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High School Sports
Alta-Aurelia sweeps Warrior Relays titles (04/28/16)
Alta City Park was the epicenter for area high school track Tuesday night, packed with 13 teams from across the region. Despite cold and windy conditions, a crowd overflowed the stands. The host team Alta-Aurelia would claim the team points title in both boys and girls competition...
SL soccer girls rebound with a shutout victory (04/28/16)
The Storm Lake girls soccer team played back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday, falling 4-0 to Western Christian on the road Monday, and rebounding with an energetic 5-0 performance to beat Sioux Center on the home pitch Tuesday. Western Christian would bang 18 shots at sophomore keeper Kayee Oehler. Storm Lake could muster only five tries on goal. Christian improved to 5-2 with the win...
Warrior soccer falls to 0-3 (04/28/16)
The Alta-Aurelia soccer team, a coed squad playing against boys competition, continues to look for its first win of the season. Unity Christian defeated the Warriors 10-0 Tuesday in Orange City. Following a 14-0 defeat to start the season at the hands of Carroll Kuemper, AA had its best performance last week at Sioux City West in a 4-3 loss. Scoring goals in that game were Jared Laguna, Kevin Laguna and Joel Espinoza, as keeper Joseph Kueny had 13 saves in goal...
SL soccer boys grab pair of shutouts, vault to #4 ranking (04/28/16)
The Storm Lake boys soccer team is back on a winning streak. After suffering its only defeat of the year to ranked Sioux City West in a tournament in which the Tornadoes played three times in a day, the green and white have handed out back to back shutouts against Western Christian and Sioux Center, to run their season mark to 9-1...
SL track teams visit Cherokee Relays (04/28/16)
Both the Storm Lake girls and boys track and field teams finished eighth out of eight teams in the Cherokee Co-Ed Relays Tuesday without any event wins, but each team had some memorable individual performances. Girls team standings: 1. Spencer, 153.5...
SL girls, boys, each get a singles win over Indians (04/28/16)
The Storm Lake girls tennis team took a pair of defeats on back-to-back days from an undefeated Spirit Lake squad. On Monday at Spirit Lake, Storm Lake lost 1-8, with Destiny Syhavong picking up the lone win in the #5 singles match 10-8. Tuesday at Storm Lake, the Indians prevailed 7-2. Monicka Hill pulled off an 11-9 win playing in the #5 singles slot, then teamed with Katrina Chaiyawong in #3 singles for a 10-7 win. Storm Lake, 1-4, hosts winless Spencer today...
Sifuentes wins 1500 for NF girls (04/28/16)
The Newell-Fonda girls track team recorded one first place finish in the Raptor Relays Monday in Holstein. The Mustangs finished 5th. Kendra Sifuentes won the 1500 in 5:40.38. Mallory Sievers was second in shot put at 33'10". Erin Gerke had a pair of third place finishes in the 100 and 200 meters...
SL girls score 10 'bests' in ELC meet (04/28/16)
The Storm Lake girls finished fifth of the five teams competing in Class A at the Estherville Lincoln Central Invitational Friday. Here is the team scoring: 1. Spencer 186.50 2. Spirit Lake 117 3. Estherville-LC 109 4. Forest City 80.5 5. Storm Lake 75...
Rebels girls are golden at ELC (04/28/16)
The Sioux Central track girls won their class in the ELC Invitational meet Friday in Estherville by a narrow 2-point margin. The Rebels gobbled up eight golds and six silvers, including a sweep of the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes. Team scores: Sioux Central 157...
Six area athletes at Drake (04/28/16)
The area will be well represented this week in the prestigious Drake Relays. From Storm Lake, senior Nathan Carlson has qualified in both shot put and discus.From Newell-Fonda, senior Mason Scheidegger will compete in both shot put and discus. From Sioux Central, Kenzie Keune will compete in her third Relays, in the 100 hurdles, and will be joined in the 4x100 relay by Darma Tripp, Danielle Boettcher and Erin Strohmeyer...
Scheidegger doubles up at Blackhawk Relays (04/28/16)
The Newell-Fonda boys track team finished third out of seven teams in the 26th annual Hinton Blackhawk Boys Relays Thursday, with 74 team points. Akron-Westfield won the team title with 107. Drake-bound Mason Scheidegger grabbed 20 points for his team by finishing first in the discus at 143'05" - winning by more than 24 feet, and first in the shot put at 51'01.5", to win by over 12 feet. Coltin Schachtner-Kramer was second in discus and Sam Pitstick third in shot...
