Girls Regional Basketball Tournament Assignments Out

BasketballThe brackets are out for the upcoming girl’s regional basketball tournaments. In Class 3A Sheldon will open play in the lower bracket of Region 2 at Spirit Lake against the Indians. Also in the lower bracket it’s Sioux Center at Unity. In the upper bracket it’s Central Springs at Garner Hayfield and Forest City at Osage. First round play begins Saturday February 9th.



In Class 3A Region 1 MOC Floyd Valley will host Sergeant Bluff Luton in a lower bracket opener. Also in the lower bracket its Cherokee at OA-BCIG. Up top its Greene County at East Sac County and Gilbert at South Central Calhoun. First round play begins Saturday February 9th.

E-LC also state ranked and from the Lakes Conference were assigned to Region 3 of Class 3A.

In Class 2A Region 1 defending State Champion Western Christian got a bye into the regional semis. In the upper bracket Emmetsburg will be at Pocahontas with the winner advancing to the semis against North Union. Also in the upper bracket it’s HMS at Sioux Central with the winner at Okoboji in the semis. In the lower bracket Boyden Hull is at Sibley Ocheyedan with the winner at South O’Brien for the semis. West Lyon will be at Rock Valley with the winner at Western for the semis. First round play in Class 2A is set for Saturday February 9th.

In Class 1A Region 1 play in games begin Thursday February 7th. In the upper bracket Remsen St Mary’s is at MMC with the winner in the quarterfinals against West Sioux who got a first round bye. Also in the upper bracket in the first round it’s Laurens Marathon at Storm Lake St Mary’s and West Bend Mallard at Algona Garrigan. In the lower bracket it’s Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire at Clay Central Everly and Spalding at G-LR. Trinity will be at Harris Lake Park with the winner meeting Central Lyon who got the lower bracket first round bye.


Sports Schedule For Tuesday January 22nd

basketballA full basketball schedule in the Siouxland Conference includes Sheldon at Rock Valley Tuesday night.


Basketball Doubleheaders

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



Okoboji at Central Lyon

MOC Floyd Valley at G-LR

Sibley Ocheyedan at Sioux Center

Boyden Hull at West Lyon

West Sioux at South O’Brien

Spalding at Remsen St Mary’s

MMC at Storm Lake St Mary’s

LeMars at Western


Wrestling Double Dual

Central Lyon George Little Rock and MOC Floyd Valley at MMC

Wrestling Quadrangular

HMS and Akron Westfield at Lawton Bronson

Treybal, Letsche And Lutjens Sign Letters of Intent For Northwestern Football

Northwesstern logoJosh Treybal of Spencer, Levi Letsche of Marcus and Jordan Lutjens of Rock Valley have signed letters of intent to continue their football careers at Northwestern College next year. They represent the first recruits of the 2013 season. Treybal will also wrestle for the Red Raiders.

Treybal is a 6’3”, 250-pound running back and linebacker who spent a a red-shirt year at Augustana (S.D.) and played three years for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School football program. Treybal earned first team all-state honors his senior after rushing for 1,259 yards and scoring 18 touchdowns at HMS. He also totaled 67 tackles on defense. Treybal earned third team all-state honors as a sophomore and junior and plans to major in accounting at Northwestern. He is the son of Todd and Barb.

“Josh is an exciting addition to our football program,” commented Northwestern College head football coach Kyle Achterhoff. “We recruited him out of high school and are pleased to have him join us now. Josh will be a big, physical linebacker who can both play the run and rush the passer.”

Letsche is a 6’1”, 280-pound offensive/defensive lineman who played four years for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football team. Letsche earned first team all-state and first team all-district honors after leading his team to a perfect 14-0 record and the eight-man football state championship last fall. He helped pave the way for an offense that scored 103 touchdowns and gained 5,750 yards of total offense, averaging over 7.6 yards per play. On defense, Letsche registered 21 solo and 36 total tackles. Letsche played in the Shrine Bowl and plans to major in math education at Northwestern. He is the son of Kirk and Sheila.

“We are really excited to have Levi join the Red Raider football family,” commented Achterhoff. “He had tremendous success throughout his high school career, including winning the state title his senior year. Levi is an intense competitor who will battle for playing time along our offensive line as a freshman.”

Lutjens earned three letters playing for the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley football team. The 6’7”, 350-pound offensive lineman led his team to an 11-1 record and a berth in the state quarterfinals. Lutjens helped pave the way for an offense that recorded 4,331 yards of offense, averaged 5.8 yards per play, and scored 46 touchdowns. He plans to major in elementary education with coaching endorsements at Northwestern College. Lutjens is the son of Glenn and Jodi.

“Jordan joins us after a red-shirt season at Iowa Western Community College,” commented Achterhoff. “He brings experience and size to our offensive line group and will get acclimated to our offense this spring as he joins us for the second semester.”

Northwestern Hall of Famers And Co-Coaches of The Year to be Recognized February 2nd

Northwesstern logoThe Northwestern College Red Raider Club will induct two alumni into its Athletic Hall of Fame and recognize its 2012 co-coaches of the year and Barnabas Award recipient on Saturday, February 2nd. They will be honored at the Athletic Recognition Luncheon at 11 a.m. in the Vermeer Dining Room and at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Concordia University, which starts at 4 p.m. The game will also feature recognition of the 2003 national champion men’s basketball team.

