April 8, 2020 - 2:43 pm - Posted in Sports

Matt Haken, a senior at George Little Rock High School, has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender basketball program.

“We are excited to have Matt join our Defender Family. His best basketball is still ahead of him, as a developing post player. He got better every year in high school, and we look forward to his development at Dordt. As an Engineering student, he fits the mold of a true student-athlete on the Dordt campus,” said Dordt basketball coach Brian Van Haaften.

Haken averaged 16.6 points per game with 11.4 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 3.2 assists per game for the Mustangs this season and he converted 57 percent of his field goal attempts. He scored over 700 points during his career with nearly 500 rebounds and over 150 blocked shots. Haken was named a first-team all-Siouxland Conference member and was a second-team Northwest Iowa Review selection. He was both an academic all-state and IBCA All-Star game selection in 2020 and helped his team to a district final in both 2019 and 2020. Haken’s George Little Rock team qualified for the state tournament in 2018.

“I chose Dordt because it is a Christ-centered college where I will be able to receive a great education and grow in my faith,” said Haken.

Matt is the son of Mark and Amy Haken from Little Rock, Iowa. He plans to study Civil Engineering at Dordt.

April 2, 2020 - 2:50 pm - Posted in Sports

Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840

NORTHWEST
Arrowhead Lake
Courtesy dock is in.

Black Hawk Lake
Water temperatures are around 50 degrees. The sheltered fishing pier in Town Bay is temporarily closed. It is being used as a DNR satellite hatchery to collect walleye eggs for stockings. Local DNR staff have been setting gillnets at Black Hawk Lake during the night to capture adult walleyes and collect eggs. The fish are then returned to the lake. Eggs will be shipped to Rathbun Hatchery and stocked around the state after they hatch. Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are catching perch in Town Bay. Some sorting is needed, but keepers are 8-10 inches.Black Crappie – Fair. Largemouth Bass – Fair. Walleye – Fair: Shore fishing is productive this time of year. Recent gillnet catch numbers suggest a good population of large adult walleyes in Black Hawk Lake.

North Twin Lake
Courtesy docks are in at the south boat ramps.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Fishing is productive. Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; and no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Black Crappie – Fair: Use crawlers and minnows on a small jig fished from shore and in the marina. Walleye – Fair: Walleye fishing has been productive. Anglers have had luck from shore and in the marina. Yellow Perch – Good: Anglers have been picking up good numbers of perch in the marina. Look for fishing to pick up this time of year along the north and east shore as walleye move into the shallows during evenings and nights. Yellow Perch – Good: Anglers are picking up good numbers of perch in the marina.Channel Catfish – Fair: Target catfish from shore using cut bait fished on the bottom.

Water temperatures are around 50 degrees on most waters. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Clear Lake
The courtesy dock at the Island boat ramp is in. The water temperature is in the mid-forties. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use chicken liver or cut bait fished on the bottom where water is following into the lake. Walleye – Fair: Wader fishing is picking up. Try a jig and minnow in the east shore after sundown. Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellow bass are being caught from the jetties. Yellow Perch – Fair: Yellow perch are being caught from the jetties.

Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake is ice free. No fishing activity reported.

Winnebago River
The Winnebago River is still up from recent rains. Fish the current breaks below a dam. Northern Pike – Slow. Walleye – Slow.

For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

Center Lake
The lake is completely ice free.

East Okoboji Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. The lake is ice free as of March 28th. The water temperature is 44 degrees. Bluegill – Fair. Black Crappie – Good. Yellow Bass – Fair.

Ingham Lake
The lake is completely ice free.

Lost Island Lake
The lake is completely ice free. Yellow Perch – Fair. Walleye – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
The lake is completely ice free.

Spirit Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. The lake is ice free as of March 29th. The water temperature is 40 degrees. Bluegill – Fair: Black Crappie – Good.

Trumbull Lake
The lake is completely ice free. Yellow Perch – Fair: Size quality is outstanding with some sorting. Use jigs and minnows or wigglers in the main lake.

West Okoboji Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. The lake is ice free as of March 29th. The water temperature is 40 degrees. Bluegill – Fair.

