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M a ORT Sioux County Index-Reporter Page 11 Wednesday, Got a tip or story idea? Please contact us Jordan Harmelink I Sports Writer, jharmelink@ncppub.com 712.472.2525 or 800.621.0801 Sports photos available for purchase at www.lyoncountyreporter.smugmug.com October 23, 2013 'Pack celebrate senior night over Okoboji Jordan Harmelink ]Sports Editor jharmelink@ncppub.com HULL--Western Chris- tian put up 28 in the first quarter, followed by 26 in the second quarter in a 50-0 route over Okoboji in a Class 1A District 1 contest in Hull. The Wolfpack made it clear they were not thinking about their matchup with South O'Brien next week in a key district showdown. Western Christian rushed for 277 yards, led by Drew Van Sloten's 161 yards. "We played a very good, mistake-free game. We took advantage of their turnovers and their short offensive possessions and put points on the board quickly" said Western Chris- tian coach Travis Kooima. "Up front we did a great job controlling the line of scrim- mage and giving our run- Jacob Van Ginkel (52) and Jeffrey Granstra (12) combine to put a stop to the run by Austin Fox (5) of Okoboji. (Photo/Jeff Bylsma) ning backs holes to run through:' Van Sloten took in the first two scores from four and one yard out in the first quarter. Dan- iel Van Maanen followed that up with two touchdown tosses to BradyVan't Hul from sev- en yards out, and Ethan Fenchel from 27 yards. Western Christian led 28-0 after only one quarter. Keeping the pressure on offensively in the second quarter, Fenchel ripped off a 45-yard run for his second score of the night. Van SIo- ten put another one in from one yard and Van't Hul added his second score on a 28-yard run to make it 48-0. Jacob Johnson provided the final score on a 26-yard interception return just before the half. Defensively, the Wolfpack held the Pioneers to 131 yards while forcing three Pioneer turn- overs. "Defensively we did a great job reading our keys and took advantage when Okoboji made mistakes. I thought we tackled better tonight and we made sure their athletes didn't make any big plays," Kooima said. Fenchel ended the day with 47 yards on only two carries. Van't Hul had 38 yards and two carries. Van Maanen finished 4-for-5 with two scores and an interception. Jeffrey Grans- tra led the receiving core with two catches and 32 yards. Granstra also led the charge on defense, in on 21 stops. Jacob Van Ginkel had six solo stops with 11 assists. Taylor Miedema had an interception. With the win, the Wolfpack keep their hopes of a district title alive but will have to win a big matchup with South O'Brien (7-1,4-1) on the road next week to wrap up the regular season. "We have a tough opponent next week in South O'Brien, they are a big physical team and we are going to have to figure out a way to stop their running game" Kooima said. Bo den-H00[I/BockValle makes uick work of Cherokee on road by Eric Visscher-Writer Nighthawks took advan- 15-yard touchdown pass made on the Nighthawks' tage early. Andrew Van from Andrew Van Ginkel, side. it did not stop their Ginkel went long to Je- making the score of the offense, however. Brady rod Hansen for a 38-yard game 28-6 at the end of Post kept their offense touchdown pass to score the firstquarter, alive, completing a 39- first. The second quarter also yard touchdown catch to Blake Eichmann soon led the Nighthawks into Justin Schmidt. provided a score on de- the end zone. First, the In the fourth quarter, fense. After the Braves Nighthawks' special teams the Nighthawks managed fumbled their next