Lennox South Dakota Sweeps West Lyon Cross Country Invite, Orab Girls Win Tiebreaker For Second

Orab-LogoLennox South Dakota swept the competition at the West Lyon Cross Country Invite run at Lake Pahoja State Park Monday.

In the boys competition it was Lennox at 32 followed by Boyden Hull Rock Valley at 58, and Trinity Christian third at 86 teams points. Rounding out the top five were West Lyon at 97 and Sheldon at 146.

Mark Ahlers led the Sheldon effort with a 13th place finish in a time of 17:46. Dillon Jansma was in next at 18:34.

 
In the girls team totals it was Lennox at 66. Sheldon took second in a tie breaker over Sioux Center after both had finished at 69 team points.

Emma Van Meeteren was fifth overall in a time of 17:58. Allegra St Clair was in next for Sheldon with a time of 19:03.

Addison Grant won the girls JV competition with a time of 19:26. next action for Sheldon will come on Thursday when they compete at the Rebel invite hosted by Sioux Central.


West Lyon Tops Class A Football Poll, Spencer Third in 3A

footballThe West Lyon Wildcats continue to host the top spot in the Class A Radio Iowa Football Poll. The Spencer Tigers are third in 3A while  Sioux Center is ninth in 2A with defending champ Spirit Lake ranked number four.

 

 

 

 

Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 9/16/13

Class 4A
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (3-0), LW #1 @ Dubuque Wahlert
2. Dowling Catholic (3-0), LW #2 @ #5 Urbandale
3. Cedar Falls (3-0), LW #3 @ Waterloo West
4. Pleasant Valley (3-0), LW #4 vs #7 Bettendorf
5. Urbandale (3-0), LW #5 vs #2 Dowling Catholic
6. Iowa City West (3-0), LW #6 @ CR Prairie
7. Bettendorf (3-0), LW #7 @ #4 Pleasant Valley
8. Ames (3-0), LW #8 @ Marshalltown
9. Waukee (2-1), LW #10 vs Johnston
10.Sioux City East (2-1), LW (X) @ Sioux City West (Thur)

Class 3A
1. Sioux City Heelan (3-0), LW #1 @ LeMars
2. Harlan (3-0), LW #2 vs Carroll
3. Spencer (3-0), LW #4 @ Sergeant Bluff-Luton
4. Clear Lake (3-0), LW #5 @ Waverly-Shell Rock
5. Pella (3-0), LW #7 @ Knoxville
6. Decorah (3-0), LW #6 @ Charles City
7. Grinnell (2-1), LW #3 vs Dalls Center-Grimes
8. Williamsburg (2-1), LW #8 @ Centerville
9. Boone (3-0), LW #9 vs Saydel
10.Humboldt (3-0), LW #10 vs Algona

Class 2A
1. Waukon (3-0), LW #1 @ Central Springs
2. Carroll Kuemper (3-0), LW #2 vs South Central Calhoun
3. Union (3-0), LW #3 @ Osage
4. Spirit Lake (3-0), LW #4 @ #10 Garner-Hayfield/Ventura
5. West Marshall (3-0), LW #5 @ North Polk
6. Albia (3-0), LW #6 @ Davis County
7. Mediapolis (3-0), LW #9 @ Central Lee
8. New Hampton (3-0), LW (X) @ Nashua-Plainfield
9. Sioux Center (2-1), LW (X) @ South O’Brien
10.Garner-Hayfield/Ventura (3-0), LW (X) vs #4 Spirit Lake

Class 1A
1. Iowa City Regina (3-0), LW #1 @ Eddyville-Blakesburg
2. Dike-New Hartford (3-0), LW #2 @ Eagle Grove
3. Council Bluffs St. Albert (3-0), LW #3 vs West Central Valley
4. South Winneshiek (3-0), LW #4 @ Denver
5. Mount Ayr (3-0), LW #5 vs Colfax-Mingo
6. Wilton (3-0), LW #7 @ West Branch
7. Maquoketa Valley (3-0), LW #8 @ Jesup
8. Saint Ansgar (3-0), LW #9 @ North Fayette
9. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (3-0), LW #10 @ Pocahontas Area
10.Van Meter (3-0), LW (X) vs Ogden

