2012-2013 Iowa Girls High School ninth Basketball Rankings

Class 5A

1 Dowling Catholic 15-1 4
2 Iowa City High 16-2 5
3 Southeast Polk 11-4 6
4 Muscatine 16-2 7
5 Ankeny 12-4 1
6 Mason City 15-3 2
7 Waukee 12-4 9
8 Des Moines East 15-2 3
9 Cedar Rapids Washington 14-4 8
10 West Des Moines Valley 12-5 NR

Dropped Out: Waterloo West (10)



Class 4A

1 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 14-3 1
2 Indianola 13-4 3
3 Waverly-Shell Rock 16-2 4
4 Cedar Rapids Xavier 11-7 7
5 Benton 16-2 2
6 Harlan 16-1 9
7 North Scott 12-6 10
8 Ballard 13-5 12
9 Dallas Center-Grimes 13-5 5
10 Perry 14-3 6
11 Winterset 13-4 14
12 Lewis Central 14-3 8
13 Western Dubuque 14-4 11
14 Clear Lake 13-4 13
15 Oskaloosa 15-4 15

Dropped Out: None

Class 3A

1 Davenport Assumption 16-2 1
2 MOC-Floyd Valley 18-1 2
3 Estherville-Lincoln Central 17-2 3
4 North Polk 16-2 4
5 Cascade 17-2 5
6 Bondurant-Farrar 12-5 6
7 Mediapolis 18-1 9
8 Spirit Lake 11-7 7
9 Central Lee 16-3 10
10 Nevada 16-4 11
11 Mid-Prairie 13-5 8
12 New Hampton 13-4 15
13 Center Point-Urbana 14-5 NR
14 Crestwood 11-5 NR
15 Waukon 13-5 12

Dropped Out: Monticello (13), Unity Christian (14)

Class 2A

1 Western Christian 18-1 1
2 IKM-Manning 18-0 2
3 North Linn 20-0 3
4 Lawton-Bronson 20-1 4
5 Panorama 18-1 5
6 North Butler 15-1 6
7 Manson-NW Webster 16-2 8
8 Aplington-Parkersburg 15-2 11
9 Hinton 14-2 9
10 West Marshall 17-3 13
11 Pella Christian 14-3 14
12 Hudson 16-2 10
13 North Mahaska 18-1 7
14 Fort Dodge St. Edmond 17-2 NR
15 Maquoketa Valley 15-5 13

Dropped Out: Woodward Granger (15)

Class 1A

1 Newell-Fonda 17-1 2
2 Central Lyon 18-2 3
3 Burlington-Notre Dame 18-2 4
4 Bedford 18-1 1
5 Ar-We-Va 15-3 5
6 Adair-Casey 18-0 6
7 Grundy Center 16-3 7
8 Meskwaki Settlement 18-2 8
9 Colo-Nesco 18-2 9
10 Janesville 18-3 11
11 Preston 14-4 13
12 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 13-4 14
13 Bellevue Marquette Catholic 11-5 15
14 Clarksville 15-4 12
15 North Iowa 14-5 10

January 31, 2013 - 2:38 pm - Posted in Sports

The recent yo-yoing weather is making fishing somewhat inconsistent, but overall, ice anglers have had a pretty good run once Iowa lakes had finally frozen and the wax worms arrived.

“Once we had ice, everyone was scrambling to get out, just in case we had a repeat of 2012. Unfortunately, there was a bait shortage. Bait shops were cautious about getting in a large supply of wax worms and being unable to sell them like last year when the ice really never came,” said Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau.

Last year, ice anglers had little opportunity to fish over much of the state with Iowa’s record warm winter. Many area bait shops opted for the wait and see approach this year to see if “normal” winter weather would return to avoid getting stuck with a large inventory of bait.

“At first ice, there were people driving 50 miles just to get wax worms,” he said.

The bait has arrived and the panic subsided.

“We have had consistent ice fishing reports for quality sized bluegills and crappies coming from across the state,” said Larscheid. “The winter trout stocking program has been really popular and we are seeing a lot of activity on lakes and farm ponds.”

The recent rain likely eroded some of the ice gained during last week’s cold snap. Anglers should be cautious when heading out and test the ice with a spud bar or auger frequently.

“We are about at the mid-point as far as the season goes, which means that the best fishing takes place around sunrise and sunset,” Larscheid said. “You may need to mix up your tactics a little, try some different depths to see what is working.”

January 30, 2013 - 3:02 pm - Posted in Sports

The brackets are out for boy’s basketball tournament games in Class 1A and 2A. In Class 2A district 2 Sheldon got the first round bye in the upper bracket and will host the winner of Emmetsburg and Sioux Central in the semi finals on Thursday February 14th. First round games in the lower bracket on Monday February 11 include North Union at Spirit Lake and Okoboji at HMS.

