NCC Thunder Sports Shooting student-athlete Levi Henrichs, Sibley, IA was a member of the five person US team to shatter a Guinness World Record by breaking the most sporting clay targets in a 12-hour period.

The U.S. team led by David Miller of CZ-USA broke an incredible 14,167 clays – eclipsing the former world record of 4,602 and setting the bar sky high for future attempts. The contest ran from 10:12 a.m. to 10:12 p.m. on October 12, 2019 at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, KS.

“I couldn’t be more proud of my team. They are truly amazing,” Miller said shortly after the team broke the world record – only four hours into the competition. “We got there pretty fast, I’m happy we set the bar high and we just want to keep going.” These four are absolutely amazing and I am honored to have them on my team.”
Henrichs is in his second year as a member of the NCC Thunder Sports Shooting team. In April 2019, in their first trip to the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Collegiate Championships they won 4th place. Levi placed 8th in the Male division out of a field of 82.

This fall Levi took first place overall with a perfect score of 100 (4 rounds of 25) in the second meet of the season.

October 17, 2019 - 1:51 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
Water temperature is around 50 degrees. Walleye – Fair: Anglers have picked up some walleye from Ice House Point and along the east shore near the outlet. Use twisters, crawlers or plastics on a jig head. Channel Catfish – Slow: Use crawlers and cut bait fished on the bottom from the East Shore near the outlet off the inlet bridge and from shore in Town Bay. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use traditional bass lures anywhere along shore. Yellow Perch – Good: Catch perch from shore along Ice House Point and the inlet bridge; use crawlers or small minnows on a jig fished under a bobber. Black Crappie – Fair: Anglers are having most luck fishing from the fish house and near the inlet bridge. Fish are 6-11 inches. Use a small piece of crawler or power bait on a small jig fished under a bobber.

Brushy Creek Lake
Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use traditional bass lures and topwater lures along the edges of vegetation. Bluegill – Fair: Catch bluegill near structure using a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler. Yellow Perch – Fair: Find perch along vegetation edges and structure in 5-10 feet of water. Use a small jig with a minnow or crawler.

North Twin Lake
Water temperatures are around 50 degrees. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use crawlers or cut bait fished on the bottom from shore. Walleye – Fair: Try fishing next to shore with twisters or live bait. Fish range from 11 up to mid-20 inches long. Black Crappie – Fair: Find crappie near shore; use a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler or small power bait.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Water temperatures are in the upper 40’s. White Bass – Fair: Use crankbaits, crawlers and twisters fished from shore and near the inlet. Walleye – Fair: Use crankbaits, live bait and twisters near shore on the east shore, north shore and near the inlet. Channel Catfish – Fair: Try crawlers or cut bait fished on the bottom from shore. Black Crappie – Fair: Find crappie near shore and along docks; use a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler or power bait fished under a bobber.

Water temperatures in most of the district water bodies are around 50 degrees. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Clear Lake
The water temperature is in the low 50’s. Walleye – Fair: Shore anglers are catching walleyes fishing at night. Yellow Bass – Fair: Drift fish a small jig tipped with a small piece of crawler in 4 to 6 feet of water. Best bite is early morning. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use cut bait and crawlers fished on the bottom from the windswept shore and areas where water is entering the lake.

Crystal Lake
Due to weather delays, the boat ramp remains closed. The ramp is expected to re-open next week. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Anglers are catching bass from shore.

Rice Lake
Yellow Perch – Fair: Use a jig tipped with a small minnow or piece of crawler along the north shore near the boat ramp; also try the deeper water on the south shore by the homes. Best bite is early morning and late evening. Bluegill – Fair. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Bass are biting on a variety of baits.

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

Statewide Iowa — High School Cross Country State qualifying meet assignments were released by the state on Wednesday.

For Class 2A Sheldon, Cherokee, E-LC, GLR/CL, Okoboji, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, Spirit Lake, Unity, West Lyon, Western, and several other schools will be running at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City.

Class 1A area teams will be running at Ridge View. The area teams competing are Gehlen, H-LP, HMS, Hinton, MMCRU, South O’Brien and West Sioux.

Area 3A teams will be running at Humboldt. Teams competing will be BHRV, Heelan, Le Mars, MOC-Floyd Vallye, SB-L, Spencer, and Storm Lake.

CLASS 4A

CLASS 3A

CLASS 2A

CLASS 1A

October 15, 2019 - 11:27 am - Posted in Sports

The Week 7 Cross Country Rankings from the Iowa Track and Cross County Coaches Association are out.

In Class 3A Girls Rankings Spencer is #10. In 3A Boys Rankings, MOC-Floyd Valley and Le Mars are receiving votes.

Class 2A Girls Rankings has Unity at the 9 spot, Emmetsburg at 11, and Okoboji in 15th. Sibley-Ocheyedan and Cherokee are receiving votes. In the 2A Boys Rankings, Okoboji is 9th, Western 10th, and Sioux Center is receiving votes.

