The Nighthawks Cruise To Victory Against The Braves

The Nighthawks beat the Cherokee Washington Braves in district play 55-6 Friday night at George Hicks Field in Cherokee.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley put together 28 first quarter points en route to the victory.  The first Nighthawks score came at the 9:21 mark of the first quarter.  Andrew Van Ginkel threw a 38 yard touchdown pass to Jerod Hansen making the score 7-0.  On the following Braves possession Christian Lundy received a Lundquist pass only to get the ball stripped by Blake Eichmann.  Eichmann picked up the ball and returned it 22 yards for the score. With 8:59 left in the first quarter the Nighthawks had a 14-0 lead.  Boyden Hull Rock Valley scored on their next possession after Andrew Van Ginkel was able to intercept the Braves quarterback Levi Lundquist’s pass.  Van Ginkel followed that up by finishing off an 88 yard drive with a 75 yard touchdown run. With 3:38 left in the first quarter, the Nighthawks were up 21-0.

Cherokee answered with a 69 yard drive on the next possession.  Levi Lundquist was able to bootleg his way to a 44 yard touchdown run.  The Braves drive had a 1:32 duration and made the score 21-6 with 2:38 left in the first quarter.  The Nighthawks than capped off the 28 point first quarter with a 43 yard drive in 1:20.  The scoring play on the Boyden Hull Rock Valley drive came when Andrew Van Ginkel found Brady Moser on a 15 yard touchdown pass.

Van Ginkel added two more scores in the second quarter.  He first blocked the Lundquist punt in the Braves endzone, than recovered the football for the score.  With that special teams score, Boyden Hull Rock Valley than led 35-6 with 11:13 left in the half.  Van Ginkel than followed that up after the Nighthawks defense forced a 3 and out and took over on the Braves 46 yard line.  Van Ginkel needed one pass to Jerod Hansen for 46 yards to score.  With 9:51 left in the first half, the Nighthawks were up 42-6.

In the second half , Boyden Hull Rock Valley scored two more times.  The first score came on a 38 yard pass from backup quarterback Brady Post to backup wide receiver Justin Schmidt.  The score increased the Nighthawks lead to 49-6 with 4:48 left in the 3rd quarter.

Later on in the 4th quarter backup running back Miles Van Maanen finished off a 24 yard drive on a 24 yard run with 1:19 left in the game.  The final score was 55-6 in favor of the Nighthawks.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley improves to 7-1 overall, 3-1 in the district. The Nighthawks will face Central Lyon George Little Rock in Hull to decide second and third place in the district.  Cherokee Washington falls to 0-8 overall, 0-5 in the district and will travel to Orange City to face the winless Unity Christian Knights.


MOC Floyd Valley Claims Final District Playoff Spot With Win Over Sheldon

MOC logoOn a fourth and goal from the MOC Floyd Valley 4 yard line with a minute eighteen to play the Dutch got the stop they needed to seal the win and the final district playoff spot as they turned away Sheldon 29-26 in Orange City Friday night.

The Dutch started the scoring on the second play of the ballgame as Stefan Kinsinger broke loose from the line of scrimmage and went 71 yards for the score. The extra point was no good and the Dutch had a 6-0 lead with 11:06 left in the first quarter.

Sheldon answered with a 67 yard drive capped when Hunter McDonald scored the first of four touchdowns on a 46 yard run. Trevor Mayer added the extra point and the Orabs led 7-6 with 5:25 to go in the first quarter.

MOC Floyd Valley responded with a 42 yard drive capped by a 3 yard touchdown run from Ethan Achterhoff. The 2 point attempt was no good and the Dutch were back in front for good 12-7.

A pair of Sheldon fumbles would lead to a pair of scores for the Dutch. The first resulted in a 58 yard drive with Kinsinger hitting a 27 yard field goal with 6:00 minutes left in the half.

The second set up a short field at the Sheldon 20 yard line. Kinsinger cashed in with a touchdown pass to Pieter Swart. the kick by Kinsinger was good and the Dutch were up 22-7 with :27 seconds to go in the first half.

Sheldon got the ball to start the second half and went 68 yards for the score as McDonald went in from the four yard line. A two point attempt was no good and the lead was cut to 22-13 with 7:35 to go in the third quarter.

A fumble recovery at the MOC Floyd Valley 40 yard line resulted in a 5 yard McDonald touchdown run. Mayer’s extra point pulled the Orabs to within 22-20 with 5:15 to go in the third quarter.

