High School Basketball Scores From January 18th

basketballThe Sheldon Orab girls basketball team dropped a 62-57 overtime decision to Okoboji in Siouxland Conference play Friday night.  In the boys game at the O-rena, Sheldon thumped Okoboji 73-29.  In other action from around the KIWA listening area…………..


Okoboji 62, Sheldon 57 OT

Rock Valley 50, George-Little Rock 43

MOC-Floyd Valley 59, Sibley-Ocheyedan 20

Sioux Center 48, Boyden-Hull 27

Central Lyon 79, West Lyon 29

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 53, West Sioux 40

Unity Christian 48, Gehlen 36

South O’Brien 39, Akron-Westfield 15

Western Christian 75, Cherokee 35



Sheldon 73, Okoboji 29

Rock Valley 76, George-Little Rock 49

MOC-Floyd Valley 75, Sibley-Ocheyedan 31

Boyden-Hull 51, Sioux Center 49

West Lyon 50, Central Lyon 29

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 57, West Sioux 40

Gehlen 52, Unity Christian 41

South O’Brien 77, Akron-Westfield 30

Western Christian 76, Cherokee 35

Michael Den Herder to Continue Basketball Career at Dordt

PrintMichael Den Herder, a senior at Western Christian High School has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender basketball program.

Den Herder, a 6-4, 185 pound forward, is averaging 16.5 points per game for Western along with 4.9 rebounds, three assists and one steal per contest. As a junior he averaged 10.5 points, 2.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 4.7 rebounds.

Den Herder was a part of a Class 2A state title runner-up in 2011 and claimed academic all-state honors in football this fall and was an all-district honorable mention pick in football.

Michael is the son of Kirk and Diane Den Herder of Sioux Center, Iowa.

Michael Grady to Play Baseball at Dordt

PrintMichael Grady, a senior at Spalding Catholic High School has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender baseball program.

Grady, an outfielder and pitcher, was 7-0 on the mound last season with a 0.58 earned run average with 55 strikeouts in 60 innings of work.  He was a first-team all-district player in 2012 and was a first-team honoree by the Northwest Iowa Review.  Grady has played for Legion Post 662 and was a member of a state runner-up team.  Grady helped Spalding to a 2010 District Championship.

Michael is the son of Harvey and Barbara Grady of Granville, Iowa.  He plans to study engineering at Dordt College.

Ice Continues to Thicken on Area Lakes

DNR logoStorm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Fishing for walleye has been sporadic.  Anglers are spread out in search of fish.  A few white bass are being picked up while targeting walleye.  Ice is around 14 inches, but there was some open water near the north shore earlier in the week, likely from a pressure seam.  Water clarity is still poor.

Big Spirit Lake

Expect to find 12-14 inches of ice across most of the lake with travel by ATV the preferred means.  Be aware a few trucks have put tires through the ice the biggest area of concern is between MarbleBeach and Templar Point.  Northern Pike – Fair: Most pike are being caught by accident on walleye tackle but setting tip-ups with chubs around structure has been producing some results.  Bluegill – Slow: A few gills are being caught in Little Anglers Bay and off the grade.  Try small jigs and be very quite as they are spooky.  Yellow Perch – Slow: Look for perch off the ends of structure as well as in the main basin.  Moving around looking for active fish may be necessary to catch any numbers.  Wigglers, waxies, and minnow heads on either spoons or small jigs seem to be the go to lures.  Walleye – Slow: Action seems to be restricted to dawn and dusk without much of a pattern. Try spoons and jigging raps tipped with a minnow head.

