February 28, 2020 - 6:13 am - Posted in Sports

Jalyn Gramstad of Lester has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Northwestern College next fall.

Gramstad is a 6’0″, 185-pound quarterback and safety who recently completed an outstanding three-year career playing for the West Lyon High School football team. Gramstad accounted for 2400 yards and 30 touchdowns in leading his team to the class 1A state championship last fall. He threw for over 1,500 yards and 19 scores while rushing for 908 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging over eight yards per carry. On defense, Gramstad ranked fourth on the team with 36.5 tackles and ranked second in class 1A with six interceptions.

“Jalyn is an outstanding young man and a gifted athlete,” said Northwestern Head Coach Matt McCarty. “He is tough, competitive and understands how to win. Jalyn played a huge role in leading West Lyon to the state championship last fall and has earned all-conference honors in four sports. We are excited to have Jalyn join our Red Raider football team and the Northwestern campus.”

Gramstad earned first team all-state, all-district and all-Northwest Iowa recognition last fall and was a second team all-district choice as a junior. Also an all-conference pick in basketball, baseball and golf, Gramstad is a member of the National Honor Society and was named first team academic all-state in football. He plans to major in Business at Northwestern and is the son of Kjert and Michelle.

February 28, 2020 - 6:12 am - Posted in Sports

Sioux Center Iowa — South O’Brien converted from the free throw line and behind the arc to key a 61-41 win over George Little Rock in the 1A District final Thursday night. The Wolverines will square off against Bishop Garrigan in a Substate game Saturday in Spencer. Garrigan advanced with a 75-58 win over Harris Lake Park in the District 2 title game Thursday night at the Pocahontas Area High School Gym.

The Wolverines led at all the breaks. A three at the buzzer by the Mustangs Payton Mauldin cut the lead to 19-16 at the end of the first quarter. Mauldin finished with 12 points. At the half South O’Brien built a 33-23 lead. They were led by the 3-point shooting of Caden Hale who had knocked down four threes in the first half. He hit another one in the fourth quarter for 15 points on the night all from behind the arc. At the end of the third quarter the lead was down to eight at 43-35. With the Mustangs over the limit on fouls early in the fourth quarter, South O’Brien took advantage hitting 10-of 13 as a team from the line over the final eight minutes.

Jackson Louscher joined Hale in double figures leading all scorers with 21 points including a 7-of-8 performance in the fourth quarter. On the night he would go 12-of 13. Matt Haken led the Mustangs with 19 points.

With the win South O’Brien improves to 21-3 on the year while George Little Rock ends the year at 12-12 with an appearance in the District title game.

February 28, 2020 - 6:10 am - 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

Ice thickness was 6 inches near the boat ramp on Feb. 27th. Conditions are variable, and will likely worsen with warm weekend temperatures. Use waxworms and minnows near structure to target bluegill, crappie and perch.

Bacon Creek Lake
Rainbow Trout – Fair: Use a piece of worm, small minnow, or power bait fished under a bobber. Put the bait on a small hook or small and shiny jig. You need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout.

Black Hawk Lake
On Feb. 27, there was 11 inches of ice off of Ice House Point boat ramp; this area of the lake has the thickest ice. Conditions are more variable in the east basin of the lake. Ice has started to pull away from the shoreline is some areas. Expect conditions to worsen over the weekend with warm temperatures. Use caution. The winter aeration system in Town Bay is in operation; expect open water and thin ice in Town Bay. Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are catching perch around Gunshot Hill in the marina and near Provost Point. Keeper-size perch are 8 to 10 inches; sorting is needed. Use waxworms and small minnows. Bluegill – Fair: Most anglers are using waxworms fished near the Ice House Point boat ramp and the rock piles off Gunshot Hill and Cottonwood Point. Most fish are 7-8 inches. Channel Catfish – Fair: Anglers have picked up catfish off the rock pile north of Cottonwood Point and in the east basin; use waxworms. Black Crappie – Fair: Try minnows and waxworms fished in the marina and off the rock pile near Gunshot Hill. Most fish are 8-10 inches; sorting is needed.

Black Hawk Pits
Ice thickness was 4 inches on Feb. 27th. Ice fishing is not recommended.

