Sheldon and MOC Floyd Valley Split Conference Doubleheader

Siouxland Conference logoSheldon and MOC Floyd Valley split a Siouxland Conference basketball doubleheader Tuesday night in Orange City. The girls game went to Sheldon 44-41 with the boys game going to the Dutch 72-37.

The Lady Dutch led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter and were up 28-20 at halftime. Sheldon went on a 13-4 run in the third quarter to take the lead 33-32 going into the fourth quarter. Down the stretch the Orabs would do just enough at the free throw line to get the win 44-41.

Sami Kleinwolterink was the games top scorer with 14 points. Kelsey Den Hartog and Emily Johnson hit for 9 points each and Katie Kneifl added 8 in the team win.

MOC Floyd Valley was led by Breanna Schuiteman with 13 points on the night. Destiny Einerwold was next with 7 points.

With the win Sheldon improves to 6-10 on the year and 5-9 in the conference. The Lady Dutch are 5-12 on the year and 5-9 in the Siouxland.

In the boys game MOC Floyd Valley led 15-12 at the end of the first quarter and with a trio of threes from Levi Jansen were up 29-21 at halftime. Coming out of the break it was a trio of threes from Christian Korver that would be the springboard to a 46-26 third quarter lead as the Dutch went on to claim a 72-37 win.

Jansen and Korver would finish with 22 points each. Sheldon was led by Dylan Ennema with 9 points followed by Andy Cooper and Collin Wolthizen with 6 ponts each.

With the win MOC Floyd Valley ranked 9th in Class 3A move to 13-2 for the year and 12-1 in the conference. For Sheldon it was just their fourth set back of the year as they fall to 11-4 on the season and 9-4 in the conference.

Up next for the Orabs will be a friday nigth home doubleheader with Sioux Center. MOC Floyd Valley travels to Rock Valley on Friday night.

Two Sign With Northwestern

Northwestern logoOrange City, Iowa — Sean Kleinwolterink (Sheldon, Iowa) and Brady Van’t Hul (Hull, Iowa), both from Western Christian High School, have signed letters of intent to continue their football careers at Northwestern College next year.

“It’s nice to have Sean and Brady join us at Northwestern College,” said head coach Kyle Achterhoff. “They come from Western, a program that uses similar terminology under their head coach Travis Kooima, and that should help them as they transition to our system.”

Kleinwolterink is a 6’2”, 170-pound wide receiver and defensive back who lettered three years for the Wolfpack. An all-district selection, Kleinwolterink caught 26 passes for 360 yards and two touchdowns, averaging nearly 14 yards per catch. He also registered 14.5 tackles on defense in leading his team to a state playoff berth and a 6-5 overall record. A member of the honor roll and National Honor Society, Kleinwolterink plans to major in business administration at Northwestern. He is the son of Mark and Ruth.

“Sean is a receiver with great size and length,” commented Achterhoff. “He has good hands and understands the game well. We think that Sean will transition very well to the college game next year.”

Van’t Hul is a 5’10”, 195-pound running back and linebacker who played three years for the Wolfpack. Van’t Hul earned first team all-district honors for the second straight year after rushing for a team-high 654 yards and six touchdowns on 133 attempts. He averaged nearly five yards per carry and also caught four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Van’t Hul accounted for 45.5 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery while leading the Wolfpack to a 6-5 record and state playoff berth. He also earned honorable mention all-district honors as a sophomore. An honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society, Van’t Hul plans to major in biology at Northwestern. He is the son of Brian and Markie.

“Brady has good size and strength for a running back coming out of high school,” commented Achterhoff. “He runs hard and is very good between the tackles. We are excited to have Brady join the Red Raider family.”

Lil Orab Wrestling Tournament

lilorabsSheldon, Iowa — The Lil Orab Wrestling Tournament will be on Saturday, January 31st starting at 9:00 am at the Sheldon Highschool gym. at 1700 E 4th St. Weigh-ins for PWs will be from 7:30 – 8:30 am. All other divisions will weigh-in from 9:30 – 10:00 am.

PW’s will begin at approximately 9:15 am.

Older divisions will begin at the conclusion of the PWs.

For more information and the entry form click on the link below

Sheldon 2015 Tournament

2015 Regional Basketball Pairing

ighsauDes Moines, Iowa — Regional basketball pairings are out for upcoming tournaments. Play in games begin on Thursday February 12th in Class 1A with 2A play in games on Saturday the 14th. Full bracket play in Class 3A begins on Saturday the 14th. Sheldon opens tournament play at state ranked Spirit Lake in Region 1. State ranked Sioux Center and previously state ranked Cherokee are also in Region 1 along with defending state champ MOC Floyd Valley, Estherville Lincoln Central, Sergeant Bluff Luton and East Sac County.



Full Regional Basketball Pairing are on the links below.

Class 3A Regional Basketball Pairings

Class 2A Regional Basketball Pairings

Class 1A Regional Basketball Pairings

Class 4A and 5A pairings will be released on Monday, February 2nd.

