Orabs Sweep The Hawks

Hartley, Iowa — The Sheldon Orabs were able to sweep the HMS Hawks Thursday night in non-conference action. The Orab girls were able to hold on to win 37-33, and the Sheldon boys won their tenth straight game 79-51.

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Latest Girls Basketball Rankings

The latest IGHSAU basketball rankings have Kingsley-Pierson staying at the six spot in Class 1A. Class 2A keeps Western at number three, while West Sioux falls two spots to seventh. Sioux Center falls one spot from the top position in Class 3A and Cherokee remains in fourth. Class 4A features LeMars up one spot to eighth and Sergeant Bluff-Luton jumping four spots to fourteenth.

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Sioux County 2018 Sportsman’s Club Gun Winners

Each Wednesday throughout the year, the Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club will draw the name of one individual who purchased a Club’s 2018 Gun Calendar.  The name drawn will win their choice of the Club’s “Gun Of The Week”, or a cash prize.

Check back weekly for the name of the latest gun winner.

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NWC Men’s Basketball Climbs Into Top 10 In Weekly Coaches’ Poll

Northwestern College moved back into the top 10 in today’s NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ poll announced by the national office Tuesday afternoon.

The Red Raiders have won seven straight, improving their record to 16-2 on the year and move up one spot to 10th in the Jan. 9 coaches’ poll. They are one of three teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) in the top 10, joining Briar Cliff (4) and Morningside (9), while a fourth conference team, Dakota Wesleyan, is 19th.

The top three teams remain unchanged from the last poll (Dec. 12) as Cornerstone (Mich.) continues to hold down the top spot, earning all 12 first place votes. Saint Francis (Ind.) is second, followed by Indiana East, Briar Cliff and Indiana Tech.

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Red Raiders Climb Four Spots In Women’s Weekly Poll

Northwestern College moved up four spots in this week’s edition of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ poll announced Tuesday by the national office. 

Ranked 18th in the last coaches poll released on Dec. 12, Northwestern climbed to 14th in the Jan.9 rating after winning five of its last six games. The Red Raiders are 12-5 on the year and join four other GPAC teams in this week’s poll; Concordia (1), Dakota Wesleyan (8), Hastings (11) and Morningside (12). 

Concordia (Neb.) took over the top spot in the first poll of the 2018 calendar year, earning 11 of the 12 possible first place votes. The Bulldogs boast a 17-0 record, one of two unbeaten teams left in NAIA Division II. Southeastern (Fla.), also unbeaten (16-0)  is ranked second and earned the final first place vote. College of the Ozarks (Mo.), previous No.1 Saint Xavier (Ill.) and Marian (Ind.) round out the top five. 

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