September 27, 2021 - 11:56 am - Posted in Sports

Statewide Iowa — The latest Radio Iowa High School football poll is out.

Class 5A
1. Ankeny (4-1), LW #2 @ #5 Valley
2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (5-0), LW #1 vs #7 Cedar Falls
3. Southeast Polk (4-1), (4-1), LW #3 @ #8 Linn-Mar
4. Iowa City High (5-0), LW #5 @ Davenport North (Thur)
5. WDM Valley (4-1), LW #4 vs #1 Ankeny
6. Urbandale (4-1), LW #6 @ Ankeny Centennial
7. Cedar Falls (4-1), LW #7 @ #2 Kennedy
8. Linn-Mar (5-0), LW #8 vs #3 S.E. Polk
9. Cedar Rapids Prairie (4-1), LW #9 @ Waterloo West
10.Dowling Catholic (2-3), LW #10 @ Johnston

Class 4A
1. North Scott (5-0), LW #1 @ Burlington
2. Indianola (5-0), LW #2 @ #8 Norwalk
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (4-1), LW #3 @ Pella
4. Bondurant-Farrar (5-0), LW #4 @ Perry
5. Lewis Central (3-2), LW #5 vs DSM Hoover
6. Fort Madison (5-0), LW #7 vs Clinton
7. Waverly-Shell Rock (4-1), LW #8 vs Marion
8. Norwalk (4-1), LW #9 vs #2 Indianola
9. Clear Creek-Amana (4-1), LW (X) @ CR Washington (Thur)
10.Winterset (4-1), LW (X) vs Glenwood

Class 3A
1. Harlan (5-0), LW #1 @ Atlantic
2. West Delaware (4-1), LW #2 vs South Tama
3. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (5-0), LW #3 @ Sioux Center
4. Solon (5-0), LW #4 @ Washington
5. Humboldt (5-0), LW #5 @ North Polk
6. Nevada (5-0), LW #6 vs Ballard
7. Independence (5-0), LW #7 vs Hampton-Dumont-Cal
8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (4-1), LW #8 @ MOC-Floyd Valley
9. Davenport Assumption (3-2), LW #10 @ Mount Vernon
10.Algona (4-1), LW (X) @ Gilbert

Class 2A
1. Southeast Valley (5-0), LW #1 @ Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
2. Waukon (4-1), LW #2 vs Wahlert
3. West Marshall (4-1), LW #5 @ PCM
4. OABCIG (4-1), LW #6 @ #10 Pocahontas Area
5. Spirit Lake (4-1), LW #3 @ #6 Estherville Lincoln Central
6. Estherville Lincoln Central (3-2), LW #4 vs #5 Spirit Lake
7. West Lyon (3-2), LW #7 vs Okoboji
8. Greene County (4-1), LW #8 vs Red Oak
9. Unity Christian (4-1), LW #9 @ Central Lyon
10.Pocahontas Area (4-1), LW #10 vs #4 OABCIG

Class 1A
1. Van Meter (5-0), LW #1 vs Nodaway Valley
2. Iowa City Regina (5-0), LW #2 @ Louisa-Muscatine
3. Underwood (5-0), LW #3 @ Treynor
4. Dike-New Hartford (5-0), LW #5 vs Aplington-Parkersburg
5. Sigourney-Keota (5-0), LW #6 vs #8 Cardinal
6. West Sioux (4-1), LW #7 vs Ridge View
7. Pella Christian (4-1), LW #4 @ Pleasantville
8. Cardinal (Eldon) (5-0), LW #8 @ #5 Sigourney-Keota
9. Dyersville Beckman (5-0), LW #9 vs #10 Columbus
10.Waterloo Columbus (4-1), LW #10 @ #9 Beckman

Class A
1. West Hancock (5-0), LW #1 vs #10 HMS
2. Woodbury Central (5-0), LW #2 vs Westwood
3. Grundy Center (4-1), LW #3 vs Nashua-Plainfield
4. North Linn (5-0), LW #4 @ Starmont
5. North Butler (5-0), LW #9 vs Saint Ansgar
6. Logan-Magnolia (4-1), LW #6 @ IKM-Manning
7. North Tama (5-0), LW #7 @ BCLUW
8. Lisbon (4-1), LW (X) @ Pekin
9. Earlham (4-1), LW #10 vs Southwest Valley
10.HMS (Hartley) (4-1), LW (X) @ #1 West Hancock

