May 26, 2016 - 8:11 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 A few walleyes.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican Slow.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake A few perch and walleyes.
Poinsett Walleyes fair and a few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
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 A few walleyes.
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 A few walleyes.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
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.
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 and A few 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 and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver A few walleyes.
Sinai Walleyes fair.
Brush Walleyes fair.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye to good! Many slotted fish being caught lately. Fair for smallmouth bass, crappie, and bullheads.
Silver Lake Good for walleyes from shore and boat.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also 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.

Siouxland Conference logoOrange City Iowa — The 2016 Siouxland All-Conference golf teams have been released. MOC Floyd Valley had three players named to the girls first team. Sheldon, MOC Floyd Valley and Boyden Hull had two golfers each named to the boys first team.

For a complete list of All Conference players click on the link below:

All Siouxland Conference Boys-Girls Golf 2016

The spring sports Academic All-Conference teams have also been announced. For a complete list click on the link below:

Spring Academic Siouxland All-Conference 2016

May 24, 2016 - 8:14 am - Posted in Sports

baseball 3Boone Iowa — The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association preseason poll is out. In Class 1A Newman Catholic is top ranked. West Sioux is #5 with Remsen St Mary’s #8. The 2A poll is topped by  Clear Lake with Hinton ranked #2. Pella tops the 3A poll with Sergeant Bluff Luton in the 9 spot. The 4A poll is topped by South East Polk with Iowa City West in the 2 spot.

For a complete look at the polls click on the link below

2016 IHSBCA Baseball Rankings Pre-Season Poll

May 23, 2016 - 8:29 am - Posted in Sports

track and field 3Des Moines Iowa — Top five finishes were in abundance for area athletes this year at the State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines.

Day one of the meet was highlighted by a second and third place finish in the girls long jump.

Class 2A girls long jump
Mikayla Turek of Unity Christian was second at 17-04.50. Sheldon freshman Ashlyn Albrecht was 3rd with a leap of 17-00.50. The winning distance was 18-00.75.

Class 2A shot put
Micayla TerWee of West Lyon was 4th with a toss of 40-07.50. Kiana Phelps of Kingsley Pierson Woodbury Central won the event with a state record toss of 48-08.75.

Class 2A girls 4×800 meter relay
Unity Christian was 4th in a time of 9:48.38. Team members include Jordan Bos, Katie Broers, Katlyn Hoogland and Anneke Knauss. Monticello won the event with a state record time of 9:25.23.

Class 2A Boys 400 Meters
Travis Zevenbergen of Unity was 4th in a time of 50.24. The winning time was 49.36

Class 2A boys shot put
Caden Fenchel of Western was 5th with a toss of 55-05.25. The winning distance was 61-01.75 by Nick Phelps of Kingsley Pierson Woodbury Central.

Day two of the meet featured a pair of third place finishes.

Class 2A girls 4×200
Western Christian was 3rd in 1:45.46. Team members include Taylor Rus, Jessi DeJager, Emily VanGinkel and Erika Feenstra. Sioux Center was 4th in 1:46.39. Team members include Clare Kortlever, Aubrey Sandbulte, Camryn Cleveringa and Katie TeGrotenhuis. The winning time was 1:45.22

Class 2A Girls high jump
Cori DeJong of Western was 3rd at 5-01.00. Anna Kiel of Unity was 10th. The winning jump was 5-4.00.

Class 1A Boys 4×200
Central Lyon was 4th in 1:32.56. Team members include CJ Roths, Pete Menage, Mitch Van Beek and Riley Van Wyhe. The winning time was 1:31.38.

Class 1A Boys Distance Medley Relay
South O’Brien was 5th in 3:42.64. Team members include Cody Paulsen, Kyle Paulsen, Damon Struve and Peyton Brasser. The winning time was 3:36.01.

The final day of the meet saw four State Titles won by area athletes.

Class 2A Girls 4×400 Meter Relay
Western Christian won the state title with a time of 3:58.52. Team members include Kylie VantHul, Baily Nelson, Emily VanGinkel and Erika Feenstra. The second place time was 3:58.71.

Girls 100 Meters Wheel Chair Division
Keri Siebrecht of Sheldon won the title at 23.79. The second place time was 25.06.

Girls 400 Meter Wheel Chair Division
Keri Siebrecht of Sheldon was first in 1:31.52. The second place time was 1:45.42.

