2017 SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW
This past year was yet another in a long line of memorable moments for Dickinson County sports-lovers.
A trio of area wrestlers got the year started with podium appearances at the high school state wrestling tournament. Tennis and softball teams continued their streak of conference titles. A longtime softball coach handed over the reigns. And a football team — expected to challenge for a state title — came away from the season with something far more valuable than a hunk of wood and metal.
Here's a list of sports moments that stood out in 2017…
STORY NO. 1 — Wolves football battles through adversity
STORY NO. 2 — SL-O girls win 10th straight Lakes Conference crown
STORY NO. 3 — Spirit Lake softball clinches 4th straight Lakes Conference crown
STORY NO. 4 — Longtime Okoboji softball coach Dennis Baschke hands over the reins after 18 seasons
STORY NO. 5 — Dickinson County places 3 on state wrestling podium
2017 SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW: Honorable Mention