Orabs Split Basketball Doubleheader at MOC Floyd Valley

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orab Basketball Teams split a Siouxland Conference Basketball double header at MOC Floyd Valley Friday night. The girl’s game went to the Lady Dutch 52-26 while the Orabs took the boy’s matchup 64-53.

In the girls game MOC Floyd Valley went up 19-5 in the first quarter and was up 31-8 at halftime as they stayed unbeaten in the conference at 15-0.

Alexis Conaway scored a game high 22 points. Rylee Yaw had 9 points on a trio of three-pointers. Sheldon was led by Janessa Holles with 5 points. Audrey Gustafson, Krista Bousema and Abby Provost added 4 points each.

With the win the Lady Dutch are 15-0 in the conference and 17-1 on the season. Sheldon moves to 5-10 in the Siouxland and 5-12 for the year.

In the boys game Sheldon took a 13-9 first quarter lead. With time running out in the second quarter a put back bucket by Justin Van Kalsbeek pulled the Dutch even at 25-25 going into halftime. At the end of the third quarter the Dutch were up 45-42. In the fourth quarter the Orabs were able to ride out the storm and regain the lead. With the Dutch forced to put Sheldon at the line the Orabs would go 9-of-13 in the quarter and pick up the win 64-53.

Sheldon got a game high 27 points from Dallas Ennema including 9 in the final quarter. Nate Oostra and Chris Balster hit for a dozen apeace with James Gradert adding 9 points.

MOC Floyd Valley was led by Van Kalsbeek with an 18 point night. Also in double figures was Trey Achterhoff with 10 points.

With the win Sheldon improves to 13-1 in the conference and 16-1 for the season. MOC Floyd Valley slips to 13-2 in the Siouxland and 14-3 on the year.

Up next for Sheldon will be a home doubleheader Saturday night with Sergeant Bluff Luton coming to Orab Gym.


High School Basketball Scores From Friday, January 25th

Orange City, Iowa — It was a basketball Friday night around northwest Iowa, with a full line-up of girl/boy dooubleheader match-ups.  In Sioux Land Conference play, the Sheldon Orab girls dropped a 52-26 contest to MOC-Floyd Valley in Orange City, while the Orab boys beat the Dutch 64-53.  Elsewhere around the area……..

 

Girls:

MOC-Floyd Valley 52, Sheldon 26

Central Lyon 63, Boyden-Hull 39

Sioux Center 63, George-Little Rock 53

Okoboji 57, Rock Valley 48

Sibley-Ocheyedan 46, West Lyon 38

Akron-Westfield 43, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 24

South O’Brien 56, Spalding 34

Western Christian 86, Spirit Lake 47

 

Boys:

Sheldon 64, MOC-Floyd Valley 53

Boyden-Hull 53, Central Lyon 43

Sioux Center 69, George-Little Rock 40

Rock Valley 74, Okoboji 58

West Lyon 68, Sibley-Ocheyedan 34

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 50, Akron-Westfield 29

South O’Brien 71, Spalding 41

Western Christian 60, Spirit Lake 35


Sports Schedule For Saturday January 26th

basketball

A lite Saturday basketball schedule features a get together of four ranked teams in Sioux City as Western Christian is hosted by Bishop Heelan.

Basketball Doubleheaders

Sergeant Bluff Luton at Sheldon

Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame for the girls at 6:05 for 6:15 opening tip with the boy’s game to follow. We’ll stream from the website at www.kiwaradio.com.

 

 

Sibley Ocheyedan at HMS

Trinity at Central Lyon

Western at Heelan


Weekly Fishing Report Issued From Iowa DNR

DNR logoNorthwest Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.

 

Yellow Smoke Park Lake

Yellow Smoke has around 8-9 inches of good ice.  Water clarity is excellent, however, fishing has been pretty slow.  The few bluegills that anglers are catching are big, though.

