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KLEM Local Schedule (week of February 1)




(G) Le Mars (9-0) 2820, MMCRU 2364 & West Sioux/A-W/MOC/FV 1536  —  Le Mars high series:  Emily Peters (428), Kaitelin Konz (408) & Sam Schiefen (370).  Le Mars high games:  Emily Peters (238), Sam Schiefen (212), Kaitelin Konz (205 & 203) and Olivia Schiefen (204).

(B) Le Mars (8-1) 3151, MMCRU 2715, & West Sioux/A-W/MOC/FV 2174  —  Le Mars high series:  Brody Vanderloo (498), Tyler Sundt (434), & Trevor Fisher (409).  Le Mars high games:  Brody Vanderloo (255 & 243), Trevor Fisher (225), Taye Hassman (222), Tyler Sundt (221 & 213) and Zach Dempster (202).


The 21st-ranked Le Mars Bulldogs wrestling team has qualified for the 3A Regional Duals next Wednesday in Ft. Dodge.  The Bulldogs will take an 16-1 record up against #13-Indianola in their opening match.  The winner then takes on #4-Fort Dodge for a trip to the State Duals in Des Moines.

(high school basketball)

SIOUX CITY — Payton Schermerhorn’s drive-in layup with 4.2 seconds to play in overtime capped a game-ending 5-0 run by Bishop Heelan and the defending 3A State champions escaped an upset bid by Le Mars Monday night, 36-34, in Sioux City.  The Lady Bulldogs extended a 22-19 halftime lead to 26-19 with 5 1/2 minutes to play in the third quarter.  Unfortunately, Le Mars would not score again for the next eleven minutes before Kylie Dreckman hit a three-pointer to reclaim a 29-28 advantage with 2:06 to play in regulation.  Alivia Van Otterloo’s drive in bucket off the right baseline extended the lead to 31-28 with 1:19 to play.  But Maddie Demke tied it with a three-pointer with 41 seconds left to send the game into overtime tied at 31-all.  Sarah Brown opened the overtime period with a three-pointer for Le Mars but that would be their last points.  Brown finished with a game-high 15 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who fell to 8-8 for the season and 6-5 in the M-R-A-C.  Heelan got 14 out of Lauryn Peck.  The Crusaders are now 12-4.

In the boys game, sophomore Caleb Dreckman poured in a career-high 23 points, 16 in the first half, as Le Mars closed the half on a 27-7 run to take a 21-point lead to the lockerroom and the Bulldogs cruised to a 70-47 victory over Bishop Heelan Monday night.  The games were a make-up for last Tuesday’s postponement.  Dreckman had five three’s and Brady Williams added four more to finish with 12 points.  Alec Dreckman chipped in with ten points and added a three-pointer himself, giving the Dogs ten treys on the night.  Nick Miller had ten points for the Crusaders, who fall to 5-10 for the season.  Le Mars is now 12-4 for the season and 9-2 in league play.

(G) Bishop Heelan 36, Le Mars (8-8/6-5) 34, overtime
(B) Le Mars (12-4/9-2) 70, Bishop Heelan 47

(G) Council Bluffs A-L 66, Sioux City West 35

(G) Dakota Valley 81, Sioux City North 48

(G) Storm Lake St. Mary’s 53, Remsen St. Mary’s 47
(B) (#9-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 78, Storm Lake St. Mary’s 18

(G) Akron-Westfield 49, Hinton 45, overtime
(B) Hinton 64, Akron-Westfield 43

(G) (#5-2A)North Union 58, (#14-4A)Spencer 54, overtime

(B) Algona 75, Spencer 47

(B) Ridge View 52, Kingsley-Pierson 33
(B) (#4-2A)OA-BCIG 76, Siouxland Christian 62
(B) Lawton-Bronson 66, Woodbury Central 48
(B) River Valley 52, MVAOCOU 29
(B) Westwood 69, West Monona 46

(college basketball)

Loras 89, Buena Vista 73  —  former BulldogJake Thompson (11 pts.) for B-V.

