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Spirit Lake volleyball goes 2-2 at home tournament

Spirit Lake’s volleyball team split four matches at its home tournament held Saturday, Sept. 9. The Indians earned a 2-0 win over Sibley-Ocheyedan and a 2-1 win over Sheldon, but fell 2-1 to Newell-Fonda and 2-0 to Charles City.

GRIDIRON GLANCE: Harris-Lake Park (2-1, 2-0) vs. Newell-Fonda (2-1, 2-0)

Despite a slow start last week, Harris-Lake Park secured its second straight victory of the 2023 season. This week, the Wolves will face a tough test in non-district opponent Newell-Fonda.

The Mustangs are also on a two-game winning streak after dropping their Week 1 game to West Bend-Mallard. Newell-Fonda earned a 64-28 win over West Harrison in Week 2 and a 54-46 win over Woodbine last Friday.

GRIDIRON GLANCE: Okoboji (0-3) vs. Estherville Lincoln Central (1-2)

Okoboji will look to bounce back this week after suffering its most lopsided loss of the season Friday against MOC-Floyd Valley. The Pioneers will need to do just that as they prepare to face Estherville Lincoln Central and star quarterback Owen Larson.

The Midgets are coming off of a narrow loss to Algona last week after dominating rival Emmetsburg 35-16 at home in Week 2.

GRIDIRON GLANCE: Spirit Lake (2-1) vs. Forest City (1-2)


After suffering its first loss of the season in Week 2, Spirit Lake capped a difficult non-district slate with a dominant rivalry win over Spencer last week. The Indians will look to keep that momentum rolling heading into district play, as they prepare for a road trip to Forest City.

Greve earns first top-10 finish at West Lyon meet

Harris-Lake Park senior Landon Greve earned the first top-10 finish of his career at a cross country meet hosted by West Lyon on Monday, Sept. 11. Greve placed sixth with a time of 19 minutes, 12.47 seconds at Meadow Acres Golf Course in Larchwood.

Okoboji volleyball competes at Spirit Lake tournament

Okoboji’s volleyball team went 0-4 at a tournament hosted by Dickinson County rival Spirit Lake on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Pioneers fell 2-0 to Cherokee, Central Lyon, Estherville Lincoln Central and OABCIG.

The Pioneers fell 21-2 and 21-0 to No. 4 Cherokee before falling 21-9 and 21-7 to Siouxland Conference rival Central Lyon.

Okoboji runners compete at Tim Thomas Classic

Okoboji’s girls and boys cross country teams competed at the Tim Thomas Classic held Saturday, Sept. 7 in Holstein. The boys — led by third-place finisher Evan Osler — placed fifth overall. The girls — led by Maryn Frein — placed seventh overall.

Wolves drop home match to No. 14 Hawks

Harris-Lake Park’s volleyball team suffered a War Eagle Conference home loss to Remsen St. Mary’s on Thursday, Sept. 7. The Hawks topped the Wolves 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-11) in Lake Park.

Okoboji volleyball drops home match to West Lyon

Okoboji’s volleyball team dropped a Siouxland Conference home match to West Lyon on Thursday, Sept. 7. The Wildcats topped the Pioneers 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-11) in Milford.

Spirit Lake volleyball falls to Jackson County Central

Spirit Lake’s volleyball team dropped a home match to interstate rival Jackson County Central on Thursday, Sept. 7. The Huskies defeated the Indians 3-0 in three closely contested sets. Jackson County Central took the opening set 25-21, the second set 25-20 and the third set 26-24.

Travis breaks school record in loss to Lions

With 34 kills in her team’s home match with Central Lyon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, Spirit Lake senior Fran Travis set the school’s single-game record. The previous mark was set by Emma Loveall, who recorded 32 kills in a five-set victory over Algona on Oct. 23, 2018.

The Indians fell 3-2 to the Lions on Tuesday.

Spirit Lake boys win, girls place 6th at Estherville

Spirit Lake’s boys cross country team — led by meet champion Brandon Hughes — earned a first-place team finish at a meet hosted by Estherville Lincoln Central on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The Indians totaled 31 team points to defeat runner-up Algona’s total of 59.

Hughes placed first individually with his time of 16 minutes, 16.48 seconds. Runner-up Parker Duitsman of ELC finished in 17:09.13.

Wolves drop road match to No. 2 Hinton

Harris-Lake Park’s volleyball team ran into a buzzsaw Tuesday night in a War Eagle Conference road matchup with second-ranked (2A) and undefeated Hinton. The Blackhawks dominated the Wolves 3-0 (25-5, 25-8, 25-9) in Hinton.

"It was a tough night,” Harris-Lake Park coach April Buss said. “Hinton is a good team and they hit hard. We just weren't prepared. We hustled all night and attacked the ball when we could. We saw some good things we can continue to build from."

HLP’s Greve medals at Sibley meet

Harris-Lake Park senior Landon Greve placed 20th at a meet hosted by Sibley-Ocheyedan on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Greve finished the race in 19 minutes, 19.69 seconds.

Boji boys win, girls earn runner-up finish at Sibley

Okoboji’s boys cross country team — led by meet champion Evan Osler — placed first at a meet hosted by Sibley-Ocheyedan on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Okoboji’s girls squad — led by fifth-place finisher Maryn Frein — earned a runner-up finish, edging third-place Alta-Aurelia by a point and finish six points behind champion Hinton.

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