Orab Volleyball Team Runs Record to 16-0

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orab Volleyball team ran their season record to 16-0 with a 3-1 win at Rock Valley Thursday night. the set scores were 25-18, 23-25, 25-14 and 25-20.

Jessica Van Beek and Marti Vogel had 18 kills each. Allie Jongewaard had 37 assists and a 17-of-21 performance serving. Kayla Johnson was the digs leader with 21 followed by Vogel with 18 to go with 3 blocked shots.

Johnson went 18-of-18 at the serve line with Vogel going 19-of-20.

Other scores from Thursday night

Boyden-Hull 25-25-25, West Lyon 12-17-23
Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 25-25-25, Okoboji 18-15-19
MOC-Floyd Valley 25-25-25, George-Little Rock 6-11-10
Sioux Center 25-25-25, Sibley-Ocheyedan 23-21-19
West Sioux, Hawarden 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 16-20-18
Hinton 25-25-25, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 12-23-8

Weekly DNR Fishing Report For Northwest Iowa

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 also catching a few.


East Okoboji Lake

Yellow Bass – Fair: Try a pilkie tipped with wigglers over rock piles.


West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Slow: 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.


Little Sioux River (state line to Linn Grove)

The water is low and fish are concentrated in 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)

Good sized catfish are being caught in the deeper pools.  Use a slip sinker and hook and look for current breaks along high banks preferably or the standard snags. Anglers should really focus on the current breaks.  A few walleye can be caught using night crawlers.  The river is in good condition for wading right now.


Little Sioux River (Correctionville to Missouri River)

The walleye bite is good on white twisters.  Fish around rocky habitat and in deeper water in the morning and evening.


Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

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 pipeline that runs from the dredge to the east shore.  Fishing remains the same as last week.

Four GPAC Teams in NAIA Volleyball Coaches Top 25

volleyballA total of Four GPAC teams are in the latest Tachikara NAIA Volleyball Coaches Top 25 a sign of a great conference race as the conference season gets underway.


2013 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll (Sept. 17)

1 Concordia (Calif.) (21) 8-0 622
2 Texas at Brownsville (1) 9-0 602
3 Biola (Calif.) 9-0 582
4 Madonna (Mich.) 15-0 546
5 Midland (Neb.) 19-0 535
6 Columbia (Mo.) 6-2 521
7 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 12-1 510
8 Georgetown (Ky.) 11-1 494
9 Westmont (Calif.) 12-0 467
10 Oklahoma Baptist 9-3 429
11 Northwestern (Iowa) 16-1 426
12 Park (Mo.) 12-2 410
13 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 13-0 364
14 Eastern Oregon 13-2 343
T15 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 6-5 336
T15 Bellevue (Neb.) 13-3 336
17 Viterbo (Wis.) 16-3 321
18 Missouri Baptist 11-1 267
19 Vanguard (Calif.) 11-0 264
20 Dordt (Iowa) 9-2 235
21 Concordia (Ore.) 10-2 227
22 The Master’s (Calif.) 10-2 185
23 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 12-2 182
24 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 9-2 129
25 Hastings (Neb.) 10-5 116
Others receiving votes: Davenport (Mich.) 93; Spring Hill (Ala.) 58; Bethel (Ind.) 58; Bryan (Tenn.) 55; Grand View (Iowa) 43; Cal State San Marcos 36; Tabor (Kan.) 31; Indiana Wesleyan 25; Jamestown (N.D.) 22; Menlo (Calif.) 19; Montana State-Northern 14; Evangel (Mo.) 8; Point Park (Pa.) 3.

MOC Floyd Valley Wins Girls Title at Storm Lake Invite

MOC logoStorm Lake hosted the 16 team Tornado Cross Country Invite Tuesday afternoon. The girl’s title went to MOC Floyd Valley with Algona winning the boys title.

For the girls MOC Floyd Valley scored 38 team points with Unity at 60 and Spencer at 62. The individual title went to Bethany Dykstra of MOC Floyd Valley in a time of 14:42.67. Her team mate Caroline Ascherl was third in 14:57.53.

The JV team title went to Unity at 21 points followed by MOC Floyd Valley at 34. Erin Bandstra of Unity won the JV individual title in 17:06.58.
The boy’s varsity title went to Algona at 60 followed by Fort Dodge at 89 and Unity at 119 team points. In the JV competition David Mortenson of MOC Floyd Valley was second in a time of 18:23.23.

Sports Schedule For Thursday September 19th

volleyballSiouxland Conference Volleyball highlights the sports schedule for Thursday. Sheldon travels to Rock Valley. The Orab Cross Country Teams will be competing at the Rebel Invite hosted by Sioux Central.




Sheldon at Rock Valley

Sibley Ocheyedan at Sioux Center

Boyden Hull at West Lyon

Okoboji at Central Lyon

MOC Floyd Valley at G-LR

MMC at Hinton

Cross Country

Sheldon, Laurens Marathon, Okoboji, Pocahontas Area, South O’Brien, Manson Northwest Webster, HMS, South Central Calhoun, Remsen St Mary’s, Alta Aurelia and Ridge View at the Sioux Central Rebel Invite

Sports Scores From Tuesday September 16th

volleyballThe Tuesday sports schedule was highlighted by the Storm Lake Cross Country Invitational. A total of sixteen teams including the host Tornadoes were scheduled to participate.





Harris-LakePark 25-25-25, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 15-18-17

Hinton 25-25-25, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 10-10-12

LeMars Gehlen Catholic 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 11-17-12

South O’Brien 25-25-25, St. Mary’s, Remsen 15-10-18


College Volleyball

Northwestern 3, Mt Marty 0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-18)