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Lady Falcons ready for volleyball season

Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm

By Steve Peterson

Mollie Koopmans is the new head coach for West Sioux’s volleyball team and is optimistic about the Lady Falcons’ chances.

“The team has worked hard through the winter with playing in our first winter volleyball league at West Sioux, said Koopmans, a West Sioux elementary teacher.

“The potential varsity played in a league this summer for four weeks. The girls had open gym twice a week through the summer months after summer weight lifting,” said Koopmans. “We just had Kairos Elite Volleyball coaches come for two days and help guide our teams to success.”

Key returning players for West Sioux are Taylor Rodenburgh at

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    Chargers fall in season opener

    Briar Cliff’s football team kicked off its season at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, S.D., against Presentation College but the visiting Saints used a big first half to defeat the Chargers 23-14 in the season opener for each team.

    The Saints did all of their scoring damage in the first half with seven points in the first quarter and 16 in the second to secure a 23-7 halftime advantage. The Chargers would cut that deficit to 23-14 in the third quarter when Jayden Swensen plunged into

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    Lady Falcons ready for volleyball season

    By Steve Peterson

    Mollie Koopmans is the new head coach for West Sioux’s volleyball team and is optimistic about the Lady Falcons’ chances.

    “The team has worked hard through the winter with playing in our first winter volleyball league at West Sioux, said Koopmans, a West Sioux elementary teacher. “The potential varsity played in a league this summer for four weeks. The girls had open gym twice a week through the summer months after summer weight lifting.”

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    Falcons’ 2015 roster

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux 2015 football roster is as follows:

    Freshmen on the team are: Jesse Topete, RB-DB, 5-foot, 7-inches, 150 pounds; Brian Duenas, OL-DL. 5-9, 170; Andres Flores, WR-DB, 5-9, 160; Saul Ortiz, WR-DB, 5-6, 135; Russell Coons, OL-DL, 6-0, 2-5; Chase Koopmans, TE-LB, 6-1, 185; Conner Koopmans, OL-LB, 5-10, 200; Neddy Montes, OL-LB, 5-8, 170; Victor Hernandez, RB-DB, 5-9, 170; Kory Van Oort, RB-LB, 5-8, 155; Jared Nohava, OL-DL, 5-10, 195; Trevor Schuller, QB-LB, 5-11, 165; Drake

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    Lady Falcons’ volleyball schedule

    West Sioux’s volleyball schedule is as follows, with weekday matches starting at 5:30 p.m.:

    Aug. 25: West Lyon Tournament in Inwood.

    Aug. 29: Canton, S.D. Tournament in Canton, S.D.

    Sept. 1: Unity Christian and Harris-Lake Park, home.

    Sept. 8: Remsen-St. Mary’s in Remsen.

    Sept. 10: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in Hartley.

    Sept. 12: Central

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