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High School Softball (06/30/16)
Storm Lake plays hard, but falls to Spirit Lake On Monday night in Storm Lake, the Tornadoes gave a spirited effort against Spirit Lake but dropped a 6-2 decision. The game remained scoreless for the first three innings until the top of the fourth when Spirit Lake scored twice. ...
High School Baseball (06/30/16)
Storm Lake falters against Spirit Lake On Monday night in Storm Lake, the Tornadoes fell to Spirit Lake 13-3. Spirit Lake jumped out an early 3-0 lead after the first two and a half innings. The Tornadoes were able to tie the game up in the bottom of the third 3-3. ...
High School Baseball (06/28/16)
Ridge View tripped up by Woodbury Central On Friday night, the Raptors battled with WC but came up with the loss 7-4. WC got started in the first scoring three to take the early lead and never gave up it. RV scored twice in the first to close the early gap. ...
Softball Regional match-ups set for area teams (06/28/16)
Softball Regional action begins next week. Here are the matches for area teams: STORM LAKE - The Tornadoes (currently 4-13) open 4A tournament action against Denison-Schleswig (14-11), Thursday, July 7, 7 p.m. in Denison. The winner advances to a semifinal against #3-ranked ADM Adel (26-3), a team that received a first-round bye. The other half of the bracket includes LeMars, Spencer and Bishop Heelan. The Regional Final is Tuesday, July 12, at the home field of the highest remaining seed...
High School Softball (06/28/16)
Alta-Aurelia overpowers Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Aryshire On Friday night in Alta, the Warriors blew past GT/RA in five innings, taking a 13-3 win. GT/RA jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the top of the first but that would be their only lead of the night. ...
High School Baseball (06/28/16)
Ridge View takes care of Maple Valley-Anthon Oto In Holstein on Thursday night, the Raptors took down MV-AO 11-1 in six innings. Senior Alex Pickhinke went the full six to earn the win. Pickhinke didn't give up too much, only two hits and a run while walking two and striking out three. Pickhinke moves up to 4-2 on the season...
Storm Lake grads play for Iowa All-Star Soccer teams (06/28/16)
The boys' all-stars had their turn last Saturday; the girls will get their shot this Saturday. Alicia Krier, a recent graduate of Storm Lake High School and standout forward for the Tornado soccer team, has been selected to play in today's 2016 Iowa High School All-Star Game, known as the East-West All Star Cup...
High School Softball (06/28/16)
Storm Lake falters against Western Christian On Wednesday night at Western Christian, the Tornadoes dropped a 12-0 decision in 2 2/3 innings. Nothing could go right for Storm Lake on the evening giving up a total of nine unearned runs. The bats were quiet as well...
High School baseball (06/23/16)
Storm Lake struggles against Cherokee, Algona On Monday night in Storm Lake, the Tornadoes found themselves on the losing end against Cherokee 17-3. Sophomore Brayden Hoops got the start going 3 2/3 innings giving up four hits, eight runs (only two were earned) six walks and three strike outs. ...
High School softball (06/23/16)
Storm Lake drops doubleheader, loses another close one Storm Lake played the Cherokee Braves twice on Monday night and dropped both decisions, 11-0 and 7-6. Senior Madison Gaffney pitched both games drawing up the loss in both. In game one she went five innings giving up 12 hits and 11 runs, but did manage to strike out seven. In game two Gaffney went six innings only giving up five hits and seven runs striking out five more. For the year the senior pitcher is sitting at 4-6 with an ERA of 6.15...
Tornadoes vs Braves (06/21/16)
Storm Lake's Brayden Hoops getting ready to fire off a pitch Monday night against Cherokee. The Tornadoes lost 17-3 in five innings. Bottom, a close tag play at second base Monday night against Cherokee. The teams meet again Friday in a make-up contest. / Photos by Craig Shultz...
High School Baseball (06/21/16)
AA holds off Manson On Friday night in Manson, Alta/Auerlia beat Manson NW-Webster 2-0. Senior Parker Meier got the ball on the mound and went seven shutout innings. Meier allowed one hit and three walks while striking out 12. This was Meier's first complete game...
Storm Lake freshmen stopped by ELC (06/21/16)
On Friday the Storm Lake freshmen softball team traveled to Estherville to face Estherville Lincoln Central and lost 18-5. Taylor DeMey was on the mound and gave up 18 hits on the evening but did strike out two. Becca Mandernach had the only hit on the evening. Four walks and two hit batters aided the freshmen to score five runs on the night. The loss drops them to 3-4 on the season...
High School Softball (06/21/16)
AA wins Friday, drops two Saturday On Friday night in Manson, Alta/Aurelia took down Manson NW-Webster 12-1 in five innings. Freshman Abby Kraemer took the mound for the entire length of the game striking out nine and gave up five walks. Kraemer only allowed one hit and a run for the evening...
High School Baseball (06/21/16)
Storm Lake tripped up by LeMars Storm Lake wasn't able to get a handle against LeMars on Wednesday night, falling 16-3 after five innings. Coach Ben Seaman was left disappointed in all facets of the game. "It was a game we needed to get," Seaman stated...
College Sports
BVU batters Simpson, enters tourney on a roll (05/10/16)
The #23 Buena Vista baseball team closed out the regular season Saturday afternoon by sweeping a doubleheader at Simpson College and taking the series from the Storm, 3-1. BV had lost the opener Friday 11-10 as Simpson came from behind with four runs in the 7th inning. The Beavers rebounded for a 10-1 win. On Saturday, BVU won the pair, 7-5 and 10-5...
Wartburg upset eliminates BVU from IIAC tournament (05/10/16)
Wartburg College used a four-run sixth inning to break open a 2-2 tie, and the sixth-seeded Knights outlasted the third-seeded Buena Vista softball team, 7-2, on Friday afternoon on day one of the Iowa Conference Tournament in Decorah. Wartburg took a quick 1-0 lead in the first before adding an unearned run in the third to make it 2-0...
