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2-2 Red Oak Travels to Kuemper Catholic This Week

(Red Oak) A pair of 2-2 overall teams will meet in Carroll Friday night when the defending 2A state champ Kuemper Catholic Knights welcome the Red Oak Tigers. 


Both teams have had their ups and downs on the season and enter Week 5 with .500 records. Red Oak has been led by junior running back Brock Isaacson's 800 rushing yards. He ranks 2nd in the state in Class 2A in that category. The Tigers will be looking to bounce back from a Week 4 loss to previously winless West Central Valley. Red Oak suffered a 26-6 loss to the Wildcats last week. Coach Barry Bower says his team's Week 4 opponent was much better than they had shown the previous three weeks thanks to some of their top speed threats returning to the lineup.


Kuemper Catholic is also coming off of a loss. The Knights lost to South Central Calhoun 16-14 last Friday, 20-7. Many opponents are licking their chops at an opportunity to play Kuemper Catholic while they struggle to replace last year's supremely talented senior class, however coach Bower notes the Knights have that same will to win that they showed during last year's title run.


Click for the interview with Red Oak coach Barry Bower

Kuemper Catholic Cross Country Meet Results

Class A Boys Team Scoring

  1. SC North 41
  2. Urbandale 49
  3. Harlan 93
  4. Abraham Lincoln 158
  5. Denison-Schleswig 163
  6. Webster City 169
  7. Lewis Central 177
  8. Kuemper Catholic 181
  9. Thomas Jefferson 204
  10. Atlantic 229
  11. Spencer 296

Class A Boys Notable Individuals

1. Eldon Warner, Thomas Jefferson, 17:23

5. Brenden O'Brien, Lewis Central, 18:05

6. Josef Rogers, Denison-Schleswig, 18:11

10. Chandler Hagen, Kuemper Catholic, 18:33

12. Michael Sciranko, Harlan, 18:38

15. Drew Voge, Harlan, 19:00

18. Preston Burris, Harlan, 19:07

20. Drew Seefeldt, Denison-Schleswig, 19:17

21. Ryan Hawkins, Atlantic, 19:18


Class B Boys Team Scoring

  1. North Polk 49
  2. OA-BCIG 54
  3. South Central Calhoun 67
  4. MVAO 117
  5. IKM-Manning 129
  6. Underwood 149
  7. Woodward Academy 162
  8. Exira-EHK 218
  9. Griswold 221

Class B Boys Notable Individuals

1. Cody Fredericks, OA-BCIG, 18:20

8. Evan Wilson, Exira-EHK, 19:23

13. Matt Johnson, IKM-Manning, 19:50

17. Darik Collins, Underwood, 20:08

20. Mason Boell, IKM-Manning


Class A Girls Team Scoring

  1. Urbandale 24
  2. Lewis Central 72
  3. Harlan 91
  4. Spencer 129
  5. Atlantic 153
  6. SC North 171
  7. Denison-Schleswig 175
  8. Abraham Lincoln 178
  9. Webster City 209
  10. Thomas Jefferson 217
  11. Kuemper Catholic 289

Class A Girls Notable Individuals

1. Elyse Prescott, Urbandale, 16:25

2. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic, 16:42

5. Alissa Pomrenke, Lewis Central, 17:06

7. Kye Madsen, Lewis Central, 17:22

8. Ellie Mendlik, Denison-Schleswig, 17:31

11. Marissa Klindt, Harlan, 17:55

12. Denea Statzer, Lewis Central 17:55

14. Mercedee Mayberry, Harlan, 18:12

18. Baylee Hoegh, Harlan, 18:36


Class B Girls Team Scoring

  1. Griswold 54
  2. Underwood 61
  3. North Polk 71
  4. South Central Calhoun 84
  5. IKM-Manning 99
  6. MVAO 156
  7. OA-BCIG 181
  8. East Sac County

Class B Girls Notable Individuals

1. Rebekah Topham, Griswold, 16:13

3. Karley Larson, Underwood, 17:03

5. Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning, 17:16

6. Alyx Flippin, Griswold, 17:32

7. Shyanne Sporrer, IKM-Manning, 17:40

8. Leah Lappe, Griswold, 17:54

9. Erin Shapcott, Underwood, 18:15

11. Kiley Cook, Underwood, 18:15

13. Emily Copic, Exira-EHK, 18:25

17. Alyssa Wyman, Griswold, 18:42

18. Gabby Myers, Underwood, 18:45



High School Volleyball Scores from Saturday, September 20th


Ankeny 25-25, Bedford 12-7
Audubon 21-21, Exira-EHK 16-18
Audubon 21-21, West Central Valley, Stuart 12-14
Audubon 25-25, Guthrie Center 16-9
Bedford 21-21, Madrid 11-14
Bedford 21-21, West Marshall 11-12
Carroll 21-21, Humboldt 19-19
Carroll 21-21, Newell-Fonda 18-10
Carroll 21-21, Storm Lake 6-8
Charter Oak-Ute 21-21, West Harrison 12-15
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-14-15, Guthrie Center 16-21-12
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Colfax-Mingo 12-16
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Glidden-Ralston 19-17
Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25, Audubon 19-23
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Clarinda 10-12
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Creston 15-10
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Denison-Schleswig 10-10
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Red Oak 18-21
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Treynor 19-17
Creston 21-21, Clarinda 16-9
Denison-Schleswig 21-21, Clarinda 13-19
East Mills 21-17-15, East Union 14-21-9
East Mills 21-21, Lamoni 5-17
East Mills 24-12-15, Mount Ayr 22-21-12
East Union 21-21, Lamoni 14-15
Exira-EHK 25-25, Colfax-Mingo 13-20
Glidden-Ralston 13-21-15, Colfax-Mingo 21-9-12
Guthrie Center 21-21, Colfax-Mingo 16-8
Guthrie Center 21-21, Glidden-Ralston 9-13
Humboldt 21-17-15, IKM-Manning 16-21-8
Humboldt 21-21, AR-WE-VA, Westside 14-11
Humboldt 21-21, Nodaway Valley 16-16
IKM-Manning 21-21, AR-WE-VA, Westside 14-8
IKM-Manning 23-21, Nodaway Valley 21-12
Lewis Central 17-21-15, Ames 21-16-6
Lewis Central 21-21, Fort Dodge 10-1
Lewis Central 21-21, Osage 12-12
Logan-Magnolia 21-21, Nishnabotna 15-18
Logan-Magnolia 21-21, West Harrison 12-14
Madrid 18-25-15, Panorama 25-17-12
Missouri Valley 17-23-15, Nishnabotna 21-21-11
Missouri Valley 21-21, Charter Oak-Ute 10-11
Missouri Valley 21-21, Heartland Christian 14-7
Missouri Valley 21-21, Logan-Magnolia 16-11
Missouri Valley 21-21, West Harrison 10-13
Mount Ayr 21-21, East Union 14-17
Mount Ayr 25-13-15, Lamoni 15-21-10
Nishnabotna 18-21-15, West Harrison 21-6-1
Nishnabotna 21-21, Charter Oak-Ute 13-14
Nodaway Valley 21-18-15, AR-WE-VA, Westside 16-21-7

Red Oak 21-19-15, Tri-Center, Neola 15-21-6
Red Oak 21-21, Atlantic 9-13
Red Oak 21-21, Treynor 13-14
Red Oak 25-24-15, Creston 16-26-12
Shenandoah 21-21, Interstate 35, Truro 11-7
Shenandoah 21-21, Martensdale-St Marys 12-13
Shenandoah 28-21-16, Winterset 26-25-14
Shenandoah 28-25, East Mills 26-11
South Central Calhoun 21-21, Carroll 18-17
South Central Calhoun 21-21, IKM-Manning 7-18
South Central Calhoun 23-21, Carroll 21-8
Treynor 21-21, Atlantic 8-8
Treynor 21-24, Tri-Center, Neola 18-22
Tri-Center, Neola 21-21, Atlantic 13-7
Underwood 21-21, Audubon 15-17
Underwood 21-21, Exira-EHK 16-13
Underwood 25-25, Coon Rapids-Bayard 20-13
Underwood 25-28-15, Guthrie Center 18-30-7
Valley, West Des Moines 21-21, Panorama 10-9
West Harrison 21-14-15, Heartland Christian 15-21-6
Winterset 19-21-15, Shenandoah 21-15-13
Winterset 21-21, Martensdale-St Marys 13-13
Winterset 22-21, Interstate 35, Truro 20-16
Winterset 25-25, Mount Ayr 18-13

