Results From Monday 5/21/12

Judd Rosenboom of George Little Rock no hit Trinity Christian Monday night as he struck out 19 in the ballgame.  The Mustangs won 5-0.  Sheldon opened the season on the road in Spencer where the Orabs fell 7-2.

Hinton 8,West Lyon5

Kingsley Pierson 1,AkronWestfield0

LeMars 5, Dennison Schleswig 1



On the softball diamond Sheldon opened the season at Spencer falling to the Tigers 9-5. The Orabs played 6 innings of very good softball but couldn’t overcome a 6 run 4th inning by Spencer. All Six runsscore after twoouts. A Couple of hits, couple of walks and an error all added up to the big inning for the Tigers.

Spencer scored 9 runs on 7 hits while playing errorless ball. Sheldon scored 5 runs on 8 hits and committed 3 errors stranding 11 base runners for the game. At the plate Tori Meendering went 2-2, Jess VanBeek was 3-4 and Nicole VanBeek was 2-4.

Sports Schedule for Tuesday 5/22/12

The Sheldon Orab Softball Team opens the home portion of the schedule tonight as they play host to Sibley Ocheyedan in a Siouxland Conference Match up. The Orabs are coming off a season opening loss at Spencer while it’s the season opener for the Lady Generals.




Sibley Ocheyedan at Sheldon 5:30 first pitch

Okoboji at Spirit Lake

MOC Floyd Valley at Sioux Center

HMS at Akron Westfield

Gehlen at Hinton

MMC at Unity

Spalding at Remsen Union

Harris Lake Park at Storm Lake St Mary’s


Spirit Lake at G-LR

Okoboji at Laurens Marathon

Gehlen at Hinton

MMC at Unity

Remsen St Mary’s at South O’Brien

Spalding at Remsen Union


Orab Girls Golf Team Headed For State Meet


It was State qualifying day for Iowa Girls Golf Monday afternoon and the Sheldon Orab will be competing as a team in Class 2A. Sheldon finished second behind Region team champ Alta Aurelia as the Orabs carded a team total 391 to Alta Aurelia’s 379. Sheldon was one stroke better than Nashua Plainfield who finished third at 392. The Regional was held at Five Island Golf Club at Emmetsburg.

Head Coach Jan Sneiderman had these thoughts about the state trip.

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We talked with the coach before the Regional and the key going in was “course management” .

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Sneiderman is in her fourth year as head coach and she talked about her players development over that time especially the seniors.

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The Sheldon team includes Carrie Wahlstrom who was among the medalists with a 90 to finish 4th individually. Other Sheldon scores included Erin Abele at 92, Lindsey Nilles at 102, Katherine Bomgaars at 107, Rachel Abele at 110 and Jenna Kruger at 116.

It’s the Orabs first trip to the state meet since 1982. Head Coach Jan Sneiderman is assisted by Eric Maassen.
Team Totals:
1 Alta-Aurelia – 379 – State Qualifier
2 Sheldon – 391 – State Qualifier
3 Nashua-Plainfield – 392
4 Hampton-Dumont – 417
5 Emmetsburg – 433
6 Unity Christian – 436

Individual Qualifiers:
1 Alex Mankle, Okoboji – 80
2 Karah Huinker, Garner-Hayfield – 86
3 Sara McMichael, Nashua-Plainfield – 89
4 Carrie Wahlstrom, Sheldon – 90
5 April Goslinga, Alta-Aurelia – 91
In Class 1A at Silver Lake in Lake Park Courtney Hummel of West Sioux shot a 93 to qualify for the State Meet.

No golfers in the immediate listening area competed at the 3A Regional held at Harlan Golf and Country Club.

The 1A and 2A State Girls Golf Meets will be held at River Valley Golf Course in Adel while the 3A and 4A meets will be decided at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. Both State Meets are set for Tuesday and Wednesday May 29th and 30th.

Iowa Hawkeye Football Schedules Out Through 2016

IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa’s Big Ten Conference football schedules have been announced for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Schedules for all 12 league schools were release today by the Big Ten Conference.

