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MAKING A RACKET: Spirit Lake-Okoboji girls tennis team places 4th at state tournament

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Spirit Lake-Okoboji wrapped up a terrific girls tennis season with a fourth-place finish at the Class 1A state team tournament played Wednesday, June 1 in Iowa City. The squad — which secured a Lakes Conference title as well as a regional championship this season – went 0-2 at state, falling to eventual state champion Columbus Catholic and third-place finisher Davenport Assumption on Wednesday.

Big bats ignite Indians to win over Wolfpack

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Spirit Lake’s offense was unstoppable in a dominant Lakes Conference baseball home win over Western Christian on Wednesday, June 1. The Indians scored a season-high 17 runs in a 17-2 win over the Wolfpack in Spirit Lake.

No. 14 Indians wallop Wolfpack in Spirit Lake

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Spirit Lake kicked off its Lakes Conference softball slate with a dominant home victory over Western Christian on Wednesday, June 1. The Indians walloped the Wolfpack 13-2 in Spirit Lake.

Wacky walkoff pushes Pioneers past Nighthawks

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

A strange sequence at the end of Monday night’s Siouxland Conference baseball contest allowed Okoboji to escape with a victory over Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley. The Pioneers edged the Nighthawks 6-5 in Milford.

Braves baseball edges Indians in Cherokee

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Spirit Lake’s baseball team suffered a narrow Lakes Conference road loss to Cherokee on Monday, June 6. The Braves edged the Indians 3-2 in Cherokee.

No. 14 Indians bounce back with conference win over Cherokee

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

After snapping an eight-game winning streak with a loss to fourth-ranked (1A) Newell-Fonda on Friday, the 14th-ranked (3A) Spirit Lake softball squad bounced back with a dominant Lakes Conference win over Cherokee on Monday, June 6. The Indians bashed the Braves 11-1 in Cherokee.

Top-ranked Hawks handle Wolves in Remsen

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Top-ranked (1A) Remsen St. Mary’s was too much for Harris-Lake Park to handle in a War Eagle Conference baseball battle played Monday, June 6. The Hawks topped the Wolves 11-1 in Remsen.

No. 7 Hawks too much for Harris-Lake Park

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

The seventh-ranked (1A) Remsen St. Mary’s Hawks had just too much firepower for Harris-Lake Park to handle in a War Eagle Conference softball showdown held Monday, June 6. The Hawks topped the Wolves 10-0 in Remsen.

Wolves go 0-2 at Storm Lake softball tournament

BY MATT HEINRICHS – SPORTS EDITOR

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team dropped a pair of games at a tournament hosted by Storm Lake on Saturday, June 4. The Wolves fell 6-5 to the Tornadoes to open their tournament.

Wolves drop home game to Unity Christian

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Harris-Lake Park’s baseball team dropped a War Eagle Conference home game to Unity Christian on Friday, June 3. The Knights topped the Wolves 17-10 in Lake Park.

Harris-Lake Park softball falls to Unity Christian

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Harris-Lake Park’s softball team suffered a War Eagle Conference home loss to Unity Christian on Friday, June 3. The Knights topped the Wolves 17-4 in Lake Park.

Spirit Lake baseball falls to Sergeant Bluff-Luton

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

After earning three straight wins over Pocahontas Area, Western Christian and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire by a combined score of 47-7 last week, Spirit Lake’s baseball team fell to Sergeant Bluff-Luton in a nonconference road contest on Friday, June 3. The Warriors topped the Indians 12-2 in Sergeant Bluff.

No. 14 Indians fall to No. 4 Mustangs in Spirit Lake

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

In a battle of softball titans, Spirit Lake did not have enough firepower to hang with Newell-Fonda in a nonconference matchup on Friday, June 3. The No. 4 (1A) Mustangs defeated the No. 14 (3A) Indians 5-1 in Spirit Lake.

Pioneers drop home game to Central Lyon

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Okoboji’s baseball team saw a late lead slip away yet again in a home loss to Central Lyon on Friday, June 3. The Lions scored 11 runs in the final three innings of a 12-6 win over the Pioneers in Milford.

“This was a tale of two different games,” Okoboji coach Rory Marra said. “We were in control 6-1 in the fifth and then the game flipped and we just couldn’t stop their momentum.”

Okoboji softball dominates Lions at home

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Okoboji’s softball team was dominant in a Siouxland Conference home game with Central Lyon on Friday, June 3. The Pioneers topped the Lions 10-0 in Milford after struggling in a conference loss to West Lyon the night before.

Late runs lift Wildcats to win over Pioneers

BY MATT HEINRICHS — SPORTS EDITOR

Okoboji held a two-run lead heading into the final frame of Siouxland Conference baseball action with West Lyon on Thursday night. However, the Wildcats pushed a trio of runs across in the seventh to earn a 5-4 win over the Pioneers in Milford.

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