Sports Schedule For Saturday February 16th

basketballClass 3A girls basketball reaches the region final stage tonight with State Tournament berths up for grabs.

Class 3A Region 1 Girls Basketball Final 7pm tip off

MOC Floyd Valley vs South Central Calhoun at Cherokee

Winner advances to State Tournament

Class 3A Region 2 Girls Basketball Final 7pm tip off

Spirit Lake vs Garner Hayfield at Algona

Winner advances to State Tournament


Iowa State Wrestling tournament in it’s final day at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines

State Individual Wrestling Day One Thursday

wrestling gearThe first session of the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament is in the books with the Class 1A first round and first round of consolations. Here’s how area 1A wrestlers fared:

106 Treyton Virtue of Central Lyon George Little Rock was pinned in the first round then pinned his opponent in the next round in 1:17

113 Jose Montes of West Sioux dropped a 12-6 decision in the first round and followed that with a pin in 2:54

126 Colby McIntire of Central Lyon George Little Rock lost by tech fall in the first round and followed that with an 8-4 decision

182 Dylan Brockshus of Sibley Ocheyedan won his opener 16-4 to advance to the quarterfinal round of the championship bracket.

The championship quarterfinals and second round of consolations in 1A will be part of the morning session Friday beginning at 9am.

Here’s how area individuals fared in Class 2A

106 Samuel Klarenbeek of Boy-Hull/Rock Valley lost 6-4 and dropped an 8-1 decision and is out of the competition

113 Matt Henning of W Christian/U Christian lost by fall and lost a 4-1 decision to fall out of the tournament

152 Hunter Berkenpas of Boy-Hull/Rock Valley won 9-8 and is in the championship quarterfinals

Dylon Van`t Hof of Sioux Center lost 13-5 followed by a 10-4 and is out

160 Jacob Van Ginkel of W Christian/U Christian won 8-5 to advance to the championship quarterfinals

170 Toby Maggert of Sheldon/South O`Brien lost by tech fall but followed that with a pin in 3:38 to move to the second round of the consolations

182 Dallas Rozeboom of Boy-Hull/Rock Valley won by fall in: 50 seconds to advance to the championship quarterfinals

220 Bryce Kelleher of Sheldon/South O`Brien won by fall in 3:25 to advance to the quarterfinals

Tyler Dolieslager of Boy-Hull/Rock Valley won a 7-6 to advance to the quarterfinals

The Class 2A quarterfinals and second round of the consolations will be part of the afternoon session beginning at 3:30 Friday and run through 6:45pm.

Orabs Advance to District Basketball Finals

Orab Varsity Boys BB 2012The Sheldon Orab boys Basketball team rolled to a 58-33 semi final win over visiting Sioux Central Thursday night and will move on to the Class 2A District 2 title game Tuesday the 19th in Spencer. Sheldon will meet Spirit Lake who won the lower bracket semi with a 48-35 home win over Okoboji.

Sheldon took a 6-5 first quarter lead and moved to a 27-17 halftime advantage. At the end of the third quarter the lead was 41-27 with the Orabs going on to post the 58-33 win.

Dallas Ennema led all scorers with 20 points while Nate Oostra pumped in 11. The Rebels had one player in double figures as Austin Glawe hit for 19 points.

With the win Sheldon hits the 20 win-mark to go against just 3 losses. Sioux Central finishes the year at 6-17.

The finals are set in District 1. it will be Western Christian and Sioux Center meeting for the title in LeMars. Western advanced with a 66-42 win over Unity while Sioux Center eliminated South O’Brien 63-48.

Boys 1A & 2A Tournament Scores From Feb 14th

basketballClass 1A and 2A boys basketball teams took to the tournament hardwood around Iowa Thursday evening.  1A teams were playing District Quarterfinals, while the 2A teams were in the District Semi-Final Round.

Here’s how things shook out around northwest Iowa………..



