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(Neola) Tri-Center starts the 2011-12 wrestling season with a tournament at Omaha North this weekend. The Trojan's are ranked 5th in the state in Class 1A as team and have four individuals that are ranked in the top 10 in their respective weight classes. 


Darrian Irlbeck is ranked 6th at 138 pounds. Irlbeck enters his junior season with 80 career wins. Trevor Paulsen, a senior, is ranked 3rd at 145 pounds. Defending state champion Loren Williams enters his junior campaign with 99 career wins. Williams is #1 at 152. Sophomore Ben Wellman is ranked 10th among the 170 pounders.


Tri-Center has been a force Western Iowa Conference for the last several years. This season, Underwood enters the season ranked #1 in the state. Audubon also looks to have a much improved team and has started the season 2-0.


Click here to listen to the interview with Tri-Center coach Andy Hensley



(Carroll) Audubon is 2-0 after their first action of the 2011-12 wrestling season. The Wheelers picked up wins Tuesday night against both Carroll and Kuemper Catholic.


The Wheelers only lost two matches on the night on their way to a 66-14 over Kuemper Catholic and a 65-12 victory over Carroll.


Audubon returns to action Thursday night when they take on Griswold and Atlantic at Griswold. The wrestling starts at 6:00 on Thursday in Griswold.


Dual #1- Audubon vs Atlantic

Dual #2- Audubon vs Griswold

Dual #3- Griswold vs Atlantic


Click here for the comments from Audubon wrestling coach Blane Kerkhoff



(Audubon) The IKM-Manning Wolves improve to 2-0 with a 66-29 win Tuesday night in Audubon. The Wolves forced several first quarter turnovers on their way to a 17-4 lead after one quarter. They would led by double digits for the rest of the game. Senior Tember Schechinger led the way with 16 points while junior Kaylee Blake and freshman Morgan Muhlbauer each scored 14.


Audubon falls to 0-2 on the season. The Wheelers were led offensively by Lacy Vokt who scored 10 points. Audubon has the rest of the week off before beginning conference play against Treynor on Tueday.


Click for the postgame interview with IKM-Manning coach Gene Rasmussen



(Area) Several Southwest Iowa schools are represented in the The Predicament's preseason high school wrestling rankings.


In the Class 1A team rankings, Underwood is the #1 team in the state with Logan-Magnolia (7) and Tri-Center (9) each in the top ten.


In Class 2A it's a couple of Hawkeye 10 teams that are ranked. Atlantic is ranked 5th with conference rival Creston-O/M at #6.


Individually there are several area wrestlers in the top 10 of their weight class. Creston-O/M junior Jake Marlin is ranked #1 in Class 2A at 138 pounds.


Also in Class 2A, Red Oak's Seth Esias holds the #1 preseason ranking at 182.


Creston-O/M's Collin Bevins is the highest rated heavyweight in Class 2A.


In Class 1A, Underwood has two top ranked wrestlers with Andrew Foutch at 120 and Drake Fanslau at 160.


Loren Williams of Tri-Center, who won a state title as a sophomore, begins his junior season with 99 wins. Williams is ranked #1 in Class 1A at 152 pounds.


Click here for the link to the Class 1A team and individual rankings


Click here for the link to the Class 2A team and individual rankings


Click here for the link to the Class 3A team and individual rankings


(Audubon) IKM-Manning 6'2" junior guard T.J. Sterk scored 13 points in the first quarter on his way to a 34 point game to start the season Tuesday night in Audubon. Sterk's 34 and Austin Haubrich's 13 led the IKM-Manning Wolves past the Audubon Wheelers 70-45 in the season opener for both squads. IKM-Manning led the entire game and led by double figures throughout most of the contest.


Audubon was led by Michael Bylund with 20 points. Bylund hit six of Audubon's nine three pointers in the game. Andy Hoffman came off the bench to add 10 points for Audubon in the loss.   



Click for the postgame interview with IKM-Manning coach Keith Wagner


Click here for the postgame interview with IKM-Manning junior TJ Sterk


Click here for the postgame interview with Audubon coach Brett Dorsey









Clarinda 63, Nodaway Valley 60 (OT) (Sr.Kramer Samuelson made a three point shot for Clarinda in overtime)

Glenwood 50, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 34

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 56, Carroll 55

Glenwood 50 Thomas Jefferson 34
Sioux City East 61 Lewis Central 41


Adair-Casey 60, Walnut 33
CAM, Anita 56, Orient-Macksburg 37


Riverside, Oakland 56, Bedford 30
Tri-Center, Neola 48, Logan-Magnolia 34

Boyer Valley 62 Missouri Valley 38

IKM/Manning 70 Audubon 45


Des Moines, Christian 57, Coon Rapids-Bayard 40
Guthrie Center 54, Earlham 37


Villisca 61 Lenox 56
Nishnabotna 58 Essex 56


Mount Ayr 63, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 37
Murray 68, Lamoni 53


West Harrison, Mondamin 57, Westwood, Sloan 49

Hinton 53, OA-BCIG 44




ADM, Adel 64 Atlantic 62

Harlan 54 Treynor 41
Corning 61 Shenandoah 50
Nodaway Valley 36 Clarinda 27
Red Oak 60 Griswold 31
Glenwood 73 Abraham Lincoln 58
Lewis Central 55 Sioux City East 39


Orient-Macksburg 60 CAM, Anita 47

Adair-Casey 58 Walnut 35
Paton-Churdan 49 Ankeny Christian 43
Iowa Christian Academy 51 East Greene 32


Riverside 59 East Mills 32

Missouri Valley 64 Boyer Valley 17

IKM-Manning 66 Audubon 29
Tri-Center 52 Logan-Magnolia 14


Villisca 62 Lenox 22
Sidney 45 Heartland Christian 29
Essex 38 Nishnabotna 26


Council Bluffs St. Albert 75 West Harrison 17
OA-BCIG 76 Sioux City, West 53
Ar-We-Va 62 South Central Calhoun 28

Guthrie Center 43 Earlham 40





(Audubon) The Audubon Wheelers return seven district qualifiers from last season and have 20 wrestlers out this year. Coach Blane Kerkhoff looks for Underwood and Tri-Center to be among the toughest competition in the Western Iowa Conference.


This week marks the first competition of the year for Audubon as the Wheelers will wrestle Carroll and Kuemper Catholic on Tuesday and then Atlantic and Griswold on Thursday night in Griswold. The Wheelers split their matches with Griswold a season ago.


