December 8, 2016 - 8:17 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 10fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Well the cold air has arrived and soon everyone will be on the ice! While you wait, check out the latest Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report! Plus Todd talks about the Dakota Angler Customer Appreciation Weekend coming up on December 16-18!

Northeast South Dakota

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

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 Ice forming.
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 Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes pulling plugs or spinners.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Pickstown Walleyes slow to fair in trees and deeper water.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Ice forming.
Big Sioux Ice forming.

 

December 2, 2016 - 10:14 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 10fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

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

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few Walleyes, crappie, and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair during the evening. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake A few Walleyes, bluegull, catfish, and crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes and perch.
Scott’s Slough Perch fair to good a long with a few walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few perch, smallmouth bass, and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Perch fair to good. A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few perch and pike.
Brandt A few crappie and walleye.
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 A few crappie and Walleye.
Sinai Walleyes, perch, and crappie fair to good.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few Walleye.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Perch good. Walleye, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow Bass, perch, and bluegill good in morning and evening hours off bridges and docks. Also look for rock piles.
West Okoboji Bluegill fair to good fishing the weed line.
Lake Pahoja Bluegill fair along with a few crappie.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair along with a few perch and crappies.
Sarah Perch fair to good with a few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes pulling plugs or spinners.
Chamberlain Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Platte Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Pickstown Walleyes slow to fair in trees and deeper water.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Good for Cats!
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few pike.

 

November 23, 2016 - 7:46 am - Posted in Sports

west-lyon-wildcat-trackLarchwood Iowa — The Sheldon Girls Basketball Team opened the season on the road at West Lyon Tuesday night falling to the host team Wildcats 56-30. West Lyon led at all the breaks up 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and 20-15 at the half. The Wildcats took control of the game in the third quarter led by a 10 point effort from Kate Groeneweg to move in front 43-26 at the end of the third quarter. Groeneweg hit a three at the buzzer as an exclamation point just as she had at the end of the first half. She finished with 15 points. West Lyon would go on to win 56-30.

Also in double figures for West Lyon was Chaydon Metzger who hit for 15 points on the night as well. Sheldon was led by Taylor Weber with 9 points.

With the loss Sheldon opens 0-1 in the conference and for the season. West Lyon opens at 1-0. Both teams are off until Tuesday November 29th. Sheldon will be at Boyden Hull for another girls only match up. West Lyon will host Okoboji in a girls, boys doubleheader. The Sheldon boys will open the season on Friday December 2nd when the Orab girls and boys meet Sioux Center in the home opener.

November 23, 2016 - 7:46 am - Posted in Sports

volleyballsDes Moines Iowa — The 2016 All State Volleyball Teams have been released. The four northwest Iowa teams that made their way to State are all represented. Those teams  included Western Christian, Unity Christian and Central Lyon in Class 2A and Sioux Center in 3A.

In Class 1A third team honors went to Katie Peters of LeMars Gehlen. Emily Hansmann of George Little Rock earned honorable mention all state honors.

In Class 2A Karsyn Winterfeld of Western Christian was named player of the year. Wolfpack head coach Tammi Veerbeek was named coach of the year. Erika Feenstra of Western was also named to the first team. Unity is represented by Josie Blankespoor and Alli Timmermanns. Ashtyn Veerbeek of Western was named to the second team along with Corrina Timmermanns of Unity. Hope Rasmussen of Central Lyon was named to the third team all state. Lion team mate Ashley Boer earned honorable mention accolades.

In Class 3A Jessica Harald of Sioux Center was named to the first team. Sioux Center’s Alexis Toering was named to the third team and a third Warrior Hannah Dykshorn was named honorable mention.

For a complete list of all teams in all classes click on the link below
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football 1Des Moines Iowa — The 2016 Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Football Teams have been released and northwest Iowa is well represented.