Sports Spotlight Football Rankings

Class 4A
1-Bettendorf (4-0) (Next: Clinton) (2)
2-Cedar Rapids Washington (4-0) (Next: Muscatine) (3)
3-Dowling Catholic (3-1) (Next:  Lewis Central, Council Bluffs) (1)
4-West Des Moines Valley (3-1) (Next: @ Des Moines Hoover) (5)
5-Waukee (3-1) (Next: @ Marshalltown) (9)
6-Sioux City East (4-0) (Next: Des Moines Roosevelt) (10)
7-Ankeny Centennial (3-1) (Next: Sioux City West) (4)
8-North Scott (Eldridge) (3-1) (Next: Dubuque Senior) (8)
9-Ames (3-1) (Next: @ Ankeny) (NR)
10-Johnston (3-1) (Next: Des Moines North) (6)
Watch List: Ankeny, Dubuque Hempstead, Lewis Central (Council Bluffs), Linn-Mar (Marion), Southeast Polk


Class 3A
1-Pella (4-0) (Next: Knoxville) (1)
2-West Delaware (Manchester) (4-0) (Next: Crestwood, Cresco) (2)
3-Cedar Rapids Xavier (3-1) (Next: Maquoketa) (3)
4-Carroll (4-0) (Next: @ Perry) (6)
5-Solon (3-1) (Next: Washington) (7)
6-Ballard (Huxley) (4-0) (Next: Carlisle) (10)
7-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (3-1) (Next: #10 Sergeant Bluff-Luton) (8)
8-Gilbert (3-1) (Next: Newton) (5)
9-Waverly-Shell Rock (3-1) (Next: @ Decorah) (9)
10-Sergeant Bluff-Luton (3-1) ((Next: #7  Bishop Heelan, Sioux City) (NR)
10-Humboldt (3-1) (Next: Algona) (4)
Watch List: Davenport Assumption, Newton


Class 2A
1-Clear Lake (4-0) (Next: @ Clarion-Goldfield) (1)
2-Spirit Lake (4-0) (Next: @ Cherokee) (2)
3-Sioux Center (4-0) (Next: Sheldon) (4)
4-North Fayette Valley (3-1) (Next: @ Waukon) (5)
5-Hampton-Dumont (4-0) (Next: @ Osage) (6)
6-Williamsburg (4-0) (Next: West Burlington/Notre Dame) (7)
7-Albia (4-0) (Next: Centerville) (8)
8-New Hampton (3-1) (Next: @ Center Point-Urbana) (3)
9-Mediapolis (3-1) (Next: @ West Liberty) (9)
10-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (3-1) (Next: @ Northeast, Goose Lake) (10)
Watch List: Beckman (Dyersville), Center Point-Urbana, Clarion-Goldfield, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, Sheldon


Class 1A
1-Iowa City Regina (3-1) (Next: Highland, Riverside) (1)
2-South Winneshiek (Calmar) (4-0) (Next: @ Sumner-Fredericksburg) (2)
3-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) (4-0) (Next: South Central Calhoun) (3)
4-West Branch (4-0) (Next: #10 Bellevue) (4)
5-Saint Ansgar (4-0) (Next: #10 Emmetsburg) (5)
6-Ogden (4-0) (Next: @ South Hamilton, Jewell) (6)
7-IKM-Manning (4-0) (Next: A-H-S-T-W, Avoca) (7)
8-West Lyon (Inwood) (2-1) (Next: @ Western Christian, Hull) (10)
9-Hinton (4-0) (Next: @ Sibley-Ocheyedan) (9)
10-Bellevue (4-0) (Next: @ #4 West Branch) (NR)
Watch List: Central Decatur (Leon), Dike-New Hartford, Hudson, Madrid, North Cedar (Stanwood), Sigourney/Keota, South Central Calhoun, South Hamilton (Jewell), Sumner-Fredericksburg


Class A
1-Maquoketa Valley (Dehli) (4-0) (Next: @ Lisbon) (1)
2-Logan-Magnolia (4-0) (Next: @ Riverside, Oakland) (2)
3-Nashua-Plainfield (4-0) (Next: West Hancock, Britt) (3)
4-AGWSR (Ackley) (4-0) (Next: @ BCLUW, Conrad) (4)
5-Pekin (4-0) (Next: @ Van Buren, Keosauqua) (5)
6-Bedford (4-0) (Next: Pleasantville) (7)
7-Montezuma (4-0) (Next: @ Belle Plaine) (NR)
8-Mount Ayr (3-1) (Next:@ Nodaway Valley, Greenfield) (9)
9-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) (2-2) (Next: Belmond-Klemme) (10)
10-Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3-1) (Next: North Butler, Greene) (NR)
Watch List: St. Albert (Council Bluffs), South O'Brien (Paulina), Wapsie Valley (Fairbank), West Sioux (Hawarden), Westwood (Sloan)


Class 8-Player
1-Fremont-Mills (Tabor) (4-0) (Next: #5 East Mills) (1)

2-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (4-0) (Next: @ English Valleys, North English) (2)
3-Janesville (4-0) (Next: Rockford) (3)
4-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (4-0) (Next: West Harrison, Mondamin) (4)
5-H-L-V (Victor) (4-0) (Next: Grand View Christian, Des Moines) (7)
6-Coon Rapids-Bayard (4-0) (Next: Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg) (8)
7-Central (Elkader) (4-0) (Next: @ Midland, Wyoming) (9)
8-Turkey Valley (Jackson Junction) (4-0) (Next: Springville) (10)
9-Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (3-1) (Next: @ Remsen-Union) (10)
10-East Mills (3-1) (Next: @ #1 Fremont-Mills, Tabor) (5)
Watch List: Glidden-Ralston, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, Melcher-Dallas, Stanton, West Bend-Mallard 

Backed by Strong Line Play Coon Rapids-Bayard Wins Big

(Coon Rapids) Superior offensive and defensive line play guided Coon Rapids to a rout of Adair-Casey last night. The Crusaders outstanding play in the trenches sends them to 4-0 on the season after a 64-20 win against Adair-Casey. 
Offensive linemen Sam Halverson, Ian Carter, and Isaac McAlister led the way in a huge rushing night for the Crusaders. Coon Rapids-Bayard came into the game ranked 4th in the state in rushing yardage and will likely climb even higher on the charts with their Week 4 performance. Tight Ends Reno Doty and Logan Namanny also figured prominently into the strong blocking that set the state for Zach Evans rumble for four touchdowns and over 200 yards. He did all of his damage in just as the Crusaders called off the dogs at halftime. 
Evans got the ball rolling for CR-B with a  pair of first quarter TD runs. On the opening drive he carried one in from 23 yards and then just over one minute later would add a 59 yard score. Meanwhile, the play of the defensive front was equally as impressive. Halverson, McAlister, Doty, and Juan Trevino all starred on that side of the ball. They defense forced Adair-Casey to 3-and-outs on their first two offensive possessions to make the game one-sided early on. Coon Rapids-Bayard would lead 26-0 at the end of the first quarter and 52-7 at halftime. 
In addition to four TD rushes by Evans, Sophomore quarterback Brandon Riley had a 49 yard rushing touchdown along with scoring strikes to Namanny and Doty from 67 and 7 yards respectively. Darius O’Tool ran just as hard as Evans and finished with rushing TD’s from 61 and 17 yards out. Sam Obert got in on the act in the 4th with a 9 yard TD rush. 
Bright spots were few and far between for the 2-2 Bombers of Adair-Casey. Their lone first half score came on a Charlie Terry 60 yard kickoff return. Adair-Casey struggled to establish the run all night. Their best plays on the ground came on scrambles by sophomore QB Connor Westergaard. Despite breaking several tackles, Terry was unable to produce many rushing yards due to Coon Rapids-Bayards stingy defense. The Bombers two offensive touchdowns came on a pair of third quarter passing plays. Westergaard hit Terry for a 43 yard TD and Emmitt Wheatley for a 15 yard score. 
After the game KSOM/KS95.7 Sports talked with Coon Rapids-Bayard standouts Reno Doty and Zach Evans along with Adair-Casey coach Chris Bireline and Coon Rapids-Bayard coach John Kesselring