Brushy Creek Lake
Avoid thin and open areas in the middle of the lake out from the west ramp and near inflows and under bridges. Anglers are still fishing in the north part of the lake and around Taylor’s Island. Expect ice to deteriorate some with the warm weekend temperatures. Yellow Perch – Good: Use waxworms and small minnows. Some sorting is needed. Walleye – Fair. Bluegill – Fair: Use a waxworm or small minnow on a jig fished near structure. Reports of 9 inch keepers.

Moorland Pond
Rainbow Trout – Fair: Use a piece of worm, small minnow, or power bait fished under a bobber. Put the bait on a small hook or small and shiny jig. You need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout.

North Twin Lake
Ice thickness is 12 to 14 inches in most areas. Expect small pockets of open water on the west side in the southern portion of the lake and near the outlet.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Ice thickness varies anywhere from about 12-20 inches on most areas of the lake. There may be open water near the pressure ridges that extend from Chautauqua Park through the east dredge area to the big island. Another seam runs from the big island to the south shoreline. Expect some degrading ice right along shorelines and heavily used access points with the warmer weekend temperatures. There is open water and thin ice in the marina bay, avoid this area. Walleye – Good: The late winter walleye bite has picked up. Anglers are catching fish throughout the day, but low light hours may be more productive. Yellow Perch – Fair: Use waxworms and small minnows. White Bass – Fair.

Ice conditions in west central Iowa have deteriorated some, but most conditions remain fair. However, some ice in the southern part of the district is poor. With warm temperatures this weekend, expect ice to pull away from shorelines and near inflows on some lakes. Use caution and check ice often. There is open water and thin ice in Town Bay of Black Hawk Lake from the aeration system. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Clear Lake
Ice thickness is 14 to 16 inches. Use caution near the aeration systems. Yellow Perch – Good: Yellow perch are biting on a variety of baits. Use larger baits and change location to find bigger fish. Walleye – Slow: Try a jigging spoon tipped with a minnow head near the edge of vegetation. Best bite is during low light periods. Black Crappie – Slow: Use a jig tipped with a waxworm on the edge of vegetation. Yellow Bass – Fair: Try a small spoon tipped with cut bait or several waxworms. You have to move around to find fish.
Best bite is late afternoon.

Crystal Lake
Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches.

Lower Pine Lake
A few reports of anglers catching keeper-size perch and crappie, but most are only catching small bluegill. Bluegill – Fair.

Rice Lake
Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill – Fair: Use small jigs tipped with a waxworm. Best bite is late afternoon. Yellow Perch – Slow: Try a small jigging spoon tipped with a waxworm. Walleye – Slow.

Silver Lake (Worth)
Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill – Fair. Best bite is early morning and late afternoon.

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 started. Use caution on the west side of the lake, north of the boat ramp. Signs are up around the aerator hole.

East Okoboji Lake
Ice thickness is 14 to 15 inches. The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is closed and will reopen on May 2. 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
Ice thickness is 15 to 19 inches. The aeration system has been started. Use caution on the southeast side of the lake and off the northern boat ramp. Signs are up around the aerator hole.

Lost Island Lake
Ice thickness is around 16 to 20 inches. Yellow Perch – Fair. Walleye – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Ice thickness is 14 to 17 inches. The aeration system has been started. Use caution on the east side of the lake. Signs are up around the aeration holes.

Spirit Lake
Ice thickness is 18 to 23 inches. The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is closed and will reopen on May 2. 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 thickness is 18 to 22 inches. Yellow Perch – Fair: Size quality is outstanding with some sorting. Use jigs and minnows or wigglers in the main lake.

West Okoboji Lake
Ice conditions are variable. Beware of heaves at Atwell and Gull Point; don’t drive over heaves/seams. Ice thickness has been up to 14 inches in small bays and thinner on the main lake. The walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is closed and will reopen on May 2. Bluegill – Good: Little Emerson Bay is producing a few nice bluegills. Sorting is needed.

Willow Creek
February 21st Willow Creek was stocked with trout for Osceola County Trout Fest. Rainbow Trout – Fair. The Walleye season is currently closed for the Iowa Great Lakes.

