Northwestern Outlasts Dordt in Battle of Ranked Volleyball Teams

Northwesstern logoNumber 7 Northwestern earned a 3-2 GPAC win over 19th ranked Dordt in Sioux Center Tuesday night. The set scores were 25-23, 26-24, 20-25, 23-25 and 15-10.

Northwestern was led by Kaitlin Floerchinger with a match high 23 kills. Karlie Schut had 17 and Kellie Goedken added 10. Alexis Bart had 22 digs.

Dordt was led by Lindsey Floen and Brooke Wolterstorff with 20 kills each. Kayla Gesink had 60 assists in the match.

Both teams are now 11-3 in conference play.

Unity And MOC Floyd Valley Win Titles at Sheldon Cross Country Invite

The Sheldon Orab Cross Country Invite was held Tuesday at the Sheldon Country Club. The boy’s team title went to Unity Christian while MOC Floyd Valley claimed the girl’s title.


Boy’s team totals

1. Unity 60
2. MOC Floyd Valley 79
3. Spirit Lake 95
4. Storm Lake 139
5. Spencer 150
6. Trinity 154
7. LeMars 162
8. West Lyon 195
9. Estherville Lincoln Central 195
10. Cherokee 245
11. Sheldon 267

Ryan Bauermeister of Spencer was the individual winner in a time of 15:53.35 followed by Tanner Goetsch of Spirit Lake in 16:16.63. Sheldon was led by Mark Ahlers who crossed the finish line in 17:42.69 for 14th place. Next in was Dillon Jansma in a time of 18:44.90.
Girl’s team totals

1. MOC Floyd Valley 32
2. Unity 49
3. Spencer 51
4. Spirit Lake 94
5. Estherville Lincoln Central 151
6. LeMars 169
7. Sheldon 192
8. Storm Lake 236
9. Cherokee 246

Leah Seivert of Sibley Ocheyedan was the individual winner in a time of 13:52.40 followed by Bethany Dykstra of MOC Floyd Valley who crossed the finish line in 14:48.14. Sheldon was led by Frannie Feekes who finished in 17:41.26 followed by Brittany Van Wyk in 17:44.40.

Kayla Gesink Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter of the Week

PrintDordt College’s Kayla Gesink has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference/Hauff Mid-America Sports Volleyball Setter of the Week for matches played September 16-22.

Gesink, a junior from Sioux Center, Iowa, posted 10.44 assists per set and got to 1.78 digs per set as the Defenders won a pair of GPAC matches against Morningside and no. 25 Hastings.  Dordt improved its record to 11-2 and its GPAC record to 3-0 with the wins.

This season Gesink, a Western Christian graduate has a 10.3 assist average with 1.22 kills and 2.7 digs.

Hunter McDonald Earns Player of The Week Honor

Orab-LogoSheldon Orab running back Hunter McDonald has earned INS Class 2A Player of the Week Honors for his efforts in a 43-8 win over Cherokee.

The senior carried the ball 16 times for 123 yards and a touchdown and also returned the second half kick off 82 yards for a touchdown as Sheldon improved to 2-0 in district play.

Sheldon will take a 3-1 season record into Friday night’s game at Central Lyon George Little Rock. The Lions are also 2-0 in the district and 3-1 on the season.


Orabs Post Win Over West Lyon

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orab Volleyball Team posted a 3-0 home win over West Lyon Tuesday night. the set scores were 25-10, 25-17 and 25-6. Jessica Van Beek was the kills leader with 11 followed by Marti Vogel with 7. Allie Jongewaard had 27 assists and went 10-of-11 serving. Kayla Johnson was the serve leader going 22-of-22 while Vogel went 18-of-18. Johnson led the team in digs with 22. Jena Van Marel was the block leader with 4.

With the win Sheldon improves to 17-0 and will be in Orange City Thursday night for a battle of top four teams in Class 3A. The top ranked Orabs square off against defending State Champion MOC Floyd Valley. The Lady Dutch are ranked number four. We’ll bring you the broadcast on KIWA FM 105.3 with pregame at 6:50 and first serve at 7:00. We’ll stream from the website at
Other scores from Tuesday night

Harris-Lake Park 25-25-25, West Bend-Mallard 18-10-16
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 25-25-25, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 16-23-4
South O’Brien 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 14-17-17
Trinity Christian, Hull 25-25-25, St. Mary’s, Remsen 7-16-23
Western Christian 25-25-25, Spirit Lake 11-10-6

Sports Schedule For Tuesday September 24th

volleyballThe Sheldon Orab Cross Country Teams host the Orab invite Tuesday afternoon at the Sheldon Golf and Country Club. A field of 14 teams including the Orabs are schedule to attend.





West Lyon at Sheldon

Gehlen at Akron Westfield


South O’Brien at Remsen Union

Trinity at Remsen St Mary’s

Spirit Lake at Western



Cross Country

Storm Lake, Cherokee, E-LC, LeMars, Remsen St Mary’s, Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Trinity, Unity, West Lyon and MOC Floyd Valley at the Sheldon Invite at the Sheldon Country Club