March 27, 2017 - 2:41 pm - Posted in Sports

bowlingSibley, Iowa — The fall/spring season for sporting events is slowing, however the lanes at Sibley’s Merry Lanes have been very busy. The bowling season started in September and runs through April for many area leagues.

Merry Lanes also hosts many events called King of the Hill bowling tournaments that run Friday night and Saturday. Shifts of single guys and gals can bowl a 4 game set in a handicapped format making the competition exciting for all. 50-80 entries give it a shot each event. This season there has been a presence on the lanes in Sibley whom has worn the the Crown all but one of the organized events. That one went to the owner of the Merry Lanes Breck Wasmund. The King for the past few seasons has been Sheldon’s Ron Prostrollo.

This year alone he has captured the title for 5 of the 6 tournaments that have run. KIWA has talked about his accomplishments before because he now has many 300’s, which are always a thrill. Ron has been consistent and focused on winning. With a 220+ average on 2 leagues in Sibley, he outlasts the competition with hard work and focus. He holds the Honor of King of the Hill title for the Sibley Sheet Metal held back on October 28-29, Sibley Hardware back on November 18-19, Breck Grabbed the Kelly’s Catering king on December 16-17, Ron held top spot again at the Otis Electric on January 13-14, Krogman Snow Removal on February 10-11, and now the Hohwenstein Septic Co. on March 24-25. 2 more tournaments are left, Schotty’s Liquor on March 31-April 1st, and on April 14-15 its th Bud Shootout.

Ron and his bowling buddies also headed north to Fargo, North Dakota earlier in March down to Alexandria, Minnesota for 9 games each day, plus tons of fun. Last weekend was spent at Huron, South Dakota, where Breck’s father Daryl owns and operates. Ron and his mixed doubles partner Sheila garnered 4th place overall with over 80 entries. Others placed at that tournament was KIWA’s Mark Rector and Breck’s Daughter Ally Prins placing 7th.

Coming up the group is headed to Eastway in Sioux Falls for some more doubles action and then later in April, off to Winnebago, Minnesota for a 6 game sweeper. Many from Sibley’s Merry Lanes make the trip to chase the Nationals each year, which were in Las Vegas and collided with the same weekend as the Sheldon group’s North Dakota and Minnesota trip. Shots on these levels can be tough but the thrill of being there is awesome.

Breck Wasmund has operated the Lanes in Sibley for many years and enjoys the competition from all whom come to his establishment to be entertained. Looking for a little bowling action? Head to Merry Lanes and watch or show them what you got. Congratulations to all who participate and enjoy your winnings.

March 23, 2017 - 7:57 am - Posted in Sports

ice fishingSioux 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. Well as the ice fishing season comes to close in eastern South Dakota, Dakota Angler Owner, Todd Heitkamp, provides the latest Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report. Feel free to share!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Fair for walleye and pike. A few perch.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz Walleye fair along with a few crappie.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye.
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska A few walleye.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog A few Walleyes.
Lake Cochrane Few reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes, fair.
Lake Henry A few walleye.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Unsafe ice.
Vermillion Opening up.
Lake Herman Unsafe ice.
Wall Lake Unsafe ice.
Lake Alvin Opening up.
Diamond Unsafe ice.
Scott’s Slough Unsafe ice.
Island Unsafe ice.
81 Ponds Unsafe ice.
George WPA Unsafe ice.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Unsafe ice.
Thompson Unsafe ice.
Brandt Unsafe ice.
Whitewood Unsafe ice.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Unsafe ice.
Henry WPA Unsafe ice.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) Unsafe ice.
Mitchell Unsafe ice.
Menno Opening up.
Beaver Unsafe ice.
Sinai Unsafe ice.
Brush Unsafe ice.
Loss Unsafe ice.
East Oakwood Unsafe ice.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Unsafe ice.
Silver Lake Unsafe ice.
East Okoboji Unsafe ice.
West Okoboji Unsafe ice.
Lake Pahoja Unsafe ice.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Unsafe ice.
Sarah Unsafe ice.
Benton Unsafe ice.
East Twin Unsafe ice.
Round Unsafe ice.
Okabena Unsafe ice.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair.
Pickstown Walleyes slow.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux Slow.
March 21, 2017 - 2:04 pm - Posted in Sports

Northwestern logoOrange City, Iowa — Britta Harberts has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Northwestern College next year.

Harberts is a 6’0” forward who played three years for Sibley-Ocheyedan High School. Harberts averaged a team-high 11.5 points and 9.3 rebounds in earning all-conference honors for the second consecutive year. Named team captain and team’s most valuable player, Harberts is a member of both the National Honor Society and honor roll. She is the daughter of Lennis and Marvella.

