Sports Schedule For Monday 9/24/12

A light varsity schedule for Monday, September 24th has Rock Valley and South O’Brien hosting volleyball and Alta Aurelia hosting cross country.





Okoboji at Rock Valley

Gehlen at South O’Brien

Cross Country

HMS, Hinton and MMC at Alta Aurelia


Village Panther Softball Team Win Two Out Of Three So Far At Nationals

The Village Panthers from Village Northwest Unlimited are representing Iowa at the Special Olympics Softball Nationals this weekend in Oklahoma City.

On Saturday, they won their first game 15-6 over Mississippi. They lost the second game to North Carolina 16-5.

On Sunday, the Panthers beat Mississippi again 22-17. They are scheduled to play North Carolina again. We’ll have that score when it becomes available.

Volleyball Tournament Results From Saturday, September 22nd

The Sheldon Orabs finished the day 2-4 at the Sioux City East invite on Saturday in Sioux City. Sheldon’s overall season record moves to 15-8 and 4-0 in the Siouxland Conference. Up next for the Orabs will be a home match Tuesday against MOC-Floyd Valley. Here are the game scores:

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 22-21, Sheldon 20-15

Sheldon 21-23, Sioux City, East 18-21

Lewis Central 21-24, Sheldon 11-22

Sheldon 21-22, Sioux City North 11-20

Hinton 21-21, Sheldon 19-15

Heelan 18-21-19 Sheldon 21-19-17

At the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Volleyball Invite:

Laurens-Marathon 21-21, Newell-Fonda 16-10
Laurens-Marathon 21-21, Rock Valley 19-16
Laurens-Marathon 21-21, South O’Brien 18-16
Laurens-Marathon 21-21, Trinity Christian, Hull 10-12

Trinity Christian, Hull 15-21-15, Okoboji-Semi-Finals 21-15-13
Trinity Christian, Hull 21-16-15, Rock Valley-pool play 15-21-12
Trinity Christian, Hull 21-21, South O’Brien-pool play 17-18
Trinity Christian, Hull 8-21-16, Laurens-Marathon 21-19-14

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 17-21-15, Newell-Fonda 21-18-12

Newell-Fonda 21-21, Sioux City, West 10-19

Okoboji 21-21, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 14-15
Okoboji 21-21, Newell-Fonda 13-12
Okoboji 21-21, Sioux City, West 13-8

South O’Brien 21-15-15, Rock Valley 16-21-7

Unity Volleyball Invite Results:

Sioux Center 21-21, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 18-14
Sioux Center 21-22, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 19-20
Sioux Center 21-22, Unity Christian 14-20

Unity Christian 21-21, George-Little Rock 9-8
Unity Christian 21-21, LeMars 19-16
Unity Christian 21-21, Sioux Falls Christian, SD 16-17
Unity Christian 21-21, Southwest Christian, MN 14-10

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-16-16, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 15-21-14
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-21, George-Little Rock 15-18

Spalding Catholic Volleyball Invite Results:

Boyden-Hull 21-21, Akron-Westfield 6-12
Boyden-Hull 21-21, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 12-9
Boyden-Hull 21-21, Spalding Catholic 13-11

Spalding Catholic 21-21, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 13-16

Akron-Westfield 10-21-15, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 21-12-12
Akron-Westfield 21-21, Spalding Catholic 18-12

Orabs Remain Unbeaten In District Football

The Sheldon Orab Football Team remains unbeaten in district play following a 34-14 home win over Central Lyon George Little Rock Friday night.

Sheldon got on the board first as they cashed in on a fumble caused by Tanner Whitsell at the Lions 17 yard line. Quarterback Chris Balster went in from 4 yards out for the score.
Trevor Mayer added the extra point and with 2:58 left in the first quarter the Orabs led 7-0.

The Lions would answer with a 71 yard drive that ended when Jesse Marcus scored on a 15 yard run. Luke Grooters added the extra point and the game was tied 7-7 with 11:22 left in the half.

Sheldon would answer that score with a 74 yard drive that ended when Balster found Nate Oostra for a 19 yard score. Mayer’s kick was good and the Orabs were back in front 14-7 with 9:32 to play in the first half.

