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Tigers roll Crusaders 31-7 for 2nd straight win

SPENCER — From 2008-16 the Tigers only got the best of Bishop Heelan once, losing every other contest to the Crusaders. Since 2017 the tides have turned, as Heelan has yet to defeat Spencer. That wouldn’t change on Friday night, in the first drive of the game the Crusaders marched down the field after Brandon Watts ran in a 29-yard touchdown in the first few minutes of the contest to give Heelan the 7-0 lead.

Cyclone, Hawkeye fans gather at fair

Cognizant of Iowa’s annual Hawkeye-Cyclone game day battle during the Clay County Fair, the red, white and blue covered Dish Plaza hosted a tailgate for fans who found themselves on the grounds while the game was being played. Fans displayed their colors in huge numbers and in the end Iowa State broke a multiyear drought in a less than entertaining game. (Photo by Dakota Locker)

Tigers take 3rd at Mickey Olson Invite

SIOUX CITY — The Spencer girls swimming team traveled to Sioux City West high school on Saturday to compete in the Mickey Olson Invitational. The day was highlighted by two top-three finishes in team events for the Tigers. The team of Mya Miller, Lily Gross, Emily Quanbeck and Brooklyn Ferguson pulled in a second place in the 200-yard freestyle relay. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the same group of girls grabbed a third place finish, clocking a time of 4:05.26.

Rebels win 1st match of season again

GOWRIE — The Rebels have been struggling on the young season, they have been determined to pick up their first win on the campaign. They traveled to Southeast Valley High School on Thursday in a face-off with the Jaguars. The Rebels didn’t just win their first match of the season, they also set a personal and team record.

Rebels lose overtime thriller to Indians

SIOUX RAPIDS — The Sioux Central Rebels were in a barnburner on Friday night when neighboring Pocahontas Area came to Sioux Rapids. Offense was a luxury as defense dominated the game. Kaben Morrow became the quarterback for the night instead of Ethan Mills who has been the primary guy since week one. Mills transitioned over to running back.

Lakers split volleyball at Rochester CTC Invite

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Lakers packed up and headed north Saturday to play matches in Rochester, Minnesota. The Lakers came out and shook off the bus legs right away and jumped up on Rock Valley CC and took a 2-0 lead after two sets. Unfortunately, they could not finish the deal and Rock Valley scratched back to win the match 3-2 (14-25, 15-25, 27-25, 25-9, 15-11).

Coach Mike Turnbull was quick to credit Rock Valley.

Cross fitters climb in memory

Saturday morning, members of Driven712 joined cross fit coaches in a 9/11 stair climb memorial in the bleachers at Dale Norton Field. The participants ran and walked 2,071 steps representing the 110 floors found in each of the World Trade Centers Twin Towers. Driven712 is located at 1520 35th Ave. W. in the west industrial park. (Photos submitted)

Gridiron Glance — Week 3

BISHOP HEELAN (0-2, 0-0) at SPENCER (1-1, 0-0) — 7 p.m. Friday

Laker volleyball sweep 4 at Anoka-Ramsey

COON RAPIDS — The Iowa Lakes Lakers traveled to Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and swept their four matches on Friday and Saturday. Iowa Lakes opened on Friday with a 3-1 win over Riverland CC (25-10, 25-27, 25-22, 25-22). In the night cap they defeated Ridgewater CC 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-16.

Lakers men take 2 of 3

The Lakers went on the road over the weekend, playing Scott Community College on Saturday and Southeastern on Sunday. The Lakers scored 12 goals against Scott while conceding only one.

Late night thriller

MASON CITY — A late start and weather delays couldn’t stymie the offensive output in Friday’s matchup between Spencer and Mason City. In the end, the Tigers ground control offense outlasted the host Riverhawks high octane aerial assault, allowing Spencer to claim the 37-29 win to even its early season mark at 1-1. Spencer’s power back Adrian Carrillo and quarterback Riley DeWitt both topped the century rushing mark and each scored a pair of touchdowns in the win.

Tigers fall to Riverhawks in Mason City

MASON CITY — The girls swimming team traveled a far way on Thursday, riding to Mason City to face the Riverhawks in the pool. The teams competed in 22 events against Mason City, the girls would lose the competition 61-37.

Iowa Lakes softball announces camp dates

ESTHERVILLE — The Iowa Lakes softball program is pleased to announce its 2022-23 softball camp schedule. This year's schedule includes a softball academy, a youth camp and an elite camp with opportunities for athletes in kindergarten through 12th grade. The softball academy is a four-week academy held on Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23, and Nov. 6 and 13.

Tigers go 1-5 at SCC Early Bird Tourney

LAKE CITY — The Spencer Tigers volleyball team had their work cut out for them on Saturday, expecting to play six games against different schools. The girls would play Audubon, South Central Calhoun, Manson Northwest Webster, Perry, South Hamilton and Pocahontas Area. The team would struggle only defeating the Perry Jayettes during the tournament.

Rebels remain winless with loss to Bulldogs

SIOUX RAPIDS — The Sioux Central Rebels remain winless in their start to the volleyball season. They were unsuccessful in their effort, dropping three straight sets to the Algona Bulldogs, and dropping to 0-4 on the season. Algona would win the first set 25-22, the second set 25-13 and the third and final set 25-17.

Rebels manhandle Cougars 42-13 for 1st victory

MANSON — After getting blown out in their first game against South O’Brien, the Sioux Central Rebels wanted to turn the tide and forget about that first contest. The Rebels got started in their first drive, marching the ball down the field with their quick and uptempo offense. Manson Northwest Webster didn’t have an answer for it all night long. Quarterback Ethan Mills ran the first touchdown in for the Rebels, they would convert the two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead.

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