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Tiger swimmers prepare for regional competition

FORT DODGE — The Spencer girls swim team will travel to Fort Dodge Saturday to compete in the Region 3 Swim Meet for a chance to advance to the state meet that takes place on Nov. 11-12 at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA.

Sioux Central volleyball earns all-conference, academic all-conference honors

At the Sioux Central volleyball team banquet on Wednesday, two athletes were awarded conference honors. (Above) Halle Laursen was named to third team all-conference in the Twin Lakes. Berkley Johannsen was also awarded with an honorable mention. Several team members also earned academic all-conference honors and the team as a whole earned an academic team award with the team GPA being 3.73. (Below) Front row: Berkley Johannsen, Halle Laursen, Alyse Terrell, Brynn Webber.

Tigers fall to Glenwood 38-26

SPENCER — Dale Norton Field provided an electric atmosphere for the Class 4A-1 first round of the playoffs on Friday. The stage was set for a showdown between the Tigers and the Glenwood Rams. In a game that seemed out of reach at a time, became a nail-biting experience. The Rams would ultimately be too much for Spencer, defeating the Tigers 38-26 and advancing to the second round of the state playoffs.

Rebel boys finish 15th, Bloom 39th at state

FORT DODGE — Sioux Central had plenty to look forward too at the state cross-country championships on Friday in Fort Dodge. Their whole boys team was able to qualify for the meet, along with Linnea Bloom for the girls team. Sioux Central would finish in 15th place as a team.

Morey finishes 21st at state

FORT DODGE — Peyton Morey got the chance to compete with the best the state of Iowa has to offer on Saturday for Spencer.

Morey was the only athlete to qualify for the Tigers this season. She was looking to build off of her 12th place finish in 2021. Morey would finish in 21st in her second race at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. Finishing with a time of 20:02.91.

Age doesn’t mean a thing

Laurie Sorrell is dedicated to her well-being as well as her healthy lifestyle that she chooses to live day in and day out. Sorrel has been training for years, working out just to stay in shape. Until she found a new passion and challenge, that translates to competition. Sorrell discovered a flyer from a powerlifting competition back years ago that was taking place in Emmetsburg.

Spencer’s Morey ready for Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE — Only the best runners get to show off their speed at Fort Dodge for the annual Iowa Cross-Country State Meet coming up on Saturday. Spencer will only have one competitor this year and it will be dominant sophomore runner in Peyton Morey.

Rebel boys, Bloom prepare for 1A State Meet

FORT DODGE — The Rebel cross-country team has been preparing all week for Friday, when Sioux Central will take on the very best Class 1A runners in the state at Fort Dodge. The team has worked hard all year to get here. For the Rebels, their whole boys team qualified after grabbing a second place finish at last week’s district competition in Ridge View.

Gridiron Glance — Playoffs Round 1

GLENWOOD (6-3, 4-1) at SPENCER (7-2, 4-1) — 7 p.m. Friday — Round 1 Class 4A Playoffs, POD C

Spencer wrapped up the Class 4A-1 district crown with a dominating win over the Storm Lake Tornadoes last Friday. All of that however, gets thrown out the window with postseason play beginning tonight. The 6-3 Glenwood Rams come to Dale Norton Field for round one of the 4A State Playoffs.

Kline surpasses unique milestone

On Monday night, midway through the second set of the Iowa Lakes volleyball match at Dakota State University, Laker sophomore libero Kylie Kline, from North Branch, Minnesota, recorded her ninth dig of the match. Just happened to be the 2,000th dig of her stellar Laker career. Kline went on to record 14 more in that match and another 13 versus Mount Marty, bringing her career total to 2,027 with more matches to play in the 2022 season.

Lakers cap regular season with NIACC win

MASON CITY — The Iowa Lakes volleyball team ended the 2022 regular season with a 3-1 win at NIACC in Mason City, Wednesday night. Set scores were 21-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-21. The Lakers finish the regular season with a 22-21 overall record and 5-4 in the ICCAC. The 22 wins is the second most wins for Laker volleyball in the last 11 years, the 2015 team won 31. It is the first time the Lakers have finished above 500 since 2015.

Youth football squads win H-LP crowns

A pair of Spencer youth football teams claimed gold at the recent Harris-Lake Park Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 22. The third and fourth grade, and fifth and sixth grade Spencer teams both won their divisions. (Photo submitted)

Taylor scores hole-in-one

It’s in every golfer’s dream to hit that hole-in-one, some call it skill, everyone else calls it total luck. But it must have been a good day for Dennis Taylor who picked up his first ever ace recently on Hole 9 at the Spencer Golf and Country Club. Taylor used a 6-iron for his shot that went into the cup. Spencer Club Pro Adam Coates said, “Congratulations to Spencer Golf and Country Club member Dennis Taylor as he scored his first hole-in-one.


STORM LAKE — Can you picture to yourself that its 1995, smartphones weren’t a thought yet. The national average for a gallon of gas was $1.15, Nebraska football was at its peak, and finally this reporter wasn’t even alive yet.

It’s been that long since the Spencer Tigers captured an outright district title in football, until now.

Tigerettes dance it up at BV comp

STORM LAKE — The Spencer High School Tigerettes Dance Team attended The Dance Challenge at Buena Vista University, Saturday, Oct. 22. The team competed in the varsity jazz and kick categories as well as junior varsity pom. The team also brought five soloists to the competition: Reese Hough, Paris Dean, Monroe Daniels, Mackenzie Manwarren and Aliyah Schon. The girls did a great job coming together and performed well at our first competition of the season.


Rebels lose final game 28-6 to Alta-Aurelia

SIOUX RAPIDS — On a special Thursday night the Sioux Central Rebels hosted the Alta-Aurelia Warriors in the final game of the season between the two on the football field. The Warriors dominated Sioux Central through the air, Alta QB Cale Brechwald completed 12 of 26 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Including a 20-point outburst in the fourth quarter to lead the Warriors to victory. Alta-Aurelia would pick up a 29-6 win over the Rebels to pick up their third win of the season.

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