Coach Kerkhoff says the team has been working on alot of technique in the first couple of weeks of practice. He also says the team is showing alot of hard work and good spirit so far.



Click here for the interview with Audubon wrestling coach Blane Kerkhoff



(WALNUT) The Walnut girls basketball team gets the season started tonight. The Warriors will take on Rolling Hills Conference foe Adair-Casey to start the season. Heading into every new season it seems that all teams are filled with hope and optimism, but for Walnut they are more excited for the girls basketball season than they have been in a long, long time.


Coach Jeff Koenck says it will be the best girls basketball team Walnut has fielded in about 8-9 years.


The Warriors went just 5-17 last season but they had three freshmen that started every game as well as another freshman and two sophomores who started in at least seven games. The Warriors will still be young but they are experience and have improved in several areas according to coach Koenck.

It’ll be a good test right out of the gate as Walnut travels to defending conference champion Adair-Casey tonight

Click here to listen to the interview with Walnut coach Jeff Koenck


(Exira-EHK) While Exira-EHK loses several key players from last year's state qualifying team, the Spartans also have a number of varsity players returning.


Seniors Dayton Rasmussen, Zach Himmelberg, Preston Waymire, and Spencer Smith all played important roles in leading the Spartans to the State Tournament a year ago. Himmelberg is the leading returning scorer and should be a versatile force this season. Outside of those four seniors, the Spartans will also have a few seniors with less varsity experience that will see playing time. Coach Doug Newton says Cole Anderson, Kael Hoflen, Dylan Parker, and Nolan Parker are all players that will have increased roles on the team.


The Spartan's start the 2011-12 season Tuesday night when they take on Glidden-Ralston.



Click here to listen to the interview with Exira-EHK coach Doug Newton





Carroll 70, Atlantic 46
Coon Rapids-Bayard 61, Glidden-Ralston 19

Mount Ayr 33, Murray 31
Underwood 56, Essex 49

Bedford 69 Nishnabotna 34




Treynor 64, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln, 58 (Alec Sorensen scored 26-points for the 2011, 2A state qualifiers. Sorensen was 5-of-6 from behind the arc.)

CAM 65, A-H-S-T, 43

Underwood 53  Essex  45

Coon Rapids-Bayard, 42 Glidden-Ralston 26

West Monona 62, Charter Oak-Ute 28


(Carroll) Brittany Holdsworth and Lindsey Schulz posted strong performances to lead Carroll past Atlantic 70-46, in a non-conference girls basketball game at Carroll Monday night. Holdsworth and Schulz each scored 20-points and played a big role in the Tigers 12-2 run in the second quarter and never looked back. Carroll held quarter leads of 11-10, 36-22, 55-33, and 70-46. Alex Hartwig lead Atlantic in scoring with 12-points, and Ali Krogman contributed 11-points, including 7-8 from the free throw line.


Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Casey Pelzer's post game comments


(IRVING, Texas) Iowa State junior guard Chris Babb was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week by the league office this morning. He was selected as this week’s best Big 12 newcomer by a select panel of media covering the league.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Babb averaged 15.3 points and 4.3 3-pointers in three Iowa State victories during the week. Babb shot 52.0 percent from 3-point range (13-25) and grabbed 5.0 rebounds, as Iowa State went undefeated at the South Padre Island Invitational.

Babb capped off the week by scoring a career-high 26 points behind a career-high seven 3-pointers in a 90-63 Cyclone win over Rice. Babb was 8-of-13 from the field, 7-of-11 from beyond the arc and recorded a career-high three steals vs. the Owls.
Babb, who was named to the South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament team, has made two or more 3-pointers in all six games and ranks fourth nationally in 3-pointers per game at 3.8.

Babb is the second Cyclone to earn Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors this year. Royce White was the recipient of the honor on Nov. 14.

Press Release


(Audubon) The 0-1 Audubon Wheeler girls basketball team faces a challenging non-conference test Tuesday night when they take on 1-0 IKM-Manning.


Coming off of their trip to the Class 2A State Tournament last year, IKM-Manning is ranked 4th in the preseason rankings. Audubon head coach Kim Subbert knows his team will have their hands full Tuesday night against the Wolves, but he like’s the strength of the Wheelers non-conference schedule.


Emily Nelson and Marrissa Haubrich each scored in double figures last week when Audubon opened up their season with a 55-53 loss against Guthrie Center.


Audubon’s starting lineup of Lacy Vokt, Susie Bylund, Emily Nelson, Marissa Haubrich and Kyra Obermeier brings a lot of Varsity playing experience.


IKM-Manning and Audubon tip-off at 6:00 Tuesday. Both the girls game and the boys game will air on KSOM.



Click here for the interview with Audubon girls basketball coach Kim Subbert



(Manning) The IKM-Manning Boys Basketball Team returns several key pieces from last year’s team that went 15-8.


Last year in the district tournament, the IKM-Manning Wolves upset Kuemper Catholic before losing to Logan-Magnolia in the District Final. The Wolves did so with a core group of players that included several underclassmen. This season the Wolves will be led by Junior T.J. Sterk who averaged over 16 points per game a year ago.


Coach Keith Wagner says defense and rebounding will be a strength of the team. Offensively he wants to see the group improve their three point and free throw shooting.


The IKM-Manning boys basketball team will take on Audubon in a non-conference girl/boy doubleheader Tuesday night in Manning. Both games will air on KSOM.



Click here for the interview with IKM-Manning boys coach Keith Wagner



(Guthrie Center) Leah Courtney earns the first KSOM Athlete of the Week award for the 2011 winter sports season. Courtney is off to a great start to her senior season averaging 21.5 points and 12 rebounds per game.


She started off the season with an 18 point and 13 rebound effort in a 55-53 win against Audubon. In that victory over Audubon Courtney also added 6 assists and three steals.


On Tuesday, Courtney led the Tigers to a win over defending Class 1A State Champion Martensdale-St. Mary's. In the 61-48 win at Martensdale-St. Mary's Courtney poured in 25 points on 7-9 shooting from the floor and 11-14 shooting from the free throw line. She also added 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals, and 2 blocked shots in Tuesday's victory.


Courtney led Guthrie Center with 15.6 points per game as a junior and is off to an even better start in her senior season. 2-0 Guthrie Center will host Earlham and Madrid next week.


