Kade Heikens to Play Soccer at Northwestern

Northwesstern logoKade Heikens of Lake Park has signed a letter of intent to continue his soccer career at Northwestern beginning this fall.

Heikens, the son of Jason and Dallas, is a 5-9 forward for Harris-Lake Park High School. Last season, Harris-Lake Park went 8-7 and lost in the sub-state semifinal round of the tournament. Heikens scored 12 goals and made seven assists as a First Team All-Conference forward. Heikens earned First Team accolades both his junior and senior season and was named to the All-Tournament team at the state tournament as well. During his final three years of high school Heikens scored 32 goals and made 25 assists.

A member of the A honor roll, Heikens plans to major in Athletic Training while at Northwestern.

“We are happy to announce the signing of Kade,” said head coach Dan Swier. “He has competed at a high level in a very good high school program for the last four years. Kade is a dangerous player in the final third of the field and we hope he brings his attacking mentality along to Northwestern this fall.”


Sports Schedule For Saturday June 15th

softballAkron Westfield is the host team for softball tournament action Saturday. Alta Aurelia, Boyden Hull Rock Valley, Harris Lake Park, HMS, LeMars, Remsen Union, Sioux Central, West Lyon and Monona are all in the field for the Akron Westfield invite.


Nighthawks Baseball Team Holds Off Orabs

nighthawk logoBoyden Hull Rock Valley held on for a 4-3 baseball win at Sheldon Thursday night. the Nighthawks scored two runs in the second and two more in the fourth before the Orabs staged a come back. Sheldon cut the lead to 4-1 with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning. With two more in the bottom of the sixth they had pulled within 4-3. The Nighthawks held the Orabs scoreless in the bottom of the seventh to get the win.

Travis Buyert drove in two runs going 1-for-3 at the plate. Hunter McDonald was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley was led by Isaiah Richter who drove in two runs and scored a run. Bryce VanBeek went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

Jarod Hanson went five and a third innings for the win. He walked 5 and struck out 4. Mitch Jensen walked 2 and struck out 3.


Orab Softball Team Falls to Boyden Hull Rock Valley

nighthawk logoThe Sheldon Orab softball team fell to 7th ranked Boyden Hull Rock Valley 17-3 Thursday night in Sheldon.

The Nighthawks pulled away with a 4 run fifth inning and 7 more in the top of the sixth inning. Sheldon scored in the fourth and put two more on the board in the bottom of the fifth.

Caitlin Cain led Sheldon with a pair of rbi’s. She went 3-for-3 in the ballgame. Jessica Van Beek drove in the other run going 1-for 3 on the night.

The Nighthawks were led by Alicia Kleinwolterink who drove in 6 runs and scored a run going 4-for-5. Monserrat Figueroa drove in 3 and scored 3 times with a 2-for-5 night. Kelsey Vande Hoef was 5-for-5 with 2 runs driven in and 4 runs scored.

Joanna Heemstra went the first five and two thirds innings giving up 3 runs. She walked 1 and struck out 3 to claim the win.

Allie Jongewaard took the loss walking 1 and striking out 3. up next for Sheldon will be a home make up date Friday against George Little Rock Central Lyon.

The Nighthawks have a scheduled day off Friday.


Latest Softball Poll Out Three of Four Northwest Iowa Conferences Represented

softballThe fourth softball poll of the season is out with the Siouxland, War Eagle and Lakes Conferences all represented. Akron Westfield from the War Eagle holds the highest ranking at number three in the 1A poll.

 

 

 

 

Class 5A

1. Ottumwa 14-2 1
2. Pleasant Valley 13-4 2
3. Muscatine 16-2 6
4 Dowling Catholic 14-4 3
5. Dubuque Senior 14-3 4
6. Ankeny 9-4 7
7. Waukee 11-6 5
8. Fort Dodge 12-4 NR
9. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 16-5 8
10. Dubuque Hempstead 14-2 NR

Dropped Out: Johnston (9), Bettendorf (10)

Class 4A

1. Dallas Center-Grimes 17-0 1
2. Winterset 18-2 2
3. Solon 17-0 4
4 LeMars 17-1 3
5. Carlisle 12-3 5
6. Indianola 15-4 7
7. Ballard 10-4 6
8. Cedar Rapids Xavier 11-5 8
9. Oskaloosa 12-0 11
10. Benton 14-1 NR
11. Norwalk 15-1 14
12. Washington 9-3 9
13. Waverly-Shell Rock 11-3 10
14. Webster City 13-4 NR
15. Fairfield 16-3 NR

Dropped Out: West Delaware (12), Sioux City Bishop Heelan (13), Glenwood (15)

 

Class 3A

1. West Burlington/Notre Dame 15-1 1
2. Mid-Prairie 10-4 2
3. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 13-2 3
4 East Marshall 12-1 6
5. Bondurant-Farrar 9-6 4
6. Monticello 10-1 7
7. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 11-2 12
8. Interstate-35 11-2 13
9. Iowa Falls-Alden 8-4 8
10. Crestwood 11-2 11
11. Greene County 10-2 NR
12. Mount Vernon 13-6 NR
13. North Polk 8-3 NR
14. Cascade 12-3 NR
15. Center Point-Urbana 11-6 14

Dropped Out: Clarke (5), Davenport Assumption (9), Sioux Center (10), PCM (15)

Class 2A

1. Treynor 12-1 1
2. North Union 13-0 3
3. Durant 16-3 2
4 Fort Dodge St. Edmond 11-2 6
5. Jesup 12-2 5
6. Highland 14-2 12
7. Sumner-Fredericksburg 11-2 4
8. Alburnett 11-4 9
9. AGWSR 10-2 10
10. BCLUW 8-4 8
11. Woodbury Central 14-4 11
12. George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 12-2 14
13. Westwood 12-6 7
14. Hinton 11-3 NR
15. Eddyville-Blakesburg 14-4 NR

Dropped Out: Lawton-Bronson (13), Western Christian (15)

 

Class 1A

1. Don Bosco 11-2 1
2. Martensdale-St. Marys 12-0 2
3. Akron-Westfield 16-1 3
4 Newell-Fonda 15-2 4
5. Clarksville 9-1 7
6. Earlham 14-3 8
7. Lynnville-Sully 19-3 9
8. Lisbon 11-6 5
9. Wayne 6-3 6
10. Remsen St. Mary’s 12-5 11
11. West Bend-Mallard 10-1 NR
12. Janesville 4-2 12
13. Preston 7-2 13
14. Sigourney 8-3 10
15. Marquette Catholic 8-6 NR

Dropped Out: Murray (14), Storm Lake St. Mary’s (15)


Sports Scores From Thursday June 13th

softballThe softball diamonds and baseball diamonds  saw plenty of action Thursday. Sheldon played host to Boyden Hull Rock Valley in a Siouxland Conference doubleheader. The softball game was broadcast on  KIWA FM 105.3.

 

 

 

Softball

 

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 17, Sheldon 3
Akron-Westfield 11, Unity Christian 0
George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 12, Clay Central-Everly 0
LeMars Gehlen Catholic 7, Spalding Catholic 3
MOC-Floyd Valley 15, Cherokee, Washington 4
Sioux Center 11, Sibley-Ocheyedan 1
St. Mary’s, Remsen 8, Hinton 2
Western Christian 11, Storm Lake 1

 

 

Baseball

 

Boyden Hull Rock Valley 4, Sheldon 3
Hinton 12, Westwood, Sloan 2 (5 innings)
Lawton-Bronson 3, Spencer 1
Sioux Center 17, Sibley-Ocheyedan 2
South O’Brien, Paullina 19, MOC-Floyd Valley 6