“On behalf of Northwestern College and our women’s basketball program, we welcome Britta to our campus community and basketball family,” commented head Northwestern coach Chris Yaw. “We are excited that Britta has chosen to continue her academic and athletic career as a Red Raider. She is a quality young lady who has a strong work ethic, both in the classroom and on the court. We look forward to the positive impact Britta will have at Northwestern beginning in the fall.”

March 16, 2017 - 8:38 am - Posted in Sports

ice fishingSioux 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.As the seasons continue to battle, Todd Heitkamp, the Owner of Dakota Angler, provides the latest Dakota Angler 2-Minute Fishing Report. Plus, Todd talks about swim baits in Todd’s Tackle Tips.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Fair for walleye and pike. A few perch.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz Walleye fair along with a few crappie.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye.
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska A few walleye.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog A few Walleyes.
Lake Cochrane Few reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes, fair.
Lake Henry A few walleye.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Unsafe ice.
Vermillion Opening up.
Lake Herman Unsafe ice.
Wall Lake Unsafe ice.
Lake Alvin Opening up.
Diamond Unsafe ice.
Scott’s Slough Unsafe ice.
Island Unsafe ice.
81 Ponds Unsafe ice.
George WPA Unsafe ice.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Unsafe ice.
Thompson Unsafe ice.
Brandt Unsafe ice.
Whitewood Unsafe ice.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Unsafe ice.
Henry WPA Unsafe ice.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) Unsafe ice.
Mitchell Unsafe ice.
Menno Opening up.
Beaver Unsafe ice.
Sinai Unsafe ice.
Brush Unsafe ice.
Loss Unsafe ice.
East Oakwood Unsafe ice.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Unsafe ice.
Silver Lake Unsafe ice.
East Okoboji Unsafe ice.
West Okoboji Unsafe ice.
Lake Pahoja Unsafe ice.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Unsafe ice.
Sarah Unsafe ice.
Benton Unsafe ice.
East Twin Unsafe ice.
Round Unsafe ice.
Okabena Unsafe ice.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair.
Pickstown Walleyes slow.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux Slow.
March 14, 2017 - 8:17 am - Posted in Sports

Dordt_Defenders logoThe Dordt College Defender Gold Club is hosting its annual high school basketball all-star games on Saturday, March 18 at the De Witt Gym on Dordt College’s campus. The event is again sponsored by American State Bank.

The Defender Gold Club/American State Bank girls all-star game will start at 5:30 with the boys game to follow at about 7:15.

Senior players are chosen from the Lakes, Siouxland and War Eagle Conferences to comprise the rosters.

This year’s participants include:

Girls

Hailey Korver (MOC-FV)

Jessica Mayer (West Lyon)

Tessa Van Beek (West Lyon)

Tori Van Beek (West Lyon )

Makenna Carver (Cherokee)

Macy Smith (Spirit Lake)

Bailey Naig (Emmetesburg)

Erika Feenstra (Western)

Erica Bousema (Western)

Morgan De Jong (MOC-FV)

Josie Blankespoor (Unity)

Paige Willman (Remsen St. Mary’s)

Kenna Rieck (Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn)

Ann Hedlund (Akron-Westfield)

Kaylee Anderson (Boyden-Hull)

Sammy Blum (Rock Valley)

Cassie Van Beek (Rock Valley)

Alexis Mousel (Rock Valley)

Shania Kooiker (Trinity Christian)

Erin Dau (Spirit Lake)

Kenney Wilson (Clay Central-Everly)

Boys

Marcus Rens (Boyden-Hull)

Isaac Heyer (West Lyon)

Riley Van Wyhe (Central Lyon)

Bryce Peter (Okoboji)

Shane Solberg (Boyden-Hull)

Tate Arends (MOC FV)

Kendrick Van Kekerix (Rock Valley)

Colin Schroeder (Remsen St. Mary’s)

Jacob Wesslemann (Remsen St. Mary’s)

Jay Small (Hinton)

Luke Nieuwendorp (Unity)

Mason Post (Unity)

JP Walz (Spirit Lake)

Ben Gesink (Western)

Trent Hilbrands (Le Mars)

Parker Lange (Storm Lake)

Josh Werge (Storm Lake)

Tyson Kooima (Western)

Thomas Schultes (Emmetsburg)

Trey Valentine (Cherokee)

Jesse Jansma (Western)

Jordan Kyle (Harris-Lake Park)

The Defender Gold Club promotes a greater interest in the entire Dordt College athletic program and finances special needs within the athletic program.

