Boyden Hull Rock Valley Routs Emmetsburg

The Nighthawks beat the Emmetsburg E-Hawks 44-12 Friday night at Nick Hulst Field in Rock Valley.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley started scoring early and often, taking advantage of Emmetsburg miscues leading to a 23 point first quarter.  Following an E-Hawk three and out, the Nighthawks were able to capitalize on a fumbled punt snap on the E-Hawk 14 yard line.  Two plays later Logan Steins scored on a 10 yard run making the score 7-0 with 9:49 left in the first quarter.  Emmetsburg answered with another three and out, and Andrew Van Ginkel of the Nighthawks was able to block the punt forcing a safety.  With 8:21 left in the first quarter it was 9-0 Boyden Hull Rock Valley.  The Nighthawks took advantage of the good field position from the E-Hawk safety kick, and Andrew Van Ginkel punctuated a 50 yard drive with a 41 yard touchdown run.  After the score it was 16-0 in favor of the Nighthawks with 7:57 left in the first quarter.

Emmetsburg was able to score points in the ensuing drive.  Highlighted by a 53 yard run by backup running back Brady Christiansen.  Quarterback Brandon Elbert bootlegged his way in from 5 yards out on 4th down, finishing off the 66 yard drive which lasted 2:32.  With the missed extra point, the score was 16-6 with 4:58 left in the first quarter.  The E-Hawks were able to force a Nighthawk three and out, only to give the ball back when Brandon Elbert missed a pitch to running back Brady Christiansen.  Andrew Van Ginkel was quick to recover the fumble and return it for the score finishing off the exciting first quarter with a 23-6 lead for the Nighthawks.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley added two more scores in the second quarter.  The first score came on an electrifying 87 yard touchdown by halfback Omar Mejia.  The single play drive made the score 30-6 with 8:13 left in the second quarter.  Later the Nighthawks were able to effectively finish a two minute drill late in the half, when quarterback Andrew Van Ginkel threw a touchdown pass to Riley Francis with 5.4 seconds left.  The Nighthawks score finished a 43 yard drive which lasted 1:20, making the score 37-6 at the half.

The Nighthawks and E-Hawks traded second half scores.  Boyden Hull Rock Valley scored first when Omar Mejia ran untouched thanks to a key Jerod Hansen block for 35 yards.  The run capped a 28 second drive making the score 44-6 with the good extra point. Boyden Hull Rock Valley was perfect attempting extra points on the night.  Late in the 4th the E-Hawks finished off a 3:49 61 yard drive with a 2 yard touchdown run by Allen Jensen.  The extra point was blocked, and both teams traded possessions until the end of the contest.  The final score was 44-12 Nighthawks.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley improves to 2-0 and will open district play against Sioux Center at Sioux Center.  Emmetsburg falls to 0-2 and will open their district play when they host North Union next week.

Sports Results For Friday September Sixth










CLASS 2A District 1

Sheldon 20 at Spencer 42

Emmetsburg 12 at Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 44

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 28 at Western Christian, Hull 9

Lawton-Bronson 47 at Unity Christian 21

Sioux Center 6 at West Lyon 30

CLASS 1A District 1

Okoboji 20  at Sibley-Ocheyedan 34

South O’Brien 28 at Hinton 21


Sports Schedule For Saturday September Seventh

volleyballOn the sports schedule for Saturday Central Lyon, Cherokee, Emmetsburg, Gehlen, Hinton, Newell Fonda and Sibley Ocheyedan are all scheduled to be at the Sheldon volleyball invite beginning at 9:00am. Western Christian at the Bellevue West volleyball tournament

Weekly 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

Smallmouth Bass – Slow: Look around rock piles and weed lines for smallmouth with a combination being even better.  Largemouth Bass – Slow: Fish have been found in a few different areas but there doesn’t seem to be a clear cut pattern.  Pitching docks, cranking weed lines, and top water early and late have all caught a few fish.  Walleye – Slow: Fishing continues to be slow but a few more fish are starting to come in.  Trolling live bait rigs as well as crankbaits early and late in the day seems to be the best.  Shore anglers are catching a few.


West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Look for bluegills in and around weeds, with open pockets and weed edges being the most productive.  Live bait rigged on a slip bobber rig suspended just above the weeds has been good as well as jigging pilkies and small jigs. A few perch and yellow bass are also being picked up with this presentation.  Smallmouth Bass – Slow: Smallies have been relating more to deeper weed edges and drop offs.  Largemouth Bass – Fair: Look for weed pockets or weed edges.