(25) Drake 95, Illinois State 60





Le Mars (17-1) 66, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 12  —  Bulldog winners:  106#- Conner Peterson won by a forfeit  ..  113#- Calla Langel won by a forfeit  ..  120#- Blake Dirksen won by a fall  ..  126#- Dominic Hansen won by a forfeit  ..  132#- Daniel Hinds won by a fall  ..  145#- Alex Allen won by a fall in 30-seconds  ..  160#- Jason Sudtelgte won by a fall  ..  170#- Ryan Sadoski won by a TB-1, 7-4 decision  ..  182#- Ayden Hoag won by a 3-2 decision  ..  195#- Riley Sadoski won by a fall  ..  220#- Colton Hoag won by a forfeit  ..  285#- Andrew Murra won by a forfeit.

(high school basketball)

LE MARS — Junior Natalie Nielsen capped a 22-point performance with a pair of clinching free throws with 6.8 seconds to play to nail down a 59-55 victory over Gehlen Catholic Tuesday night earning a sweep of their season series.  The Westerners jumped out to a 14-2 first quarter lead and built their advantage to 15 points late in the first half.  The Lady Jays took advantage of Nielsen’s foul trouble in the third quarter to outscore the Westerners 24-12, trimming A-W’s lead to 42-40 heading into the fourth quarter.  But Akron-Westfield hit just enough shots to hold off the Lady Jays.  Chloe Colt added 10 for the 13-and-6 Westerners, who won for the 11th time in their last 12 games.  Rachel Langel had 13 to lead Gehlen’s scoring with Alyssa Kolbeck and Lauren Heying scoring 12 each.  The Lady Jays fall to 10-9 for the season.

In the boys game, the fifth-rated Gehlen Catholic boys had little trouble from 1-and-17 Akron-Westfield, beating the Westerners 67-28 for their 23rd straight win in the series.  The Jays opened a 20-point lead by halftime and substituted liberally in the second half as they win their tenth straight to go to 17-1 for the season.  Junior Carter DeRocher drilled five three-pointers on the way to a 23-point night.  DeRocher has now connected on 48 treys.  Sophomore Keaton Bonderson complimented DeRocher’s 23 with 21 points for the Jays.  Tyson Fairbanks had 10 to pace the Westerners.  Gehlen travels to Marcus Friday to meet MMCRU in a War Eagle Conference doubleheader that will be featured on KLEM.  Akron-Westfield travels to Hartley to meet Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

SIOUX CITY — Le Mars completed a season sweep of their Missouri River Conference matchups with Sioux City North Tuesday night, winning the girls game 54-26 and taking the boys game 53-41.  The girls improve to 9-8 for the season and 7-5 in conference play.  Freshman Sarah Brown had 16 and senior Kylie Dreckman 11 for the Lady Bulldogs.  The Le Mars boys are now 13-4 with a 10-2 M-R-A-C record.  The Bulldogs were paced by Spencer Mackey’s 18 points Tuesday nightand Caleb Dreckman added 12.  Le Mars led by a mere three points heading into the fourth quarter before outscoring the Stars 23-14 in the final period.

(G) Akron-Westfield 59, Gehlen Catholic (10-9) 55
(B) (#5-1A)Gehlen Catholic (17-1) 67, Akron-Westfield 28

(G) (#4-3A)Unity Christian 73, Remsen St. Mary’s 38
(B) Unity Christian 63, (#9-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 46

(G) (#6-1A)MMCRU 81, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 44
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 82, MMCRU 51

(G) South O’Brien 34, Trinity Christian 22
(B) South O’Brien 51, Trinity Christian 36

(G) West Sioux 65, Harris-Lake Park 28
(B) West Sioux 81, Harris-Lake Park 59

(G) Le Mars (9-8/7-5) 54, Sioux City North 26
(B) Le Mars (13-4/10-2) 53, Sioux City North 41

(B) (#6-4A)Council Bluffs A-L 77, Sioux City West 50

(G) Bishop Heelan 51, Council Bluffs T-J 26
(B) Bishop Heelan 69, Council Bluffs T-J 43

