Skip to main content

Outdoors: I wonder if?

In the past many years, I’ve had the almost always wonderful opportunity to fish with a lot of different anglers in a lot of different places for several different species of fish. There were days when we caught a lot of fish and days when we didn’t catch so many.

Outdoors: Okoboji Blue Water Festival receives Sustainability Initiative Award

The Okoboji Blue Water Festival, which is held annually at Preservation Plaza on the shores of Wet Lake Okoboji on the second Saturday of August, recently received the Sustainability Initiative Award for a small market from the Iowa Travel Industry Partners at the ITIP Summer Celebration Annual Meeting on Monday, June 12, in Cedar Falls.

Tigers lose 2 of 3 to start week

Spencer lost two of three to start the week, and they are currently sitting at 12-13 as they head into the final game of their regular season on Monday. Jada Piercy and Olivia Huckfelt continue to lead Class 4A in batting average. Piercy sits in first with a .585, with Huckfelt behind with a .551. These girls have been mashing softballs all season long for the Tigers. They will host Sergeant Bluff-Luton and then head to Sioux City on July 6 to face Bishop Heelan for postseason action.

Tigers down Wolfpack; Dominate Indians 16-1

The Tigers won their fifth and sixth straight games during the week. Spencer now sits at 17-6 on the season. Spencer was looking to clinch second place in the Lakes Conference, and they did just that, winning their fifth conference game, only behind Estherville Lincoln-Central, who finished at 7-1.

 

TIGGES, HALLETT DRIVE IN 9 IN BIG VICTORY

Rebels cruise to 10th straight win

The Sioux Central Rebels softball team has won 10 consecutive games and 15 of their last 16 contests. The team dominated three opponents to start their final week of the season, downing Alta-Aurelia 14-3. They proceeded to dominate South O’Brien 14-4 before shutting out Woodbury Central 10-0 for their 23rd win of the season.

Rebels split games to start final week

Sioux Central split their games to begin the week. The Rebels currently sit at 9-12 and will prepare for postseason play beginning this Saturday. The team will travel to Okoboji High School in Milford to face off with the Emmetsburg E-Hawks at 5 p.m.

 

REBELS RALLY TO WIN IN EXTRAS

Race Results: Midwest Madness Tour 2023

Monday — Clay County Fair Speedway

 

IMCA HOBBY STOCK BY ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY

WELL DESERVED

SPENCER — The whole state of Iowa was introduced to Spencer’s Addison Hoben during her sophomore season. She's still got two more years of playing high school soccer, and she just won the Des Moines Register All-Iowa Player of the Year award. Hoben led the entire state of Iowa with 64 goals and 151 points, helping lead the Tigers to the 2A state quarterfinal. She had 19 more goals than second-place Grace Gaarde of Regina Catholic, who found the back of the net 45 times this season.

3 girls represent Spencer at 2023 AAU Scholastic Duals

ORLANDO, Fla. — Three Spencer girls wrestlers traveled south to Orlando to compete in the 2023 AAU Scholastic Girls Wrestling Duals. Kaylee Nachtigal, Shaylee Sutherland and Kiara Ruiz showed wrestlers from all across the nation what to expect when you face a Spencer Tigers girls wrestler. The trio combined for a record of 25-3 in the tournament. All three of them earned All-American honors in the tournament.

Tigers dominate Le Mars, lose to Newell-Fonda

Spencer hosted Newell-Fonda and Le Mars in their annual Spencer Softball Tournament over the weekend. The girls dominated Le Mars, 10-0, before losing to the Mustangs, 11-0.

“I’m proud of the team so far this year as they have fought through a lot of injuries and changes this year,” head coach Tara Hauschen said. “I'll be excited for the next few games to see them continue to fight against good teams.”

 

TIGERS FALL BEHIND EARLY IN LOSS TO MUSTANGS

Spencer loses close one to Humboldt

SPENCER — The Tigers hosted Humboldt on Thursday in Spencer, losing the lead late in the seventh inning, allowing the Wildcats to defeat Spencer 8-5. Humboldt plated two runs in the sixth inning, before adding four more in the seventh to steal the win. Spencer had the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the inning, but would be unsuccessful.

Tigers grab wins over Indians, Knights

Spencer picked up two huge victories to end the week against Pocahontas Area and Kuemper-Catholic. The Tigers held on to defeat both opponents for their fourth straight victory, and sixth win in their last seven games.

"I'm very pleased with how the team is finding ways to win," head coach Brian Dirkx said. "It isn't always pretty offensively or defensively, but the boys know how to compete. They simply refuse to give up when they are down."

 

RED HOT

Sioux Central has been blazing hot as of late, winning 12 of their last 13 games. The girls are currently sitting at 20-5, defeating Newell-Fonda, GTRA and Okoboji to end the week.

 

JOHANNSEN HURLS GEM TO LEAD REBELS

Rebels dominated by Mustangs, Jays

The Rebel offense was shut down in their two games to end the week. The team would combine for just three total hits in both losses. The team dropped its contests to Newell-Fonda and Le Mars Gehlen Catholic to fall to 8-10 on the season.

 

REBEL OFFENSE HALTED BY JAYS

2023 IGHSAU softball region brackets announced

The 2023 Iowa high school softball regional pairings were announced on Friday. Let’s take a look at Spencer's and Sioux Central’s postseason matchups scheduled for next week.

 

SPENCER TIGERS (12-11) VS. BISHOP HEELAN CRUSADERS (10-17)

Outdoors: Major restoration efforts to improve Black Hawk Lake nearing completion

A second and final season of dredging on Black Hawk Lake, located in Sac County, is scheduled to end the week of June 18. An additional two to three weeks of site clean-up and contractor demobilization will follow the dredging work.

Subscribe to Sports