The Walleye Season is closed for the Iowa Great Lakes. All area lakes are 100 percent open. Boat ramps are open for use. Cities, counties, state parks and wildlife bureaus are putting courtesy docks in place. Iowa Great Lake water temperatures range from 40 to 45 degrees. The bite should pick up as temperatures continue to rise. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

March 26, 2020 - 2:33 pm - Posted in Sports

Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840

NORTHWEST
Arrowhead Lake
Courtesy dock is in.

Black Hawk Lake
Courtesy docks are in at all boat ramps. Anglers are catching panfish in Town Bay using crawlers and minnows. Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are catching perch in Town Bay. Some sorting is needed. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers are catching bluegill in Town Bay. Black Crappie – Fair. Largemouth Bass – Fair.

North Twin Lake
Courtesy docks are in at the south boat ramps.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Fishing has been productive. Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; and no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Black Crappie – Fair: Use crawlers and minnows on a small jig fished from shore and in the marina. Walleye – Fair: Walleye fishing has been productive. Anglers have had luck from shore and in the marina. Yellow Perch – Good: Anglers have been picking up good numbers of perch in the marina. Channel Catfish – Fair: Target catfish from shore using cut bait fished on the bottom.

For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Clear Lake
The main lake is ice free. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use a dead chub or cut bait fished on the bottom where water is following into the lake. Walleye – Fair: Wader fishing is picking up. Try a jig and minnow in the east shore after sundown. Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellow bass are being caught from the jetties. Yellow Perch – Fair: Yellow perch are being caught from the jetties.

Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake is about 50 percent ice free. No fishing activity reported.

Lower Pine Lake
Lower Pine Lake is free of ice. The courtesy dock is in at the boat ramp. No fishing activity to report.

Winnebago River
The Winnebago River is still up from recent rains. Fish the current breaks below a dam. Northern Pike – Slow. Walleye – Slow.

For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

Center Lake
Much of the lake ice has melted, allowing boats to navigate.

East Okoboji Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. Much of the lake ice has melted, but there is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult, with only a couple boat ramps available. Bluegill – Fair. Black Crappie – Good. Yellow Bass – Fair.

Ingham Lake
Much of the lake ice has melted, allowing boats to navigate.

Lost Island Lake
Much of the lake ice has melted, allowing boats to navigate. Yellow Perch – Fair. Walleye – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Much of the lake ice has melted, allowing boats to navigate.

Spirit Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. Much of the lake ice has melted, but there is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult, with only a couple boat ramps available. Bluegill – Fair: Black Crappie – Good.

Trumbull Lake
Much of the lake ice has melted, allowing boats to navigate. Yellow Perch – Fair: Size quality is outstanding with some sorting. Use jigs and minnows or wigglers in the main lake.

West Okoboji Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. Much of the lake ice has melted, but there is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult with minimal boat ramps available. Bluegill – Fair.

The Walleye Season is closed for the Iowa Great Lakes. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly, creating open water fishing opportunities at many smaller area lakes. Spirit, East and West Okoboji are still mostly covered with ice, but there are a few boat ramps that are clear allowing access to the water. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

March 26, 2020 - 10:53 am - Posted in Sports

Schedules for the 2020 football regular season are now available for all participating schools.

District and group assignments were posted in February, following Board of Control approval. This arrangement is in place for just one year, as opposed to the usual two-year football cycle.

Class 4A has also implemented a success model for its group format and regular season scheduling.

Regular season football schedules are determined by the IHSAA. Regular season schedules for all other IHSAA sports are determined by member schools and their conferences.

Districts and groups are assigned by the IHSAA, then schools select preferred non-district opponents through a priority list. The IHSAA attempts to align schedules with as many priority list selections as possible, however opponents and availability cannot be guaranteed.