Area teams see strong performances at Poky (04/28/16)
The Storm Lake track and field boys placed sixth out of six class A teams at the Pocahontas Relays Friday, missing several of its usual competitors. Sioux Central placed second and won four events while Newell-Fonda was fifth out of six with two event wins in class C...
Frosh trio step up for Alta-Aurelia boys (04/28/16)
The Alta-Aurelia boys track team finished second at the Pocahontas Relays Friday with 95 team points. Highlights for the Warriors included: Nathan Pearson won the 400 meters in 52.06 and was second in the 800 meters at 2:02.68. Bryce Radke won the 400 low hurles in 59.21...
Storm Lake boys soccer shuts out solid MOC (04/26/16)
The Storm Lake boys soccer team remained undefeated on the season, shutting out MOC-Floyd Valley 3-0 on the road Friday night. MOC promised to be a handful on their home field, coming in at 5-1, and having given up only four goals for the season to date...
Late MOC surge nips Storm Lake soccer girls 2-1 (04/26/16)
The Storm Lake girls soccer team lost a heartbreaker Friday night on the home field, 2-1 at the hands of an MOC-Floyd Valley team that came in at just 2-4. In a physical contest with frequent collisions, the two teams battled to a scoreless standstill in the first half, and it seemed as if the second would go the same route. Each team was able to penetrate at times for good looks on goal, but couldn't find the net...
College Sports
BVU bats sing in sweep of Kohawks, sew up solid seed (04/28/16)
The Buena Vista baseball team pounded out 34 hits, including six home runs, as it powered its way to a doubleheader sweep at Coe College on Tuesday afternoon, 13-1 and 12-10. The Beavs the season sweep of the Kohawks. Buena Vista improves to 24-8 overall (15-5 IIAC). ...
BV wins 1, but Simpson spoils last home game (04/28/16)
Buena Vista rallied twice in the final two innings of Saturday afternoon's opener before finally hanging on to a thrilling 6-5 victory over visiting Dubuque. The Spartans, however, handed BVU just its second home loss of the year in the home and series finale by winning 4-0 in game two...
BVU softball grabs 20th win in weekend split with Duhawks (04/28/16)
For the first time since 2001, the Buena Vista softball team has reached 20 wins in a season, and the Beavers did it in dramatic fashion by scoring five times in the seventh inning of game one en route to an 8-5 victory Saturday. The Duhawks salvaged the split by taking game two, 6-3...
Beaver men's track posts personal bests during Red Raider Open (04/28/16)
The Buena Vista men's outdoor track and field team continued its spring schedule on Saturday at the Red Raider Open hosted by Northwestern College in Orange City, and despite a stiff breeze was still able to post a handful of season-best finishes. Moussa Kuyateh placed third in a fast 100 meter dash final in a season-best time of 10.78 seconds. He continunes to rank second in the IIAC during the outdoor season. He was seventh in the 200 (22.41) but was less than a second out of the top-four...
Women claim a pair of titles at Red Raider meet (04/28/16)
It was another successful weekend for several of the Buena Vista women's outdoor track and field athletes as the Beavers competed in the Red Raider Open, hosted by Northwestern College in Orange City on Friday and Saturday. Mallory Spear took the title in the 200 meter dash by running a personal-best time of 25.52 seconds. ...
Bral climbs ICAA leaderboard (04/28/16)
Buena Vista senior John Bral bounced back nicely after a tough opening round 82 on Friday to card a three-over 75 on Saturday during second round action of the Iowa Conference Championships from Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. Former Storm Lake prep Bral, who was tied for 25th after Friday's round, moves up to 15th at the midway point and is just three strokes out of the top-10...
BV wins first two in series with Simpson (04/26/16)
The Buena Vista baseball team began its final homestand of the season Friday afternoon by taking the first two games of the four-game series by scores of 4-3 and 5-3. BVU got solid starting pitching in both games, including a complete-game effort by senior Justin Lange in the opener. Making his final career home start, the southpaw scattered seven hits, striking out three and walking only one...
IIAC Softball Position Player of the Week (04/26/16)
Buena Vista sophomore Keely Bycroft was named the IIAC Softball Position Player of the Week. The first baseman/designated player record nine hits in 18 at-bats for the week to run a hit streak to eight games. She was instrumental during BVU's first sweep of Central since 1996 by going 4-for-7 at the dish with before blasting a pair of solo home runs against second-ranked Luther College on Saturday. ...
BV women in wild split with Simpson (04/21/16)
Buena Vista scored six times in the seventh inning of game one to overcome a 2-1 deficit to win 7-2, but after rallying back from a 3-0 deficit in game two, the Beavers saw Simpson score three times in the ninth inning to stun them, 6-5. Trailing 2-1 heading to its last at-bat in game one, ReAnn Cappel came through in the clutch with a bases loaded, one out double to left center to give BVU the lead back at 3-2. ...
