Mustangs to Play for State Tournament Berth

mustang logoGeorge Iowa — 8th Ranked George Little Rock downed 13th ranked Marcus Meriden Cleghorn 58-48 Friday night in the Class 1A girls Region 2 semifinals at George. With the win it’s on to the Region final Monday night at Ida Grove where the Mustangs will draw second ranked Exira who downed Glidden Ralston 58-26 in the upper bracket semi Friday night at Exira.

G-LR trailed 10-8 at the end of the first quarter but was able to take the lead and were in front 20-18 with time running down at the half. A put back by Mariah Terhark off a missed free throw put the Mustangs up by four 22-18 heading into intermission.

A six point run to start the second half was the springboard to a 43-31 G-LR lead at the end of the third quarter. The teams played even in the fourth quarter and the Mustangs had the win 58-48.

G-LR had three players in double figures led by Mia Graham with 18 points. Mariah Terhark hit for 17 with Teyha Graham adding 12. MMC got a game high 24 points from Sarah Dreckman.

With the win the Mustangs improve to 19-4 on the season while the Eagles end the year at 19-5.


Rock Valley Standout Signs With Northwestern

volleyballOrange City, Iowa — Maddie Godfredsen (Rock Valley, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Northwestern College next year.

Godfredsen is a 6’1” middle hitter who played three years for Rock Valley High School. Godfredsen averaged a team-best 1.8 kills per set and ranked second on the team with 24 blocks as a senior. A member of both the honor roll and National Honor Society, Godfredsen plans to major in biology/health professions and pre-medicine at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Chris and Kathy.

“Maddie is a great addition to our campus community and our volleyball team,” commented head coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. “With her length, she will provide nice depth to our front row. We are excited to welcome Maddie to the Northwestern College volleyball family.”


Day Two of State Wrestling in Des Moines

wrestling gearDes Moines — Day two of the Iowa State individual wrestling competition was decided Friday. Class 2A wrestlers began with the morning session at 9:00am. First up was the quarterfinals in the championship bracket followed by the second round of the consolations. Next action for Class 1A wrestlers came in the Friday afternoon session running from 2:30 until 5:45 with the quarterfinals and second round of the consolations. The evening session began at 7:30 including the 2A championship semi finals followed by the third round of consolations. Scheduled for 8:45 were the championship semi finals followed by the third round of consolations in 1A.

 

Click on this link to Track Wrestling for Traditonal Tournament at State Wrestling

For a complete schedule click here

 

Area  wrestlers from the four county area who made it through the first day in Class 2A

106
Gable Sieperda of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock lost by fall 4:34 in Quarterfinals then won 6-0 in consolations then won 7-0 to advance to the consolation semis

120
Austin Rozeboom of Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley won 6-5 in consolations then lost 6-4 will wrestle for 7th

132
Connor Ascherl of MOC-Floyd Valley won by injury default in consolations then lost 9-1 will wrestle for 7th

138
Colby McIntire of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock  lost 6-4 in consolations OUT

145
Zack Konz of Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley lost 7-4 in consolations OUT

182
Zach DeJager of Western Christian  won 7-1 in consolations then won another 7-1 match will wrestle in consolation semis

195
Darin Greenfield of Sheldon/South O`Brien  won 6-3 in consolations then won 5-3 and will be in consolation semis
Ko Kieft of Sioux Center lost 3-1 in consolations OUT

220
Travis Vander Streek of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock won 5-2 in Quarterfinals then lost 4:48 in the championship semifinals and will be in the consolation semis

285
Brody Koerselman of MOC-Floyd Valley lost 3-1 in consolations OUT

 

 

 

Area 1A Individuals include

132
Dylan Schuck of Sibley-Ocheyedan lost 5-2 in the quarterfinals then won in consolations 5:45 then lost 2:37 will wrestle for 7th

145
Garrett Sayler of Sibley-Ocheyedan lost 9-5 in quarterfinals then won 4:54 in consolations then lost 10-6 will wrestle for 7th

152
Dakota Drenth of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn won 4-2 in quarterfinal then lost 5:54 in championship semifinals in consolation semis

