June 24, 2017 - 12:00 pm - Posted in Sports

Rock Rapids Iowa — It was another exciting night of racing Friday at Rapids Speedway in Rock Rapids. The Sportsmans, Lems Auto Recyclers USRA Hobby Stocks, USRA B-Modifieds, Precision Auto Body USRA Stock Cars and Late Model Street Stocks were all contested.

For full race results click here June 23-2017 Rapid Speedway Results (1)

June 21, 2017 - 4:17 pm - 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. Check out the latest Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report that includes some of the lakes that have been re-opened. Feel free to share!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes and smallmouth.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes fair to good.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
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 reports.
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 Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair along with a few crappie and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair late afternoon and evening.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Lake Alvin Crappie and Walleyes fair, along with a few perch.
Diamond Walleyes fair.
Scott’s Slough N/A
Island A few walleye and perch.
81 Ponds A few walleyes.
George WPA A few walleye.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) N/A.
Thompson Walleyes fair to good. A few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes.
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.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
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.
June 20, 2017 - 10:44 am - Posted in Sports

Des Moines Iowa — Regional softball brackets are out for Class 1A, 2A and 3A for the upcoming tournaments.

Sheldon will open play at home in Region 2 of Class 3A hosting Estherville Lincoln Central on Wednesday July 5th. Boyden Hull Rock Valley received the top seed in the Region. Sioux Center got the top seed in Region 1 of 3A.

In Class 1A Region 1 West Sioux is the top seed. In Region 2 the top seed went to Akron Westfield. In Class 2A area teams were assigned to Region 1 where North Union is the top seed.

For all the tournament brackets in all classes CLICK HERE

 

June 14, 2017 - 1:01 pm - 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. After taking a week off – Dakota Angler Owner, Todd Heitkamp, is back with this week’s Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report! Feel free to share!

Northeast South Dakota

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

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair along with a few crappie and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair late afternoon and evening.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Lake Alvin Crappie and Walleyes fair, along with a few perch.
Diamond Walleyes fair.
Scott’s Slough N/A
Island A few walleye and perch.
81 Ponds A few walleyes.
George WPA A few walleye.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) N/A.
Thompson Walleyes fair to good. A few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes.
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.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
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.

Sheldon Iowa — Central Lyon downed Sheldon 7-3 Monday night in Siouxland Conference baseball in Sheldon.

The Lions opened the scoring in the second inning as Jaydon Baker singled to left and later scored when Ryan Metzger intentionally got caught in a rundown between first and second. Metzger came in on a Brady Wright double to right field to make it 2-0 in favor of Central Lyon.

Sheldon got on the board in the bottom of the inning as Cody Van Meeteren was hit by a pitch and later scored on a single to left by Parker Nissen to cut the lead to 2-1.

Central Lyon scored a run in the third when Riley Van Wyhe lifted a solo home run to right center to make it 3-1.

The Lions made it 4-1 in the fourth as Brandt Boekhout singled to center and scored on an rbi single to center off the bat of Brady Wright.

Central Lyon broke it open with a three run sixth inning. Boekhout reached on a base on balls and would later score on a safety squeeze laid down by Dylan Kruger. Ryan Metzger singled and scored on an rbi single off the bat of Brady Wright. Wright would score on an rbi single to center by Gable Sieperda to put the Lions in control 7-1 going into the seventh inning.

Sheldon scored a pair in the bottom of the seventh as Phil Cain reached on an error and took second on the play. He went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a pass ball. Alex Albrecht walked and eventually scored on a wild pitch to make the final 7-3 in favor of Central Lyon.

Winning pitcher Gable Sieperda went the first 5 and two thirds to get the win. He gave up just 1 hit and 1 earned run. He walked 3 and struck out 9. Riley Van Wyhe and Brandt Boekhout finished up. Parker Nissen took the loss going the first 6 innings. He scattered 9 hits and 2 earned runs walking 2 and striking out 3.

With the win Central Lyon is even on the year at 4-4 on the season and 3-3 in the conference. Sheldon is 5-6 for the year and 4-3 in the Siouxland.

Next action for the Orabs will be Thursday when they host Boyden Hull Rock Valley. Central Lyon is back at it Tuesday night with a trip to Okoboji.

