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ILCC volleyball signs Sanders from Florida

Iowa Lakes Community College volleyball coach Mike Turnbull is proud to announce the signing of hitter Felicity Sanders from Inverness, Florida. She will join the Laker volleyball team and enroll at Iowa Lakes this fall. Felicity is a hitter from South Sumter High School, she will compete at all three hitting positions this fall. Felicity was a multisport athlete in high school, also participating in track and soccer.

Bohmann commits to Goldey-Beacom College

Iowa Lakes softball player Bryn Bohmann recently signed to continue her athletic and academic careers at Goldey-Beacom College. She will be studying psychology at the institution located in Wilmington, Delaware. Bohmann is the daughter of Darren and Lynette Bohmann. She is from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, where she graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School. In her first year as a Laker, Bohmann was a key player to the Lakers success.

Rebels suffer heartbroken substate final loss

IDA GROVE — Electric is an understatement to describe the atmosphere at OABCIG High School on Saturday night. In a clash of two of the best Class 2A boys basketball teams in Iowa. Undefeated Sioux Central was the home team against the Carroll Kuemper-Catholic Knights. A back-and-forth battle between the two powerhouses, came down to the end. Kuemper-Catholic would outlast Sioux Central, 69-67 to advance to the State Tournament.

Mohr receives Service Award from GCSAA

SPENCER — After more than 50 years in the golf industry, former Spencer Golf and Country Club Superintendent Chuck Mohr was honored for his hard work. Mohr was the recipient with the 2022 Golf Course Superintendents’ Association Distinguished Service Award. Mohr spent 28 years as the superintendent of the SPGCC.

SMS archers capture top prize at Border Wars

Thirty-eight Spencer archers spent a weekend competing in and touring the Kansas City area as part of the Spencer Archery Team members traveled to Overland Park, Kansas, to compete in the second annual Border Wars NASP Tournament, Feb. 18.

Spencer Youth Wrestling Club AAU State Qualifiers


• A105 Dixon Lux

• A150 Declan Plemmons

• B70 Esley Schon

• B86 Gage Heying

• B90 Xavier Luna

• C80 Caden Gress

• C100 Easton Beehler

• C105 Roman Harms

• C105 Tillman Schon

• C120 Tanner Pierce

• C130 Dylan Baccam

• C152 Temi Otaniyi

• C171 Brody Johnson

Outdoors: Still time to order tree and shrub seedlings

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources State Forest Nursery offers spring delivery in April and May for hardwood, conifer and shrub seedlings. Customers can choose to have their order shipped or they can pick it up at the State Forest Nursery in Ames.

Seedlings can be ordered through May 30. The bare-root (no container, soil root ball or moss include) seedlings are packaged in bundles of 25 inside sealed and labeled plastic bags.

Outdoors: Blizzard cancels Iowa DNR’s public meetings at Okoboji’s Maser Monarch Lodge

The midweek winter storm certainly threw a monkey wrench into a lot of events and activities. It also caused the Iowa DNR to cancel the public meetings scheduled in Ventura, Algona and Okoboji that were to be held Feb. 22. Other parts of the state were able to hold their regularly scheduled meetings on Wednesday or that were held on Thursday.

Outdoors: Creative colors for fishing

Fishing to many of us is kind of magical. You tie a thing on to the end of your line; it might look like a minnow, a frog, a crawdad, something that lives in or near the water. Or it might not look like anything that has ever lived anywhere. You throw that thing into the water and every now and then you reel it back in with a fish attached to it.

Outdoors: Taking on Eurasian watermilfoil

Everything seemed to be going pretty smoothly on the Iowa Great Lakes last summer until a shocking discovery made in late August. It was then that the exotic invasive plant Eurasian watermilfoil was discovered on the lower Okoboji chain (all but West Lake Okoboji). It is an understatement to say it was a shock to residents and nonresidents alike.

Guest Commentary: Superintendents, school board presidents defend graphic sexual images in schools

On Monday, superintendents and school board presidents from six Iowa school districts appeared before the House Oversight Committee. Due to time considerations and political theatrics from Democrats, the committee only heard from four of the districts.

Spencer ends season at Heelan

SPENCER — It was a hard way to end a successful season for the Spencer girls when they competed in the Region 3 Championship on Tuesday night in Sioux City. Traveling to face off with the Bishop Heelan Crusaders for a chance at the 4A State Tournament on the line. It would simply not be the Tigers night on offense, and they would lose to the Crusaders 42-22.

Tiger season ends with 51-49 loss to Algona

ALGONA — Spencer officially wrapped its season up on Monday, traveling to Algona to face off with the Bulldogs in the Class 3A-2 First Round of Substate. After falling way behind in the first half, a huge second half comeback was halted short, after Algona would hang on to defeat the Tigers 51-49.

Rebels preparing for 2A-1 Substate Final

IDA GROVE — Sioux Central looks to punch their ticket to the 2A State Tournament on Saturday. They will travel to OABCIG Community Schools to face off against the 17-6 Kuemper Catholic Knights at 7 p.m.

Hargens and Boettcher go for 58

STORM LAKE — Seizing the opportunity right from the beginning was the Rebel game plan heading into Tuesday night. Facing the South Central Calhoun Titans in Storm Lake for a chance to go to the 2A-1 Substate Final. Sioux Central got it going early, leading 16-10 after the first quarter. A corner 3-pointer by Trevor Ehlers stretched the lead to 10, leading to a Sioux Central 11-2 run. They would take a 36-20 lead going into halftime.

Essick welcomed into RodeoKids

DICKENS — In 2018, an organization called RodeoKids was founded, the goal and purpose of the group is to keep the customs western culture and lifestyle alive throughout the youth. They also look to help build skills, knowledge and abilities for kids outside of the arena. Local cowboy Conner Essick, of Dickens, was just selected to be a member of RodeoKids.

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