For complete rankings CLICK HERE

October 14, 2019 - 3:01 pm - Posted in Sports

The latest RPI Playoff rankings are out from the IAHSAA through week 7.

Class 2A has Spirit Lake ranked #7, and Sioux Center in the fourteen spot.

In Class 1A Western Christian is in the three spot, West Sioux is fourth, and West Lyon is ranked 9th. Unity Christian is #15, and Emmetsburg is 19th.

Class A RPI Rankings have South O’Brien in the eleven spot, Gehlen in 12th, Hinton is 13th.

Eight-Player has Remsen St. Mary’s ranked #6 and Harris-Lake Park ranked 12th.

Class 4A

Class 3A

Class 2A

Class 1A

Class A

Eight-Player

October 14, 2019 - 11:20 am - Posted in Sports

The latest Radio Iowa High School Football Poll has Sergeant Bluff-Luton remaining in the 7 spot in Class 3A. Class 2A has Sioux Center making their first appearance in the rankings at #9. Class 1A keeps Western Christian at #4, West Sioux at the 6 spot and West Lyon fell to 7th. South O’Brien fell to #10 in Class A. In Eight-Man, Remsen St. Mary’s is still 3rd, and Harris-Lake Park is in the 8 spot.

Class 4A
1. WDM Valley (7-0), LW #1 @ Ames
2. Dowling Catholic (6-1), LW #2vs DSM Hoover
3. Cedar Falls (7-0), LW #3 @ Dubuque Senior
4. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (6-1), LW #5 @ Davenport Central
5. Ankeny Centennial (6-1), LW #6 vs #10 Roosevelt
6. Southeast Polk (5-2), LW #7 @ Marshalltown
7. Bettendorf (5-2), LW #4 vs Davenport West
8. Ankeny (4-3), LW #8 @ Sioux City North
9. Waukee (4-3), LW #9 vs Indianola
10.Des Moines Roosevelt (6-1), LW #10 @ #5 Centennial

Class 3A
1. Western Dubuque (7-0), LW #1 @ Marion
2. Solon (7-0), LW #2 vs Keokuk
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (6-1), LW #3 vs Center Point-Urbana
4. Dallas Center-Grimes (6-1), LW #5 @ Webster City
5. North Scott (6-1), LW #6 vs Clear Creek-Amana
6. Lewis Central (6-1), LW #4 @ #10 Glenwood
7. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (6-1), LW #7 @ Denison-Schleswig
8. Independence (7-0), LW #8 @ Waverly-Shell Rock
9. Norwalk (6-1), LW #9 vs Ballard
10.Glenwood (6-1) vs #6 Lewis Central

Class 2A
1. Waukon (7-0), LW #1 vs Anamosa
2. Clear Lake (7-0), LW #2 @ New Hampton
3. Algona (7-0), LW #3 @ Spirit Lake
4. Greene County (7-0), LW #6 vs Red Oak
5. Des Moines Christian (7-0), LW #5 @ Chariton
6. OABCIG (7-0), LW #7 vs Carroll Kuemper
7. Waterloo Columbus (6-1), LW #4 vs North Fayette Valley
8. Benton (6-1), LW #9 @ #10 West Marshall
9. Sioux Center (5-2), LW (X) vs Central Lyon
10.West Marshall (5-2), LW (X) vs #8 Benton

Class 1A
1. Dike-New Hartford (7-0), LW #1 @ South Hardin
2. Van Meter (7-0), LW #2 @ Mount Ayr
3. West Branch (7-0), LW #3 @ Cascade
4. Western Christian (7-0), LW #5 vs Emmetsburg
5. South Central Calhoun (7-0), LW #5 vs Eagle Grove
6. West Sioux (6-1), LW #7 vs Unity Christian
7. West Lyon (6-1), LW #4 @ Sibley-Ocheyedan
8. Iowa City Regina (6-1), LW #8 vs Jesup
9. Treynor (7-0), LW #9 @MVAOCOU
10.Sigourney-Keota (7-0), LW (X) @ Wapello

Class A
1. West Hancock (7-0), LW #1 @ Graettinger-Terril
2. Saint Ansgar (7-0), LW #2 vs Mason City Newman
3. North Tama (7-0), LW #3 @ Postville
4. Grundy Center (6-1), LW #5 vs Hudson
5. MFL MarMac (7-0), LW #6 vs #7 Edgewood-Colesburg
6. Earlham (6-1), LW #8 @ Oakland Riverside
7. Edgewood-Colesburg (6-1), LW #9 @ #5 MFL MarMac
8. Woodbury Central (6-1), LW #10 vs Lawton-Bronson
9. BGM (Brooklyn) (6-1), LW (X) vs Durant
10.South O’Brien (6-1), LW #4 vs Akron-Westfield

Eight-man
1. Don Bosco (7-0), LW #1 @ North Iowa
2. Turkey Valley (7-0), LW #2 vs #5 Easton Valley
3. Remsen St. Mary’s (7-0), LW #3 vs Newell-Fonda
4. Audubon (7-1), LW #4 @ Glidden-Ralston
5. Easton Valley (7-0), LW #5 @ #2 Turkey Valley
6. CAM (7-0), LW #6 vs #7 Coon Rapids-Bayard
7. Coon Rapids-Bayard (6-1), LW #7 @ #6 CAM
8. Harris-Lake Park (6-1), LW #10 vs Siouxland Christian
9. AGWSR (6-1), LW #9 @ Gladbrook-Reinbeck
10.Lenox (7-1), LW (X) @ @ Lamoni

October 11, 2019 - 9:43 am - Posted in Sports

Two of the three rated teams in eight-man district one collide as eighth ranked Newell-Fonda hosts number 10 Harris-Lake Park.