Ice thickness is 13 to 18 inches on area lakes. Ice conditions are generally good; be weary of holes caused by springs/methane release. Do not travel under bridges and other areas of flow; most of these areas have little to no ice. Aeration systems at Center Lake, Silver Lake (near Lake Park), and Ingham Lake have been started and signs are up; stay clear of these systems. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

February 27, 2020 - 6:07 am - Posted in Sports

George Iowa — Western Christian earned a spot in the Iowa State Girls Basketball Tournament Wednesday night with a 60-52 win over Central Lyon in a 2A Region Final decided at the George Little Rock High School Gym.

Western opened a 15-6 first quarter lead. An Olivia Granstra bucket as time expired gave Western a  slim 27-25 halftime lead. The games turning point came in the third quarter after Central Lyon had charged back to take the lead. A three by the Wolfpack gave them back the lead.

That’s Western Head Coach Justin Negen. Central Lyon got within four points in the late stages and were forced to foul. Western was able to hit the free throws that eventually  put the game away as they claimed a 60-52 win.

Negen felt the biggest key to his teams win was focus and senior leadership.

Olivia Granstra and Abby Postma had 15 points each. Madison Vis joined them in double figures with 10 points.Kiley Metzger led Central Lyon with 14 points. Hayden Heimensen hit for 12 before she fouled out with :13 seconds to play.

With the win Western Christian takes a 17-7 record into the State Tournament while Central Lyon ends the year at 18-6.

We also asked coach Negen about the prep schedule for the State Tournament.

February 25, 2020 - 11:10 am - Posted in Sports

Taylor De Jong of Larchwood has signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Northwestern College.

De Jong is a 5’7″ infielder who has played four years for the West Lyon High School softball team heading into her senior season. De Jong hit .396, scored 21 runs and drove in a team-best 35 RBI in leading the Wildcats to the regional semifinals with a 20-8 overall record. She earned first team all-conference honors and is an academic all-conference selection in both softball and volleyball.

“I chose Northwestern College because it is a great Christian community and it really feels like home,” said De Jong. “I think the college is a good fit for me and my personality; I am really excited to attend Northwestern.”

An honor roll student, De Jong plans to major in elementary education at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Tim and Joni.

February 21, 2020 - 10:59 am - Posted in Sports

Des Moines Iowa — The 2020 Iowa State High School Wrestling Tournament opened a three day run at Wells Fargo Area Thursday morning. Wrestling began at 9:00 am with the first round matches in Class 3A. The morning session includes the 1st  round followed by the 1st round of consolations. The afternoon session at 1:30 includes the Class 2A 1st round and 1st round consolations. The evening session beginning at 6:00 pm features the 1st round of Class 1A and the 1st round of consolations.

The area will be well represented by Siouxland, War Eagle and Lakes Conference individuals. Here’s that list of qualifiers.

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Class 2A
106
Coy De Boer of Sheldon-S. O`Brien lost his opening match on a 11-2 MD, and lost his second match on 8-7 Dec. He is out.

113
Jonathon Burnette of Spirit Lake Park won his first match by fall in 1:28, and advances
Osvaldo Ocampo of Sheldon-S. O`Brien lost his opening match by TF-1.5 6:00 (18-2), and lost his second match 12-6 dec, and is out.

120
Johnny Hua of MOC-Floyd Valley won his first match by fall in 1:16, and advances
Donovan Morales of Central Lyon-G-LR lost his opening match in an 8-2 Dec, and lost his second match in a 12-2 MD, and is out

132
Isaac Bruggeman of West Lyon – Inwood lost his opening match in a 13-1 MD, and lost his second match by a 4-2 Dec, and is out
Blake Abrahamson of Okoboji/HMS lost his opening match in a 13-3 MD. and won his second match by fall in 3:43. He advances

152
Johnny Perez of West Lyon – Inwood lost his first match by fall in 3:03. and won his second match by a 7-6 Dec. He advances

160
Kalen Meyer of Central Lyon-G-LR won his first match by TF-1.5 4:00 (15-0), and advances

170
Brenden Fisch of Cherokee – Washington lost his first match by fall in 2:53, and lost his second match on a 6-2 Dec. He is out

195
Dylan Winkel of Central Lyon-G-LR won his first match by fall in 3:51. He advances
Chayce Hooyer of Sioux Center lost his first match by fall in :53 and lost his second match by fall in 1:38. He is out

220
Easton Fleshman of West Lyon – Inwood lost his first match by SV-1 2-0 Dec, and won his second match by fall in 2:34. He advances
Josh Riibe of Central Lyon-G-LR lost his first match by 4-3 Dec, and won his second match by a 3-2 Dec. He advances.

