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Year in Review

In spite of the pandemic, local sports teams still came up with some major accomplishments in 2020. With the spring sports season totally cancelled and a shortened summer season, opportunities for those accomplishments were limited. However, there are still plenty of note for 2020. ELC ...

ELC Girls outshoot JCC

JACKSON, Minn. — Jaydan Nitchals continued her hot shooting from earlier in the week against Jackson Country Central on Friday. After hitting seven 3-pointers against Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on Tuesday, the Estherville Lincoln sophomore made five 3-pointers against the Huskies ...

ELC girls win over Emmetsburg – a team effort

A fast start by the Estherville Lincoln Central girls put visiting Emmetsburg in a hole the E'Hawks couldn't get out of on Tuesday. Starting with a Jasey Anderson 3-pointer, ELC's shot consistently fell, as ELC built a 20-6 first-quarter lead. ELC kept on the pressure on the way to a 37-18 ...

ELC Boys win over E-Hawks

Tied 50-50 at halftime, the Estherville Lincoln Central boys erupted for 26 fourth-quarter points to defeat Emmetsburg 76-64 on Tuesday. The win gives ELC a winning record, 4-3, entering the holiday break. Emmetsburg had the hot hand at the start of the game. The E'Hawks hit three ...

Bouncing back

SPIRIT LAKE — Sometimes it takes a loss to refocus your team. That was apparently the case for the Estherville Lincoln Central girls, who bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to No. 3 Cherokee to dominate a struggling Spirit Lake team on Friday. The Midgets held the struggling Indians to ...

Hansen paces ELC at Spencer tourney

SPENCER — In the first non-dual tournament for Estherville Lincoln Central this year, the Midgets placed ninth at the Austin Roberts Memorial Tournament hosted by Spencer on Saturday. Austin Hansen (106) led ELC with a third-place finish. He suffered his first loss of the season by fall ...

Shooting woes doom ELC

SPIRIT LAKE — The Estherville Lincoln Central boys had a tough shooting night against rival Spirit Lake in the Indians 56-32 win over the Midgets on Friday. ELC shot 19 percent (9-of-47) for the game, including 0-of-18 from 3-point range. ELC’s trips to the free throw line were more ...

Midgets drop pair of duals at MOCFV

ORANGE CITY — Estherville Lincoln Central wrestlers traveled to MOC-Floyd Valley High School for duals with Sibley-Ocheyedan and Storm Lake on Thursday. ELC came up short in each dual, losing 42-30 to Sibley-Ocheyedan and 36-33 to Storm Lake. The match against the Generals saw nine of ...

ELC notches Lakes victory

By David Swartz Managing Editor Holding a four-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Estherville Lincoln Central boys made the plays it needed to in the final period to defeat Cherokee 79-69 on Tuesday. “I thought our guys played tough down the stretch,” said ELC coach ...

No. 3 Cherokee dismantles No. 12 ELC

Cherokee showed why it’s ranked third in Class 3A, taking it to 12th-ranked Estherville Lincoln Central on Tuesday and leaving Estherville with a 62-41 victory. ELC’s Jaydan Nitchals scored the first basket of the game, but ELC’s only other points in the first quarter came on a Jasey ...