pos- blocked a punt in their one more score before session, he picked up the end zone, which Andrew leaving thefield. Miles Van ball and went 21 yards for Van Ginkel fell on to gain Maanen took one more another score, another six points. Then carry and broke loose, fin- Andrew Van Ginkel fol- Van Ginkel again connect- ishing their last drive with lowed up that touchdown ed with Jerod Hansen for a a 24-yard score. With the with one of his own. On 17-yard touchdown pass. game finished, the Night- the Nighthawks' next When the clock ran out hawks came home with drive, the quarterback to end the first half, the one more win on their re- broke free and brought Nighthawks held control, cord, the score 55-6. in another Nighthawk 42-6. For the Nighthawks, Van touchdown aftera 75-yard "We approached Ginkel led the team on sprint, this game like we ap- offense with 108 passing However, the Braves proach every game" said yards with three touch- fought back. Levi Lun- Head Coach Cory Brandt. down passes and 78 rush- dquist slipped through "We want to see improve- ing yards with a rushing the defense and gained ment and reduce mistakes touchdown. Omar Mejia six for the home team on a as much as we can. The also rushed for 38. Han- 44-yard run. Immediately kidsdidagreatjobofthat:' sen caught two passes for the Nighthawks respond- In the third quar- 83 yards and two touch- ed. Brady Moser caught a ter, substitutions were downs. On defense, Van Ginkel had two intercep- tions and two assisted tackles. "We didn't give up too much at all," said Brandt. "Our special teams were huge. I am so proud of how they've played all year.We have some special guys that can do things for us in the return game as well. it's important to have good special teams for down the road as well. On offense we just executed well. You can't ask much more out of them: Friday the Nighthawks take on the Central Lyon/ George-Little Rock Lions (6-2, 4-1 ). "They're outstanding. They're a good team" said Brandt. "Their defense is solid. We know what they do, and they will be very good:' The winner will clinch the two seed in Class 2A District 1. CHEROKEE--The Boyden-Hull/Rock Val- ley Nighthawks made a long journey to Cherokee Jerod Hansen Hauled in 83 yards and two scores in a blowout win over Cherokee. worthwhile on Friday, Oc- tober 18, when they faced the Cherokee Braves in an uncontested battle, winning the game 55-6. While the football season winds down to its last few games, the Nighthawks and the Braves prepared for one more contest. The Okobojl 6 0 0 6 12 WC 23 14 7 0 30 Flint Quarter WC- 9:43- Drew Van St0ten 4 yard run (Justin Kametm Kick) 7-0 WC- 6:43- Drew Van SJoten 1 yard run (Justin Kamsba Kick) 14-0 WC- 4:12- Brady Van't Hul 7 yard pass from Daniel Van Maanen (Kick failed) 20-0 WC- 0:29- Ethan Fenchet 27 yard pass from Daniel Van Maanen Ethan Fanchel Run) 28-0 Second Quarter WC- 8:19- Ethan Fenchel 45 yard Kin (Kick failed) 34-0 WC- 3:56- Drew Van Slotan 1 yard run (Justin Kamstra Kick) 41-0 WC- 1:47- Brady Van't HUI 28 yard Kin (Justin KamsVa Kick) 48-0 WC- ):49- Jacob ,Johnson 26 yard IntercepUon retum (lOck ied) 54-0 WC Okobojl First downs 15 9 Total Net Yards 343 133 Rushes-yards 38-277 15-51 Passing 66 82 Comp-Nt-lnt 4-5-1 11-37-2 Fumbles-Loet 1-0 2-1 Perm]ties-Yards 0-0 3-15 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: WC: Drew Van Slotan 21-161, Ethan Fenchel 2-47, Brady Van't Hul 2-38, Jacob Johnson 7-20, Daniel Van Maanen 3-9, Austin Van1 Zee 1-6 PASSING: WC: Daniel Van Maanen 4-5-I, 66 RECEMNG: WC: Jeffrey  2-32, Ethan Fanchel 1-27, Brady Van't Hul 1-7 SACKS: none