June 28, 2016 - 7:59 am - Posted in Sports

Orab-LogoSheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Orabs defeated the MOC-Floyd Valley Lady Dutch 10-8 in Sheldon on Monday night.

The Orabs would jump to an early 1-0 in the bottom of the first after Nicole Johnson scored on a Sydney Iedema grounder, but MOC-Floyd Valley would tie things back up in the 2nd when Blair Pekelder drove in Tailor Goergen from third. The Lady Dutch would take the lead in the top of the 3rd with Zoe Heemstra driving in Haley Jorgensen, but the Orabs would counter with 2 runs of their own, making it 3-2 Sheldon after three. Sheldon would add another three runs in the 4th off the bats of Tayler Weber, Haley Jungers, and Alexa Vanden Hall, and have the lead 6-2.

The Dutch would respond with a 3-run 5th and add another three in the 6th, to take a 8-6 advantage. In the 5th Haily Jorgenson, Lilly De Haan and Randi Wielenga would reach and score. In the 6th it was Jorgenson, Wielinga and Bre Schuiteman crossing the plate.

In the bottom of the 6th Vanden Hall, Johnson, Alyssa Kavanagh, and Iedema would all come into to score to make the score 10-8 and the Orabs would come away with the win.

Nicole Johnson got the win for the Orabs. Johnson went 6 innings, giving up 7 earned runs on 11 hits, and 3 walk while striking out 3.

Haley Jorgensen took the loss, going 7 innings while giving up 7 earned runs, 10 hits, walking just 1 and striking out 6.

Sheldon improves to 6-12 on the year, 4-7 in the Siouxland.

MOC-Floyd Valley falls to 8-15 overall, and 4-7 in the conference.

baseball 3Boone Iowa — The latest Radio Iowa Baseball Coaches Association poll is out. In Class 1A West Sioux holds down the 3 spot followed by Lawton Bronson. Akron Westfield is in the 10 spot. In 2A Hinton is ranked number 7. In the 3A poll Estherville Lincoln Central holds down the number 4 spot.


Class 4A

1. Johnston
2. Cedar Rapids Prairie
3. Iowa City West
4. Southeast Polk
5. Cedar Rapids Jefferson
6. Urbandale
7. Lewis Central
8. Ankeny Centennial
9. WDM Valley
10. Dubuque Senior

Class 3A
1. Davenport Assumption
2. Pella
3. Harlan
4. Estherville Lincoln Central
5. Saydel
6. West Delaware
7. Boone
8. Fairfield
9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton
10.Carlisle

Class 2A
1. Wilton
2. Clear Lake
3. New Hampton
4. Treynor
5. Roland-Story
6. Van Meter
7. Hinton
8. Northeast (Goose Lake)
9. Monticello
10.Cascade

Class 1A
1. Mason City Newman
2. Don Bosco
3. West Sioux
4. Lawton-Bronson

5. Alburnett
6. North Linn
7. Coon Rapids-Bayard
8. Jesup
9. Martensdale-St. Mary’s
10.Akron-Westfield

June 27, 2016 - 8:03 am - Posted in Sports

ighsauDes Moines Iowa — The latest Iowa high school softball rankings are out and Akron Westfield remains the top ranked team in the area holding on to the top spot in 1A. Lawton Bronson is in the 9 spot. In 2A West Lyon remains in the 15 spot.  In 3A Spirit Lake is 4th ranked with Sergeant Bluff Luton 8 and Boyden Hull Rock Valley in the 10 spot.