8-Player
1. Montezuma (6-0), LW #1 vs Twin Cedars
2. CAM (Anita) (5-0), LW #2 vs Exira-EHK
3. Easton Valley (5-0), LW #3 vs Calamus-Wheatland
4. Remsen St. Mary’s (5-0), LW #5 vs #5 Newell-Fonda
5. Newell-Fonda (5-0), LW #6 @ #4 Remsen St. Mary’s
6. WACO (6-0), LW #8 vs Lone Tree
7. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (5-0), LW #9 vs Meskwaki
8. Turkey Valley (5-0), LW #10 vs Clarksville
9. Baxter (5-0), LW (X) vs Collins-Maxwell
10.Audubon (5-0), LW #4 @ Coon Rapids-Bayard

September 23, 2021 - 3:29 pm - Posted in Sports

Statewide Iowa — The latest IGHSAU Volleyball rankings are out.

In Class 1A Gehlen Catholic is #3. Class 2A puts Boyden-Hull in the 5 spot, with Western Christian in 6th, and Hinton remaining at 15. Class 3A keeps Sheldon at #5, SBL at 6, Sioux Center in the 9 spot, Unity at #10, and West Lyon is in the rankings at #14.
Class 1A
No.
School
Record
LW
1
Burlington Notre Dame
20-6
1
2
Springville
16-2
2
3
Gehlen Catholic
12-5
3
4
Lisbon
15-4
4
5
Holy Trinity Catholic
10-3
5
6
Ankeny Christian
16-3
6
7
Newell-Fonda
16-2
10
8
Dunkerton
14-4
7
9
Gladbrook-Reinbeck
16-7
8
10
New London
10-7
10
11
Lamoni
18-0
12
12
Council Bluffs St. Albert
9-9
13
13
North Tama
12-6
11
14
North Linn
16-4
NR
15
Tri-Center
13-4
NR
 
Dropped Out: Waterloo Christian (14), Southeast Warren (15)
 
Class 2A
No.
School
Record
LW
1
Dike-New Hartford
28-0
1
2
Wilton
20-1
3
3
Denver
19-4
2
4
South Hardin
17-0
4
5
Boyden-Hull
14-4
5
6
Western Christian
10-5
6
7
Beckman Catholic
18-4
10
8
Wapsie Valley
9-6
7
9
Sumner-Fredericksburg
16-5
8
10
Osage
11-4
9
11
Kuemper Catholic
18-6
11
12
West Branch
13-2
NR
13
Treynor
13-5
13
14
Missouri Valley
20-2
14
15
Hinton
9-1
15
 
Dropped Out: Grundy Center (12)
 
Class 3A
No.
School
Record
LW
1
West Delaware
24-2
1
2
Davenport Assumption
17-3
2
3
Des Moines Christian
22-2
3
4
West Liberty
17-0
4
5
Sheldon
9-3
5
6
Sergeant Bluff-Luton
13-3
6
7
Mount Vernon
15-5
8
8
West Burlington
14-1
7
9
Sioux Center
12-3
9
10
Unity Christian
6-3
10
11
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
19-2
12
12
Independence
11-5
13
13
Union
11-5
11
14
West Lyon
15-4
NR
15
New Hampton
16-4
15
 
Dropped Out: Red Oak (14)
 
Class 4A
No.
School
Record
LW
1
Western Dubuque
13-3
2
2
North Scott
14-4
1
3
Xavier
19-2
3
4
Marion
20-4
5
5
Glenwood
17-2
6
6
Bondurant-Farrar
17-1
7
7
Waverly-Shell Rock
16-4
8
8
Oskaloosa
16-4
4
9
Clear Creek-Amana
12-5
9
10
North Polk
18-7
10
11
Pella
15-5
11
12
Winterset
9-1
12
13
Indianola
13-9
13
14
Decorah
13-2
NR
15
Benton Community
13-7
NR
 
Dropped Out: Webster City (14), Norwalk (15)
 
Class 5A
No.
School
Record
LW
1
Iowa City Liberty
17-3
1
2
Pleasant Valley
17-1
3
3
Ankeny
24-4
2
4
Dowling Catholic
15-7
4
5
West Des Moines Valley
17-5
5
6
Urbandale
20-6
6
7
Ankeny Centennial
15-5
8
8
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
17-6
7
9
Cedar Falls
15-5
9
10
Johnston
13-6
10
11
Iowa City West
10-6
12
12
Cedar Rapids Prairie
9-6
11
13
Bettendorf
8-9
14
14
Sioux City North
13-7
15
15
Iowa City High
11-6
NR
Dropped Out: Waukee Northwest (13)
September 23, 2021 - 2:32 pm - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released their weekly fishing report for northwest Iowa. This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river, including which species are being caught, a rating of the bite (slow, fair, good or excellent), as well as a hot bait or lure pattern.

