July 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm - Posted in Sports

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

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair to good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good and a few perch and pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Walleyes fair.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood Walleye bit has slowed a bit.
Swan Lake Walleyes and pike fair.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair, but mainly small.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair. A few crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few smallmouth bass and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
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 Walleyes slow to fair.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood Walleye bite has slowed.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye, perch, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair to good. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair to good for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Perch, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also fair to good for catfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few crappie and bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes and crappies.
Sarah A few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
West Graham Few walleye.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs. Floating Raps from shore!
Platte Walleyes slow to fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few catfish and walleyes.
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few walleyes.

 

July 20, 2016 - 8:19 am - Posted in Sports

Siouxland Conference logoNorthwest Iowa — The Siouxland Conference has released their All-Conference selections for both softball and baseball, along with the list of the All-Conference Academic Team.

In softball, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley led the Siouxland with a 23-7 record overall, going 12-2 in the conference.  West Lyon finished 2nd, followed by Sioux Center, Okoboji, MOC-Floyd Valley, Sheldon, George-Little Rock/Central Lyon, and Sibley-Ocheyedan, in order.

One Orab received All-Conference recognition.  Sheldon senior Sydney Iedema won Honorable Mention.

Click here for the complete All-Conference list for Siouxland Conference softball.

MOC-Floyd Valley ended the season atop the Conference Baseball Standings with a 20-11 record overall, going 14-2 in league play.  They were followed by Central Lyon, West Lyon, Okoboji, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Sheldon, Sioux Center, Sibley-Ocheyedan, and George-Little Rock, in order.

A pair of Orabs were named to the 1st Team All Conference.  Junior Cody Van Meeteren and senior Ross Van Kley both made the top squad.  Sheldon senior Colby Kleinhesselink was named to the 2nd Team All-Conference, and senior Travis Sterler received Honorable Mention.

Click here for the complete All-Conference list for Siouxland Conference baseball.

The Siouxland Conference Academic All-Conference list was released, as well, with three Orabs making their respective teams. Haley Jungers and Sydney Iedema both made the Academic All-Conference Softball Team, with Ross Van Kley making the Academic All-Conference Baseball Team.

Click here for the complete 2016 Siouxland Conference Academic All-Conference Team selections.

July 13, 2016 - 10:56 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 3fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair to good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good and a few perch and pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Walleyes fair.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood Walleye bit has slowed a bit.
Swan Lake Walleyes and pike fair.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair, but mainly small.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair. A few crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few smallmouth bass and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
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 Walleyes slow to fair.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood Walleye bite has slowed.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye, perch, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair to good. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair to good for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Perch, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also fair to good for catfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few crappie and bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes and crappies.
Sarah A few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
West Graham Few walleye.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs. Floating Raps from shore!
Platte Walleyes slow to fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few catfish and walleyes.
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few walleyes.
July 6, 2016 - 2:29 pm - Posted in Sports

fishing 8Sioux 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.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair to good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good and a few perch and pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Walleyes fair.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood Walleye bit has slowed a bit.
Swan Lake Walleyes and pike fair.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair, but mainly small.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair. A few crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few smallmouth bass and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
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 Walleyes slow to fair.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood Walleye bite has slowed.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye, perch, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair to good. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair to good for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Perch, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also fair to good for catfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few crappie and bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes and crappies.
Sarah A few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
West Graham Few walleye.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs. Floating Raps from shore!
Platte Walleyes slow to fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few catfish and walleyes.
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few walleyes.

 

July 5, 2016 - 4:20 pm - Posted in Sports

ighsauDes Moines Iowa — The final Iowa high school softball rankings are out and Akron Westfield remains the top ranked team in the area holding on to the top spot in 1A. Lawton Bronson jumped to the 8 spot. In 2A West Lyon fell out of the top 15.  In 3A Spirit Lake is 4th ranked with Sergeant Bluff Luton 7, Sioux Center at #10 and Boyden Hull Rock Valley falls to the 11 spot

