Spirit Lake boys send 7 to state meet (5/15/19)Spirit Lake will send seven events to Des Moines this week after a solid performance at the Class 2A state qualifying track meet hosted by OABCIG. The Indians earned a trio of automatic bids at the meet and tacked on four more at-large bids. Speedster Joe Stein punched his ticket with a pair of wins in the 100- and 200-meter dash events...
Pioneers send 11 events to state (5/15/19)Okoboji will send 11 events to the state track meet this week, as the Pioneer boys and girls teams combined for five automatic and six at-large bids following the Class 2A state qualifying meet held Friday, May 10 in Sioux Center. Ethan Albright led the Okoboji boys with a pair of wins in the 400-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles...
Spirit Lake Park girls qualify 3 events (5/15/19)Spirit Lake Park earned on automatic and two at-large bids following the Class 3A state qualifying meet held Friday, May 10 in Sergeant Bluff. Kourtney Delperdang provided the highlight, winning the 3,000-meter run in 11 minutes, 12.11 seconds, and securing her fourth career trip to Des Moines...
Tapia qualifies for state track meet (5/15/19)Harris-Lake Park junior Edgar Tapia punched his ticket to state in a pair of events following the Class 1A state qualifying meet held Friday, May 10 in Armstrong. Tapia won the 400-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles. His time of 50.55 seconds in the 400-meter dash is the fastest qualifying time in Class 1A. He won the 400-meter hurdles in 57.18 seconds...
Barba and Evans tabbed Lakes Conference Tennis POY (5/15/19)The Lakes Conference named Spirit Lake-Okoboji senior Casie Barba and Estherville Lincoln Central senior Kendall Evans as its girl’s tennis Players of the Year. The two girls were 9-1 in league play, splitting their matches against each other and giving them both a point total of 180 points. ...
SL-O boys win district tennis tourney (5/15/19)The Spirit Lake-Okoboji boys tennis team won the district tennis tournament held Friday, May 10 in Spencer. SL-O totaled 20 points to top runner-up Le Mars (17) and third-place finisher Clear Lake (17) and advance in postseason play. "It was a fantastic day as far the team standings go," SL-O coach Dan Taylor said. ...
Top-ranked Wolves win sectional golf tourney (5/15/19)The top-ranked, and returning Class 1A runner-up, Harris-Lake Park boys golf team advanced in postseason play with a win at the sectional tournament held Friday, May 10 in George. Despite not playing their best golf, the Wolves carded a combined score of 337 to win at Otter Valley Country Club...
Helmers advances for Okoboji golf (5/15/19)Okoboji junior Jamison Helmers advanced in postseason play with a win Friday at Rolling Hills Country Club in Hull. Helmers carded a 79 to win an individual title at the Class 2A sectional tournament. West Lyon's Jalyn Gramstad was the second individual district qualifier with his round of 85...
Walleye Weekend a great success (5/15/19)What a great weekend we had for the 37th Annual Walleye Weekend! According to the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, more than 2,100 anglers participated in the annual contest. Those in the contest were from 17 states. Of course, many more people fished the area lakes. Boat ramps were full and cabins and lake homes were teeming with residents and guests...
Fishing season reminders (5/15/19)It's a new fishing season for anglers across the Midwest and North America! Many anglers have already been fishing, others are looking forward to their first trip to the lake, river, reservoir, or pond. Following are some things to keep in mind when you get ready to go fishing...
As monarchs migrate northward, experts ask Iowans to keep habitat in mind (5/15/19)Monarch butterflies are fluttering this way, and, with some luck, they’ll be more plentiful than in previous years when they reach Iowa later this spring. During the winter months, scientists observed the largest overwintering monarch population in Mexico since 2007, said Steven Bradbury, a professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University. ...
A look at statewide DNR netting season (5/15/19)The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) spring fish spawning season is over and Iowa’s two walleye hatcheries are filled to capacity. Netting crews collected enough walleye to produce 1,082 quarts of walleye eggs at the Spirit Lake hatchery and 963 quarts at the Rathbun hatchery...
Six things paddlers may not think about when heading to water (5/15/19)It takes several weeks of sunshine and warm temperatures to warm the water in rivers and lakes after spring arrives. Snow melt, cool temperature and overcast skies keep water cold long after winter is officially over. Hypothermia is a real possibility in early spring and fall...
- SL-O girls fall in first round of regional tourney
- Spirit Lake boys golf advances in postseason
- Okoboji girls clinch Siouxland Conference championship
- Okoboji boys golf places 5th
- Okoboji girls win at Orange City
- Spirit Lake boys golf defeats ELC
- Stahly advances for Wolves golf
- No. 3 Pioneers advance to regional final
- SLPO soccer teams fall in road trip
- SL-O boys tennis clinches share of conference crown
- SLPO girls soccer downs Sioux Center
- Okoboji boys golf competes at George
- Okoboji girls golf wins at Sioux Center
- Wolves run well at Sioux Rapids
- Spirit Lake boys golf competes at Carroll
- SL-O girls tennis sweeps Storm Lake
- Okoboji boys place 5th at Sioux Center
- Okoboji girls golf wins at George
- Wolves track wins 4 at Kingsley