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Rebel grapplers 2-3 at Colfax meet

COLFAX — A trip to Colfax on Saturday resulted in a 2-3 day for the Sioux Central boys wrestling team who could have just as easily finished the day 3-2.

“The trip had some tough competition but was a great experience,” SC coach Chance Rice said. “The team was able to bounce back after taking some tough losses.

He added, “We will get back into the room and continue to work, as well as learn from mistakes.”

Second half dooms Rebels

SIOUX RAPIDS — Logan Moline put up 38 points to lead Manson-Northwest Webster to a 64-48 win at Sioux Central, Friday night, besting the winless Rebels who are now 0-2 in Twin Lakes Conference play and 0-4 overall.

Despite enjoying a small lead through the first two quarters, Sioux Central’s players found the going tough in the final two frames, outscored 40-20 by M-NW. The Rebels led by six at the end of the first quarter,and held a 28-24 advantage at the half.

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Laker women fall in close ICCAC battle

Outdoors: 2024 hunting, fishing licenses on sale Dec. 15

Iowans can buy 2024 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses on Dec. 15. Licenses purchased for 2023 expire on Jan. 10.

The menu of license options includes the popular Outdoor Combo annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license for $55; the Angler’s Special three-year fishing license for $62; and the Hunter’s Special three-year hunting license with habitat included for $101.

Outdoors: Missouri, Big Sioux River paddlefish license go on sale Dec. 15

Iowa anglers can buy the Missouri and Big Sioux River paddlefish license and tags starting Dec. 15 through Jan. 7.

Outdoors: Techniques for early ice walleyes

Interest in fishing for walleyes is growing and diversifying. One thing that remains the same when it comes to walleye fishing is that lakes in some regions are going to freeze over in the winter months. The walleye enthusiasts that live in the areas that see ice get especially excited about fishing through early ice for walleyes. When you’re sure that the ice is safe, here’s how you can catch walleyes early in the ice fishing season.

Outdoors: When can I go ice fishing?

Ice fishing anyone? Yup, I’m certainly ready, but the ice certainly isn’t! Yes, small ponds have ice and even shallow lakes, but safe for fishing? Not so much!

While the north end of East Okoboji is frozen over and so are Upper Gar and Lake Minnewashta, there’s been no sign of ice being safe enough to venture out! Big Spirit is mostly open and West Okoboji most certainly is.

Slow start dooms Spencer girls

EMMETSBURG — “We got off to a terribly slow start again,” Spencer Tiger coach Matt Stevenson said, following the girl's 48-29 basketball road loss at Emmetsburg.

He added, “We have to find a way to come out the gates like we have in the third quarter the past two games.”

Winless Tigers battle Emmetsburg

EMMETSBURG — The Emmetsburg E-Hawks won the first half battle and the Spencer boys basketball team claimed the second half but were unable to overcome the home team’s advantage as the veteran squad held on for a 68-57 win.

Swimmers get first win of season

Facing one the toughest boys swim teams in the area, Spencer welcomed Carroll to the Spencer Family YMCA for its home opener Tuesday. Carroll was nearly as dominant as they had been the previous Saturday in Fort Dodge, winning every event with the exception of the 500 freestyle.

Oliver Miller recorded the home team’s lone victory.

Total domination

The Spencer field house opened its doors and rolled out the red carpet for the boys wrestling team from Storm Lake for the Lakes Conference opener. While the Tornadoes may have felt welcome on arrival, the Tigers were less than cordial hosts, dispensing of their guests, 71-9, to improve to 3-0 in dual action.

Spencer picked up nine falls on the night, including seven in the first period.

Coach Bob Fullhart credited the effort of all his wrestlers on Senior Night.

SHS senior football receive state academic recognition

Spencer High School football players Dalton Flikkema and Weston Johnson were recently recognized as members of the IFCA Academic All-State Football Team. (Photo submitted)

Rebel wrestlers top WB-M in triple dual

SIOUX RAPIDS — Four teams competed on Sioux Central’s mats Tuesday night with Twin Lakes rivals North Union, Pocahontas and West Bend-Mallard coming to town for boys wrestling action. The Rebels took care of WB-M, 54-24; while falling to North Union and Pocahontas by narrow margins, 36-30 and 40-32 respectively.

Poor second dooms Rebels

ALTA — Jack Christian’s game high 25 points and six 3-pointers couldn’t help Sioux Central avoid its third loss to start the season on the road at Alta-Aurelia, 58-50. A five-point second proved the difference in an otherwise even ball game.

“I was very pleased with the energy and effort that we came out with tonight.” Rebel head coach Stephen Tjaden said. “With it being our first time on the road I was very pleased with how we responded and jumped out in front.

3 Lakers named Athletes of the Week

Iowa Lakes athletics has three student athletes named ICCAC Athletes of the Week.

Men’s basketball — Kai Evans, sophomore guard

Laker ladies battle No. 5 Anoka Ramsey

Iowa Lakes Lakers women’s basketball team proved up to the challenge against No. 5 Anoka Ramsey, but fell short, 58-64.

The Lakers had three in double digits for scoring, led by Jordyn Stokes with 20 points. Arianna Smith and Emma Kanz added 14 and 13 points.

Anoka Ramsey was led by Alani Pettis with 18 points.

The Lakers out-rebounded their opponents, 47-44.

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