Sports Scores From Tuesday January 14th

basketballSports fans had their pick of games and wrestling duals to attend Tuesday. Highlighting the schedule was a match up of top ranked girls teams with Western Christian at MOC Floyd Valley.







Tue Girls Basketball 01/14/2014

Sheldon 51, Spencer 41

Hinton 73, West Sioux, Hawarden 39

LeMars Gehlen Catholic 68, St. Mary’s, Remsen 49

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 51, Akron-Westfield 45 (OT)

MOC-Floyd Valley 69, Western Christian 54

South O’Brien 72, Cherokee, Washington 53

Unity Christian 62, Boyden-Hull 21




Tuesday Boys Basketball 01/14/2014

Spencer 59, Sheldon 52

Boyden-Hull 61, Unity Christian, Orange City 57

Hinton 66, West Sioux, Hawarden 47

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 71, Akron-Westfield 51

Rock Valley 66, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 58

South O’Brien, Paullina 54, Cherokee, Washington 45

Western Christian, Hull 69, MOC-Floyd Valley 49




Spencer 69, Sheldon 12

Sheldon And Spencer Split Non Conference Basketball Doubleheader

Orab-LogoSheldon and Spencer split a non conference basketball doubleheader Tuesday night at Orab Gym. The girls game went to Sheldon 51-41 while Spencer won the boys game 59-52.
Sheldon led at all the breaks in the girl’s game. They were up 14-10 at the end of the first quarter as Sami Kleinwolterink converted on a three point play as the quarter came to an end. At halftime the lead was 28-23. The lead remained at five at the end of the third quarter with the Orabs in front 39-34 as they went on to win it 51-41.

Free throw shooting down the stretch was key once again for Sheldon as they went 10-of-12 as a team in the fourth quarter and 17-of-21 for the ballgame. Three players hit double figures led by Krista Bousema with 16. Sami Kleinwolterink and Emily Johnson hit for 13 apeace. Johnson hit a three pointer and went 10-of-10 from the line including 8-of-8 in the fourth quarter. Spencer had one player in double figures led by Kristin Martindale with 11 points.

With the win Sheldon improves to 9-4 on the season while Spencer slips to 5-7.


In the boys game it was Spencer that would lead at all the breaks. The Tigers were up 18-17 at the end of the first quarter. A bucket at the end of the half put them up 33-25 at intermission. At the end of three the Orabs had pulled to within 44-41. Spencer would hit just enough free throws late in the game to maintain their lead and leave Sheldon with a 59-52 win.

Sheldon had two players in double figures as Dylan Ennema hit for 11 points while Collin Wolthuizen added 10. The Tigers had three players in double figures with Blake Illg getting a game high 17. Tanner Morris added 14 points with Matt Finnern hitting for 11.

With the win Spencer moves to 6-5 on the year while Sheldon stands at 3-8. The Orabs return to conference play Friday with a trip to Sibley. It’s the second meeting of the year between the Orabs and the Generals of Sibley Ocheyedan.

6 to be Inducted into Northwestern Hall of Fame

Northwestern logoThree 2008 Northwestern College graduates who earned All-American honors will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 25th. The honorees, along with the Red Raider Club’s 2013 co-coaches of the year and Barnabas Award recipient, will be recognized at the Athletic Recognition Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Vermeer Dining Room and at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Nebraska Wesleyan University that starts at 4 p.m.

Megan (Meyer) Christensen of West Des Moines; Deb Remmerde-Leusink of Rock Valley and Chad Schuiteman of Sioux Center, will bring the number of Hall of Famers to 101. Dan Kruse of Rock Rapids and Jon Mouw of Orange City will receive Red Raider Club Coach of the Year honors. Mark DeYounge of Sioux Center will receive the Barnabas Award.

Deb Remmerde-Leusink holds 11 NAIA Div. II women’s basketball records, including points (3,854), career scoring average (28.8), three-pointers (481), three-point percentage (54.2) and free throw percentage (95.8). She earned first team All-American honors all four years and was the 2006 and 2008 national player of the year. Remmerde-Leusink broke all known organized basketball records when she connected for 133 straight free throws during the 2005-06 season. She holds several national tournament records and was named MVP when the Raiders captured the national championship in 2008.

A two-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete, Remmerde-Leusink earned a master’s degree in sport and recreation studies at South Dakota State University. A 2003 graduate of RockValleyHigh School, she is in her third year as an assistant coach for NorthwesternCollege and also works as an instructor with Blueprint Basketball.

Chad Schuiteman was a three-time NAIA All-American in basketball, helping lead the Red Raiders to a 108-26 record. A four-year all-conference selection, he earned GPAC freshman of the year honors in 2005 and was the league’s player of the year as a sophomore. A member of teams that reached the national tournament each season, including the semifinals in 2007 and 2008, he holds the tourney’s all-time record for rebounds (134) and ranks in the top 20 for scoring with 185 points. A 2004 graduate of Sioux Center High School, Schuiteman is in his fifth year serving as an assistant coach for Northwestern.

Dan Kruse, a 1982 alumnus, is co-head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Central Lyon High School and the elementary/middle school principal. With Co-coach Bruce Eckenrod, he led the Lions to a 26-2 record and the 1A state championship last year. The colleagues earned state coach of the year honors. Kruse graduated from Little Rock (Iowa) High School in 1977.

Jon Mouw, who graduated from Northwestern in 2004, is head coach of the MOC-Floyd Valley High School volleyball team and an eighth grade math teacher. His squads have won two straight 3A state championships, compiling records of 33-8 in 2012 and 35-6 in 2013. Mouw was named state coach of the year both seasons. He graduated from MOC-FloydValley in 2000.

