Kendra De Jong Wins Back to Back Player of The Week Honors

Northwesstern logoFor a second consecutive week Northwestern forward Kendra De Jong is the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week.

De Jong, a senior from Hospers, helped lead 11th-ranked Northwestern to a pair of wins last week. The senior averaged 23 points and 14 rebounds per game in wins over Mount Marty and Doane. De Jong shot 53% for the week and 88% from the free throw line. She also contributed 3.5 assists per game. She recorded double-doubles in both games, her seventh and eighth double-doubles of the season and 38th of her career.

Northwestern improved to 19-6 overall and 13-5 in the GPAC.


Boyden Hull Rock Valley Opens State Dual Team Wrestling Competition Wednesday

wrestling gearState Wrestling Tournament opens Wednesday with Dual Team Competition.

 

State Dual Team Wrestling Class 2A Quarterfinals Lower Bracket 9am

Seven seed Boyden Hull Rock Valley (25-2) vs two seed Davenport Assumption (23-5)

Winner advances to championship semis at 1pm. Loser falls into consolation semis at 11am.

State Dual Team Wrestling Class 1A Quarterfinals Lower Bracket 11am

Six seed Emmetsburg 19-4 vs three seed Eddyville Blakesburg Freemont (23-1)

Winner advances to championship semis at 1pm. Loser falls into consolation semis at 1pm.

 

Girls Class 3A Region 1 Semifinals Upper Bracket 7pm opening tip offs

East Sac County vs South Central Calhoun

Lower Bracket

Cherokee at MOC Floyd Valley

Winners meet at Cherokee Saturday 2/16 for trip to State

We’ll bring you the broadcast of Cherokee at MOC Floyd Valley on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 6:45 and we’ll stream from the website at www.kiwaradio.com.

 

Girls Class 3A Region 2 Semifinals Upper Bracket 7pm opening tip offs

Garner Hayfield at Osage

Lower Bracket

Sioux Center at Spirit Lake

Winners meet Saturday 2/16 at Algona for trip to State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Walleye Season at Iowa’s Great Lakes Closes February 15th

DNR logoThe Iowa DNR is out with some dates for fishermen to keep in mind. The walleye season at Iowa’s Great Lakes closes February 15th and reopens at 12 a.m., May 4th. Walleyes caught during the closed season at East Okoboji, West Okoboji and Big Spirit lakes must be immediately released unharmed.

The deadline to remove permanent ice fishing shelters from state owned land and water is February 20th, or ice melt, whichever comes first. Shelter owners are encouraged to not wait until the last minute to remove their structures, to avoid deteriorating ice conditions.

Ice in central Iowa is becoming unpredictable after a series of temperature swings from mild to cold and back to mild, wind and rain. Fishermen going out are advised to use extra caution and test the ice often. Bring safety equipment including 50 feet of rope, a throwable floatation device and ice picks.


Okoboji Upsets HMS as Boy’s Tournament Basketball Gets Underway

basketballThe Okoboji Pioneers took the lead with less than two minutes to go in the ballgame and held on to win 58-55 over Hartley Melvin Sanborn Monday night. It was a lower bracket Class 2A District 2 quarterfinal game played at the HMS Gym.

HMS opened with a 13-9 first quarter lead and was up 24-20 at halftime. At the end of the third quarter the lead was down to 37-36 with the Pioneers overtaking the Hawks for the win. Blake Simons scored 22 of the Hawks 24 first quarter points as he poured in 26 on the night. Brett Waechter added 8 points.

Dalton Syverson tied for game high honors as he hit for 26 points for Okoboji. He had 11 at halftime with 15 coming in the second half including 11 in the fourth quarter alone. He was joined in double figures by Weston Burgeson with 14 and Alex Heller who pumped in 10.

With the win Okoboji improves to 5-17 while HMS finishes the season at 8-14. Okoboji moves on to the lower bracket semifinals Thursday where they will travel to Spirit Lake. The Indians advanced with a 47-30 home win over North Union.

In Class 2A District 1 Unity posted a 71-31 home win over Ridge View. The Knights advance to the upper bracket semifinal at the Western Christian Gym Thursday night. The Wolfpack got a first round bye.

In the lower bracket of District 1 Sioux Center posted a 96-61 home win over Cherokee. The Warriors will be at South O’Brien for Thursday’s lower bracket semifinal as South O’Brien received a first round bye.

In Class 1A there were a few play in games to set up the quarterfinals. In the upper bracket West Sioux won a 49-31 home game over Akron Westfield. They will be at Boyden Hull for Thursday’s quarterfinals. The Comets got the upper bracket bye into the quarterfinals.

In the lower bracket it’s Spalding who won 65-60 at home against Remsen St Mary’s. The Spartans will be at LeMars Gehlen as Gehlen got the lower bracket bye into the quarterfinals.

There was only one play in game District 1 of 1A. In that one Sibley Ocheyedan won a 63-31 home contest against Clay Central Everly. They will be at Harris Lake Park Thursday for the quarterfinals as the Wolves got the only bye in District 1.


Boys Tournament Results For Monday February 11th

basketballTournament play began Monday night in Class 1A and 2A boys basketball with a handful of play in games in 1A and the quarterfinals in 2A. Tournaments in Class 3A begin on Monday February 18th.

 

Class 2A District 2 Quarterfinals Upper Bracket 

Sioux Central 43, Emmetsburg 32

Sioux Central will meet Sheldon who got a bye into the semis on Thursday the 14th at Orab Gym.

 

Lower Bracket

Spirit Lake 47, North Union 30

Okoboji 58, HMS 55

Spirit Lake & Okoboji meet Thursday at Spirit Lake.

 

Class 2A District 1 Quarterfinals Upper Bracket

Unity 71, Ridge View 31

Unity at Western vs the Wolfpack who got a bye into the semifinals Thursday 2/14

 

Lower Bracket

Sioux Center 96, Cherokee 34

Sioux Center at South O’Brien vs the Wolverines who got a bye into the semis Thursday 2/14

 

Class 1A District 2 Upper Bracket Play in game

West Sioux 49, Akron Westfield 31

West Sioux at Boyden Hull vs the Comets who got a bye into the quarterfinals Thursday 2/14

 

Lower Bracket Play in game

Spalding 65, Remsen St Mary’s 60

Spalding at Gehlen vs Gehlen Catholic who got a bye into the quarterfinals Thursday 2/14

 

Class 1A District 1 Upper Bracket Play in game

Sibley-Ocheyedan 63, Clay Central Everly 31

Sibley-Ocheyedan at Harris Lake Park vs the Wolves who got a bye into the quarterfinals Thursday 2/14


College Scores From Saturday Night

basketballWomen’s Basketball
Northwestern 70
Doane 65

Concordia 87
Dordt 64

Iowa State 87
Kansas State 71

The Hawkeye Women are at home versus the Nebraska Cornhuskers tonight (2/10).

Men’s Basketball
Northwestern 100
Doane 75

Kansas State 79
Iowa State 70

Dordt 84
Concordia 73

Iowa 71
Northwestern University 57