Danika Demers

Storm Lakers recognized by Gov. Reynolds for academic excellence

Thao Apisinee and Nera Madeline of Storm Lake and Danika Demers of Storm Lake St. Mary’s were recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 20th Annual Gov. Scholar Recognition Ceremony on May 1 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The statewide program, sponsored by the governor’s office, Iowa High School Athletic […]


Four schools each have two players represented on first team

N-F’s Sievers, SM’s Demers headline elite selections Once again, Newell-Fonda featured the best team in the area in girls basketball. But the gap that the Mustangs had on everybody else was smaller this season. Storm Lake St. Mary’s won 22 games, reached the regional finals, and nearly beat the Mustangs in January. Ridge View won 19 games and made it […]

Sievers, Demers share 2022 Times Player of the Year

Sievers’ high skill, knowledge set separates her from other players

Being a leader isn’t something that just comes naturally. It takes a unique individual to make that happen. Macy Sievers was that for Newell-Fonda. The first team all-stater sacrificed her statistics to make sure that other players were contributing. She made sure the ball went to where it needed to go. In essence, Sievers was the engine in the Mustangs’ […]

Sievers, Demers voted to 1A all-state girls basketball team

The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association announced its 2022 girls basketball all-state teams on Tuesday, and two Storm Lake area players were recognized. Newell-Fonda senior Macy Sievers was chosen to the Class 1A first team while Storm Lake St. Mary’s senior Danika Demers was selected to the 1A second team. The teams were selected by print sports writers during a […]

Sievers, Demers, Walker make all-state

The Iowa Girls Coaches Association released its 2022 all-state girls basketball team and the Storm Lake area had three players represented. Newell-Fonda senior Macy Sievers was voted to the Class 1A first team while St. Mary’s senior Danika Demers and Newell-Fonda junior Mary Walker were selected to the second team.

N-F, SM, SC all place two players on girls all-Twin Lakes first team

Two members from league champion Newell-Fonda, two from runner-up Storm Lake St. Mary’s and two from third place Sioux Central headline the list of selections to the Twin Lakes Conference girls basketball first team, it was released. Macy Sievers and Mary Walker of Newell-Fonda were represented, as were Danika Demers and Sydney Hurd of St. Mary’s and Morgan Christian and […]


Newell-Fonda, Ridge View players headline list of first team selections

N-F, RV each land three on first team; A-A two With the best teams come the best players, and three teams stood out in the landscape of volleyball in the area. Newell-Fonda and Ridge View the best teams in the area. The Mustangs won 28 of their 32 matches, was the runner-up in the Twin Lakes Conference, and advanced to […]

Student of the month

Congratulations to Danika Demers, the Rotary Club student of the month of October, shown here accepting the award from Larry Hecht. Danika received nominations from multiple teachers, and here are just a couple statements made by nominating teachers. “Danika is a role model for all of the students at St. Mary’s, displaying excellent character and striving to do her best […]


Area schools’ top athletes recognized for all-around performance

It was another banner year for girls sports in the area in 2020-21, both team-wise and individually. Newell-Fonda was obviously the headliner, capturing state championships in basketball and softball and qualifying for state in golf while qualifying a school-record 10 events for the state meet in track and medaling in five of those events. Ridge View won the Western Valley […]