Orab Girls Cross Country Team First at Alta Aurelia

Orab Cross Country 2013The Sheldon Orabs took the girls team title at the Alta Aurelia Cross Country Invite Monday with a 27 point effort. Sibley Ocheyedan was second at 45 followed by Alta Aurelia at 64 and Hinton with 97 team points.

The top five Orab runners all finished in the top 11. Emma Van Meeteren was 5th in a time of 17:36. Frannie Feekes was 6th in 17:37 with Brittany Van Wyk 7th in 17:55. Anna Marie Fjeld finished 10th in a time of 18:05 with Caitlin Cain 11th in a time of 18:08.

On the boys side Manson Northwest Webster was the team winner at 35 followed by Alta Aurelia at 53. South O’Brien was third at 89 followed by Sioux Central at 93, Hinton at 101 and Sheldon with 123 team points.

Mark Ahlers had another top ten finish placing 7th with a time of 18:49. Next in was Dillon Jansma in a time of 19:36.

Sheldon will have a week off for training return to action at Cherokee on Tuesday October 8th.

West Lyon Remains Top Ranked in Class A Football

footballThe latest Radio Iowa High School Football Poll is out and West Lyon continues to top the Class A Poll. In 3A Heelan and Spencer are running one and two. Boyden Hull Rock Valley moved into the six spot in Class 2A with Central Lyon George Little Rock moving in at number eight. Spirit Lake slides to nine following a loss to Boyden Hull Rock Valley on Friday.





Class 4A
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (5-0), LW #1 @ Waterloo West
2. Dowling Catholic (5-0), LW #2 vs Ankeny Centennial
3. Pleasant Valley (5-0), LW #3 vs Muscatine
4. Iowa City West (5-0), LW #4 vs Dubuque Hempstead
5. Ames (5-0), LW #5 @ Ankeny
6. Urbandale (4-1), LW #6 vs WDM Valley
7. Waukee (4-1), LW #7 @ Southeast Polk
8. Sioux City East (4-1), LW #8 vs Indianola
9. Bettendorf (4-1), LW #9 vs Davenport North
10.Cedar Falls (4-1), LW #10 vs CR Prairie

Class 3A
1. Sioux City Heelan (5-0), LW #1 @ Storm Lake
2. Spencer (5-0), LW #2 vs #6 Carroll
3. Clear Lake (5-0), LW #3 vs #10 Webster City
4. Pella (5-0), LW #4 @ Chariton
5. Decorah (5-0), LW #5 @ Vinton-Shellsburg
6. Carroll (4-1), LW #6 @ #2 Spencer
7. Harlan (4-1), LW #7 vs Creston
8. Williamsburg (4-1), LW #8 @ Washington
9. Boone (5-0). LW #9 @ Iowa Falls
10.Webster City (5-0), LW (X) #3 Clear Lake

Class 2A
1. Waukon (5-0), LW #1 @ Union
2. Carroll Kuemper (5-0), LW #2 vs Shenandoah
3. West Marshall (5-0), LW #5 vs South Hardin
4. Albia (5-0), LW #6 @ PCM Monroe
5. New Hampton (5-0), LW #8 @ Central Springs
6. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (4-1), LW (X) @ Sheldon
7. Mediapolis (5-0), LW #7 @ West Liberty
8. Central Lyon/GLR (4-1), LW (X) @ Estrherville-LC
9. Spirit Lake (4-1), LW #4 vs East Sac County
10.Cascade (4-1), LW (X) @ Mount Vernon

Class 1A
1. Iowa City Regina (5-0), LW #1 @ Alburnett
2. Dike-New Hartford (5-0), LW #2 vs Sumner-Fredricksburg
3. Council Bluffs St. Albert (5-0), W #3 @ Treynor
4. South Winneshiek (5-0), LW #4 @ #10 North Fayette Valley
5. Mount Ayr (5-0), LW #5 vs #9 Van Meter
6. Wilton (5-0), LW #6 @ Cardinal
7. Maquoketa Valley (5-0), LW #7 vs Durant
8. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (5-0), LW #8 @ IKM-Manning
9. Van Meter (5-0), LW #9 @ #5 Mount Ayr
10.North Fayette Valley (5-0), LW #10 vs #4 South Winneshiek

