Sports Schedule For Friday February 8th


The Regular Season comes to a close for most area boys basketball teams. The marquis match up in the Siouxland Conference features Sheldon at Boyden Hull.

Boys Basketball

Sheldon at Boyden Hull
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame set for 7:35 with tip off scheduled for 7:45 as the varsity will follow the JV. We’ll stream from the website at

Rock Valley at Central Lyon

Sibley Ocheyedan at G-LR

Sioux Center at Okoboji

MOC Floyd Valley at West Lyon


West Sioux at Akron Westfield

Kingsley Pierson at MMC

Gehlen at South O’Brien

Final 1A 2A And 3A Girls Basketball Polls Out

basketball2012-2013 Iowa Girls High School final Basketball Rankings Thursday, February 7th. Final  Rankings for Classes 4A and  5A will be posted Tuesday, February 12th

Class 3A
1 Davenport Assumption 18-2 1
2 MOC-Floyd Valley 20-1 2
3 Estherville-Lincoln Central 18-3 3
4 Cascade 19-2 5
5 Bondurant-Farrar 14-5 6
6 Mediapolis 20-1 7
7 North Polk 17-3 4
8 Central Lee 18-3 9
9 Spirit Lake 13-8 8
10 Nevada 17-4 10
11 Center Point-Urbana 16-5 13
12 Waukon 15-5 15
13 Mid-Prairie 15-6 11
14 New Hampton 15-5 12
15 Clarke 17-4 NR

Dropped Out: Crestwood (14)

Class 2A
1 Western Christian 20-1 1
2 Lawton-Bronson 21-1 4
3 IKM-Manning 19-1 2
4 North Linn 20-1 3
5 North Butler 17-1 6
6 Manson-NW Webster 18-2 7
7 Panorama 20-2 5
8 West Marshall 18-3 10
9 Hudson 19-2 12
10 Aplington-Parkersburg 17-3 8
11 Hinton 16-3 9
12 North Mahaska 20-1 13
13 Fort Dodge St. Edmond 19-2 14
14 Maquoketa Valley 16-5 15
15 Sumner-Fredericksburg 18-2 NR

Dropped Out: Pella Christian (11)

Class 1A
1 Central Lyon 20-2 2
2 Newell-Fonda 19-2 1
3 Bedford 20-1 4
4 Ar-We-Va 18-3 5
5 Burlington-Notre Dame 18-3 3
6 Grundy Center 18-3 7
7 Colo-Nesco 20-2 9
8 Adair-Casey 20-1 6
9 Meskwaki Settlement 18-4 8
10 Janesville 18-3 10
11 North Iowa 16-5 15
12 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 14-5 12
13 Bellevue Marquette Catholic 12-6 13
14 Preston 15-6 11
15 Clarksville 18-5 14

Dropped Out: None


Latest Fishing Report Out Remember Walleye Season Closes Friday February 15th

DNR logoBig Spirit Lake

Walleye season closes Feb. 15. Northern Pike – Slow: Most pike are being caught by accident on walleye tackle but setting tip ups with chubs around structure has been producing some fish. Bluegill – Fair: The action in Angler’s Bay has picked up and a few crappie and perch are also being caught. Many anglers are sight fishing with small jigs tipped with either live bait or fineness plastics. Yellow Perch – Slow: Only a handful of perch coming off the lake and most fishermen are tight lipped on the tactics use to catch them. Walleye – Slow: Action seems to be restricted to dawn and dusk without much of a pattern revealing itself. Try spoons and jigging raps tipped with a minnow head.


East Okoboji Lake

Walleye season closes Feb. 15. A few perch and yellow bass are being caught but pinning down their location can be tough so drilling a lot of holes may be in order.


West Okoboji Lake

Walleye season closes Feb. 15. Northern Pike – Fair: Setting tip-ups in or near weeds is producing a few pike as well as setting them on drop-offs. Bluegill – Slow: Look for bluegills in the bays (Emerson and Millers seem to be the best) in or near standing weeds. Try small jigs tipped with wax worms or wigglers but don’t overlook some of the finesse plastics. Yellow Perch – Fair: Look for perch in 20 feet plus of water along drop-offs or on mudflats. Small jigs tipped with either wigglers or plastic seem to produce the best.


For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

Conaway And Struve Earn INS Radio Iowa Basketball Player of The Week Honors

basketballA pair of girl’s basketball players from the KIWA listening area have been named INS Radio Iowa Players of The Week.

Alexis Conaway of MOC-Floyd Valley earned the honors in Class 3A. The junior averaged 24 and a half points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and more than four blocked shots in a pair of wins. Conaway scored 26 points, hauled down 10 boards, added six steals and five blocked shots in a victory over Rock Valley.

