Sibley Ocheyedan Host Conference Wrestling Double Dual

wrestling gearSibley Ocheyedan hosted Sheldon South O’Brien and Okoboji in a Siouxland Conference double dual Tuesday night. It was a reschedule of a meet postponed earlier this season due to weather.




Match Summary Okoboji 57, Sheldon South O’Brien 20

113 Brady Jones (Okoboji) won by forfeit
120 Adam Dublinski (Okoboji) won by forfeit
126 Colbin Larue (Okoboji) won by pin over Brendon Lyons (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 3:04.
132 Isaac Fritsch (Okoboji) won by forfeit
138 Ryan Bolster (Okoboji) won by decision over Wyatt Meendering (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 8-3.
145 Brandon Adams (Okoboji) won by forfeit
152 Noah Bouse (Okoboji) won by pin over Dustin Freeman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 5:10.
160 Travis Sterler (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by decision over Jordan Hanna (Okoboji) 15-9.
170 Layne Rickman (Okoboji) won by forfeit
182 Riley Anderson (Okoboji) won by forfeit
195 Darin Greenfield (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by tech fall over Austin Kolegraff (Okoboji) 4:42 19-0.
220 Jesse Meendering (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by pin over Cole Millard (Okoboji) 0:46.
285 Brett Koerselman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by forfeit
106 Dominick Titus (Okoboji) won by pin over Cole Stofferan (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 0:29.

Dual Meet Score Okoboji 57.0, Sheldon South O’Brien 20.0


Match Summary Sibley Ocheyedan 42, Sheldon South O’Brien 27

120 Double Forfeit
126 Dylan Schuck (Sibley-Ocheyedan) won by pin over Brendon Lyons (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 0:43.
132 Kyle Green (Sibley-Ocheyedan) won by forfeit
138 Garrett Sayler (Sibley-Ocheyedan) won by pin over Wyatt Meendering (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 0:12.
145 Andrew Brockshus (Sibley-Ocheyedan) won by forfeit
152 Trent Kruger (Sibley-Ocheyedan) won by pin over Dustin Freeman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) 3:01.
160 Travis Sterler (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by forfeit
170 Ethan Schmitt (Sibley-Ocheyedan) won by forfeit
182 Jacob Agena (Sibley-Ocheyedan) won by forfeit
195 Darin Greenfield (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by ult. tie breaker over Matt Naig (Sibley-Ocheyedan) 2-1.
220 Jesse Meendering (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by injury default over Nic Salinas (Sibley-Ocheyedan) 0:51.
285 Brett Koerselman (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by pin over Houston Coleman (Sibley-Ocheyedan) 3:32.
106 Cole Stofferan (Sheldon/South O`Brien) won by pin over Cody Hout (Sibley-Ocheyedan) 1:39.
113 Double Forfeit

Dual Meet Score Sibley Ocheyedan 42.0, Sheldon South O’Brien 27.0

Area Senior Girls Basketball Players Nominated For McDonald’s All American Games

basketballMcDonald’s has announced its list of 984 prep seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2014 McDonald’s All American Games.

Nine Siouxland student-athletes made the prestigious list that boasts 73 players from Iowa who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee.

 Nominees in the more immediate KIWA listening area include Alexis Conaway of MOC-Floyd Valley High School, Lauren Hedlund of Hinton, Kirstin Martindale of Spencer and Rachel Struve of South O’Brien.



Sports Scores From Tuesday January 21st

basketballA full Siouxland Conference basketball schedule was  set for Tuesday night. Sheldon played host to George Little Rock at Orab Gym in a doubleheader broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3.