Week Four September 19, Football Scoreboard




Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 15 at Lewis Central 49

Sioux City, East 36 at Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 14



District 1

Denison-Schleswig 42 at Storm Lake 14

Spencer 13 at Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 35


District 2

Boone 14 at Perry 21

Creston 23 at Greene County 7

Humboldt 7 at Carroll 31


District 8

ADM, Adel 17 at Atlantic 7

Glenwood 8 at Winterset 12

Harlan 0 at Dallas Center-Grimes 34



District 8

East Sac County 3 at Clarinda 24

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 7 at South Central Calhoun 20

Shenandoah 26 at Southeast Valley 49

West Central Valley, Stuart 26 at Red Oak 6



District 1

IKM-Manning 60 at West Monona, Onawa 0

Missouri Valley 23 at Treynor 7

OA-BCIG 36 at AHSTW, Avoca 37

Southwest Valley 0 at Underwood 41


District 8

Southwest Valley 0 at Underwood 41

Van Meter 42 at Des Moines Christian 18




District 1

Audubon 12 at Logan-Magnolia 42

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 8 at Griswold 34

Riverside, Oakland 34 at St. Albert, Council Bluffs 54

Tri-Center, Neola 9 at Westwood, Sloan 33


District 8

Bedford 27 at Earlham 0

Martensdale-St. Marys 12 at Mount Ayr 62

Nodaway Valley 0 at Pleasantville 13

Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 42 at Clarinda Academy 16




District 1

Ar-We-Va, Westside 44 at Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 73

Kingsley-Pierson 0 at Newell-Fonda 56



District 7

Adair-Casey 20 at Coon Rapids-Bayard 64

East Union, Afton 6 at Glidden-Ralston 64

Guthrie Center 33 at Murray 32


District 8

CAM, Anita 82 at Essex 26

East Mills 54 at Stanton 66

Fremont-Mills, Tabor 59 at Nishnabotna 14

Lenox 14 at Sidney 27


41st Annual Panorama Invitational Boys Results

Class B Boys Individual

  1. Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley
  2. Zach Ambrose, Boyer Valley
  3. Alan Schmidt, Earlham
  4. Nathan Venteicher, Nodaway Valley
  5. Heath Downing, Nodaway Valley
  6. Brayton Funke, Nodaway Valley
  7. Brycen Wallace, Nodaway Valley
  8. Christopher Jarrett, Tri-Center
  9. Mitchell Nelsen, Audubon
  10. James Orf, Van Meter

Class B Boys Team Scoring

  1. Nodaway Valley 23
  2. Tri-Center 83
  3. Boyer Valley 101
  4. Earlham 113
  5. Audubon 153
  6. Van Meter 171
  7. Adair-Casey/CAM 174
  8. Colo-Nesco 200
  9. Woodbine 229
  10. Orient-Macksburg 264

Class A Boys Individual

  1. Trey Thompson, Ogden
  2. JJ Orput, Carlisle
  3. Tyler Kethcum, DM Christian
  4. Andrew Stumbo, Ogden
  5. Eric Fluegge, DM Christian

Class A Boys Team Scoring

  1. Carlisel 49
  2. DM Christian 51
  3. Ogden 69
  4. Panorama 100
  5. Greene County 130
  6. West Central Valley 133
  7. IKM-Manning 151
  8. Clarke 195


  1. Grand View Christian 281
  2. Paton-Churdan 294

41st Annual Panorama Invitational Girls Results

Class A Girls Individuals

  1. Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning
  2. Devyn Kemble, Panorama
  3. Hannah Appleseth, Panorama
  4. Bri Hoffman, Panorama
  5. Sydney Clark, DM Christian
  6. Shyanne Sporrer, IKM-Manning
  7. Olivia Hansen, Greene Coungy
  8. Ashley Stevens, DM Christian
  9. Abbey Harris, West Central Valley
  10. Emily Christensen, Greene County

Class A Team Scoring

  1. Panorama 34
  2. Greene County 66
  3. IKM-Manning 75
  4. DM Christian 78
  5. West Central Valley 89
  6. Carlisle 158

Class B Girls Individual

  1. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley
  2. Megan Maaske, Woodbine
  3. Kristen Weber, Earlham
  4. Katlyn Holaday, Adair-Casey/CAM
  5. Mackenzie Hulsing, SW Iowa
  6. Courtney Chapman, Tri-Center
  7. Emaleigh Carter, Earlham
  8. Adrian Richards, Mount Ayr
  9. Ruby Johnson, Audubon
  10. Morgan Allen, Earlham

Class B Girls Team Scoring

  1. Earlham 36
  2. Tri-Center 91
  3. Woodbine 94
  4. Audubon 116
  5. Colo-Nesco 132
  6. Mount Ayr 145
  7. Boyer Valley 149
  8. SW Iowa 151
  9. Van Meter 193

Atlantic Wins First Swim Meet

(Atlantic) In just their second competition in program history, the Atlantic girls swim team picked up a victory. The Trojans outscored Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson 112-54 last night. Previously, the team had placed 3rd out of 5 teams at the Sioux City North Tournament.


Atlantic won all but one event. Lindsay Keltch, Jessica Hartwig, Madelyn Kickland, and Mycala Kickland won the 200M Medley Relay, Mycala Kickland took the 200, and 400 Meter Freestyle Events, Linsay Keltch won the 200 Meter IM and 100 Meter Backstroke, Madelyn Kickland took the 50 Meter Freestyle and 100 Meter Freestyle, teaming up to take the 400 Meter Freestyle Relay were Mycala Kickland, Keltch, Hanna King, and Madelyn Kickland, Laeni Pelzer, Brienna Steffens, Hanna King, and Jessica Hartwig finished first in the 200 Meter Freestyle Relay, and Jessica Hartwig placed first in the 100 Meter Breaststroke. 


Atlantic will compete at Marshalltown this weekend. 

Atlantic Hosts ADM in Class 3A District Football Tonight

(Atlantic) The (2-1) Atlantic Trojan football team will try and keep the momentum going tonight when they host (1-2) A-D-M in a Class 3A district football game. The Trojans have taken some giant steps forward particularly on defense the last couple of weeks. After allowing 60-points against Clarinda in week one, the Trojans allowed 20-points in a win over Denison-Schleswig in week two and limited Glenwood to just six points last week and won both outings.


Atlantic Head Coach Eric Waldstein says a lot of the improvement on defense is the players getting used to the new system.


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This week the Trojans are preparing for a team that likes to throw the football and has had success doing it. However, Coach Waldstein says the defensive philosophy will remain the same.


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Tiger quarterback Frank Weiland has completed 53% of his passes and his favorite target so far this season has been Jacob Sloss who has 12-catches for 281 yards.


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Coach Waldstein says preparing for the A-D-M running game has been a little easier this week.


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The Tigers are averaging about 4.2 yards a carry for 351 total yards in three games and have piled up 580-yards in the air.


Meanwhile, there won’t be any changes in the Trojans lineup. Coach Waldstein says all of those changes were made after the loss to Clarinda three weeks ago.


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In the last two games the Trojans have rushed for 259 yards and thrown for 39 more.


Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM or can be heard on the web at


September 19, 2014

Southwest Valley Cross Country Meet Results

Girls Team Scoring

  1. Red Oak 41
  2. Shenandoah 45
  3. East Union 90
  4. Clarinda 112
  5. SW Valley 131
  6. Central Decatur 145
  7. Bedford 159

Girls Top Ten Individuals

  1. Emma Harper, East Union
  2. Kate Walker, Red Oak
  3. Charissa Mogler, Bedfor
  4. Nikki Graber
  5. Erica Munsinger, Shenandoah
  6. Alyssa Proffitt, East Union
  7. Angela Ray, Shenandoah
  8. Ashley Brower, Red Oak
  9. Paige Shirley, Red Oak
  10. Frannie Clark, Shenandoah

Boys Team Scoring

  1. Shenandoah 27
  2. Red Oak 45
  3. Clarinda Academy 119
  4. Clarinda 123
  5. Central Decatur 141
  6. East Union 223
  7. Bedford 257

Boys Top Ten Individuals

  1. Joe Blake, Shenandoah
  2. Austin Feller, Shenandoah
  3. Josh Sunberg, Red Oak
  4. Westen Rolenc, Red Oak
  5. Logan Lerette, Red Oak
  6. Jacob Bolinger, Lenox
  7. Nate Hoyt, Shenandoah
  8. Lucas Finnell, Shenandoah
  9. Bridger Nebel, Shenandoah
  10. Lance McCormick, Clarinda Academy

Click for the complete results from Southwest Valley


High School Volleyball Scores from Thursday, September 18th

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Johnston 23-19

Ankeny Centennial 25-25, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 18-12

Johnston 25-25, Ankeny Centennial 23-22

(AL ranked #9, Johnston #3, Centennial #1)


Boyer Valley 25-25-25, AR-WE-VA, Westside 15-12-16

Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Adair-Casey 22-19-16


Harlan 25-25-25, Atlantic 7-6-7
Kuemper Catholic 25-23-25-23-15, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 23-25-22-25-12

Creston 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 22-15-17


Des Moines Christian 21-21, Grinnell 18-12
Des Moines Christian 21-21, Newton 14-9
Des Moines Christian 21-21, Van Meter 9-15
Des Moines Christian 23-21, Mount Ayr 21-7
Des Moines Christian 23-21, Mt. Ayr 21-7

Earlham 25-25-25, Lenox 21-22-15

Grinnell 21-21, Van Meter 15-8

Mount Ayr 21-21, Grinnell 15-15
Mount Ayr 21-21, Van Meter 9-19
Mount Ayr 21-22, Newton 19-20
Newton 21-21, Van Meter 7-14
Murray 25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 11-12-8

Boone 25-25-25, A-D-M, Adel 23-16-19


Griswold 25-25-16-18-15, Underwood 22-17-25-25-8

Treynor 25-25-25, Audubon 15-14-11

IKM-Manning 25-25-21-25, Missouri Valley 22-15-25-23


Southwest Valley 25-26-20-25, Martensdale-St Marys 21-24-25-18


Stanton 25-18-25-25, Nishnabotna 21-25-12-20


IGHSAU Volleyball Rankings

Class 1A

  1. Holy Trinity Catholic
  2. Janesville
  3. Central Lyon
  4. LeMars Gehlen Catholic 
  5. Triploli
  6. New London
  7. Grand View Christian
  8. Algona Bishop Garrigan
  9. Tureky Valley
  10. Marqueete Catholc
  11. Don Bosco
  12. Springville
  13. Murray
  14. Griswold
  15. Keota

Class 2A

  1. Dike-New Hartford
  2. Western Christian
  3. Unity Christian
  4. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
  5. Grundy Center
  6. South Central Calhoun
  7. Sumner-Fredericksburg
  8. Wapsie Valley
  9. West Branch
  10. Treynor
  11. Lake Mills
  12. North Cedar
  13. Durant
  14. Denver
  15. Earlham

Class 3A

  1. Solon
  2. Mount Vernon
  3. Independence
  4. Red Oak
  5. Nevada
  6. Mediapolis
  7. West Liberty
  8. Union
  9. Sioux Center
  10. Iowa Falls-Alden
  11. Beckman Catholic
  12. North Polk
  13. Forest City
  14. Shenandoah
  15. Algona

Class 4A

  1. Harlan
  2. West Delaware 
  3. Marion
  4. LeMars
  5. Charles City
  6. Clear Creek-Amana
  7. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  8. Indianola
  9. CR Xavier
  10. ADM
  11. Creston
  12. Boone
  13. Waverly-Shell Rock
  14. Lewis Central
  15. Humboldt

Class 5A

  1. Ankeny Centennial
  2. Bettendorf
  3. Johnston
  4. Ankeny
  5. Dowling Catholic
  6. SE Polk
  7. IC High
  8. WDM Valley
  9. Abraham Lincoln
  10. CR Prairie

AHSTW Beaming With Confidence After Win at Clarinda

(Avoca) In a mouthful of a game on Friday night OA-BCIG will play at AHSTW in a game that be broadcast on KSOM2. More simply put, the Falcons will be taking on the Vikings in Week 4. 


2-1 AHSTW made a lot of noise last week with their big win over Clarinda. Prior to that meeting, the Cardinals had steamrolled a pair of Class 3A teams, but in came Class 1A AHSTW who beat the Cards on a 75 yard TD pass from Nathan Herbst to Terry Shannon in the 2nd half.


This week's Viking opponent, OA-BCIG comes into the game at 3-0. They are one of only eleven Class 1A teams that remains undefeated. Coach Davis Pattee says they are very agressive and fast. The Falcons use a 3-5 defensive approach trying to utilize all of the speed they have at linebacker. They are coached by a former AHST Viking Larry Allen. Allen finished his high school career in the early 80's played collegiately at Simpson, and has been at guiding his current program ever since. 


These teams come in with very similar philosophies. Both run the football first, and are led by a variety of rushers. The leader of a balanced attack for OA-BCIG is state champion wrestler Cash Wilcke who went over 200 yards last week. Dustin Engel leads AHSTW with 266 yards this season on the ground. 


Click for the interview with AHSTW coach Davis Pattee

IATC Cross Country Area Individual Rankings


Class 1A Boys

15-Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley

20-Tim Brink, Riverside

23-Brayten Funke, Nodaway Valley

30-Max Ross, St. Albert


Class 1A Girls

1-Rebekah Topham, Griswold

10-Alyx Flippin, Griswold

11-Hannah Appleseth, Panorama

12-Devyn Kemble, Panorama

13-Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley

22-Bri Hoffman, Panorama

27-Jacey Martin, St. Albert

30-Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley


Class 2A Boys

9-Logan Lerette, Red Oak


Class 3A Boys

14-Cooper McDermott, Creston


Class 3A Girls

11-Tiffany Williams, Atlantic

23-Layken Gurwell, Winterset

28-Maria Mostek, Creston

IATC Cross Country Team Rankings

1A Boys

  1. West Fork
  2. Denver
  3. Bellevue
  4. Nodaway Valley
  5. St. Edmond
  6. Alta-Aurelia
  7. Tri-Center
  8. Emmetburg
  9. IC Regina
  10. Trinity Christian
  11. Pekin
  12. Ogden
  13. Bishop Garrigan
  14. St. Albert
  15. Wapello

1A Girls

  1. Pekin
  2. Pochahontas
  3. Central Elkader
  4. North Linn
  5. IC Regina
  6. Panorama
  7. Griswold
  8. South Winneshiek
  9. Emmetsburg
  10. Underwood
  11. St. Edmond
  12. West Marshall
  13. Missouri Valley
  14. Durant
  15. Bellevue Marquette

Class 2A Boys

  1. Unity Christian
  2. Monticello
  3. East Marshall
  4. Western Christian
  5. Mid-Prairie
  6. Shenandoah
  7. Williamsburg
  8. Osage
  9. Eagle Grove
  10. Waukon
  11. Tipton
  12. North Polk
  13. Cascade
  14. OA-BCIG
  15. Albia

Class 2A Girls

  1. Unity Christian
  2. Monticello
  3. Cascade
  4. East Marshall
  5. Osage
  6. Okoboji
  7. Western Christian
  8. Greene County
  9. Davis County
  10. North Polk
  11. North Fayette
  12. Central Valley
  13. Clarion-Goldfield
  14. Mid-Prairie
  15. South Central

Class 3A Boys

  1. Gilbert
  2. Mt. Vernon/Lisbon
  3. Algona
  4. Grinnell
  5. Wahlert Dubuque
  6. Pella
  7. Marion
  8. Charles City
  9. Center Point/Urbana
  10. Decorah
  11. Dallas Center-Grimes
  12. Harlan
  13. Ballard
  14. MOC-Floyd Valley
  15. Mount Pleasant

Class 3A Girls

  1. Decorah
  2. MOC-Floyd Valey
  3. Gilbert
  4. Pella
  5. Fort Madison
  6. Grinnell
  7. Williamsburg
  8. Wahlert
  9. Ballard
  10. Spencer
  11. Davenport Assumption
  12. Winterset
  13. Solon 
  14. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  15. Marion

Spartan Volleyball off to Great Start

(Elk Horn) Exira-EHK has dashed out to an 8-2 start in volleyball this season.


