Sports Schedule For Monday 5/28/12

The Sheldon Orab Softball Team is in action this Memorial Day hosting West Lyon at Orab Field. We’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame  at 7:20 for a scheduled 7:30 first pitch.





West Lyon at Sheldon

Spencer at Okoboji



Northwestern Signs A Pair Of Transfers For Softball

Karlee Stubbe of George and Sarah Christopher of Jackson, Minnesota have signed letters of intent to continue their softball careers at Northwestern College next fall.

Stubbe transfers to Northwestern after attending South Dakota State University for one year. A 5’7” outfielder and pitcher, Stubbe played three years for the George-Little Rock High School softball team. She earned honorable mention all-conference honors after hitting .307 with two doubles and four stolen bases as a senior. Stubbe also posted a 4-0 record with a 3.35 earned run average in 39.2 innings pitched. She plans to major in elementary education at Northwestern and is the daughter of Doug and Becky.

Christopher comes to Northwestern after playing one year at Iowa Lakes Community College. A 5’7” pitcher and utility player, Christopher played three years for the Jackson County Central softball team where she went 7-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 75 innings pitched, earning all-state honors as a senior. She earned all-conference accolades two years (2010 and 2011). Christopher was a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in biology at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Kevin and Deb.

“We are very excited to have Sarah and Karlee a part of Northwestern College,” commented head coach Chris Nachtigall. “They are both women of character and very hard workers. Karlee will add depth to our outfield and Sarah will be able to add depth to multiple positions including in the circle. They will be a great fit for our program and the college.”

Sports Schedule For Saturday 5/26/12

Boys State Soccer Tournament berths will be up for grads today. Unity meets crosstown rival MOC Floyd Valley at the Northwestern Soccer Complex and Okoboji will go against the Tigers at Spencer.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley and Sergeant Bluff Luton at the Sioux City North Tourney


Central Lyon at Kingsley Pierson

HMS at Unity

South O’Brien, Sioux Central and Storm Lake at Peterson

Spalding, LeMars and Sioux City West at Sioux City East

Boys Substate Soccer

Unity vs MOC Floyd Valley at the Northwestern Soccer Complex

Okoboji at Spencer

Latest Iowa Fishing Report Out 5/25/12

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Walleye fishing at Storm continues to be slow this week. Crappie – Fair: Fish the marina for crappie. Walleye – Slow: Walleye fishing has slowed down since last week. Shore anglers are still picking up a few with minnows. Boat anglers report marking a lot of fish around the dredge cuts, but unable to get anything to bite. Boaters should use caution on Storm Lake. The hydraulic dredge is in operation in the east basin of the lake. There is a pipeline running from the dredge to the shoreline and may rise to the surface at times.

Big Spirit Lake

Bluegills and crappies are in the spawning areas try using small presentations while sight fishing. Bullhead – Good: There were lots of bullheads being caught off the north grade as well as a few at Templar Park. Most were coming on worms but minnows and leaches also caught a few. Northern Pike – Fair: Try using spoons, and spinner baits around vegetation. Some pike are being caught trolling crankbaits at 10 feet for walleyes. White Bass – Fair: Locating an active school of white bass is the hard part; once found something resembling a minnow should get good results. Smallmouth Bass – Slow: Most smallmouth bass are being caught off rock piles. Largemouth Bass – Fair: look for green weeds and bass should be nearby try using a slow presentation and long casts. Yellow Perch – Slow: Fishing has been slow but a few are being caught while fishing for walleye. Walleye – Fair: Leaches and night crawlers seemed to be the choice by most fishermen with minnows bringing some success as well. Trolling crankbaits in the 10-20 feet range has been another good tactic.

 East Okoboji Lake

Bullhead – Fair: Try using worms on bottom. Walleye – Fair: Try fishing near bottom with crawlers and leaches or trolling crankbaits. Twister tails can also be productive. Yellow Bass – Good: Many yellow bass are being caught try looking for rocks and wood and use small baits.