Koury Kramer of Inwood and Corey Winterfeld of Sioux Center will bring the number of Hall of Famers to 98. Bill Francis of Hull the coach of the defending 1A State Champion Comets and Chris Yaw of Orange City will receive Red Raider Club Coach of the Year honors. Yaw, a 1992 alumnus, led Northwestern College’s women’s basketball team to the NAIA Div. II national championship with a 28-7 record last March in his first season as head coach. Tony Weiler of Winterset, Iowa, will receive the Barnabas Award.

Kramer, a 2001 Northwestern graduate, was a star in both football and baseball for the Raiders. A defensive back and return specialist, he was an NAIA first-team All-American in 1999. after recording five interceptions, returning three kicks for touchdowns, compiling 29 unassisted tackles and 11 assists, and forcing three fumbles. He was a first-team All-Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference honoree that year, receiving second-team recognition in 1998 and honorable mention in 1997.

In baseball, Kramer earned first-team all-conference honors all four years. He is third in Northwestern’s record books in home runs with 22, tied for third in runs with 146, fourth in doubles with 43, fourth in triples with 12, and fifth in RBIs with 121. The centerfielder and shortstop compiled a cumulative batting average of .340.

A 1996 graduate of West Lyon High School, Kramer won Northwestern’s Vander Stoep Athletic Award in 2000. He is an elementary teacher, head baseball coach and assistant football coach at West Lyon.

Winterfeld, who graduated from Northwestern in 2005, was a point guard who earned NAIA first-team All-American honors and Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior. He averaged 13.4 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds that year as the Raiders advanced to the Elite Eight. He was an all-conference performer as a junior, contributing 14.5 points and 5.1 assists, and earned all-national tourney recognition his sophomore year when Northwestern won the national title with a 33-2 record. He averaged 8.2 points and 4.05 assists that season.

Ranked fifth on the school’s all-time assist record with 520, Winterfeld also scored 1,243 points during his Red Raider career. A 2001 graduate of Sioux Center High School, he now farms in his home community.

Francis, a 1988 Northwestern College graduate, led the Boyden-Hull High School boys’ basketball team to the Class 1A state championship with a 26-2 record last year and received state coach-of-the-year honors. The Comets also won the state title in 2003 and have had five other state tournament appearances under Francis’ leadership. In 19 seasons as a head coach, his teams have compiled a 326-139 record.

A 1983 graduate of Palmer High School, Francis was an All-American at Northwestern. He ranks as the Raiders’ sixth leading scorer with 1,866 points and still holds the record for most field goals in a season with 370 in 1986-87. A member of Northwestern’s Athletic Hall of Fame and the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Francis serves as guidance counselor at Boyden-Hull.

Yaw was named the NAIA Phyllis Holmes Coach of the Year and received the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association’s Paul Maaske Award. Two of Yaw’s players earned All-American honors, four were NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and Northwestern topped the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s academic honor roll with the highest team GPA. Yaw previously served as the top assistant for Northwestern’s program, which also won national titles in 2011, 2010 and 2008 and compiled a 200-41 record in his seven seasons on the staff.

Yaw served as a captain on the 1992 NAIA Div. II national runner-up squad. A 1988 graduate of Harris-Lake Park High School, he previously taught math and coached girls basketball in the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District; served as the middle school principal in Spencer, Iowa; and was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Wayne State College.

Weiler, a 1976 graduate of Northwestern who is a math teacher and coach in the Winterset (Iowa) Community School District, will receive the Barnabas Award. It is bestowed upon Raiders who encouraged others to strive for their best performance athletically, academically and personally, and who used their sport as a way to bring others to a knowledge of Jesus Christ. A member of Northwestern’s Athletic Hall of Fame, Weiler was a three-year all-conference player in baseball who also competed on the Raiders’ basketball and cross country teams.

A 1972 graduate of Remsen St. Mary’s High School, he received Northwestern’s Dunlop Sportsmanship Award in 1976.

The public is invited to attend the Athletic Recognition Luncheon. For more information, contact Karen Vander Pol in Northwestern’s athletic department, 712-707-7280 or

Sports Schedule For Monday January 21st

basketballA scattering of basketball games dot the sports schedule for Monday. A pair of Siouxland Conference teams are playing out of the conference.


Basketball Doubleheaders

Central Lyon at Hills Beaver Creek MN

Unity at G-LR

HMS at Laurens Marathon



Remsen Union at MMC

Trinity at Harris Lake Park


Boys Basketball

Okoboji at Emmetsburg

Sheldon/South O’Brien Wrestlers Drop 4 Duals at Luverne Invite January 19th

(Luverne, Minnesota)  The Sheldon/South O’Brien Wrestling Squad had a long, disappointing day Saturday at the Luverne Invitational Wrestling Tournament.  Sheldon/South O’Brien dropped all four of their dual meets at the tournament, losing to Worthington 51-0, Wabasso-RRC 66-12, Luverne 42-25, and Pipestone Area 61-15.