160
Trent Kruger of Sibley-Ocheyedan lost 7-3 in quarterfinals then lost 14-6 in consolations OUT

195
Jed Van`t Hof of West Lyon lost by fall 1:45 in quarterfinals then lost 3:12 in consolations OUT

220
Matt Naig of Sibley-Ocheyedan won 3-2 in quarterfinals then lost 5-2 and in championship semifinals and is in the consolation semis

Dustin Brown of West Lyon lost by fall in 1:33 in quarterfinals then won 6-2 and by fall in 6:34 in consolations and will wrestle for 7th

285
Houston Coleman of Sibley-Ocheyedan lost 9-2 in quarterfinals then lost 5:16 in consolations OUT

 


Iowa State Individual Wrestling Tournament day one in Des Moines

wrestling gearDes Moines — Day one of the Iowa State individual wrestling competition opened Thursday. Class 2A wrestlers began with the afternoon session running from 1:30 to 4:30. That included the first round and first round of consolations.  Class 1A wrestlers competed in the evening session that ran from 6:00 to 9:00pm with the first round and first round of consolations.

Click on this link to Track Wrestling for Traditonal Tournament at State Wrestling

For a complete schedule click here

Area  wrestlers from the four county area who qualified to state in Class 2A

106
Gable Sieperda of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock won 5-0 and is in Quarterfinals

113
Abraham Anzua of MOC-Floyd Valley lost by fall then lost 9-7 OUT

120
Austin Rozeboom of Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley lost by fall then won 6-1 and is in consolations

132
Connor Ascherl of MOC-Floyd Valley lost by fall then won 9-6 and is in consolations

138
Colby McIntire of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock lost 7-1 then won 8-0 in consolations

145
Zack Konz of Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley lost 9-5 then won by fall in 4:27 and is in consolations

152
Dustin Freeman of Sheldon/South O`Brien lost by fall in 2:31 then lost by fall in 2:27 OUT

170
Derek Hooyer of Sioux Center lost 5-3 then lost by fall in 4:18 OUT

182
Zach DeJager of Western Christian lost 5-4 then won by fall in 3:25 and is in consolations

195
Darin Greenfield of Sheldon/South O`Brien lost 12-7 then won by fall in 2:58 and is in consolations
Ko Kieft of Sioux Center lost by fall then won by fall in :48 seconds and is in consolations

220
Travis Vander Streek of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock won by fall in 1:28 and is in Quarterfinals

285
Brody Koerselman of MOC-Floyd Valley lost 6-3 then won by fall in 3:11 and is in consolations
Colten Smolders of Sioux Center lost by fall then lost by fall in 3:32 OUT

The Class 2A Quarterfinals in the championship brackets will be wrestled as part of the morning session at 9am Friday  followed by the second round of the consolations.

 

Class 1A individuals include
106
Justin Severson of West Lyon lost by fall in 1:22 and was pinned in :59 OUT

132
Dylan Schuck of Sibley-Ocheyedan won 15-4 MD and is in quarterfinals

138
Kyle Green of Sibley-Ocheyedan lost 5-4 and 101 OUT

145
Garrett Sayler of Sibley-Ocheyedan won by fall in 1:45 and is in quarterfinals

152
Dakota Drenth of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn won by fall in :36 and is in quarterfinals

160
Trent Kruger of Sibley-Ocheyedan won 19-10 MD and is in quarterfinals
Noah Bouse of Okoboji lost by fall in 4:33 and lost by injury default OUT

182
Hunter Dejong of Sibley-Ocheyedan lost 13-6 and 8-2 OUT

195
Jed Van`t Hof of West Lyon won 9-6 and is in quarterfinals

220
Matt Naig of Sibley-Ocheyedan won 4-3 and is in quarterfinals
Dustin Brown of West Lyon also won 4-3 and advanced to quarterfinals

285
Houston Coleman of Sibley-Ocheyedan won by injury default to advance to quarterfinals

 

Next action for Class 1A wrestlers will be in the Friday afternoon session running from 2:30 until 5:45 with the quarterfinals and second round of the consolations.


