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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014


High School Sports
Career marks for SL girls (04/23/14)
SHELDON - The Storm Lake girls track team may not have scored many points on Monday at the Sheldon Invite, but they set some career marks and improved times individually. The Tornadoes finished sixth with 24 team points. Spencer won the invite with 159...
Sioux Central dominates Iowa Great Lakes Meet, Deng leaps to a personal best 6'5" (04/23/14)
SPIRIT LAKE - The Sioux Central boys track team had their way in nearly every event Tuesday evening, as they ran away with the team title at the IGL Meet in Spirit Lake, scoring 178 points, 63 points ahead of Spirit Lake. The Rebels had 24 top five finishes, and nine first place finishes, Devin Tripp got the first place finishes rolling as he won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:11, Tanner Lindquist won the 110 meter hurdles by .04 seconds with a time of 16.63, Parker Habben won the high jump with a leap of 6'4" and the long jump with a jump of 19'6". ...
SL soccer earns 2nd win (04/23/14)
STORM LAKE - The Storm Lake boys soccer team has gotten back on the winning path, as they defeated Humboldt 1-0 Tuesday evening. The Tornadoes were on a three game slide going into Tuesday's game, but a stellar game from goalie Ruben Aldaba who had four crucial saves on the day helped seal the victory...
Northwest Iowa Senior golf association tournament (04/23/14)
LAKE CREAK - The 2014 Northwest Iowa Senior golf associaiton tournament was held on Monday, at Lake Creak country club in Storm Lake. 24 golfers took place in the tournament, split up into eight flights with three golfers per flight. Flight winners were Mike Vauble with a 40, Marke Kelly with a 45, Dave Leonard shot a 48, Russ Eddie shot a 51, Charles Machino came in with a 53, Roger Thrillkill shot a 55, J. Dalton with a 56 and Paul Havens with a 60...
Storm Lake boys golf loses close one (04/23/14)
EMMETSBURG - The Storm Lake boys golf team lost a close triangular Tuesday against Emmetsburg and Spirit Lake. The Tornadoes finished with a team score of 167 finishing in third behind Spirit Lake with a 157 and Emmetsburg who won the meet with a 152...
Ridge View golf looking for first team win (04/23/14)
HOLSTEIN -- The Ridge View golf teams teed off in their second conference meet this season as the boys headed to Quimby and the girls went to Onawa. The girls finished fourth in the meet with a team score of 225 just two strokes behind MVAO. Host team West Monona placed first with a team score of 189...
Storm Lake tennis sweeps ELC (04/23/14)
STORM LAKE - The Storm Lake Tornadoes matched up against the Estherville/Lincoln Central Midgets, Tuesday, and both boys and girls came home with victories. The boys traveled to Estherville and returned to Storm Lake with a 8-1 singles victory and a 3-0 doubles sweep. ...
Newell-Fonda golf teams defeat Laurens-Marathon, hosts St. Mary's today (04/23/14)
LAURENS - The Newell-Fonda golf teams headed to Laurens on Tuesday and came away with two victories. The Laurens-Marathon boys still are unable to field a complete team on the links, so they can't record a team score. The Newell-Fonda boys posted a team score of 166 Tuesday...
Alta-Aurelia golf rolls on (04/23/14)
AURELIA - The Alta-Aurelia Warrior golf teams have been putting on a show all season on the links and did such again Tuesday evening. The boys and girls teams both defeated South Central Calhoun. The boys won 160-175, and the girls won 179-211. On the boys side medalist for the dual was Josh McCormick who carded a -1 under 35 on the day, Spencer Bezoni earned the runner-up medalist award shooting a 2-over 38 for the afternoon. ...
Storm Lake girls fall to Cherokee (04/21/14)
STORM LAKE - The Storm Lake girls tennis team lost to Cherokee 9-2 in singles on Monday and 3-0 in doubles matches. They were highlighted by Kathy Lai and Dorothy Vang victories. Lai, the number one player for Storm Lake won her match 10-5 while Vang the number five player defeated her opponent 10-4. The Tornadoes are now 1-3 on the season...