 

CLASS 2A FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Luke Greiner, Prairie City-Monroe, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Shane Solberg, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Dakota Jaseschke, Southeast Valley, Sr.
Lineman – Tristan Wirfs, Mount Vernon, Sr.
Lineman – Ben Lingfelter, Cherokee, Sr.
Lineman – Ethan Lappe, North Fayette Valley, Sr.
Lineman – Carter Brehm, Union, Jr.
Lineman – Ethan Thomas, Prairie City-Monroe, Sr.
Quarterback – Brett Moser, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Sr.
Back – Trent Johnson, Dike-New Hartford, Sr.
Back – Isaiah Vaughn, Union Community, Sr.
Back – Spencer Cuvelier, Crestwood, Sr.
Kicker – Kyle Derner, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll, Jr.
Utility – Kody Case, South Central Calhoun, Sr.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Levi Duwa, Mid-Prairie, Sr.
Lineman – Michael Ahrendsen, Union Community, Sr.
Lineman – Ben Latusek, Dike-New Hartford, Sr.
Lineman – Calvin Bright, Roland-Story, Sr.
Linebacker – Derek Greiner, Williamsburg, Sr.
Linebacker – Austin Roozeboom, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Jr.
Linebacker – Brock Hadachek, Union Community, Sr.
Linebacker – Jack Cochrane, Mount Vernon, Sr.
Back – Mitch Van Beek, Central Lyon/GLR, Sr.
Back – Zach Lester, Clear Lake, Jr.
Back – Ross Randall, West Marshall, Sr.
Punter – Chase Netusil, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll, Sr.
Utility – Josh Fenske, New Hampton, Jr.
2A captain: Tristan Wirfs, Mount Vernon

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Philip Cain, Sheldon, Jr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Jacob Schaefer, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Cale Snedden, Mount Vernon, Jr.
Lineman – Giovani Esteves, Estherville Lincoln Central, Sr.
Lineman – Will Clapper, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter, So.
Lineman – Trent Garver, Albia, Jr.
Lineman – Dylan Hillbrands, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Sr.
Lineman – James Snodgrass, Prairie City-Monroe, Sr.
Quarterback – Drew Adams, Mount Vernon, Jr.
Back – Caleb Schlatter, Roland-Story, Sr.
Back – Jacob Schaefer, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Sr.
Back – Blake Coughenour, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter, Sr.
Kicker – Terrhyn Jacoby, Mid-Prairie, Wellman, Jr.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Spencer Daufeldt, West Liberty, So.
Lineman – Josh Guenther, North Fayette Valley, Sr.
Lineman – Clayton Kraus, Monticello, Jr.
Lineman – Clayton Welch, Prairie City-Monroe, Sr.
Linebacker – Nick Durnin, Dike-New Hartford, Sr.
Linebacker – Robert Sheridan, Estherville Lincoln Central, Sr.
Linebacker – Thad Bohbot, Underwood, Sr.
Linebacker – Chris Jermeland, Forest City, Jr.
Back – Mitchell Snitker, Waukon, Jr.
Back – Clayton Mapel, Dike-New Hartford, Sr.
Back – Dylan Stech, Union Community, Sr.
Punter – Sam Stelken, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville, Sr.

THIRD TEAM OFFENSE
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Kobe Lutjens, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Trey Valentine, Cherokee, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Braeden Hoyer, Northeast, Goose Lake, So.
Lineman – Dylan Rivers, Roland-Story, Sr.
Lineman – Luke Butikofer, North Fayette Valley, Sr.
Lineman – Cam Pfaffle, New Hampton, Sr.
Lineman – Ben Subbert, Williamsburg, Jr.
Lineman – Ryan Van, Marel Sheldon, Jr.
Quarterback – Sheldon Speers, Prairie City-Monroe, Sr.
Back – Ricky Vargas, Mid-Prairie, Wellman, Sr.
Back – Wes Cummings, Prairie City-Monroe, So.
Back – Jason Wardenburg, Williamsburg, Sr.
Kicker – Ben Palmer, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville, Sr.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Garek Hurd, Roland-Story, Jr.
Lineman – Dylan Larson, North Fayette Valley, Sr.
Lineman – Chase Stutes, Central Lee, So.
Lineman – Michael Mohr, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll, Jr.
Linebacker – Jacob Cleveringa, Sioux Center, Sr.
Linebacker – Jaydon Baker, Central Lyon/GLR, Sr.
Linebacker – Dan Butler, South Hardin, Sr.
Linebacker – Sam Moore, Mount Vernon, Sr.
Back – Brett Staton, Roland-Story, Sr.
Back – Tate Hovden, North Fayette Valley, Sr.
Back – Beau Coberly, West Marshall, Jr.
Punter – Jeff Tratchel, Albia, Jr.