The Dutch responded with a 94 yard drive capped by a 20 yard pass from Kinsinger to Eli Dahl. The extra point put the Dutch up 29-20.

Sheldon capped the scoring on a 74 yard touchdown run by Hunter McDonald as the Orab senior scored his fourth touchdown of the night to go with a 200 yard plus rushing performance. The kick was no good and the Orabs trailed 29-26 with 9:57 to play and that would be the final score.

With the win MOC Floyd Valley claims the final district playoff spot. The Dutch are 3-2 in the district and 4-4 on the season going into their regular season finale at Sioux Center.

Sheldon finishes district play at 2-4 and stands at 3-5 on the season. The Orabs close out the season at Hartley next Friday against the Hawks of Hartley Melvin Sanborn in a non district game.

Football Results For Friday October 18th


 CLASS 2A District 1

MOC-Floyd Valley 29, Sheldon 26
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 56, Cherokee, Washington 6
Sioux Center 35, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 0
Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 42, Unity Christian, Orange City 18 (ND)





CLASS 1A District 1

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 35, North Union 12
South O’Brien, Paullina 7, Emmetsburg 6
Western Christian 54, Okoboji 0


CLASS A District 1

Hinton 34, Alta/Aurelia 13
Lawton-Bronson 22, Akron-Westfield 14
West Lyon, Inwood 45, Woodbury Central, Moville 0
West Sioux, Hawarden 30, Sibley-Ocheyedan 13


8 Player District 1

Harris-Lake Park 63, Kingsley-Pierson 22
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 50, Clay Central-Everly 0
River Valley, Correctionville 51, Whiting 12
Remsen Union 24, Remsen St Mary’s 12


CLASS 3A District 2

Spencer 42, Algona 12 (ND)
Carroll 27, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6
LeMars 58, Storm Lake 14
Heelan 42, Denison-Schleswig 14








CLASS 2A District 1

Sheldon 26 at MOC-Floyd Valley 29

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 55 at Cherokee, Washington 6

Sioux Center 35 at Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 0

CLASS 1A District 1

Emmetsburg 6 at South O’Brien, Paullina 7

Okoboji, Milford 0 at Western Christian, Hull 54

CLASS A District 1

West Sioux, Hawarden 30 at Sibley-Ocheyedan 13

Woodbury Central, Moville 0 at West Lyon, Inwood 45

Sports Schedule For Saturday October 19th

volleyballThe sports schedule for Saturday features a pair of volleyball tournaments with Sheldon and Spencer at Algona. Sioux City Heelan is hosting a trio of area teams as well. In GPAC football 1pm kick offs have Northwestern hosting Concordia and Dordt at Nebraska Wesleyan.




Sheldon and Spencer at the Algona Tournament

MOC Floyd Valley, Western and LeMars at Heelan Tournament


College Football


Concordia at Northwestern

Dordt at Nebraska Wesleyan


Iowa at Ohio State




Iowa State at Baylor

MOC Floyd Valley And Sheldon Continue One And Two in Latest 3A Volleyball Poll

volleyballMOC Floyd Valley and Sheldon continue to run one and two in the latest 3A volleyball poll. Dike New Hartford and Western Christian finish the year at one and two in the final 2A poll. In the final 1A poll Central Lyon finishes at number four with LeMars Gehlen sitting at number five.

The final rankings for Class 3A, 4A and 5A polls will be released on Thursday October 4th.


FINAL Class 1A Rankings

1 Holy Trinity Catholic 37-4 1
2 Janesville 31-4 2
3 New London 35-6 3
4 Central Lyon 22-6 4
5 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 19-10 5
6 Stanton 32-5 6
7 Tripoli 20-14 7
8 Grandview Park Baptist 21-9 8
9 Winfield-Mount Union 23-10 12
10 Harris-Lake Park 29-10 11
11 Springville 22-10 NR
12 Lisbon 22-6 9
13 Fremont-Mills 18-4 15
14 Iowa Mennonite 23-9 13
15 Martensdale-St. Marys 25-9 14

Dropped Out: Murray (10)

