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Spirit Lake-Okoboji boys tennis tops Tornadoes

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

The Spirit Lake-Okoboji boys tennis team earned a Lakes Conference home win over Storm Lake Monday, May 2. SL-O topped the Tornadoes 8-1 at Speier Park in Okoboji.

Spirit Lake girls golf places 4th at Sibley-Ocheyedan tournament

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s girls golf team earned a fourth-place finish at a tournament hosted by Sibley-Ocheyedan on Monday, May 2.

West Lyon won the team title with a combined score of 197.

The Wildcats were followed by Central Lyon (203), Okoboji (207), Spirit Lake (221), Western Christian (235), Boyden-Hull (242), Sibley-Ocheyedan 243) and Cherokee (244).

SLP-O girls earn road win over Nighthawks

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

The Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji girls soccer team bounced back from a disappointing home loss to West Sioux with a convincing road win over Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Monday. SLP-O topped the Nighthawks 3-0 in Rock Valley.

Boji boys win at Sibley-Ocheyedan track meet

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s boys track team earned a first-place team finish at a track meet hosted by Sibley-Ocheyedan on Monday, May 2. The Pioneers collected 10 top-three finishes, crowned three champions, and totaled 99 points to edge runner-up Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley by a single point.

Okoboji girls track team places 5th at Sibley-Ocheyedan

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s girls track team earned a fifth-place finish at a meet hosted by Sibley-Ocheyedan on Monday, May 2. The Pioneers collected seven top-three finishes, including two championships, and totaled 67 points in Sibley.

Okoboji boys place 6th at Otter Valley Country Club

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s boys golf team earned a sixth-place finish at a Siouxland Conference boys golf meet played Monday, May 2 at Otter Valley Country Club in George. The Pioneers carded combined round of 187 on the day.

Wolves drop home golf dual to Knights

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s boys golf team dropped a War Eagle Conference home meet to Unity Christian on Monday, May 2. The Knights topped the Wolves 183-200 at Silver Lake Country Club in Lake Park.

Lucas Ahrenstorff led the Wolves with his third-place round of 45.

Braydan Perkins (48), Carter Hibma (51) and Landon Greve (56) rounded out Harris-Lake Park’s scoring. Chayce Forbes carded a 61 on the day.

Knights edge Wolves in War Eagle girls golf

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park and Unity Christian ended Monday’s round knotted at 225, but the Knights won the tiebreaker to take a War Eagle Conference girls golf victory in Lake Park.

Tessa Gunderson led the Wolves with her runner-up medalist score of 52. Rylie Wittrock carded a 53 to place third. Zella Ingham carded a 56 and Madeline Greve carded a 64.

Boji boys earn runner-up finish at Nighthawk Relays

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s boys track team earned a runner-up finish at the 2022 Nighthawk Relays held Friday, April 30 in Hull. The Pioneers collected 11 top-three finishes, crowned six champions, and totaled 116 points on the day.

“Our kids competed very hard in rather tough cool and wet conditions,” Okoboji coach Brad Peter said. “That seems to be a theme this year.”

Pioneers place 4th at Nighthawk Relays

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s girls track team earned a fourth-place finish at the 2022 Nighthawk Relays held Friday, April 30 at Boyden-Hull High School in Hull. The Pioneers collected six top-three finishes, including one championship, and totaled 71 points at Hesla Field.

SLP-O boys soccer earns second straight victory

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

After a rough four-match stretch, the Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji boys soccer team evened its overall record with a 3-1 road win over West Sioux on Thursday, April 28. SLP-O defeated the Falcons 3-1 in Hawarden to improve to 4-4 on the season.

SL-O girls tennis earns road win over Spencer

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

The Spirit Lake-Okoboji girls tennis team earned a convincing Lakes Conference road win over Spencer on Thursday, April 28. SL-O topped the Tigers 6-3 in Spencer.

“Spencer is a very strong team top to bottom and going in I knew we would have to play well to win the meet,” SL-O coach Bob O’Hara said. “I was proud of the way the girl’s rose to the occasion.”

Indians defeat Braves at Brooks Golf

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s boys golf team earned a nine-stroke home win over Lakes Conference foe Cherokee Thursday, April 28. The Indians carded a 170 and the Braves carded a 179 at Brooks Golf.

Spirit Lake’s Max Jones was the runner-up medalist at the meet with his round of 41. Spencer Robinson (41), Josh Jackson (43) and Isaac Early (45) rounded out the Indians’ scoring.

Indians edge Braves in Lakes Conference golf

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s girls golf team earned a Lakes Conference road win over Cherokee on Thursday, April 28. The Indians edged the Braves 227-234 at Cherokee Country Club.

“This golf course was a grind,” Spirit Lake coach Parker Mulder said. “It was a very different type of course than what our girls are used to. I'm proud of them for how they battled despite some higher scores than what they have been used to.”

Okoboji boys golf places 9th at Sheldon

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s boys golf team placed ninth at a Siouxland Conference meet held Thursday, April 28 at Sheldon. The Pioneers carded a 213 at Sheldon Country Club.

“Not the results we wanted as a team at this point in the season,” Okoboji coach Ryan Moretz said. “We know what we need to work on.”

Okoboji girls golf places 5th at The Ridge

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s girls golf team carded a combined score of 207 to place fifth at a Siouxland Conference meet hosted by Sioux Center on Thursday, April 28. Central Lyon won the meet at The Ridge.

“Our team is playing well,” Okoboji coach Jeremy Wollenburg said. “If we can get everyone to play well at the same time, we’ll be right at the top of the Siouxland Conference.”

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