Class 1A Quarterfinals

District 1

Upper Bracket:

Harris-Lake Park 62, Sibley-Ocheyedan 43

Trinity Christian 52, Graetting-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 38

Semi-Final Tuesday February 19th 7:00 pm – Trinity Christian at Harris-Lake Park


Lower Bracket:

West Lyon 79, George-Little Rock 55

Rock Valley 70, Central Lyon 56

Semi-Final Tuesday February 19th 7:00 pm – Rock Valley at West Lyon


District 2

Upper Bracket:

Boyden-Hull 57, West Sioux 22

Remsen-Union 59, Hinton 58

Semi-Final Tuesday February 19th 7:00 pm – Remsen-Union at Boyden-Hull


Lower Bracket:

Gehlen 67, Spalding 45

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 80 , Kingsley-Pierson 53

Semi-Final Tuesday February 19th 7:00 pm – Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn at Gehlen


Class 2A Semi-Finals

District 1

Western 66, Unity 42

Sioux Center 63, South O’Brien 48

District Final Tuesday February 19th 7:00 pm at LeMars – Western vs Sioux Center


District 2

Sheldon 58, Sioux Central 33

Spirit Lake 48, Okoboji 35

District Final Tuesday February 19th 7:00 pm at Spencer – Sheldon vs Spirit Lake


Latest Iowa Fishing Report Out Walleye Season Closes February 15th at Iowa Great Lakes

DNR logoWith ice fishing soon coming to a close it’s a condensed Iowa Fishing Report this week.

The walleye season at Iowa’s Great Lakes closes Feb. 15, and reopens at 12 a.m., May 4. Walleyes caught during the closed season at East Okoboji, West Okoboji and Big Spirit lakes must be immediately released unharmed.

The deadline to remove permanent ice fishing shelters from state owned land and water is Feb. 20, or ice melt, whichever comes first. Shelter owners are encouraged to not wait until the last minute to remove their structures, to avoid deteriorating ice conditions.

Clear Lake
Ice depth is 14-18 inches. Warning: Be cautious around the pressure ridges that have developed on the main lake. Watch the weather and changing ice conditions. Wind can widen the open water near the aerators, so be careful around them. Fishing has slowed some but anglers have had good catches on the warmer days. Some anglers are venturing out on the main lake and having catches comparable to those on the little lake. Channel Catfish – Slow: Anglers have been catching some 20-24 inch catfish using minnows on the main lake in the deeper water near the island or Baptist Camp area. Crappie – Slow: Crappies are mostly being found in 15-20 feet water, suspended around 3 to 10 feet off the bottom. They are being caught on minnows or wax worms. Yellow Perch – Slow: Perch are being caught in low numbers; a few are over 10 inches. Try a small spoon and a minnow or minnow head. Walleye – Slow: An occasional report of a keeper walleye being caught near the island on the main lake and a few in the little lake. Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellow bass are scattered. Keep moving untill you find numbers of them. Look for 9-14 feet of water. They seem willing to bite whole minnows, cutbait, or wax worms.

Quinn Groff to Run Cross Country And Track at Morningside

IMG_0677Sheldon senior Quinn Groff has signed a letter of intent to continue his Cross Country and Track careers at Morningside College in Sioux City.

During his Cross Country career Groff is a 4 time All-Conference runner and 2 time State Qualifier who was named his team’s MVP 3 times. Groff was 7th in District competition in 2012 and 8th in 2011. Quinn’s best time in the 5K is 16:54. He was selected to run in the Senior All-Star Meet following his senior year of Cross Country.
Highlighting his track career for the Orabs going into his senior year is a 2nd place finish in 3200 at the District meet in 2010. That led to a State Meet appearance. Quinn’s best time in the 3200 is 10:30 with a best of 5:10 in the 1600.

Quinn is the son of Teresa and Kris Groff of Sheldon. His brother Kace is a member of the Morningside Cross Country and Track Teams.