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Lakers defeat Ellsworth, 476-444

ACKLEY — The Lakers traveled to Ackley Saturday for an ICCAC Trap Shoot versus Ellsworth. The Lakers improved their record to two wins and one loss in the Western Division of the ICCAC Conference. The Lakers’ 476x500 was 11 targets better than last Saturday against NCC. The Iowa Lakes top 5 team was comprised of Wyatt Schwenker 96, Logan Studer 95, Hunter Thilges 95, Chase Young 95 and Mackenzie Schnetzer 95.

Pioneers suffer loss on homecoming night

MILFORD — Okoboji fell behind early and could never quite find its footing in a loss to Unity Christian on homecoming night in Milford. The Knights jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead in a 42-6 win over the Pioneers on Friday, Sept. 23.

Huckfelt to compete at Night of Conflict

SIOUX CITY — Spencer’s own Olivia Huckfelt, who’s very good at softball is even better at something else. She’s a great wrestler, being an IWCOA Girls State Champion last year and the No. 1 ranked women’s wrestler in the state at 235 pounds. Huckfelt defeated her opponent last year to win the state championship. Savanah Sistad, from Creston, is the second-ranked wrestler in the state.

Gridiron Glance — Week 5

DENISON-SCHLESWIG (2-2, 0-0) at SPENCER (3-1, 0-0) — 7 p.m. Friday

Spencer looks to extend their winning streak to four games on Friday when they host their homecoming opponent the Monarchs. After dominating Sioux Center 29-7 last week, the Tigers will be back on the prowl. Denison takes the field after steamrolling Council Bluffs Jefferson 41-0 last Friday night.

Snapping a skid: Lakers take down Northeast

The Iowa Lakes Lakers volleyball squad defeated the Northeast Hawks on Wednesday night in front of a home crowd, 3-1 (25-23, 25-18, 20-25 and 25-16). The Lakers are now 12-16 overall, 2-2 in the ICCAC, and move into a three way tie in third place in the conference/region.

Rebel boys take top spot in Sanborn, girls take 4th

SANBORN — The Sioux Central Rebels cross-country team traveled to Sanborn Golf and Country Club to compete in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Invite on Monday night. For the boys it was a very successful night finishing in first place with a score of 59. Led by a sixth place finish by Brayden Kramber who ran a time of 19:07.83. Leighton Sippel also finished in the top 10 with a ninth place finish. Clocking a time of 19:21.27. Joshua Hoffman finished in 13th place with a time of 20:19.85.

Rebels lose close match to Cougars

SIOUX RAPIDS — On Tuesday, the Sioux Central Rebels hosted the Manson-Northwest Webster Cougars for their annual pink out event for breast cancer awareness. The school has a guest speaker from local hospitals and raise money for them. Plus the team gets to suit up in pink jerseys for the game. This was a total battle between both schools. Sioux Central fell behind early 8-1 to the Cougars. Manson would then coast to a 20-9 lead before taking the first set over Sioux Central 25-13.

Tigers dominate Bulldogs

ESTHERVILLE — Spencer headed to the Estherville Regional Wellness Center to face off against the Algona Bulldogs. The Tigers would dominate Algona with a team score of 139-39 for the girls. The girls won 11 of the 12 scheduled varsity events over Algona. Brooklyn Ferguson grabbed first place in the 200-yard freestyle. Audrey Farrar finished in first place in the 200-yard individual medley, Mya Miller took first in two events on the day in 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle.

Tigers drop match 3-0 to Mustangs

NEWELL — It hasn’t been the best of seasons so far for the Spencer Tigers in volleyball, currently sitting at a 5-13 record heading into Tuesday. They went on the road to face the 14-3 Newell-Fonda Mustangs.

The first match was a battle, with the Mustangs edging out the Tigers 25-22. It wouldn’t get any closer, as Newell-Fonda dominated the next two sets, 25-10 and 25-8.

Tigers finish in 3rd at Fort Dodge over weekend

FORT DODGE — On Saturday the Spencer girls swimming team traveled south to Fort Dodge Senior High School for the annual Gary Winkler Invitational. The Tigers would swim to a third place finish led by three third place finishes and one runner-up in the competition. The best finish for the Tigers was a runner up in the 50-yard freestyle, Brooklyn Ferguson finishes in second place. Mya Miller followed at third place and Emily Quanbeck finished in fourth place.

Tigers win once at Forest City Tournament

FOREST CITY — On Saturday, the Spencer varsity volleyball team traveled east to take part in the Forest City Tournament. The Tigers haven’t been doing so great, losing eight of their 10 matches coming into the day, with a 4-9 record on the season. If Spencer wants to turn around their season it needs to start happening soon. In the first matchup, the Tigers faced the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Cowgirls who were 11-1 at the time of playing Spencer.

Tigers pull away from tough Warrior squad

SIOUX CENTER — Spencer made it three in a row heading into homecoming week, relying heavily on the foot of Izak Peterson, the typical Tiger ball control offense and a big pitch interception by Eli Hookfin to secure a 29-7 victory on the road against Sioux Center Friday night.

Rebels back to winning ways against Generals

SIOUX RAPIDS — Sioux Central had a chance to get back to .500 on the young season on Friday night, when the struggling Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals came to town. After a heartbreaking overtime loss the week before to Pocahontas Area, Sioux Central wanted to forget about that and move on.

Lakers pick up 2 wins and a catfish over the weekend

WAHPETON, N.D. — The Lakers traveled to Wahpeton, North Dakota, to play in the Wildcat Invitational at NDSCS. On Friday the Lakers opened with nationally ranked No. 16 North Dakota State College of Science and came up short losing 0-3 (15-25, 14-25, 17-25). Iowa Lakes bounced back in their evening match and defeated the Jamestown University JV 3-2 (25-20, 25-17, 19-25, 20-25, 15-9). On Saturday the Lakers opened with another nationally ranked team No.

Iowa Lakes claim 1-0 victory over Marshalltown

Iowa Lakes opened conference play at home Saturday, defeating Marshalltown 1-0. Iowa Lakes faced a Marshalltown side that set up defensively, making it difficult for the Lakers to break them down and find many chances on goal. The breakthrough came in the second half when Aphelele Nzwanga found Philmour Virgo on the back post to neatly tuck in the ball and give the Lakers the lone goal of the match. (Above) ILCC’s Lewis Duncan sets up a corner kick.

Pioneers begin district play with loss to Orabs

SHELDON — Okoboji played well but, ultimately, fell short in its first game of district play Friday night in Sheldon. The Pioneers fell 18-0 to the Orabs.

After a scoreless first quarter, Sheldon hit pay dirt in the second to take a 6-0 lead at the half. The Orabs tacked on a field goal in the third quarter to lead 9-0 before scoring nine in the fourth to put the game out of reach.

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