285
Chris Van Der Brink of Boyden Hull-Rock Valley won his first match by fall in :14. He advances
Jarrett Meyer of Central Lyon-G-LR won his first match by TB-2 2-1 Dec, He advances

Class 1A
106
Wyatt Skuodas of Hinton lost his first match by fall in 1:56, and lost his second match by a 9-0 MD, and is out
Mikey Baker of West Sioux – Hawarden won his first match by fall in 5:00, He advances

113
Braden Graff of West Sioux – Hawarden won his first match by fall in :47, He advances

120
Drayven Kraft of West Sioux – Hawarden lost his first match by 15-4 MD, and lost his second match by a 13-2 MD, he is out

126
Adam Allard of West Sioux – Hawarden won his first match by TF 1.5 1:54 (16-0), He advances
Jonathan Krogman of Sibley-Ocheyedan lost his first match by a 12-4 MD, and lost his second match SV-1 7-5, he is out

132
Trey Schuck of Sibley-Ocheyedan won his first match by a 5-0 Dec, He advances
Cullen Koedam of West Sioux – Hawarden won his first match by fall in 5:19, He advances

138
Jace Mulder of Western Christian – Hull won his first match by 14-0 MD, He advances

152
Seth Salker of West Sioux – Hawarden won his first match by fall in 1:45, He advances

160
Teegan Tschampel of Hinton lost his first match by fall in 1:58, and won his second match by fall in 2:34, He advances
Dahson DeJong of Sibley-Ocheyedan lost his first match by a 12-2 MD, and lost his second match 7-4 Dec, he is out

170
Tristan Mulder of Western Christian – Hull won his first match by 16-5 MD, He advances

182
Carson Lynott of West Sioux – Hawarden won his first match by fall in 1:52, He advances

195
Derek Anderson of Hinton won his first match by a 2-0 Dec, He advances
Eli Van Ginkel of Western Christian – Hull lost his first match by 11-9 Dec, and won his second match by 11-6 Dec, He advances

220
Logan Smith of Akron-Westfield lost his first match by 9-1 MD, and won his second match on a 4-1 Dec, He advances
Alberto Ortiz of Sibley-Ocheyedan lost his first match on a 7-3 Dec, and lost his second match on a 5-1 Dec, he is out

285
Jose Rodriguez of West Sioux – Hawarden lost his first match 8-3 Dec, and lost his second match by fall in 5:25, He is out.

Class 3A
106
Case Cauthron of Spencer lost his opening match by fall in 1:18. In his second match he won 7-5 to advance to the second round of the consolations on Friday morning.

120
Kage Lohman of Spencer lost his opening match by fall in 2:43. In his second match he was pinned in 2:58 and is out of the tournament.

160
Isaiah Spencer of Spencer lost his opening match on a 12-3 decision. In his second match he was pinned in 3:54 and is out of the tournament.

220
Logan Huckfelt of Spencer lost his opening match by fall in :53. In his second match he was pinned in 4:29 and is out of the tournament.

February 20, 2020 - 2:41 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
Ice thickness is around 7 inches near the boat ramp. Conditions are variable; check ice thickness often if you venture out. Use waxworms and minnows near structure to target bluegill, crappie and perch.

Bacon Creek Lake
Rainbow Trout – Fair: Use a piece of worm, small minnow, or power bait fished under a bobber. Put the bait on a small hook or small and shiny jig. You need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout.

