2015 THIRD Iowa High School Volleyball Rankings

ighsauDes Moines, Iowa – In the latest Iowa High School Volleyball Rankings, Central Lyon and Le Mars Gehlen swap spots in Class 1A with Central Lyon moving up to the 4 spot and Gehlen sliding down to the 5th. George-Little Rock makes an appearance in this week’s poll at 15. Class 2A again features Unity and Western atop the board. Sioux Center edges up in Class 3A to 5th, and Spirit Lake remains stagnant at the 13 spot.

 

Class 1A

School

Record

LW

1

Janesville

7-3

1

2

Tripoli

4-3

2

3

New London

4-1

3

4

Central Lyon

6-2

5

5

Le Mars Gehlen Catholic

4-2

4

6

Grand View Christian

2-4

6

7

Sidney

7-1

10

8

Springville

5-5

8

9

Iowa Valley

8-4

10

10

Holy Trinity Catholic

2-0

11

11

Marquette Catholic

7-4

7

12

Stanton

6-2

NR

13

Harris-Lake Park

6-2

14

14

Don Bosco

4-4

12

15

George-Little Rock

7-2

NR

Dropped Out: Westwood (13), Bedford (15)

Class 2A

School

Record

LW

1

Unity Christian

7-0

1

2

Western Christian

3-3

2

3

Sumner-Fredericksburg

9-0

3

4

Dike-New Hartford

11-2

4

5

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

12-0

5

6

West Branch

8-1

6

7

Tri-Center

10-0

7

8

Lake Mills

9-0

8

9

North Cedar

8-2

10

10

Wapsie Valley

4-0

11

11

Grundy Center

3-2

9

12

Lawton-Bronson

2-0

12

13

Denver

9-1

13

14

Starmont

5-1

14

15

Council Bluffs St. Albert

6-1

NR

Dropped Out: Treynor (15)

Class 3A

School

Record

LW

1

Nevada

3-2

1

2

West Liberty

12-0

3

3

Union

6-3

2

4

Kuemper Catholic

3-0

4

5

Sioux Center

10-0

6

6

Davenport Assumption

2-1

5

7

Forest City

4-0

7

8

Mount Vernon

8-2

10

9

Waterloo Columbus

5-2

8

10

Center Point-Urbana

8-2

11

11

Solon

2-5

9

12

Algona

7-3

12

13

Spirit Lake

12-3

13

14

Humboldt

6-1

14

15

Cascade

10-1

NR

Dropped Out: Iowa Falls-Alden (15)

Class 4A

School

Record

LW

1

West Delaware

12-0

1

2

Marion

5-1

2

3

Harlan

11-2

3

4

Bishop Heelan

4-5

4

5

Lewis Central

8-2

9

6

Dubuque Wahlert

2-1

6

7

Clinton

10-2

8

8

Charles City

5-5

10

9

Waverly-Shell Rock

7-6

5

10

Norwalk

12-3

13

11

Carroll

4-4

12

12

Pella

7-2

15

13

Independence

4-2

NR

14

Clear Creek-Amana

6-3

7

15

Epworth, Western Dubuque

5-3

NR

Dropped Out: Dallas Center-Grimes (11), ADM (14)

Class 5A

School

Record

LW

1

Cedar Falls

8-0

4

2

Bettendorf

5-1

6

3

Ankeny Centennial

11-1

9

4

Cedar Rapids Kennedy

8-3

7

5

Dowling Catholic

12-1

2

6

Iowa City West

6-3

10

7

Linn-Mar

7-2

8

8

West Des Moines Valley

12-4

11

9

Dubuque Hempstead

9-2

14

10

Cedar Rapids Prairie

4-1

5

11

Iowa City High

4-3

1

12

Marshalltown

9-1

NR

13

Johnston

4-2

3

14

Ankeny

4-4

12

15

Southeast Polk

12-3

13

Dropped Out: Indianola (15)


September 10th Fishing Report

DNR logoSpirit Lake, 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 more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

NORTHWEST

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Boaters should use caution around the dredge barge, booster pump barge, and pipeline. Walleye regulations for Storm Lake are three fish per day, all fish between 17 and 22 inches must be released and only one over 22 inches may be kept. Walleye – Fair: Walleye are biting fairly well for this time of year; anglers are having success trolling shad-colored crankbaits in the dredge cuts and in the shallower areas near east shore. Channel Catfish – Fair: Anglers are catching catfish using dip baits, cut bait, and chicken liver fishing from boat and from shore. White Bass – Good: White bass are being caught on shad, crawlers, and crankbaits. Anglers fishing from shore using shad are doing quite well.

