E-LC 8, Sheldon 7
Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 4, Hinton 0
George-Little Rock 13, Okoboji, Milford 5
West Lyon, Inwood 5, Harris-Lake Park 4
Western Christian, Hull 8, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 3
Sheldon 7, Sibley Ocheyedan 4
Akron-Westfield 9, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 0
Emmetsburg 4, Colfax-Mingo 0
Sioux Center 4, South O’Brien 0
Winterset 8, Emmetsburg 4
Estherville Lincoln Central scored two runs in the top of the seventh as they knocked off the Orabs 8-7 in Sheldon Friday night.
The Orabs took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Trevor Johnson took one out of the park to straight away left to score Brandon Frick who had singled in front of him.
The Midgets took a 3-2 lead as they put a trio of runs on the board with a pair of rbi singles and a sac fly in the top of the second.
Sheldon answered with a pair of runs in the home half of the inning when Jake Rosberg reached on an error and later scored on an error. Cody Hatting followed Rosberg with a walk and scored on a single by Frick and Sheldon was back in front 4-3.
Sheldon made it 7-3 with a three run third inning highlighted by a two run homer to left center by Joe Kuiper that scored Mitchell Jensen. Earlier in the inning Graden Nordahl had doubled to left and came in to score on a single to left by Jensen.
Estherville Lincoln Central made use of a pair of Sheldon errors to score three runs on two hits in the top of the fourth as they pulled to within a run at 7-6. The two teams played scoreless ball until the top of the seventh when the Midgets rallied with a pair of runs to win it 8-7.
Mitchell Jensen went the first six innings and was tagged with the loss. He scattered eight hits and walked two. Cody Hatting came on the two men on base and no one out in the seventh inning.
Tyler Swanson went the first six innings for the win. He gave up six hits and walked two.
With the win Estherville Lincoln Central improves to 5-9 for the year while Sheldon slips to 5-9 for the season. The Orabs saw a three game winning streak come to an end. Following the weekend off Sheldon returns to the diamond on Monday night playing host to George Little Rock.
Area teams are appearing at pair of softball tournaments today in the KIWA listening area. multiple teams are squaring off at the Spalding tourney in Granville and the Akron Westfield tournament hosted by the Westerners.
Boyden Hull Rock Valley, Remsen St Mary’s, Sioux Center, Unity, West Sioux and South O’Brien at the Spalding tourney
Alta Aurelia, Harris Lake Park, HMS, LeMars, Remsen Union, Sergeant Bluff Luton, Sioux Central, West Lyon and West Monona at the Akron Westfield tourney
Robert Vander Veen of Hull, Zach Scholten of Mount Vernon Washington and Donavan Weldon of Rancho Cucamonga California have signed letters of intent to continue their football careers at Northwestern College next year.
Vander Veen is a 6’3”, 185-pound quarterback and defensive back who played three years for Unity Christian High School. Vander Veen threw for 748 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for an additional 328 yards and seven touchdowns, earning all-district honors as a senior. On defense, he totaled 24 tackles as a member of the Knights secondary. Vander Veen was also an all-district selection as a sophomore and was an all-conference pick in basketball. Vander Veen plans to major in criminal justice at Northwestern and is the son of Robert and Debra.
“Robby is a great addition to the Red Raider football family,” commented head coach Kyle Achterhoff. “He is a very good athlete who could play a number of different positions for us. Robby will compete at the quarterback spot.”
Scholten is a 6’5”, 300-pound offensive lineman who played for the Lynden Christian High School football team. He plans to major in criminal justice at Northwestern.
“We are really excited that Zach will be a Red Raider in the fall,” commented Achterhoff. “He brings nice size and will add depth to our offensive line.”
Weldon is a 6’0”, 203-pound wide receiver and defensive back who played for Pomona High School. Weldon totaled 65 tackles, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one sack in leading his team to a playoff berth and a 7-4 record as a senior. He also scored two touchdowns and is the son of Lorenzo and Donna.
“Donavan is a nice addition to our defense,” commented Achterhoff. “He has a nose for the football and plays very aggressively.”
District baseball assignments have been announced. The actual brackets will be released a little later this summer but we can tell you where teams will be and who will be the host sites. Brackets will be out the week of June 25th as the District tournaments will be seeded this year.
In Class 2A the Sheldon Orabs find themselves in District 1 along with Boyden Hull Rock Valley, Cherokee, Unity, Western and Sioux Center who will host the District. Okoboji from the Siouxland Conference will be in District 2. The District 1 winner will play the winner of District 2 in a substate game at Spencer.
Teams were a little more scattered in Class 1A. Most area teams will be in District 2. the list includes Central Lyon, George Little Rock, Marcus Meriden Cleghorn, Remsen Union, Spalding, Remsen St Mary’s, Trinity Christian, West Lyon and West Sioux. District hosts will be Remsen St Mary’s and West Lyon with the District final hosted by Remsen St Mary’s. St Mary’s will host the substate game as well with the District 2 winner facing the District 1 winner.
Other area 1A teams are in District 3. Sibley Ocheyedan, Harris Lake Park, South O’Brien and Hartley Melvin Sanborn will join Clay Central Everly, Graettinger Terril, Laurens Marathon, Newell Fonda and Storm Lake St Mary’s. District hosts include HMS and Storm Lake St Mary’s. The District final will be at Storm Lake High School. The District 3 winner meets the District 4 winner at Algona Garrigan.
High School Softball:
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 14, Sheldon 5
Estherville Lincoln Central 10, Algona Garrigan 0
George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 10, Clay Central-Everly 0
LeMars Gehlen Catholic 3, Hinton 2
MOC-Floyd Valley 11, Cherokee 1
Sioux Center 11, Sibley-Ocheyedan 1
Spirit Lake 13, Graettinger-Terril 7
Western Christian 10, Storm Lake 0
High School Baseball:
Sheldon 7, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 5
Northwest Webster 5, Cherokee 1 (Rained out in bottom of 3rd inning.)
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6, Sioux City, West 5
Sibley-Ocheyedan 5, Sioux Center 0
Storm Lake 4, Western Christian 2