With wins over West Harrison and Paton-Churdan in Tuesday’s triangular the Spartans have been victorious in their last five matches. Their only losses on the year are to a pair Western Iowa Conference programs Tri-Center and Missouri Valley.


Coach Connie Wyatt says several players have stood out. Among those she mentioned were Margo Christensen, Kate McAlpin, Sophia Peppers, Brenna Juelsgaard, and Grace Hoflen. Hoflen leads the group with 45 kills and Christensen has 34. Juelsgaard has served 23 aces and is serving at 93.5%. Tops ont he team in digs is Peppers with 33. 


Wyatt raves about Peppers potential over the next few years. Exira-EHK goes to the Guthrie Center tournament this Saturday and coach Wyatt hopes to see the team's chemistry stay strong and play with the confidence that they’ve shown so far. 


Click for the interview with Exira-EHK coach Connie Wyatt

Harlan Looks to Snap 2-Game Skid at Dallas Center-Grimes

(Harlan) Dallas Center-Grimes will try to hand Harlan what would be an unprecedented 3rd straight loss when the two teams get together in Week 4. 
It's a battle of defending district champions Friday night when Harlan travels to Dallas Center-Grimes. The Mustangs were 9-2 last year but graduated their quarterback, top three rushers, #1 reciever and five of their top six tacklers. Harlan coach Curt Bladt says however they still appear to be a formidable opponent. He says they are led by a strong defensive line. The Mustangs only setback this season came to a very good Pella team.
Dallas Center-Grimes comes in at 2-1 while the Cyclones are 1-2. Coach Bladt says his squad executed better offensively last week and and the defense stepped up, but the team still fell short to Lewis Central 17-7.  He says they'll have to repeat that again this week to have a chance against DC-G. 
This is Harlan's district opener while Dallas Center-Grimes is 1-0 in the league after beating ADM last week, 7-6.

Win Streak Hits 9 Matches for Tri-Center

(Neola) Tri-Center topped Griswold in a three set sweep Tuesday night to run their win streak to nine matches. The Trojans haven't lost since their opening tournament of the season back on August 28th when they came up short againt Glenwood and Thomas Jefferson at the TJ Tournament.


Coach Brian Wedemeyer says the team is finding a way to win the close matches this year. That was the case last night as they topped the Tigers 25-21, 25-23, and 25-22. Often times they had to fight from behind in the win over Griswold. 


Allison Eikenberry led the team last night with 10 kills. It's been a balanced offensive attack for the Trojans throughout the year. Kirsten Lehan leads the group with 69, Eikenberry has 40 and freshman Danelle Elliott has 32. Tori Masker's 158 assists ranks third in the conference. Alyssa Baatz is the team leader in digs with 78. 


Coach Wedemeyer says the team will see some good competition when they go to Red Oak Tournament on Saturday. Red Oak, Treynor, and Atlantic will be among the teams in the field.


Click for the interview with Tri-Center coach Brian Wedemeyer

Dominant Spartans Host Ar-We-Va for Homecoming

(Exira) Exira-EHK goes into their homecoming matchup with Ar-We-Va this week with a 27 game regular season win streak. The Spartans have outscored their opponents 181-24 so far this season.


Exira-EHK is the third highest scoring 8-man team in the state and in the past two seasons have only allowed more than three touchdowns in a game only once. In their path this week is a 2-1 Ar-We-Va team.


Spartan coach Tom Petersen says the Rockets do most of their damage through the air. They rank 8th in the state with 444 passing yards and have combined 90 points the last two weeks. Coach Petersen admits he’s had some concerns with his team giving up big plays.


Exira-EHK’s bread and butter offensively is the running game especially with star senior quarterback Drew Peppers. He ranks 2nd in the state with 657 yards including a career 292 last week against River Valley. Austin Moeller, Zach Kliefoth, and Tyler Jacobsen lead the way on the offensive line.


Click for the interview with Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen

Boys Results from AHSTW Cross Country Meet

Boys Team Scoring

  1. St. Albert 43
  2. Riverside 85
  3. Underwood 95
  4. Logan-Magnolia 102
  5. Audubon 104
  6. AHSTW 114
  7. Treynor 155
  8. Woodbine 175

Individual Top Ten

  1. Tim Brink, Riverside, 18:11
  2. Max Ross, St. Albert, 18:39
  3. Mitchell Nelsen, Audubon
  4. Garrett Martin, St. Albert
  5. Darik Collins, Underwood
  6. Thomas Conn, Underwood
  7. Otis Matejka, Riverside
  8. Justin THomas, Logan-Magnolia
  9. Lucas Luke, St. Albert
  10. Adam Hartman, Riverside

Click for the complete results from AHSTW

Girls Results from AHSTW Cross Country Meet

Team Scoring

  1. Underwood 29
  2. St. Albert 71
  3. Treynor 78
  4. AHSTW 123
  5. Audubon 129
  6. Woodbine 134
  7. Riverside 154


Individual Top 10

  1. Karley Larson, Underwood, 16:04
  2. Jacey Martin, St. Albert, 16:41
  3. Krisann Stephay, St. Albert
  4. Megan Maaske, Woodbine
  5. Erin Shapcott, Underwood
  6. Kiley Cook, Underwood
  7. Caitlyn Casey, Logan-Magnolia
  8. Carmen Malloy, Audubon
  9. Robi Fanslau, Underwood
  10. Gabby Myers, Underwood

Click for the complete results from AHSTW

High School Volleyball Scores from Tuesday, September 16th


Rolling Valley

Adair-Casey 25-25-25, CAM, Anita 13-19-18
AR-WE-VA, Westside 25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 23-15-17

Coon Rapids-Bayard 30-15-25-8-15, Boyer Valley 28-25-19-25-10

Woodbine 25-25-25, Glidden-Ralston 14-20-21

Exira-EHK 25-25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 13-27-22-15

Paton-Churdan 23-25-25-25, West Harrison 25-20-17-20


Missouri River

Abraham Lincoln 25-25-21-25, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 18-22-25-17
Abraham Lincoln 25-25-25, Sioux City, East 16-16-15


Hawkeye 10

Harlan 25-25-25, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 22-20-13

Red Oak 25-25-25, Lewis Central 20-19-16

Creston 15-25-19-26-15, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25-23-25-24-10


West Central 

Van Meter 25-25-25, Madrid 13-12-12

Earlham 25-25-25, Panorama 22-20-21


Sidney 11-25-23-25-15, Essex 25-17-25-18-10
Fremont-Mills 25-25-25, South Page 10-6-8


Western Iowa 

Underwood 25-25-25, Audubon 18-18-21

Missouri Valley 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 19-11-13

Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-25, Griswold 21-23-22

IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Riverside, Oakland 7-15-11

Treynor 25-25-25, AHSTW 8-8-8


Pride of Iowa

Martensdale-St Marys 25-15-25-26, Interstate 35, Truro 13-25-19-24

Nodaway Valley 25-23-25-25, East Union 17-25-21-9

Pleasantville 25-25-25, Wayne 9-6-20

Southwest Valley 25-25-25, Lenox 12-16-14

Tri-Center Shows Vast Improvement in Week 3

(Neola) 2-1 Tri-Center bounced back nicely from a rough Week 2 loss to AHSTW with a solid 42-20 win at MVAO last Friday. This week they prepare for 3-0 Westwood, Sloan.

The Trojans still have  a lot of room to improve according to head coach John Tiarks.


Westwood’s only playoff appearance in school history came last year and they graduated just four seniors. The Rebels have won seven straight regular season games. Coach Tiarks says their balanced flex bone offense and play calling is very impressive.


Tri-Center used a big third quarter to win big against MVAO last week. Devin Heinen had an interception and a kickoff return for touchdowns. Nick Schnitker moved from split end to wing back and ran for 134 yards and a score. Coach Tiarks comments and that key adjustment and others his team made from Week 2 to Week 3 in the complete interview below. 


