Orab Boys Win in Dramatic Fashion Against Sergeant Bluff Luton

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orab Basketball Teams hosted Sergeant Bluff Luton in a non conference doubleheader Saturday night. The Warriors won the girls contest 48-40 while the Orabs won a hard fought boys contest 63-61.

In the girls game Sergeant Bluff Luton opened up a 10-8 first quarter lead only to see Sheldon pull ahead 20-18 at halftime. At the end of the third the Warriors were back in front 29-27 and converted some key free throws down the stretch to hold off the Sheldon 48-40.

Amber Schubert scored a game high 20 points for the Warriors. Sheldon got a team high 17 from Krista Bousema with Abby Provost hitting for a dozen. With the win Sergeant Bluff Luton goes to 6-9 on the season with the Orabs standing at 5-13.

In the boys game it was a battle throughout as the Warriors opened a 17-8 first quarter lead. Sheldon found their stride towards the end of the half and pulled to within 31-26 at intermission. At the end of three Sheldon had built a 51-46 lead only to see Sergeant Bluff Luton take a 61-60 lead with the Orabs looking at a final length of the court possession with: 08 seconds left to play. With the final seconds ticking off the clock Dallas Ennema hit a three-pointer from the left corner to give Sheldon the win 63-61.

Ennema finished with a game high 20 points. James Gradert hit for 18 points with Nate Oostra adding 11. Sergeant Bluff Luton had three players in double figures led by Thomas Wisecup with 17, Nate Glisar with 16 and Kyle Ten Napel who hit for 13 on the night.

With the win Sheldon improves to 17-1 on the season while Sergeant Bluff Luton stands at 7-9. Up next for the Orabs will be a return to the Siouxland Conference on Tuesday as they play host to Sioux Center.

High School Basketball Scores From January 26th

Sheldon, Iowa — A 3-point bucket at the buzzer lifted the Sheldon Orab boys to a 63-61 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in non-conference basketball Saturday night at the O-rena.  The Sheldon girls lost to SB-L 48-40.  In other basketball action Saturday………….



Sergeant Bluff-Luton 48, Sheldon 40

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 49, Sibley-Ocheyedan 47

Central Lyon 68, Trinity Christian 35

Sioux City Heelan 70, Western Christian 68



Sheldon 63, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 61

Sibley-Ocheyedan 47, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 39

Central Lyon 56, Trinity Christian 48

Western Christian 72, Sioux City Heelan 66

Nighthawks Claim Siouxland Conference Tournament Wrestling Title

wrestling gearBoyden Hull Rock Valley claimed the team title at this years Siouxland Conference Wrestling Tournament hosted by Sioux Center Friday night. The Nighthawks totaled 248 team points followed by Sibley Ocheyedan at 163. Okoboji was third at 151 followed by West Lyon at 137 and MOC Floyd Valley at 134.5  to round out the top five. Central Lyon George Little Rock was next at 117 followed by Sioux Center at 110 and Sheldon South O’Brien at 76 team points.

Here are the individual top five at each weight class

106 — 1. Samuel Klarenbeek, BH/RV, 2. Brady Jones, Okoboji, 3. Treyton Virtue, CL-G-LR, 4. Brett Van Beek, SC, 5. Seth Zomermaand, Sioux Center

113 — 1. Cristian Lopez, SC, 2. Kyle Vierck, WL, 3. Tyler Rupp, MOC, 4. Wade Dimmitt, SO, 5. Devin Van Beek, BH/RV

120 –– 1. Efrain Anzua, MOC, 2.Maxwell Klarenbeek, BH/RV, 3. Ryan Bolster, 4. Ty Steenhoven, SC, 5. Tanner Robertson, CL-G-LR

126 — 1. Colby McIntire, CL-G-LR, 2. Kaleb Vanderpool, Okoboji, 3. James Dubbeldee, WL, 4. Alex Hash, BH/RV, 5. Josh Gorter, SSO

132 –– 1. Austin Gregg, BH/RV, 2. Zach Sauers, WL, 3. Noah Bouse, Okoboji, 4. Dustin Freeman, SSO, Josh Olvera, SC

138 — 1. Elijah Dahl, MOC, 2. Cole Hieronimus, SO, 3. Zack Konz, BH/RV, 4. Jon Mitchell, Okoboji, 5. Bodie Osborn, CL-G-LR

145 — 1. Tyler Reck, SO, 2. Taylor Cody, Okoboji, 3. Seth Hoogendoom, BH/RV, 4. Zach Fugitt, CL-G-LR, 5. Taeric Ezzell, WL

152 — 1. Dylon Von’t Hof, SC, 2. Hunter Berkenpas, BH/RV, 3. Jordan Hanna, Okoboji, 4. Tyler O’Connor, SO, 5. Brian Klein, SSO

