Northwestern’s Bracelin Named Hauff Mid-America Sports Softball Pitcher-of the-Week

Keely Bracelin

Northwestern pitcher Keely Bracelin is the Hauff Mid-America Sports Softball Pitcher-of the-Week.  Bracelin, a sophomore from Milford, Iowa, pitched a complete game shutout (5-0) against Dakota State.  In the seven inning win she struck out five and walked just one.  For the season she is now 3-2 and Northwestern is 8-4.

In other notes from Northwestern College softball, the Red Raiders dropped a home double-header to Bellevue Tuesday night in Orange City.  In the first game Bellvue won 7-2, with Northwestern dropping the nightcap 15-3 in 5 innings.


New State Record Yellow Perch Caught From Mississippi River

Travis Peterson, 18, of Dubuque, caught a 16-inch, 2 pounds 7 ounce state record yellow perch in Pool 12 on the Mississippi Riveron March 13.  The perch was one ounce heavier and one inch longer than the previous record.

Peterson, a student at HempsteadHigh School, was spending his spring break fishing when he caught the record fish from shore using a 1/8 ounce jig and twister.  In addition to the new state record yellow perch, Peterson was also catching walleyes, sauger and northern pike.

 Mike Steuck, supervisor of fisheries for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for northeastIowaverified the fish. Steuck said, “This is an excellent time of year to fish below any of theMississippi Riverdams. Many fish species are moving to or from their spawning areas and are concentrated below the dams.”


Orabs Strong At Dordt Indoor

The Dordt Indoor Invite was held Monday on the campus of Dordt College in SiouxCenter. The Sheldon Orabs had a number of top three finishes in a strong showing for both the boys and the girl’s squads.

Girls Results

 55 meter dash

1. Allegra St Clair Sheldon 8.18

2.Rebekah Muilenburg MOC FloydValley 8.19

200 meters

1.Rebekah Muilenburg MOC FloydValley 28.85

2. Allegra St Clair Sheldon 29.18

55 meter hurdles

1. Caitlin Cain Sheldon 9.63

2. Paige Van Wyk Sheldon 10.10

200 meter hurdles

1. Paige Van Wyk Sheldon 32.04

2. Caitlin Cain Sheldon 33.68

3. Crystal Rodger Sheldon 33.97

4 x 200

1.MOC Floyd Valley 1:56.59

2. Unity 2:01.71

3. Sheldon 2:01.77

Long Jump   

1.Katelyn Probst MOC Floyd Valley15-06.25

2. Karissa DeJong Unity 13-08

3. Caitlin Cain Sheldon 13-00.25

Boys Results

55 meter high hurdles

1. Cody Hatting Sheldon 8.64

2. Jordan Langel Gehlen  8.65

200 meter hurdles

1. Jordan Langel Gehlen  26.97

2. Travis Nelson Sheldon 28.36

High Jump

1.JustinVanKalsbeek MOC Floyd Valley 6-00

2.Dallas Ennema Sheldon 5-10

Long Jump

1. Michael Whitehead Gehlen 20-03

2. Chris Balster 19-01.50


Dordt, Northwestern Finish In Top 10 in Final NAIA Men’s Basketball Poll

Dordt college dropped one spot to fifth and Northwestern College finished ninth in the final NAIA Division II men’s basketball coaches’ postseason poll released by the national office Monday.

The Red Raiders closed the 2011-12 season at the national tournament last week, losing in the second round to #8 Northwest (Wash.). Northwestern finished the season with a 26-7 overall record, winning the GPAC postseason title after a second place finish during the regular season.

 

NAIA D-II Men’s Basketball Postseason poll-March 19

RANK PVS SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) RECORD POINTS
1 2 Oregon Tech (13) 34-4 343
2 1 Northwood (Fla.) 33-4 332
3 3 Davenport (Mich.) 32-5 321
4 5 McPherson (Kan.) 33-4 310
5 4 Dordt (Iowa) 30-5 298
6 6 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 30-6 288
7 8 Northwest (Wash.) 29-5 278
8 7 Bellevue (Neb.) 28-6 260
9 10 Northwestern (Iowa) 26-7 255
10 12 St. Thomas (Fla.) 23-9 235
11 9 Jamestown (N.D.) 25-7 226
12 11 Grace (Ind.) 24-8 219
13 14 Indiana Southeast 26-8 212
14 16 Warner Pacific (Ore.) 24-9 209
15 17 Warner (Fla.) 24-11 188
16 13 Indiana Wesleyan 21-12 185
17 15 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 25-9 161
18 19 Marian (Ind.) 20-11 159
19 23 Saint Francis (Ind.) 21-13 141
20 22 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 22-11 136
21 18 Indiana Tech 23-8 131
22 21 Saint Mary (Kan.) 25-6 101
23 20 Indiana East 24-8 95
24 NR Daemen (N.Y.) 20-11 80
25 25 Cornerstone (Mich.) 19-13 75

Others receiving votes: Eastern Oregon 68; Tennessee Wesleyan 66; Cal Maritime 43; Valley City State (N.D.) 34; William Penn (Iowa) 19; Dakota State (S.D.) 11; Lourdes (Ohio) 5; Ashford (Iowa) 4; Reinhardt (Ga.) 1; Southeastern (Fla.) 1.