Class 1A

School Record LW
1 Akron-Westfield 30-2 1
2 Kee 33-6 3
3 Alburnett 30-7 2
4 Martensdale-St. Marys 29-6 5
5 New London 21-10 4
6 Calamus-Wheatland 23-10 8
7 Westwood 31-6 7
8 Lawton-Bronson 17-12 9
9 Newell-Fonda 25-13 4
10 River Valley 24-11 10
11 North Butler 23-3 13
12 Colfax-Mingo 22-9 11
13 lGlidden-Ralston 18-6 NR
14 Kingsley-Pierson 18-11 NR
15 AGWSR 16-10 12

Dropped Out: Lisbon (19), Central City (20)

Class 2A

School Record LW
1 Durant 32-4 2
2 Cascade 31-5 3
3 Logan-Magnolia 29-2 1
4 North Union 29-4 4
5 Interstate 35 24-3 6
6 Van Meter 27-7 9
7 Iowa City  Regina 23-16 5
8 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 25-8 8
9 Pella Christian 19-7 10
10 Central Springs 31-3 7
11 IKM-Manning 21-7 11
12 Treynor 21-5 13
13 BCLUW 26-8 12
14 Wapello 23-8 NR
15 Waterloo Columbus Catholic 27-9 NR

Dropped Out: Louisa Muscatine (14), West Lyon (15)

Class 3A

School Record LW
1 Benton Community 37-2 1
2 Davenport Assumption 35-4 2
3 Solon 29-9 3
4 Spirit Lake 27-3 4
5 Mount Vernon 26-17 7
6 Northeast 30-8 5
7 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 26-10 8
8 Humboldt 26-6 6
9 Beckman Catholic 25-10 12
10 Sioux Center 18-9 NR
11 Boyden Hull-Rock Valley 22-7 10
12 Kuemper Catholic 22-11 NR
13 Crestwood 15-11 14
14 CMB 22-8 13
15 Atlantic 23-14 NR

Dropped Out:  Center Point-Urbana (11), Saydel (15)

June 30, 2016 - 8:00 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing 2fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Walleyes fair to good.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake Walleyes and perch fair.
Poinsett Walleyes fair to good and a few perch and pike.
Lake Hendricks Walleyes fair.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair to good.
Waubay Walleyes and smallmouth bass fair.
Reetz A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Walleyes fair.
Pickerel Lake A few walleyes and crappie.
West Oakwood Walleye bit has slowed a bit.
Swan Lake Walleyes and pike fair.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog Walleyes fair.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair to good.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Walleyes fair, but mainly small.
Vermillion Walleyes fair. A few crappie and pike.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair. A few crappie.
Lake Alvin A few largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair along with a few smallmouth bass and musky.
George WPA A few Walleyes.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson Crappies and walleyes fair, along with a few pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
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 Walleyes slow to fair.
Sinai Walleyes fair along with a few crappie.
Brush A few Walleyes.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood Walleye bite has slowed.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye, perch, bluegill, and Yellow Bass fair to good. Fair for smallmouth bass.
Silver Lake Fair to good for walleyes.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Perch, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also fair to good for catfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few crappie and bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few walleyes and crappies.
Sarah A few walleye.
Benton A few walleye and pike.
West Graham Few walleye.
Round Bullheads fair.
Okabena A few walleyes and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs. Floating Raps from shore!
Platte Walleyes slow to fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes and crappie.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few catfish and walleyes.
Big Sioux Catfish fair along with a few walleyes.

 

June 29, 2016 - 1:26 pm - Posted in Sports

ihsaa_officeBoone Iowa — District baseball tournament brackets are out and Sheldon will host first round games in 2A District 1. On Saturday July 9th the 5:00 pm game will match  Sioux Center and Unity in the upper bracket with the winner taking on Hinton who got a first round bye.

In the  lower bracket Sheldon will host Western in the 7:00 pm game. The winner will draw West Lyon who got a bye into the semi finals. Hinton will host the semis on Tuesday July 12th and the District final on Saturday the 16th.

For a look at all the brackets state wide in 1A and 2A CLICK HERE

June 27, 2016 - 8:03 am - Posted in Sports

ighsauDes Moines Iowa — The latest Iowa high school softball rankings are out and Akron Westfield remains the top ranked team in the area holding on to the top spot in 1A. Lawton Bronson is in the 9 spot. In 2A West Lyon remains in the 15 spot.  In 3A Spirit Lake is 4th ranked with Sergeant Bluff Luton 8 and Boyden Hull Rock Valley in the 10 spot.

