Orabs And Warriors Split Siouxland Conference Basketball Doublheader

Orab Varsity Boys BB 2012The Sheldon Orabs split a Siouxland Conference Basketball Doubleheader at Sioux Center Friday night. the girls game went to Sioux Center 52-44 and the boys game went to Sheldon 51-45 in double overtime.

In the girls game Sheldon led at the first three breaks. They took a 9-7 first quarter lead and were up 21-17 at halftime. At the end of three the Orab lead was 35-34. in the fourth quarter the Warriors took the lead and went on to win it 52-44.

Abbie Provost tied for game high honors with Jill VanderPlaats with both hitting for 13 points. Sheldon’s Emily Johnson and Sioux Center’s Jillian Estes were in double figures as well with each pumping in 11 points.

With the win Sioux Center improves to 5-2 in the conference and 5-3 for the season. Sheldon stands at 2-5 in the conference and 2-6 on the year.
In the boys game that followed Sheldon led 10-8 at the end of the first quarter and 16-15 at the half. At the end of the third Sheldon was up 27-26. Sioux Center was a point better in the fourth quarter and at the end of regulation it was tied at 36-36.

In the first overtime James Gradert went 2-of-2 at the free throw line and Steven Kragt countered with a field goal to send it into a second overtime tied at 38-38. in the second overtime Orab senior Dallas Ennema hit for 10 of his game high 23 points. Dallas hit a field goal and went 8-of-10 at the line in the second overtime period. James Gradert added field goal and converted on the and-one opportunity as he scored five of his fifteen points in the overtime sessions.

In the second overtime Sioux Center a 4-of-6 performance from the line by Kragt who scored 6 of his 11 points in overtime. Andrew O’Donnel who had 11 points on the night as well hit a three point field goal in the second overtime.

With the win Sheldon improves to 6-0 in the conference and 8-0 on the season. Sioux Center suffered their first conference loss and is 5-1 in the Siouxland and 5-2 for the season.

Up next for Sheldon will be a Tuesday trip to West Lyon for another Siouxland Conference doubleheader. We’ll bring you the coverage on KIWA FM 105.3. the games will be streamed from the website as well at www.kiwaradio.com.



High School Basketball Scores from Friday December 14th

It was another full slate of girl/boy basketball double headers around the KIWA listening area Friday night.  Here are the final scores:


Sioux Center 52, Sheldon 44

Okoboji 48, Boyden-Hull26

George-Little Rock 64, West Lyon 52

MOC-Floyd Valley 54, Rock Valley 13

Central Lyon 71, Sibley-Ocheyedan 36

Gehlen 39, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 31

Unity Christian 60, South O’Brien 24

Western Christian 57, Spirit Lake 35

Hinton 62, Remsen St Mary’s 22

LeMars 39, Spencer 35

West Sioux 60, Trinity 35



Sheldon 51, Sioux Center 45 – Double Overtime

Boyden-Hull 68, Okoboji 43

West Lyon 54, George-Little Rock 40

MOC-Floyd Valley 76, Rock Valley 56

Central Lyon 46, Sibley-Ocheyedan 35

Gehlen 61, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 42

Unity Christian 51, South O’Brien 50

Western Christian 51, Spirit Lake 39

Harris Lake Park 78, North Union 30

LeMars 86, Spencer 80 – Double Overtime

MMC, 68, Akron Westfield 33

Trinity Christian 66, West Sioux 33

Wrestling at Adrian MN

Central Lyon George Little Rock 42, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 36

Adrian 49, Central Lyon George Little Rock 21

Sports Schedule For Saturday December 15th

wrestling gear

It’s another Saturday of wrestling tournaments and basketball doubleheaders. Sheldon South O’Brien will be at the Ridgeview Tournament Saturday.


Wrestling Tournaments

Sheldon South O’Brien at Ridgeview

Boyden Hull Rock Valley, E-LC, Lawton Bronson, LeMars, Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, West Lyon, Algona and Emmetsburg at Spencer


Okoboji at West Hancock Invite

Hinton at South Sioux City

West Sioux at Elk Point Jefferson

HMS, MMC and Western at Cherokee

Basketball Doubleheaders

Unity at MOC Floyd Valley

LeMars at Sioux Center

West Lyon at West Sioux

Alta Aurelia at HMS



Iowa Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Begins Monday December 17th

DNR logoAn expected 30,000 hunters will be participating in Iowa’s late muzzleloader season which begins Dec. 17. Although hunters may see fewer deer as numbers have declined in eastern and southern Iowa, the season offers some excellent hunting opportunities.

