Second Half of The Season Begins For Many Area High School Teams


The second half of the winter sports season begins for the Sheldon Orab Basketball teams as they host Boyden Hull Friday night at Orab Gym. We’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3.

Basketball Doubleheaders

Boyden Hull at Sheldon
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame for the girls at 6:05 with tip off at 6:15 with the boy’s game to follow. We’ll stream from the website at



Central Lyon at Rock Valley

G-LR at Sibley Ocheyedan

Okoboji at Sioux Center

West Lyon at MOC Floyd Valley

West Sioux at Spalding

Remsen Union at HMS

MMC at South O’Brien

Unity at Remsen St Mary’s

Spencer at Western

Boys Basketball

6pm Gehlen vs Hinton at Tyson Event Center for CNOS Classic


MOC Floyd Valley, West Lyon, Sioux Central and Adrian MN at the Spirit Lake Tournament


It’s Back to Work For Area High School Teams Thursday

basketballThe second half of the high school winter sports gets underway Thursday with a scattering of basketball and wrestling match ups


Basketball Doubleheaders

G-LR at Harris Lake Park

Spalding at Remsen Union




Boys Basketball

HMS at Sioux Central

Girl’s basketball

Gehlen at Hinton

BHRV, CL-G-LR, and Hinton at West Sioux

Sioux Center and Akron Westfield at MMC

HMS, Sibley Ocheyedan and Western at LeMars

Third Deer Tests Positive For CWD at Davis County Hunting Preserve in Southeast Iowa

DNR logoA male deer harvested Dec. 15, at the Pine Ridge Hunting Preserve in Davis County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is the third positive test for the fatal disease at this facility.

The initial positive sample was confirmed in July that was submitted from a deer shot in December 2011. The second positive test was confirmed December 12th from a deer harvested December 1st.

As part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ CWD response plan, the hunting preserve has been providing test samples from each deer shot at its facility. So far, 195 deer and nine elk have been taken according to the depopulation agreement with the landowner.

Clients at the hunting preserve are only allowed to take the cape and antlers attached to a clean skull plate from the facility.

The DNR is continuing to collect samples of wild deer harvested from the five mile zone surrounding the facility with a goal of 300 samples.  Iowa’s deer seasons available in Davis County run through January 20th.

Scores From the Pizza Ranch Basketball Classic At Northwestern

Pizza Ranch Northwestern

Orange City, Iowa — Northwestern College played host for the annual Pizza Ranch Basketball Classic this weekend.  Four men’s college basketball teams participated in the annual event.  Three women’s college basketball teams also participated.  Games were played on Friday and Saturday, December 28th and 29th.  Here are the scores reported to KIWA Sports:


Fri, 28 William Penn defeated Hastings 92-87
Fri, 28 Northwestern defeated Graceland 73-55
Sat, 29 Hastings defeated Graceland 78-48
Sat, 29 William Penn defeated Northwestern 86-82



Fri, 28 Northwestern defeated Clarke 63-42
Sat, 29 Dordt defeated Clarke 69-48

Dordt Defeats Webber International On Friday

Dordt logoThe Dordt College Defender men’s basketball team got a 3-point basket from Cliff Warner with :21 left in the game and held on with a pair of defensive stops to take a 73-72 win over Webber International (Florida) at Babson Park, Florida on Friday night. The Defenders survived a five-minute drought in the second half and a sub-par shooting night from the free throw line in taking their 12th win of the season in 15 starts.

Ice Continues to Thicken on Iowa Lakes

DNR logoClear Lake
Ice thickness is 6 to 8 inches. Yellow bass are biting on wax worms and minnow heads fished in 10 feet of water. A few walleyes and crappies are being caught on minnows. The best bite is just after sunrise and about an hour before sunset. Crappie – Fair: Walleye – Slow: Yellow Bass – Fair:

Most of the area lakes have iced over. For ice condition updates and fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.


Big Spirit Lake
The lake is locked up and there is 5-7 inches of ice in most areas. Walleye and perch have been the main targets, but bluegills and crappies are also being sought after. Try fishing the edges of green weeds or drop offs for most species.


Center Lake
Center Lake has roughly 6 inches of ice but an open hole created by the aerator is present straight out from the fishing pier.


East Okoboji Lake
There is roughly 5-7 inches of ice but there may be thinner areas toward the south end.


Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Silver Lake has 8-10 inches of ice and the aerator is running on the east side.


West Okoboji Lake
There are a few open holes on the lake yet being kept open by geese. The rest of the lake has 3-5 inches of ice but may be thinner in the main lake basin. Bluegills are the main target. Try sight fishing them in Emerson, Miller’s, and North bays but stained water is present in some areas.


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