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Rebel girls show out at 1st wrestling meet

SIOUX RAPIDS — This year will be a big one for girls in the state of Iowa, with girls wrestling season beginning earlier this week. Even in northwest Iowa on Tuesday when Sioux Central hosted the SC Girls Invitational with 16 teams and more than 150 girls competing.

Dancers to compete at state championship

DES MOINES — Dancers from across the state will take the floor at Wells Fargo Arena Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 for the country’s largest high school dance team competition. Spencer will perform Friday, Dec. 2, at 1:03 p.m., in Class 2 Kick; and at 4:34 p.m., in Class 6 Jazz at Wells Fargo Arena, facing west.

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Tiger swimmers take on state

MARSHALLTOWN — Over the weekend the Spencer girls swim team took on the best the state of Iowa has to offer at the Marshalltown YMCA for the state swimming competition. The girls were competing in three team events and Lily Gross competed in the only individual event in the 100-yard breaststroke. Gross picked up a 20th place finish in the competition.

Benge, Acosta to play for Iowa Lakes softball

Iowa Lakes Community College head softball coach Katie King, announced the signing of Darieliz Acosta and Brenna Benge to the 2023-24 recruiting class. Darieliz, the daughter of Daniel and Maritza Acosta, is attending Estherville Lincoln Central High School; and Benge, the daughter of Mark and Amy Benge, is concluding her time at Spirit Lake High School.

Iowa Lakes Women’s Basketball Season Preview

The 2022-23 Iowa Lakes women's basketball team is very optimistic about this year. They have high expectations for this season as they return four sophomores and bring in six newcomers. They expect to pick up right where they left off last year, where they finished with a respectable 19-12 record and tied for third in conference with a 13-7 record.

ILCC men improve to 4-1 with sweep

The Iowa Lakes men's basketball team swept this weekend at the Johnson County Classic to move to 4-1 on the season.

In their first action of the weekend, the Lakers knocked off NJCAA ninth-ranked Johnson County on their home floor, 77-76.

The Lakers who controlled the game were led by Isaiah Williams with 24 points. Amiri Crowder chipped in with 14 points; Jeremiah Burke and Sam West both added 12; and Creighton Morisch added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

6 Tigers prepare for Marshalltown Saturday

MARSHALLTOWN — Someone once said, “Swimming is the key to a happy life.” The Spencer girls swimming team has a lot to be happy about after qualifying in events for the Iowa State Swimming and Diving Meet at Marshalltown YMCA on Saturday.

Lakers' season ended by Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — The Iowa Lakes men's soccer team had their season ended just like the women's team, against the Indian Hills Warriors on Oct. 25. The team would lose the game 2-0. The Warriors would go on to win the regional over Iowa Western the following week.

Iowa Lakes' season ends with shootout loss to Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — The Iowa Lakes women’s soccer season was ended a few weeks back at the hands of Indian Hills Community College in the Region 11 tournament semifinals on Oct. 26. After a 3 to 3 draw in regulation and two overtime periods was not enough to decide the outcome of the game. Indian Hills would win the shootout over Iowa Lakes to advance 3-1. It was a devastating loss for Iowa Lakes a team who beat the Warriors twice in the regular season and just a few weeks before the region loss.

Laker women roll past Dordt JV

The Iowa Lakes women’s basketball team defeated Dordt JV 79-41. The Lakers got off to a commanding lead with an 11-0 run. A swarming defensive team effort and a hot start from Brielle Bartelt who scored the game’s first 11 points set the tone for the remainder of the game. The Lakers finished with four scorers in double digits. Bartelt scored a game high 24 points, Ihari Oromo scored 14 points, and Jasmine Jones and Vantaya Johnson each with 10 points.

Onto Marshalltown

FORT DODGE — Spencer swimmers traveled to Fort Dodge Senior High School on Saturday to compete for a chance to advance to state. It was an electric atmosphere inside the high school with a packed crowd of parents and fans. Four Tigers stepped up to the challenge and got the job done for Spencer.

Iowa Lakes men’s basketball season preview

ESTHERVILLE — The 2022-23 Iowa Lakes men’s basketball team is looking to pick up right where they left off last year. The Lakers are coming off another outstanding season during the 2021-22 year where they finished with a record of 21-10.

The Lakers open the season ranked No. 14 in the NJCAA preseason rankings. For the 2022-23 season the Lakers have five returning players equipped with a variety of skills that can help lead to the team's success.

Lakers split at RV Classic

OTTUMWA — The Iowa Lakes men’s basketball team traveled to Ottumwa, over the weekend to play in the Indian Hills RV Classic. The Lakers would win one and lose one at the event.

In their first contest of the weekend the Lakers would take on Independence Community a college a NJCAA Division 1 college. The Lakers would jump on Independence early and would never look back, winning the game 78-71.

Breck named to NJCAA Region XI-A all-tournament team

Postseason accolades for the Iowa Lakes volleyball team began with sophomore middle hitter Rachel Breck being named to the NJCAA Region XI-A all-tournament team. The Lakers lost 3-2 to Hawkeye in the semifinal. Breck logged 17 kills, one assist and one block in the defeat. (Photo submitted)

Huckfelt named district co-MVP

SPENCER — Logan Huckfelt showed up week in and week out and battled it out with the big men in the trenches on Friday nights. Huckfelt was an anchor on offense and defense for the Spencer Tigers this season. District honors came out last week, and Huckfelt was named co-MVP along with Jaxon Cherry, of Webster City. Huckfelt led the team in tackles with 52 and tackles for loss, with 7.5.

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