Black Hawk Lake
There is around 12 to 14 inches of ice off of Ice House Point boat ramp. Conditions are more variable in the east basin of the lake. The winter aeration system in Town Bay is in operation; expect open water and thin ice in Town Bay. Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are catching perch around Gunshot Hill in the marina and near Provost Point. Keeper-size perch are 8 to 10 inches; sorting is needed. Use waxworms and small minnows. Bluegill – Fair: Most anglers are using waxworms fished near the Ice House Point boat ramp and the rock piles off Gunshot Hill and Cottonwood Point. Most fish are 7-8 inches. Channel Catfish – Fair: Anglers have picked up catfish off the rock pile north of Cottonwood Point and in the east basin; use waxworms. Black Crappie – Fair: Try minnows and waxworms fished in the marina and off the rock pile near Gunshot Hill. Most fish are 8-10 inches; sorting is needed. Walleye – Fair.

Black Hawk Pits
Ice thickness is 6 to 8 inches near the ramp. Thin ice and open water are by the west shoreline near the highway. Conditions are variable; use caution and check ice thickness often. Black Crappie – Fair: Use waxworms.

Brushy Creek Lake
Ice thickness is 10 to 14 inches in the NE arm and around Taylor’s Island. Ice is thinner and more variable mid-lake. There may be open areas in the middle of the lake, under bridges and near inflows due to recent rains. Yellow Perch – Fair: Use waxworms and small minnows. Some sorting is needed. Walleye – Fair. Bluegill – Fair: Use a waxworm or small minnow on a jig fished near structure. Reports of 9 inch keepers.

Moorland Pond
Rainbow Trout – Fair: Use a piece of worm, small minnow, or power bait fished under a bobber. Put the bait on a small hook or small and shiny jig. You need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout.

North Twin Lake
Ice thickness is 12 to 14 inches in most areas. Expect small pockets of open water on the west side in the southern portion of the lake and near the outlet.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Ice thickness is 7 to 18 inches across the lake. Avoid open areas areas or seams near the big island. Walleye – Fair: The late winter walleye bite has picked up. Anglers are catching fish throughout the day, but low light hours may be more productive. Yellow Perch – Fair: Use waxworms and small minnows. White Bass – Fair.

Ice thickness in west central Iowa is 8 to 18 inches. Some lakes have poor ice along shorelines near inflows due to recent rains. There is open water and thin ice in Town Bay of Black Hawk Lake from the aeration system. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Clear Lake
Ice thickness is 14 to 16 inches. Use caution near the aeration systems. Yellow Perch – Good: Yellow perch are biting on a variety of baits. Use larger baits and change location to find bigger fish. Walleye – Slow: Try a jigging spoon tipped with a minnow head near the edge of vegetation. Best bite is during low light periods. Black Crappie – Slow: Use a jig tipped with a waxworm on the edge of vegetation. Yellow Bass – Fair: Try a small spoon tipped with cut bait or several waxworms. You have to move around to find fish.
Best bite is late afternoon.

Crystal Lake
Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches.

Lower Pine Lake
A few reports of anglers catching keeper-size perch and crappie, but most are only catching small bluegill. Bluegill – Fair.

Rice Lake
Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill – Fair: Use small jigs tipped with a waxworm. Best bite is late afternoon. Yellow Perch – Slow:Try a small jigging spoon tipped with a waxworm. Walleye – Slow.

Silver Lake (Worth)
Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill – 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
Ice thickness is 14 to 16 inches. The aeration system has been started. Use caution on the west side of the lake, north of the boat ramp. Signs are up around the aerator hole.

East Okoboji Lake
Ice thickness is 14 to 15 inches. 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. Walleye – Fair: Fishing has been good near Parks Marina in the evening. Use spoons, jigging raps or minnows fished in the early morning or evening. Yellow Perch – Fair. Black Crappie – Good. Yellow Bass – Fair.

Ingham Lake
Ice thickness is 12 to 16 inches. The aeration system has been started. Use caution on the southeast side of the lake and off the northern boat ramp. Signs are up around the aerator hole.

Lost Island Lake
Ice thickness is around 12 inches. Yellow Perch – Fair. Walleye – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Ice thickness is 15 to 18 inches. The aeration system has been started. Use caution on the east side of the lake. Signs are up around the aeration holes.

Spirit Lake
Ice thickness is 15 to 18 inches. Walleye – Good: Fish one hour before and after sunrise or sunset. Use spoons or jigging raps tipped with minnow heads in 12-14 feet of water. Also try live minnows. Reports of lots of slot size and bigger fish. 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
Yellow Perch – Fair: Size quality is outstanding with some sorting. Use jigs and minnows or wigglers in the main lake.