Alta's Marshall named Player of the Week (04/21/16)
Neil Marshall, Buena Vista University, has been named the Iowa Conference Baseball Position Player of the Week. The senior second-baseman from Alta-Aurelia hit .500 (11-22) for the week with 13 RBI, 11 runs, six doubles, and slugged 1.000. He extended a hitting streak to 18 games and has reached base in 25 of 26 games in 2016...
Beavers sweep Dutch, Wessels hits milestone (04/19/16)
Senior Brandon Wessels had three hits in Buena Vista's 7-2 game win over Central, and in the process, became the third player in school history to reach 200 in his career. The Beavers also went on to win game two, 16-9, to complete the doubleheader sweep and take 3-of-4 in the series...
Stingy #2 Luther holds off BVU women twice (04/19/16)
In a match-up of the top-two teams in the Iowa Conference standings, the Buena Vista softball hang tough all day against second-ranked Luther College, but in the end it was the Norse escaping with the sweep by scores of 2-1 and 5-1. The Norse entered the day having posted six straight shutouts and had outscored their first two IIAC opponents by a combined scored of 32-0. ...
15,000 attend Iowa State spring game, but few fireworks on offense (04/19/16)
AMES -- Iowa State ushered in the Matt Campbell era Saturday afternoon with the Cyclone Gridiron Club Spring Game at Jack Trice Stadium. The Cardinal team used a fourth-quarter touchdown to defeat the Gold team, 10-6, in front of one of the largest crowds to watch an Iowa State spring game (15,089)...
Buena Vista baseball splits with Central in Friday DH (04/18/16)
The bats were alive and well during Friday night's series opener against visiting Central College as BVU erupted for an 11-2 victory, but were held in check during game two as the Dutch hung on for a narrow 7-6 decision. Kendall Candor launched his third home run in as many games, while Tanner Truesdell matched Bennett Mann for the team lead with his fifth of the year, to help spark the scoring for BVU in game one...
BVU women sweep Dutch, split with Kohawks (04/14/16)
The Buena Vista softball women played four home games in two days this week, earning their first sweep of Central since 1996 last night, after splitting with Coe Tuesday. In game one Wednesday, the Beavers played longball for a 9-0 win in five innings over the Dutch. Jenna Falline got the win, allowing four hits and striking out four. Marissa Schmidt drove in four runs with a double and a first-inning homer, and Ashley Gibbs went yard with a solo shot...
BVU baseball grabs a pair from Coe, sprints into 2nd spot in IIAC (04/14/16)
Buena Vista outlasted visiting Coe College in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader by scoring twice in the sixth inning to win 10-9. It was all Beavers in the nightcap, as BVU scored four times in the seventh inning to win 11-1 (seven innings). Brandon Wessels and Tanner Truesdell hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning of the opener to give the Beavers an early 2-0 lead. ...
Bramhall is IIAC softball player of the week (04/14/16)
The IIAC Conference has honored Jeanne Bramhall of Buena Vista University as Softball Position Player of the Week. The sophomore third bagger from Papillion, Neb. was a one-woman wrecking crew. She hit .417 and had a .917 slugging percentage as Buena Vista went 4-0 on the week, and homered in each game of the double header sweep of Wartburg. She's the first BV player to win the honor since 2014...
BV softball opens IIAC play with sweep of Wartburg (04/12/16)
The Buena Vista University softball team ran its overall win streak to four games on Saturday after completing a doubleheader sweep at Wartburg College to begin the Iowa Conference schedule. The Beavers scored a pair of late runs in the opener to win 4-2 before cruising to a lopsided 14-1 (5 inning) triumph in game two...
Wartburg takes 3 of 4 from BV to cement IIAC lead (04/12/16)
After falling twice to Wartburg on Saturday afternoon, the Buena Vista baseball team bounced back for a strong 6-2 win in the first game of Sunday's twinbill, but suffered a tough 5-1 setback in the finale. Tanner Truesdell and Bennett Mann each recorded RBI singles in the top of the first inning to give the Beavers a quick 2-0 lead in game one. Wartburg, however, tied things right back up in the home half, and that's the way things stood until the sixth...
Onken earns honors (04/07/16)
BV senior relief pitcher Wes Onken has has earned Iowa Conference Pitcher of the Week accolades for the first time in his career. Onken made a pair of appearances during BVU's four-game sweep of Loras to begin the IIAC schedule, recording saves on back-to-back days - one coming on a single pitch Sunday...
