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Pioneers begin district play with loss to Orabs


Okoboji played well but, ultimately, fell short in its first game of district play Friday night in Sheldon. The Pioneers fell 18-0 to the Orabs.

After a scoreless first quarter, Sheldon hit pay dirt in the second to take a 6-0 lead at the half. The Orabs tacked on a field goal in the third quarter to lead 9-0 before scoring nine in the fourth to put the game out of reach.

No. 5 Spirit Lake dominates No. 10 Pocahontas Area


Spirit Lake was far from flawless Friday night, but the fifth-ranked Indians were simply too much for 10th-ranked Pocahontas Area on the first night of district play. Spirit Lake dismantled its hosts 47-6 in Pocahontas.

Pioneers drop conference home match to Mustangs

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

Okoboji’s volleyball team dropped a Siouxland Conference home match to George-Little Rock on Thursday, Sept. 15. The Mustangs topped the Pioneers 3-1 in Milford.

George-Little Rock opened with a 2-0 lead, topping Okoboji 25-22 and 25-20 in the first two sets. Okoboji responded with a 25-21 win in the third set, but the Mustangs closed it out with a 25-14 win in the fourth and final set of the night.

GRIDIRON GLANCE - WEEK 5: Pioneers to celebrate homecoming; Indians, Wolves on fire

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth installment of a weekly series previewing prep football in Dickinson County. The rankings are according to the Associated Press.

 

 

No. 4 Spirit Lake (4-0, 1-0) vs. No. 3 OABCIG (4-0, 1-0)

Indians run well at Sioux Rapids

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

 

Spirit Lake’s boys and girls cross country teams ran well at the 2022 Chris Smith Invitational held Thursday, Sept. 15 at Sioux Rapids. The Spirit Lake boys earned a runner-up finish behind rival Okoboji. The girls team placed eighth overall.

Boji boys win; girls 3rd at 2022 Chris Smith Invitational

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

 

Okoboji’s boys and girls cross country teams earned a pair of top finishes at the 2022 Chris Smith Invitational held Thursday, Sept. 15 at Sioux Rapids. The fifth-ranked (2A) Okoboji boys dominated the meet, defeating runner-up and rival No. 13 (2A) Spirit Lake by 61 points. The 14th-ranked (2A) Okoboji girls placed third behind No. 3 (1A) Alta-Aurelia and No. 4 (1A) Sibley-Ocheyedan.

Wolves fall to Wolverines in straight sets

 

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

Harris-Lake Park’s volleyball team fell to South O’Brien in straight sets Thursday, Sept. 15. The Wolverines topped the Wolves 26-24, 25-20 and 25-11 in Lake Park.

Harris-Lake Park volleyball competes at weekend tourney

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

 

Harris-Lake Park’s volleyball team went 0-3 at a tournament hosted by Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Saturday, Sept. 17. The Wolves fell 2-0 to West Bend-Mallard, GT/RA and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

Wolves drop home match to MMCRU

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

Harris-Lake Park’s volleyball team fell to 0-6 on the year following a 3-0 loss to MMCRU on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Royals topped the Wolves 25-12, 25-15 and 25-20 in Lake Park.

Spirit Lake trio medals at Storm Lake invite

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

 

A trio of Spirit Lake runners medaled at a meet hosted by Storm Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Brandon Hughes, Damon VandenBerg and Katelyn Krieger each earned top-10 finishes at Sunrise Pointe Golf Course.

Krieger placed fourth in the girls race, finishing in 21 minutes, 14.96 seconds. VandenBerg placed fifth in the boys race, finishing in 17:27.99. Hughes followed in sixth place in 17:28.14.

Indians sweep Sibley-Ocheyedan at home

BY MATT HEINRICHS - SPORTS EDITOR

Spirit Lake’s volleyball team swept Sibley-Ocheyedan in straight sets Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Indians defeated the Generals 25-13, 25-22 and 25-16 in Spirit Lake.

Greve medals at West Lyon meet

Harris-Lake Park junior Landon Greve earned his first-ever medal at a cross country meet hosted by West Lyon on Monday, Sept. 12. Greve placed 11th at the meet, finishing in 20 minutes, 3.67 seconds.

According to coach Rebecca Matthiesen, Greve ran the race 1 minute and 42 seconds faster than he ran this same race a year ago.

PIGLIFT: history of a fishing tournament

BY STEVE WEISMAN - OUTDOORS EDITOR

Tips for catching bigger little fish in the fall

BY BOB JENSEN - FISHING THE MIDWEST

Mike Frisch is a fishing guide, among other things, in central Minnesota. He takes people fishing. Much of the time his guests want to catch walleyes or bass. And, much of the time, they want to catch big walleyes or bass. But in the fall, every now and then, he gets a request to take his guests fishing for smaller fish, perch or crappies.  

Following the journey of the migratory dragonfly

If you’ve been lucky you may have had the surprising pleasure of happening upon a Common Green Darner (Anax junius) swarm in the late summer and early fall. Maybe you’ve been hiking through the prairie or even just sitting in your yard when suddenly, everywhere you look, there are dragonflies, skimming along the tops of the grasses.

Iowa DNR accepting comments on proposed walleye length limit changes on Lake Rathbun

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments on proposed changes to walleye length limits on Lake Rathbun, through Sept. 29.

The DNR is proposing a 15-inch minimum length limit on all walleye captured from Rathbun Lake. These changes will start January 1, 2023.  All walleyes measuring less than 15 inches must be immediately released. Anglers can keep five walleyes per day.  This regulation will not apply to the Chariton River below Rathbun Dam.

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