In 2A District 1 Western got a bye into the semis on Thursday the 14th and will host the winner of the opening round game between Ridge View and Unity being played at the Unity Gym. The lower bracket bye went to South O’Brien who will meet the winner of Cherokee at Sioux Center being played on the 11th.

In Class 1A District 1 a play in game on Tuesday the 11th Clay Central Everly will be at Sibley Ocheyedan. The winner moves on to the quarter finals Thursday the 14th against Harris Lake Park who got a first round bye. That game will be at Lake Park. The other upper bracket quarterfinal on the 14 has Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire at Trinity Christian. In the lower bracket it’s G-LR at West Lyon and Central Lyon at Rock Valley.

In 1A District 2 there are a pair of play in games. In the upper bracket on Tuesday the 11th its Akron Westfield at West Sioux. The winner will be at Boyden Hull on Thursday the 14th. The Comets got a bye into the quarterfinals. Also in the upper bracket quarters Thursday the 14th it’s Hinton at Remsen Union. In the lower bracket a play in game on the 11th has Remsen St Mary’s at Spalding. The winner will be at LeMars Gehlen in the lower brackets quarter finals on Thursday the 14th. The other lower bracket quarterfinal has Kingsley Pierson at MMC.

January 29, 2013 - 9:55 pm - Posted in Sports

Sioux Center swept the Sheldon basketball teams at Orab Gym Tuesday night. The girl’s final was 47-36 and the boy’s final 51-50.

In the girls game the Orabs led 11-8 and carried a 19-17 lead into halftime. The Warriors pulled in front 30-27 and took control in the fourth quarter to post the win 47-36.

Sioux Center had two players in double figures with Jillian Estes hitting for 12 points and Carrigan Cleveringa adding 10 more.

Sheldon was led by Audrey Gustafson and Krista Bousema who hit for 8 points each. With the win Sioux Center improves to 11-5 in the conference and 13-6 for the season while Sheldon moves to 5-11 in the Siouxland and 5-14 for the season.

In the boy’s game a late three-pointer by Torin Huisman was the difference as Sioux Center came back to win 51-50. The Warriors got off to a 12-0 start and led 17-9 at the end of the first quarter. Sheldon would close to within 24-23 at halftime and took a 37-34 third quarter lead. Sioux Center would outscore Sheldon 17-13 in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Sioux Center got their 10th conference win against 5 losses and is 12-6 on the season. For the Orabs it’s just their second loss of the season with both coming in conference play. The Orab record stands at 13-2 for the conference and 17-2 for the season. Sheldon saw a seven game winning streak come to a close.

January 29, 2013 - 3:24 pm - Posted in Obituaries

Mrs. Matilda Tensen, age 96, of Hull, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 10:30am, at the First Reformed Church in Hull   The Rev. Harlan De Jong and the Rev. Douglas Tensen will officiate.  Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.  There will be a prayer service on Saturday, at 9:45am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.

Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

January 29, 2013 - 3:03 pm - Posted in Sports

Joseph Tolsma of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his track and field and cross country careers at Northwestern College next year.

Tolsma is a 5’11” distance runner who earned multiple letters for the MOC-Floyd Valley track and cross country teams. Tolsma is a two-time all-conference selection and boasts personal bests of 2:08 in the 800m, 5:00 in the mile and 16:55 in the 5K. An academic all-state selection, Tolsma plans to major in biology and chemistry at Northwestern College. He is the son of Jeff and Sara.

“Joe will be a great fit for our men’s distance crew,” commented head coach Scott Bahrke. “He is a hard worker who is only going to get faster and stronger in his races at the college level. Joe is an outstanding student and has high goals both academically and athletically. We are excited to have him on our team.”

January 29, 2013 - 1:12 pm - Posted in Sports

Rachel Reints of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Northwestern next fall.

Reints has lettered two years for the MOC-Floyd Valley High School softball team heading into her final season in 2013. The 5’8” first baseman and designated hitter hit .368 with five doubles and three home runs in leading the Dutch to a 23-6 overall record. Reints scored 17 runs and totaled 26 RBIs, leading the Dutch to the class 3A sub-state final. She plans to major in nursing at Northwestern College and is the daughter of Robert and Pam.

“We are pleased that Rachel has decided to be a part of our softball program,” commented head coach Chris Nachtigall. “Rachel is a great athlete and a great person that will make a great addition to our campus. She will add good depth to our infield.”


