July 20, 2017 - 8:31 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. Despite the heat, people are still catching fish! Here’s the latest Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report. Plus, remember all our Shad Raps are “family priced” at $5.99! Please 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 and bluegills 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.
Lake Henry Walleyes slow to 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 A few crappie, perch, and walleye.
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.
July 19, 2017 - 8:26 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — The Siouxland All Conference Softball teams are out with 4 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley players on the 1st team. They are joined by 3 players from Sioux Center and West Lyon, 2 from GLR/CL, and one player each from Sheldon, MOC-FV and Okoboji.

1ST TEAM ALL CONFERENCE
Sammy Blum -BHRV
Cassie Van Beek -BHRV
Kaitlyn Van Der Zwaag- BHRV
Joanne Luevano -BHRV
Jessica Harald -SC
Kaylea Van Regenmorter -SC
Shayla Post -SC
Chayden Metzger -WL
Kami Te Grootenhuis -WL
Jordyn Kramer -WL
Annie Klatt -OKO
Zoe Heemstra -MOC-FV
Nicole Johnson -Sheldon
Ashley Boer -GLR/CL
Kayla Gergen -GLR/CL

2ND TEAM ALL CONFERENCE
Alexis Mousel -BHRV
Taylor Richter -BHRV
Camryn Cleveringa -SC
Hannah Dykshorn -SC
Madysn Grotewold -WL
Rachael Joachim -WL
Sierra Seeders -OKO
Blair Pekelder -MOC-FV
Tayler Weber -Sheldon
Jada Carlson -S-O

HONORABLE MENTION
Brianna Brandt -BHRV
Aubrey Sandbulte -SC
Tessa Van Beek -WL
Abbie Klatt -OKO
Jadeyn Schutt -MOC-FV
Makenzie Wagner -Sheldon
Becca Roskam -GLR/CL
Jill Berkland -S-O

July 19, 2017 - 8:24 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — The Siouxland Conference All Conference Baseball Teams are out and Ben De Boer of MOC-FV, Cody Van Meeteren of Sheldon, Okoboji’s Matt Eckard, Shane Solberg and Zach Noble of BHRV, and Jaden Snyder and Monte Pottebaum of West Lyon were all unanimous selections to the 1st team.

1ST TEAM ALL CONFERENCE
Ben De Boer* -MOC-FV
Cody Van Meeteren* -Sheldon
Matt Eckard* -OKO
Shane Solberg* -BHRV
Zach Noble* -BHRV
Jaden Snyder* -WL
Monte Pottebaum* -WL
Isaac Heyer -WL
Noah Van’t Hof -WL
Gable Sieperda -CL
Riley Van Wyhe -CL
Payton Boone -SC
Jacob Cleveringa -SC
Mitchell Rentschler -WL
Isaac Vietor -SC

2ND TEAM ALL CONFERENCE
Brett Moser -BHRV
Mitchell Diekevers -BHRV
Dylan Snyders -WL
Bryce Peter -OKO
Tanner Olseson -WL
Alex Albrecht -Sheldon
Preston Marco -S-O
Dalton Van Briesen -GLR
Josh Van Beek -WL
Eli TeGrotenhuis -MOC-FV

HONORABLE MENTION
Blake Johnson -GLR
Lars Ackerman -S-O
Ben Zeutenhorst -MOC-FV
Brendan Huisman -CL
Tyler Johnson -Sheldon
Isaac Fritsch -OKO
Cade Bleeker -SC
Jackson Mulder -BHRV
Nate Grotewold -WL

Rock Rapids Iowa —- Race fans were treated to another great night of racing at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids Friday night. 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 complete results click on the link below:
Rapid Speedway July 14

July 13, 2017 - 8:14 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. Check out the latest Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report and feel a little “cooler” by listening to Owner, Todd Heitkamp, talk about the 9th Annual Ice Institute!

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 and bluegills 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.
Lake Henry Walleyes slow to 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 A few crappie, perch, and walleye.
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.
July 10, 2017 - 9:51 am - Posted in Sports

Rock Rapids Iowa — It was another full night of racing Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids. The Sportsmans Class, Lems Auto Recyclers USRA Hobby Stocks, USRA B-Modifieds, Precision Auto Body USRA Stock Cars and Wissota Late Models were all contested. For complete results click on the link below.

July 7-2017 Rapid Speedway Results

July 6, 2017 - 9:31 am - Posted in Sports

Des Moines Iowa — The final rankings are out for Iowa softball by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. In Class 3A Boyden Hull Rock Valley finishes at #2 with Sioux Center at #3. Spirit Lake is #11 with Cherokee in the 13 spot. In Class 1A Akron Westfield is second to Kee in the final poll. West Sioux is #4 with Remsen St Mary’s #14. In Class 2A West Lyon enters the final poll at #14.

