Sports Scores From Thursday September Fifth

volleyballWar Eagle Conference teams hit the floor for volleyball Thursday night. There were three conference matches and one non conference match involving teams from the War Eagle.




Akron-Westfield 25-25-25, St. Mary’s, Remsen 15-14-10
Hinton 25-25-25, Trinity Christian, Hull 15-15-15
South O’Brien 26-25-25, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 24-16-5
Whiting 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 14-11-13


Orab Volleyball Team Goes 3-0 at Dutch Invite

Orab-LogoIt was opening night for area volleyball teams Tuesday night. Tournaments were hosted by MOC Floyd Valley and Okoboji with some regular season openers on the schedule as well.





Sheldon 2 Cherokee 0

Sheldon 21 Cherokee 11
Sheldon 21 Cherokee 3

Jessica Van Beek 10 kills
Mackensey Radke 2 solo blocks
Jess Van Beek 2 solo blocks
Kayla Johnson 24/24 serving, 5 aces
Allie Jongewaard 10 setter assists
Kayla Johnson 4 digs


Sheldon 2 Spencer 0

Sheldon 21 Spencer 10
Sheldon 21 Spencer 15

Jess 7 kills
Marti 5 kills
Mackensey 1 solo block
Allie 11 setter assists
Kayla 5 digs
Emily Johnson 4 digs
Marti 12/12 serving, 4 aces
Allie 3 aces


Sheldon 2 MOC-Floyd Valley 1

Sheldon 25 MOC 23
Sheldon 11 MOC 25
Sheldon 15 MOC 12

Jess 10 kills
Marti 10 kills
Jena Van Marel 1 solo block
Sami Kleinwolterink 1 block assist
Mackensey 1 block assist
Allie 21 setter assists
Allie 4 digs
Allie 2 aces

Sheldon starts season off 3-0, returns home for tournament Saturday at Sheldon High School starting at 9:00. In other tournament action

Other Tournament Scores

MOC-Floyd Valley 19-21-15, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-13-12
MOC-Floyd Valley 22-21, LeMars 20-17

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-21, Cherokee, Washington 17-16
Cherokee, Washington 21-23, Spencer 13-21

Harris-Lake Park 21-14-15, Spirit Lake 9-21-5
Harris-Lake Park 21-21, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 19-5
Harris-Lake Park 21-21, Okoboji 18-10

Regular Season Volleyball 

Sibley-Ocheyedan 25-25-25, Clay Central-Everly 18-19-15

Hinton 25-27-25, South O’Brien 15-25-16

St. Mary’s, Remsen 25-25-22-18-15, Remsen-Union 17-21-25-25-9

Western And Unity Claim Cross Country Team Titles at Spirit Lake

The Sheldon Orabs opened the cross country season at the Spirit Lake Invite at Brooks Golf Course Tuesday afternoon. The Orabs finished seventh in the girls team totals and ninth in the boys totals.

Girls Team Totals

1 Western 46
2 Unity 54
3 MOC Floyd Valley 57
4 Spencer 69
5 Spirit Lake 150
6 Estherville Lincoln Central 154
7 Sheldon 176
8 Storm Lake 234
9 Cherokee 269

The Orab girls were led by Emma Van Meeteren with a time of 17:16 followed by Anna Marie Fjeld in 17:39.

Boys Team Totals

1 Unity 61
2 MOC Floyd Valley 71
3 Spirit Lake 75
4 Spencer 115
5 Western 126
6 Storm Lake 134
7 Estherville Lincoln Central 184
8 Cherokee 188
9 Sheldon 216

The Orab boys were led by Dillon Jansma with a time of 19:02 followed by Mark Ahlers in 19:38.


Sports Schedule For Tuesday September 2nd


Tuesday is opening night for area volleyball squads. Sheldon will open the season at the MOC Floyd Valley Dutch Invite. The Sheldon Cross Country Teams will open the season as well Tuesday participating in the Spirit Lake Coed Invite at Brooks Golf Course.





