Wildcats Turn Back Orabs 21-8

west-lyon-wildcat-trackWest Lyon Iowa — Three touchdown runs by Dylan Huyser powered West Lyon to a 21-8 win over Sheldon. The first touchdown was a 1 yard run that capped a 9 play 52 yard drive. Jaden Snyder added the extra point and West Lyon was in front 7-0 with 6:13 to play in the second quarter.

At the end of the half it was Huyser on a 3 yard run to cap a 12 play 67 yard drive with :27 seconds left to play. Snyder added the extra point to give the Wildcats a 14-0 half time lead.

In the second half a strip fumble set up the Wildcats at the Sheldon 33 yard line. Huyser would finish the 3 play 33 yard drive with another 3 yard run. Snyder’s kick put West Lyon in front 21-0.

Sheldon got on the board late in the game going 86 yards in 6 plays. The drive would end with a Colby Kleinhesselink 22 yard run. Coby added the 2-point conversion and the Orab had cut the lead to 21-8 with 32 seconds left to play.

With the win West Lyon improves to 1-1 on the season. With the loss Sheldon falls to 0-2 with the district opener at   home next Friday with Okoboji coming to town. West Lyon opens district play hosting Sibley Ocheyedan.

In a pregame ceremonies the field at the West Lyon High School was named the Jay Rozeboom Sports Complex in honor of long time head coach Jay Rozeboom.


September 3rd Fishing Report

DNR logoSpirit Lake, Iowa — The 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 fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

NORTHWEST

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Boaters should use caution around the dredge barge, booster pump barge, and pipeline. Walleye regulations for Storm Lake are three fish per day, all fish between 17 and 22 inches must be released and only one over 22 inches may be kept. Walleye – Fair: Walleye are still biting fairly well for this time of year. Troll shad-colored crankbaits in the dredge cuts and also in the shallower areas near east shore. Channel Catfish – Fair: Anglers are catching catfish with dip baits, cut bait, and chicken liver fishing from boat and shore. White Bass – Good: Use shad, crawlers, and crankbaits. Anglers fishing from shore using shad are doing quite well.

Clear Lake
Walleye – Fair: A few walleyes have been taken off of the rock reefs such as Billy’s Reef. Muskellunge – Good: Anglers have had some luck this past couple weeks. Yellow Bass – Good: Billy’s reef, Fisherman’s reef, and the little lake are producing good numbers of yellow bass. Channel Catfish – Good: Anglers have had good luck drifting along the weed edges on the little lake for cats.

Lake Pahoja
Bluegill – Good: Bluegills are schooled up off the jetties. Bluegills are very large with many 7-8 inch fish. Fish a worm and bobber. Largemouth Bass – Good: Throwing spinner baits or soft plastics for the aggressive males will produce bites.

Big Spirit Lake
Largemouth Bass – Good: Fish are being caught under boat hoists around the lake. Fish jigs, wacky worms, or spinner baits in 8-9 feet of water. Fish the inside and outside edge of weed lines with Texas rigs, drop shots, swimbaits, or crankbaits. Smallmouths are hitting top-water along the west shore in the evening. Walleye – Fair: Anglers are catching walleye around 7:00 till dark at the North Grade. Fish above and below the slot are being caught and creeled. Successful anglers are using jigging raps, bobber and leech, or just jigging a leech. Walleyes are also being caught along the weed line in Anglers bay in 16-17 feet of water. This weed line runs east to west and larger walleyes are swimming along this edge. Fish jigs tipped with a leech. Yellow Perch – Excellent: Yellow perch are biting on the south end right in 12-20 feet of water. Use small jigs and wigglers. Black Bullhead – Slow: The bullhead bite at the north grade is slowing. Creeled anglers are taking home single digits of 12-14 inch fish. Leave the worm on the bottom and fish around submerged vegetation. Northern Pike – Slow: Anglers using weedless frogs or surface lures back in the north grade in the dense weeds are catching smaller northerns. Bluegill – Slow: A few bluegills are starting to show up on anglers’ hooks with all the rain lately. Anglers fishing up at the north grade are reporting catching a few 8 inch bluegills.

