Sports Schedule For Thursday, April 12

Girls Golf

Siouxland Conference meet at Sheldon

Spirit Lake, Cherokee and Western at Rolling Hills

Boys Golf

Siouxland Conference meet at West Lyon

Western and Spirit Lake at Cherokee

Coed Golf

Remsen Union at Spalding

MMC at Akron Westfield

Unity at South O’Brien

Hinton at Remsen St Mary’s

Coed Track

Akron Westfield, Central Lyon, LeMars, MMC, MOC Floyd Valley, Sibley Ocheyedan and Unity at Sioux Center

Girls Soccer

MOC Floyd Valley at West Sioux

Western at Unity

Boys Soccer

West Sioux at MOC Floyd Valley

Unity at Western



Two Area Basketball Standouts To Play At Northwestern

Bryce Moss

Bryce Moss of Hull and Keegan Mulder of Orange City have  signed letters of intent to continue their  basketball careers at Northwestern College next year.

Moss is a 6’5” forward who lettered two years for the Boyden-Hull High School basketball team. Moss earned first team all-state honors after leading the Comets in scoring, averaging 15.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He shot over 64% from the field and led his team to the class 1A state championship with a 26-2 overall record. Moss was a member of the all-tournament team and a two-time first team all-conference selection. He plans to major in business at Northwestern and is the son of Lynden and Deb.

“We are excited to have Bryce join us at Northwestern,” commented head coach Kris Korver. “Bryce is a proven winner, demonstrating this on both the football field and on the basketball floor. He is long, athletic and has been very well coached. We look forward to seeing Bryce work hard to improve and continue to develop his game over the next four years.”

Keegan Mulder

Keegan Mulder of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Northwestern College next year.

Mulder is a 6’0” point guard who lettered three years for the MOC-Floyd Valley basketball team. Mulder averaged 13.5 points and 4.5 assists per game in leading the Dutch to a 25-1 overall record and a state tournament berth. Mulder led the state of Iowa with 89 three-pointers and shot 49% from beyond the arc, earning third team all-state and first team all-conference honors as a senior. An honor roll student, Mulder is a member of the National Honor Society and is the son of Brian and Denise.

“Keegan had an excellent high school career, helping his team to two state tournament appearances,” commented head basketball coach Kris Korver. “Keegan is a character guy, a leader and a hard worker. He has the ability to stretch the defense with his shooting and he is fundamentally sound. We look forward to having Keegan join us here at Northwestern.”

Central Lyon Track Invite Results

Central Lyon was the host school for a coed track invite held Tuesday. In girls action, Western was the top team with 148 points, followed by Sheldon with 101.5 and host school Central Lyon was the third place team with 79.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (64), George-Little Rock (49), Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (46) and West Lyon (31.5) rounded out the scoring.

Top finishes for Sheldon included a first place finish for the shuttle hurdle relay team with a time of 1:09.58. Team members included Caitlin Cain, Paige Van Wyk, Cally Hatting and Crystal Rodger. Second went to Central Lyon with a time of 1:11.59. The 4 by 100 relay went to Western Christian in a time of 52.19. Sheldon was second at 54.42. Team members include Michelle Fischer, Allorie Feekes, Caitlin Cain, Allegra St. Clair. The 4 by 200 went to Western Christian in a time of 1:49.34. Sheldon was second in a time of 1:55.44. Team members include  Michelle Fischer, Paige Van Wyk, Crystal Rodger, Allgera St. Clair.

in the 400 meter hurdles Kim Kroeze of Western posted a time of 1:06.12 followed by Paige Van Wyk of the Orabs in 1:09.39.

In the field events Kelsy Meyer of Western won the shot put with a distance of 33 feet followed by the Orabs Autumn Wahl with a toss of 30′ 3″. The long jump was won by Jessica Hilbrands of George Little Rock with a distance of 17 feet 7 and a half inches. Kati Kneifel of Sheldon was second with a distance of 15 feet. The high jump went to Lexi Ackerman of Central Lyon who went 5 feet. The  Orabs Marti Vogel was second at 4-10.


