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Laker basketball gears up for new season

By Staff | Oct 23, 2009

Iowa Lakes Community College is holding the annual Youth Drug Awareness Clinic and Alumni and Friends Basketball Game this Saturday, Oct. 24.

The clinic is free to all youth and runs from 1 2:30 p.m. at the Iowa Lakes Estherville gymnasium. This clinic is open to all kindergartners through eighth graders.

Clinic participants will be instructed by the Iowa Lakes Community College men’s basketball coaches and players on basketball fundamentals. There is also a strong “just say no to drugs” message throughout the clinic.

“Our team and coaches really enjoy working with area youth at the basketball clinic,” said coach Troy Larson.

Participants can then enjoy free pop and popcorn before the alumni game. Youths who participate in the clinic will then display what they have learned at halftime of the Alumni game.

The Alumni and Friends Game consists of Iowa Lakes Men’s Basketball team playing against the Alumni and Friends team.

Iowa Lakes is coming off a 20-11 season and a 3rd place finish in Region XI. Iowa Lakes returns six letter winners and three all region performers. Robert Burns was first team all region while Darryl Davis and Armon Boston were second team all region performers.

The Alumni and Friends team is comprised of:

n Scott Briston, Iowa Lakes Community College;

n Ross Cody, Iowa Lakes Community College;

n Ryan Faulstick, Iowa Lakes Community College;

n Brent Horsley, Iowa Lakes Community College Morningside College (NCAA II);

n Lucas Hough, Iowa Central Community College Bellevue University (NAIA II);

n Todd Hough, Iowa Lakes Community College

n Jake Kruse, Iowa Lakes Community College Minnesota Moorhead University (NCAA II);

n Dylan Kvaale, University of Sioux Falls (NAIA II);

n Darin Moeller, Iowa Lakes Community College;

n Mike Smith, Iowa Central Community College Iowa State University (NCAA I);

n Scott Stokes, Iowa Lakes Community College Morningside College (NCAA II);

n Dusty Wadlington, Iowa Lakes Community College Denver University (NCAA I);

n Quincy Young, Iowa Lakes Community College Tennessee Temple University (NCAA II); and,

n Matt Wilber, Augustana College ( NCAA II).

Heldt Scholarship award winners for the 2009-10 college year will also be honored at halftime of the game. The Heldt scholarship is an annual scholarship given every year to a participant from every athletic team at Iowa Lakes in honor of Linda Heldt.

“We are very excited to finally get the opportunity to play a game in front of our fans. Our guys have been working hard in practice and are anxious for Saturday”, said Larson. “We have a great group of Alumni and Friends returning.”