January 29, 2013 - 9:08 am - Posted in News

1-27-13 AccidentMaurice, Iowa — Two people were taken to the hospital after an accident on Sunday morning near Maurice.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:20 AM, 22-year-old David Theisen of Le Mars was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala southbound on Highway 75, about a mile north of Maurice. Theisen stopped behind a disabled semi-tractor trailer; he made a U-turn and began driving northbound on Highway 75. Thirty-six-year-old Rosalva Hernandez of Sioux Center was driving a 1994 GMC Jimmy northbound on Highway 75.

Hernandez was unable to stop and struck Theisen’s vehicle.

Theisen and Hernandez were both transported to the Sioux Center Hospital by the Sioux Center Ambulance.

The Chevrolet sustained $5,000 damage. The GMC sustained $3,500 damage.

Theisen was ticketed for making an illegal U-Turn. Hernandez was ticketed for failing to reduce speed for the road conditions.

Maurice Fire and Rescue and the Sioux Center Ambulance assisted the Sheriff’s office.

Radio Iowa Boys High School Basketball Poll 1/28/13

Class 4A
1. Iowa City West (15-0), LW #1 vs Waterloo EastTue)
2. Bettendorf (15-0), LW #2 @ 3A #2 Assumption (Tue)
3. Dubuque Senior (14-1), LW #3 vs Xavier (Tue)
4. Sioux City East (16-0), LW #4 vs Sioux Falls Washington (Tue)
5. Western Dubuque (17-0), LW #5 @ Central DeWitt (Tue)
6. Sioux City North (14-1), LW #7 @ Sioux Falls O’Gorman (Tue)
7. DSM Hoover (11-2), LW #8 @ Johnston (Tue)
8. Ankeny (11-3), LW #5 vs Marshalltown (Tue)
9. North Scott (14-2), LW #10 vs Davenport North (Tue)
10.Urbandale (12-4), LW #9 vs Ames (Tue)

Class 3A

1. Vinton-Shellsburg (16-0), LW #1 @ Waterloo Columbus (Tue)
2. Davenport Assumption (12-3), LW #2 vs 4A #2 Bettendorf (Tue)
3. Dallas Center-Grimes (16-0), LW #3 vs ADM Adel (Tue)
4. Atlantic (15-1), LW #4 vs Harlan (Tue)
5. Creston (13-2), LW #6 vs Red Oak (Fri)
6. Centerville (13-1), LW #7 vs Oskaloosa (tonight)
7. Waverly-Shell Rock (12-4), LW #10 @ Oelwein (Fri)
8. MOC-Floyd Valley (14-3), LW #5 @ Rock Valley (Tue)
9. Carroll (11-2), LW (X) vs Boone (Tue)
10.Crestwood (13-2), LW #8 vs Waukon (Tue)

Class 2A

1. West Fork (17-0), LW #1@ Aplington-Parkersburg (tonight)
2. Western Christian (16-1), LW #2 vs Emmetsburg (Tue)
3. Cascade (17-0), LW #3 vs Maquoketa Valley (Tue)
4. Sheldon (17-1), LW #4 vs Sioux Center (Tue)
5. Nodaway Valley (16-1), LW #5 vs Mount Ayr (Tue)
6. West Branch (15-1), LW #6 vs Wilton (Tue)
7. IKM-Manning (17-1), LW #7 @ West Monona (tonight)
8. PCM Monroe (16-1), LW #8 vs North Polk (Tue)
9. North Cedar (14-3), LW #10 vs Iowa City Regina (Tue)
10.New Hampton (12-3), LW #9 vs Decorah (Tue)


Class 1A
1. Danville (18-0), LW #1 @ Burlington Notre Dame (Thur)
2. Boyden-Hull (14-3), LW #3 @ Okoboji (Tue)
3. Storm Lake St. Mary’s (15-1), LW #2 vs Remsen St. Marys (tonight)
4. Lone Tree (18-0), LW #4 @ WACO (Tue)
5. Harris-Lake Park (15-1), LW #5 @ Clay Central-Everly (Tue)
6. Dunkerton (16-0), LW #6 @ #9 North Tama (tonight)
7. Lawton-Bronson (19-0), LW #7 vs Woodbury Central (tonight)
8. Oakland (Riverside) (16-1), LW #8 @ Missouri Valley (Tue)
9. North Tama (18-1), LW #10vs #6 Dunkerton (tonight)
10.Murray (18-1), LW (X) vs Mormon Trail 2/5


January 28, 2013 - 1:08 pm - Posted in Sports

Kevin Steiger, a senior at Western Christian High School, has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the cross country and track programs.

Steiger has a personal best of 17:17 on a 5,000-meter cross-country course. In track and field he has bests of 2:14 in the 800; 4:54 in the 1,600 and 10:48 in the 3,200. Steiger was a part of a state qualifying cross-country team as a senior.

Kevin is the son of Peter and Jennifer Steiger of Hull.