November 22, 2017 - 11:25 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Todd Heitkamp, the Owner of Dakota Angler, provides the latest fishing report for the area. He also discusses the Black Friday specials at the store. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Iced over.
Horseshoe Iced over. .
Pelican Iced over.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Iced over.
Big Stone Lake Iced over.
Poinsett Iced over. .
Lake Hendricks Iced over.
Bitter Lake Iced over.
Waubay Iced over.
Reetz N/A.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Iced over. .
Pickerel Lake Iced over.
West Oakwood Iced over.
Swan Lake Iced over.
Lake Kampeska Iced over.
Piyas Iced over.
Blue Dog Iced over.
Lake Cochrane Iced over.
Casey’s Slough Iced over.
Indian Springs Iced over.
Lynn Lake Iced over.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) Iced over. .
Traverse Iced over.
Lake Albert Ice Forming.
Lake Henry Ice Forming.
Roy Lake Iced over.
Buffalo Iced over..

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Ice Forming.
Vermillion Ice Forming.
Lake Herman Ice Forming.
Wall Lake Ice Forming.
Lake Alvin Ice Forming.
Diamond Ice Forming.
Scott’s Slough Ice Forming.
Island Ice Forming.
81 Ponds Ice Forming.
George WPA Ice Forming.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Ice Forming.
Thompson Ice Forming.
Brandt Ice Forming..
Whitewood Ice Forming.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Ice Forming.
Henry WPA Ice Forming.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) Ice Forming.
Mitchell Ice Forming.
Menno Ice Forming.
Beaver Ice Forming.
Sinai Ice Forming.
Brush Ice Forming.
Loss N/A
East Oakwood Ice Forming.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Ice Forming..
Silver Lake Ice Forming.
East Okoboji Ice Forming.
West Okoboji Ice Forming.
Lake Pahoja Ice Forming.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Ice Forming.
Sarah Ice Forming..
Benton Ice Forming.
East Twin Ice Forming.
Round Ice Forming..
Okabena Ice Forming.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Ice Forming..
Pierre Walleye fair.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Ice forming
Big Sioux Ice forming.
November 22, 2017 - 9:29 am - Posted in Sports

Sheldon, Iowa — The West Lyon Wildcats topped the Orabs 50-32 at the O-Rena Tuesday night in Sheldon.

West Lyon was down early 4-2, but then took control and never looked back. Mia Hoogeveen put in 9 1st quarter points to help the Wildcats to a 20-11 lead after the opening quarter. Hoogeveen added another 10 points in the 2nd quarter en route to a 36-19 Wildcats lead at halftime. West Lyon finished the 3rd quarter with a 9-0 run to extend their lead to 49-21, and later came away with the 50-32 victory.

The Wildcats had 3 players in double figures. Mia Hoogeveen had a game high 24 points, Lauren Vande Kamp added 14 points, and Jordyn Kramer put in 10 points.

The Orabs were led by Katie Wagner who had a team high 13 points.

West Lyon improves to 1-0 on the year, 1-0 in the Siouxland. Sheldon falls to 0-1 on the young year and 0-1 in the conference.

Next up for West Lyon is a home contest against Okoboji on Tuesday, the 28th. Sheldon stays at home for their next game as they take on Boyden-Hull on Tuesday, November 28th at the O-Rena

November 21, 2017 - 1:26 pm - Posted in Sports

Des Moines Iowa — The first IAwrestle polls of the year are out. In Class 1A Lisbon tops the poll followed by Denver in the two spot. West Sioux is ranked number seven. Individually Adam Allard of West Sioux is top ranked at 113 pounds. At 145 Kory Van Oort of West Sioux is ranked number two. At 195 Hunter Dejong of Sibley Ocheyedan is third ranked.

In Class 2A Dubuque Wahlert is top ranked followed by Ballard. Spirit Lake is ranked number 10 in the poll. Individually Johnny Hua of MOC Floyd Valley is second ranked at 106 pounds. Gable Sieperda of Central Lyon George Little Rock is second ranked at 132. Luke Jenness of Sheldon South O’Brien is ranked number four at 182. Dakota Powell of Spirit Lake is number three at 220 pounds.

For Class 3A Rankings Click HERE

For Class 2A Rankings Click HERE

For Class 1A Rankings Click HERE

November 15, 2017 - 10:20 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — The Class 2A District 1 All-District Football Team has been released. Sheldon senior Ryan Van Marel was the MVP lineman for this years squad.  The offensive MVP is junior quarterback J.T. Van’t Hul of Boyden Hull Rock Valley. Senior team mate Austin Rozeboom was named the defensive MVP. Special team MVP is sophomore kicker Damon Walhof  from Sioux Center. The assistant coach of the year is Chad Koedam of MOC Floyd Valley.

