Storm Lake football

Wieck resigns as head Storm Lake football coach

Spent seven seasons leading program

Rudy Wieck, who guided Storm Lake to a state playoff appearance for the first time in school history in 2016, announced last weekend that he is resigning as head football coach for the Tornadoes. Wieck spent seven seasons as the leader of the program beginning with the 2015 season and posted a career record of 30-34. Wieck will continue to […]

Rival Spencer defeats Storm Lake in regular season finale

Evan Johnson ran for three touchdowns to help Spencer defeat Storm Lake 42-7 in a district game last Friday night at Spencer. Johnson scored on runs of 50, 8 and 10 yards — all in the first quarter — and the Tigers never looked back. Spencer scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 42-0 lead at […]

SL finishes regular season at longtime rival Spencer


Two old rivals will convene to close out the regular season when Storm Lake pays a visit to Spencer to take on a Tiger team who has already clinched a playoff berth. Spencer (6-2) is second in the district and owns the head-to-head tiebreaker with Fort Dodge by virtue of its win over the Dodgers. Storm Lake coach Rudy Wieck […]

Short fields hurt SL in loss to No. 10 Webster City

Webster City, ranked No. 10 in Class 4A, took advantage of several short fields to score six touchdowns in the first half as the Lynx went on to defeat Storm Lake 41-6 in a district game last Friday at Tornado Stadium. Webster City scored a touchdown on the opening kickoff and scored on its first six possessions of the game […]

Storm Lake plays Webster City team hitting its stride in home finale


After dropping two of its first three games, Webster City has turned the tables. The Lynx are on a roll, having won four straight games, including a lopsided 41-14 win over Fort Dodge and a   21-7 win over Spencer last week. They also put up 50 points in a three-touchdown win over Le Mars. The 10th-ranked Lynx (5-2) will pay […]

Fort Dodge uses quick start to beat Storm Lake

Javion Jondle returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and Connor Carver threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Fort Dodge built a 35-0 lead at halftime and wenrt on to defeat Storm Lake 42-0 last Friday night at Tornado Stadium. Jondle fielded the opening kickoff and ran down the right sideline, breaking a few tackles en route […]

DISTRICT POSITIONING UP FOR GRABS AS SEASON NEARS END

SL looks for first district win in matchup with F.D.

The preseason favorite to win the district title, Fort Dodge will be coming to Storm Lake tonight looking for its first district win. After winning its first four games and being ranked in Class 4A, Fort Dodge has dropped its last two, including last week to Spencer 28-0. However, Storm Lake is also looking for its first district win when […]

Field position hurt SL in loss to Denison

Denison-Schleswig took advantage of three short fields to score touchdowns and the Monarchs scored on five straight possessions covering the second and third quarters as they defeated an undermanned Storm Lake team 40-0 last Friday at Denison. After a scoreless first quarter, Denison-Schleswig scored a touchdown in the second quarter when Aiden Schuttinga returned a punt 64 yards for a […]

SL looks for someone to lead offense versus Denison-Schlwesig


The last couple of weeks have been tough for Storm Lake. Whether it’s injuries, players deciding not to continue their season or other factors, the Tornadoes’ roster has been reduced to thin. Storm Lake received some more unfortunate news this week as starting quarterback Josh Steffen has a season-ending injury. That will leave the Tornadoes scrambling for someone to lead […]

Special teams hurt SL in 36-14 loss to Le Mars

When your team is thin, special teams is where it will show up the most. Storm Lake learned that the hard way. Beau Wadle returned two punts for touchdowns in the second half as Le Mars scored 15 unanswered points to pull away and beat Storm Lake 36-14 in the district opener for both teams last Friday at Le Mars. […]