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Tiger girls win meet after Morey takes first

SPENCER — The Municipal Golf Course in Spencer was the site of the first cross-country meet of the season for the Tiger boys and girls on Thursday.

Rebels lose heartbreaker to Wolverines

SIOUX RAPIDS — Sioux Central hosted their second game of the season against the West Bend Mallard Wolverines on Thursday. The Rebels were looking to rebound after their opening loss to Estherville Lincoln-Central on Tuesday.

Rebels blown out by Wolverines

SIOUX RAPIDS — Sioux Central hosted their first football game of the new season on Friday, when the South O’Brien Wolverines came to town. It was not the start the Rebels were hoping to get, with three minutes remaining in the first quarter, Wolverine wideout Hudson Oolman hauled in a 45-yard touchdown to give South O’Brien the early 7-0 lead. The score would remain the same until the start of the second half.

Lakers win home opener 5-0

SPENCER — Iowa Lakes celebrated their first home game of the season with a 5-0 win over Central Community College-Columbus on Saturday. Iowa Lakes opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Tatsuki Kobayashi got the ball to Henry Tolbert to put in the back of the net. Lewis Nohar scored the next goal, thanks to a easy tap in, set up by Lewis Duncan in the 26th minute of the match. The Lakers took a 2-0 lead going into halftime.

Injuries, mental mistakes cost Pioneers opener

ARMSTRONG — It was a whirlwind of unfortunate circumstances for Okoboji Friday night, as the Pioneers suffered injuries and several mental mistakes in a 39-0 road loss to North Union in the football season opener in Armstrong.

Sophomore quarterback Landon Duvall was lost for the season with a broken collar bone. Returning starter and senior Ethan Schlachter too was lost with an MCL injury.

Gridiron Glance: Week 1

SPIRIT LAKE (0-0, 0-0) at SPENCER (0-0, 0-0) — 7 p.m. Friday

The Spencer Tigers start of the 2022 season in the tenth spot in rankings for Class 4A, their first matchup will begin with the neighboring rival Spirit Lake Indians, who Spencer hasn’t defeated since 2017, dropping last year’s matchup 27-13. First year Tiger starting quarterback Riley DeWitt will get his first chance to shine as the new signal caller.

Tigers take 2 wins in Early Bird Tourney

SPENCER — The Tigers varsity volleyball team got off to a great start in their season opening early bird tournament on Tuesday, defeating South O’Brien and Okoboji in two sets. First dismantling the Wolverines 21-9 and 21-16 to advance to the next opponent to face the Pioneers, defeating Okoboji 21-16 and 22-20 in a close battle. Preparing them for a face-off against the Manson Northwest Webster Cougars

Tigers dominate Bulldogs in opening meet

ALGONA — It was the dawn of a new season in the pool for the Spencer Tiger swim team on Tuesday, traveling east on U.S. Highway 18. The girls answered the challenge and came out strong in the opener absolutely dominating the Algona Bulldogs 133.5 to 42.5 in the team scores. Mya Miller put in a strong effort for the girls, winning single events in 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:14.81, and edging out teammate Emily Quanbeck by a second in the 100-yard freestyle.

Rebels drop first match of season to Estherville

SIOUX RAPIDS — The Sioux Central Rebels opened their fall sports season with a volleyball match against the Estherville-Lincoln Central Midgets on Tuesday. The Rebels would lose the best of five match 3-1.

Tigers participate in rainy scrimmage

SPENCER — Friday the annual Spencer football scrimmage was played under rainy conditions. It was a chance for the Tigers to run some offense and defense under simulated conditions ahead of the season home opener against the Spirit Lake Indians Friday 7 p.m. at Dale Norton Field in Spencer. (Above) Riley DeWitt dropped back to pass during the scrimmage Friday night. The senior will take the signal calling reins for the Tigers this season.

MLB Network shines light on Field of Dreams, former BVU pitcher

A pair of Buena Vista University alumni were thrust into the spotlight this week as Major League Baseball hosted its second regular-season game at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville.

Iowa Lakes volleyball competes at RPK Invite

BEATRICE, Neb. — The Lakers opened the 2022-23 season at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska, this past weekend and jumped right into the fire. Expectations are high this year for the Lakers and the schedule has been set up to be a challenge and a grind.

Laker men open soccer campaign with back-to-back wins

COUNCIL BLUFFS — Iowa Lakes opened their 2022 season with back-to-back games over the weekend in Council Bluffs. The Lakers faced off against Otero College on Friday, winning 3-2. Going into the second half down 0-1, the boys from Iowa Lakes fought back, and a goal by freshman Wilmont Manneh in the 70th minute to even the score. Ten minutes later, sophomore Henry Tolbert found the back of the net to take the lead for the Lakers; and two minutes later, Otero scored to make the game 2-2.

Growing the game

ELKHORN, Neb. — Eight PGA Jr. League student golfers represented Spencer Golf & Country Club in postseason competitive events. After traveling to Fremont, Nebraska, at the end of July and finishing in the top four out of 16 teams, the group was invited to play in the Nebraska PGA Section Championship which took place on Aug. 13 at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship in Elkhorn.

Tigers prep for next weeks start with scrimmages

The Spencer Tiger girls varsity volleyball squad warmed up with scrimmages on Tuesday against the Sioux Central Rebels and Wednesday against the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Hawks. (Above) Tigers Kiera Brown and Jerra Merchant soar to block the a HMS kill during a scrimmage at the Spencer field house Wednesday night. (Right) Spencer senior Elli Heisinger loaded up for the spike during their final scrimmage on Wednesday.

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