MONDAY RESULTS – January 18
(high school basketball)
MOVILLE — Woodbury Central built a 14-point halftime lead and then had to hold off a late rally by Gehlen Catholic to win 57-52 Monday night in Moville. Camrun Baird poured in a game-high 19 points for the 12-4 Wildcats while Lindsie Graff added 18. Lauren Heying, who closed out the first quarter with a buzzer-beating three-pointer from beyond half-court, finished with 15 points to lead Gehlen’s scoring. The Lady Jays fell to 7-7 for the season and have now dropped three straight and are just 1-4 since the Christmas break.
The sixth-ranked (1A) Gehlen Catholic boys pulled away in the second half to beat Woodbury Central decisively, 87-57 Monday night. The victory extends the Jays winning streak to five straight to improve their record to 12-1. Keaton Bonderson led the Jays scoring attack with 28 points and Carter DeRocher added 27. DeRocher connected on five of Gehlen’s season-best 13 three-point goals. Dylan Lehmann had 11 for the Jays. Cane Schmitt had 21 for the Wildcats and Dallas Kluender netted 19. Gehlen comes home to host West Sioux Tuesday night and H-M-S Friday night in a War Eagle Conference encounter.
(G) Woodbury Central 57, Gehlen Catholic (7-7) 52
(B) (#6-1A)Gehlen Catholic (12-1) 87, Woodbury Central 57
(G) Remsen St. Mary’s 62, River Valley 35
(B) (#7-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 55, River Valley 48
(G) (#5-1A)MMCRU 73, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 25
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 89, MMCRU 54
(B) Sioux City North 58, Hinton 55
(G) Lawton-Bronson 63, Sioux City North 46
(G) Dakota Valley (S.D.) 59, West Sioux 19
(B) Dakota Valley 92, West Sioux 51
(G) (#3-3A)Unity Christian 68, Western Christian 32
(B) (#6-2A)Western Christian 79, Unity Christian 60
(G) (#1-3A)Cherokee Washington 54, OA-BCIG 47
(B) (#9-2A)OA-BCIG 79, Cherokee Washington 56
(B) Logan-Magnolia 63. West Monona 48
(G) Sioux City West 57, Council Bluffs T-J 28
(B) Sioux City West 68, Council Bluffs T-J 59
TUESDAY RESULTS – January 19
(high school basketball)
SERGEANT BLUFF — The Le Mars boys completed a regular season sweep of their home-and-away series against Sergeant Bluff-Luton Tuesday night, beating the Warriors 53-41 at Sergeant Bluff. The Bulldogs connected on 11-of-12 free throws in the fourth quarter to fend off the Warrior attempts to rally. Le Mars finished 17-of-21 from the line for the game. S-B-L closed to within 25-22 three minutes into the second half but the Bulldogs responded with an 8-0 run and eventually built a 15-point lead midway through the final quarter. Alec Dreckman had 19 points for Le Mars and Spencer Mackey added 10. Le Mars has now won five straight and eight of the last nine to improve to 10-3 for the season and 7-1 in the Missouri River Conference. That sets up a showdown with league leader Council Bluffs A-L Friday night in Le Mars. The Bulldogs are a game off the Lynx lead.
The Sergeant Bluff-Luton girls won a 12-point, 47-35, decision over Le Mars Tuesday night to complete a sweep of their season series. The Warriors trailed 3-2 early before taking the lead for good in the opening three minutes of the game. Maddie Hinkel dropped in four three-pointers and finished with 18 points for S-B-L while Payton Hardy and Emma Salker added 12 each. Sarah Brown had eight for Le Mars and Kylie Dreckman 7. The Lady Bulldogs have slipped to 6-7 for the season and 4-4 in league play. Le Mars has now lost three straight.
LE MARS — The Gehlen Catholic girls avenged two of their losses Tuesday night, beating West Sioux 58-44 at the Vi Kellen Memorial gym. The Lady Jays suffered a 43-24 setback to the Falcons just eleven days earlier and lost 54-46 at Hawarden in December. This time a quick start by Gehlen put them in control from the get-go. The Lady Jays led 28-17 at halftime and 42-32 after three quarters. The lead grew to 14 in the final two minutes. Alyssa Kolbeck had a career-high 18 points to lead Gehlen’s balanced scoring attack. Lauren Heying had 14 and Rachel Langel 13. Emily Hulshof led all scorers with 20 for West Sioux. Gehlen stopped a three-game skid with the victory and improves to 8-7 for the season.