East Okoboji Lake
Yellow Bass – Good: Large numbers of yellow bass are being caught near East Okoboji beach near the boat docks. Fish vary from small to a few larger 8-9 inch fish. Throw soft plastic shad for them. Anglers fishing under the highway 9 bridge are catching fair numbers of yellows using small plastic minnows. Yellow Perch – Fair: Numbers of smaller yellow perch are being caught while anglers are fishing for yellow bass. Pulling similar baits near the bottom will force more perch into your bucket. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Fish near the inlet to upper gar along the rocks to find a fast paced bass bite. Anglers are seeing bass bedding up in upper gar then swimming into East Okoboji. Walleye – Fair: Parks Marina and Lone Tree Point are reporting a hot bite for walleye. Anglers are drifting minnows along the bottom before dark. Larger walleye are being caught in 10-12 feet of water. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers are catching low numbers of 8 inch bluegills while fishing docks throughout East Okoboji. Anglers are fishing small jigs under docks tipped with wax worms. Crappie – Fair: Large numbers of 10 inch crappie are being caught on the north side of the narrows using pilkies, small jigs, or minnows.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Excellent: A new walleye bite at Silver Lake. Anglers are catching many smaller 15-18 inch fish.

West Okoboji Lake
Largemouth Bass – Good: Fish football jigs, crankbaits, or Texas rigs under boat hoists, near weed lines, and on the drop offs. Smallmouth Bass – Good: Smallmouths have moved off beds and are headed towards the rocky drop offs. Fish the rock points that shoot out into the main basin of West Lake, Pillsbury, Fort Dodge, or Gull Point. Use jerk baits, football jigs, or swimbaits. Walleye – Fair: Many anglers fishing off Manhattan point after dark are reporting an increase in quality non-slot walleyes. Anglers are trolling deep diving crankbaits and are picking up these walleyes as they come up the point. Yellow Bass – Good: In Smiths bay just north of the amusement park anglers are reporting a high catch rate of large yellow bass. Anglers using orange twister tail, or plain hook with worm and split shot are catching yellows on every cast. Yellow Perch – Fair: A perch bite is going on in Millers and Emerson bays with 9-11 inch fish being caught in 12-18 feet of water. Crappie – Fair: Crappies are starting to bite. Fish the bays with 22-24 feet of water. Crappies are suspending at 5-10 feet in the deeper waters. Fish a small white jig with light line to catch 10-12 inch fish. Bluegill – Fair: Bluegills can be caught in 25 feet of water off the points using pilkies tipped with red worms. Northern Pike – Good: Northern pike are biting on spinner baits in Millers Bay. Fish the north bank with a black spinner bait in 7 feet of water. Fish range from mid-20s to 30 inches. Also try top-water for these fish.


9/3/15 IGHSAU Volleyball Rankings

ighsauDes Moines, Iowa — In the latest IGHSAU Volleyball Rankings, Central Lyon remains at the 5 spot in Class 1A while Harris Lake Park slips to 14, down one from the last rankings. Unity and Western remain atop the 2A poll, and Sioux Center and Spirit Lake each edge up one to 6 and 13 respectively in 3A.

Class 1A

School
Record
LW
1
Janesville
0-1
1
2
Tripoli
1-0
2
3
New London
3-1
3
4
Le Mars Gehlen Catholic
1-0
4
5
Central Lyon
3-1
5
6
Grand View Christian
0-0
6
7
Marquette Catholic
7-0
8
8
Springville
2-2
7
9
Iowa Valley
3-2
9
10
Sidney
0-0
11
11
Holy Trinity Catholic
1-0
12
12
Don Bosco
1-0
14
13
Westwood
2-0
15
14
Harris-Lake Park
6-2
13
15
Bedford
5-2
10

Dropped Out: none

Class 2A 

School
Record
LW
1
Unity Christian
2-0
1
2
Western Christian
0-0
2
3
Sumner-Fredericksburg
2-0
3
4
Dike-New Hartford
5-1
4
5
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
10-0
5
6
West Branch
7-1
6
7
Tri-Center
4-0
7
8
Lake Mills
2-0
9
9
Grundy Center
2-1
8
10
North Cedar
4-0
10
11
Wapsie Valley
2-0
11
12
Lawton-Bronson
1-0
12
13
Denver
5-0
14
14
Starmont
4-1
NR
15
Treynor
4-2
13

Dropped Out: Nashua-Plainfield (15)