West Okoboji Lake
Ice conditions are variable. Beware of heaves at Atwell and Gull Point; don’t drive over heaves/seams. Ice thickness has been up to 14 inches in small bays and thinner on the main lake. Bluegill – Good: Little Emerson Bay is producing a few nice bluegills. Sorting is needed. Walleye – Fair: Fish rocky areas in 18-20 feet of water. Live minnows work best an hour before and after sunset.

Willow Creek
The Osceola County Trout Fest is this Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trout will be stocked at 1 p.m. on Friday. Tagged fish will be in the pond again this year. You will be entered into a prize drawing, if you catch a tagged fish. You need a valid fishing license (age 16 and older) and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Rainbow Trout – Excellent.

Ice thickness is 13 to 18 inches on area lakes. Ice conditions are generally good; be weary of holes caused by springs/methane release. Do not travel under bridges and other areas of flow; most of these areas have little to no ice. Aeration systems at Center Lake, Silver Lake (near Lake Park), and Ingham Lake have been started and signs are up; stay clear of these systems. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

February 18, 2020 - 12:56 pm - Posted in Sports

The 2019-2020 Girls All District Basketball teams from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association are out.

Class 1A
Northwest
Jayde Barto – Kingsley-Pierson
Chloe Colt – Akron-Westfield
Jaeden Ferris – Westwood
McKenzie Goodwin – Kingsley-Pierson
Taylor Harpenau – MMCRU
Ellie Hillbrands – MMCRU
Madison Hough – GTRA
Natalie Nielson – Akron-Westfield
Maddie Paulsen – Woodbury Central
Macy Sievers – Newell-Fonda
Maggie Walker – Newell-Fonda
Addison Weber – Gehlen
Coach of the Year: Gillian Letsche – MMCRU

Class 2A
Northwest
Bella Badar – Hinton
Karly Boettcher – Sioux Central
Madison Brouwer – Sibley-Ocheyedan
Olivia Granstra – Western Christian
Hayden Heimensen – Central Lyon
Mallory McCall – West Monona
Emma McManaman – West Sioux
Mallory Nilles – Boyden Hull
Molly Schany – Emmetsburg
Lexie VanKekerix – Rock Valley
Kenzee Wunschel – Ridge View
Brooke Zylstra – Boyden Hull
Coach of the Year: Anna Fiene – Emmetsburg

Class 3A
Northwest
Magan Christopherson – Okoboji
Jazlin DeHaan – MOC-Floyd Valley
Abbey Holmes – Algona
Brooklyn Meyer – West Lyon
JaMae Nichols – Cherokee
Jayden Nitchals – Estherville-LC
Janie Schoonhoven – Unity Christian
Ella Skinner – Bishop Heelan
Katelyn Stanley – Bishop Heelan
Kallyn Stumbo – Okoboji
Coach of the Year: John Adams – Okoboji

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The Iowa Basketball Coaches Association is pleased to announce the annual Boys Academic All State Basketball Team.

The team was selected by an IBCA panel from more than 85 applicants. This team carries the following averages:

An ACT composite of 27.6
A scoring average of 14.4
A GPA of 3.8

In addition 13 are either number 1 or two in their respective senior classes.

All State Selections from the area
Mitchel Wolf – Sheldon
Matt Haken – George-Little Rock
Tyler Adams – Okoboji

For the complete list CLICK HERE

February 16, 2020 - 10:19 am - Posted in Sports

Boone, Iowa — Brackets are now available for the 2020 IHSAA State Traditional Wrestling Tournament, which begins Thursday, Feb. 20 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Sixteen wrestlers qualified across each of the 14 weight classes in the IHSAA’s three school classifications. Two wrestlers qualified out of each district tournament site on Saturday, Feb. 15.

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Each bracket has had eight wrestlers seeded on selected performance criteria and the other eight wrestlers randomly drawn in to create first round matchups. This is the second year for seeding in the state tournament, with an adjustment made before the 2019-20 season to increase the value of the top two criteria (head-to-head competition, competition against common opponents).

The traditional tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20.