Dordt Defender Men Number Three in Latest NAIA Division II Mens Basketball Poll

The Dordt College Defender men’s basketball team is number three in the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll announced late Tuesday by the national office.

The Defenders took 286 points after starting the season with a 7-1 record and held the same spot they had in the pre-season poll. The Defenders will play two conference games this week on the road against Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday, November 28 and Midland on Saturday, December 1st.

Northwood, the pre-season no. 1 team and the 2012 National Tournament runner-up, received all 12 first place votes in the poll conducted by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and independents.

GPAC members Northwestern at number 6, and Doane at number 14 are also in the poll. Briar Cliff and Hastings are both in the receiving votes category.

Sheldon And Sibley Ocheyedan Split Basketball Doubleheader – Area High School Basketball Wrap

Sheldon and Sibley Ocheyedan split a Siouxland Conference Basketball Double header Tuesday night in Sibley. The girl’s game went to the Generals 37-31 with the boys game going to the Orabs 65-48.

In the girls game Sibley Ocheyedan led at all the breaks 9-4 at the end of the first quarter before Sheldon pulled to within three at halftime 17-14. At the end of three the Generals were up 26-21 and went on to win 37-31.

Bridget Doeden led all scorers with 18 points. She went 8-of-10 from the free throw line and hit five field goals. Sheldon was led by Krista Bousema with 13 points. Bousema went 2-of-3 from the line and hit five field goals including one three-pointer.

With the win Sibley Ocheyedan stands at 1-1 in the conference and 2-1 for the season. Sheldon is even at 1-1 in both the conference and for the season.

The boys game went to Sheldon 65-48. The Orabs jumped out to a 19-5 first quarter lead and behind a 14 point second quarter by Dallas Ennema led 37-17 at halftime. At the end of the third quarter Sheldon led 53-26 before going on to win it 65-48. Ennema led all scorers with 29 points hitting 11 field goals and 7-of-7 free throws. He was joined by Collin Wolthizen who pumped in a dozen.

Dillon Thies led the Generals with 14 points including 10 in the fourth quarter. On the night he hit 6 field goals and went 2-of-3 from the line. Grant Juber hit double figures as well knocking down 10 points on the night.

It was the season opener for both boys’ teams. Up next for Sheldon is the home opener with George Little Rock Friday night. The Generals will travel to Rock Valley for a conference doubleheader.


In other high school basketball action from Tuesday night:



Sibley-Ocheyedan 37, Sheldon 31

Clay Central-Everly 50, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 45

George-Little Rock 57, Okoboji 50

MOC-Floyd Valley 58, Central Lyon 45

Rock Valley 48, Boyden-Hull 30

Sioux Center 58, West Lyon 28

Unity Christian 62, LeMars 53



Sheldon 65, Sibley-Ocheyedan 48 

Boyden-Hull 72, Rock Valley 45

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 59, Clay Central-Everly 18

MOC-Floyd Valley 71, Central Lyon 51

Okoboji, Milford 56, George-Little Rock 40

South O’Brien 56, Trinity Christian 35

Sioux Center 55, West Lyon 51


First Radio Iowa Boys Basketball Poll Out Comets Top 1A

The First Radio Iowa Boys Basketball Poll has defending State Champ Boyden Hull topping the 1A poll. Harris Lake Park comes in at number six with West Lyon in the ten spot. In 2A Western Christian is ranked number three with Sheldon ranked number nine.

Class 4A
1. Iowa City West, vs 3A #3 Assumption (Thur)
2. WDM Valley, vs DSM Lincoln (Tue)
3. Dubuque Senior, vs Clinton 12/4
4. Ankeny, @ Ottumwa (Tue)
5. North Scott, @ Dubuque Wahlert (tonight)
6. Urbandale, vs DSM East (Fri)
7. Cedar Falls, vs Decorah (Fri)
8. Johnston, vs DSM North (Fri)
9. Bettendorf, vs CR Washington (Fri)
10.Linn-Mar, @ Waukee (Tue)

Class 3A
1. Sioux City Heelan, vs Sioux City West (Fri)
2. Waverly-Shell Rock, vs Waterloo West (Tue)
3. Davenport Assumption, @ 4A #1 Iowa City West (Thur)
4. Atlantic, @ Glenwood (Fri)
5. Grinnell, vs South Tama (Fri)
6. Vinton-Shellsburg, @ Dyersville Beckman (Tue)
7. Solon, vs Waterloo Columbus (Tue)
8. Iowa Falls-Alden, vs Webster City (Fri)
9. Creston, @ Lewis Central (Fri)
10.Keokuk, vs Burlington (Tue)

