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(Ames) College football is coming up Friday on KSOM. The 6-6 Iowa State Cyclones from the Big 12 will be opposing the 8-4 Rutgers Scarlet Knights from the Big East Conference.

Pregame coverage of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl comes your way at 12:30 Friday on KSOM. Iowa State is 3-7 all time in bowls while Rutgers has four wins and two losses in their bowl history. The Cyclones are 1-0 in bowls under current head coach Paul Rhoads with a 14-13 win over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl two years ago. The Scarlet Knights had won four straight bowl games from 2006-2009 before failing to qualify for a bowl last season.


The two teams have one common opponent this season, Iowa State beat Connecticut 24-20 early on this season while Rutgers lost to UCONN 22-40 in their regular season finale. Iowa State takes on Rutgers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the kickoff is scheduled for 2:20 p.m.


Karlie Schut, ICA, 23.1
Shelby Roberts, Orient-Macksburg, 15.9
Maddy Peppers, Exira-EHK, 14.6
London Vais, Adair-Casey 14.4
Emily Beerman, CAM 14.1


Karlie Schut, ICA, 12.4
Emily Beerman, CAM, 11.4
Ashli Walker, Walnut, 11.3


Jenna Anderson, ICA, 3.78
Elizabeth Mulder, Adair-Casey, 3.2
Macy James, Adair-Casey, 3.0


Maddy Peppers, Exira-EHK, 4.6
Macy James, Adair-Casey, 4.6
Katie Clarke, Adair-Casey, 4.5




Karlie Schut, ICA, 2.5
Emily Beerman, CAM, 2.1



Spencer Rochholz, Adair-Casey, 23.6
Reed Ostrander, East Greene, 20.1
Andrew Mueller, Iowa Christian Academy, 17.8
Jared Ploen, Walnut, 17.1
Ryan Aupperle, CAM, 16.7


Reed Ostrander, East Greene, 15.5
Ben Taylor, Ankeny Christian Academy, 12.1
Ryan Aupperle, CAM, 10.6
Cody Hidlebaugh, East Greene, 10.0
Lucas Blum, Walnut, 9.3


Alec Tonemah, Ankeny Christian Academy, 3.8
Lucas Blum, Walnut, 3.7
Ty Johnk, Walnut, 3.4


Jared Ploen, Walnut, 5.0
Lucas Blum, Walnut 3.4
Dan Holste, CAM, 3.0
Alec Tonemah, Ankeny Christian Academy, 3.0


Reed Ostrander, East Greene, 4.75
Ben Taylor, Ankeny Christian, Academy, 2.4
Ryan Aupperle, Cam, 2.2



Lacey Vokt, Audubon, 14.8
Amy Lintner, Underwood, 11.4
Courtney Cunard, Missouri Valley, 11.4
Carlee McKee, Missouri Valley, 10.5
Molly Cunard, Missouri Valley, 10.5


Amy Lintner, Underwood, 9.9
Carlee McKee, Missouri Valley, 9.6
Casey Peters, AHST, 8.6
Shayley Smith, Riverside, 8.6


Courtney Cunard, Missouri Valley 6.2
Lea Crouse, Underwood, 3.0


Tracy Purdy, Treynor, 4.25
Lacey Vokt, Audubon, 4.0
Courtney Cunard, Missouri Valley, 3.4


Shayley Smith, Riverside, 6.2
Amy Lintner, Underwood, 3.4
Sheyenne Smith, Riverside, 2.8



Alec Sorenson, Treynor, 18.0
Devin Bates, Griswold , 17.1
Ricky Williams, Riverside, 16.6
Connor Meis, Treynor, 16.0
Jared Schoning, Griswold, 15.9


Ricky Williams, Riverside, 11.7
Connor Meis, Treynor 11.0
Bill Price, AHST, 9.6


Brady Ryun, Riverside, 6.1
Britton Barrier, Tri-Center, 5.3
John Gunderson, Riverside, 4.1