Click for the interview with Tri-Center coach John Tiarks

Audubon Preparing for 'Biggest Test of the Season'

(Audubon) With back to back playoff appearances and a 2-1 start against a very strong early season schedule, the excitement surrounding Audubon football continues to grow. The Wheelers face a huge challenge this week when they travel to unbeaten and top five ranked Logan-Magnolia.


Audubon’s defense will be put to the test this week against a Logan-Magnolia team that ranks third in the state in rushing yardage and averages over 5 rushing touchdowns per game.  Wheeler co-head coach Dustin Christensen says the Panthers run a good wichbone offense that is hard to defend because you have to account for all three running backs plus the quarterback.


Audubon ran the table in district play last year, but this year in the new district many have pegged Logan-Magnolia as the favorite especially after the Panthers 42-0 thrashing of St. Albert last week. Both teams are 1-0 in the district, but coach Christensen very much downplays the thought that Friday’s matchup will determine the district championship.



Audubon is coming off of a strong showing in Week 3. The Wheelers bested Griswold last Friday night 48-28 behind 221 rushing yards from Jake Mulford and 252 yards from scrimmage for quarterback Trevor Smith. Continue scorlling down the page or check our September sports archive for postgame video interviews with Smith and Mulford following last Friday's win.


Click for the interview with Audubon coach Dustin Christensen

Freshman McLaren Leading Griswold Volleyball to Great Start

(Griswold) At 10-3 on the year, the Griswold volleyball team is enjoying one of their best starts in recent years. The Tigers expected big things coming into the year with a very veteran group, but it's been a freshman that's been leaned on the most. 


Sydney McLaren not only leads all Western Iowa Conference players in kills, but her 142 kill total is 2nd best in the hole state for Class 1A. The freshman brings a good energy to the court and has put in a lot of time in the gym accoring to coach Jody Rossell. Outside of McLaren, the group is led by 8 seniors. Melody Anstey is 2nd on the team in kills with 83. Marlia Rossell's 235 assists are #1 in the WIC, while her 21 ace serves are tops on the team.


Griswold has a big stretch coming up over the next week. Their Western Iowa Conference schedule has them taking on Tri-Center tonight, Underwood on Thursday and Treynor next Tuesday. Coach Rossell says the schedule has been strong for her team since the start of the season. The Tigers only losses are to Treynor, IKM-Manning, and Shenandoah. 


Click for the interview with Griswold coach Jody Rossell

Logan-Magnolia Dialed in For Week 4 against Audubon

(Logan) After a thrilling 42-0 win over rival St. Albert last week, the Logan-Magnolia football team’s objective this week is to stay focused on the next opponent. In Week 4 that next opponent is a quality Audubon team. 
3-0 Logan-Magnolia created quite a buzz last week by snapping St. Alberts 53 game district win streak in dominant fashion. Panther head coach Matt Straight knows his team must get right back to avoid a let down game this week against 2-1. Audubon Coach Straight says Audubon is very aggressive with some dangerous players in the open field. Stopping Trevor Smith and Jake Mulford will be the main priorities.
The overall speed is a strength for Logan-Magnolia with several players flying around the field on both offense and defense. Offensively seven different ball carriers have at least one TD run for the Panthers and three of them have over 130 yards rushing on the season. Brady Charbonneau leads the group with 400 yards while Riley Wohlers has tallied 271 through three games. 
Audubon was an unbeaten district champion a season ago. They are 1-0 in the district with a 48-28 win over Griswold last Friday. Logan-Magnolia now has the target on their pack in Class A District 1 after the statement they made against St. Albert a week ago. The Panthers three wins have all been by a wide margin, topping Missouri Valley 42-6, Underwood 57-14, and St. Albert 42-0.

Adair-Casey Offense Clicking After Week One Loss

(Adair) After a frustrating 48-24 loss to CAM to open the season, the Adair-Casey Bombers have rolled to big wins in Weeks 2 and 3. They beat Nishnabotna 64-48 and NE Hamilton 71-28. 


Coon Rapids-Bayard will undoubtedly provide Adair-Casey with their toughest test yet. Through the first three weeks the Bombers combined opponent record is just 2-7, but the Crusaders are 3-0 and ranked in the top 10. 


Leading Adair-Casey's explosive the last two weeks are Charlie Terry and Emmitt Wheatley. Terry has rushed for a total 405 yards the last two weeks while Wheatley has 381 combined yards of rushing and receiving in the last two outings.


Both Adair-Casey and Coon Rapids-Bayard enter the Week 4 matchup at 1-0 in the district. The game will air on KSOM Friday night. 


Click for the interview with Adair-Casey coach Chris Bireline

Wolverines Cruise to Victory in Class D Race at Ballard

(Ballard) Nodaway Valley placed five boys runners in the top 7 to top the 11 team field in the Class D division at Ballard on Monday. The Wolverine's team total of 23 was 41 points better than runner up Ogden.


Sophomores Shane Breheny and Brayten Funke went 2nd and 3rd respectively. Juniors Nathan Venteicher and Heath Downing crossed the finish line 5th and 6th while freshman Brycen Wallace placed 7th. All of the top five runners ran between 17:35 and 18:03 for their times.


The win at Ballard coupled with a previous victory at West Central Valley makes Nodaway Valley 2 for 2 on the season. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley's lone female runner, placed 5th in a time of 16:40. 


Panorama won the girls portion of the Class D division in similar dominating fashion.  Hannah Appleseth won the race for the Panthers while two freshman were in the top five. Devyn Kemble placed 2nd and Bri Hoffman 4th. Panorama put up 23 points which was plenty of breathing room with BCLUW 2nd with 82. 

Harlan Boys Remain Unbeaten with Win at Red Oak Meet

(Harlan) The Harlan Cross Country trophy case is filling up during the 2014 season. Just four meets into the year the team has won all of their competitions. Monday's win at Red Oak was perhaps the team's most impressive so far with all seven varsity runners in the top 10. 


Red Oak's Josh Sunberg's 2nd place finish was the only thing preventing the Cyclones from the lowest possible score. Michael Sciranko won the race in a time of 17:52. Preston Burris, Drew Voge, Jacob Feldman, and Andrew Mumm went 3rd through 6th in that order. Despite not counting towards the team score, Brad Jones (8th) and Caleb Brace (10th) both had impressive showings for Harlan. 


In addition to Sunberg, Red Oak also had Logan Lerette in the top 10. The senior placed 7th. Atlantic's Pheonix Shadden, at number 9, was the only other non-red jersey in the top 10. 


Red Oak came in a distant second to Harlan in the team scoring. The Tigers, led by Sunberg and Lerette in the top 10, scored 59 points. Red Oak's other scoring runners included Weston Rolenc (12th), Gavin French (17th), and Ryan Dyson (21st). 


Just 9 points back of Red Oak was Atlantic in 3rd. The Trojans had one of their best showings of the young season with all five runners in the top 20. They were led by Phoenix Shadden in 9th placce with a time of 18:48.40. Ryan Hawkins crossed the finish line in 18:55.68 to place 11th. Rounding out the Trojan scoring were a freshman and two seniors. Cale Pellett had the best finish of his young career in 14th palce. The 9th grader clocked 19:38.18. Marshal McDermott, Zach Brooks, and Reid Nichols went 16th, 18th, and 22nd respectively for Atlantic. 


Following Atlantic in the team scoring in this order were Clarinda (114), Claridna Academy (135), and Southwest Valley (157).  Another area individual of note is Griswold's Taber Feltner. The sophomore finished 24th for the Tigers who didn't have a team score with just two runners.



Harlan and Griswold Girls Finish 1-2

(Red Oak) Just two points seperated the top two girls teams at the Red Oak Cross Country meet on Monday. The Harlan girls edged Griswold 47-49 for the team title. Both teams had three runners in the top 10 with Harlan being led by Marissa Klindt's third place finish and Griswold being led by indivdual champion Alyx Flippin (pictured). Flippin finished five seconds ahead of runner-up Tiffany Williams, of Atlantic. 


