Colleges – Dordt

NAIA Will Merge Division One & Two Basketball Beginning In 2020-21

Will Effect Six Local Programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Beginning with the 2020-21 season, basketball in the NAIA will look a lot different, and our six area programs could see some new competition. The NAIA announced today that men’s and women’s basketball will have just one division in 2020-21, effectively merging the current division one and two.  Dakota State, Dakota Wesleyan (whose women’s basketball team…

2018 GPAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Pairings

Three Local Teams Qualify

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Three local squads will be a part of the 2018 GPAC Men’s Basketball Tournament which begins on Wednesday on campus sites. Northwestern (23-5, 13-5) is the 3rd seed and will host Concordia at 8 PM. Dakota Wesleyan (21-9, 11-7) is the 4th seed and will welcome Hastings into the Corn Palace at 8 PM. Dordt is…

2018 GPAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Pairings

Northwestern, Dakota Wesleyan & Dordt Qualify

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Three local teams will be a part of the 2018 GPAC Women’s Basketball Tournament which begins on Wednesday at campus sites. Northwestern (21-7, 16-4) is the 2nd seed in the tournament and will host 7th seed Dordt (14-16, 8-12) at 6 PM. Dakota Wesleyan (25-5, 16-4) is the 3rd seed and hosts Midland at 6 PM….

Dordt Edges Mount Marty in both games

Dordt Edges Mount Marty in both games

YANKTON, SD…It turned out to be a thrilling GPAC doubleheader at Cimpl Arena in Yankton Wednesday night. In the women’s game Dordt had a strong 4th quarter to beat Mount Marty 73-67. Ebby Prewitt led the Defenders with 16 points, Sarah Castaneda had 23 for the Lancers. And in the men’s game, Marcus Mathieu had 19 for the game and…

Wedel’s 46 leads NW past Dordt 116-111

Wedel's 46 leads NW past Dordt 116-111

ORANGE CITY, IA… In a wild GPAC game at the Bultman Center, the Northwestern Red Raiders rallied late on 3 free throws by Colton Kooima to send the game with Dordt to overtime tied at 102. And Nathan Wedel took over. He scored 46 points in the 116-111 victory for the Red raiders in one of the wildest games ever…

NAIA Championships: Dordt Can’t Top #1 Lindsey Wilson

NAIA Championships: Dordt Can't Top #1 Lindsey Wilson

SIOUX CITY, I.A. — The Defenders, looking for their first national title against undefeated and top-ranked Lindsey Wilson. First set – Dordt working it to Leah Kamp – she pinballs it through – Kamp was great in this match – with a team-high 20 kills. It was Lindsey Wilson that won the first two sets – Elly Burke with one of…

NAIA Semifinals: #4 Dordt Defeats #2 Viterbo in 4 Sets

NAIA Seminals: #4 Dordt Defeats #2 Viterbo in 4 Sets

SIOUX CITY, I.A. — #4 Dordt taking on #2 Viterbo in this morning’s semifinal matchup. First set – here’s some great placement from Ema Altena – the junior had 17 kills as Dordt built a 19-15 lead in the set. Viterbo came all the way back – Natalie Geidel had 9 kills in the first, 23 in the match – as…

Dordt Advances To NAIA National Semifinals While Northwestern’s Season Ends

Defenders Two Wins From National Title

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  One local team is two wins from an NAIA National Volleyball Championship. The other is heading home. Westmont put an end to the Northwestern Red Raiders season on Friday afternoon in the first round of elimination play at the NAIA Tournament in Sioux City, sweeping the Red Raiders 3-0.  Anna Kiel led the way for Northwestern…

Northwestern and Dordt lose final pool play games Thursday

Northwestern and Dordt lose final pool play games Thursday

They are still in the round of 16 that starts single elimination play Friday, but Thursday night’s pool play games didn’t turn out well for Northwestern or Dordt. The Red Raiders had 3 players in double figures with kills (Kiel, Fink, Hilger) but were no match for The College of Idaho which had also won the first 2 pool play…

