High School Sports
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...
Warriors boys finish second at conference meet, girls come in third
POCAHONTAS - A record setting conference meet helped the Alta-Aurelia Warriors finish near the top of the Conference on Saturday. "Eighteen of our 20 runners ran faster [than they did on the same course two weeks ago] some of them improved by more than one minute," said Alta-Aurelia Head Coach Wendell Larson. "The girls finished third behind a very strong Pocahontas and South Central Calhoun team."...
Tripp stays hot, Rebels still fall 23-20
ALBERT CITY - Sioux Central tailback Devin Tripp followed up his record-setting 549-yard, nine score performance against Le Mars Gehlen a week ago with another huge game Friday night against the West Sioux Falcons, running for 329 yards and three-third quarter touchdowns, but it still wasn't enough for the Rebels as they were dealt a difficult district loss 23-20...
Wise man runneth
Cole Wise scores on offense, defense Friday night to lead Newell-Fonda in lopsided win over Woodbine
Powerhouse Heelan shuts out Tornadoes on Senior Night
STORM LAKE - Defending state champs Bishop Heelan showed why they're still the beasts of the district Friday night, dominating field position to cruise to a 62-0 win. A game Storm Lake team that has fought week in and week out completes its district schedule without a win...
Warriors shut out Gehlen Catholic for Senior night victory
ALTA - The Warriors were sniffing one more touchdown on Friday night to send their seniors home with great memories of their last season. However the Gehlen Catholic Jays stopped the Warriors on all four attempts early in the fourth quarter. The lost score didn't matter much for the Warriors. By the time the fourth quarter came along they had already mounted a 35-0 lead and the clock was continuous...
Tornado swimmers set new school records in Spencer
SPENCER-The Tornado swimmers were in a pinked out pool for a rematch of their home meet. The results were very similar, as expected, but the Pink Out event made for a great crowd and several Principals took a plunge in the pink tinted pool-with a little help from some of their students to raise money for fighting breast cancer. It was all in honor of a mother of a Spencer swimmer who is fighting the disease...
Football preview week 8
Playoff chances will be made depending on who wins and loses this week as the season enters the penultimate game
Tornadoes boys finish second at conference meet
All season long the Storm Lake boys cross country team were just waiting to be healthy so they could put together a full meet. It finally happened and it happened at one of the biggest meets of the year for the Tornadoes. They were healthy ran well and put together their first full meet of the year at the Conference Tournament in Emmetsburg...
Alta-Aurelia boys win biggest meet so far
IDA GROVE - History continues to be made by the Alta-Aurelia cross country team in 2014. On Monday the runners in both the boys and girls side made history again. The fourth win of the season for the Alta-Aurelia boys cross country was one of the biggest for morale, but came on one of the slimmest margins so far...
Warriors finish 1-2 in pool play of Twin Lakes Conference tournament
LAKE VIEW - Alta-Aurelia came out strong on Tuesday night getting their pool play out of the way. They played East Sac county to start off the night. East Sac was able to host the tournament being among the top three teams in the conference prior to the conference tournament. During the night they showed why they were able to host a section of play on the night by finishing undefeated...
Panthers open first round of Twin Lakes Conference tournament with losses
Early round struggles doomed the St. Mary's Panthers on Tuesday night as they opened up the Twin Lakes Conference Tournament in Rockwell City. Three matches resulted in six straight losses for the Panthers as they were matched up with several of the Twin Lakes Conference best teams. It started with a match against nearby Newell-Fonda who had beaten the Panthers in an early season game...
Sioux Central sweeps first Twin Lakes Conference round
SIOUX RAPIDS - The first round of the Twin Lakes Conference tournament was an easy for the Lady Rebels. In their two matches they came out on top in both only giving up one set loss. "We came out a little slow tonight but still managed to pick up a couple of wins," said Sioux Central Head Coach Sue Mattson. "These girls are determined to wn and can come from behind to win."...
Storm Lake swimmers take home several firsts in Sioux City
SIOUX CITY-The Storm Lake Girls' swim team had a good meet against a strong Sioux City Metro team last Thursday. In the scoring Metro came out ahead 100 to 65. Storm Lake head coach Jodi Mongan said there were many great races and it was a fun meet...
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. ...
Beavers expected to finish sixth in football
Buena Vista University football team has been selected 6th in the IIAC preseason football poll this year. Defending IIAC Champion Wartburg College comes ranked number one again after a 9-3 season and their first IIAC title since 2010. Coe Colleg and Dubuque University come in tied in second place after Coe College finished 7-3 last season and 4-3 in IIAC play and Dubuque finished 5-5 and also 4-3 in IIAC play. ...
Beaver Volleyball gears up for 2014 campaign
STORM LAKE -- The Buena Vista volleyball team took bid strides forward in 2013 by finishing with 17 wins overall, including its first Iowa Conference victory since 2010. Despite the strong overall record, the team still has its eyes set on clinching a spot into the IIAC Tournament for the first time since 2007...
Beavers men's and women's soccer teams picked 8th in the IIAC
STORM LAKE - The Buena Vista men's soccer team comes out ranked 8th in the IIAC preseason poll for the upcoming season. The Beavers earned just 16 points, which was just two points behind 7th ranked Coe College. The Beavers finished last season with a 5-13 record...
Cyclones face streaking NDSU week 1
As Iowa State gears up for the 2014 football season, here are some notes leading the Cyclones into the season. Iowa State (0-0, 0-0 Big 12) opens the 2014 season vs. FCS opponent North Dakota State (0-0, 0-0 MVC) Saturday afternoon in Jack Trice Stadium. ...
Week one of College football offers intriguing match-ups
The first week of the College Football season has potential to be a very exciting one. According David Fox of athlonsports.com this is why we should or should not watch the big games this week. Week one of the College football season features its fair share of power teams playing other power teams, but we're not quite sure the first week is going to be the most competitive. ...
Buena Vista Volleyball tabbed 6th in IIAC
The Buena Vista Volleyball team was picked to finish sixth in the IIAC this season after a 17-12 season a year ago. The Beavers received 23 points just ahead of Dubuque University and Simpson College who both finished with 22 points. Wartburg College was the leading point getter with 54 points and five first place votes and two second place votes. ...
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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. ...
Swerving in and out of the Forest at Alta Golf and Country Club
EDITORS NOTE: This is part 1 of a 12 part series that will run this fall about Bubba Page and Mark Schafer's golf experience at six golf courses across Buena Vista County. In exchange for a round of golf the two are describing their events, the sights, sounds and fun that they had. This week's golf course is Alta Golf and Country Club.
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