Sheldon Orab Kellie Goedken Signs With USF

Sheldon senior Kellie Goedken signed a letter of intent Thursday to continue her volleyball career at the University of Sioux Falls.

Goedken helped lead the Orab volleyball program to a pair of State Tournament appearances over a three year period in 2009 and 2011. In 2009 the Orabs finished second in Class 2A. While her memories as an Orab will always include the State trips they also involve her team mates.

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This past season the Orabs won the Siouxland conference for the third consecutive season. Sheldon finished with a number seven ranking in the final Class 2A poll with an overall record of 36-4.

Individually Goedken has been a first team All Conference performer the past three seasons. The Orab senior was named to the Class 2A All State First Team in 2011 and the Second Team in 2010.

During her senior season Goedken totaled 398 kills averaging 3.94 per set. At the serve line she was successful on 301 of 310 serve attempts with 27 ace serves and a .971 serve efficiency.

Defensively Kellie totaled 143 blocks including 57 solos with 86 block assists.

We asked Orab head volleyball coach Michelle Hoogers what Kelli brings to the court.

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We also asked Kellie what drew her to the USF volleyball program.

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Kellie is the daughter of Glen and Kathy Goedken of Sheldon. She plans to major in biology at the University of Sioux Falls.

Sports Schedule For Friday 4/13/12

Sports schedule for Friday 4/13/12
Boys Track

Sheldon, Algona, Armstrong Ringsted, Garrigan, Clay Central Everly, Emmetsburg, North Iowa, North Sentral Kossuth, Okoboji, Ruthven Ayrshire, Sioux Central and Storm Lake at Estherville Lincoln Central   Has been postponed

Girls Track

Sheldon, Clay Central Everly, Emmetsburg, E-LC, Forest Ridge, HMS, Okoboji, Sioux Central, South O’Brien, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake and West Bend Mallard at Spencer

Girls Golf

MOC Floyd Valley at Spencer

Coed Golf

South O’Brien at Gehlen

Dordt Loses Extra-Inning Baseball Game To Peru State

The Dordt College baseball team lost a ten-inning, non-conference 6-5 decision to Peru State in Peru, Nebraska on Wednesday, April 11. The game was scheduled to go nine innings.

Mark Nyhoff took the loss for the Defenders after pitching the final two and a third innings, allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts. Brad Trimm pitched two scoreless innings in relief and Jeremy Engbers and Josh Van Kekerix each had a single no-hit relief inning.

Dordt was out hit 9-6 with Dustin Brisel going 3-5 with three runs batted in on a double and two singles. Fraley scored twice and had two runs batted in and walked three times.

Peru State’s Derek Voigt got the win with two innings of relief and allowed a run on two hits. Peru State issued 12 walks to Dordt batters.

Dordt is 10-20 and returns to conference play on Friday hosting Nebraska Wesleyan and is scheduled to host Concordia on Saturday.

Sports Schedule For Thursday, April 12

Girls Golf

Siouxland Conference meet at Sheldon

Spirit Lake, Cherokee and Western at Rolling Hills

Boys Golf

Siouxland Conference meet at West Lyon

Western and Spirit Lake at Cherokee

Coed Golf

Remsen Union at Spalding

MMC at Akron Westfield

Unity at South O’Brien

Hinton at Remsen St Mary’s

Coed Track

Akron Westfield, Central Lyon, LeMars, MMC, MOC Floyd Valley, Sibley Ocheyedan and Unity at Sioux Center

Girls Soccer

MOC Floyd Valley at West Sioux

Western at Unity

Boys Soccer

West Sioux at MOC Floyd Valley

Unity at Western



Two Area Basketball Standouts To Play At Northwestern

Bryce Moss

Bryce Moss of Hull and Keegan Mulder of Orange City have  signed letters of intent to continue their  basketball careers at Northwestern College next year.

