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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 ...

Area Volleyball Roundup

Warriors fall in four sets to Indians POCAHONTAS — North Union’s volleyball season ended with a hard-fought four set match against Pocahontas Area in a Class 2A Region game on Monday. Pocahontas cruised in the first set 25-15, but the Warriors came back with a 25-21 win in the second ...

Ready for a rematch

Estherville Lincoln Central will face a familiar foe, as Okoboji comes to town Friday for the first round of the Class 2A playoffs. With all teams making the playoffs under the new format, the Midgets will put their 5-1 record up against Okoboji’s 1-6 mark. The winner will play either ...

Two All-Conference runners for ELC

HULL — Estherville Lincoln Central freshman Parker Duitsman earned all-conference honors with a sixth-place finish in his first Lakes Conference Meet on Monday. Duitsman clocked in a time of 17 minutes 56.48 seconds. Western Christian junior Tage Hulstein won the meet on the Wolfpack’s ...

Tornadoes surge past ELC

After winning the first game 25-18 against Storm Lake on Monday, Estherville Lincoln Central couldn’t get completely on track as the Tornadoes swept the final three games by scores of 25-21, 25-21, and 25-22. ELC had jumped out to a 9-2 lead in the opening game with Storm Lake battling ...