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8 Tigers ready to pounce at Wells Fargo Arena

DES MOINES — Eight Tiger wrestlers will look to make their mark this week during the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships at the Wells Fargo Arena. Logan Huckfelt, Jace Fullhart, Gabe Cauthron, Wyatt Heying, Connor Stickrod, Kade Johnson and Levi Johnson will represent Spencer. Eight tied the school record for most state qualifiers in a single season.

Tigges sets school records in 50 and 100

IOWA CITY — Reid Tigges wrote the final chapter of his remarkable high school swimming career on Saturday. Tigges competed in Iowa City at the IHSAA State Swimming Championships in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. Tigges finished in fourth place in the 100-yard freestyle, setting a school record time of 46.33 in the finals. Reid finished in fifth place in the 50-yard freestyle, with a time of 20.89, which is also a Tiger record for a swimmer.

Burgess strengthens Laker softball

Iowa Lakes Community College head softball coach Katie King announced the signing of Abby Burgess to the 2022-23 recruiting class. Burgess is the daughter of Marty and Paris Burgess and attends Bethlehem Catholic High School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. A catcher, Burgess has put up good numbers for the 222s. This past season, she batted .342 and had an on-base percentage of .441, with 36 hits, including 13 doubles, five triples and four home runs.

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Lakers Extend win streak to 6

Spencer sets team 3-point record

SPENCER — The Tigers girls basketball team had a duo of games with Sioux City schools. Traveling to face the Sioux City West Wolverines on Thursday, before hosting the Sioux City East Black Raiders on Saturday. Spencer would drop its final game to the Black Raiders 54-50. Spencer would have a bright spot, breaking the Spencer girls record for team three-pointers in a season. The bar is now set with 161 team total threes made.


FORT DODGE — Spencer recreated history on Saturday at the ISHAA 3A District 4 tournament in Fort Dodge. Tying a school record with eight wrestlers punching their ticket to the state tournament. Logan Huckfelt, Gabe Cauthron, Wyatt Heying, Connor Stickrod, Kade Johnson, Levi Johnson and Jace Fullhart all will represent Spencer. The boys finished in third as a team with 145 points scored.

Tigers drop 2 against Sioux City schools

SPENCER — The Tigers boys basketball team is wrapping up their regular season with a final game Tuesday at Sioux City North. This past weekend, they faced off with two other Sioux City teams. Saturday, they lost to Sioux City East 76-46 after falling behind by 16 at halftime.

Riley and Morrow onto Des Moines

HULL — Sioux Central hit the road Saturday to compete in the ISHAA 1A District 11 tournament at Western Christian High School. Kaben Morrow and Keagen Riley have been leading the Rebels all season, punching their tickets into the state tournament in Des Moines. Sioux Central would finish in tenth as a team.

Rebels finish season 21-0

HINTON — Sioux Central hit the road to face off against Hinton in boys basketball on Thursday. The Rebels stayed perfect all season long, wrapping up their regular season with a 21-0 record, heading into the postseason after defeating the Hinton Blackhawks 63-48.

Local gymnasts medal in competition

STORM LAKE — The sixth annual “A Dream of Spring Invitational” was held Feb. 4-5 in Storm Lake. The USAG-sanctioned meet was hosted by The Turn Around Dance and Gymnastics, home of the GK Storm/Blaze XCEL competitive team. The meet featured over 200 athletes hailing from Waukee, Grimes, Council Bluffs and Sioux City. Spencer has two GK Storm team members, Caitlyn Barr and Aubrie Davis.

Outdoors: Now’s the time for midwinter boat checkup

A midwinter visit to check on the boat — no matter if stored ashore in a backyard or a marina parking lot − is a wise thing to do. Boat Owners Association of The United States has four tips to ensure there are no surprises at spring commissioning.

Outdoors: Reminder habitat is critical for wildlife survival

State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement is a nationwide Conservation Reserve Program practice within the continuous sign-up administered by the Farm Service Agency. The SAFE initiative allows public and private organizations and state and federal agencies to propose areas where new CRP acreage is essential to benefit endangered, threatened or high priority fish and wildlife species.

Outdoors: Hunters harvest nearly 110,000 deer during 2022-23 season

Iowa’s 2022 deer harvest increased 7% over the 2021 season, due, in part to the new Excess Tag January Antlerless Season approved by the Iowa Legislature last spring.

Outdoors: Planning tips for open water fishing

While some anglers plan their next visit to an iced over body of water to go fishing, other anglers are starting to think of the day when they can get back on or in open water. Although many of us have experienced numerous first open water trips of the year, it’s still exciting to be thinking about and preparing for the next one. Following are some things that can help you be ready when it’s time to hook the boat trailer up to the truck or put waders on for the first time this year.

Outdoors: Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club’s Spring Fishing Seminar

For members of the Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club that attended Feb. 8 evening’s annual spring banquet at the Hap Ketelsen Community Center in Everly, it was an evening of great food, telling the normal fishing stories, participating in a general raffle topped off by a top-notch fishing seminar by Joe Henry, executive director of Lake of the Woods Tourism.

Tigges competing at state in Marshalltown

IOWA CITY — Reid Tigges punched his ticket into the Iowa Boys State Swimming Championships Saturday in Fort Dodge at Districts. Tigges qualified in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle competition, taking first in the 50 and second in the 100.

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