Sectional Boys Golf Results From Friday 5/11/12

Iowa boy’s tournament golf got underway Friday with the sectional round across the state. Area 2A golfers competed at a sectional at Landsmeer hosted by Unity Christian. Individual qualifiers included medalist  Shaan Desai of South O’Brien, Paullina at 75, medalist Runner-up Austen Gonnerman of Western Christian at 78. Other qualifiers included Nate Struve of South O’Brien at 79 and Joel Groeneweg of Unity Christian who carded an 82.

Teams moving on to districts include South O’Brien  at 326, Unity Christian, at 334 and Western Christian who posted a team total 345.  the District competition will be Friday May 18th at Lake Creek in Storm Lake.


Area Class 1A golfers were at sectional play at LeMars and Harris Lake Park.  Individual qualifiers from the sectional at LeMars included medalist Luke Keeble ofRockValleywho shot a 76. Medalist Runner-up was Zach Bliek ofRockValleyat 77. Also moving on to the district round were Derek Bretey of Gehlen Catholic who shot a 79 and Chet Utesch of Akron-Westfield who carded an 80.

Qualifying teams from the sectional at LeMars were Rock Valley at 318, Gehlen Catholic at 336 and Akron Westfield with a team total 349.


Individual qualifiers from the sectional at Harris-Lake Park included medalist Eli Marlow of Algona Garrigan who carded a 78. Medalist Runner-up was Ryan Gembler ofHarris-LakeParkat 78 along with team mate Nathan Kyle at 83. Also moving on was Luke DeJong ofCentral Lyonwith an 84.

Qualifying teams from the sectional at Harris-Lake Park included Algona Garrigan, Algona at 340, Harris-Lake Park at 347 and Graettinger-Terril with a team total 363. District competition in Class 1A for area golfers will be on Thursday the 17th at the Spencer Golf and Country Club.


Class 3A golfers competed at Spencer. Individual qualifiers from the sectional at Spencer included medalist Ryan Gutz of Storm Lake with a 74. Medalist Runner-up was Jaxon Heinz of Humboldt with a 76. Also moving on were John Bral of Storm Lake with a 77 and Mitch McDonough of MOC-Floyd Valley who carded an 80.


Qualifying teams from the sectional at Spencer included Humboldt with a team total 326 and Storm Lake at 328. District competition will be Friday May 18th at the Carroll Country Club.

Area Class 1A State Track and Field Qualifying Held at West Sioux Thursday 5/12/12

LeMars Gehlen and West Lyon won team titles at the Class 1A state track and field qualifier at West Sioux Thursday.


Girls team totals

1 Gehlen 118

2 Central Lyon 98

3 HMS 84

4 Sibley Ocheyedan 82

5 MMC 67

6 West Lyon 66

7 G-LR 62

8 Remsen Union 52

9 Remsen St Marys 50

10 West Sioux 15

11 Spalding 14

12 Trinity Christian 8


Boys team totals 

1 West Lyon 155

2 South O’Brien 138

3 Sibley Ocheyedan 87

4 Gehlen 76

5 G-LR 63

6 Central Lyon 40

7 Remsen Union 28

8 Trinity Christian 23

HMS 23

10 Spalding 17

MMC 17

12 West Sioux 14

13 Remsen St Marys 12


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Class 2A Track and Field Results From 5/11/12

Team titles went to Western and Unity Christian Thursday at the Class 2A state track and field qualifier held at Sioux Center. The Sheldon Orabs qualified three athletes for the boy’s state meet. Hunter McDonald and Chris Balster finished one and two in the long jump while Mitch McDonald qualified in the shot put.

Sheldon girls qualifiers included the shuttle hurdle relay team of Caitlin Cain, Allorie Feekes, Calley Hatting and Paige Van Wyk. the 4 by 200 team also qualified. Team members include Michelle Fischer, Paige Van Wyk, Crystal Rodger and Allegra St. Clair. Van Wyk will also compete in the 400 meter hurdles.

