Area High School Softball & Baseball From Thursday

High School Softball

LeMars@ Sheldon – suspended after 1 1/2 innings

Estherville Lincoln Central 13, Forest City 7

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 8, South O’Brien 3

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 11, Sioux City, East 1

Spirit Lake 16, Harris-Lake Park 9


High School Baseball

Game 1 – Sergeant Bluff-Luton 10, Sioux City, East 5
Game 2 – Sioux City, East 7, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6

Sports Schedule For Friday 5/25/12

The Sheldon Orabs are on the road to Boyden Hull Rock Valley for a Friday Siouxland Conference Double Header. Other conference match ups feature Spencer at MOC Floyd Valley and Sioux Center at West Lyon. George Little Rock Central Lyon is at Okoboji for softball while George Little Rock is hosting Harris Lake Park in Baseball. Also on the baseball side Central Lyon is at Western Christian.



Sheldon at Boyden Hull Rock Valley

Spencer at MOC Floyd Valley

Harris Lake Park at G-LR

Sioux Center at West Lyon

Alta Aurelia at Okoboji

West Sioux at Remsen Union

MMC at Akron Westfield

Remsen St Mary’s at HMS

Spalding at South O’Brien

Central Lyon at Western


Sheldon at Boyden Hull Rock Valley

Sioux Center at West Lyon

Spencer at MOC Floyd Valley

G-LR at Okoboji

West Sioux at Remsen Union

MMC at Akron Westfield

Remsen St Mary’s at HMS

Spalding at South O’Brien

Hinton at Sioux City West

Western at Spirit Lake

Heavy Boat Traffic Expected for Memorial Day Holiday

Iowa’s peak boating season begins May 26 and with it comes a reminder about the change to .08 alcohol limit for boat operators that became law on July 1, 2011.

“Going boating with friends is a fun way to spend a day and just like car drivers, boat operators are responsible for their passengers’ safety and for other boaters on the water,” says Jeff Morrison, state conservation officer for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

“A designated boat operator who abstains from alcohol is what we recommend. Consuming even a little alcohol can have its intoxicating effects enhanced due to wind and wave action, the sun and glare off the water,” Morrison says.

“I am expecting it to be a really busy weekend on the water so operators will need to be on the lookout for other boaters in addition to driving their boat. Alcohol can reduce their reaction time and impair their ability to make sound judgments quickly.”

In 2011, 54 boat operators were cited for boating while intoxicated.

“We will have officers patrolling on the water all summer with additional patrols during weekends and holidays when boat traffic is highest,” he says.

Officers will also perform routine safety equipment inspections.

Morrison said boaters should slow their speeds with the expected heavy traffic, watch out for other boaters, go through their boat and trailer looking for problems before leaving the driveway and make sure their safety equipment is on board and in working order.

“We don’t want to send someone off the water to take care of an issue that was easily solvable in their driveway,” Morrison says.  Iowa has nearly 229,000 registered boats.

Safety Tips

• Don’t drink and boat

• Take a boating safety course

• Always wear a lifejacket – it can’t work if it’s not on

• Review boating laws

• Have patience and be courteous on the ramp and water

• Get a weather forecast before heading out

• Keep watch for other boaters, swimmers, skiers or objects in the water


Area High School Softball & Baseball From Wednesday, May 23rd

Here are the the local area scores from baseball and softball games played on Wednesday, May 23rd 2012. If you have any additional information to add to this story, you can e-mail the information to


Emmetsburg 12, West Hancock 4

Estherville Lincoln Central 15, Graettinger-Terril 5

George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 13, Sibley-Ocheyedan 3

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 12, Clay Central-Everly 1

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 8, South O’Brien 1

Sioux Center 8, Okoboji 4

Spalding Catholic 12, Unity Christian 2



Harris-Lake Park 4, Sibley-Ocheyedan 1 (Suspended game in 5th inning)

Hinton 5, West Sioux 5 (Suspended bottom 7th. To be completed June 18)

Remsen St. Mary’s 13, Akron-Westfield 6

Remsen-Union 6, LeMars Gehlen 0

South O’Brien 8, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 7

Western Christian 6, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 3 (Final – 6 innings)

Sports Schedule for Thursday 5/24/12

Four Siouxland Conference softball games are on the schedule for Thursday including LeMars at Sheldon. We’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 7:20 for a scheduled 7:30 start. Other conference match ups  feature Sibley Ocheyedan at Graettinger Terril, Sioux Center hosting West Sioux and Okoboji playing host to Algona.
Other Softball Match ups:

Spencer at MMC

HMS at South O’Brien

Spirit Lake at Harris Lake Park


LeMars at Central Lyon

West Lyon at Okoboji

West Sioux at Sioux Center

Clay Central Everly at HMS

Lawton Bronson at Hinton

MMC at Kingsley Pierson

Spirit Lake at Harris Lake Park


Excellent Fishing Expected to Continue Through Memorial Day Weekend

Iowa’s postcard spring weather continues to provide excellent fishing across the state and heading in to the Memorial Day weekend, one must have as part of any holiday plans is a fishing rod and bait.

“This spring has seen some of the best fishing over an extended period of time for different species at different lakes and streams and it just keeps going. It’s phenomenal,” said Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau.

Whether it’s crappies at Lake Rathbun, bluegills at Twelve Mile, walleyes at Spirit Lake, trout in northeast Iowa or bass in a farm pond, this spring has been one for the ages.

“The spawns have been like clockwork. When walleyes were done, the crappies came in, as the crappies are wrapping up here come the bluegills. Next up is bass and channel catfish. Anyone going camping or looking for something to do this weekend should bring their fishing pole and enjoy what we have going right now,” Larscheid said.

The unusually mild winter and early spring has moved the calendar up for fishing tactics. What normally works in June is working in May.

“We’ve seen catfish biting on cut bait and the scented baits a little earlier than normal. On our natural lakes, walleyes are taking leeches, which is usually more of a June technique. Water temperatures are more like June so anglers should fish like its June,” said Larscheid.

Adding a fish fry to the three day holiday weekend is a great way to head in to summer.