NORTHWEST
Black Hawk Lake
Water temperature is in the mid-60’s. Lake level is about 10 inches below the crest of the spillway. Water clarity is about one foot. Black Crappie – Fair: Anglers are picking up some 8- to 10-inch fish in and around the fish house shelter on Ice House Point. Bluegill – Slow. Channel Catfish – Fair: Try cut bait or dip baits fished on the bottom in areas along shore or near the rock pile off Cottonwood Point. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use traditional bass lures fished along shore in areas with rocks, fallen trees or docks. Ice House Point shoreline near the outlet and near the inlet bridge are good areas to target bass. Walleye – Slow: Shore fishing action should pick up as water temperatures. Try along Ice House Point and near the outlet in the east end of the lake. Throw twisters or fish live bait like minnows or leeches under a bobber.

Brushy Creek Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Try a small jig tipped with a small minnow in 15 feet of water near woody structure. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use weedless lures along vegetation edges and traditional bass lures along areas with woody structure. Yellow Perch- Fair: Try a small jig tipped with a crawler or minnow in 10-15 feet of water.

Storm Lake (incl Little Storm Lake)
Water clarity is roughly 1-2 feet. Most areas along shore are free of vegetation. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use cut bait or dip baits fished on the bottom in areas along shore with rocks. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Cast lures along shore and docks. Many areas near shore have only sparse vegetation patches with plenty of casting opportunities. Use weedless lures if fishing in areas with heavier vegetation. Walleye – Slow: A few walleye are being picked up mid-lake along dredge cuts. Shore fishing for walleye should improve as water temperatures continue to cool down and they begin to increase feeding behavior. Cast twisters or crankbaits from shore. Also try live bait such as minnows or leeches fished under a bobber along shore during evenings or mornings.

Water temperatures in most lakes are in the mid-60’s. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Beeds Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Drift fish or troll a small minnow or tube jig. Largemouth Bass – Fair. Yellow Bass – Good: Drift fish or troll a small minnow or tube jig. Shore anglers are having success jigging a piece of crawler on the bottom.

Clear Lake
Water temperature is in the mid-60’s. The lake is 4 inches low. Water clarity is 23 inches. Black Crappie – Fair. Walleye – Slow: Use a jig tipped with a minnow or crawler fished near vegetation along the north shore. Also try slip bobber fishing a minnow on the rock reefs. Yellow Bass – Good: Try a small jig tipped with a minnow or cut bait fished in 5 to 6 feet of water along the high bank on the north shore or out from the pump house. Use your electronics to find and stay on fish.

Lake Smith
Bluegill – Fair: Use a small piece of crawler under a bobber along the dam and in open pockets in the vegetation.

Rice Lake
Any water west of the north boat ramp is a waterfowl refuge and is closed to all activity from Sept. 1st through the final day of the duck season. Bluegill – Fair. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Bass are biting on a variety of baits. Walleye – Slow. Yellow Perch – Fair: Use a jig and minnow in the deeper water along the homes on the south shore.

Silver Lake (Worth)
The vegetation has open up some. Bluegill – Fair: Try a small piece of crawler under a bobber fished along the edge of the vegetation. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Bass are biting on a variety of baits. Yellow Perch – Slow.

Upper Pine Lake
The boat ramp at Upper Pine Lake will be open this weekend. Black Crappie – Fair.

For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

East Okoboji Lake
The water temperature is 66 degrees. Many anglers have had success with slip bobbers/spoons and vertical jigging and drop shot fishing. A great bluegill/crappie/yellow bass bite can be found trolling weed lines. Many anglers have observed high catch rates with a lot of sorting. Black Crappie – Fair: Crappie are hard to target specifically, but can be caught mixed with other panfish. The bite has improved in and around docks and hoists. Bluegill – Good: Bluegill are biting like crazy. Leeches or worms and a simple bobber setup work well. Pumpkinseed – Good: Fun and easier to catch from most docks. Use a small hook, bobber and piece of worm.

Lost Island Lake
Anglers report they have started to catch yellow bass in shallow amongst the vegetation. Black Crappie – Fair. Bluegill – Fair. Walleye – Fair. Yellow Bass – Fair. Yellow Perch – Fair.

Minnewashta Lake
Panfishing has been good for anglers trolling weed lines. Vertical jigging is improving. Black Crappie – Fair: A nice crappie bite can be found with a little movement around the lake. Bluegill – Fair. Pumpkinseed – Good.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Fair: Try using slip bobbers and finding weed lines.