Class 1A

School Record LW
1 Akron-Westfield 22-1 1
2 Alburnett 23-3 3
3 Kee 23-5 2
4 Newell-Fonda 21-7 4
5 Martensdale-St. Marys 23-4 6
6 New London 16-6 5
7 Westwood 25-4 7
8 Calaumus-Wheatland 17-9 8
9 Lawton-Bronson 13-10 11
10 River Valley 18-9 9
11 Colfax-Mingo 16-7 NR
12 AGWSR 13-5 10
13 North Butler 17-3 NR
14 Lisbon 15-12 13
15 Central City 19-11 12

Dropped Out: Algona Bishop Garrigan (14), Sidney (15)

Class 2A

School Record LW
1 Logan-Magnolia 22-1 2
2 Durant 20-3 5
3 Cascade 26-3 NR*
4 North Union 21-3 3
5 Iowa City Regina 14-12 1
6 Interstate-35 16-3 6
7 Central Springs 24-1 4
8 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 23-4 7
9 Van Meter 18-7 8
10 Pella Christian 15-6 10
11 IKM-Manning 16-5 12
12 BCLUW 20-7 13
13 Treynor 17-4 9
14 Louisa-Muscatine 19-5 14
15 West Lyon 13-4 15

Dropped Out: Waterloo Columbus Catholic (11)

  • Note: A cooperative sharing agreement was discovered this week, changing the softball classification. Cascade was ranked 4th in 3A last week but has this cooperative agreement moved Cascade into Class 2A.

Class 3A

School Record LW
1 Benton 27-2 1
2 Davenport Assumption 24-4 2
3 Solon 20-6 3
4 Spirit Lake 22-3 5
5 Northeast 21-4 8
6 Humboldt 21-2 6
7 Mount Vernon 20-10 7
8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 18-8 11
9 Clarke 14-9 13
10 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 17-5 15
11 Center Point-Urbana 15-11 9
12 Beckman Catholic 18-8 NR
13 CMB 17-7 12
14 Crestwood 13-9 10
15 Saydel 16-6 14

Dropped Out: None (Cascade, 4th in 3A last week, has been moved into the 2A rankings)

Class 4A

School Record LW
1 Winterset 23-6 1
2 Carlisle 21-6 2
3 ADM 25-3 3
4 Oskaloosa 19-3 5
5 Waverly-Shell Rock 26-5 4
6 West Delaware 23-7 10
7 Keokuk 16-11 7
8 Fairfield 19-5 8
9 Mount Pleasant 18-6 11
10 Dallas Center-Grimes 12-11 6
11 Norwalk 13-11 9
12 Pella 13-10 14
13 Boone 18-7 15
14 Glenwood 14-7 NR
15 Newton 15-7 13

Dropped Out:  Charles City (12)

Class 5A

School Record LW
1 West Des Moines Valley 26-2 6
2 Johnston 23-4 1
3 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 24-2 2
4 Waukee 24-4 4
5 Iowa City West 23-5 3
6 Bettendorf 23-7 10
7 Ankeny 19-8 7
8 Urbandale 23-6 8
9 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 22-6 9
10 Pleasant Valley 21-5 5
11 Davenport West 17-10 13
12 Indianola 18-7 11
13 Fort Dodge 18-9 12
14 Ottumwa 20-6 15
15 Cedar Rapids Prairie 19-13 14

Dropped Out: None

June 22, 2016 - 3:41 pm - Posted in Sports

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released parings for Girls Regional Softball pairings.  Tournament action begins in Class 1A, and 2A on Tuesday, July 5th, 3A on Wednesday, July 6th,  and 4A and 5A Regionals getting underway Thursday, July 7th.

You can follow the links below to see when your favorite teams are in action:

CLICK HERE for Class 1A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 2A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 3A Pairing

CLICK HERE for Class 4A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 5A Pairings

June 22, 2016 - 9:05 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 2fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair to good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good and a few perch and pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Walleyes fair.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood Walleye bit has slowed a bit.
Swan Lake Walleyes and pike fair.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair, but mainly small.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair. A few crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few smallmouth bass and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
Whitewood Few reports.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few walleye.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few trout, crappie, and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver Walleyes slow to fair.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood Walleye bite has slowed.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye fair to good. Fair for smallmouth bass, crappie, and bullheads.
Silver Lake Fair for walleyes from shore and boat.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also fair to good for catfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few crappie and bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes and crappies.
Sarah A few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
West Graham Few walleye.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs. Floating Raps from shore!
Platte Walleyes slow to fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few catfish and walleyes.
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few walleyes.