CLASS 1A FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Levi Jungling, Pella Christian, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Ben Gesink, Western Christian, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Robby Sweers, Clayton Ridge, Sr.
Lineman – Jared Brinkman, Regina, Iowa City, Sr.
Lineman – Mason Neisen, Denver, Sr.
Lineman – Caden Fenchel, Western Christian, Sr.
Lineman – Coy Kirkpatrick, Madrid, Sr.
Lineman – Jeramy Randol, Panorama, Sr.
Quarterback – David Kacmarynski, Pella Christian, Sr.
Back – Peter Kilburg, Bellevue, Sr.
Back – Michael Santi, Madrid, Sr.
Back – Ben Granstra,Western Christian, Jr.
Kicker – Jaden Snyder, West Lyon, Jr.
Utility – Tyson Kooima, Western Christian, Sr.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Jackson Flagel, Pella Christian, Sr.
Lineman – Mason Lyons, Bellevue, Sr.
Lineman – Colton Dietz, West Branch, Sr.
Lineman – Jacob Uittenbogaard, Western Christian, Sr.
Linebacker – Danirl, Bishop Hinton, Sr.
Linebacker – Bo McMahon, Denver, Jr.
Linebacker – Alec McDowell, Maquoketa Valley, Sr.
Linebacker – Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, Sr.
Back – Jay Small, Hinton, Sr.
Back – Jack Jensen, Regina, Iowa City, Sr.
Back – Sam Joerger, Denver, Sr.
Punter – Sam Stein, Regina, Iowa City, Sr.
Utility – Dylan Boles, Van Meter, Sr.
1A captain: Levi Jungling, Pella Christian

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Slade Sifuentes, Lake Mills, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Mickey Morgan, Central Decatur, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Justin Grevengoed, Western Christian, Sr.
Lineman – Ty Oster, Bellevue, Sr.
Lineman – Jacob Barnhart, West Branch, Jr.
Lineman – Jacob Besh, Denver, Sr.
Lineman – Sean Boles, Van Meter, Jr.
Lineman – Jacob Vondrak, Hinton, Jr.
Quarterback – Jace Moore, Clayton Ridge, Sr.
Back – Luke Lenoch, West Branch, Sr.
Back – Carson Rhoades, Van Meter, Jr.
Back – Rodney Schwartzhoff, South Winneshiek, Jr.
Kicker – Nathan De Bruin, Pella Christian, So.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Daniel Jensen, Panorama, Jr.
Lineman – Manning Kuboushek, South Winneshiek, Jr.
Lineman – Chaz Clark, Pleasantville, Jr.
Lineman – Jared Weiland, Alta-Aurelia, Sr.
Linebacker – Jacob Shafer, Central Springs, Sr.
Linebacker – Logan Klemp, South Hamilton, r.
Linebacker – Dante Arzani, Interstate 35, Sr.
Linebacker – Clay Silver, BCLUW, Conrad, Sr.
Back – Jacob Graves, West Branch, Jr.
Back – Carter Boothe, Central Decatur, Leon, Jr.
Back – Eli Barrett, Denver, Sr.
Punter – Chase Rath, Highland, Sr.

THIRD TEAM OFFENSE
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Ben Juhl, Des Moines Christian, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Andrew Hasselquist, Hinton, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Hunter Tyree, Pleasantville, Jr.
Lineman – Cooper Greiner, Sigourney-Kepta, Sr.
Lineman – Will Anthony, Pleasantville, Sr.
Lineman – Darin Knobloch, West Lyon, Sr.
Lineman – Matt Naig, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sr.
Lineman – Joe Sturgeon, Woodward-Granger, Jr.
Quarterback – Michael Conlon, Regina, Iowa City, Jr.
Back – Avery Moore, Sigourney-Keota, Sr.
Back – Tanner Vermaas, Woodward-Granger, Sr.
Back – Isaac Vollstedt, Regina, Iowa City, Jr.
Kicker – Kain Eagle, Denver, Jr.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Reagan Ries, Regina, Iowa City, Sr.
Lineman – Noah Boender, Sigourney-Keota, Sr.
Lineman – Jared Townsend, Wilton, So.
Lineman – Brian Sadler, Jesup, Jr.
Linebacker – Brady Wilson, Logan-Magnolia, Sr.
Linebacker – Rogan Pforts, Wapello, Sr.
Linebacker – Bodie Garnier, Sumner-Fredericksburg, Sr.
Linebacker – Nicholas Schony, Emmetsburg, So.
Back – Grant Deitering, Emmetsburg, Sr.
Back – Bill Burton, Highland, Sr.
Back – Kolby Morrison, Logan-Magnolia, Jr.
Punter – Brock Wolfe, West Central Valley, Jr.

