May 17, 2017 - 10:41 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-Mother’s Day edition of the Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report! Plus Todd also talks about Line Counter reels in this week’s edition of Todd’s Tackle Tips!

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.

Northwest Iowa — Siouxland All-Conference Boys Golf Teams are out and Sheldon put three players on the first team and two more on the second team. Earning first team honors were Tyler Merley, Dominic Seivert and Nick Bomgaars. Named to the second team were Hunter Lang and Koby Klatt.

First Team All-Conference
Sheldon Tyler Merley
Sheldon Dominic Seivert
Sheldon Nick Bomgaars
MOC-Floyd Valley Tate Arends
MOC-Floyd Valley Trenton De Haan
MOC-Floyd Valley Justin Schipper
Boyden-Hull Davis Van Roekel
Boyden-Hull Marcus Rens
Central Lyon Brandt Boekhout
West Lyon Jaden Snyder

Second Team All-Conference
Sheldon Hunter Lang
Sheldon Koby Klatt
Okoboji Ian Brandt
Okoboji Nik Mankle
Boyden-Hull Keaton Van Roekel
Boyden-Hull Kyle Baartman
MOC-Floyd Valley Charlie Dorn
Sioux Center Freddy Bullock

May 16, 2017 - 8:55 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — Tournament golf began Monday for area girls golfers with the 1st round of the Regional competition. Sheldon began 3A play at the Ridge in Sioux Center.

Class 3A Region 1A
Sheldon, Algona, Cherokee, E-LC, MOC Floyd Valley, Pocahontas Area, Sioux Center and Spirit Lake hosted by Sioux Center at The Ridge

1 Spirit Lake 365
2 MOC Floyd Valley 374

Top two advance to the second round
3 Sheldon 411
4 E-LC 417
5 Algona 418
Cherokee 418
6 Sioux Center 431
7 Pocahontas Area 450

Individuals advancing to the second round
Marta Povar, Spirit Lake 83
Jaden Zenor, MOC-FV 87
Marisa Weeks, Spirit Lake 88
Abby Dulin, Spirit Lake 92
Emma DeJong, MOC-FV 95

Class 2A Region 1A
West Lyon, Hinton, Okoboji, Rock Valley, Sibley Ocheyedan, Sioux Central, South O’Brien, Unity and Western hosted by Unity at Landsmeer

1 West Lyon 398
2 Unity 406

Top two advance to the second round
3 South O’Brien 417
4 Okoboji 423
5 Hinton 433
6 Western 443
7 Sioux Central 453
8 Sibley Ocheyedan 464

Individuals advancing to the second round
Kate Fessler, Unity Christian 88
Hannah Butler, Okoboji 89
Mia Hoogeveen, West Lyon 90
Justine Malenke, Unity Christian 95
Rebekah Ripperda, West Lyon 97

Class 1A Region 1A
Akron Westfield, Boyden Hull, Central Lyon, G-LR, Harris Lake Park, HMS and West Sioux hosted by Boyden Hull at Rolling Hills

1 Akron Westfield 360
2 G-LR 423

Top two teams advance to the second round
3 West Sioux 435
4 Central Lyon 436
5 Harris Lake Park 445
6 HMS 482

Individuals advancing to the second round
Ann Hedlund, Akron-Westfield 83
Bailey Davis, Akron-Westfield 87
Brooke Koele, Akron-Westfield 90
Maddy Borden, HMS 92
Abby Vander Laan, George-Little Rock 97

May 15, 2017 - 11:28 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest, Iowa — District track meets were held Thursday across Iowa. In Class 3A and 2A, the top two place winners in each event, plus the next eight (8) performances statewide from the qualifying meet place winners (1st-8th place) advanced to the state meet.

In Class 1A, the top place winner in each event plus the next fourteen (14) best performances statewide from qualifying meet place winners (1st – 8th place) will advance to the state meet. If there are ties, the highest qualifying meet place winner will be the qualifier.

The Orab boys qualified in the 4x800m with a time of 8:36.98, Tyler Lode qualified in the High Jump with a jump of 6′; Brandon Winkel qualified in the Long Jump with a jump of 20-7.50, Ryan Van Marel qualified in the Discus Throw with a throw of 145-10, and the 4x110m Shuttle Hurdle qualified with a time of 1:00.99.