The league slate has Iowa opening conference play with a home game in each of the two seasons.  The Hawkeyes will not play Indiana, Ohio State or Wisconsin either year.  Iowa does not play Ohio State, Illinois and Wisconsin this year and won’t play Illinois, Indiana or Penn State in 2013-14.

Iowa opens the 2015 league schedule Oct. 3 and 10 with successive home games against Northwestern and Michigan State.  Road contests at Purdue and Minnesota follow.  Illinois and Michigan are the other Big Ten home games in 2015.  Other league road contests are Penn State and Nebraska. The open week is Nov. 14.

The Hawkeyes open at home against Minnesota on Oct. 1, 2016.  Other home games that year include Purdue, Penn State and Nebraska.  League road games include Michigan State, Northwestern, Illinois and Michigan. The bye week is Nov. 12.

The Nebraska games are currently set for Saturday dates, following Thanksgiving, in the 2013-16 time frame.  That could change.  The Iowa and Nebraska athletic directors will meet following this year’s game at Kinnick Stadium to determine if a Friday game, following Thanksgiving, is still in the best interests of both schools.

Iowa’s football schedules for the 2013-16 time frame are listed below.


Aug. 31     Northern Illinois

Sept.   7     Missouri State

Sept. 14     at Iowa State

Sept. 21     Western Michigan

Sept. 28     at Minnesota

Oct.    5     Michigan State (HC)

Oct.  12     Open

Oct.  19     at Ohio State

Oct.  26     Northwestern

Nov.   2     Wisconsin

Nov.   9     at Purdue

Nov. 16     Open

Nov. 23     Michigan

Nov. 30     at Nebraska



Aug. 30     Northern Iowa

Sept.   6     Ball State

Sept. 13     Iowa State

Sept. 20     at Pittsburgh

Sept. 27     Open

Oct.    4     at Wisconsin

Oct.   11    Open

Oct.   18    Ohio State

Oct.   25    Purdue

Nov.    1    at Michigan

Nov.    8    at Northwestern

Nov.  15    Minnesota

Nov.  22    at Michigan State

Nov.  29    Nebraska



Sept.   5     Illinois State

Sept. 12     at Iowa State

Sept. 19     Pittsburgh

Sept. 26     North Texas

Oct.    3     Northwestern

Oct.   10    Michigan State

Oct.   17    at Purdue

Oct.   24    at Minnesota

Oct.   31    Illinois

Nov.    7    at Penn State

Nov.   14   Open

Nov.   21   Michigan

Nov.   28   at Nebraska



Sept.   3     North Dakota State

Sept.  10    Iowa State

Sept.  17    Central Michigan

Sept.  24    TBA

Oct.     1    Minnesota

Oct.     8    at Michigan State

Oct.   15    Purdue

Oct.   22    at Northwestern

Oct.   29    at Illinois

Nov.    5    Penn State

Nov.  12    Open

Nov.  19    at Michigan

Nov.  26    Nebraska

Sports schedule for Monday 5/21/12


Sheldon at Spencer

Spirit Lake at Central Lyon

West Lyon at Hinton

Trinity Christian at George – Little Rock

Akron Westfield at Kingsley Pierson

Sheldon at Spencer

Boyden Hull Rock Valley at West Lyon

Trinity Christian at G-LR

West Sioux at Remsen St Mary’s




Girls State Golf Qualifying Set For Monday 5/21/12

Its State Qualifying day for Iowa Girls golf. In Class 2A Sheldon and Unity will be in the team competition in the Regional at Five Island golf Club in Emmetsburg.

Competing as an Individual will be Kalee Den Herder of Sioux Center who was the medalist at the District competition.

For today’s state qualifier it all comes down to “course management”.

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That’s Sheldon head coach Jan Sneiderman. While it’s really the Orabs and other golfers against the course rather that each other Sneiderman feels when you compare players it will be a strong field today in Emmetsburg.

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In Class 1A Tressa DeBoer of Hartley Melvin Sanborn will be looking to qualify for state at the 1A Regional at Silver Lake in Lake Park.

No golfers in the immediate listening area qualified to the Class 3A Regional being held at Harlan Golf and Country Club.