West Okoboji Lake

The canals seem to be where the most action is taking place with bluegills and largemouth bass gaining the most attention but many of the fish are small. Northern Pike – Fair: Find weed beds and you have found the pike try using spoons or most anything resembling a minnow and don’t forget the steel leader. Bluegill – Good: Action is picking up in the main lake around docks but there are still a good number of fish in the canals. Try using small jigs coupled with light line and a small bobber. Smallmouth Bass – Slow: A few smallies have been caught off rock piles but with the clear water most fish are spooky. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Fish are still in the canals but there are a few being caught in the bays around the weed beds. Walleye – Fair: A few fish were caught trolling crankbaits and live bait rigs with crawlers and leaches.

Lost Island Lake

Walleye – Fair: Fishing is picking up as the water has reached the mid 60s. Try drifting live bait either on a jig or a live bait rig. A few good sized yellow bass may also be picked up with these methods. Yellow Bass – Good: There are some good sized yellow bass in the lake and they can be caught using crappie sized baits. Try using twister tails, crappie tubes, and live bait to catch a batch of these tasty fish.

A reminder to bow fishermen please dispose of your fish properly and it is unlawful to sell fish. For more information on fishing in northwest Iowa, call the Spirit Lake fish hatchery at 712-336-1840.


Village Panthers Successful at Iowa Special Olympics State Competition

Members of the Village Panthers Special Olympics program had the opportunity to compete at the Iowa Special Olympics Summer Games competition held the weekend of May 18 at Iowa State University in Ames. Members of the Village Panthers competed in both individual and group events consisting of Soccer Skills, Track & Field and Bocce Ball. To qualify for the state competition individuals and teams had to qualify based on their placement during the state qualifying event held in Sioux Center on April 21, 2012.

 The following individuals placed in the Soccer Skills competition:

1st Place – Darcy Espey & Brad Friedland

2nd Place – Zach Arrick, Brian Post & Les Van Engen

3rd Place – Austin Buurman & Justin Groen

4th Place – Jill Smith, Matt Stoll & Chad Wassenaar

 Individuals competing in the Track & Field events achieved the following results:

30 Meter Straight Wheelchair Race – Eric Graves 2nd Place

30 Meter Slalom Wheelchair Race – Roger Vogel 2nd Place, Eric Graves 3rd Place & Meagan Bonestroo Participation Ribbon

100 Meter Dash – John List 6th Place

50 Meter Dash – Zach Arrick 1st Place, Keith Krumm 1st Place

Mini Turbo Javelin Throw – Stephanie Landhuis 1st Place & Bob Stewart 1st Place

Running Long Jump – Scott Wheeler 1st Place

Standing Long Jump – Mike Kramer 5th Place

Softball Throw – Abby Paulsen 1st Place & Austin Buurman 6th Place

Standing Long Jump – Abby Paulsen 1st Place

Shot Put – Mike Kramer 4th Place

This is the first year Village Northwest participated in Bocce Ball and consisted of the following team members: Abby Paulsen, Bob Stewart, Matt Kramer, Mike Kramer, and Scott Wheeler. They secured 3rd Place overall.

Village Panther Named Iowa Special Olympics Male Athlete of the Year

Keith Krumm of Sheldon and a resident of Village Northwest Unlimited has been named the Iowa Special Olympics Male Athlete of the Year for 2012.

Krumm received the award on Thursday, May 17 during the Iowa Special Olympics Summer Games Opening Ceremonies at the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University.

Krumm received the award based on his years of participation, passion for the games, respect for coaches and teammates and his enthusiastic personality. Krumm has participated in the Special Olympics program at Village Northwest Unlimited since July of 1976. Krumm participates in a number of Special Olympics events including: Track & Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball and Bolwing.

In the past, Krumm also participated in ice skating through the Village Special Olympics program. Krumm’s Special Olympics coach, Deb Middle, commenting about Krumm said, “Keith always takes pride in his team and their effort and encourages everyone to do their best. Keith is the heart of our program and his enthuism is contagious to his teammates and those watching him compete. We are proud of him and his accomplishments as an athlete”.

When asked what it means to him to be named the Iowa Special Olympics Male Athlete of the Year, Krumm said, “It’s good to have the award. It’s an honor. Thanks to my Coach Deb and to have my sisters here. Thanks again”. Krumm is the third Village Northwest Unlimited athlete to receive this honor. Past recipients from the Village have been Les Van Engen and Bob Stewart.