Andrew Irlmeier, Audubon, 2.8
Cameron Eckman, Tri-Center, 2.75
Steven Humphrey, Treynor, 2.7


Austin Konsor, Underwood, 2.2
Bill Price, AHST, 2.0
Drew Young, AHST 2.0




1. Delaney Higgins, Lewis Central, 16.8

2. Gabi French, Red Oak, 16.1

3. Chelsey Van Ness, Denison-Schleswig 14.8

4. Morgan Lucy, Glenwood, 14.2

5. Serena Parker, Sheanandoah, 14.0



1. Gabi French, Red Oak, 11.1

2. Serena Parker, Shenandoah, 11.0

3. Brianna Maitlen, Creston, 10.6

4. Kaylee Buch, Clarinda, 10.0

5. Morgan Lucy, Glenwood 9.2



1. Alyssa Rihner, Denison-Schleswig 4.0

2. Lexi Albrecht, Kuemper Catholic 3.8



1. Paige Kennon, Atlantic, 3.5

2. Allysa Rihner, Denison-Schleswig, 3.2

3. Bailey Ellerbeck, Denison-Schleswig, 3.1



1. Morgan Lucy, Glenwood, 5.5

2. Serena Parker, Shenandoah, 3.6


(Audubon) The Audubon Wheelers enter the holiday break with a 14-3 record and a #15 standing in the Class 1A dual rankings. Audubon's only losses came to teams that are all ranked with Atlantic/CAM, Underwood, and Guthrie Center.


Senior Blair Kerkhoff leads the way with a 15-0 individual record. Freshman Andrew Malloy is also unbeated at 9-0. Junior Jesse Svoboda (Svoboda is pictured in a match at Griswold earlier this season) has posted a 22-1 record with Seniors Riley Jenson (22-3), Nick Fett (20-3), and Cameron Mennenoh (20-3) all having just three losses.


Audubon returns to the mat on January 5th at the Panorama/Woodward-Granger duals.


(Neola) The Tri-Center Trojans are one of three Western Iowa Conference (Tri-Center, Audubon, and Underwood) teams ranked in the Iowa Wrestling Coaches Association Dual Rankings. With their 7-2 dual record, Tri-Center is ranked 11th. 


Defending State Champion Loren Williams (pictured at last year's state tournament) has started off his junior season at 15-0 and Trevor Paulsen (13-0) joins Williams in the ranks of the unbeaten. Ben Wellman and Austin Kline have each started out 13-1 and Jacob Wohlers also has just one loss at 8-1.



1. Derek Hall, Jr, Denison-Schleswig, 21.7

2. Dalton Franken, Jr, Atlantic, 19.7

3. Zach Osborn, Sr, Harlan, 16.3

4. David Hicks, Sr, Kuemper Catholic 16.1

5. Alex Reed, Jr, Lewis Central, 15.2



1. Carter Daniel, Sr, Kuemper Catholic, 8.7

2. J.J. Hahn, Jr, Glenwood, Glenwood, 8.3

3. Chris Halbur, Jr, Kuemper Catholic, 8.2 




1. Chad Christensen, Jr, Atlantic, 6.8

2. Zach Osborn, Sr, Harlan, 5.5

3. Tyler Steeve, Sr, Clarinda, 4.5



1. Chad Christensen, Jr, Atlantic, 3.5

2. Jackson Baker, So, Shenandoah, 3.0




1. Seth Lansman, Sr, Harlan, 2.3


(Neola) The Tri-Center girls basketball team is off to a 5-3 start to the season under head coach Julius Michalik. The Trojans won their final two games heading into the holiday break, most recently it was a 45-34 win against Griswold. 6'1" junior Shelby Sullivan posted a double double with 23 points and 13 rebounds.


Coach Michalik says he is looking forward to the post holiday break portion of the season. Tri-Center has three players who will likely be returning from injuries (Kaylee Grotee, Alex Larsen, and Malory Christensen) when they get back to action in the next calendar year. Coach Michalik (photo from played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones in the early 1990's, he was a teammate of current ISU head coach Fred Hoiberg.