Dordt, Northwestern remain unbeaten in NAIA pool play

Dordt, Northwestern remain unbeaten in NAIA pool play

Dordt and Northwestern have looked impressive in pool play at the NAIA National Tournament with back to back wins heading into Thursday night’s matches. The 4th-ranked Defenders have had a bulls-eye on their backs all season after coming so close in 2016. Chad Hanson likes how his team has responded. The Red Raiders are ranked 5th in the country with…

Northwestern & Dordt Still Unbeaten After Day Two At NAIA Nationals

Defenders Sweep Northwest While Red Raiders Take Out Bellevue 3-1

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Through two games at the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament the Northwestern Red Raiders and Dordt Defenders look every bit the part of championship contenders. Each team won their second matches of pool play on Wednesday evening in Sioux City.  #4 seed Dordt took out Northwest (Washington) 3-0.  Emma Altena led the Defenders attack with 12 kills. …

Dordt, Northwestern Roll in Pool Play

Dordt, Northwestern Roll in Pool Play

SIOUX CITY, IA…The 4th-ranked Dordt Defenders and 5th-ranked Northwestern Red Raiders rolled to easy wins on day 1 of pool play at the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament in Sioux City. Emma Altena had 17 kills to lead Dordt (30-6) past Ottawa 3-0. And AJ Horstman led a balanced attack as Northwestern (29-4) also swept Lourdes 3-0. Both continue pool play…

Dordt Rallies Past Northwestern in GPAC Semi’s

Dordt Rallies Past Northwestern in GPAC Semi's

ORANGE CITY, IA…In a battle of NAIA powerhouses the Dordt Defenders rallied past Northwestern Wednesday night in the GPAC semifinals. The Red Raiders won the first set 25-23 on Lauryn Hilger’s kill. She finished the night with 12 as did Anna Kiel to lead the way for Kyle Van Den Bosch. But Chad Hanson’s team roared back to win the…

Dordt Duo Teammates Since 7th grade

Dordt Duo have been teammates since 7th grade

SIOUX CENTER, IA—  From 7th grade to high school and now the Dordt volleyball team Juniors Ema Altena and Jamie Gesink have been nothing short of Sioux center standouts. Setter Gesink is a returning 2nd team all-American and outside hitter Altena is a returning 3rd team all-American. Gesink and Altena didn’t plan on attending Dordt together, but they’re fortunate to have…

Northwestern Comes Back To Beat Dordt

Red Raiders Win 41-23

ORANGE CITY, IA  —  Down 16-6 at half, Northwestern outscored rival Dordt 35-7 in the second half to breeze by the Defenders 41-23 in NAIA college football action on Saturday afternoon in Orange City. All six Red Raider touchdowns came on the ground with Jacob Kalogonis leading the way with 214 yards on 24 carries and two scores. Dordt’s Keithen…

Dordt Rallies For Another Upset Win Over Hastings

Defenders Win 30-23 In Double Overtime

SIOUX CENTER, IA  —  For the second straight week the Dordt Defenders stunned the 19th ranked NAIA team in the country. This time the Defenders rallied past Hastings to win 30-23 on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center.  Keithen Drury ran for 204 yards on 29 carries while quarterback Brock Lamle went 7-12 for 154 yards and a pair of scores….

Scoreboard Wednesday, October 11th

Scores for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  SCORES FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2017 College Volleyball  Dordt def. Northwestern, 25-22, 30-28, 19-25, 25-22 Briar Cliff def. Dakota Wesleyan, 27-25, 25-15, 25-16 Morningside def. Mount Marty, 25-20, 25-12, 25-9 Midland def. College of Saint Mary, 25-19, 25-22, 25-13 Hastings def. Concordia University, 25-10, 25-14, 25-19   Men’s Soccer Concordia University 2, Doane University 1  …

Dordt Edges Briar Cliff in GPAC Thriller

Dordt Edges Briar Cliff in GPAC Thriller

The 6th-ranked Dordt Defenders improved to 17-3 by edging Briar Cliff 3-2 in a GPAC volleyball match Wednesday night in Sioux Center. Ema Altena with 19 kills and Jamie Gesink with 56 assists paced the way for Chad Hanson. Ironically they are playing in their home town where they have been teammates since 7th grade. Leah Kamp also chipped in…