(G) Sioux City East 54, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 41
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 55, Sioux City East 51

(G) (#3-1A)Kingsley-Pierson 67, (#14-1A)Westwood 58
(G) OA-BCIG 52, Ridge View 44
(G) West Monona 57, Woodbury Central 53
(G) Lawton-Bronson 64, Siouxland Christian 50
(G) MVAOCOU 50, River Valley 27

(G) (#8-2A)Central Lyon 64, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 55
(B) Central Lyon 74, M-O-C/Floyd Valley 56

(G) Sioux Center 36, Rock Valley 33
(B) Rock Valley 68, Sioux Center 34

(G) Boyden-Hull 54, Sheldon 36
(B) (#1-2A)Boyden-Hull 65, Sheldon 36

(G) (#14-2A)Sibley-Ocheyedan 58, George-Little Rock 39
(B) Sibley-Ocheyedan 59, George-Little Rock 50

(G) (#6-3A)West Lyon 57, Okoboji 19
(B) West Lyon 76, Okoboji 57

(G) (#10-4A)Denison-Schleswig 55, (#14-4A)Spencer 41
(B) Spencer 57, Denison-Schleswig 51

(G) (#1-3A)Cherokee Washington 69, Spirit Lake 44
(B) Cherokee Washington 56, Spirit Lake 55

(G) (#10-3A)Estherville/L-C 45, Storm Lake 25
(B) Storm Lake 65, Estherville L-C 60, two overtimes

(G) Tea Area (S.D.) 62, Western Christian 48
(B) Tea Area (S.D.) 61, (#4-2A)Western Christian 46

(college basketball)

(8) Iowa 84, Michigan State 78
(17) West Virginia 76, Iowa State 72



(college basketball)

GPAC games:
Morningside 87, Dakota Wesleyan 77  —  former Bulldog Will Pottebaum (13 pts.) for Morn.
Jamestown 72, Briar Cliff 71
Dordt 75, Concordia 69




(high school basketball)

(G) (#6-1A)MMCRU 67, Remsen St. Mary’s 53
(B) (#9-1A)Remsen St. Mary’s 74, MMCRU 38

(G) West Sioux 41, Hinton 39
(B) West Sioux 59, Hinton 43

(G) (#8-2A)Central Lyon 71, Trinity Christian 18
(B) Central Lyon 74, Trinity Christian 42

(G) (#3-3A)Unity Christian 67, Rock Valley 42
(B) Rock Valley 69, Unity Christian 58

(G) (#12-2A)Sibley-Ocheyedan 70, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 51
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 74, Sibley-Ocheyedan 58

(B) Cherokee Washington @ Newell-Fonda – cancelled

(G) (#14-5A)Sioux City East 45, Council Bluffs A-L 34

(G) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 62, Sioux City North 28
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 66, Sioux City North 31

(college basketball)

(1) Gonzaga 76, Pacific 58

(7) Ohio State 89, (8) Iowa 85

(W) Nebraska-Kearney 75, Central Oklahoma 68  —  former Lady Bulldog Madison Dreckman (6 min., 0 pts., & 3 reb.) for UNK.




(high school basketball)

MARCUS — The number six (1A) MMCRU girls won 62-47 and the number 5 (1A) Gehlen Catholic boys posted an 83-46 win in Marcus Friday night in War Eagle Conference basketball action.  in the girls game, Emily Dreckman dropped in 23 points and Ellie Hilbrands 14 for the Eagles while Taylor Harpenau added 10.  Rachel Langel had 14 to lead the Lady Jays with Lauren Heying and Larissa Sitzmann scoring 11 each for Gehlen.  The Lady Jays rallied from ten points down early in the third quarter to knot the score at 35-all with 2:24 to play in the third stanza.  A 21-5 run by the Eagles gave MMCRU a 16-point lead with 3:32 to play in the game as MMCRU improved to 17-2 for the season and 8-1 in the W-E-C.  Gehlen Catholic falls to 10-10 for the season and 5-4 in league play.

