Western Christian Advances to Region Softball Semi Finals

western logoWestern Christian advanced to the Class 2A Region 1 semi finals with an 11-1 six inning win over visiting Sibley Ocheyedan Wednesday night. The Wolfpack will meet George Little Rock Central Lyon who posted a 6-5 home win over West Lyon in the other upper bracket quarter final.

Western got on the board first with a pair of runs in the top half of the first inning. Lead off hitter Alissa Pollema opened the game with a single and later scored on an rbi single from Kim Kroeze. Jasmine Vander Zwaag reached on a bunt single and later scored to give the Wolfpack a lead they held for the rest of the game.

The Generals scoring came in the bottom of the first inning as Jurnea Harberts singled to left and scored when Charlie Palsrok followed with an rbi single to the gap in left-centerfield.

Western would ad to their run total with a single run in the second followed by a two run third inning, three more in the fifth and another pair in the sixth inning as they put together a 17 hit attack. .

Jasmine Vander Zwaag earned the win going the distance giving up 3 hits. She struck out 5 and did not walk a batter. Jurnea Harberts took the loss. She went the distance striking out 1 and walked 1.

With the win Western Christian improves to 18-7 while the Lady Generals end the season at 8-16.

The semi-finals are set for Friday afternoon at 5:30 with George Little Rock playing host to the Wolfpack in George. The Mustangs advanced to the semi-final round courtesy of a 6-5 win over West Lyon at George Wednesday night.

The lower bracket semi final will match Lawton Bronson a 3-2 winner over Hinton and Woodbury Central who posted a 5-1 win over Westwood. The lower bracket semi will be decided at Moville at 7pm.


Sports Scores From Tuesday July 9th

softballThe softball tournament trail began for Class 3A teams and some 2A teams with the opening round in both classes. Sheldon opened 3A Region 1 play at Boyden against Boyden Hull Rock Valley.

 

 

 

Class 3A Quarterfinals 7pm opening pitch

Region 1 Upper Bracket

Garner Hayfield 6, Forest City 1

Estherville Lincoln Central 13, Algona 0 (3 innings)

Winners meet Friday at Estherville

Lower Bracket

Sioux Center 5, Spirit Lake 2

Boyden Hull Rock Valley 6, Sheldon 0

Winners meet Friday at Boyden

Class 3A Region 2 Upper Bracket

Greene County 10, South Central Calhoun 0 (5 innings)

OA-BCIG 8, East Sac County 3

Winners meet Friday at Wall Lake

Lower Bracket

MOC Floyd Valley 4, Cherokee 3

Sergeant Bluff Luton 12, Unity 0 (3 innings)

Winners meet Friday at Sergeant Bluff

Class 2A Region 1 Play in Games Upper Bracket

Sibley Ocheyedan, 4, HMS 0 with the winner at Western on Wednesday

West Lyon 10, Okoboji 6 with the winner at G-LR-CL on Wednesday

Lower Bracket

Lawton Bronson 10, South O’Brien 6 (6 innings) with the winner at Hinton Wednesday

Westwood 15, West Monona 2 with the winner at Woodbury Central on Wednesday

 

 

Regular Season Baseball

Harris-Lake Park 10, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 3

Hinton 11, Spalding Catholic, Granville 0 (5 innings)

St. Mary’s, Remsen 9, Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 4

St. Mary’s, Storm Lake 10, Trinity Christian High School 0 (5 innings)

West Lyon, Inwood 10, Okoboji, Milford 0


Nighthawks Down Orabs in Softball Tournament Opener

nighthawk logoBoyden Hull Rock Valley topped Sheldon 6-0 in the opening round of the 3A Region 1 tournament. With the win the Nighthawks move on to the Friday semi finals against Sioux Center who turned back Spirit Lake 5-2 in the other lower bracket quarterfinal.

The Nighthawks plated 3 runs in the first inning as Nicole Ewoldt, Kensy Vande Hoef and Monserrat Figueroa Came in to score.

The Nighthawks scored three more in the bottom of the second as Sam Blum reached on a bunt single and later scored from third. Figueroa drove in the other two with a line drive homer to straight away center field. Vande Hoef who had reached on a bunt also came in to score as Boyden Hull Rock Valley took a 6-0 lead.

After that it become a pitchers dual with both teams playing strong defense. Joanna Heemstra earned the win going the first six innings. She gave up 3 hits walked 1 and struck out 6. CJ Vander Zwaag pitched a perfect seventh striking out two.

