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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Twin Lakes All-Conference announced for softball (07/28/16)
The Twin Lakes Softball All-Conference teams have been announced now that the season has concluded for all the area teams. Both Newell-Fonda and Alta-Aurelia led the way with three players apiece on the first team. St. Mary's and Sioux Central both had a player named to the first team as well...
Storm Lake girls get All-Conference honors (07/28/16)
Four Storm Lake Tornadoes players have been listed to the All-Lakes Conference teams or honorable mentions. Senior Madison Gaffney was named as the second team pitcher, and sophomore Jenna Neuman was listed as second team infield. Gaffney won three conference contests and struck out 55 batters. Gaffney also collected 13 hits with a double and two RBIs. Neumann had 11 hits during the conference slate with two doubles, six RBIs and drew six walks as well...
St. Mary's golfer named to Academic All-State Team (07/26/16)
The Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association recently released its spring 2016 Academic All State Team. Marie Hardt of Storm Lake St. Mary's is recognized as a member of this team. To gain recognition, golfers must be varsity level seniors who have an ACT composite score of 27 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. / Photo submitted...
All-Area Softball Team (07/26/16)
The softball season has come to an end in the State of Iowa. The Pilot-Tribune has looked at the teams and the numbers to create the All-Area team. The Storm Lake Tornadoes didn't have anyone on the first team, but two on the second team in senior Madison Gaffney and eighth grader Skylar Cole. Tornadoes coach Mel Fisher said," Gaffney had her best year. The experience came out. She was able to handle situations. She was the best player on offense, always got on base when she had to."...
Newell-Fonda drops semi-final game to top ranked Akron Westfield (07/26/16)
FORT DODGE - The Mustangs had no answers on Thursday afternoon against the Westerners falling 7-0 in the 1A State Tournament semifinals. The game began with an AW single to center field and was followed with a walk. However, the runner on first base left too early and was called out. ...
All-Area Baseball team announced (07/21/16)
The baseball season has come to a close. All-Conference and District teams have been announced. The Pilot-Tribune has also complied our own All-Area Team for the year. The first team features three players from Alta-Aurelia; Senior Bryce Radke, junior Jordan Wendel and senior Parker Meier. ...
Area players named to All-Conference Teams (07/21/16)
Storm Lake sophomore Brayden Hoops was named to the Lakes All-Conference Second Team this season as a Utility player. On the conference season, Hoops had 12 hits and nine RBIs. Storm Lake sophomore Kevin Duque and freshman Manny Chavez were both honorable mentions...
Catch area Shrine Bowl players on cable broadcast (07/19/16)
Fans of high school football can watch live coverage of Iowa's best pre-college players during Mediacom's televised broadcast of the 44th Iowa Shrine Bowl on Saturday, July 23. The 2016 Iowa Shrine Bowl will be played at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, with exclusive statewide television coverage on MC22 starting at 4 p.m...
Newell-Fonda ready for State Softball (07/19/16)
Last Monday night, the Newell-Fonda softball team punched their ticket back to the State Tournament. Their first game is on Monday against New London at 1:30 p.m. at the Harlan-Rodgers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. The State Tournament is hardly new to the Mustangs who have traveled to Fort Dodge four of the past five seasons. Being there before doesn't make it any less special for the team, the coaches or the fans. "People forget how hard it is to get to this point," Coach Tim Gauley said...
Storm Lake bows to Dension-Schleswig twice to end season (07/19/16)
HARLAN - The Tornadoes saw their season come to an end against the Monarchs, 11-1 in six innings on Friday night in the 3A-District 16 semifinals. Storm Lake went down quietly in the first inning 1-2-3. Denison-Schleswig would plate two thanks to a game start walk to Tyler Reynolds. ...
Ridge View struggles to find answers against Remsen as season ends (07/19/16)
AKRON - The Raptors had problems against the Hawks in the 1A-District 2 semi-finals dropping a 9-1 decision on Thursday night. Remsen didn't waste a moment putting three across in the bottom of the first thanks to a bases clearing hit from Brett Galles. The Raptors went down 1-2-3 in the top of the second before managing to get on base in the third thanks to a Alex Pickhinke base hit. He would advance to second and then third, but was stranded in scoring position...