CLASS A FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Joel Vaske, Bishop Garrigan, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Blake Langhurst, Lisbon, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Austin Allard, Akron-Westfield , Sr.
Lineman – Jordan Hook, Grundy Center, Jr.
Lineman – Darlyn Marquez, West Sioux, Jr.
Lineman – Mitchell Smith, St. Ansgar, Sr.
Lineman – Matt Seres, Hudson, Jr.
Lineman – Jacob Walters, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Sr.
Quarterback – Hunter Lott, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Jr.
Back – Bryce Flater, Grundy Center, Sr.
Back – Gibson Behr, Bishop Garrigan, Sr.
Back – Carter Downer, East Buchanan, Sr.
Kicker – Rodrigo Barajas, St. Albert, Council Bluffs, Sr.
Utility – Jake Lynott, West Sioux, Hawarden, Jr.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Kyler Schott, North Linn, Sr.
Lineman – Luke Waters, St. Albert, Council Bluffs, Jr.
Lineman – Nathan Graves, Hudson, Sr.
Lineman – Mason Skovgard, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Jr.
Linebacker – Grant Buscherfeld, Bishop Garrigan, Sr.
Linebacker – Jordan Weiland, West Hancock, Sr.
Linebacker – Chase Winkel, Bishop Garrigan, Sr.
Linebacker – Thomas Mussig, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Sr.
Back – Ben Boerjan, St. Ansgar, Sr.
Back – Jake Ohl, East Buchanan, Jr.
Back – Carson Louscher, South O’Brien, Jr.
Punter – Brady Gotheir, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, Sr.
Utility – Erik Knaack, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Sr.
A captain: Thomas Mussig, Gladbrook-Reinbeck

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Juan DeLagarza, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Tanner Grady, Rockford, Jr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Ryan Petersen, St. Ansgar, Sr.
Lineman – Jordan Hettinger, East Buchanan, Sr.
Lineman – Bryan Nohava, LeMars Gehlen, Jr.
Lineman – Matt Fagan, St. Albert, Council Bluffs, Jr.
Lineman – Josh Turnbill, Earlham, Sr.
Lineman – Dominique Ward, Montezuma, Sr.
Quarterback – Cal Eskra, Akron-Westfield, Sr.
Back – Drew Anderson, Westwood, Sr.
Back – Sam Nelson, South O’Brien, Sr.
Back – Skylar Alexander, Newman Catholic, Sr.
Kicker – Wes Geisler, Hudson, Jr.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Conner Koopmans, West Sioux, So.
Lineman – Chance Baburek, Belle Plaine, Sr.
Lineman – Jimmy Camp, Colfax-Mingo, Sr.
Lineman – Jon Wedgewood, Montezuma, Sr.
Linebacker – Danny Koch, St. Albert, Council Bluffs, Sr.
Linebacker – Jacob Hemann, St. Ansgar, Sr.
Linebacker – Ryan Hofer, Lynnville-Sully, Sr.
Linebacker – Matt Petersen, Woodbury Central, Sr.
Back – Dylan Eckels, West Hancock, Sr.
Back – Tyer Blaha, St. Albert, Council Bluffs, Jr.
Back – Al Hagerman, Hudson, Sr.
Punter – Nick Phelps, Woodbury Central, Jr.

