Ben Raveling

Seven area baseball players named to IHSBCA all-state team

Seven area prep baseball players were recently honored by being selected to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state team. Two players from Storm Lake were named to the second team in Class 3A as seniors Ben Raveling and Mark Eddie were chosen at catcher and utility, respectively. Alta-Aurelia senior Trey Engelmann and Sioux Central junior Gibson Olson were […]

THE TIMES 2020-21 BOYS ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Area schools’ top athletes recognized for all-around performance

It was another banner year for boys sports in the area during the 2020-21 school year, both team-wise and individually. Storm Lake won its first Lakes Conference baseball championship in 16 years en route to a memorable 27-win season. Newell-Fonda won the Twin Lakes Conference baseball title for the first time in school history and captured a league crown for […]

SL’s Raveling misses state cut by 3 strokes at district tournament

Ben Raveling carded a 79, but it wasn’t quite enough to advance to the state tournament as he missed the cut by three strokes in a Class 3A district tournament last Thursday in Orange City. “I am proud of how he battled all day and how he had some adversity to start the round and recovered really well,” Storm Lake […]

SL boys place fifth in Lakes meet, Raveling nets all-conference honor

Ben Raveling fired a 78 to finish sixth overall and make all-conference honors to lead Storm Lake in the Lakes Conference boys golf tournament on Monday in Okoboji. Spencer was the team champion with a 310 team score. Storm Lake finished fifth with a 346, five strokes away from third place Cherokee. Mark Eddie golfed an 87 for the Tornadoes. […]

Storm Lake’s Raveling chosen 2020 Times Player of the Year


When you play in Storm Lake’s offense, lofty statistics are not going to be there. The system is not predicated on one person dominating the action. But there were many times this season when Storm Lake coach Rudy Wieck wanted one player to run the ball as much as possible. That one player was Ben Raveling. The Tornado senior may […]