NightHawks Open District Football Play With Home Win Over Sioux Center

The #2 ranked Boyden Hull Rock Valley Nighthawks opened district play by beating the Sioux Center Warriors 42-0 in Rock Valley Friday night.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley started full tilt as Brandt Van Roekel took the opening kickoff 93 yards for the score. The David De Bruin extra point was good making the score 7-0 14 seconds into the contest. Later in the 1st quarter JC Koerselman and Nick Elgersma were able to block a Warriors punt, giving the Nighthawks possession of the football on the Sioux Center 10 yard line. Dallas Rozeboom scored the first of his 4 touchdowns a few plays later making the score 14-0 with 1:15 left in the first quarter.

After forcing a Warrior punt on the first possession of the 2nd quarter, the Nighthawks drove the ball 43 yards in just two plays. Brandt Van Roekel took the ball 10 yards on a quarterback sneak followed by Dallas
Rozeboom’s 33 yard touchdown run making the score 21-0 with 11:20 left in the first half.

Right before the end of the first half the Nighthawks added to the score when Dallas Rozeboom tallied another 2 yard touchdown run. Rozeboom’s touchdown run capped a 68 yard scoring drive in just 56 seconds.
Setting up that score was a pivotal 52 yard pass to JC Koerselman from Brandt Van Roekel. The score at the half was 28-0 in favor of the Nighthawks.

The third quarter saw the Nighthawks continue to control the game as they added 14 more points and held the Warriors scoreless throughout the rest of the contest. The first touchdown of the quarter came on a 4
yard touchdown run by Dallas Rozeboom and a second 38 yard touchdown run was added by Logan Steins. Those two scores came on 54 yard and 66 yard drives respectively.

The defense of the Nighthawks was the star of the game as they held Sioux Center to 2 first downs on 0 yards passing and less than 30 yards of total offense.

Next week the Nighthawks (3-0, 1-0 in District) will face Unity Christian in Orange City. Sioux Center (0-3, 0-1 in District) will host South O’Brien at Open Space Park.


Orabs Win District Football Opener At Unity

The Sheldon Orab Football Team opened the district schedule with a 35-0 win over Unity Christian in Orange City Friday night.

Sheldon opened the scoring on their first possession going 49 yards as Chris Balster capped the drive with a 16 yard touchdown run. The extra point was no good and Sheldon led 6-0 with 8:23 left in the first quarter.

Later in the quarter the Orabs went 81 yards on one play as Balster hit Nate Oostra for an 81 yard touchdown pass. Balster found Hunter McDonald for the 2 point conversion and the Sheldon lead was 14-0 with 2:12 left in the first quarter.

A trio of fumbles would lead to a trio of Sheldon touchdowns to wrap up the scoring. The first came when the Orabs recovered a fumble at their own 49 yard line. Balster capped the drive with a 9 yard touchdown run. Chris added the extra point and Sheldon moved in front 21-0 with 9:27 to go in the half.

After recovering a fumble at the Unity 49 Hunter McDonald capped the drive with a 1 yard touchdown run. Balster added the point after and it was 28-0 with 5:30 to go in the half.

The final score came after the Orabs recovered a fumble at their own 27 yard line. The 73 yard drive was capped with: 31 seconds left to play in the first half as Balster scored his third touchdown of the night from 9 yards out. The extra point was good and the Orabs held a 35-0 lead.

With reserves getting their opportunities for both teams in the second half and a continuous running clock the second half was scoreless.

With the win Sheldon opens district play at 1-0 and improves to 2-1 on the season. Unity opens at 0-1 and the Knights are 0-3 on the season.

The Orabs celebrate homecoming next Friday as they host the Cherokee Braves. Unity will be hosting Boyden Hull Rock Valley.


Sports Schedule For Saturday 9/8/12

Volleyball tournaments highlight the schedule for this Saturday along with the Cyclone Hawkeye football clash. At MOC Floyd Valley four of the five teams at the tournament are ranked in the latest Iowa Volleyball Poll.

 

 

 

Volleyball

Sheldon, Boyden Hull, Ellsworth MN, G-LR, Hills Beaver Creek MN and West Lyon at Central Lyon Tourney

Heelan, Rock Valley, Unity and Western at MOC Floyd Valley

Dakota Valley, Gehlen, Hinton, Kingsley Pierson, Lawton Bronson, River Valley, SBL, Sioux City West, South O’Brien, Spalding and Woodbury Central at LeMars Tourney

Harris Lake Park, HMS, North Sentral Kossuth, Okoboji, Sibley Ocheyedan and E-LC at Spirit Lake Tourney

 

College Football

1pm

Hastings at Dordt

2:30

Iowa State at Iowa

6pm

Central State University at UNI

7pm

Northwestern at Morningside


High School Volleyball Wrap From Thursday, September 6

The Sheldon High School Volleyball team traveled to George last night and posted straight set wins over the Mustangs in Siouxland Conference volleyball. Game scores of 25-19, 25-15, 25-13.

Audrey Gustafson was 15 of 15 serving with one ace serve and Jessica Van Beek led the Orabs with 9 kills.

