High School Sports
Storm Lake ranked in the Iowa AP High School Top 10
The 5-0 Storm Lake Tornadoes have cracked the AP Top 10 for the first time this season coming in at eighth for football. Storm Lake is 5-0 for the first time since 1977 and find themselves ranked. The Tornadoes have gotten past Cherokee, Pocahontas Area, Algona, Bishop Heelan and Humboldt at this juncture in the season...
High School Volleyball
Alta-Aurelia finishes second in their tournament ALTA - The Warriors made it through pool play with a perfect record, but dropped the championship game to Akron-Westfield two sets to none on Saturday. To get to the finals, the Warriors defeated Clay Central-Everly two sets to none, MMC-RU two sets to none and Storm Lake two sets to none...
Storm Lake swim team gets first in DSM North Invitational
DES MOINES - The Storm Lake HS Girls' Swim Team won the Des Moines North, Lonny Kerman Polar Bear Invitational swim meet for the third year in a row. This is the first time the meet has been held since it's namesake Lonny Kerman lost his battle with cancer in April. The medals were redesigned in his honor this year and were awarded to the top three finishers in each varsity event...
Week Five Area Football Roundup
Alta-Aurelia cannot overcome #3 West Lyon for homecoming ALTA - Alta-Aurelia tried to keep it close early against West Lyon, but the number three team in the state became too much for the Warriors to handle on Friday night as they dropped a 60-7 decision...
Undefeated Storm Lake rolls past Humboldt 38-19: In turnaround season, Tornadoes alone atop 3A District 1 standings
HUMBOLDT - The Tornadoes led from pillar to post Friday, the offense clicking like a well-tuned Ferrari, while the defense delivered four sacks and two interceptions to slam the brakes on Humboldt. The 38-19 win, combined with a Spencer upset over Sgt. Bluff-Luton, leaves the Tornadoes alone on top of the district standings at 3-0 in District play, with three teams lurking just behind at 2-1...
High School Cross Country roundup
Alta-Aurelia, Sioux Central both run at the Hartley-Melvin-Sandborn meet SANDBORN - On Monday night, the Warriors and the Rebels both took part in the HMS Cross County meet. The Warrior girls won their race as a team. Leading the Warrior girls with a second place finish was Alicia Turnquist who ran the course in 22:15 which improved her time from last year by over a minute and a half. ...
High School Volleyball
Alta-Aurelia drops five set battle against Pocahontas Area ALTA - The Warriors took a two sets to none lead over the Indians and saw it evaporate as Alta-Aurelia would lose in five sets, three to two. The set scores were 30-28, 25-17, 15-25, 19-25 and 10-15...
High school football preview week five
Storm Lake travels to Humboldt looking for fifth win of season The Storm Lake Tornadoes are sitting at 4-0 for the first time since 1977 with a 2-0 District mark. Behind an opportunistic defense and a big play offense, the Tornadoes are looking to keep their dream season rolling...
High school volleyball
Storm Lake drops all three matches at Carroll tournament CARROLL - The Tornadoes dropped all three of their contests at the Carroll tournament this past Saturday. The Tornadoes bowed to Humboldt two sets to none (21-9 and 21-10), dropped a two sets to one (21-16, 15-21 and 7-15) match against AR-WE-VA, and lost two sets to none (21-5 and 21-9) to South Central Calhoun...
Storm Lake swim team finishes fifth in Fort Dodge Invitational
FORT DODGE - On Saturday the Storm Lake swimming team finished fifth overall out of eight teams in the Fort Dodge Invitational. Coming in first was hosting Fort Dodge. Grace Meier finished in second place in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2.22:33, a personal best for Meier. ...
Cavanaugh wins for the third time at Storm Lake Invitational
STORM LAKE - For the third time in four events this year, Storm Lake senior Dylan Cavanaugh placed first, this time out of 91 runners. His time was 16:03, 25 seconds faster than the second place finisher on Tuesday. Fellow Tornado senior Sam Olson finished 11th with a time of 17:28. Senior Carson Cole (39th), junior Matthew Marroquin (38th) and sophomores Thomas Olson (36th) and Luke Nicholson (49th) all had top 50 finishes for the Tornadoes...
High School Volleyball
Storm Lake continue consistency problems, drops match to Spirit Lake SPIRIT LAKE - The Tornadoes of Storm Lake found themselves on the losing end of a three sets to none match on Tuesday night against the Indians of Spirit Lake. The set scores were 16-25, 11-25 and 8-25...
Ridge View and Sioux Central FB previews
Ridge View welcomes Harley-Melvin-Sanborn, looks to make it three straight wins Ridge View comes into this Friday night with a 2-1 record after an opening night loss to Ridge View, but rebounded with wins against OA-BCIG and North Union. They will play hosts to the 0-3 HMS Hawks...
Newell-Fonda beginning to build momentum after first third of the season
The season began with a bleak opening night loss for the Mustangs, but since then they have rattled off two straight victories by a combined 64 points over Glidden-Ralston and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Aryshire. On Friday night the Mustangs host Kingsley-Pierson who sit at 1-2 on the year thanks to losses against Boyer Valley and West Bend-Mallard. The sole win came opening night against River Valley...
Alta-Aurelia continues to march on through the season despite tough schedule
Through the first third of the season, Alta-Aurelia sits at 1-2. Their lone victory came after defeating Ridge View in the season opener, but they have lost to Sioux Central and Western Christian. The season doesn't get any easier for the Warriors as they travel to fourth ranked Hinton on Friday night...
Buena Vista drops home opener on Hall of Fame day against Saint John's, Henningsen sets record
STORM LAKE - The BVU Beavers put up a fight against the #8 Saint John's Johnnies on Saturday afternoon but eventually fell 40-17. The Johnnies started fast taking the opening kick off to the BVU 43 yard line. After two runs for 36 yards, Saint John's quarterback Jackson Erdmann found his receiver for a 16 yard score to put the Beavers behind the eight ball quickly...
Buena Vista football opens season on Saturday on the road against Mayville St.
On Saturday, the Beavers of Buena Vista will make the long trip to Mayville, North Dakota to play the Mayville State Comets. The Beavers will look to start off of the right foot and improve upon their 1-9 record from last season. A season ago, the Comets went 5-5 with a 3-4 record in the North Star Athletic Association conference...
Youth defines Buena Vista cross country this year
First year head coach Colton Slack will be fielding a youthful program this season for BVU cross country. "The team this year will be influenced by freshman and they will become potential leaders down the line in a couple of years," he said. That isn't to say there is not experience returning to the men's program this year. ...
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.
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Fall is the time for big fish
Autumn is in the air. The geese are honking and the leaves are starting to change their color. And trophy anglers are getting excited. They know that the fall months offer several good reasons to go fishing. Fall fishing offers variety, solitude, and spectacular landscapes. ...
Buena Vista soccer hosts 11 Storm Lake players
The Buena Vista men's soccer program has 40 players on board this season. More than one fourth of those players are from Storm Lake. A mixture of seniors, juniors and freshmen from Storm Lake help to form the Beaver soccer program this year. Luis Salazar is a senior with the Beavers. During his four year stay at BV, he has found the competition in both practice and in the games a bit more challenging. "I had to step it up more. There are more tackles in college," he said...
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