June 1, 2017 - 12:25 pm - 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. Check out the post-Memorial Day 2-Minute Fishing Report from Dakota Angler and feel free to share it!

Northeast South Dakota

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

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair along with a few crappie and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair late afternoon and evening.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Lake Alvin Crappie and Walleyes fair, along with a few perch.
Diamond Walleyes fair.
Scott’s Slough N/A
Island A few walleye and perch.
81 Ponds A few walleyes.
George WPA A few walleye.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) N/A.
Thompson Walleyes fair to good. A few perch and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes.
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.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
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.

Northwest Iowa — Girls State Golf concluded Wednesday afternoon. In Class 1A the team title went to Akron-Westfield. As a team they shot a 738 for 1st place. 2nd place went to New London who shot a team total of 753. The Class 1A individual champion was Samantha Knight of West Monona who shot a 2-day 151. Second went to Casey Noble of New London with a tournament total 162.

In Class 2A, Treynor took the team title with a team total 698, while Emmetsburg took 2nd place with a 745. The individual champion was Annika Patton of Alta-Aurelia with a 2-day 154 and 2nd place went to Aly Anderson of Treynor.

Atlantic Class 3A Team Champion with a 2-day 689, and New Hampton was in 2nd place with a 2-day total of 700. Emily Snelling of Clear Lake took the top spot on the podium individually with a tournament total 141. Brooke Newell of Atlantic was the runner-up with 146.

For Complete Results CLICK HERE

Class 1A – American Legion Golf Course, Marshalltown

Team Qualifiers
Akron-Westfield – Coach Todd Colt
5th – Bailey Davis – RD 1 – 87, RD 2 – 87
T-7th – Ann Hedlund – RD 1 – 87, RD 2 – 90
T-7th – Brooke Koele – RD 1 – 92, RD 2 – 85
T-44th – Danika Smith – RD 1 – 114, RD 2 – 99
T-53rd – Kayla Johnson – RD 1 – 112, RD 2 – 116
Alayna Mullinix – RD 2 – 106
Autumn Bundy – RD 1 – 115

Team Total After Day 2 – 738 – 1st Place – Class 1A Champions

Class 2A – Jester Park Golf Course, Granger

Individual Qualifiers – Hannah Butler – Okoboji – RD 1 – 90, RD 2 – 96 – 21st Place

Team Qualifiers
West Lyon – Coach Jeff Hoogeveen
16th – Rebekah Ripperda – RD 1 – 97, RD 2 – 87
31st – Rainie Hoogendoorn – RD 1 – 102, RD 2 – 96
40th – Bailee Roemen – RD 1 – 106, RD 2 – 97
48th – Katie Roemen – RD 1 – 112, RD 2 – 107
51st – Mia Hoogeveen – RD 1 -113, RD 2 – 110
Miranda Wieker – RD 1 – 113
Shelby Viereck – RD 2 – 101

Team Total After Day 2 – 798 – 8th Place

Class 3A – Lake Panorama National Golf Course

Individual Qualifiers – Marta Povar – Spirit Lake – RD 1 – 85, RD 2 – 81 – 4th Place

Team Qualifiers
MOC-FV – Coach Monte Tilgner
T-27th – Jaden Zenor – RD 1 – 101, RD 2 – 93
T-33rd – Alexa Arends – RD 1 – 109, RD 2 – 95
37th – Emma DeJong – RD 1 – 103, RD 2 – 106
T-40th – Brook Dau – RD 1 – 114, RD 2 – 99
50th – Sophie Swart – RD 1 – 113, RD 2 – 114
56th – Marin McDonough – RD 1 – 134, RD 2 – 130

Team Total After Day 2 – 819 – 7th Place

May 31, 2017 - 3:36 pm - Posted in Sports

Sheldon Iowa — The Sheldon Orabs scored a pair of runs with two down in the bottom of the seventh inning to get an 8-7 win over George Little Rock Central Lyon in Siouxland Conference softball Tuesday night.

Tayler Weber singled into the gap in right – center to score Nicole Meyer from third and McKenzie Wagner from second as the Orabs walked off an 8-7 win over the Mustangs.