Class 1A
1 Kee 32-2 1
2 Akron-Westfield 32-2 2
3 Martensdale-St.Marys 30-3 3
4 West Sioux 23-7 6
5 Newell-Fonda 27-10 5
6 Clarksville 24-2 7
7 Westwood 26-10 9
8 AGWSR 24-12 4
9 Woodbury Central 22-10 10
10 Murray 26-5 13
11 Colfax-Mingo 22-11 11
12 Belle Plaine 20-6 12
13 North Butler 21-7 8
14 Remsen St. Marys 20-9 14
15 Mason City Newman 24-10 NR
Dropped Out: Calamus-Wheatland (15)

Class 2A
1 CMB 25-5 3
2 Durant 28-7 4
3 Interstate-35 23-4 1
4 Pella Christian 30-5 8
5 Columbus Catholic 31-5 6
6 North Union 27-6 2
7 Beckman Catholic 27-11 5
8 Iowa City Regina 24-11 7
9 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 27-8 9
10 Central Springs 26-4 10
11 Logan-Magnolia 28-3 11
12 BCLUW 26-8 13
13 South Hamilton 19-8 NR
14 West Lyon 21-6 NR
15 IKM-Manning 22-6 15
Dropped Out: Lisbon (12), Alta-Aurelia (14)

Class 3A
1 Davenport Assumption 36-1 1
2 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 29-2 3
3 Sioux Center 20-6 2
4 Humboldt 27-4 4
5 Atlantic 30-8 5
6 Solon 27-12 7
7 Center Point-Urbana 24-10 8
8 Mount Vernon 25-14 6
9 Albia 24-8 11
10 West Marshall 30-5 10
11 Spirit Lake 24-8 14
12 Algona 18-6 11
13 Cherokee 23-9 12
14 Clarke 20-15 NR
15 West Delaware 26-14 13
Dropped Out: Southeast Valley (15)

Class 4A
1 Benton 31-6 1
2 Winterset 29-7 3
3 Fairfield 31-7 2
4 Ballard 30-5 5
5 Oskaloosa 26-12 4
6 Bishop Heelan 28-6 6
7 Burlington 21-17 11
8 Mount Pleasant 27-10 8
9 Carlisle 22-14 9
10 Perry 24-10 7
11 ADM 19-15 12
12 Boone 24-10 13
13 Dallas Center-Grimes 20-17 NR
14 Charles City 29-6 14
15 Independence 23-13 NR
Dropped Out: Sergeant Bluff-Luton (10), Denison-Schleswig (14)

Class 5A
1 Waukee 33-3 1
2 West Des Moines Valley 33-4 2
3 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 34-4 4
4 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 31-7 7
5 Johnston 32-5 3
6 Urbandale 29-7 6
7 Pleasant Valley 29-8 5
8 Indianola 31-5 8
9 Davenport West 31-8 9
10 Dowling Catholic 27-9 10
11 Ottumwa 23-14 NR
12 Bettendorf 26-11 11
13 Muscatine 22-10 12
14 Southeast Polk 21-15 14
15 Cedar Rapids Prairie 26-9 NR
Dropped Out: Linn-Mar (13), Dubuque Hempstead (14)

July 6, 2017 - 9:25 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. Check out the post-Fourth of July Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report. The weather definitely cooperated with anglers! 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 and bluegills 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.
Lake Henry Walleyes slow to 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 A few crappie, perch, and walleye.
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.
July 6, 2017 - 9:21 am - Posted in Sports

Iowa City Iowa — The University of Iowa football program has named 18 players to the 2017 Leadership Group. The group includes all 17 seniors and junior DB Brandon Snyder a West Lyon High School graduate. The purpose of the group is to assist in formulating policies and being involved in team decision-making throughout the year. Players are selected by a team vote.

Hawkeye Head Coach Kirk Ferentz said, “Our success is a product of the leadership provided by this group on an annual basis. The input and leadership is valuable to our entire program throughout the entire year, not just during the fall season. Our older players are a valuable resource to our younger guys and set a great example of our expectations.”

The group consists of seniors DL Nathan Bazata, OL Ike Boettger, LB Bo Bower, DL Daniel Gaffey, DL Jake Hulett, LB Josey Jewell, LS Tyler Kluver, FB Drake Kulick, OL Boone Myers, LB Ben Niemann, TE Peter Pekar, DB Miles Taylor, WR Matt VandeBerg, RB Akrum Wadley, LB Kevin Ward, OL Sean Welsh, and TE Jon Wisnieski, along with junior DB Brandon Snyder.

Snyder was the only non-senior voted to the leadership group by the Hawkeye players.

June 29, 2017 - 8:14 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — Brackets are out for Class 1A and 2A baseball tournament action. Sheldon is in Class 2A District 2 and will open tournament play at Okoboji on Saturday July 8th. The Orabs square off against Emmetsburg in the upper bracket quarterfinals. The winner will meet Estherville Lincoln Central in the semis on Tuesday July 11th at 7:00 pm at Estherville. In the lower bracket it’s Sibley Ocheyedan and host team Okoboji meeting at 7:00. The winner will meet West Lyon in the semis at 5:00 pm on Tuesday also in Estherville.

In Class 2A District 1 Cherokee got the top seed and will host the semifinals. Sioux Center also got a bye into the semis. Quarterfinal games Saturday the 8th will be at Hinton matching Unity and Maple Valley Anthon Oto in the upper bracket. OA-BCIG and Hinton meet in the lower bracket quarterfinal.

In Class 1A District 1 there will be one play in game on Saturday  July 8th as George Little Rock hosts Clay Central Everly at 7pm. The winner will be at top seed West Sioux on Tuesday the 11th.

In Class 1A District 2 Remsen St Mary’s got the top seed. Quarterfinal game are scheduled for Tuesday July 11th.

In Class 1A District 16 Akron Westfield is the top seed and with no play in games the quarterfinals open district play on Tuesday July 11th.

Both MOC Floyd Valley and Boyden Hull Rock Valley are in Class 3A and the brackets have not been released.

For all the 1A and 2A brackets click here