Tuesday Girls Basketball 01/21/2014

George Little Rock 60, Sheldon 59
Akron-Westfield 56, Remsen-Union 46
Alcester-Hudson 58, West Sioux, Hawarden 47
Harris-Lake Park 54, West Bend-Mallard 30
Hinton 66, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 34
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 50, Trinity Christian, Hull 47
MOC-Floyd Valley 68, Boyden-Hull 18
Okoboji 74, West Lyon 48
Sibley Ocheyedan 61, Rock Valley 52
South O’Brien 65, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 54
Western Christian 81, Cherokee, Washington 56


Tuesday Boys Basketball 01/21/2014

George-Little Rock 72, Sheldon 67
Harris-Lake Park 83, West Bend-Mallard 69
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 63, South O’Brien, Paullina 51
MOC-Floyd Valley 55, Boyden-Hull 46
Remsen-Union 71, Akron-Westfield 53
Rock Valley 70, Sibley-Ocheyedan 50
Sioux Center 59, Central Lyon 56
Trinity Christian High School 52, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 41
West Sioux, Hawarden 65, Alcester-Hudson, SD 55
Western Christian, Hull 89, Cherokee, Washington 29


Mustangs Sweep Basketball Doubleheader From Sheldon

mustang logoGeorge Little Rock swept a basketball doubleheader at Sheldon Tuesday night winning the girls game 60-59 and the boy’s game 72-67.

In the girls game Sheldon led 17-11 at the end of the first quarter and 36-30 at halftime. The third quarter saw a 12 point swing as the Mustangs would end the third quarter up by six at 48-42 thanks to a 14-0 run to open the half. The Orabs would come back to tie the game in the fourth quarter but the Mustangs held on for the win.

The Mustangs put three players in double figures getting a team high 18 from Jessica Sandbulte and 12 points each from Mariah Terhark and Teyha Graham. Sheldon got a game high 25 from Krista Bousema and 13 from Sami Kleinwolterink.

With the win George Little Rock improves to 6-8 on the year and 5-7 in the conference. Sheldon moves to 9-6 for the season and 7-5 in the Siouxland.


In the boys game Sheldon led 20-16 at the end of the first quarter and 40-32 at halftime. The Mustangs got hot in the second half and took their first lead late in the third quarter and took a 55-53 lead into the fourth quarter as they went on to a 72-67 win.

Tanner Ver Steeg led all scorers with 26 points including 11 two point field goals 1 three and 1-of-3 shooting from the line. David Aeikens hit for 12 points with Austin Hayenga pumping in 11.

Sheldon had three players in double figures as well with Turner De Jong and Dylan Ennema hitting for 19 points each. Senior Hunter McDonald joined them in double figures with 13 points.

With the win the Mustangs are 6-7 for the year and even in the conference at 5-5. Sheldon stands at 4-9 for the year and 3-8 in the conference.

Up next for the Orabs will be a road trip to Okoboji Friday to go against the Pioneers.

Iowa Taxpayers Increase Donations to Wildlife for Third Year Running

Iowa DNRLast year, more than 8,000 Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their tax form. It is the third year in a row donations to the fund have increased, a trend that Stephanie Shepherd, DNR diversity wildlife biologist, hopes to continue in 2014.

“The number of Iowans donating to the fund is growing after a 10-year downward trend,” said Shepherd. “Those donations go directly to research and habitat development for some of Iowa’s most vulnerable animal species, so the funds are very important for natural resources.”

According to Shepherd, 8,000 Iowans donated almost $133,000 last spring when completing their 2012 tax forms.

The Fish and Wildlife Fund, known popularly as the “Chickadee Check-off,” is a mechanism the Iowa Legislature created in the 1980s for Iowa citizens to donate to wildlife conservation on the Iowa state tax form. At its height, Iowans donated more than $200,000 annually to the fund. According to Shepherd, one of the main reasons for the decline is the increase in electronic tax filing.

“It is easy to pass over or forget, and many tax preparers may not remember to ask whether a client wants to donate,” said Shepherd. “It may be up to the taxpayer to remind their preparer, or check out the completeness of the electronic program they are using.”

According to Shepherd, donating on the tax form is easy: simply write the amount to donate next to the Fish and Wildlife Check-Off (Line 55a on the 1040 long form) and the sum is either automatically deducted from the refund or added to the amount owed. As with all charitable contributions, the amount is deductible from next year’s taxes.

“Currently only about half a percent of Iowans donate,” said Shepherd. “Our goal in 2014 is for more people to find the check off on their electronic tax form, and to increase donations by 10 percent.”