Last year, 55 percent of the 8,950 deer reported during the late muzzleloader season were does. To avoid over-harvesting deer where they hunt, hunters are encouraged to work with landowners to determine if deer are at desirable levels, and base decisions on how they use the remaining antlerless tags on local herd conditions.

Success during this season depends on finding where deer are feeding and upon the weather. Look for corn or soybean fields that have been combined but not tilled under. Deer will search for waste grain in these areas. With the warm weather there are still some areas with some green grass, clover or cover crops such as winter wheat or winter rye that also would be very attractive. Cold weather will spur the deer to feed more heavily.

Party hunting is not allowed in the late muzzleloader season and hunters are required to wear blaze orange. Hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Hunters are also reminded that the statewide archery deer season resumes so they be sharing the woods with bow hunters. About 10 percent of the bow harvest occurs during this late portion of the season.

Deer must be reported using the harvest reporting system by midnight the day after the deer is tagged. Hunters’ accurately reporting their harvest is an important component of Iowa’s deer management program and future hunting opportunities.

Hunters may report their harvest at www.iowadnr.gov, by calling 1-800-771-4692 or at any license vendor. For hunters with internet access, reporting the harvest online is the easiest way to register the deer. Hunters preferring to donate their deer may do so through the Help Us Stop Hunger (HUSH) program, which provides needed meat to Iowans through the Food Bank of Iowa. Iowa has one of the largest programs in the nation.

Wrestling Results From Thursday, December 13th: Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Dominates Sioux Center Invite

wrestlingSioux Center, Iowa — The Sheldon/South O’Brien wrestlers split their matches in a double dual with Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley and host team Sioux Center. Sheldon/South O’Brien defeated Sioux Center 47-33, winning 8 matches by pinfall. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley was the big winner on the night, defeating Sheldon/South O’Brien 52-19 and Sioux Center 54-21.

In other wrestling action from Thursday night:


At West Lyon:

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 54, West Lyon 24

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 42, Okoboji 31

Okoboji 56, West Lyon 21


At Sibley-Ocheyedan:

Sibley-Ocheyedan 42, Estherville Lincoln Central 37

Sibley-Ocheyedan 45, Moc-Floyd Valley 34

Moc-Floyd Valley 47, Storm Lake 22

Storm Lake 37, Estherville Lincoln Central 33


At Western Christian:

Spencer 63 Western Christian/Unity Christian 15

Spencer 58 Emmetsburg 21

Emmetsburg 66 Western Christian/Unity Christian 18


At Cherokee:

Cherokee 43 LeMars 42

Spirit Lake 48 Cherokee 36

Spirit Lake 54 LeMars 30


Ice on Area Lakes Remains Unsafe Due to Warm Temperatures

DNR logoClear Lake

Ice on Clear Lake is not safe at this time. With colder temperatures forecasted for next week, we should have fishable ice soon.

Blue Pit

Rainbow Trout – Fair: trout are still being caught using small jigs and spinners.

Big Spirit Lake

The lake is about 70 percent ice but the wind has opened a large hole in the middle as well as multiple smaller holes.  Ice travel is not advised due to the changing and unpredictable conditions.  The Marble Beach boat ramp is open and the open water extended 3/4 of the way across the lake.

Center Lake

Open holes remain in the center of the lake and ice conditions are too thin for foot travel.

East Okoboji Lake

East Okoboji has iced over in all but a few places but conditions are still too unstable for fishing.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

The lake is frozen but the above average temperature is making what little ice there is weak.

West Okoboji Lake

Ice has formed on some of the back bays but the majority of the lake is open.  With the warmer weather the Emerson Bay boat ramp may be usable but some ice may have to be broken to reach the open water.

Diamond Lake

Diamond Lake is fully iced over but the ice is not stable enough for fishing; walking on the ice is not advised.