Two Des Moines Residents Exceed Bluegill Limit by 128 Fish

dnrTwo Des Moines residents were cited for allegedly being over limit of bluegills at Lake Ahquabi on Saturday afternoon, after a nearby angler called the Turn in Poacher’s hotline.

Park ranger Craig Oberbroeckling charged Win Maw, 47, and Alom Sayabongchana, 69, both of Des Moines, with five counts each of being over limit of fish. Maw and Sayabongchana allegedly exceeded their daily limit by 128 bluegills.

Fines and liquidated damages totaled $577.50 each and they face a three year suspension of their fishing license. Oberbroeckling also seized their fishing equipment. A court date has been set for June 10.

“This case would not have been possible without a concerned angler making a call to the Turn in Poacher’s hotline,” Oberbroeckling said.

Iowa fishing regulations allow anglers to harvest 25 bluegills per day.

No Additional Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease

deer_sxc2The last set of test results for deer collected during the fall of 2014 found no additional positives for chronic wasting disease, closing the book on the 2014 deer season that included three positive samples from hunter harvested deer in Allamakee County, out of nearly 4,500 samples collected from across the state.

Iowa has tested more than 55,000 wild deer from across the state, since 2002. The three cases confirmed last December were within five miles of each other, in southeast Allamakee County; and not far from where the first positive sample from a wild deer was found, in December 2013.

The DNR will expand its surveillance to a 140 square mile area in eastern Allamakee and northeast Clayton County, including the area near Harper’s Ferry.

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.