State Softball Tournament Berths Will Be Earned Monday Night

State Softball Tournament trips are on the line tonight. In the Class 3A Region 1 championship George Little Rock Central Lyon will meet 5th ranked Estherville Lincoln Central at Sheldon tonight.

G-LR-CL comes in at 21-8 following a 5-4 semifinal win over Boyden Hull Rock Valley. E-LC comes in at 26-6. The two teams met at the Spirit Lake Tournament on June 9th with E-LC pulling out an 8-6 win.

Comparing some team numbers G-LR-CL boast a team batting average of .350 with a team era of 3.54. the Mustangs have three players hitting .400 on the season with 3 more above .300.

E-LC has a team batting average of .339 and a team era of 1.42. The Midgets have one player hitting above .500 another above .400 and three more hitting over .300.

We’ll bring you the broadcast tonight on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 6:50 and first pitch at 7:00.

In Class 3A Region 1 MOC Floyd Valley will meet Ballard at Wall Lake for the championship. MOC Floyd Valley goes in at 23-5 on the year. They have a team era at 3.30 and a team batting average of .338. Ballard counters with a 31-9 record. The team era stands at 1.10 and the team batting average is at .341.

In Class 1A Region 1 defending State Champion and top ranked Akron Westfield will meet LeMars Gehlen at the LeMars public high school field.

In Class 2A Region 1 it’s Emmetsburg against Lake Mills with the game to be played at Algona Garrigan.

Sports Scores From Saturday 7/7/12

Class 2A District 1 Baseball opening round at Sioux Center Lower Bracket 

BHRV 6, Cherokee 0
Winner meets Sheldon Tuesday at 5pm in Sioux Center

 Upper Bracket

Unity 9, Sioux Center 2
Winner meets Western Tuesday at 7pm in Sioux Center

Class 1A District 2 play in game at West Lyon

West Sioux 6, Trinity 3
Winner plays West Lyon in the quarterfinals Tuesday night at 7:00 at West Lyon

Class 1A District 3 play in game at HMS

Clay Central Everly 11, Sibley Ocheyedan 7
Winner plays South O’Brien at 5pm at HMS Tuesday

Boyden Hull Rock Valley And Unity Advance To District Baseball Semifinals

Boyden Hull Rock Valley and Unity Christian advanced to the Class 2A District 1 semifinals with wins on Saturday night at Sioux Center.

In the early game Boyden Hull Rock Valley shut out Cherokee 6-0 to advance to the early game Tuesday night at 5pm against Sheldon who earned a first round bye. Western Christian who got the upper bracket bye will go against Unity who ousted the host team Warriors 9-2 in Saturday’s second game at Open Space Park.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley opened the scoring with a four run second inning. Tyler Dolieslager opened the inning with a double and Colin Bolkema followed with a double to drive in Dolieslager with the first run of the ball game. Bolkema singled and Kyle Jensen who drew a walk. Both crossed the plate on a 2 run double by Isaiah Richter. Richter scored on a single by Jerrod Hanson and the Nighthawks were off to a 4-0 lead.

Jensen scored his second run of the game in the 4th inning on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Richter. The final run came in the 5th when Nick Elgersma singled and later scored on an error.

Tyler Dolieslager got the win going the first 6 innings. He gave up just three hits walked 2 and struck out 8. Kyle Jensen pitched the final inning setting the side down in order with the help of a game ending double play.

With the win Boyden Hull Rock Valley improves to 12-14 on the season and will face Sheldon on Tuesday night in the lower bracket semifinal at 5pm. Cherokee ends the season at 5-22.

In the second game Saturday night Unity opened with a pair of runs in the first inning as Alex Schoonhoven opened the game with a single. Taylor Dorhout reached on an error both would come in to score. Schoonhoven was driven in by a Grant Kobza single while Dorhout came in on a sac fly to centerfield by Aaron Van Wyhe.

The Knights took the lead for good with a two run second inning as Jason Goslinga and Matt Albert both singled and came in to score on a two out single to left field by Taylor Dorhout.

Sioux Center loaded the bases in the bottom of the third and put a run on the board as Zack Regnerus stole home. Unity was able to get out of the inning without allowing another run and the lead was cut to 4-1.

Schoonhoven scored his second run of the game in the 5th as Van Wyhe came through with another sac fly to center field.

The Knights put the game away with a 4 run sixth inning to take a 9-1 lead. Sioux Center scored their final run in the bottom of the 6th inning as Kyle Heemstra led off with a single and later scored on a single by Ty Brink.

Cody Gradert went the first 5 and a third innings to pick up the win giving up both runs and just 2 hits. Freshman Alex Dorhout came on with the bases full and recorded the final two outs of the inning without allowing a run.

Kam Glade went the first 5 and two thirds for Sioux Center and took the loss.

With the win Unity improves to 10-21 on the year and advances to the upper bracket semifinal where they will meet Western Christian at 7pm on Tuesday night. Sioux Center ends the year at 11-15.