Alta-Aurelia girls place 7th (04/21/14)
MANSON - The Alta-Aurelia girls' track team came in seventh place at the Brad Kruse MNW Co-Ed relays last Thursday afternoon. The Warriors had six top five finishes on the day, and were highlighted by DJ Flores winning the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.12 seconds...
Kuene makes Drake Relays (04/21/14)
Sioux Central Sophomore Girls Track athlete Kenzie Keune has qualified for the Drake Relays this year in the 100 Meter Hurdles. Keune is just the third Sioux Central girl track athlete to qualify for the Relays. Keune has only been able to run the event in only one meet this year due to meet cancellations and poor weather conditions, but was still able to post one of the top 32 times statewide in the 100 meter hurdles up to this point in the season...
Storm Lake soccer battles Spirit Lake (04/21/14)
Storm Lake boys and girls soccer teams squared off against the Spirit Lake Indians Monday night. The girls traveled to Spirit Lake while the boys were at home. The boys lost their third game of the year as they fell to Spirit Lake 3-2 in a shoot-out. Efrain Gonzalez scored both of the regulation goals for the Tornadoes. In the penalty kicks Elvis Castro, Jose Nunez, Eugenio Rosiles and Daniel Urrea all converted on their PK kicks, but it wasn't enough to pull out the victory...
Laurens-Marathon can't field boys team, St. Mary's capitalizes (04/21/14)
STORM LAKE - The St. Mary's boys' golf team was able to capitalize on Laurens-Marathon not being able to field a full varsity golf team. St. Mary's posted a team score of 187 last Thursday earning the team victory. The high note for the Chargers was Devin Grossnickle who earned medalist honors and shot a 41 on the afternoon. ...
Storm Lake and Sioux Central compete at ELC Relays (04/18/14)
ESTHERVILLE - The Storm Lake boys' and Sioux Central boys' track teams competed at the 92nd Estherville Relays Thursday, The Estherville Relays are the second longest running track meet in Iowa history only behind the Clinton Relays that have been running since 1921. The meet was won by Algona who scored 157 team points beating Spirit Lake by 40 points. The Sioux Central boys finished in fifth with 50 team points and the Tornadoes placed sixth just behind the Rebels with 44 team points...
College Sports
BVU baseball: Steve Eddie earns 300th victory (04/23/14)
By BUBBA PAGE / Pilot Sports Editor Three hundred coaching victories was the last thing on Buena Vista University head baseball coach Steve Eddie's mind as the Beavers defeated Dubuque University 8-1 on Friday, April 18th. "I honestly didn't even think about it, I just wanted the next one and for our team to finish strong," Eddie said...
Three Beaver golfers in top-5 at BVU Spring Invite (04/21/14)
The Buena Vista men's golf team wrapped up its own spring invite on Saturday with three individuals placing in the top-five overall. As a team, the Beavers took third of the four teams competing. For the second straight week, sophomore John Bral posted the highest team finish, bouncing back from a first round 82 to shoot a final round 76 on Saturday and finish third at 158. ...
Softball falls to #9 Coe College on Saturday, 2 games under .500 (04/21/14)
Coe College used the long ball to its advantage in both games of Saturday's doubleheader, as the Kohawks swept past the Buena Vista softball team by scores of 7-3 and 7-0. The Kohawks scored runs in each of the first five innings of game one and built a 7-0 lead. Brittney Kubik blasted a two-run home run in the home half of the fourth inning to cut the Beaver deficit to 6-2...
BVU matches season-high nine game win streak, Eddie earns 300th win (04/21/14)
The Buena Vista baseball team continued its torrid stretch at the plate on Saturday as it scored a combined 28 runs while finishing off the four-game weekend series sweep of the University of Dubuque while taking over sole possession of first place in the Iowa Conference standings...
Spring game prepares Cyclones for season (04/18/14)
By MARK SCHAFER Pilot-Tribune Staff For the first time since November, the Cyclones played at home to an estimated 13,000 fans at Jack Trice Stadium on April, 12 for the annual spring game. In the offseason a quarterback competition was opened up between the two starters from the 2013 season...
