MONDAY RESULTS – February 3
(high school bowling)
(G) Le Mars (9-0) 2876, MMCRU/RSM 1987 — HIGH SERIES: Kaitelin Konz (472) .. Olivia Schiefen (378) .. & Alyssa Williams (347). HIGH GAMES: Kaitelin Konz (256, 216) .. Olivia Schiefen (215) .. Sam Schiefen (214) .. & Riayn Hoebelheinrich (184). No MMCRU/RSM results were made available.
(B) Le Mars (9-0) 3117, MMCRU/RSM 2938 — HIGH SERIES: Brady Poulson (465) .. Jorden Presnall (447) .. Brody Vanderloo (422) .. Trey Whiddon (413) .. & Lane Poulson (408). HIGH GAMES: Brady Poulson (254, 211) .. Jorden Presnall (235, 212) .. Brody Vanderloo (223) .. Trey Whiddon (218) .. & Lane Poulson (205, 203). No MMCRU/RSM results were made available.
(high school basketball)
(G) Storm Lake St. Mary’s 52, Remsen St. Mary’s 45
(B) (#7-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s (15-2) 54, Storm Lake St. Mary’s 15
(G) Estherville/L-C 58, Harris-Lake Park 33
(B) Harris-Lake Park 59, Estherville/L-C 58
(G) (#15-5A)Sioux City East 62, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 61
(G) Dakota Valley (SD) 60, Sioux City North 35
WESTERN VALLEY GIRLS CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
(#13-1A)Kingsley-Pierson 80, West Monona 59
Ridge View 53, (#10-1A)Woodbury Central 37
Westwood 64, OA-BCIG 47
TUESDAY RESULTS – February 4
(high school wrestling)
Le Mars (15-4) 40, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 21 — Bulldog winners: 126#- Daniel Hinds (SV-1, 15-13) .. 132#- Matthew Vondrak (Fall) .. 138#- Jackson Sudtelgte (forfeit) .. 152#- Dylan Carlson (MD, 15-7) .. 160#- Jake Francksen-Small (Fall) .. 170#- Drayden DeBoer (9-3 decision) .. 182#- Colton Hoag (Fall) .. 220#- Brennick Hoppe (Fall).
(high school basketball)
LE MARS — Le Mars completed a season sweep of Sioux City North Tuesday night, winning both ends of their Missouri River Activities Conference basketball doubleheader at the Bulldogs Competition gym. The Le Mars girls won 59-44 to improve to 7-10 for the season and 5-7 in the conference. The Lady Bulldogs spotted North an 11-3 lead in the first five minutes before going on a 19-0 run to open up an 11-point lead with 1:46 to play in the first half and led 24-14 at the break. The Stars closed to within six in the first minute and a half of the third quarter but the Lady Bulldogs went back up by 14 by quarters end. The lead grew to 22 with 2:46 to play. Le Mars won despite playing the final two quarters without leading scorer Jaelynn Dreckman, who left before halftime with an elbow injury. Mya Kibby picked up the slack with a career-best 13 points off the bench. Kylie Dreckman had 12 on four three-pointers and Shaniah Temple added 11.
The Le Mars boys won 80-44, scoring 46 second half points to win easily over the Stars. Le Mars led by a mere eight points at halftime and saw the lead shrink to 36-30 a minute into the third quarter. Le Mars closed the third period with a 23-8 run and won the fourth quarter 21-6. Alec Dreckman matched his career high with 20 points, drilling four of the Bulldogs eight three-pointers. Aisea Toki and Spencer Mackey had 11 points each and Trevor Smith scored all ten of his points in the third quarter. Nate Reed led North with 24 points but had only four after halftime. The Dogs have now won 11 of their last 12 to improve their season mark to 12-4 and their M-R-A-C record to 8-3.
AKRON — The Akron-Westfield girls avenged a 63-62 loss in Le Mars last Thursday by beating Gehlen Catholic Tuesday night, 54-46, in a non-conference match-up in Akron. The Westerners outscored the Lady Jays 14-4 in the fourth quarter to erase a two-point deficit after three quarters. Chloee Colt led the Akron-Westfield scoring attack with 18 points with Elise Knapp and Neveah Beyer dropping in ten each. Sydney Livermore and Addison Weber paced Gehlen with 13 and 10 points respectively. The Lady Jays fall to 10-8 for the season while Akron-Westfield improves to 14-5.