2017 All-District Football (Positions)

2017 All-District Football Academic

November 15, 2017 - 9:42 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. In this version of the Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report, Todd provides the latest reports from around the area. Plus he provides an Ice Institute wrap up!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes and perch fair.
Horseshoe A few walleyes and smallmouth.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and perch fair.
Big Stone Lake Perch and bluegills fair to good along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye and perch.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz N/A.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye..
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska Walleyes fair.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Cochrane Few perch, largemouth bass, and perch.
Casey’s Slough A few walleye.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleye.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleye.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Perch good. Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Bluegills fair.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair along with a few crappie and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair along with a few perch.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Lake Alvin Crappie and largemouth bass fair, along with a few perch.
Diamond Walleyes fair.
Scott’s Slough A few crappie, perch, and walleye.
Island A few walleye and perch.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few perch.
George WPA A few walleye.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Perch fair. A few walleyes.
Thompson Walleyes fair to good. A few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes and perch.
Whitewood A few perch.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) A few walleyes.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few bluegills, crappie, and pike..
Mitchell A few crappie and perch..
Menno A few walleye.
Beaver A few walleye and perch.
Sinai Walleyes, perch, and crappie fair.
Brush A few walleye.
Loss N/A
East Oakwood Walleyes fair.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Yellow bass fair to good. Walleyes fair. A few bluegills and crappie..
Silver Lake Walleyes fair to good.
East Okoboji Few walleyes, perch and bluegills.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair; A few perch and walleyes.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegills.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Sarah Walleyes fair to good.
Benton Few walleye.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round A few walleye.
Okabena Few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair to good for walleyes.
Pierre Walleye bite is getting better.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux A few cats.
November 14, 2017 - 2:39 pm - Posted in Sports

Sioux City, Iowa – The 2017 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Football All-Conference Team has been selected after a vote of the league coaches on Sunday, November 12.

For the second consecutive year, Dillon Turner of Dakota Wesleyan has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year. Caden McDonald of Morningside was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Steve Ryan of Morningside College was named the Hauff Mid-America/GPAC Coach-of-the-Year.

Morningside was the regular season conference champion for 2017 finishing 8-0 in GPAC play and 11-0 overall. The Mustangs and regular season runner-up, Northwestern, qualified for the NAIA Football Championship Series which opens on Saturday, Nov. 18, with first round action.  Morningside will host Sterling (Kan.), while Northwestern will travel to take on Langston (Okla.).

GPAC Football First Team Offense 2017

Position Name                            School                          Class    Hometown

WR       Tanner Ver Steeg   Morningside             SR        Little Rock, Iowa

TE        J.C. Koerselman       Northwestern          SR        Boyden, Iowa

OL       Levi Rozeboom         Dakota Wesleyan     JR        Inwood, Iowa

GPAC Football First Team Defense 2017

Position            Name                           School                          Class    Hometown

DL       Cody Bauman          Northwestern           SR       Inwood, Iowa

DB       Bryce Van Beek        Northwestern         JR        Rock Valley, Iowa

GPAC Football Second Team Offense 2017

Position                        Name                            School                          Class    Hometown

WR                   Levi TeBrink            Northwestern        SR        LeMars Iowa

OL                    Andrew Metzger      Morningside           SR        Rock Rapids, Iowa

Honorable Mention

Northwestern – Tyson Kooima (QB), Taylor Kooi (OL), Blake Eichmann (DB), Jerod Hansen (DB)

November 13, 2017 - 10:39 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — The Class 1A District 1 All District Football Team has been announced. District Champion West Lyon put 8 players on the the squad. District runner up Western Christian had 7 players named. Unity Christian featured 5 players with Sibley Ocheyedan with two players on the squad. Emmetsburg had 6 named to the first team. Alta Aurelia had 3 named to the squad while Okoboji had one player named to the first team.

Special honors included Jaden Snyder of West Lyon named offensive MVP along with first team quarterback honors and the kickers position on the first team as well. Monte Pottabaum of the Wildcats was named the defensive MVP from his linebacker spot. The specialist is Dylan Snyders of West Lyon. Team mate Tanner Oleson was named lineman of the year.  This years first team punter is Adam Viet from Unity Christian.

Coaching honors were swept by West Lyon with Head Coach Jay Rozeboom, offensive assistant Jeremy Childress and defensive assistant Koury Kramer all recognized with coach of the year honors.  For all team members first, second and honorable mention click on the link below.

2017 1A District 1 All-District Team – 1A District 1 All-District and Award Winners

Cedar Falls Iowa — Unbeaten Van Meter handed West Lyon their first loss of the year 35-21 in the Class 1A semifinals Saturday afternoon. With the loss the Wildcats finish at 11-1 while Van Meter will take a 12-0 record into the 1A Championship Game Friday against Iowa City Regina who held on to down Pella Christian 37-35 in the other semifinal.