Mark DeYounge, a 2008 graduate of Northwestern who is the director of youth ministries at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, will receive the Barnabas Award.

Sports Scores From Monday January 13th


basketballA limited number of basketball doubleheaders found Remsen Union at Boyden Hull, Trinity at Rock Valley, Sibley Ocheyedan at Spirit Lake and HMS at Cherokee.








Monday Girls Basketball 01/13/2014


Boyden Hull 48, Remsen Union 38
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 70, Cherokee, Washington 50
Rock Valley 66, Trinity 25
Spirit Lake 63, Sibley-Ocheyedan 50






Monday Boys Basketball 01/13/2014


Boyden-Hull 76, Remsen-Union 46
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 52, Cherokee, Washington 35
Rock Valley 58, Trinity Christian High School 55
Spirit Lake 77, Sibley-Ocheyedan 64


Western Continues to top Radio Iowa Boys 2A Basketball Poll

western logoWestern Christian Remains unbeaten and top ranked in the latest Radio Iowa boys 2A poll. The Wolfpack are joined in the 2A poll by Sioux Center in the 10 spot. LeMars Gehlen and West Lyon continue to run six and seven in the 1A poll.





Class 4A
1. Dubuque Senior (8-0), LW #3 vs Iowa City High (Tue)
2. Bettendorf (10-0), LW #2 @ Davenport North (Tue)
3. North Scott (11-0), LW #4 vs Burlington (Tue)
4. Ankeny Centennial (9-0), LW #5 @ Fort Dodge (Tue)
5. Iowa City West (9-1), LW #1 vs CR Jefferson (Fri)
6. Southeast Polk (9-1), LW #6 @ Urbandale (Tue)
7. Waukee (7-2), LW #7 vs Marshalltown (Tue)
8. DSM North (8-1), LW #8 @ DSM Hoover (Tue)
9. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (7-1), LW (X) @ CR Xavier (Tue)
10.Sioux City North (9-2), LW #9 vs CB Thomas Jefferson (Tue)

Class 3A
1. Harlan (9-0), LW #1 @ 2A #8 Kuemper (Tue)
2. Dallas Center-Grimes (9-1), LW #2 @ Grinnell (Tue)
3. Dubuque Wahlert (8-1), LW #3 @ Linn-Mar (Tue)
4. Central DeWitt (7-1), LW #4 vs Clear Creek-Amana (Tue)
5. Clear Lake (10-0), LW #5 vs Iowa Falls-Alden (Fri)
6. Solon (6-1), LW #6 vs West Delaware (Tue)
7. Carroll (8-1), LW #7 @ Boone (Tue)
8. Benton Community (8-2), LW #9 vs Williamsburg (tonight)
9. Fort Madison (7-0), LW (X) @ Davis County (Tue)
10.Western Dubuque (6-2), LW (X) vs Anamosa (Tue)

Class 2A
1. Western Christian (9-0), LW #1 @ MOC-Floyd Valley (tues)
2. West Fork (8-0), LW #2 vs Northwood-Kensett (Tue)
3. Cascade (9-0), LW #3 vs Bellevue (Fri)
4. Iowa City Regina (10-0), LW (X) vs West Liberty (Tue)
5. New Hampton (8-0), LW (X) @ Crestwood (Tue)
6. PCM Monroe (8-0), LW (X) vs Nevada (tonight)
7. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (9-1), LW #6 @ Clarion-Goldfield (Tue)
8. Carroll Kuemper (7-2), LW #4 vs 3A #1 Harlan (Tue)
9. Treynor (8-1), LW #9 vs Missouri Valley (Tue)
10.Sioux Center (8-2), LW #10 vs 1A #7 West Lyon (Fri)

Class 1A
1. Dunkerton (7-0), LW #1 @ Meskwaki Settlement (tonight)
2. Lamoni (9-0), LW #2 @ Iowa Christian Academy (Tue)
3. Newell-Fonda (10-0), LW #3 @ Sioux Central (Tue)
4. Nodaway Valley (9-0), LW #4 @ Bedford (Tue)
5. Keota (9-0), LW #5 @ HLV (Victor) (tonight)
6. LeMars Gehlen (11-0), LW #6 vs Remsen St. Marys (Tue)
7. West Lyon (10-0), LW #7 @ 2A #10 Sioux Center (Fri)
8. Jesup (7-0), LW (X) vs Aplington-Parkersburg (Tue)
9. Ar-We-Va (Westside) (10-0), LW (X) vs Adair-Casey (Tue)
10.Belmond-Klemme (7-1), LW #9 vs North Iowa (Tue)

Andrew O’Donnell to Play Basketball at Dordt

PrintAndrew O’Donnell, a senior at Sioux Center High School has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender basketball program.

O’Donnell, a 6-3 guard, averaged 14.3 points per game last season with 5.9 rebounds per game and he handed out just under four assists per game.  O’Donnell earned first-team all-conference honors along with all-district honors.  He was named all-Northwest Iowa by the Northwest Iowa Review and Sioux City Journal.

As a sophomore O’Donnell scored 9.5 points per game while taking down 3.8 rebounds as Sioux Center earned a spot in the Class 2A State Tournament.  He earned honorable mention honors from the Siouxland Conference at the end of that season.

A multi-sport athlete, O’Donnell helped Sioux Center to a berth in the Class 2A State Football Playoff semifinal game.  He claimed first-team all-district honors at quarterback and was named the district’s offensive mvp.   O’Donnell was a first-team all-state pick at defensive back by  He was a part of a 4 x 200 meter relay team that qualified for the Iowa State Track and Field Meet.

Andrew is the son of Pat and Nancy O’Donnell of Sioux Center, Iowa.  He plans to study Pre-Optometry at Dordt College.