In other volleyball action:

Estherville Lincoln Central 15-25-25-20-16, North Union 25-14-22-25-14

LeMars 24-25-16, Sioux City, East 26-19-14

MOC-Floyd Valley 26-25-25, Boyden-Hull 24-17-19

Okoboji 25-25-26, West Lyon 23-15-24

Remsen-Union 28-25-25, Kingsley-Pierson 26-22-20

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 15-25-15, LeMars 25-19-12

Sibley-Ocheyedan 25-25-25, Rock Valley 22-14-19

Spalding Catholic 25-23-25-25, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 23-25-10-19


Northwest Iowa Teams Continue To Shine In Latest Volleyball Poll

The third round of  the Iowa Top Volleyball Rankings have been released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union  and the KIWA listening area continues to be well represented with teams appearing the in 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A polls.
Class 1A
1
Grundy Center
4-0
1
2
Holy Trinity Catholic
8-0
3
3
Janesville
5-3
5
4
Tripoli
4-1
4
5
East Union
6-1
8
6
 
Central Lyon
 
8-3
 
11
7
 
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
 
5-3
 
2
8
Lisbon
10-3
9
9
Bellevue Marquette Catholic
10-2
6
10
Stanton
5-1
7
11
New London
4-2
12
12
Bedford
7-3
13
13
Laurens-Marathon
4-0
15
14
Preston
10-3
14
15
Midland
5-3
NR
Dropped Out: Twin Cedars (10)
Class 2A
School
Record
LW
1
Dike-New Hartford
8-0
1
2
 
Western Christian
 
4-2
 
2
3
West Branch
8-1
6
4
Council Bluffs St. Albert
7-2
7
5
Ridge View
6-1
4
6
Treynor
8-2
5
7
Denver
11-0
NR
8
Woodward-Granger
7-1
8
9
Kuemper Catholic
5-2
9
10
 
Hinton
 
8-0
 
10
11
Durant
1-1
11
12
Lake Mills
8-0
12
13
Sumner-Fredericksburg
4-2
3
14
IKM-Manning
2-3
14
15
Edgewood-Colesburg
3-1
15
Dropped Out: Starmont (13)
Class 3A
School
Record
LW
1
Mediapolis
8-0
1
2
Davenport Assumption
7-1
5
3
Nevada
7-2
6
4
Mount Vernon
8-0
7
5
 
Unity Christian
 
9-0
 
9
6
West Liberty
8-2
2
7
Cascade
5-0
10
8
 
MOC-Floyd Valley
 
7-2
 
8
9
 
Sioux Center
 
8-2
 
3
10
Union
8-2
4
11
East Sac County
11-2
11
12
ADM
12-2
13
13
Red Oak
2-0
14
14
 
Estherville-Lincoln Central
 
1-1
 
15
15
Clarinda
4-3
12
Dropped Out: None
Class 4A
1
 
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
 
4-2
 
1
2
Charles City
8-0
5
3
North Scott
8-1
6
4
Harlan
9-3
2
5
Waverly-Shell Rock
9-2
4
6
Dubuque Wahlert Catholic
2-1
7
7
Cedar Rapids Xavier
7-1
10
8
Solon
8-1
3
9
Fairfield
4-0
9
10
Maquoketa
7-3
12
11
West Delaware
8-2
8
12
 
LeMars
 
3-0
 
13
13
Lewis Central
4-2
NR
14
Marion
4-2
14
15
Newton
7-4
NR
Dropped Out: Central DeWitt (11), Winterset (15)
Class 5A
1
Iowa City High
5-0
1
2
Dubuque Hempstead
8-0
3
3
Ankeny
7-1
2
4
Dowling Catholic
11-1
4
5
Urbandale
10-1
7
6
Pleasant Valley
5-1
8
7
Muscatine
7-1
NR
8
Ames
7-2
5
9
Cedar Falls
5-3
6
10
Cedar Rapids Washington
5-2
NR

Aaron Thomas Speaks To Sheldon Students Thursday

High School and Middle School Students in Sheldon along with students in Rock Valley and West Lyon heard a presentation Thursday by Aplington Parkersburg Activities Director Aaron Thomas.

Thomas is the son of former Aplington Parkersburg head football coach Ed Thomas. A former player murdered Aaron’s father in the school’s weight room two years ago.

Sheldon High School Principal Matt Meendering spoke with KIWA about the content of the presentation by Aaron Thomas.

[audio:http://www.kiwaradio.com/files/8708M-meendering-speaker-1.mp3|titles=8708M meendering speaker 1]

Thomas also talked about having pride in your school and community, the relationships built along the way and how important those things are for the rest of your life. He also stressed the importance of remembering where you come from as Meendering explains.

[audio:http://www.kiwaradio.com/files/8709M-meendering-speaker-2.mp3|titles=8709M meendering speaker 2]

Thomas also spoke at Rock Valley and West Lyon as the three schools worked together to bring Aaron Thomas to Northwest Iowa.

Pictured from left to right Robin Spears, Aaron Thomas and Matt Meendering