40 and the Braves 65-52. Snapping a four game losing streak for the Tigers and starting a two-game winning streak.

Rebels split early week games

SIOUX RAPIDS — Sioux Central traveled to Estherville and hosted the Storm Lake St. Mary’s Panthers to kick start their week. The Rebels would lose to No. 1-ranked Estherville Monday, before dominating Storm Lake St. Mary’s 36 on Tuesday. Sioux Central improved to 13-5 after the early games in the week.

Rebels take first conference title in over 30 years

SIOUX RAPIDS — The Rebel boys basketball team accomplished something they haven’t achieved since 1992. Finish at the top of the Twin Lakes Conference in boys basketball.

Sioux Central accomplished the feat in the 66-22 victory over Storm Lake St. Mary’s Tuesday. The Rebels also defeated Estherville Lincoln-Central 60-51 Monday.

Illg-Keith advances to quarterfinal for Rebels

CORALVILLE — Hannah Illg-Keith of Sioux Central got her chance to compete in Coralville at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union State Championships on Thursday. Illg-Keith competed in her first match against Madison Andrews of North Scott, picking up a quick 24-second fall to advance to the second round of the 235-pound bracket. Illg-Keith then faced Ava Thompson of Charles City, picking up a second round fall to advance to the quarterfinals.

Myers named new Iowa Lakes golf coach

The Iowa Lakes Community College athletics department announced Emmetsburg native Mike Myers as the new head men's and women's golf coach on Wednesday, completing the remainder of the current golf season and preparing for the upcoming 2023-24 season.

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