Red Oak 58, Fremont-Mills 32

Dallas Center-Grimes 56, Creston 38

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 45- Atlantic 44 (OT)

Kuemper, Catholic, Carroll 53 Carroll 52

Denison 60 Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 25

Bedford 55 Stanton 35

Missouri Valley 57, Logan-Magnolia 21

IKM-Manning 64, Coon Rapids-Bayard 33

South Central Calhoun 56, Boyer Valley 38

Clarke, Osceola 65, Ankeny Christian Academy 11
Earlham 73, Interstate 35, Truro 50
OA-BCIG 77, Storm Lake 15


(Atlantic) Hannah Christensen made only one basket for Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday night, but it proved to be the biggest shot of the game.


Atlantic lead 19-14 at the halftime break, but went cold in the third quarter. A.L. out scored the Trojanns 13-4, to take a 27-23 third quarter lead. However Atlantic, sparked by Sam McConnell’s four straight free throws, and Mackenzie Holmes 3-three-pointers regained the lead in the fourth quarter. However, A.L. battled back and to tie the game 38-38, sending it into overtime.


Atlantic lead 44-42 with just over: 20 seconds to play in overtime when Christensen stood behind the arc, and calmly knocked down a three point shot for the lead. Atlantic had a couple of chances with 12-seconds to play but couldn’t get a shot to go down before time ran out.


Delaney Bolton and Lauren Meeker lead A.L with 12-points each, Jasmyn Flynn added 7, Olivia Leisinger scored 6, and MacKenzie Bolton chipped in 5-points.

Mackenzie Holmes lead Atlantic in scoring with 14-points, Sam McConnell finished the night with 10-points, and Shelby Worth chipped in 8. Atlantic travels to Carroll on Monday night, and ADM on Tuesday.


Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Casey Pelzer


(Des Moines)  The Iowa Sports Connection has released their 2011 Iowa high school boys basketball preseason poll. The defending state champions are Linn-Mar (Marion) (4A); Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (3A); West Fork (2A) and St. Mary’s (Storm Lake) (1A).


Class 4A

1-Iowa City West
2-West Des Moines Valley
4-Cedar Falls
5-Sioux City East
6-Davenport Central
7-Linn-Mar (Marion)
9-Dubuque Senior
10-Cedar Rapids Kennedy


Class 3A

1-Waverly-Shell Rock
2-MOC-Floyd Valley
3-Iowa Falls-Alden
4-Dubuque Wahlert
5-Mount Vernon
6-Davenport Assumption
7-Storm Lake
9-Webster City


Class 2A

1-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge)
2-Forest City
3-Des Moines Christian
4-North Cedar (Stanwood)
5-West Marshall (State Center)
6-Central Lee (Donnellson)


Class 1A

1-St. Mary (Storm Lake)
3-Iowa Mennonite (Kalona)
4-Northeast Hamilton (Blairsburg)
7-Gehlen Catholic (LeMars)
8-Marquette Catholic (Bellevue)
9-Harris Lake Park
10-Waterloo Christian





(Dallas) The tidal wave of upsets in college football last weekend began on Friday night in Ames, Iowa, as the Iowa State Cyclones (6-4) engineered a 17-point second-half comeback and a 37-31 overtime win over No. 2 Oklahoma State to earn the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Nov. 19.


The Cyclones churned out 568 yards of total offense, the last of it coming on a 4-yard touchdown dive by Jeff Woody on ISU's second overtime possession. Ter'Ran Benton set up the dramatic finish by intercepting an Oklahoma State pass on the previous possession. Iowa State held Oklahoma State, which averaged 51 points per game coming into the game, to 24 points in regulation.


"We've got a blue collar football team," head coach Paul Rhoads said after the game. "We got a group of young men that put their hard hats on every day and just continue to go to work. I could not be prouder of the effort they put out tonight. It was complete team effort and that is what we needed for victory and that is what we delivered."


Iowa State, which is now bowl-eligible, was 0-56-2 all-time against teams ranked No. 6 or higher coming into the game with the Cowboys.

Other Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Nov. 19 included:


Baylor (7-3): The upset trend continued in Waco, Texas, as Robert Griffin III brought Baylor back in the final minute again, scoring on a 34-yard pass to Terrance Williams with eight seconds remaining to give the Bears a memorable 42-35 win over Oklahoma. It was Baylor's first win over Oklahoma in the 21-game series. Griffin set a school record with 476 passing yards on only 21 completions, and led the Bears with 72 rushing yards.


USC (9-2): Matt Barkley threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns as the Trojans went into Oregon's Autzen Stadium and ended the nation's longest home winning streak at 21 games, 38-35. Robert Woods caught seven passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans, who jumped on top early then weathered Oregon's furious fourth-quarter rally.


The Football Writers Association of America has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the seventh season that the award has been sponsored by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.


Members of the FWAA All-America Committee decide the weekly honor. Each remaining Monday during the 2011 college football regular season, the FWAA will name the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.


Founded in 1971, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl has hosted seven games that have decided the college football national championship, including four Bowl Championship Series title games. This season, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be played on Jan. 2, 2012, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and the Insight Bowl will be played on Dec. 30, 2011, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.


For more information on the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week, go to or


Iowa State Press Release


Guthrie Center 55 Audubon 53

Iowa Christian Academy 53 Earlham 44

Lamoni 41 Lenox 38

Shenandoah 48 East Mills 31

Gilbert 57 Panarama 55


(Murray) Three Adair-Casey football players were named players of the year in 8-player, District 6.


Cole Palmer, was tagged as the district’s Defensive Player of the Year, Clayton Plowman, was the districts Offensive Player of the Year, and Jordan Wheatley was named the District’s Lineman of the Year. Dakota Watson, of CAM was selected as the District 6 Special Teams player of the year.


Adair-Casey named four players to the first team including; So. Clayton Plowman,  Sr. Cole Palmer,  Jr. Jordan Wheatley, Jr. Dillon Suhr. Jr. Josh Irlmeier, Jr. Gunnar Dinkla, Sr. Dallas Wheatley, and Sr. Camerson Stark were named to the second team. Sr. Sawyer Ocheltree was named honorable mention.


CAM named three players to the first team, three to the second team and one honorable mention. The first team selections include; Jr. Trevor McKee, So. Dylan Amdor, and Sr. Dakota Watson. Second team selections are Jr. Tyler Stork, Jr.  Matthew Williamson,  and So. Brady Runyan. Sr. Jarrad Cavin was named honorable mention.


Lenox named three players to the first team, two on the second team and one honorable mention. Sr. Sean Bennett, Sr. Gavin Kerschner, and  Sr. Jordan Reed. The three named to the second team include; Sr. Saul Montiel, and Sr. Cody Cline. Jr. Mason Peterson was selected as honorable mention.


