Dordt Sophomore Kayla Gesink Earns Honorable Mention All-America

Dordt College Sophomore Kayla Gesink from Sioux Center has added Tachikara NAIA Honorable Mention All-American to her list of post-season volleyball awards for the 2012 season.

Gesink claimed the honor after helping the Defenders to a 22-12 overall mark and an 11-5 record in the Great Plains Athletic Conference this season while also claiming first-team all-GPAC honors and first-team AVCA NAIA All-West Central Region.

Gesink put up 9.26 assists this season with a 2.5 digs per set average. She recorded a team high 35 service aces and had 105 kills in 121 sets this season. Gesink also accounted for 16 solo blocks and 62 assisted blocks.

“It is wonderful, once again, to have Kayla surface with this national level of recognition. She is such a talented setter and team leader,” said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson. “She will continue to develop her God-given abilities to prepare our team for further success in the immediate future.”

Orab Boys Basketball Team Wins First Ever Meeting With Trinity Christian

The Sheldon Orab Boys Basketball Team traveled to Trinity Christian Monday night and returned home with a 68-35 win in the first ever meeting between the two programs.

Sheldon opened an 18-7 first quarter lead and pushed it to a 42-17 halftime advantage. At the end of three quarters, Sheldon was up 54-23 before going on to the win.

The Orange had three players in double figures led by Dallas Ennema with 15 including 9 points in the first quarter. James Gradert hit for a dozen and Chris Balster seeing his first action of the year had 9 at halftime on route to 11 in the ballgame.

Brad Gritters had 10 points on the night to lead the Tigers. Colton Hoksbergen was next with 9 points on the night.

Sheldon ranked number 9 in Class 2A in the latest Radio Iowa Poll moves to 4-0 on the season while Trinity Christian stands at 0-3 for the year.

A busy five days continues for the Orabs as they get back to Siouxland Conference play Tuesday with a trip to Okoboji. We’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame for the girls matchup begins at 6:05 for a 6:15 opening tip with the boys game to follow. We’ll stream from the website as well at

Sheldon Remains Number Nine in Latest Radio Iowa 2A Boys Basketball Poll Western Number Three Boyden Hull Number Three in 1A

In the latest Radio Iowa Boys High School Basketball Poll Sheldon stays in the nine spot in 2A with Western holding down the number three spot. Boyden Hull is number three in 1A.

Class 4A
1. Iowa City West (2-0), LW #1 vs Davenport Central (Tue)
2. Ankeny (2-0), LW #4 vs Johnston (Tue)
3. Dubuque Senior (0-0), LW #3 vs Clinton (Tue)
4. Urbandale (3-0), LW #6 vs #9 Johnston (Fri)
5. North Scott (3-0), LW #5 vs Davenport Central (Fri)
6. Cedar Falls (1-0), LW #6 vs Iowa City High (Fri)
7. Bettendorf (2-0), LW #9 @ Muscatine (Fri)
8. WDM Valley (1-1), LW #2 @ Marshalltown (Tue)
9. Johnston (1-1), LW #8 @ Waukee (Tue)
10.S.E. Polk (2-0), LW (X) vs Mason City (Tue)

Class 3A

1. Sioux City Heelan (1-0), LW #1 # Sergeant Bluff-Luton (Tue)
2. Davenport Assumption (1-1), LW #3 vs Davenport North (Fri)
3. Atlantic (2-0), LW #4 vs Red Oak (Tue)
4. Grinnell (1-0), LW #5 vs Williamsburg (Thur)
5. Waverly-Shell Rock (1-1), LW #2 vs 2A #7 New Hampton (Tue)
6. Vinton-Shellsburg (2-0), LW #6 @ Clear Creek-Amana (Tue)
7. Solon (2-0), LW #7 @ Maquoketa (Tue)
8. Iowa Falls-Alden (2-0), LW #8 @ Eagle Grove (Tue)
9. Creston (2-0), LW #9 @ 2A #10 Carroll Kuemper (Tue)
10.Fort Madison (3-0), LW (X) vs West Hancock, Illinois (Tue)

