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INDIANS ROAR TO WIN: Spirit Lake’s Jorgensen strikes out 11 in shutout win over Wildcats


Spirit Lake senior Austin Jorgensen pitched a gem while leading his squad to a nonconference win over West Lyon on Thursday, May 23. Jorgensen allowed just two hits and struck out 11 in an 8-0 shutout victory over the Wildcats at Spirit Lake High School.

“Austin Jorgensen pitched a great game,” Spirit Lake coach Ross Ackerman said. “He really made their hitters guess what was coming. It was really cool to see his hard work translate to the mound in a game. He was great.”

Straus, Wycoff compete at state tennis tournament


Spirit Lake-Okoboji doubles teammates, and seniors, Emma Straus and Izzie Wycoff squared off with the best doubles teams in the state at the 2024 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union State Singles and Doubles Tennis Tournament held Friday-Saturday, May 24-25 at the University of Iowa Tennis Center in Iowa City.

The duo suffered a 2-0 loss to the eventual state champions — Central DeWitt’s Brooke Bloom and Isabelle Pierce — in the opening round.

Spirit Lake softball suffers loss in home-opener


Spirit Lake’s softball team fell behind early and struggled to score in its home opener against No. 12 (1A) West Lyon on Thursday, May 23. The Wildcats defeated the Indians 9-0 in Spirit Lake.

SLPO girls end soccer season with loss to No. 9 Spencer


The Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji girls soccer team’s incredible season came to an end with a loss to No. 9 Spencer in the Class 2A regional tournament semifinal held Tuesday, May 21. The Tigers topped SLPO 7-2 at Spencer — snapping a 12-match win streak which dated back to a season-opening loss to Spencer on April 2.

Spirit Lake baseball sweeps Dickinson County rivals

Spirit Lake’s baseball team proved to be the class of the county, going 2-0 at the 2024 Dickinson County Class held Saturday, May 25. The Indians earned an 11-9 win over Harris-Lake Park and an 11-1 win over Okoboji at Okoboji High School in Milford.



Harris-Lake Park baseball goes 1-1 at intra-county tournament


Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team went 1-1 against Spirit Lake and Okoboji at the 2024 Dickinson County Classic held Saturday, May 25. The Wolves earned an 8-5 win over Okoboji and fell 11-9 to Spirit Lake at Okoboji High School in Milford.



Pioneers go 0-2 against Dickinson County rivals


Okoboji’s baseball team suffered a pair of losses to Spirit Lake and Harris-Lake Park Saturday, May 25 at the 2024 Dickinson County Classic held at Okoboji High School in Milford. The Pioneers fell 11-1 to Spirit Lake and 8-5 to Harris-Lake Park.

Spirit Lake softball wins two at Sioux City tournament


Spirit Lake’s softball team picked up a pair of wins at a tournament in Sioux City over the weekend. The Indians went 2-2 during the two-day tournament held Friday-Saturday, May 24-25, defeating Lawton-Bronson and Le Mars, and falling to Underwood and No. 12 (4A) Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

Following the tournament, the Indians’ record moved to 3-4 overall on the season.



Okoboji baseball bests Orabs


Okoboji’s baseball team earned a narrow Siouxland Conference road victory over Sheldon on Friday, May 24. The Pioneers defeated the Orabs 7-6 in Sheldon.

“It was a good team outing,” Okoboji coach Andy Wolf said. “We used a lot of players for different situations and everyone was able to contribute to the win. It was good to win a close game. We were down early but kept our composure and battled back and sealed the deal in the seventh inning.”

Okoboji softball falls to Sheldon


Okoboji’s softball team suffered a lopsided loss to Siouxland Conference foe Sheldon on Friday, May 24. The Orabs defeated the Pioneers 11-1 in Sheldon.

“We really struggled to stay composed mentally, which led to a lot of errors and mistakes,” Okoboji coach Kate Perrin said. “I think overall we just really struggled to keep our head in the game and that hurts the team as a whole. We need to get better at bouncing back from mistakes and not compiling them into more.”

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