FINAL Class 2A Rankings

1 Dike-New Hartford 34-1 1
2 Western Christian 35-2 2
3 Sumner-Fredericksburg 28-3 3
4 Council Bluffs St. Albert 23-4 4
5 South Central Calhoun 33-4 5
6 Eddyville-Blakesburg 27-4 6
7 Hinton 22-7 8
8 Ridge View 29-3 9
9 Grundy Center 26-8 7
10 Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 25-6 12
11 West Branch 23-7 11
12 Lake Mills 30-5 14
13 South O’Brien 20-6 NR
14 Wapsie Valley 24-8 11
15 Treynor 22-10 NR

Dropped Out: Underwood (13), Iowa Valley (15)

Class 3A

1 MOC-Floyd Valley 23-5 1
2 Sheldon 25-3 2
3 Kuemper Catholic 22-4 3
4 Red Oak 19-5 4
5 East Sac County 28-3 5
6 Mount Vernon 22-8 6
7 Union 15-5 7
8 Nevada 22-11 10
9 Iowa Falls-Alden 22-5 8
10 Independence 31-5 9
11 Unity Christian 21-10 12
12 Sioux Center 20-9 13
13 Bondurant-Farrar 22-13 NR
14 Algona 23-5 15
15 Center Point-Urbana 28-8 11

Dropped Out: Sergeant Bluff-Luton (14)

Class 4A

1 Harlan 26-3 1
2 West Delaware 33-4 3
3 Solon 26-2 2
4 Cedar Rapids Xavier 24-8 4
5 Charles City 31-5 6
6 Waverly-Shell Rock 38-6 7
7 Davenport Assumption 28-6 5
8 Webster City 22-5 9
9 Indianola 18-10 10
10 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 22-17 8
11 Marion 23-13 11
12 Lewis Central 14-12 13
13 Newton 21-9 15
14 ADM 18-11 NR
15 Clear Creek-Amana 18-7 14

Dropped Out: Pella (12)

Class 5A

1 Ankeny 31-2 2
2 Bettendorf 31-2 1
3 Dubuque Hempstead 27-4 3
4 Urbandale 28-4 4
5 Johnston 25-3 5
6 Ankeny Centennial 24-6 6
7 Dowling Catholic 26-5 7
8 Pleasant Valley 20-5 8
9 Cedar Falls 23-8 10
10 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 31-8 NR

Dropped Out: Iowa City West (9)


MOC Floyd Valley Sweeps Siouxland Conference Cross Country Meets

MOC logoSibley Ocheyedan hosted the Siouxland Conference Cross Country meet on Thursday. MOC Floyd Valley swept the team totals. On the boys side it was the Dutch out pointing Boyden Hull Rock Valley 45-75. For the girls the Lady Dutch scored 18 points to Sioux Center’s 74.

The individual winner for the girls was Leah Seivert posting the 40th win of her career in a time of 13:44.7 followed by Bethany Dykstra of MOC Floyd Valley in a time of 14:16.9. Earning All-Conference honors for the Orabs was Emma Van Meeteren who finished 10th in a time of 15:47.9.

All Conference honors also went to Caroline Ascherl, Kelsey Lang, Jaycee Vander Berg , Rebekah Muilenburg and Daphne Heimensen of MOC Floyd Valley. Other All-Conference runners included Miranda Moss and Miranda Mouw Mouw of Sioux Center, Olivia Albright and Clare Eckard of Okoboji along with Makayla Tangeman of Sibley Ocheyedan, Sammy Blum of BHRV and Macie Wessels of G-LR-CL.

The boys individual winner was Haile Duden of Sioux Center in a time of 16:51.2 followed by Colby Kraninger of Okoboji in 17:02. Sheldon’s Mark Ahlers earned All-Conference honors with an 8th place finish in 17:52.1. All-Conference performers from MOC Floyd Valley included Cole Wohlgemuth, Coleman McAllister, Brendan Foughty, David Mortenson and Wesley Mills. Okoboji also had Ryan Chindlund and Blake Lineweaver. Others earning All-Conference honors included Micah Bajema of West Lyon, Josh Schriever of G-LR-CL, Andy Taverna of Sibley Ocheyedan, John Ver Mulm of BHRV and Ty Lassen of Sioux Center.


Girls Team Totals

MOC Floyd Valley 18
Sioux Center 74
Okoboji 87
Sheldon 91
BHRV 117
George Little Rock Central Lyon 123

Sibley Ocheyedan and West Lyon had incomplete team scores.

Boys Team Totals

MOC Floyd Valley 45
Okoboji 81
Sioux Center 96
West Lyon 99
Sheldon 162

Sibley Ocheyedan had an incomplete team score