THIRD TEAM OFFENSE
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Nathan Kneifl, Lawton-Bronson, Sr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Brevin Hansen, Lynnville-Sully, Jr.
Tight End/Wide Receiver – Keontae Luckett, New London, So.
Lineman – Drake Buscherfeld, Bishop Garrigan, Jr.
Lineman – Richard Dandurand, Westwood, Jr.
Lineman – Logan O’Connor, Lisbon, Jr.
Lineman – Austin Rapp, Woodbury Central, Sr.
Lineman – Cody Tjossem, South O’Brian, Sr.
Quarterback – Jayce Knight, BGM, Sr.
Back – Colton Francis, West Hancock, Jr.
Back – Parker Hendrickson, St. Ansgar, Sr.
Back – Dylan Irizarry, Akron-Westfield, Sr.
Kicker – Walker Thede, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Jr.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Cole Helmerson, New London, Sr.
Lineman – Scott Palmer, Southwest Valley, Sr.
Lineman – Tanner Sloan, Alburnett, Jr.
Lineman – Price Hall, BGM, Sr.
Linebacker – Logan Price, Montezuma, Sr.
Linebacker – Parker Bown, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Sr.
Linebacker – Eric Weiss, BGM, Sr.
Linebacker – Ben Weepie, Wapsie Valley, Sr.
Back – Kyler McDermott, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, Sr.
Back – Aaron Allard, Akron-Westfield, Sr.
Back – Nick Jacobs, Akron-Westfield, So.
Punter – Rylan James, Lynnville-Sully, So.

8-MAN FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Wide Receiver – Derek Schurke, Ar-We-Va, Sr.
Wide Receiver – Connor Harms, Midland, Sr.
Lineman – Jake Crozier, Twin Cedars, Sr.
Lineman – Isaac McAlister, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Sr.
Lineman – Jayson Krakow, Iowa Valley, Sr.
Quarterback – Jake Danner, Ar-We-Va, Westside, Sr.
Back – Austin Svoboda, Don Bosco, Gilbertville, Jr.
Back – Trevor Gunderson, Harris-Lake Park, Jr.
Back – Bennett Goettsch, Iowa Valley, Sr.
Kicker – James Fitzgerald, Springville, Sr.
Utility – Derek Ehrhardt, Central Elkader, Sr.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Jordan Kyle, Harris-Lake Park, Sr.
Lineman – Walker Eben, Don Bosco, Gilbertville, Sr.
Lineman – Kenny Kriegel, Harris-Lake Park, Sr.
Linebacker – Wyatt Blazek, Turkey Valley, Sr.
Linebacker – Drew Buckholdt, Exira-EHK, Sr.
Linebacker – Trace Embray, Twin Cedars, Sr.
Back – Parker Powers, Fremont-Mills, Sr.
Back – Jorante Squiers, Lone Tree, Sr.
Punter – Nathan Karsjens, AGSWR, Sr.
Utility – Sam Phillips, Fremont Mills, Sr.
8-man captain: Jake Danner, Ar-We-Va

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
Wide Receiver – Preston Murphy, CAM, Anita, So.
Wide Receiver – Nick Sylvester, Central Elkader, Sr.
Lineman – Braeton Nietsche, Harris-Lake Park, Jr.
Lineman – Blake Turley, Fremont Mills, Jr.
Lineman – Dawson Swails, Lone Tree, Sr.
Quarterback – Brandon Bagby, Don Bosco, Gilbertville, Sr.
Back – Reed Kruse, Newell-Fonda, Sr.
Back – Sam Obert, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Sr.
Back – Sam McMilan, Bedford, Sr.
Kicker – Dalton Nicks, Harris-Lake Park, So.

DEFENSE
Lineman – Quinton Casteel, Moravia, Sr.
Lineman – Dillon Roca, Stanton, Jr.
Lineman – Caleb Meinders, AGWSR, Sr.
Linebacker – Keegan Carpenter, Harris-Lake Park, Jr.
Linebacker – Alex Kock, Ar-We-Va, Westside, Sr.
Linebacker – Dakota Pinegar, Twin Cedars, Jr.
Back – Cody Hackman, Turkey Valley, Sr.
Back – Jared Hensley, Lenox, Sr.
Punter – Wyatt Kaplan, Harris-Lake Park, Sr

November 16, 2016 - 3:48 pm - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 10fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

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

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few Walleyes, crappie, and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair during the evening. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake A few Walleyes, bluegull, catfish, and crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes and perch.
Scott’s Slough Perch fair to good a long with a few walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few perch, smallmouth bass, and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Perch fair to good. A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few perch and pike.
Brandt A few crappie and walleye.
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 A few crappie and Walleye.
Sinai Walleyes, perch, and crappie fair to good.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few Walleye.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Perch good. Walleye, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow Bass, perch, and bluegill good in morning and evening hours off bridges and docks. Also look for rock piles.
West Okoboji Bluegill fair to good fishing the weed line.
Lake Pahoja Bluegill fair along with a few crappie.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair along with a few perch and crappies.
Sarah Perch fair to good with a few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes pulling plugs or spinners.
Chamberlain Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Platte Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Pickstown Walleyes slow to fair in trees and deeper water.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Good for Cats!
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few pike.