8-player runner-up Murray named four to the first team, three to the second and one honorable mention. Lamoni had two first teamers, two second team selections and one honorable mention. Morman Trail placed two on the first team, one on the second, and one honorable mention. East Union had one first team selection, one second teamer, and one honorable mention. Ankeny-Christian Academy named one to the first team and one honorable mention.


November 22, 2011



(Atlantic) The Atlantic Trojan wrestlers begin their second week of practice this week. The expectations are extremely high with the 5-returning state qualifing seniors, plus sophomore, Darrian Schwenke, who was fourth in the state meet as a freshman.


Click here to listen to Coach Tim Duffs comments


They include; two-time state qualifier,Austin Conrad, two-time state qualifier, Robert Nichols, two-time state qualifier, Derek Stork, and three-year letterman, and one time state qualifier, Rob Young, and state place winner Tyler Doll.


Click here to listen to Coach Tim Duffs comments


Sophomore Darrian Schwenke, also returns after last year’s fourth place state meet finish. Coach Duff admits the strength of this team right now is with the upper weights.


Click here to listen to Coach Tim Duffs comments


The Trojans will hold a meet the team night November 28, and start off the season at Griswold on December 1 and travel to the Humbolt Tournament the following day.


(Ames) Iowa State’s Chelsea Poppens and former Exira star, Hallie Christofferson posted strong performances to lead the Cyclones past Northern Arizona 65-41 Sunday evening at Hilton Coliseum. The win improves Iowa State to 3-0 while NAU drops to 2-3.

It was an all-around strong performance by the Cyclone post players. Poppens finished the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds for her ninth career double-double. Christofferson posted 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots. Fallon Ellis was also strong for Iowa State off the bench with five points and six rebounds.

Freshman Nikki Moody was busy for the Cyclones, posting career-highs in assists (nine), rebounds (four) and steals (three). Brynn Williamson came off the bench to post seven points.

Leading 30-14 after the first 20 minutes, the Cyclones got off to a perfect start in the second half. After shooting just 34.5 percent from the first in the first, Iowa State made its first six shots from the field along with making all three free throw attempts to start the second period to put the Cyclones up 44-18.

It was the Lumberjacks who posted the first points of the game as Katie Pratt nailed a three just 33 seconds in. The Cyclones responded with a 9-0 run led by three Christofferson points to give Iowa State an early six-point advantage.

NAU cut the Iowa State lead to 12-10 before the Cyclones went on an 11-0 run powered by three-pointers from Lauren Mansfield and Williamson. During the run, the Lumberjacks went nearly 10 minutes without getting on the board.

Christofferson led the Cyclones in the first half with nine points and five rebounds while Poppens added eight points and seven rebounds. Moody distributed five assists.

Northern Arizona was led by eight points from Caty Huntington and Pratt. Pratt’s cameo was effective, shooting 3-of-4 from the field and making both three-pointers she attempted. However, she was limited to 12 minutes due to an injury. Amy Patton posted six points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Lumberjacks.

Iowa State will travel to Reno, Nev. Later this week to compete in the Nugget Classic. The Cyclones take on Penn State Friday at 6 p.m. CST and will then play either Butler or Nevada the next day.


Matt Shoultz
Iowa State University



(Atlantic) The Atlantic Trojanns and Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln square off in a non-conference pre-thanksgiving girls basketball contest Tuesday night at Atlantic. Trojann Head Girls Coach Casey Pelze says he watched A.L. play at the Southwest Iowa Coaches Association Clinic on Novenber 12. Pelzer admits the Trojanns will be dealing with some good size inside, but the Lynx do lose Jordan Gillenwater to graduation. Gillenwater lead the team in scoring a year ago, averaging nearly 19-points per game.


Tip-off is set for 7:40. We will have the broadcast on 95.7 F.M. Tom Robinson and Rich Mitchell will have the broadcast.



Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Casey Pelzer on on Atlantic Sports Saturday, November 19.




(Atlantic) Three individuals who have made a huge impact on Atlantic Trojan Wrestling were inducted into the first annual Atlantic/CAM Wrestling Hall of Fame Friday night.


The first Inductee of the night was the late Rollin Dyer. Mr. Dyer’s grandson, Matt accepted the award

for Mr. Dyer, who helped pioneer wrestling not only in Atlantic, but in southwest Iowa.


Mr. Dyer, a native of Indianola, holds degrees from Simpson and Drake. His teaching and coaching career began at Griswold in the late 1940’s. He took a short hiatus from education after Griswold, and milked cows for 9-months. After 12-hour days, nearly 7-days, a week, he decided that coaching and teaching was the right fit for him.


Mr. Dyer played an integral part in starting the wrestling program not only in Atlantic but in Southwest Iowa.


From 1954-1965, he coached and taught at Creston, and from 1965-1967 was high school principal at Glenwood, before finishing out his education career at Atlantic as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, where he started the  Atlantic wrestling program.  


During his career as an educator Mr. Dyer served as a head coach in virtually all boys’ sports at one time or another. For example, he coached the Creston baseball team to a second place finish in 1958.


A respected educator throughout the entire state, Mr. Dyer, served as president of the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association, was selected Iowa Athletic Director of the year in 1987 and was a 10-year member of the Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, the governing body, of Iowa High School boys sports.


Mr. Dyer is an inductee into the Athletic Directors Hall of Fame, as well as the Simpson College Hall of Fame. The Atlantic Wrestling Tournament was renamed, “The Rollin Dyer Wrestling Tournament,” in 2005.


Mr. Dyer passed away on May 15, 2011, at the age of 84.



The second inductee is Lynn Barnes. Coach Barnes started three wrestling programs from the ground-up. He was a member of the first Dana College Wrestling team, started the high school wrestling program at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and began the wrestling program in Atlantic.


“Head up, butt down, feet apart, and short choppy steps. There is a difference between pain and injury, and just rub a little dirt on it and it will be okay,” were just of few of Coach Barnes famous quotes.


Lynn Barnes graduated from Glenwood in 1960 where he was an all around athlete. He played football, basketball and ran track. His junior year he was a member of the Class 2A, 2-mile relay team.


From there he went to Dana College, in Blair, Nebraska, where he was a 2-year letterman in football, and was a member of their first ever Dana College wrestling team. During his senior year he was named Dana’s “Athlete of the Year.”