Class A
1. West Lyon (5-0), LW #1 @ Alta-Aurelia
2. BGM (Brooklyn) (5-0), LW #2 vs North Mahaska
3. Wapsie Valley (5-0), LW #3 vs North Linn
4. Montezuma (5-0), LW #4 @ Southeast Warren
5. AHST (Avoca) (5-0), LW #5 vs Riverside (Oakland)
6. AGWSR (6-0), LW #6 @ Mason City Newman
7. Pekin (4-1), LW #8 vs Enlgish Valleys
8. Lawton-Bronson (4-1), LW #9 @ Woodbury Central
9. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3-2), LW (X) @ North Tama
10.Belmond-Klemme (4-1), LW (X) vs Prairie Valley

1. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (5-0), LW #1 vs #9 Coon Rapids-Bayard
2. Don Bosco (6-0), LW #2 @ Rockford
3. Newell-Fonda (5-0), LW #3 @ Graettinger-Terril
4. Adair-Casey (6-0), LW #4 @ Grandview Park Baptist
5. Sidney (5-0), LW #6 @ Fremont-Mills
6. Springville (6-0), LW #7 vs Easton Valley
7. West Bend-Mallard (6-0), LW #8 vs Corwith CWL
8. River Valley (5-0), LW #10 @ Harris-Lake Park
9. Coon Rapids-Bayard (6-0), LW (X) @ #1 Exira/EHK
10.Janesville (4-1), LW (X) @ Tripoli

Sports Scores From Tuesday October 1st

volleyballA battle of ranked Class 3A volleyball teams took place at  Orab Gym Tuesday night with top ranked Sheldon posting a 3-1 win over 8th ranked Sioux Center.

Among the stat leaders for Sheldon were  Sami Kleinwolterink with 32 assists. She also went 16-of-17 serving and blocked 3 shots. Jessica Van Beek had 18 kills to go with 18 digs and 3 blocks.  Marti Vogel had 18 digs as well 11 kills and a 17-of-18 server performance. Kayla Johnson was the digs leader with 24. She was also 19-of-20 serving.  The Orabs will have the rest of the week off returning to the court on Tuesday the 8th at Central Lyon.




Sheldon 21-25-25-25, Sioux Center 25-22-17-18

Boyden-Hull 25-25-25, Okoboji 11-15-14

George-Little Rock 25-28-20-18-15, West Lyon 14-26-25-25-10

MOC-Floyd Valley 25-25-25, Rock Valley 19-9-15

Unity Christian 25-25-25, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 5-21-10

West Sioux, Hawarden 25-25-21-25, St. Mary’s, Remsen 16-14-25-13

Western Christian 25-25-25, Estherville Lincoln Central 8-5-12

Boyden Hull Rock Valley Upsets Spirit Lake

Boyden Hull Rock Valley knocked off the #4 ranked Spirit Lake Indians 31-8 in non district action at Hafer Field in Spirit Lake.

The Nighthawks jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after forcing an Indians four and out on the Spirit Lake 43.  Those three points came when Luis Ronquillo kicked a 37 yard field goal with 7:56 left in the first quarter. On the following kickoff, Ronquillo squib kicked the ball into a Spirit Lake players’ leg. The ricochet was recovered by the Nighthawks at the Boyden Hull Rock Valley 49 yard line.  A few plays later Andrew Van Ginkel of Boyden Hull Rock Valley threw a 35 yard touchdown pass to Kirk Prostrollo. With the extra point, the Nighthawks led 10-0 with 6:38 left in the first quarter.