Moss is a 6’5” forward who lettered two years for the Boyden-Hull High School basketball team. Moss earned first team all-state honors after leading the Comets in scoring, averaging 15.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He shot over 64% from the field and led his team to the class 1A state championship with a 26-2 overall record. Moss was a member of the all-tournament team and a two-time first team all-conference selection. He plans to major in business at Northwestern and is the son of Lynden and Deb.

“We are excited to have Bryce join us at Northwestern,” commented head coach Kris Korver. “Bryce is a proven winner, demonstrating this on both the football field and on the basketball floor. He is long, athletic and has been very well coached. We look forward to seeing Bryce work hard to improve and continue to develop his game over the next four years.”

Keegan Mulder

Keegan Mulder of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Northwestern College next year.

Mulder is a 6’0” point guard who lettered three years for the MOC-Floyd Valley basketball team. Mulder averaged 13.5 points and 4.5 assists per game in leading the Dutch to a 25-1 overall record and a state tournament berth. Mulder led the state of Iowa with 89 three-pointers and shot 49% from beyond the arc, earning third team all-state and first team all-conference honors as a senior. An honor roll student, Mulder is a member of the National Honor Society and is the son of Brian and Denise.

“Keegan had an excellent high school career, helping his team to two state tournament appearances,” commented head basketball coach Kris Korver. “Keegan is a character guy, a leader and a hard worker. He has the ability to stretch the defense with his shooting and he is fundamentally sound. We look forward to having Keegan join us here at Northwestern.”

Central Lyon Track Invite Results

Central Lyon was the host school for a coed track invite held Tuesday. In girls action, Western was the top team with 148 points, followed by Sheldon with 101.5 and host school Central Lyon was the third place team with 79.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (64), George-Little Rock (49), Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (46) and West Lyon (31.5) rounded out the scoring.

Top finishes for Sheldon included a first place finish for the shuttle hurdle relay team with a time of 1:09.58. Team members included Caitlin Cain, Paige Van Wyk, Cally Hatting and Crystal Rodger. Second went to Central Lyon with a time of 1:11.59. The 4 by 100 relay went to Western Christian in a time of 52.19. Sheldon was second at 54.42. Team members include Michelle Fischer, Allorie Feekes, Caitlin Cain, Allegra St. Clair. The 4 by 200 went to Western Christian in a time of 1:49.34. Sheldon was second in a time of 1:55.44. Team members include  Michelle Fischer, Paige Van Wyk, Crystal Rodger, Allgera St. Clair.

in the 400 meter hurdles Kim Kroeze of Western posted a time of 1:06.12 followed by Paige Van Wyk of the Orabs in 1:09.39.

In the field events Kelsy Meyer of Western won the shot put with a distance of 33 feet followed by the Orabs Autumn Wahl with a toss of 30′ 3″. The long jump was won by Jessica Hilbrands of George Little Rock with a distance of 17 feet 7 and a half inches. Kati Kneifel of Sheldon was second with a distance of 15 feet. The high jump went to Lexi Ackerman of Central Lyon who went 5 feet. The  Orabs Marti Vogel was second at 4-10.


Western got the team sweep rolling up a team total 128 in the boys competition. Sheldon was second at 98 followed by Sioux Center at 86, Boyden Hull Rock Valley at 85 and West Lyon at 73 to round out the top five. George Little Rock was 6th at 56 followed by Central Lyon at 21 and Hartley Melvin Sanborn with 10 points.

Top finishes for Sheldon included a first place finish for Chris Balster in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet 9 inches. Ethan Erickson of West Lyon was next at 20-3.  The high jump went to Jordan Folkerts of Western who went 6-3.  Dallas Ennema of Sheldon was second at 6-2. in the shot put Terron Geerdes George Little Rock had a toss of 44-3. Mitchell McDonald of Sheldon was second at 42-11.

Sam Van Ginkel of Western won the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 15.56  followed by Cody Hatting of the Orabs in 15.91. Hatting was second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.17. The event was won by Kyle Standley of West Lyon who finished in 59.22.

Click here for complete Central Lyon track meet results