Playoff Football Results From Monday November Fourth


Monday was a pretty good night for high school football playoff teams from our four county area, with four of the five area teams advancing to quarterfinal round competition.

Here are the results from Monday night’s games:

Class 2A

Boyden Hull Rock Valley 34, Spirit Lake 28

Sioux Center 27, Central Lyon George-Little Rock 13

Quarterfinal Round, Friday November 8 at 7 pm — BHRV at Sioux Center


Class 1A

South O’Brien 27, Ridge View 14

Fort Dodge St Edmonds 14, Manson Northwest Webster 6

Quarterfinal Round, Friday November 8 at 7 pm — South O’Brien at Ft. Dodge St. Edmonds


Class A

West Lyon 50, Lawton Bronson 7

Algona Garrigan 54, Hinton 14

Quarterfinal Round, Friday November 8 at 7 pm — Algona Garrigan at West Lyon


Class 3A

Harlan 21, Carroll 18

Sioux City Heelan 28, Spencer 10

Quarterfinal Round, Friday November 8 at 7 pm — Harlan vs Sioux City Heelan at Memorial Stadium


MOC Floyd Valley Girls Second in 3A Cross Country Sibley Ocheyedan’s Seivert Runner up in 1A Girls

MOC logoState Cross Country titles were decided in Fort Dodge Saturday. Highlighting area runner’s efforts were MOC Floyd Valley finishing second in a tie breaker in the 3A team totals after the Lady Dutch and Decorah had both finished with 108 team points.

In Class 1A Girls competition Leah Seivert of Sibley Ocheyedan senior finished second in a time of 14:10.5. Rebekah Topham of Griswold won the individual title in a time of 13:56.3.

1A Girls Team Totals

1 Pekin 81
2 Pocahontas Area 113
3 Central, Elkader 126
4 South Winneshiek 142
5 Lynnville-Sully 145
In the boys 1A competition Alex Van Ginkel of Trinity finished 8th in a time of 16:47.2. The winning time was 16:17.4

1A Boys Team Totals

1 Denver 89
2 West Fork, Sheffield 119
3 South Winneshiek
4 Riverside, Oakland 167
5 Bellevue 170
8 Trinity Christian by tie breaker over Algona Garrigan after both finished at 186
In Class 2A girls Unity was second in the team totals at 76, right behind Gilbert who totaled 59. Western was 4th at 124. Individually Miranda Moss of Sioux Center was 5th in 15:14.7. Kassidy DeJong of Unity was 6th in 15:20.3. Kenedie Kats of Western was 10th in 15:24.2. The winning time was 14:28.6.


2A Girls Team Totals

1 Gilbert 59
2 Unity Christian 76
3 Cascade 95
4 Western Christian 124
5 Regina, Iowa City 172


In Class 2A boys Unity was third in the team totals and Haile Duden of Sioux Center was 10th individually in a time of 16:26.5. The winning time was 15:18.2

2A Boys Team Totals

1 Monticello 63
2 Gilbert 115
3 Unity Christian 138
4 East Marshall-Legrand 158
5 Shenandoah 169
In Class 3A girl’s competition MOC Floyd Valley and Decorah tied at 108 points with Decorah earning the top spot on a tie breaker. MOC Floyd Valley team members and their times include Bethany Dykstra finishing in a time of 15:12.9, Kelsey Lang 15:23.8. Caroline Ascherl 15:31.7, Jaycee Vander Berg 15:57.8 and Rebekah Muilenburg finishing in 16:13.6. Individually Dykstra was 6th with Lang finishing 9th.

3A Girls Team Totals

1* Decorah 108
2* Moc-Floyd Valley 108
3 Assumption-Davenport 126
4 Pella 140
5 Mount Vernon-Lisbon 169

Boys Class 3A Team Totals

1 Boone 69
2 Charles City 82
3 Decorah 114
4 Pella 127
5 Algona 148

Unity Cross Country Coach Mark Kauk Honored by IGHSAU

unity logoUnity Christian’s girls cross country and track & field coach Mark Kauk is the 2013 recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award for cross country.

The IGHSAU Golden Plaque of Distinction Award honors the Iowa coach who has demonstrated a successful career while making notable contributions toward school, community and the coaching profession.