In the second quarter the Nighthawks continued their inspired play when they forced an Indians turnover on a goal line stand inside the 5 yard line.  Later in the 2nd quarter the Nighthawks controlled the clock and drove the ball 80 yards in 4 minutes.  The scoring play on the drive occurred when a scrambling Andrew Van Ginkel found Jerod Hansen in the back of the end zone for a 5 yard touchdown on 3rd down.  The extra point made the score 17-0 with 1:50 left in the first half.  After forcing an Indians punt, the Nighthawks took over on the Boyden Hull Rock Valley 1 yard line.  Andrew Van Ginkel scored 2 plays later on an electrifying 96 yard touchdown run, aided by a key Omar Mejia block that sprung him free.  The Nighthawks led 24-0 at the half.

In the beginning of the second half, the Indians were able to capitalize on a Van Ginkel fumble on the Nighthawks 45 yard line and scored 3:09 later on a one yard quarterback sneak by Alec Henrickson.  With the successful two point conversion, Spirit Lake cut the Nighthawks lead to 24-8.  However, Boyden Hull Rock Valley would immediately respond on the next play from scrimmage when Andrew Van Ginkel found Riley Francis for a 41 yard touchdown.  It was Van Ginkel’s third passing touchdown of the night and 4th overall. The Nighthawks touchdown extended the lead to 31-8, and the game finished with that score.

The Nighthawks improve to 4-1 overall, and 1-1 in the district. and will travel to Sheldon to get back to district play against the Orabs next week. The Indians fall to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the district and will host East Sac County in district play next week.

Central Lyon George Little Rock Hands Sheldon First District Football Loss

Central Lyon LogoCentral Lyon George Little Rock handed the Sheldon Orab football team their first district loss 36-0 at Rock Rapids Friday night.

The Lions opened the scoring midway through the first quarter as CJ Roths scored on a 4 yard run following a 52 yard punt return by Jesse Henrichs. Nic Lutmer added the extra point and the Lions were in front 7-0.

A 79 yard drive was capped with 11:52 to play in the half as Henrichs scored on a 10 yard run. Lutmer’s kick made it 14-0 at half time.

Interceptions by Colby Kleinhesselink and Jacob Andringa along with a fumble recovery in the end zone late in the half by Jesse Meendering turned away scoring threats by Central Lyon George Little Rock.

Early in the second a fumble recovery at the Sheldon 36 was turned into a touchdown as Roths scored his second touchdown of the night. Lutmer’s extra point made it 21-0 with 10:03 to play in the quarter.

Less than a minute later the Lions ran the score to 29-0 as Henrichs recovered a fumble and raced 34 yards for a score. A two point conversion pass from Lutmer to Zach Fugitt came with 9:45 to go in the quarter.

The Lions closed out the scoring stopping an Orab drive with a fumble recovery at their own 31. Henrichs would later score from 39 yards out. Lutmer’s extra point closed out the scoring with 4:49 to play in the third quarter.

With the win Central Lyon George Little Rock moves to 3-0 in the district and 4-1 on the season. Sheldon stands at 2-1 in the district and 3-2 for the season.

Next up for Sheldon is homecoming against Boyden Hull Rock Valley next Friday. Central Lyon travels to Estherville Lincoln Central for a non district game.

Football Results for Friday September 27th


CLASS 2A District 1

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock 36, Sheldon 0
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 31, Spirit Lake 8 (ND)
MOC-Floyd Valley 35, Cherokee, Washington 6
Sioux Center 47, Unity Christian, Orange City 0





CLASS 1A District 1

Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 46, North Union 26
Manson Northwest Webster 13, Emmetsburg 12 (ND)
South O’Brien, Paullina 42, Okoboji, Milford 7
Western Christian 41, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 20

CLASS A District 1

Hinton 42, Woodbury Central, Moville 14
Lawton-Bronson 14, Alta/Aurelia 12
West Sioux, Hawarden 56, Akron-Westfield 32
West Lyon 36, Sibley-Ocheyedan 13

 8 Player District 1

Kingsley-Pierson 70, Whiting 20
River Valley, Correctionville 46, Remsen-Union 16
St. Mary’s, Remsen 79, Clay Central-Everly 12
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 75,Harris-Lake Park 43

CLASS 3A District 2

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 55, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7
Carroll 48, Storm Lake 7
Denison-Schleswig 21, Atlantic 14 (ND)
Spencer 37, LeMars 20