He graduated from Dana College in 1964, married his wife Joan, and headed to Plattsmouth, Nebraska, where he coached football, and started the wrestling program in 1965. Lynn Barnes came to Atlantic in 1967, as an assistant football coach, and started the wrestling program in Atlantic in the fall of 1968. Four years later his team won the prestigious Corning wrestling tournament, now known as the John J. Harris Invitational. Anyone who has been around wrestling knows that this is a big accomplishment. He coached the Trojans to numerous conference titles, and was the head coach of Robert Burrows, who was the first ever Atlantic wrestler, to win a state wrestling title.


He also served as the defensive coordinator for 26-years at a storied Atlantic football program. During his tenure Atlantic made numerous state playoff appearances, and twice finished as state runner-up.


Lynn Barnes, the first, at Dana, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and Atlantic is a 2011 Atlantic/CAM Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee.


The third inductee is Robert “Bob” Burrows, a three year letter winner at Atlantic, compiling a 75-15 career record. In 1980, his junior year, Robert Burrows placed 5th at the state meet and won a state championship at 119-pounds in an undefeated senior season. Atlantic’s first state wrestling champion!


Robert started his collegiate career at Northwestern College in Orange City, amassing a 19-8 record and was a national qualifier where he went 2-2. Burrows then transferred to the University of Central Missouri, where he went 31-12, and lead the team with 102-points.


In the 1985-1986 season, Robert Burrows qualified for Nationals and finished 8th as a junior, ending the season with a 29-13 record. The following year, he earned Al-American honors, placing 6th at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. He was also an academic All-American. His collegiate career resulted in a 95-48 cumulative record. In 2009, Robert Burrows was inducted into the Central Missouri University Wrestling Hall of Fame.


After his college career, Robert Burrows began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Warrensburg, Missouri, in1987, and assumed the head coaching job at Lathrop, Missouri in 1988.

From 1989-2000, he served as head coach at Higginville, Missouri. In his 15-years as head wrestling coach, he had 10-teams place in the top ten.


From 2007 to the present he has been head wrestling coach at Lexington, Missouri, where he has taken 18-wrestlers to the state meet and brought home with a multitude of medals, and a top five finish as a team. He was named District Coach of the Year last season to add to a long list of coaching honors.


Robert Burrows is retiring after this season.  



(Photo: Left to right: Robert Burrows, Lynn Barnes, Matt Dyer)



November 19, 2011




(Harlan) Harlan Quarterback Zach Osborn earns this week’s KSOM Athlete of the Week award. The senior led the Cyclones to their 26th appearance in the state semi-finals and set a new Harlan record in the process.  During the Cyclones 35-14 loss to Decorah at the UNI-Dome on Monday, Osborn became Harlan’s single season leader in passing yardage. He passed his older brother Joel Osborn who threw for 3,261 yards while leading Harlan to a state championship in 2003. Osborn threw for over 300 yards in four different games this season including 364 yards and five touchdowns against Winterset in week 8 of the regular season and 359 yards and three touchdowns in the state quarterfinal win against previously undefeated Boyden Hull Rock Valley. On the season Osborn threw for 33 touchdowns and gave up just nine interceptions. He also ran for 10 touchdowns this season.  Yesterday Osborn was named as the Class 3A District 1 First team all-district quarterback. 


First Team Offense


Deven Moore, QB, Riverside

Brandon Sleep, OL, Bedford

Cody Morris, RB, Bedford

Spencer Smith, QB, Exira-EHK

Brady Drees, OL, Exira-EHK

Preston Waymire, OL

Jeremy Loghry, FB, Corning

Tyler Robinson, WR, AHST

Cray Weirich, OL, AHST



First Team Defense


Rick Williams, DL, Riverside

Troy Rowan, DE, Bedford

Kodie Haas, DL, Exira-EHK

Nick Peppers, LB, Exira-EHK

Kory Schmelzer, DL, Corning

Ben Jacobsen, DB, AHST

Jake Larson, LB, AHST


Second Team Offense


Garrett Graves, OL, Riverside

Cole Bonde, TE, Bedford

Kolton Sefrit, QB, Bedford

Trey Sander, RB, Exira-EHK

Dayton Rasmussen, WR, Exira-EHK

Lucas Nicholson, OL, Corning

Josh Bryant, QB, AHST

Alex Long, OL, AHST


Second Team Defense


Clint Marshall, DL, Bedford

Beck Benton, LB, Exira-EHK

Lucas Mortensen, LB, Exira-EHK

Josh Cross, DB, Corning

Austin Fink, LB, AHST


Honorable Mention


Cole Strong, RB, Bedford

Will Crum, LB, Bedford

Dylan French, DB, Bedford

Casey Drees, Exira-EHK

Cody Jens, Exira-EHK

Logan Carlson, QB, Corning

Andy Redinbaugh, DL, AHST

Bill Price, DL, AHST

Dillon Kelley, DE, AHST

Dylan Zornes, DE, AHST

Nick Starr, OL, AHST

Kody Stowell, Riverside

Michael Bertacini, Riverside

Travis Henningsen, Riverside

Mack Housman, Riverside

Jessie McMillin, Riverside




(Ames) ISU sophomore Hallie Christofferson scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Iowa State's 71-64 win Tuesday night at Drake.


It was the first career double-double double for Christofferson who played 37 minutes as the Cyclones moved to 2-0 on the young season. Christofferson is averaging 12 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.


The Cyclones next opponent will be Northern Arizona on Sunday. Tip-off at Hilton Coliseum is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.


(Harlan) After a 15-7 season last year, the Harlan Cyclones girls basketball team will have to replace their top three scorers. The only returning starters this season are Sarah Konz, and Shelby Jacobsen. Last season it was Jacie White, Jordan Brelje, and Brooke Leinen who all averaged in double figures scoring to lead the team, but they have all graduated.  Several players who saw varsity action will play much larger roles this season. Some of the key returning varsity players include Konz, Jacobsen, Josie Esser, Brianna Vis, Liz Riessen, Kelsey Croghan, and Jessica Farrell.


The Cyclones will have to rely on a much younger team this season, but coach Vis says they do have some talent in their younger classes. Some of those younger players include the five freshman who played in the state volleyball tournament this season.


Harlan will have the Cyclone Jamboree on Thursday. The first game of the regular season is November 29th against Treynor.



