MOC Floyd Valley Boys State Tournament Bound


The top ranked MOC Floyd Valley Dutch boys basketball team is state tournament bound following a 76-52 Class 3A Substate win over Storm Lake on the Buena Vista Campus Monday night.

MOC-FV, the top-seed will face the eighth seed Sioux City Heelan in the State 3A Quarterfinals Tuesday, March 6th at 3:30 pm.

Keegan Mulder led the way hitting 5 three-point baskets as the Dutch took a 35-7 first quarter lead. At the half the lead was 55-24. at the end of three quarters MOC Floyd Valley was in front 60-41 going on to win 76-52. Mulder would finish with 8 three-point baskets on the night.

With their ticket to the State 3A Tournament punched the Dutch will bring the Siouxland Conference total to three teams that are headed to the State Boys Basketball Tournament. In a Substate doubleheader Saturday night at Tyson Event Center the Boyden Hull Comets earned a spot in the 1A field and the Sioux Center Warriors earned their way into the 2A elite eight.

High School Tournament Basketball Scores


High School Tournament Basketball Scores

Girls Class 2A State Tournament Quarterfinal

Western Christian 47
Estherville-Lincoln Central 45

Boys Class 3A Substate

MOC-Floyd Valley 76
Storm Lake 52

MOC-Floyd Valley advances to the Boys State Tournament, where they’ll be the 1 Seed, facing Sioux City Heelan in the quarterfinals, Tuesday March 6th at 3:30 p.m.

Class 2A District 1 Football Schedule Out


Sheldon 2012 Schedule:

08/24 @Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids
08/31 Spencer
09/07 @Unity Christian, Orange City
09/14 Cherokee, Washington
09/21 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
09/28 @Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
10/05 @Sioux Center
10/12 MOC-Floyd Valley
10/19 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 2012 Schedule:

08/24 Western Christian, Hull
08/31 @Emmetsburg
09/07 Sioux Center
09/14 @Unity Christian, Orange City
09/21 Spirit Lake
09/28 Sheldon
10/05 @MOC-Floyd Valley
10/12 Cherokee, Washington
10/19 @Central Lyon/George-Little Rock

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 2012 Schedule:

08/24 @West Lyon, Inwood
08/31 Western Christian, Hull
09/07 @Cherokee, Washington
09/14 MOC-Floyd Valley
09/21 @Sheldon
09/28 Estherville Lincoln Central
10/05 Unity Christian, Orange City
10/12 @Sioux Center
10/19 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

Cherokee, Washington 2012 Schedule:

08/24 Storm Lake
08/31 @OA-BCIG
09/07 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
09/14 @Sheldon
09/21 @MOC-Floyd Valley
09/28 Sioux Center
10/05 East Sac County
10/12 @Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
10/19 Unity Christian, Orange City

MOC-Floyd Valley 2012 Schedule:

08/24 Sergeant Bluff-Luton
08/31 LeMars
09/07 @Western Christian, Hull
09/14 @Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
09/21 Cherokee, Washington
09/28 @Unity Christian, Orange City
10/05 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
10/12 @Sheldon
10/19 Sioux Center

Sioux Center 2012 Schedule:

08/24 @LeMars
08/31 West Lyon, Inwood
09/07 @Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
09/14 South O’Brien, Paullina
09/21 Unity Christian, Orange City
09/28 @Cherokee, Washington
10/05 Sheldon
10/12 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
10/19 @MOC-Floyd Valley

Unity Christian, Orange City 2012 Schedule:

08/24 @Akron-Westfield
08/31 @Lawton-Bronson
09/07 Sheldon
09/14 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
09/21 @Sioux Center
09/28 MOC-Floyd Valley
10/05 @Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
10/12 Gehlen Catholic, LeMars
10/19 @Cherokee, Washington

Wolfpack Girls Basketball Team Opens State Tournament Play Monday Night


The 5th ranked Western Wolfpack Girls Basketball team opens Class 2A State Tournament play this evening in the quarterfinal round. They will meet Lakes Conference rival Estherville Lincoln Central for a third time this year. Western comes into the tournament with a record of 22-3 while E-LC stands at 24-2. The Midgets were the 2A runner up at last years tournament.

