Sports Scores From Thursday October 10th


The Sheldon Orab volleyball squad ran their season record to 24-3 Thursday night with a 3-0 home win over Boyden Hull. The set scores were 25-20, 25-16 and 25-23.

Jessica Van Beek led the team in kills with 18. Sami Kleinwolterink had 31 assists while going 16-of-17 serving. Kayla Johnson had 16 digs and went 15-of-17 serving. Jena Van Marel had 3 blocks.

For the Comets, Courtney Schafer had 15 kills and 11 digs. Kasey Olson had 31 assists while going 10-of-11 at the serve line. Kaylee Van Voorst was 10-of-12 serving with Kendra Van Meeteren registering 4 blocks.


Thursday Volleyball 10/10/2013

Sheldon 25-25-25, Boyden-Hull 20-16-23
MOC-Floyd Valley 25-25-25, West Lyon 9-12-23
Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 25-25-25, Rock Valley 14-15-15
Sibley-Ocheyedan 25-25-25, George-Little Rock 10-15-13
Sioux Center 25-25-26, Okoboji 16-19-24

Akron-Westfield 21-25-25-25, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 25-22–1-22
Harris-Lake Park 25-25-25, C-W-L, Corwith 3-12-10
Hinton 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 5-10-14
LeMars Gehlen Catholic 25-25-25, West Sioux, Hawarden 10-13-20

Western Christian 25-25-25, Spencer 15-6-7

Sports Scores From Tuesday October 8th

volleyballIn a battle of State Ranked Siouxland Conference volleyball teams Sheldon posted a 3-0 win over Central Lyon Tuesday night. The set scores were 25-13, 25-14 and 25-22. The Orabs are ranked third in Class 3A. The Lions of  Central Lyon are ranked sixth in the latest Class 1A poll.

Sheldon was led by Jessica Van Beek with 18 kills. Marti Vogel added 13 kills and 18 digs Sami Kleinwolterink had 29 assists to go with 19 digs. Jena Van Marel had 2 blocks. at the serve line Kayla Johnson went 17-of-17 with Emily Johnson 13-of-13 for the night.

The Lions were led by Ashley Boer and Sarah Halse with 9 blocks each. Angel Rasmussen had 19 digs. Ivy Sieperda was the assist leader with 13. Sydney Petersen had 3 blocks. At the serve line Ashley Vande Stouwe went 9-of-10 while Ashley Boer was 8-of-9.


Volleyball Scores

Sheldon 25-25-25, Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 13-14-22

MOC-Floyd Valley 25-25-25, Sioux Center 17-19-12

Boyden-Hull 25-25-25, George-Little Rock 16-17-19

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 26-25-25, Remsen-Union 24-10-16

LeMars Gehlen Catholic 21-25-28-25, Trinity Christian, Hull 25-10-26-21

Sibley-Ocheyedan 25-25-25, Okoboji 23-16-11

Unity Christian 25-25-25, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 12-8-17

Akron-Westfield 18-25-25-25, West Sioux, Hawarden 25-23-22-13

Western Christian 25-25-25, StormLake6-7-4

Unity And MOC Floyd Valley Win Team Titles at Cherokee Cross Country Invite

Unity Christian won the boys title at the Cherokee Cross Country Invite Tuesday. Unity totaled 56 team points with MOC Floyd Valley second at 96. in the girls competition MOC Floyd Valley put together a 42 point total with Unity second at 47.
Mark Ahlers led the Sheldon boys with an 11th place finish in a time of 17:03. Dillon Jansma was next in at 18:55.

For the Sheldon girls Emma Van Meeteren led the way in a time of 17:55 followed by Anna Marie Fjeld with a time of 18:09.

Boys Team Standings

1. Unity 56
2. MOC Floyd Valley 96
3. Spirit Lake 101
4. Western 111
5. Trinity 129
6. Okoboji 133
7. Storm Lake 159
8. LeMars 160
9. Cherokee 249
10. Sheldon 249


Girls Team Standings

1. MOC Floyd Valley 42
2. Unity 47
3. Western 56
4. Spirit Lake 99
5. LeMars 144
6. Sheldon 160
7. Okoboji 168
8. Cherokee 235

Ryan Sterler Takes 8-Point Buck

Ryan Youth Deer 2013Ryan Sterler shot this 8-point buck while hunting with his dad & brother on October 6 on some public ground near Sutherland.  This is the 2nd 8-point buck Ryan has shot – the first was in 2011.  He is the son of Bill & Renee Sterler of Sanborn.

State Record Redear Sunfish Caught from Wapello County Farm Pond

new record redearJeff Kokemiller had been catching 12-inch and longer redear sunfish in his farm pond since 2009 but the one he caught in the late afternoon on Sept. 27 looked bigger than the others, so he decided to investigate what the state record was for redear sunfish.

1 pound 1 ounce, 11 inches long.

Consider the record smashed.

Kokemiller’s redear sunfish weighed 2.04 pounds and was 13-1/8 inches. It was weighed on a certified scale and verified by Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Mark Flammang.

Kokemiller, from Ottumwa, caught the fish using a worm and hook from his 2-1/2-acre farm pond and plans to have it mounted.

“I was using jigs, but not getting the size of fish I wanted so I switched to a worm and a hook and it worked,” he said.

He caught the fish in 14 to 15 feet of water fishing from a kayak.

Waterfowl hunters reminded to Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Iowa DNRWaterfowl hunters using boats to reach their hunting location are reminded that they have new laws to follow that are designed to protect Iowa lakes, rivers, and wetlands from the spread of aquatic invasive species.

“Hunters are legally required to drain all water and remove plants and aquatic invasive species from boats and equipment before leaving a water access,” said Kim Bogenschutz, Iowa DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator. “Drain plugs need to remain removed or opened during transport.”

Duck hunting season opens in the north zone on Oct. 12, in the south zone on Oct. 19 and in the Missouri River zone on Oct. 26.

Boats can be carrying aquatic vegetation inside the boat and/or hanging on the trailer. Aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil, purple loosestrife, and brittle naiad could be among the vegetation on a boat, decoys, or blind.  Zebra mussels could also be attached to aquatic vegetation or equipment or in equipment holding water.

These species could be unintentionally transported if waterfowl hunters do not take the proper precautions to prevent their spread.

Aquatic plants can be used for construction and during transport of a shooting blind as long as there are no aquatic invasive species present in the blind and the aquatic plants used are emergent species (such as cattails) cut above the waterline and contain no seed heads, roots, or rhizomes.

Hunters should follow a simple set of procedures each time when leaving the water to avoid carrying unwanted hitchhikers.

• CLEAN any plants, mud, or debris from boat, decoys, waders, and other equipment before leaving a water body.

• DRAIN water from all equipment (boat, motor, bilge, hunting gear, decoys) before leaving a water body.

• DRY anything that comes into contact with water (boats, trailers, decoys, boots, dogs). Before transporting to another water body either:

Spray your boat and equipment with hot, high-pressure water; or

Dry your boat and equipment for at least five days.


For more information contact Kim Bogenschutz, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator, at 515-432-2823.