Class 1A

School Record LW
1 Akron-Westfield 22-1 1
2 Alburnett 23-3 3
3 Kee 23-5 2
4 Newell-Fonda 21-7 4
5 Martensdale-St. Marys 23-4 6
6 New London 16-6 5
7 Westwood 25-4 7
8 Calaumus-Wheatland 17-9 8
9 Lawton-Bronson 13-10 11
10 River Valley 18-9 9
11 Colfax-Mingo 16-7 NR
12 AGWSR 13-5 10
13 North Butler 17-3 NR
14 Lisbon 15-12 13
15 Central City 19-11 12

Dropped Out: Algona Bishop Garrigan (14), Sidney (15)

Class 2A

School Record LW
1 Logan-Magnolia 22-1 2
2 Durant 20-3 5
3 Cascade 26-3 NR*
4 North Union 21-3 3
5 Iowa City Regina 14-12 1
6 Interstate-35 16-3 6
7 Central Springs 24-1 4
8 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 23-4 7
9 Van Meter 18-7 8
10 Pella Christian 15-6 10
11 IKM-Manning 16-5 12
12 BCLUW 20-7 13
13 Treynor 17-4 9
14 Louisa-Muscatine 19-5 14
15 West Lyon 13-4 15

Dropped Out: Waterloo Columbus Catholic (11)

  • Note: A cooperative sharing agreement was discovered this week, changing the softball classification. Cascade was ranked 4th in 3A last week but has this cooperative agreement moved Cascade into Class 2A.

Class 3A

School Record LW
1 Benton 27-2 1
2 Davenport Assumption 24-4 2
3 Solon 20-6 3
4 Spirit Lake 22-3 5
5 Northeast 21-4 8
6 Humboldt 21-2 6
7 Mount Vernon 20-10 7
8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 18-8 11
9 Clarke 14-9 13
10 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 17-5 15
11 Center Point-Urbana 15-11 9
12 Beckman Catholic 18-8 NR
13 CMB 17-7 12
14 Crestwood 13-9 10
15 Saydel 16-6 14

Dropped Out: None (Cascade, 4th in 3A last week, has been moved into the 2A rankings)

Class 4A

School Record LW
1 Winterset 23-6 1
2 Carlisle 21-6 2
3 ADM 25-3 3
4 Oskaloosa 19-3 5
5 Waverly-Shell Rock 26-5 4
6 West Delaware 23-7 10
7 Keokuk 16-11 7
8 Fairfield 19-5 8
9 Mount Pleasant 18-6 11
10 Dallas Center-Grimes 12-11 6
11 Norwalk 13-11 9
12 Pella 13-10 14
13 Boone 18-7 15
14 Glenwood 14-7 NR
15 Newton 15-7 13

Dropped Out:  Charles City (12)

Class 5A

School Record LW
1 West Des Moines Valley 26-2 6
2 Johnston 23-4 1
3 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 24-2 2
4 Waukee 24-4 4
5 Iowa City West 23-5 3
6 Bettendorf 23-7 10
7 Ankeny 19-8 7
8 Urbandale 23-6 8
9 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 22-6 9
10 Pleasant Valley 21-5 5
11 Davenport West 17-10 13
12 Indianola 18-7 11
13 Fort Dodge 18-9 12
14 Ottumwa 20-6 15
15 Cedar Rapids Prairie 19-13 14

Dropped Out: None

June 27, 2016 - 8:02 am - Posted in Sports

Rapid Speedway signRock Rapids Iowa — It was another night of great racing at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids Friday night. The night featured sportsman, USRA Hobby Stocks, USRA B-Mods and USRA Stock Cars. They will be off next week for the mid-season break then back July 8th with their B-Mod Special.

For complete results click on the link below

Rapid Speedway – 6_24_16 – Rapid Speedway

June 22, 2016 - 3:41 pm - Posted in Sports

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released parings for Girls Regional Softball pairings.  Tournament action begins in Class 1A, and 2A on Tuesday, July 5th, 3A on Wednesday, July 6th,  and 4A and 5A Regionals getting underway Thursday, July 7th.

You can follow the links below to see when your favorite teams are in action:

CLICK HERE for Class 1A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 2A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 3A Pairing

CLICK HERE for Class 4A Pairings

CLICK HERE for Class 5A Pairings