Spirit Lake
The water temperature is 64 degrees. The water has been clearing up; using lighter line works best. Use lead core and tadpole baits. Black Crappie – Fair: Try tube jigs with wigglers or pilkies in deeper water. Bluegill – Fair: Use tube jigs with wigglers or pilkies in deeper water. Walleye – Good: Bite is hit-or-miss at dusk, but the day bite is improving. Many anglers have started to fish in shallower with slip bobbers along weed edges. Yellow Perch – Fair: Best bite is morning till 11:00 and mid-afternoon. Depths vary depending on the time of day. Move often to find fish – schools are smaller and sporadic.

West Okoboji Lake
The water temperature is 66 degrees. Many anglers have been most successful with trolling, but jigging and casting has also been very good. Use lead core and tadpole baits. Offshore fishing for bass has been great. Black Crappie – Good: Crappie have been very picky lately, but can be easily caught if you aren’t afraid to switch things up. Can also be caught frequently while picking through other panfish or have been found around weed edges. Bluegill – Good: Bluegill are biting like crazy with fish up to 10-inches seen. Try fishing in 15-20 and up to 40 feet of water. Jigging, casting, and slip bobbers work well. Try trolling with twister tails and ripple shads. Walleye – Fair: Walleye have been hard to target, but many anglers have been catching them while fishing for other species.

Offshore fishing for bass has been very good lately. The panfish/perch bite has been excellent. Area lake levels are low, making launching and loading boats more difficult. The forecast calls for highs in the 70’s and 80’s, but lows in the 50’s at night. Lake temperatures have been slowly cooling down and are in the 60’s degrees at night. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

September 21, 2021 - 9:43 am - Posted in Sports

Statewide Iowa – The latest IATC High School Cross Country team rankings are out.

Boys 4A

Rank Team
1 Sioux City, North
2 Dowling Catholic, WDM
3 Johnston
4 Dubuque Hempstead
5 Iowa City, City High
6 Norwalk
7 Waukee Northwest
8 Iowa City, Liberty
9 Cedar Falls
10 Ankeny Centennial
11 Ankeny
12 Pleasant Valley
13 Urbandale
14 Prairie, Cedar Rapids
15 Iowa City, West
16 North Scott, Eldridge
17 Linn-Mar, Marion
18 Cedar Rapids Kennedy
19 Des Moines, Roosevelt
20 Valley, WDM

Girls 4A

Rank Team
1 Des Moines Roosevelt
2 Dubuque Hempstead
3 Johnston
4 Ames
5 Valley, West Des Moines
6 Pleasant Valley
7 Dowling Catholic
8 Ankeny
9 Ankeny Centennial
10 Waukee
11 Cedar Rapids Prairie
12 City High
13 Dubuque Senior
14 Iowa City West
15 Southeast Polk
16 Linn-Mar
17 Iowa City Liberty
18 Bettendorf
19 North Scott
20 Urbandale

Boys 3A

Rank Team
1 Dallas Center Grimes
2 Marion
3 North Polk
4 Pella
5 Solon
6 MOC Floyd Valley
7 Western Dubuque
8 ADM Adel
9 Mount Vernon Lisbon
10 Waverly-Shell Rock
11 Decorah
12 Center Point Urbana
13 Glenwood
14 Carlisle
15 Clear Creek Amana
16 Winterset
17 Gilbert
18 Charles City
19 Spencer
20 Washington

Girls 3A

Rank Team
1 Solon
2 Spencer
3 Dallas Center-Grimes
4 Ballard
5 MOC-Floyd Valley
6 Western Dubuque
7 North Polk
8 Carlisle
9 Center Point-Urbana
10 Harlan
11 Marion
12 Sergeant Bluff-Luton
13 Pella
14 Bishop Heelan
15 Dubuque Wahlert
16 Clear Creek-Amana
17 Glenwood
18 Mount Vernon-Lisbon
19 Waverly-Shell Rock
20 Winterset

Boys 2A

Rank Team
1 Danville/New London
2 Tipton
3 Williamsburg
4 Western Christian
5 Mid-Prairie
6 Des Moines Christian
7 Unity Christian
8 GCGR
9 Waukon
10 Oelwein
11 Monticello
12 Davis County
13 Okoboji
14 Albia
15 Clear Lake
16 Spirit Lake
17 Anamosa
18 Dike-New Hartford
19 East Marshall
20 Clarinda

