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Indians drop road game to rival Tigers

 

Spirit Lake’s baseball team suffered a shutout loss to Lakes Conference rival Spencer on Wednesday, June 12. The Tigers topped the Indians 6-0 in Spencer.

Spirit Lake softball tops rival Tigers in extras

 

Spirit Lake’s softball team earned a Lakes Conference road win over rival Spencer on Wednesday, June 12. The Indians topped the Tigers 6-4 in extra innings.

Pioneers fall to Warriors in baseball road trip

 

Okoboji’s baseball team suffered a lopsided loss to Siouxland Conference rival Sioux Center on Tuesday, June 11. The Warriors whooped the Pioneers 11-0 in Sioux Center.

Sioux Center scored a run in the opening frame to take an early lead before breaking the game open by scoring 10 runs in the fourth.

Okoboji softball suffers 10-run loss to Warriors

 

Okoboji’s softball team suffered a 10-run loss to Siouxland Conference rival Sioux Center on Tuesday, June 11. The Warriors pounded the Pioneers 12-2 in Sioux Center.

Pioneers fall to Indians in nonconference baseball battle

 

Okoboji’s baseball team suffered a one-run loss to Pocahontas Area on Tuesday, June 11. The Pioneers fell 5-4 to the Indians in Pocahontas.

Spirit Lake baseball falls to rival Midgets

 

Spirit Lake’s baseball team suffered a Lakes Conference loss to seventh-ranked (2A) Estherville Lincoln Central on Monday, June 10. The Midgets defeated the Indians 6-2 in Spirit Lake.

Indians fall to No. 5 Estherville Lincoln Central

 

Spirit Lake’s softball team dropped a home game to fifth-ranked (3A) Estherville Lincoln Central on Monday, June 10. The Indians fell 10-0 to their rival Midgets in Spirit Lake.

ELC scored seven runs in the opening frame and ended the night early with three runs in the top of the fourth.

Wolves baseball falls to top-ranked Westerners

 

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team dropped a home game to No. 1 (1A) Akron-Westfield on Monday, June 10. The Westerners defeated the Wolves 4-1 in Lake Park.

After four scoreless innings, Akron-Westfield struck first with three runs in the top of the fifth. The Westerners tacked on an additional run in the sixth to take a 4-0 lead. The Wolves’ lone run came in the bottom of the seventh.

Wolves fall to Westerners in softball showdown

 

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team suffered a lopsided loss to Akron-Westfield on Monday, June 10. The Westerners whooped the Wolves 13-0 in Lake Park.

After two scoreless innings, Akron-Westfield scored five runs in the third and eight runs in the fourth while keeping Harris-Lake Park off of the scoreboard to end the night early.

Hunter Wendt wins Classic Bass Champions Tour qualifier

 

Once again, the Okoboji chain of lakes did not disappoint, as 64 teams on the Classic Bass Champions Tour from Indiana, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin got to experience bass fishing at its best last Tuesday, June 11. Anglers were blessed with a mostly sunny day, a westerly wind and low humidity.

Try trolling faster

 

Fish are cold-blooded. Water temperature effects how they go about their lives. When the water is cold, the fish prefer a slow moving bait. Their metabolism is slower in cold water, so they don’t move as fast.

When water temperatures warm up, like they do in the summer, fish will move around more, and they’ll also be willing to chase down a faster moving bait.

Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club keeps busy

 

The Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club (IGLFC) works year-round helping people, both young and old, learn more about the sport of fishing. Club volunteers were part of the June 6-9, JOY Camp, which is a four-day camp for individuals with special needs. The camp is held twice each summer at Camp Okoboji. Members of the IGLFC helped participants enjoy a fishing outing on the docks of the camp on Saturday, June 6.

ENJOY THE BUZZ: Support bees and butterflies

If you enjoy eating apples, peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, squash and more, thank a bee. Or, better yet, plant some pollinator friendly native plants in a pot, or flower bed or garden and support the local bees and butterflies.

National Pollinator Week is June 17-23.

Five ways to support local pollinators

With National Pollinator Week set for June 17-23, here are five ways to support the growth and increase of local pollinators.

Reduce the amount of lawn that you have. Lawn, even a messy one with weeds, is never going to be as beneficial for pollinators as an area of diverse flowering plants, or better yet, a little wild patch of prairie.

BOJI BASEBALL BATTERS BRAVES: Okoboji baseball team earns 5-2 home win over Cherokee

 

Okoboji’s baseball team earned a nonconference home win over Cherokee on Thursday, June 6. The Pioneers battered the Braves 5-2 at Okoboji High School in Milford.

“We didn't hit the ball well, but we found ways to score five runs,” Okoboji coach Andy Wolf said. “We were able to get on via walks or errors and take advantage of those situations by bunting and stealing bases.”

Okoboji softball earns first win of the season

 

Okoboji’s softball team, after suffering four consecutive losses to start the 2024 season, put a mark in the win column with a home victory over Siouxland Conference foe Sibley-Ocheyedan on Monday, June 3. The Pioneers defeated the Generals 6-5 at Okoboji High School in Milford.

“I felt like the girls fought hard,” Okoboji coach Kate Perrin said. “They had moments where it would have been easy to give up, but kept pushing through.”

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