May 26, 2016 - 8:11 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 A few walleyes.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican Slow.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake A few perch and walleyes.
Poinsett Walleyes fair and a few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
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 A few walleyes.
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 A few walleyes.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
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.
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 and A few 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 and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver A few walleyes.
Sinai Walleyes fair.
Brush Walleyes fair.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye to good! Many slotted fish being caught lately. Fair for smallmouth bass, crappie, and bullheads.
Silver Lake Good for walleyes from shore and boat.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Crappie, and Bluegill fair to good. Also 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.
May 23, 2016 - 8:29 am - Posted in Sports

track and field 3Des Moines Iowa — Top five finishes were in abundance for area athletes this year at the State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines.

Day one of the meet was highlighted by a second and third place finish in the girls long jump.

Class 2A girls long jump
Mikayla Turek of Unity Christian was second at 17-04.50. Sheldon freshman Ashlyn Albrecht was 3rd with a leap of 17-00.50. The winning distance was 18-00.75.

Class 2A shot put
Micayla TerWee of West Lyon was 4th with a toss of 40-07.50. Kiana Phelps of Kingsley Pierson Woodbury Central won the event with a state record toss of 48-08.75.

Class 2A girls 4×800 meter relay
Unity Christian was 4th in a time of 9:48.38. Team members include Jordan Bos, Katie Broers, Katlyn Hoogland and Anneke Knauss. Monticello won the event with a state record time of 9:25.23.

Class 2A Boys 400 Meters
Travis Zevenbergen of Unity was 4th in a time of 50.24. The winning time was 49.36

Class 2A boys shot put
Caden Fenchel of Western was 5th with a toss of 55-05.25. The winning distance was 61-01.75 by Nick Phelps of Kingsley Pierson Woodbury Central.

Day two of the meet featured a pair of third place finishes.

Class 2A girls 4×200
Western Christian was 3rd in 1:45.46. Team members include Taylor Rus, Jessi DeJager, Emily VanGinkel and Erika Feenstra. Sioux Center was 4th in 1:46.39. Team members include Clare Kortlever, Aubrey Sandbulte, Camryn Cleveringa and Katie TeGrotenhuis. The winning time was 1:45.22

Class 2A Girls high jump
Cori DeJong of Western was 3rd at 5-01.00. Anna Kiel of Unity was 10th. The winning jump was 5-4.00.

Class 1A Boys 4×200
Central Lyon was 4th in 1:32.56. Team members include CJ Roths, Pete Menage, Mitch Van Beek and Riley Van Wyhe. The winning time was 1:31.38.

Class 1A Boys Distance Medley Relay
South O’Brien was 5th in 3:42.64. Team members include Cody Paulsen, Kyle Paulsen, Damon Struve and Peyton Brasser. The winning time was 3:36.01.

The final day of the meet saw four State Titles won by area athletes.

Class 2A Girls 4×400 Meter Relay
Western Christian won the state title with a time of 3:58.52. Team members include Kylie VantHul, Baily Nelson, Emily VanGinkel and Erika Feenstra. The second place time was 3:58.71.

Girls 100 Meters Wheel Chair Division
Keri Siebrecht of Sheldon won the title at 23.79. The second place time was 25.06.

Girls 400 Meter Wheel Chair Division
Keri Siebrecht of Sheldon was first in 1:31.52. The second place time was 1:45.42.

Girls 200 Meter Wheel Chair Division
Keri Siebrecht of Sheldon was first with a time of 46.53. The second place time was 50.43.

Class 1A Boys 100 Meters
David Van Dyke of Hartley Melvin Sanborn was 2nd at 11.37. The winning time was 11.30.

Class 2A Girls 200 Meters
Erika Feenstra of Western was 3rd in 25.83. The winning time was 25.33.

Class 1A Boys 4×100 Meter Relay
Central Lyon was 3rd in a time of 44.06. Team members include CJ Roths, Pete Menage, Mitch Van Beek and Riley Van Wyhe. The winning time was 43.34.

Class 1A Girls 800 Meters
Hailey Pullman of West Sioux was 4th in 2:22.63. The winning time was 2:19.68.

Class 2A Girls 4×100 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay
Sioux Center was 5th in 1:09.21. Team members include Bailie Sandbulte, Alyssa Mulder, Patricia King and Camryn Cleveringa. The winning time was 1:05.34.

Class 1A Boys 1600 Meters
Joe Anderson of George Little Rock was 5th in 4:36.09. The winning time was 4:25.95.

Class 2A Boys 1600 Meters
Jacob Vander Plaats of Unity Christian was 5th 4:33.08. The winning time was 4:21.36.

Rapid Speedway signRock Rapids Iowa — Fans were treated to another exciting night of racing at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids Friday night. Racing included the Sportsman, USRA Hobby Stocks, B Mods and USRA Stock classes.

For complete results click on the link below

Rapid Speedway – 5_20_16 – Rapid Speedway

May 19, 2016 - 8:10 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 A few walleyes.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican Slow.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake A few perch and walleyes.
Poinsett Walleyes fair and a few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
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 A few walleyes.
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 A few walleyes.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
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.
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 and A few 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 and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver A few walleyes.
Sinai Walleyes fair.
Brush Walleyes fair.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Walleye fair, especially at night! Fair for smallmouth bass and bullheads.
Silver Lake Good for walleyes from shore and boat.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Crappie , and Bluegill fair to good. Shinee Hinee jig working great for the panfish!
West Okoboji A few walleye, but Crappie and bluegill fair to good. Shinee Hinee jig working great for the panfish!
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.