Click here for the interview with Tri-Center girls coach Julius Michalik



(Walnut) Walnut evened their record at 5-5 Tuesday with a 46-31 win over Paton-Churdan. It has been a streaky first part of the season for the Warriors who start five sophomores. Walnut lost three straight games to start the season before ripping off a four game win streak. After the four game winning streak Walnut lost back to back games (against AHST and Ankeny Christian Academy) before ending the pre-holiday break schedule with the win against Paton-Churdan.


Coach Jeff Koenck says defensive intensity was the key to Tuesday nights win.


Click here for the interview with Walnut girls basketball coach Jeff Koenck



(Neola) The Tri-Center Boys basketball team reaches the holiday break wth a 5-3 record. The Trojans were 7-1 a year ago at this time, but coach Chad Harder says they haven't been winning the close games this year.


On Tuesday night, senior Austin Eckrich went 10-17 from the floor on his way to a season high 29 points in a 74-60 win over Griswold. Britton Barrier added 16 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.


Coach Harder says the break comes at a good time for his team. To listen to his comments click below...


Click here for the interview with Tri-Center boys basektball coach Chad Harder



(Atlantic) Atlantic/CAM 106 pound sophomore wrestler Darrian Schwenke is our KSOM Athlete of the Week.


After a 4th place finish at the state tournament last year at 103 pounds, Schwenke hasn’t lost a single match this season. He is coming off of a championship at the Rollin Dyer Tournament this past week where he was named the most outstanding wrestler of the tournament.

Darrian Schwenke is 13-0 this season and ranked 2nd in the state by Defending state Champion Doug Miner of Spirit Lake is the #1 ranked wrestler at 106 pounds this season. Schwenke is 56-7 in his career.


Click here for the comments from Atlantic/CAM wrestling coach Tim Duff



(Adair) Cole Palmer scored 20 points to lead Adair-Casey over Orient-Macksburg 40-39 in overtime Tuesdsay night.


Palmer stepped up in the absence of Spencer Rochholz who leads the team at 23.6 points per game. Rochholz is out until January with a broken hand. Adair-Casey coach Mark Emgarten says the difference between last season and this season for his team is just their added year of experience.


Adair-Casey's only losses this year have come to 6-1 Exira-EHK and 6-1 Ankeny Christian Academy.



Click here for the interview with Adair-Casey boys coach Mark Emgarten



(Ames) Hallie Christofferson scored nine points and added four rebounds and three assists in Iowa State's 84-57 win over the University of Northern Iowa Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.


The Sophomore from Hamlin has started all nine cames for the 7-2 Cyclones. She leads the team in minutes per game and blocked shots. She is also second on the team in both scoring (11.3 per game) and rebounding (6.9 per game).


ISU plays New Hampshire Thursday night in the Cyclone Classic.


(Anita) Despite falling behind 12-1 in the first quarter, CAM was able to come back and defeat Exira-EHK 55-49 Tuesday night. The Cougars got 20 points from senior Ian Hunt leading them to a 7-1 record entering the holiday break.


CAM took a lead late in the third quarter and was able to hang on giving Exira-EHK their first loss of the season. Zach Himmelberg finished with 19 points for the Spartans in the loss.



Click here for the interview with CAM boys basketball coach Franklin Dae



(Anita) Senior Maddy Peppers scored 14 points and teammate Taylor Petersen added 11 to lead the Exira-EHK Spartans to a road victory over CAM Tuesday night in a game that aired on KSOM. The Spartans led from start to finish on their way to the 48-28 win. Entering the holiday break, Exira-EHK has a record of 8-1 to go along with their top 15 ranking in Class 1A from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.


CAM falls to 3-5 on the year. They Cougars were led by nine points from Morgan Anstey in the loss.


