Sports Schedule for Friday May 1st

golf picThe new month opens with the Sheldon golf teams in action. The Orab boys are hosting Spirit Lake and Western while the girls golf team is on the road at Spencer. Boyden Hull Rock Valley and Marcus Meriden Cleghorn are both hosting track meets.


Boys Golf

Spirit Lake and Western at Sheldon

The Sheldon Orab Golf Meet tonight is a little bit of a change. It is now a Triangular with Spirit Lake and Western Christian.   It will be JV/Varsity and will begin at the Sheldon Golf Course at 4:30PM

Girls Golf

Sheldon and Spirit Lake at Spencer

Coed Golf

MMC at Akron Westfield


Coed Track

Akron Westfield, G-LR, Harris Lake Park, Okoboji, Sibley Ocheyedan, Trinity, West Lyon and Western Christian at the BHRV invite

Unity, South O’Brien and Remsen St Mary’s at MMC invite

This Week’s Iowa DNR Fishing Report

Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to Iowa DNRprovide 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.



West Okoboji Lake

Northern Pike – Fair: Northerns are becoming more abundant in the shallows. Few large females were caught in gill nets Monday night. Smallmouth Bass – Fair: Anglers are reporting an increase in smallmouth bass catch on sunny calm days. These fish are being caught over sand flats near rocks. Pulling a crankbait slow is your best bet. Bluegill – Good: Many anglers are having success fishing the canals. Water temperatures are 4 to 5 degrees warmer in the canals which is bringing fish in from the cooler waters. Fish using worm and bobber or small feather jigs. Black Crappie – Slow: Crappie are being seen around Gull Point out from the point and out of the canals and back waters. Largemouth Bass – Good: A good number of largemouth have been seen roaming the banks around rock piles and existing weed lines  at Gull Point, trestle bridge, Smiths Bay, Manhattan, Omaha, and Pikes Point. Yellow Perch – Fair: Schools of perch are being seen by local anglers at the trestle bridge. These perch are not large but there are very high numbers of them schooling up in the warmer waters between east and west Okoboji.

East Okoboji Lake

Channel Catfish – Fair: Channel catfish have been seen in good numbers at Lone Tree Point, little stoney, and near parks marina. These fish are being caught in gill nets and are getting larger as the water temperature increases.  Northern Pike – Fair: Fish black spinner baits around docks just before dark. Many anglers are reporting that fish are coming in shallow to warmer water around dark. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers are starting to pick up more bluegill at the trestle bridge. Fish size range from 4-9 inch. Anglers are using small jigs, worm and bobber. Crappie – Fair: More and more crappies are being seen and caught at the trestle bridge. Larger fish are not being caught; most fish caught are 7-8 inch. Largemouth Bass – Good: Anglers are reporting more bass around the trestle bridge while they are fishing. These fish are being seen under boat hoists and around the bridge structures.

 Big Spirit Lake

Northern Pike – Good: Anglers along the grade are still catching northerns; water temperatures are still in the 60s which is holding more fish with this cool down. Fish spinner or large jerk baits. Black Crappie – Fair: The old foot bridge rock piles are holding good numbers of crappie. Anglers are pulling feather jigs along the rocks and catching small 7-10 inch crappie. Larger fish should become more available as water temperatures warm again. Bullhead – Good: A fair number of keeper bullhead are being caught at the Little spirit tube. Many anglers are having to leave to buy more worms. Smallmouth Bass – Fair: Smallmouth are being seen along rocky shores and being caught pulling slow deep diving crankbait. Bullhead – Good: The north grade is producing many bullheads. Anglers are reporting good numbers using worms weighted to the bottom. The little spirit outlet is beginning to see more fish. Largemouth Bass – Fair: More and more largemouth bass have been seen around Rednose and Cottonwood Point but not caught. Anglers are having success throwing jerk baits far away from the boat where fish can’t see anglers and working jerk baits slow.

Lake Pahoja

Bluegill – Excellent: Fish the jetties that are placed around the lake; bluegills are thick around all the jetties and in great numbers. Average size ranges between 7.5-8 inches. Largemouth Bass – Good: Bass are being caught around the standing cattails and off the jetties. Fish with small jigs or worm and bobbers.

Five Island Lake

Yellow Bass – Good: Anglers throwing soft plastic minnow baits in 8 feet of water are seeing a steady bite from yellows.

Lost Island Lake

Walleye – Fair: Anglers are seeing many walleyes at the south end of the lake using yellow twister tails. These fish are swimming slowly; persistence will get them in the boat. Yellow Perch – Good: Anglers throwing soft plastic minnow baits are catching 8-10 inch yellows.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Walleye – Good: Anglers are catching walleye using plastics, crank baits, leaches, and minnows fished along the east and south sides of the lake. Anglers are doing well fishing along the dredge cuts between Chautauqua Point and the big island. Fishing the dredge cuts between the big island and Shorty’s Island has also been productive for walleye. Yellow Perch – Slow: A few perch have been picked up with minnows along the east side of the lake. White Bass – Good: White bass are being caught along the east side of the lake and around the dredge cuts; they are biting on plastics, leaches, and minnows.


Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)

Walleye – Fair: Anglers are catching walleye in the evenings using twisters.

Little Sioux River (state line to Linn Grove)

Channel Catfish – Good: Channel cats are being caught using any kind of stink bait. Find a deep hole on the outside bend of the river or fish above a riffle. Fish range from 1 to 12 pounds.