 

November 15, 2016 - 2:31 pm - Posted in Sports

football-1Northwest Iowa — The Class 1A District 1 All-District Football Teams have been released and the Western Christian Wolfpack, West Lyon Wildcats and the Generals of Sibley Ocheyedan are well represented.

The Wolfpack put 8 players on the first team including Tyson Kooima, Ben Granstra, Ben Gesink, Caden Fenchel, Jake Uittenbogaard, Justin Grevengoed, Jesse Jansma and Colyn Oostenink. Gesink was named All District specialist on the year with linemen of the year honors going to Fenchel. Kooima was the co-offensive MVP , sharing the award with Jay Small of Hinton. Western’s Travis Kooima was named coach of the year with Ethan Kooima sharing defensive assistant coach of the year honors with Jared VanderZanden of West Lyon.

The Wildcats produced 6 first team players. They include Dylan Huyser, Monte Pottebaum, Tanner Oleson, Jaden Snyder, Darin Knoblock and Noah Van’t Hof.  The Wildcats Kully Kramer was named assistant offensive coach of the year.

Sibley Ocheyedan had 3 players named to the first team. They were Matt Naig, Garrett Sayler and Colvin Jenness. Trent Kruger was named all district punter.

For a complete list of first teamers, second teamers and honorable mention click on the link below.

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ihsaa_officeCedar Falls Iowa — Former West Lyon stand out LeVar Woods will be one of six athletes being inducted into the IHSAA Football Players Hall of Fame. The Football Players Hall of Fame was created by the IHSAA in 1980 to celebrate the achievements of individuals whose qualities and deeds on the fields of Iowa and their subsequent success and contributions to the game were such to inspire others to succeed in football and the game of life. The six will be presented at halftime of the Class 4A Championship game Friday evening November 18th.

Playing for Hall of Fame Coach Jay Rozeboom, Woods was on teams that posted a glittering 41-5 record with four undefeated District championships, four trips to the playoffs where they advanced to the semifinals each year before taking home the 1995 Class 2A runner-up trophy.

He was a three-year letter winner and starter earning All-State honors and the Class 2A Player of the Year in 1995. As a running back and defensive end, his playing time was curtailed due to game scores but he still rushed for 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns, while recording 50 solo tackles and earning a spot in the Shrine Bowl.

Woods also earned letters in basketball and track, where he was a State Meet discus medal winner before moving on to the University of Iowa. At Iowa, he was a three-year letterman and two-year starter at linebacker and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten and captained the Hawks as a senior. He posted 165 career tackles, including 18 for a loss and four sacks earning a spot in the Blue-Grey game.

He played eight seasons at linebacker in the NFL with Arizona, Detroit and Tennessee. In 88 games he totaled 168 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and four fumble recoveries. In his four years in Arizona he was a finalist for the Byron “Whizzer” White and Walter Payton Man of the Year awards, recognizing his contributions to charity, a trait reflected in his life. He has done summer camps at West Lyon and also founded a Football Academy for youth and high school players. He has been on the Iowa football staff for nine seasons, the last five years as an assistant coach.

Also being inducted into the Hall of Fame are Brent Maclagan of Jefferson-Scranton arguably one of Iowa’s best multiple sport athletes in the mid-1990s, he was twice an All-State football selection; a four-time State Track Champion as an outstanding middle distance runner, and hurdler; a five-year starter in baseball and a three-year starter in basketball.

Matt Chatham of Sioux City North was a key performer for two varsity seasons for the Stars with a reputation for being an outstanding tackler and a sure-handed receiver. His senior season he led North to the best record in Sioux City under Coach Jon Dornon. He kept the city’s streak alive of having a first team all-state player as he won consensus honors on defense.