 

May 12, 2016 - 8:11 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 A few walleyes.
Horseshoe Smallmouth bass fair; A few walleyes.
Pelican Slow.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Walleyes and Pike fair to good.
Big Stone Lake A few perch.
Poinsett Walleyes fair and a few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
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 A few walleyes.
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 A few walleyes.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry Walleyes fair.
Roy Lake A few smallmouth bass and walleyes.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few walleyes.
Vermillion Walleyes fair.
Lake Herman A few walleyes.
Wall Lake Walleyes fair.
Lake Alvin A few crappie and bluegill.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds Walleyes fair and A few 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 and bluegill.
Mitchell A few bluegill and walleye.
Menno A few bluegill.
Beaver A few walleyes.
Sinai Walleyes fair.
Brush Walleyes fair.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Fair for smallmouth bass and bullheads.
Silver Lake Good for walleyes from shore and boat.
East Okoboji Yellow bass, Crappie , and Bluegill fair to good.
West Okoboji Crappie and bluegill fair to good.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Few reports.
Sarah Few reports.
Benton A few pike.
West Graham 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 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.

 

May 10, 2016 - 3:25 pm - Posted in Sports

Northwestern College logoOrange City, Iowa — Sydney Martin has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Northwestern College next fall.

Martin is a 5’4” libero/outside hitter who played four years for West Lyon High School. Martin totaled 152 kills (2.1 per set), 186 digs (2.6) and 41 ace serves in leading her team to the substate finals with a 16-9 overall record. Martin earned first team all-conference honors as a senior and honorable mention as junior. She was named the team’s most valuable player and also received the team’s hustle award three times. A member of the National Honor Society and an academic all-conference selection, Martin is the daughter of Todd and Sandy.

“Sydney is a great addition to our backrow,” commented head Northwestern volleyball coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. “She is a quick athlete and who has her best volleyball still ahead of her. We are excited that Sydney will be continuing her education and volleyball career here at Northwestern College.”

May 7, 2016 - 2:13 pm - Posted in Sports

Rapid Speedway signRock Rapids Iowa — Ryan Bickett registered his first career GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region feature victory on Friday at Rapid Speedway.

Bickett took the lead from polesitter Chris Martin, who led the first four laps, on Lap 5 and he never looked back en route to the triumph.

For complete racing results click on the link below

Rapid Speedway – 5_6_16 – Rapid Speedway

May 4, 2016 - 9:58 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 A few walleyes.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican Slow.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Pike fair and a few walleye.
Big Stone Lake A few perch.
Poinsett A few walleye and pike.
Lake Hendricks Slow.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair.
Waubay A few walleyes.
Reetz A few walleyed.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleyes.
Pickerel Lake Slow.
West Oakwood A few walleyes.
Swan Lake No reports.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog A few walleyes from shore.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs A few walleyes.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse Slow.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry A few walleyes.
Roy Lake Few reports.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few walleyes.
Vermillion Walleyes fair.
Lake Herman Few reports.
Wall Lake A few walleyes.
Lake Alvin Few reports.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds A few musky and walleyes.
George WPA Walleyes fair.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson A few walleyes and pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
Whitewood Few reports.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few reports.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few trout.
Mitchell Slow.
Menno Slow.
Beaver No reports.
Sinai Walleyes fair.
Brush Walleyes fair.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake A few yellow bass.
Silver Lake No reports.
East Okoboji Few perch and bluegill.
West Okoboji A few bluegill and perch.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Few reports.
Sarah Few reports.
Benton A few pike.
West Graham 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 on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs.
Platte Walleyes fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few reports.
Big Sioux A few walleyes at Flandreau and Spillway.

 

April 27, 2016 - 12:43 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 A few walleyes.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican Slow.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Pike fair and a few walleye.
Big Stone Lake A few perch.
Poinsett A few walleye and pike.
Lake Hendricks Slow.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair.
Waubay A few walleyes.
Reetz A few walleyed.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleyes.
Pickerel Lake Slow.
West Oakwood A few walleyes.
Swan Lake No reports.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog A few walleyes from shore.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs A few walleyes.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse Slow.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry A few walleyes.
Roy Lake Few reports.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few walleyes.
Vermillion Walleyes fair.
Lake Herman Few reports.
Wall Lake A few walleyes.
Lake Alvin Few reports.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds A few musky and walleyes.
George WPA Walleyes fair.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson A few walleyes and pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
Whitewood Few reports.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few reports.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few trout.
Mitchell Slow.
Menno Slow.
Beaver No reports.
Sinai Walleyes fair.
Brush Walleyes fair.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake A few yellow bass.
Silver Lake No reports.
East Okoboji Few perch and bluegill.
West Okoboji A few bluegill and perch.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Few reports.
Sarah Few reports.
Benton A few pike.
West Graham 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 on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs.
Platte Walleyes fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few reports.
Big Sioux A few walleyes at Flandreau and Spillway.

 

ihsaa_officeBoone Iowa — A total of 183 athletic officials are scheduled to receive awards at the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s 22nd Annual Officials’ Banquet and Recognition Ceremony, Saturday, April 30th in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center.

Among those being honored as officials of the year in Iowa will be longtime boys and girl’s official Scott Wynja of Sheldon. Wynia is being recognized as the boys’ basketball official of the year in the state of Iowa by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

Tim Rogers of Orange City is being honored as the Northwest District’s Aspiring New Official of the year.

Ron Baack of Spirit Lake is being recognized for his 50 years as an official.

Terry McMillen of Orange City is being recognized for 35 years.

Daniel Kruse and Eldon Maxwell of Rock Rapids along with Jeff Ten Napel of Sibley are 25 year honorees.

Timothy Brunsting of Hull and Jamie Arend of Sibley are both 15 year honorees.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s 22nd Annual Officials’ Banquet and Recognition Ceremony will be held Saturday, April 30th in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center, Community Choice Credit Union.