Latest NAIA Div. II Poll Out


Latest NAIA DIV II Men’s Poll 2/20/12

1 Northwood (Fla.) (12)27-3
2 Dordt (Iowa) (2)26-3
3 Oregon Tech26-4
4 Davenport (Mich.)26-4
5 McPherson (Kan.)27-3
6 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)25-5
7 Bellevue (Neb.)25-5
8 Jamestown (N.D.)24-5
9 Northwest (Wash.)25-3
10 Indiana Wesleyan20-10
11 St. Thomas (Fla.)21-7
12 Northwestern (Iowa)22-6
13 Grace (Ind.)21-7
14 Indiana Southeast22-7
15 Warner Pacific (Ore.)22-7
15 St. Ambrose (Iowa)22-8
17 Indiana East23-6
18 Indiana Tech22-6
19 Briar Cliff (Iowa)20-9
20 Warner (Fla.)21-9
21 Marian (Ind.)18-9
22 Saint Mary (Kan.)23-4
23 Cornerstone (Mich.)19-11
24 Tennessee Wesleyan21-9
25 Valley City State (N.D.)20-9

Others receiving votes: Saint Francis (Ind.) 79; Daemen (N.Y.) 49; Eastern Oregon 26; Morningside (Iowa) 21; Midland (Neb.) 19; Ashford (Iowa) 18; Cal Maritime 18; Southeastern (Fla.) 9; William Penn (Iowa) 3; Central Christian (Kan.) 3; Spring Arbor (Mich.) 3; Taylor (Ind.) 1; Madonna (Mich.) 1; Corban (Ore.) 1; Dakota State (S.D.) 1; Sterling (Kan.) 1; Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 1; Calumet (Ind.) 1; Reinhardt (Ga.) 1; Huntington (Ind.) 1.

Sports schedule for Tuesday


Class 2A Boys District 3 Final

Sheldon vs. Western at Unity
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame at 6:45 with opening tip off at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website at

Class 2A Boys District 4 Final

Sioux City vs. Emmetsburg at LeMars

Winners Meet in Substate Saturday at Tyson Event Center 8pm tip off

Class 1A District 4 Semi Final Upper Bracket

Akron Westfield at Boyden Hull

Lower Bracket Semi Final

George Little Rock at Central Lyon

Winners meet Thursday at Western for District title

Class 1A District 3 Semi Final Upper Bracket

Kingsley Pierson at Lawton Bronson

Lower Bracket Semi Final

Remsen Union at Gehlen

Winners meet Thursday at Cherokee for District title

Class 3A Girls Region 1 Final

2nd ranked MOC Floyd Valley vs. Spirit Lake at Spencer

Winner advances to Girls State Tournament

High School Tournament Basketball Scores From Monday


High School Tournament Basketball Scores for Monday 2/20/12

Girls Basketball Regional Finals winners earn trip to State Tournament

Class 2A Region 1

5th ranked Western Christian 94
4th ranked Kuemper Catholic 56

Class 1A Region 1

9th ranked LeMars Gehlen 54
11th ranked Central Lyon 53 OVERTIME

Class 1A Region 2

5th ranked West Sioux 58
7th ranked Newell Fonda 57


Boys 3A District 3 first round Upper Bracket

Number 1 MOC Floyd Valley 77
Spencer 33

Lower Bracket

LeMars 52
Spirit Lake 46

MOC-Floyd Valley vs LeMars for District title Thursday at Sioux Center

Wolfpack Girls Basketball Team Headed to State


The 5th ranked Western Wolfpack Girls Basketball Team is headed for the Class 2A State Tournament following a dominating 94-56 win over 4th ranked Kuemper Catholic in the Region 1 Finals at Cherokee Monday night.

At the end of the first quarter Western led 21-19. 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 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.

Kuemper had three players in double figures led by Madi Dees and Kerri Potthoff with 16 each and Lexi Albrecht who hit for 13.

With the win Western improves to 22-3 on the year while Kuemper Catholic ends the season at 20-5.

Brian Block Named Outstanding Wrestler


Morningside College crowned four champions en route to a second place finish at the 2012 NAIA North Qualifying Group Wrestling Tournament held Saturday in Sioux City.

Brian Block, a junior from Sibley earned a title at 184 lbs. Block also received the tournaments Outstanding Wrestler Award.

Block, ranked second in the nation, won a 5-4 decision against No. 1-ranked Kody Kersten of Midland in the 184 lb. final in the feature bout of the tournament. Block, who raised his seasons record to 20-3, had been ranked No. 1 earlier this season before Kersten, 25-7, pinned him in a dual on Jan. 27. Block pinned his way to the title bout with fall times of 1:56 against Dan Harvey of Briar Cliff and 3:30 against Seth Crane of Concordia.

The Mustangs other champions were Kory Kistner, a junior from Sioux City at 125 lbs.; Garret Lambrecht, a freshman from Wood River, Nebraska at 141 lbs and Joe Sievert, a junior from Akron, Iowa, at 174 lbs.

The Nationals are up next March 1st through the 3rd in Des Moines.

Sheldon/Western Basketball Tickets on Sale Monday


Tickets for the Sheldon vs Western Christian boys tournament basketball game will go on sale Monday February 20 at noon.

The game for the class 2A District 3 championship will be played Tuesday night beginning at 7 at Unity Christian High School. The winner will play the winner of the Sioux Center / Emmetsburg game for the trip to state.

Western and Sheldon fans are encouraged to purchase tickets at their respective high schools.

Assuming all tickets sell out there will be no tickets available at the door.