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Cross-country runners continue to make strides

Angie Knapp keeps her pace through the final 100 meters at the Western Christian Cross-Country Invitational at Rolling Hills Country Club in Hull Tuesday, Sept. 27. Knapp finished in 29th and helped the Wildcat girls to a fifth-place team finish. (Photo/Nathan Broek)...

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Emily Ter Wee chooses Red Raiders

Emily Ter Wee prepares to sign a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Northwestern College in Orange City Friday, Sept. 30. (Photo/submitted) Ter Wee entering her senior year for West Lyon girls’ basketball team this coming winter Nathan Broek |...

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West Lyon steamrolls Okoboji 49-7

Mathias Knoblock (6) and Gage Blauwet (15) gang-tackle an Okoboji player during Class 2A District 1 football Friday, Sept 30. The West Lyon Wildcats came away with a 49-7 win in Milford. (Photo/Jason Hommes) Wildcats wrap up the month of September in dominant fashion...

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Wildcats get back on the winning track

Korey McKenney gets in on a quarterback sack during Class 2A District 1 football Friday, Sept. 23. The West Lyon Wildcats came away with a 29-3 win over Sheldon. (Photo/Jason Hommes) West Lyon shuts down Sheldon 29-3 to improve to 2-1 in Class 2A District 1 Jason...

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West Lyon teams finish third at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

Carter Hasselmann races through the halfway point of the Sioux Center Cross-Country Invitational on the campus of Dordt University Thursday, Sept. 22. Hasselmann crossed the finish line in 95th and helped the Wildcat boys score 316 points and finish 12th as a team....

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Wildcats notch first conference win

Maddie Johnson (4) sets up a pass for Jordyn Aeschliman (10) during Siouxland Conference volleyball versus Okoboji Thursday, Sept. 22. The West Lyon Wildcats came away with a 3-0 win. (Photo/Jason Hommes) West Lyon treats homecoming crowd to a 3-0 sweep of Okoboji...

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West Lyon falls to CL/G-LR 38-17

West Lyon kicker Anderson Trejo, on the hold by Bryson Childress (14), winds up for a 42-yard field goal attempt during the 2022 Beef Bowl Friday, Sept. 16.  Trejo’s successful attempt gave the Wildcats a 10-7 lead in the first quarter, but West Lyon fell to Central...

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Service runs plague Wildcats

Kendra Boote lofts the ball over the net on an attack attempt during Siouxland Conference volleyball versus Sioux Center Thursday, Sept. 15. The West Lyon Wildcats fell to the Warriors 3-0. (Photo/Jason Hommes) Sioux Center’s rallies overshadow a better effort by West...

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Wildcats topple Estherville-Lincoln Central 43-14

Trevor Ciesielski works to muscle his way out of an Estherville-Lincoln Central tackle attempt during a running play in non-district football Friday, Sept. 2. The West Lyon Wildcats topped the Midgets 43-14. (Photo/Jason Hommes) Fast start propels West Lyon to victory...

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Wildcats get closer to their rivals, the Mustangs

Nathan Young powers his way to the finish line during the boys’ race at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Cross-Country Invitational at Sibley Golf Course Tuesday, Sept. 6. Young was the final runner to finish for the West Lyon boys in 62nd as the Wildcats finished fourth as a...

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Dutch prove tough to stop on the road

Keatyn Lorenzen (libero No. 1) and Kyndra Gramstad attempt to combine for a dig in the back row during Siouxland Conference volleyball at MOC-Floyd Valley Thursday, Sept. 8. The Wildcats fell to the Dutch in three sets. (Photo/Nathan Broek) West Lyon unable to keep...

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Wildcats hit the course at Emerald Hills

West Lyon girls finish sixth with boys taking eighth at the Okoboji Invitational Thursday, Sept. 1 Sam Meester paces his way to the finish line during the Okoboji Invitational at Emerald Hills Golf Club in Arnold’s Park Thursday, Sept. 1. Meester was the top runner...

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WL gets two wins across the border

The Wildcats top Luverne and Murray County Central during a non-conference triangular in Luverne, Minnesota, Thursday, Sept. 1 (LEFT) Keatyn Lorenzen rises up on an attack attempt during the Luverne Volleyball Triangular at Luverne, Minnesota, Thursday, Sept. 1. The...

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WL falls 21-7 in season opener against Western Christian

In a ‘game of inches,’ Wildcats come up short West Lyon quarterback, Ryer Crichton, avoids pressure from a Western Christian player before attempting a pass during non-district football in Hull Friday, Aug. 26. The Wildcats had an early 7-0 lead on the Wolfpack, but...

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Wildcats give home crowd a show

West Lyon goes a perfect 3-0 in matches at its home tournament Tuesday, Aug. 23 West Lyon setter, Maddie Johnson, sets up a pass for a teammate during the Sioux Center Volleyball Tournament Thursday, Aug. 25. The Wildcats’ lone loss in this early-season tourney was to...

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Attempting to ride a beast

Cullen Berentschot of Inwood and Easton Robinson of Larchwood share their thoughts on being bull riders Cullen Berentschot of Inwood attempts to stay on a bull named Rage Monster during the Sioux County Fair in Sioux Center this past July. Berentschot has been...

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Comeback attempt falls just short

Koury Kramer of the Larchwood Diamonds backs away from a pitch that sails high and inside during an at-bat against Dell Rapids in the second round of the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association Class B state tournament in Mitchell, South Dakota, Tuesday, Aug. 9. The...

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Dawson Ripperda named as an all-state player

Nathan Broek | Sports Editor One West Lyon baseball player was named as an all-state player by the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association. That player was Dawson Ripperda, who was named to the second team in Class 2A. Ripperda hit a blistering .471 this past summer with a...

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