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NEWELL - Early indications of the game were that Guthrie Center (7-2) and Newell-Fonda (7-3) were going to have a shootout on the field Wednesday night. The game showed that early on when the Tigers drove down the field on their first drive and scored a touchdown. Following that the Mustangs answered with their own touchdown...
Mustangs to host Tigers in high powered shootout
Tomorrow night will be the opening round of the playoffs. Something that Newell-Fonda is no stranger to in recent years. Last year they traveled all the way to the semi-finals of the 8-man football playoffs. This year has been different though as it started off a little slow as a new group of football players took the field back in August. The Mustangs lost three straight to start, then won six in a row to propel them to a second place finish in the district...
Mustangs destroy West Harrison 92-19 to secure themselves a home playoff game on Wednesday
Ridge View, Alta-Aurelia both end season Friday
For both the Raptors and the Warriors they needed luck, and most importantly a win on Friday night to make the playoffs. Both teams came short of that goal however. Ridge View lost at home to Western Christian by 10 points, 31-21. The win sank Ridge View to an 1-5 district record and a 4-5 record overall. They finished fifth in their district...
Murphy's Law half ends Tornado season
ALGONA - Anything that can go wrong, will. Murphy's Law was wearing a green jersey Friday night for the last game of the Storm Lake season - one the Tornadoes had desperately wanted to use to end a frustrating campaign on a high note. It was not to be, as previously winless Algona suddenly discovered a high-powered offense it had been missing all year, scoring touchdowns on its first seven straight possessions en route to a 56-14 win, while Storm Lake imploded in the first half with a parade of turnovers plus penalties for over a football field worth of yardage.. ...
Four in a row: Alta-Aurelia boys return to state competition with a fourth straight trip to Ft. Dodge as a team
HOLSTEIN - History has been made all year by the Alta-Aurelia boy's cross country team. On Thursday night part of that history was extended. For a record fourth straight year the boy's cross country team will be going to the state cross country meet that will be held on the first of November. They earned that spot after finishing second at the state qualifying meet that had 29 teams and over 139 runners. Only the top 10 runners as well as the top three teams earned a trip to Fort Dodge...
Demers moves onto state with 9th place
HOLSTEIN - All it took was a run of 17 minutes and 33 seconds for Sioux Central Cross Country member Dalton Demers to qualify for state. To make it to state one of two things had to happen for Demers who had appeared to be sprinting past joggers in most of the northwest Iowa meets this year...
Tornadoes come up empty at state qualifier
CARROLL - Less than a minute separated two cross country runners from the state tournament. Thursday night in Carroll, several 3A schools ran for a chance to make it to Fort Dodge next Saturday. For Storm Lake they came close, but not quite close enough to make a trip east in a week...
Mustangs end St. Mary's season in three sets
NEWELL - It had been over two months since the last time that the Mustangs and Panthers played a best of three match. That game on Aug. 28 proved to be a three set sweep victory for the Mustangs. Tuesday night the Mustangs and Panthers dueled again, but with much bigger consequences in the game...
Warriors open 2A regional tournament with sweep over Woodbury Central
ALTA - Alta-Aurelia's Warriors needed a redemption match after a somehwhat disappointing second half Twin Lakes Conference result. That match came in the opening round of the 2A regional volleyball tournament with a three set sweep over Woodbury Central. All night long the Warriors were able to find ways to get the ball where it needed to go and they were also able to control many points at a time...
Tornadoes offense not enough to overpower Spencer
STORM LAKE - With the fans decked in pink for the annual 'Spike Out Cancer' night at Storm Lake the Tornadoes tried to spike out the visiting Tigers. It was the final game of the regular season for the Tornadoes as they were determined to get their second home win of the season...
Football preview week 9
Three teams battle for playoff contention while two teams hope to send their seniors off with a win in last regular season game
Swimmers set several records, improve ranking in dual Spencer meet
SPENCER-It was a very exciting finish to the regular season for the Tornadoes Swim Team Tuesday night. There were many highlights from a competitive meet. First of all in the team scoring the team won one and lost one dual. They came up short to Spencer again, but by the smallest margin yet this season. The final score was Storm Lake 35 and Spencer 59. The Tornadoes beat Metro for the first time this season by a score of 51 to 43...
Tornadoes host volleyball tournament Saturday
Storm Lake hosted a class 3A volleyball tournament on Saturday morning at Storm Lake high school. Estherville-Lincoln Central was named the champion of the tournament via their win over Spirit Lake in the championship. Storm Lake finished the tournament with an 0-4 record on the day...
Swimmers take home first in Emmetsburg
EMMETSBURG - The Storm Lake HS Girls Swim Team won a dual meet with Algona on Thursday night by a score of 95 to 82. The team had fun with the meet and many people did events they hadn't swam since time trials. Some tried the 200 yard freestyle, and other events, for the first time ever in competition...
Beavers win fourth straight behind balanced attack
When they needed to run, the Beavers handed the ball off to Dylan Barrett who punished the Luther Defense for their pass-stopping nickle defense. When they needed to pass the Beavers let Bobby Brown throw the ball around. On defense, when they needed a stop the big line backers converged on the Luther players and stopped them, or knocked down passes...