Newell-Fonda coach Brian Wilken says his defense faces a tough challenge.

Wilken says the Mustang’s pass defense has made major strides since early in the season.

Harris-Lake Park coach Lane Gunderson says experience has been a big factor in their 5-1 start.

Gunderson says special teams and mistakes will be a big factor in this one.

 

October 10, 2019 - 2:10 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
Water temperatures are in the upper 50’s. Walleye – Fair: Anglers have picked up some walleye from Ice House Point and along the east shore near the outlet. Use twisters, crawlers or plastics on a jig head. Channel Catfish – Slow: Use crawlers and cut bait fished on the bottom from the East Shore near the outlet off the inlet bridge and from shore in Town Bay. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use traditional bass lures anywhere along shore. Yellow Perch – Fair: Catch perch from shore along Ice House Point and the inlet bridge; use crawlers or small minnows on a jig fished under a bobber. Black Crappie – Fair: Anglers are having most luck from the fish house and near the inlet bridge. Fish are 6-11 inches. Use a small piece of crawler or power bait on a small jig fished under a bobber.

Brushy Creek Lake
Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use traditional bass lures and topwater lures along the edges of vegetation. Bluegill – Fair: Catch bluegill near structure using a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler. Yellow Perch – Fair: Find perch along vegetation edges and structure in 5-10 feet of water. Use a small jig with a minnow or crawler.

North Twin Lake
Water temperatures are in the upper 50’s. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use crawlers or cut bait fished on the bottom from shore. Walleye – Fair: Try next to vegetation near shore in 5-8 feet of water. Black Crappie – Fair: Find crappie near shore; use a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler or small power bait.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
White Bass – Fair: Use crankbaits, crawlers and twisters fished from shore and near the inlet. Walleye – Fair: Use crankbaits, live bait and twisters near shore on the east shore, north shore and near the inlet. Channel Catfish – Fair: Try crawlers or cut bait fished on the bottom from shore. Black Crappie – Fair: Find crappie near shore and along docks; use a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler or power bait fished under a bobber.

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

Clear Lake
The water temperature is in the upper 50’s. Walleye – Fair: Shore anglers are catching walleyes fishing at night. Yellow Bass – Fair: Drift fish a small jig tipped with a small piece of crawler in 4 to 6 feet of water. Best bite is early morning. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use cut bait and crawlers fished on the bottom from the windswept shore and areas where water is entering the lake.

Crystal Lake
The boat ramp is closed for repairs. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Anglers are catching bass from shore.

Rice Lake
Yellow Perch – Fair: Use a jig tipped with a small minnow along the north shore near the boat ramp; also try the deeper water on the south shore by the homes. Bluegill – Fair. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Bass are biting on a variety of baits.

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

October 8, 2019 - 7:44 pm - Posted in Sports

The 2019 Regional pairings were released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Class 1A Region 1 gets underway on October 22nd with Remsen St. Mary’s at Kingsley-Pierson. The winner of that match with face Gehlen Catholic on the 28th. Trinity Christian is on the road to HMS and George-Little Rock hosts Harris Lake Park.

Class 2A Region 1 has Rock Valley playing host to Hinton on October 22nd with the winner facing Western Christian on the 28th, and Sibley-Ocheyedan on the road to South O’Brien. The winner of that matchup faces off against Boyden-Hull on the 28th. Central Lyon hosts West Sioux on the 28th as well.

Class 3A Region 1 gets underway on October 23rd. Spirit Lake hosts Okoboji, ELC is at Sheldon, West Lyon visits Unity, and Sioux Center is on the road to MOC-Floyd Valley.

All games are 7 pm start times.

Class 1A Pairings

Class 2A Pairings

Class 3A Pairings

Class 4A Pairings

Class 5A Pairings

The week 6 Cross Country Team Rankings from the Iowa Track Coaches Association are out.

Class 3A Boys Team Rankings have MOC-Floyd Valley ranked 15th, with LeMars and Sergeant Bluff-Luton both receiving votes. Class 3A Girls rankings have Spencer ranked 9th.

In the Class 2A Boys Rankings, Okoboji is in the 9 spot, Western Christian is in 11th, and GLR/CL and Unity received votes. In the 2A Girls Rankings, Unity is in the eight spot, Cherokee is #14, and Sibley-Ocheyedan is in the 15 spot. Okoboji received votes.

For complete rankings CLICK HERE