Friday was the official end of our fall high school sports season and the unofficial start of the winter season at the same time.
Shortly after West Lyon played in the Class 2A State Championship game and Boyden-Hull / Rock Valley played in the Class 3A State Football Championship game, two schools in the area participated. at Hall of Pride basketball games. The Unity Christian daughters hosted Sioux City Heelan and Okoboji hosted LeMars.
Today (Saturday, November 20), the Sioux Center teams will welcome Estherville Lincoln Central.
These matches are played in exactly the same way as any other match, but are officially considered scrimmages and do not count towards the season win-loss record. Part of the profits from these contests are donated to local charities.
The first official basketball game of the winter sports season takes place on Monday when the Catholic girls from Gehlen visit Kingsley-Pierson. The rest of the N’West Iowa women’s basketball teams, with the exception of West Sioux and Trinity Christian, open the season Tuesday.
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released its preseason women’s basketball rankings on Thursday. Reigning state champion Unity Christian is ranked first in class 3A and last year’s runner-up state champion West Lyon is ranked third and nearby Cherokee is ranked fourth. In class 2A, Lyon Central is ranked fourth and Sibley-Ocheyedan is eighth. No N’West Iowa school made the preseason list in Class 1A.
The source we have used for many years for state wrestling rankings, The Predicament, has closed its doors. This year you can subscribe to IAWrestle for the full rankings, but I’ll keep you posted on the N’West Iowa athlete and team rankings. So far there are plenty of them in the individual standings, but West Sioux are the only team to make the list. The Falcons are classified second in class 1A behind only Don Bosco of Gilbertville.
West Sioux has six people classified, led by seniors Cullen koedam, which holds first place in the 160-pound class of Class 1A. Junior Mike baker is second with 145. Senior Braden Graff is third at 120 years old and senior Carson lynott is third with 182. Senior Cameron Clark is fourth with 126. Senior Drayven Kraft is 10th at 132.
The other wrestlers from N’West Iowa classified in Class 1A are Western Christian juniors Jace mulder, who is fifth at 152, and Sibley-Ocheyedan junior Jonathan krogman, which is 11th to 132. There are 12 wrestlers who rank in each class.
There are a large number of Class 2A ranked wrestlers in the region, with the heaviest weight classes looking like 285, 152 and 182. Four of the top eight in the highest weight class are from this region. Lyon West senior Easton Fleshman, who recently announced he will be joining the University of Iowa program as a preferred accompanist, is second in class 2A at 285. Sioux Center senior Ethan Hooyer is third, Okoboji / Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn senior Nick bronstad is sixth and Central Lyon / George-Little Rock senior Lyle moore is eighth. At 152, Sheldon-South O’Brien senior Cason Johnannes is seventh, Okoboji / Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn junior Noah Strantz is 11th and Boyden-Hull / Rock Valley junior Zach Strubbe is 12th. At 182, senior of the Sioux Center Zach Rozeboom is eighth and Boyden-Hull / Rock Valley senior Casey’s choice is 11th.
The Class 2A List Continues With Boyden-Hull / Rock Valley Second Student Gabino Vargas ranked sixth at 106, second year at Sioux Center Kade bauer ninth at 113, Sheldon-South O’Brien junior DeBoer Co. eighth at 132, Sioux Center senior Dao Keokhamthong third at 138, Boyden-Hull / Rock Valley senior Jaxson Rozeboom 11th to 145, second year of Sheldon-South O’Brien Jarrett roos eighth at 160, senior West Lyonnais Gabe Ter Wee seventh at 195 and MOC-Floyd Valley senior Josias Bundt ninth to 220.