Brown becomes BVU's all time career passing touchdown leader
Fifty three times Bobby Brown has tossed a touchdown pass for the Buena Vista Beavers, That is more than any other quarterback that has played for the Beavers at any time. "I'm just happy that we are able to score points and that my hard work is paying off," Brown said after setting the record Saturday afternoon. "It means a lot to me to have the record,"...
On the verge of history
BVU's Bobby Brown stands one touchdown pass away from being the career leader for touchdown passes for the Beavers
Record-setting performance gains Gilland conference, national honors
Ryan Anderson's two interceptions also lands him on conference and national awards list
Second quarter surges BVU past Storm
STORM LAKE - Six times in the second quarter the touchdown was signaled by the IIAC refs on Saturday afternoon. A scoring frenzy in the second quarter led the Beavers past Simpson College with a 38-31 score. Simpson College put their first points on the board at the end of the first quarter on a 12 play drive that ended with just under a minute and a half remaining in the first quarter...
Beavers cut down Warriors
Playing under the lights for the first time under head coach Jay Anderson put an offensive explosion into the Buena Vista football team on Saturday night, as the Beavers went on the road and picked up a convincing 55-28 victory over Waldorf College...
Pioneers flatten Beavers in home opener
On the opening kickoff Beavers receiver Ben Seitz had an opening and the speed for a long return. However as he crossed the 15 yard line his footing slipped out from under him and he fell to the ground. It served to be an omen for the Beavers in their season and home opener against the No. 8 ranked University of Wisconsin - Platteville. All day long the Beavers struggled and eventually succumbed to a 63-3 defeat at the hands of the nationally-ranked Pioneers...
Maher earns honors in first game
STORM LAKE -- Buena Vista freshman forward Caroline Maher wasted little time earning recognition from the Iowa Conference for the first time in her career as she was named the IIAC Women's Soccer Offensive Performer of the Week on Monday night for the period ending, Sunday, August 31...
White to join Beaver Wrestling
STORM LAKE -- Buena Vista first-year head wrestling coach, Jeff Breese, has announced that Sean White has joined his staff as the top assistant coach. He officially began his duties on campus on September 2, 2014. White is no stranger to the Iowa Conference, but returns to the league for the first time in a coaching role. He was a 2010 graduate of Wartburg College and captured an IIAC Tournament title as a senior at 133 pounds before earning the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament...
Bardole named IIAC female Athlete of the Week
STORM LAKE -- The Iowa Conference released its first set of weekly honors for the 2014 season, and the Buena Vista volleyball team swept the recognition following a strong showing to start the year this past weekend. Sophomore outside hitter Maddie Bardole, the reigning Iowa Conference Freshman of the Year, was named the volleyball Offensive Performer of the Week as well as capturing IIAC Female Athlete of the Week accolades. ...
BV soccer victorious in McArthur's coaching debut
After winning his first game as head coach of the Beavers, Buena Vista battled Hamline to a 0-0 finish on Sunday in the annual BVU Classic. Monday it took a matter of just 28 seconds late in the second half, but it was all that the Buena Vista men's soccer team needed on a wet and dreary night inside of J. Leslie Rollins Stadium. The Beavers got two goals during that time frame from sophomore Kwame Antwi to edge visiting Bethany Lutheran, 2-1, on Friday night...
Buena Vista volleyball grabs two wins in St. Louis at Labor Day Classic
ST. LOUIS -- Beuna Vista Volleyball team defeated Fontbonne 3-0 on Sunday in the final day of the Labor Day Classic in St. Louis Missouri, and then fell to Nebraska Wesleyan in their final game of the tournament 3-1. Saturday was another strong showing for the Buena Vista volleyball team, but a day that was nearly one of the best the program has seen in some time. ...
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Start Smart tennis
CommUNITY Education will be offering Start Smart Tennis for children between the ages of 5-7 years old who can attend sessions with a parent or another adult and want to prepare for future organized tennis activities. Start Smart Tennis is a six-session instructional program that helps parents work one-on-one with their children in key fundamental areas: serving, returning and hand-eye coordination...
Tornado Youth wrestling beginning
The Tornado Youth Wrestling program, for boys in 1st-6th grade, is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 4th from 6:30-7:30 pm. The program will be held in the wrestling room at Storm Lake High School where Coach Ben Seaman will teach the kids some basic skills involved in wrestling. ...
Junior Dribblers signups started
Jr. Dribblers, a basketball program for 1st & 2nd graders will begin on Saturday, November 8th at the Storm Lake Middle School. This three week program teaches basic ball handling skills through drills and fun activities. The program will meet on November 8, 15 and 22...
NBA Amateurs Boys Youth Basketball
CommUNITY Education will be offering the NBA Amateurs Youth Basketball Program for boys in grades 3-6. This two week program will be held on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Storm Lake Elementary School Gym starting on Monday, November 3. Mondays and Thursdays practice will be from: 5:30-6:30 p.m. ...
Community Education wraps up Smart Sports sampler
CommUNITY Education offered a Start Smart Sports Sampler from September 4-22 for children between the ages of 3-7. Start Smart Sports Sampler is a six-session instructional program that introduced participants to the following sports: football, basketball, tennis, soccer, golf and baseball with a new sport introduced nightly. ...
K-12 Open Gyms for winter months start
Community Education will be starting its Open Gym schedule for the winter months beginning on Sunday, October 26th. The Elementary Gym will be open Sundays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for students in grades K-4 and families looking for afternoon activities. ...
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