Sports Scores From Tuesday July 16th

baseballIowa tournament baseball moved into the second round with the semifinals in Class 2A and the quarterfinals in Class 1A Tuesday night. The District Finals are set for Saturday in Class 2A with the Semifinals now set in Class 1A.





Class 2A District 1 Baseball Semifinals at Sioux Center

Western Christian 18, Unity Christian 6

Sioux Center 5, Hartley Melvin Sanborn 4

Winners meet Saturday at Sioux Center



Class 2A District 2 Baseball Semifinals at Spirit Lake

North Union 10, Sioux Central 0 (6)

Spirit Lake 17, Emmetsburg 6 (5)

Winners meet Saturday at Spirit Lake


Class 1A District 1 Quarterfinals Upper Bracket at West Lyon

Central Lyon 15, G-LR 5 (6)

West Lyon 17, Trinity 0 (4)

Winners meet in semis on Thursday

Lower Bracket at LeMars Gehlen

Hinton 15, West Sioux 1 (6)

Gehlen3, Harris Lake Park 2

Winners meet in semis Thursday


Class 1A District 2 Quarterfinals Upper Bracket at Alta Aurelia

Storm Lake St Mary’s 11, Spalding 5

Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire 2,  Alta Aurelia 1

Winners meet in semis Thursday

Lower Bracket at Remsen St Mary’s

Marcus Meriden Cleghorn 6, Remsen Union 0

Remsen St Mary’s 11, Laurens Marathon1 (6)

Winners meet in semis Thursday

Western And Sioux Center to Meet for 2A District 1 Baseball Title

baseballIt will be Western Christian and Sioux Center meeting for the Class 2A District 1 Baseball title following the semi finals Tuesday night in Sioux Center. In the first game of the night Western downed Unity Christian 18-6 while the other semifinal saw the host team Warriors get by Hartley Melvin Sanborn on a 5-4 final.
In the opener Western plated 6 runs in the top of the fifth inning as they broke open what had been a game tied at 5-5. The Wolfpack would tack on four more runs in each of the final innings to advance to Saturday’s District Championship.

Colton Van Otterloo led the offence as he went 3-for4 with a walk and four runs scored. Grant Kobza drove in a pair of runs for Unity in his first two at bats.

Tyler Van Engen went the first six innings for the win giving up 8 hits. He struck out 2 and walked 1. Cody Gradert went the first four innings before turning it over to Alex Schoonhoven who finished the fifth inning.

With the win Western improves to 17-9 while Unity ends the season at 8-23.


In the second game of the night HMS took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second only to see Sioux Center score three in the top of the third to go in front 3-1. a run in the fourth made it 4-1 before HMS answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it 4-2. the Hawks put two more across in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 4-4 after five innings.

The Warriors scored the game winner with two out in the top of the seventh inning. After a pair of strike outs to start the inning. Christian Rozeboom took one to the gap in right center that rolled to the fence in the deepest part of the park and turned into an inside the park home run.

Rozeboom then took the mound and struck out the first batter before giving up a single. A ground ball to short was then turned into a game ending double play and Sioux Center had the win 5-4.

Kyle Heemstra went the first four and a third to get the win. he gave up just 1 hit, stuck out 2 and walked two. Jordan Japenga left in the third inning with the Hawks down 3-1.

With the win Sioux Center improves to 16-12 while HMS ends the year at 7-18.

Sioux Center and Western Christian will meet for the 2A District 1 title on Saturday with first pitch at 7pm.

All Siouxland Conference Softball Teams Released For 2013

Siouxland Conference logoThe 2013 All Siouxland Conference Softball Teams are out. Boyden Hull Rock Valley and George Little Rock Central Lyon lead the way with four first teamers each.

2013 Siouxland Conference Softball Standings

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 12-2 22-4
George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 11-3 23-6
Sioux Center 9-5 20-11
Sheldon 8-6 13-14
West Lyon 7-7 10-13
MOC-Floyd Valley 5-9 11-18
Sibley-Ocheyedan 2-12 9-17
Okoboji 2-12 6-23





First Team All Conference

Nicole Ewoldt B-H/RV 12
Monserrat Figueroa B-H/RV 12
Alicia Kleinwolterink B-H/RV 12
Kensey Vande Hoef B-H/RV 11
Lexi Ackerman GLR/CL 12
Abigail Eben GLR/CL 12
Jessica Sandbulte GLR/CL 11
Kori Schulte GLR/CL 12
Madison Beaver SC 10
Megan Cleveringa SC 10
Krista Bousema Sheldon 11
Jamie Tracy West Lyon 12
Sam Wielenga MOC-FV 12
McKenzie Kleve S-O 11
Abby Taylor Okoboji 11