Girls 2A

Rank Team
1 Mid-Prairie
2 Denver
3 Monticello
4 Tipton
5 Unity
6 Williamsburg
7 Jesup
8 Cherokee
9 Sibley
10 Albia
11 Davis County
12 Clarinda
13 Okoboji
14 Van Meter
15 Des Moines Christian
16 Roland Story
17 Beckman Catholic
18 Union LaPorte
19 Clear Lake
20 George Little Rock-CL

Boys 1A

Rank Team
1 ACGC (Guthrie Center)
2 Earlham
3 Maquoketa Valley (Delhi)
4 Central Decatur (Leon)
5 St Albert (Council Bluffs)
6 Ogden
7 St Edmond (Fort Dodge)
8 Regina (Iowa City)
9 Valley Lutheran (Cedar Falls)
10 Newman (Mason City)
11 Woodbine
12 Bellevue
13 Central Springs (Manly)
14 South Winneshiek (Calmar)
15 Columbus (Columbus Junction)
16 Pella Christian
17 Missouri Valley
18 Hudson
19 North Mahaska (New Sharon)
20 Wayne (Corydon)

Girls 1A

Rank Team
1 South Winneshiek
2 Logan Magnolia
3 Pekin
4 St. Edmond Fort Dodge
5 Regina Iowa City
6 Hudson
7 Sumner Fredericksburg
8 Earlham
9 Newman Mason City
10 North Linn
11 Nashua Plainfield
12 Central Elkader
13 ACGC
14 Central Decatur
15 Montezuma
16 St. Albert Council Bluffs
17 Collins Maxwell
18 Manson Northwest Webster
19 Tri Center
20 Baxter
September 21, 2021 - 9:42 am - Posted in Sports

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following Men’s Soccer Players-of-the-Week for contests played September 13-19, 2021. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2021-2022 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.

Men’s Defense – Ezekiel Foltz, Northwestern College (Keeper)

Ezekiel Foltz of Northwestern is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Soccer Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Foltz, a junior, from Sioux Center, Iowa, guided the Raiders to a 1-0-1 record and started GPAC play with a 2-0 win over Briar Cliff on Saturday, both being shutouts. In the two matches, he notched 16 saves. On Saturday, against Briar Cliff, he had a save on a Charger penalty kick that kept the Chargers off the board and propelled the Raiders to the win.

September 20, 2021 - 11:17 am - Posted in Sports

Statewide Iowa — The latest Radio Iowa High School Football poll is out.

BHRV is ranked #3 in Class 3A. Class 2A puts Spirit Lake at 3rd, ELC in 4th, West Lyon at the 7 spot, and Unity Christian is in the rankings at #9. West Sioux is 7th in Class 1A and Remsen St. Mary’s is 5th in 8-players.

Class 5A
1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (4-0), LW #2 vs Dubuque Senior (Thur)
2. Ankeny (3-1), LW #3 vs DSM Roosevelt
3. Southeast Polk (3-1), LW #1 vs Waterloo West
4. WDM Valley (3-1), LW #4 @ Marshalltown
5. Iowa City High (4-0), LW #6 vs Iowa City West
6. Urbandale (3-1), LW #7 vs DSM East
7. Cedar Falls (3-1), LW #9 @ Muscatine
8. Linn-Mar (4-0), LW (X) vs CR Jefferson
9. Cedar Rapids Prairie (3-1), LW (X) @ Ottumwa
10.Dowling Catholic (1-3), LW #5 vs C.B. Abe Lincoln

Class 4A
1. North Scott (4-0), LW #1 vs Iowa City Liberty
2. Indianola (4-0), LW #2 vs Perry
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (3-1), LW #2 vs CR Washington
4. Bondurant-Farrar (4-0), LW #7 vs Carlisle
5. Lewis Central (2-2), LW #4 @ CB Jefferson
6. Fort Dodge (4-0), LW #6 @ Webster City
7. Fort Madison (4-0), LW #8 @ Mount Pleasant
8. Waverly-Shell Rock (3-1), LW #5 @ Waterloo East
9. Norwalk (3-1), LW #9 @ Boone
10.Newton (4-0), LW #10 vs Pella

Class 3A
1. Harlan (4-0), LW #1 vs Saydel
2. West Delaware (3-1), LW #2 @ Center Point-Urbana
3. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (4-0), LW #3 vs Carroll
4. Solon (4-0), LW #4 vs West Burlington
5. Humboldt (4-0), LW #5 vs Ballard
6. Nevada (4-0), LW #7 vs Gilbert
7. Independence (4-0), LW #8 @ South Tama
8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (3-1), LW #10 vs Sioux Central
9. Mount Vernon (3-1), LW (X) @ Benton
10.Davenport Assumption (2-2), LW #6 vs Central DeWitt (Thur)

