Lady Dutch Move On to Regional Final


MOC Floyd Valley rolled to a 77-21 win over Humboldt in the Class 3A Region 1 Girls Basketball semi finals Saturday night at Cherokee. With the win the undefeated Lady Dutch advances to the Region finals Tuesday night in Spencer. They will meet Spirit Lake who posted a 53-43 upper bracket win over Clear Lake in a game played at Algona Saturday night.

The Lady Dutch led 16-8 at the end of the first quarter before breaking it open in the second quarter. Alexis Conaway was the igniter as she scored 12 of her game high 16 points in the second quarter. Trisha DeJong added 5 points, and Emily McDonald 6 as the Lady Dutch were up 39-11 at halftime.

A 9 point third quarter from Caitlyn Van Es helped push the lead to 60-15 after 24 minutes of play as the Lady Dutch played stifling defense throughout the second half in posting the win 77-21.

Conaway was joined in double figures by Emily McDonald with 15 points and Lauren McDonald with 12.

Humboldt had one player in double figures as Lauren Friesth hit for 11.

With the win MOC Floyd Valley ranked second in the state improves to 24-0 on the season while Humboldt ends the year at 9-14.

Tip off for Tuesday’s Region Final against Spirit Lake is set for 7pm at Spencer.

Class 3A Girls Basketball For Saturday


Class 3A Girls Tournament Basketball for Saturday February 18

Region 1

Upper Bracket
Spirit Lake 53
Clear Lake 43

Lower Bracket
MOC-Floyd Valley 77
Humboldt 21

Spirit Lake vs MOC-Floyd Valley Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Spencer for a trip to the State Tournament.

Results From Final Day at State Tournament


2A Finals

220 Terron Geerdes Central Lyon George Little Rock won 3-2 in the semis Friday night and advanced to the finals Saturday night where he lost by technical fall to finish second in the State.

2A Consolations

106 Austin Bainbridge Sheldon South O’Brien lost 10-1 and then won a 4-1 decision to finish in 5th place.

170 Tanner Mathews Sheldon South O’Brien won by fall in 5:29 and then won a 10-6 decision to finish third at State.

195 Bruce Mc Williams lost 10-4 and then won by fall in 5:14 to finish 5th at State

Class 1A Consolations

152 Brett Flynn HMS lost by fall and was pinned in his next match to finish 6th.

160 Jacob Meehan MMC won 7-2 and then dropped a 4-2 double overtime decision to finish 4th at State.

The Grand March and Finals for all classes will begin at 6pm Saturday night

Girls Tournament Basketball Scores From Friday


Girls Class 2A Region 1 Semi Finals

Lower Bracket

5th ranked Western Christian 74
Sioux Central 48

Upper Bracket

4th ranked Kuemper Catholic 75
Cherokee 60

4th-ranked Kuemper vs 5th-ranked Western Monday at Cherokee for a trip to State

Class 1A Region 1 Semi Finals

Upper Bracket

11th ranked Central Lyon 46
Clay Central Everly 19

Lower Bracket

LeMars Gehlen 53
Algona Garrigan 44 OVERTIME

11th-ranked Central Lyon vs LeMars Gehlen Monday at Unity Christian for a trip to State

Wolfpack Girls to Play for Region Basketball Title


The 5th ranked Western Christian Girls Basketball Team rolled to a 74-48 win over Sioux Central in the semifinals of the Class 2A Region 1 Tournament Friday night. The Wolfpack will play for the Region Title and a State Tournament berth Monday night when they matchup with 4th ranked Kuemper Catholic in Cherokee. The Knights advanced with a 75-60 win over the Cherokee Braves.

Sioux Central opened with a 7-0 run in the game played at the Sheldon High School Gym. Western answered with a surge of their own to tie the game and then take a lead they never gave back. Western led 24-12 at the end of the first quarter and were up 48-23 at halftime. At the end of the third quarter the lead was 63-35 in the fourth there was no let up with the final score 74-48.

All five starters hit double figures for the Wolfpack led by a game high 23 points from Brook Wolterstorff. Elissa Jansma hit for 13 with Kim Kroze, Alissa Pollema and Shae De Jager hitting for 10 points each.

The Wolfpack hit an astounding 87 percent from the free throw line including 11-of-11 in the first half and 20-of-23 for the ballgame.

The Rebels were led by Rachel Hamilton with 9 points and Morgan Walker who added 8 points.

With the win Western improves to 21-3 on the season while the Rebels end the year at 20-4.

We’ll bring you the broadcast Monday night on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 6:45 and tip off at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website as well at

Orab Boys on to District Final


The Sheldon Orab Boys Basketball Team moved on to the Class 2A District 3 Finals with a 57-38 home win over West Lyon. With the win Sheldon earned a trip to the Unity Christian Gym on Tuesday night to go against Western Christian who knocked off Estherville Lincoln Central 71-47 in the other semi final Thursday night in Hull.

Sheldon opened up a 10-4 first quarter lead and led 22-13 at halftime. At the end of three the lead was 34-26 as the Orabs went on to the 57-38 win.

Chris Balster led all scorers with 19 in the ballgame. His line included 7 two point buckets a three pointer and a 2-of-2 performance from the free throw line. Balster was joined by Dallas Ennema who hit for a dozen. All told eight Sheldon players found their way into the scorebook including five different players who hit treys.

West Lyon was led by sophomore Brandon Snyder with 18 points. His line included 4 two point field goals a pair of threes and a 4-of-6 performance from the line. He was joined in double figures by Kacey Myrlie with 11 points.

With the win Sheldon improves to 12-10 on the season while West Lyon wraps up the year at 13-10.

We’ll bring you coverage of the District Final between Sheldon and Western Tuesday night on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame begins at 6:45 with tip off at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website as well at