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Rebels win Pocahontas meet

POCAHONTAS — On Tuesday, the Sioux Central girls track team took their first meet win of the season. Winning the meet by 52 points over second-place Humboldt. The girls scored 173 points and won eight events in the Class A.

Lakers softball drops 2 to Iowa Central

The Iowa Lakes Community College softball team dropped two games to Iowa Central. With the two losses, the Lakers are now 27-13 overall and 10-10 in conference.


GAME 1: 13 (ICCC), 8 (ICC) 8 innings

‘Spaceman’ Bill Lee visits Cardinal Field

SPENCER — It’s not often you get to see former professional athletes in town, Monday, former MLB starting pitcher Bill Lee made his way to Cardinal Field in Spencer. Lee came to teach some tips and tricks to the northwest Iowa American Legion baseball teams. Even coming out to pitch an inning in their intersquad scrimmage.

Pullen commits to Northwestern

Trinity Pullen sits with her family on Thursday for the announcement of the signing for Spencer. (Photo by Dakota Locker)

Tigers win Spencer Girls Invitational

SPENCER — On Thursday, the Spencer girls hosted their home invitational against multiple schools in Iowa. The girls would take the top spot at the meet with a team score of 121.25.

“The girls have been competing hard all season long,” head coach Alan Pierce said. “They put together some very impressive efforts on Thursday. It was just a great night overall for our entire team, and all the kids made gains in their events.”

Tigers blank Warriors, Falcons

HAWARDEN — The Tiger girls soccer team finished their week with two games, having to travel on Thursday and Friday. In dominant fashion, they blanked Sioux Center, 5-0 and West Sioux, 12-0 to improve to 5-1 on the season.

We put together another good aggressive performance from our side,” head coach John Hansel said. “We had much better finishing on Friday, than on Thursday when we faced Sioux Center. This was one of our most creative performances with players trying new stuff.”

Tiger girls defeat Humboldt, Bishop Garrigan

SPENCER — The Spencer girls golf team hosted a triangular on Thursday against Bishop Garrigan and Humboldt. The meet took place at the Spencer Golf and Country Club, with the Tigers taking first with a team score of 198, 26 strokes ahead of second place Humboldt. Senior Mo McDermott led the way for Spencer, carding a 43 and winning medalist honors for the girls.

Spencer boys finish fourth on Friday

ESTHERVILLE — Spencer traveled to Estherville on Friday, not sending the whole team thinking they would be running on Saturday in Sioux City. That didn’t happen due to the weather, so they just competed on Friday. Spencer would finish in fourth place as a team. Led by a first place finish in the 400-meter dash from Gavin Timmer, who clocked a personal record time of 51.23.

Tigers sweep second straight meet against Braves

CHEROKEE — The Spencer boys tennis team hasn’t shown signs of slowing down this season. They’ve continued to dominate opponents, much like they did last year. After sweeping Spirit Lake on Tuesday, they didn’t miss a beat on Thursday when they traveled to Cherokee to face the Braves. Spencer swept the Braves, only allowing Cherokee to score three total match points. Four singles matches were 10-0, and two doubles matches ended in the same score.

Spencer shuts down Warriors, Falcons

SPENCER — The Tigers came home Friday to host the West Sioux Falcons at the Spencer Soccer Complex. The Tigers wasted no time, dominating West Sioux for a 10-0 victory. After already defeating Sioux Center 4-0 on Thursday. The boys scored five goals in each half to end the game in the second period. It was a total team effort, with six different Tigers finding the back of the net.

Rebels finish second at Spencer Invite

SPENCER — Sioux Central traveled up U.S. Highway 71 on Thursday to compete at the Spencer Girls Invitational. The Rebels would finish in second place, behind the Tigers, scoring 107 team points.

“Another windy night didn’t lend itself to many PRs but we still competed well against some good area teams,” head coach Brett Trierweiler said. “As a team we finished second to the Spencer varsity team. The girls' effort showed throughout the evening as they fought the wind.”

Rebels finish fifth at Estherville

ESTHERVILLE — The Sioux Central boys track team traveled to Estherville Lincoln-Central on Friday to compete in the Dick Barrett Relays. The 4x400-meter relay team of Max Adams, Greg Peterson, Carter Boettcher and Ethan Mills ran to first for the Rebels. The group put together a time of 3:32.51. Peterson then took first place in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking a 56.44 for his season best time.

Rebel golf teams drop meet to Warriors

SIOUX RAPIDS — The Sioux Central boys and girls golf teams hosted the Alta-Aurelia Warriors on Friday at the Little Sioux Golf and Country Club. The Rebels boys would drop their match with the Warriors, losing 168 to 193. Jack Bloom led the way for Alta-Aurelia, carding a 38 in his round to earn medalist honors. Lucas Baker of the Warriors was the runner-up, scoring 42 on the night. For the girls, Kendra Casey led the way with a 40 for Sioux Central, earning medalist honors.

Outdoors: Show support for the outdoors while at the ballpark

Join the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Iowa Cubs, for Outdoors Day with the Iowa Cubs, on April 29.

The first 500 youth through the gates will receive a voucher to claim a youth fishing pole as they leave the park.

Kids activities are available near the indoor playground, including backyard bass, T-shirt coloring, custom iron-ons and a selfie booth.

Outdoors: New veterans hunting, fishing licenses now available

The new Armed Forces Hunting and Fishing licenses are now available to residents of Iowa who served in the armed forces of the United States on federal active duty. The new annual fishing license, or hunting and fishing combo license, is $5, with a $2 processing fee.

Outdoors: Major restoration effort to improve Black Hawk Lake water quality

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

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