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Indians go 5-1 at Estherville volleyball tournament

 

Spirit Lake’s volleyball team went 5-1 at a tournament hosted by Estherville Lincoln Central on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Indians earned 2-0 wins over ELC, Okoboji, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, Harris-Lake Park and Emmetsburg, and dropped a 2-1 contest to Cherokee.

Pioneers win 2 at Estherville volleyball tournament

 

Okoboji’s volleyball team went 2-4 at a tournament hosted by Estherville Lincoln Central on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Pioneers earned a 2-0 win over Harris-Lake Park and a 2-1 win over Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, but fell 2-0 to Spirit Lake, Cherokee, ELC and Emmetsburg.

Wolves drop 6 at Estherville volleyball tournament

 

Harris-Lake Park’s volleyball team went 0-6 at a tournament hosted by Estherville Lincoln Central on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Wolves fell 2-0 to ELC, Emmetsburg, Cherokee, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, Spirit Lake and Okoboji.

“We had a lot of close sets, and battles all day, but weren't consistent enough to come out with a win,” Harris-Lake Park coach April Buss said. “We have another busy week this week and look to improve in the upcoming games.”

Pioneers earn 12 medals at Marsha Koebernick Invitational

 

Okoboji’s boys and girls cross country teams totaled 12 medalists at the Marsha Koebernick Invitational held Thursday, Sept. 29 in Sioux City. The fifth-ranked (2A) Okoboji boys placed first in the Class B race and the 13th-ranked (2A) girls earned a runner-up finish.

Krieger, Hughes, VandenBerg medal at Sioux City

 

Spirit Lake’s Katelyn Krieger, Brandon Hughes and Damon VandenBerg were medalists at the Marsha Koebernick Cross Country Invitational held Thursday, Sept. 29 in Sioux City.

Krieger led the Indians with her runner-up finish in the Class A girl race. She finished the race in 21 minutes, 6.65 seconds.

Hughes placed 11th in the Class A boys race, finishing in 18:06.09. VandenBerg placed 13th in 18:15.89.

Getting ready for sixth annual Clay County Pheasants Forever Ladies Hunt

 

Attention, ladies! Ever been interested in experiencing pheasant hunting? Even if you have never done so? Well, here is your chance. The Clay County Pheasants Forever chapter will be hosting its sixth annual Clay County Pheasants Forever Ladies Hunt on Saturday, November 5. The good news: if you are reading this or have heard of the event, no matter where you are located, you ARE invited.

Go big for big bass

 

Autumn has arrived in the Midwest. In a couple of weeks in some places, right now in other places, the lakeshores and roadsides will be alive with color. Lots of outdoor enthusiasts will have departed the lakes for tree stands in search of deer or fields looking for pheasants, ducks, or geese.  

Iowa’s archery deer hunting season begins Oct. 1

An estimated 60,000 hunters will be heading to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1. With some careful planning and scouting, hunters can capitalize on the predictable behavior of deer in the early fall.

Information on CWD sampling

While chronic wasting disease sample collection is often associated with the firearm seasons, the Iowa DNR does collect deer tissue samples during bow season as part of its statewide annual effort to monitor for the fatal disease.

Orabs sweep Pioneers in Siouxland Conference clash

 

Okoboji’s volleyball team dropped a Siouxland Conference home match to Sheldon on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Orabs topped the Pioneers 3-0 in Milford.

Tigers top Wolves in War Eagle match-up

 

Harris-Lake Park’s volleyball team dropped a War Eagle Conference road trip to Trinity Christian on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Tigers swept the Wolves 3-0 in Hull.

“The outcome does not reflect our effort,” Harris-Lake Park coach April Buss said. “The girls played really well and battled the whole time. Everyone came through and contributed, whether it was an ace serve, a block, a great dig to keep the rally going or an awesome set to the attacker for a kill.”

Indians drop conference contest to Braves

 

Spirit Lake’s volleyball team fell short in a Lakes Conference road trip to Cherokee on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Braves earned a 3-1 win over the Indians.

“It was an up and down night for us at Cherokee,” Beau Dielschneider said. “We had split our previous matches this season with them and matched up well against them. They were just too much for us from the service line on Tuesday, though. We had a hard time consistently getting into a rhythm offensively because of it.”

Greve places 25th for Wolves at Alta

 

Harris-Lake Park junior Landon Greve placed 25th at a meet hosted by Alta-Aurelia on Monday, Sept. 26. Greve finished the race in 19 minutes, 26.88 seconds, setting a new personal record.

“Alta reconfigured their course and it was a great route for a cross country run,” Harris-Lake Park coach Becca Matthiesen said. “Landon took 12 seconds off of his overall PR and bettered his time at this meet from last year by over a minute.”

UNDEFEATED: No. 4 Spirit Lake remains unbeaten with win over No. 3 OABCIG

 

Spirit Lake kept its perfect record intact with a convincing win over OABCIG Friday, Sept. 23. The fourth-ranked Indians put the rest of Class 2A on notice with a 28-13 win over third-ranked — and previously unbeaten — OABCIG in a game that was never really close.

Spirit Lake coach Josh Bolluyt said Friday night’s performance began with a great week of preparation.

Pioneers suffer loss on homecoming night

 

Okoboji fell behind early and could never quite find its footing in a loss to Unity Christian on homecoming night in Milford. The Knights jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead in a 42-6 win over the Pioneers on Friday, Sept. 23.

Hemphill hammers Golden Bears, powers Pack to win

 

Have a game, Caleb Hemphill.

Harris-Lake Park’s junior back scored in all three phases to lead the Wolves to a 38-14 district road win over Bishop Garrigan on Friday, Sept. 23. Playing without injured starting quarterback Tyce Gunderson, Hemphill caught three touchdown passes from fellow junior Lucas Ahrenstorff, returned an interception for a touchdown and returned a kickoff for another score in a lopsided Wolves win in Algona.

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