The Gehlen boys beat Akron-Westfield for the 21st straight time in the series, 77-44, Tuesday night. The Jays enjoyed an 11-point lead at halftime but a 29-3 third quarter advantage turned the game into a one-sided affair. Gehlen outscored the Westerners 41-19 in the second half. Payton Rochford and Carter DeRocher led Gehlen with 18 points each while Keaton Bonderson added 15. Jacob Nemmers had his first double-digit performance since returning to the active roster late last week with 11 points Tuesday night. The Jays connected on a season-best 14 three-pointers with Rochford hitting four and Bonderson and Nemmers three each. The two teams combined to hit 20 three’s. Sawyer Drent, who missed the game in Le Mars last week with the flu, led the Westerners with eight points. Gehlen Catholic’s record improved to 6-12 while the Westerners drop to 0-16.
MISSOURI RIVER ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE
(G) Le Mars (7-12/5-7) 59, Sioux City North 44
(B) Le Mars (12-4/8-3) 80, Sioux City North 44
(B) Sioux City East 70, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 63
(G) (#14-5A)Council Bluffs A-L 55, Sioux City West 46
(B) (#7-4A)Council Bluffs A-L 67, Sioux City West 66
(G) (#3-3A)Bishop Heelan 63, Council Bluffs T-J 38
WAR EAGLE CONFERENCE
(G) Akron-Westfield (14-5) 54, Gehlen Catholic (10-8) 46
(B) Gehlen Catholic (6-12) 77, Akron-Westfield (0-16) 44
(G) (#6-1A)MMCRU 57, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 33
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 63, MMCRU 58
(G) Hinton 55, Remsen St. Mary’s 25
(B) (#7-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s (16-2) 58, Hinton 35
(G) South O’Brien 54, Trinity Christian 26
(G) M-O-C/Floyd Valley 67, Sibley-Ocheyedan 32
(B) (#7-3A)M-O-C/Floyd Valley 69, Sibley-Ocheyedan 21
(G) West Lyon 43, Sioux Center 39
(B) West Lyon 80, Sioux Center 77
(G) (#9-3A)Okoboji 80, George-Little Rock 36
(B) Okoboji 59, George-Little Rock 39
(G) Central Lyon 75, Sheldon 50
(B) Central Lyon 68, Sheldon 59
(G) Boyden-Hull 54, Rock Valley 42
(B) (#7-1A)Boyden-Hull 74, Rock Valley 71
(G) Cherokee Washington 59, Spirit Lake 47
(B) Cherokee Washington 68, Spirit Lake 51
(G) Estherville/L-C 70, Storm Lake 24
(B) Storm Lake 65, Estherville/L-C 59
(G) Tea Area (SD) 73, (#8-2A)Western Christian 71, OT
(B) (#10-2A)Western Christian 59, Tea Area (SD) 38
WESTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE BOYS TOURNAMENT
OA-BCIG 48, Kingsley-Pierson 40
Siouxland Christian 71, Lawton-Bronson 59
Ridge View 51, Woodbury Central 50
Westwood 54, MVAOCOU 48
WEDNESDAY RESULTS – February 5
(M) Mornigside 102, Midland Lutheran 77 — former Bulldogs, Tyler Borchers (7 pts./8 reb.) and Will Pottebaum (9 pts./3 reb.) for Morningside.
(M) Northwestern 89, Dordt 82 — former Bulldog, Trent Hilbrands (18 pts./5 reb. — Trent reached 1000 points for his college career) and former Hinton Blackhawk, Jay Small (14 pts./4 reb.) for NW.
(M) Loras 90, Buena Vista 83 — no stats available at this time
(W) Loras 70, Buena Vista 50 — no stats available at this time
Oscar Tshiebwe had 16 points and 10 rebounds as No. 13 West Virginia breezed to a 76-61 victory over Iowa State. Chase Harler added 14 points, while Emmitt Matthews Jr. and Derek Culver scored 12 apiece for the 18-4 Mountaineers.
Evan Boudreaux scored a season-high 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting and had a team-high eight rebounds as Purdue blasted No. 17 Iowa, 104-68. Jahaad Proctor, Matt Haarms and Sasha Stefanovic each scored 15 points for the Boilermakers, who shot a season-high 63% and reached the century mark in scoring for the first time this season.