 

baseball in glove

Boone Iowa — The latest Radio Iowa/Baseball Coaches Association has a number of northwest Iowa teams ranked in the latest edition. In Class 1A West Sioux is in the four spot with Lawton Bronson ranked number 6. Hinton is 4th ranked in 2A with Estherville Lincoln Central number 4 in the 3A poll and Sergeant Bluff Luton ranked number 6.

Class 4A
1. Johnston
2. Iowa City West
3. Cedar Rapids Prairie
4. Cedar Rapids Jefferson
5. Southeast Polk
6. Waukee
7. Dubuque Senior
8. Mason City
9. Dowling Catholic
10. WDM Valley

Class 3A
1. Davenport Assumption
2. Pella
3. Harlan
4. Estherville Lincoln Central
5. Saydel
6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton
7. West Delaware
8. Boone
9. Fairfield
10.Carlisle

Class 2A
1. Wilton
2. Clear Lake
3. New Hampton
4. Hinton
5. Treynor
6. Van Meter
7. Roland-Story
8. Northeast (Goose Lake)
9. Monticello
10.Cascade

Class 1A
1. Mason City Newman
2. Don Bosco
3. Alburnett
4. West Sioux
5. Martensdale-St. Mary’s
6. Lawton-Bronson
7. North Linn
8. Coon Rapids-Bayard
9. Jesup
10. North Tama

June 19, 2016 - 7:53 am - Posted in Sports

ighsauDes Moines Iowa — The fourth Iowa High School Girls Softball Poll is out. Defending champ Akron Westfield continues to top the 1A poll. West Lyon is in the 15 spot in 2A. In Class 3A Spirit Lake is ranked number 5 with Sergeant Bluff Luton 11 and Boyden Hull Rock Valley ranked 15th in the latest poll.

Class 1A
1 Akron-Westfield 17-0 1

2 Kee 16-3 3
3 Alburnett 20-3 5
4 Newell-Fonda 16-5 2
5 New London 12-4 6
6 Martensdale-St. Marys 16-3 9
7 Westwood 22-3 11
8 Calamus-Wheatland 14-8 7
9 River Valley 15-6 13
10 AGWSR 10-2 8
11 Lawton-Bronson 10-7 5
12 Central City 17-6 10
13 Lisbon 12-6 14
14 Algona Bishop Garrigan 13-2 NR
15 Sidney 12-0 15
Dropped Out: Murray (15_

Class 2A
1 Iowa City Regina 12-6 1
2 Logan-Magnolia 17-1 2
3 North Union 15-0 3
4 Central Springs 16-0 4
5 Durant 15-3 5
6 Interstate 35 12-3 7
7 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 15-4 8
8 Van Meter 16-6 8
9 Treynor 12-2 10
10 Pella Christian 12-4 11
11 Waterloo Columbus Catholic 15-4 9
12 IKM-Manning 10-5 12
13 BCLUW 16-4 NR
14 Louisa-Muscatine 12-4 14
15 West Lyon 10-3 15
Dropped Out: Highland (13)

Class 3A
1 Benton Community 22-2 1
2 Davenport Assumption 20-4 2
3 Solon 12-5 3
4 Cascade 21-3 5
5 Spirit Lake 19-3 4
6 Humboldt 14-1 9
7 Mount Vernon 17-4 8
8 Northeast 18-4 7
9 Center Point-Urbana 11-7 6
10 Crestwood 11-5 12
11 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 14-5 14
12 CMB 13-4 10
13 Clarke 11-7 15
14 Saydel 12-3 NR
15 Boyden Hull/Rock Valley 12-5 11
Dropped Out: Atlantic (13)