Little Sioux River (state line to Linn Grove)

The water is low and the fish are concentrated in the deeper holes.  Try a white twister tail for walleye and a worm on bottom should catch just about anything.


Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)

Fishing for catfish continues to be good.  Look for deep holes and anglers should find catfish and they are biting.  Use night crawlers, stink bait, cut bait, chicken liver, or shrimp.


Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Fishing remains the same as last week at Storm.  Channel Catfish – Good: Anglers drift fishing with night crawlers have been doing well.  White Bass – Fair: White bass can be caught pulling plugs, crankbaits, or casting white twisters.  Walleye – Slow: Pulling plugs or shad raps continue to be the best producers. The dredge machine on Storm Lake is in operation.  Stay clear of the dredge, booster pump, and the pipeline that runs from the dredge to the east shore.



Latest Volleyball Poll Out Sheldon Ranked Second in 3A Western Second in 2A


The latest volleyball poll is out from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Area teams are led by Sheldon and Western Christian ranked second in class 3A and 2A respectively.




Class 1A

1 Holy Trinity Catholic 3-0 1
2 Janesville 1-0 2
3 Tripoli 0-0 3
4 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 1-1 4
5 Grandview Park Baptist 0-0 5
6 New London 4-1 6
7 Winfield-Mount Union 5-2 9
8 Stanton 1-0 10
9 Central Lyon 3-1 NR
10 Bishop Garrigan 4-2 NR
11 Murray 0-0 13
12 Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton 0-0 14
13 Marquette Catholic 2-1 NR
14 Lisbon 2-2 7
15 Harris-Lake Park 5-4 12

Dropped Out: Belle Plaine (8), East Union (11), Don Bosco (15)

Class 2A

1 Dike-New Hartford 0-0 1
2 Western Christian 0-0 2
3 Council Bluffs St. Albert 0-0 3
4 Hinton 1-0 4
5 Sumner-Fredericksburg 0-0 6
6 Eddyville-Blakesburg 9-0 7
7 Edgewood-Colesburg 3-0 9
8 Grundy Center 3-0 10
9 Ridge View 1-0 13
10 South Central Calhoun 6-1 5
11 Lake Mills 1-0 12
12 North Butler 5-0 15
13 Sioux Central 2-0 NR
14 Boyden-Hull 2-1 11
15 Des Moines Christian 4-2 NR

Dropped Out: Treynor (8), West Branch (14)

Class 3A

1 Union 0-0 2
2 Sheldon 3-0 7
3 Kuemper Catholic 1-0 3
4 Red Oak 0-0 4
5 Mount Vernon 1-0 5
6 MOC-Floyd Valley 2-1 1
7 Nevada 3-2 6
8 Algona 3-1 9
9 Sioux Center 4-0 12
10 Unity Christian 2-0 13
11 Bondurant-Farrar 8-2 8
12 East Sac County 5-1 11
13 Mediapolis 7-0 14
14 Center Point-Urbana 4-1 15
15 Beckman Catholic 1-0 NR

Dropped Out: Davis County (10)

Class 4A

1 Harlan 5-0 1
2 Solon 2-0 2
3 West Delaware 5-0 4
4 Charles City 5-1 5
5 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 2-2 3
6 Davenport Assumption 1-1 6
7 Waverly-Shell Rock 5-1 7
8 Indianola 2-0 8
9 Cedar Rapids Xavier 1-0 9
10 Webster City 2-0 13
11 Newton 4-1 12
12 Marion 0-0 14
13 Clear Creek-Amana 6-1 NR
14 Dubuque Wahlert 0-2 11
15 Fairfield 2-1 15

Dropped Out: ADM (10)

Class 5A

1 Bettendorf 5-0 1
2 Johnston 3-0 2
3 Cedar Falls 7-0 9
4 Dowling Catholic 7-0 6
5 Ankeny 1-0 8
6 Pleasant Valley 4-1 5
7 Dubuque Hempstead 6-2 3
8 Urbandale 7-2 4
9 West Des Moines Valley 6-1 7
10 Iowa City High 1-0 NR

Dropped Out: Iowa City West (10)

Sports Scores From Thursday September Fifth

volleyballWar Eagle Conference teams hit the floor for volleyball Thursday night. There were three conference matches and one non conference match involving teams from the War Eagle.




Akron-Westfield 25-25-25, St. Mary’s, Remsen 15-14-10
Hinton 25-25-25, Trinity Christian, Hull 15-15-15
South O’Brien 26-25-25, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 24-16-5
Whiting 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 14-11-13