CLASS 4A
CLASS 3A
CLASS 2A
CLASS 1A
CLASS A
Sheldon
08/28 Estherville Lincoln Central
09/04 @ South O’Brien, Paullina
09/11 @ Sibley-Ocheyedan
09/18 OABCIG
09/25 @ Sioux Center
10/02 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
10/09 West Lyon, Inwood
10/16 @ Unity Christian, Orange City
10/23 @ MOC-Floyd Valley

 

 

 

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
08/28 @ Western Christian, Hull
09/04 West Lyon, Inwood
09/11 Unity Christian, Orange City
09/18 @ Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
09/25 @ Sergeant Bluff-Luton
10/02 Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City
10/09 LeMars
10/16 @ Spencer
10/23 Storm Lake

 

 

 

Western Christian, Hull
08/28 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
09/04 @ Unity Christian, Orange City
09/11 @ Spirit Lake
09/18 West Lyon, Inwood
09/25 Sibley-Ocheyedan
10/02 @ West Sioux, Hawarden
10/09 @ Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids
10/16 Hinton
10/23 @ Emmetsburg

 

 

West Sioux, Hawarden
08/28 Akron-Westfield
09/04 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
09/11 @ Sioux Center
09/18 @ Unity Christian, Orange City
09/25 Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids
10/02 Western Christian, Hull
10/09 @ Hinton
10/16 @ Emmetsburg
10/23 Sibley-Ocheyedan

 

 

Unity Christian, Orange City
08/28 @ Gehlen Catholic, LeMars
09/04 Western Christian, Hull
09/11 @ Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
09/18 West Sioux, Hawarden
09/25 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
10/02 @ West Lyon, Inwood
10/09 @ MOC-Floyd Valley
10/16 Sheldon
10/23 @ Sioux Center

 

 

Sioux Center
08/28 LeMars
09/04 @ Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City
09/11 West Sioux, Hawarden
09/18 @ Spirit Lake
09/25 Sheldon
10/02 @ MOC-Floyd Valley
10/09 @ Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
10/16 West Lyon, Inwood
10/23 Unity Christian, Orange City

 

MOC-Floyd Valley
08/28 Sibley-Ocheyedan
09/04 @ Estherville Lincoln Central
09/11 Storm Lake
09/18 @ LeMars
09/25 @ West Lyon, Inwood
10/02 Sioux Center
10/09 Unity Christian, Orange City
10/16 @ Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
10/23 Sheldon

 

 

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn
08/28 Okoboji, Milford
09/04 @ Cherokee, Washington
09/11 Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids
09/18 @ Sibley-Ocheyedan
09/25 South O’Brien, Paullina
10/02 @ Gehlen Catholic, LeMars
10/09 @ MMCRU
10/16 Akron-Westfield
10/23 Lawton-Bronson

 

 

 

Sibley-Ocheyedan
08/28 @ MOC-Floyd Valley
09/04 @ Okoboji, Milford
09/11 Sheldon
09/18 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn
09/25 @ Western Christian, Hull
10/02 @ Hinton
10/09 Emmetsburg
10/16 Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids
10/23 @ West Sioux, Hawarden

 

 

 

Harris-Lake Park
08/28 Coon Rapids-Bayard
09/04 @ Glidden-Ralston
09/11 @ Newell-Fonda
09/18 St. Mary’s, Remsen
09/25 Kingsley-Pierson
10/02 @ Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire or GTRA
10/09 @ West Bend-Mallard
10/16 River Valley, Correctionville
10/23 Siouxland Christian

 

 

 

West Lyon, Inwood
08/28 Hinton
09/04 @ Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
09/11 Spencer
09/18 @ Western Christian, Hull
09/25 MOC-Floyd Valley
10/02 Unity Christian, Orange City
10/09 @ Sheldon
10/16 @ Sioux Center
10/23 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock

 

 

 

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
08/28 @ OABCIG
09/04 @ West Sioux, Hawarden
09/11 LeMars
09/18 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
09/25 @ Unity Christian, Orange City
10/02 @ Sheldon
10/09 Sioux Center
10/16 MOC-Floyd Valley
10/23 @ West Lyon, Inwood

 

 

 

March 19, 2020 - 2:45 pm - Posted in Sports

Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840

NORTHWEST
Black Hawk Lake
Courtesy docks are in at all boat ramps. Anglers are catching panfish in Town Bay using crawlers and minnows. Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are catching perch in Town Bay. Some sorting is needed. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers are catching bluegill in Town Bay.

