Sports Scores From Friday February 21st

basketballGirls basketball moves into the semifinal round for both Class 1A and 2A Friday night. Our broadcast game features South O’Brien at Western Christian. Pregame begins at 6:45 on KIWA FM 105.3.






Class 1A Region1 Semifinals 7pm opening tips

Upper Bracket

Newell Fonda 74, Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire 28

Lower Bracket at Sioux Center

George Little Rock 70, Gehlen 61

Winners meet Monday 2/24 at Cherokee for a trip to State


Class 2A Region 1 Semifinals 7pm opening tips

Upper Bracket at Hull

Western Christian 86, South O’Brien 67

Lower Bracket

Pocahontas Area 79, Okoboji 75

Winners meet Monday 2/24 at Sheldon for trip to State


Rockets Advance to District Basketball Finals With win Over Orabs


Rock Valley advanced to the 2A Boys District 1 basketball finals with a 79-54 win over Sheldon Thursday night in the first of two semi finals played in Sioux Center. In the second game the host team Warriors posted a 62-37 win over Hinton.

The Rockets led at all the breaks. They were up 22-13 at the end of the first quarter and took a 40-29 lead into half time as they took control of the contest.

Andrew Van Ginkel scored a game high 26 points. He hit eight 2-point field goals, one three and went 7-of-9 from the line. Also in double figures were Jesse Vande Weerd who hit for a dozen before fouling out with 5:15 to play. They were joined by Jerod Hanson with 11 points.

Sheldon was led by Turner DeJong with 15 points including a trio of threes and a 4-of-4 performance from the free throw line. Also in double figures were Dylan Ennema with 14 and Ian Jongewaard with 11.

With the win Rock Valley improves to 17-5 on the season while Sheldon ends the year at 6-17.

In the 2A District 1 finals Tuesday the 25th in LeMars it will be Siouxland Conference foes Sioux Center and Rock Valley battleling for a spot in the Substate game against the winner of District 2.

Sports Scores From Thursday February 20th

basketballBoys Basketball tournament play reached the quarterfinal round in Class 1A and the semi final round in Class 2A Thursday. There were a number of postponements so some 1A semifinals and 2A finals won’t be set until Saturday night.







Class 1A Boys District Quarterfinals

District 1 at Gehlen 

6:30 Remsen Union 56,  Siouxland Community Christian49

8:00 Gehlen 51, Remsen St Mary’s 43

Winner in the semis at 6:30pm Tuesday 2/25 at Gehlen

District 1 at Woodbury Central (postponed to Saturday 2/22)

6:30 MMC vs Lawton Bronson

8:00 River Valley vs Woodbury Central

Winners meet in the semis at 8pm Tuesday 2/25 at Gehlen

District 2 at Boyden Hull (Postponed until Saturday 2/22)

6:30 G-LR vs Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire

8:00 Harris Lake Park vs Boyden Hull

Winners meet in the semis at 6:30 Tuesday 2/25 in Sheldon

District 2 at West Lyon 

6:30 Trinity Christian 64, Central Lyon 60

8:00 West Lyon 76, West Sioux 47

Winners meet in the semis at 8:00 Tuesday 2/25 in Sheldon


Class 2A District 1 semi finals at Sioux Center 

6:30 Rock Valley 79, Sheldon 54

8:00 Sioux Center 62, Hinton 37

Winners meet in the District Final Tuesday 2/25 at LeMars

Class 2A District 2 semi finals at Western Christian (Postponed to Saturday 2/22)

6:30 HMS vs Estherville Lincoln Central

8:00 Emmetsburg vs Western

Winners meet in the District Finals Tuesday 2/25 in Spencer

Weekly Iowa DNR Fishing Report

Iowa DNRThe 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

There is 28-30 inches of ice and walleye season is closed.  Bluegill – Slow: Anglers Bay has put out a few bluegills all winter the numbers are not great but they are quality fish.  Most activity is early and late in the day.  Crappie – Slow: Like the bluegills crappie activity has been best early and late in the day in Anglers Bay.

East Okoboji Lake

Walleye season is closed.

West Okoboji Lake

There is 26-30 inches of ice and walleye season is closed.  Bluegill – Slow: Most fishermen have been targeting Emerson and Millers Bay and weeds have been a key factor.  The fishing has been hit or miss with some days being much better than others.  Yellow Perch – Fair: Fish have been in 40 plus feet of water and lots of small fish have been caught.  Keep in mind that fish coming out of deep water have a higher mortality rate.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

There is very little fishing pressure at this time.

Unity Christian Downs Sheldon in Girls Basketball Region Semis

unity logoUnity Christian advanced to the 3A Region 1 girl’s basketball finals with a 76-40 home win over Sheldon Wednesday night. In the lower bracket semifinal at Spirit Lake the Indians advanced with a 56-49 win over Humboldt. 6th ranked Unity and 13th ranked Spirit Lake will meet for a trip to State at 7pm on Saturday night at the Sheldon High School Gym.

Unity opened a 25-8 first quarter lead and was up 40-19 at halftime as they rolled to the win. Kassidy DeJong had a game high 24 points including four 3-point buckets and a 6-of-6 performance from the free throw line. Chanda Zomermaand hit 5 threes as part of a 21 point night. Also in double figures was Anna Kiel with 14 points.

Sheldon was led by Krista Bousema who hit a pair of first quarter threes and went 3-of-4 at the line along with a field goal for an 11 point night.

We’ll bring you the broadcast of the Region 1 finals from Orab Gym Saturday night on KIWA FM 105.3. Pregame begins at 6:45 on Friday night. We’ll stream from the website as well at

Sports Scores From Wednesday February 19th

basketballClass 3A girls basketball saw the semifinal round completed Wednesday night. In Region 1 sixth  ranked Unity Christian will meet thirteenth ranked Spirit Lake Saturday night in Sheldon for a trip to the State Tournament.







Class 3A Regional Semifinals 7pm opening tip offs

Region 1 Upper Bracket

Unity 76, Sheldon 40

Lower Bracket

Spirit Lake 56, Humboldt 49

Winners meet Saturday at Sheldon for a trip to State


Region 2 Upper Bracket

MOC Floyd Valley 91, Sergeant Bluff Luton 43

Lower Bracket

Red Oak 57, Shenandoah 46

Winners meet Saturday at Denison Schleswig for a trip to State