March 8, 2017 - 12:03 pm - Posted in Sports

ice fishingSioux 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. As the seasons battle, there’s plenty of people ice and open water fishing! Todd Heitkamp, the Owner of Dakota Angler, provides the latest 2-Minute Fishing Report!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Fair for walleye and pike. A few perch.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz Walleye fair along with a few crappie.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye.
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska A few walleye.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog A few Walleyes.
Lake Cochrane Few reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes, fair.
Lake Henry A few walleye.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Unsafe ice.
Vermillion Opening up.
Lake Herman Unsafe ice.
Wall Lake Unsafe ice.
Lake Alvin Opening up.
Diamond Unsafe ice.
Scott’s Slough Unsafe ice.
Island Unsafe ice.
81 Ponds Unsafe ice.
George WPA Unsafe ice.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Unsafe ice.
Thompson Unsafe ice.
Brandt Unsafe ice.
Whitewood Unsafe ice.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Unsafe ice.
Henry WPA Unsafe ice.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) Unsafe ice.
Mitchell Unsafe ice.
Menno Opening up.
Beaver Unsafe ice.
Sinai Unsafe ice.
Brush Unsafe ice.
Loss Unsafe ice.
East Oakwood Unsafe ice.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Unsafe ice.
Silver Lake Unsafe ice.
East Okoboji Unsafe ice.
West Okoboji Unsafe ice.
Lake Pahoja Unsafe ice.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Unsafe ice.
Sarah Unsafe ice.
Benton Unsafe ice.
East Twin Unsafe ice.
Round Unsafe ice.
Okabena Unsafe ice.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair.
Pickstown Walleyes slow.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux Slow.
March 1, 2017 - 9:53 am - Posted in Sports

ice fishingSioux 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 and perch.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican A few walleyes and perch.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Fair for walleye and pike. A few perch.
Big Stone Lake Perch fair along with a few walleye.
Poinsett Perch and walleye fair. A few pike.
Lake Hendricks A few walleye.
Bitter Lake Walleye fair. A few perch.
Waubay Walleye and perch fair.
Reetz Walleye fair along with a few crappie.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleye.
Pickerel Lake A few walleye, crappie, and perch.
West Oakwood A few perch and walleye.
Swan Lake A few walleye.
Lake Kampeska A few walleye.
Piyas A few perch.
Blue Dog A few Walleyes.
Lake Cochrane Few reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs Walleyes fair and a few perch.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse A few walleyes.
Lake Albert Walleyes, fair.
Lake Henry A few walleye.
Roy Lake Few walleye and smallmouth bass.
Buffalo Few reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Unsafe ice.
Vermillion Opening up.
Lake Herman Unsafe ice.
Wall Lake Unsafe ice.
Lake Alvin Opening up.
Diamond Unsafe ice.
Scott’s Slough Unsafe ice.
Island Unsafe ice.
81 Ponds Unsafe ice.
George WPA Unsafe ice.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Unsafe ice.
Thompson Unsafe ice.
Brandt Unsafe ice.
Whitewood Unsafe ice.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Unsafe ice.
Henry WPA Unsafe ice.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) Unsafe ice.
Mitchell Unsafe ice.
Menno Opening up.
Beaver Unsafe ice.
Sinai Unsafe ice.
Brush Unsafe ice.
Loss Unsafe ice.
East Oakwood Unsafe ice.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Unsafe ice.
Silver Lake Unsafe ice.
East Okoboji Unsafe ice.
West Okoboji Unsafe ice.
Lake Pahoja Unsafe ice.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Unsafe ice.
Sarah Unsafe ice.
Benton Unsafe ice.
East Twin Unsafe ice.
Round Unsafe ice.
Okabena Unsafe ice.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair to good.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good.
Platte Walleyes fair.
Pickstown Walleyes slow.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Slow.
Big Sioux Slow.

Northwest Iowa — The Boys Siouxland Conference All-Conference Basketball Teams are out. Sheldon and West Lyon each put two players on the the first team.

1st Team
***Isaac Heyer -West Lyon Sr.
Micah Meyer -West Lyon Jr
Tyus Arends -Sioux Center Jr.
Kyle Boerhave -Sheldon Jr.
Jaden Kleinhesslink -Sheldon Jr.
Marcus Rens -Boyden-Hull Sr.
Riley Van Wyhe -Central Lyon Sr.

2nd Team
Brayton Van Kekerix -Rock Valley So.
Brendan Zeutenhorst -Sioux Center Jr.
Josh Haken -George-Little Rock Jr.
Trenton De Haan -MOC-Floyd Valley Jr.
Bryce Peter -Okoboji Sr.

3rd Team
Ryan Van Marel -Sheldon Jr.
Jaden Snyder -West Lyon Jr.
Jason Taylor -Rock Valley Jr.
Tyler Van Beek -Sioux Center Jr.
Shane Solberg -Boyden-Hull Sr.

