Class 2A District 1 Football Schedule Out


Sheldon 2012 Schedule:

08/24 @Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids
08/31 Spencer
09/07 @Unity Christian, Orange City
09/14 Cherokee, Washington
09/21 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
09/28 @Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
10/05 @Sioux Center
10/12 MOC-Floyd Valley
10/19 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 2012 Schedule:

08/24 Western Christian, Hull
08/31 @Emmetsburg
09/07 Sioux Center
09/14 @Unity Christian, Orange City
09/21 Spirit Lake
09/28 Sheldon
10/05 @MOC-Floyd Valley
10/12 Cherokee, Washington
10/19 @Central Lyon/George-Little Rock

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 2012 Schedule:

08/24 @West Lyon, Inwood
08/31 Western Christian, Hull
09/07 @Cherokee, Washington
09/14 MOC-Floyd Valley
09/21 @Sheldon
09/28 Estherville Lincoln Central
10/05 Unity Christian, Orange City
10/12 @Sioux Center
10/19 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

Cherokee, Washington 2012 Schedule:

08/24 Storm Lake
08/31 @OA-BCIG
09/07 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
09/14 @Sheldon
09/21 @MOC-Floyd Valley
09/28 Sioux Center
10/05 East Sac County
10/12 @Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
10/19 Unity Christian, Orange City

MOC-Floyd Valley 2012 Schedule:

08/24 Sergeant Bluff-Luton
08/31 LeMars
09/07 @Western Christian, Hull
09/14 @Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
09/21 Cherokee, Washington
09/28 @Unity Christian, Orange City
10/05 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
10/12 @Sheldon
10/19 Sioux Center

Sioux Center 2012 Schedule:

08/24 @LeMars
08/31 West Lyon, Inwood
09/07 @Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
09/14 South O’Brien, Paullina
09/21 Unity Christian, Orange City
09/28 @Cherokee, Washington
10/05 Sheldon
10/12 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
10/19 @MOC-Floyd Valley

Unity Christian, Orange City 2012 Schedule:

08/24 @Akron-Westfield
08/31 @Lawton-Bronson
09/07 Sheldon
09/14 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
09/21 @Sioux Center
09/28 MOC-Floyd Valley
10/05 @Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
10/12 Gehlen Catholic, LeMars
10/19 @Cherokee, Washington

Wolfpack Girls Basketball Team Opens State Tournament Play Monday Night


The 5th ranked Western Wolfpack Girls Basketball team opens Class 2A State Tournament play this evening in the quarterfinal round. They will meet Lakes Conference rival Estherville Lincoln Central for a third time this year. Western comes into the tournament with a record of 22-3 while E-LC stands at 24-2. The Midgets were the 2A runner up at last years tournament.

The Wolfpack earned a spot at state following a dominating 94-56 win over 4th ranked Kuemper Catholic in the Region 1 Finals at Cherokee last Monday night.

With the game tied at 26-26 in the second quarter Western went on a 14-0 run that broke the game open and gave them a 40-26 halftime lead. From the start of the run Western would outscore Kuemper 68-30 for the rest of the ballgame. A trio of three point buckets highlighted the run with Kenzie Vande Vegte hitting a pair and Erika Douma adding the other. For the night the Wolfpack would drop 10 three pointers with seven different players doing the damage.

Brook Wolterstorff led the offense with a game high 22 points with Kim Kroeze adding 11. Erika Douma and Brittany VanLingen hit for 9 points each. All told 13 of the 15 Wolfpack players found their way into the scorebook.

The Midgets earned a spot at State with a 43-27 win over Roland Story in a Regional Final played at Algona. Estherville Lincoln Central jumped out to a 15-2 first quarter lead and rode that momentum the rest of the way.

Two juniors led the way as Emily Kirchner and Allie Seivert hit for 11 points each with Seivert pulling down nine rebounds.

During the regular season the teams split with each team oddly winning on the others home floor. The first meeting on January 13 went to Estherville Lincoln Central 42-41. The second meeting on February 7th went to Western Christian 56-37.

We’ll have the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 beginning with the pregame at 6:35 and tip off at 6:45 from the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Boyden hull and Sioux Center Headed for State Tournament


The Boyden Hull Comets and the Sioux Center Warriors are Boys State Basketball Tournament bound following Substate wins Saturday night at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City.

The Comets are in the Class 1A State Tournament following a 51-43 win over the Panthers of Kingsley Pierson while Sioux Center advanced with a 62-51 win over Western Christian.

In the first game of the night the Comets took a 19-13 lead behind a 12 point quarter from Bryce Moss. At halftime the lead was 32-23. Kingsley Pierson went on an 8-0 run to start the second half to take the lead and went ahead 39-37 on a three pointer from Colin Henrich. Henrich scored 11 of his game high 22 points in the third quarter. At the end of the third it was all tied up at 39-39. The fourth quarter belonged to the Comets as they outscored Kingsley Pierson 12-4 in the final eight minutes. Brandt Van Roekel led the way with 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.

Boyden Hull was led by Moss with 20 points followed by Van Roekel with 18. Henrich had a game high 22 points as the only Panther in double figures.

With the win Boyden Hull improves to 23-2 on the season while Kingsley Pierson ends the season at 20-5.

