Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.
State Track began Thursday with the morning session consisting of Class 1A and 4A participants and Class 2A and 3A starting in the afternoon.
Northwest Iowa — Area golfers in Class 1A and 2A knew if they have state meet reservations by early evening Thursday. Area 3A golfers will have to wait until Friday. Sheldon qualified the team for the district meet by winning the sectional last Thursday.
The Northwestern College softball team lost to St. Francis (Ill.) 5-2 (11 innings) in an elimination game of the Southern Oregon Bracket at the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round played this afternoon in Medford, Ore. The loss ends the Red Raiders tremendous season with a 36-13 record.
Des Moines Iowa — Jan Hall of George, Pleasant Valley’s Lexie Anderson and Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s Megan Glisar are the 2018 inductees into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Track & Field Hall of Fame. The trio will be inducted Saturday afternoon at the Iowa High School Track & Field Meet.
All good things must come to an end and for the Northwestern Baseball team, its dream 2018 season came to a stunning conclusion with an 8-7 loss to (RV) Cumberland (Tenn.) in an elimination game in the Upland Bracket of the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round. The Red Raiders end with a 30-20 overall record, tying for the fifth-most wins in program history.