Clear Lake

Walleye – Good: Walleye action has picked up this week. Anglers are picking up a few walleyes when targeting yellow bass. Muskellunge – No Report: No reports this week, but fishing has been ok. September is a good month for Musky fishing. Yellow Bass – Good: Billy’s reef, Fisherman’s reef, and the little lake have been producing good numbers of yellow bass. Channel Catfish – Good: Anglers have had good luck drifting along the weed edges on the little lake for cats. Boats fishing near the outlet on the east end have been catching a few; also anglers near Ventura grade have been catching a few. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Largemouth are worth a try near the lily pads on the little lake.

Lake Pahoja

Bluegill – Good: Bluegills are schooled up off the jetties. Bluegills are very large with many 7-8 inch fish. Fish a worm and bobber. Largemouth Bass – Good: Throwing spinner baits or soft plastics for the aggressive males will produce bites.

Big Spirit Lake

Largemouth Bass – Good: Fish are being caught under boat hoists anywhere around the lake using jigs, wacky worms, spinner baits. Fish the inside and outside edge of weed lines with Texas rigs, drop shots, swimbaits, or crankbaits in 8-9 feet if water. Smallmouths are hitting top-water along the west shore in the evening. Walleye – Fair: Local anglers are catching walleye around 7:00 till dark at the North Grade. Fish above and below the slot are being caught and creeled. Successful anglers are using jigging raps, bobber and leech, or just jigging a leech. Walleyes are also being caught along the weed line in Anglers bay in 16-17 feet of water. This weed line runs east to west and larger walleyes are swimming along this edge. Fish jigs tipped with a leech. Yellow Perch – Fair: Perch bite has slowed with only a few anglers coming in with more than 20 fish. More fish are starting to reach the 10 inch mark. Successful anglers are using blue and silver pilkies. The north and south ends are the locations to fish. Black Bullhead – Slow: The bullhead bite at the north grade is slowing. Creeled anglers are taking home single digits of 12-14 inch fish. Leave the worm on the bottom and fish around submerged vegetation. Northern Pike – Slow: Anglers using weedless frogs or surface lures in the north grade in the dense weeds are catching smaller northerns. Bluegill – Slow: A few bluegills are starting to show up on anglers’ hooks with all the rain lately. Anglers fishing the north grade are reporting catching a few 8inch bluegills.

East Okoboji Lake

Yellow Bass – Good: Large numbers of yellow bass are being caught near East Okoboji beach near the boat docks. Fish vary from small to a few larger 8-9 inch fish. Throw soft plastic shad for them. Anglers fishing under the Highway 9 bridge are catching fair numbers of yellows using small plastic minnows. Yellow Perch – Fair: Numbers of smaller yellow perch are being caught while anglers are fishing for yellow bass. Pulling similar baits near the bottom will force more perch into your bucket. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Fish near the inlet to upper gar along the rocks to find a fast paced bass bite. Anglers are seeing bass bedding up in upper gar then swimming into East Okoboji. Walleye – Fair: Parks Marina and Lone Tree Point are reporting a hot bite for walleye. Anglers are drifting minnows along the bottom before dark. Larger walleye are being caught in 10-12 feet of water. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers are catching low numbers of 8 inch bluegills while fishing docks throughout East Okoboji. Anglers are fishing small jigs under docks tipped with wax worms. Crappie – Fair: Large numbers of crappie are being caught on the north side of the narrows using pilkies, small jigs, or minnows. Fish are in the 10 inch range.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Walleye – Excellent: A new walleye bite is going at Silver Lake. Anglers are catching many smaller 15-18inch fish.