Click here for the postgame interview with Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen





Atlantic 58, Harlan 29
CAM, Anita 55, Exira/EH-K 49
Carroll 59, Boone 45
Clarinda 52, Glenwood 46
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 65, Villisca 45
Nishnabotna 68, Clarinda Academy 61
Nodaway Valley 88, East Union, Afton 38
Ogden 55, Guthrie Center 41
Omaha North, NE 68, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 46
Perry 67, Winterset 64
Riverside 61, Missouri Valley 54
Sidney 44, Stanton 42
Treynor 61, A-H-S-T, Avoca 41
Tri-Center, Neola 74, Griswold 60
Walnut 49, Paton-Churdan 34
Underwood 49, Audubon 32

Adair-Casey 39, Orient-Macksburg 38 (OT)

St. Albert 62, Boyer Valley 39




Audubon 50, Underwood 36
Carroll 61, Boone 43
Exira-EHK 48, CAM, Anita 28
Glenwood 72, Clarinda 36
Guthrie Center 49, Ogden 33
Harlan 65, Atlantic 31
Missouri Valley 66, Riverside 36
Nodaway Valley 56, East Union 19
Omaha North 46, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 37
Stanton 55, Sidney 15
Tri-Center, Neola 45, Griswold 34
Winterset 53, Perry 47
Woodbine 59, Logan-Magnolia 24
Villisca 46, Fremont Mills 41

Walnut 46, Paton-Churdan 31

Winterset 53, Perry 47


(Atlantic) A big second quarter  boosts Atlatnic to a 58-29 win over Harlan Tuesday night in a boy’s High School basketball game at Atlantic.


The Trojans outscored the Cyclones 14-4 in the second period to take a 29-14 lead into the locker room. Harlan closed the gap to nine early in the third quarter, until Sam Markham (#15 pictured in an earlier game at Red Oak) hit a three-point shot for the Trojans with 2:15 left in the third quarter and led 39-22 after three.


Solid defense was the key for Atlantic. Sam Markham held Cyclone top scorer Zach Osborn to just 5-points, and slowed the game down with around 2-minutes left in the game to close it out 58-29.


Three players finished in double figures for Atlantic. Sam Markham led the way with 15-points, Dalton Franken scored 13-despite being the target of a diamond and one defense, and Chad Christiansen finished the night with 12. Harlan’s 6’7 post player Seth Lansman led the Cyclones with 10-points.


Atlantic heads to the Christmas break with a 5-1 record, Harlan goes to 5-2.


Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazeks post game comments


Boys Basketball


Central Decatur, Leon 73, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 43
Dallas Center-Grimes 55, ADM, Adel 42
Logan-Magnolia 66, West Harrison, Mondamin 50
Nishnabotna 53, Heartland Christian 26
Riverside, Oakland 49, Stanton 31
St. Mary's, Storm Lake 73, Denison-Schleswig 56
Van Meter 59, Winterset 41
Villisca 49, Bedford 37


Girls Basketball


Bedford 65, Villisca 44
Central Decatur, Leon 58, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 33
Dallas Center-Grimes 74, A-D-M, Adel 47
Lewis Central 47, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 45
Logan-Magnolia 36, West Harrison 32
Pella Christian 66, Martensdale-St Marys 35
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 54, Fremont-Mills 37
Stanton 59, Riverside, Oakland 36
Winterset 41, Van Meter 30 




Denison-Schleswig 54, Creston 29
Harlan 45, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 35

Treynor 42, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 23

AR-WE-VA, Westside 61, Audubon 55
IKM-Manning 73, South Central Calhoun 26
Norwalk 46, A-D-M, Adel 36
OA-BCIG 63, Newell-Fonda 46

Woodbury Central 67, Hinton 66




Audubon 55, Ar-We-Va, Westside 51

Treynor 48, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 37

West Harrison, Mondamin 81, Missouri Valley 70

IKM-Manning 72, South Central Calhoun 41
Denison-Schleswig 55, Creston 48
Perry 64, Jefferson-Scranton 57
Woodward-Granger 47, Coon Rapids-Bayard 44




(Avoca) Despite being shorthanded Underwood captured the 2011 Western Iowa Conference Dual Tournament at A-H-S-T over the weekend.


