Orabs Sweep Basketball Doublheader With Visiting Sibley Ocheyedan

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orab Basketball Teams swept a Siouxland Conference doubleheader against visiting Sibley Ocheyedan Friday night. The girl’s game went to Sheldon 46-37 with the boys final 71-31.

In the girls game Sheldon opened a 16-11 first quarter lead as Krista Bousema scored on a put back bucket as time expired. At the half the Lady Generals pulled to within 23-19 as Michaela Wolter hit a three from just across the time line as the half ended. At the end of the third quarter the Sheldon lead was down to 31-29. in the fourth quarter Kayla Ackerman hit three pointers from the same spot on the floor in consecutive possessions to tie the score.

Sheldon would regain the lead and nail down the win from the free throw line as the Orabs went 7-of-8 in the fourth quarter going on to win 46-37.

Krista Bousema led all scorers with 17 points. Audrey Gustafson added a dozen. The Lady Generals had two players in double figures as well with Bridget Doeden hitting for 14 and Kayla Ackerman adding 13.

With the win Sheldon improves to 5-6 in the conference and 5-8 for the season. Sibley Ocheyedan goes to 5-6 in the Siouxland and 6-6 for the season.
In the boys game that followed Sheldon opened an 18-14 lead and took control in the second quarter as they led 34-14 at halftime. At the end of three the lead was 57-21. With reserves seeing action the fourth quarter a total of 10 players found their way into the scorebook as Sheldon took the win 71-31.

Dallas Ennema led all scorers with 20 points. Nate Oostra hit for 11. They were complimented by Matt Dykstra with 9 points and Hunter McDonald along with James Gradert both scored 8 points each.

The Generals were led by Grant Juber who hit a trio of three pointers in the first quarter and would finish with 13 points.

With the win Sheldon moves to 9-1 in the conference and 12-1 for the season. The Generals stand at 0-10 for the season.

High School Basketball From Friday, January 11th

There was a full slate of high school basketball games around the area Friday night.  At the O-rena, the Sheldon Orabs hosted Sibley-Ocheyedan in Siouxland Conference play.  Here’s howFriday night’s games turned out…….


Sheldon 46, Sibley-Ocheyedan 37

MOC-Floyd Valley 53, Central Lyon 49

Okoboji 55, George-Little Rock 44

Spalding 40, Akron-Westfield 34

West Sioux 51, South O’Brien 45

Hinton 54, Unity Christian 49

Western Christian 70, Esthervile-Lincoln Central 59

Rock Valley  44, Boyden-Hull 43



Sheldon 71, Sibley-Ocheyedan 31

MOC-Floyd Valley 62, Central Lyon 55

Okoboji 42, George-Little Rock 40

Sioux Center 80, West Lyon 68

Spalding 65, Akron-Westfield 45

South O’Brien 58, West Sioux 29

Unity Christian 76, Hinton 70

Western Christian 85, Estherville-Lincoln Central 55

Boyden-Hull 68, Rock Valley 56

Sports Schedule For Saturday January 12th

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Wrestling Tournaments highlight the schedule for Saturday with Sheldon South O’Brien among a large field at the LeMars invite.


Sheldon, Cherokee, Council Bluffs Lincoln, Hinton, Sergeant Bluff Luton, Sioux City North, Sioux City West, South Sioux City and Waterloo West at the LeMars invite

Akron Westfield, Dakota Valley, MMC, MOC Floyd Valley, Okoboji, Sioux Falls Lincoln, West Sioux, Western-Unity and Worthington MN at BHRV invite

Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, Luverne MN, Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Sioux Falls Roosevelt at the Central Lyon George Little Rock invite



