June 29, 2016 - 1:26 pm - Posted in Sports

ihsaa_officeBoone Iowa — District baseball tournament brackets are out and Sheldon will host first round games in 2A District 1. On Saturday July 9th the 5:00 pm game will match  Sioux Center and Unity in the upper bracket with the winner taking on Hinton who got a first round bye.

In the  lower bracket Sheldon will host Western in the 7:00 pm game. The winner will draw West Lyon who got a bye into the semi finals. Hinton will host the semis on Tuesday July 12th and the District final on Saturday the 16th.

For a look at all the brackets state wide in 1A and 2A CLICK HERE

June 27, 2016 - 8:03 am - Posted in Sports

ighsauDes Moines Iowa — The latest Iowa high school softball rankings are out and Akron Westfield remains the top ranked team in the area holding on to the top spot in 1A. Lawton Bronson is in the 9 spot. In 2A West Lyon remains in the 15 spot.  In 3A Spirit Lake is 4th ranked with Sergeant Bluff Luton 8 and Boyden Hull Rock Valley in the 10 spot.

Class 1A

School Record LW
1 Akron-Westfield 22-1 1
2 Alburnett 23-3 3
3 Kee 23-5 2
4 Newell-Fonda 21-7 4
5 Martensdale-St. Marys 23-4 6
6 New London 16-6 5
7 Westwood 25-4 7
8 Calaumus-Wheatland 17-9 8
9 Lawton-Bronson 13-10 11
10 River Valley 18-9 9
11 Colfax-Mingo 16-7 NR
12 AGWSR 13-5 10
13 North Butler 17-3 NR
14 Lisbon 15-12 13
15 Central City 19-11 12

Dropped Out: Algona Bishop Garrigan (14), Sidney (15)

Class 2A

School Record LW
1 Logan-Magnolia 22-1 2
2 Durant 20-3 5
3 Cascade 26-3 NR*
4 North Union 21-3 3
5 Iowa City Regina 14-12 1
6 Interstate-35 16-3 6
7 Central Springs 24-1 4
8 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 23-4 7
9 Van Meter 18-7 8
10 Pella Christian 15-6 10
11 IKM-Manning 16-5 12
12 BCLUW 20-7 13
13 Treynor 17-4 9
14 Louisa-Muscatine 19-5 14
15 West Lyon 13-4 15

Dropped Out: Waterloo Columbus Catholic (11)

  • Note: A cooperative sharing agreement was discovered this week, changing the softball classification. Cascade was ranked 4th in 3A last week but has this cooperative agreement moved Cascade into Class 2A.

Class 3A

School Record LW
1 Benton 27-2 1
2 Davenport Assumption 24-4 2
3 Solon 20-6 3
4 Spirit Lake 22-3 5
5 Northeast 21-4 8
6 Humboldt 21-2 6
7 Mount Vernon 20-10 7
8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 18-8 11
9 Clarke 14-9 13
10 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 17-5 15
11 Center Point-Urbana 15-11 9
12 Beckman Catholic 18-8 NR
13 CMB 17-7 12
14 Crestwood 13-9 10
15 Saydel 16-6 14

Dropped Out: None (Cascade, 4th in 3A last week, has been moved into the 2A rankings)

Class 4A

School Record LW
1 Winterset 23-6 1
2 Carlisle 21-6 2
3 ADM 25-3 3
4 Oskaloosa 19-3 5
5 Waverly-Shell Rock 26-5 4
6 West Delaware 23-7 10
7 Keokuk 16-11 7
8 Fairfield 19-5 8
9 Mount Pleasant 18-6 11
10 Dallas Center-Grimes 12-11 6
11 Norwalk 13-11 9
12 Pella 13-10 14
13 Boone 18-7 15
14 Glenwood 14-7 NR
15 Newton 15-7 13

Dropped Out:  Charles City (12)

Class 5A

School Record LW
1 West Des Moines Valley 26-2 6
2 Johnston 23-4 1
3 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 24-2 2
4 Waukee 24-4 4
5 Iowa City West 23-5 3
6 Bettendorf 23-7 10
7 Ankeny 19-8 7
8 Urbandale 23-6 8
9 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 22-6 9
10 Pleasant Valley 21-5 5
11 Davenport West 17-10 13
12 Indianola 18-7 11
13 Fort Dodge 18-9 12
14 Ottumwa 20-6 15
15 Cedar Rapids Prairie 19-13 14

Dropped Out: None

June 27, 2016 - 8:02 am - Posted in Sports

Rapid Speedway signRock Rapids Iowa — It was another night of great racing at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids Friday night. The night featured sportsman, USRA Hobby Stocks, USRA B-Mods and USRA Stock Cars. They will be off next week for the mid-season break then back July 8th with their B-Mod Special.