Class 2A
1. Southeast Valley (4-0), LW #1 @ #4 Estherville Lincoln Central
2. Waukon (3-1), LW #2 @ Oelwein
3. Spirit Lake (4-0), LW #3 @ #6 OABCIG
4. Estherville Lincoln Central (3-1), LW #4 vs #1 SE Valley
5. West Marshall (3-1), LW #7 vs Iowa Falls-Alden
6. OABCIG (3-1), LW #5 vs #3 Spirit Lake
7. West Lyon (2-2), LW #10 @ Sheldon
8. Greene County (3-1), LW (X) @ Clarinda
9. Unity Christian (3-1), LW (X) vs Okoboji
10.Pocahontas Area (3-1), LW #6 vs Clarion-Goldfield-Dows

Class 1A
1. Van Meter (4-0), LW #1 @ West Central Valley
2. Iowa City Regina (4-0), LW #2 @ Wilton
3. Underwood (4-0), LW #3 @ MVAOCOU
4. Pella Christian (4-0), LW #4 @ #6 Sigourney-Keota
5. Dike-New Hartford (4-0), LW #6 vs East Marshall
6. Sigourney-Keota (4-0), LW #7 vs #4 Pella Christian
7. West Sioux (3-1), LW #8 vs Western Christian
8. Cardinal (Eldon) (4-0), LW #9 vs Van Buren
9. Dyersville Beckman (4-0), LW #10 @ Postville
10.Waterloo Columbus (3-1), LW (X) @ Cascade

Class A
1. West Hancock (4-0), LW #1 @ North Union
2. Woodbury Central (4-0), LW #2 @ Lawton-Bronson
3. Grundy Center (2-1), LW #3 @ AGWSR
4. North Linn (4-0), LW #4 vs Soyuth Winneshiek
5. Riverside (Oakland) (4-0), LW #5 @ AHST
6. Logan-Magnolia (3-1), LW #6 vs Missouri Valley
7. North Tama (4-0), LW #7 vs Nashua-Plainfield
8. Mason City Newman (3-1), LW #8 vs #9 North Butler
9. North Butler (4-0), LW #10 @ #8 Newman Catholic
10.Earlham (3-1), LW (X) @ St. Albert

8-Player
1. Montezuma (5-0), LW #1 vs SE Warren
2. CAM (Anita) (4-0), LW #2 @ #4 Audubon
3. Easton Valley (4-0), LW #3 vs Central City
4. Audubon (4-0), LW #4 vs #2 CAM (Anita)
5. Remsen St. Mary’s (4-0), LW #5 @ St. Edmond
6. Newell-Fonda (4-0), LW #6 vs Kingsley-Pierson
7. Janesville (4-0), LW #7 @ #10 Turkey Valley
8. WACO (5-0), LW #8 @ New London
9. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (4-0), LW #9 @ GMG
10.Turkey Valley (4-0), LW #10 vs #7 Janesville

September 20, 2021 - 10:37 am - Posted in Sports

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following football players-of-the-week for games played on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2021-22 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.

Offense – Cade Moser, Wide Receiver (Northwestern College)
Northwestern wide receiver Cade Moser is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week. Moser, a junior from Rock Valley, Iowa, tied a Northwestern program single-game record with his four touchdown receptions in a 38-0 victory over Doane. He had 142 yards on eight receptions for an average of 17.8 yards per catch, with a long of 55. The second-ranked Raiders will travel to Seward, Nebraska, to face Concordia on September 25. Kick off will be at 1 pm.

September 16, 2021 - 3:48 pm - Posted in Sports

Statewide Iowa — The Latest IGHSAU Volleyball rankings are out.

Class 1A
No. School Record LW
1 Burlington Notre Dame 19-6 1
2 Springville 10-2 2
3 Gehlen Catholic 6-5 3
4 Lisbon 10-2 5
5 Holy Trinity Catholic 5-3 4
6 Ankeny Christian 14-3 6
7 Dunkerton 10-1 7
8 Gladbrook-Reinbeck 13-5 8
9 New London 5-5 9
10 Newell-Fonda 10-1 10
11 North Tama 8-4 11
12 Lamoni 10-0 12
13 Council Bluffs St. Albert 6-6 13
14 Waterloo Christian 6-4 14
15 Southeast Warren 13-3 15
Dropped Out: None