Girls 200 Meter Wheel Chair Division
Keri Siebrecht of Sheldon was first with a time of 46.53. The second place time was 50.43.

Class 1A Boys 100 Meters
David Van Dyke of Hartley Melvin Sanborn was 2nd at 11.37. The winning time was 11.30.

Class 2A Girls 200 Meters
Erika Feenstra of Western was 3rd in 25.83. The winning time was 25.33.

Class 1A Boys 4×100 Meter Relay
Central Lyon was 3rd in a time of 44.06. Team members include CJ Roths, Pete Menage, Mitch Van Beek and Riley Van Wyhe. The winning time was 43.34.

Class 1A Girls 800 Meters
Hailey Pullman of West Sioux was 4th in 2:22.63. The winning time was 2:19.68.

Class 2A Girls 4×100 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay
Sioux Center was 5th in 1:09.21. Team members include Bailie Sandbulte, Alyssa Mulder, Patricia King and Camryn Cleveringa. The winning time was 1:05.34.

Class 1A Boys 1600 Meters
Joe Anderson of George Little Rock was 5th in 4:36.09. The winning time was 4:25.95.

Class 2A Boys 1600 Meters
Jacob Vander Plaats of Unity Christian was 5th 4:33.08. The winning time was 4:21.36.

May 19, 2016 - 8:10 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 A few walleyes.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican Slow.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake A few perch and walleyes.
Poinsett Walleyes fair and a few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
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 A few walleyes.
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 A few walleyes.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
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.
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 and A few 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 and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver A few walleyes.
Sinai Walleyes fair.
Brush Walleyes fair.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye fair, especially at night! Fair for smallmouth bass and bullheads.
Silver Lake Good for walleyes from shore and boat.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Crappie , and Bluegill fair to good. Shinee Hinee jig working great for the panfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but Crappie and bluegill fair to good. Shinee Hinee jig working great for the panfish!
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.
May 18, 2016 - 11:00 am - Posted in Sports

GPAC LogoSioux City, Iowa – Renen Sahr from Midland has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men’s Golfer-of-the-year and headlines the 2016 GPAC Men’s Golf All-Conference team. Sahr claimed overall medalist honors for the GPAC Qualifiers with a 72-hole total of 290. Sahr birdied the 72nd hole of the year to edge Ferran Cortilla of Morningside by one stroke for the honor.

Aaron Aberson from Northwestern has been selected as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men’s Golf Coach-of-the-Year. Aberson coached the Red Raiders to the team title this year with a four round total of 1197. Northwestern advances to the NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships on May 24-27, 2016 at TPC Deer Run, Moline, Illinois. Sahr, the GPAC medalist, will also advance to the championships.

2016 GPAC Men’s Golf All-Conference Team

*Renen Sahr Midland Sr. Gordon, NE
Ferran Cortilla Morningside Fr. Barcelona, Spain
Mack Alspaugh Doane So. McCook, NE
Tom Hogg Dakota Wesleyan Jr. Aberdeen, SD
Justin Kraft Northwestern So. Lake View, IA
Colton Kooima Northwestern So. Sioux Falls, SD
Matt Unruh Nebraska Wesleyan So. Lincoln, NE
Zach Ward Morningside So. Waterloo, IA
Nolan Zikas Concordia Fr. La Vista, NE
Corey Labenz Nebraska Wesleyan Sr. Lincoln, NE
Ryan Christy Northwestern Jr. Orange City, IA
Collin Tedesco Hastings Jr. Castle Rock, CO
Preston Walford Midland Jr. Tekamah, NE
Anthony Husher Dakota Wesleyan Sr. Winner, SD
Garret Giesselmann Midland So. Fremont, NE
Cody Holck Morningside Fr. Ankeny, IA

*GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Golfer-of-the-Year

Honorable Mention: Jared Tedesco (Doane), Tony Kallevig (Dordt), Reid Wiebe (Concordia), Spencer Lindahl (Doane), and Cameron Bargell (Hastings)

May 12, 2016 - 8:11 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 A few walleyes.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican Slow.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake A few perch.
Poinsett Walleyes fair and a few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
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 A few walleyes.
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 A few walleyes.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few walleyes.
Vermillion Walleyes fair.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair.
Lake Alvin A few crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair and A few 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 and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver A few walleyes.
Sinai Walleyes fair.
Brush Walleyes fair.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Fair for smallmouth bass and bullheads.
Silver Lake Good for walleyes from shore and boat.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Crappie , and Bluegill fair to good.
West Okoboji Crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Few reports.
Sarah Few reports.
Benton A few pike.
West Graham Few reports.
Round Few reports.
Okabena Few reports.