For complete results click on the link below

Rapid Speedway – 6_24_16 – Rapid Speedway

June 22, 2016 - 3:41 pm - Posted in Sports

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released parings for Girls Regional Softball pairings.  Tournament action begins in Class 1A, and 2A on Tuesday, July 5th, 3A on Wednesday, July 6th,  and 4A and 5A Regionals getting underway Thursday, July 7th.

You can follow the links below to see when your favorite teams are in action:

CLICK HERE for Class 1A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 2A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 3A Pairing

CLICK HERE for Class 4A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 5A Pairings

June 22, 2016 - 9:05 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 2fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair to good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good and a few perch and pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Walleyes fair.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood Walleye bit has slowed a bit.
Swan Lake Walleyes and pike fair.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair, but mainly small.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair. A few crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few smallmouth bass and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
Whitewood Few reports.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few walleye.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few trout, crappie, and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver Walleyes slow to fair.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood Walleye bite has slowed.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye fair to good. Fair for smallmouth bass, crappie, and bullheads.
Silver Lake Fair for walleyes from shore and boat.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also fair to good for catfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few crappie and bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes and crappies.
Sarah A few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
West Graham Few walleye.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs. Floating Raps from shore!
Platte Walleyes slow to fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few catfish and walleyes.
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few walleyes.
June 21, 2016 - 7:54 am - Posted in Sports

Sheldon Orabs 2Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Orabs got the win versus the George-Little Rock Mustangs in six innings of work 15-5 Monday night in Sheldon.

The game was close throughout the first 4 innings, the score was tied 5-5 heading into the bottom of the 4th. The Orabs would create some separation in the home half of the inning, scoring three with patience at the plate and aggressive base running. Sheldon would put the game away in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring 6 runs. Cody Van Meeteren would highlight the inning with the game ending 3-run home run to left center to make the score 15-5 and give the Orabs the victory. Van Meeteren drove in four runs on the night. Earlier in the contest Ross Van Kley lifted a two-run homer to left center as part of a three run inning that put the Orabs up 4-2 after the second inning.

Dalton Van Briesen reached base three times and scored two runs for the Mustangs. Also scoring for G-LR were Nick Hengeveld, Josh Haken and Caleb De Kam.

Alex Albrecht would get the win going 2 2/3 innings, giving up just 1 hit, walking 3, and striking out 2.

Caleb De Kam took the loss for the Mustangs. De Kam went 3 1/3 innings, giving up 7 earned runs on 5 hits, and walking 7 while striking out 1.

June 19, 2016 - 9:04 am - Posted in Sports

ighsauDes Moines Iowa — The fourth Iowa High School Girls Softball Poll is out. Defending champ Akron Westfield continues to top the 1A poll. West Lyon is in the 15 spot in 2A. In Class 3A Spirit Lake is ranked number 5 with Sergeant Bluff Luton 11 and Boyden Hull Rock Valley ranked 15th in the latest poll.

Class 1A
1 Akron-Westfield 17-0 1

2 Kee 16-3 3
3 Alburnett 20-3 5
4 Newell-Fonda 16-5 2
5 New London 12-4 6
6 Martensdale-St. Marys 16-3 9
7 Westwood 22-3 11
8 Calamus-Wheatland 14-8 7
9 River Valley 15-6 13
10 AGWSR 10-2 8
11 Lawton-Bronson 10-7 5
12 Central City 17-6 10
13 Lisbon 12-6 14
14 Algona Bishop Garrigan 13-2 NR
15 Sidney 12-0 15
Dropped Out: Murray (15_

Class 2A
1 Iowa City Regina 12-6 1
2 Logan-Magnolia 17-1 2
3 North Union 15-0 3
4 Central Springs 16-0 4
5 Durant 15-3 5
6 Interstate 35 12-3 7
7 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 15-4 8
8 Van Meter 16-6 8
9 Treynor 12-2 10
10 Pella Christian 12-4 11
11 Waterloo Columbus Catholic 15-4 9
12 IKM-Manning 10-5 12
13 BCLUW 16-4 NR
14 Louisa-Muscatine 12-4 14
15 West Lyon 10-3 15
Dropped Out: Highland (13)