The No. 6 (1A) Gehlen Catholic boys strolled to their third win this season over West Sioux, 78-58, Tuesday night, getting a career-high 34 point night out of Carter DeRocher. Keaton Bonderson added 19 and Dylan Lehmann had a career-best 13 for the Jays. Mason Coppock had 16 for the Falcons and Carter Bultman 14. The Jays ran their winning streak to six as they improved their record to 13-1.
MISSOURI RIVER CONFERENCE
(G) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 47, Le Mars (6-7/4-4) 35
(B) Le Mars (10-3/7-1) 53, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 41
(G) Sioux City East 43, (#13-3A)Bishop Heelan 40
(B) Sioux City East 73, Bishop Heelan 54
(B) (#8-4A)Council Bluffs A-L 71, Sioux City North 17
WAR EAGLE CONFERENCE
(G) Gehlen Catholic (8-7) 58, West Sioux 44
(B) (#6-1A)Gehlen Catholic (13-1) 78, West Sioux 58
(G) Akron-Westfield 44, Remsen St. Mary’s 40
(B) (#7-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 83, Akron-Westfield 42
(G) (#5-1A)MMCRU 55, Trinity Christian 17
(B) MMCRU 55, Trinity Christian 40
(G) (#3-3A)Unity Christian 69, Hinton 40
WESTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE
(G) (#4-1A)Kingsley-Pierson 68, River Valley 28
(B) River Valley 43, Kingsley-Pierson 32
(G) Woodbury Central 56, West Monona 48
(B) Woodbury Central 74, West Monona 63
(G) Lawton-Bronson 48, MVAOCOU 24
(B) MVAOCOU 49, Lawton-Bronson 47, OT
(G) Westwood 70, OABCIG 40
(B) (#9-2A)OA-BCIG 94, Westwood 43
(G) Ridge View 70, Siouxland Christian 46
(B) Ridge View 65, Siouxland Christian 44
(G) (#11-2A)Central Lyon 79, Boyden-Hull 50
(B) (#1-2A)Boyden-Hull 78, Central Lyon 51
(G) M-O-C/Floyd Valley 41, Okoboji 34
(B) Okoboji 76, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 69
(G) Sioux Center 58, George-Little Rock 51
(B) Sioux Center 63, George-Little Rock 48
(G) Sibley-Ocheyedan 58, Sheldon 47
(B) Sheldon 55, Sibley-Ocheyedan 41
(G) (#8-3A)West Lyon 63, Rock Valley 43
(B) Rock Valley 56, West Lyon 49
(G) (#14-3A)Estherville/L-C 52, Western Christian 25
(B) (#6-2A)Western Christian 72, Estherville/L-C 44
(G) Spencer 44, Spirit Lake 32
(B) Spencer 62, (#5-2A)Spirit Lake 59
WEDNESDAY RESULTS – January 20
(5) Texas at Iowa State – ppd.
Morningside 84, Dordt 80 — former Bulldog, Will Pottebaum (7 pts. & 4 reb.) for Morningside
Northwestern 79, Briar Cliff 69 — former Bulldog Trent Hilbrands (23 pts. & 5 reb.) and former Hinton Blackhawk, Jay Small (11 pts. & 6 reb.) for NW.
THURSDAY RESULTS – January 21
(G) Le Mars (7-0/5-0) 3003, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1718 — Bulldog scores: Samantha Schiefen (168-256=424), Alyssa Williams (194-214-408), Olivia Schiefen (193-212=405), Emily Peters (185-208=393), Riayn Hoelbelheinrich (178-201=379) and Kaitelin Konz (142-182=324).
