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SL-O girls tennis advances to state final four

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

The Spirit Lake-Okoboji girls tennis team qualified for and advanced in the state tournament this past week.

SL-O secured its spot in the state tournament with a 5-1 win over Spencer in the Class 1A regional championship played Tuesday, May 17 in Spencer, and advanced with a 5-0 win over Kuemper Catholic in the first round of the state tournament held Saturday, May 21 in Denison.

Wolves baseball drops road trip to Spencer

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team dropped a nonconference road game to Spencer on Friday, May 20. The Wolves held an early 1-0 lead, but the Tigers plated five in the first, six in the second and seven in the fourth to run away with the victory.

SLP-O girls top Tornadoes, advance in soccer postseason

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

The Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji girls soccer team kept its season going with a dominant 9-0 win over Storm Lake in the opening round of the Class 2A regional tournament played Friday, May 20 at Okoboji High School in Milford.

SLP-O opened with a 6-0 lead at the half before scoring three goals in the second to make it a 9-0 final.

SLP-O boys soccer season ends with loss to Lynx

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

The Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji boys soccer season came to a close Thursday, May 19 with a loss to Webster City in the opening round of the substate soccer tournament. The Lynx defeated SLP-O 3-2 at Siebens Fieldhouse on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.

The two squads were knotted at 1-1 at the half, but the Lynx outscored SLP-O 2-1 in the second half to salt away the victory.

Spirit Lake’s Elsie Parriott qualifies for state golf

By Matt Heinrichs - Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s Elsie Parriott punched her ticket to the girls state golf tournament after finishing fourth at the Class 2A regional golf tournament played Wednesday, May 18 at Bear Creek Golf Course in Forest City. Parriott carded an 87 to place fourth individually. The Indians carded a combined round of 410.

Okoboji girls golf season ends at regionals

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s girls golf season came to a close Wednesday, May 18 in the second round of the regional tournament played at Clarmond Country Club in Clarion.

The Pioneers carded a combined score of 412 on the day.

Zoey Smith-Stecker led Okoboji with her round of 96. Morgan Elwood (100), Grace Booth (107) and Lily Miller (109) rounded out the Pioneers’ scoring. Karli Fife carded a 112 and Jaelyn Jostand carded a 120 for Okoboji.

Wolves open baseball season with loss to Midgets

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team opened its season against ninth-ranked (2A) Estherville Lincoln Central on Tuesday, May 17. After falling behind 2-1 through one, the Midgets scored 10 runs in the top of the second en route to a 13-3 victory over the Wolves in Lake Park.

Lee scores 4 goals in SLP-O win over Orabs

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

The Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji boys soccer team earned a convincing victory over Sheldon/Sibley-Ocheyedan on Monday, May 16. SLP-O topped the Orabs 6-1 in Milford.

No. 8 Spirit Lake baseball earns walkoff win over Bulldogs

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s baseball team kicked its season off with an extra-innings win over Algona on Monday, May 23. The eighth-ranked (2A) Indians topped the Bulldogs 5-4 in 9 innings.

Spirit Lake softball opens season with home win over River Valley

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s softball team kicked off its season Monday with a home win over River Valley. The Indians topped the Wolverines 10-0 in Spirit Lake.

Wolves baseball tops Wolverines in Lake Park

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team held off a late rally by South O’Brien to pick up its first victory of the season Monday night. The Wolves topped the Wolverines 9-5 in Lake Park.

Harris-Lake Park softball drops home game to Wolverines

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team had a chance to win late Monday night but the Wolves dropped their home opener to South O’Brien on May 23. The Wolverines topped Harris-Lake Park 4-3 in Lake Park.

A day with no wind

By Steve Weisman — Outdoors Editor

A lot of the walleye action since the opener continues to be at night, and there are nice fish being caught. However, I’m not a good night walleye fisherman, so I have continued to drift and troll during the day on Big Spirit. For me, it’s been tough with only a fish here and there. The best bait has been a spottail shiner and plain hook with my biggest a 22-inch walleye.

Drake Herd’s boat ride to the top

By Bob Jensen — Fishing the Midwest

Drake Herd likes to go fishing. He really likes to go fishing. In fact, at a young age, he decided that he wanted to make a career of going fishing. His goal, in one way or another, was to be involved in the fishing industry on the professional level. On several levels he’s achieved that goal.  

Following is Drake Herd’s Journey to the Top in the world of walleye fishing tournaments.

Underwater cleanup set for June 4

By Steve Weisman - Outdoors Editor

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