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Spencer boys' 18-hole PR not enough to advance; Hallet misses state by a single stroke

CARROLL—An outstanding performance by the Spencer boys golf team left them a little short of a state berth at the IAHSAA Class 3A District Golf Meet, Monday, conducted at Carroll National Golf Course, in Carroll. Unfortunately, with the loaded field, the Tigers’ normally strong 317, left them in fourth place. M-OC/FV, who captured the sectional crown as well on Wednesday, May 8, in Okoboji, took the sectional championship to secure their state spot.

Little Tigers take to the track for year-end tradition

For the fifth grade students in Spencer, Wednesday was an introduction to the year-end tradition of the Little Tiger Relays on the track at Spencer High School’s Dale Norton Field. For the sixth grade boys and girls from Spencer Middle School, Sacred Heart Catholic School and Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School - it was their final performance in front of the appreciative fans in the stands. The top three results from each event is below. (Photos by Randy M. Cauthron)


Four ILCC softball players selected All-Region

The Iowa Lakes Community College softball team had four student-athletes that were named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II Softball All-Region team. 

Myla Murphy, outfielder, was named to the ICCAC 2nd Team. Catcher Abby Burgess, and infielders Taylor Larson and Alayna Leighton were all selected for the ICCAC All-Region Honorable Mention team.

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL STATE TRACK & FIELD MEET QUALIFIERS and event times for Spencer and Sioux Central, boys and girls

Thursday, May 16 - Saturday, May 18

Spencer & Sioux Central Qualifying Events


Spencer Boys

100 Meter Dash: 1. Brevin Dolls, ADM, Adel, 10.58; 7. Miles Robbins, Spencer, 10.97; 17. Adrian Carrillo, Spencer, 11.16.

200 Meter Dash: 1. Brevin Doll, ADM, Adel, 21.43; 15. Jack Berends, Spencer, 22.62.

110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Ashton Hogrefe, Epworth, WD, 14.69; 6. Weston Johnson, Spencer, 15.02.

Tigers quality in 10 events for boys state

• Robbins, Carrillo run one-two in 100, many PRs set


SERGEANT-BLUFF —“First, I give thanks to our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, the eternal King and God of grace,” Tiger coach Wilson Hookfin said. “We had a great night.”

SHS girls rewarded with qualifying times, sending 7 events to state track meet

• Tigers send 4 relays, 3 individual events to state

SERGEANT BLUFF—Thursday’s Iowa High School Track & Fields Class 3A District meet, hosted by Sergeant Bluff-Luton, had eight team’s competing for spots at the state competition, beginning Thursday, May 16 and continuing through May 18. Spencer girls qualified seven events - the hard way - for the opportunity to run on the Blue Oval at Drake University, in Des Moines

Special invites send Rebels girls to state in 10 events

• Sioux Central earns 3 auto bids, shuttle hurdle squad 1st


SPIRIT LAKE—Three Sioux Central girls track events qualified by placing in the top two positions at the Class 2A District Meet, Thursday, in Spirit Lake. Four more individual competitors (two in the 100 hurdles) and an equal number of relays were added via at-large qualification - bringing the Rebels to a 10 total of appearances on the Blue Oval at Drake University in Des Moines, beginning Thursday.

SC boys will run 4x800 to Des Moines

• Adams, Mills, Wernimont, Christian qualify for at-large bid


SPIRIT LAKE—A fourth place finish by Sioux Central’s 4x800 Relay squad - Max Adams, Owen Mills, Lucos Wernimont and Jack Christian - earned the foursome Sioux Central’s lone state qualifying position this year. The 8:26.85 scored the team one of eight at-large positions in the event which will be run on day one, Thursday, at 12:10 p.m.


• Tiger lady clubbers end dual campaign 29-0, regionals Wednesday


SPENCER—Perennial team leaders, Meredith Baker and Morgan Irvine - the veteran and the future of the program - both shot 84s with Irvine finishing third and Baker fourth to claim the Storm Lake Quad Invite, Saturday, ahead of next Wednesday’s Class 3A Region 1 Meet at Briggs Woods Golf Course in Webster City.

Tiger ladies get win over elusive Indians; head to tennis regional semifinals

SPENCER—Friday, Spencer held home court advantage to defeat a pair of Lakes Conference opponents, Estherville-Lincoln Central in the Class 1A Region Team Tournament opening round; then besting unbeaten Lakes champ Spirit Lake in the quarterfinals. The Tigers earned the wins, 5-1 over the Midgets and 5-2 against the Indians to advance.

Shooting past the Stars

• Mosher scores 2, Tigers need extra-time to best SC North


SIOUX CITY—Camden Mosher scored the game winner in extra-time, accounting for both of Spencer’s goals Thursday on the road against Sioux City North, grinding out the 2-1 victory in the regular season finale. The 8th-ranked Tigers, now 12-1 on the year, had their hands full against their 6-8 hosts.

Tiger coach Jesse Kuehler called his team’s near call against the 6-8 Stars a “very good team win.

Spencer girls ready for regional tourney following 6-2 win

• Hoben delivers 5 more goals, reaches 60 for season


MASON CITY—Another game. Another Addison Hoben scoring clinic.

The Spencer junior recorded five-of-six Tiger goals, during the 6-2 win over host Mason City to close out regular season action. Spencer ran its record to 12-4 while dropping the Riverhawks to 10-4.

42nd Walleye Opener another success

The 42nd annual Walleye Opener held last weekend on the Iowa Great Lakes was the second largest turnout ever with over 2,100 anglers from 18 different states participating in the annual contest. In one capacity or another, this was also my own 42nd Walleye Opener. Lots have happened over those years. 

When the weather changes, fishing changes

Wherever you fish and whatever you fish for, weather is something that can affect our fishing. Weather can be a factor at any time of the year. Favorable weather conditions can make the fish bite and adverse weather can make them more reluctant to do-so. Here are some ideas for catching more fish when the weather seems to be working against you.

SHS girls rest athletes ahead of districts

EMMETSBURG — Like the boys squad at home, the Spencer Tiger girls track and field coach, Drew Schiltz, opted to rest some of his varsity athletes at the Emmetsburg Meet, Monday, ahead of the state qualifying meet scheduled for Thursday in Sergeant Bluff.

As a team, the SHS squad finished fourth in a five-team field with 34 points

Ellis headed to state

SPENCER — Spencer senior singles player Lauren Ellis punched her ticket to the girls state tennis tournament Monday, reaching the finals where she would place runner-up on the Riverview Courts in Spencer.

Bob Schlaeger, the Tigers coach, said, “Lauren dominated when she needed to. She is going to state.”

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