Click here to listen to the interview with Harlan coach Tony Vis



First Team Offense






Zach Osborn, Harlan


Running Back:


Brennan Kaldenburg, Winterset

Alex Reed, Lewis Central*

Bryce McIlravy, Creston-O/M




Brad Christensen, Carroll

Lucas Musich, Harlan


Tight End:


Jarod Juhl, Harlan*


Offensive Line:


Nick Cullen, Carroll*

Joe Brummer, Harlan*

Matt Andersen, Lewis Central*

Tyler Hovey, Atlantic*

Keaton Hulett, Creston-O/M*


At Large:


Luke Neitzel, Creston-O/M




Greg Conry, Harlan


First Team Defense




Ryan Bowers, Winterset

Seth Esias, Red Oak

Trevor Frain, Creston-O/M

Levi Henderson, Glenwood


Defensive Back:


Sam Markham, Atlantic*

Ben Landers, Creston-O/M*

Ben Bruck, Harlan*

Noah Kaldenburg, Winterset


Defensive Line:


Collin Bevins, Creston-O/M*

Zach Renshaw, Lewis Central

Jose Zambrano, Carroll

Jonathon Breda, Creston-O/M


At Large:


Paul Honke, Atlantic




Collin Bevins, Creston-O/M

Second Team Offense




Harrison Hoegh, Atlantic


Running Back:


Anthony Beyerink, Carroll

Seth Esias, Red Oak




Dalton Franken, Atlantic

Alan Smith, Creston-O/M


Tight End:


Chance Cleveland, Caroll


Offensive Line:


Blake Glenn, Winterset

Cameron Knobbe, Carroll

Zach Hemmingsen, Atlantic

Briar Evans, Creston-O/M




Casey Kasperbauer, Carroll

Second Team Defense




Derek Jenkins, Lewis Central

Derek Stork, Atlantic

Ethan Westering, Atlantic

Brad Weis, Creston


Defensive Back:


Luke Vonnohme, Carroll

Jalen Raymond, Carroll

Heath Loeffelbein, Glenwood

Connor Clayton, Harlan


Defensive Line:


Keith Wiederien, Carroll

Sthe Lansman, Harlan

Tyler Jensen, Carroll




Chance Cleveland, Carroll

Honorable Mention


Brandon Wightnman, Winterset

Kyle Kawecki, Glenwood

Luke Harrison, Lewis Central

Corey Bertini, Glenwood

Lucas Nolan, Winterset

John Schwarte, Harlan

Nick Sulentic, Lewis Central

Nate Pettepier, Lewis Central

Rob Nichols, Atlantic

Alex Davis, Creston-O/M

Tanner Johnson, Red Oak

Jeston Jobe, Winterset

Casey Kasperbauer, Carroll








8-Player, 10:35 a.m.-(12-1) Murray vs (12-0) #2 Fremont-Mills

Class A, 2:05 p.m.-(13-0) #1 Lisbon vs (12-1) #4 West Hancock

Class 4A, 7:05 p.m.-(12-1) #6 Bettendorf vs (13-0) #1 WDM, Valley





Class 1A, 10:05 a.m.-(11-2) St. Ansgar vs (13-0) #1 St. Albert

Class 2A, 1:05 p.m.-(13-0) #1 Iowa City Regina vs (13-0) #5 Spirit Lake

Class 3A, 4:05 p.m.-(11-2) Union, LaPorte City vs (11-2) Decorah


(Cedar Falls) In a game heard on KSOM Monday, it was Decorah topping Harlan 35-14. The Cyclones fell behind 14-0 just six plays into the game and Decorah never looked back. Harlan was able to add a touchdown pass from Zach Osborn to Lucas Musich midway through the second quarter to make it a 14-7 game, but that was as close as the Cyclones would come. Decorah scored the first three touchdowns of the second half to extend their lead to 35-7 with 5:54 left in the game. Harlan added another score with 4:41 left on a pass from Osborn to Musich from 10 yards out. Osborn became the Cyclones single season leader in passing yardage in the loss. After a 6-3 regular season, the Harlan Cyclones are elimated from postseason play with a 9-4 overall record.


In the other semi-final game on Monday it was Union, LaPorte City defeating ADM by a final score of 42-28. ADM ends their season with a 12-1 record.


11-2 Union will play 11-2 Decorah on Saturday in the Class 3A State Championship.



Click here for the postgame press conference with Harlan coach Curt Bladt



Class 1A


Tripolia over LeMars Gehlen Catholic 25-14, 25-21, 25-12


Class 2A


Dike-New Hartford over Westerm Christian 25-19, 30-28, 25-23


Class 3A


Waverly-Shell Rock over Bishop Heelan Catholic 28-26 25-18, 25-27, 25-15


Class 4A


Iowa City West over Iowa City High 23-25, 27-29, 25-16, 25-15, 18-16


(Cedar Falls) The #1 ranked and undefeated St. Albert Falcons moved on to the state championship game with their win in the semi-finals Saturday at the UNI-Dome. St. Albert topped previously unbeaten and 2nd ranked Emmetsburg 24-6.


Senior Kellen O'Niell carried the football 7 times for 100 yards while Cole Herr racked up 93 yards on 16 carries. Quarterback Tucker Culjat spread the ball around to six different receivers completing 9 of his 10 passes for 77 yards. Zane Cozad and Marco Naughton led the defense with 11 tackles each.


Awaiting St. Albert in the state championship will be 11-2 St. Ansgar. St. Ansgar topped West Branch 32-19 in the semi-finals. The Class 1A State Championship game will be played Saturday, November 19th at 10:05 a.m.


Class A


West Hancock, Britt 48 Madrid 38

Lisbon 24 Newman Catholic 10


Class 4A


WDM Valley 14 Ankeny 3

Bettendorf 35 Cedar Falls 7


Class 1A Semi-Finals


Tripoli 3 Boyden Hull 0


Class 2A Semi-Finals


Western Christian 3 Grundy Center 1

Dike New Hartford 3 Lake Mills 0


Class 3A Semi-Finals


Bishop Heelan Catholic 3 Dubuque Wahlert 1

Waverly-Shell Rock 3 Union 0


Class 4A Semi-Finals


Iowa City West 3 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2

Iowa City High 3 Ankeny 1


(Cedar Falls) Harlan takes on Decorah in the state semi-finals Monday. The game will air on KSOM at 4:30.

The Harlan Cyclones are 20-5 all time in the state football semi-finals. The semi-finals opponent this season for 9-3 Harlan will be 10-2 Decorah.

Harlan head coach Curt Bladt has led the Cyclones to 11 of their 12 state championships. The Cyclones have used an aerial attack to advance to the Dome this season. Over 65% off their offensive yardage has come from the pass. Decorah’s style could hardly be more different as nearly 83% of Decorah’s offense has come on the ground this season.