Western got the team sweep rolling up a team total 128 in the boys competition. Sheldon was second at 98 followed by Sioux Center at 86, Boyden Hull Rock Valley at 85 and West Lyon at 73 to round out the top five. George Little Rock was 6th at 56 followed by Central Lyon at 21 and Hartley Melvin Sanborn with 10 points.

Top finishes for Sheldon included a first place finish for Chris Balster in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet 9 inches. Ethan Erickson of West Lyon was next at 20-3.  The high jump went to Jordan Folkerts of Western who went 6-3.  Dallas Ennema of Sheldon was second at 6-2. in the shot put Terron Geerdes George Little Rock had a toss of 44-3. Mitchell McDonald of Sheldon was second at 42-11.

Sam Van Ginkel of Western won the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 15.56  followed by Cody Hatting of the Orabs in 15.91. Hatting was second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.17. The event was won by Kyle Standley of West Lyon who finished in 59.22.

Click here for complete Central Lyon track meet results

Northwestern Sweeps Dordt In Softball Doubleheader

A pair of three run innings in the first two frames vaulted the Northwestern Red Raiders to an 8-2 victory over Dordt College in game one of their softball doubleheader in Sioux Center on Tuesday night, April 10.

Northwestern outhit Dordt College 11-7 en route to a 5-0 win in game two of their doubleheader.

Northwestern is 21-10 overall and 7-1 in the GPAC. Northwestern continues its road trip this weekend, playing GPAC doubleheaders against Midland (Friday) and Doane (Saturday). Dordt is 16-16 overall and 6-4 in the league. Dordt’s next action is Saturday when they travel to Fremont, Nebraska to face Midland.

Water Quality Monitoring Buoys Placed in 16 Iowa Lakes

 Iowa State University has begun installing water quality monitoring equipment in 16 Iowa lakes to collect data during the 2012 ice-free season that will help identify what factors lead up to harmful algal blooms, which is a major water quality impairment for Iowa lakes.

The study is being conducted in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Hazard buoys mark the location of the equipment, which is beneath the water surface and officials are asking the public to not disturb the buoys.

The following lakes will be part of the monitoring study.

Arrowhead Lake, Sac

Badger Lake, Webster

Beeds Lake, Franklin

Big Spirit Lake, Dickinson

Black Hawk Lake, Sac

Center Lake, Dickinson

East Lake, Clarke

Five Island Lake, Palo Alto

George Wyth Lake, Black Hawk

Lake Keomah, Mahaska

Lake Orient, Adair

Lower Gar Lake, Dickinson

Rock Creek Lake, Jasper

Silver Lake, Palo Alto

Silver Lake, Dickinson

Springbrook Lake, Guthrie


Spring Turkey Hunting 101

The Turkey season is JUST around the corner. Make sure you send us photos of your hunt to post on to the Trophy Case page of our website!

Here is the information you need to know regarding Turkey season.


Season 1: April 16-19

Season 2: April 20-24

Season 3: April 25-May 1

Season 4: May 2-20

Resident Archery-only Licenses: April 16-May 20


Hunters may have up to two spring turkey licenses, of which, one must be Season 4.

Bag Limit

One bearded or male wild turkey for each valid license and transportation tag issued to the hunter.
Shooting Hours

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Safety Tips

Spring foliage is well ahead of schedule. It will be more difficult to identify or see turkeys and other hunters. Be 100 percent certain of the target before pulling the trigger. Never shoot at sound or movement; assume that every sound is made by another hunter. Once you pull the trigger, you can never take that shot back.

Never stalk a turkey. The chances of getting close enough for a shot are slim, but the chances of becoming involved in an incident are increased.

Never assume you are alone in the woods – even if you are the only one with permission to hunt. The spring woods are filled with mushroom hunters, hikers, and bird watchers.

Keep the firearm unloaded until setup in the field and ready to hunt. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction and finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

Wear blaze orange to and from the hunting location to increase visibility. If a turkey is harvested, make sure it is secured in a bag with no parts visible that could cause other hunters to mistake you for game.

Plan your hunt, hunt your plan. Make sure to let someone know where you will be hunting and when you plan to return. We want everyone to have a fun and successful spring turkey season and most of all return home safely at the end of the hunt.