Honorable Mention
Sam Wagner -Sheldon Sr.
Mitch Rentschler -West Lyon Jr.
Kobe Lutjens Rock -Valley Sr.
Isaac Vietor -Sioux Center Jr.
Mitchell Diekevers -Boyden-Hull Sr.
Caleb Terhark -George-Little Rock So.
Tate Arends -MOC-Floyd Valley Sr.
Ryan Metzger -Central Lyon Sr.
Kip Hurd -Okoboji So.
Grant Brouwer -Sibley-Ocheyedan So.

February 27, 2017 - 10:05 am - Posted in Sports

Siouxland Conference logoNorthwest Iowa — The Siouxland Conference All-Conference Girls Basketball Team is out. Conference Champion Sioux Center put three players on the first team including a pair of unanimous selections.

1st Team
*** Sammy Blum Rock Valley Sr.
*** Lexi Toering Sioux Center Jr.
*** Jordyn Van Maanen Sioux Center Jr.
Jessica Harald Sioux Center Sr.
Jessica Mayer West Lyon Sr.
Tessa Van Beek West Lyon Sr.
Kallyn Stumbo Okoboji Fr.

2nd Team
Torri Van Beek West Lyon Sr.
Hannah Dykshorn Sioux Center Sr.
Morgan De Jong MOC-FV Sr.
Cassie Van Beek Rock Valley Sr.
Magan Christopherson Okoboji Fr.

3rd Team
Kaylee Anderson Boyden-Hull Sr.
Shayla Post Sioux Center Jr.
Lily De Haan MOC-FV Jr.
Alexis Mousel Rock Valley Sr.
Hope Rasmussen Central Lyon Sr.

Honorable Mention
Camryn Cleveringa Sioux Center Jr.
Kate Groeneweg West Lyon Sr.
Hailey Korver MOC-FV Sr.
Taylor Richter Rock Valley So.
Camry Jones Okoboji Fr.
Makayla Witt Central Lyon Jr.
Brianna Kleinwolterink Boyden-Hull So.
Bryn Groff Sheldon Sr.
Jill Berkland Sibley-Ocheyedan Sr.
Mariah Leemkuil George-Little Rock Sr.

February 27, 2017 - 10:04 am - Posted in Sports

Siouxland Conference logoNorthwest Iowa — Siouxland Conference Champion Sibley Ocheyedan dominated this years All-Siouxland Conference Wrestling Team taking eight of the nineteen available spots on the first team.

1st Team All-Conference
 
106 Jose Flores JR Sibley-Ocheyedan 37-7
113 Cesar Sandoval SO MOC-Floyd Valley 30-4
120 Trey Schuck FR Sibley-Ocheyedan 34-7
126 Hunter Abrahamson FR Okoboji 28-12
132 Gable Sieperda JR Central Lyon/GLR 27-0
138 Austin Rozeboom JR BH/RV 28-1
145 Caleb Kramer SR Central Lyon/GLR 23-3
152 Dylan Schuck SR Sibley-Ocheyedan 41-0
160 Garrett Sayler SR Sibley-Ocheyedan 42-2
170 Trent Kruger SR Sibley-Ocheyedan 39-2
182 Luke Jenness SO Sheldon/South O’Brien 28-4
195 Hunter De Jong JR Sibley-Ocheyedan 38-2
220 Travis Te Grotenhuis SR MOC-Floyd Valley 28-7
285 Elijah Van’t Hof SR Sioux Center 33-3
At-Large Matt Dahl SR MOC-Floyd Valley 25-6
At-Large Matt Naig SR Sibley-Ocheyedan 34-2
At-Large Mitch Van Beek SR Central Lyon/GLR 20-8
At-Large Logan Koedam SO MOC-Floyd Valley 31-4
At-Large Erick Olvera SR Sibley-Ocheyedan 31-5
  2nd Team All-Conference
 
106 Johnny Hua FR MOC-Floyd Valley 23-9
113 Cain Hansen FR Okoboji 21-13
120 Jacob Canales SR Sheldon/South O’Brien 16-12
126 Zak Stanton JR Sibley-Ocheyedan 27-13
132 Blake Abrahamson FR Okoboji 19-10
145 Colbin Larue SR Okoboji 22-8
170 Conner Huss JR MOC-Floyd Valley 28-3
182 Dexter Hooyer SR Sioux Center 29-10
195 Austin Winkel JR Central Lyon/GLR 20-7
At-Large Austin Roemeling JR BH/RV 16-9
At-Large Ross Wiertsema JR Central Lyon/GLR 22-8
At-Large Riley Anderson SR Okoboji 21-13
At-Large Caleb Kempema SR Sioux Center 32-11
At-Large Dilan Huyser SR West Lyon 33-6