Northwestern Signs Sitzmann

Northwestern logoOrange City, Iowa — Haley Sitzmann (Sioux Center, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Northwestern College next year.

Sitzmann is a 5’6” guard who started two years for Sioux Center High School. Sitzmann averaged six points and made a team-high 29 three-pointers in earning honorable mention all-conference honors. She also dished out a team-best 52 assists and recorded 29 steals. An honor roll student, Sitzmann plans to major in biology/health professions at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Duane and Kaye.

“Haley is a hard-working young lady both on the court and in the classroom,” commented head coach Chris Yaw. “She has demonstrated great leadership in the type of teammate she is and the effort she gives. Haley offers a contagious positive energy to those around her and will be a joy to have on our team and on campus next fall.”

Sports Schedule for Tuesday June 2nd

baseballNorthwest Iowa — Girls State Golf continues to highlight the sports schedule in Ames today, as well as baseball and softball continue in full swing throughout the area. Sheldon plays host to Spencer in baseball and in softball.


Alta/Aurelia @ Okoboji
Spencer @ Sheldon
Spirit Lake @ MOC-Floyd Valley
St. Mary’s, Remsen @ LeMars Gehlen Catholic
Unity Christian @ South O’Brien
West Lyon @ Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley


St. Mary’s, Remsen @ LeMars Gehlen Catholic
River Valley, Correctionville @ MMC-RU
West Sioux @ Woodbury Central Moville
Estherville Lincoln Centra @ MOC Floyd Valley
Pocahontas Area @ Okoboji
Spencer @ Sheldon
Spirit Lake @ Sioux Center
Boyden Hull/Rock Valley @ LeMars Community

Girls Soccer

Sioux Center @ MOC Floyd Valley

First Day of Girls State Golf

golf picAmes, IA — After the first day of State Golf, Unity Christian finds themselves in 8th place in Class 2A after shooting a team total of 395. MOC Floyd Valley stands tied for 5th in Class 3A after shooting a team total 375.

For all of the team totals as well as the individual results click here

Forseth An All-American

Dordt logoSioux Center, IA — Dordt College’s Nathan Forseth (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa) has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One First-Team Academic-All American Baseball Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Forseth batted .411 this season with a team high 41 runs batted in, 53 hits and 12 doubles. Forseth’s slugging percentage was .504 and he was the Dordt designated hitter most of the season. He started 39 of Dordt’s 40 games this season and scored 22 runs while taking 14 walks.

Forseth’s season ranks well in the history of Dordt baseball. His batting average is 11th all-time and his 53 hits are tied for 2nd most. His 41 runs batted in rank 2nd all-time and his 12 doubles are 3rd on the all-time list. His 2015 season was a bounce back year after being hampered by injury in 2014.

Forseth graduated Dordt in May with a degree in Business Administration. Forseth was named a Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete and a Capital One Academic All-District 3 baseball player in May. He is Dordt’s first first-team honoree since Trevor Wolterstorff and Brianna Vander Woude earned the honors for basketball and track and field during the 2012-13 school year.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his institution and be nominated by his sports information director.

Sports Schedule for Monday June 1st

golf clubNorthwest Iowa — State girls golf high lights the sports schedule for Monday. The Orab baseball team plays host to George Little Rock with the Orab softball team hosting George Little Rock Central Lyon in their home opener.


G-LR at Sheldon

Sioux City East at Central Lyon

BHRV at Sibley Ocheyedan

Spirit Lake at Sioux Center

Okoboji at West Lyon

Hinton at Akron Westfield

West Sioux at Gehlen

MMC RU at Harris Lake Park

South O’Brien at HMS

Trinity at Unity

Clay Central Everly at Remsen St Mary’s



G-LR-CL at Sheldon

BHRV at Sibley Ocheyedan

Spirit Lake at Sioux Center

Okoboji at Spencer

South O’Brien at HMS

MMC RU at at Harris Lake Park

Trinity at Unity

Clay Central Everly at Remsen St Mary’s

2015 First Iowa High School Softball Rankings

ighsauIn the first 2015 Iowa High School Softball Rankings, Northwest Iowa got little love from the polls. Remsen St. Mary’s starts the season off at the 11 spot in Class 1A. Class 3A features Spirit Lake at #7, and Sioux Center at the 14 spot. Le Mars rounds out Northwest Iowa in Class 4A at #3. See the complete list below.

Class 1A

School 2014 Record
1 Woodbury Central 30-6
2 Akron-Westfield 38-0
3 Lansing Kee 34-10
4 AGWSR 29-7
5 Martensdale-St. Marys 26-6
6 Marquette Catholic 35-8
7 North Butler 19-10
8 Lynnville-Sully 36-2
9 Don Bosco 20-15
10 Exira-EHK 24-2
11 Remsen St. Mary’s 22-11
12 New London 25-5
13 Glidden-Ralston 14-14
14 Logan-Magnolia 21-7
15 Newell-Fonda 23-14

Class 2A

School 2014 Record
1 Alburnett 28-13
2 Highland 32-3
3 Fort Dodge St. Edmond 30-7
4 Saint Ansgar 19-11
5 Emmetsburg 19-12
6 Iowa City Regina 21-18
7 Woodward-Granger 23-11
8 Earlham 31-4
9 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 26-6
10 BCLUW 24-10
11 Sumner-Fredericksburg 23-15
12 Denver 25-9
13 Durant 27-11
14 IKM-Manning 24-5
15 Cascade 18-15

Class 3A

School 2014 Record
1 Solon 39-3
2 Center Point-Urbana 29-11
3 Benton Community 37-5
4 East Marshall 33-5
5 Greene County 29-8
6 Mid-Prairie 27-11
7 Spirit Lake 24-10
8 West Burlington/Notre Dame 23-15
9 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-9
10 Mount Vernon 29-10
11 PCM 22-7
12 Clarke 24-8
13 Bondurant-Farrar 22-14
14 Sioux Center 26-4
15 Waterloo Columbus Catholic 33-7

Class 4A

School 2014 Record
1 Fort Dodge 33-8
2 Norwalk 28-14
3 Le Mars 22-18
4 Carlisle 35-3
5 Indianola 24-12
6 Oskaloosa 31-10
7 Dallas Center-Grimes 41-1
8 ADM 25-11
9 Winterset 19-16
10 Clear Creek-Amana 22-10
11 Cedar Rapids Xavier 33-7
12 Waverly-Shell Rock 31-9
13 West Delaware 31-9
14 Keokuk 23-14
15 Fairfield 30-7

Class 5A

School 2014 Record
1 Johnston 37-3
2 Waukee 25-19
3 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 35-8
4 Dowling Catholic 30-9
5 West Des Moines Valley 27-14
6 Iowa City West 29-10
7 Pleasant Valley 31-10
8 Southeast Polk 30-10
9 Ottumwa 27-12
10 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 24-6