Surging BVU baseball climbing the national polls (04/07/16)
Following its four-game weekend series sweep at home of Loras College, the Buena Vista baseball team continues to move up in the latest national polls. The Beavers (13-3, 4-0 IIAC) have won eight staight games and are now ranked 20th in the d3baseball.com poll while sitting 18th in the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association)...
Track women win 3 Last Minute titles (04/07/16)
The Buena Vista women's outdoor track and field team had a solid start to their outdoor season on Sunday by taking part in the Last Minute Invite, hosted by Coe College. The Beavers landed three individual champions and took third overall as a team...
Men's track and field posts several top-3 finishes at Last Minute Invite (04/07/16)
The Buena Vista men's outdoor track and field team got its outdoor schedule off and running on Sunday by taking part in the Last Minute Invite in Cedar Rapids, hosted by Coe College. Freshman Moussa Kuyateh was the team's lone individual champion, as he followed up his win in the IIAC Indoor Championship 60m dash by claiming the 100m dash in his first collegiate outdoor race. ...
#25 Beavers sweep Duhawks in 4 games (04/05/16)
The 25th-ranked Buena Vista baseball team finished off the opening weekend of the Iowa Conference schedule in a dominating way by pounding out 24 hits on Sunday, as the Beavers completed the four-game weekend sweep over visiting Loras College 7-4 and 6-4...
Kerkhoff chosen IIAC wrestling Freshman of the Year (03/31/16)
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its end-of-the-year major award winners on Wednesday morning, and Buena Vista's Brad Kerkhoff has been tabbed the IIAC Freshman of the Year. This marks the second straight season that a Beaver wrestlers has captured the award. Nashid Barrow took home the honors in 2014-15...
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Storm Lake shooting team gets meet season off to a hot start (04/18/16)
The Storm Lake Trap Team has started the season off with great success despite challenging weather conditions. At the Schaller meet on April 9th, Will Hurd earned high individual of the meet in the senior division shooting 47/50 targets. His brother, Chase, was second in intermediates with 43/50...
Community Sports
Storm Lake trapshooters top 25-squad field at Harlan meet (04/26/16)
The Storm Lake Trapshooters Senior Varsity won the Harlan FFA Chapter Trap Meet coming out on top against 25 other squads on April 16th. The team shot a 221 followed by Harlan FFA with a 208. For Storm Lake, Dayne Crouch placed 2nd overall as an individual with a 48. To round out the team score Will Hurd shot 47, Joy Bral 43, Blake Lamoureux 42, and Carson Cole 41. In the Intermediate Division, top scorer for Storm Lake was Garrett Bauer placing 16th with 34/50...
Special Olympians shine in regional meet (04/26/16)
Area Special Olympics competition for track and field was held recently at Dodger Stadium in Fort Dodge. Seven Storm Lake Community School athletes competed against others in their age division and ability. Those winning first place ribbons will advance to the State Summer Games at Iowa State University in Ames May 19-21. Here are the results:...
Storm Lake United Golf outing set for June 17 (04/26/16)
Grab your golf clubs and get ready for the annual Storm Lake United Golf Outing on Friday, June 17th at Lake Creek Country Club. This year 18 businesses will be at each hole with food, fun games, and door prizes! In addition, you won't want to miss out on flight prizes. ...
CommUNITY Ed Beginner Ball (04/19/16)
CommUNITY Education will be offering Beginner Ball, an instructional T-Ball program for children 5 and 6 years old. Beginner Ball is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 30. Skills will be taught from 11 a.m. until noon on four Saturday mornings -- April 30, May 7th, May 14th, and May 21st. ...
Recreation Sports (04/18/16)
Congratulations, Zimmy's! CommUNITY Education offered a Women's Volleyball League this winter/spring where 11 teams competed during a 12-week regular season schedule. They then ended the season with a tournament the following two weeks based on the records of the teams through the regular season. ...
Recreation Sports (04/05/16)
Results from Storm Lake Community Education Women's Volleyball League: Zimmy's 2 Friends 2, Margs 2 Ball Busters 2, Zimmy's 2 Dat Ace Tho 2, Mustang Mommas 2 Sports Rehab 2, Mustang Mommas 2 BDFS 2, Mustang Mommas 2 Sports Rehab 2 Standings 1. Zimmy's 22-0 2. Sports Rehab 17-5 3. BDFS 16-6 4. Ball Busters 14-8 5. Bumping Uglies 13-9 6 (tie). Margs 12-10 and Mustang Mommas 12-10 8. Dat Ace Tho 7-15 9. Eden Prairie Family Farms 4-18 10. Explosion 2-20 and Friends 2-20...

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