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Cross-Country District Preview


3A Girls and Boys Cross-Country District

4 p.m., Wednesday — Spencer Municipal Golf Course


  • Algona
  • Bishop Heelan
  • Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
  • Denison-Schleswig
  • Gilbert
  • Humboldt
  • Le Mars
  • MOC-Floyd Valley
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton
  • Sioux Center
  • Spencer
  • Storm Lake
  • Webster City


ILCC women roll Marshalltown 18-0

MARSHALLTOWN — The Iowa Lakes Lakers women secured their seventh triumph of the season, putting on a stellar display against Marshalltown.

Their impressive performance in October has solidified their position as a formidable contender to watch out for in the playoffs.

Maria Vilhena scored five goals on 14 shots on goal; and teammate Cameran Renneke and Isabel Hernandez Diaz each recorded hat tricks both recorded hat tricks in the lopsided victory.

Iowa Lakes take down NIACC in 4

MASON CITY — Iowa Lakes’ volleyball team traveled to Mason City for a third rematch with North Iowa Area Community College. NIACC ended up taking the match in four.

Laker men make it 4 straight at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN — Iowa Lakes men's soccer visited Marshalltown on Saturday, winning 2-1, to make it four straight wins. The scoring started in the 35th minute when Keiji Sugiura found Garbhan Feeney on the left flank for a brilliant goal. Garbhan took on his defender and cut inside to place the bending ball in the far upper 90 of the goal.

Sioux Central unable to snag playoff spot

WALL LAKE — Win and you’re in.

Those were the stakes of Friday night’s district matchup between Sioux Central and East Sac County. Although the Rebels held an advantage statistically, ESC captured the only statistic which mattered in the end, the final score, 13-6.

Ferguson, Gross lead Spencer at Fender invite

COUNCIL BLUFFS — The competition was tough at the LC Melissa Fender Memorial Invitational swim meet, Saturday, in Council Bluffs. Host Lewis Central edged runner-up Sioux City Metro, with the Spencer Tiger girls coming in a distant fourth out of five teams, despite a strong showing in a few events.

“The swimmers had a good meet today and we had some great swims,” Spencer coach Amie Lawrence said.


Peyton Morey and Adalyn Schoelerman finished one-two, Alexandria Palmer crossed fourth, and Ava Morey and Sadie Kahley broke the top 15 to help Spencer to a Lake Conference girls cross-country championship Monday.

Likewise, Van Munson paced the Tiger boys, completing the Spencer Municipal Golf course, in sixth place, with teammates Nolan McCusker and Rylei Koppie ran within a second of one another in seventh and eight to complete the Lakes sweep for the boy’s.

Falling in 4: Spencer grabs 1 set in loss to NU

Tiger Tyrianna Vail gets ready to serve during Spencer’s four game volleyball loss to North Union Tuesday night in the Spencer field house. Spencer fell 25-23, 25-19, 16-25, 25-23. The loss marked 17 straight contest’s the Tigers have surrendered, falling to 7-23 overall. No individual statistics or comments were available at press time Thursday. The purple and gold will face Algona, St. Edmond, Forest City and Lake Mills Saturday at the Algona Invite beginning at 9 a.m.


There’s no place like home.

On back-to-back nights, Spencer girls swim team hosted Algona and Perry at the Spencer Family YMCA. The Tigers would win both programs, doubling up on the Bulldogs Monday, and claiming a hard fought win 96-73, Tuesday.



The Tigers would sweep the relay competitions against Algona; while claiming top spots in five individual races at the event.

Lakers recognize sophomores, fall in 4 to Ellsworth

Iowa Lakes honored its five sophomore volleyball players — Miah Brown, Kylah Cortez, Alyson Hagberg, Lynasia Moore and Jenna Thom — on Tuesday night before the home match with Ellsworth, before dropping the contest in four games, 25-14, 22-25, 25-12, 25-17.

Iowa Lakes dazzle on pitch in 6-0 win

Iowa Lakes men's soccer hosted NIACC on Wednesday, where their full attacking prowess was on display in a 6-0 victory.

Gridiron Glance — Week 8


7 p.m. — Friday, Dale Norton Field, Spencer


Road struggles: Spencer volleyball team secures 1 win at Mason City

MASON CITY — In a tournament with the likes of Central Springs, Humboldt, Osage, Waverly-Shell Rock, Clear Lake and Des Moines Lincoln competing, Spencer was able to pick up a lone volleyball win over Lincoln (6-14) Saturday, 21-17, 13-21, 15-10.

We had a big win at the tournament this weekend,” Spencer coach Tara Hauschen said. “... We played great in that match, putting everything together and playing as a team.”

Tiger swimmers improve in tough triangular

FORT DODGE — Competing in a triangular Thursday on the road at Fort Dodge, the Spencer girls swim team would find themselves on the short end of the score to both the host Dodgers and Carroll, 57-44 and 54-40 respectively. Despite the outcome of the scores, Tigers coach Amie Lawrence lauded the efforts of her ladies in the pool.

“The swimmers fought hard and had some tough races,” she said. “Although we did not win we did have a great number of swimmers who had season best times.”


The “football gods,” as they are often referred, turned the scoring spigot on for the Spencer Tigers Friday night in a way they hadn’t for years, and the road team took full advantage scoring almost every way possible in a 69-6 win against a depleted Sioux City West.

Something had to give when two winless teams met in Sioux City. Those anticipating a close battle between the Tigers and Wolverines — both in pursuit of their first victory — were sadly disappointed.

4th quarter score bests Rebels

POCAHONTAS — Taking advantage of its home field, the Pocahontas Indians made it five straight against the visiting Sioux Central Rebels, claiming a narrow 12-6 victory in district play.

“Played a tough game tonight but came up short,” Sioux Central coach Bradon Goodchild said. “Effort was good. We had a few breakdowns on tackling and got stopped short on couple of drives due to penalties.”

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