Sheldon Orab Volleyball Team Stuns MOC-Floyd Valley in Five Set Thriller

Sheldon, Iowa — The fifth-ranked MOC-Floyd Valley volleyball team was upset by the un-ranked Sheldon Orabs at the O-rena in a five set thriller Tuesday night. The match was came down to the wire with game scores of: 25-12, 23-25, 25-21, 23-25, 17-15.

Sheldon (16-8) now joins Sioux Center as the only team without a Siouxland Conference loss (5-0). The two teams will tangle on Thursday night in Sioux Center.

In other area volleyball action:

Central Lyon 25-25-25-26, Boyden-Hull 18-23-27-24

Sibley-Ocheyedan 25-28-25, West Lyon 15-26-13

South O’Brien 25-23-25-25, Akron-Westfield 17-25-19-19

Spencer 28-25-25, Cherokee 26-22-20

Unity Christian 25-25-25, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 16-7-9

Western Christian 25-25-25, Storm Lake 7-15-15


Iowa Archery Deer Season Opens October 1st And Conditions Should Be Prime

Iowa’s popular archery deer season begins Oct. 1, with nearly 60,000 hunters expected to head to the timber.

Bow hunters should have prime conditions for seeing deer as more than 35 percent of the corn crop is already out of the field, reducing cover and concentrating deer in the remaining cover.

Tom Litchfield, state deer biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said good early season strategies are hunting food sources and along trails connecting bedding areas to food or water sources.

“Our white oak acorn crop is spotty, but the trees with mast began dropping their acorns in early September and were still dropping well this past weekend,” Litchfield said. “We expect the red oaks to have below average mast crops, and the trees with acorns will likely drop earlier than usual.”

Iowa’s deer herd is slightly above its population objective in central, south central and southwest Iowa, but is trending towards herd goals.

“We have locations where additional doe harvest is needed but for the most part, hunters should work with landowners to determine if the herd is at the desired levels in their area,” Litchfield said.

There is a listing of special deer hunts often associated with state parks or urban areas that bow hunters can participate. These hunts, listed in the Iowa Hunting and Trapping Regulations, often have extra requirements and the local host organization should be contacted for more information.

The impact on the deer population in certain local areas from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease may be noticed by hunters. Nearly 1,200 EHD cases from 44 counties had been reported.

The antlerless quotas were reduced by more than 13,000 in 20 counties, primarily in eastern Iowa. The archery season closes on Nov. 30 for the shotgun deer hunting seasons, and then opens again on Dec. 17 until Jan. 10, 2013.

All deer taken must be reported using the harvest reporting system by midnight the day after the deer is recovered. Accurately reporting the kill is an important part of Iowa’s deer management program and plays a vital role in managing deer populations and future hunting opportunities.

Hunters can report their deer on the DNR website www.iowadnr.gov, by calling the toll free reporting number 1-800-771-4692, or at any license vendor. For hunters with Internet access, the online reporting of your harvest is the easiest way to register your deer.

Hunters reported harvesting 23,650 deer during the 2011 archery season, a 4 percent increase from the previous year.


Boyden Hull Rock Valley Top Ranked in Latest Radio Iowa Football Poll

Following a win over then 4th ranked Spirit Lake the Nighthawks of Boyden Hull Rock Valley top this week’s Radio Iowa Class 2A Football Poll.

Class 4A
1. Ankeny (5-0), LW #1 @ Ames
2. Iowa City West (5-0), LW #2 @ Dubuque Hempstead
3. Pleasant Valley (5-0), LW #3 @ #7 Muscatine
4. Cedar Falls (5-0), LW #4 @ CR Prairie
5. Urbandale (5-0), LW #5 @ WDM Valley
6. Cedar Rapids Xavier (5-0), LW #6 @ CR Washington (Thur)
7. Muscatine (5-0), LW #7 vs #3 Pleasant Valley
8. Iowa City High (4-1), LW #8 vs Dubuque Senior
9. Dowling Catholic (4-2), LW #9 idle
10. Sioux City East (4-1), LW (X) vs Indianaola

Class 3A
1. Decorah (5-0), LW #1 vs Vinton-Shellsburg
2. Sioux City Heelan (5-0), LW #2 vs Storm Lake
3. Harlan (5-0), LW #4 @ Creston/OM
4. Norwalk (5-0), LW #5 @ Winterset
5. Grinnell (5-0), LW #6 @ Saydel
6. ADM (Adel) (5-0), LW #8 @ Atlantic
7. Boone (5-0), LW #7 vs Iowa Falls
8. Williamsburg (4-1), LW #10 vs Washington
9. Lewis Central (4-1), LW #3 vs Perry
10.Solon (4-1), LW (X) @ Anamosa

Class 2A
1. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (5-0), LW #2 vs Sheldon
2. Mediapolis (5-0), LW #1 vs West Liberty
3. Carroll Kuemper (5-0), LW #3 @ Shenendoah
4. West Marshall (6-0), LW #5 idle
5. Spirit Lake (4-1), LW #4 @ East Sac County
6. New Hampton (5-0), LW #6 vs Central Springs
7. Union (LaPorte City) (4-1), LW #7 @ Waukon
8. Bondurant-Farrar (5-0), LW #8 @ Clarke
9. Forest City (4-1), LW #9 vs South Central Calhoun
10.Dyersville Beckman (4-1), LW (X) vs Waterloo Columbus