160 –– 1. Ethan Achterhoff, MOC, 2. John VerMulm, BH/RV, 3. Darin Greenfield, SSO, 4. Ryan Clark, Okoboji, 5. Jed Van’t Hof, WL

170 — 1. Chris DeNoble, SO, 2. Mitchell Sandbulte, SC, 3. Alex Waagmeester, CL-G-LR, 4. Benjamin Kramer, WL, 5. Trevor Huss, MOC

182 –– 1. Dallas Rozeboom, BH/RV, 2. Dylan Brockshus, SO, 3. Justin Richarson, Okoboji, 4. Cody Doherty, WL, 5. Stefan Kinsinger, MOC

195 — 1. Ty Koldenhoven, BH/RV, 2. Travis Vander Streek, SL, 3. Jordan Schemmel, WL, 4. Jose Olvera, SO, 5. Brytton Kelleher, SSO

220 — 1. Bryce Kelleher, SSO, 2. Tyler Dolislager, BH/RV, 3. Nic Salinas, SO, 4. Alex Drilling, MOC, 5. Dustin Brown, WL

285 — 1. Gregory Palma, BH/RV, 2. Brody Koerselman, MOC, 3. Nolan Geerdes, CL-G-LR, 4. Houston Coleman, SO, 5. Brandon Marzano, Okoboji


Orabs Split Basketball Doubleheader at MOC Floyd Valley

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orab Basketball Teams split a Siouxland Conference Basketball double header at MOC Floyd Valley Friday night. The girl’s game went to the Lady Dutch 52-26 while the Orabs took the boy’s matchup 64-53.

In the girls game MOC Floyd Valley went up 19-5 in the first quarter and was up 31-8 at halftime as they stayed unbeaten in the conference at 15-0.

Alexis Conaway scored a game high 22 points. Rylee Yaw had 9 points on a trio of three-pointers. Sheldon was led by Janessa Holles with 5 points. Audrey Gustafson, Krista Bousema and Abby Provost added 4 points each.

With the win the Lady Dutch are 15-0 in the conference and 17-1 on the season. Sheldon moves to 5-10 in the Siouxland and 5-12 for the year.

In the boys game Sheldon took a 13-9 first quarter lead. With time running out in the second quarter a put back bucket by Justin Van Kalsbeek pulled the Dutch even at 25-25 going into halftime. At the end of the third quarter the Dutch were up 45-42. In the fourth quarter the Orabs were able to ride out the storm and regain the lead. With the Dutch forced to put Sheldon at the line the Orabs would go 9-of-13 in the quarter and pick up the win 64-53.

Sheldon got a game high 27 points from Dallas Ennema including 9 in the final quarter. Nate Oostra and Chris Balster hit for a dozen apeace with James Gradert adding 9 points.

MOC Floyd Valley was led by Van Kalsbeek with an 18 point night. Also in double figures was Trey Achterhoff with 10 points.

With the win Sheldon improves to 13-1 in the conference and 16-1 for the season. MOC Floyd Valley slips to 13-2 in the Siouxland and 14-3 on the year.

Up next for Sheldon will be a home doubleheader Saturday night with Sergeant Bluff Luton coming to Orab Gym.

High School Basketball Scores From Friday, January 25th

Orange City, Iowa — It was a basketball Friday night around northwest Iowa, with a full line-up of girl/boy dooubleheader match-ups.  In Sioux Land Conference play, the Sheldon Orab girls dropped a 52-26 contest to MOC-Floyd Valley in Orange City, while the Orab boys beat the Dutch 64-53.  Elsewhere around the area……..



MOC-Floyd Valley 52, Sheldon 26

Central Lyon 63, Boyden-Hull 39

Sioux Center 63, George-Little Rock 53

Okoboji 57, Rock Valley 48

Sibley-Ocheyedan 46, West Lyon 38

Akron-Westfield 43, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 24

South O’Brien 56, Spalding 34

Western Christian 86, Spirit Lake 47



Sheldon 64, MOC-Floyd Valley 53

Boyden-Hull 53, Central Lyon 43

Sioux Center 69, George-Little Rock 40

Rock Valley 74, Okoboji 58

West Lyon 68, Sibley-Ocheyedan 34

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 50, Akron-Westfield 29

South O’Brien 71, Spalding 41

Western Christian 60, Spirit Lake 35

Sports Schedule For Saturday January 26th


A lite Saturday basketball schedule features a get together of four ranked teams in Sioux City as Western Christian is hosted by Bishop Heelan.

Basketball Doubleheaders

Sergeant Bluff Luton at Sheldon

Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame for the girls at 6:05 for 6:15 opening tip with the boy’s game to follow. We’ll stream from the website at www.kiwaradio.com.



Sibley Ocheyedan at HMS

Trinity at Central Lyon

Western at Heelan