For a complete list of the boys qualifiers, click on the links below.

Boys

Class 1A

Class 2A

Class 3A

The Orab girls qualified in 5 events. Kacy Kamphoff qualified in the 400m with a time of 1:04.20, Anessa Schoo qualified in the 3000m with a time of 12:00.03, Brynn Groff qualified in the 100m Hurdles with a time of 16.24, Ashlyn Albrecht qualified in the Girls Long Jump with a jump of 17-01.00, and Madison Zoelle qualified in the Discus with a throw of 111-01.

For a complete list of all the state qualifiers click on the links below.

Girls

Class 1A

Class 2A

Class 3A

May 15, 2017 - 11:27 am - Posted in Sports

Rock Rapids Iowa — It was a full night of racing at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids for the season opener Friday night.

For complete results click on the link below
May 12-2017 Rapid Speedway Results

May 10, 2017 - 11:31 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. Check out the Mother’s Day edition of the Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing. Also be sure to check out Todd’s Tackle Tips! 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 perch.
Sarah Few reportas.
Benton Few reports.
East Twin Few reports.
Round Few reports.
Okabena Few reports.

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.
May 4, 2017 - 12:21 pm - Posted in Sports

Sioux Center Iowa — Colton Van Otterloo a Junior from Rock Rapids by way of Western Christian High School is the most recent member of the Dordt College baseball 100 hit club. Van Otterloo had four hits in a doubleheader on April 24 against Dakota Wesleyan and now has 102 career hits.

Van Otterloo had 13 hits as a freshman in 2015 and followed that with 37 hits in 2016 and 52 hits this season. He also has 12 homeruns with 69 runs batted in and a career slugging percentage of .472.

Dordt College baseball coach Jeff Schouten said, “Colton really got rolling at the end of his sophomore season and he has continued that roll this season. He’s produced in big spots for us this season—the spots in front of him in the order are getting on and he’s been delivering hits for us.

The Defenders conclude the 2017 regular season this weekend against Mount Marty.

May 3, 2017 - 9:52 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. Todd Heitkamp, the Owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, provides the May edition of the Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report. Plus Todd discusses Boat safety & regulations in Todd’s Tackle Tips.

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 perch.
Sarah Few reportas.
Benton Few reports.
East Twin Few reports.
Round Few reports.
Okabena Few reports.

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.
April 26, 2017 - 10:15 am - Posted in Sports

fishing 4Sioux 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. Here’s the latest Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report as Owner, Todd Heitkamp, tells you where they’re biting and what people are using. Also Todd discusses the infamous Shinee Hinee in Todd’s Tackle Tips.

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 A few walleye.
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 Unsafe ice.
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 perch.
Sarah Few reportas.
Benton Few reports.
East Twin Few reports.
Round Few reports.
Okabena Few reports.

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.
April 24, 2017 - 9:49 am - Posted in Sports

NWCwrittenoutNorthwestern College athletes recorded 16 top five finishes this weekend at the Sioux City Relays. The two-day event was held at Olsen Stadium in Sioux City, Iowa.

The women’s 4×100 relay was one of the highlights of day two as the team of Jahdai Dunk, Jana Vermeer of Rock Valley, Devin Bloemendaal and Anna Heusinkveld posted a new school record time of 49.03. They placed fourth out of 10 teams, second fastest among NAIA teams.

The men’s 4×100 relay finished second with a time of 43.10, less than a second in back of Morningside. Relay members include Brady Butters, Derrick Akers, Nathan Wedel and Leve TeBrink.

A total of seven relays, three for the women and four on the men’s side, placed in the top five. Others not mentioned prior; women’s sprint med (5th), women’s 4×400 (4th), men’s 4×200 (4th), men’s sprint medley (4th) and men’s 4×400 (3rd).

Katie Bosch and Jahdai Dunk were among the top individual finishers for the women on day two. Bosch placed third in the 1500m with a time of 4:34 and Dunk posted the fourth fastest time in the 100m (12.38).

For the men’ team, Peter Hollinger and Tanner Goetsch finished third and fourth in the 1500m in times of 3:58 and 4:00.

Cody Bauman of Inwood placed 3rd in the Shot Put with a throw of 51′ 11.75″.