Altena Claims Another GPAC Honor

The Great Plains Athletic Conference and Hauff Mid-America Sports are proud to announce the volleyball players of the week for contests played September 4-10. Dordt’s Ema Altena, a Junior from Sioux Center, Iowa, has been named the Attacker-of-the-Week.

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2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll — No. 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the third-straight edition, Saint Francis (Ind.) locks down the No. 1 ranking in the 2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The Cougars swept all 15 first-place votes and earned 340 total points en route to the club’s sixth all-time top billing.

Four new teams joined the Top 25 this week – No. 16 Benedictine (Kan.), No. 19 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), No. 23 Northwestern (Iowa) and No. 24 St. Ambrose. Northwestern is making its first appearance in the poll since ranking No. 22 on Nov. 2, 2015. The three other squads were all ranked at some point during the 2016 season.

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Sheldon, BHRV, Sioux Center Ranked 6,7,8 In Class 2A

The latest Radio Iowa High School Football Poll keeps Sheldon and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley at 6th and 7th, while Sioux Center slides up to the 8 spot in Class 2A. Class 1A keeps West Lyon in the 1 position as well as Western at #3, and West Sioux stays at number 4 in Class A. In 8-man, all four district one teams are ranked, with Remsen St. Mary’s jumping to the 3 spot, Newell-Fonda staying at #4, Harris-Lake Park falling to #7, and GTRA staying at #8.

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