Northwestern Women Finish Tops In NAIA Basketball

Northwestern fields the top spot in the NAIA Division II women’s basketball coaches’ postseason poll released by the NAIA earlier today. The Red Raiders earned all 12 first-place votes and totaled 312 points.

The Red Raiders concluded the 2011-12 season by winning its third straight national championship, the only team ever to win three in a row. They are also the first team to record five national titles overall in the 21-year history of the championship event. Head coach Chris Yaw guided his team to a 28-7 overall record, winning 24 of the final 27 games after a 4-4 start.

Northwestern is one of five GPAC teams that finished in the top 25, joining Concordia (3), Morningside (6), Briar Cliff (8) and Hastings (15).

NAIA D-II Women’s Basketball Postseason Poll-March 19

RANK PVS SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) RECORD POINTS
1 8 Northwestern (Iowa) (12) 28-7 312
2 3 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 33-4 302
3 2 Concordia (Neb.) 34-3 290
4 1 Indiana Wesleyan 33-3 284
5 7 Grand View (Iowa) 30-6 260
6 5 Morningside (Iowa) 26-9 257
7 4 Davenport (Mich.) 30-5 251
8 12 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 25-10 244
9 12 Mount Mercy (Iowa) 27-9 230
10 6 Concordia (Mich.) 29-6 217
11 24 Eastern Oregon 25-9 216
12 9 Jamestown (N.D.) 27-5 202
13 10 Corban (Ore.) 24-8 187
14 13 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 27-7 174
15 19 Hastings (Neb.) 22-11 171
16 17 Friends (Kan.) 24-10 167
17 14 Tennessee Wesleyan 24-9 143
18 11 Ave Maria (Fla.) 29-5 130
18 18 Bethel (Ind.) 22-11 130
20 22 Southwestern (Kan.) 23-9 123
21 23 Point Park (Pa.) 23-7 115
22 16 College of Idaho 22-9 105
23 RV Daemen (N.Y.) 23-8 83
24 RV Huntington (Ind.) 20-11 74
25 21 Union (Ky.) 25-8 68

Others receiving votes: Indiana Southeast 59; St. Thomas (Fla.) 51; Saint Mary (Neb.) 50; Cal State San Marcos 25; Saint Francis (Ind.) 17; Valley City State (N.D.) 12; Sterling (Kan.) 8; Siena Heights (Mich.) 8; Warner Pacific (Ore.) 6; Bluefield (Va.) 3; Cornerstone (Mich.) 1; Marian (Ind.) 1; Grace (Ind.) 1; Northwestern Ohio 1.

 


Village Panthers Win Gold

Panthers Following Gold Medal Win

The Panther Basketball team ‘struck gold’ on March 10th in Iowa City at State Special Olympics. At the State Tournament, the first game was against the Link Mavericks. The game came down to the wire with the Panthers edging out the Mavericks 30-28. The second game was against Muscatine and the Panthers came out with a big win 44-10 for the gold medal.

The athletes on the Panther Basketball Team are: Bob Stewart, Scott Wheeler, Mike Kramer, Matt Peterson, John List, Matt Kramer, Charles White, Keith Krumm, Zack Arrick, Tim Steffens, Molly McDonald, Nicole Arens, Dan Lenz, Leah Kass and Abby Paulsen.

The Basketball Skills group scored big inSioux Center for District Special Olympics. Out of 18 athletes, 5 took home a Blue Ribbon and went on to state inIowa City. The athletes involved in Basketball Skills are Katie Boyle, Austin Buurman, Ken Doughty, Darcy Espey, Brad Friedland, Justin Groen, Janet Grooters, LaDel Heiman, Karen Kennedy, Marla Lindley, Stephanie Landhuis, Chris Mennen, Brian Post, Matt Stoll, Teri Vander Hamm,Les Van Engen,Chad Wassenaar, Jessica Webb.

The following athletes participated at state and brought home ribbons: 2nd Place: Les Van Engen, 3rd Place: Stephanie Landhuis, 4th Place: Brian Post, 6th Place: Austin Buurman & Matt Stoll.