The Class 1-A No. 1 Underwood Eagles wrestled with four open weight classes and still finished 7-0, defeating 2nd place Audubon 39-33, and third place Tri-Center 41-30 along the way. Audubon topped Tri-Center 41-24 to gain second place.


Team results:


1, Underwood 7-0.

2, Audubon 6-1.

3, Tri-Center 5-2.

4, Riverside 4-3.

5, Griswold 3-4.

6, A-H-S-T 2-5.

7, Missouri Valley 1-6.

8, Treynor 0-7.


The round by round results:


First round: Riverside def. Missouri Valley 48-35. Underwood def. Griswold 46-27. A-H-S-T def. Treynor 33-24. Audubon def. Tri-Center 41-24.


Second round: Underwood def. A-H-S-T 69-12. Audubon def. Missouri Valley 59-15. Tri-Center def. Griswold 55-21. Riverside def. Treynor 66-14.


Third round: Tri-Center def. Riverside 48-30. Griswold def. Treynor 48-18. A-H-S-T def. Missouri Valley 33-30. Underwood def. Audubon 39-33.


Fourth round: Tri-Center def. Missouri Valley 66-15. Underwood def. Treynor 66-6. Audubon def. Griswold 60-9. Riverside def. A-H-S-T 60-24.


Fifth round: Griswold def. Missouri Valley 51-24. Tri-Center def. A-H-S-T 70-12. Underwood def. Riverside 51-27. Audubon def. Treynor 72-6.


Sixth round: Underwood def. Tri-Center 43-30. Audubon def. Riverside 54-24. Griswold def. A-H-S-T 30-24. Missouri Valley def. Treynor 42-30.


Seventh round: Audubon def. A-H-S-T 69-9. Tri-Center def. Treynor 66-14. Riverside def. Griswold 51-30. Underwood def. Missouri Valley 48-36.



2011 Rollin Dyer Invitational

Team Standings


  1. Atlantic/CAM 242
  2. Glenwood 219
  3. Winterset 197
  4. Johnston 188
  5. Johnston JV 68
  6. West Central Valley 56
  7. Glenwood JV 45.5
  8. Winterset JV 40
  9. Atlantic/CAM JV 24
  10. West Central JV 0


Outstanding Wrestler of Tournament
106 lb Champion Darrian Schwenke of Atlantic/CAM



Click here for the complete results of the 2011 Rollin Dyer Wrestling Tourney



(Liberty Center) With 145 team points, Nodaway Valley finished fourth in the team scoring at this weekend's Pride of Iowa Conference Wrestling Tournament. Nodaway Valley had one champion and two wrestlers finished as a runner up. Nodaway Valley's Mikel Feick won the 195 pound weight class and teammates Jared Thompson (132) and Greg Smith (285) each placed 2nd.


Corning totaled 69 points to place 8th in the 11 team field. Kory Schmelzer of Corning was the champion at 170 pounds.


POI Team Scoring


1. Martensdale-St. Mary's 212.5

2. Interstate 35 178

3. Bedford/Lenox 168

4. Nodaway Valley 154

5. Southeast Warren 152.5

6. Central Decatur 139.5

7. Mount Ayr 85

8. Corning 69

9. Pleasantville 28

10. Wayne 21

11. East Union/Murray 12




Boys Basketball


Audubon 55, Ar-We-Va, Westside 51
Denison-Schleswig 55, Creston 48
Harlan 67, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 48
IKM-Manning 72, South Central Calhoun 41
Perry 64, Jefferson-Scranton 57
Treynor 48, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 37
West Harrison, Mondamin 81, Missouri Valley 70
Woodward-Granger 47, Coon Rapids-Bayard 44 


Girls Basketball


AR-WE-VA, Westside 61, Audubon 55
Denison-Schleswig 54, Creston 29
Harlan 45, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 35
IKM-Manning 73, South Central Calhoun 26
Missouri Valley 64, West Harrison 26
Norwalk 46, A-D-M, Adel 36
Perry 40, Jefferson-Scranton 37
Treynor 42, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 23


(Shenandoah) Shenandoah tops Atlantic 49-40, in girls high school basketball action Friday night.