West Okoboji Lake

Largemouth Bass – Good: Fish football jigs, crankbaits, or Texas rigs under boat hoists, near weed lines, and on the drop offs. Smallmouth Bass – Good: Smallmouth have moved off beds and are headed towards the rocky drop offs. Fish the rock points that shoot out into the main basin of West Lake, Pillsbury, Fort Dodge, or Gull Point. Use jerk baits, football jigs, or swimbaits. Walleye – Fair: Many anglers fishing off Manhattan point after dark are reporting an increase in quality non-slot walleyes. Anglers are trolling deep diving crankbaits and are picking up these walleyes as they come up the point. Yellow Bass – Good: In Smiths bay just north of the amusement park anglers are reporting a high catch rate of large yellow bass. Anglers using orange twister tails or plain hook with worm and split shot are catching yellows on every cast. Yellow Perch – Fair: A perch bite is going on in Millers and Emerson bays with 9-11 inch fish being caught in 12-18 feet of water. Crappie – Fair: Crappies are starting to bite on West. Fish the bays with 22-24 feet of water. Crappies are suspending at 5-10 feet in the deeper waters. Fish a small white jig with light line to catch 10-12 inch fish. Bluegill – Fair: Bluegills can be found in 25 feet of water off the points. Anglers are catching these fish using pilkies tipped with red worms. Northern Pike – Good: Northern pike are biting on spinner baits in Millers bay. Fish the north bank of Millers with a black spinner bait in 7 feet of water. Fish range from mid-20s to 30 inches. Also try top water for these fish.


Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 1

naia_logoKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Biola (Calif.) tops the first regular-season edition of the 2015 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.

Twelve of the 21 NAIA volleyball conferences are represented in the poll. The Great Plains Athletic Conference leads all leagues with five ranked programs – No. 4 Midland (Neb.), No. 12 Northwestern (Iowa), No. 15 Dordt (Iowa), No. 19 Hastings (Neb.) and No. 25 Doane (Neb.)

2015 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 1 (Sept. 8)
RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)   TOTAL POINTS
1 2 Biola (Calif.) (12) 492
2 4 Viterbo (Wis.) (6) 487
3 3 Missouri Baptist 467
4 9 Midland (Neb.) 447
5 7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 420
6 5 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 409
7 1 Park (Mo.) 404
8 6 Eastern Oregon 397
9 16 Southern Oregon 360
10 8 Vanguard (Calif.) 353
11 18 Evangel (Mo.) 323
12 12 Northwestern (Iowa) 315
13 10 Columbia (Mo.) 303
14 20 Coastal Georgia 280
15 25 Dordt (Iowa) 263
16 11 Georgetown (Ky.) 233
17 15 Madonna (Mich.) 232
18 17 Indiana Wesleyan 231
19 22 Hastings (Neb.) 225
20 NR Montana Tech 187
21 RV Westmont (Calif.) 177
22 21 Grand View (Iowa) 156
23 19 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 141
24 NR Great Falls (Mont.) 131
25 NR Doane (Neb.) 96
Dropped from the rankings: Davenport (Mich.) (No. 13), College of Idaho (No. 14), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (No. 23), Jamestown (N.D.) (No. 24). 
Others receiving votes: Bellevue (Neb.) 92; The Master’s (Calif.) 86; College of Idaho 44; St. Thomas (Fla.) 40; St. Catharine (Ky.) 36; MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 31; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 29; Cornerstone (Mich.) 25; Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 17; Concordia (Neb.) 6; Jamestown (N.D.) 6; Davenport (Mich.) 3. 

Jansen GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Player-of-the-Week

!cid_image001_jpg@01D0EAE7Sioux Center, Iowa — Dordt College defensive specialist Summer Jansen is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Defensive Player-of-the-Week for matches played August 31-September 5.

Jansen, a sophomore from Sheldon, Iowa, helped lead the Defenders to a 4-0 record on the week totaling 69 digs over 12 games on the weekend. Jansen averaged 5.75 digs per game for Dordt who was ranked No. 25 in the last poll. She had an impressive 29 digs against No. 5 Rocky Mountain.

Jansen is averaging 5.0 digs per set for the Defenders this season and has four service aces while helping the Defenders to a 7-1 match record.


Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/7/15

football 1Des Moines Iowa — The latest Radio Iowa High School Football Poll is out. Hinton is the top ranked northwest Iowa team holding down the number two spot in Class 1A. The top Friday  night match up will come in Class 2A when third ranked Central Lyon George Little Rock travels to fourth ranked Spirit Lake. The biggest jump in the polls came in 8 player football with Marcus Meriden Cleghorn going from unranked to the number four spot.

