Orabs Split Conference Doubleheader at MOC Floyd Valley

softballThe Sheldon Orabs a split a Siouxland Conference doubleheader at MOC Floyd Valley Monday. The softball team rode an eight run second inning to a 10-3 win. On the baseball diamond the Dutch scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn an 8-5 win over the Orabs.

Abbi Meendering led the offense driving in four runs with a 1-for-3 night at the plate. She scored two runs as well. Krista Bousema drove in a pair of runs with Jessica Van Beek, Caitlin Cain and Mackensey Radke driving in one run each.

Sam Wielenga, Emily Mc Donald and Erica Johnson each drove in a run for MOC Floyd Valley.

Allie Jongewaard earned the win throwing a three hitter while walking 3 and striking out 2. Emily Mc Donald took the loss. She walked 6 while striking out 8.

 

 

On the baseball diamond MOC Floyd Valley rallied late with a four run sixth inning to take an 8-5 win. Derek Rupp led the way with a 3-for-4 night including 3 rbis and a run scored. Sheldon was led by Logan Otis who went 2-for-4 with 3 rbis. Matt Buenger was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Grant Weaver had the other rbi going 2-for-3 at the plate.

Colin Pennings went seven innings to earn the win. He gave up 3 earned runs on 10 hits walked 1 and struck out 9. Mitch Jensen took the loss going five and two thirds walking 1 and striking out 2.

The Orab softball team is in action tonight hosting Spirit Lake. Both the softball and baseball teams will host to Sioux Center in conference play Wednesday night.


High School Baseball & Softball Scores From Saturday

softballThere were several high school baseball and softball match-ups around the KIWA listening area Saturday, including some invitational tournaments.  Let’s take a look at the scores we have from Saturday’s action on the diamonds.

 

 

Baseball:

Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 12, Sioux Center 6 – Spalding Tournament
Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 2, North Union (NSK-AR) 1 – Spalding Tournament

Spalding Catholic, Granville 12, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 0 (5 Innings) – Spalding Tournament

Okoboji, Milford 9, Sibley-Ocheyedan 2

West Lyon, Inwood 3, Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 0

Softball:

Akron-Westfield 15, Spencer 3

Harris-Lake Park 6, Unity Christian 5 – Harris-Lake-Park Invite

Unity Christian 12, Laurens-Marathon 3 – Harris-Lake-Park Invite
Spirit Lake 8, Sioux Center 2


Sports Scores From Friday June 21st

softballThe sports schedule for Friday had teams from all four northwest Iowa conferences in action on the baseball and softball diamond. An eight team field  competed at the Spalding baseball tournament with a twelve team field at the Spencer softball tournament.

 

 

Baseball

Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 12, Sioux Center 6 (Spalding tourney)

Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 2, North Union (NSK-AR) 1 (Spalding tourney)

Okoboji, Milford 9, Sibley-Ocheyedan 2

Spalding Catholic, Granville 12, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 0 (5 Innings-Spalding Tournament)

West Lyon, Inwood 3, Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 0

 

 

Softball

Akron-Westfield 9, Estherville Lincoln Central 5

LeMars 11, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 2

LeMars 8, Newell-Fonda 0

Remsen-Union 12, Spalding Catholic 2

SiouxCenter 10, Estherville Lincoln Central 1

SiouxCenter 6, Spencer 2

SpiritLake 8, MOC-FloydValley 6

St. Mary’s, Remsen 16, South O’Brien 3

 


A.G. Kruger Wins National Hammer Throw Competition

Orab-LogoSheldon native A.G. Kruger won the hammer throw competition Friday at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Des Moines.

Kruger recorded a winning toss of 247 feet, 9 inches on his third attempt Friday for his fifth U.S. outdoor title. Chris Cralle ended up second, with a toss of 244-7.

The three time Olympian also won the event at the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 U.S. outdoor championships. He was third in 2012.

A.G. made his first appearance in Des Moines as an Orab track standout competing in the state discus competition as a sophomore in 1995. From there it was on to Morningside College for both track and football. While at Morningside Kruger began hammer throwing for the first time.

Kruger is currently the strength and conditioning coach at Ashland College in Ashland Ohio.

 


Sports Schedule For Saturday June 22nd

baseballAnother weekend and another round of tournaments for area high school softball and baseball teams. The Sheldon baseball team is at the Hinton invite along with Akron Westfield and Maple Valley Anthon Oto.

