High School Sports
STORM LAKE - Both teams were undefeated coming into the game, and both knew that the winner would be in prime position to lead in the early part of the Lakes Conference season. As if that wasn't enough to give Thursday night's boys soccer game enough action, the teams playing were also arch rivals. Storm Lake vs Spencer in a pivotal early season game...
Coaching champions: how the coaches have helped Newell-Fonda's continued success
Editor's note: this is the second part of a three part series examining what has made Newell-Fonda successful in their history on and off the field of competition. The first part can be found here They are names that have become legend over the years, and a school district that has become revered as a place where success begins. For the student-athletes of Newell-Fonda, the success comes from the coaches who have given them the life lessons, and ability to work together as a team...
Flynn breaks own record
HOLSTEIN - There are about 300 yards from the discus pit to the end of the official space. With the way St. Mary's senior Annie Flynn has been throwing this year, they might need to extend the area. On Monday night, Annie Flynn, who has already set two school records in the discus event, set a third one. She won the event with a toss of 121-feet-seven-inches, a season best for her. the second place finisher had a toss that landed 30 feet shy of Flynn's mark...
Rebel girls win second straight
HOLSTEIN - After winning a meet with six events wins last Friday, Sioux Central had to do something equally impressive at the 19th Annual Russ Kraai Relays on Monday night. So, the Rebel girls took home nine first place medals, and had at least one member on their team place in all but one event...
Tornado boys tennis searching for first win of season
SPENCER - Several matches were close on Monday night, but none of them bounced the way of Storm Lake against Spencer. The boys tennis team fell 9-0 against Spencer. In one of the closest matches, No.1 player for Storm Lake, Brett Dewerff was able to go several rounds with Alex Kaldahl, who is a player that has been one of the strongest in the Lakes Conference. The two played 20 games, but it was Kaldahl who finished with the final 11-9 advantage...
Tornadoes boys track takes home fifth in Orange City
ORANGE CITY - Three first place prizes highlighted the Tornadoes first meet outside on Monday in Orange City. For the first time this season, junior Nate Carlson was able to throw the discus, and he did so by picking up where he left off last season. ...
Tornado girls golf gets second win
LEMARS - After getting a win at home last week, the Storm Lake girls golf team was ready to face Conference competition on the road Tuesday. The venue may have been different, but the results were the same as the Tornadoes won by 32 strokes over their closest competition in LeMars Tuesday night...
Berry medals, Tornadoes finish third
LAKE CREEK - Two birdies, and two pars helped Storm Lake's Blake Berry earn his second medalist recogination in as many golf meets. Tuesday night, the Storm Lake golfers were at home for their only regular season meet of the year. despite having home course advantage, both LeMars and Estherville-Lincoln Central bested the young Tornadoes...
Warriors golf downs Titans
AURELIA - Playing at home for the first time of the season always creates a good feeling. Winning at home for the first time creates a better feeling, and that is just what the Alta-Aurelia golf teams got to experience on Tuesday. Hosting Twin Lakes Conference foe, Graettinger-Terrill/Ruthven-Ayshire. the Warriors were able to capture a pair of lopsided wins...
Tornado girls tear up Tigers
STORM LAKE - It was one of the longest matches of the year, and one that Tornado tennis fans will talk about for a long time. Monday afternoon, Storm Lake may have downed foe, Spencer 7-2 in girls tennis getting their first win of the season, but the match that will be remembered is the marathon match between Storm Lake's Monika Hill and her Spencer foe...
Humboldt hums past Tornado girls in thriller
STORM LAKE - Under five minutes to go and Storm Lake had a golden opportunity to tie up the score. A hand ball inside the penalty box of Humboldt gave Storm Lake a penalty kick. Storm Lake was trailing 1-0 and had been threatening to get the equalizer throughout the second half. Now, Yahaira Carrillo, the junior with the strong foot stood at the ready to try to even the score out...
Rebel girls run down first at Tomahawk Relays
CHEROKEE - Powered by five first place finishes the Sioux Central girls track and field event won Friday's Tomahawk Relays by 10 points over their closest competition. Only four of the 22 events that Sioux Central girls ran in, did they not come away with at least one top-ten finish. Friday's meet was the first win by Sioux Central in a track meet this season...
Tornado girls golf takes down Mustangs
LAKE CREEK - Two teams that had a strong finish from the year before were expecting to keep the momentum up on Friday afternoon. For Storm Lake, they were able to keep the momentum as they down Newell-Fonda's girls golf team 215-236. The scores were a mixture on Friday afternoon as both teams adjusted to their first time playing outdoors this season...
Mustangs edge Tornadoes
NEWELL - One by one, the scores rolled into the clubhouse, and it was a close one. The top pair from both Storm Lake and Newell-Fonda were among the first teams to finish on Friday night. They turned in their score cards, and the edge was close, both pairs had 82 total shots. ...
Alta-Aurelia girls takes home third
CHEROKEE - Improvement over the last meet, two weeks ago, was the main focus for the Alta-Aurelia girls on Friday night at the Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee. By the time the meet was finished, the Warriors were headed back with a third place finish. As for their goals of improving over the last meet? That was also accomplished...
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Fishing starting to pick up since spring has begun and ice has melted
As the ice finished melting away, the fish have become more active and anglers are busy out on the lakes. Here's a look at the DNR fishing report. Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake) Walleye - Fair: Anglers have reported catching a few walleye near shore in the evenings. Those with the most luck have been fishing the north shore areas of the lake...
Pilot Outdoors: Lack of snowfall benefits pheasants
Based on the positive comments that filled Todd Bogenschutz's email and voicemail, Iowa pheasant hunters saw more birds last fall and after last winter's below normal snowfall that good vibe should continue this season. Bogenschutz, the upland wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, uses winter snowfall and spring rain totals along with historic trends to predict pheasant population swings. ...
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