Class 1A
1. Iowa City Regina (5-0), LW #1 vs Alburnett
2. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (5-0), LW #2 vs #9 IKM-Manning
3. Pella Christian (5-0), LW #3 @ Ogden
4. South Winneshiek (5-0), LW #4 vs North Fayette
5. St. Albert (Council Bluffs) (4-1), LW #5 vs Treynor
6. Aplington-Parkersburg (4-1), LW #6 vs South Hamilton
7. Emmetsburg (4-1), LW #7 vs Western Christian
8. Dike-New Hartford (5-0), LW #9 @ Sumner-Fredricksburg
9. IKM-Manning (5-0), LW (X) @ #2 St. Edmond
10.Saint Ansgar (4-1), LW #8 @ MFL MarMac

Class A
1. Woodward-Granger (5-0), LW #1 vs Earlham
2. Wapsie Valley (5-0), LW #2 @ North Linn
3. West Hancock (4-1), LW #3 vs Lake Mills
4. Lawton-Bronson (5-0), LW #4 vs Woodbury Central
5. Akron-Westfield (5-0), LW #5 @ Sibley-Ocheyedan
6. North Tama (5-1), LW #6 @ Gladbrook-Reinbeck
7. Logan-Magnolia (4-1), LW #7 vs Westwood (Sloan)
8. Pekin (5-0), LW #8 @ English Valleys
9. West Lyon (4-1), LW #9 vs Alta-Aurelia
10.Lisbon (4-1), LW #10 vs WACO

Eight-man
1. Murray (6-0), LW #2 vs Moravia
2. Don Bosco (5-0), LW #4 vs Rockford
3. Newell-Fonda (5-0), LW #3 vs Graettinger-Terril
4. Melcher-Dallas (5-0), LW #5 @ #10 HLV
5. Fremont-Mills (5-0), LW #6 @ #7 Sidney
6. Adair-Casey (5-1), LW #1 vs Grandview Park Baptist
7. Sidney (5-0), LW #8 vs #5 Fremont-Mills
8. Marcus MMC (5-0), LW #9 @ Whiting
9. EHK/Exira (5-0), LW (X) @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
10.HLV (Victor) (5-0), LW (X) vs #4 Melcher-Dallas


Northwestern’s Jordan Carlson Named Defensive Player of The Week

Northwestern defensive lineman Jordan Carlson is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player-of-the-Week.

Carlson, a senior, from Storm Lake, Iowa, helped lead then 16th ranked Northwestern to a 47-12 win over Dakota State University. Carlson played a key role in shutting down Dakota State’s offense. He accounted for six solo tackles and assisted in five tackles, totaling 8.5 tackles.

The returning All-American also had three of the Red Raiders seven sacks. To add on to the already impressive game, Carlson forced a fumble and led the Red Raider Defense to limiting the Dakota State offense to just 255 yards.

Northwestern College will take on Nebraska Wesleyan University this Saturday, September 29, in Lincoln at 1 pm.


4 GPAC Teams In Latest Football Poll Hastings Recieving Votes

It’s another strong showing from the GPAC in the latest poll with Morningside in the four spot, Northwestern ranked number 15 with Doane 19th and Dakota Wesleyan ranked in the number 22 spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 3 (Sept. 24)

 RANK SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2012 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 Saint Xavier (Ill.) (14) 4-0 314
2 Marian (Ind.) 4-0 301
3 Georgetown (Ky.) 4-0 291
4 Morningside (Iowa) 4-0 272
4 Missouri Valley 4-0 272
6 Benedictine (Kan.) 4-0 249
7 William Penn (Iowa) 4-0 242
8 Carroll (Mont.) 3-2 220
9 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 3-0 213
10 Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-1 203
11 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 2-1 185
12 Cumberlands (Ky.) 4-0 184
13 Baker (Kan.) 4-1 166
14 Eastern Oregon 2-1 160
15 Northwestern (Iowa) 3-1 156
16 Montana Tech 3-1 126
17 St. Francis (Ill.) 3-2 111
18 Grand View (Iowa) 3-2 95
19 Cumberland (Tenn.) 3-1 85
19 Doane (Neb.) 3-1 85
21 Valley City State (N.D.) 3-1 77
22 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 3-0 72
23 Kansas Wesleyan 3-1 63
24 Menlo (Calif.) 4-1 32
25 Faulkner (Ala.) 3-1 29

Others receiving votes: Friends (Kan.) 19; Hastings (Neb.) 13; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 7.

 

 

 


Sports Schedule For Tuesday 9/25/12

 

The Tuesday sports schedule is highlighted by a match up of volleyball unbeatens in Sheldon  as the Orabs play host to MOC Floyd Valley. Sheldon is also one of a dozen teams scheduled to appear at the Western Christian cross country invite.

 

 

 

Volleyball

MOC Floyd Valley at Sheldon

Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. pregame at 6:50 for 7pm first serve
Streamed from the website at www.kiwaradio.com.

Boyden Hull at Central Lyon

George Little Rock at Sioux Center

Sibley Ocheyedan at West Lyon

Storm Lake at Western

South O’Brien at Akron Westfield

Hinton at MMC

HMS at Unity

Spalding at Remsen Union

Harris Lake Park at Southwest Minnesota Star Concept

Cross Country

Sheldon, Boyden Hull, Cherokee, George Little Rock Central Lyon, Spalding, LeMars, MOC Floyd Valley, Odebolt Arthur – BCIG, Sioux Center, Unity and West Lyon at the Western Christian Invite being run at Rolling Hills.