Rachel Ihnen MCAC Hitter Of The Week

Former Sheldon Orab volleyball standout Rachel Ihnen has earned Minnesota College Athletic Conference hitter of the week honors. Ihnen a 5’9 sophomore at Riverland in Austin Minnesota pounded 50 kills averaging 5 per game last week including 25 in a 3-1 win over St Cloud.

Ihnen hit .436 during the four sets with a .688 attack percentage in the St. Could match.

Sports Schedule For Tuesday 9/18/12

The Sheldon Orabs open the home portion of the Siouxland Conference Volleyball schedule Tuesday night at Orab Gym. Meanwhile the Orab Cross Country Teams host the annual Orab Invite at the Sheldon Golf and Country Club. Including the host team Orabs a total of 16 teams are scheduled to participate.




Sibley Ocheyedan at Sheldon
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 6:50 for first serve at 7:00


Akron Westfield at LeMars Gehlen

Remsen Union at South O’Brien

Unity at West Sioux

Remsen St Mary’s at Spalding

LeMars at Western

Harris Lake Park at West Bend Mallard

Cross Country

Cherokee, Estherville Lincoln Central, Granville Spalding, Le Mars, MOC-Floyd Valley, Remsen St. Mary’s, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake, Trinity Christian, Unity Christian, West Lyon, Western Christian at the Sheldon Invite being held at the Sheldon Golf Course

Sports Schedule For Monday 9/17/12

Cross Country


Alta Aurelia, Boyden Hull, G-LR, Hinton, MMC, Okoboji, Sioux Central and South O’Brien at HMS


College Football from Saturday

College Football from Saturday:

#17 Northwestern 28, #16 Doane today 14 – Northwestern is now 2-1 overall, and 1-1 in the GPAC, while Doane falls to 2-1 on the year.

Midland 26, Dordt 7 – Dordt is 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the league and will face Concordia on Saturday, September 22. Midland is 2-0 overall and in the GPAC.

Iowa State 37, Western Illinois 3 – Iowa State now stands at 3-0 on the season, and Western Illinois falls to 2-1.

Iowa 27, UNI 16 – After yesterday’s game, the Hawkeyes stand at 2-1 on the season, while the Panthers drop to 1-2.

Orabs Celebrate Homecoming With 51-7 Win

The Sheldon Orab Football Team celebrated homecoming Friday night with a 51-7 win over Cherokee.

The Orabs scored on their first possession on a 68 yard drive that ended when quarterback Chris Balster found running back Matt Dykstra for a 26 yard touchdown pass. The extra point was no good and Sheldon led 6-0 with 8:43 to play in the first quarter.

An 80 yard drive came to a close when fullback Tanner Whitsell scored from 17 yards out. Trevor Mayer added the extra point and the lead was 13-0 with 3:34 to play in the quarter.

Next came a 69 yard strike from Balster to Nate Oostra as time expired in the first quarter. Mayer added the point after and Sheldon led 20-0.

Sheldon scored three times in the second quarter as well. Hunter McDonald returned a punt 51 yards to the Cherokee 19 yard line. From there McDonald later scored from a yard out. Mayer’s extra point made it 27-0 with 8:32 to go in the half.

Following the kick off Tom Brown picked off a pass at the Cherokee 32 yard line. The turn over quickly became a touchdown as Brown was on the receiving end of a 32 yard pass from Balster. The extra point was no good and Sheldon led 33-0 with 8:11 left in the half.

With :12 seconds left in the half a 70 yard Orab drive came to a close with Dykstra scoring from 3 yards out. The extra point was no good and the Sheldon lead was 39-0 at half time.

The Orabs added a pair of touchdowns in the second half wrapped around a Cherokee score. The first came on a 58 yard punt return for a score by Hunter McDonald. The extra point attempt was no good and the lead was 45-0 with 8:55 to go in the third quarter.

Cherokee followed with a 65 yard drive that came to an end when running back Luke Zieman scored on a 26 yard run. Grayson Roosa added the extra point and the score was 45-7 Sheldon with 5:09 to play in the third quarter.

Sheldon’s final score came with the clock winding down in the fourth quarter. With Cherokee on their 6 yard line defensive end Jesse Meendering hit the quarterback causing a fumble. Meendering recovered the football in the end zone for the Orabs final touchdown making the final score 51-7.

With the win Sheldon moves to 2-0 in the district and 3-1 on the season. Cherokee falls to 0-2 in the district and 0-4 on the year. Up next for Sheldon will be a home game against Central Lyon George Little Rock who shut out MOC Floyd Valley Friday night 34-0 at Rock Rapids.

Football Scores From Friday 9/14/12

CLASS 2A: District 1

Sheldon 51, Cherokee, Washington 7
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 54, Unity Christian, Orange City 0
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 34, MOC-Floyd Valley 0
Sioux Center 21, South O’Brien 14

CLASS 1A: District 1

Emmetsburg 72, Okoboji, Milford 13
Western Christian, Hull 45, North Union 9
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 28, LeMars Gehlen 14

CLASS A: District 1

Akron-Westfield 41, Hinton 35
Lawton-Bronson 42, Sibley-Ocheyedan 6
Woodbury Central, Moville 48, Alta/Aurelia 12
West Lyon, Inwood 48, West Sioux 0

8 Player: District 1

Harris-Lake Park 61, Whiting 24
Kingsley-Pierson 47, Clay Central-Everly 14
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 31, Remsen-Union 22
St. Mary’s, Remsen 50, River Valley, Correctionville 44

CLASS 3A: District 2

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 41, LeMars 8
Harlan 21, Carroll 14 (ND)
Spencer 31, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6
Storm Lake 31, Denison-Schleswig 15