West Fork Des Moines (state line to Emmetsburg)

Walleye – Fair: More and more anglers are reporting increased walleye catch along the Hwy. 18 bridge. Fish are being caught using twister tails and shad raps. Fish the snags parallel to the bank. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use stink bait upstream of any snags or deeper pools. Anglers are catching many fish per outing.


West Fork Des Moines (Emmetsburg to Humboldt)

Channel Catfish – Fair: Catfish are being caught in fair numbers at any of the bridge access points in Emmetsburg. Anglers are having success using stink bait. Walleye – Slow: Persistent anglers willing to walk to find fish have been successful.  Anglers are using yellow or green twister tails with white or pink heads. Cast parallel to the bank alongside of snags and dead fall.


Girls Golf Regional Assignments out

golf clubThe IGHSAU has released the Regional Golf Tournament Team assignments. Sheldon will be at the Class 3A Regional at Woodlyn Hills in Milford. The Orabs will be joined by Cherokee, East Sac County, Kuemper, MOC Floyd Valley, Okoboji, Sioux Center and Spirit Lake. First round regional play will be on Monday May 18th.

Area 2A teams will be at Lansmeer on Monday the 18th. The lineup includes Boyden Hull, Hartley Melvin Sanborn, Rock Valley, Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Central, South O’Brien, Unity, West Lyon and Western Christian.

Most of the area 1A teams will be at the Regional hosted by Akron Westfield. That group includes the host team Westerners along with Central Lyon, Gehlen, George Little Rock, Remsen St Mary’s and Remsen Union along with West Sioux.

Harris Lake Park, Clay Central Everly and Marcus Meriden Cleghorn were all assigned to the regional hosted by Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire at Hillcrest Golf and Country Club.

Sports Schedule for Thursday April 30th

golf clubSiouxland Conference golf finds the Sheldon Orab boys and girls teams both on the course Thursday. The boys meet is hosted by Rock Valley with the girls meet hosted by Okoboji.

Boys Golf

Siouxland Conference meet hosted by Rock Valley

Girls Golf

Siouxland Conference meet hosted by Okoboji

Coed Golf

Harris Lake Park at HMS

West Sioux at Remsen St Mary’s

South O’Brien at Unity

Gehlen at Trinity

Boys Soccer

Western at MOC Floyd Valley

Unity at West Sioux

Girls Soccer

MOC Floyd Valley at Western

West Sioux at Unity

Okoboji at Spencer

LeMars and Spencer Take top Honors at Cherokee Coed Track Meet

trackCherokee Iowa — LeMars won the boys team title at the Cherokee invite Tuesday 160 – 114 over the Sheldon Orabs. In the girls competition it was Spencer besting the Orabs 148 – 119.

For the Bulldogs their relay teams were key as they took first place in the 4 x 100, 200, 400 and the shuttle hurdle relay. First place finishes for the Orabs came from Jaden Kleinhesselink in the 800 and Darin Greenfield in the 110 hurdles. Sheldon relay teams won the 4 x 800 and the 1600 distance medley.

Boys Team Totals

1 LeMars 160.00
2 Sheldon 114.00
3 Western Christian 91.00
4 Moc-Floyd Valley 90.00
5 Unity Christian 72.00
6 Cherokee- Wash 55.00
7 Stom Lake 53.00
8 Spencer 45.00

For complete results click on the link below


Multiple winners in the girls competition included Kassidy De Jong of Unity in the 800 and 1500. Western won the 4 x 200 and 400 with Unity taking the 800 sprint medley and 1600 distance medley. Sheldon had a first place finish in the 400 shuttle hurdle relay. Individually Bryn Groff won the 110 meters with Anna Marie Fjeld first in the 3200.

Girls Team Totals

1 Spencer 148.00
2 Sheldon 119.00
3 Western Christian 117.00
4 Unity Christian 111.00
5 Moc-Floyd Valley 92.00
6 Cherokee- Wash 70.00
7 Carroll 42.00
8 Stom Lake 29.00

For complete results click on the link below

Sioux Center and MOC Floyd Valley Claim Siouxland Conference Team Titles Tuesday

Siouxland Conference logoNorthwest Iowa — Central Lyon and Sibley Ocheyedan played host to Siouxland Conference golf meets Tuesday. In the boys meet hosted by the Lions Sioux Center posted a 151 to win a tie breaker over Central Lyon. Sheldon was third at 153 winning a tie breaker over Sibley Ocheyedan. MOC Floyd Valley put together a team total 155 to round out the top five.

Medalist honors went to Ethan Mino of Sibley Ocheyedan with a two-under 33. Brandt Boekhout of Central Lyon was next at 34 with Devon Johnson of Sheldon and Matt Van Engen of Sioux Center both at 35. Branden De Boer of Sioux Center and Tate Arends of MOC Floyd Valley were both in at 37.

For complete results click on link below

2015 Siouxland Conference Boys Golf – CL Team Results 4-28


In girls golf hosted by Sibley Ocheyedan MOC Floyd Valley was one stroke better than their hosts 202 – 203 over the Lady Generals. Rock Valley was third at 219 followed by Sheldon at 225 and Central Lyon at 226 to round out the top five.

Medalist honors went to Alex Mankle of Okoboji at 38 followed by Rachel Abele of Sheldon at 48. Sarah Honken of Sibley Ocheyedan fired a 49. Brooke Wiersma and Alexa Arends of MOC Floyd  Valley along with Megan Grimes of Sibley Ocheyedan were all at 50.

For complete results click on link below

Sibley 2015 Siouxland Conference Girls Golf 4-28