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.

GPAC Basketball From Saturday January 19th

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender women’s basketball team moved over the .500 mark in GPAC play with an 80-63 victory over the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves Saturday afternoon in the De Witt Gymnasium. The Defenders move to 7-6 in conference play and 13-10 overall with the victory while the ‘Wolves drop to 3-15 on the season and 1-12 in conference play.

Morningside is up next on the Dordt College women’s basketball schedule as the Mustangs travel to Sioux Center on Wednesday, January 23 for a Great Plains Athletic Conference contest scheduled for a 6 pm tip-off.

Elsewhere in GPAC Women’s Basketball Saturday:

Dordt 80, Nebraska Wesleyan 63

Mount Marty 81, Midland 64

Morningside 78, Doane 71

Briar Cliff 79, Hastings at 70  OT


Meanwhile, the Dordt College men’s basketball team used a dominating second half performance to turn a six point halftime lead into a 97-68 blow-out win over Nebraska Wesleyan in GPAC play Saturday afternoon, extending their season win/loss record to 17-5 overall, and 9-4 in the GPAC Conference.

Morningside is up next on the Dordt men’s schedule as the Mustangs travel to Sioux Center on Wednesday, January 23 for a Great Plains Athletic Conference contest scheduled for an 8 pm tip-off.

In other GPAC Men’s Basketball from Saturday:

Dordt 97, Nebraska Wesleyan 68

Midland 78, Mount Marty 56

Doane 68, Morningside 66

Hastings 82, Briar Cliff 74

Sports Schedule For Saturday January 19th

wrestling gear

Another Saturday features a number of high school wrestling tournaments. The Sheldon South O’Brien wrestlers are north of the border at the Luverne Minnesota Wrestling Invite.


Sheldon South O’Brien, Pipestone, Worthington, Blue Earth, Brandon Valley, Sioux Falls Lincoln and Wabasso at the Luverne MN invite

Alta Aurelia, Boyden Hull Rock Valley, Sioux Central, West Monona and Western-Unity at the HMS invite


Okoboji, West Lyon, Cherokee, Spirit Lake, Emmetsburg and Storm Lake at the Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove Invite

Basketball Doubleheaders

Spirit Lake at Sibley Ocheyedan

Trinity at Hinton

Ruthven Ayrshire at MMC

Orabs Split Home Doubleheader With Okoboji

Orab Varsity Boys BB 2012The Sheldon Orabs split a home basketball doubleheader with Okoboji Friday night. the girls game went to overtime tied at 54-54 with the Pioneers pulling out a 62-57 win. in the boys game Sheldon rolled to a 73-29 win.

In the girls game Sheldon led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter and was up 30-26 at halftime as Mackenzie Radke scored on a put back as time expired. At the end of the third quarter Okoboji had taken a 42-41 lead. The game went back and fourth in the final quarter with regulation ending with a 54-54 score.

In the overtime Megan Peschong scored a pair of field goals to go with 3-of-4 free throw shooting and Skylar Hanson added a field goal. Sheldon scoring came from a 3-of-4 performance at the line from Krista Bousema.

Peschong scored a game high 22 points with all of them coming in the second half and overtime. Also in double figures were Hanson with 17 and Emily Wintz with 12.

Bousema led Sheldon with 19 points. Audrey Gustafson hit for a dozen. With the win Okoboji improves to 9-4 in the conference and 11-4 on the season. Sheldon stands at 5-8 in the conference and 5-10 for the season.

In the boys game Sheldon opened a 17-9 first quarter lead that swelled to 36-20 at halftime as James Gradert scored 10 of his 18 points in the second quarter. In the third quarter behind a 10 point effort from Dallas Ennema the Orabs outscored the Pioneers 20-1 in the quarter to lead 56-21 at the end of three quarters. With the bench cleared in the fourth quarter Sheldon would go on to win 73-29.

Sheldon got a game high 18 points from Gradert and 15 in the ballgame from Ennema. Dalton Syverson led Okoboji with 8 points. With the win Sheldon moves to 11-1 in the conference and 14-1 for the season. Okoboji slips to 3-9 in the Siouxland and 3-11 for the year.

Up next for Sheldon will be a trip to Rock Valley for a doubleheader Tuesday night. then it’s on to MOC Floyd Valley on Friday.