High School Sports
Prep Football Roundup
Alta-Aurelia hangs on against Ridge View AURELIA - The Warriors of Alta-Aurelia were able to hang on against the Raptors of Ridge View on Friday night, winning 27-19. Both teams began the game with opening drive touchdowns. Ridge View began by striking fast after a huge play that saw a double reverse pass getting the Raptors downfield before it was capped off by a short yardage score by sophomore Jake Kliegl for a 6-0 lead...
Storm Lake grabs Battle Ax in 39-14 win
STORM LAKE - A packed Storm Lake football crowd for week one of the new season blasted its share of noise, but the Tornadoes were setting off some fireworks of their own. The green and white dominated the first half, rolling to a 26-8 lead, with the Braves only getting on the scoreboard on the last play of the second quarter...
Week One high school football preview
Alta-Aurelia welcomes Ridge View in rematch On Friday night, the Warriors of Alta-Aurelia, 2-7 last year, will host the Raptors of Ridge View, 8-3, in a rematch of last year's contest that saw the Raptors take an 18-0 decision. Both squads will look different this season as Alta-Aurelia will be replacing key cogs on their offense. They will be breaking in a new quarterback, and a new running back as well...
High School Volleyball
Warriors start season off right with a win ALTA - On Tuesday night, Alta-Aurelia welcomed OA-BCIG to the court and walked away with a 3-0 win, taking the sets 25-13, 25-16 and 25-14. Junior Lauren Rohwer led the way with 14 kills for the Warriors. Rohwer also went 12-14 on her serve success with two aces. Junior Erin Lockin had nine kills to go along with a 14-15 rate on her serves. Sophomore Annika Patton had 24 assists for the Warriors as well as having a perfect serve rating going 8-8...
Storm Lake football learns from Fort Dodge scrimmage, prepares for Cherokee on Friday
On a rainy Friday night, the Storm Lake Tornadoes traveled to Fort Dodge to go against the Fort Dodge Dodgers for a scrimmage. It was an early test for the Tornadoes, who according to head coach Rudy Wieck, went well. "We learned a lot, and we stayed healthy," he said...
New baseball league starting in Storm Lake area
There is a new fall baseball league in Iowa and it is right in the Storm Lake area. The Iowa Fall Baseball League is starting next month and is headed by Alta's Scotty Price. The Iowa Fall Baseball League wasn't created for competitive reasons, rather it gives 8th through 12th baseball players the chance to develop more...
Alta-Aurelia baseball player earns All-State honors
Junior Jordan Wendel has been named to the 2-A first team of the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. On the season, Jordan had 26 hits with six doubles, three triples, six home runs and 21 RBIs. His six home runs tied him for third in 2-A. He also had a fielding rate of .982...
Ridge View baseball awards
The awards and all conference honors for the Ridge View baseball team have been announced. The varsity pitching MVP was senior Alex Pinkhinke. The varsity offensive MVP was senior Grant Anderson. The varsity defensive MVP was senior Colt Wandry. Anderson and fellow senior Kyle Schiernbeck were named to the first team of the Western Valley Conference. Senior Peyton Boyle and Pinkhinke were both named to the second team. Senior Joe Kenny and Wandry were both named as honorable mentions...
Twin Lakes All-Conference announced for softball
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Buena Vista football players excited for season to begin
With the Beaver football season less than two weeks away, the players are still going through practice with the intention of getting completely ready for their first contest. Last year's 1-9 record is in the rear view for some of the players this season for the Beavers. Fifth year wide receiver, senior Jalen Henningsen, former Alta-Aurelia standout, is looking forward to the chance of another year in the Beaver uniform...
Beaver Football looks to rebound
For the last 10 years, Jay Anderson has patrolled the sideline for the Buena Vista football program. He's been there for the past 19 years in some capacity. Anderson joined the coaching staff as a graduate assistant before moving on to be a defensive backs coach and offensive coordinator...
Sioux Central standout headed to Northwestern
Kenzie Kuene, a former Sioux Central multisport standout, is beginning to settle in at Northwestern in Orange City. Kuene will be going on an athletic scholarship for volleyball and track. She determined after her visit in October that she wanted to go there. "It was perfect and I loved it," she said...
Iowa expecting big things from linebacker Josey Jewell
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Cornerback Desmond King, the only Jim Thorpe Award winner to return for another season, grabs most of the spotlight on Iowa's defense. The Hawkeyes have another potential star in linebacker Josey Jewell, an unheralded recruit who has blossomed into one of the top leaders and playmakers...
Buena Vista Women's Soccer look to change the culture
Sheena VanRoekel will begin her third season on the sideline this year for the Buena Vista women's soccer team. Her message in her first two years has been a simple one that will translate into year three, change the culture. Last year, the Beavers went 3-13 and dropped their last seven contests. Despite the signs of progress not showing up on the scoreboard, there is some optimistic air surrounding the program. "We have nine players coming back from last season," VanRoekel said...
BVU Men's Soccer looks to improve
Ben McArthur led Buena Vista to a 5-12 record last season which improved their record the season before by a win. In year three of his tenure, Coach McArthur looks to have his team reach higher than the previous two years. A total of seven starters are back from the previous year, five of which were hurt at some point. ...