We’ll bring you the doubleheader broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 4:50 for a 5pm first pitch. We’ll stream from the website as well at

Sports Scores From Friday 7/6/12

Region Softball Semifinals 7pm starts

Class 3A Region 1 Upper Bracket

Central Lyon George Little Rock 5, Boyden Hull Rock Valley 4

Lower Bracket

E-LC 3, Humboldt 0

Winners meet Monday at Sheldon for trip to State

Region 2 Upper Bracket

Ballard Huxley 3, Greene County 0

Lower Bracket

MOC Floyd Valley 5, OA-BCIG 0

Winners meet Monday at Wall Lake for trip to State

Class 1A Region 1 Upper Bracket

Gehlen 5, Remsen St Mary’s 4

Lower Bracket

Akron Westfield 7, Remsen Union 0

Winners meet Monday at LeMars for trip to State

Class 2A Upper Bracket

Emmetsburg 5, West Lyon 1

Lower Bracket

Lake Mills 9, North Union 7

Winners meet Monday at Algona Garrigan for trip to State

Regular season baseball

G-LR 8, Clay Central Everly 3

Sergeant Bluff Luton 5, MOC Floyd Valley 2

Remsen St Mary’s 8, South O’Brien 5

Mustangs To Play For Region Softball Title

A two run top of the sixth inning was the difference as George Little Rock Central Lyon turned back Boyden Hull Rock Valley 5-4 at Centennial Park in Boyden. The two teams were matched in the upper bracket semifinal of Class 3A Region 1. With the win the Mustangs will go against Estherville Lincoln Central Monday night in Sheldon for a trip to the State Tournament. The Midgets posted a 3-0 home win over Humboldt in the other semifinal Friday night.

The Mustangs got on the board first as Keeley Kruse led off the second inning with a single and came in to score on a single to left by Morgan Herda.

George Little Rock Central Lyon made it 2-0 in the top of the third as Jessica Hilbrands opened with a single and scored on an rbi single to the left side of the infield off the bat of Kruse.

In the bottom of the fifth Boyden Hull Rock Valley put three runs on the board to take a 3-2 lead. Nicole Reinke opened with a single with Whitney Vander Maten reaching on an error. A wide throw at first sent the ball into right field and both were able to score. The Nighthawks moved ahead as Nicole Ewoldt single and later scored on a sac fly by Cassidy Van Voorst.

The Mustangs regained the lead with a two run 6th inning. Herda reached on a single and later scored on a throwing error at first on a ball put in play by Kelsey Ackerman who moved to third on the play. Lexi Ackerman plated Kelsey with a sac fly to right field and the Mustangs took a 5-3 lead and held the Nighthawks scoreless in the bottom of the inning.

The Mustangs got an important insurance run in the top of the seventh as Kruse singled and later scored on a single to right field off the bat of Taylor Carstensen.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley got a run back in the bottom of the seventh inning as Ewoldt doubled to open the inning and scored from third on a sac fly to center by Van Voorst to make it 5-4 with two outs. The Mustangs were able to get the final out and post the 5-4 win.

Abby Eben went the distance for the win giving up 4 runs on 5 hits with 2 runs earned. She struck out 8 and walked 2.

C.J. Vander Zwaag was tagged with the loss in relief of Joanna Heemstra who left after 4 innings with the Nighthawks down 2-0. Heemstra scattered 8 hits and struck out 2. Vander Zwaag went the final three innings giving up 3 runs on just 3 hits and walked 2.

With the win George Little Rock Central Lyon improves to 22-8 on the year while the Nighthawks wrap up the year as the Siouxland Conference Champions posting a 24-8 mark.

We’ll bring you the broadcast Monday night as the Mustangs go against Estherville Lincoln Central for the Region title and a State Tournament berth. Pregame will come your way at 6:50 with first pitch at 7:00.

Sports Scores From Tuesday 7/5/12

Class 1A Region 1 Softball Quarterfinals

Upper Bracket

Remsen St Mary’s 13, Spalding 1 (6)

LeMars Gehlen 10, Kingsley Pierson 0 (6)

Winners meet Friday at Remsen St Mary’s

Lower Bracket

River Valley vs Remsen Union 4, River Valley 2

Akron Westfield 8, Trinity 0

Winners meet Friday at Akron Westfield

Class 2A Region 1 Quarterfinals all 7pm starts

Upper Bracket

West Lyon 5, Western Christian 4

HMS at Emmetsburg 10, HMS 0 (5)

Winners meet Friday at Emmetsburg

Lower Bracket

Lake Mills 8, Pocahontas Area 0

North Union 12, Okoboji 0 (4)

Winners meet Friday at North Union



Regular season baseball

Sheldon 5, BHRV 2

G-LR at Okoboji 7, G-LR 6 (10)

Central Lyon 4, MOC Floyd Valley 2

Sergeant Bluff Luton 10, Akron Westfield 0

West Sioux 8, Gehlen 7

Hinton 4, Spalding 3

MMC4,  Remsen Union 3

Emmetsburg 4, Harris Lake Park 0