Class 4A
1 Winterset 17-5 2
2 Carlisle 16-6 3
3 ADM 17-3 1
4 Waverly-Shell Rock 18-3 4
5 Oskaloosa 12-2 10
6 Dallas Center-Grimes 9-8 9
7 Keokuk 13-8 7
8 Fairfield 14-4 8
9 Norwalk 11-6 5
10 West Delaware 18-5 11
11 Mount Pleasant 13-5 6
12 Charles City 11-5 11
13 Newton 12-5 NR
14 Pella 10-9 13
15 Boone 12-4 14
Dropped Out: Lewis Central (12)

Class 5A
1 Johnston 19-2 1
2 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 21-1 2
3 Iowa City West 15-3 4
4 Waukee 15-4 5
5 Pleasant Valley 19-3 9
6 West Des Moines Valley 21-2 3
7 Ankeny 13-5 7
8 Urbandale 15-4 8
9 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 18-5 6
10 Bettendorf 15-7 10
11 Indianola 16-6 NR
12 Fort Dodge 12-7 NR
13 Davenport West 11-10 13
14 Cedar Rapids Prairie 14-11 14
15 Ottumwa 14-6 NR
Dropped Out:Dowling Catholic (11), Southeast Polk (12), Burlington (15)

June 17, 2016 - 12:25 pm - Posted in Sports

golf picDes Moines Iowa — The Iowa Girls Coaches Association has released their all district recipients for this season. Northwest Iowa and the KIWA listening area was well represented in Class 1A, 2A and 3A.

1A District 1
Name School
Kristina Vogt Central Lyon
Hannah Sieperda Central Lyon
Brooke Koele Akron-Westfield
Sam Johnson Akron-Westfield
Bailey Davis Akron-Westfield
Ann Hedlund Akron-Westfield
Maddy Borden Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

2A District 1
Name School
Chandra Zomermaand Unity Christian
Alyssa Fedders Unity Christian
Ava Grossman Unity Christian
MaKenzi Vlotho Rock Valley
Ally Sweeny South O’Brien
Madison Johnson Hinton
Hannah Butler Okoboji
Megan Grimes Sibley-Ocheyeden
Britta Harberts Sibley-Ocheyeden
Mia Hoogeveen West Lyon

3A District 1
Athlete School
Alexa Arends MOC-Floyd Valley

June 17, 2016 - 12:25 pm - Posted in Sports

ighsauDes Moines Iowa — The Iowa Girls Coaches Association All District and All State Soccer Teams are out. Unity’s Jori Brunner was named second team All State. Her coach Rudy Folkerts was named 1A West District Coach of the Year.

Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association 2016 All District Soccer 1A West- First Team
Jori Brunner (Unity Christian)

1A West- Second Team
Anna Christians (Unity Christian)
Deidra Noteboom (Unity Christian)
Hannah Horstman (Unity Christian)
Kaelin Alons (Unity Christian)
Jade Erdman (Sioux Center)
Shay Kamstra (MOC-Floyd Valley

1A West District Coach of the Year: Rudy Folkerts (Unity Christian)

June 16, 2016 - 10:28 pm - Posted in Sports

nighthawk logoSheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Orabs fell to the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawks 6-3 in 9 innings on Thursday night in Sheldon.

The Nighthawks got on the board early in the 1st inning. With the bases loaded Shane Solberg would come in to score off of a Brett Moser walk. Davis Van Egdom would come into score two batters later after Dylan VanDer Brink was hit by a pitch, and Mitchell Diekevers would run home after a Quinn Bundy grounder to second to make it 3-0 in the 1st inning. The Orabs would wedge their way back into the game after Payton Radke would drove in Gage Bassett to make it 3-1 Nighthawks in the third. Sheldon would even things up in the 4th after a 2-run double by Cody Van Meeteren to make the score 3-3. The game would go into extra innings and in the top of the ninth, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley would add three more runs and come away with the 6-3 win. Dylan VanDer Brink, Quinn Bundy and Shane Solberg all reached and scored for the Nighthawks in the 9th.

Jackson Mulder got the win for the Nighthawks, going 2 innings, walking 1 batter and striking out another.

Tyler Johnson took the loss, giving up one earned run and three hits in 2 innings of work.