 

 

 

Baseball

Sheldon, Akron Westfield and Maple Valley Anthon Oto at the Hinton invite
HMS, Humboldt, OA-BC-IG at the Estherville Lincoln Central invite

Laurens Marathon, Newell Fonda and Sibley Ocheyedan at the Harris Lake Park invite

Unity at Spalding

 

Softball

West Lyon at Dunkerton tourney

BHRV, Graettinger Teril Ruthven Ayrshire and Spalding at Okoboji tourney

Akron-Westfield, Cherokee, Denison-Schleswig, Estherville/Lincoln Central, LeMars, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, MOC-Floyd Valley, Newell-Fonda, North Sentral Kossuth, Sioux Center and Spirit Lake at the Spencer invite

Laurens Marathon, Unity and George Little Rock Central Lyon at Harris Lake Park invite


Latest Softball Poll Out Akron Westfield Second in 1A

softballThe latest softball poll features a pair of area teams in the top five of their respective classes. Akron Westfield is rated number two in 1A with LeMars number three in 4A. Boyden Hull Rock Valley is sixth in 3A with George Little Rock Central Lyon number eleven in the 2A poll. Remsen St Mary’s is number eight in the 1A poll.

 

 

Class 5A

1. Ottumwa 20-2 1
2. Pleasant Valley 18-4 2
3. Muscatine 21-3 3
4 Dubuque Senior 21-3 5
5. Ankeny 16-5 6
6. Waukee 15-7 7
7. Dowling Catholic 18-6 4
8. West Des Moines Valley 14-9 NR
9. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 19-6 9
10. Cedar Rapids Prairie 15-7 NR

Dropped Out: Fort Dodge (8), Dubuque Hempstead (10)

Class 4A

1. Winterset 25-2 2
2. Solon 24-1 3
3. LeMars 20-0 4
4 Carlisle 19-4 5
5. Ballard 14-5 7
6. Dallas Center-Grimes 20-3 1
7. Cedar Rapids Xavier 17-5 8
8. Indianola 20-5 6
9. Norwalk 23-1 11
10. Waverly-Shell Rock 17-4 13
11. Oskaloosa 15-4 9
12. Benton 18-3 10
13. Harlan 14-4 NR
14. Washington 14-6 12
15. Webster City 16-6 14

Dropped Out: Fairfield (15)

Class 3A

1. West Burlington/Notre Dame 17-2 1
2. Sergeant Bluff- Luton 18-2 3
3. Mid-Prairie 16-6 2
4 East Marshall 16-3 4
5. Monticello 19-2 6
6. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 14-2 7
7. Bondurant-Farrar 12-8 5
8. Interstate-35 13-2 8
9. Iowa Falls-Alden 12-6 9
10. Crestwood 16-4 10
11. Center Point-Urbana 15-7 15
12. Central Springs 15-2 NR
13. Northeast 16-6 NR
14. Clarke 15-6 NR
15. Cascade 18-5 14

Dropped Out: Greene County (11), Mount Vernon (12), North Polk (13)

Class 2A

1. North Union 17-1 2
2. Treynor 16-3 1
3. Durant 19-4 3
4 Fort Dodge St. Edmond 16-3 5
5. Highland 22-2 6
6. Sumner-Fredericksburg 18-2 7
7. AGWSR 14-3 9
8. Jesup 17-5 5
9. BCLUW 15-5 10
10. Woodbury Central 18-4 11
11. George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 15-3 12
12. Alburnett 16-7 8
13. Iowa City Regina 11-9 NR
14. Ridge View 20-5 NR
15. Eddyville-Blakesburg 17-5 15

Dropped Out: Westwood (13), Hinton (14)

Class 1A

1. Martensdale-St. Marys 15-0 2
2. Akron-Westfield 19-1 3
3. Newell-Fonda 19-3 4
4 Clarksville 14-1 5
5. Don Bosco 16-6 1
6. Lynnville-Sully 22-3 7
7. Earlham 16-4 6
8. Remsen St. Mary’s 18-5 10
9. Lisbon 15-8 8
10. West Bend-Mallard 13-3 11
11. New London 17-5 NR
12. Marquette Catholic 12-7 15
13. Twin Cedars 15-6 NR
14. Sigourney 13-4 14
15. Preston 11-5 13

Dropped Out: Wayne (9), Janesville (13)