(B) Le Mars (6-1/5-0) 2905, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2362 — Bulldog scores: Brody Vanderloo (235-191=426), Isaac Thompson (189-211=400), Trevor Fisher (201-161=362), Tyler Sundt (200-157=357), Zach Dempster (179-172=351), and Taye Hassman (172-170=342).
double dual at Sioux City East (make-up from January 14th)
Le Mars (13-1/5-1) 63, Sioux City East 18 — Bulldog winners: 106#- Conner Peterson won by a forfeit .. 120#- Blake Dirksen won by a fall .. 126#- Daniel Hinds won by a fall .. 145#- Alex Allen won by a fall .. 152#- Jackson Sudtelgte won by an 8-5 decision .. 160#- Jason Sudtelgte won by a fall .. 170#- Ryan Sadoski won by a fall .. 182#- Ayden Hoag won by a fall .. 195#- Riley Sadoski won by a fall .. 220#- Colton Hoag won by a fall .. 285#- Andrew Murra won by a fall.
Le Mars (14-1/6-1) 66, Sioux City West 10 — Bulldog winners: 106#- Conner Peterson won by a fall .. 113#- Calla Langel won by a forfeit .. 120#- Blake Dirksen won by a fall .. 126#- Daniel Hinds won by a forfeit .. 132#- Keegan Kayser won by a fall .. 138#- Dominic Hansen won by a 13-8 decision .. 152#- Jackson Sudtelgte won by a fall .. 160#-Jason Sudtelgte won a 9-6 decision .. 182#- Ayden Hoag won by a forfeit .. 195# Riley Sadoski won by a forfeit .. 220#- Colton Hoag won by a fall .. 285#- Andrew Murra won by a fall.
(high school basketball)
(G) Akron-Westfield 64, Elk Point-Jefferson (S.D.) 37
(B) Elk Point-Jefferson (S.D.) 68, Akron-Westfield 39
(G) (#3-1A)Kingsley-Pierson (16-0) 65, (#5-1A)MMCRU 59
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 64, MMCRU 46
(G) Bishop Heelan 62, Sioux City North 26
(G) Sioux Center 45, (#2-3A)Unity Christian 38
(B) Unity Christian 67, Sioux Center 35
(G) (#10-3A)Estherville/L-C 39, Emmetsburg 35
(B) Emmetsburg 48, Estherville/L-C 44
(G) (#6-3A)West Lyon 70, George-Little Rock 39
(B) West Lyon 57, George-Little Rock 22
(G) (#12-2A)Sioux Central 73, Harris-Lake Park 20
(B) Sioux Central 55, Harris-Lake Park 30
(G) OA-BCIG 56, Siouxland Christian 40
(B) (#9-2A)OA-BCIG 70, Siouxland Christian 55
(G) East Sac County 52, MVAOCOU 40
(B) East Sac County 55, MVAOCOU 22
Indiana 81, (4) Iowa 69
FRIDAY RESULTS – January 22
(high schedule basketball)
LE MARS — The sixth-ranked (1A) Gehlen Catholic boys battled their way to a 56-47 War Eagle Conference victory over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Friday night to remain a game up on the rest of the conference field at 7-0. The Jays picked up their seventh straight win to improve to 14-1 for the season. The game was still in doubt with 3 1/2 minutes to play at 48-43 but a pair of steals by Carter DeRocher that led to break away lay-ups helped Gehlen seal the deal in the closing minute as the Jays went ahead by 13 with a 1:02 to play. Keaton Bonderson led the way with 21 points while Carter DeRocher added 18. Lance Berends had 19 for H-M-S.
The Gehlen Catholic girls rolled to a 56-35 victory over H-M-S to complete a season sweep of their home-and-away series. The Lady Jays led by 11 at halftime before an 18-6 third quarter broke the game open. Rachel Langel led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points with Lauren Heying and Miyah Whitehead scoring 12 each. The Lady Jays improve to 9-7 for the season and 4-3 in the W-E-C.
