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Iowa Lakes downs No. 9 Southeastern

Iowa Lakes men's soccer hosted No. 9 Southeastern, Saturday, opening conference play with a 7-3 victory.

The scoring started in the third minute, where some good combination play amongst the Lakers isolated Francis Motsi on the right flank. He got the better of his defender and set up Gabriel Miranda for the strike on goal.

Gridiron Glance — Week 4


7 p.m. — Friday, Dale Norton Field


Tiger girls down Rebels in 3

Spencer needed just three games to even its season record at 6-6 with a convincing win over winless Sioux Central on Tiger home court Tuesday night. The final score was 25-16, 25-20 and 25-9.

“The girls did a great job finding a way to win in three games last night, we served great as well as played some really scrappy defense,” said Tara Hauschen, Spencer head coach.

Munson, Koppie, McCusker lead Spencer

STORM LAKE — Van Munson’s sixth place time of 17:07.07, coupled with top 20 teammates Rylei Koppie and Nolan McCusker, helped Spencer’s boys to a third place effort among a field of 10-plus teams at Tornado Invitational Tuesday at the Storm Lake Golf Course.

A pair of top 10 individual finishes by Spencer Tiger runners Peyton Morey and Adalyn Schoelerman propelled the team to a sixth place finish at the Storm Lake meet.

Laker women earn first win

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Iowa Lakes volleyball team travelled to Rochester, Minnesota, last weekend where the squad faced Harper College, Rochester Community and Technical College, Southwestern Community College and North Iowa Area Community College.

2 Laker soccer players named Athletes of the Week

ESTHERVILLE — Iowa Lakes athletics has two men’s soccer players named ICCAC Athletes of the Week, Matheus Loreto, a sophomore defenseman, and Yuta Hirano, freshman.

Indians too much for Tigers

SPIRIT LAKE — After Spirit Lake built a 28-6 halftime lead, the visiting Spencer Tigers sparked a rally to close the game to 35-21 in the third quarter, miscues and big plays by the No. 6 Indians stole the momentum back from their guests. Spirit Lake would add two more score for a cushion in the final six minutes of play in the 48-21 win.

Eagles get 27 unanswered, down SC

LAWTON — After taking a 7-6 lead in the second quarter, Sioux Central would surrender 27 unanswered points to Lawton-Bronson, resulting in a 33-7 Rebel loss to the Eagles on the road Friday night to close out nondistrict play.

Rebel runners place 3 boys, girls in top 20

HOLSTEIN — In spite of injures, illness and missing runners both Sioux Central’s girls and boys placed in the top half of the field, and both squads top three finishers were among the top 20 at Ridge View’s meet at the Holstein Golf Course, Saturday. Overall, the girls placed third and the boys fifth among the 12 squads competing.

Rebel coach Kelsey Smith was proud of both of her units’ efforts amid adverse conditions and tough runners.

Lakers fall to Hawkeye in straight sets

WATERLOO — The Iowa Lakes volleyball team travelled to Waterloo to take on the Hawkeye Redtails. A very talented Hawkeye lineup put the pressure on the Lakers and ILCC struggled with being efficient in both serve, pass and attack. The cost — many points to stay in the match.

In the second set, the Lakers cleaned up play and kept the score tighter.

Iowa Lakes softball announces camp dates

ESTHERVILLE — The Iowa Lakes softball program announced its 2023-24 softball camp schedule. This year's schedule includes a Softball Academy, a Youth Camp and an Elite Camp with opportunities for athletes in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Iowa Lakes shooting drops opener to Iowa Western

CYLINDER — Wednesday, the Iowa Lakes Lakers opened the 2023 fall season with a 500 target trap match in the ICCAC League versus Iowa Western at Sportsmen’s Gun Club near Cylinder. Iowa Western broke 478x500 to 446x500 for Iowa Lakes. The top five shooters for Iowa Lakes were: Brady Abkes 92, Camoran Fick 92, Wyatt Schwenker 90, Kendall Umscheid 87 and Mackenzie Schnetzer 85.

Outdoors: Low flows and high temperatures delay stocking in select trout streams

Several catchable trout stockings on a few trout streams in northeast Iowa will be delayed until this week, the week of Sept. 11, due to low flows and high temperatures.

The select streams include Buck Creek, South Cedar, Otter Creek, West Canoe (Winneshiek County), Bear Creek (Fayette County), Brush Creek (Jackson County) and Dalton Pond (Jackson County). These streams are usually not stocked in July and August and resume in September due to stream water temperature concerns.

Outdoors: Parsons' reflections on seminar

Saturday, Aug. 12, was a big day for a lot of walleye anglers as they attended the Chase Parsons Fishing Seminar at the Okoboji Blue Water Festival. Parsons, who has been a highly successful professional walleye angler for the past 20 years and owner of the Next Bite TV program airing on the Discovery Channel, right away told a packed crowd, “I want to talk about techniques that we can use from one body of water to another.”

Outdoors: Fall is a great time for walleyes

Walleyes are perhaps the most popular fish to catch in the Midwest and they’re gaining in popularity in other areas also. On the table, walleye is hard to beat. And although some say a walleye’s fight is sluggish, when appropriate gear is used, marble-eyed fish represent themselves well. They may not jump like a smallmouth bass, but the headshake and boatside thrashing will please most anglers.

Outdoors: Results of 2023 August Roadside Count

The 2023 August Roadside Count data is out, and pheasant hunters across the Hawkeye State received excellent news relating to this year’s pheasant season. The statewide survey showed the highest statewide counts since 2015. The survey is conducted by Iowa DNR staff between Aug. 1-15, as they drive 218, 30-mile routes on gravel roads at dawn on mornings with heavy dew.

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