Bunkers To Play For Northwestern

Northwestern logoOrange City, Iowa — Alexis Bunkers (Remsen, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Northwestern next year.

Bunkers is a 5’8” multi-sports standout who has played four years for the Remsen St. Mary’s softball team. Bunkers hit a team best .396 with eight home runs, eight doubles and five triples in leading her team to a 20-11 record last year. She also went 10-4 with a 3.30 earned run average in the circle, recording 47 strikeouts in 95 1/3 innings pitched. Bunkers earned all-state honors last summer and was named to the state tournament all-state team as a sophomore. She is both a two-time all-conference and all-district selection. Bunkers plans to major in biology at Northwestern and is the daughter of Paige and Jason List.

“We are thrilled to have Alexis join our softball program,” commented head coach Chris Nachtigall. “She is a great athlete with excellent softball skills. Alexis is a tremendous competitor, which has led her to have success both on and off the field. We are confident that she will have a great impact on our softball program and on our campus.”

Radio Iowa Boys’ High School Basketball Poll 1/26/15

basketballDes Moines — The latest Radio Iowa boys basketball poll is out and area teams continue to get the respect from the pollsters. Top five teams include   Western Christian third ranked in 2A. In 1A Central Lyon holds on to the two spot with LeMars Gehlen ranked number four. In 3A Spirit Lake is second ranked with the LeMars Bulldogs in the four spot.


Class 4A
1. Iowa City West (13-0), LW #1 vs Cedar Falls (Tue)
2. DSM Hoover (13-0), LW #2 vs Ottumwa (Tue)
3. Pleasant Valley (13-0), LW #3 @ Clinton (Tue)
4. Ankeny Centennial (12-1), LW #4 @ #6 Dowling (Tue)
5. Waukee (11-3), LW #6 @ #10 Urbandale (Tue)
6. Dowling Catholic (10-2), LW #5 vs #4 Centennial (Tue)
7. Linn-Mar (10-3), LW #7 @ 3A #7 Xavier (Tue)
8. North Scott (10-3), LW #8 @ Bettendorf (Tue)
9. Dubuque Hempstead (11-1), LW #10 @ CR Prairie (Tue)
10.Urbandale (10-4), LW (X) vs #5 Waukee (Tue)

Class 3A
1. Pella (11-2), LW #6 @ Grinnell (Tue)
2. Spirit Lake (12-1), LW #5 vs 2A #3 Western Christian (Tue)
3. Williamsburg (12-1), LW #3 vs Independence (Tue)
4. LeMars (11-2), LW #7 @ Spencer (Tue)
5. Dubuque Wahlert (7-6), LW #4 @ CR Jefferson (Tue)
6. Waverly-Shell Rock (13-2), LW #1 vs Charles City (Tue)
7. Cedar Rapids Xavier (8-5), LW #8 vs 4A #7 Linn-Mar (Tue)
8. Fort Madison (11-2), LW #10 vs Washington (Tue)
9. MOC/Floyd Valley (12-2), LW #9 vs Sheldon (Tue)
10.Dallas Center-Grimes (11-3), LW #2 vs Norwalk (Tue)

Class 2A
1. New Hampton (15-1), LW #3 @ Waukon (Tue)
2. Cascade (15-1), LW #4 vs #5 Monticello (Tue)
3. Western Christian (12-2), LW #1 @ 3A #2 Spirit Lake (Tue)
4. Aplington-Parkersburg (15-0), LW #5 vs West Fork (tonight)
5. Monticello (16-2), LW #6 @ #2 Cascade (Tue)
6. Iowa City Regina (13-1), LW #7 vs Wilton (Tue)
7. IKM-Manning (15-1), LW #2 vs Griswold (Tue)
8. Treynor (11-2), LW #8 vs Oakland Riverside (Tue)
9. Forest City (13-2), LW #10 @ 1A #9 West Hancock (Tue)
10.Northeast (Goose Lake) (11-4), LW (X) @ Bellevue (Tue)

Class 1A
1. Danville (13-0), LW #1 vs Fairfield Maharishi (tonight)
2. Central Lyon (12-2), LW #2 @ Hills-Beaver Creek, MN (tonight)
3. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (14-0), LW #3 vs North Butler (tonight)
4. LeMars Gehlen (14-0), LW #4 vs West Sioux (Tue)
5. Colo-NESCO (12-0), LW #5 vs Tama Meskwaki (Thur)
6. Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto (16-1), LW #6 vs River Valley (Thur)
7. Boyden-Hull (11-3), LW #7 vs 1A #2 Central Lyon (Tue)
8. Earlham (13-1), LW #9 vs DSM Christian (Tue)
9. West Hancock (13-2), LW #8 vs 2A #9 Forest City (Tue)
10.Belle Plaine (14-0), LW #10 vs Lynnville-Sully (Tue)