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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015


High School Sports
Mustangs continue mid-season streak (01/26/15)
GOWRIE - Two games on Friday resulted in two wins on Friday for the Newell-Fonda Mustangs. The wins over Southeast Valley were just the latest in a mid season streak that has taken the Twin Lakes Conference by storm and propelled the once struggling Newell-Fonda teams to the top of the leader boards...
Raptors lay down law to Lawton-Bronson (01/26/15)
HOLSTEIN - If it wasn't for the third quarter on Friday night both the boys and girls teams for Ridge View wouldn't have a win. Luckily for both teams the third quarter is a mandatory part of the game, and it helped Ridge View secure two important victories on Friday night...
Travels bury Tornado boys against ELC (01/26/15)
STORM LAKE - Some say that the foul of traveling is never called anymore in the game of basketball. On Friday night, though, some were almost pleading with the referees to stop calling traveling. The Estherville-Lincoln Central game against Storm Lake game was a travel fest. In the end the Midgets held onto the ball more as they also held onto a 58-41 win...
Short handed Warriors fall to East Sac (01/26/15)
SAC CITY - Any game on the road is going to be a challenge. When a game is on the road and the two offensive stars for one team have been sidelined for various reasons then games become almost impossible to win. For Alta-Aurelia that was what they had to face on Friday night as they traveled to East Sac to play a scrappy Raider team. The Warriors made the trip with two of their offensive powerhouses, junior Josh McCormick and senior Ross Friedrich staying home...
Giant second quarter lifts Midgets past Tornadoes (01/26/15)
STORM LAKE - If all else would have been equal then Storm Lake would have been in a close game on Friday night. However for one fourth of the game everything went right for Estherville - Lincoln Central. A 21-6 run in the second quarter helped the Midgets get the win over Storm Lake 46-29 in Friday night's game. Besides that second quarter the Tornadoes were only out scored by two points in the rest of the game...
Warriors come up just short against East Sac (01/26/15)
SAC CITY - Despite playing a close game all night long, the Alta-Aurelia Warriors could not close the gap against East Sac on Friday. The Raiders won the game 57-50 to drop the Warriors to 4-3 overall in Twin Lakes Conference play. "We played a great game tonight, but just came up a little short," said Brian Christiansen, head coach for the Alta-Aurelia Warriors. ...
St. Mary's comes home empty from Manson (01/26/15)
MANSON - Both the boys and girls teams struggled against Manson-Northwest Webster on Friday night for the St. Mary's Panthers. In the girls game the No. 10 ranked Manson-Northwest Webster team were in control of the game from the beginning as they handed the Panthers a 62-20 loss...
Trading a helmet for a headset (01/22/15)
Former Storm Lake High School football standout, Logan Masters gets promotion at Wayne State
Rivalry renewed (01/22/15)
STORM LAKE - If there is any rivalry in the Twin Lakes Conference that is bigger than St. Mary's and Newell-Fonda in boys basketball it hasn't shown itself lately. The battle of Highway 71 has had many great bouts in the long history. On Tuesday night the two teams showed a glimpse of what makes the Panthers Mustangs battle one of the hottest tickets in Northwest Iowa...
Height disadvantage (01/22/15)
Spirit Lake pulls away in second half through use of height in Tuesday night's game
Newell-Fonda girls win with pressure over St. Mary's (01/22/15)
STORM LAKE - There was no shortage of assists in the game on Tuesday night between Newell-Fonda and St. Mary's. More time was probably spent passing the ball than dribbling it down the court, but that was the game plan for the coaches. At one point in the game it was so focused on passes that Newell-Fonda player Maddi Morenz gave herself an assist an a pass while making a shot...
Storm Lake girls no match for Spirit Lake defense (01/22/15)
STORM LAKE - Storm Lake struggled for points as they played their second top-ten ranked Lakes Conference opponent in a row. Tuesday night the Tornadoes girls hosted the Spirt Lake team that is ranked No. 4 in the most recent IGHSAU poll. For the Indians they had no problems holding onto that ranking with a 60-14 victory...
Titans best Warriors (01/22/15)
GRAETTINGER - Alta-Aurelia had to play G-T/R-A on Tuesday without their leading scorer, Ross Friedrich who missed the game due to an illness. His pressence was missed in the stating lineup as the Titans were to pull away in the final quarter to take the 70-52 win...
Ridge View boys beat River Valley (01/22/15)
HOLSTEIN - All the Raptors boys basketball team had to do on Tuesday evening was survive the first quarter. The 11 points that River Valley put up in the first quarter were the best offensive effort that they had on Tuesday as the Raptors were able to win the game 70-36...
Three firsts earned for Alta-Aurelia wrestling this weekend (01/21/15)
Two meets in two days was how the wrestlers for Alta-Aurelia ended their weekend. It started first with a dual against East Sac and G-T/R-A last Thursday. On Saturday the team returned to Graettinger where they participated in the Twin Lakes Conference tournament...
College Sports
Capturing first (01/19/15)
STORM LAKE - Down by 14 early, it seemed like the preseason favorites to win the IIAC conference might be destined for a .500 start in the conference that they were supposed to win. Buena Vista was down, but definitely not out of the game against Dubuque on Saturday afternoon inside of Siebens Fieldhouse...