North Raccoon River (above State Highway 175 bridge near Auburn)
Walleye fishing has been productive this week, but will likely slow down with rising water levels this weekend. Walleye – Fair: Walleye fishing has been productive. Target walleye in areas below riffles and in deeper pools.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Fishing has been productive this week. Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; and no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Black Crappie – Fair: Use crawlers and minnows on a small jig fished from shore and in the marina. Walleye – Fair: Walleye fishing has been productive. Anglers have had luck from shore and in the marina. Yellow Perch – Fair. Channel Catfish – Fair: Target catfish from shore using cut bait fished on the bottom.

For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Clear Lake
The main lake is about 70 percent open. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use a dead chub fished on the bottom. Walleye – Slow: Wader fishing is picking up. Yellow Bass – Fair.

Lower Pine Lake
Lower Pine Lake is free of ice. The courtesy dock is in at the boat ramp. No fishing activity to report.

Upper Pine Lake
Upper Pine Lake is mostly free of ice. The courtesy dock is in at the boat ramp. No fishing activity to report.

Winnebago River
Northern Pike – Fair: Northern pike are being caught below the dams.

Ice conditions have deteriorated with the warm temperatures. Ice fishing is not recommended. Area Rivers are up, but the fishing should improve as water levels drop. For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

Center Lake
The aeration system has been turned off. Much of the lake ice has melted, making ice fishing near impossible. But there is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult.

East Okoboji Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. Much of the lake ice has melted, making ice fishing near impossible. There is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult, with only a couple available boat ramps. Bluegill – Good: Sorting is needed, but the bite has been good in the southern section of the lake along the weed line. Try near the trestle and the Hattie Elston Boat Ramp. Use small jigs and wigglers. Yellow Perch – Fair. Black Crappie – Good. Yellow Bass – Fair.

Ingham Lake
The aeration system has been turned off. Much of the lake ice has melted, making ice fishing near impossible. There is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult.

Lost Island Lake
Much of the lake ice has melted, making ice fishing near impossible. There is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult. Yellow Perch – Fair. Walleye – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
The aeration system has been turned off. Much of the lake ice has melted, making ice fishing near impossible.There is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult.

Spirit Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. Much of the lake ice has melted, making ice fishing near impossible.There is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult, with only a couple available boat ramps. Bluegill – Fair: Use wigglers and small jigs in Anglers Bay and Trickles Slough. Yellow Perch – Good: Try minnows and small jigs in Anglers Bay and near Minniwaukon. Best bite is early and late. Be prepared to move around until you get on top of them. Black Crappie – Fair.

Trumbull Lake
Much of the lake ice has melted, making ice fishing near impossible.There is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult. Yellow Perch – Fair: Size quality is outstanding with some sorting. Use jigs and minnows or wigglers in the main lake.

West Okoboji Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. Much of the lake ice has melted, making ice fishing near impossible.There is still enough ice intact to make boat navigation difficult, with minimal available boat ramps. Bluegill – Good: Little Emerson Bay is producing a few nice bluegills. Sorting is needed.

Willow Creek
Willow Creek was stocked on Feb. 21st for the Osceola County Trout Fest. You need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Rainbow Trout – Fair.

The Walleye Season is closed for the Iowa Great Lakes. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly and made ice fishing near impossible. Many area lakes have opened up significantly, allowing for open water fishing in certain areas.Aeration systems at Center Lake, Silver Lake (near Lake Park), and Ingham Lake have been turned off. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

March 17, 2020 - 10:45 am - Posted in Sports

Gavin Lorenzen of Larchwood has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Northwestern College next fall.

Lorenzen is a 5’9″, 170-pound defensive back / athlete who completed an outstanding three-year career playing for the West Lyon High School football team. Lorenzen accounted for over 1,000 yards of total offense and scored 15 touchdowns in leading his team to the class 1A state championship with a 12-1 record last fall. He led the Wildcats with 32 catches for 542 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns to go with a team-high 655 return yards (kick / punt) and three scores. Lorenzen earned first team all-state honors as a returner and first team all-district accolades as a specialty player.

