Maass To Play for Northwestern

Northwestern College logoOrange City, Iowa — Megan Maass has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Northwestern College next fall.

Maass is a 5’6 guard who is in her fourth season playing for the Remsen-Union High School basketball team. Maass earned second team all-conference honors after averaging over 13 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior. She totaled 49 steals and 19 blocked shots as well. This season, Maass is scoring 13.6 points per game while shooting 64% from the field. A member of the National Honor Society and honor roll, Maass plans to major in exercise science at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Terry and Amy.

“We are excited to have Megan join our basketball program and Northwestern campus community,” said head Northwestern basketball coach Chris Yaw. “Megan has worked extremely hard during her career and has improved every step of the way. Her character and commitment to the classroom add to the excitement that I have for Megan and her future experience at Northwestern College.”

Sioux Center Sweeps Sheldon

warriors logoSheldon Iowa — Sioux Center swept a Siouxland Conference basketball doubleheader at Sheldon Friday night. The girls led at all the breaks on the way to a 56-25 win. On the boys side Sioux Center came from behind in the fourth quarter to claim the win 52-49.

In the girls game the Warriors took a 22-6 first quarter lead and were up 39-15 at the half. Sioux Center had three players in double figures. Lindi Fritz and Jordyn Van Maanen hit for 12 points each while Clare Kortlever added another 10. Sheldon was led by Sydney Iedema with an 8 point night.

With the win 6th ranked Sioux Center improves to 15-3 on the year and 13-2 in the conference. Sheldon moves to 3-15 on the year and 2-13 in the Siouxland.


In the boys game a 13 point fourth quarter from Marcus Winterfeld led the Warriors to a come from behind 52-49 win. Sioux Center had taken their first lead of the game in the third quarter only to see the Orabs move in front 35-30 at the end of the third quarter. It was a sign of things to come for the Warriors as Winterfeld drained a three as time expired to keep Sioux Center within 5 going into the fourth quarter. Winterfeld scored  13 of his game high 19 points in the final quarter to lead the come back. Tyus Arends joined him in double figures with 10 points.

Sheldon was led by Devon Johnson who hit for a trio of three on route to a 13 point night. Jaden Kleinhesselink was next with 9 points for the Orabs.

With the win Sioux Center is 12-5 on the year and 10-4 in the conference. Sheldon falls to 8-9 for the year and 8-6 in the Siouxland.

Up next for the Orabs will be a Tuesday trip to West Lyon. The Warriors will be at Rock Valley.

Sports Schedule for Saturday January 30th

BasketballNorthwest Iowa — A sprinkling of girls and boys basketball along with a couple of doubleheaders are on the schedule for Saturday along with a wrestling invite as well.


Girls Basketball

Sibley Ocheyedan at Ellsworth MN

Boys Basketball

Sioux Central at HMS


Basketball Doubleheaders

MOC Floyd Valley at Central Lyon
Heelan at Western



HMS, Pocahontas Area, MMC-RU, Akron Westfield, West Sioux and Hinton at Kingsley Pierson

With the potential for bad weather Tuesday a trio of basketball double headers have been moved from Tuesday to Monday. They include G-LR at Central Lyon, LeMars Gehlen at HMS and E-LC at Western.

1/28/15 Girls Basketball Rankings

ighsauBoone, Iowa — Little changed in the latest Iowa Girls Basketball rankings on Thursday. Western Christian remains the top seed in Class 2A, while Unity Christian and Okoboji stay at the 4 and 5 spot respectively. Cherokee maintained their ranking at #4 in Class 3A and Sioux Center possesses the 6th spot for another week. Spirit Lake slid down one spot from 8th to 9th. Spencer found their way into the 4A poll, making their debut at #14.

Class 1A

School Record LW
1 Turkey Valley 17-0 1
2 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 16-0 2
3 Springville 15-1 3
4 Burlington Notre Dame 16-0 4
5 Kingsley-Pierson 15-1 5
6 Newell-Fonda 13-4 6
7 Kee 15-2 7
8 Grand View Christian 13-0 8
9 Lynnville-Sully 18-0 10
10 Westwood 14-2 11
11 Adair-Casey 15-2 9
12 Montezuma 17-1 15
13 Northwood-Kensett 13-3 NR
14 Bedford 13-3 12
15 Algona Bishop Garrigan 12-3 NR

Dropped Out: Rockford (13), Nodaway Valley (14)

Class 2A

School Record LW
1 Western Christian 14-2 1
2 Iowa City Regina 16-0 2
3 Pekin 17-0 3
4 Unity Christian 16-1 4
5 Okoboji 17-0 5
6 Manson-NW Webster 11-3 6
7 West Branch 16-2 7
8 Central Decatur 16-1 8
9 Des Moines Christian 15-1 9
10 Interstate 35 15-2 11
11 Treynor 13-1 10
12 Van Meter 15-2 12
13 Lawton-Bronson 12-4 13
14 Grundy Center 15-1 14
15 Durant 13-5 15

Dropped Out: None

Class 3A

School Record LW
1 Pocahontas Area 15-0 1
2 Center Point-Urbana 17-0 2
3 Nevada 14-3 3
4 Cherokee 16-1 4
5 Union 17-1 5
6 Sioux Center 14-2 6
7 Hampton-Dumont 12-2 7
8 Forest City 13-2 9
9 Spirit Lake 10-6 8
10 Osage 12-3 10
11 West Marshall 13-1 12
12 Monticello 12-4 13
13 Clear Lake 10-6 NR
14 Mount Vernon 10-6 11
15 Mid-Prairie 9-6 15

Dropped Out: Central Lee (14)

