Northwestern’s Brandon Smith GPAC Player of The Week

Northwestern College running back Brandon Smith is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player-of-the-Week.

Smith, a senior, from Mankato, Minnesota, helped lead the 18th ranked Red Raiders to a victory over conference foe Briar Cliff this past weekend. Smith played a key role in Northwestern’s record-breaking offensive performance rushing for career-high 247 yards on 22 carries.  He posted the sixth highest rushing total in school history.

Smith was an instrumental part in the Northwestern rushing attack that set the school record with 475 rushing yards.  He also rushed for four touchdowns on the day tying his career-high. The Red Raiders will take on Dakota Wesleyan this coming weekend in a conference match-up in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Sports Schedule For Tuesday October 23rd

Tournament Volleyball reaches the semi final round in Class 2A and 1A Tuesday night. Our broadcast match is Emmetsburg at Boyden Hull in Class 2A.





Class 2A Region 1 Quarterfinals Upper Bracket 7pm starts

Emmetsburg at 15th ranked Boyden Hull
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Streamed from the website at Pregame at 6:45.

Sioux Central at Ridge View

Winners meet in semi finals Friday 1026 at Schaller

Lower Bracket

South O’Brien at Sibley Ocheyedan

Rock Valley at 2nd ranked Western Christian

Winners meet semi finals Friday at Western Christian

Class 1A Quarterfinals Upper Bracket 7pm starts

River Valley at 7th ranked LeMars Gehlen

Remsen Union at Akron Westfield

Winners meet in semi finals Friday 10/26 at Akron

Lower Bracket

Spalding at 5th ranked Central Lyon

Clay Central Everly at George Little Rock

Winners meet in semi finals Friday 10/26 at George

Class 3A Quarterfinal Volleyball Set For Monday October 22nd

Class 3A tournament volleyball opens Monday night with the quarterfinal round. On KIWA FM 105.3 we’ll bring you coverage of Sheldon at Unity Christian from Orange City. Pregame is a 6:45 for a scheduled 7pm first serve.





Class 3A Volleyball Quarterfinals 7pm starts

Region 1 Upper Bracket

Forest City at Garner Hayfield

Estherville Lincoln Central at Algona

Winners meet Thursday 10/25 at Algona

Lower Bracket

Sheldon at 5th ranked Unity
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 6:45

Spirit Lake at 3rd ranked MOC Floyd Valley

Winners meet Thursday at MOC Floyd Valley

Class 3A Region 2 Upper Bracket

Roland Story at South Central Calhoun

Greene County at 11th ranked East Sac

Winners meet Thursday 10/25 at Lake View

Lower Bracket

OA-BCIG at Sergeant Bluff Luton

Cherokee at 4th ranked Sioux Center

Winners meet Thursday 10/25 at Sioux Center

Saturday Sports Scores

College Football

Oklahoma State 31
Iowa State           10
Iowa State struggled without a capable passer.

UNI     27
SDSU     6
It was homecoming for UNI.

Penn State 38
Iowa 14

In northwest Iowa college football:

Dordt    24
Dakota State 7
It was a non-conference game for Dordt, and the first win of the season for the Defenders.
Northwestern 57
Briar Cliff            7
The Red Raiders posted a school record 475 yards rushing.

Iowa Football Playoff Pairings Set For Area Football Teams

Pairings are set for the opening round of the Iowa Football Playoffs begining Wednesday October 24th. On KIWA AM 1550 we’ll bring you coverage of the Sheldon Orabs hosting Forest City. On KIWA FM 105.3 we’ll bring you Clarion Goldfield and Boyden Hull Rock Valley from Hull.






Class 2A

Clarion Goldfield (6-3) at (9-0) Boyden Hull Rock Valley (game will be at Hull)

Central Lyon George Little Rock (6-3) at (6-3) Garner Hayfield

MOC Floyd Valley (5-4) at (8-1) Spirit Lake

Forest City (7-2) at (7-2) Sheldon

8 Player

West Bend Mallard (6-4) at (9-0) Marcus Meriden Cleghorn

Remsen Union (6-3) at (7-2) Laurens Marathon

River Valley (4-5) at (9-0) Newell Fonda

North Iowa (7-2) at (7-2) Harris Lake Park

Class A

Algona Garrigan (4-5) at (8-1) West Lyon

Hinton (6-3) at (6-3) Mason City Newman

Woodbury Central (6-3) at (8-1) Britt West Hancock

Prairie Valley (6-3) at (8-1) Akron Westfield

Class 1A

Ridge View (4-5) at (8-1) Emmetsburg

Western Christian (4-5) at (8-1) Fort Dodge St. Edmond

Hartley Melvin Sanborn (5-4) at (9-0) IKM Manning

Manson Northwest Webster (5-4) at (7-2) South O’Brien

Class 3A

Carroll (3-6) at (8-1) Harlan

Lewis Central (7-2) at (7-2) LeMars

Creston (7-2) at (8-1) Sioux City Heelan

Spencer (6-3) at (6-3) ADM Adel

The second round of the playoffs will be on Monday October 29th


Sheldon Closes Regular Season at 7-2 With Win Over HMS

The Sheldon Orabs wrapped up the regular season at 7-2 with a 41-21 home win over Hartley Melvin Sanborn Friday night. HMS finishes the regular season at 5-4 with both teams advancing to Wednesday first round of the playoffs.

Sheldon got off to a quick start as Chris Balster intercepted a pass on the first offensive play of the game and returned it 32 yards for a score. Trevor Mayer added the extra point and Sheldon had an early 7-0 lead with: 59 seconds gone in the contest.

Sheldon scored on their first offensive possession going 75 yards with Balster finding running back Hunter McDonald for a 24 yard touchdown pass. Mayer’s extra point made it 14-0 with 8:49 left in the first quarter.

Later in the first quarter Sheldon recovered a fumble at the Hawks 33 yard line. A Balster to Tom Brown 10 yard touchdown pass and the conversion kick by Mayer put the Orange up 21-0 with 3:42 left in the first quarter.

HMS got on the board with a 64 yard drive as the two teams began to trade scores. Casey Dorhout hit Evan Metzler for a 10 yard score to end the drive. Julian Dittmann added the extra point and the Orab lead was 21-7 with 11:26 to go in the second quarter.

Sheldon answered with a 70 yard drive capped by a Matt Dykstra 34 yard run. Mayer’s kick made it 28-7 Sheldon with 8:35 to play in the half.

HMS answered that score with a 66 yard drive capped by a Jacob Clark 3 yard run. Dittmann’s extra point cut the Sheldon lead to 28-14 with 2:59 left in the second quarter.

Sheldon responded with a 72 yard drive capped by a Balster 1 yard sneak that came with: 02 seconds left in the half. The extra point by Mayer gave the Orabs a 35-14 first half lead.

In the third quarter with the Hawks driving Sheldon forced a fumble and recovered at their own 17 yard line. Balster capped an 83 yard drive with a 46 yard run to make the score 41-14 with: 50 seconds left in the third quarter.

Hartley Melvin Sanborn closed out the scoring with a 69 yard fourth quarter drive. Casey Dorhout went in from 11 yards out and Dittmann added the extra point to make the final 41-21 Sheldon.

Both teams move on to the playoffs on Wednesday night. Sheldon will take a 7-2 record into the Class 2A first round at home against 7-2 Forest City. Hartley Melvin Sanborn at 5-4 on the year will open the Class 1A playoffs at 9-0 IKM manning.