Sears and Haer claim individual titles in final tune-up for IIAC Championships (05/10/16)
The Buena Vista women's outdoor track and field team had its final competition before next week's Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships, and the Beavers had a pair of individual championships along with a handful of other top-five finishes. Sophomore Sydney Sears was the champion in the 400 meter hurdles for the second straight week. ...
BV men's track gains momentum for IACC Championships meet (05/10/16)
The Buena Vista men's outdoor track and field team got in its final tune-up before this week's Iowa Conference Championships with several personal-best marks and high placings during the Dr. Tucker Open on Friday, hosted by Loras College. Moussa Kuyateh will be going after the 100 meter sweep this season, and he looks strong going into the week after claiming the title on Friday in a time of 10.93 seconds. Mark Eberly took fifth in the 400 meter dash with a season-best time of 50.64 seconds...
BVU lands five on All-Conference softball team (05/10/16)
Buena Vista University has landed two athletes on the All-Iowa Conference Softball first team. Junior Cheyanne Boland, a catcher from Swea City, and Keely Bycroft, sophomore designated player from Bondurant, earned the honors. Jenna Falline, the senior pitcher from Newell, and Autumn Boland, freshman infielder from Swea City, are second-team honorees, and Jeanne Bramhall, a sophomore infielder from Papillion, Neb. was named to the third team...
BV Baseball (05/05/16)
The Buena Vista baseball team swept the weekly Iowa Conference baseball awards. Senior second baseman Neil Marshall was tabbed Position Player of the Week while Jacob Hadaway earned Pitcher of the Week accolades. In four games during the week, Marshall hit .500 with four doubles, a pair of home runs, five RBI and seven runs scored as the Beavers went 4-0 with a pair of victories over both Coe and Luther. ...
BV softball is 3rd seed for conference tourney, weather costs them a shot at bye (05/03/16)
The 2016 Iowa Conference Softball Tournament gets underway this Friday, May 6, at Decorah, with top-seed Luther College serving as the the host. Buena Vista, which finished 7-5 during IIAC play, will be the third seed and open play on Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. against sixth-seed Wartburg (6-6 IIAC)...
Bral ends career 26th in IIAC golf tourney (05/03/16)
The career of Storm Lake native John Bral came to an end on Saturday, as did the season for the Buena Vista men's golf team, as the Beavers played the back nine holes to conclude the final round of the Iowa Conference Men's Golf Championships at Oneota Golf and Country Club...
Marshall sets conference record in BV sweep at Luther (05/03/16)
Senior Neil Marshall doubled with one out in the seventh and scored one batter later on Brandon Wessels home run to left to help lift BVU to a 5-4 victory in the opener of Sunday's doubleheader. He also doubled in a run as BVU completed the sweep with a 2-0 victory in game two...
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Storm Lake Trapshooters place well at State (06/21/16)
In Cedar Falls on June 9th - 12th, the Storm Lake Trapshooting team took part in the Scholastic Clay Target State Championship. Over 1600 shooters were in the four day event with shooters from all over the state of Iowa. The varsity squad placed 10th with Joy Bral having the highest score of 86. Dayne Crouch had 80, Kristian Kelly had 77, Will Hurd had 76 and Carson Cole had 74. In total Storm Lake shot 391/500 from the 25 yard line...
Trapshooting (06/14/16)
The Storm Lake Trapshooting team competed in Harlan recently at the 6th Annual Wylie Francis Memorial Shoot. Each competitor shot 100 targets and Storm Lake won the event with a combined score of 458. Dayne Crouch was the winner in the senior division shooting 100 targets straight! Will Hurd finished in third place hitting 97/100 targets. ...
Community Sports
Storm Lake 11U finishes second (06/30/16)
In the Esterville Lincoln Central tournament over June 25th-26th, the young Tornadoes squad placed second in the tournment winning three games and only losing one. They were able to defeat Carroll, Spirit Lake and ELC while only bowing to SWAT. Front row: Aiden Phillips, Jake Eddie, Brody Boeckman, Trevor Turner, Sam Dahlhauser. Second row: John Heitman, Andrew Scully, Bennett Smith, Manuel Paul, Hunter DeMey. Coaches Kory DeMey and Jay Dahlhauser. / Photo submitted...
The future at play (06/28/16)
Storm Lake hosted a big youth baseball tournament last weekend at the East School fields, with teams from all over the region and camp tents for their supporters. Players from LeMars have fun in the stands between games, Storm Lake athlete chill in the grass after a tough contest, and future Tornadoes in action. / Pilot photos by Dana Larsen...
Golfing for Genesis (06/21/16)
On Saturday, Genesis held their a golf fundraising event. Winners at the fundraisers were Joey Post and Cale Johnson. The two were able to select prizes. / Photo submitted
CommUNITY Education offering camps and rec to area youth (06/21/16)
CommUNITY Education will be offering basketball camps hosted by Storm Lake High Varsity coaches. You can have your kids enroll for $15 if you live inside of the district or $30 for those outside of the district. The cost also includes a t-shirt for the kids...
Field of Dreams Tourney (06/21/16)
The 12U Storm Lake Softball Team placed 2nd overall in the Field of Dreams Tournament on June 11th. (Photo Submitted) Coaches: Kyra Hoffman (not pictured), Emily Kenny, Nancy Jensen. Players: Amyah Boyd, Riley Youngstedt, Natalie Mahavong, Emily Gonzalez, Josie Hernandez, Mia Kleespies, Jenna Butler, Samantha Limones, Natalie Green, Emily Nothwehr, Elli Jensen...

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