Here are the individual results for each match:

Worthington 51.0, Sheldon/South O’Brien 23.0

106 Hser eh Pwae (Worthington) won by forfeit
113 Hser eh Pwae (Worthington) won by forfeit
120 Anthony Luft (Worthington) won by forfeit
126 Jefferey Camacho (Worthington) won by pin over Brendon Lyons (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 1:59.
132 Cody Michelson (Worthington) won by pin over Dustin Freeman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 4:38.
138 Vince Riley (Worthington) won by pin over Cale Roelofsen (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 1:10.
145 Zachary Bruns (Worthington) won by forfeit
152 Brian Klein (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by major decision over Joey Mills (Worthington) 14-1.
160 Zach Kempema (Worthington) won in sudden victory over Toby Maggert (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 4-2.
170 Darin Greenfield (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by forfeit
182 Austin Rohrs (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by major decision over Unknown (Unattached) 15-2.
195 Carson Hagen (Worthington) won by pin over Brett Koerselman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 5:36.
220 Bryce Kelleher (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by decision over Joe Pavelko (Worthington) 7-2.
285 Jesse Meendering (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by pin over Peter Braham (Worthington) 2:40.


 Wabasso-RRC 66, Sheldon/South O’Brien 12

106 Mitchel Fulton (Wabasso-RRC) won by forfeit
113 Spencer Jenniges (Wabasso-RRC) won by forfeit
120 Justin Frank (Wabasso-RRC) won by pin over Brendon Lyons (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 0:56.
126 Caleb Kemp (Wabasso-RRC) won by forfeit
132 Dustin Freeman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by decision over Derek Christians (Wabasso-RRC) 7-2.
138 Dominic Ourada (Wabasso-RRC) won by pin over Cale Roelofsen (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 3:48.
145 Tanner Rohlik (Wabasso-RRC) won by forfeit
152 Mitchell Schroepfer (Wabasso-RRC) won by pin over Brian Klein (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 3:41.
160 Blake Altermatt (Wabasso-RRC) won by pin over Travis Sterler (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 2:43.
170 Brady Bierl (Wabasso-RRC) won by pin over Toby Maggert (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 0:54.
182 Austin Rohrs (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by decision over Jared W (Wabasso-RRC) 5-0.
195 Jordan Schroepfer (Wabasso-RRC) won by pin over Brett Koerselman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 3:25.
220 Bryce Kelleher (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by pin over Brian Hagberg (Wabasso-RRC) 1:59.
285 Alex Schroepfer (Wabasso-RRC) won by pin over Clayton Scheibler (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 0:53.


Luverne 42, Sheldon/South O’Brien 25

106 Jayden Renken (Luverne) won by forfeit
113 Will Natte (Luverne) won by forfeit
120 Adam Fodness (Luverne) won by pin over Brendon Lyons (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 3:01.
126 Cody Hess (Luverne) won by forfeit
132 Dustin Freeman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by pin over Solomen Nielson (Luverne) 1:18.
138 Cale Roelofsen (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by major decision over Cyris Halverson (Luverne) 10-0.
145 Gunnar Klinker (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won in sudden victory over Eli Dooyema (Luverne) 7-5.
152 Zack Gillette (Luverne) won by decision over Brian Klein (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 4-2.
160 Toby Maggert (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by decision over Spencer Oeltjenbruns (Luverne) 10-9.
170 Ethan Johnson (Luverne) won by pin over Darin Greenfield (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 1:09.
182 Austin Rohrs (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by decision over Wyatt Aubert (Luverne) 7-5.
195 Brett Koerselman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by forfeit
220 DJ Reker (Luverne) won by decision over Bryce Kelleher (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 7-2.
285 Cody Rothus (Luverne) won by pin over Clayton Scheibler (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 2:29.


Pipestone Area 61, Sheldon/South O’Brien 15

106 Garrett Ploeger (Pipestone Area) won by forfeit
113 Michael Suda (Pipestone Area) won by forfeit
120 Nathan Westfield (Pipestone Area) won by pin over Brendon Lyons (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 0:49.
126 Jacoby Hunt (Pipestone Area) won by forfeit
132 Cole Nordmeyer (Pipestone Area) won by pin over Dustin Freeman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 3:25.
138 Alex Ossefoort (Pipestone Area) won by pin over Cale Roelofsen (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 1:47.
145 Walker Kor (Pipestone Area) won by forfeit
152 Brady Bos (Pipestone Area) won by major decision over Brian Klein (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 14-3.
160 Toby Maggert (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won in sudden victory over Allan Hachmann (Pipestone Area) 13-11.
170 Will Smith (Pipestone Area) won by pin over Darin Greenfield (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 0:27.
182 Austin Rohrs (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by pin over Cole Staples (Pipestone Area) 1:48.
195 Jared Hillard (Pipestone Area) won by decision over Brett Koerselman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 10-4.
220 Bryce Kelleher (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by pin over Blake Wolters (Pipestone Area) 1:24.
285 Jared Nygaard (Pipestone Area) won by pin over Jesse Meendering (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 3:34.