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Tigers throttle Bulldogs to clinch state berth

SPENCER — A date at the state girls soccer tournament was on the line at Spencer Soccer Complex Thursday night, when the Tigers faced off against the Le Mars Bulldogs in the regional final.

The two teams had not met during the regular season, but the Bulldogs learned what many other Tigers opponents discovered during the year, Spencer was dominant on the field, controlling possession of the ball throughout game, en route to a 10-0 win.

Tigers split pair of games

The boys baseball team had games on Thursday and Friday to close out the week, losing to Newell-Fonda 9-6, then traveling to MOC-Floyd Valley, defeating the Dutchmen, 12-8, improving to 5-1 on this young season.

 

SPENCER — Brennan Elsbecker started the game for the boys on Thursday against N-F, going five innings, striking out seven batters, in the loss.

DeWitt, Johnson 6th in state doubles

WATERLOO — Spencer a pair of qualifying doubles teams, substate champions Riley DeWitt and Evan Johnson and runners-up Charlie Steele and Sam Feldmann, to the state boys tennis tournament at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo DeWitt and Johnson would finish sixth overall.

Spencer softball 1-3 during 3-day stretch

It was a tough stretch for the Spencer Tigers softball team, playing four games in a three-day stretch, facing Newell-Fonda, at home Thursday; against MOC-FV, Friday; and finishing off with a pair against Heelan and Underood at the Bishop Heelan Tournament Saturday.

The girls would drop the game with Newell-Fonda, 13-5.

Schroeder, Berends end season in state 2nd round

IOWA CITY — The girls state doubles tournament, hosted at University of Iowa at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex on Friday, included Spencer’s No. 1 doubles team, Kinsey Schroeder and Haley Berends. The pair had been dominant for the Tigers all season long, and drew a first round matchup against Lewis Central. Spencer pulled through winning the match, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, (10-8).

McDermott, Casey wrap up seasons at state

ADEL — Spencer’s Mo McDermott competed in the 3A girls golf state tournament on Thursday and Friday, at River Valley Golf Course, in Adel; while Sioux Central’s Kendra Casey joined the field in the 2A tournament at Pheasant Run Golf Course in Cedar Falls.

McDermott, in her 36 holes of work, carded an 87 on day one, shaving three strokes off her day two total for an 84. The 171 earned her 11th place in 3A.

Tigers rout Monarchs

DENISON — The Spencer baseball team traveled to Denison-Schleswig Monday to face the Monarchs. The Tigers bats have been on fire, outscoring their opponents 37-11 on the season so far. The bats continued to click against Denison, as the boys amassed eight hits, producing 11 runs in the 11-1 dominant win over the Monarchs, to remain undefeated on the season at 4-0.

Spencer boys golf places 7th at state

AMES — Monday and Tuesday, Spencer boy’s golf squad competed in the Class 3A State Golf Tournament, at Veenker Memorial Golf Club in Ames. The Tigers finished seventh after a two days of 18 hole play, combining for a team score of 696.

Olson finds the net twice in postseason win

SPENCER — The Spencer Tigers hosted the semifinal substate contest against the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors Tuesday, avenging last season’s double overtime loss which ended the Spencer season in the substate final. In a physical battle with the Warriors, the hosts came out on top to advance to the substate final, 4-0.

Johnson, Edwards combine for 8 goals in win

SPENCER — Tuesday afforded the Spencer girls a chance to advance to the regional final and teammates Alexa Johnson and Aliza Edwards made sure it happened. The two girls scored eight of the team’s 10 goals in the shutout victory against Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji. The double-digit margin resulted in early stoppage.

A date at state: Tigers to meet top-seed Pella in opener

SPENCER — Wednesday night at Spencer Soccer Complex, the Tiger boys soccer team accomplished something they hadn’t done in over a decade, earning a trip to the state tournament, following a 4-0 win against the Bishop Heelan Crusaders in the substate final showdown.

The Tigers, seeded No. 8, will face top-seed Pella at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the James Crownie Sports Complex in Des Moines, to open state play.

Season opening rout: Tigers explode on offense

SPENCER — The Spencer Tiger girls softball team kicked off its 2022 campaign Tuesday at home against the Okoboji Pioneers. Spencer put on an offensive display, dominating the opposition 13-1, behind a four run first and second inning, followed by a five run third inning to end the contest.

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Tigers take on state

DES MOINES — Spencer boys and girls competed on 14 different events at the state competitions over the weekend. For the girls, it was a sixth place team finish, putting together one of the best performances for Spencer to date with 32 points. Including a top three finish in distance medley with a time of 4:12.35, A top five finish in the shuttle hurdle, the group of Maddie Morony, Corinne Stave, Aliza Edwards and Jerra Merchant put in a time of 1:06.43.

2 area girls heading to state

DENISON — Spencer and Sioux Central competed in their regional competitions on Wednesday, sending one golfer each from their schools to the state golf tournament this Thursday and Friday.

Onto Des Moines: Tigers advance to team state semifinals

CARROLL — The Tiger boys tennis squad has been on another level this season. Wednesday they had to travel to Carroll Kuemper to face the Knights. They would have to face the winner of Estherville and Denison if they advanced for chance to reach the state semifinals. Spencer dominated Carrol winning the match 5-0, advancing to the next round of the competition.

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