Another tough week for girls softball team
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:35
The Clear Lake girls had some good performances, but was saddled with five losses last week. The Lions now stand at 2-16 on the season. This week the Lions are scheduled to play a doubleheader tonight (Wednesday) at Iowa Falls. Thursday they will be at Algona Garrigan and Friday they are at Eagle Grove.
DeVries selected to IHSAA Football Players Hall of Fame
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:41
A Clear Lake assistant football coach will be among those inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Football Players Hall of Fame this year.
Jared DeVries, a two-time All-State prep and an Elite All-Stater in 1993, led the Aplington-Parkersburg Falcons into the playoff semifinals twice and the 1993 Class 1A title. He was an outstanding running back and linebacker with 81 career touchdowns and 545 points, still
Clear Lake bats on fire
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:38
Clear Lake’s bats have been as hot as the weather. The Lions outscored their opponents 47-14 in three wins last week. They are now 14-3 overall and rated number four in Class 3A this week.
Statistics back up the lofty Lion rating. Currently the teams’ batting average is the second highest in the state (3A) at .368, and senior Ozzie Adams is second in the state individually in batting average at .538. Adams is also third in the state (3A) in RBIs with 29, and Tanner Truesdell is seventh with 24. Michael Keeran leads the class with 32 runs, while Adams is tied for third with 29 runs. Adams also leads the entire state in slugging percentage at 1.077.
Softball team gaining confidence
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:33
The Clear Lake softball team is gaining experience and confidence as the season progresses. The Lions picked up their second win of the season Saturday, topping Rockford 11-8 at the Mason City Tournament. Their record is now 2-7.
“Overall, we are playing much better in all aspects of the game,” said Coach Nikki Petersburg. “Our younger players are getting more experience and confidence and our returners from last year are really becoming leaders. We have even more games next week than we did this past week. However, we look to not let the other team dictate how we play. Win or lose we aim to do so with dignity and pride in our effort.”
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