The Wolfpack earned a spot at state following a dominating 94-56 win over 4th ranked Kuemper Catholic in the Region 1 Finals at Cherokee last Monday night.

With the game tied at 26-26 in the second quarter Western went on a 14-0 run that broke the game open and gave them a 40-26 halftime lead. From the start of the run Western would outscore Kuemper 68-30 for the rest of the ballgame. A trio of three point buckets highlighted the run with Kenzie Vande Vegte hitting a pair and Erika Douma adding the other. For the night the Wolfpack would drop 10 three pointers with seven different players doing the damage.

Brook Wolterstorff led the offense with a game high 22 points with Kim Kroeze adding 11. Erika Douma and Brittany VanLingen hit for 9 points each. All told 13 of the 15 Wolfpack players found their way into the scorebook.

The Midgets earned a spot at State with a 43-27 win over Roland Story in a Regional Final played at Algona. Estherville Lincoln Central jumped out to a 15-2 first quarter lead and rode that momentum the rest of the way.

Two juniors led the way as Emily Kirchner and Allie Seivert hit for 11 points each with Seivert pulling down nine rebounds.

During the regular season the teams split with each team oddly winning on the others home floor. The first meeting on January 13 went to Estherville Lincoln Central 42-41. The second meeting on February 7th went to Western Christian 56-37.

We’ll have the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 beginning with the pregame at 6:35 and tip off at 6:45 from the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Boyden hull and Sioux Center Headed for State Tournament


The Boyden Hull Comets and the Sioux Center Warriors are Boys State Basketball Tournament bound following Substate wins Saturday night at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City.

The Comets are in the Class 1A State Tournament following a 51-43 win over the Panthers of Kingsley Pierson while Sioux Center advanced with a 62-51 win over Western Christian.

In the first game of the night the Comets took a 19-13 lead behind a 12 point quarter from Bryce Moss. At halftime the lead was 32-23. Kingsley Pierson went on an 8-0 run to start the second half to take the lead and went ahead 39-37 on a three pointer from Colin Henrich. Henrich scored 11 of his game high 22 points in the third quarter. At the end of the third it was all tied up at 39-39. The fourth quarter belonged to the Comets as they outscored Kingsley Pierson 12-4 in the final eight minutes. Brandt Van Roekel led the way with 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.

Boyden Hull was led by Moss with 20 points followed by Van Roekel with 18. Henrich had a game high 22 points as the only Panther in double figures.

With the win Boyden Hull improves to 23-2 on the season while Kingsley Pierson ends the season at 20-5.

In the Class 2A Substate game that followed Sioux Center led at all the breaks as they opened a 12-9 first quarter lead and were up by 10 at halftime 31-21. Freshman Steven Kragt hit his only field goal of the night as time expired in the first half. Western stormed back outscoring the Warriors 11-3 in the third quarter to get back to within 34-32 to start the fourth quarter. The game stayed close until the final minutes when Western was forced to put Sioux Center at the free throw line. The Warriors went 13-of-21 at the line in the final eight minutes as they outscored the Wolfpack 28-19 in the fourth quarter to make the final margin 62-51 and move on to the State 2A Boys Tournament.

Sioux Center had three players in double figures led by 18 points from TJ Buyert. Andrew O’Donnell added 17 and Micah Lassen pumped in 13 points.

Western Christian had three players in double figures as well. Mading Thok hit for a team high 17 points. Michael Den Herder hit for a dozen and Brady Bootsma pumped in 10 points.

With the win Sioux Center improves to 18-6 for the season while the Wolfpack end the year at 16-8.

Boyden Hull at 23-2 is the 3 seed in the 1A State Tournament and will open play Monday afternoon March 5th at 2pm against 6 seed Iowa Mennonite who comes to Des Moines with a 22-4 record.

Sioux Center at 18-6 is the 8 seed in the 2A field and will open play Monday evening March 5th at 6:35 as they meet top seed MFL MAR-MAC who enters the Tournament at 23-1.