Lawton De Jong to Play Football and Baseball at Northwestern


Lawton De Jong of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his football and baseball careers at Northwestern College next year.

De Jong is a 62, 220-pound offensive/defensive lineman who played three years for the MOC-Floyd Valley football team. De Jong earned first team all-district honors as a member of an offensive line that paved the way for a rushing offense that gained 1,420 yards and scored 19 touchdowns.

On defense, De Jong totaled 52 tackles and led the Dutch with four fumble recoveries. De Jong earned academic all-district honors and is the son of Dan and Kim.

De Jong earned first team all-conference honors in leading the Dutch to a 19-9 record last summer. He hit .402 with 10 doubles and a team-high 34 RBIs while also earning first team all-Northwest Iowa Review honors.

Northwestern Sweeps GPAC Player of the Week Awards


Northwestern post Kendra De Jong is this weeks GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Player-of-the-Week.

De Jong, a junior from Hospers, Iowa, averaged 23.5 points and 14 rebounds per game as the Raiders won a pair of conference games on the week.

For the week she was 21-29 from the floor (72%) and 5-7 at the free throw line. Northwestern closed the regular season at 22-6 (16-4 GPAC) and will be the three seed in the GPAC Tournament.

The 7th ranked Raiders will host 6th seed Doane on Wednesday night at 6pm in the GPAC Tournament Quarterfinals in Orange City.

Northwestern guard Ben Miller is this weeks GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Player-of-the-Week.

Miller, a junior from Volga, South Dakota, averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as the Raiders went 2-0 on the week.

For the week he made 14-18 field goals (78%) and 8-10 at the foul line.

Northwestern is the two seed in the GPAC Tournament and will host 7 Mount Marty on Wednesday night at 8pm. The Raiders closed the regular season ranked 15th with a 22-6 record (15-5 GPAC).

Latest NAIA Div. II Poll Out


Latest NAIA DIV II Men’s Poll 2/20/12

1 Northwood (Fla.) (12)27-3
2 Dordt (Iowa) (2)26-3
3 Oregon Tech26-4
4 Davenport (Mich.)26-4
5 McPherson (Kan.)27-3
6 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)25-5
7 Bellevue (Neb.)25-5
8 Jamestown (N.D.)24-5
9 Northwest (Wash.)25-3
10 Indiana Wesleyan20-10
11 St. Thomas (Fla.)21-7
12 Northwestern (Iowa)22-6
13 Grace (Ind.)21-7
14 Indiana Southeast22-7
15 Warner Pacific (Ore.)22-7
15 St. Ambrose (Iowa)22-8
17 Indiana East23-6
18 Indiana Tech22-6
19 Briar Cliff (Iowa)20-9
20 Warner (Fla.)21-9
21 Marian (Ind.)18-9
22 Saint Mary (Kan.)23-4
23 Cornerstone (Mich.)19-11
24 Tennessee Wesleyan21-9
25 Valley City State (N.D.)20-9

Others receiving votes: Saint Francis (Ind.) 79; Daemen (N.Y.) 49; Eastern Oregon 26; Morningside (Iowa) 21; Midland (Neb.) 19; Ashford (Iowa) 18; Cal Maritime 18; Southeastern (Fla.) 9; William Penn (Iowa) 3; Central Christian (Kan.) 3; Spring Arbor (Mich.) 3; Taylor (Ind.) 1; Madonna (Mich.) 1; Corban (Ore.) 1; Dakota State (S.D.) 1; Sterling (Kan.) 1; Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 1; Calumet (Ind.) 1; Reinhardt (Ga.) 1; Huntington (Ind.) 1.

Sports schedule for Tuesday


Class 2A Boys District 3 Final

Sheldon vs. Western at Unity
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 6:45 with opening tip off at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website at

Class 2A Boys District 4 Final

Sioux City vs. Emmetsburg at LeMars

Winners Meet in Substate Saturday at Tyson Event Center 8pm tip off

Class 1A District 4 Semi Final Upper Bracket

Akron Westfield at Boyden Hull

Lower Bracket Semi Final

George Little Rock at Central Lyon

Winners meet Thursday at Western for District title

Class 1A District 3 Semi Final Upper Bracket

Kingsley Pierson at Lawton Bronson

Lower Bracket Semi Final

Remsen Union at Gehlen

Winners meet Thursday at Cherokee for District title

Class 3A Girls Region 1 Final

2nd ranked MOC Floyd Valley vs. Spirit Lake at Spencer

Winner advances to Girls State Tournament

High School Tournament Basketball Scores From Monday


High School Tournament Basketball Scores for Monday 2/20/12

Girls Basketball Regional Finals winners earn trip to State Tournament

Class 2A Region 1

5th ranked Western Christian 94
4th ranked Kuemper Catholic 56

Class 1A Region 1

9th ranked LeMars Gehlen 54
11th ranked Central Lyon 53 OVERTIME

Class 1A Region 2

5th ranked West Sioux 58
7th ranked Newell Fonda 57


Boys 3A District 3 first round Upper Bracket

Number 1 MOC Floyd Valley 77
Spencer 33

Lower Bracket

LeMars 52
Spirit Lake 46

MOC-Floyd Valley vs LeMars for District title Thursday at Sioux Center

Wolfpack Girls Basketball Team Headed to State


The 5th ranked Western Wolfpack Girls Basketball Team is headed for the Class 2A State Tournament following a dominating 94-56 win over 4th ranked Kuemper Catholic in the Region 1 Finals at Cherokee Monday night.

At the end of the first quarter Western led 21-19. With the game tied at 26-26 in the second quarter Western went on a 14-0 run that broke the game open and gave them a 40-26 lead. From the start of the run Western would outscore Kuemper 68-30 for the rest of the ballgame. A trio of three point buckets highlighted the run with Kenzie Vande Vegte hitting a pair and Erika Douma adding the other. For the night the Wolfpack would drop 10 three pointers with seven different players doing the damage.

Brook Wolterstorff led the offense with a game high 22 points with Kim Kroeze adding 11. Erika Douma and Brittany VanLingen hit for 9 points each. All told 13 of the 15 Wolfpack players found their way into the scorebook.

Kuemper had three players in double figures led by Madi Dees and Kerri Potthoff with 16 each and Lexi Albrecht who hit for 13.

With the win Western improves to 22-3 on the year while Kuemper Catholic ends the season at 20-5.