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Laker softball signs Swiggum

Iowa Lakes Community College head softball coach Katie King, announced the signing of Sydnee Swiggum to the 2022-23 recruiting class. She is the daughter of Eric and Christine Swiggum and is a graduate of Mt. Horeb High School in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.

Tigers blanked by Tornadoes

SPENCER — After defeating Spirit Lake Wednesday, Spencer looked to extend its winning streak against Lakes Conference co-leader, the Storm Lake Tornadoes, Friday.

After allowing a run to cross, the Tigers surrendered three more runs on a costly fielding error in the first put the Tigers in a 4-0 hole which would prove to be the final score.

Tigers steamroll Wolfpack, Indians

Spencer improved to 10-4 (2-3) with a pair of two games which they ended early against Lakes Conference opponents, Western Christian and Spirit Lake this week.


Spencer picks up 2 conference wins

Spencer’s softball program picked up a pair of Lakes victories with a Monday night road win at Western Christian before returning home to best Spirit Lake Wednesday.


HULL — Spencer traveled to Western Christian Monday riding a four-game winning streak, they were looking to extend that against the 3-6 Wolfpack. The girls were all about the long ball in the game, hitting three of them to be exact. Izzy Pingel, Jada Piercy and Olivia Huckfelt all ripped one over the fence.

Rebels drop close one to E-Hawks

EMMETSBURG — The Sioux Central boys baseball team hit the road again Monday, traveling to face off against Emmetsburg. The heavily contested game remained scoreless through four innings, until E-Hawk catcher Keaton Duhn smacked a two-run shot to put Emmetsburg in front. Sioux Central responded with one of its own in the top of the sixth, but Emmetsburg would match that, holding on for win 3-1 over the Rebels.

Rebels take 2 with offensive explosion

EMMETSBURG — Sioux Central would improve to 8-9 (1-2) with the two victories on the week, picking up their first conference win of the season against Emmetsburg.

Bulls Eyes trap team shoots at state

The GTRA/Spencer Bulls Eyes trap team athletes spent all spring shooting in challenging weather, so why would they expect anything else during the state shoot? Rookie and intermediate athletes were scheduled to begin shooting in Flight 4 about 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 8. A two-hour rain delay pushed the start time back. After the delay the temperature was pleasant and there was a slight breeze.

Bellator MMA returns to Sanford Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Bellator MMA is coming back to South Dakota for its third appearance on Aug. 12 at the Sanford Pentagon.

Tigers fall in battle against Braves

CHEROKEE — After smashing Pocahontas 11-1 on Tuesday, the Tigers traveled to Cherokee-Washington Wednesday for a matchup with the Braves. Cherokee was sitting at an impressive 11-2 on the season, Spencer came in with an 8-3 record. The Braves took an early 1-0 lead in the first, Spencer roared back in the third scoring three of their own, Cherokee tied the game in the fifth at three. The Tigers would add one more in the seventh, looking to get three outs and pick up a huge win on the road.

Tigers win 4 of 5 to finish week

SPENCER — The Tiger girls softball team played five games from Thursday to Saturday, first up was North Union, the Tigers only amassed four hits all game against the Warriors. Beth Strueber would lead North Union to a 4-2 victory, hitting a home run and having all four runs batted in the game.

Rebels win 1 of 2 at South O’Brien

PAULLINA — Sioux Central traveled to South O’Brien on Saturday to compete in their softball tournament, the Rebels had to face the Ridgeview Raptors to get it started. The game was filled with zeros in the first three innings, until the Raptors added three runs in the fourth, and three more in the fifth, that would be the difference in the game, as Sioux Central would lose 6-0.

Rebels thump Wolverines

WEST BEND — Sioux Central traveled to face the winless Wolverines Friday, looking to pick up their 10th victory on the season, the Rebels did just that, whacking West-Bend Mallard 9-1, behind a six-run second inning, and seven costly errors from the Wolverines. Ethan Mills led the way with three hits including a double, also stealing three bases. Peyton Otto and Konnor McKeever also had multi-hit efforts as well for Sioux Central.

Finding the net

SPENCER — Over the years, the Spencer Tigers have had their fair share of outstanding high school athletes. Now Spencer graduate Alexa Johnson has made a serious impact on her teams she’s been apart of, she prides herself on being someone who is so nice and humble, but will flip the competitive switch in the blink of an eye. Whether on the field, or the basketball court.

Tigers dominated by Estherville

SPENCER — Estherville Lincoln-Central came to town Monday for a showdown on the diamond against the Spencer Tigers. The Midgets got out to a lead early, and never looked back, dominating Spencer 13-1.

Tigers throttle Braves after loss Monday

SPENCER — The Tigers battled the Midgets and Braves during the week, first up was Estherville on Monday, the game started off with an eruption from the Spencer crowd, the Midgets laid down a bunt to lead off the game, Tiger third baseman Olivia Huckfelt grabbed the bunt on a knee and threw the runner out at first.

Rebels win 6th game in a row

SIOUX CENTRAL — Monday, the Sioux Central Rebels were back at home, hosting the Graettinger-Terril Titans. The Rebels demonstrated they meant business, throttling the Titans 19-0, producing seven runs in the second inning, and 11 in the third inning.

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