Outside of Klindt's third place finish, Harlan used Mercedee Mayberry (6th), Kaitlyn Feldman (11th), Baylee Hoegh (12th), and Kara Rueschenberg (18th) to count towards their team total. 


Griswold's scoring runners in addition to Flippin included Leah Lappe (4th), Alyssa Wyman (10th), Anna Young (14th), and Bridget Mauer (23rd).


Atlantic finished 26 points behind Griswold for a 3rd place team finish. Tiffany Williams' runner-up showing led the way. Other scoring runners for Atlantic were Ashleigh Waltz (13th), Alexis Brockman (15th), Emily Saeugling (22nd), and Savannah Sorenson (27th). 


Red Oak finished 4th in the team scoring with 91. Dual sport star Kate Walker finished fifth individually for the Tigers. Rounding out the team scoring were Glenwood in 5th with 119, Clarinda 6th at 176, and Southwest Valley 7th with 179. 

High School Volleyball Scores from Monday, September 15th


Earlham 25-27-26, Nodaway Valley 12-25-24
East Mills 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 3-7-7
Glidden-Ralston 22-23-25-25-15, Paton-Churdan 25-25-15-20-8
Mount Ayr 26-25, Pleasantville 24-21
Mount Ayr 27-24-16, Interstate 35, Truro 25-26-14
Nishnabotna 25-25, Rock Port 16-18
Pleasantville 25-25, Interstate 35, Truro 12-14
Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 10-20-9

Coon Rapids-Bayard on a Roll to Start the Season

(Coon Rapids) Four southwest Iowa teams find themselves in the top 10 of the 8-Player Sports Spotlight rankings this week and among them is 3-0 Coon Rapids-Bayard. The Crusaders, ranked at #8, erased any doubt that they belonged among the elite when they knocked Guthrie Center from the rankings with a 41-7 win in Week 3.


Junior running back Zach Evans and sophomore quarterback Brandon Riley combined for 331 yards rushing and 5 TD's in that game. The Crusaders now turn their attention to Adair-Casey. The Bombers enter at 2-1 after putting up point totals of 64 and 71 points in Weeks 2 and 3. Seniors Emmitt Wheatley and Charlie Terry both rushed for over 100 yards a week ago. 


Coon Rapids-Bayard has been a force so far this season with wins over Laurens-Marathon (48-0), Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (35-20), and Guthrie Center (41-7). Coach John Kesselring says switching to a run first attack was easy to sell to the kids because their main priority is winning. 


Adding to the matchup with the Bombers is the fact that coach Kesselring is an Adair-Casey graduate. He starred for the Bombers in the early 2000's before going on to play at Simpson. He'll be facing good friend, and former high school teammate Chris Bireline for the first time. Bireline is in his first season as the Adair-Casey head coach. Kesselring is 0-1 against his former school, they lost a non-district game to the Bombers 34-26 last year.


Click for the interview with Coon Rapids-Bayard coach John Kesselring

Nodaway Valley Will Run in State's Largest Cross Country Meet

(Greenfield) Nearly 2,000 runners will be competing at the Ballard Cross Country Meet today. Among those participants will be Nodaway Valley, ranked 11th in the state for Class 1A Boys. Head coach Darrell Burmeister says the meet at Ballard is broken down into four classes with about a dozen teams in each class. 


The Wolverines put in a lot of miles in the off season and also benefited from a camp in Utah plus a weeklong trip throughout the western United States where they ran with some very successful programs. Brayten Funke and Bryson Wallace each ran over 400 miles during the summer. 


Nodaway Valley had a great 2014 debut at the West Central Valley meet. The won with a team total of only 21 points. Shane Breheny, Brayten Funke, and Nathan Venteicher went 1-2-3. Brycen Wallace was 6th and Heath Downing placed 10th. 


That meet was run on a very hot day. Coach Burmeister says he's looking forward to seeing the team perform with much better weather at Ballard.


Click for the interview Nodaway Valley coach Darrell Burmeister

Sports Spotlight Football Rankings


Class 4A
1-Dowling Catholic (3-0) (Next: @ #6 West Des Moines Valley) (1)
2-Bettendorf (3-0) (Next: Davenport Central) (2)
3-Cedar Rapids Washington (3-0) (Next: @ #9 Linn-Mar, Marion) (4)
4-Ankeny Centennial (3-0) (Next: Southeast Polk) (5)
5-West Des Moines Valley (2-1) (Next #1 Dowling Catholic) (6)
6-Johnston (3-0) (Next: @ #9 Waukee) (7)
7-Linn-Mar (Marion) (3-0) (Next: #4 Cedar Rapids Washington) (9)
8-North Scott (Eldridge) (3-0) (Next: @ Cedar Rapids Prairie) (8)
9-Waukee (2-1) (Next: #6 Johnston) (3)
10-Sioux City East (3-0) (Next: @ Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln) (NR)
Watch List: Ames, Ankeny, Cedar Falls, Dubuque Hempstead, Dubuque Senior


Class 3A
1-Pella (3-0) (Next: Norwalk) (1)
2-West Delaware (Manchester) (3-0) (Next: Vinton-Shellsburg) (2)
3-Cedar Rapids Xavier (2-1) (Next:@ #9 Central Clinton, DeWitt) (3)
4-Humboldt (3-0) (Next: @ #6 Carroll) (6)
5-Gilbert (3-0) (Next: @ #10 Ballard, Huxley) (5)
6-Carroll (3-0) (Next: #6 Humboldt) (7)
7-Solon (2-1) (Next: Marion) (4)
8-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (2-1) (Next: Spencer) (8)
9-Waverly-Shell Rock (2-1) (Next: @ Independence) (10)
10-Ballard (Huxley) (3-0) (Next: #5 Gilbert) (NR)
Watch List: Bondurant-Farrar, Boyden-Hull/Rock/Valley, Central Clinton (DeWitt), Davenport Assumption, Sergeant Bluff-Luton


Class 2A
1-Clear Lake (3-0) (Next: Estherville-Lincoln Central) (2)
2-Spirit Lake (3-0) (Next: Okoboji, Milford) (3)
3-New Hampton (3-0) (Next: #2 South Winneshiek, Calmar, 1A) (4)
4-Sioux Center (3-0) (Next: LeMars, 3A) (5)
5-North Fayette Valley (2-1) (Next: Oelwein) (1)
6-Hampton-Dumont (3-0) (Next: Garner-Hayfield/Ventura) (6)
7-Williamsburg (2-0) (Next: @ Louisa-Muscatine, Letts) (8)
8-Albia (3-0) (Next: @ North Polk) (10)
9-Mediapolis (2-0) (Next: Central Lee, Donnellson) (7)
10-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (2-1) (Next: @ Tipton) (NR)
Watch List: Beckman (Dyersville), Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, Clarion-Goldfield, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll), South Tama


Class 1A
1-Iowa City Regina (2-1) (Next: @ Eddyville-Blakesburg/Ventura) (1)
2-South Winneshiek (Calmar) (3-0) (Next: @ #2 New Hampton, 2A) (2)
3-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) (3-0) (Next: @ Woodward Academy) (3)
4-West Branch (3-0) (Next: @ North Cedar, Stanwood) (4)
5-Saint Ansgar (3-0) (Next: @ West Fork) (5)
6-Ogden (3-0) (Next: #8 Madrid) (6)
7-IKM-Manning (3-0) (Next: @ West Monona, Onawa) (8)
8-Madrid (3-0) (Next: @ #6 Ogden) (NR)
9-Hinton (3-0) (Next: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn) (9)
10-Emmetsburg (2-1) (Next: @ #10 West Lyon, Inwood) (10)
10 West Lyon (Inwood) (2-1) (Next: Emmetsburg) (10)
Watch List: Dike-New Hartford, Hudson, Manson-NW Webster, North Cedar (Stanwood), Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove, Pella Christian, Sigourney/Keota, South Central Calhoun, South Hamilton (Jewell), Sumner-Fredericksburg