The Trojanns outscored the Phillies 11-8 in the first quarter, but Shenandoah lit it up in the second quarter with a 19-7 run to take a 27-18 lead into the locker room at the half. Atlantic closed the gap to 35-30 after 3 quarters, but it wasn't close enough. Shenandoah outpaced Atlantic 14-10 in the fourth quarter to finish with the win..


Freshman Sydney Nielsen led Shenandoah in scoring with 13-points and Senior Point Guard Haley Limbrick chipped in 10. Paige Kennon lead the Trojanns with 13, and Mackenzie Holmes added 10-points.


Atlantic's record falls to 2-6 on the season. Shenandoah evens their record at 4-4.



Girls Basketball


Adair-Casey 69, Glidden-Ralston 40
AR-WE-VA, Westside 65, Boyer Valley 31
Bedford 65, Pleasantville 33
Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 79, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 15
Boone 48, A-D-M, Adel 28
CAM, Anita 59, Paton-Churdan 35
Carroll 57, Winterset 51
Charter Oak-Ute 54, Logan-Magnolia 22
Coon Rapids-Bayard 57, Earlham 22
Corning 69, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 41
Dallas Center-Grimes 71, Saydel 27
Denison-Schleswig 67, Clarinda 39
Des Moines Christian 49, Guthrie Center 28
Exira-EHK 48, Iowa Christian Academy 38
Glenwood 85, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 70
Griswold 41, A-H-S-T, Avoca 37
Harlan 45, Creston 37
Lewis Central 58, Red Oak 25
Missouri Valley 58, Treynor 35
Mount Ayr 48, Interstate 35, Truro 40
Nodaway Valley 51, Martensdale-St Marys 47
OA-BCIG 78, East Sac County 71
Panorama 78, Madrid 21
Sidney 30, Fremont-Mills 29
Tri-Center, Neola 48, Underwood 44
Villisca 38, Nishnabotna 33


Boys Basketball


Atlantic 81, Shenandoah 28
Boone 60, ADM, Adel 40
Boyden-Hull 71, Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 37
Clarinda Academy 90, South Page, College Springs 34
Dallas Center-Grimes 60, Saydel 19
Des Moines, Christian 70, Guthrie Center 52
East Mills 69, Heartland Christian 14
East Sac County 56, OA-BCIG 43
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 66, Sidney 53
Griswold 72 AHST 38 (Jared Schoning 27, Devin Bates 22)

Harlan 49, Creston 34
Lewis Central 66, Red Oak 44
Logan-Magnolia 47, Charter Oak-Ute 37
Mount Ayr 43, Interstate 35, Truro 35
Nodaway Valley 80, Martensdale-St. Marys 45
Ogden 67, Van Meter 61
Pleasantville 53, Bedford 17
Riverside, Oakland 66, Audubon 40
Stanton 48, Essex 38
Villisca 59, Nishnabotna 58
West Monona, Onawa 62, Whiting 25



(Avoca) Audubon got the 2011 Western Iowa Conference Dual Wrestling Tournament off to a good start friday night with wins over Missouri Valley and #8 ranked Tri-Center (42-21).

The Wheelers lone loss on the night came by just six points to #1 ranked Underwood (39-33).


On Saturday Audubon will wrestle Griswold, AHST, Riverside, and Treynor. The wrestling begins at 9:00 a.m Saturday morning.



Click here for the interview with Audubon coach Blane Kerkhoff



(Oakland) Riverside scored the first eight points of the game and led 22-7 after one quarter on their way to a 26 point win against Audubon on Friday night. Riverside Deven Moore made her first six shots from the floor and totalled 20 points in the game to lead all scorers.


John Gunderson (14) and Rick Williams (10) each finished in double figures as well for 5-0 Riverside. Audubon drops to 0-6 with the loss.


Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Jason Shelangouski


Riverside Scoring: Deven Moore 20, John Gunderson 14, Rick Williams 20, Jesse McMillan 8, Ean Patrick 7, Tanner Ford 2, Malachi Dillon 2, Brandon Sipherd 1


Audubon Scoring: Michael Bylund 9, Drew Keller 6, Kaz Cozad 5, Logan Bauer 4, Clay West 4, Andrew Irlmeier 3, Andy Hoffman 3, Colby Rattenborg 2



(Oakland) After falling behind 7-0 in the opening minutes of the game, the Audubon Wheeler girls basketball team responded with a 50-28 win. Audubon went on a 27 to five win to end the first half. The Wheelers were led in scoring by Lacy Vokt with 12 points.


Audubon's full court pressure defense forced several Riverside turnovers. The Wheelers have now run four games in a row after their 0-3 start. Audubon will take on 3rd ranked Ar-We-Va on Saturday.


Audubon Scoring- L. Vokt 12, Susie Bylund, 10, Marissa Haubrich 8, Emily Nelson 8, Kyra Obermeier 6, Haillie Anthofer 4, Dana Johnson 2


Riverside Scoring- Shayley Smith 9, Bailey McCready 5, Rachel Novotny 4, Dani Turner 2, Elisabeth Seifert 2, Taylor Frain 1.


Click here for the postgame interview with Audubon Girls Coach Kim Subbert


(Oakland) Riverside High School graduate Amanda Vorthmann will be a guest at halftime of KSOM's broadcast of the Audubon at Riverside basektball game.


Vorthmann is a member of the cross country and track and field teams at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She began her collegiate career at Iowa Central Community College and after two years for the Tritans she transferred to Dana College. When Dana College closed, Vorthmann followed her coach to the University of Nebraska-Omaha and has continued to improve as she get older.


Click here for the interivew with Amanda Vorthmann



(Avoca) Jared Ploen (pictured shooting the free throw) led the way with 22 points and Lucas Blum scored 19 to lead Walnut to a 57-53 overtime win at AHST Thursday night. In the game that aired on KSOM and was streamed live on, the Warriors were able to get the necessary defensive stops late in the game to pick up their second win of the season. In addition to Ploen and Blum's big offensive nights, Chris Guthery scored a season high 8 points for Walnut. Zach Hemmingson and Ty Johnk rounded out the Walnut scoring with four points each.


The 2-5 Warriors will take on Ankeny Christian Academy Friday night. AHST falls to 3-3 overall this year. Bill Price scored 15 points to lead the Vikings. Todd Schmidt (12), Lee Whyte (11), and Tyler Robinson (10) all finished in double figures in the overtime loss.


Click here for the postgame interview with Walnut coach Rick Blum





Nodaway Valley71 East Union

Nodaway Valley 57 Mt. Ayr 6

Guthrie Center 57 Prairie Valley 16

Guthrie Center 57 Ogden 13

Guthrie Center 45 Panorama 27

Panorama 39 Prairie Valley 28

Corning 63 Pleasantville 6

Carroll 42 Saydel 35

Perry 45 Carroll 30

Dallas Center-Grimes 46 Ballard 31

Interstate-35 49 Corning 24

Coon Rapids-Bayard 41 Kuemper 30

Coon Rapids-Bayard 39 East Sac 30

Winterset 39 ADM 38

Winterset 44 Carlisle 33




Des Moines Christian 43, Newton 32
Glenwood 74, Red Oak 27
Murray 38, Lenox 32
Ogden 68, East Greene 49



Glenwood 48, Red Oak 40
Mount Ayr 81, Lamoni 53
Whiting 50, Westwood, Sloan 27




(Audubon) Audubon Senior Lacy Vokt is our KSOM Athlete of the Week. The third year starter averaged 22.3 points per game over the last three games for Audubon. The Wheelers started the season 0-3 but have won three straight games in the past week and Audubon coach Kim Subbert says Vokt has carried the team on her back.