Sheldon added to the lead with a 63 yard drive capped by a Hunter McDonald 1 yard touchdown run. Mayer’s kick was good and the lead was up to 21-7 with 3:15 to go in the half and that would be the score at intermission.

Central Lyon George Little Rock got the football to start the second half and got right back into the ballgame with a 76 yard scoring drive. The big play was a 48 yard scamper by tailback Josh Hunt. Grooters added the extra point and the Lions were within 7 points at 21-14 with 7:40 to play in the third quarter.

Sheldon put together a long time consuming drive that took over half of the fourth quarter as they started on their own 7 yard line. The drive came to a close with 5:36 left in the game as Balster hit Oostra for a 7 yard touchdown that put the Orabs in front 27-14 as the extra point was blocked.

Sheldon sealed the win as Clayton Scheibler recovered a fumble on the Lions 39 yard line. Hunter McDonald scored from 13 yards out and Mayer hit the extra point to put the Orabs up 34-14 with 2:21 to play and that would be the final score.

With the win Sheldon moves to 3-0 in the district and 4-1 on the season. Central Lyon George Little Rock falls to 2-1 in the district and 3-2 on the season.

Up next for Sheldon will be a trip to Rock Valley as they meet unbeaten Boyden Hull Rock Valley next Friday night.

Nighthawks Impress In Win Over The Indians

The #2 ranked Boyden Hull Rock Valley Nighthawks beat the #4 ranked Spirit Lake Indians 25-10 in a non district battle at Hesla Field in Hull Friday night.

The game started off rocky for the Boyden Hull Rock Valley Nighthawks, as the Indians defense was able to force two interceptions in the first three possessions. The second of those interceptions by Cody Poock of the Indians gave Spirit Lake the first score of the game with a 37 yard field goal by Brett Cochran Bray putting the Indians up 3-0 with 1:34 left in the first quarter.

After a few more changes of possession, Boyden Hull Rock Valley was able to answer with a 43 yard drive that took 1:19 off of the second quarter clock. On the scoring play Brandt Van Roekel fumbled the shotgun snap, rolled out to his left, froze the defense, and found Jerod Hansen in the end zone on a 29 yard TD pass. With the extra point the score was 7-3 with 8:16 left in the second quarter.

Spirit Lake took back the lead on the next drive when the Indians drove the ball 70 yards in 3:13. The drive featured a wildcat package in the red zone with Cody Poock punching in the touchdown to make the score 10-7 in favor of the Indians.

The pivotal play in the game was late in the first half with the score still 10-7 in favor of the Indians. Brandt Van Roekel ran in an 86 yard bootleg touchdown making the score 13-10 just before half. Up until that point in the drive the Nighthawks actually backed up 3 yards before the scoring play.

With that big play coming in right before half the Nighthawks were able to add to the lead and shut down the Indian offense starting in the 2nd half. Brandt Van Roekel and Dallas Rozeboom both added touchdowns runs of 2 and 5 yards to make the final score 25-10.

The Nighthawks defense stepped it up in the 2nd half only allowing a missed field goal attempt, an interception (that lead to the Van Roekel score), and 3 punts.

Next week the #2 ranked Nighthawks (5-0, 2-0 in District) will face Sheldon in Rock Valley. Spirit Lake (4-1, 2-0 in District) will play at East Sac County.

Sports Schedule For Saturday 9/22/12

The Sheldon Orab Volleyball Team will go against a strong field at the Sioux City East Tournament beginning Saturday morning at 9am.





Sheldon, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, Sioux City East, Council Bluffs Lewis Central, Sioux City North, Hinton and Heelan at the Sioux City East Tournament

Laurens Marathon, Newell Fonda, Okoboji, Rock Valley, Sioux City West, South O’Brien and Trinity at the HMS Invite

Gehlen, G-LR, LeMars, Sergeant Bluff Luton, Sioux Center, Sioux Falls Christian, and Southwest MN Christian at the Unity Invite.

College Football


Central Michigan at Iowa


Dakota State at Northwestern

Dordt at Concordia


UNI at Youngstown State

Iowa State has the week off and will host Texas Tech on Saturday September 29th