G-LR-CL opened the game with a three-run first inning. Carley Snyder and Kayla Gerken both singled and came in to score on a 2-run double by Becca Roskam. Roskam scored on a ball put in play by Brecken Boekhout as the Mustangs went up 3-0.

Sheldon got two runs back in the home half of the first as Nicole Johnson reached on an error and score on a ground ball out by Taylor Weber. Alexa Vanden Hall Doubled and scored on a ball put in play by Zoe Koerselman to cut the lead to 3-2.

Sheldon tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the second when Nicole Meyer singled and scored on a single by Nicole Johnson. The Orabs took a 4-3 lead in the fourth when Nicole Meyer reached on a fielders choice and scored on Tayler Weber’s single up the middle.

The Mustangs moved back in front 5-4 with a pair of runs in the fifth. Becca Roskam singled and scored on a single by Brecken Boekhout. Boekhout scored on a triple to center by Wynona Steenhoven. The Mustangs added two more runs in the sixth inning to take a 7-4 lead as Ashley Boer walked and scored on a single by Kayla Gerken. Gerken scored on single by Brecken Boekhout.

Sheldon make it 7-6 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth as Nicole Johnson and Tayler Weber had back to back singles. Johnson scored on a fielders choice by Mikayla Simonson and Weber came in on a sac fly by Zoe Koerselman .

Sheldon held the Mustangs scoreless in the top of the seventh to set up the Orab comeback as Sheldon scored a pair of runs to end it. Nicole Meyer and McKenzie Wagner scored on the two-run single by Tayler Weber that made the final 8-7 in favor of the Orabs.

Nicole Johnson got the win going seven innings giving up four earned runs. She walked 2 and struck out 10. Greta Ackerman took the loss. She went seven innings giving up four earned runs while walking three and striking out two.

With the win Sheldon improves to 2-2 and 1-1 in the conference. G-LR-CL is 2-3 on the season and 1-2 in the Siouxland.

Sheldon travels to Okoboji Wednesday while the Mustangs are at Boyden Hull Rock Valley.

The West Lyon Girls Golf team teed off at 9 am this morning and shot a team total 417 after day one and are currently in 8th Place heading into Day 2 at Jester Park Golf Course in Granger. The Wildcats will tee off again Wednesday at 9 am.

For Complete Results CLICK HERE

Team Qualifiers
West Lyon – Coach Jeff Hoogeveen
28th – Rebekah Ripperda – RD 1 – 97
T-38th – Rainie Hoogendoorn – RD 1 – 102
T-45th – Bailee Roemen – RD 1 – 106
T-49th – Katie Roemen – RD 1 – 112
T-51st – Miranda Wieker – RD 1 – 113
T-51st – Mia Hoogeveen – RD 1 -113

Team Total After Day 1 – 417 – 8th Place

May 24, 2017 - 9:46 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 we head into the Memorial Day weekend, Dakota Angler Owner, Todd Heitkamp, provides the latest 2-Minute Fishing Report! Feel free to share!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes and smallmouth.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) N/A.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz N/A.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) N/A.
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 A few Walleyes.
Lake Cochrane Few reports.
Casey’s Slough N/A.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake N/A.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) N/A.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry A few walleye.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair.
Vermillion Walleyes fair late afternoon and evening.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair, but have to sort.
Lake Alvin A few bass, crappie, and perch.
Diamond A few walleye.
Scott’s Slough N/A
Island A few walleye and perch.
81 Ponds A few walleyes.
George WPA A few walleye.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) N/A.
Thompson A few walleyes and crappie.
Brandt A few walleyes.
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 and pike..
Mitchell A few crappie and perch..
Menno A few walleye.
Beaver A few walleye.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few walleye.
Loss N/A
East Oakwood A few walleye.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Yellow bass fair to good. A few bluegills and crappie..
Silver Lake few reports.
East Okoboji Few perch and bl;uegills.
West Okoboji A few perch and bluegills.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegills.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Few walleye and perch.
Sarah Few walleye.
Benton Few walleye.
East Twin Few walleye.
Round Few reports.
Okabena Few walleye.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair.
Pickstown Walleyes slow.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux Slow.