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Defense comes first

Visiting MOC-Floyd Valley may have struck first in Estherville Lincoln Central's first home game of 2020, on Friday, but the Midgets responded immediately.ELC put its own scoring drive together to take a 7-6, the start of scoring 35 unanswered points in the 35-6 win."The defense was lights ...

Freshmen lead ELC in cross country opener

OKOBOJI - Two freshman led the girls and boys Estherville Lincoln Central Cross Country teams in the Midgets' season opener on Tuesday.Running at the Spirit Lake Invitational at Brooks Golf Course in Okoboji, Jaselyn Anderson led the girls' team to a fifth place finish, as she placed 11th in 21 ...

ELC posts 1-2 mark at Boji Tourney

MILFORD - Estherville Lincoln Central posted a 1-2 at the Okoboji Meet on Tuesday.ELC opened with a 21-10, 22-20 loss to Sibley-Ocheyedan and then lost 14-21, 21-15, 15-13 to West Bend-Mallard before sweeping host Okoboji 21-8, 21-13.Maddie Norton and Alivia Danner both notched 16 kills on the ...

Midgets host Dutch in home opener

Estherville Lincoln Central's 38-6 win over Sheldon evidently received some attention in the state, as the Midgets received votes in this week's Class 2A poll.Most coaches will say early season success doesn't always translate to a good season and ELC coach Ryan Rezac and his squad will be ...

Fan guidelines for ELC home game

In order to get into the game you need a face covering.Pre-K through sixth grade students must be accompanied by an adult and stay with that adult throughout the game.Adults should practice social distancing-6 feet away and be aware of this when deciding where to sit.There is no standing in ...

Warriors fall short in five-set loss to Bison

BUFFALO CENTER - North Union opened the Top of Iowa West Conference schedule with a five-set loss to North Iowa on Tuesday.The Warriors took the first game 25-21, but dropped the next two, 25-17, 25-21, before taking the fourth set 25-20. North Iowa prevailed in a tight fifth set, 16-14.Anna ...

Warriors, Pioneers each seek first win

ARMSTRONG - Both North Union (0-1) and Okoboji (0-1) will be looking to build momentum with a victory on Friday in Armstrong.The Warriors had success moving the ball against Newman Catholic in a 35-26 loss in Week 1. Meanwhile, the Pioneers only managed 40 total yards in a 28-0 loss to ...

Titans get an unplanned bye week

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire ends up with an unplanned bye week, as Siouxland Christian/Whiting canceled its season due to low numbers. The Eagles look to return to varsity competition in 2021.GT/RA (0-1) returns to action next week on the road on at St. Edmond, Fort Dodge. The Titans' ...

A fast start for ELC

SHELDON - Estherville Lincoln Central had one of its best first quarters of the season in several years. The Midgets scored on their first offensive possession and twice more in the opening frame to build a 21-0 lead over host Sheldon.Turnovers plagued ELC's offense in the second quarter with ...

ELC netters go 3-2 at Clarion Tourney

CLARION - Estherville Lincoln Central volleyball players attended a new tournament this season, finishing 3-2 in Clarion on Saturday.The Midgets opened the day, defeating Clear Lake 21-18, 17-21, 15-13, but lost 21-10, 21-19 to North Butler. ELC bounced back to beat Eagle Grove 21-10, 21-12, ...