Category Archives: Sports

Lions bow out of State Tournament early

(Above) The Clear Lake girls basketball team accepts the State trophy following the game at the Wells Fargo Arena.  Pictured front row (L-R): is Aspen Hill, Mallory Leisure, Lexi Fasbender, Chloe Mueller, Gretchen Jones, Mckenna Backhaus, Emily Snelling, Jessica Faber, Emilie Jandebeur, Julia Merfeld, Sara Faber and Kiersten Baalson.  Back row (L-R):  Manager Mattie Krause,…
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Cards fold to tough Carroll Kuemper team

(Above) James Betz battles for a lose ball with a Carroll Kuemper player.  Also pictured for GHV is Connor Burke (2), Ryan Meyers and Nick Joynt.  -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura boys took to the big stage on Tuesday, March 7, and faced Carroll Kuemper in the Class 2A State Quarterfinal at the…
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Snelling and Lau earn All-State recognition

Two area girls have been selected to All-State teams following the 2016-17 basketball season. Clear Lake senior Emily Snelling, who missed the final games of the regular season and all of the post-season, was a First Team selection to the Iowa Newspaper Association’s 2017 All-State Girls Basketball team for Class 3A.  Snelling was selected as…
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Bringing home the hardware

The Clear Lake girls basketball team made its third appearance in four years at the Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament last week.  The Lions faced eventual champion Pocahontas Area in the opening round. -Reporter photo.
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Cardinals punch ticket to State

(Above) GHV’s Nick Joynt displays the State banner to an enthusiastic crowd following Saturday night’s big win over Osage.  -Reporter photos by Chris Barragy It was a heart-pumping, foot-stomping game Saturday night, when Garner-Hayfield-Ventura faced their number one nemesis, Osage, in the Class 2A Substate Final played in the Clear Lake gym.  It could have…
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Clear Lake girls presented with keepsakes

Jennifer Cash, Iowa Farm Bureau county chair, was on hand at Monday’s send-off for the Clear Lake girls basketball team to present Head Coach Bart Smith and the Lions team with keepsake basketballs.  Iowa Farm Bureau is a sponsor of the Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Championships.  Cash noted she has been honored to…
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