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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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GOIN’ FOR GOLD: Indians dominate state qualifying meet, advance 16 events to state

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Spirit Lake’s boys track team was absolutely dominant at the Class 2A state qualifying meet held Friday, May 13 in Cherokee. The Indians lapped the field, winning 10 events, earning three runner-up finishes, totaling 166 points and advancing 16 events to the 2022 Iowa High School State Track & Field Championships slated for Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21 in Des Moines.

Okoboji girls qualify 7 events in Cherokee

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Okoboji’s girls track team will send seven events to the 2022 Iowa High School State Track & Field Championships in Des Moines following a stellar showing at the Class 2A state qualifying meet held Friday, May 13 in Cherokee.

Boji boys send 5 to state track

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Following their performance at the Class 2A state qualifying meet held Friday, May 13 at Cherokee, Okoboji’s boys track athletes will send five events to the 2022 Iowa High School State Track & Field Championships slated for Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21 in Des Moines.

The Pioneers placed third overall at the meet and earned five top-two finishes — and automatic bids —on the day.

Spirit Lake Park girls send 9 to state track meet

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Following a solid performance at the Class 3A state qualifying meet held Friday, May 12 at Le Mars, the Spirit Lake Park girls track team advanced nine events to the 2022 Iowa High School State Track & Field Championships slated for Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21 in Des Moines.

Jurva to represent Harris-Lake Park at state track

By Matt Heinrichs — Sports Editor

Harris-Lake Park senior Tyler Jurva will be the lone wolf to represent his squad at the 2022 Iowa High School State Track & Field Championships slated for Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Jurva’s throw of 136 feet placed third in the discus at the Class 1A state qualifying meet held Friday, May 12 in Lawton.

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