Bral Ties for Eighth at Wartburg Invite (04/16/14)
The Buena Vista men's golf team continued its spring season over the weekend at the Wartburg College Spring Invite and tied for seventh overall. Sophomore John Bral led the way with his 150 (74,76) Bral had BVU in solid position Friday with an opening round 2-over 74. He came back Saturday and posted a 76 and tied with for eighth...
Men's Tennis Downs Simpson College on Sunday (04/16/14)
The Buena Vista men's tennis team wrapped up Iowa Conference play on Sunday afternoon with a strong 6-3 victory at Simpson College. The Beavers took a slim 2 - 1 lead into singles play after winning a pair of thrilling tiebreaker matches in doubles play. Chris Habermann and Kyle Shade picked up a 9-8 triumph in their No. 1 slot after defeating the Storm duo 9-4 in the tiebreaker. Justin Buzzard and John Bieber also won 9-8 and needed a 9-5 tiebreaking victory to do so...
Softball Picks up Key DH Sweep at Wartburg (04/16/14)
The Buena Vista softball team used a big first inning in game one to cruise to an 8-1 victory over Wartburg College before using a late-rally in the nightcap to edge the Knights, 3-1. The Beavers carried the momentum from Wednesday's doubleheader against #11 Central into Friday's match-up against Wartburg, in the opener, BVU scored seven runs in the first for the second time in three games and took a 7-0 lead...
BVU Moves Back into First after Four-Game Sweep of Storm (04/16/14)
The Buena Vista baseball team picked up its second straight four-game series sweep, Saturday by topping Simpson College 15-2 and 9-2, respectively. Ending the day sitting tied atop the Iowa Conference standings with three series remaining. It was all BVU in the opener that started early due to the threat of rain. BVU jumped on the board with nine runs in the first inning, then added a run in the fourth, six more in the sixth and the final run in the seventh...
BVU track athletes compete in Duncan Relays (04/14/14)
A handful of events were represented by the Buena Vista men's track and field team as the Beavers competed in the Jim Duncan Relays on Friday and Saturday. Going up against a number of Division I and II athletes, BVU did land several top-tier finishes. ...
Two wins in two different ways for Beavers on Sunday (04/14/14)
By MARK SCHAFER Pilot-Tribune Staff The second game of a double header was over; a Beaver base runner was running down the first base line, just in case. Then, Central College's first baseman, while his foot was firmly planted on the bag , leaned forward and gathered in the pass from the third baseman. The throw, however, rolled out of Grant Seuferer's glove and bounced off the field-turf...
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Community Sports
Drzycimski-Black Ins. passes Storm Lake Times (04/23/14)
Drzycimski-Black Ins. has finally surpassed the Storm Lake Times in the Tuesday Matinee Bowling league, the results as of now are as follows; Drzycimski-Black Ins. 75-53 Storm Lake Times 74-54 Wel-Cov 58-70 Kies Farms 49-79...
Local runner in Boston Marathon (04/21/14)
Storm Lake runner Andriette Wikstrom finished the Boston Marathon Monday in a time of 3:45.56. According to the website, Wikstrom finished 14,175th overall, 4,680th among women, and 55th in her division. Troy Ivey of Storm Lake was also qualified to compete. No time for Ivey was immediately available...
Beuna Vista University wins the Women's Volleyball league (04/21/14)
Beuna Vista University wins the Women's Volleyball league defeating Bunjes Landscaping. The BVU team went 11-8 during the regular season.
Alley Kits League (04/18/14)
Duffy's is starting to pull away in the Alley Kits League, as Wilson & Co. and Security Bank are starting to slip from the top. The standings after this week are as follows: 1. Duffy's 66-38 2. Wilson & Co. 62-42 3. Security Bank 60-44 4. Persoon Power Wash 46-58...