Storm Lake bows to Humboldt (07/14/16)
STORM LAKE - The Tornadoes fell to the Wildcats 4-0 on Tuesday night. It was a tight contest for the first five innings as neither team could sustain much offense keeping it at nothing-nothing until the top of the sixth. Humboldt broke through with three runs to take the lead. The Wildcats would add another run in the top of the seventh to finish the shutout...
St. Mary's season ends against Bishop Garrigan in District play (07/14/16)
ALGONA - The Panthers saw their season come to a close on Tuesday night against the Golden Bears, 10-1, in 1A-District 4 play. Garrigan didn't waste a moment by putting up three runs in the bottom of the first inning against the Panthers. BG got on via a walk and then had three straight hits with one being an RBI single, and then an RBI double. They would conclude with a sac fly for their three runs. The Golden Bears would add another in the second after a couple of doubles to take a 4-0 lead...
Alta-Aurelia can't complete rally against Cherokee, season ends for Warriors (07/14/16)
CHEROKEE - The Warriors fell behind 3-0 early to Cherokee on Tuesday night and couldn't complete their rally against the Braves, dropping a 3-2 decision in the 2A-District 2 semi-finals. The Braves would get onboard first in the bottom of the second by plating a run. ...
Ridge View gets past Woodbury Central, moves into semi-finals (07/14/16)
REMSEN - The Raptors were able to earn a 6-1 victory over Woodbury Central on Tuesday night to advance to the 1A-District 2 semifinals. WC would strike first in the bottom of the third inning to plate their only run of the game. The Raptors would turn it on in the top of the fourth by getting across a single run...
College Sports
Local girls form basketball teams to compete at Iowa Games (07/21/16)
There were two teams under the Buena Vista banner this past weekend at the Iowa Games. It was mainly for fun and getting together with teammates. Neither team won a medal, but had a great time getting together with teammates over the summer. / Photo by Patti Demers...
'Kids Day at Kinnick' Set For August 13 (07/21/16)
The University of Iowa football team will stage its annual "Kids Day at Kinnick" Saturday, Aug. 13. Gates to Kinnick Stadium will open at 11 a.m., with the team's practice scheduled to begin at noon. Team members will sign autographs at approximately 11:30 a.m., along the front of the west and south stands. Free schedule posters, cards, magnets, key tags, and rosters will be available inside all open gates. Fans are discouraged from bringing additional items to be autographed...
Buena Vista hires two new assistant coaches (07/07/16)
Buena Vista University has announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches in softball and cross country/track. Katie Yoder, a native of Shawnee, Kansas, joins the BV softball staff after a two year playing career for the school. In her first season, as a junior, Yoder had a .330 batting average along with two home runs and 10 doubles. Yoder's senior season saw her start every game. She tied for the team high with 27 runs scored along with a team leading seven stolen bases...
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94th Northwest Amateur Golf Tournament (07/28/16)
Next week, August 4th-7th, 384 golfers will tee it up for the 94th playing of the Northwest Amateur Golf Tournament in Spencer, Iowa. Spencer is proud to be the home of the Northwest Amateur Golf Tournament, which has been held at the Spencer Golf and Country Club since 1921. ...
Iowa State Little League Championship Games; 
TV Coverage on MC22 (07/28/16)
Des Moines, IA -- Championship titles are on the line as the 2016 Iowa State Little League Tournament is played this week, and Mediacom will televise championship games for two age groups. Complete, double-header coverage will be televised statewide on MC22 to showcase the state's top two teams in each of two age categories, ages 9-10 and 11-12...
Kiwanis 'Storm the Lake' triathlon Saturday, still time to sign up (07/26/16)
The 2016 Hy-Noon Kiwanis 'Storm the Lake' sprint triathlon will be held Saturday, July 30. The Kiwanians are looking for more participants. Pre-registration numbers are down because the event had to be scheduled earlier in the season this year, to avoid conflicting with the national triathlon to be held this year in Omaha...
BV County Races continue to hum along (07/26/16)
ALTA - On Wednesday night there was another night of racing at the Buena Vista Country Raceway. The sponsors this week were KPTH Fox 44, Cookies BBQ Sauce and Ag Partners. On August 3rd they will be doing a nickel toss for kids up to the age of 10. The sponsor for July 27th will be North Lake Trailer...