Class 3A

1
Nevada
3-2
1
2
Union
0-0
3
3
West Liberty
5-0
4
4
Kuemper Catholic
1-0
5
5
Davenport Assumption
2-0
6
6
Sioux Center
4-0
7
7
Forest City
2-0
8
8
Waterloo Columbus Catholic
0-0
9
9
Solon
1-1
13
10
Mount Vernon
2-1
2
11
Center Point-Urbana
4-0
11
12
Algona
3-1
12
13
Spirit Lake
8-1
14
14
Humboldt
6-1
15
15
Iowa Falls-Alden
1-0
NR

Dropped Out: North Polk (12(

Class 4A

1
West Delaware
5-0
1
2
Marion
0-0
2
3
Harlan
6-0
8
4
Bishop Heelan
2-2
3
5
Waverly-Shell Rock
4-2
5
6
Dubuque Wahlert
2-0
14
7
Clear Creek-Amana
5-2
4
8
Clinton
5-1
9
9
Lewis Central
3-1
10
10
Charles City
2-2
11
11
Dallas Center-Grimes
5-5
7
12
Carroll
3-4
6
13
Norwalk
6-3
NR
14
ADM
4-2
12
15
Pella
6-2
15

Dropped Out: Fort Madison (13)

Class 5A

1
Iowa City High
1-0
2
2
Dowling Catholic
6-0
4
3
Johnston
1-0
6
4
Cedar Falls
7-0
9
5
Cedar Rapids Prairie
4-0
12
6
Bettendorf
4-1
1
7
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
3-1
5
8
Linn-Mar
1-1
3
9
Ankeny Centennial
5-1
8
10
Iowa City West
3-1
7
11
West Des Moines Valley
5-1
10
12
Ankeny
0-1
11
13
Southeast Polk
9-0
13
14
Dubuque Hempstead
4-1
15
15
Indianola
8-3
NR

Dropped Out: Pleasant Valley (14)


Football Broadcast Doubleheader Preview for Friday September 4th

football 1Northwest Iowa — It’s week two for area football teams and the end of non district games for most teams. Once again we’ll bring you double header coverage throughout the season.

The Sheldon Orabs hit the road for the first time with a trip to West Lyon to go against the Wildcats. Both teams are looking for their first win of the season as both fell to state ranked teams last Friday. Sheldon dropped their opener at home against South O’Brien and the Wildcats were upended by Central Lyon George Little Rock.

Sheldon head coach Tyler Lloyd says the focus will be on the Orabs more so that their opponent Friday night.

Lloyd added the goal along with a win is to keep building toward district play.

West Lyon head coach Jay Rozeboom is impressed with the Orab offence.

Rozeboom would like to use tonight to get better at the basics and sees that as a key to a win.

LA and the Coach Kent Dezeeuw bring you the coverage on KIWA AM 1550.

 

 

On KIWA FM 105.3 it’s Sioux Center and Boyden Hull Rock Valley from Rock Valley. Both teams are coming off wins as Boyden Hull Rock Valley knocked off Western Christian and Sioux Center won against Unity Christian.

While there has been a lot of turnover for the Warriors, the Nighthawks and coach Corey Brandt are well aware of the effect of tradition.

Brandt adds his team will have to play a solid four quarters to get a win.

Sioux Center head coach Tim Van Regenmorter is looking to end the night with good health and sees tonight’s game as an opportunity to clean some things up.

The big key tonight will be error free football.

Pregame for both contests begins with the Radio Iowa Scouting Report at 6:05 with kick off at 7:00. We’ll stream both contests from the website at www.kiwaradio.com.


Sports Schedule for Thursday September 3rd

volleyballNorthwest Iowa — Volley ball and cross country are on the schedule for Thursday. Boyden Hull is hosting a volleyball invite while a large field of cross country teams will compete at the Okoboji invite.

 

Volleyball
George-Little Rock, Rock Valley and Trinity Christian at the Boyden-Hull invite

 

Cross Country
Battle Creek / Ida Grove, BH/RV, Central Lyon/GLR, Emmetsburg, Estherville/Lincoln Central, Gehlen Catholic, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, North Union, Remsen St. Mary’s, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, Sioux Central, Trinity Christian and West Lyon at the Okoboji invite at Woodlyn Hills


Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 8/31/15

footballDesMoines Iowa — The latest Radio Iowa Football Poll is out and three teams from the same district are in the 2A top ten. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock is the highest rated area team holding down the number two spot in the Class 2A poll.