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.

 

May 12, 2016 - 8:06 am - Posted in Sports

kassidy_vanvoorstOrange City Iowa — Dordt senior Kassidy Van Voorst has earned first team GPAC All-Conference honors for the second time in as many seasons.

The Senior outfielder from Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley started 46 games this season hitting .319 with an on base percentage of .396 and drove in 19 runs while scoring 48 runs. On the base paths Van Voorst was caught steeling just once in 52 attempts.

in 2015 she started all 47 games for the Defenders, led the country in stolen bases with 57, batted .297 and scored 47 runs. She had 46 hits, for doubles and six triples with 22 runs batted in while claiming All-GPAC first-team honors and NFCA 2nd-team all-Central Region accolades.

May 10, 2016 - 3:26 pm - Posted in Sports

Northwesstern logoOrange City, Iowa — Tessa Schoonhoven has signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Northwestern next fall.

Schoonhoven is a multi-sports standout who played five years for the Unity Christian High School softball team. A two-time all-conference selection, Schoonhoven hit .378 with a team-high seven home runs and 18 RBIs in earning first team honors last season. She also stole 15 bases and posted a 10-14 record and 4.79 ERA as the teams’ top pitcher. Schoonhoven registered 105 strikeouts in 152 innings. An honor roll student, Schoonhoven plans to major in elementary education at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Marlin and Leah.

“We are thrilled to have Tessa join our Red Raider softball program,” commented head Northwestern softball coach Chris Nachtigall. “She is a great athlete who can play a number of different positions in the field. Tessa is a very hard worker and a great teammate, two qualities that we want to see in our players. She is a great addition to our program and campus community.”

May 5, 2016 - 8:06 am - Posted in Sports

GPAC LogoSioux City, Iowa – The two brackets for the 2016 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Postseason Softball Tournaments are set. Top seed, and regular season champion, Morningside will serve as one bracket host (1,4,5,8 seeds), while second seed Doane will be the other bracket host (2,3,6,7 seeds) for the two four-team tournaments. This is the second year that the GPAC is using the current format for the postseason.

Tournament play will open on Wednesday, May 4, at both bracket locations. In Sioux City, Iowa, the Morningside Bracket will host Hastings, Concordia and Midland. In Crete, Nebraska, the Doane Bracket will host Dakota Wesleyan, Dordt and Nebraska Wesleyan. Play will continue, including bracket championship games, on Thursday, May 5. The Morningside and Doane bracket winners will meet on Saturday, May 7, at the highest remaining seed in the GPAC Softball Tournament Championship Series. The final series will be a best two out of three format.

Morningside has secured the league’s first berth to the NAIA Opening Round, while the GPAC Tournament Champion will receive the second berth. If the Mustangs win the GPAC Tournament then the tournament runner-up will receive the second GPAC berth to the NAIA Opening Round. The two brackets will be double elimination.
2016 GPAC Softball Tournament Brackets

Morningside Bracket
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Game #1 – (4) Hastings (35-19, 12-10) vs. (5) Concordia (29-16, 10-10) – 10 am
Game #2 – (1) Morningside (39-8, 18-3) vs. (8) Midland (22-27, 10-12) – Noon
Game #3 – Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 2 pm
Game #4 – Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 – 4 pm

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Game #5 – Winner Game #4 vs. Loser Game #3 – Noon
Game #6 – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5 – 2 pm
Game #7 – If necessary (Game #6 winner/loser) – 4 pm

Doane Bracket
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Game #1 – (3) Dakota Wesleyan (32-20, 15-7) vs. (6) Dordt (24-20, 10-10) – 10 am
Game #2 – (2) Doane (28-12, 17-4) vs. (7) Nebraska Wesleyan (18-17, 10-12) – Noon
Game #3 – Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 2 pm
Game #4 – Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 – 4 pm

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Game #5 – Winner Game #4 vs. Loser Game #3 – Noon
Game #6 – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5 – 2 pm
Game #7 – If necessary (Game #6 winner/loser) – 4 pm

GPAC Softball Tournament Championship Series – Saturday, May 7, 2016
Morningside Bracket Winner vs. Doane Bracket Winner (at highest seed) – (Best 2 of 3 Format)
11am (Game 1), 1pm (Game 2), 5pm (Game 3, if needed)