Class A
1. West Lyon (3-0), LW #1 vs West Sioux
2. BGM (Brooklyn) (3-0), LW #2 vs Lynnville-Sully
3. Wapsie Valley (3-0), LW #3 @ Edgewood-Colesburg
4. Montezuma (3-0), LW #4 vs North Mahaska
5. AHST (Avoca) (3-0), LW #5 vs Griswold
6. Akron-Westfield (3-0), LW #7 vs Hinton
7. AGWSR (4-0), LW #8 @ #10 Algona Garrigan
8. East Mills (3-0), LW #9 vs Westwood (Sloan)
9. Woodward-Granger (2-1), LW (X) @ Audubon
10.Algona Garrigan (2-1), LW (X) vs #7 AGWSR

Eight-man
1. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (3-0), LW #1 @ Charter Oak-Ute
2. Don Bosco (4-0), LW #2 vs Tripoli
3. Newell-Fonda (3-0), LW #3 @ NE Hamilton
4. Adair-Casey (4-0), LW #4 @ Mormon Trail
5. Easton Valley (2-0), LW #5 vs Central Elkader
6. Glidden-Ralston (3-0), LW #6 @ West Harrison
7. Sidney (4-0), LW #7 Idle
8. Riceville (4-0), LW #8 vs Rockford
9. Springville (4-0), LW #9 vs Lansing Kee
10.West Bend-Mallard (4-0), LW #10 vs Graettinger-Terril


Sports Schedule For Monday September 16th

volleyballA limited varsity sports schedule for Monday found Sheldon among the teams at the West Lyon Cross Country invite. Sibley Ocheyedan played host to a Volleyball tournament at the High School Gym in Sibley.

 

 

Volleyball

Sibley-Ocheyedan 21-21, Okoboji 19-16

Boyden-Hull 17-21-15, Harris-Lake Park 21-15-11
Boyden-Hull 18-21-20, Sibley-Ocheyedan 21-12-18
Boyden-Hull 21-21, St. Mary’s, Remsen 12-12

Harris-Lake Park 21-21, Okoboji 9-13
Harris-Lake Park 21-21, St. Mary’s, Remsen 13-12

Okoboji 21-20-15, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 15-22-9

 

 

 

 


Morningside Continues to Top The NAIA Football Coaches Top 25 Poll

footballMorningside continues to top the NAIA Football Coaches Top 25 Poll. After winning a head to head match up with Northwestern in Crete Nebraska Saturday Doane moves up from 20 to 18. Northwestern slips from 13 to 21 in the latest poll.

 

 

 

 

2013 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll (Sept. 16)

1  Morningside (Iowa) (14) 2-0 314
2 Saint Francis (Ind.) 1-0 301
3 Cumberlands (Ky.) 3-0 282
4 Carroll (Mont.) 3-0 272
5 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 1-1 255
6 Georgetown (Ky.) 1-1 241
7 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 1-0 239
8 Baker (Kan.) 2-0 238
9 Grand View (Iowa) 2-0 205
10 Tabor (Kan.) 2-0 202
11 Missouri Valley 0-1 196
12 Montana Tech 1-1 175
13 Ottawa (Kan.) 1-1 168
14 Benedictine (Kan.) 2-0 141
15 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 0-1 124
16 Marian (Ind.) 1-2 120
17 St. Francis (Ill.) 2-0 113
18 Doane (Neb.) 1-1 100
19 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 3-0 92
20William Penn (Iowa) 1-1 86
21 Northwestern (Iowa) 1-1 73
22 Robert Morris (Ill.) 3-0 72
23 Faulkner (Ala.) 3-0 47
24 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 3-0 34
25 Pikeville (Ky.) 3-0 25

Others Receiving Votes: Valley City State (N.D.) 17; Montana Western 16; Bacone (Okla.) 13; Concordia (Neb.) 11; Peru State (Neb.) 9; Friends (Kan.) 8


Boyden Hull Rock Valley Falls To Sioux Center

The Sioux Center Warriors defeated the Boyden Hull Rock Valley Nighthawks 19-0 in the district opener at Open Space Park in Sioux Center.

