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Tigers lose opening meet at Sioux City

SIOUX CITY — After having their meet canceled on Tuesday with Carroll, the Spencer Tiger boys swimming team traveled to Sioux City to face off against the Sioux City Spartans. Spencer would fall short of a win on opening night losing 140-30 on the night.

Piercy’s record-setting night leads Tigers over Rebels

SPENCER — The neighboring Sioux Central Rebels came to Spencer field house on Saturday for a game of girls hoops. Spencer hadn’t played in almost two weeks after thanksgiving break and losing a game due to inclement weather. Jada Piercy got the crowd rocking early, knocking down four 3-pointers in the first quarter to kickstart the Tigers. Mo McDermott had the other hot hand for Spencer, scoring the other six points in the beginning period.

Tigers dominate double dual with GT/RA, Okoboji

SPENCER — Thursday night was an electric atmosphere at the Spencer field house for the annual boys wrestling double dual with Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire and Okoboji. The Tigers would pick up two wins defeating GT/RA 54-18 and Okoboji 54-20 to get their season kicked off.

Tigers finish 4th in Sioux City over weekend

SIOUX CITY — After dominating Okoboji and GT/RA on Thursday, Spencer would go on the road on Saturday to compete in Sioux City, at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Invitational. Logan Huckfelt would have a big day, picking up his 100th career win and winning the heavyweight class. The returning state qualifier put on a show on Saturday, picking up four falls. The longest match Huckfelt competed in lasted a minute and twenty seconds.

Hargens outdoes Olson Saturday

Dakota Locker, Sports Editor


SPENCER — It was a local showdown between the Spencer Tigers and the Sioux Central Rebels on Saturday evening. A scoring spectacle was put on display by Jacob Hargens of Sioux Central and Owen Olson for Spencer. Hargens put on a show in a 38 point double-double with 11 rebounds to go with it. Olson would light up the Rebels beyond the arc, knocking down eight 3-pointers for the Tigers. Olson would end up with 35.

7 Tiger wrestlers take 1st at Okoboji

MILFORD — Sioux Central and Spencer girls wrestling teams traveled north to Milford to compete in the Okoboji Invitational Friday. It was a very successful day for the Tigers with seven girls taking first place in their weight divisions. Atalia Rosales, Kailee Spencer, Lily Sanchez, Shaylee Sutherland, Laila Nielsen, Kiersten Campbell and Olivia Huckfelt all grabbed the top spot.

Iowa Lakes down Iowa Central by 11

The Iowa Lakes men's basketball team defeated Iowa Central, 69-58, to move to 7-5 overall and 1-0 in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play.

Jeremiah Burke led the way for the Lakers with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Anthony Holden added 11 points and seven rebounds, and Isaiah Williams had 11 points as well. Sam West chipped in with 12 rebounds.

Lakers win conference opener

The Iowa Lakes women's basketball team defeated Iowa Central, 58-41, Saturday, led by Emma Kanz (above) with a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jasmine Jones also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Brielle Bartelt added 11 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Iowa Lakes dance team brings home 3rd in the state

DES MOINES — The Iowa Lakes Community College Dance Team (left to right) Brenna Andrews, Macy Alderson, Adelee Reinhardt, Liz Peta and Katlynn Jepsen finished third in community college pom at the Iowa State Dance Team Championship in Des Moines. The Lakers competed against seven other community colleges on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Wells Fargo Arena. The Laker dance team is currently recruiting for its 2023-24 season.


In a private signing ceremony last week, Sioux Central senior Brynn Webber realized a dream she has visualized for years. Putting a pen to paper, she signed a letter to continue her softball career at Southwest State in Marshall, Minnesota. The signing took place in the Pizza Ranch party room in front of her father, Kris Webber, stepmother, Lisa Webber, and her boyfriend. It was followed by a private pizza dinner.

Spencer officially a Unified Champion School

SPENCER — On Wednesday morning, Special Olympics Iowa and ESPN presented a banner to signify that Spencer High School is a Unified Champion School. In order to receive this honor, schools must have three components. Unified sports, whole school engagement and student leadership. Schools must apply and be selected, only three schools in Iowa are receiving this title this year.

2 Lakers named ICCAC Athletes of the Week

Iowa Lakes' Jeremiah Burke took on a bigger role with two of the Lakers starters out last week. Burke took advantage of the opportunity, recording 35 minutes per game. Burke was 24 of 38 from the field to total 55 points in two games. Burke in a game against Southeast, had 24 points and 23 boards. In the next game against Central, he stayed hot, pouring in 31 points along with another 20 rebounds.

ILCC men fall to NDSCS by 20

The Iowa Lakes men's basketball team fell to 6-5 on the season with a 79-59 loss to North Dakota State College of Science. The Lakers were led by Jeremiah Burke’s 22 points. Isaiah Williams also scored in double figures with 12 points. NDSCS was led by Micah Swallow with 20 points. ILCC will begin Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play on Saturday when they travel to Fort Dodge to take on Iowa Central. Tip for that contest will be at 3 p.m.

Rebels go 10-6 at Manson scramble

MANSON — The Sioux Central girls wrestling team traveled on down to Manson Northwest-Webster Monday night for the 2022 Manson Girls Invitational. The girls would compile a record of 10-6 on the evening.

Rebels rout Hawks to grab 1st win

HARTLEY — After a loss to the Remsen St. Mary Hawks on Monday, Sioux Central got a chance to defeat the Harley-Melvin-Sanborn Hawks Tuesday. The Rebels had won five straight against the Hawks coming into the game.

Lakers sign hitter Hysell

MADISON, Neb. — Iowa Lakes volleyball coach Mike Turnbull announced the sixth addition to the roster from the class of 2023, Cattibrie Hysell, a 5-foot-8 hitter/defensive specialist. At Nebraska’s Madison High School, she has been a member of the volleyball, basketball and track teams for four years. She is busy and well accomplished off the court also. Hysell is an honor student and participates in cheer, dance, FFA, Quiz Bowl and STEAM.

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