Hunter McDonald Earns Player of The Week Honor

Orab-LogoSheldon Orab running back Hunter McDonald has earned INS Class 2A Player of the Week Honors for his efforts in a 43-8 win over Cherokee.

The senior carried the ball 16 times for 123 yards and a touchdown and also returned the second half kick off 82 yards for a touchdown as Sheldon improved to 2-0 in district play.

Sheldon will take a 3-1 season record into Friday night’s game at Central Lyon George Little Rock. The Lions are also 2-0 in the district and 3-1 on the season.


Orabs Post Win Over West Lyon

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orab Volleyball Team posted a 3-0 home win over West Lyon Tuesday night. the set scores were 25-10, 25-17 and 25-6. Jessica Van Beek was the kills leader with 11 followed by Marti Vogel with 7. Allie Jongewaard had 27 assists and went 10-of-11 serving. Kayla Johnson was the serve leader going 22-of-22 while Vogel went 18-of-18. Johnson led the team in digs with 22. Jena Van Marel was the block leader with 4.

With the win Sheldon improves to 17-0 and will be in Orange City Thursday night for a battle of top four teams in Class 3A. The top ranked Orabs square off against defending State Champion MOC Floyd Valley. The Lady Dutch are ranked number four. We’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 6:50 and first serve at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website at
Other scores from Tuesday night

Harris-Lake Park 25-25-25, West Bend-Mallard 18-10-16
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 25-25-25, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 16-23-4
South O’Brien 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 14-17-17
Trinity Christian, Hull 25-25-25, St. Mary’s, Remsen 7-16-23
Western Christian 25-25-25, Spirit Lake 11-10-6

Sports Schedule For Tuesday September 24th

volleyballThe Sheldon Orab Cross Country Teams host the Orab invite Tuesday afternoon at the Sheldon Golf and Country Club. A field of 14 teams including the Orabs are schedule to attend.





West Lyon at Sheldon

Gehlen at Akron Westfield


South O’Brien at Remsen Union

Trinity at Remsen St Mary’s

Spirit Lake at Western



Cross Country

Storm Lake, Cherokee, E-LC, LeMars, Remsen St Mary’s, Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Trinity, Unity, West Lyon and MOC Floyd Valley at the Sheldon Invite at the Sheldon Country Club

High School Volleyball Results From Saturday

volleyballAlta/Aurelia 21-22-15, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 17-24-5
Boone 21-21, North Union 8-17
Boone 21-21, Saint Ansgar 15-15
Boone 21-21, Spencer 18-10
Cherokee, Washington 21-21, Alta/Aurelia 15-11
Cherokee, Washington 21-21, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 8-15
Clay Central-Everly 15-21-19, Remsen-Union 21-11-17
Clay Central-Everly 21-21-15, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 23-13-12
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 21-21, Remsen-Union 11-7
Harris-Lake Park 21-21, Clay Central-Everly 14-16
Harris-Lake Park 21-21, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 8-9
Harris-Lake Park 21-21, Remsen-Union 8-9
Hinton 21-21, River Valley 12-11
Hinton 21-21, Sioux City, North 10-12
Lake Mills 15-21-17, Webster City 21-14-15
Lake Mills 19-21-15, Forest City 21-15-6
Lake Mills 21-21, Clear Lake 10-11
Lake Mills 21-21, Spencer 16-15
Lawton-Bronson 25-25, Manson-NW Webster 21-12
Manson-NW Webster 21-15-15, OA-BCIG 10-21-9
Manson-NW Webster 21-21, Kingsley-Pierson 14-11
Manson-NW Webster 21-21, Lawton-Bronson 19-18
Manson-NW Webster 21-21, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 11-15
MOC-Floyd Valley 21-21, River Valley 9-10
MOC-Floyd Valley 21-21, Sioux City, North 9-11
MOC-Floyd Valley 21-22, Hinton 15-20
MOC-Floyd Valley 25-25, Cherokee, Washington 11-8
MOC-Floyd Valley 25-25, Sioux City, East 18-4
Newell-Fonda 21-21, Storm Lake 12-18
North Union 21-21, North Iowa, Buffalo Center 19-15
North Union 21-21, Spencer 13-15
Sioux City, East 21-21, Cherokee, Washington 13-7
Sioux City, East 21-21, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 12-10
Sioux City, East 25-18-15, Hinton 18-25-9
Sioux City, North 21-16-15, River Valley 15-21-7
Sioux City, North 25-18-15, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 18-25-9
South Central Calhoun 16-21-15, Carroll 21-11-12
South Central Calhoun 21-21, Newell-Fonda 17-16
South Central Calhoun 21-21, Storm Lake 9-9
South Central Calhoun 25-25, Carroll 14-21
South Central Calhoun 25-25, Nodaway Valley 13-10
Spencer 21-21, Clear Lake 10-12
Spirit Lake 21-14-15, Clarion-Goldfield 19-21-10
Spirit Lake 21-21, Spencer 15-11
Spirit Lake 25-14-16, Boone 23-21-14
Trinity Christian, Hull 18-21-15, Akron-Westfield 21-19-11
Trinity Christian, Hull 21-21, George-Little Rock 17-17
Trinity Christian, Hull 21-21, St. Mary’s, Remsen 12-8
Trinity Christian, Hull 23-21, Woodbury Central 21-14
Webster City 21-21, North Iowa, Buffalo Center 13-10
Webster City 21-21, North Union 14-12
Western Christian 21-21, Ames 8-17
Western Christian 21-21, Ankeny Centennial 12-8
Western Christian 21-21, Fort Dodge 5-10
Western Christian 21-21, Lewis Central 6-16
Western Christian 21-21, Nevada 6-13
Western Christian 21-21, Osage 9-12

