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Roth places 4th for Titans

In each of his three trips to Wells Fargo Arena, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Kolton Roth has climbed higher and higher on the Class 1A podium. After missing the podium as a freshman, and placing fifth as a sophomore, the GT/RA junior capped off his most recent appearance at "The Well" with a fourth-place finish at 132 pounds this past week.
Roth went 3-2 at the three-day tournament, losing his final match to third-place finisher Cooper Siebrecht of Lisbon.

Tuttle, Powell place for Indians

Spirit Lake Park brought six wrestlers to the state tournament and two earned a place on the Class 2A podium Saturday night, as senior John Tuttle placed fourth and sophomore Dakoda Powell placed sixth in their respective weight classes.

Wolves' season ends in Hull

The Harris-Lake Park boys basketball team saw its season come to a close Tuesday night in the semifinal round of the district tournament in Hull, as the Wolves lost 75-63 to George-Little Rock.

Wolves advance with win over West Sioux

Coming off of a frustrating regular season in which the Harris-Lake Park boys basketball team finished below .500, coach Jeff Sohn said his squad was motivated as it prepared for the postseason.

Titans tripped up by Mustangs

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire held a narrow lead for the majority of Thursday nights district quarterfinal matchup with George-Little Rock, but the Mustangs closed that gap and took control late to end the Titan's season with a 67-62 loss in George.

Indians fall to top-ranked Warriors

Spirit Lake faced a tall task Wednesday night, needing a win over undefeated and top-ranked Sioux Center to keep its season alive.
Unfortunately, the Indians struggled out of the gates, and the Warriors took advantage in a 63-39 rout in the regional tournament semifinals.

Fourth-ranked Mustangs too much for Wolves

After slipping past Clay Central-Everly in the opening round of regional tournament play, the Harris-Lake Park girls basketball team ran into a buzzsaw Tuesday, Feb. 14, as the Wolves fell 75-40 to fourth-ranked Newell-Fonda.

Titans' season ends at Bishop Garrigan

Coming off a rousing 57-25 road win over West Bend Mallard in the first round of regional tournament play, the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire girls basketball team struggled to score in a 36-29 loss to Bishop Garrigan Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Algona.
The Titans scored in double digits just once in four quarters of play, as Bishop Garrigan held the visitors to 7 of 27 shooting from the field, including 2 of 14 from three-point range.

Spirit Lake vocalists, musicians fare well in Sioux City

Congratulations have been extended to the Spirit Lake High School Jazz Band on their second place performance Feb. 13 at the Lewis and Clark Jazz Festival in Sioux City. The band was one of eight 3A bands competing. The students traveled to NWIBA district jazz band contest Monday, Feb. 20, in Le Mars.

Bushey visits young students overseas

Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi Commanding Officer Capt. John Bushey of Spencer speaks with fifth grade students from Terao Elementary School. The students visited NAF Atsugi to practice English with sailors as part of a recurring community service project.

Ornamental, turfgrass applicators course offered March 1

Dickinson County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 1. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

Wills welcomes YMCA delegation

Rep. John Wills (R-Spirit Lake) met with members of YMCA of the Okobojis. The group was visiting the Capitol to talk with legislators as a part of Advocacy Day on The Hill for the YMCA.

SLES announces kindergarten roundup

The 2017 Spirit Lake kindergarten round up will be from 6-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, at the Spirit Lake Elementary gym (2901 Hill Avenue).
This is an informational meeting for parents of children who turn 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2017 and may wish to enroll their child(ren) in TK/kindergarten this fall. Information about the TK/kindergarten programs, the orientation day, and medical requirements for enrollment will be presented.

Gingham Inn changes ownership

Tom Naviaux has come full circle. Back in 1996 he and his brother Bill became the owners of a Lakes Region landmark business, the Gingham Inn.
The Naviaux brothers together operated the well-known restaurant near The Spillway in Spirit Lake for six years.
"I sold my interest to Bill and his wife Carol, who ran it successfully for 14 years," Tom explained. "Now they are retiring."

Wolves fend off Titans surge to wrap regular season

A pair of former Cornbelt Conference rivals laced them up Friday night to end the regular season, as Harris-Lake Park hosted Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire in non-conference boys basketball action.
The Wolves got out to an early lead and held off a second-quarter Titans run to seal a 62-53 win in Lake Park.

Okoboji boys end season with last-second loss to Midgets

In a season full of heartbreaking losses, the Okoboji boys basketball team suffered maybe the most painful loss of all Thursday in a 51-48 loss to Estherville Lincoln Central in the first round of the district tournament in Inwood.
Knotted at 48-48 late in the fourth quarter, the Midgets ran nearly a full minute off of the clock. After several fouls and a pair of timeouts, ELC guard Jacob Heinrichs got the ball at the top of the key.

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