Northwestern Red Raiders Baseball Team Takes Doubleheader From Avila University

Jared Kirkeby

The Northwestern Red Raiders swept #19 Avila University in a non-conference baseball doubleheader in Kansas City, Missouri. In game one, Northwestern rode a solid pitching performance from senior Jared Kirkeby and took the pitcher’s dual 2-1. In game two, a five run seventh inning put the Red Raiders ahead for good over the Avila University Eagles 6-2.

Northwestern has won five straight and is 20-16 overall.

Up next for the Red Raiders will be a GPAC home doubleheader against Dakota Wesleyan on Friday.

Sports Schedule For Tuesday

Sports schedule for Tuesday 4/10/12
Coed Track

Sheldon, Boyden Hull, G-LR, HMS, Rock Valley, Sioux Center, West Lyon and Western at Central Lyon

Okoboji, South O’Brien at Spirit Lake

Boys Soccer

MOC Floyd Valley at Spencer

Girls Soccer

Spencer at MOC Floyd Valley

Coed Golf

Gehlen at HMS

Akron Westfield at Remsen Union

Kingsley Pierson and Woodbury Central at Hinton

Harris Lake Park and Sioux Central and Clay Central Everly in a triangular at Spencer

Travis Dekkers Becomes Dordt All Time Hits Leader

With a single to leftfield in game two of a doubleheader with Mount Marty on Saturday afternoon, April 7, Travis Dekkers became Dordt College’s all-time baseball hits leader. The senior from Hawarden, Iowa now has 156 hits over his three-plus seasons at Dordt and passed former teammate Dillon Peters for the record.

Dekkers started the season in sixth all-time and has 33 base hits through 29 games this season. Dekkers already held the all-time doubles record at Dordt with 39 and ranks second in total bases with 217. All totaled Dekkers ranks in the top-five in six different offensive categories and he also ranks first in put-outs on defense with 975.

Dekkers has played in 143 out of 145 games during his career and has played in 127 straight games for the Defenders. The last time Dekkers was not in the Dordt lineup was March 20, 2009, a doubleheader against Doane College.

Where Dekkers ranks:
Hits: 1st with 156
At-Bats: 3rd with 473
Runs: 13th with 69
Runs Batted In: 4th with 84
Singles: 3rd with 108
Doubles: 1st with 39
Total Bases: 2nd with 217
Put Outs: 1st with 975
Fielding percentage: 6th with .973

Dordt College all-time hits leaders:
Travis Dekkers 2009-present 156
Dillon Peters 2006-2009 155
Beau Bosma 1999-2002 152
Tim De Jong 1996-1999 143
Travis Feekes 2007-2010 141
Craig Broek 1997-2000 141
Steve Vermeer 1985-1988 120
Travis De Jong 2005-2008 120
Jeff Schouten 1993-1996 119
Stacey Kooiman 1989-1992 113
Scott Van Andel 1999-2002 110
Troy Vander Molen 1991-1994 107
Doug Miedema 1981-1984 107
Dennis Van Zanten 1978-1981 101

Northwest Iowa Special Olympics Set For April 21st

The Special Olympics, Northwest Iowa Track and Field Spring Games will be held Saturday, April 21st at the Sioux Center Athletic Field. In the event of inclement weather the games will go indoors to the Dordt College Gym and Rec Center.

Opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 9:30 am. The track and field events begin at 9:35 and the last relay is scheduled for 1:15 pm. There are 446 athletes registered to participate from the ages of 8 to 70 years old.

Athletes are expected from Lyon and Osceola counties down to Monona and Crawford as part of the Northwest District area. Athletes may participate in 2 events and run with a relay team. There are over 125 volunteers who help to make the day a great success. First place winners will compete in Ames on May 17th through the 19th at the Special Olympics State Summer Games.

Siouxland Conference Golf Opener Today

The Siouxland Conference opens boys and girls golf play this afternoon. The Sheldon Orabs are hosting the boys meet at the Sheldon Golf and Country Club.

Due to the great spring weather the Orabs along with the other teams in the conference have spent the last two weeks on the course. Sheldon coach Gene Bomgaars feels that’s been a great benefit as the Orab boys get their collective games locked in:

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With some inexperience in the line up opening at home is a good thing for the Orabs:

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The field of teams at the Sheldon Golf and Country Club will be West Lyon, Sioux Center, Sibley Ocheyedan, Rock Valley, Okoboji, MOC Floyd Valley, George Little Rock, Central Lyon and Boyden Hull.

A girls meet involving the same teams will be hosted by George Little Rock this afternoon.

Sports Schedule For Monday

Sports schedule for Monday 4/9/12


Girls Track

Sheldon, Cherokee, Gehlen, Lawton Bronson, MMC, MOC Floyd Valley, Remsen St Mary’s, Sibley Ocheyedan, Spalding, Storm Lake and West Sioux at Unity

Boys Golf

Boyden Hull, Central Lyon, George Little Rock, MOC Floyd Valley, Okoboji, Rock Valley, Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Center and West Lyon at Sheldon

Girls Golf

Sheldon, Boyden Hull, Central Lyon, MOC Floyd Valley, Okoboji, Rock Valley, Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Center and West Lyon at George Little Rock

Coed Golf

West Sioux at MMC

Spalding at Unity

Girls Soccer

Unity at Sergeant Bluff Luton

Western at Spencer

Boys Soccer

Sergeant Bluff Luton at Unity

Spencer at Western

College Baseball

Northwestern at Avila University in Kansas City