Kevin Steiger to Join Dordt Cross Country And Track Programs

PrintKevin Steiger, a senior at Western Christian High School, has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the cross country and track programs.

Steiger has a personal best of 17:17 on a 5,000-meter cross-country course. In track and field he has bests of 2:14 in the 800; 4:54 in the 1,600 and 10:48 in the 3,200. Steiger was a part of a state qualifying cross-country team as a senior.



Kevin is the son of Peter and Jennifer Steiger of Hull.

Sheldon Swept by Sioux Center

basketballSioux Center swept the Sheldon basketball teams at Orab Gym Tuesday night. The girl’s final was 47-36 and the boy’s final 51-50.

In the girls game the Orabs led 11-8 and carried a 19-17 lead into halftime. The Warriors pulled in front 30-27 and took control in the fourth quarter to post the win 47-36.

Sioux Center had two players in double figures with Jillian Estes hitting for 12 points and Carrigan Cleveringa adding 10 more.

Sheldon was led by Audrey Gustafson and Krista Bousema who hit for 8 points each. With the win Sioux Center improves to 11-5 in the conference and 13-6 for the season while Sheldon moves to 5-11 in the Siouxland and 5-14 for the season.



In the boy’s game a late three-pointer by Torin Huisman was the difference as Sioux Center came back to win 51-50. The Warriors got off to a 12-0 start and led 17-9 at the end of the first quarter. Sheldon would close to within 24-23 at halftime and took a 37-34 third quarter lead. Sioux Center would outscore Sheldon 17-13 in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Sioux Center got their 10th conference win against 5 losses and is 12-6 on the season. For the Orabs it’s just their second loss of the season with both coming in conference play. The Orab record stands at 13-2 for the conference and 17-2 for the season. Sheldon saw a seven game winning streak come to a close.

Up next for the Orabs will be a home doubleheader against West Lyon on Friday night.


High School Basketball From Tuesday, January 29th

The Sheldon Orab boys suffered their second loss of the season Tuesday night, dropping a Siouxland Conference contest 51-50 to the Sioux Center Warriors.  Sioux Center also took the girls contest by a 47-36 final.  In other action around the area Tuesday night………..



Sioux Center 47, Sheldon 36

Central Lyon 52, Sibley-Ocheyedan 38

Okoboji 60, Boyden-Hull 37

MOC-Floyd Valley 64, Rock Valley 36

George-Little Rock 67, West Lyon 45

South O’Brien 50, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 26

Gehlen 50, Spalding 20

Unity Christian 40, Sioux Falls Christian 36

Western Christian 66, Emmetsburg 28



Sioux Center 51, Sheldon 50

Central Lyon 54, Sibley-Ocheyedan 33

Boyden-Hull 66, Okoboji 34

MOC-Floyd Valley 93, Rock Valley 51

West Lyon 69, George-Little Rock 48

South O’Brien 64, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 51

Gehlen 77, Spalding 46

Sioux Falls Christian 74, Unity Christian 60

Western Christian 69, Emmetsburg 41

Joseph Tolsma to Run Track at Northwestern

Northwesstern logoJoseph Tolsma of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his track and field and cross country careers at Northwestern College next year.

Tolsma is a 5’11” distance runner who earned multiple letters for the MOC-Floyd Valley track and cross country teams. Tolsma is a two-time all-conference selection and boasts personal bests of 2:08 in the 800m, 5:00 in the mile and 16:55 in the 5K. An academic all-state selection, Tolsma plans to major in biology and chemistry at Northwestern College. He is the son of Jeff and Sara.

“Joe will be a great fit for our men’s distance crew,” commented head coach Scott Bahrke. “He is a hard worker who is only going to get faster and stronger in his races at the college level. Joe is an outstanding student and has high goals both academically and athletically. We are excited to have him on our team.”

Rachel Reints to Play Softball at Northwestern

Northwesstern logoRachel Reints of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Northwestern next fall.

Reints has lettered two years for the MOC-Floyd Valley High School softball team heading into her final season in 2013. The 5’8” first baseman and designated hitter hit .368 with five doubles and three home runs in leading the Dutch to a 23-6 overall record. Reints scored 17 runs and totaled 26 RBIs, leading the Dutch to the class 3A sub-state final. She plans to major in nursing at Northwestern College and is the daughter of Robert and Pam.

“We are pleased that Rachel has decided to be a part of our softball program,” commented head coach Chris Nachtigall. “Rachel is a great athlete and a great person that will make a great addition to our campus. She will add good depth to our infield.”


Dallas Ennema Earns INS Player of The Week Honors in Class 2A

Orab-LogoSheldon Orab senior Dallas Ennema has earned Class 2A INS Boy’s Basketball Player of the Week Honors for this past week.

Dallas averaged more than 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists in three wins. Ennema scored 23 points, hauled down 14 rebounds and added five assists in a victory over Rock Valley. He also scored 27 points, including nine of 13 shooting, in a win over MOC-Floyd Valley.

On Saturday Ennema hit a game winning three as Sheldon downed Sergeant Bluff Luton 63-61. Dallas also dished out 8 assists and pulled down 6 rebounds.

The Orabs are at 13-1 in the Siouxland Conference, 17-1 for the season and ranked number four in the latest Radio Iowa 2A Poll.