Allie Jongewaard took the loss giving up 3 hits. She walked 3, struck out one and did not give up a hit or run after the second inning.

With the win Boyden Hull Rock Valley improves to 21-3 on the year and will defend the home field again on Friday when they host Sioux Center in the lower bracket semi final.

In the upper bracket Garner Hayfield Ventura defeated Forest City 6-1 and will meet Estherville Lincoln Central a 13-0 winner over Algona in the upper bracket semi final Friday night in Estherville.

Sheldon ends the season at 13-14.

 


Sports Scores From Monday July 8th

baseballThe tournament trail for Iowa Class 1A schools begins with play in games across the state to set the field for the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Also the regular season winds down for baseball with Sheldon on the road for a conference match up with Boyden Hull Rock Valley.

 

 

Class 1A Regional Softball Play in games 7pm starts. Region 1 Upper Bracket

Whiting 12, Boyer Valley 4 (4 innings) winner meets Kingsley Pierson Wednesday

West Harrison 17,  Woodbine 5 (6 innings) winner meets Charter Oak Ute Wednesday

Lower Bracket

West Sioux 4, Trinity Christian 0 winner meets Remsen Union Wednesday

River Valley 11, Gehlen 1 (5 innings) winner meets Akron Westfield Wednesday

Region 2 Upper Bracket

Laurens Marathon 8,  Graettinger Terrill Ruthven Ayrshire 6 winner meets Garrigan Wednesday

North Iowa 21, CWL 10 winner meets West Bend Mallard Wednesday

Lower Bracket

Harris Lake Park 6, Clay Central Everly 3 winner meets Storm Lake St Mary’s Wednesday

Marcus Meriden Cleghorn 11, Spalding 7 winner meets Remsen St Mary’s Wednesday

 

 

Regular Season Baseball

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 6, Sheldon 5

Emmetsburg 6, Cherokee, Washington 2

Estherville Lincoln Central 8, Spirit Lake 1

Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 5, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 2

Harris-Lake Park 5, Sibley-Ocheyedan 4 (8 innings)

Hinton 14, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 1 (5 innings)

MOC-Floyd Valley 10, George-Little Rock 0

Remsen-Union 2, Akron-Westfield 0

Unity Christian, OrangeCity 7, South O’Brien, Paullina 5


Lake Pahoja Triathlons Set For July 26th And 27th

The Lake Pahoja triathlons are coming up July 26 and 27th. The youth triathlon for 7 through 14 year olds will be held on Friday, July 26th at 6pm at Lake Pahoja. The goal of this event is to promote fitness for all ages and to create a safe environment that allows each and every child to excel and have fun.

The adult mini triathlon and 3.5 Mile Fun Run is set for Saturday, July 27th at 8am at Lake Pahoja. These are great beginner events and if you have any questions or would like training tips sent your way please email lccbnaturalist@lyoncountyiowa.com or call the office at (712)472-2217 for more information.

If you would like to sign up for one of the events go to the Lyon County webpage to print off a registration www.lyoncountyiowa.com/conservation_department.asp or go to http://lakepahoja.zapevent.com to register online.


Mustangs Close Softball Regular Season With Win Over Sheldon

mustang logoThe Sheldon and George Little Rock Central Lyon softball teams closed out the regular season in Sheldon Friday night. The Mustangs posted a 9-0 win over the Orabs.

Clean up hitter Kori Schulte keyed the offense with a 3 run homer to straight away left field as the Mustangs scored three in the third inning. A double to center drove in two more runs as part of a three run fourth inning. Schulte scored three runs on the night as well.

Abby Eben got the win going 7 innings giving up 4 hits. She struck out 8 and did not walk a batter. Allie Jongewaard took the loss. She walked 2 and struck out 5.

With the win the Mustangs finish at 22-5 on the season and 11-3 in the Siouxland Conference. Sheldon ends the regular season at 13-13 with an 8-6 conference mark.

Tournaments are next for both teams. Sheldon opens play in Class 3A Region 1 on Tuesday at they travel to Boyden for a game with Boyden Hull Rock Valley.

With play in games in Class 2A Region 1 George Little Rock Central Lyon will get an extra day off. They open Wednesday night at home in the quarterfinals against the winner of a Tuesday play in game between Okoboji and West Lyon.