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.


Sharks at Lincoln Nebraska Saturday

The 1-0 Iowa Sharks travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to take on the 1-0 Capital City Crush this Saturday.

The local Iowa Sharks semi pro football team is  coming off an impressive defensive showing in a win last Saturday over the 2-0 Sioux Falls by a score of 13-6. The home opener at Sutherland   featured three blocked kicks by the Sharks.

The Crush is coming off a blowout victory over the Twin City Bulls out of Omaha, Nebraska by a score of 61-13.

The Sharks defense will have to be ready for the test of stopping what appears to be a potent Crush offense.


Siouxland Conference All Conference Golf Teams Named

The All Siouxland Conference Golf Teams have been announced. A trio of Sheldon Orabs are on the girl’s team this year they include Carrie Wahlstrom, Lindsey Nilles and Erin Able. They are joined by Alex Mankle and Kiley Wermersen of Okoboji. MOC Floyd Valley put Kalyn Root and Mallory Simmerlink on the first team. Sioux Center is represented by Kalee Den Herder and Carol Kooiker while Sibley Ocheyedan is represented by Jurnea Harberts.

Sibley Ocheyedan leads the boys All Siouxland Conference Golf Team with three players. They include Ty Hanna, Tristan Roetzel and Grant Juber. MOC Floyd Valley is represented by Ryan Christy and Mitch McDonough. Also named to the first team were James Halbur and Tyler Ohl of Okoboji. Rock Valley put Scott Westra and Luke Keble on the first team. Rounding out the first team is Brandon Snyder of West Lyon.

The girl’s team title went to MOC Floyd Valley this year by the narrowest of margins as they were two points better than Sheldon taking the title 83-81 when all the placing points were added up from all the conference meets this year.

MOC Floyd Valley made it a sweep of the team titles as the Dutch boys team outscored Sibley Ocheyedan 83-73 when all the points were totaled following all the conference meets this season.

Thursday is Qualifying Day For State Track and Field

It’s qualifying day today for the State Track and Field Meet. In Class 2A the Sheldon Orab boys and girls teams will be at Sioux Center. They’ll be joined by Alta Aurelia,Boyden Hull RockValley, Cherokee, Emmetsburg, E-LC, NSK/AR, Okoboji,SiouxCenter, Sioux Central, the South O’Brien girls team, Unity and Western Christian

In Class 1A area teams will gather at West Sioux. The field includes Central Lyon, Gehlen, G-LR, HMS, MMC, Remsen Union, Sibley Ocheyedan, the South O’Brien boy’s team, Spalding, Remsen St Mary’s, Trinity Christian,West Lyon and West Sioux.

In Class 3A area teams will qualify for state at Spirit Lake.  the field includes Algona, Heelan, LeMars, MOC Floyd Valley, Sergeant Bluff Luton, Spencer,Spirit Lake and Storm Lake.


MOC-Floyd Valley Boys Top Conference Golf Meet

The MOC-Floyd Valley Dutch took top honors at Tuesday’s Siouxland Conference Boys Golf Meet held at Emerald Hills at Okoboji.  The Dutch carded a team total of 160, four strokes ahead of 2nd place Rock Valley.

 Team Totals:

1 MOC-Floyd Valley              160

2 Rock Valley                          164

3 Okoboji                                  170

4 Sibley-Ocheyedan                170

5 West Lyon                            171

6 Sioux Center                        178

7 Boyden Hull                              184

8 Central Lyon                            189

9 Sheldon                                     198

GLR  No score


Sheldon Scores:

Tom Brown                         47

Peter Fonkert                       47

Garrett Lang                           52

Benjamin Lichty                           53

Trevor Fiddelke                     53

Brennan Vote                60



Final Conference Standings


1.MOC  Champions of Siouxland Conference 83

2. Sibley Ocheyedan   73

3. Okoboji  72

4. Rock Valley  68

5. West Lyon  51

6. Sioux Center  33

7. Boyden Hull  26

8. Sheldon/Central Lyon 22

10. GLR 0 (did not field complete team this season)


Sectionals Friday at Landsmeer in Orange City.