 

Crawford Creek Impoundment

Fishing was good over the past few weeks, but has become more hit or miss now.  Channel Catfish – Fair: Some decent sized catfish are being harvested while fishing for other species.  Bluegill – Good: Anglers have been doing very well for bluegill.  The mornings until noon have been the best.  Most anglers are fishing just southeast of the center of the lake and some are fishing over the Christmas trees.  Anglers are using wax worms and fishing a few feet off the bottom, but fish finders are also helping to pick up suspended fish when they move through.  Bluegills are very nice sized.  Crappie – Fair: Some nice crappie are being picked up while bluegill fishing.  Yellow Perch – Fair: Some nice perch are also being picked up.

 

Oldham Lake

Oldham has 7 to 10 inches of ice depending on location.  Fishing has been very slow.  Anglers are marking a lot of fish, but are having difficulty getting them to bite.  Recent surveys show an abundance of 7.5 to 8.5-inch bluegills.

 

Brushy Creek Lake

There is around 10 inches of ice in the near shore areas and in the upper end of the lake.  Avoid the main body of the lake as ice conditions can be quite variable.  There is open water east of the beach.  Most anglers are targeting the north end of the lake.  Bluegill – Fair: Bluegills are biting, but most are on the small side.  Crappie – Good: Crappies are biting, but most are on the small side.  Walleye – Fair: Some nice walleye have been reported.

 

Bacon Creek Lake

Bacon Creek has around 8 inches of ice.  1,500 trout were stocked Jan. 12, and fishing has been excellent.  Try fishing about 2 to 3 feet below the ice with bright/shiny lures.  Later in the season, switch to baits like Berkley power bait.

 

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Fishing for walleye has been sporadic.  Anglers are spread out over the lake 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.

 

Arrowhead Lake

Arrowhead Lake has around 8 to 9 inches of ice.  An ice-fishing clinic held last weekend yielded good results for bluegill.  Bluegill – Fair: Fish for bluegill around the pallet structures on the west side of the lake.  Mid morning has been the best.  Chartreuse jigs seemed to work better than orange or silver.  Bluegills ranged from 7.5 to 8.5 inches.

 

Black Hawk Pits

Black Hawk Pit has around 9 inches of ice.  Fishing continues to be slow.

 

Moorland Pond

Moorland Pond was stocked with trout Jan. 18. Fishing for trout is good.  Rainbow Trout – Excellent: Fishing for trout has been good since they were stocked a week ago.

 

For more information or questions contact the Black Hawk Fish Management Office in Lake View at 712-657-2638.

 

Beeds Lake

Anglers are saying that action is slow; a few bluegills.

 

Briggs Woods Lake

Crappie – Good: Crappies started biting well towards evening on jig and wax worm.

 

Lower Pine Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Bluegills, average size, being caught deep and right on the bottom.

 

Upper Pine Lake

Not much activity on Upper Pine.

 

Lake Smith

Ice thickness at Smith lake is 13 inches plus. Bluegill fishing has been fair with the best bite later in the day.

 

Clear Lake

Ice depth is 12-15 inches.  Warning: Be cautious around the pressure ridges that have developed near shore on the main lake. Fishing has slowed some but anglers have had good catches on the warmer days. Some anglers are venturing out on the main lake and having catches comparably to those on the little lake.  Crappie – Slow: Crappies are mostly being found in 15-20 feet of water, and are being caught on minnows or wax worms. Yellow Perch – Slow: Perch are being caught in low numbers; a few of them are over 10 inches. Try a small spoon and a minnow or minnow head.  Walleye – Slow:   Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellow bass are scattered. Move around till you find numbers of them. They seem willing to bite whole minnows, cutbait, or wax worms.

 

Lake Cornelia

Anglers are catching lots of 6 to 8-inch yellow bass and some small walleyes.

 

Crystal Lake

Bluegill – Fair:  Fish near the dredged area 8 to 12 feet of water. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Largemouth bass and an occasional walleye being caught on minnows.