Harlan and Decorah will kick off at 4:30 Monday in the UNI-Dome. The winner will play either ADM or Union, LaPorte City for a state title.


Click here for the pregame interview with Harlan head man Curt Bladt


Class 1A Quarterfinals


Tripoli 3 Woodward-Granger 0

Boyden Hull 3 Stanton 0


Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 3 East Union 1

Janesville 3 Holy Trinity Catholic 1



Class 2A Quarterfinals



Grundy Center 3 Sheldon 0

Western Christian 3 Kuemper Catholic 0


Lake Mills 3 St. Albert 0

Dike-New Hartford 3 West Liberty 0


*Semi-Finals will be played Friday




(Harlan) For the second time this fall, Harlan volleyball standout Jess Schaben is the KSOM Athlete of the Week. The freshman helped lead her squad to a 31-7 overall record this season including a trip to the Class 3A state tournament.


While the Cyclones fell in the first round of the tournament to perennial power Dubuque Wahlert, Schaben showed her skills to the rest of the state. She totalled 19 kills in the state tournament match. On the season, Schaben picked up 459 kills which was the third most of any player in Class 3A.


Schaben was named as a unanimous first team selection in the Hawkeye-10 conference this past week.



Harlan coach Angie Spangenburg comments on Schaben's play at State



First Team


-Unanimous picks in bold


Jess Schaben, Harlan

Carly DeMarque, Lewis Central

Madi Drees, Kuemper Catholic

Gabi French, Red Oak

Darcy Sunderman, Clarinda

Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic

Asia Kloewer, Harlan

Megan Scherff, Denison-Schleswig

Marlee Price, Lewis Central

Morgan, Lucy Glenwood


Second Team


Morgan Means, Lewis Central

Amber Huttmann, Lewis Central

Brandi Bueltel, Kuemper Catholic

Kristi Yardas, Red Oak

Josie Esser, Harlan

Kaylee Buch, Clarinda

Adrienne Mahoney, Red Oak

Kim Graf, Shenandoah

Mackenzie Holmes, Atlanic

McKenna Henze, Glenwood


Honorable Mention


Sam McConnell, Atlantic

Lauren Larsen, Harlan

Kate Schomers, Harlan

Kenzie Bierl, Kuemper

Chelsey Van Ness, Denison-Schleswig

Elizabeth Sielman, Lewis Central

Allyson Karr, Clarinda

Maddie Holmgren, Red Oak

Emily Ray, Shenandoah

Lindsay Hastings, Shenandoah


(Cedar Rapids) Harlan's outstanding 2011 volleyball season came to a close Wednesday night at Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids. The #10 Cyclones lost in a 3-0 sweep against #1 ranked Dubuque Wahlert. Set scores were 25-23, 25-21, and 25-18. 


Harlan won 29 of their final 32 matches and the season and the Cyclones finish the year with a 31-7 overall record while Dubuque Wahlert improves to 30-8. Dubuque Wahlert will take on Bishop Heelan Catholic in the semi-finals at noon on Friday.


In other first round action on Thursday.....


Class 3A

Bishop Heelan Catholic 3 Charles City 1

Union 3 Solon 2

Waverly-Shell Rock 3 Maquoketa 0


Class 4A


Iowa City West 3 Abraham Lincoln 0

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3 Dubuque Hempstead 0
Iowa City High 3 Cedar Falls 1

Ankeny 3 Waukee 0


Click here for the postgame comments from Harlan coach Angie Spangenburg


(Atlantic) Congratulations to the Atlantic girls cross country teams which qualified for "Academic All State" honors. The average G.P.A for the 20 team members was 3.43 for the 1st 9 weeks. Savannah Hoye, Ali Krogman, and Karly Monson led the way with 4.0 G.P.A's.


Seven other girls had a 3.8 or higher G.P.A. Each team member will receive a certificate from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union at a later date.


Five Atlantic senior cross country runners were awarded Hawkeye 10 "Academic All Conference" certificates. Congratulations to Derek Von Seggern, Katie Blake, Ali Krogman, Melanie Nielsen, and Malachi Wickman who received this honor.


Press Release



(Anita) Monday night at CAM's football banquet, sophomore fullback and linebacker Brady Runyan was one of 25 recipients across the state of an Impact Player Award. The Impact Player is given out by the Iowa Army National Guard.


The sophomore finished as CAM's second leading rusher with 569 yards on the season including 9 touchdowns. Runyan averaged 5.1 yards per carry and was a lead blocker for classmate Dylan Amdor who finished 7th in the state in rushing yardage.


On defense, Runyan finished second on the team in tackles. The linebacker recorded 77 stops on the season including a season high 14 tackles in the Cougar's final game of the year.



(Harlan) Harlan Community scored the final four touchdowns Monday night to eliminate previously unbeaten Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley from postseason play.


Senior Quarterback Zach Osborn completed 25 of his 36 passing attempts (69.4%) for 359 yards. In addition to running for a three yard touchdown, Osborn also completed three touchdown passes on the night with two coming in the first half to Ben Bruck and then another in the fourth quarter on a 33 yard throw to Lucas Musich. Bruck totalled a team high 137 yards receiving.


Harlan returns to the state semi-finals for the first time since winning the state championship in 2009. The 9-3 Cyclones will play 10-2 Decorah in the UNI-Dome on Monday at 4:30.




Harlan 28

Boyden-Hull/Rock Rapids 7


Decorah 24

West Delaware, Manchester 14


Union 21

Maquoketa 13


ADM 25

Pella 13




Spirit Lake 31

Kuemper, Catholic, Carroll 7


Dyersville-Beckman 31

Clarion-Goldfield 0


Iowa City, Regina 56

Mediapolis 27


West Marshall 41

Prairie City, Monroe 14




Emmestburg 35

West Lyon, Inwood 0


Saint Ansgar 27

Aplington-Parkersburg 21


West Branch 21

Alburnett 13


Saint Albert 35

Logan-Magnolia 7




(Ames) Iowa State Sophomore Hallie Christofferson scored a team high 17 points in the Cyclones 79-29 exhibition victory Sunday night against Rockhurst. The former Exira Vikette went 6-7 from the floor including hitting three out of her four three point attempts. Christofferson also tallied five rebounds in ISU's final exhibition game before the regular season.


ISU get's their non-conference schedule underway Saturday when they host Houston Baptist at Hilton Coliseum. Christofferson started 27 out of 33 games last season and begins her 2nd season as a starter for the Cyclones.