“Gavin is a dynamic athlete who is a threat to score every time he touches the football,” commented Northwestern Head Coach Matt McCarty. “He is elusive, fast and can positively impact a team in so many ways. Gavin played a huge role in leading West Lyon to the state title last fall and is a proven winner. We are thrilled to have Gavin join the Red Raider football team.”

Lorenzen accumulated 34.5 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles on defense last fall. A first team Academic All-State pick as a senior, Lorenzen plans to major in Exercise Science at Northwestern. He is the son of Jaden and Heather.

March 12, 2020 - 2:00 pm - Posted in Sports

Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840

NORTHWEST
Black Hawk Lake
Black Hawk Lake is ice free. Anglers are catching panfish in Town Bay using crawlers and minnows. Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are catching perch in Town Bay. Some sorting is needed. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers are catching bluegill in Town Bay.

North Raccoon River (above State Highway 175 bridge near Auburn)
Walleye – Fair: Walleye fishing has been productive. Target walleye in areas below riffles and in deeper pools.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Storm Lake is ice free. The after ice-out fishing has been productive. Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; and no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Black Crappie – Fair: Use crawlers and minnows on a small jig fished from shore and in the marina. Walleye – Good: Walleye fishing has been productive. Anglers have had luck from shore and in the marina. Yellow Perch – Fair. Channel Catfish – Fair: This is a good time of year to target catfish from shore using cut bait fished on the bottom.

Lakes are ice free in West Central Iowa. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Clear Lake
Ice fishing is not recommended. The main lake has open water on the south and east shore. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use a dead chub fished on the bottom.

Winnebago River
Northern Pike – Fair: Northern pike are being caught below the dams.

Ice conditions have deteriorated with the warm temperatures. Ice fishing is not recommended. Area Rivers are up, but the fishing should improve as water levels drop. For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

Center Lake
The aeration system has been turned off. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly. Ice fishing is not recommended.

East Okoboji Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly. Ice fishing is not recommended. Bluegill – Good: Sorting is needed, but the bite has been good in the southern section of the lake along the weed line. Try near the trestle and the Hattie Elston Boat Ramp. Use small jigs and wigglers. Yellow Perch – Fair. Black Crappie – Good. Yellow Bass – Fair.

Ingham Lake
The aeration system has been turned off. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly. Ice fishing is not recommended.

Lost Island Lake
The aeration system has been turned off. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly.Ice fishing is not recommended. Yellow Perch – Fair. Walleye – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
The aeration system has been turned off. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly. Ice fishing is not recommended.

Spirit Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly. Ice fishing is not recommended. Bluegill – Fair: Use wigglers and small jigs in Anglers Bay and Trickles Slough. Yellow Perch – Good: Try minnows and small jigs in Anglers Bay and near Minniwaukon. Best bite is early and late. Be prepared to move around until you get on top of them. Black Crappie – Fair.

Trumbull Lake
Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly.Ice fishing is not recommended. Yellow Perch – Fair: Size quality is outstanding with some sorting. Use jigs and minnows or wigglers in the main lake.

West Okoboji Lake
The Walleye Season is closed. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly. Ice fishing is not recommended. Bluegill – Good: Little Emerson Bay is producing a few nice bluegills. Sorting is needed.

Willow Creek
Willow Creek was stocked on Feb. 21st for the Osceola County Trout Fest. You need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Rainbow Trout – Fair.

The Walleye Season is closed for the Iowa Great Lakes. Ice conditions have deteriorated significantly. Ice fishing is not recommended. Warm weather has made access very hard. Many area lakes have opened up significantly, allowing for open water fishing in certain areas. Aeration systems at Center Lake, Silver Lake (near Lake Park), and Ingham Lake have been turned off. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

March 11, 2020 - 8:35 am - Posted in Sports

The Iowa Basketball Coaches Association released their All-Substate Teams Wednesday.

