Sioux Center Downs Sheldon, Remains Last Unbeaten Team in Siouxland Conference Volleyball

Sioux Center, Iowa — The Sioux Center Warrior volleyball team stands alone as the lone unbeaten team in Siouxland Conference play after defeating the Sheldon Orabs three games to one. Game scores: 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23.

The Warriors are now 5-0 in the Siouxland Conference and the Orabs drop to 16-9 overall and 5-1 in the Siouxland Conference.

In other volleyball action:

Akron-Westfield 28-25-25, Spalding Catholic 26-19-14

Boyden-Hull 25-25-25, Okoboji 14-20-14

Central Lyon 25-25-25, Sibley-Ocheyedan 18-12-22

George-Little Rock 17-23-25-25-15, West Lyon 25-25-16-16-12

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 25-25-25, St. Mary’s, Remsen 14-18-17

Remsen-Union 21-25-25-25, West Sioux, Hawarden 25-11-13-11

Unity Christian 31-26-25, Hinton 29-24-18


Three Siouxland Conference Teams Rated in Latest Volleyball Poll 9/27/12

The latest Iowa High School Girls Volleyball poll has been released and area teams are well represented in the latest volleyball poll including three teams.

 

 

 

 

Class 1A

1 Grundy Center

20-4

1

2 Holy Trinity Catholic

27-1

2

3 Tripoli

18-3

4

4 Janesville

20-3

3

5   Central Lyon  

18-5

 

5

6 Stanton

21-2

6

7   LeMars Gehlen Catholic  

15-9

 

7

8 Bellevue Marquette Catholic

21-5

8

9 Preston

21-4

9

10 Bedford

18-7

11

11 East Union

20-5

12

12 New London

18-7

NR

13 West Bend-Mallard

20-3

10

14 Lisbon

18-9

13

15 Grandview Park-Baptist

13-5

14

 

Class 2A

1 Dike-New Hartford

26-0

1

2   Western Christian  

20-2

 

2

3 West Branch

21-1

3

4 Council Bluffs St. Albert

20-5

4

5 Kuemper Catholic

17-3

6

6 Treynor

21-5

5

7 Lake Mills

29-0

8

8 Woodward-Granger

14-3

9

9   Hinton  

22-3

 

10

10 Ridge View

24-3

7

11 Durant

12-5

11

12 Denver

28-4

12

13 Eddyville-Blakesburg

20-3

13

14 Sumner-Fredericksburg

15-4

14

15 Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto

20-4

NR

 

 Class 3A

1 Mediapolis

22-0

1

2 Davenport Assumption

13-3

2

3   Sioux Center  

20-5

 

4

4 Nevada

22-7

6

5 West Liberty

16-3

3

6 Mount Vernon

14-3

7

7   MOC-Floyd Valley  

18-6

 

5

8   Unity Christian  

18-5

 

8

9 Union

20-5

9

10 East Sac

22-4

11

11 Cascade

14-5

12

12 ADM

17-5

10

13 Red Oak

10-4

13

14 Clarinda

14-7

14

15 Dyersville Beckman Catholic

14-9

15

 

Class 4A

1   Sioux City Bishop Heelan  

22-4

 

1

2 Charles City

18-1

2

3 Harlan

17-3

3

4 Waverly-Shell Rock

24-5

4

5 North Scott

18-4

5

6 Solon

17-3

7

7 Cedar Rapids Xavier

16-8

8

8 West Delaware

20-4

6

9 Maquoketa

16-3

9

10 Marion

16-7

NR

11 Fairfield

15-4

10

12 Dubuque Wahlert

8-7

11

13 Oskaloosa

11-7

NR

14 Lewis Central

12-9

14

15   LeMars  

12-6

 

12

 

 Class 5A

1 Ankeny

18-3

3

2 Pleasant Valley

20-1

4

3 Iowa City High

20-4

1

4 Dubuque Hempstead

17-3

2

5 Urbandale

16-2

5

6 Dowling Catholic

23-6

6

7 Clinton

16-6

9

8 Bettendorf

14-8

8

9 Cedar Falls

16-7

10

10 Johnston

14-2

NR

 

 


Fishing Slow With Water Temps in The 60s

Big Spirit Lake

Fishing has been slow with the best action coming early in the morning and late in the evening.  White Bass – Good: Action can be fast. Use twister tails or plastic shad on a lead head, top water may also be good at dawn and dusk.  Smallmouth Bass – Fair: Rock piles continue to shine but don’t overlook nearby weed lines.  Yellow Perch – Slow: Look for active perch in or near the weeds, on the mudflats or on transition areas in between. Use wigglers on a jigging spoon and don’t be surprised to pick up a bluegill or walleye.  Walleye – Slow: Troll crankbaits and spinners near bottom or fishing around the weed lines. Live bait rigs have not been as effective but a few fish may be picked up on Lindy rigs.

