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Christensen headed to Shrine Bowl

Estherville Lincoln Central senior Matt Christensen learned about the history of the Iowa Shrine Bowl and his responsibilities as a participant last week. Iowa Shrine Board of Directors President Dean Jacobsen visited with Christensen and ELC football coach Ryan Rezac ...

Area alumni meet in GPAC semifinal

SIOUX CITY — Estherville Lincoln Central alum Josie Condon and North Union alum Chloe Lofstrom met on the hardcourt for the third time this season in the Greater Plains Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball semifinals on Saturday. Lofstrom’s Morningside Mustangs won ...

ELC 60, Forest City 48 – One game from State

Class 3A No. 11 Estherville Lincoln Central again played a gem of a game on Wednesday to advance in the Class 3A Region Tournament. For the second game in a row, the Midgets made the free throws late in the game when it counted to defeat Forest City 60-48. ELC freshman Jasey Anderson ...

One and done

ARMSTRONG — If you have to make just one shot, it’s great when it’s the game winner. Pocahontas Area senior Ellie Melohn hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to give the Indians a 42-40 lead over North Union in regional basketball on Tuesday. After a time, the Indians kept ...

Garrigan ends Titans’ season

ALGONA — The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire boys did all they could to slow down Angelo Winkel and the Bishop Garrigan team. The Titans trailed by just three points late in the third quarter though, when the Golden Bears began to pull away. Garrigan led 40-33 entering the fourth ...

Western Christian to leave Lakes

The Lakes Conference and its member schools have accepted a request from Western Christian High School to withdraw from the conference, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year. The Western Christian School Board voted to begin the process of leaving the Lakes Conference at a meeting ...

Team Defense

“Defense wins championships” says the familiar cliche. Class 3A No. 11 Estherville Lincoln Central showed Garner-Hayfield-Ventura how good its defense is, as the Midgets stifled the Cardinals in a 48-36 victory on Saturday. The win advances ELC to a Class 3A Region semifinal game ...

On to State

HUMBOLDT — Garrett Paulson did what he needed to do at Saturday’s Class 1A District Wrestling Meet in Humboldt to earn a trip to state. As Estherville Lincoln Central’s lone district qualifier, Paulson wrestled all three of 170-pound bracket qualifiers to earn his spot. In the ...

ELC downs Pocahontas Area in regular season finale

POCAHONTAS — Will Larson scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds, had three assists and three blocked shots in a 72-69 victory over Pocahontas Area on Thursday. In the regular season finale for both teams, ELC’s Adrian Vaughn chipped in 13 points, five rebounds and three ...

Kruse becomes North Union’s first state wrestling qualifier

SIOUX RAPIDS — Trevor Kruse became North Union’s first state wrestling qualifier, as the senior placed second at heavyweight at the Class 1A District Meet in Sioux Rapids on Saturday. Ranked ninth, Kruse did what he needed to in his semifinal match against Trevor Doeden of ...