The Gehlen boys spotted MMCRU an 11-5 lead before closing the first quarter on a 15-2 run and the erupted for a 33-point second quarter to lead 56-25 by halftime.  Keaton Bonderson scored 15 points in the first quarter for the Jays and finished with 24.  Carter DeRocher poured in 22 of his game-high 30 points in the second quarter for Gehlen.  Zach Kraft added a season-best 12 for Gehlen Catholic, who improves to 18-1 with their eleventh straight win and 9-0 in the War Eagle Conference.  Cade Pepper led the Eagles with 17 and freshman Mitchell Schnepf dropped in 12.  MMCRU falls to 4-14 and 2-7 in league play.  Gehlen travels to Hinton Tuesday night for their final War Eagle Conference games of the season.  MMCRU plays at South O’Brien Tuesday.

SIOUX CITY — The Le Mars guys and gals completed a season sweep of Sioux City West Friday night, with the girls winning a 62-42 decision and the boys rallied for a 63-51 victory.  Le Mars had four girls score in double figures Friday led by Shaniah Temple’s 20 points.  Sarah Brown had 13, Kylie Dreckman 12 and Metta Skov 10.  The Lady Bulldogs steamrolled to a 30-17 halftime lead and never looked in the rearview mirror after that.  Le Mars improves to 10-8 for the season and 8-5 in the conference.

The Le Mars boys trailed 33-30 at halftime before rallied for a 43-41 lead after three quarters and then won the final period 20-10.  Caleb Dreckman led a balanced scoring attack for Le Mars with 19 points with Spencer Mackey adding 18 and Brady Williams 15.  The Bulldogs hit on 12-of-13 from the free throw line to secure the win.  Mackey was 8-for-8 and Williams 4-for-4.  Le Mars is now 14-4 for the season and 11-2 in the Missouri River Conference.

(G) (#6-1A)MMCRU 62, Gehlen Catholic (10-10/5-4) 47
(B) (#5-1A)Gehlen Catholic (18-1/9-0) 83, MMCRU 46

(G) Akron-Westfield 57, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 35
(B) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 74, Akron-Westfield 60

(G) Hinton 47, South O’Brien 30
(B) South O’Brien 72, Hinton 50

(G) (#3-3A)Unity Christian 68, Harris-Lake Park 13
(B) Unity Christian 72, Harris-Lake Park 37

(G) West Sioux 55, Trinity Christian 25
(B) West Sioux 52, Trinity Christian 43

(G) Le Mars (10-8/8-5) 62, Sioux City West 42
(B) Le Mars (14-4/11-2) 63, Sioux City West 51

(G) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 40, (#15-3A)Bishop Heelan 38
(B) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 65, Bishop Heelan 28

(G) Council Bluffs T-J 54, Sioux City North 46
(B) Council Bluffs T-J 51, Sioux City North 48

(B) (#6-4A)Council Bluffs A-L 64, Sioux City East 51

(G) (#5-3A)West Lyon 53, MOC-Floyd Valley 26
(B) West Lyon 67, MOC-Floyd Valley 30

(G) Sioux Center 66, Sheldon 26
(B) Sioux Center 45, Sheldon 42

(G) (#8-2A)Central Lyon 74, (#12-2A)Sibley-Ocheyedan 69
(B) Central Lyon 67, Sibley-Ocheyedan 55

(G) Boyden-Hull 54, Okoboji 29
(B) (#1-2A)Boyden-Hull (18-0) 84, Okoboji 49

(G) Rock Valley 46, George-Little Rock 36
(B) Rock Valley 60, George-Little Rock 47

(G) Western Christian 60, Storm Lake 15
(B) (#4-2A)Western Christian 64, Storm Lake 48

(G) (#1-3A)Cherokee Washington (18-0) 62, Spencer 47
(B) Spencer 64, Cherokee Washington 53

