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Spirit Lake softball wins third straight against Cherokee


Spirit Lake’s softball team extended its win streak to three games following a decisive road win over Lakes Conference foe Cherokee on Monday, June 3. The Indians defeated the Braves 8-2 in Cherokee.

Wolves baseball falls to No. 4 Remsen St. Mary’s


Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team fell behind early in a lopsided road loss to fourth-ranked (1A) Remsen St. Mary’s on Monday, June 3. The Hawks whooped the Wolves 15-1 in Remsen.

Harris-Lake Park softball falls to fifth-ranked Hawks


Harris-Lake Park’s softball team fell to No. 5 (1A) Remsen St. Mary’s on Monday, June 3. The Hawks defeated the Wolves 7-0 in Remsen.

“Brooke Nicks pitched a good game,” Harris-Lake Park coach Randy Nicks said. “We had one bad inning of errors, but other than that, we had some really great defensive plays. Comes down to being able to hit the ball, get some runners on base so we can score some runs.”

WALLEYE ROADTRIP: Visit Storm Lake and Tuttle Lake for excellent walleye fishing


Adapting for unusual fishing conditions


Anglers can encounter unusual fishing conditions whenever they go fishing.  These unusual conditions often make it hard to get the fish to bite. These conditions happen every year and often at predictable times, so in reality, they really aren’t that unusual. Maybe different is a better way to describe them.  

What a roller coaster ride it’s been


Remember how low the lakes were right after the ice went off? Let’s take a look back. This is a post that I put on the Okoboji Protective Association’s Facebook page on March 24.

Help stop the spread of invasive species in your community

Governor Kim Reynolds recently proclaimed June as Invasive Species Awareness Month in Iowa.

Invasive species, like emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle, spongy moth and oriental bittersweet threaten Iowa’s ecosystem by competing with and destroying native trees and disrupting the natural complex habitat system.

CATS & DOGS: Three-run fourth inning lifts Tigers to win over Wolves


Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team — fresh off of wins over South O’Brien, George-Little Rock, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and Okoboji — opened Tuesday night’s War Eagle Conference battle with a lead over Trinity Christian. However, the Tigers got on a roll in the middle innings, pushing three runs across in the top half of the fourth, and held the Wolves scoreless the rest of the way in a 4-2 win May 28 in Lake Park.

Harris-Lake Park softball drops home game to Tigers


Harris-Lake Park’s softball team plated a pair in the first inning to hold an early lead over Trinity Christian in a War Eagle Conference clash held Tuesday, May 28. However, the Tigers scored one in the second, two in the third, two in the fifth and six in the sixth to pull away for a 12-5 win over the Wolves in Lake Park.

Spirit Lake softball wallops West Sioux


Spirit Lake’s softball team earned a nonconference road win over West Sioux on Thursday, May 30. The Indians defeated the Falcons 14-2 in Ireton.

“I am really proud of our performance and effort tonight,” Spirit Lake coach Karli Olsen said. “It was a complete team win. We put a lot of balls hard into fair territory, were aggressive on the bases and made the plays behind our pitcher.”

Boji baseball earns conference win over Lions


Okoboji’s baseball team – after suffering three straight losses to Spirit Lake, Harris-Lake Park and MOC-Floyd Valley — got back in the win column with a narrow Siouxland Conference road win over Central Lyon on Wednesday, May 29. The Pioneers edged the Lions 6-5 in Rock Rapids.

Wolves softball competes at Storm Lake tournament


Harris-Lake Park’s softball team went 0-2 at a tournament hosted by Storm Lake on Saturday, June 1. The Wolves fell 6-2 to Storm Lake and 7-6 to AHSTW in Storm Lake.

Okoboji softball drops fourth straight to start the season


Okoboji’s softball team suffered a fourth straight loss to start the 2024 season following a Siouxland Conference showdown with Central Lyon on Wednesday, May 29. The Lions defeated the Pioneers 7-5 in Rock Rapids.

Kaitlyn Kraninger took the loss for Okoboji. The freshman allowed seven runs (four earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out three in four innings. Kristina Kranginger pitched two innings and did not allow a hit, a walk or a run.

Harris-Lake Park baseball falls to MMCRU


Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team suffered a lopsided loss to MMCRU on Wednesday, May 29. The Royals defeated the Wolves 12-2 in Marcus.

Wolves softball drops road game to Royals


Harris-Lake Park’s softball team suffered a road loss to War Eagle Conference foe MMCRU on Wednesday, May 29. The Royals whooped the Wolves 12-6 in Cleghorn.

Pioneers surrender 10 runs late in loss to Dutch


MOC-Floyd Valley slowly built a lead over Siouxland Conference foe Okoboji in a baseball battle played Tuesday, May 28. However, the Dutchmen exploded for 10 runs in the final frame to earn a 15-1 victory over the Pioneers in Milford.

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