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Indians win 4 at Sioux City softball tournament

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s softball team was dominant at a two-day tournament held in Sioux City over the weekend. The Indians went 4-0, defeating Lawton-Bronson, Sioux City North, Sioux City East and Council Bluffs Lewis Central on Friday and Saturday, May 27-28.

SPIRIT LAKE 12, LAWTON-BRONSON 0

The Indians opened play with a 12-0 victory over Lawton-Bronson on Friday.

Wolves baseball hammers Hawks in Hartley

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team jumped all over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn early during Friday night’s War Eagle Conference matchup.

Hawks softball soars past Wolves

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team suffered a lopsided road loss to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Friday, May 27. The Hawks defeated the Wolves 16-4 in Hartley.

“It was a rough night for us,” Harris-Lake Park coach Ashley Delaney said. “We had a few breakdowns and add that in with some hits for HMS and it was the perfect storm for us. We know we are capable of playing better and we will bounce back.”

Pioneers power past Titans following weather delay

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

With Wednesday’s nonconference game knotted at 1-1 in the top of the third, wet weather forced the Okoboji and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire baseball teams to delay play for a couple of days. The two squads met back up on Friday, May 27 and the Pioneers mauled the Titans 14-2 in Milford.

Pioneers softball suffers road loss to Lions

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s softball team suffered a lopsided loss to Siouxland Conference foe Central Lyon on Thursday, May 26. The Lions topped the Pioneers 10-0 in Rock Rapids.

“We struggled to get our bats going tonight,” Okoboji coach Kate Perrin said. “I thought our freshman pitcher, Kristina Kraninger, pitched a good game. We just need to continue to work on the fundamentals of the game and do the little things right.”

Wolves softball tops Rebels for first win

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team secured its first victory of the young season, topping Sioux Central in a nonconference home contest played Thursday, May 26. The Wolves topped the Rebels 11-6 in Lake Park.

Indians softball drops road game to Newell-Fonda

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s softball team suffered its first loss of the young season during a road trip to Newell-Fonda on Wednesday, May 25. The Mustangs topped the Indians 8-1 in Fonda.

“Unfortunately we were not able to get tough enough to handle the weather conditions,” Spirit Lake coach Rachel Fisher said. “Newell-Fonda showed their toughness by battling through the very rainy weather.”

Spirit Lake baseball drops road game to Forest City

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

A scoring surge in the middle innings powered Forest City to a 12-2 home win over Spirit Lake’s baseball squad in non-conference matchup played Tuesday, May 24 in Forest City.

The teams were knotted at 1-1 through two innings before the hosts plated three in the third and seven in the fourth to pull away. Spirit Lake scored a run in the second and another in the fourth.

Spirit Lake routs Forest City in softball slugfest

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s softball team exploded for 24 runs in a dominant road win over Forest City on Tuesday, May 24. The visitors topped the hosts 24-3 in Forest City.

Harris-Lake Park baseball falls to Titans

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team dropped a home game to former Cornbelt Conference rival Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on Tuesday, May 24. The Titans topped the Wolves 5-2 in Lake Park.

Wolves softball falls to Titans at home

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team suffered a home loss to former Cornbelt Conference rival Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on Tuesday, May 24. The Titans topped the Wolves 12-1 in Lake Park.

Pioneers open softball season with loss to Spencer

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s softball team dropped its season opener to Spencer on Tuesday, May 24. The Tigers topped the Pioneers 13-1 in Spencer.

Boji baseball drops opener to Dutch

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s baseball team opened its season with a tough loss to Siouxland Conference rival MOC-Floyd Valley on Monday, May 23. The Pioneers fell 11-1 to the Dutch at Okoboji High School in Milford.

SL-O trio competes at state tennis tournament

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake-Okoboji tennis players Catherine Straus, Taylor Schneider and Abbie Oleson represented their squad at the Class 1A state singles and doubles tennis tournament played Friday-Saturday, May 27-28 at Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex in Iowa City.

Straus went 2-2 to place fourth in singles. Schneider and Oleson went 0-2 in doubles.

Parriott ties for 11th at Class 2A state golf tourney

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s Elsie Parriott tied for 11th place at the Class 2A girls state golf tournament played Thursday-Friday, May 26-27 at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls.

Parriott carded a 27-over-par 171 over the course of the two-day tournament. The senior carded a 90 on the first day, but dropped nine strokes from her first round to move up the leaderboard with her second round of 81.

Perkins competes at Class 1A state golf tournament

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park senior Braydan Perkins wrapped his high school golf career at the Class 1A state golf tournament this past week.

Perkins carded a 46-over-par 188 over the two-day tournament held Monday-Tuesday, May 23-24 in Ames. He was remarkably consistent, shooting a 94 both days at Ames Golf & Country Club.

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