 

East Okoboji Lake

Yellow Bass – Good: Use wigglers or worms on either a jigging spoon or a slip bobber and look for rock piles and drop offs.  Trolling small crankbaits can also prove effective.

 

West Okoboji Lake

Northern Pike – Fair: Try fishing with buck tails or spoons around weed lines or holes in the weed beds.  Bluegill – Fair: Look for bluegills around weeds and on rock piles. Use red worms or wigglers either on a jigging spoon or under a slip bobber.  Yellow Perch – Fair: Try fishing on the drop offs and don’t be afraid to move around to locate a school of bigger fish as there are many small ones.  Fishing 8-15 feet of water using jigging spoons with wigglers has been bringing some results.  Yellow Bass – Good: Use a jigging spoon tipped with wigglers in 15-25 feet of water just off the weed edge and down the drop a bit.

 

Lost Island Lake

Yellow bass and bluegill fishing has been decent with good sized yellow bass leading the way.

 

Water temperatures have fallen into the 60s.

 


Bow Hunters Encouraged to Make Sure Tree Stands And Safety Harnesses Are in Working Order

Bow hunters preparing for the upcoming season should check all their gear to make sure it is in proper working order, especially tree stands and safety harnesses, before heading to the timber.

“Falls associated with tree stand use are the most common hunting incidents during the bow season,” Litchfield said. “Hunters should always wear a safety harness and use caution when climbing.”

Megan Wisecup, supervisor for the DNR’s recreational safety program, said there are a number of tips hunters can use to prevent injury when using a tree stand.

“Make sure to select a tree that fits the tree stand recommended limits and follow the three point rule of tree stand safety – always have three points of contact to the steps or ladder before moving,” she said.

“That could be two arms and one leg holding and stepping on the ladder or one arm and two legs in contact with the ladder before moving. And remember the elements – the rain, frost, ice or snow can cause steps to become slippery so check the security of the step before placing your weight on it.”

Other safety tips include using a haul line to pull gear and the unloaded firearm or bow to the stand and hunters should never climb with anything in their hands or on their back. When exiting the stand, use the haul line to lower the gear on the opposite side of the tree.

“Get familiar with the safety harness. Read the instructions for it and for the tree stand itself so you know how to use it properly and know its limitations,” Wisecup said.

Falls from tree stands are required to be reported to the DNR if a person seeks medical attention for an injury received while entering, exiting or sitting in a stand.

“The basic rules of tree stand safety don’t apply to just bow hunters, but to firearm hunters using an elevated device or stand,” she said. “We want everyone to be safe out there. The goal at the end of every hunt is to arrive home safely.”


Sports Schedule For Friday 9/28/12

It’s a battle of teams unbeaten in district play in Rock Valley as the Nighthawks 2-0 in Class 2A District 1 welcome the Sheldon Orabs who stand at 3-0 in the district. It’s also homecoming for the Nighthawks.

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 2A: District 1

Sheldon at Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 with Joe and Jon
Broadcast on KIWA AM 1550 with LA and Kent Dezeeuw
Also streamed from the website at www.kiwaradio.com.

Estherville Lincoln Central at Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (ND)
MOC-Floyd Valley at Unity Christian, Orange City
Sioux Center at Cherokee, Washington

CLASS 1A: District 1

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at South O’Brien, Paullina
Okoboji, Milford at Gehlen Catholic, LeMars
Pocahontas Area at North Union (ND)
Western Christian, Hull at Emmetsburg

CLASS A: District 1

Akron-Westfield at Sibley-Ocheyedan
Alta/Aurelia at West Lyon, Inwood
Hinton at West Sioux, Hawarden
Woodbury Central, Moville at Lawton-Bronson

8 Player: District 1

Harris-Lake Park at River Valley, Correctionville
Kingsley-Pierson at St. Mary’s, Remsen
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn at Whiting
Remsen-Union at Clay Central-Everly

CLASS 3A: District 2

LeMars at Denison-Schleswig
Sergeant Bluff-Luton at Glenwood (ND)
Spencer at Carroll
Storm Lake at Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City


Dordt Defenders Down NWC Red Raiders in GPAC Volleyball

Orange City, Iowa — Dordt College squandered a 2-0 match lead before taking a 3-2 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night at at the Bultman Center in Orange City. The Defenders pulled away late in set five to secure their fifth win in as many tries to stay atop the GPAC race. Game scores: 25-19, 25-16, 18-25, 25-27, 15-11.

Dordt is now 15-3 overall and 5-0 in the GPAC while Northwestern is 3-2 in the league and 13-5 overall.