Todd Blythe of Indianola was a three-year starter on offense and defense for Coach Dave Summy, he was twice named to the All-State first team, including making the Des Moines Register’s Elite offensive team in 2002, when he was selected as the Class 4A Player of the Year.

Sage Rosenfels of Maquoketa was an outstanding player for Coach Mark Hillebrand. He won letters in five sports and All-State acclaim in three, while being an honor student with a 4.00 grade point average. As a quarterback and defensive back he earned All-State laurels in 1995 and then took his skills to Iowa State University and the National Football League.

Nate Kaeding of Iowa City West excelled as a place kicker at the high school, college and NFL level. Playing for Hall of Fame Coach Reese Morgan, he was a three-year prep starter, making the playoffs each year and winning back-to-back undefeated State Championships in 1998 and 1999, when he earned All-State honors. He started for West in three state championships as a senior and four in his career adding gold trophy basketball and soccer teams to his resume as well. His high level of accomplishment in three sports led to his being named high school male athlete of the year in 2000.

This years Hall of Fame Class will be presented at halftime of the Class 4A Championship game Friday evening November 18th at the UNI Dome.

November 10, 2016 - 8:19 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 10fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

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

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few Walleyes, crappie, and perch.
Vermillion Walleyes fair during the evening. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake A few Walleyes, bluegull, catfish, and crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes and perch.
Scott’s Slough Perch fair to good a long with a few walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few perch, smallmouth bass, and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Perch fair to good. A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few perch and pike.
Brandt A few crappie and walleye.
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 A few crappie and Walleye.
Sinai Walleyes, perch, and crappie fair to good.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few Walleye.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Perch good. Walleye, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow Bass, perch, and bluegill good in morning and evening hours off bridges and docks. Also look for rock piles.
West Okoboji Bluegill fair to good fishing the weed line.
Lake Pahoja Bluegill fair along with a few crappie.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Walleyes fair along with a few perch and crappies.
Sarah Perch fair to good with a few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
East Twin Walleyes fair.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson A few walleyes pulling plugs or spinners.
Chamberlain Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Platte Walleyes slow to fair in deeper water.
Pickstown Walleyes slow to fair in trees and deeper water.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Good for Cats!
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few pike.
November 9, 2016 - 8:21 am - Posted in Sports

volleyballsCedar Rapids — Four area volleyball teams open State Tournament play Wednesday in Cedar Rapids. One team is competing in 3A with the other three all competing in 2A.

In the upper bracket of 3A #6 Sioux Center (34-4)  opens at noon against #5 Mount Vernon (33-7). Jessica Harald leads the Warriors in kills with 348. Camryn Cleveringa has 55 ace serves on 351-of-389 serving. Hannah Dykshorn is the assists leader with 898. Cleveringa has a team high 411 digs. Alexis Toering is the blocks leader with 60 on the year.

In Class 2A #1 Western Christian (38-6) opens at 2:00pm on court one against unranked Grundy Center (25-16).   Western is led by Karsyn Winterfeld with 361 kills. She is also the Wolfpack leader in ace serves  with 91 on 383-of-451 serving.  Olivia Granstra is the assists leader at 548. Erica Bousema leads the team in digs with 336 and Erica Feenstra is the blocks leader with 112 on the season.

#2 Unity Christian (34-4) opens at 2:00 on court two against #12 Mediapolis (33-7). The Knights   kill leader is Josie Blankespoor with 397. Allison Timmermans leads in ace serves with 73 on 316-of-367 serving.  Timmermans also leads in assists with 853 and digs with 279. Jori Bronner is the blocks leader at 103.

#6 Central Lyon (30-4) opens  tournament play at 4:00 on court one against #7 Council Bluffs St Albert (26-4). Hope Rasmussen leads the Lions in kills with 237. The leader in ace serves is Ashley Boer with 60 on 413-of-421 serving. Carly Snyder leads the team in assists with 661. Madie Elbert is the digs leader at 458 while Becca Roskam leads the team in blocks with 53.

Broadcast coverage on KIWA FM 105.3 begins with pregame at 1:45 for the Western opener followed by Central Lyon with the pregame set for 3:45. We’ll stream from the website at www.kiwaradio.com.