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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Sep 12, 2008

Haven’t made it out to a high school football game yet? Where ya’ been?

Three of the four teams in the Daily News coverage area are off to a 2-0 start and begin district play tonight.

Estherville Lincoln Central has wins over Sheldon and Sibley-Ocheyedan while Armstrong-Ringsted, rated No. 2 in the 8-player class, has victories over Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka and Corwith-Wesley-Luverne.

It’s homecoming week for both schools next week. ELC hosts top-rated Bishop Heelan while the Mustangs host Twin River Valley.

The Graettinger/Terril Knights jumped out to a somewhat surprising start with two wins over rated teams in their first season playing the 8-man game.

Even Spirit Lake, while 0-2, held the lead briefly in both its first two games.

There’s plenty of other activities to support.

The area prep volleyball teams are beginning to get into the season. ELC is at the Spirit Lake Tournament on Saturday. The Indians, A-R, and G/T teams all play multiple matches next week.

Those who want to watch volleyball at the next level can always check out the Iowa Lakes Community College team. The Lakes have home matches on Monday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 24.

If you’ve never been to a cross country meet, it’s a different type of experience. It one of the few sports where the spectators can be nearly as active as the runners who usually traverse up and down and around a golf course. Fans can usually find shortcuts to cheer the runners a couple times and still have time to watch the finish.

Keep an eye on the Daily News to find out when your team is in action and get out there and support the athletes.