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Lions oust Midgets from playoffs

Estherville Lincoln Central's defense meant a team that it couldn't stop, at least in the second half, as second-ranked Central Lyon/George-Little Rock scored its first two drives of the second half. The Lions showed their strength up front in eating up the clock on the ground in the 28-6 win ...

Class 2A State Playoff Preview – Midgets prepare for Lion attack

Will Friday’s Class 2A playoff game between No. 2 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (8-0) and No. 8 Estherville Lincoln Central (7-1) be an offensive or defensive battle? Although the matchup features two of the best quarterbacks in the state, the initial bet could easily be placed on the ...

Algona/ELC swimmers wrap up regular season

CARROLL — The Algona/Estherville Lincoln Central High School Girls Swim Team finished up the season at Carroll falling to Carroll 81-13 and Perry 53-40 on Tuesday. Best finish against Carroll was Kaitlyn Pollock in the 100 butterfly in 1:14.26, finishing second. Against Perry, Pollock ...

ELC, NU runners ready for state

FORT DODGE — Two local runners head to Fort Dodge this Saturday for their respective races at the 2020 State Cross Country Meet. Estherville Lincoln Central freshman Parker Duitsman will run in the Class 2A race at 11 a.m. North Union junior Nick Schiltz will compete in the Class 1A ...

ELC 36, Algona 20 – ELC takes care of Bulldogs

Winning a pod championship on Friday, Estherville Lincoln Central became an official state qualifier with the banner to prove it, as the Midgets battled throughout its 36-20 win over Algona. “We knew going in, it was going to be four quarters tonight and we knew they (the Bulldogs) were ...

Duitsman earns trip to State XC

ORANGE CITY — Parker Duitsman will represent Estherville Lincoln Central at the 2020 Class 2A State Cross Country Meet after qualifying at Thursday’s regional meet in Orange City. Duitsman clocked in at 18 minutes, 17 seconds to place 14th overall. He will race in the Class 2A Boys ...

North Union’s Schiltz headed to state

HOLSTEIN — North Union freshman Nick Schiltz becomes the second runner in North Union history to qualify for the state cross country meet. Schiltz, a junior, placed ninth in 18 minutes 39 seconds, at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet in Holstein on Thursday. He will travel to Fort Dodge ...

Titans’ season ends at regional

HOLSTEIN — The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire boys ran to a 13th-place finish at Thursday’s Class 1A State Qualifying Meet in Holstein. “We had a good meet as a team,” said GT/RA coach Mike Nichols. “We finished 13th in the 18 team meet. I’m very proud of this team. We had ...

Class 3A Regional Volleyball – Spirit Lake ends ELC’s season

SPIRIT LAKE — Spirit Lake was simply more efficient this time around in Monday’s Class 3A Region first-round game against Estherville Lincoln Central. The Midgets, who had swept the Indians 11 days earlier on Oct. 8, couldn’t get the offense flowing. Meanwhile, Spirit Lake mixed up ...

Midgets ready for next challenge

Estherville Lincoln Central (6-1) knows Algona (4-3) will be a tougher challenge this Friday, as the Midgets host the Bulldogs for a ‘Pod’ championship. While the two teams missed their regular season meeting due to a Covid-related situation in Algona, the Bulldogs are a year away from ...