Class 2A
No. School Record LW
1 Dike-New Hartford 22-0 1
2 Denver 15-2 2
3 Wilton 16-0 3
4 South Hardin 16-0 6
5 Boyden-Hull 10-2 10
6 Western Christian 9-5 4
7 Wapsie Valley 5-4 5
8 Sumner-Fredericksburg 12-3 7
9 Osage 7-2 8
10 Beckman Catholic 17-4 9
11 Kuemper Catholic 12-4 12
12 Grundy Center 13-6 11
13 Traynor 9-3 14
14 Missouri Valley 19-2 15
15 Hinton 8-1 NR
Dropped Out: Ridge View (13)

Class 3A
No. School Record LW
1 West Delaware 19-2 2
2 Davenport Assumption 12-3 4
3 Des Moines Christian 13-2 5
4 West Liberty 15-0 8
5 Sheldon 8-3 6
6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 9-1 1
7 West Burlington 8-0 7
8 Mount Vernon 9-4 9
9 Sioux Center 11-3 11
10 Unity Christian 4-3 3
11 Union 9-2 13
12 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 13-2 12
13 Independence 6-5 10
14 Red Oak 6-7 14
15 New Hampton 14-3 15
Dropped Out: None

Class 4A
No. School Record LW
1 North Scott 14-3 1
2 Western Dubuque 7-3 2
3 Xavier 13-2 4
4 Oskaloosa 16-3 5
5 Marion 15-3 6
6 Glenwood 15-2 7
7 Bondurant-Farrar 10-1 3
8 Waverly-Shell Rock 15-4 8
9 Clear Creek-Amana 11-5 9
10 North Polk 16-5 10
11 Pella 12-3 12
12 Winterset 7-1 14
13 Indianola 10-7 11
14 Webster City 9-1 NR
15 Norwalk 10-6 15
Dropped Out: Humboldt (13)

Class 5A
No. School Record LW
1 Iowa City Liberty 16-3 3
2 Ankeny 19-3 1
3 Pleasant Valley 12-1 4
4 Dowling Catholic 14-7 9
5 West Des Moines Valley 15-5 2
6 Urbandale 15-5 5
7 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 12-5 7
8 Ankeny Centennial 15-5 6
9 Cedar Falls 12-3 8
10 Johnston 9-4 11
11 Cedar Rapids Prairie 9-5 13
12 Iowa City West 9-6 10
13 Waukee Northwest 9-9 NR
14 Bettendorf 7-9 14
15 Sioux City North 13-7 15
Dropped Out: Southeast Polk (12)

September 16, 2021 - 2:50 pm - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released their weekly fishing report for northwest Iowa. This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river, including which species are being caught, a rating of the bite (slow, fair, good or excellent), as well as a hot bait or lure pattern.

NORTHWEST
Black Hawk Lake
Water temperature is in the low 70’s. Lake level is about 9 inches below the crest of the spillway. Water clarity is about one foot. Black Crappie – Fair: Anglers are picking up some 8- to 10-inch fish in and around the fish house shelter on Ice House Point. Bluegill – Slow. Channel Catfish – Fair: Try cut bait or dip baits fished on the bottom in areas along shore or near the rock pile off Cottonwood Point. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use traditional bass lures fished along shore in areas with rocks, fallen trees or docks. Ice House Point shoreline near the outlet and near the inlet bridge are good areas to target bass. Walleye – Slow: Try along the dredge shelf in front of Denison Beach or the rock pile off of Cottonwood Point.

Brushy Creek Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Try a small jig tipped with a small minnow in 15 feet of water near woody structure. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use weedless lures along vegetation edges and traditional bass lures along areas with woody structure. Yellow Perch- Fair: Try a small jig tipped with a crawler or minnow in 10-15 feet of water.

Storm Lake (incl Little Storm Lake)
Water clarity is roughly 1-2 feet. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use cut bait or dip baits fished on the bottom in areas along shore with rocks or near the dredge cuts if fishing by boat. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Cast lures along shore and docks. Many areas near shore have only sparse vegetation patches with plenty of casting opportunities. Use weedless lures if fishing in areas with heavier vegetation. Walleye – Fair: Pick up fish along the dredge cuts with crankbaits or bottom bouncers. Use planer boards to pull crawler harnesses just above the weedlines. Try jigging or slip bobber fishing in the deep areas of the dredge cuts where many areas are free of vegetation. Shore fishing for walleyes should improve as water temperatures cool.

Water temperatures in most lakes are in the lower 70’s. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Beeds Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Drift fish or troll a small minnow or tube jig. Largemouth Bass – Fair. Yellow Bass – Fair: Drift fish or troll a small minnow or tube jig.

