Western And MOC Floyd Valley Top Ranked in Latest Girls Basketball Polls

basketball_sxcThe latest  Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union basketball polls are out and Western Christian continues to top the 2A poll while MOC Floyd Valley remains atop the 3A poll.

Class 1A
 
 
School
 
Record
 
LW
1
Newell-Fonda
 
11-1
 
1
2
Burlington-Notre Dame
 
10-0
 
2
3
Murray
 
10-0
 
5
4
Stanton
 
12-0
 
6
5
Dunkerton
 
11-1
 
7
6
Janesville
 
9-1
 
8
7
Colo-Nesco
 
11-1
 
3
8
Lynnville-Sully
 
11-2
 
4
9
Ar-We-Va
 
9-1
 
9
10
Winfield-Mount Union
 
11-1
 
11
11
English Valleys
 
9-3
 
14
12
LeMars Gehlen Catholic
 
9-2
 
13
13
Rockford
 
6-3
 
15
14
Northwood-Kensett
 
7-3
 
12
15
Adair-Casey
 
10-3
 
NR
  
Class 2A
 
School
 
Record
 
LW
1
Western Christian
 
11-1
 
1
2
Cascade
 
10-0
 
2
3
Hinton
 
12-0
 
5
4
North-Linn
 
11-0
 
7
5
Fort Dodge St. Edmond
 
11-1
 
4
6
Dike-New Hartford
 
8-1
 
8
7
Hudson
 
8-1
 
9
8
North Butler
 
8-1
 
11
9
Manson-NW Webster
 
9-2
 
6
10
South Central Calhoun
 
10-1
 
10
11
Iowa City Regina
 
9-2
 
3
12
Treynor
 
10-2
 
13
13
Iowa Valley
 
10-1
 
15
14
Panorama
 
9-2
 
NR
15
Pocahontas Area
 
10-2
 
NR
 
Class 3A
 
 
School
 
Record
 
LW
1
MOC-Floyd Valley
 
12-1
 
1
2
Mediapolis
 
9-0
 
3
3
Clear Lake
 
10-1
 
4
4
Crestwood
 
8-1
 
8
5
Nevada
 
9-2
 
9
6
Unity Christian
 
11-2
 
5
7
Center Point-Urbana
 
8-3
 
11
8
Hampton-Dumont
 
10-2
 
12
9
Camanche
 
9-2
 
13
10
North Polk
 
10-3
 
6
11
Williamsburg
 
10-2
 
7
12
Bondurant-Farrar
 
9-3
 
2
13
Spirit Lake
 
8-3
 
14
14
Sioux Center
 
7-4
 
NR
15
Red Oak
 
9-3
 
10
 
Class 4A
 
 
School
 
Record
 
LW
1
Harlan
 
10-0
 
1
2
Sioux City Bishop Heelan
 
10-0
 
2
3
Perry
 
11-1
 
3
4
Ballard
 
11-2
 
6
5
Davenport Assumption
 
8-5
 
4
6
Western Dubuque
 
10-1
 
7
7
North Scott
 
9-3
 
8
8
Lewis Central
 
8-4
 
10
9
Cedar Rapids Xavier
 
6-6
 
5
10
Dallas Center-Grimes
 
10-2
 
11
11
Waverly-Shell Rock
 
7-3
 
13
12
Indianola
 
8-4
 
12
13
West Delaware
 
10-2
 
15
14
Grinnell
 
9-2
 
14
15
Mount Pleasant
 
7-3
 
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Class 5A
 
 
Name
 
Record
 
LW
1
Iowa City High
 
14-0
 
1
2
West Des Moines Valley
 
11-0
 
2
3
Dowling Catholic
 
10-1
 
4
4
Waukee
 
10-0
 
5
5
Des Moines East
 
11-2
 
8
6
Waterloo West
 
10-2
 
3
7
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
 
9-2
 
6
8
Muscatine
 
10-2
 
9
9
Mason City
 
8-2
 
7
10
Ankeny Centennial
 
7-3
 
NR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Weekly DNR Fishing Report For Northwest Iowa

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.

Northwest Iowa

West Okoboji Lake

Northern Pike – Slow: Tip-ups fished near weed beds have provided some action. Bluegill – Slow: Bluegill fishing has been slower than previous years but a few are being caught. Moving around and drilling a lot of holes may provide the best action

 

Big Spirit Lake

There is 18-22 inches of ice.  Bluegill – Slow: Try Anglers Bay in early morning and late afternoon. Crappie – Slow: Similar to the bluegills; a few have been caught in Anglers Bay and the best bite is early and late in the day. Yellow Perch – Slow: The perch bite has been very slow with only a few fish being caught.  Try fishing in transition areas such as the edge of rock piles or look toward the basin.  Walleye – Slow: Most fishermen have been fishing around rock piles early and late in the day.