Second Team All Conference 

Joanna Heemstra B-H/RV 12
CJ Van Der Zwaag B-H/RV 10
Keeley Kruse GLR/CL 12
Carrigan Cleveringa SC 12
Jillian Estes SC 12
Caitlin Cain Sheldon 11
Mackensey Radke Sheldon 11
Brenna Doherty WL 10
Brook Jacobsma MOC-FV 12
Jurnea Harberts S-O 12


Honorable Mention

Jana Vermeer B-H/RV 12
Morgan Herda GLR/CL 12
Alison Sandbulte SC 11
Allie Jongewaard Sheldon 11
Courtney Knobloch WL 9
Emily McDonald MOC-FV 11
Jessica Loerts S-O 10
Sydney Boeckholt Okoboji 12

Nighthawks Fall to E-LC in 3A Softball Region Finals War Eagle to Send Two Teams to State


softballEstherville Lincoln Central broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the seventh inning and went on to win 6-5 Monday night in the Class 3A Region 1 title game played at Sheldon. With the win the Midgets return to the State Tournament where they finished 4th a year ago.

The Nighthawks scored first in the bottom of the second inning as CJ Vander Zwaag singled to left. Pinch runner Nicole Reinke would later score on a single to left by Carlye Polocek.

The Nighthawks went up 3-0 with a pair of runs in the third as Nicole Ewoldt singled to left. Kensey Vande Hoef followed with a bunt single. Both scored on a single by Alicia Kleinwolterink.

Estherville Lincoln Central sent eleven batters to the plate in the top of the fifth as they scored five runs to take a 5-3 lead. The big hit was a 2-run single to left of the bat of Kristin King.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth that tied the score at 5-5. Back to back walks to Vande Hoef and Monserrat Figueroa opened the half inning and both would come in to score. Vande Hoef scored on an error with Figueroa coming across on a sac fly to center by Vander Zwaag.

In the top of the seventh the Midget’s Macy Dahl led off with a single up the middle and later came in to score the game winner on a fielders choice off the bat of Elizabeth Brashear.

Brashear went the distance for the win scattering 8 hits walking 3 and striking out 4. Joanna Heemstra went the first four and a third innings leaving with the scored tied at 3-3. she gave up 4 hits struck out 1 and walked 1.

With the win Estherville Lincoln Central returns to the state tournament with a 20-10 record while the Nighthawks finish the year at 22-4.
In other action Monday night the Class 3A Region 2 title went to Sergeant Bluff Luton with a 5-2 win over OA-BCIG.

In Class 2A Region 1 Lawton Bronson got by Western Christian 2-1.

The Class 1A Region 1 title went to Akron Westfield with an 11-3 win over Charter Oak Ute.

The Class 1A Region 2 title was claimed by Remsen St Mary’s with a 9-3 win over Algona Garrigan as the War Eagle Conference will send two teams to the 1A tournament.

The Iowa State Softball Tournament opens next week in Fort Dodge.


State Softball Touornament Berths to be Earned Monday July 15th

softballSoftball teams across Iowa will be state tournament bound following Region Final games on Monday night. Teams in the immediate KIWA listening area still in the hunt include Boyden Hull Rock Valley and Western Christian.   Start times for all games is 7pm.



Class 3A Region 1

Boyden Hull vs Estherville Lincoln Central at Sheldon

Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 6:50 for a 7pm first pitch We’ll stream from the website at


Class 3A Region 2

OA-BCIG vs Sergeant Bluff Luton (now at Sloan due to a site change) 


Class 2A Region 1

Western Christian vs Lawton Bronson at LeMars


Class 1A Region 1

Charter Oak Ute vs Akron Westfield at Hinton


Class 1A Region 2

Algona Grarrigan vs Remsen St Mary’s at Storm Lake

Sports Scores From Saturday July 13th

baseballIt was opening day for Iowa 2A and 1A tournament baseball. Hartley Melvin Sanborn and Unity Christian both advanced with wins in the quarterfinals of Class 2A District 1 in Sioux Center.



Class 2A District 1 Baseball Quarterfinals at Sioux Center

Upper Bracket

HMS 11, Sheldon 4

Winner will meet Sioux Center on Tuesday


Lower Bracket

Unity 10, South O’Brien 6

Winner will meet Western on Tuesday


Class 2A District 1 at Spirit Lake

Lower Bracket

Sioux Central 2, E-LC 0

Winner will meet North Union on Tuesday


Upper Bracket

Emmetsburg 7,  Okoboji 1

Winner will meet Spirit Lake Tuesday


Class 1A District 1 Play in game

Trinity 6,  Sibley Ocheyedan 5

Winner will meet west Lyon in upper bracket quarterfinals on Tuesday


Class 1A District 2 play in game

Storm Lake St Mary’s 4,  Newell Fonda 2

Winner meets Spalding in upper bracket quarterfinals Tuesday