LE MARS — No. 8 (4A) Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln opened up a two-game lead in the Missouri River Conference boys basketball race with a 56-39 victory in Le Mars Friday night, halting the Bulldogs five-game winning streak. The Lynx improve to 8-0 in the conference while Le Mars slips to 7-2 with a 10-4 season mark. The Lynx opened the game with a 20-1 lead and held the Bulldogs without a field goal for the first eleven minutes of the game. Le Mars scrambled back to within seven points by halftime and actually got to within six early in the third quarter but could get no closer, as the Lynx went on to win by 17.. Josh Dix and J.R. Knauss led the Lynx with 13 points each while Christian Tidlane added 11. Spencer Mackey had 11 for Le Mars lone double figure scorer.
The Le Mars girls rallied from a three-point deficit at the end of three quarters to win 52-42 Friday night over Council Bluffs A-L in a Missouri River Conference game at the Bulldogs Competition gym. The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lynx 19-6 over the final eight minutes. Sarah Brown led the way with 18 points for the Le Mars while Shaniah Temple added 13 points and Kylie Dreckman had 12. Le Mars halts a three-game losing streak with Friday’s win and improves to 7-7 for the season and 5-4 in the M-R-A-C.
WAR EAGLE CONFERENCE
(G) Gehlen Catholic (9-7/4-3) 56, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 35
(B) (#6-1A)Gehlen Catholic (14-1/7-0) 56, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 47
(G) Remsen St. Mary’s 67, Harris-Lake Park 15
(B) (#7-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 68, Harris-Lake Park 47
(G) Hinton 60, Trinity Christian 20
(B) Hinton 71, Trinity Christian 32
(G) (#5-1A)MMCRU 43, Akron-Westfield 41
(B) MMCRU 82, Akron-Westfield 51
(G) West Sioux 52, South O’Brien 46
(B) South O’Brien 64, West Sioux 55
(G) (#2-3A)Unity Christian 72, Spirit Lake 45
(B) Unity Christian 52, (#6-2A)Spirit Lake 51
MISSOURI RIVER CONFERENCE
(G) Le Mars (7-7/5-4) 52, Council Bluffs A-L 42
(B) (#8-4A)Council Bluffs A-L 56, Le Mars (10-4/7-2) 39
(G) Sioux City East 40, Council Bluffs T-J 15
(B) Sioux City East 85, Council Bluffs T-J 36
(B) Bishop Heelan 54, Sioux City North 37
(G) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 60, Sioux City West 51
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 63, Sioux City West 47
WESTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE
(G) (#3-1A)Kingsley-Pierson (17-0) 56, West Monona 46
(B) Kingsley-Pierson 48, West Monona 35
(G) Lawton-Bronson 54, River Valley 26
(B) Lawton-Bronson 57, River Valley 53, OT
(G) Ridge View 68, Woodbury Central 61
(B) Woodbury Central 55, Ridge View 53
(G) (#12-1A)Westwood 69, MVAOCOU 28
(B) MVAOCOU 44, Westwood 41
(G) Rock Valley 44, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 32
(B) Rock Valley 70, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 49
(G) (#8-2A)Central Lyon 58, Sioux Center 47
(B) Central Lyon 81, Sioux Center 68
(G) George-Little Rock 45, Sheldon 35
(B) Sheldon 68, George-Little Rock 44
(G) Sibley-Ocheyedan 59, Okoboji 30
(B) Sibley-Ocheyedan 41, Okoboji 39
(G) (#6-3A)West Lyon 61, Boyden-Hull 36
(B) (#1-2A)Boyden-Hull 60, West Lyon 43
(G) (#1-3A)Cherokee Washington 68, Storm Lake 23
(B) Storm Lake 60, Cherokee Washington 53
(G) Spencer 56, Western Christian 30
(B) (#6-2A)Western Christian 73, Spencer 62
SATURDAY RESULTS – January 23
Le Mars finished 4th at the Bishop Heelan Tournament. — TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Grand Island (NE.) (197) .. 2. Norfolk (NE.) (177.5) .. 3. Logan-Magnolia (164) .. 4. Le Mars (152.5) .. 5. West Sioux (151) .. 6. Bishop Heelan (133.5) .. 7. Storm Lake (118.5) .. 8. Aberdeen (S.D.) (110) .. 9. Harlan (106) .. 10. Westwood (78.5) .. 11. (tie) Sioux Central & Sioux City West (42 each). Le Mars place finishers: (first place) Colton Hoag (220#) .. (third place) Blake Dirkson (120#), Ayden Hoag (182#), & Riley Sadoski (195#) .. (fourth place) Connor Peterson (106#) .. (fifth place) Matthew Vondrak (138#), Alex Allen (145#), Jackson Sudtelgte (152#) & Jason Sudtelgte (160#) .. (sixth place) Brandon Vander Sluis (285#).