 

Class 4A
1. WDM Valley (2-0), LW #1 vs SE Polk
2. Cedar Falls (2-0), LW #2 vs Mason City
3. Bettendorf (2-0), LW #3 vs Pleasant Valley
4. Dowling Catholic (1-0), LW #4 @ Waukee
5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (2-0), LW #7 vs North Scott
6. Ankeny Centennial (2-0), LW #6 vs Ankeny
7. Fort Dodge (2-0), LW #10 @ Waterloo West
8. Lewis Central (2-0), LW #9 vs 3A-#4 Harlan
9. Johnston (2-0), LW (X) vs #10 Urbandale
10.Urbandale (1-1), LW #8 @ #9 Johnston

Class 3A
1. Pella (2-0), LW #1 vs Oskaloosa
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (1-0), LW #3 @ Solon
3. West Delaware (2-0), LW #4 vs #5 Waverly-Shell Rock
4. Harlan (2-0), LW #7 @ 4A-#8 Lewis Central
5. Waverly-Shell Rock (2-0), LW #8 @ #3 West Delaware
6. Dallas Center-Grimes (1-1), LW #2 vs Adel ADM
7. Webster City (2-0), LW #10 @ Carroll
8. Sioux City Heelan (2-0), LW #9 vs Denison-Schleswig
9. Independence (2-0), LW (X) vs Decorah
10.Norwalk (2-0), LW (X) vs Carlisle

Class 2A
1. Albia (2-0), LW #3 @ 1A-#3 Pella Christian
2. South Tama (2-0), LW #6 @ Iowa Falls-Alden
3. Central Lyon/GLR (1-1), LW #2 @ #4 Spirit Lake
4. Spirit Lake (2-0), LW #8 vs #3 Central Lyon/GLR
5. CMB (Maxwell) (2-0), LW #5 vs Davis County
6. Mediapolis (2-0), LW #7 @ Williamsburg
7. North Fayette Valley (1-1), LW #1 vs Center Point-Urbana
8. West Burlington/Notre Dame (2-0), LW (X) vs 1A-#6 West Branch
9. Waukon (2-0), LW (X) @ Crestwood
10.Dyersville Beckman (1-1), LW #4 vs Oelwein

Class 1A
1. Iowa City Regina (2-0), LW #1 @ Sigourney-Keota
2. Hinton (2-0), LW #2 @ Ridge View
3. Pella Christian (2-0), LW #3 vs 2A-#1 Albia
4. Dike-New Hartford (2-0), LW #4 vs A-#9 Denver
5. Madrid (2-0), LW #5 @ South Hamilton
6. West Branch (2-0), LW #6 @ 2A-#8 West Burlington/ND
7. Panorama (2-0), LW #7 vs Southeast Valley
8. Underwood (2-0), LW (X) vs Missouri Valley
9. West Lyon (1-1), LW #10 vs Sibley-Ocheyedan
10.Hudson (2-0), LW (X) vs Sumner-Fredricksburg

Class A
1. Audubon (2-0), LW #4 @ Griswold
2. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (1-1), LW #1 vs Conrad BCLUW
3. BGM (Brooklyn) (2-0), LW #2 @ Iowa Valley
4. Algona Garrigan (2-0), LW #9 @ Nashua-Plainfield
5. South O’Brien (2-0), LW #5 @ LeMars Gehlen
6. Belmond-Klemme (2-0), LW #7 @ Eagle Grove
7. West Sioux (2-0), LW #8 vs Lawton-Bronson
8. Montezuma (2-0), LW #10 # GMG Garwin
9. Denver (2-0), LW (X) @ 1A-#4 Dike-New Hartford
10.Pleasantville (2-0), LW (X) vs Martensdale-St. Marys

Eight-man
1. Newell-Fonda (2-0), LW #1 vs Boyer Valley
2. HLV (Victor) (3-0), LW #2 @ Dunkerton
3. Don Bosco (1-0), LW #5 Idle
4. Marcus MMC (2-0), LW (X) vs #5 GT/RA
5. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (2-0), LW #4 @ #4 MMC
6. Glidden-Ralston (1-0), LW #6 vs Grand View Christian
7. Janesville (2-0), LW #7 vs Riceville
8. Colo-Nesco (2-0), LW #9 @ Meskwaki
9. Fremont-Mills (2-0), LW #10 @ Sidney
10.Central Elkader (2-0), LW (X) # Springville


Tyler Starr Signed to Atlanta Falcons Practice Squad

Tyler StarrAtlanta, Georgia — The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have signed eight players to their practice squad, including linebacker Tyler Starr. According to the Falcons official website Starr, a rookie last year was among the final cuts as the Falcons got down to the 53 man regular season roster as mandated by the NFL.

Starr, 6-5, 250 pounds, was selected by the Atlanta in the seventh round (255th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of the University of South Dakota. He was a member of the Falcons 53-man active roster last season, but did not see any game action.

Prior to his time at USD Starr enjoyed a standout high school career with the Central Lyon George Little Rock football program.