In the Class 2A Substate game that followed Sioux Center led at all the breaks as they opened a 12-9 first quarter lead and were up by 10 at halftime 31-21. Freshman Steven Kragt hit his only field goal of the night as time expired in the first half. Western stormed back outscoring the Warriors 11-3 in the third quarter to get back to within 34-32 to start the fourth quarter. The game stayed close until the final minutes when Western was forced to put Sioux Center at the free throw line. The Warriors went 13-of-21 at the line in the final eight minutes as they outscored the Wolfpack 28-19 in the fourth quarter to make the final margin 62-51 and move on to the State 2A Boys Tournament.

Sioux Center had three players in double figures led by 18 points from TJ Buyert. Andrew O’Donnell added 17 and Micah Lassen pumped in 13 points.

Western Christian had three players in double figures as well. Mading Thok hit for a team high 17 points. Michael Den Herder hit for a dozen and Brady Bootsma pumped in 10 points.

With the win Sioux Center improves to 18-6 for the season while the Wolfpack end the year at 16-8.

Boyden Hull at 23-2 is the 3 seed in the 1A State Tournament and will open play Monday afternoon March 5th at 2pm against 6 seed Iowa Mennonite who comes to Des Moines with a 22-4 record.

Sioux Center at 18-6 is the 8 seed in the 2A field and will open play Monday evening March 5th at 6:35 as they meet top seed MFL MAR-MAC who enters the Tournament at 23-1.

Sports Schedule For Friday

    Sports schedule for Friday 2/24/12

    Boys Basketball District Finals 7pm tip offs

    Class 3A District 3 at Sioux Center at Dordt College

    MOC Floyd Valley vs LeMars

    Class 3A District 4 at Fort Dodge

    Webster City vs Storm Lake

    Winners meet Monday 2/27 at Buena Vista in Storm Lake for trip to State

    Class 1A District 4 at Western Christian Gym

    Boyden Hull vs Central Lyon
    Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 6:45 tip off at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website at

    Class 1A District 3 at Cherokee

    Kingsley Pierson vs LeMars Gehlen

    Winners meet Saturday at 6:30 at Tyson Event Center in Sioux City for trip to State

    Class 1A District 5 at Emmetsburg

    Harris Lake Park vs Storm Lake St Mary’s

    Winner will meet winner of District 6 Finals between Guthrie Center and East Grand Junction at Fort Dodge Saturday for trip to State

Comets to Play for State Tournament Berth


The Boyden Hull Comets will play for a spot in the Class 1A Boys Basketball Tournament following a 63-43 win over Central Lyon Friday night in the District 4 final played at the Western Christian Gym.

The Comets will meet Kingsley Pierson who posted a 66-55 win over LeMars Gehlen Friday night in the District 4 final at Cherokee. Tip off for the Substate game will be at 6:30 Saturday night at Tyson Event Center in Sioux City.

The Comets opened with a 22-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and rode that momentum to a 41-13 lead. Boyden Hull held off a Central Lyon run to open the second half and answered with a couple of threes as they held a 52-30 advantage after three quarters before going on to win it 63-43.

Boyden Hull had three players in double figure led by Brandt Van Roekel with 14 points. Taylor Francis added 13 and Bryce Moss hit for 11. All told 9 Comets found their way into the score book.

Ross Ackerman had a game high 15 to lead Central Lyon. He was joined by Jaren Schrick with 10 points.

With the win Boyden Hull improves to 22-2 on the season while the Lions end the year at 11-13.

Listen for the broadcast of Boyden Hull’s Substate matchup with Kingsley Pierson. Pregame gets underway at 6:15 on KIWA FM 105.3. We’ll stream from the website as well at It’s the first of a Substate doubleheader as we’ll bring you the 2A game that follows between Western Christian and Sioux Center. That one is set to tip off at 8pm.

Latest Northwest Iowa Fishing Report Out

    Big Spirit Lake
    Walleye season is closed. Crappie: Fair – Some nice sized crappie have been caught in Little Angler’s Bay. Yellow Perch: Slow – Most anglers are striking out on perch on Big Spirit, with a few anglers bringing in 5-10 off of Cottonwood Point, Buffalo Run, and Marble Beach.

    West Okoboji Lake
    Walleye season is closed. Bluegill: Good – Bluegill action has been good on the north end and Emerson Bay. Bluegills are tending to be very finicky and spooky. Use light line and be extremely quiet on the ice. Anglers using these techniques are catching nice fish. Northern Pike: Good – Some nice northern pike fishing has been reported using tip-ups and large minnows or chubs. Fish are ranging from 18-38 inches. Try fishing in Emerson Bay on the edge of the weeds. Yellow Perch: Fair – There have been a few nice yellow perch caught in slightly deeper water near Gull Point and Eagle Point.

    Lost Island Lake
    Walleye: Good – Walleye fishing has been good around the new underwater rock reef on the north side of the lake. Walleyes are mainly 10-14 inches long.

    Recent warm weather is starting to melt snow on the ice of area lakes which will weaken the ice, especially around the shorelines. Use caution and good judgment when venturing onto the ice. Besides the lakes listed individually, some shallow lakes in the district have been producing nice yellow perch. These catches have been hit or miss. A few anglers fishing Trumbull Lake, Iowa Lake and Marble Lake recently have reported a few nice perch. For more information on fishing in northwest Iowa, call the Spirit Lake fish hatchery at 712-336-1840.

    Lake Smith
    Ice thickness is 11 to 14 inches. Anglers have been catching bluegills up to eight inches but a lot of sorting is involved. Best bite is from mid afternoon on.