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Postseason Softball Preview: Tigers to face Nighthawks in 1st round of postseason

The Spencer Tigers, at 23-7 on the season, will host first round of Class 4A Regional play Thursday when the 21-9, Boyden Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawks come to town Thursday. The 4A bracket also includes: Le Mars, Denison, Dallas Center-Grimes and Bishop Heelan.

The Tigers wrapped up their regular season last night against Sergeant Bluff-Luton (after press time), and now shift their focus to Thursday night against the Nighthawks.

Postseason Baseball Preview: Lakes rivals Spencer, Tornadoes meet for 3rd time at substate

STORM LAKE — Friday marks the postseason opener for the Spencer Tigers baseball team. The boys will travel to Storm Lake to face the Tornadoes in a Lakes Conference rivalry to open substate play. The winner will face the victor between Sioux Center or MOC-Floyd Valley.

Spencer and the Storm Lake have had two contested games this season, the Tigers falling short in both of them. Storm Lake has had an impressive 19-10 season, but have lost five in a row coming into this game.


The Fourth of July was a special one for Spencer Golf and Country Club member Tom Roti. Roti played Hole 9, a 129-yard par 3, from the black tees. The green is surrounded by two bunkers on each side of it. Roti pulled out his 9-iron and put it in the cup, scoring his first ever hole-in-one. It was witnessed by Kae Roti. Club Pro Adam Coates congratulated Tom Roti for this achievement. Did you score an ace?

Tigers rout Bulldogs

The Spencer Tigers softball team will host Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Thursday at 7 p.m. in the first round of Class 4A Regional play after closing out the season against Sergeant-Bluff Luton Tuesday (after press deadline). The Tigers wrapped up the week before the holiday weekend hosting the Algona Bulldogs. Spencer got off to a great start scoring three runs in the first inning.

Spencer shutout: Neighboring programs Tigers, Rebels battle on Senior Night

SPENCER — The Spencer Tiger baseball team will travel to Storm Lake Friday to face the 19-8 Tornadoes in the first round of 3A Substate play beginning at 7 p.m., after wrapping up regular season play on the road at Humboldt Tuesday night (after press time). Thursday, Spencer hosted their neighbors to the south, Sioux Central, collecting a 10-0 senior night win to close out the home season.

Rebels top Falcons to advance to 2nd round in region

IRETON — Sioux Central improved to 18-13 with a first round regional victory over the West Sioux Falcons, 11-5, on the road, the Rebels will now take on the Hinton Blackhawks, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Hinton High School. The winner will face the winner of Ridge View and Alta-Aurelia, Friday, at 7 p.m.

One wild night: Tigers explode for 25 against Indians

The Tigers had three games on the week, including a pair of Lakes Conference matchups with Western Christian and Spirit Lake. Spencer would also take on MOC-Floyd Valley in the middle of the conference contests. The boys would sweep both conference opponents, but dropped a heartbreaker to the 23-2 Dutch, earning a season split.



Tigers claim 2nd in Lakes race

The Spencer Tigers wrapped up second place in the Lakes Conference after an undefeated week, besting Western Christian, Sioux City North and Spirit Lake, to finish their conference schedule at 7-2 and improving to 22-7 overall. The girls will host Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Tuesday, at 6:45 p.m., to wrap up the regular season.



Rebels edge Warriors, blow out Wolverines

Sioux Central improved to 16-12 (8-3) on the season, winning two games against Alta-Aurelia and South O’Brien. The Rebels finished third in the Twin Lakes Conference, behind Newell-Fonda and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire. Sioux Central will play in the first round of the 2A Regional Tournament Friday against West Sioux at Ireton City Park. First pitch is projected to be at 7 p.m.



Rebels defeat Royals 6-3

PETERSON — The Sioux Central Rebels hosted Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union, Tuesday, defeating the Royals and improving to 14-7 (7-3).

Sioux Central got off to a hot start with three runs in the first inning. The Rebels added runs in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings for the 6-3 win.

The Royals would produce all three of thier runs in the final inning.

Three Rebels had multiple hits from Gibson Olson, Jacob Hargens and Ethan Johnson.

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Monday, June 24 — Clay County Fair Speedway



Tigers win 3 of 4 in Spencer Tourney

SPENCER — Adding three wins, brings Spencer to 19-7 (5-2) on the season, the girls are currently sitting in third place in the Lakes Conference behind Estherville and Spirit Lake. The girls will get the chance to play the Indians on Wednesday at Spirit Lake High School at 7 p.m.

The Spencer softball tournament took place over the weekend, the Tigers would play two games Friday followed by two more Saturday.



Tigers win Carroll Kuemper To

CARROLL — The Tigers improved to 12-7 (2-6) after the tournament win, the boys host MOC-Floyd Valley (22-2) Tuesday at Spencer High School at 7 p.m. before traveling north to Spirit Lake High School on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.



No. 2 Mustangs shut Rebels out

PETERSON — Sioux Central dropped to 14-12 (5-3) on the season after splitting a pair of weekend games at the Okoboji Tournament. Tourney actions followed a shutout loss at the hands of second-ranked Newell-Fonda. The Rebels host South O’Brien at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Peterson Brooke Memorial Field, and host Storm Lake St. Mary’s Wednesday, at 7 p.m.



Rebels split pair to end week

The Rebels are 13-7 (7-3) after the week, currently in a four-way tie for second place in the Twin Lakes Conference behind leader Alta-Aurelia. Emmetsburg, Newell-Fonda, Pocahontas Area and the Rebels are fighting for that second spot. The boys will host Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m.; before heading to Kingsley-Pierson on Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m., to face the Panthers.



Miller 3-Peats

SPENCER — Monday, Spencer Golf and Country Club hosted the seventh annual Northwest Iowa Junior Golf Championship. The boys varsity division featured one of Spencer’s top high school golfers, Kaden Miller, who took top honors for a third straight year. Miller’s 74, 2-over par, would best those in the field.

“I played well the whole round I shot a 37 on the front and a 37 on the back,” Miller said. “I had one bad hole on 15 where I took a double bogey.

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