HMS and Western to Meet for Boys District Basketball TItle

basketballIt will be the Hartley Melvin Sanborn Hawks against the Western Christian Wolfpack for the Class 2A District 2 boys basketball title next Tuesday in Spirit Lake. HMS advanced with a 79-75 overtime win over Sheldon with Western Christian posting a 69-49 win over Okoboji at the Western Chrsitian gym Thursday night.

In the first game of the night HMS led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter. At the half the lead was 26-25. The Margin stayed at one point 41-40 in favor of HMS at the end of the third quarter. At the end of regulation a three by Sheldon’s Ian Jongewaard at the buzzer sent the game into overtime where the Hawks got the win 79-75.

HMS had four players in double figures led by Blake Simonds with a game high 25. He Was joined by Brian Perez with 16 points, Daniel Heitritter with 14 and Jordan Jappenga with 13 points. Sheldon was led by Collin Wolthuzien with 21, Dylan Ennema with 18 and Ian Jongewaard with 14 points.

With the Win the Hawks improve to 13-10 on the year while the Orabs close the season at 14-8.

In the second semifinal of the night Okoboji stayed with the Wolfpack for the first half. Western led 18-12 at the end of the first quarter and extended that to a 31-22 halftime lead. With a run to start the second half the Wolfpack were in control 49-36 at the end of the third quarter. That momentum carried into the fourth quarter as Western Christian posted their 20th win of the season 69-49.

Western had three players in double figures getting 16 each from Josh Van Lingen and Ben Gesink. Taylor Miedema hit for 13 points including four 3-point buckets in the contest. Okoboji was led by Tyler Stumbo with 18 points and Houston Hawkins with 14 including four 3-pointers of his own.

With the win Western Christian improves to 20-2 on the season while Okoboji ends the year at 8-14.


Weekly Iowa 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.

Northwest

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Most of Storm Lake has around 15 -20 inches of ice; there are reports of a small area of open water near College Island and another just north of the big island. Yellow Perch – Fair: Yellow perch 6-7 inches are being picked up near Kings Point using a small spoon and wax worm. White Bass – Fair: Anglers are picking up some white bass 8-9 inches near Kings Point area and in the deeper dredged areas while fishing for walleye. Walleye – Slow: Anglers have had the most luck fishing near Stony Point. A few are also being picked up in the dredge cuts on the east side in about 13-14 feet of water. Spoons and minnows are working the best.

Big Spirit Lake

Northern Pike – Fair: Anglers are beginning to have success using tip ups on the north end of Spirit, Anglers bay, Hales Slough, and along the grade. Yellow Perch – Slow: Very few yellow perch are being caught during the day. The only perch being caught are from anglers staying on the ice past sunset.

West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Bluegill are still being caught in the 10-12 feet range in bays with distinct weed lines. These fish are reported to be biting on small gold and yellow jigs. Bays with these weed lines include: Emerson, Miller, Triboji, Echo, and Browns. Yellow Perch – Fair: The perch bite has consolidated into a select few bays including Emerson and Haywards bay. These bays have been reporting consistent perch in the 9 inch range. Fishermen are moving around following these schools rather than holding in one place. Fish are being caught on jigging rapalas, Acme sidewinder, Lindy little joes, and kastmasters.

Clear Lake

The bite has been a bit slower in this cold weather. Reminder – Permeant ice shacks must be removed by February 20th. Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellow bass have been caught in 8-10 feet of water on the little lake and in the Baptist Camp area. Anglers have reported bigger yellows and less sorting on the main lake around the island in about 12 feet of water. Crappie – Fair: Action for crappies has slowed but they can still be caught in the deeper water (18-24 feet) on the little lake. Most of the crappies being kept are 10-12 inches. Morning bite is good until about 10am then slower action in midday and picking up around 4pm. Walleye – Fair: Some walleyes have been caught near the west aerator this week. Channel Catfish – Slow: An occasional catfish has been caught. Try Farmers Beach to Baptist camp area.