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Okoboji softball drops doubleheader to No. 10 West Lyon

 

Okoboji’s softball team went 0-2 in a doubleheader with Siouxland Conference foe West Lyon on Thursday, June 27. The 10th-ranked (3A) Wildcats topped the Pioneers 17-1 and 15-3 in Larchwood.

In their 17-1 loss to the Wildcats, the Pioneers’ lone run came in the top of the third, making it a 3-1 game after the Wildcats plate three in the opening frame. From there, West Lyon pulled away, scoring six in the third and eight in the fifth to end the contest early.

Taking a look at our area lake accesses

 

Ask people why they go fishing, and you’ll get a lot of answers, but it’s pretty obvious that fishing is an extremely popular pastime. There is little doubt that fishing can be a stress reliever. Just being out on the water on a nice day like we had last Sunday can give a reprieve from the troubles people are experiencing. That is especially true right now. A break for even a few hours can mean so much.

Work the weedline for more fishing success

 

It’s summer and the fish are hungry. At this time of year, there are lots of techniques that we can employ to catch those hungry fish. The fish can be in deep water, shallow water, they can be suspended or they can be relating to structure. One very good way to catch a variety of fish species, day-in and day-out, is by fishing along and over the weeds that grow in deeper water. Here’s how to go about that.

Changes to note ahead of Iowa’s hunting seasons

Hunters will notice a few regulation changes for the upcoming 2024-2025 hunting seasons. These changes could impact deer hunters, waterfowl hunters and furharvesters.

 

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DNR to host western Iowa deer population meetings in July

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting eight meetings in western Iowa to discuss the status of the region’s deer herd as population levels have fallen in recent years. The meetings are open to the public.

State wildlife experts say there are likely multiple factors that have contributed to the decline in the number of deer on the landscape and it might take a multilevel approach for the herd to recover.

Iowans encouraged to report wild turkey sightings in July and August

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for help with its annual wild turkey production survey.  During the months of July and August wild turkey sightings are recorded to estimate this year’s nesting rates and nest success.

Spirit Lake softball drops doubleheader to No. 4 West Monona

 

Spirit Lake’s softball team dropped a pair of home games to fourth-ranked (2A) West Monona on Tuesday, June 25. The Indians fell 11-1 and 14-5 to the Spartans in Spirit Lake.

Okoboji softball drops 10-run game to Dutchmen

 

Okoboji’s softball team suffered a 10-run loss to MOC-Floyd Valley on Tuesday, June 25. The Dutchmen defeated the Pioneers 10-0 in Orange City.

MOC-Floyd Valley scored seven runs in the opening frame and tacked on a run in third, fourth and fifth innings to salt away the win.

Pioneers drop baseball doubleheader to Wildcats

 

Okoboji’s baseball team dropped a pair of Siouxland Conference home games to West Lyon on Tuesday, June 25. The Wildcats defeated the Pioneers 11-1 and 9-3 in Milford.

“In both games, we played them tough in the early innings but made some small mistakes late that cost us an opportunity to win either game,” Okoboji coach Andy Wolf said. “We pitched well enough to give us a chance but needed to make some key plays on defense.”

Harris-Lake Park baseball bests Generals

 

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team earned a nonconference road win over Sibley-Ocheyedan on Tuesday, June 25. The Wolves defeated the Generals 6-1 in Sibley.

Wolves top Generals in softball showdown

 

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team picked up a convincing nonconference road win over Sibley-Ocheyedan on Tuesday, June 25. The Wolves whooped the Generals 11-4 in Sibley.

“Another great team win for the girls,” Harris-Lake Park coach Randy Nicks said. “Things are starting to come together at a good time for us. Proud of these HLP softball players.”

Indians fall to No. 7 Midgets in baseball battle

 

Spirit Lake’s baseball team dropped a Lakes Conference road game to seventh-ranked (2A) rival Estherville Lincoln Central on Monday, June 24. The Midgets edged the Indians 3-2 in Estherville.

Spirit Lake softball falls to No. 6 Midgets

 

Spirit Lake’s softball team suffered a Lakes Conference road loss to sixth-ranked (3A) rival Estherville Lincoln Central on Monday, June 24. The Midgets defeated the Indians 2-0 in Estherville.

Boji baseball earns road win over Generals

 

Okoboji’s baseball team earned a Siouxland Conference road win over Sibley-Ocheyedan on Monday, June 24. The Pioneers defeated the Generals 13-7 in Sibley.

Okoboji softball defeats Sibley-Ocheyedan

 

Okoboji’s softball team earned a Siouxland Conference road win over Sibley-Ocheyedan on Monday, June 24. The Pioneers defeated the Generals 16-15 in Sibley.

Okoboji pushed five runs across in the opening frame and tacked on three in the second and six in the third to take a 14-0 lead. However, the Pioneers struggled to put the Generals away.

Wolves baseball drops road game to Trinity Christian

 

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team dropped a War Eagle Conference road game to Trinity Christian on Monday, June 24. The Tigers topped the Wolves 5-1 in Hull.

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