Orabs Fall To Spencer In Non District Football

The Sheldon Orab Football Team fell to 1-1 in non district play Friday night dropping the home opener to the Spencer Tigers 42-14. With the win Spencer pulls even at 1-1 for the year as well.

The Tigers got on the board first as Hunter Cushman took a pitch around the right side and raced 90 yards for the game’s first score. Mark Malm added the extra point and Spencer was up 7-0 with 11:13 to go in the first quarter.

Sheldon forced a fumble and recovered at the Spencer 49 yard line. The Orabs cashed in quickly as Chris Balster found Nate Oostra up the right sideline for the touchdown. Balster added the extra point and the game was tied at 7-7 with 4:47 to go in the first quarter.

Spencer followed with a 70 yard drive as quarterback Matt Finnern scored on a 41 yard run. The extra point was good and the Tigers were back in front 14-7 with 3:18 to go in the first quarter.

Finnern capped a short 34 yard drive set up by the defense as he scored from 33 yards out. The extra point was good and the Tigers lead went to 21-7 with 1:12 to go in the first quarter.

Sheldon responded with a 62 yard drive. Balster capped it with a 3 yard touchdown run. Chris added the point after and the lead was cut to 21-14.

Spencer got on the board again just before halftime as Finnern found wide out Phillip Huisenga for an 11 yard score. Malm’s extra point was good and the tigers led 28-14 with: 07 seconds left in the half and that would be the score at intermission.

After a scoreless third quarter Spencer added a pair of Finnern touchdown runs. The Tiger quarterback scored a pair of 3 yard touchdowns. Mark Malm remained perfect on extra points and Spencer left Sheldon with a 42-14 win.

District Play begins next week for both teams. The Orabs travel to Orange City to go against Unity Christian while the Tigers will host Strom Lake.


Sports Schedule For Saturday 9/1/12

The Sheldon High School Gym will be the site of tournament action this Saturday as Sheldon plays host to the annual Orab Volleyball Tournament. It’s also opening day in College Football.

 

 

 

Volleyball

Central Lyon, Gehlen, Sibley Ocheyedan, Cherokee and Hinton at the Orab Volleyball Tournament

Unity and MOC Floyd Valley at the Sioux City North Tourney

Western at Bellevue North Tournament

College Football

2:30

UNI at Wisconsin

Iowa vs. Northern Illinois at Soldier Field

Tulsa at Iowa State

6pm

Dordt at Waldorf


Morningside Opens With Win Doorenbos a Standout on Defense

The Morningside Mustangs opened the season with a 49-7 home win over Valley City North Dakota in a non conference match up Thursday night.

Bret Doorenbos helped lead the defense with a Quarterback sack and 5 tackles in the ballgame.

Bret a 2010 graduate of Sheldon High School is a junior starter on the defensive line. The 6-2 255 pounder is also the tight end on the special teams for extra points.

 


Sports Scores From Thursday 8/30/12

The 10th ranked Northwestern Red Raider Football team opend the season at home Thursday night with a 49-0 win over  Southwestern of Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volleyball

West Lyon3,  West Central 1

Hinton3, Spalding 0

South O’Brien 3, MMC 0

Akron Westfield 3, Remsen St Mary’s 0

Trinity 3,  Graettinger Terril Ruthven Ayrshire 1

College Football

Kansas at Northwestern 49,  Southwestern Kansas 0


Latest Northwest Iowa Fishing Report Out 8/30/12

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Fishing is pretty slow.  Focus efforts around the return pipe from the dredge spoil site on the east side of the lake.

 

Blue Lake

Bass fishing with top water lures has been good in the late evenings.

 

Little Sioux River (Correctionville to Missouri River)

The Little Sioux River has low water. Fishing is slow, but some smaller channel catfish are being picked up using nightcrawlers.

 

Water temperatures have cooled down over the area, but water levels continue to be low at most lakes.