Class 2A

1. West Fork (1-0), LW #1 vs Nashua-Plainfield (Tue)
2. MFL Mar-Mac (1-0), LW #2 @ Elkader Central (Tue)
3. Western Christian (1-0), LW #3 vs Storm Lake (Tue)
4. West Branch (2-0), LW #4 vs Mid-Prairie (Tue)
5. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (2-0), LW #5 @ Hampton-Dumont (Tue)
6. Nodaway Valley (2-0), LW #6 vs Lenox (Tue)
7. New Hampton (2-0), LW #7 @ 3A #5 Waverly-Shell Rock (Tue)
8. IKM-Manning (4-0), LW #10 vs Kingsley-Pierson (Tue)
9. Sheldon (2-0), LW #9 @ Hull Trinity (tonight)
10.Carroll Kuemper (2-1), LW #8 vs 3A #9 Creston (Tue)

Class 1A

1. Danville (2-0), LW #2 @ Van Buren Keosauqua (Tue)
2. Storm Lake St. Marys (2-0), LW #3 vs Ruthven GTRA (Tue)
3. Boyden-Hull (1-1), LW #1 vs Sioux Center (Tue)
4. North Iowa (3-0), LW #4 vs Lake Mills (Tue)
5. Harris-Lake Park (3-0), LW #6 vs West Bend-Mallard (Tue)
6. Dunkerton (2-0), LW #7 @ Tripoli (Tue)
7. Riverside (Oakland) (2-0), LW #8 vs Treynor (Tue)
8. Lone Tree (2-0), LW #9 @ Wapello (Tue)
9. Sigourney (2-0), LW (X) vs Montezuma (Tue)
10.Iowa Mennonite (1-1), LW #5 @ WACO (Tue)

Sports Schedule For Tuesday December 4th

It’s a busy night for high school basketball Tuesday night with the Sheldon boys playing their fourth game in five days as they travel to Okoboji for a Siouxland Conference doubleheader. Sheldon South O’Brien wrestlers have the first of two meets at Orab Gym.

Basketball Doubleheaders

Sheldon at Okoboji
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame for the girls at 6:05 with the boys game to follow. We’ll stream from the website at



Sioux Center at Boyden Hull

West Lyon at Central Lyon

Rock Valley at G-LR

Sibley Ocheyedan at MOC Floyd Valley

West Sioux at Unity

Akron Westfield at Gehlen

Spalding at Hinton

South O’Brien at Remsen St Mary’s

MMC at Remsen Union

Storm Lake at Western

West Bend Mallard at Harris Lake Park



LeMars and Sergeant Bluff Luton at Sheldon

Emmetsburg and Graettinger Terril at Sibley Ocheyedan

West Sioux at Sioux City West

Sports Schedule For Monday December 3rd

A limited Varsity schedule has for Monday features a pair of boys basketball games. Sheldon is on the road to Trinity Christian while Ellsworth Minnesota visits Central Lyon.




Boys Basketball


Sheldon at Trinity Christian

Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame for varsity at 7:20with a scheduled 7:30 opening tip. We’ll stream from the website at


Ellsworth MN at Central Lyon



Saturday Sports Scores/News

Men’s College Basketball

A run by the Midland Warriors in the middle of the first half and another run near the five minute mark of the game allowed Midland to defeat Dordt at Fremont, Nebraska on Saturday afternoon 97-89.

#6 Northwestern def. Nebraska Wesleyan in GPAC men’s basketball, 79-68, in Orange City

Iowa State 83, BYU 62

Iowa 88,  TAMU-CC 59

Northern Iowa 72, Milwaukee 61


Women’s College Basketball

The Dordt College women’s basketball evened its record in the Great Plains Athletic Conference with a 70-63 win over the Midland Warriors on Saturday afternoon in Fremont, Nebraska.

#8 Northwestern def. Nebraska Wesleyan 103-61 today in GPAC women’s basketball played in Orange City, Iowa.

Iowa 68, Northern Iowa 46


Regional NFL News

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is doubtful for Sunday’s game with NFC North divisional foe Green Bay because of an ankle injury.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is probable for Sunday’s game with NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings. Linebacker Clay Matthews has been ruled out.