The Bulldogs got on the board first on their first possession with 21 yard touchdown run. The Wildcats countered with a Jaden Snyder to Dylan Snyders 27 yard touchdown pass. The extra point tied the scored at 7-7 and that’s how the first quarter ended.

The teams traded second quarter scores with Monte Pottebaum giving West Lyon a 14-7 lead before Van Meter answered with a 28 yard touchdown pass to tie the score at half time 14-14.

The teams traded scores for a third time in the third quarter. Van Meter was first as Anthony Lowman scored the first of his two second half touchdowns on a 76 yard fumble recovery and return for a score that put the Bulldogs up 21-14. West Lyon responded with an 18 yard touchdown pass from Snyder to Micah Meyer to tie it up at 21-21 at the end of the third quarter.

A pair of scores with in the fourth quarter with Lowman as the featured player would get Van Meter the win. The first came with him on the receiving end of an 83 yard touchdown pass. The second came with Lowman taking a hand off then throwing a 75 yard touchdown pass that put the Bulldogs up 35-21 and effectively put the game away.

November 2, 2017 - 7:52 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. As the calendar turns to November and the Ice Institute being only a week away, here’s this weeks edition of the Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes and perch fair.
Horseshoe A few walleyes and smallmouth.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and perch fair.
Big Stone Lake Perch and bluegills fair to good along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye and perch.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz N/A.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye..
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska Walleyes fair.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Cochrane Few perch, largemouth bass, and perch.
Casey’s Slough A few walleye.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleye.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleye.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Perch good. Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Bluegills fair.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair along with a few crappie and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair along with a few perch.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Lake Alvin Crappie and largemouth bass fair, along with a few perch.
Diamond Walleyes fair.
Scott’s Slough A few crappie, perch, and walleye.
Island A few walleye and perch.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few perch.
George WPA A few walleye.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Perch fair. A few walleyes.
Thompson Walleyes fair to good. A few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes and perch.
Whitewood A few perch.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) A few walleyes.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few bluegills, crappie, and pike..
Mitchell A few crappie and perch..
Menno A few walleye.
Beaver A few walleye and perch.
Sinai Walleyes, perch, and crappie fair.
Brush A few walleye.
Loss N/A
East Oakwood Walleyes fair.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Yellow bass fair to good. Walleyes fair. A few bluegills and crappie..
Silver Lake Walleyes fair to good.
East Okoboji Few walleyes, perch and bluegills.
West Okoboji Bluegills fair; A few perch and walleyes.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegills.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Sarah Walleyes fair to good.
Benton Few walleye.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round A few walleye.
Okabena Few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair to good for walleyes.
Pierre Walleye bite is getting better.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair to good.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux A few cats.
October 31, 2017 - 8:18 am - Posted in Sports

The Siouxland Conference All Conference Volleyball Teams are out with Jadeyn Schutt of MOC-Floyd Valley, Alexis Toering, and Camryn Cleveringa of Sioux Center earning unanimous selections to the first team.

West Lyon’s Madysn Grotewold and Sutton Schlumbohm of Central Lyon each earned 1st team honors. Kayla Gerken earned 2nd team honors along with Mia Hoogeveen of West Lyon. Jordan Kramer of West Lyon, Kiley Metzger and Elle Petersen of Central Lyon all earned 3rd team honors.

1st TEAM

*Jadeyn Schutt –MOC-FV JR
*Alexis Toering –Sioux Center SR
*Camryn Cleveringa –Sioux Center SR
Jordyn Van Maanen –Sioux Center SR
Christina Boogerd –Boyden-Hull SR
Madysn Grotewold –West Lyon JR
Sutton Schlumbohm –Central Lyon SO
Katie Wagner –Sheldon SR
*unanimous selection

2nd Team

Kayla Gerken –George-Little Rock JR
Mia Hoogeveen –West Lyon SR
Mary Margaret Boer –Sheldon JR
Molly Van Klompenburg –MOC-FV SR
Josie Maasdam –MOC-FV SR
Makennah Traver –Sioux Center SO

3rd Team

Audrey Kreun –Boyden-Hull JR
Jordyn Kramer –West Lyon SR
Kiley Metzger –Central Lyon SO
Elle Petersen –Central Lyon JR
Zoe Heemstra –MOC-FV JR
Cassidy Bart –Sheldon JR

HONORABLE MENTION

Corinne Weise — MOC-FV SR
Julia Storm –George-Little Rock JR
Alyssa Mulder –Sioux Center JR
Faith Henrichs –Central Lyon SR
Nichole Lowe –Sibley Ocheyedan SR
Nicole Johnson –Sheldon SR
Lauren Vande Kamp –West Lyon SR
Grace Wintz Okoboji SR
Britney Rus –Rock Valley SR
Brooke Zylstra Boyden-Hull SO