Orabs Win 15-14 in Overtime Against Forest City

The Sheldon Orabs opened the football playoffs with 15-14 overtime win Wednesday night as they opened at home against Forest City.

Wide receiver Tom Brown outfought the Indians defensive back for the ball as Sheldon went for the two point conversion and the win. Sheldon won the toss and gave the ball to Forest City to start the overtime.

The Indians scored on their possession as quarterback Tate Thompson hit Jonathon Mathiasen on the slant for a 9 yard score. Colton Westerberg added the extra point and it was 14-7 Forest City.

Chris Balster scored on Sheldon’s first play of overtime to set up the game winning two point conversion pass to Brown.

Here’s the call from last night’s broadcast:

The first points of the ballgame belonged to Forest City as Thompson hit Zach Bengtson on a 37 yard scoring pass. Westerberg added the extra point and the Indians led 7-0 with 8:46 to play in the first quarter. That would be the only scoring until late in the third quarter.

Sheldon got the ball to open the second half and went on an 85 yard drive that took over 8 minutes off the clock. The drive ended with Balster scoring on a bootleg from 5 yards out. Trevor Mayer added the extra point and Sheldon had tied the score at 7-7 with 4:40 left in the third quarter and that would be the score at the end of regulation.

With the win Sheldon improves to 8-1 on the year while Forest City ends the season at 7-3. Up next for Sheldon will be a Monday night trip to Spirit Lake to go against a 9-1 Spirit Lake team that opened with a 24-0 win over MOC Floyd Valley.

Sports Schedule For Thursday October 25th

Class 3A Regional Volleyball Tournaments reach the semi final round Thursday night. In Region 1 of Class 3A our broadcast game will feature 5th ranked Unity Christian at 3rd ranked MOC Floyd Valley. Pregame begins at 6:45 on KIWA FM 105.3.





Class 3A Region 1 Semi finals 7pm starts

Upper Bracket

Forest City at Algona

Lower Bracket

5th ranked Unity at 3rd ranked MOC Floyd Valley

Winners meet Tuesday 10/30 at Spencer for trip to State

Class 3A Region 2 Semi finals

Upper Bracket

Roland Story vs 11th ranked East Sac at Lake View

Lower Bracket

Sergeant Bluff Luton at 4th ranked Sioux Center

Winners meet Tuesday 10/30 at Lawton Bronson

Sheldon Orab Quinn Groff Selected For State All Star Cross Country Meet

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches has honored Sheldon Orab Cross Country Runner Quinn Groff with an invitation to compete at the Senior All-Star Meet.

The meet will be held in Ankeny on the Des Moines Area Community College campus. Events get underway on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 11:50 with the Introductions and meet pictures.  Following Introductions the “Open” 5K race will begin.


Prior to the All Star Meet Quinn will run in the State Class 2A Boy’s Cross Country Meet at Fort Dodge.


Second Dove Hunting Season Winding Down

Rural Iowa — The state’s second mourning dove season is winding down. Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, Todd Bogenschutz, says they won’t get official counts for awhile, but it sounds like things have gone well.

(as he says) “Anecdotal reports we had on this season on the opening were pretty positive reports….so I’m expecting numbers to be a little better than they were in our first season,” Bogenschutz says.

A survey of hunters showed over 57-thousand doves were taken in that first season. Bogenschutz says doves are a migratory bird, so the hunting was probably the best early on.

(as he says) “You know our season opens September first and actually a lot of the doves that were hatched this year in Iowa were leaving the state in August before the season even opened. They tend to migrate pretty early, they don’t really care for the cold weather when we start getting frost,” he explains. “So when we had those couple of nights of pretty good frost there, that pretty much pushed most of our birds on further south. Usually all we’ll have in the winter months here are a few adult male birds, you know part of that population will hang around.”

The pheasant season opens this weekend and Bogenschutz says there will be some crossover of the dove hunters and pheasant hunters.

(as he says) “I’m sure that some of our pheasant hunters definitely participate,” Bogenschutz says. He says he doesn’t that there’s people who say they are going to hunt doves instead of pheasants, but may just like to try dove hunting as something different.

Bogenschutz says the dove season is a good way to introduce people to hunting and says it is a more challenging as doves are smaller and harder to hit.

1A & 2A Regional Volleyball Scores from Tuesday October 23rd

Class 1A and 2A high school volleyball teams competed in quarterfinal tournament action Tuesday night around the state of Iowa.  Here are the results from our KIWA listening area teams……….


2A Region 1 Quarterfinals:

Upper Bracket

At Hull

Boyden Hull 25-25-25, Emmetsburg 16-12-11

At Schaller

Ridge View 25-25-25, Sioux Central 17-18-19

Semi-Final Round – Friday October 26 at Schaller:

Boyden-Hull vs Ridge View


Lower Bracket

At Sibley

Sibley-Ocheyedan 25-28-25-25, South O’Brien 23-30-23-16

At Western Christian

Western Christian 25-25-25, Rock Valley 8-14-6

Semi-Final Round – Friday October 26 at Western:

Sibley-Ocheyedan vs Western Christian


1A Regional Quarterfinals

Upper Bracket:

At LeMars Gehlen

Gehlen Catholic 25-25-25, River Valley 11-8-12

At Akron

Remsen-Union 18-25-25-25, Akron-Westfield 25-16-18-21

Semi-Final Round – Friday October 26 at Akron:

Gehlen vs Remsen-Union


Lower Bracket:

At Rock Rapids

Central Lyon 25-25-25, Spalding Catholic 9-11-21

At George

George-Little Rock 23-25-26-22-15, Clay Central-Everly 25-21-24-25-7

Semi-Final Round – Friday October 26 at George:

Central Lyon vs George-Little Rock


Three Northwestern Football Players Earn BSN Players of The Week Honors

Several Northwestern College football players earned Beyond Sports Network (BSN) players of the week honors after their 57-7 win over Briar Cliff last weekend.

Brandon Smith was named running back of the week after rushing for a career-high 247 yards, the sixth highest single-game total in the program’s history, and four touchdowns. The Red Raiders offensive line, along with tight ends Jacey Hoegh and Taylor Dreise, was named offensive line of the week. They helped pave the way for a Northwestern rushing offense that ran for a school record 475 yards and also set the record with 663 total yards of offense.

Aaron Jansen earned linebacker of the week honors after leading the team with 5.5 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

Northwestern, ranked 16th in the latest NAIA poll, improved to 4-2 in the GPAC, 6-2 overall.