Le Mars finished 21st at the IWCOA Girls State Tournament in Corralville with 49 pts. — Le Mars had one place finisher — Brook Rood was third at 285#.
(high school basketball)
(G) Remsen St. Mary’s 73, Hinton 56
(B) Hinton 42, Siouxland Christian 39
(G) Boyden-Hull 39, South O’Brien 35
(B) (#1-2A)Boyden-Hull 67, South O’Brien 37
(G) Spencer 51, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 48
(G) (#1-5A)Johnston 67, Sioux City East 54
(G) Bishop Heelan 46, (#14-4A)Lewis Central 37
(B) Bishop Heelan 47, Lawton-Bronson 43
(G) Spirit Lake at (#1-3A)Cherokee Washington – ppd.
(G) (#10-3A)Estherville/L-C 55, Okoboji 33
(B) Estherville/L-C 74, Okoboji 55
(G) MVAOCOU 43, River Valley 23
(B) MVAOCOU 56, River Valley 26
(G) Ridge View 52, (#12-1A)Westwood 49
(B) Ridge View 65, Westwood 33
(12) Texas Tech vs. Iowa State – ppd.
Morningside 98, Midland Lutheran 72 — former Bulldog Will Pottebaum (32 pts.) for Morn.
Northwestern 88, Hastings 70 — former Bulldog Trent Hilbrands (6 pts./4 assts.) & former Hinton Blackhawk Jay Small (7 pts./9 reb./6 assts.) for NW
SUNDAY RESULTS – January 24
Nebraska at (4) Iowa – ppd.
(N-F-L Conference Championship games)
N-F-C – Tampa Bay 31, Green Bay 26
GREEN BAY — Tom Brady, the man with six NFL titles, will become the first quarterback to play a Super Bowl on his team’s home field. He owes the Tampa Bay defense that sacked Aaron Rodgers five times, and a curious late call on fourth-and-goal by the Packers as Brady and the Bucs beat top-seeded Green Bay 31-26 for the N-F-C title Sunday at Lambeau Field. Green Bay chose to kick a field goal rather than go for a touchdown with 2:06 to play. They never saw the ball again as Brady and company ran out the clock. The Buccaneers will face the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 7 in Super Bowl 55. No N-F-L team has ever hosted the Super Bowl in 54 previous games. Brady is back in the Big Game in his first year at Tampa Bay after reaching this stage nine times with the New England Patriots. He went 20 of 36 passing Sunday for 286 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions as Tampa Bay squandered most of an 18-point halftime lead.
A-F-C – Kansas City 38, Buffalo 24
KANSAS CITY — Kansas City ran off 21 points in the second quarter Sunday to erase a 9-0 first quarter deficit and the Chiefs went on to win their second straight A-F-C championship, 38-24, over the Buffalo Bills. Patrick Mahomes threw one of his three TD-passes to start the scoring in the second quarter with Darrel Williams and Clyde Edwards-Helaire adding touchdown runs for a 21-12 lead by halftime. Mahomes threw two scoring passes to Travis Kelce in the second half. Kelce finished with 13 catches for 118 yards. Tyreek Hill caught nine passes for 172 yards for K-C. Mahomes went 29-for-38 for 325 yards passing. Buffalo’s Josh Allen threw for 287 yards and two scores and ran for another 88 yards. The Bills scored nine points in the final four minutes of the game to narrow a 38-15 fourth quarter deficit but the rally came up short when the Bills failed to recover an onside kick with 3:14 to play after Tyler Bass’ fourth field goal of the game brought Buffalo to within 14 points. Kansas City was able to run out the clock, earning another Super Bowl trip in two weeks to Tampa, Florida.