D-III All-Stars in Brazil
From July 19th through the 28th, Buena Vista's Men's Basketball coach Brian Van Haaften led a team of Division III All-Stars through Brazil. Two members of BVU's basketball team were selected, soon to be senior Kennedy Dray and recently graduated Nick Clark...
Storm Lake record holder headed to Iowa State
Former Tornado swimming standout and Galva native Keely Soellner will be continuing her swimming career at Iowa State. Soellner attended high school at Ridge View where they did not have a swim team. During her freshman year, Soellner saw a flyer advertising that Storm Lake offered swimming as a sport. Soellner said she always loved the water and decided to go out for it...
BVU's new AD excited for fall sports
In June, Jack Dunholm was named the new athletic director for Buena Vista University. Dunholm had previously been at Valley City State University in North Dakota, a NAIA school, for the past six years where he guided the Vikings in the North Star Athletic Association...
Buena Vista Football outing on Friday at Lake Creek
STORM LAKE - On Friday, the alumni of Buena Vista along with current staff members including those on the football program, got together to play golf at Lake Creek Golf Course. Dinner was served in the late afternoon following the golf.
Local girls form basketball teams to compete at Iowa Games
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
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
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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Football: Not just for boys
Alexis Meyer is a 10 year old girl who is in her second year of playing for the Alta-Aurelia CyDogs. This is her second year of playing full pad tackle football with other children, all of them boys. On a constant basis she is told by them she should quit because she is a girl...
BRIGHTSIDE LOUNGE CHARITY GOLF TOURNEY ON TAP
The Brightside Lounge annual charity golf tournament is slated for Saturday, August 27, 2016. The three person best shot format will take place at the Cherokee Golf Course. Entry fee is $90 per team, with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. All money raised goes to designated charities. This year's benefactors are: Needy Children's Auction, Puppy Jake Foundation (they provide dogs to veterans with PTSD), and the Cherokee Veteran's Freedom Rock. Last year over $1400 was raised during the event...
Storm Lake alumni in Rio
CRAIG SHULTZ Sports Editor Storm Lake native, Aaron Brock, has been prepping for these past few weeks over the last 12 years. Brock is a certified athletic trainer for the U.S. Men's Volleyball National Team, and has been in Rio for the last two weeks during the Olympics...
2016 Northwest Iowa Amateur Golf Results
SPENCER - Over last weekend, the NW Iowa Amateur tournament was held. Justin Kraft of Lake View, Iowa, won the event and shot under par for all four rounds, going -13 through his four days. His third day score of 64 helped to propel him to victory. Coming in second was Jon Olson of Ankeny, Iowa who started out strong on the first day shooting a 63, and ending the weekend at -11. Three men from Storm Lake failed to qualify after the first two rounds. Chris Buhr from Alta went +14 in three rounds...
Kids Night held at BV Raceway
ALTA - Wednesday night at the Buena Vista Raceway was Kids Night. During intermission, children 10 and younger took part in a nickel toss. They also got to ride in some of the cars during the parade laps during the night. A thank you to the sponsors for this past week; Rod Olson, Jim's Sewer Service of Cherokee, Terry Gransow and Team Advocate for helping make Kids Night a success...
Storm Lake man spends decade on the track
Justin Nehring has been a life long resident in Storm Lake. If you were to ask him what he loves to do, it would be a simple response. Race. Nehring has been flying around race tracks for the past 10 years throughout the state of Iowa. Being a race fan since he was a kid, getting behind the wheel of a car was an easy decision to make for Nehring when a friend of his dropped off a car...
2016 COED Adult Volleyball League
CommUNITY Education will be offering its annual COED Adult Volleyball League once again this fall. Games will be played every Wednesday night with the first games of the season starting September 14th and running 12 weeks with a season ending tournament. ...
Kiwanis Triathlon held on Saturday
STORM LAKE - On Saturday morning the annual Storm the Lake triathlon took place. The event was sponsored by the Hy-Noon Kiwanis in Storm Lake. Ryan Marzen finished first overall with a time of 1:01:00. Kevin Mitchell placed second overall with a time of 1:02:24. The first woman to finish was BrieAnn McKenna who did it in 1:17:12. Christopher Shima finished first in the 19 and under group with a time of 1:19:01...
2016 Adult Men's Flag Football League
Football season is just around the corner and to kick off the fall sports season, CommUNITY Education will be offering an Adult Men's Flag Football League. Games will be played every Thursday with the first games of the season starting September 1st and running for six weeks with a season ending tournament the last week...
Rally 4 Veterans golf event planned
Iowans make a diligent effort to support our veterans. The Buena Vista Co. Chapter of Rally-4-Veterans has organized a fun and easy way to participate in a fund-raising effort to help purchase a service dog for an Iowa veteran and possibly help send a Buena Vista county veteran on the Honor Flight...
Faith and Frisbees
Over 600 adult and youth have spent the week in Storm Lake attending Presbyterian Synod School on the Buena Vista University campus, themed "Connecting With Jesus in an Over-Connected World." After attending challenging classes all day, some of the participants have chosen to take part in "Extreme Sport Afternoon" events. ...
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