(5) Louisville 86, Wake Forest 76
(19) Butler 79, (10) Villanova 76
(12) Seton Hall 78, Georgetown 71
(13)West Virginia 76 Iowa State 61
Purdue 104, (17) Iowa 68
Vanderbilt 99, (18) L-S-U 90
Providence 73, (21) Creighton 56
THURSDAY RESULTS – February 6
(high school basketball)
CHEROKEE — Cherokee caught the Le Mars Bulldogs alittle off their game Thursday night and pulled off a 55-46 surprise in a non-conference game between two former Lakes Conference rivals. The Braves held the Bulldogs to two points for the first six minutes of the game and led 14-7 after a quarter. Le Mars recovered to lead 28-24 by halftime but then struggled again in the third quarter and trailed 38-36 going into the final quarter. The Braves outscored Le Mars 17-10 in the final period to win by nine. Ryan Hurd scored 21 points for Cherokee, who improves to 15-5. Alec Dreckman was the lone Bulldog to score in double figures, producing 15 points. Le Mars falls to 12-5 for the season. It was only the second loss in their last 13 games.
(B) Cherokee Washington 55, Le Mars (12-5) 46
(G) West Sioux 61, Hinton 46
(B) Hinton 73, (#1-2A)West Sioux 70 (Caleb Holmes had 33 pts. & Jake Koons 20 for Hinton to key the upset)
(G) (#6-1A)MMCRU @ Storm Lake St. Mary’s – cancelled
(G) Rock Valley 75, Unity Christian 66
(B) Rock Valley 68, Unity Christian 52
(G) Trinity Christian 51, Harris-Lake Park 17
(G) Central Lyon 64, Hills-Beaver Creek (MN) 48
(B) Central Lyon 71, Hills-Beaver Creek (MN) 45
(B) Emmetsburg 61, Estherville/L-C 52
(G) Sibley-Ocheyedan 60, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 31
(B) Sibley-Ocheyedan 65, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 47
(B) Tri-Center 58, Council Bluffs T-J 46
WESTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE GIRLS TOURNAMENT
West Monona 64, Westwood 40
OA-BCIG 62, (#12-1A)Woodbury Central 53
(W) Nebraska-Kearney 75, Central Oklahoma 69 — former Lady Bulldog, Madison Dreckman (5 pts//4 reb.) for UNK.
(2) Gonzaga 85 Loyola Marymount 67
(23) Arizona 85 Southern Cal 80
(24) Colorado 71 California 65
(25) Houston 75 Tulane 62
FRIDAY RESULTS – February 7
(high school basketball)
LE MARS — No. 6 (1A) MMCRU remained unbeaten at 19-0 Friday night, rolling to a 58-34 victory over the Gehlen Catholic girls in War Eagle Conference basketball action at the Deb Campbell gym. Taylor Harpenau led a balanced scoring attack for the Royals with 18 points while Ellie Hilbrands added 14 and Jaylen Bork had 12. Sydney Livermore led Gehlen with 12. Gehlen’s top scorer, Addison Weber, hit only one field goal in the game but added 4-of-4 from the free throw line to score six points and reached the 1000-point mark for her career with 3:49 to play in the game. She trails Hannah Sitzmann by 30 points with at least two more games to go. The Lady Jays fall to 10-9 for the season and 4-5 in the W-E-C. The Royals are now 9-0 in league play.
The boys game between MMCRU and Gehlen Catholic, which the Jays won 84-56, was a tail of two halves. The first half featured 11 lead changes and six ties before the Jays inched ahead 37-31 by halftime. Gehlen outscored MMCRU 28-13 in the third quarter and carried a 21-point lead into the final period. The Jays won the second half 47-25. Keaton Bonderson and Carter DeRocher again provided the Jays with a 1-2 scoring punch. Bonderson dropped in 22 points and Carter DeRocher 21. Jacob Nemmers added ten. Gehlen improves to 7-12 for the season and 4-5 in conference play. Kamden Steffen led MMCRU with 18 points with Cade Pepper getting 13 and Derek Goth 12. The Royals drop to 3-16 for the season and 1-8 in the War Eagle Conference.
LE MARS — Le Mars split their Missouri River Conference doubleheader with visiting Sioux City West Friday night, winning the boys game 72-69 after West claimed a 50-38 girls win over the Lady Bulldogs. Gabby Wagner’s 18 points combined with 10 from Lily Juhnke led the Wolverines to their second win over Le Mars this season. West led 24-10 at halftime and just never allowed the Lady Bulldogs to get closer than eight after that. Jaelynn Dreckman and Karlee Schiff led Le Mars with eight points each and Brooke Haage and Shaniah Temple scored seven each. Le Mars falls to 7-11 for the season and 5-8 in the M-R-A-C.
