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Laker volleyball to open season Friday

After 2 1/2 weeks of practice, workouts and a couple of scrimmages the 2022-23 regular season will officially open for the Iowa Lakes volleyball team on Friday at 11 a.m. versus Cloud County Community College in the Southeast Community College Tourney in Beatrice, Nebraska. The Lakers will follow that up with a 3 p.m. match versus Coffeyville Community College. The tournament will continue on Saturday with an 11 a.m. match against host, Southeast and a 3 p.m. match with Colby.

History of Spencer baseball

SPENCER — Baseball is so important and based on statistics and records. From Barry Bonds hitting 762 home runs, to Joe Dimaggio’s 56-game hit streak, these things help define the greatness of America’s pastime.

Iowa Lakes adds head women’s wrestling coach

ESTHERVILLE — The Iowa Lakes Community College Athletics Department added a women's wrestling program and selected the team's first head coach. Pending board approval, Corey Muniz will lead the new program as the search begins for qualified female wrestlers, with the program slated to start in July 2023.

Cross-country camp

Spencer Middle School and High School runners attended cross-country camp last week. Participants learned about proper running form, strength training, road safety, and proper nutrition and hydration. They participated in running games and completed running workouts throughout the week. (Photo submitted)

Tigges, Dirkx receive all-state recognition

SPENCER — The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association recently announced its selections for all-state and academic all-state teams.

After having a solid season and peaking at the right time, advancing to a game within the state tournament. The Spencer Tigers would finish with a 19-9 (4-6) record, advancing to the Class 3A Substate final, before their season would end to the Sergent Bluff-Luton Warriors.

ILCC softball signs Goosmann

Iowa Lakes Community College head softball coach, Katie King, announced the signing of Madison Goosmann to the 2022-23 recruiting class. Goosmann is the daughter of Jay and Autumn Goosmann and is a graduate of Hinton High School in Hinton.

“We are very excited to welcome Madison and her family into our family,” King said. “Madison had an incredible senior season, and we are looking for her to continue this at Iowa Lakes.”

Triple Option Podcast is in the Huddle!

The Triple Option Podcast is in the huddle and it will hit the line of scrimmage Aug. 18! Come back and listen to the first episode of the season as T.J. and Randy break down the upcoming season for the Spencer Tigers.

Record-setting win

SPENCER — After a rainy Saturday and Sunday morning, players were questioning if they would be able to finish the Northwest Amateur tournament without getting drenched in rain. The final pairing of the championship flight, featuring the guys in the mix for the win, got started at 3:30 p.m.

Tiger Youth Football Camp wraps up summer

SPENCER — Tiger youth football camp wrapped up their week on Thursday, finishing their 2022 program with the future of Spencer varsity football. Campers got the chance to learn drills, skills and other knowledge surrounding the gridiron.

Laker volleyball completes first week, preseason camp

Summer is over for the Iowa Lakes volleyball team. The Lakers moved into the dorms last weekend and got right to work on Aug. 1. The Lakers completed three days of three-a-day practices/workouts on Wednesday night. Hosted a two day high school volleyball jamboree in which 13 schools, 22 teams including varsity and JV competed. The Laker players and coaches did the officiating and scorekeeping. Thursday night the ladies volunteered at the local Food Bank at the Good News Church.

NW Amateur tees off at Spencer Golf and Country Club

SPENCER — Thursday marked the beginning of the biggest golf tournament in northwest Iowa, the 100th Northwest Amateur at Spencer Golf and Country Club, action got started at 6:30 a.m. tee time. It was a chilly start to the tournament with temperatures in the high 50s to begin play.

Players from all over Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota are scheduled to participate in the competition, with a contestants from as far away as Roseville, California.

Tiger football camp in full stride ahead of season

SPENCER — Summer camp workouts are usually where a football team’s season begins, it shows the skills, and what coaches can expect to come during the regular season. It’s no different in Spencer. Camp takes place during the week from 5:30-8 p.m., ahead of official season practices which begin Monday, Aug. 8.

Sacred Heart School’s annual Dave Nelson Memorial Golf Tournament set for Aug. 15

The 2022 Sacred Heart School’s Annual Dave Nelson Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Spencer Golf and Country Club. Registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., and the format is four-person best ball. This 18-hole Golf Classic Tournament is dedicated to the memory of Dave Nelson, who for several years, gave so unselfishly of his time and financial resources to ensure the success of this event.

Fourth annual Boji Mammoth Golf Tournament Fundraiser Aug. 12

The Boji Mammoth High School Hockey team is hosting the fourth annual Boji Mammoth Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 12, at Brooks Golf in Okoboji. This four-person, nine-hole golf tournament has a shotgun start at 3 p.m. with a buffet following for all registered golfers. There will be a few fun games out on the course to make things extra interesting as well as a silent auction table full of sought after, varied items, waiting to go home.

Clark takes 8th Men’s Club championship

Mike Clark shot rounds of 68-73-37 for a total score of 178, finishing 2-down over 45 holes to win is eighth Men’s Club Championship. Runner-up Travis Cooke placed just one shot behind with a 1-under-par 179. Forty-one golfers participated in the tournament.


2022 Men’s Club Championship

1. Mike Clark — 178

2. Travis Cooke — 179

3. Ezra Meyer — 183

4. Matt Conlon — 186

5. Joe Clark — 190

7 Tigers represent Spencer in conference recognition

SPENCER — The Lakes All-Conference teams were recently announced with plenty of representation from the Spencer softball girls. After an impressive 24-8 (8-2) season that ended in an 8-4 loss in the second round of their regional semifinal to the Bishop Heelan Crusaders.

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