Latest Northwest Iowa Fishing Report 4/13/12

Big Spirit Lake

Walleye and musky season is closed.   Panfish are being caught off the North Grade and Templar Park. A few smallmouth bass along with white bass may be caught on rock piles in various parts of the lake.  Largemouth Bass – Slow: A few largemouths have moved to pre-spawn areas around the lake.

East Okoboji Lake

Walleye and musky season is closed. Bullhead – Fair: Try using worms on bottom.  Yellow Bass – Good: Many yellow bass are being caught try looking for rocks and wood and use small baits.

 Silver Lake (Dickinson)

White Bass – Fair: Try using baits that represent minnows such as Rapalas and twister tails.

 West Okoboji Lake

Walleye and musky season is closed.  Due to being the deepest lake in the chain the water is not warming up as fast as the other lakes but is still ahead of normal.  Panfish and largemouth bass are being caught in the canals as well as in some of the bays.  Both largemouth and smallmouth bass may be caught near docks and there outskirts a few white bass and northern pike may be picked up at the same time.

The warm spring has brought upon above average water temperatures for this time of year and the fish are responding accordingly.  Most if not all courtesy docks are in. For more information on fishing in northwest Iowa, call the Spirit Lake hatchery at 712-336-1840.


MOC-FV, Unity Top Teams at Sioux Center Track Meet

MOC-Floyd Valley and Unity Christian were the top girls and boys teams at the coed track meet held in Sioux Center Thursday. MOC-Floyd Valley girls earned 184 points outpacing second-place LeMars by 80.5 points. On the boys side, Unity took top honors with 152 points followed by host-team Sioux Center with 123.

Here are the team totals:

                              Female Team Scores
            Place School                                          Points
                1 Moc-Floyd Valley                   MOC             184
                2 LeMars                             LM              103.5
                3 Central Lyon                       CL               76
                4 Sibley-Ocheyedan                   SO               67
                5 Unity Christian                    UC               56.5
                6 Sioux Center                       SC               48
                7 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn            MMC              38.5
                8 Akron-Westfield                    AW               14.5

                               Male Team Scores
            Place School                                          Points
                1 Unity Christian                    UC              152
                2 Sioux Center                       SC              123
                3 Moc-Floyd Valley                   MOC              96
                4 Sibley-Ocheyedan                   SO               86
                5 Akron-Westfield                    AW               52
                6 Central Lyon                       CL               27
                7 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn            MMC              11
                8 West Sioux                         WS                3


Complete individual results can be found here: Sioux Center Meet Results

Sheldon Girls Top Siouxland Conference Golf Meet

Results of the Girls Siouxland Conference Golf Meet at Sheldon:

Team Results

1 – Sheldon – 199 (tie breaker determined by the fifth golfers score)

2 – MOC-FV – 199

3 – Sioux Center – 206

4 – Okoboji – 211

5 – Boyden-Hull – 213

6 – Sibley-Ocheyedan – 219

7 – Central Lyon – 229

8 – Rock Valley – 232

George-Little Rock and West Lyon had incomplete teams.



1 – Alex Mankle – Okoboji – 41

2 – Carrie Wahlstrom – Sheldon – 42

3 – Bri Van Ravenswaay – MOC-FV – 47 (determined by handicap hole)

4 – Callie Van Holland – Boyden-Hull – 47

5 – Kiley Wermersen – Okoboji – 49 (determined by handicap hole)

6 – Kalee DenHerder – Sioux Center – 49


Sheldon Orab Kellie Goedken Signs With USF

Sheldon senior Kellie Goedken signed a letter of intent Thursday to continue her volleyball career at the University of Sioux Falls.

Goedken helped lead the Orab volleyball program to a pair of State Tournament appearances over a three year period in 2009 and 2011. In 2009 the Orabs finished second in Class 2A. While her memories as an Orab will always include the State trips they also involve her team mates.

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This past season the Orabs won the Siouxland conference for the third consecutive season. Sheldon finished with a number seven ranking in the final Class 2A poll with an overall record of 36-4.

Individually Goedken has been a first team All Conference performer the past three seasons. The Orab senior was named to the Class 2A All State First Team in 2011 and the Second Team in 2010.

During her senior season Goedken totaled 398 kills averaging 3.94 per set. At the serve line she was successful on 301 of 310 serve attempts with 27 ace serves and a .971 serve efficiency.

Defensively Kellie totaled 143 blocks including 57 solos with 86 block assists.

We asked Orab head volleyball coach Michelle Hoogers what Kelli brings to the court.

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We also asked Kellie what drew her to the USF volleyball program.

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Kellie is the daughter of Glen and Kathy Goedken of Sheldon. She plans to major in biology at the University of Sioux Falls.

Sports Schedule For Friday 4/13/12

Sports schedule for Friday 4/13/12
Boys Track

Sheldon, Algona, Armstrong Ringsted, Garrigan, Clay Central Everly, Emmetsburg, North Iowa, North Sentral Kossuth, Okoboji, Ruthven Ayrshire, Sioux Central and Storm Lake at Estherville Lincoln Central   Has been postponed

Girls Track

Sheldon, Clay Central Everly, Emmetsburg, E-LC, Forest Ridge, HMS, Okoboji, Sioux Central, South O’Brien, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake and West Bend Mallard at Spencer

Girls Golf

MOC Floyd Valley at Spencer

Coed Golf

South O’Brien at Gehlen

Dordt Loses Extra-Inning Baseball Game To Peru State

The Dordt College baseball team lost a ten-inning, non-conference 6-5 decision to Peru State in Peru, Nebraska on Wednesday, April 11. The game was scheduled to go nine innings.

Mark Nyhoff took the loss for the Defenders after pitching the final two and a third innings, allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts. Brad Trimm pitched two scoreless innings in relief and Jeremy Engbers and Josh Van Kekerix each had a single no-hit relief inning.

Dordt was out hit 9-6 with Dustin Brisel going 3-5 with three runs batted in on a double and two singles. Fraley scored twice and had two runs batted in and walked three times.

Peru State’s Derek Voigt got the win with two innings of relief and allowed a run on two hits. Peru State issued 12 walks to Dordt batters.

Dordt is 10-20 and returns to conference play on Friday hosting Nebraska Wesleyan and is scheduled to host Concordia on Saturday.