Sheldon, Cherokee, LeMars, Sergeant Bluff Luton and Spencer at the MOC Floyd Valley Dutch Invite

Graettinger Terril, Harris Lake Park and Spirit Lake at the Okoboji Invite

Clay Central Everly at Sibley Ocheyedan

Trinity Christian at HMS

South O’Brien at Hinton

Gehlen at MMC

Akron Westfield at Unity

Cross Country

Sheldon, Cherokee, E-LC, Laurens Marathon, MOC Floyd Valley, Spencer, Storm Lake, Unity and Western at the Spirit Lake Coed Invite

Nighthawks Strong 2nd Half Leads To Victory

The Nighthawks emerged victorious against the Western Christian Wolfpack Friday Night 26-0 at Hesla Field in Hull.

Both Western Christian and Boyden Hull Rock Valley were held scoreless in the first half, a combined six three and outs, three turnovers, and poor field position kept both teams from reaching the end zone. The most notable play of the first half came late in the second quarter when the Nighthawks John Heitritter forced a Drew Van Sloten fumble on the Nighthawks 13 yard line.  The resulting turnover stopped a promising Wolfpack drive and kept the score tied at 0 going into halftime.

The Nighthawks wasted no time in the third quarter, as they scored on four of the first five second half possessions.  The first score came at the 9:03 mark in the third quarter when Logan Steins was able to punch it in from 5 yards out, capping a 61 yard drive in 2:57.  The extra point was no good making the score 6-0 at that point.

After trading failed possessions, the Nighthawks were fortunate to get good field position when a high snap eluded the Wolfpack Punter Justin Faber. Boyden Hull Rock Valley recovered on the 12 yard line and scored two plays later on an Ashton Kooiker 3 yard TD run.  The two point conversion was run in by quarterback Andrew Van Ginkel, and the score was 14-0 with 5:06 left in the third quarter.  The next Nighthawks possession lasted only three plays as Andrew Van Ginkel ran on 3rd down nearly untouched for 86 yards and the score, the extra point was no good making the score 20-0 with 28 seconds left in the 3rd.

On the following Wolfpack possession, Western Christian quarterback Daniel Van Maanen threw an interception to defensive back Riley Francis deep in Nighthawk territory. Boyden Hull Rock Valley capitalized by scoring on a 90 yard drive eating 4:13 off the game clock. The Nighthawk drive was finished off with an Andrew Van Ginkel 21 yard touchdown run.  Van Ginkel finished unofficially with over 225 yards from scrimmage, two scores, and an interception thrown and received.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley improves to 1-0 and will host Emmetsburg in Rock Valley next week.  Western Christian will face Central Lyon George Little Rock, both games in non district play.

Orabs Win Home Opener Against Sioux Central

Orab-LogoThe Sheldon Orab football team opened the season with a 28-12 home win over Sioux Central.

Sheldon opened the scoring on a 4 yard quarterback keeper by Matt Buenger for the first points of the season. Trevor Mayer added the extra point and the Orabs led 7-0 with 2:20 left in the first quarter.

With the Rebels driving and time running down the Orab defense forced a fumble at their own 15 and went 85 yards with under a minute to play. Buenger found Collin Wolthuizen for a 13 yard touchdown pass. Mayer added the point after and Sheldon led 14-0 with: 04 seconds left in the first half.

Sheldon got the ball to start the second half and went on a 57 yard drive with Hunter McDonald capping the drive with a 10 yard touchdown run. Mayer’s kick was good and the Orabs led 21-0 with 8:46 to play in the third quarter.

Sioux Central responded with an 89 yard drive that ended with 11:56 to go in the fourth quarter as Devin Tripp scoring from 2 yards out. The kick was no good and the Sheldon lead was 21-6.

The Orabs got on the board with 4:59 to play in the ballgame as Logan Otis scored on a 6 yard run to cap an 82 yard drive. Mayer added the extra point and the lead was up to 28-6.

Tripp scored his second touchdown of the night from a yard out to close the scoring. The 2-point attempt was no good and the score was 28-12 with 1:35 to play.

Sheldon travels to Spencer next Friday to go against the Tigers in another non-district game with the kickoff set for 7:30.