Sports Schedule for Thursday

    Sports schedule for Thursday 2/23/12

    Boys Basketball District Finals 7pm tip offs

    Class 3A District 3 at Sioux Center ppd to Friday now at Dordt College

    MOC Floyd Valley vs LeMars

    Class 3A District 4 at Fort Dodge ppd to Friday

    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 ppd to Friday

    Boyden Hull vs Central Lyon

    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 ppd to Friday

    Harris Lake Park vs Storm Lake St Mary’s

    Class 1A District 6 at Boone

    Guthrie Center vs East Grand Junction

    Winners meet Saturday at Fort Dodge for trip to State

MOC Floyd Valley Lady Dutch Headed Back to State Tournament

    The MOC Floyd Valley Lady Dutch are headed back to the 3A Girls State Basketball Tournament following a 51-42 win over Spirit Lake in the Region 1 title game Tuesday night at Spencer.

    The undefeated Lady Dutch ranked second in the state found themselves down 12-8 at the end of the first quarter. They erased the four point deficit in the second quarter and pulled into halftime with a 25-23 lead. The third quarter proved to be the difference as MOC Floyd Valley outscored the Indians 13-5 in the quarter to take a 38-28 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Dutch held off a fourth quarter rally by Spirit Lake and then hit some key free throws down the stretch to get the win 51-42.

    Sophomore Alexis Conaway had a double-double hitting for 23 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. She also blocked 6 shots.

    K.J. Veldman who came in as the leading scorer in the state hit for a game high 24 points.

    With the win MOC Floyd Valley improves to 25-0 on the season and will open State Tournament play in the upper bracket on Tuesday afternoon. They’ll tip off at 5pm going against Bondurant Farrar who come in with a record of 22-2.

    The winner will square off in the semi finals Thursday night march 1st against the winner of the other upper bracket quarterfinal that matches Dubuque Wahlert at 20-4 against Sioux City Heelan who takes a 23-1 record to the State Tournament.

    You can hear the broadcast of the tournament opener Tuesday afternoon at 5pm on KIWA FM 105.3.

Ticket Info for Western Girls State Tourny Trip

    Tickets are on sale at the Western Christian office for the Monday night girl’s state basketball game. They are $8/ticket. All students Kindergarten or older must have a ticket. There will be two transportation options for fans

    School Pep Bus Option

    Western will offer a pep bus to the girls tournament basketball game on Monday, February 27. The cost will be $20 which includes the ticket to the game. This bus will leave at approximately 12:30 and will stop for something to eat prior to getting to the game. This bus is open to students and adults. Any student below 7th grade please have an adult chaperone. There will be more than one bus if there is enough interest.

    American State Bank Sponsored Charter Bus

    American State Bank is going to sponsor a charter bus for the game. The cost for this bus will be $30 and will also include the ticket to the game and a lunch from Caseys Bakery. This bus will also leave at 12:30. They will stop at a rest area but will not stop to eat anywhere prior to the game. This bus is also open to adults and students but any student below high school age must have an adult chaperone.

    For either one of these options you must either come to or call the High School office to get signed up. 439-1013. All reservations must be paid for by Friday noon. If there is a waiting list for either bus anyone not paid by Friday noon will be bumped for someone with money in hand.

High School Tournament Action From Tuesday


High School Tournament Basketball For Tuesday 2/21/12

Class 2A Boys District 3 Final

Western 60
Sheldon 47

Class 2A Boys District 4 Final

Sioux Center 44
Emmetsburg 35

Western vs Sioux Center in Substate Saturday at Tyson Event Center 8pm tip off

Class 1A District 4 Semi Final Upper Bracket

Boyden Hull 87

Akron Westfield 36


Lower Bracket Semi Final

Central Lyon 48
George Little Rock 46

Boyden-Hull vs Central Lyon Thursday at Western for District title

Class 1A District 3 Semi Final Upper Bracket

Kingsley Pierson 56
Lawton Bronson 49

Lower Bracket Semi Final

Gehlen 68
Remsen Union 58

Kngsley-Pierson vs Gehlen Thursday at Cherokee for District title

Class 3A Girls Region 1 Final

2nd ranked MOC Floyd Valley 51
Spirit Lake 42

MOC-Floyd Valley advances to Girls State Tournament

Wolfpack Wins District Title


The Western Christian Wolfpack Boys Basketball Team earned a berth in the Substate game Saturday at Tyson Event Center in Sioux City as they defeated Sheldon 60-47 for the Class 2A District 3 title.

Western will meet Sioux Center in the Substate matchup as the Warriors knocked off Emmetsburg 44-35 for the District 4 title. Tip off is set for 8pm Saturday night with the winner advancing to the State Tournament.

Western opened a 13-5 first quarter lead over Sheldon and carried that lead to a 26-18 advantage at half time. At the end of thee the lead was 43-32 as the Wolfpack went on to win it 60-47.

Western had four players in double figures led by Mading Thok with 16. Michael Den Herder added 14 with Daniel Van Maanen pumping in 13 and Taylor Feenstra hitting for 10 points.

Sheldon got a game high 23 points from Dallas Ennema. Chris Balster and James Gradert added 8 points each.

With the win Western improves to 15-7 on the year while Sheldon wraps up the season at 12-11 with an appearance in the District Final.

Lawton De Jong to Play Football and Baseball at Northwestern


Lawton De Jong of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his football and baseball careers at Northwestern College next year.

De Jong is a 62, 220-pound offensive/defensive lineman who played three years for the MOC-Floyd Valley football team. De Jong earned first team all-district honors as a member of an offensive line that paved the way for a rushing offense that gained 1,420 yards and scored 19 touchdowns.

On defense, De Jong totaled 52 tackles and led the Dutch with four fumble recoveries. De Jong earned academic all-district honors and is the son of Dan and Kim.

De Jong earned first team all-conference honors in leading the Dutch to a 19-9 record last summer. He hit .402 with 10 doubles and a team-high 34 RBIs while also earning first team all-Northwest Iowa Review honors.