Basketball Doubleheaders

Spirit Lake at Okoboji

Clay Central Everly at HMS

Akron Westfield at Westwood

Boys Basketball at the Elman Center in Sioux Falls

West Lyon vs Madison SD

South O’Brien vs Canistota SD

Sheldon South O’Brien Wrestlers Split Final Conference Double Dual

Orab-LogoOkoboji (OKOB) 37.0 Sheldon/South O’Brien (SSO) 36.0

138: Jon Mitchell, OKOB, pinned Jack Beahler, SSO, 0:35.
145: Gunnar Klinker, SSO, dec. Taylor Cody, OKOB, 6-3.
152: Jordan Hanna, OKOB, dec. Brian Klein, SSO, 14-8.
160: Toby Maggert, SSO, pinned Noah Fritch, OKOB, 1:23.
170: Darin Greenfield, SSO, dec. Justin Richardson, OKOB, 10-7.
182: Austin Rohrs, SSO, forf. .
195: Brytton Kelleher, SSO, pinned Jacob Sauter, OKOB, 3:45.
220: Clayton Scheibler, SSO, forf. .
285: Bryce Kelleher, SSO, pinned Brandon Marzano, OKOB, 0:50.
106: Brady Jones, OKOB, forf. .
113: Adam Dublinski, OKOB, pinned Jacob Prado, SSO, 3:33.
120: Ryan Bolster, OKOB, pinned Brendon Lyons, SSO, 3:51.
126: Kaleb Vanderpool, OKOB, maj. dec. Josh Gorter, SSO, 18-6.
132: Noah Bouse, OKOB, pinned Dustin Freeman, SSO, 1:03.


Sheldon/South O’Brien (SSO) 46.0 Sibley-Ocheyedan (SIOC) 18.0

152: Tyler O’Connor, SIOC, pinned Brian Klein, SSO, 2:48.
160: Toby Maggert, SSO, pinned Andrew Brockshus, SIOC, 5:20.
170: Darin Greenfield, SSO, dec. Chris DeNoble, SIOC, 4-2.
182: Austin Rohrs, SSO, maj. dec. Dylan Brockshus, SIOC, 13-4.
195: Brytton Kelleher, SSO, dec. Jose Olvera, SIOC, 8-3.
220: Bryce Kelleher, SSO, forf. .
285: Clayton Scheibler, SSO, pinned Nic Salinas, SIOC, 4:56.
106: double forfeit.
113: Jacob Prado, SSO, forf. .
120: Damon Monier, SIOC, pinned Brendon Lyons, SSO, 1:49.
126: Josh Gorter, SSO, dec. Kyle Green, SIOC, 7-5.
132: Dustin Freeman, SSO, forf. .
138: Cole Hieronimus, SIOC, pinned Jack Beahler, SSO, 0:47.
145: Gunnar Klinker, SSO, dec. Tyler Reck, SIOC, 7-4.

Next action for the Orab wrestlers comes on Saturday when they take park in the LeMars Tournament.

Area High School Sports Scores From Thursday, January 10th

Northwest Iowa —  The basketball teams of the Western Christian Wolf pack were both victorious in a doubleheader held at Unity Christian High School in Orange City Thursday night.


Here’s Thursday’s Scoreboard:


Boys Basketball:

Storm Lake St. Mary’s 88,  Spalding Catholic 52

Western Christian 64, Unity Christian 57


Girls Basketball:

Western Christian 59, Unity Christian 37


Wrestling Duals:

Sheldon/South O’Brien 46, Sibley-Ocheyedan 18

Okoboji 37, Sheldon/South O’Brien 36


MOC-Floyd Valley 54, West Lyon 30

MOC-Floyd Valley 57, Sioux Center 13

West Lyon 38, Sioux Center 37


Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 45, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 34

Walleye Fishing Picking up in Recent Days

DNR logoStorm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Fishing for walleye seems to have picked up over the last couple weeks.  However, many of are 12 to 14 inches.  The mornings and evenings have been the best with anglers fishing in 4 to 5 feet of water.

Big Spirit Lake

Expect to find 10 to 13 inches of ice across most of the lake with ATVs currently being the best means of travel. Northern Pike – Fair: Most pike are being caught by accident on walleye tackle but setting tip-ups with chubs around structure has been producing. Bluegill – Slow: A few gills are being caught in Little Anglers Bay and off the grade.  Try small jigs and being 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 to find 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 6 to 10 inches of ice and ATVs are driving on much of the lake. Be aware: geese kept holes of open water in a few areas, 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 feet plus of water along drop-offs or on mudflats. Try spoons tipped with live bait such as wigglers, wax worms, or minnow heads.

Lost Island Lake

A few yellow bass, walleye, and perch are being caught but fishing has slowed from earlier in the year.

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