(G) Lawton-Bronson 69, River Valley 21
(G) MVAOCOU 40, Siouxland Christian 38
(G) Westwood 61, Woodbury Central 47

(B) River Valley 53, Kingsley-Pierson 46
(B) Siouxland Christian 61, MVAOCOU 38
(B) Woodbury Central 66, Westwood 59





1A SECTIONAL at Hawarden —  District qualifiers:  106#-Cael Morrow (Akron-Westfield) 2nd ..  113#-Juan Juarez (Kingsley-Pierson) 2nd  ..  138#-Damon Schmid (Kingsley-Pierson) 2nd  ..  160#-Cole Reis (Kingsley-Pierson) 1st  .. 170#-Lane Kenny (Akron-Westfield) 1st  ..  195#-Ian Blowe (Akron-Westfield) 2nd  ..  220#-Derek Anderson (Hinton) 1st & Carson James (Akron-Westfield) 2nd.   Woodbury Central won the team title  .. 3rd-Akron-Westfield  ..  4th-Kingsley-Pierson  ..  7th-Hinton.

(high school basketball)

(G) (#15-3A)Bishop Heelan 55, Kuemper Catholic 32

(G) Spencer 77, South Central Calhoun 46

(B) Spencer 77, Sioux City East 45

(B) Storm Lake 70, Alta/Aurelia 47

(B) Elk Point-Jefferson 66, Lawton-Bronson 52

(G) OA-BCIG 58, (#3-1A)Kingsley-Pierson (19-1) 52
(B) (#4-2A)OA-BCIG 59, Ridge View 49

(college basketball)

Top 10 results:

Santa Clara at (1) Gonzaga – postponed

T-C-U at (2) Baylor – postponed

(5) Houston 112, Our Lady of the Lake 46

Oklahoma State 75, (6) Texas 67

(9) Oklahoma 79, Iowa State 72

(18) Missouri 68, (10) Alabama 65

(15) Creighton 71, Marquette 68

(25) Drake (18-0) 80, Valparaiso 77

GPAC games:
(M) Morningside 95, Doane 71  —  former Bulldog Will Pottebaum (18pts.) for Morn.

(M) Northwestern 78, Mount Marty 71  —  former Bulldog Trent Hilbrands (20 pts.) & former Hinton Blackhawk Jay Small (17 pts.) for NW.

(W) Nebraska-Kearney 60, Newman 40  —  former Lady Bulldog Madison Dreckman (3 min., 0 pts., & 1 reb.) for UNK

(M) Buena Vista 79, Luther 58  —  former Bulldog Jake Thompson (6 pts./32 reb./2 assts.) for BVU




(N-F-L football)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Kansas City Chiefs 9

TAMPA — Ageless Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns, two to ex-Patriot teammate Rob Gronkowski, and Tampa Bay stopped Patrick Mahommes and the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 Sunday to win Super Bowl 55.  It was the seventh Super Bowl title for Brady, who at age 43 switched teams this season, joining the Buccaneers as a free agent and helping to coax Gronkowski out of retirement to join him in Tampa.  Brady was named the MVP.  The Buccaneers defense held Kansas City’s high octane offense to three field goals, constantly pressuring Patrick Mahommes.  The Bucs had eight quarterback hits, three sacks and two interceptions.  Kansas City was flagged for eleven penalties in game for 120 yards, several of which happened in the second quarter when Brady and Co. built a 21-6 halftime lead.

(college basketball)

Indiana 67, (8) Iowa 65

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Armaan Franklin hit a 15-foot shot with 1.8 seconds to play to lift Indiana to a 67-65 victory over number eight Iowa Sunday.  Franklin had made just two points on 1-of-9 shooting for the game until he hit the game-winner.  That gave the Hoosiers a season sweep of the Hawkeyes.  Iowa fell to 13-6 for the season and 7-5 in the Big Ten with their fourth loss in the last five games.

(M) Buena Vista 89, Concordia/University of Chicago 74  —  former Bulldog Jake Thompson (15 pts./6 reb./4 asssts.) for BVU