MOC Floyd Valley Downs Sheldon in Battle of State Ranked Volleyball Teams

MOC logoMOC Floyd Valley won a battle of state ranked volleyball teams downing Sheldon 3-1 in Orange City Thursday night. The set scores were 25-18, 25-17, 20-25 and 29-27. The Orabs went in top ranked in Class 3A while the defending State Champions went in ranked third.

Alexis Conaway led the Dutch with 22 kills and 19 digs. Alyssa Brown had 49 assists and Shelby Schouten was 18-of-18 serving. Ali Achterhof, Emily McDonald and Schouten had 3 blocks each.

Jessica Van Beek led Sheldon with 20 kills and a 19-of-19 serving performance. Allie Jongewaard had 38 assists and 22 digs.

MOC Floyd Valley is 14-3 for the year and 3-0 in the Siouxland Conference. Sheldon is 17-1 on the season and 3-1 in the conference.


Thursday scores

Boyden-Hull 15-25-25-23-15, Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 25-18-23-25-12
Sioux Center 23-25-25-25, George-Little Rock 25-9-22-19
West Lyon 25-25-18-25, Sibley-Ocheyedan 22-23-25-16
Akron-Westfield 25-25-25, Westwood, Sloan 22-20-19
Harris-Lake Park 25-25-14-25, Clay Central-Everly 13-20-26-18
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 11-14-14
Unity Christian 25-25-25, West Sioux, Hawarden 7-14-9

Northwest Iowa Weekend Fishing Report From Iowa DNR

Iowa DNR

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 Hatchery at 712-336-1840.




Big Spirit Lake

Walleye – Slow: Fishing continues to be slow but a few more fish are starting to come in.  Trolling live bait rigs as well as crankbaits early and late in the day seems to be the best.  Shore fishermen are also catching a few.


East Okoboji Lake

Yellow Bass – Fair: Try a Pilkie tipped with wigglers over rock piles.


West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Slow: bluegills should start to move shallower as the water cools. Continue to fish around weed edges and open pockets.


Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

The dredge machine on Storm Lake is in operation.  Stay clear of the dredge, booster pump and pipeline that runs from the dredge to the east shore.  Fishing remains the same as last week at Storm.  Channel Catfish – Good: Anglers drift fishing with night crawlers have been doing good.  White Bass – Fair: White bass can be caught pulling plugs, crankbaits or casting white twisters.  Walleye – Slow: Pulling plugs or Shad Raps continue to be the best producers.


Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)

Good sized catfish are being caught in the deeper pools.  Use a slip sinker and hook and look for the current breaks along high banks preferably or the standard snags.  Anglers should really focus on the current breaks.  A few walleye can be caught using night crawlers for bait.  The river is in good condition for wading right now.


Little Sioux River (Correctionville to Missouri River)

Walleye have been biting good on white twisters.  Fish in the morning and evening hours and focus efforts around rocky habitat and deeper water.





Sports Schedule For Thursday September 26th

volleyballHighlighting the Thursday volleyball schedule is a meeting of top ranked 3A teams at Orange City. The top ranked Sheldon Orabs will be hosted by 4th ranked and the defending 3A Champs MOC Floyd Valley. We’ll bring your the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 6:50.




Sheldon at MOC Floyd Valley
Broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame is at 6:50 for a 7pm first serve. We’ll stream from the website at

Central Lyon at Boyden Hull

Rock Valley at Okoboji

West Lyon at Sibley Ocheyedan

Sioux Center at George Little Rock

West Sioux at Unity

Remsen Union at MMC

Akron Westfield at Westwood


Cross Country

Sheldon, BHRV, Gehlen, G-LR-CL, Kingsley Pierson, Lennox SD, Okoboji, Sibley Ocheyedan, Trinity, West Lyon, West Sioux, Western, Woodbury Central and Sergeant Bluff Luton at Sioux Center invite


Northwestern Outlasts Dordt in Battle of Ranked Volleyball Teams

Northwesstern logoNumber 7 Northwestern earned a 3-2 GPAC win over 19th ranked Dordt in Sioux Center Tuesday night. The set scores were 25-23, 26-24, 20-25, 23-25 and 15-10.

Northwestern was led by Kaitlin Floerchinger with a match high 23 kills. Karlie Schut had 17 and Kellie Goedken added 10. Alexis Bart had 22 digs.

Dordt was led by Lindsey Floen and Brooke Wolterstorff with 20 kills each. Kayla Gesink had 60 assists in the match.

Both teams are now 11-3 in conference play.

Unity And MOC Floyd Valley Win Titles at Sheldon Cross Country Invite

The Sheldon Orab Cross Country Invite was held Tuesday at the Sheldon Country Club. The boy’s team title went to Unity Christian while MOC Floyd Valley claimed the girl’s title.


Boy’s team totals

1. Unity 60
2. MOC Floyd Valley 79
3. Spirit Lake 95
4. Storm Lake 139
5. Spencer 150
6. Trinity 154
7. LeMars 162
8. West Lyon 195
9. Estherville Lincoln Central 195
10. Cherokee 245
11. Sheldon 267

Ryan Bauermeister of Spencer was the individual winner in a time of 15:53.35 followed by Tanner Goetsch of Spirit Lake in 16:16.63. Sheldon was led by Mark Ahlers who crossed the finish line in 17:42.69 for 14th place. Next in was Dillon Jansma in a time of 18:44.90.
Girl’s team totals

1. MOC Floyd Valley 32
2. Unity 49
3. Spencer 51
4. Spirit Lake 94
5. Estherville Lincoln Central 151
6. LeMars 169
7. Sheldon 192
8. Storm Lake 236
9. Cherokee 246

Leah Seivert of Sibley Ocheyedan was the individual winner in a time of 13:52.40 followed by Bethany Dykstra of MOC Floyd Valley who crossed the finish line in 14:48.14. Sheldon was led by Frannie Feekes who finished in 17:41.26 followed by Brittany Van Wyk in 17:44.40.

Kayla Gesink Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter of the Week

PrintDordt College’s Kayla Gesink has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter of the Week for matches played September 16-22.

Gesink, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa, posted 10.44 assists per set and got to 1.78 digs per set as the Defenders won a pair of GPAC matches against Morningside and no. 25 Hastings.  Dordt improved its record to 11-2 and its GPAC record to 3-0 with the wins.

This season Gesink, a Western Christian graduate has a 10.3 assist average with 1.22 kills and 2.7 digs.