Okoboji Take Siouxland Boys Golf Meet From Sibley-Ocheyedan By One Stroke

Sioux Center, Iowa — The Okoboji Pioneers took top honors by one stroke over the Sibley-Ocheyedan Generals Thursday afternoon at the Siouxland Conference Boys Golf Meet held at the Ridge in Sioux Center.

Team Scores:

Okoboji                                151

Sibley Ocheyedan           152

MOC-FV                               159

Rock Valley                        160

West Lyon                           162

Boyden Hull                       164

Sioux Center                      166

Sheldon                               177         Won tie breaker on 5th score

Central Lyon                      177

GLR                                        No Score


Sheldon Scores:


Garrett Lang                       42

Trevor Fiddelke                44

Benjamin Lichty               45

Peter Fonkert                    46

Brennan Vote                    52

MOC-FV Takes Team Title At Girls Siouxland Golf Meet

Hull, Iowa — The MOC – Floyd Valley Dutch were the top team in the Siouxland Conference Girls Golf Meet held at Rolling Hills Country Club in Hull Thursday.

Here are the team scores:

Team Results:

1 – MOC-FV – 180

2 – Sheldon – 190

3 – Sibley-Ocheyedan – 197 (based on 5th golfer)

4 – Rock Valley – 197

5 – Sioux Center – 200

6 – Boyden-Hull – 202

7 – Okoboji – 209

8 – Central Lyon – 215

9 – West Lyon – 233

George-Little Rock did not have a complete team.



1 – Kalyn Root – MOC-FV – 40

2 – Ashley Vonk – Rock Valley – 41

3 – Jurnea Harberts – Sibley­ – Ocheyedan – 42

4 – Lindsey Nilles – Sheldon – 44

5 – Callie Van Holland – Boyden-Hull – 45

6 – Carol Kooiker – Sioux Center – 45


Sheldon Cards:

1 – Lindsey Nilles – 44

2 – Erin Abele – 48

3 – Carrie Wahlstrom – 49

4 – Rachel Abele – 49

5 – Jenna Kruger – 50

6 – Katherine Bomgaars – 50

Northwestern Men & Women Both Win At GPAC Tournaments

Lincoln, Nebraska — The Northwestern Red Raider baseball team won both of their games at the GPAC Conference Tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska yesterday.  In the first game, the Raiders downed Dakota Wesleyan 7-3.  Ryan Brasser got the win for Northwestern, pitching 5-1/3 innings.  Chase Rozeboom came on in relief, pitching the rest of the way for the save.  For Dakota Wesleyean, Ethan Opsahl was tagged with the loss, pitching 6 innings before being pulled in favor of Josh Wagner.

In their second game, the Raiders outlasted Doane by a final score of 2-1.  Mike Zoellner went the distance on the mound for Northwestern, picking up the win, while Tim Carlson took the loss for Doane.

After Thursday’s action, Northwestern now stands at 29-21 for the season, and will face Mount Marty in a 9:00 a.m. tournament game Friday morning.

Meanwhile, the Red Raider women won both of their Thursday games at the GPAC Softball Tournament in Hastings, Nebraska.

In the first game, Keely Bracelin pitched an entire game 6-3 win over Hastings College.

In their second game of the day, the Raiders picked up 11 runs on 12 hits to defeat Morningside by a final score of 11-3.  Katie VandeVoort and Keely Bracelin combined to pick up the win for Northwestern.  Emma Remy and Jordan Johnson combined to take the loss for Morningside.

After Thursday’s games, Northwestern now stands at 34-12 on the year.  Next outing for Northwestern will come at noon Friday, when they face Midland Lutheran in the GPAC Conference Softball Tournament.

Dordt Eliminated From GPAC Softball Tournament

A seventh inning homerun broke a 3-3 deadlock and eliminated the Dordt College Defender softball team from the Great Plains Athletic Conference softball tournament in Hastings, Nebraska on Thursday, May 3.

Dordt tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with back to back homeruns by Bethany Dykstra and Ashton Beaird. Dordt’s other run came in the second when Kim Buyert, running for Megan Huizenga, scored on an error by Midland with two outs in the inning.

Brittany Kooiker pitched the first four-plus innings and gave up six hits, three runs–one of them earned, walked one and struck out one. Kacy Oberfoell went the final three innings and allowed one run on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts, in taking the loss.

Dordt finishes the year with a 20-24 record while Midland advances to play Northwestern in an elimination game tomorrow at noon. Dordt and Midland were part of a four way tie for fifth place in the final GPAC standings at 10-10 in league play.

Sports Schedule For Friday 5/4/12

Coed Track

Alta Aurelia, Cherokee, Clay Central Everly, HMS, Newell Fonda, Sioux Central and Unity at South O’Brien

Coed Golf

West Sioux and Spalding at HMS

Village Northwest Panthers Softball Team Going to The Nationals

Special Olympics Athletes were recognized Thursday afternoon at Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon. A total of 38 athletes participated in the recent games in Sioux Center. Of that group of 38 a total of 8 were first time participants.

27 members of the Village Northwest Unlimited contingent qualified for the State Special Olympic Summer Games coming up in Ames. There will be 10 competing in soccer skills, 5 in Bocce Ball and another 12 in the Track and Field competition.

Deb Middle with the Village told KIWA Sports that the group bound for State follows the true spirit of the games.

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Also Thursday afternoon it was announced that the Panthers Softball Team has been selected to compete in the Special Olympics National Tournament in Oklahoma City September 21st through the 23. Middle explained how the Panthers were selected for the honor.

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The Panthers will be the only team representing Iowa at the nationals. Middle runs down the rest of the tournament field.

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Thursday afternoon the news was still sinking in.

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Practice for the nationals will start in a couple of weeks. The Panthers are coached by Deb Middle assisted by Sara Wolthuizen. Staff assistants include Mindy Liechti and Michelle Holtrop.

The team roster includes Scott Wheeler, Mike and Matt Kramer, Cody Meendering, Bob Stewart, John List, Stephanie Landhuis, Matt Petersen, Charles White, Zach Arrick, Abby Paulsen and Keith Krumm.

Also at Thursday’s announcement the Sheldon Noon Kiwanis presented the team with a check in the amount of $1,500 dollars to help with their expenses.