Clear Lake
Water temperature is in the low 70’s. The lake is 3.36 inches low. Water clarity is 23 inches. Black Crappie – Fair. Channel Catfish – Fair: Try cut bait or chicken liver on the wind swept shore after sunset. Walleye – Slow: Use a jig tipped with a minnow or crawler fished near vegetation along the north shore. Also try slip bobber fishing a minnow on the rock reefs. Yellow Bass – Good: Use a small jig tipped with a minnow or cut bait fished in 5 to 6 feet of water along the high bank on the north shore or out from the pump house. Use your electronics to find and stay on fish.

Rice Lake
Any water west of the north boat ramp is a waterfowl refuge and is closed to all activity from Sept. 1st through the final day of the duck season. Bluegill – Fair. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Bass are biting on a variety of baits. Walleye – Slow. Yellow Perch – Fair: Use a jig and minnow in the deeper water along the homes on the south shore.

Silver Lake (Worth)
The vegetation has open up some. Bluegill – Fair: Try a small piece of crawler under a bobber fished along the edge of the vegetation. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Bass are biting on a variety of baits. Yellow Perch – Slow.

Upper Pine Lake
The boat ramp at Upper Pine Lake is closed until the new ramp is installed.

For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

East Okoboji Lake
The water temperature is 69 degrees. Many anglers have had success with slip bobbers/spoons and vertical jigging and drop shot fishing. A great bluegill/crappie/yellow bass bite can be found trolling weed lines. Many anglers have observed high catch rates with a lot of sorting. Black Crappie – Fair: Crappie are hard to target specifically, but can be caught mixed with other panfish. The bite has improved in and around docks and hoists. Bluegill – Good: Bluegill are biting like crazy. Leeches or worms and a simple bobber setup work well. Pumpkinseed – Good: Fun and easier to catch from most docks. Use a small hook, bobber and piece of worm.

Lost Island Lake
Anglers report they have started to catch yellow bass in shallow amongst the vegetation. Black Crappie – Fair. Bluegill – Fair. Walleye – Fair. Yellow Bass – Fair. Yellow Perch – Fair.

Minnewashta Lake
Panfishing has been good for anglers trolling weed lines. Vertical jigging is improving. Black Crappie – Fair: A nice crappie bite can be found with a little movement around the lake. Bluegill – Fair. Pumpkinseed – Good.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Fair: Try using slip bobbers and finding weed lines.

Spirit Lake
The water temperature is 69 degrees. The yellow perch bite has been slower, but the walleye bite has picked up. Use lead core and tadpole baits. Walleye – Good: Bite is hit-or-miss at dusk, but the day bite is improving. Many anglers have started to fish in shallower with slip bobbers along weed edges. Yellow Perch – Fair: Best bite is morning till 11:00 and mid-afternoon. Depths vary depending on the time of day. Move often to find fish – schools are smaller and sporadic.

West Okoboji Lake
The water temperature is 68 degrees. Many anglers have been most successful with trolling, but jigging and casting has also been very good. Use lead core and tadpole baits. Offshore fishing for bass has been great. Black Crappie – Good: Crappie have been very picky lately, but can be easily caught if you aren’t afraid to switch things up. Can also be caught frequently while picking through other panfish or have been found around weed edges. Bluegill – Good: Bluegill are biting like crazy with fish up to 10-inches seen. Jigging, casting, and slip bobbers work well. Try leeches or worms and a simple bobber setup. Walleye – Fair: Walleye have been hard to target, but many anglers have been catching them while fishing for other species.

Offshore fishing for bass has been very good lately. The panfish/perch bite has been excellent. Area lake levels are low, making launching and loading boats more difficult. The forecast calls for highs in the 70’s and 80’s, but lows in the 50’s at night. Lake temperatures have been slowly cooling down and are below 70 degrees at night. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

September 14, 2021 - 9:35 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux City, Iowa – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the following Women’s Soccer Players-of-the-Week for contests played September 6-12, 2021. Hauff Mid-America Sports is the presenting sponsor of the 2021-2022 GPAC Players-of-the-Week and Players and Coaches-of-the-Year awards program.

Women’s Offense – Avril Baccam, Dordt University (Midfield)

Avril Baccam of Dordt University is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Soccer Offensive Player-of-the-Week. Baccam, a freshman, from Little Elm, Texas, recorded three goals for the Defenders last week. She netted two scores in a win over Nebraska Wesleyan and chipped in one in the victory over Bellevue.