Girls team totals

1. Western 126

2. Sioux Central 94.5

3. Unity 79.5

4. E-LC 76

5. Boyden Hull Rock Valley 66.5

6. Sheldon 64.5

7. Sioux Center 51

8. Okoboji 48

9. South O’Brien

10. Cherokee

11. NSK/AR

12. Emmetsburg 20


Boys team totals

1. Unity 115

2. Okoboji 99

3. Alta Aurelia  71`

4. Western 69

5. Sioux Center 65

6. Sheldon 60.5

7. Sioux Central 52

8. Boyden Hull Rock Valley 49

9. Cherokee 46

10. E-LC 38

11. Emmetsburg 29

12. NSK/AR


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Latest Northwest Iowa Fishing Report Out 5/10/12

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Walleye fishing is continuing to pick up.  Crappie – Fair: Fish the marina for crappie.  Walleye – Good: Evening fishing has been the best.  Anglers have been picking up walleye near the inlet, from the east shore, and in the marina.  Fishing a live chub or minnow on the bottom has been working the best.  Anglers from shore have been doing better than boat anglers. 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

Musky season is closed. A few panfish are being caught in Templar Park and the North Grade.   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 for walleye around 10 feet of water. 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 have 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.  Walleye – Fair: The opener was good with a fair number of limits coming in both Saturday and Sunday.  Leaches and night crawlers seemed to be the choice bait by most fishermen with minnows bringing some success as well.  Trolling crankbaits in the 10-20 feet range has been another good tactic.


Center Lake

We have received no information regarding fishing on this water body this week.  White Bass – No Report: The water is warming and the white bass are moving into the shallows to spawn.  Try fishing with minnow baits along the shorelines.


East Okoboji Lake

Musky season is closed.  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.


Silver Lake (Dickinson)

We have received no information regarding fishing on this water body this week.  Bullhead – No Report: A healthy population of large bullheads inhabits the lake and with an abundance of public access they should be easy to target.  White Bass – No Report: These strong fighting fish can be a lot of fun to catch and they can usually be caught on baits resembling minnows such twister tails and stick baits, top water baits can also be effective.


West Okoboji Lake

Musky season is closed.  The canals seem to be where the most action is with bluegills and largemouth bass gaining the most attention but many of the fish are small.  Smallmouth Bass – Slow: A few smallies have been caught off rock piles but with the clear water most fish are spooky.  Walleye – Fair: A few fish were caught trolling crankbaits as well as live bait rigs with crawlers and leaches.


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.



State Boys Golf Qualifying Begins Friday May 11th

Its Iowa boy’s sectional golf today across the state as individuals and teams begin to work their way to the State Golf Tournament.

In Class 2A Sheldon golfers will be at Landsmeer for a sectional hosted by Unity Christian. The field includes Sheldon, Maple Valley Anthon Oto, Ridge View,SiouxCenter, South O’Brien,West Lyon, Western Christian and host team Unity.

Qualifiers advance to the District at Lake Creek Country Club in Storm Lake on Friday May 18th


In Class 1A area golfers will be at the Willow Creek Sectional hosted by LeMars Gehlen. The field includes Akron Westfield, Boyden Hull, Gehlen, MMC, Remsen Union,Rock Valley, Spalding, Remsen St Mary’s and West Sioux. G-LR, Harris Lake Park and HMS will be at the District hosted by Harris Lake Park.

Qualifiers advance to the District at Spencer Golf and Country Club on Thursday May 17th.


In Class 3A area golfers will be at the Spencer Country Club for a Sectional hosted by the Spencer Tigers. Also in the field will be Algona, E-LC, Humboldt, LeMars, MOC Floyd Valley, Spirit Lake and Storm Lake.

Qualifiers advance to the District at the Carroll Country Club on Friday May 18th.



Minnesota Senate Passes Viking Stadium Bill

The new stadium plan for the Minnesota Vikings was passed by the Minnesota State Senate on Thursday. The bill now goes to Governor Mark Dayton.

The Senate approved the $975 million project on a vote of 36-30.

Earlier this week the Minnesota House of Representatives approved a version of the proposal. Following a positive conference committee vote the amended plan passed the House in the early morning hours Thursday a vote of 71-60.

The revised proposal will add $50 million to the team’s cost, but the club’s ownership of brothers Zygi and Mark Wilf gave their approval to the increase cost for the team.

The new fixed-roof stadium would sit on the current site of the Metrodome, where the Vikings have played since 1982.

According to the original plan back in March, the Vikings were committed to contribute $427 million toward the up-front costs, but the increase will make that $477 million.

The city ofMinneapoliswill still commit $150 million and the state ofMinnesotawill now fund $348 million, instead of the original $398 million. The city’s portion  would come from redirecting a part of existing convention center taxes, while the state would expand charitable gaming to pay its portion.

Despite their lease expiring, the Vikings will play in the Metrodome this coming season even if construction on a new building starts, and would probably play just one season in TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota while the new stadium is being finished.