 

Big Spirit Lake

Fishing has been slow with the best action coming early in the morning and late in the evening.  Walleye and perch fishing has been hit or miss. Try trolling crankbaits and spinners for walleye, and drifting with wigglers for perch.

 

West Okoboji Lake

Perch and bluegill action has been decent with most fish coming in 8-15 feet of water around the weed lines and rock piles. Try using wigglers or worms for both on a jigging spoon or under a slip bobber.


Second Iowa High School Volleyball Rankings Out For 2012

In the latest Volleyball Rankings LeMars Gehlen and Western are the highest rated area teams. Gehlen is sitting in the number 2 spot in 1A. Western sits in the 2 spot in 2A. Sioux Center is the 3rd ranked team in Class 3A.

 

 

 

Class 1A

 

1 Grundy Center 3-0 1
2   LeMars Gehlen Catholic   1-1   2
3 Holy Trinity Catholic 5-0 4
4 Tripoli 0-0 5
5 Janesville 1-1 3
6 Bellevue Marquette Catholic 4-0 6
7 Stanton 1-0 7
8 East Union 4-1 8
9 Lisbon 4-1 10
10 Twin Cedars 0-0 12
11 Central Lyon 3-1 13
12 New London 4-2 11
13 Bedford 4-3 9
14 Preston 3-2 14
15   Laurens-Marathon   2-0   NR

 

Dropped Out: Winfield-Mount Union

 

Class 2A

 

1 Dike-New Hartford 0-0 1
2   Western Christian   0-0   2
3 Sumner-Fredericksburg 1-0 4
4 Ridge View 1-0 7
5 Treynor 4-1 9
6 West Branch 7-1 6
7 Council Bluffs St. Albert 0-1 5
8 Woodward-Granger 6-1 8
9 Kuemper Catholic 4-2 3
10   Hinton   1-0   10
11 Durant 0-1 11
12 Lake Mills 1-0 14
13 Starmont 2-0 NR
14 IKM-Manning 1-3 12
15 Edgewood-Colesburg 3-1 15

 

Dropped Out: Iowa City Regina (13)

 

Class 3A

1 Mediapolis 5-0 2
2 West Liberty 6-0 3
3   Sioux Center   4-0   4
4 Union 2-0 5
5 Davenport Assumption 2-0 7
6 Nevada 6-2 6
7 Mount Vernon 1-0 8
8   MOC-Floyd Valley   1-1   1
9   Unity Christian   2-0   9
10 Cascade 0-0 11
11 East Sac County 4-2 10
12 Clarinda 1-0 NR
13 ADM 6-2 NR
14 Red Oak 0-0 14
15   Estherville-Lincoln Central   1-1   13

 

Dropped Out: South Central Calhoun (12), Bondurant-Farrar (15)

 

Class 4A

1   Sioux City Bishop Heelan   0-0   1
2 Harlan 5-0 2
3 Solon 2-0 3
4 Waverly-Shell Rock 4-1 4
5 Charles City 0-0 5
6 North Scott 5-0 9
7 Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 1-1 7
8 West Delaware 0-0 8
9 Fairfield 3-0 11
10 Cedar Rapids Xavier 1-0 12
11 Central DeWitt 3-2 10
12 Maquoketa 2-1 6
13   LeMars   3-0   NR
14 Marion 0-0 14
15 Winterset 4-0 NR

 

Dropped Out: Lewis Central (13), Clear Creek-Amana (15)

 

 Class 5A

School Record LW
1 Iowa City High 1-0 1
2 Ankeny 2-0 3
3 Dubuque Hempstead 7-0 6
4 Dowling Catholic 6-0 10
5 Ames 6-1 NR
6 Cedar Falls 5-2 4
7 Urbandale 8-1 5
8 Pleasant Valley 4-1 8
9 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 1-3 2
10 Johnston 3-0 NR

 

Dropped Out: Clinton (7), Iowa City West (9)