 

Silver Lake (Dickinson) 

There is 19-21 inches of ice and a few shacks on the main lake basin.

 

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Ice conditions ranging from 15-20 inches. The geese still have a small open hole between the islands. White Bass – Fair: Fish are being caught on 1/16 ounce buckshot spoons tipped with minnow heads in 5-6 feet of water. Mostly small fish.  Walleye – Fair: Fish are being caught on 1/16 ounce buckshot spoons tipped with minnow heads in 5-6 feet of water. Mostly small fish with a few in the slot. All walleye between 17-22 inches must be immediately released and no more than one over 22 inches may be kept per day.  The daily limit is three.


Tyler Starr to Play in East West Shrine College All Star Game

Tyler StarrUniversity of South Dakota senior linebacker Tyler Starr accepted an invitation earlier this month to play in the 89th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held at 4 p.m. this Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game will be televised live on the NFL Network. The Shrine Game is the longest running college all-star game in the country.

Starr, a native of Little Rock and graduate of George Little Rock High School is one of seven linebackers on the West Team. The former Central Lyon George Little Rock Lion was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year and finished ninth in the balloting for the Buck Buchanan Award for the top defensive player in the FCS. He has appeared on numerous All-America teams after finishing a three-year career at USD in which he accumulated 196 tackles, including a program record 27 sacks and 13 forced fumbles.

In addition to serving as one of the NFL’s primary sources for eligible players, the Shrine Game benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children, and helps support its mission of providing expert care to children in need, conducting innovative research and offering educational opportunities to medical professionals.

Romeo Crennel, a former head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, will coach the West Team for the second time since 2010. Jerry Glanville, a former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers is coaching the East Team for the second consecutive season.


Sports Schedule For Thursday January 16th

wrestling gearWrestling double duals and non conference basketball dominate the sports schedule for Thursday. In a Siouxland Conference double dual Sheldon South O’Brien along with Okoboji travel to the Sibley Ocheyedan High School Gym

 

 

 

 

Wrestling

Sheldon South O’Brien and Okoboji at Sibley Ocheyedan – Postponed

Central Lyon George Little Rock and Sioux Falls Washington at Boyden Hull Rock Valley – Postponed to Feb. 4th

Western, Heelan and Storm Lake at Hinton – Postponed

 

Basketball Doubleheaders

Unity at Western – Postponed

West Sioux at Canton SD

Ellsworth at Harris Lake Park

 

Boys Basketball

Hinton at Sioux City West

 


Dordt Men Fifth in Latest Men’s Basketball Poll

PrintThe Dordt College Defender men’s basketball team held at the no. 5 spot in the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released late Tuesday, January 14.

The Defenders went 1-1 last week and hold a 17-2 record heading into play Wednesday night against Northwestern. Dordt is scheduled to travel to Crete, Nebraska on Saturday, January 18 when it faces the Doane Tigers.

Dordt took 322 points in the polling and Saint Xavier (Illinois) is one spot in front of the Defenders with 333 points. Midland dropped one spot to no. 9 and Hastings fell two spots to no. 19. Morningside and Briar Cliff are both in the receiving votes portion of the poll.

Embry Riddle (Florida) took ten first place votes and is the no. 1 team in the poll for the fourth straight week.


Northwestern Top Ranked in Latest Womens Basketball Poll

Northwesstern logoFor the first time since the 2011-12 season, two teams share the No. 1 ranking as Saint Francis Indiana and Northwestern are tied atop the fourth regular-season edition of the 2013-14 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. Saint Francis and Northwestern, who are the NAIA’s only remaining unbeaten teams in Division II women’s basketball, both garnered seven first-place votes and 368 points in this week’s edition.

Saint Francis, which is making its 15th all-time and third-straight appearance at No. 1, improved to 18-0 with wins against Crossroads League rivals Bethel (Ind.) on Jan. 8 and Grace (Ind.) on Jan. 11.

Northwestern moved up one spot after winning its 17th-straight with a dominating 86-68 victory over No. 7 Concordia (Neb.) last Saturday in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Game of the Week. On the year, Northwestern is second in the NAIA in scoring offense (93.2) and rebound margin (12.5).

Rounding out the top five this week are No. 3 Jamestown (N.D.) with 343 points, No. 4 Davenport (Mich.) with 341 points and No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan with 327 points. All three clubs were unbeaten last week.

The Great Plains Athletic Conference is represented by top ranked Northwestern, Concordia, No. 9 Morningside and No. 10 Hastings (Neb).

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and independents.