Class 2A
1. West Fork, vs Garner-Hayfield (Fri)
2. MFL Mar-Mac, @ Sumner-Fredricksburg (Fri)
3. Western Christian (Hull), vs Sioux Center (Fri)
4. West Branch, vs Mediapolis (tonight)
5. Fort Dodge St. Edmond, vs Algona Garrigan (Tue)
6. Nodaway Valley, @ Clarinda (Tue)
7. New Hampton, @ Sumner-Fredricksburg (Tue)
8. Carroll Kuemper, vs Carroll (Tue)
9. Sheldon, @ Sibley-Ocheyedan (Tue)
10.IKM-Manning, vs Audubon (tonight)

Class 1A
1. Boyden-Hull, @ Rock Valley (Tue)
2. Danville,vs Harmony (Tue)
3. Storm Lake St. Mary’s, @ Denison-Schleswig(Tue)
4. North Iowa, vs West Bend-Mallard (tonight)
5. Iowa Mennonite, vs Highland Riverside (Tue)
6. Harris-Lake Park, @ Estherville/LC (Tue)
7. Dunkerton, vs Clarksville (Tue)
8. Riverside (Oakland), vs Bedford (Tue)
9. Lone Tree, vs Pekin (Tue)
10.West Lyon, @ Sioux Center (Tue)

Sports Schedule For Tuesday November 27th

It’s opening night for the Sheldon Orab Boy’s Basketball Team along with the rest of the Siouxland, War Eagle, Lakes and Cornbelt Conferences. The Orabs open at Sibley Ocheyedan and we’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3.


Basketball Doubleheaders

Sheldon at Sibley Ocheyedan



Okoboji at G-LR

Boyden Hull at Rock Valley

West Lyon at Sioux Center

MOC Floyd Valley at Central Lyon

Spalding at West Sioux

Remsen St Mary’s at Akron Westfield

HMS at Clay Central Everly

Trinity Christian at South O’Brien

Hinton at Spirit Lake

LeMars at Unity

Harris Lake Park at Storm Lake

Wrestling Double Dual

Cherokee, Maple Valley Anthon Oto at MOC Floyd Valley

Caleb Malenke to Join Northwestern Golf Program

Caleb Malenke of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his golf career at Northwestern College next fall.

Malenke comes to Northwestern after playing two years for Iowa Western Community College. Malenke had a standout career playing for Unity Christian High School where he earned first team all-state honors three years. As a senior Malenke had the lowest scoring average in class 2A, carding a 36.7 average on nine holes. He helped lead the Knights to a fourth place finish at the state tournament as a junior and is a four-time all-conference player. Malenke plans to major in Business Administration at Northwestern and is the son of Gary and Laura.

“I am very pleased that Caleb has decided to join the Red Raiders next year,” commented head coach Aaron Aberson. “Caleb is a perfect fit for our golf team and our campus community. He has the potential to make an immediate impact on our golf team next fall.”

DNR Recomends as Water Continues to Cool Look For Fish in Their Wintering Locations

Big Spirit Lake

Yellow Perch – Fair: Action has been spotty but active fish can be found, it just takes a little leg work. Try drifting mud flats or weed lines with either wigglers or minnows and don’t overlook shallow water. Walleye – Good: Wader fishing can still be good but a few fish have moved out deeper. Try drifting larger minnows and jigs and plastics in the main lake basin but don’t give up on the shallower water in rock piles and green weeds.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Wader fishing should be good for walleyes in the late afternoon try using twister tails, minnow baits, and minnows along drop-offs and other structure.


West Okoboji Lake

Yellow Perch – Fair: Try fishing on the drop-offs and don’t be afraid to move around to locate a school of bigger fish as there are many small ones. Fishing 8-15 feet of water using jigging spoons with wigglers has been bringing some results. Yellow Bass – Good: Try using a jigging spoon tipped with wigglers in 15-25 feet of water just off the weed edge and down the drop a bit.


Lost Island Lake

A mixed bag of walleye, crappie, and yellow bass has been coming in and action has been good. Try pitching jig and minnow combos for all three along drop-offs and other structure.


Scharnberg Pond

1,500 rainbow trout were stocked Nov. 10. Use a variety of things for trout such as small spinners, crappie tubes, worms, and even corn or marshmallows.

Little Sioux River (state line to Linn Grove)

Walleye fishing has been good. Look for deep pools and try white twister tails and minnows.


West Fork Des Moines (state line to Emmetsburg)

Fishing has been good especially for walleye but also for catfish. Try twister tails and minnow baits for walleyes and minnows for both catfish and walleye. Target the deeper pools and don’t be afraid to venture away from the bridges but ask permission before fishing private lands.


As the water continues to cool look for fish in their wintering locations and slow your presentations down