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Boji baseball drops home game to Warriors

Okoboji’s baseball team fell behind early and couldn’t dig itself out of a hole in a lopsided home loss to Alta-Aurelia on Tuesday, May 30. The Pioneers fell 19-5 to the Warriors at Okoboji High School in Milford.

Wolves top Tigers in Hull

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team earned a War Eagle Conference road victory over Trinity Christian on Tuesday, May 30. The Wolves topped the Tigers 8-5 in Hull.

Harris-Lake Park softball earns road win

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team edged Trinity Christian to pick up a War Eagle Conference road win on Tuesday, May 30. The Wolves topped the Tigers 7-5 in Hull.

“It was good to get a win tonight,” Harris-Lake Park coach Randy Nicks said. “Payton Reimers pitched well again tonight. Brooke Nicks came in the for the save in the sixth inning. We held them scoreless after the second inning. The middle of our lineup came through for us tonight.”

Spirit Lake baseball bests Pocahontas Area

Spirit Lake’s baseball team earned a non-conference road win over Pocahontas Area on Tuesday, May 30. The visitors topped the hosts 13-3 in Pocahontas.

Spirit Lake softball drops road game to Dutch

Spirit Lake’s softball team suffered a non-conference road loss to MOC-Floyd Valley on Tuesday, May 30. The Dutchmen topped the Indians 3-0 in Orange City.

MOC-Floyd Valley broke a scoreless contest with a run in the bottom half of the fourth inning. The Dutchmen tacked on two insurance runs in the bottom half of the sixth.

SULTANS OF SWING: Blankers' home run highlights dominant victory for Pioneers over Titans

A home run by junior Roy Blankers provided the highlight for Okoboji’s dominant home victory over GT/RA in non-conference baseball action Wednesday, May 24. The Pioneers had the Titans in dire straits early in a 15-4 victory at Okoboji High School in Milford.

Okoboji’s first-year coach Andy Wolf said his squad gained momentum following their 7-6 victory over Pocahontas Area the previous night.

Spirit Lake baseball blasts Rebels for third straight win

Spirit Lake’s baseball team improved to 3-0 on the season after a stellar outing against Sioux Central on Wednesday, May 24. The Indians blasted the Rebels 13-2 in Spirit Lake.

Wolves whoop Hawks in Lake Park

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team put a whooping on Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Friday, May 26. The Wolves soared past the Hawks 10-0 in Lake Park.

“Lucas Ahrenstorff set the tone for us all night,” Harris-Lake Park coach Jared Rahe said. “He threw a gem. We had a great approach at the plate against a very good pitcher. I felt like it was our best baseball this year.”

SLO’s Straus places third at state singles tournament

Spirit Lake-Okoboij’s Catherine Straus capped her sensational high school tennis career with a third-place finish at the 2023 Class 1A Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union State Singles and Doubles Tennis Tournament held Friday-Saturday, May 26-27 at Byrnes Park Tennis Center in Waterloo.

Straus went 3-1 during the two-day tournament, her only loss coming to eventual state runner-up Alli Hagness of Columbus Catholic.

Area baseball teams compete in Dickinson County Classic

Spirit Lake, Okoboji and Harris-Lake Park baseball teams battled for county bragging rights in the 2023 Dickinson County Classic held Saturday, May 27 in Lake Park. Spirit Lake went 2-0 on the day, while Okoboji went 1-1 and Harris-Lake Park went 0-2.



The Indians opened with a 15-0 win over Harris-Lake Park. Spirit Lake scored five runs in the second, third and fourth innings.

Pioneers outlast Mustangs in baseball barnburner

Okoboji and George-Little Rock combined for 40 runs in a baseball barnburner on Friday, May 26. In the end of the 3-hour contest, the Pioneers proved they had more firepower in a 24-16 victory over the Mustangs in George.

Okoboji softball earns first win of 2023

Okoboji’s softball team, after suffering back-to-back losses to open the season, collected its first win with a dominant display against George-Little Rock on Friday, May 26. The Pioneers defeated the Mustangs 12-0 in George.

Wolves softball drops home game to Hawks

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team dropped a War Eagle Conference home game to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Friday, May 26. The Hawks topped the Wolves 13-6 in Lake Park.

Spirit Lake’s hot start cools with loss to Wildcats

After outscoring its opponents 47-12 during a 3-0 start to the season, Spirit Lake’s baseball team suffered its first defeat in a road game with West Lyon. The Wildcats topped the Indians 10-0 in Larchwood.

“A really good test against a good program,” Spirit Lake coach Ross Ackerman said. “I thought it was really just one inning that fell apart for us. Otherwise, just good to see what we need to work on to get better. Their pitcher did a great job of keeping us unbalanced.”

Indians drop road game to West Lyon

Spirit Lake’s softball team suffered a one-run loss to West Lyon in a non-conference road trip Thursday, May 25. The Wildcats scored the only run of the game in the first inning of a 1-0 win over the Indians in Larchwood.

Okoboji softball falls to Lions in Milford

Okoboji’s softball team dropped a Siouxland Conference home contest to Central Lyon on Thursday, May 25. The Lions topped the Pioneers 14-3 in Milford.

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