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Okoboji softball drops conference contest to Wildcats

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Okoboji’s softball team fell to West Lyon in Siouxland Conference action Thursday night. The Wildcats pounded the Pioneers 14-0 in Milford.

Indians topple Titans in nonconference baseball

BY MATT HEINRICHS – SPORTS EDITOR

Spirit Lake made quick work of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Thursday night, as the Indians toppled the Titans 15-2 in just five innings of nonconference baseball action in Spirit Lake.

No. 14 Indians dominate West Sioux in road rout

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Spirit Lake’s softball team earned a dominant nonconference road win over West Sioux on Thursday, June 2. The Indians defeated the Falcons 15-4 in Hawarden.

Wolves defense struggles in home loss to Rebels

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Harris-Lake Park’s defense struggled to back up a solid performance by starting pitcher Javen Baumgarn in a home loss to Sioux Central on Thursday, June 2. Baumgarn allowed just three earned runs while striking out five batters in six innings of a 9-4 loss to the Rebels.

Boji baseball blasts Orabs in Sheldon

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Okoboji’s baseball team caught fire in a dominant Siouxland Conference road win over Sheldon on Wednesday, June 1. The Pioneers pounded the Orabs 13-4 in Sheldon.

Pioneers suffer conference road loss to Sheldon

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Okoboji’s softball team suffered a Siouxland Conference road loss to Sheldon on Wednesday, June 1. The Orabs pounded the Pioneers 11-1 in Sheldon.

Wolves fall to Royals in extra innings

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team battled Wednesday night but, ultimately, dropped a War Eagle Conference road trip to MMCRU in extra innings. The Royals topped the Wolves 9-8 in Marcus.

Offenses combine for 31 runs in Wolves loss to Royals

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team scored a season-high 12 runs in a War Eagle Conference matchup with MMCRU on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to earn a victory, as the Royals outscored the Wolves 19-12 in Cleghorn.

Wolves top Tigers in Lake Park

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team blasted War Eagle Conference rival Trinity Christian for 13 runs in a dominant home win on Tuesday, May 30. The Wolves topped the Tigers 13-1 in Lake Park.

Ducks Unlimited works on clean water efforts in Dickinson County

BY STEVE WEISMAN — OUTDOORS EDITOR

How Mr. Crappie became Mr. Crappie

BY BOB JENSEN — FISHING THE MIDWEST

Qualifying anglers will be fishing for a total purse of $300,000 when the Mr. Crappie Invitational Crappie Classic is held Oct. 20-22 in Branson, Missouri. The winning angler will take home $100,000 cash.  

INHF to host open house to celebrate protection of The Narrows Preserve

BY ABBY HADE TERPSTRA AND JOE JAYJACK — OUTDOORS CONTRIBUTORS

New fish structure maps added to DNR Website

More than 2,000 updated fish structure locations and 215 lake contour maps have been added to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website at www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing-Maps.

Spring turkey season ends on a high note

Despite some challenging weather conditions, Iowa’s wild turkey hunters reported harvesting nearly 12,000 birds through the mandatory registration system. While similar to 2021, the 300 additional birds registered represented and overall state increase in harvest of around two percent.

Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 8 with the youth season and ended on May 15. Hunters purchased nearly 52,500 spring turkey tags.

Spirit Lake baseball blasts Pocahontas Area

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

According to head coach Ross Ackerman, Spirit Lake played its most complete game of the baseball season in a 15-3 nonconference home win over Pocahontas Area on Tuesday, May 31.

No. 14 Indians hammer Dutch in Spirit Lake

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

Spirit Lake’s offense was unstoppable in a nonconference home win over MOC-Floyd Valley on Tuesday, May 31. The 14th-ranked (3A) Indians — bolstered by back-to-back home runs by Emma Whiting and Brenna Benge — hammered the Dutch 12-2 in Spirit Lake.

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