For the second time this season Le Mars beat Sioux City West by three points. Alec Dreckman continued his hot hand, scoring a career-best 28 points Friday night. Alec had a trio of three-pointers and was 9-of-10 from the charity stripe. Jaxon Baumgartner also had a career-high with 16 points. Aisea Toki added 13 and Trevor Smith 10 as Le Mars bounced back from a Thursday loss at Cherokee to improve to 13-5 and 9-3 in conference play. The game was tight all night with West holding the upper hand for much of the contest. A 32-30 lead increased to 50-40 late in the third quarter. Le Mars scored the first 14 points of the fourth quarter to take a 57-52 lead three minutes into the final period. The Wolverines closed a six-point deficit down to three with a minute to play before the two teams each tallied six points in a frenzied final minute of the game. West landed five players in double figures with Keavion Hayes’ 14 points leading the way.
WAR EAGLE CONFERENCE
(G) (#6-1A)MMCRU (19-0/9-0) 58, Gehlen Catholic (10-9/4-5) 34
(B) Gehlen Catholic (7-12/4-5) 84, MMCRU (3-16/1-8) 56
(G) Akron-Westfield 59, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 31
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 71, Akron-Westfield 52
(G) South O’Brien 53, Hinton 46
(B) (#6-1A)South O’Brien 82, Hinton 53
(G) Unity Christian 82, Harris-Lake Park 30
(B) Unity Christian 75, Harris-Lake Park 45
(G) West Sioux 64, Trinity Christian 27
(B) (#1-2A)West Sioux 52, Trinity Christian 43
MISSOURI RIVER ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE
(G) Sioux City West 50, LeMars (7-11/5-8) 38
(B) LeMars (13-5/9-3) 72, Sioux City West 69
(G) (#15-5A)Sioux City East 48, (#14-5A)Council Bluffs A-L 42
(B) (#7-4A)Council Bluffs A-L 63, Sioux City East 45
(G) (#2-3A)Bishop Heelan 72, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 54
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 68, Bishop Heelan 35
(B) Lenox (SD) 66, Sioux City North 53
(G) M-O-C/Floyd Valley 61, George-Little Rock 41
(B) (#9-3A)M-O-C/Floyd Valley 75, George-Little Rock 46
(G) Boyden-Hull 51, Sioux Center 50
(B) (#6-2A)Boyden-Hull 67, Sioux Center 51
(G) (#9-3A)Okoboji 55, Central Lyon 46
(B) Okoboji 85, Central Lyon 74
(G) Rock Valley 48, Sibley-Ocheyedan 42
(B) Rock Valley 63, Sibley-Ocheyedan 35
(G) West Lyon 59, Sheldon 25
(B) West Lyon 65, Sheldon 48
(G) (#13-3A)Cherokee Washington 84, Spencer 55
(B) Spencer 60, Cherokee Washington 46
(G) (#8-2A)Western Christian 77, Storm Lake 27
(B) (#10-2A)Western Christian 42, Storm Lake 32
(9) Maryland 75, (20) Illinois 66
SATURDAY RESULTS – February 8
(high school wrestling)
1A SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT AT MOVILLE — TEAM CHAMPION: Woodbury Central. (Hinton was 5th and Akron-Westfield was 7th)
Hinton’s District qualifiers: Wyatt Skuodas at 106# – 2nd place .. Aiden Christians at 120# – 1st .. Logan Sewell at 145# – 2nd .. Kyle Brighton at 152# – 2nd .. Teegan Tschampel at 170# – 2nd .. Derek Anderson at 195# – 2nd place)
Akron-Westfield’s District qualifier: Logan Smith at 285# – 2nd.
1A SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT AT SIBLEY — TEAM CHAMPION: West Sioux. (Kingsley-Pierson was 3rd)
Kingsley-Pierson’s District qualifiers: Carson Seuntjens at 106# – 2nd .. Juan Juarez at 113# – 2nd .. Damon Schmid at 138# – 2nd .. )
(high school basketball)
(B) Tea Area (SD) 51, (#7-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 42
(B) Sioux Falls Washington 51, (#10-2A)Western Christian 40
(G) (#2-3A)Bishop Heelan 70, Kuemper Catholic 27
(B) Bishop Heelan 53, Kuemper Catholic 52
WESTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT FINALS
(G) (#9-1A)Kingsley-Pierson 64, Ridge View 53
(B) OA-BCIG 79, Siouxland Christian 65
(M) Dakota Wesleyan 78, (1) Morningside (24-2) 75 — former Bulldogs, Tyler Borchers (19 pts.) and Will Pottebaum (10 pts.) for Morningside.