 

Bluebill Lake

14 inches of ice. Fishing has been slow.

 

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

Expect to find 12-16 inches of ice across most of the lake with ATV travel being the best means.  Be aware a few trucks have put tires through the ice the biggest area of concern is between Marble Beach 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 fish.  Bluegill – Slow: A few gills are being caught in Little Anglers Bay and off the grade.  Try small jigs and being very quiet 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 needed in order 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 revealing itself.  Try spoons and jigging raps tipped with a minnow head.

 

West Okoboji Lake

There is currently 12-14 inches of ice and ATVs are driving on much of the lake. Be aware there were goose holes 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 and on drop offs is producing a few pike. 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

Walleye – Slow: Look for walleyes around dawn and dusk on into night.  Try jigging raps and spoons tipped with minnow heads.

 

Silver Lake (Palo Alto)

Walleye and perch fishing has been slow but if you put your dues in some nice fish can be caught. Being very quiet and fishing during low light will bring the most fish.

 

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


Latest Girls High School Basketball Poll Released

The latest basketball rankings have been released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.  In Class 3A, MOC- Floyd Valley remains at #2 with Unity Christian up a spot to #14.  Western Christian still sits atop the 2A field, with an unblemished 16-0 season record, while Central Lyon climbs a notch from 4th to 3rd in 1A.

Class 3A

    School  

Record

 

LW

1

  Davenport Assumption  

13-2

 

1

2

  MOC-Floyd Valley  

16-1

 

2

3

  Estherville-Lincoln Central  

16-2

 

3

4

  North Polk  

15-2

 

4

5

  Cascade  

15-2

 

6

6

  Bondurant-Farrar  

10-4

 

7

7

  Spirit Lake  

11-5

 

8

8

  Mid-Prairie  

12-4

 

5

9

  Mediapolis  

16-1

 

9

10

  Central Lee  

14-3

 

10

11

  Nevada  

14-3

 

11

12

  Waukon  

13-3

 

13

13

  Monticello  

14-3

 

14

14

  Unity Christian  

12-4

 

15

15

  New Hampton  

11-4

 

NR

Dropped Out: Center Point-Urbana (12)

 

Class 2A

    School  

Record

 

LW

1

  Western Christian  

16-0

 

1

2

  IKM-Manning  

17-0

 

2

3

  North Linn  

18-0

 

3

4

  Lawton-Bronson  

18-1

 

4

5

  Panorama  

16-1

 

6

6

  North Butler  

13-1

 

7

7

  North Mahaska  

17-0

 

8

8

  Manson-NW Webster  

14-2

 

9

9

  Hinton  

13-1

 

10

10

  Hudson  

15-1

 

11

11

  Aplington-Parkersburg  

14-2

 

5

12

  Maquoketa Valley  

13-4

 

14

13

  West Marshall  

15-3

 

15

14

  Pella Christian  

11-3

 

NR

15

  Woodward-Granger  

15-2

 

13

Dropped Out: Des Moines Christian (12)

 

Class 1A

    School  

Record

 

LW

1

  Bedford  

16-0

 

1

2

  Newell-Fonda  

15-1

 

3

3

  Central Lyon  

15-2

 

4

4

  Burlington-Notre Dame  

16-2

 

2

5

  Ar-We-Va  

14-2

 

5

6

  Adair-Casey  

15-0

 

6

7

  Grundy Center  

14-3

 

7

8

  Meskwaki Settlement  

16-2

 

8

9

  Colo-Nesco  

17-2

 

9

10

  North Iowa  

14-3

 

13

11

  Janesville  

15-3

 

NR

12

  Clarksville  

14-2

 

NR

13

  Preston  

12-4

 

12

14

  LeMars Gehlen Catholic  

11-4

 

14

15

  Bellevue Marquette Catholic  

9-5

 

15

       

 

 

 

Dropped Out: West Sioux (10), Moravia (11)