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ILCC men fall to NDSCS by 20

The Iowa Lakes men's basketball team fell to 6-5 on the season with a 79-59 loss to North Dakota State College of Science. The Lakers were led by Jeremiah Burke’s 22 points. Isaiah Williams also scored in double figures with 12 points. NDSCS was led by Micah Swallow with 20 points. ILCC will begin Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play on Saturday when they travel to Fort Dodge to take on Iowa Central. Tip for that contest will be at 3 p.m.

Rebels go 10-6 at Manson scramble

MANSON — The Sioux Central girls wrestling team traveled on down to Manson Northwest-Webster Monday night for the 2022 Manson Girls Invitational. The girls would compile a record of 10-6 on the evening.

Rebels rout Hawks to grab 1st win

HARTLEY — After a loss to the Remsen St. Mary Hawks on Monday, Sioux Central got a chance to defeat the Harley-Melvin-Sanborn Hawks Tuesday. The Rebels had won five straight against the Hawks coming into the game.

Lakers sign hitter Hysell

MADISON, Neb. — Iowa Lakes volleyball coach Mike Turnbull announced the sixth addition to the roster from the class of 2023, Cattibrie Hysell, a 5-foot-8 hitter/defensive specialist. At Nebraska’s Madison High School, she has been a member of the volleyball, basketball and track teams for four years. She is busy and well accomplished off the court also. Hysell is an honor student and participates in cheer, dance, FFA, Quiz Bowl and STEAM.

Laker women go 2-0 on the weekend

The Lakers got two wins on Thanksgiving weekend, defeating Southeast Community College, out of Beatrice, Nebraska, in the first game, 53-44. The Lakers were led by Brielle Bartelt with 14 points. Ihari Oromo added a double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Anisah Wolf finished with 10 points.

Laker men drop pair at home classic

ESTHERVILLE — The Iowa Lakes men's basketball team fell to 6-4 on the season with a pair of losses this weekend in the Iowa Lakes Classic.

Their first loss of the weekend came at the hands of Southeast Community College, 84-68.

Jeremiah Burke would lead the way for the Lakers with 24 points and 23 rebounds. Isaiah Youngquist added 12 points, and Isaiah Williams would dropped 10.

Southeast was led by Luke Williams with 36 points.

Okoboji/HMS girls open wrestling season at Sioux Rapids

SIOUX RAPIDS — Okoboji/HMS opened its first-ever state sanctioned girls wrestling season at a tournament hosted by Sioux Central on Nov. 15. The Pioneers’ contingent combined to win seven matches on the night.

Tigers snag season opener at Le Mars

LE MARS — Spencer was tested in their first regular season game of the season, having players in foul trouble early, but finding a way to pull it out in the end at Le Mars on Tuesday night. Spencer would come out on top of the Bulldogs 65-62 to pick up their first win of the new season. The girls were led by big scoring nights from Jada Piercy who chipped in 24 points and Jerra Merchant who added 20 of her own in the win.

ILCC volleyball signs Shequen

The Lakers continued to build their 2023-24 volleyball roster with the addition of 5-foot-9, middle hitter/right-side hitter, Hailey Shequen, a 2023 graduate from Little Falls, Minnesota. She is a three-time letter winner for Little Falls and has been named offensive MVP, who competed at the club level for six years with the Little Falls JO Club & Midwest Power. She has also been a figure skater since the age of seven.

Laker softball welcomes Leighton

Iowa Lakes Community College head softball coach Katie King announced the signing of Alayna Leighton to the 2023-24 recruiting class. Leighton is the daughter of Adam Leighton and Chad and Cheryl Schmitz, and attends Stewartville High School in Stewartville, Minnesota. An outfielder/middle infielder, Leighton has two varsity letters with one season to go for the Tigers. In her junior season, she compiled a .382 batting average with 21 hits, including one triple.

Tiger girls compete at East vs. West wrestling dual

FORT DODGE — The Spencer girls wrestling team had a midweek matchup on Tuesday, competing in the East vs. West Dual Tournament. Which showcases some of the best wrestlers on each side of the state. The girls competed with teams like East Buchanan, Lewis Central, Ridge View, Riverside and S.W.A.T. Valkyrie. The tournament took place at Iowa Central Community College.

Rebels drop season opener to Hawks

SIOUX RAPIDS — The Sioux Central Rebels girls basketball team got their season started on Monday night when they hosted the Remsen-St. Mary’s Hawks in Sioux Rapids. The girls did not get off to the start they hoped for turning the ball over multiple times early in the contest and getting down 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.

Laker men split at Emerson Classic

MARSHALLTOWN — The Iowa Lakes men's basketball team traveled to Marshalltown this past weekend to play in the Emerson Classic. The Lakers would win one and lose one at the event.

In their first contest of the weekend the Lakers would take on Bryant and Stratton Community College. Iowa Lakes would fall to the Bobcats, 71-67

Carrillo and Huckfelt receive All-State honors

The All-State football teams were released earlier this week from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association. For Spencer, players have received a number of awards this season.

The Tigers had two players who accomplished something only so few do, which is being one of the best at your sport within your entire state. Running back Adrian Carrillo and offensive and defensive lineman Logan Huckfelt both received the honors of being named to the Class 4A All-State Second Team.

Hoops are back

SPENCER — On Friday night, fans and parents got to see the first look of the 2022-23 Spencer Tiger basketball teams. The teams hosted an intersquad scrimmage on Friday night. Both teams would play a half during the contest. The purple squad would be victorious in both matchups, with the team winning 28-22 on the girls side and the boys purple team winning 28-17.

5 Tigers take 1st at Ridge View on Saturday

RIDGE VIEW — The Spencer girls wrestling team traveled to Ridge View on Saturday to compete in the Raptor Invitational. The second meet of the young season for the Tigers after competing at Dallas Center-Grimes last week. Four Tigers took first place in their weight divisions in the competition. Five girls competed in the gold division, the rest competed in the silver division. Kaylee Nachtigal, Olivia Huckfelt and Shaylee Sutherland all took home first for Spencer in the gold division.

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