Rachel Struve of South O’Brien earned the honors in Class 2A. The junior averaged 17 and a half points and 14 rebounds in two games. Struve scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. She connected on 11 of 16 shots in the two games.

Strong Group of Area Football Talent Headed For Northwestern

Northwesstern logoThe Northwestern College football team has added 16 recruits on a very busy National Signing Day for head coach Kyle Achterhoff and his coaching staff. The 2013-recruit class now totals 20, with four players already committing to Northwestern.

Three players who starred for Spirit Lake High School signed to play football at NWC: Rick Maris from Okoboji, Casey Spaeth from Spirit Lake and Nicholas Amundson from Arnolds Park They all helped lead the Indians to a 13-1 record and the class 2A state championship. Spirit Lake is coached by former Red Raider defensive coordinator, Josh Bolluyt.

A 5’10”, 185-pound linebacker, Maris earned first team all-district honors for the third straight year. He totaled 56 tackles, seven for a loss, two sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. An outstanding student who earned academic all-state honors, Maris is a member of the National Honor Society. He is the son of John and Amy.

Spaeth is a 5’8”, 155-pound wide receiver/defensive back who earned second team all-state and first team all-district honors. He led Spirit Lake with 28 catches for 513 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging over 18 yards per catch. Spaeth plans to major in business at Northwestern College and is the son of Chris and Michelle.

A 6’0”, 185-pound defensive back/wide receiver, Amundson earned third team all-state honors and all-district accolades. He totaled 20 tackles and a team-high six interceptions, scoring one defensive touchdown. Amundson plans to major in athletic training at Northwestern and is the son of Paul and Pam.

Jay Elsberry of Orange City is a 5’9”, 170-pound wide receiver/defensive back and kick returner who lettered three years for the MOC-Floyd Valley High School football team. Elsberry led the Dutch with 23 catches for 447 yards and four touchdowns, averaging over 19 yards per catch. He plans to major in pre-physical therapy at Northwestern. Elsberry, who also plans to run track at NWC, is the son of Mel and Julie.

Rafael Sanchez of Orange City is a 5’8”, 190-pound kicker who also played for the MOC-Floyd Valley football team. A three-year letter winner, Sanchez made 4-of-5 field goal attempts, with a long of 33-yards, and converted 15-of-17 extra points. He averaged 45 yards per kickoff attempt and recorded three touchbacks. Sanchez, who will also play soccer for the Red Raiders, plans to major in accounting at Northwestern. He is the son of Gumaro and Maria.

J.C. Koerselman of Boyden is a 6’2”, 190-pound multi-sports star who lettered two years for the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley High School football team. Koerselman posted a team-high 18 catches for 433 yards and four touchdowns, averaging over 24 yards per catch. He earned first team all-district honors as a receiver and helped lead the Nighthawks to an 11-1 record and berth in the state quarterfinals. He plans to major in business at Northwestern and is the son of Bob and Laura.

Miguel Alvarado of Hull is a 5’7”, 185-pound running back/linebacker who also lettered for the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley football team. Alvarado earned second team all-state honors after leading the Nighthawks with 89 tackles, six for a loss, and one sack. Alvarado plans to major in sociology with a criminal justice concentration at Northwestern. He is the son of Arturo Alvarado and Crystal Uvieta.

Tate Kellenberger of Larchwood earned three letters playing for the West Lyon High School football team. A 5’11”, 275-pound offensive/defensive lineman, Kellenberger earned first team all-state honors as senior and first team all-district honors as a junior and senior. He helped pave the way for a West Lyon offense that totaled 3,546 rushing yards and 47 touchdowns, averaging seven yards per carry. An honor roll student, he plans to major in education at Northwestern. Kellenberger is the son of Ladell and Shelly.

Sports Schedule For Thursday February 7th

basketballGirls Tournament Basketball begins Thursday night with a number of Class 1A play in games on the schedule. We’ll bring you the broadcast of Spalding at George Little Rock with pregame at 6:45.

Girls Class 1A Region 1 Tournament Basketball Play in Games 7pm starts

Upper Bracket

Remsen St Mary’s at MMC with the winner advancing to quarterfinals at 10th ranked West Sioux who got the upper bracket bye.


Laurens Marathon at Storm Lake St Mary’s

West Bend Mallard at Algona Garrigan

Lower Bracket

Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire at Clay Central Everly

Spalding at George Little Rock
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 6:45 for a 7pm opening tip. We’ll stream from the website at

Trinity Christian at Harris Lake Park with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals at 2nd ranked Central Lyon who got the lower bracket bye.

Quarterfinals in 1A will be played Tuesday February 12th with all tip offs at 7pm

Boys Basketball Regular Season

Western Christian at Sioux Falls Christian

Harris Lake Park at Spencer