19th annual Marathon to Marathon set for June 14th (04/18/14)
The 19th annual Marathon to Marathon will be ran June 14th, you can register at www.getmeregistered.com or by email to www.marathon2marathon.com. The fee is $55.00 before June, 5th, $65.00 after June, 5th and $75.00 the day of the race. The Half Marathon fee is $45.00 before June, 5th, $50.00 after June, 5th and $55.00 the day of the event. The Marathon relay is $110.00 per five person team before June, 5th, $120.00 after June, 5th and $130.00 the day of the race...
Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition (04/18/14)
CommUNITY Education will be offering a free Pitch, Hit and Run baseball and softball competition presented by Scotts on Sunday, May 4. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 7-14 years old. Pre-registration can be done at CommUNITY Education before May 4...
Pinehurst Golf Tournament (04/16/14)
SAC CITY - The Sac County Country Club is hosting a 2-person golf tournament on Saturday, April 26 using the Pinehurst Tournament format. In the Pinehurst format both players tee off, then they switch golf balls. Player A will play Player B's drive, and vice-versa while each player hits the second shot. They then select the best of the second shots, and from that point until the ball is holed they play only one ball in an alternate shot format...
Storm Lake Trap opens season (04/16/14)
Harlan - The Storm Lake high school trap shooting team opened their 2014 season last weekend with two teams in the competition. On this years team there are two middle school students competing; Dayne Crouch and Ethan Courter. The first team which placed 15th out of 23 teams consisted of Kristian Kelly, Corey Meth, Joy Bral, Trey Crouch and Isaiah Freisen, they shot a 168 on the day. ...
Albatross ruggers fall to Swine (04/14/14)
SOUTH SIOUX CITY - On the warmest day of the year so far the Storm Lake Albatross took on the Siouxland Swine Rugby Club. The Albatross did not allow that to deter them from putting on a good showing. The Tross were only able to travel with 12 players; however, they put up a great fight with their biggest rival. The first half had the Tross down 25-0 with great back play from the Siouxland team...
Former NFL player talks about overcoming adversity (04/07/14)
"I'm an aggressive warrior, a fighter," Blaise Winter said in a motivational speech Wednesday night at the Storm Lake high school gym. Winter was a second round draft pick in 1984 by the Indianapolis Colts as a defensive lineman. Blaise played 11 seasons in the National Football League with the Colts, the Green Bay Packers and the San Diego Chargers. ...
ESPN Headlines
  • Kane's 2nd goal lifts Hawks over Blues in OT
    Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
  • Aldridge scores 43 as Blazers drop Rockets
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
  • Pineda ejected for foreign substance on neck
    Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone with an errant pitch.
  • Seahawks to host Packers in season opener
    The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will open the 2014-15 NFL season against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4.
  • Mavs cruise past Spurs to even series 1-1
    Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.
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  • Paterno to have new statue in State College
    Two Penn State alumni have received the OK from the borough to install a projected $300,000 life-sized bronze sculpture of Joe Paterno in downtown State College, Penn. And they're hoping the statue, will be installed by fall of next year.
  • ACC coaches like 8-game conference sked
    The ACC coaches are in favor of sticking with an eight-game league schedule, as the conference prepares to again debate an eight- or nine-game format at next month's spring meetings in Amelia Island, Fla.
  • Carter latest TCU player arrested for drugs
    TCU wide receiver Brandon Carter was arrested Tuesday evening by Fort Worth police on suspicion of possession of marijuana.
  • Ex-BC player charged in homeless man attack
    Former Boston College tight end C.J. Parsons and ex-Marist quarterback Anthony Varrichione have been charged in connection with the alleged beating of a homeless man in January.
  • Swinney: We welcome players of all faith
    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has issued his first public statement in response to a complaint filed by The Freedom From Religion Foundation earlier this month charging him with "unconstitutional behavior" at the public university.
Major League Baseball News
  • Dodgers ruin Hamels' 1st start of season
    Zack Greinke outpitched Cole Hamels with seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez homered and Yasiel Puig drove in two runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
  • Pineda ejected for foreign substance on neck
    Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone with an errant pitch.
  • Pineda ejected for foreign substance on neck
    Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone with an errant pitch.
  • Red Sox shut down Yankees behind Lackey
    Red Sox win 5-1 after Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected
  • Pineda Ejected In Loss To Red Sox
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