Caitlyn Van Es to Play Volleyball and Basketball at Northwestern

Caitlyn Van Es of  Orange City has signed letters of intent to continue her volleyball and basketball careers at Northwestern College next year.

Van Es is a 5’8” middle hitter who played three years for the MOC-Floyd Valley High School volleyball team. Van Es averaged 1.3 kills and over one block per set last season, earning all-conference honors for the second straight year. She hit .321 and led the team with 43 aces, serving 88% on the season. Van Es was also a second team all-Northwest Iowa Review selection.

“Caitlin excelled in several sports in high school and we are excited to have her part of our volleyball program,” commented head volleyball coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. “She is a quick leaper who will be a good addition to our front row. Caitlin is also a young lady of high character who will fit in really well with the rest of our team.”

Also a three-year letter winner in basketball, Van Es averaged 7.1 points and three rebounds in leading the Dutch to a 27-1 record and runner-up finish at the state tournament last season. She dished out a team-best 71 assists and totaled 59 steals while earning first team all-conference honors. Van Es is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in Business Administration at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Galen and Cathy.

“Caitlyn has been part of winning basketball and volleyball programs at MOC-Floyd Valley,” commented head basketball coach Chris Yaw. “She values hard work, is an outstanding teammate, and can contribute in different ways on the court. Caitlyn will fit in well at Northwestern and on our team. I look forward to Caitlyn coming to Northwestern and to the relationships she will build with her teammates.”

Whitney Vander Maten To Play Basketball at Northwestern

Whitney Vander Maten has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at NorthwesternCollege next year.

Vander Maten is a 5’6” point guard who lettered four years for the Boyden-Hull girls’ basketball team. A second team all-state selection, Vander Maten averaged 18.8 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals per game as a senior. She was named to the Iowa Newspaper Association and Des Moines Register all-state team and was a first team all-conference selection two years. Vander Maten scored over 1,000 points during her career and helped lead the Comets to a 17-6 record in 2012. She earned academic all-state honors and plans to major in Nursing at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Wayne and Jan.

“Whitney is a great fit for Northwestern,” commented head coach Chris Yaw. “She has demonstrated outstanding character and a strong pursuit of excellence both academically and athletically during her high school career. Whitney is quick and athletic, with the ability to shoot from the perimeter as well as attack the basket. I am excited for Whitney to join us and make an impact on our team and campus.”

Zach Landhuis of Orange City to Continue Track and field Career at Northwestern

Zach Landhuis of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his track and field career at Northwestern College next year.

Landhuis is a multi-sports standout who lettered three seasons for the MOC-Floyd Valley track and field team. Landhuis qualified for the Drake Relays in the discus as a senior and finished fourth in the discus at the Sioux City Relays in 2011. He has a personal best of 159’01” and also earned first team all-district honors as linebacker for the Dutch football team. An honors student and member of the National Honor Society, Landhuis plans to major in biology at Northwestern. He is the son of Mike and Nancy.

“Zach is a great addition to our squad,” commented head track and field coach Nate Wolf. “He has competed at a high level, throwing at the Drake Relays earlier this spring, and has been coached well in high school. I look for Zach to develop into a very good college thrower.”


Sports Schedule For Tuesday 5/1/12

Coed Track

Akron Westfield, Gehlen, Spalding, Hinton, MMC, Remsen St Mary’s, Remsen Union, South O’Brien, Unity, West Sioux and HMS at War Eagle Conference meet hosted by Hartley Melvin Sanborn

Boys Track

Western, Cherokee, Spencer and Spirit Lake at LeMars

Girls Track

Western, Cherokee, Gehlen and Spencer at LeMars

Coed Golf

Akron Westfield at South O’Brien

Girls Golf

Western and Cherokee at LeMars

Boys Golf

Western and Spirit Lake at Cherokee


Site Assignments Out For Boys Sectional and District Golf

Site assignments are out for the boys Sectional and District Golf Tournaments. Sectional play will be on Friday May 11th with District play on Friday May 18th. The Sheldon Orab boys will play in a sectional hosted by Unity Christian. The rest of the field includes Maple Valley Anthon Oto, Ridge View, Sioux Center, South O’Brien, West Lyon and Western Christian. Okoboji will host a sectional that includes Sibley Ocheyedan. Golfers will advance to the District Tournament Friday May 18th at Lake Creek Country Club in Storm Lake.

In Class 1A area teams will be at two different sites. Akron Westfield, Boyden Hull Gehlen, MMC, Remsen Union, Rock Valley, Spalding, Remsen St Mary’s and West Sioux will be at Willow Creek Golf Course in LeMars. Central Lyon, Clay Central Everly, George Little Rock, Harris Lake Park and Hartley Melvin Sanborn will be among the teams at Silver Lake Golf and Country Club in Lake Park. Golfers look to advance to the District meet will be on Thursday May 17th at the Spencer Golf and Country Club.

In Class 3A area teams will be at the Spencer Country Club. Teams in the field include MOC Floyd Valley, Algona, E-LC, Humboldt, LeMars, Spencer, Spirit Lake and Storm Lake. Golfers look to advance to District play on Friday May 18th at the Carroll Country Club.

Girls District and Regional Golf Assignments Are Out

District and Regional Girls Golf Tournament assignments have been released.

The Sheldon Orab Girls will be in Class 2A District 1A at Sioux Center on Monday May 14th. Other teams in the field include Ridge View, Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, South O’Brien, Unity, West Lyon and Western Christian. Okoboji will host the District 1B Tournament.

Class 2A Golfers will look to advance to the Region 1 Tournament on Monday May 21st at Five Island Golf Club at Emmetsburg.

Area Class 1A teams will compete in the District 1C Tournament at LeMars. Teams include Akron Westfield, Boyden Hull, Central Lyon, Gehlen, George Little Rock, Remsen St Mary’s, Remsen Union, Rock Valley, Spalding and West Sioux.

Teams from Harris Lake Park, HMS and MMC will be a part of the District 1B field at Newell.

Class 1A Golfers will advance to the Region 1 Tournament on Monday the 21st at Silver Lake Golf and Country Club at Lake Park.

In Class 3A area teams will be at the District 1A Tournament at Storm Lake. The field includes MOC Floyd Valley, Atlantic, Heelan, Carroll, Harlan, LeMars, Sergeant Bluff Luton and Storm Lake.

Class 3A Golfers will be looking to advance to the Region 1 meet at Harlan Golf and Country Club.
District tournament golf in all three classes is set for Monday May 14th with the Regional Tournaments set for Monday the 21st.