Beavers fall to Dubuque in overtime (01/19/15)
The Buena Vista women's basketball team fought all the way back to force overtime against the University of Dubuque on Saturday night, but it was the Spartans pulling away late in the extra period to hand the Beavers a heartbreaking 82-73 setback. BVU trailed by 70-67 with just over five seconds left in regulation. ...
Kohawks fight off Beaver comeback (01/16/15)
STORM LAKE - At one point in the game it seemed like the Kohawks were soaring to an easy victory only the Beavers of Buena Vista weren't done yet. In the end though, it was Coe College that held onto the lead and their sixth straight victory with an 82-68 victory...
Beaver men clip Coe in IIAC home opener (01/16/15)
Nick Clark came alive with over twenty points in the Conference opener for Buena Vista as the Beavers found just enough to best Coe at home Wednesday night. Despite leading for most of the game Buena Vista was able to hold off Coe's run at the lead to hang on to a 69-60 victory, their second IIAC conference win in three games...
Sports Illustrated Headlines
ESPN NFL Headlines
  • Carroll: Sherman comments just his opinion
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday the team celebrates its players' "uniqueness," and that cornerback Richard Sherman was simply expressing an opinion about the relationship between Patriots owner Robert Kraft and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
  • Kraft expects apology if NFL can't find culprit
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a surprise appearance at the team's opening news conference of Super Bowl XLIX, saying the NFL owed them an apology if its investigation over deflated footballs doesn't uncover wrongdoing.
  • Kraft expects apology if NFL can't find culprit
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a surprise appearance at the team's opening news conference of Super Bowl XLIX, saying the NFL owed them an apology if its investigation over deflated footballs doesn't uncover wrongdoing.
  • Browner's targeting plans sadden Seahawks
    Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was disappointed to hear that former teammate Brandon Browner said he will tell his New England Patriots teammates to try to hurt injured Seahawks Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman during the Super Bowl.
  • Belichick sidesteps 'Deflategate' questions
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick may have tried to leave the controversy about under-inflated footballs back in Massachusetts, but when the team arrived in Arizona Monday afternoon Belichick found the issue waiting for him.
Summer Sports Preview
Hunter Education class offered (01/15/15)
Hunter education is a mandatory program for anyone born after January 1, 1972 and is designed to introduce students to several lifelong skills that are important to the many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. ...
Community Sports
Storm Lake walking club ongoing through March (01/08/15)
The Community Education Walking Program is still available so take advantage of having somewhere to walk without having to deal with the cold weather. Walking hours at the Storm Lake Middle School are school days 6:30-7:15 a.m. and 4:00-6:30 p.m. Don't let the winter weather keep you from getting a little exercise in!...

ESPN Headlines
  • No. 15 Iowa State holds off No. 19 Texas
    Georges Niang scored 19 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones had 18 and 15th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 19 Texas 89-86 on Monday night.
  • Berdych ousts No. 3 Nadal in Aussie quarters
    Tomas Berdych showed Rafael Nadal the door Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, beating him in straight sets for the Czech's first win over the Spaniard in 18 matches dating to 2007.
  • Report: Curry highlights 3-point contestants
    The Golden State Warriors' backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson highlight a group of five players who plan to participate in next month's All-Star 3-point contest, Yahoo! Sports has reported.
  • Carroll: Sherman comments just his opinion
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday the team celebrates its players' "uniqueness," and that cornerback Richard Sherman was simply expressing an opinion about the relationship between Patriots owner Robert Kraft and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
  • Warriors unveil special Chinese New Year unis
    The Golden State Warriors announced on Monday that the team would wear a special Chinese New Year uniform.
ESPN College Football
  • Ex-Vandy player: Drunk, don't recall assault
    The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players began wrapping up Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that video evidence and photographs taken of the crime would be enough to convict them on most of the charges.
  • UCF builds beach club inside football stadium
    Can't decide between the beach and a football game? Now fans of UCF don't have to choose.
  • NDSU extends Klieman through 2021 season
    North Dakota State coach Chris Klieman has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Bison at least through the 2021 season, school officials announced Monday.
  • Arkansas' Long re-elected as CFP chairman
    Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long was unanimously re-elected as the chairman of the College Football Playoff's 12-member selection committee, the playoff announced Monday.
  • CFP officials won't budge on semis, title dates
    Officials from the College Football Playoff are standing firm behind their original dates for future semifinals and national championship games in spite of a report that officials from ESPN and the NFL would like to see the dates changed.
Major League Baseball News
ESPN Auto Racing News
  • Kyle Busch miffed at being mistaken for Kurt
    Kyle Busch said Monday he has not gotten involved in his older brother's personal issues and is disappointed he has been mistaken for Kurt in coverage of assault allegations against the 2004 NASCAR champion.
  • NASCAR to leave Chase unchanged in 2015
    NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France says is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.
  • Door-To-Door: Memories of Gordon
    Jeff Gordon has been such a big part of NASCAR -- and if you're around the sport, a big part of your life -- that his announcing he's racing his final full Cup season, brings in a flood of memories.
  • Oreovicz: NASCAR gears up for annual media frenzy
    Thirsty for more NASCAR news after two months of relative inactivity? No worries. Next week's media tour in Charlotte is certain to produce storylines aplenty.
  • Daytona extends deal with Rolex as sponsor
    Daytona International Speedway has extended its partnership with Rolex as the title sponsor for the annual 24-hour endurance race at the famed track.