West Okoboji Lake

There is currently 8-12 inches of ice. ATVs are driving on much of the lake. Be aware there were goose holes in a few areas so avoid discolored ice and when in doubt turn back or test the ice with a spud.  Northern Pike – Fair: Setting tip-ups in or near weeds is producing a few pike as well as setting them on drop offs.  Bluegill – Slow: Look for bluegills in the bays (Emerson and Millers seem to be the best) in or near standing weeds. Sight fishing has been the most popular method but a few choose to hole hop. Try small jigs tipped with wax worms or wigglers but don’t overlook some of the finesse plastics. Yellow Perch – Fair: Look for perch in 20 plus feet of water along drop-offs or on mudflats.  Try spoons tipped with live bait such as wigglers, wax worms, or minnow heads.

For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at 712-336-1840.




Orab Wrestlers Win Two on Senior Night at Sheldon

The Sheldon South O’Brien Wrestlers closed out the dual meet portion of the schedule in fine fashion Thursday night at Orab Gym as they played host to West Lyon and West Sioux.


Sheldon/South O`Brien (SSO) 59.0 West Lyon (WELY) 15.0
113: Jacob Prado, SSO, pinned Cody Severson, WELY, 0:16.

120: Austin De Smet, WELY, pinned Brendon Lyons, SSO, 1:11.

126: Josh Gorter, SSO, pinned Chris Kollis, WELY, 1:33.

132: Zach Sauers, WELY, dec. Dustin Freeman, SSO, 4-2.

138: Jack Beahler, SSO, pinned Jacob Standley, WELY, 1:07.

145: Gunnar Klinker, SSO, pinned Taeric Ezzell, WELY, 2:35.

152: Brian Klein, SSO, forf. .

160: Toby Maggert, SSO, tech. fall Jed Van`t Hof, WELY, 5:02 15-0.

170: Darin Greenfield, SSO, pinned Benjamin Kramer, WELY, 3:35.

182: Austin Rohrs, SSO, pinned Cody Doherty, WELY, 3:14.

195: Jordan Schemmel, WELY, pinned Brytton Kelleher, SSO, 1:34.

220: Bryce Kelleher, SSO, pinned Dustin Brown, WELY, 2:33.

285: Clayton Scheibler, SSO, forf. . 106: double forfeit.


Sheldon/South O’Brien (SSO) 72.0 West Sioux (WESI) 6.0
126: Josh Gorter, SSO, pinned Cody Chester, WESI, 0:29.

132: Dustin Freeman, SSO, pinned Jonny Duenas, WESI, 0:46.

138: Jack Beahler, SSO, pinned Adrian Topete, WESI, 2:36.

145: Gunnar Klinker, SSO, pinned Antonio Pleitez, WESI, 0:38.

152: Brian Klein, SSO, pinned Augustin Jimenez, WESI, 0:58.

160: Toby Maggert, SSO, forf. .

170: Darin Greenfield, SSO, pinned Austin Hultquist, WESI, 3:39.

182: Austin Rohrs, SSO, forf. .

195: Brytton Kelleher, SSO, pinned Ricardo Rodriguez, WESI, 1:40.

220: Bryce Kelleher, SSO, forf. . 285: Clayton Scheibler, SSO, forf. .

106: double forfeit.

113: Jacob Prado, SSO, forf. .

120: Jose Montes, WESI, pinned Brendon Lyons, SSO, 2:49.

The dual between West Lyon and West Sioux went to the Wildcats on a 48-18 final.


High School Sports Scoreboard from Thursday, January 17th

The Sheldon/South O’Brien wrestling team ended their home meet schedule in fine fashion Thursday, posting a wins over West Lyon (59-15) and West Sioux (72-6). In the other match, West Lyon defeated West Sioux 48-18.


In other wrestling action:


Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 51 Sioux Center 27

Sibley-Ocheyedan 43 Sioux Center 32


Cherokee 42 Western Christian/Unity Christian 36

Storm Lake 45 Western Christian/Unity Christian 30



Boyden-Hull/RV 60 Okoboji 23

Boyden-Hull/RV 63 MOC-Floyd Valley 15

Okoboji 47 MOC-Floyd Valley 33


In basketball action:


Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 37

Boyden-Hull 32



Boyden-Hull 76

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 33