INTERCEPTIONS: Jacob Johnson 1, Taylor Miedsma 1 Football State Rankings Source: Associated Press Class 2A 1. Carrol Kuemper 8-0 2. Waukon 8-0 3. West Marshall 8-0 4. Albia 8-0 5. Mediapolis 8-0 6. New Hampton 8-0 7. BH/RV 7-1 8. Sioux Center 6-2 9. Spirit Lake 7-1 10. Cascade 7-1 BH/RV 28 14 7 6 55 Cherokee 6 0 0 0 6 Rrst Quarter BWRV- 9:21- Jero(I Hansefl 38 yard pass Irorn Ai'Klmw Van Ginkel (louis Ronqulllo Kick) 7-0 BH/IW- 8:59- Blake Eichmann 21 yard fumble recovery (Louis Ronquillo Kick) 14-0 BWRV- 5:38- Andrew Van Ginkel 75 yard Kin (Louis Ronqutllo Kick) 21-0 CHE- 2:38- Levi Luedqulst 44 yard Kin (Kick failed) 21-6 BWRV-I:03- Brady Mouer 15 yard pass from Andrew Van Glnkel (Louis Ronquillo Kick) 28-6 Second Quarter BH/V- 11:13- Andrew Van Glnkel blocked punt return (Louis Ronqulllo Kick) 35-6 81-V- 9:51- Jerod Hansan 17 yard pass from Andrew Van GInkel (Louis Rouqulllo Kick) 42-6. Third Quarter BH/RV- 4:48- JusSn Schmldt 39 yard pass from Brady Poet (Louis Ranquillo Kick) 49-6 Fourth Quarter BWRV- 1:19- Miles Van Maanan 24 yard run (Louis Ronqulllo Kick) 56-5- BHARV Cherokee First dOWXtS 8 8 Total Net Yards 306 201 Rushes-yards 25-150 20-128 Passing 156 73 Comp-Att-lnt 5-9-0 4-19-2 Fumbles-Loet 2-0 2-2 Penates--Yards 6-0 5-0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: BWRV: Aedxew Van Glnkel 2-79, 0mar Mejla 6-38, Zack Konz 9-29, Miles Van IVlaanefl 2-18, Brady Post (6+14) PASSING: BH/TW: Andrew Van Ginkel 5-5-0, 108; Brady Post 2-4-0, 48 RECEIVING: BH/RV: Jered Hansen 2-83, Justin Schmidt 1-39, Brady Moser 1-15, Kirk Proetmllo 1-9 SACKS: Ashton Kooiker 1 INTERCEPTIONS: Andrew Van Ginkel 2 Wolfpack crowned Lakes Conference champs Jordan Harmelink ISports Editor, jharmelink@ncppub.com Wolfpack wraps up conference title 14, 25-5. A loss could have potentially thrown Western Christian into a three-way tie with LeMars and Cherokee, but the Wolfpack took control of the match and sealed the top spot in the Lakes Conference. HULL--Western Christian sealed the top spot in the Lakes Conference Monday night in Cherokee 25-15, 25- Teammates high five Jade Schaap (7) after a kill against Spencer. The Wolfpack clinched the top spot in the Lakes Conference Monday night at Cherokee (Photo/Jeff Bylsma). Western Christian committed a few too many hitting errors in game one but eventually found its rhythm and settled in to the 25-15 win. Game two was much of the same as the Wolfpack went through the motions a little too much, but still snagged the win 25-14. "1 really challenged them to step up and each do their job in whatever their role was and we did a much better job of that which is reflective in the score," said Western Christian coach Tammi Ver Beek. The Wolfpack pounded home the Lakes Conference title with a 25-5 win in the third set. Western Christian hit an impressive .351 from the front line with 37 kills and holding Cherokee to only eight kills through the match. The Wolfpack also finished 69-for73 from the service line with seven ace serves. Jamie Gesink finished a perfect 21-for-21 with two of those ace serves. Summer Jansen was 11-for-11 and Alissa Pollema was 15- for-16. Offensively, the Wolfpack spread the ball around. Jan- sen led the team with 9 kills. Ema Altena and Kaira Moss each had seven and Jade Schaap had eight. Gesink issued 30 assists. Haley Moss added four kills and three blocks. Western Christian moves to 35-2 overall and will enter postseason play next week in the Class 2A regional. "With the postseason approaching fast, we need to continue to focus on the small details and playing clean but aggressive volleyball"Ver Beek said.