Class 3A
1 Benton Community 22-2 1
2 Davenport Assumption 20-4 2
3 Solon 12-5 3
4 Cascade 21-3 5
5 Spirit Lake 19-3 4
6 Humboldt 14-1 9
7 Mount Vernon 17-4 8
8 Northeast 18-4 7
9 Center Point-Urbana 11-7 6
10 Crestwood 11-5 12
11 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 14-5 14
12 CMB 13-4 10
13 Clarke 11-7 15
14 Saydel 12-3 NR
15 Boyden Hull/Rock Valley 12-5 11
Dropped Out: Atlantic (13)

Class 4A
1 Winterset 17-5 2
2 Carlisle 16-6 3
3 ADM 17-3 1
4 Waverly-Shell Rock 18-3 4
5 Oskaloosa 12-2 10
6 Dallas Center-Grimes 9-8 9
7 Keokuk 13-8 7
8 Fairfield 14-4 8
9 Norwalk 11-6 5
10 West Delaware 18-5 11
11 Mount Pleasant 13-5 6
12 Charles City 11-5 11
13 Newton 12-5 NR
14 Pella 10-9 13
15 Boone 12-4 14
Dropped Out: Lewis Central (12)

Class 5A
1 Johnston 19-2 1
2 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 21-1 2
3 Iowa City West 15-3 4
4 Waukee 15-4 5
5 Pleasant Valley 19-3 9
6 West Des Moines Valley 21-2 3
7 Ankeny 13-5 7
8 Urbandale 15-4 8
9 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 18-5 6
10 Bettendorf 15-7 10
11 Indianola 16-6 NR
12 Fort Dodge 12-7 NR
13 Davenport West 11-10 13
14 Cedar Rapids Prairie 14-11 14
15 Ottumwa 14-6 NR
Dropped Out:Dowling Catholic (11), Southeast Polk (12), Burlington (15)

June 17, 2016 - 12:25 pm - Posted in Sports

golf picDes Moines Iowa — The Iowa Girls Coaches Association has released their all district recipients for this season. Northwest Iowa and the KIWA listening area was well represented in Class 1A, 2A and 3A.

1A District 1
Name School
Kristina Vogt Central Lyon
Hannah Sieperda Central Lyon
Brooke Koele Akron-Westfield
Sam Johnson Akron-Westfield
Bailey Davis Akron-Westfield
Ann Hedlund Akron-Westfield
Maddy Borden Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

2A District 1
Name School
Chandra Zomermaand Unity Christian
Alyssa Fedders Unity Christian
Ava Grossman Unity Christian
MaKenzi Vlotho Rock Valley
Ally Sweeny South O’Brien
Madison Johnson Hinton
Hannah Butler Okoboji
Megan Grimes Sibley-Ocheyeden
Britta Harberts Sibley-Ocheyeden
Mia Hoogeveen West Lyon

3A District 1
Athlete School
Alexa Arends MOC-Floyd Valley

June 16, 2016 - 5:38 pm - Posted in Sports

Boone Iowa — Boys District Baseball Tournament assignments are out. Brackets will be coming out later in the regular season.

Class 2A District 1 includes the Sheldon Orabs, along with Hinton, Sioux Center, Unity Christian, West Lyon, and Western Christian

Class 2A District 2 includes Alta/Aurelia, Cherokee, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union, Okoboji, Pocahontas Area, and Sibley-Ocheyedan

Class 1A District 2 includes Akron Westfield, LeMars Gehlen Catholic, Kingsley-Pierson, Ridge View, River Valley-Correctionville, South O’Brien, Remsen St. Mary’s, and Woodbury Central.

Class 1A District 3 is made up of Central Lyon, Clay Central-Everly, George-Little Rock, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven Ayshire, Harris-Lake Park, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Trinity Christian, and West Sioux

June 16, 2016 - 8:30 am - Posted in Sports

fishing 2Sioux 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.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair to good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good and a few perch and pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Walleyes fair.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood Walleye bit has slowed a bit.
Swan Lake Walleyes and pike fair.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair, but mainly small.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair. A few crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few smallmouth bass and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
Whitewood Few reports.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few walleye.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few trout, crappie, and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver Walleyes slow to fair.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood Walleye bite has slowed.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye fair to good. Fair for smallmouth bass, crappie, and bullheads.
Silver Lake Fair for walleyes from shore and boat.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also fair to good for catfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few crappie and bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes and crappies.
Sarah A few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
West Graham Few walleye.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs. Floating Raps from shore!
Platte Walleyes slow to fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few catfish and walleyes.
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few walleyes.