Class 4A

School Record LW
1 Harlan 14-1 1
2 Western Dubuque 16-0 2
3 Lewis Central 12-1 3
4 Keokuk 13-1 4
5 Ballard 15-1 5
6 North Scott 12-4 6
7 Marion 12-4 7
8 Pella 13-2 8
9 Fairfield 12-5 9
10 Mason City 9-7 10
11 Waverly-Shell Rock 15-3 12
12 Boone 12-3 14
13 Grinnell 11-5 11
14 Spencer 11-4 NR
15 Dallas Center-Grimes 10-5 13

Dropped Out: Carlisle: 15

Class 5A

School Record LW
1 Ankeny Centennial 13-2 3
2 Johnston 12-3 5
3 Iowa City High 13-2 8
4 Cedar Falls 15-1 10
5 Waukee 12-3 4
6 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 15-2 1
7 Indianola 15-1 2
8 Dowling Catholic 11-4 6
9 Linn-Mar 12-4 13
10 Pleasant Valley 12-4 12
11 West Des Moines Valley 11-5 11
12 Southeast Polk 11-4 7
13 Davenport North 14-3 9
14 Iowa City West 10-6 14
15 Cedar Rapids Washington 11-6 NR

Dropped Out: Davenport West (15)

Weekly DNR Fishing Report

Iowa DNRSpirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.


Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Black Crappie – Slow: Crappie fishing has been slow, most being caught are small. Walleye – Fair: Anglers have had success fishing the South Cove Park area, the inlet, and Chautauqua Point area using minnows and jigs. Red seems to be the color of choice. Yellow Perch – Fair: Perch fishing has been productive near the inlet.

Clear Lake

Clear Lake has about around 15 inches of ice on both the little and main lakes. There is a little bit of current flowing into the little lake from Ventura Marsh; be aware of possible thin ice on the south side of the little lake. Yellow Bass – Good: Action is good if you move often if not catching fish; fish 8-12 feet of water on the little lake and move until you find schools. Anglers will catch a few different year classes but are catching 8.5-9.4 inch fish consistently. The action has been good near the west aerator to Baptist camp. Walleye – Fair: An occasional walleye is being caught near the aerator or west to Baptist camp. Use jigging spoons, small lipless cranks, or 1/8 oz. jigs with minnows. Crappie – Good: Crappie have been caught mixed in with some of the yellow bass catches in 8-12 feet of water but the better locations are in the deeper 15-24 feet holes early morning (7-9 a.m.) or evening (3-8 p.m.). Good numbers of 10-12 inch fish. Yellow Perch – Fair: Occasional larger perch (9.5-10 inches) have been caught on the little lake.

Big Spirit Lake

Ice conditions: 12 inches of ice but ice thickness varied. Use caution while on the ice. Yellow Perch – Slow: A few perch have been caught of Marble beach in 20 feet of water and off of buffalo run. Walleye – Slow: A few small walleyes have been picked up by perch anglers south of the foot bridge.

Center Lake

Ice conditions: 12 inches of ice but ice conditions varied. The aeration system is in use. Use caution while on the ice. Fishing activity has been minimal.

East Okoboji Lake

Ice condition: 12+ inches of ice but ice thickness varied. Use caution while on the ice. Yellow Bass – Slow: Some yellows are being caught in front of the marina. Walleye – Fair: Anglers are catching some walleyes in the evening out from the marina.

Minnewashta Lake

Ice conditions: 12+ inches of ice. Use caution while on the ice. Fishing activity has been minimal.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Ice conditions: 12+ inches of ice but ice thickness varied. Use extreme caution during ice activities. The aeration system is in use. Yellow Perch – Slow: A few perch are being picked up by the east boat ramp and the island.

West Okoboji Lake

Ice conditions: 12+ inches of ice but ice thickness varied. Use caution while on the ice. Bluegill – Good: A few bluegills are being caught in Millers and Emerson bays. Spencer beach has also been producing some nice bluegills. Yellow Perch – Fair: The perch bite on Triboji has slowed. Anglers are picking up a few perch in Millers bay.

Dutch Take Two From Orabs

moc_Floyd Valley logoSheldon Iowa — MOC Floyd Valley took both ends of a Siouxland Conference basketball doubleheader in Sheldon Tuesday night. The girls game went to the Lady Dutch 62-36 while the boys final was 73-58.

The Lady Dutch led at all the breaks up 16-10 at the end of the first quarter and 33-20 at the half. At the end of the third quarter the lead was 50-27 as they went on to the win.

Breanna Schuiteman hit for a game high 17 points with Destiny Einerwold and Morgan De Jong adding 10 points each. Sheldon was led by Kayla Van Meeteren with 10 points and Sydney Iedema with 9.

With the win MOC Floyd Valley moves to 10-6 on the year and 9-4 in the conference. Sheldon is 3-14 on the season and 2-12 in the conference.


In the boys game the Dutch took a 15-10 first quarter lead with the Orabs pulling to within 32-30 at the half. At the end of three the game was still tight with MOC Floyd Valley up 49-44. In the final three minutes the Dutch would take control at the free throw line to win it 73-58. In the fourth the Dutch went 11-0f-17 at the line.

Kyle Boerhave  had a game high 18 points with Jaden Kleinhesselink hitting for 15 and Sam Wagner adding a dozen off the bench. The Dutch were led by Levi Jansen and Christian Korver with 17 each. Brady Schutt hit for 12 points to join them in double figures.

With the win the Dutch are 12-3 on the year and 10-2 in the conference. Sheldon is even at 8-8 on the year and 8-5 in the Siouxland.

Up next for Sheldon will be a home double header Friday night with Sioux Center. MOC Floyd Valley will host Rock Valley on Friday night.