1A Sub-state – 1
Name School Grade
1 Jackson Louscher South O’Brien 12
2 Angelo Winkel Bishop Garrigan 11
3 Payton Mauldin George-Little Rock 12
4 Matt Haken George-Little Rock 12
5 Isaac Ihnen Harris-Lake Park 12
6 Cade Winkel Bishop Garrigan 12
7 Zeke Lundquist South O’Brien 12
8 Caleb Holmes Hinton 10
COY Kiley Yates South O’Brien
1A Sub-state – 8
Name School Grade
1 Spencer Schorg Remsen-St Mary’s 12
2 Sam Rallis St. Albert-Council Bluffs 11
3 Garrett Trapp River Valley 11
4 Ben Thelander Lawton-Bronson 12
5 Wyatt Pryor Woodbine 12
6 Lucas Berens Boyer Valley 12
7 Logan Fiege West Monona 12
8 Gavin Reineke Boyer Valley 11
COY Scott and Justin Ruden Remsen-St. Mary’s
2A Sub-state – 1
Name School Grade
1 Bryce Coppock West Sioux 12
2 Cooper Dejean OABCIG 11
3 Hunter Dekkers West Sioux 12
4 Zane Neubaum South Central Calhoun 12
5 Ryan Hurd Cherokee 12
6 Camden Schroeder East Sac County 11
7 Wilson Harshbarger Sioux Center 12
8 Aaron Graves Southeast Valley 10
COY Jerome Hoegh West Sioux
2A Sub-state – 2
Name School Grade
Tanner Te Slaa Boyden-Hull 10
Lucas Lorenzen Okoboji 10
Jamison Helmers Okoboji 12
Keyton Moser Boyden-Hull 12
Logan Meyer West Lyon 12
Jalyn Gramstad West Lyon 12
Creighton Morisch Spirit Lake 11
Dawson Feenstra Western Christian 12
Bill Francis Boyden-Hull
3A Sub-state – 1
Name School Grade
1 Alex Van Kalsbeek MOC Floyd Valley 12
2 Daniel Wright Sergeant Bluff 12
3 Karter Lein Carroll 12
4 Karter Petzenhauser Spencer 10
5 Jake Layman Sergeant Bluff 11
6 Alec Dreckman LeMars 11
7 Spencer Mackey LeMars 11
COY Adam Vanderschaaf Sergeant Bluff
March 10, 2020 - 6:21 am - Posted in Sports

Logan Meyer of Alvord has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Northwestern College this fall.

Meyer is a 6’0″, 205-pound running back and linebacker who had standout, three-year career playing for the West Lyon High School football team. Meyer rushed for 1,350 yards, sixth most in the class 1A, and scored 29 touchdowns (25 rush, 3 receiving, 1 INT return), second most in class 1A while leading his team to the state championship with a 12-1 record last fall. He averaged a remarkable 7.4 yards per carry and had nearly 500 yards receiving. Meyer was a two-time all-district and all-Northwest Iowa Review selection. A state qualifier in track and field, Meyer plans to major in Elementary Education at Northwestern. He is the son of Wes and Dawn.

“We are thrilled that Logan made the decision to come to Northwestern and be part of our football team,” commented Head Coach Matt McCarty. “Logan is an elite athlete who possesses great speed and power as a running back. He is a competitive young man who had tremendous success playing for one of the top high school programs. We look forward to the contributions Logan will have both on our team and on our campus.”

March 10, 2020 - 6:09 am - Posted in Sports

The Iowa Girls Coaches Association released their girls All-State Basketball Teams.

Class 1A
2nd Team
Taylor Harpenau MMCRU

Class 2A
3rd Team
Hayden Heimensen Central Lyon
Brooke Zylstra Boyden-Hull
Olivia Granstra Western Christian

Class 3A
1st Team
Kallyn Stumbo Okoboji

2nd Team
Brooklyn Meyer West Lyon
Janie Schoonhoven Unity Christian

3rd Team
Magan Christopherson Okoboji
Jaydan Nitchals Estherville-Lincoln Central

For the complete teams CLICK HERE