All proceeds from the check-off support the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Diversity program, responsible for protecting more than 1,000 fish and wildlife species in the state. Money from the Check-off helps improve wildlife habit, fund research studies, support the reintroduction of threatened or endangered species, and much more.

Western Christian Tops Latest Radio Iowa Boys Basketball Poll

basketball_sxcWestern Christian continues to hold down the top spot in the Radio Iowa high school 2A boys basketball poll. Two other area teams occupy spots in the top five in Class 1A with LeMars Gehlen number three and West Lyon in the five spot.

Class 4A
1.  Dubuque Senior (10-0), LW #1 @ Pleasant Valley (Tue)
2.  Bettendorf (12-0), LW #2 @ #3 North Scott (Fri)
3.  North Scott (13-0), LW #3 vs #2 Bettendorf (Fri)
4.  Ankeny Centennial (11-0), LW #4 vs #8 DSM North (Tue)
5.  Iowa City West (10-2), LW #5 @ Waterloo East (Fri)
6.  Southeast Polk (11-1), LW #6 vs #4 Centennial (Fri)
7.  Waukee (8-2), LW #7 @ Ankeny (Fri)
8.  DSM North (10-1), LW #8 @ #4 Centennial (Tue)
9.  Cedar Rapids Kennedy (8-2), LW #9 vs Waterloo East (Tue)
10.Johnston (8-3), LW (X) @ Indianola (Tue)


Class 3A
1.  Dubuque Wahlert (10-1). LW #3 @ 4A #1 Senior (Fri)
2.  Clear Lake (11-0), LW #5 @ Webster City (Tue)
3.  Solon (8-1), LW #6 @ Beckman (tonight)
4.  Harlan (11-1), LW #1 @ #5 Carroll (Tue)
5.  Carroll (10-1), LW #7 vs #4 Harlan (Tue)
6.  Dallas Center-Grimes (10-2), LW #2 vs Winterset (Tue)
7.  Central DeWitt (9-2), LW #4 @ Anamosa (Tue)
8.  Pella (10-2), LW (X) @ ADM Adel (Tue)
9.  Western Dubuque (9-2), LW #10 vs Vinton-Shellsburg (Tue)
10.Waverly-Shell Rock (9-2), LW (X) @ Crestwood (Tue)


Class 2A
1.  Western Christian (11-0), LW #1 @ Cherokee (Tue)
2.  Cascade (11-0), LW #3 @ Camanche (Tue)
3.  Iowa City Regina (13-0), LW #4 @ Durant (Tue)
4.  New Hampton (9-0), LW #5 @Oelwein (Tue)
5.  West Fork (10-1), LW #2 vs Nashua-Plainfield (Tue)
6.  Carroll Kuemper (9-2), LW #8 @ Atlantic (Tue)
7.  Sioux Center (9-2), LW #10 vs Central Lyon (Tue)
8.  Treynor (10-1), LW #9 vs #9 IKM-Manning (Tue)
9.  IKM-Mannning (12-1), @ #8 Treynor (Tue)
10.DSM Christian (13-1), LW (X) @ Ogden (Tue)


Class 1A
1.  Lamoni (11-0), LW #2 vs Diagonal (Tue)
2.  Newell-Fonda (12-0), LW #3 vs Storm Lake St. Mary’s (Tue)
3.  LeMars Gehlen (13-0), LW #6 vs Woodbury Central (tonight)
4.  Ar-We-Va (Westside) (13-0), LW #9 @ Paton-Churdan (Tue)
5.  West Lyon (10-1), LW #7 @ Central Lyon (Fri)
6.  Dunkerton (10-1) LW #1 vs Colo-Nesco (Tue)
7.  Nodaway Valley (11-1), LW #4 vs Lenox (Tue)
8.  Gladbrook-Reinbeck (10-2), LW (X) @ BCLUW (Tue)
9.  Springville (12-1), LW (X) vs Maquoketa Valley (Tue)
10.Easton Valley (7-1), LW (X) @ Calamus-Wheatland (Tue)