Colleges – Dordt

Red Raiders Run Over Defenders

Northwestern Defeats Dordt 35-6

ORANGE CITY, IA  —  Tyson Kooima ran for 125 yards and a pair of scores while Jacob Kalogonis added 104 rushing yards and a touchdown to lead the Northwestern Red Raiders to a 35-6 victory at Dordt on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center. Kooima also passed for 164 yards and two scores as the 8th-ranked team in NAIA…

Dordt Decimates Dakota Wesleyan

Defenders Beat Tigers

SIOUX CENTER, IA. —  The Dordt Defenders rolled up 697 total yards of offense to roll over visiting Dakota Wesleyan 57-22 on Saturday afternoon in NAIA college football action in Sioux Center. Dordt quarterback Noah Clayberg ran 20 times for 222 yards and a score while passing for 134 yards and two touchdowns. DWU quarterback Kiel Nelson passed for 179…

#2 Northwestern Wins at Dordt to Stay Unbeaten Behind Wedel

#2 Northwestern Wins at Dordt to Stay Unbeaten Behind Wedel

SIOUX CENTER, IA… The 2nd-ranked Northwestern volleyball team went on the road to play arch-rival Dordt Wednesday night. The 11th-ranked Defenders won the first set 25-22. Karsyn Winterfeld led Dordt with 13 kills. But Anna Wedel and her Raiders responded in a big way, rallying to win the final 3 sets and the match to improve to 13-0 (2-0 GPAC)….

Slow Start Stalls Dordt in Home Loss to Keiser

Slow Start Stalls Dordt in Home Loss to Keiser

SIOUX CENTER, IA…Keiser (Florida) jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and rode that advantage to an eventual 34-21 win over the Dordt Defenders in non-conference football on Thursday night in Sioux Center. Keiser marched 61 yards to open the game, settling for a 38 yard field goal that just cleared the cross bar to give the Seahawks a 3-0…

Dordt Looking Ahead After Successful 2018

Dordt Looking Ahead After Successful 2018

SIOUX CENTER, IA… The Dordt Defenders have turned their football program around. To the point where they were picked 3rd in the pre-season GPAC poll after a 7-3 season, the best in school history. But Joel Penner isn’t dwelling on what happened last year, he’s looking ahead. “Yeah we had a really special season last year…but it’s a blank slate….

Penner’s Fire Ignites Dordt Football

Defenders Picked To Finish Third In GPAC

SIOUX CENTER, IA  —  Few football programs in the region, if not the country, have gone through as dramatic a change in culture as the Dordt Defenders under fourth year head coach Joel Penner. In the five years prior to his arrival Dordt won just ten games while losing 45. Over the three years under his watch they’ve nearly doubled…

NAIA Men’s Basketball Tournament Leaving Sioux Falls For Kansas City

Unified Tournament To Be Held In Longtime KC Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NAIA Men’s Basketball National Tournament won’t be in Sioux Falls when the two divisions merge into one after next year. The NAIA announced today that it’s reached an extension agreement with Kansas City to host the unified tournament from 2021 through 2024.  Kansas City has been hosting the Division One Tournament for more than 80…

Defenders Rally Falls Short at NAIA Tournament in Sioux City

Defenders Rally Falls Short at NAIA Tournament in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, IA… The first ever appearance in the NAIA Women’s Basketball Tournament ended Wednesday night when the Dordt Defenders fell 86-72 to Indiana Northwest. The Defenders under their 3rd coach in 3 years won 20 games for Bill Harmsen and they made a big rally in Wednesday’s loss. They tailed 45-28 at the half and actually rallied to take…

Dordt Signs 26 on National Letter of Intent Day

Dordt Signs 26 on National Letter of Intent Day

Sioux Center, Iowa…The Dordt football program has announced 26 new commitments by athletes intending to attend Dordt and join the football program. With the addition of these players the Dordt recruiting class now has 55 members.  “About ten months ago our coaches embarked on a mission to bring in this recruiting class. Today is the culmination of that work. We…

Feenstra’s Super Sophomore Year is Boosting Dordt To National Ranking

Feenstra's Super Sophomore Year is Boosting Dordt To National Ranking

SIOUX CENTER, IA…Erika Feenstra is making her mark on the Defenders program…as a sophomore. Bill Harmsen, Dordt WBB Coach says:”Erika has just been extremely consistent all season. She has really worked hard just on her physicality and the type of player that she is, and she has just had an outstanding season so far for us…” Feenstra broke the school’s…

Dordt Women Making Big Strides

Dordt Women Making Big Strides

SIOUX CENTER, IA… The Dordt women’s basketball team has it’s 3rd coach in the last three years and I’d day they’ve found the right guy. Bill Harmsen’s Defenders started the week ranked 14th in the NAIA with a 17-7 record. And they’ve been competitive from the start led by sophomore Erika Feenstra who ironically played for Harmsen at Western Christian….

Dordt’s Miracle Rally Shocks #2 Concordia in 2 OT’s

Dordt's Miracle Rally Shocks #2 Concordia in 2 OT's

SIOUX CENTER, IA… The Dordt women trailed 2nd-ranked Concordia by 16 points in the 4th quarter Wednesday night in Sioux Center. But they had witnessed the men making a similar rally at the Corn Palace when they finished the game on an 18-0 run. The women responded with an 18-2 run to tie the game at 77 when Siennah Stamness…

Dordt Finishes Pool Play Perfect with 30th Win of the Season Against Masters

Dordt Finishes Pool Play Perfect with 30th Win of the Season Against Masters

SIOUX CITY, IA… The 5th-ranked Dordt Defenders lost the first set to Masters College Thursday night in the final night of pool play at the NAIA National Volleyball tournament at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City. Ema Altena’s 15 kills rallied them to a 3-1 win for the Defenders 30th win of the season. Krommendyk and Dejager each had…

Dordt Advances to NAIA Sweet 16 With 2nd Pool Play Win

Dordt Advances to NAIA Sweet 16 With 2nd Pool Play Win

SIOUX CITY, IA… The 5th-ranked Dordt Defenders improved to 29-2 by winning their 2nd straight pool play match at the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament in Sioux City Wednesday night. Ema Altena led the way for the Defenders with 16 kills as they rallied after losing the first set to Corban U. Dordt went on to win the match 3-1 to…

Dordt Sweeps Dakota State in College Basketball Doubleheader

Dordt Sweeps Dakota State in College Basketball Doubleheader

Women’s Recap MADISON, S.D. – Dordt (Iowa) outrebounded Dakota State (S.D.) 61-37 Tuesday evening at DSU Fieldhouse, rolling to an 89-62 non-conference women’s basketball victory.  The Defenders never trailed in the game. The Lady T’s dropped their overall record to 1-6.  DC raised their overall record to 7-2. The Defenders scored the first four points of the game and never…