Mark is finishing his 37th season as the Unity Christian girls cross country coach and has been the Knights’ track and field head coach for 35 seasons. Mark was named the NFHS National Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2012.

Mark has served on the IGHSAU Cross Country and Track & Field Advisory Committees and has been honored by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches as its Coach of the Year several times.

Mark, who has taught at Unity Christian for 37 years, graduated from Dordt in 1976 and received his Masters in Human Performance from Iowa State in 1994.

Mark and his late wife, JoEllen, are the parents of four children; Nathan, Dan, David and Trevor.


Volleyball Tournament Results From Friday November First

volleyballClass 1A and 2A Regional volleyball entered the semifinal round Friday night. In our KIWA-FM broadcast match, Central Lyon advanced to the Region Championship, courtesy of a 3-0 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. The set scores were 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15.

Stat leaders for the Lions included Sarah Halse with 15 kills. Angel Rasmussen had 14 digs to go with 17-of-17 `serving. Ivy Sieperda had 15 assists with Claire Snyder adding 10 more. Snyder was 13-of-13 serving. Ashley Vande Stouwe had 3 blocked shots for the fourth ranked Lions who are on to the Region Finals on Wednesday November 6th.


Let’s take a look at all the action from around the KIWA listening area.


Class 1A and 2A Region Volleyball Semifinals;


Class 1A Region 1 Upper Bracket

Harris-Lake Park 3, Newell-Fonda 0

Lower Bracket

Central Lyon 3, Marcus Meriden Cleghorn 0

Central Lyon meets Harris-Lake Park Wednesday 11/6 at George for a trip to state


Class 2A Region 1 Upper Bracket

Lake Mills 3, North Union 0

Lower Bracket

Western Christian 3, Boyden-Hull 0

Western Christian meets Lake Mills Wednesday at the Okoboji Gym for a trip to state



Class 2A Region 2 Upper Bracket

Ridge View 3, Sioux Central 0

Lower Bracket

Hinton 3, Lawton-Bronson 1

Ridge View meets Hinton Wednesday at Sioux City Heelan for a trip to state


This Week’s 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.




West Okoboji Lake

No Report available this week.


East Okoboji Lake

No report available this week.


Big Spirit Lake

No report available this week.


Little Spirit Lake

No report available this week.


Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

The dredge machine on Storm Lake is in operation.  Stay clear of the dredge, booster pump, and pipeline stretching from the dredge to the east shore. Recent sampling has indicated a fair amount of walleye (less than 17 inches) are in the state marina complex.


Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)

Anglers are catching lots of walleye in the Little Sioux River from Cherokee to the Correctionville/Anthon area.  Large white twisters are working great.  Live chubs have been producing good walleye as well.  Focus on deeper pools, such as below rock riffles, near bridges, and around snags. Catfish, walleye, and sauger are also hitting on a floating jig head and a minnow.


Class 3A Volleyball Semi Finals Scores From Thursday Night

volleyballTournament Volleyball in Class 3A semifinal round action was played out Thursday night. In Region 1 Sheldon needed five sets to get past Unity Christian.  The set scores were 25-22, 25-27, 23-25, 25-7 and 15-13. Among the state leaders for Sheldon were Sami Kleinwolterink with 50 assists, 2 blocked shots and a 16-of-18 serving performance. Marti Vogel had 31 kills and an 18-of-20 night serving. Emily Johnson was the digs leader with 42.

Unity was led by Anna Kiel with 25 kills and a 17-of-18 serve performance. Chanda Zomermaand was 24-of-25 serving and had a team high 22 digs. Allison Timmermans had 23 assists to go with 4 blocked shots. Josie Blankespoor blocked 4 shots as well.




Class 3A Regional Semifinals

Region 1 Upper Bracket

Sheldon 3, Unity 2

Lower Bracket

Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 3, Forrest City 2

Sheldon meets Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Tuesday at Estherville for a trip to the state tournament


Region 2 Upper Bracket

Algona 3, Humboldt 0

Lower Bracket

MOC Floyd Valley 3, Sgt. Bluff-Luton 0

MOC-Floyd Valley meets Algona Tuesday at Spencer for a trip to the state tournament

Semifinals in Class 1A and 2A are scheduled for Friday night.