Orabs Move to 2-0 in District Play with 43-8 Win at Cherokee

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orabs ran their district record to 2-0 with a 43-8 win at Cherokee Friday night. Sheldon scored on their first four possessions as they took a 27-0 halftime lead.

On their opening possession the Orabs went 48 yard for the score as Hunter McDonald finished the drive with a 1 yard run. The extra point was blocked and Sheldon led 6-0 with 7:11 left in the first quarter.

Colby Kleinhesselink picked off a pass at the Cherokee 32 yard line. That was turned into points when tanner Whitsell scored on a 3 yard run. Matt Buenger found Garrett Lang for the 2 point conversion and Sheldon was up 14-0 with 4:08 left in the first quarter.

The Orabs followed with a 77 yard drive capped by a Logan Otis 10 yard run. Trevor Mayer’s kick was good and the lead was 21-0 with 9:56 to play in the second quarter.

Sheldon went 62 yards with their next possession as Otis scored his second touchdown of the night on a 1 yard run. The kick was no good and Sheldon held a 27-0 halftime lead.

The Orabs got the ball to start the second half and Hunter McDonald returned the kick 82 yards for the score that put Sheldon up 33-0 with just: 17 seconds gone in the third quarter.

Sheldon would go 70 yards for a score midway through the third quarter as Whitsell capped the drive with his second touchdown of the night from 2 yards out. The extra point by Mayer made it 40-0.

A fumble recovery on the ensuing kick off set up the Orabs at the Cherokee 9 yard line. The short field would eventually be cashed in on a 35 yard Trevor Mayer field goal that made the score 43-0 with: 15 seconds to go in the third quarter.

Cherokee ended the scoring as Luke Zeimen scored on a 13 yard run. Mason Meitzenheimer scored on the 2 point conversion to make score 43-8 with 7:17 left to play and that would be the final score.

With the win Sheldon improves to 2-0 in the district and 3-1 on the season. Cherokee falls to 0-2 in the district and 0-4 on the year. Next up for the Orabs will be a trip to Rock Rapids to go against Central Lyon George Little Rock.

The Nighthawks Beat The Knights

The Boyden Hull Rock Valley Nighthawks celebrated homecoming by beating the Unity Christian Knights 49-0 at Hesla Field in Hull Friday night.

The Nighthawks scored early and often on the way to a 28 point first quarter.  After forcing a Knight three and out, Andrew Van Ginkel of the Nighthawks returned the Unity Christian punt 37 yards making the score 7-0 with 9:55 left in the first quarter.  Boyden Hull Rock Valley added another touchdown on a 20 yard pass from Van Ginkel to Jerod Hansen.  The score finished off a 35 yard drive which lasted 51 seconds, and with 7:25 left in the first quarter the score was 14-0 in favor of the Nighthawks.  On the next possession, the Nighthawks scored on a 34 yard reversing field run by Andrew Van Ginkel.  The score capped a 49 yard drive that lasted 1:25 and made the score 21-0 with 3:46 left in the first quarter.  On the next Unity Christian possession, Logan Steins forced a fumble on a strip sack and the Nighthawks recovered on the Unity Christian 5 yard line.  The Nighthawks scored a play later when Omar Mejia scored on a 5 yard run.

The second quarter featured two more Nighthawk scores, the first was on an Omar Mejia 9 yard touchdown run. Mejia’s run finished off a 33 yard drive in 1:57.  The second Boyden Hull Rock Valley score was on a 57 yard punt return touchdown by Jerod Hansen.  The return made the score 42-0 with 9:30 left in the first half and both teams remained with

that score until halftime.

The Nighthawks finished the games scoring when backup quarterback Brady Post found Justin Schmidt on a 22 yard slant pass.  The extra point was good, and the Nighthawks led 49-0 at the 2:38 mark of the 3rd quarter.

Next week the Nighthawks will travel to Spirit Lake (3-1, 1-1 in District) and face the Indians. Unity Christian (0-4, 0-2 in District) will host Sioux Center next week at Korver Field in Orange City.