Sioux Center and Boyden Hull Rock Valley started out the game trading possessions resulting in a 0-0 score until late in the 1st half.  The Nighthawks Andrew Van Ginkel threw an interception to defensive back Andrew O’Donnell.  The Warriors took advantage of the good field position on the Nighthawks 45 and scored 1:22 later on an Andrew O’Donnell 17 yard quarterback keeper.  The missed extra point made the score 6-0 with 1:35 left in the first half.

Sioux Center followed that score in the 3rd quarter with another O’Donnell score, this time on a run of 31 yards.  The three play 43 yard drive took 1:28 off the clock, and after the failed two point conversion, the Warriors led 12-0 with 2:42 left in the 3rd quarter.

After Chris Borchers of the Warriors intercepted a Van Ginkel pass in the end zone, the Warriors drove the ball 80 yards and ate 6:17 off the game clock.  Scoring on a 1 yard O’Donnell keeper, the Warriors increased the lead to 19-0.  The game would end a few unsuccessful drives later with the same score.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley falls to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the district and will host Unity Christian in Hull next week.  Sioux Center improved to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the district. They will face South O’Brien in Paullina in non district action.


Orabs Open District Football Schedule With Win Over Unity

Orab Football Team 2013The Sheldon Orabs opened the district football schedule at home with a 68-23 win over Unity Christian.

Following a partially blocked punt and Hunter McDonald return to the Unity 24 Matt Buenger found McDonald on the slant for a 24 yard touchdown pass. Trevor Mayer’s extra point was good and Sheldon had the early lead with 7:17 to go in the first quarter.

The Knights answered with a 73 yard touchdown pass from Arie Hoekstra to Cody Gradert. Travis Viet added the extra point and the game was tied at 7-7 with 6:20 left in the first quarter.

Sheldon went on a 74 yard drive capped by a Hunter McDonald 8 yard touchdown run. A bad snap on the extra point left the Orabs in front 13-7 with 5:09 to go in the first quarter.

Sheldon got on the board again as Matt Buenger returned a punt 72 yards for the score. The kick was good and the Orabs led 20-7 with 3:20 to go in the first quarter.

An Arie Hoekstra interception set the Knights up at the Sheldon 39 and Hoekstra found Cody Gradert for the second time for the 39 yard score. The kick was blocked but the Knights were within 20-13.

The next two scores belonged to Sheldon as the Orabs took a 34-13 lead late in the second quarter. The first was a 16 yard McDonald touchdown run and the second a 1 yard score from Logan Otis.

An interception by Mitchell Post set Unity up at the Sheldon 15 yard line and Travis Viet closed out the drive with a 21 yard field goal that made it 34-16 with: 17 seconds left in the half.

Following the kickoff Sheldon took over with: 05 seconds to play and McDonald found Garrett Lang for a 71 yard touchdown off a halfback pass down the middle. With time expiring in the half Lang was able to break away and get into the end zone for the score. Trevor Mayer added the extra point that put Sheldon up 41-16 at halftime.

Sheldon took the opening kickoff and went on a 61 yard scoring drive with McDonald scoring from a yard out as Sheldon moved in front 48-16.

Tanner Hulstein closed out the Unity scoring with a 75 yard touchdown run off a quarterback draw. Thomas Weidauer added the point after and the Orab lead was 48-23 with 6:45 to go in the third quarter.

A trio of Sheldon scores would follow with Hunter McDonald scoring on a 30 yard run late in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter Tanner Whitsell scored from 5 yards out and Matt Buenger would break loose for a 61 yard touchdown run that helped push the final to 68-23 following Trevor Mayer’s extra point.

With the win Sheldon moves to 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in the district. Unity falls to 0-3 on the year and 0-1 in the district.

Next Friday Sheldon will be on the road to Cherokee while Unity travels to Hesla Field in Hull for a matchup with Boyden Hull Rock Valley.