Class 4A


Ankeny 27 Southeast Polk 17

WDM Valley 45 Dowling Catholic 20


Cedar Falls 35 CR Washington 32

Bettendorf 45 Iowa City West 13


Class A


Madrid 22 Bedford 0

West Hancock Britt 47 Gehle Catholic, Lemars 40


Lisbon 20 Lone Tree 7

Newman Catholic MC 33 Postville 7


8 Man


Adair-Casey 54 Murray 70

Janesville 35 Clarksvile 47


Armstrong Ringsted 22 West Bend-Mallard 12

East Mills 22 Fremont Mills Tabor 58


WIC First Team


Shelby Sullivan, Tri-Center

Molly Dollen, Tri-Center

Emma Fiene, Treynor

Gracie Meyers, Treynor

Chaley Rath, Treynor

Carlee McKee, Missouri Valley

Courtney Cunard, Missouri Valley

Chelsie Hardesty, Underwood


WIC Second Team


Malory Christiansen, Tri-Center

Amy Lintner, Underwood

Regan Landen, Underwood

Rachel Landen, Underwood

Emily Nelsen, Audubon

Taylor Baggett, AHST

Taylor Gardner, Missouri Valley

Shayley Smith, Riverside

Anna Hildebrand, Riverside


WIC Honorable Mention


Lea Crouse, Underwood

Abby Leighton, Griswold

Rachel Denne, Griswold

Susie Bylund, Audubon

Ashley Nelson, Missouri Valley

Emily Frink, Riverside

Lauren Baylor, AHST

Lexis Rogers, Treynor

Emily Baatz, Tri-Center

Anna Spomer, Tri-Center


(Harlan) With more playoff wins than any other program in the state of Iowa, the Harlan Community Cyclones are no stranger to playing for state championships at the UNI-Dome. After a 6-3 regular season, the Cyclones have won two close playoff games and find themselves just one step away from what would be one of their more improbable trips to the state semifinals.


Standing in their way will be Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley. The Nighthawks are one of two remaining unbeated teams in Class 3A and have elimnated Atlantic and Carroll on their way to the quarterfinals.


KSOM will have all the action from Harlan on Monday night as the Cyclones try to get back to the Dome. Pregame from Harlan will get started at 6:30 with Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley and Harlan Community kicking off at 7:00.



Click here for the interview with Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley's Cory Brandt



Click here for the interview with Harlan head coach Curt Bladt





(Griswold) After winning the class 1A state cross country as a freshman, Griswold’s Rebekah Topham is our KSOM Athlete of the Week.

Topham won every meet she participated in this year and turned in times that wowed coaches, opponents, and spectators. Her state championship time of 13:59 was the fourth fastest in state meet history for any class. She helped lead the Tigers to a third place finish as a team with all of their varsity runners returning for next year

Congratulations to Griswold freshman Rebekah Topham on her Class 1A Individual state championship.


(Atlantic) It took four sets for the Harlan Cyclones to the defeat the Red Oak Tigers and punch their ticket to the state volleyball tournament in Cedar Rapids. It was the third time this season that Harlan beat Red Oak. The 10th ranked Cyclones are now 31-6 this season and have won 15 of their last 16 matches.


Jess Schaben led  the way with 28 kills and Josie Esser tallied 12 in the win.


The Cyclones will take on 29-8 Dubuque Wahlert in the first round on Wednesday, November 9th. Other Class 3A Quarterfinals include 34-7 Charles City against 43-11 Bishop Heelan, 32-5 Maquoketa takes on 45-3 Waverly-Shell Rock, and 32-1 Solon will play 32-7 Union.


In Class 4A, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln topped Urbandale Wednesday night to advance to the state tournament. 25-21 Abraham Lincoln will take on 36-6 Iowa City West. Other matchups look like this, 29-9 Cedar Rapids Kennedy against 25-8 Dubuque Hempstead, 38-3 Iowa City High opposes 26-12 Cedar Falls, and 28-8 Ankeny will battle 27-7 Waukee.


Class 3A

Harlan 26-23-25-25, Red Oak 24-25-21-17
Union 25-26-25, Bondurant-Farrar 18-24-22
Charles City 25-25-21-25, Nevada 20-13-25-16
Maquoketa 25-25-27-25, Davenport Assumption 15-22-29-14
Dubuque Wahlert 25-25-25, Marion 20-17-16
Waverly-Shell Rock 25-27-25, West Delaware 23-25-15
Sioux City Bishop Heelan 25-25-25, Spirit Lake 15-9-15
Solon 25-25-25, Fairfield 23-19-19

Class 4A

Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 25-26-25-25, Urbandale 27-24-19-23
Iowa City West 25-25-25, Cedar Rapids Washington 11-10-16
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 25-25-25, Bettendorf 14-14-18
Ankeny 25-27-25, Sioux City North 16-25-14
Cedar Falls 29-25-25, Dowling Catholic 27-23-23
Dubuque Hempstead 19-25-25-25, Pleasant Valley 25-20-15-21
Waukee 25-25-25, Southeast Polk 18-23-17
Iowa City High 25-25-25, Muscatine 21-14-15


(Cedar Rapids) The pairings are set for the Class 1A and 2A State Volleyball Tournaments. In Class 1A #5 Stanton swept Corning Tuesday night to earn a trip back to state for the 2nd straight year. Stanton improves to 33-1 on the year and will play #4 Boyden-Hull (27-3) on Thursday, November 10th. If Stanton wins they will play either Tripoli or Woodward-Granger in the semi-finals on Friday. Other Class 1A matchups include:


#1 Tripoli (37-3) vs #10 Woodward Granger

#9 East Union (32-4) vs #2 LeMars Gehlen Catholic (32-1)

#6 Janesville (29-10) vs Holy Trinity Catholic (32-1)


In Class 2A, Kuemper Catholic advanced to state with a sweep of Gilbert. Madi Drees had 18 kills in the match as the Knights head to Cedar Rapids with a 23-8 record. Kuemper will oppose #1 ranked Western Christian. Western Christian is the defending state champion and is 47-1 this year.


St. Albert was able to oust Pella Christian in five sets last night. Nevada Meis had a monster night at the net with 26 kills in the Regional final win. The 30-9 Saintes matchup with undefeated and 2nd ranked Lake Mills in the first round on Thursday.


Also in Class 2A on Thursday:


#7 Sheldon (36-3) vs #4 Grundy Center (41-1)

#10 West Liberty (27-10) vs #3 Dike-New Hartford (41-3)