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Celebrating 50 years of Clear Lake wrestling



Wednesday, 03 December 2014 14:41

Fifty years of Clear Lake wrestling was celebrated off the mat Friday, Nov. 28, by past and present coaches, grapplers and the community at-large.

Gary Weber, who has led the program for more than half of its existence, said he wanted to honor the program’s rich history and thank everyone-- from statisticians, to parents, cheerleader chaperones, youth wrestling volunteers and countless others who have helped to make Clear Lake wrestling among the most successful in the state.


Surprise snowstorm brings Thanksgiving gift of waterfowl



Wednesday, 03 December 2014 14:40

by Lowell Washburn

Intermittent morning flurries had turned to steady snowfall by mid-day, and the weatherman was calling for additional accumulations of three to five inches.  It didn’t take a genius to determine that whatever waterfowl remained in the area would be in a panic.  Canada geese and mallard ducks would be looking for corn and were probably already staging an all out feeding frenzy.


Cardinal girls pound Eagle Grove, 61-37



Wednesday, 03 December 2014 14:37

It wasn’t much of a fight for the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura girls basketball team when they traveled to Eagle Grove on Tuesday, Nov. 25.  The Cardinals powered their way to a 61-37 victory over the host team.

The game was tight in the first quarter, with GHV managing to gain a lead, but then Eagle Grove would sneak back in.  At one point the Cardinals managed a 14-8 lead, but the Eagles closed the gap to 14-11.  The first quarter ended with Mackenzie Van Gerpen connecting on a two-point shot to end the period, 19-11.


Four Lions earn INA All-State recognition



Wednesday, 26 November 2014 15:12

Four members of Clear Lake’s outstanding 2014 football team were named to All-State football teams released by the Iowa Newspaper Association Tuesday, Nov. 25. 

Clear Lake’s Chandler Diercks was a First Team All-State selection for the Class 2A offensive unit as a back. The 6’, 155-pound senior averaged 9.5 yards per carry during the season, running 77 times for 731-yards.  He scored six touchdowns; his longest was a 65-yard run.  The speedy Diercks was also a favorite target for quarterback Brock Adams.  He had 21 receptions for 285-yards, including a 77-


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