(M) Northwestern 83, Doane 73 — former Bulldog, Trent Hilbrands (16 pts.) and former Hinton Blackhawk, Jay Small (16 pts.) for NW.
(W) Nebraska-Kearney 59, Newman University 46 — former Lady Bulldog, Madison Dreckman (4 pts.) for UNK.
(W) Dubuque University 74, Buena Vista 66 (no stats available)
(1) Baylor 78, Oklahoma State 70
(2) Gonzaga 90, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 60
(3) Kansas 60, T-C-U 46
(4) San Diego State 89, Air Force 74
(5) Louisville 80, Virginia 73
(6) Dayton 71, Saint Louis 65
(7) Duke 98, North Carolina 96, OT
(8) Florida State 99, Miami 81
(12) Seton Hall 70, (10) Villanova 64
(11) Auburn 91, (18) L-S-U 90, OT
Oklahoma 69, (13) West Virginia 59
Oregon State 63, (14) Oregon 53
(15) Kentucky 77, Tennessee 64
Michigan 77, (16) Michigan State 68
(17) Iowa 96, Nebraska 72
(21) Creighton 94, St. John’s 82
(22) Penn State 83, Minnesota 77
U-C-L-A 65, (23) Arizona 52
(24) Colorado 81, Stanford 74
IOWA CITY — Joe Wieskamp scored a career-high 30 points and Luka Garza added 22 to help No. 17 Iowa bounce back from its worst loss of the season with a 96-72 win over Nebraska on Saturday. Garza and Wieskamp came into the game averaging a combined 38 points per game, the sixth-best scoring duo in NCAA Division I play. Wieskamp’s previous career high was 26 in the 67-49 win over Maryland on Jan. 10. Iowa (17-7, 8-5 Big Ten) was coming off a 104-68 loss at Purdue on Wednesday, and guard C.J. Fredrick said during Friday’s media availability that the Hawkeyes were “embarrassed” after that defeat. They took it out on the Huskers (7-16, 2-10).
Iowa State 73, Kansas State 63
AMES — Solomon Young scored 20 points, Terrence Lewis added 12 points off the bench, and Iowa State held off Kansas State for a 73-63 win. The Cyclones led by as many as 21 points and played the final 13 minutes, 46 seconds without star guard Tyrese Haliburton — who sustained an injury seconds before halftime. Cartier Diarra scored 24 points to lead the Wildcats, who used a 13-3 run to pull within four points with 7:54 remaining but could get no closer.
SUNDAY RESULTS – February 9
UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have reworked a deal that is sending outfielder Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price to L.A. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Red Sox are receiving outfielder Alex Verdugo and prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong for Betts and Price. Boston was to send cash to the Dodgers to offset Price’s salary, reportedly half of the $96 million still owed to the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have worked out a deal that sends starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) to the Minnesota Twins for bullpen prospect Brusdar Graterol. Graterol originally was supposed to head to Boston in a swap that sent Mookie Betts and David Price to Los Angeles, but the deal fell through when the Red Sox had concerns over Graterol’s arm. Maeda was 10-8 with a 4.04 ERA in 37 games last season, including 26 starts.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Two-time All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton says he regrets not doing anything to try to stop the Houston Astros from illegally stealing signs and relaying information to their hitters during the team’s 2017 World Series championship season. Morton helped the Astros win the 2017 title in his first season with the team, winning Game 7 of both the ALCS and World Series. He says he’s not sure what he could have done to stop his former teammates and doesn’t recall specifics about who did what wrong in 2017.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman are the first two drivers to qualify for next Sunday’s Daytona 500. Stenhouse captured the pole with a top lap of 194.582 mph in his first qualifier for JTG-Daugherty Racing, which signed him after he was fired by Roush Fenway Racing last season. Bowman will start on the outside of the front row after posting a top lap of 194.363 mph.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Nick Taylor has captured his second PGA title and first since his fourth career start in 2015. The Canadian handled high winds to capture the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by four strokes over Kevin Streelman. Taylor built a five-stroke lead by the turn and dealt with 40 mph gusts blasting the Monterey Peninsula. Taylor closed with a 2-under 70 for a 19 under total. Streelman finished with a 68.