Class 4A
1. WDM Valley (1-0), LW #1 @ Iowa City West
2. Cedar Falls (1-0), LW #2 @ Ames
3. Bettendorf (1-0), LW #3 @ Iowa City High
4. Dowling Catholic (0-0), LW #4 vs #8 Urbandale
5. Cedar Rapds Washington (1-0), LW #5 vs #7 CR Kennedy
6. Ankeny Centennial (1-0), LW (X) @ DSM Roosevelt
7. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (1-0), LW (X) @ #5 CR Washington
8. Urbandale (1-0), LW #9 @ #4 Dowling Catholic
9. Lewis Central (1-0), LW #10 @ CB Abe Lincoln
10.Fort Dodge (1-0), LW (X) vs Sioux City North

Class 3A
1. Pella (1-0), LW #1 @ #2 Dallas Center-Grimes
2. Dallas Center-Grimes (1-0), LW #2 vs #1 Pella
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (0-0), LW #3 vs #4 Assumption
4. West Delaware (1-0), LW #6 vs Maquoketa
5. Davenport Assumption (0-1), LW #4 @ #2 CR Xavier
6. Carroll (1-0), LW #8 vs #7 Harlan
7. Harlan (1-0), LW #10 @ #6 Carroll
8. Waverly-Shell Rock (1-0), LW #9 @ Mason City
9. Sioux City Heelan (1-0), LW (X) @ 2A-#2 Central Lyon/GLR
10.Webster City (1-0), LW (X) vs Clear Lake

Class 2A
1. North Fayette Valley (1-0), LW #1 vs Independence
2. Central Lyon/GLR (1-0), LW #3 vs 3A-#9 SC Heelan
3. Albia (1-0), LW #4 vs Fairfield
4. Dyersville Beckman (1-0), LW #6 vs Western Dubuque
5. CMB (Maxwell) (1-0), LW #7 vs Roland-Story
6. South Tama (1-0), LW #9 @ Vinton-Shellsburg
7. Mediapolis (1-0), LW #5 vs Mount Pleasant
8. Spirit Lake (1-0), LW #10 vs Forest City
9. Hampton-Dumont (1-0), LW (X) vs Crestwood
10.Sioux Center (1-0), LW (X) @ Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

Class 1A
1. Iowa City Regina (1-0), LW #1 @ Cascade
2. Hinton (1-0), LW #3 vs LeMars Gehlen
3. Pella Christian (1-0), LW #4 @ Lynnville-Sully
4. Dike-New Hartford (1-0), LW #5 @ A-#1 Gladbrook-Reinbeck
5. Madrid (1-0), LW #6 vs Woodward-Granger
6. West Branch (1-0), LW #8 vs West Liberty
7. Panorama (1-0), LW (X) @ Manson NW Webster
8. Pocahontas Area (1-0), LW (X) vs A-#9 Algona Garrigan
9. IKM-Manning (1-0), LW (X) vs A-#4 Audubon
10.West Lyon (0-1), LW #9 vs Sheldon

Class A
1. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (1-0), LW #1 vs 1A-#4 Dike-New Hartford
2. BGM (Brooklyn) (1-0), LW #2 vs WACO
3. Logan-Magnolia (1-0), LW #3 vs Underwood
4. Audubon (1-0), LW #4 @ 1A-#9 IKM-Manning
5. South O’Brien (1-0), LW #5 vs HMS (Hartley)
6. Pekin (1-0), LW #6 vs Sigourney-Keota
7. Belmond-Klemme (1-0), LW #9 vs West Fork
8. West Sioux (1-0), LW #10 vs Okoboji
9. Algona Garrigan (1-0), LW (X) @ 1A-#8 Pocahontas Area
10.Montezuma (1-0), LW (X) vs Van Buren

Eight-man
1. Newell-Fonda (1-0), LW #7 vs Harris-Lake Park
2. HLV (Victor) (2-0), LW #2 vs Midland (Wyoming)
3. Coon Rapids-Bayard (1-0), LW #3 vs Marcus MMC
4. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayshire (1-0), LW #4 @ North Iowa
5. Don Bosco (0-0), LW #5 vs Springville
6. Glidden-Ralston (1-0), LW #6 Idle
7. Janesville (1-0), LW #8 @ Central City
8. West Bend-Mallard (0-1), LW #1 @ Northwood-Kensett
9. Colo-Nesco (1-0), LW #9 vs Charter Oak-Ute
10.Fremont-Mills (1-0), LW #10 @ Boyer Valley