CommUNITY Education COED Slow-Pitch Softball League Results/Standings (07/26/16)
Week Two Scores Legacy Win, Century Bar Forfeit Legacy 14, Deez Nutz 4 Greene Plumbing 13, Century Bar 12 Greene Plumbing 19, Deez Nuts 2 Hy-Vee 15, Mike's Lawn Service 8 Mike's Lawn Service 7, Diamond Drinkers 5 Diamond Drinkers 11, Hy-Vee 10 Standings through 7/23...
Alta-Aurelia Trap Shooting places well in Cedar Falls (07/19/16)
CEDAR FALLS - The Alta-Aurelia Trap Team had a great finish at the State Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Shoot at Cedar Falls. In the High School Senior Varsity Division, two Warriors placed in the top 100 out of 835 competitors for American Singles. They were Noah Sundene and Alex Speers. Alex Speers also finished in the top of the standings for Handicap and Doubles Divisions...
Buena Vista Raceway race results from July 13 (07/19/16)
ALTA - Another night of racing was held on Wednesday. There will be some special races next week in certain divisions. In the Hobby Stock division, there is the Jimmy Squibb Memorial Race where the winner will take $700. There has been an anonymous donation of $250 to the Stock Car division to bring that total up to $600 for next week...
Newell-Fonda grad helping youth in Dominican Republic through golf (07/12/16)
Newell-Fonda graduate and Newell native Heath Henrich has been working with the PGA for over the past decade. Henrich made the decision to bring golf to youth of the Dominican Republic while working for the PGA at Casa de Campo. Henrich played golf for Newell-Fonda until he graduated in 1997. ...
Alta-Aurelia Trap & Skeet 2016 Review (07/07/16)
The 2016 season for the Alta-Aurelia Trap and Skeet Shooting team will go down as their greatest season to date. Thirty five shooters went out for the team ranging from 4th-5th graders (known as rookies) to seniors in high school, and 33 of them stayed consistent through the entire year. ...
37th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular Ride Run (07/07/16)
The 37th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular Ride Run happened on Monday morning. A total of 134 teams signed up for the event with 128 teams participating in the event. That means over 250 people completed the 11 mile ride-run. The overall winners were David Bohlken and Ryan Marzen witth a time of 47:58. Both men fell into the 37-59 age group. They were 12 seconds short of setting a new overall record which was set back in 1997...
Storm Lake Whitecaps absorbed by Community Education (07/07/16)
Recently Community Education has taken over the long standing swim team in Storm Lake, the Whitecaps. The Whitecaps were independently ran for at least 53 years. Community Education took the club underneath their umbrella and have two new coaches at the helm, Jodi Randolph and Brooke Gaffney...
Storm Lake youth football registrations are open (07/04/16)
Community Education is taking registrations for Storm Lake Youth Football. This is a tackle football program that participates in the BIG 5 youth league. This league is for boys and girls entering 3rd through 6th grade. The season runs from August until October. If you are interested please register at Community Education. The participation cost is $75 and scholarships will be available. If interested please call Joe Kucera at 712-732-5711 or email at jkucera@slcsd.org...
Race winners from June 29th (07/04/16)
On June 29th, racing once again hit the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta. There were five feature races along with the two heats to see who qualified. Here are the top three from each of the races. Modified 1. Chris Abelson 2. Dustin Smith 3. Jason Briese...
Youth wrestlers at Disney (07/04/16)
On June 12th several local wrestlers from NW Iowa traveled to Orlando, FL to compete in the Disney Duals. Local Alta-Aurelia wrestler Skylar Solko competed in the 145lb weight class and went 11-3 finishing 4th place overall. Also placing for Team Iowa (White) were Nathan Krueger (Manson NW) who placed 4th at 182 and Tim Buthcher (Manson NW) who won the heavyweight championship going 14-0. ...
Storm Lake 11U finishes second (06/30/16)
In the Esterville Lincoln Central tournament over June 25th-26th, the young Tornadoes squad placed second in the tournment winning three games and only losing one. They were able to defeat Carroll, Spirit Lake and ELC while only bowing to SWAT. Front row: Aiden Phillips, Jake Eddie, Brody Boeckman, Trevor Turner, Sam Dahlhauser. Second row: John Heitman, Andrew Scully, Bennett Smith, Manuel Paul, Hunter DeMey. Coaches Kory DeMey and Jay Dahlhauser. / Photo submitted...

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