Class A
1-Maquoketa Valley (Dehli) (3-0) (Next: Edgewood-Colesburg) (1)
2-Logan-Magnolia (3-0) (Next: Audubon) (3)
3-Nashua-Plainfield (3-0) (Next: @ North Union) (5)
4-AGWSR (Ackley) (3-0) (Next: #8 Wapsie Valley, Fairbank) (4)
5-Pekin (3-0) (Next: New London) (6)
6-West Sioux (Hawarden) (3-0) (Next: South O’Brien, Paulina) (7)
7-Bedford (3-0) (Next: @ Earlham) (10)
8-Wapise Valley (Fairbank) (2-1) (Next: @ #4 AGWSR, Ackley) (8)
9-Mount Ayr (2-1) (Next: Martensdale-St. Marys) (NR)
10-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) (1-2) (Next: @ Newman Catholic, Mason City) (9)
Watch List: B-G-M (Brooklyn), Colfax-Mingo, Denver, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, St. Albert (Council Bluffs), Westwood (Sloan)


Class 8-Player
1-Fremont-Mills (Tabor) (3-0) (Next: @ Nishnabotna) (1)
2-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (3-0) (Next: @ Meskwaki Settlement, Tama) (2)
3-Janesville (3-0) (Next: CAL, Latimer) (3)
4-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (3-0) (Next: Ar-We-Va, Westside) (4)
5-East Mills (3-0) (Next: @ Stanton) (5)

6-West Bend-Mallard (3-0) (Next: Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire) (6)
7-H-L-V (Victor) (3-0) (Next: @ Tri-Center, Neola) (7)
8-Coon Rapids-Bayard (3-0) (Next: Adair-Casey) (8)
9-Central (Elkader) (3-0) (Next: @ Cedar Valley Christian, Cedar Rapids) (10)
10-Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (2-1) (Next: Laurens-Marathon) (10)
10-Turkey Valley (Jackson Junction) (3-0) (Next: @ West Central, Maynard) 
Watch List: Glidden-Ralston, Guthrie Center, Kingsley-Pierson, Lamoni, Sidney, Wayne (Corydon)

Lewis Central Girls Cross Country Meet Results

Team Scoring

  1. Plattsmouth 74
  2. Lewis Central 83
  3. Underwood 98
  4. Harlan 111
  5. Abraham Lincoln 119
  6. Shenandoah 139
  7. Missouri Valley 153
  8. Thomas Jefferson 188
  9. St. Albert 203
  10. Treynor 256
  11. Tri-Center 267

Individual Top 10

  1. Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley
  2. Lauren Mitteis, Plattsmouth
  3. Alissa Pomrenke, Lews Central
  4. Karley Larson, Underwood
  5. Autumn Graham, Plattsmouth
  6. Bre Waugh, Abraham Lincoln
  7. Kye Madsen, Lewis Central
  8. Krisann Stephany, St. Albert
  9. Jacey Martin, St. Albert
  10. Hannah Dugdale, Missouri Valley

Harlan Cross Country Boys Win Again

(Council Bluffs) With a win at the Lewis Central Cross Country Meet on Saturday the Harlan boys cross country squad kept their unbeaten streak alive. The Cyclones at the LC win to previous victories at Glenwood and AL for a 3 for 3 start. 


Harlan placed all five of their scoring runners in the top 21 including three in the top 10. They finished with 53 points, which was 19 better than runner-up Plattsmouth. Shenandoah placed third with 100 points, followed by Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson in the top five of a 12 team meet. Rounding out the team scores were 6th place Glenwood (144), 7th place Lewis Central 146, 8th place Tri-Center (180), 9th place St. Albert (203), 10th place Underwood (280), 11th place AHSTW (311), and 12th place Treynor (362). 


Harlan senior Preston Burris placed 3rd overall to lead the Cyclones. Michael Sciranko (7th) and freshman Drew Voge (10th) were also in the top 10. Jacob Feldman's 14th place running and Brad Jones at 21st rounded out Harlan's team scoring. 


The meet was won by Eldon Warner of Thomas Jefferson who finished 10 seconds ahead of Joe Blake from Shenandoah. Other area notable performances included Brenden O'Brien, of Lewis Central, placing 5th, Tri-Center's Dion Coffey ran 11th, Glenwood's top finisher was Ross VanSlyke at 16th. 

High School Volleyball Scores from Saturday, September 13th

Atlantic 16-21-18, Winterset 21-16-16
Audubon 21-21, A-H-S-T, Avoca 12-10
Bedford 19-21-15, Southwest Valley 21-18-11
Bedford 21-21, Lenox 15-9
Bedford 21-21-15, Essex 23-11-13
Boyer Valley 21-21, Charter Oak-Ute 8-6
Boyer Valley 21-21, Remsen-Union 13-14
Boyer Valley 21-21, Remsen-Union 19-19
Carroll 15-21-15, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 21-19-5
Carroll 21-21, Cherokee, Washington 16-10
Carroll 21-21-15, Spencer 23-16-10
Chariton 21-21, Interstate 35, Truro 17-18
Chariton 21-21, Wayne 10-9
Chariton 25-25, East Union 6-20
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Des Moines, Abraham Lincoln 10-10
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Ottumwa 7-15
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-23, Urbandale 10-21
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Indianola 18-19
Creston 21-21, Bedford 10-11
Creston 21-21, Stanton 14-8
East Sac County 21-21, Panorama 12-13
East Union 21-21, Albia 17-15
East Union 21-21, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 12-14
Essex 21-18-15, Lenox 14-21-11
Fremont-Mills 21-21, Bedford 17-19
Fremont-Mills 21-21, Lenox 12-9
Fremont-Mills 21-21-15, Bedford 16-23-12
Glenwood 21-21, Atlantic 16-17
Glenwood 21-21, Treynor 19-13
Glenwood 21-23, Winterset 9-21

Griswold 21-21, Clarinda 12-18
Griswold 21-21, Guthrie Center 18-16
Griswold 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 3-14
Guthrie Center 21-21, Clarinda 14-10
Guthrie Center 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 6-18
IKM-Manning 21-11-15, Audubon 17-21-7
IKM-Manning 21-21, A-H-S-T, Avoca 8-13
IKM-Manning 25-25, Griswold 16-15
Interstate 35, Truro 21-21, Wayne 10-19
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 16-21-15, Ridge View 21-19-11
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-17-18, East Sac County 14-21-16
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, Panorama 4-8
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 11-8
Logan-Magnolia 9-21-17, Boyer Valley 21-18-15
North Mahaska 21-21, Interstate 35, Truro 12-18
North Mahaska 21-21, Wayne 12-15
OA-BCIG 19-21-15, Woodbine 21-12-5
OA-BCIG 21-21, Charter Oak-Ute 16-5
OA-BCIG 21-21, West Monona 17-12
Red Oak 21-21, A-H-S-T, Avoca 7-16
Red Oak 21-21, Audubon 6-12
Red Oak 21-21, IKM-Manning 17-16
Red Oak 25-25, Guthrie Center 17-12
Red Oak 25-25, IKM-Manning 11-15
Remsen-Union 21-21, Logan-Magnolia 7-17
Ridge View 21-21, Panorama 5-3
Shenandoah 21-21, Lenox 11-15
Shenandoah 21-21, Stanton 17-16
South Central Calhoun 19-21-15, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-17-12
South Central Calhoun 21-21, East Sac County 16-15
South Central Calhoun 21-21, Panorama 5-10
South Central Calhoun 21-21, Ridge View 13-18
South Central Calhoun 21-21, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 9-11
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 15-21-15, Underwood 21-15-9
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-13-15, Glenwood 10-21-5
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Winterset 10-10
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 22-21, Atlantic 20-16
St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 21-21, Panorama 16-14
Stanton 19-21-17, Southwest Valley 21-17-15
Stanton 21-21, Essex 16-17
Stanton 21-21, Lenox 14-17
Treynor 21-21, Atlantic 9-9
Treynor 21-21, Underwood 7-14
Treynor 21-21, Winterset 11-11
Treynor 21-25, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 9-23
Underwood 17-21-15, Atlantic 21-8-11
Underwood 21-17-15, Winterset 12-21-9
Valley, West Des Moines 25-25, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-19
West Monona 13-21-15, Charter Oak-Ute 21-16-13
West Monona 20-21-16, OA-BCIG 22-17-14
West Monona 21-21, Boyer Valley 18-14
West Monona 21-21, Logan-Magnolia 11-11
West Monona 21-21, Woodbine 17-9


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