Vokt tallied 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals in a 48-45 win over Tri-Center last Friday night. On Saturday, Vokt made 14-16 free throw attempts on her way to a 27 point night in a 65-51 win against West Central Valley. When Audubon topped Griswold Tuesday night, Vokt scored 21 points on 8-10 shooting from the field.


Vokt leads the Wheelers in several statistical categories this season. She is averaging 15.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game.



Click here to listen to the comments from Audubon head coach Kim Subbert



(Clarinda) MacKenzie Holme's strong offensive performance propels Atlantic to a 53-45 win over Clarinda in a non-conference North Division-South Division girls basketball game at Clarinda Tuesday night. Holmes scored 15-points including three 3-point baskets in the first half. Paige Kennon added ten for Atlantic.


The largest lead of the game was 8-points in the fourth quarter. Atlantic tied the contest at 27-27 with 6:16 left in the game and extended that lead to 39-31. Paige Kennon and Sam McConnell lead the second half charge with 8-and-6-points respectively. The Trojanns hit some key free throws down the stretch, with Kennon hitting 2-of-3, and

Ali Krogman dropping 2-of-2.


Kaylee Buch led Clarinda with 19-points.



Click here to listen to Casey Pelzer's post game comments



Atlantic Scoring:


Ali Krogman-6

Shelby Worth-2

Alisha Hinzeman-2

MacKenzie Holmes-15

Sam McConnell-6

Alex Hartwig-6

Liz Guttenfelder-6

Paige Kennon-10


Clarinda Scoring:


Emily McComb-3

Ellie Shane-6

Kaylee Buch-19

Sydney Rarick-5

Paige Fast-3

Allyson Karr-4

Krista Rogers-5


(Harlan) Backed by thirty-two points from senior point guard Zach Osborn (pictured in pregame warmups), the Harlan Community Cyclones were able to edge the Kuemper Catholic Knights in a Hawkeye-10 Conference boys basketball matchup that aired on KSOM Tuesday night.


The game was close from start to finish with no team ever holding a double-digit lead and Harlan hanging on at the end for a 64-61 victory. Kuemper Catholic jumped out to a 19-14 lead after one quarter but Harlan came back to tie things at 30 all at halftime. After three quarters the game was tied at 47 and Harlan led throughout most of the fourth quarter. Kuemper's Dylan Bordernaro had a deep three point try from the right wing as time expired that was off the mark giving Harlan the 64-61 win.


Outside of Osborn's thirty-two point effort, fellow senior Seth Lansman finished with 15 points. Harlan improves to 3-1 and 3-0 in the Hawkeye 10 heading into their game with Creston on Friday. Kuemper Catholic was led by Brian Dentlinger with 19 points and Carter Daniel with 17. The Knights fall to 5-2 on the year.



Click here for the postgame interview with Harlan coach Mitch Osborn


Click here for the postgame interview with point guard Zach Osborn





Boys Basketball

ADM, Adel 55, Carroll 53 
Ankeny Christian Academy 55, Adair-Casey 41 
Ballard 63, Winterset 58 
Bedford 73, East Union, Afton 71 
CAM, Anita 40, Walnut 38 (Ryan Aupperle 22 points and 16 rebounds)
Clarinda 63, Atlantic 59 (OT)
Corning 73, Lenox 41 (Wyatt Henkenius 22 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists-Reggie Perrin 20 points)
Dallas Center-Grimes 64, Bondurant-Farrar 41 
Des Moines, Christian 83, Woodward Academy 49 
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 63, East Mills 55 
Guthrie Center 53, Coon Rapids-Bayard 39 (Adam Courtney 30 points)

Griswold 56 Audubon 48 (Jared Schoning 20 points, Devin Bates 19)
Harlan 64, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 61 (Zach Osborn 32 points)
Jefferson-Scranton 63, South Hamilton, Jewell 60 

Lewis Central 63 Denison-Schleswig 53
MOC-Floyd Valley 92, George-Little Rock 56 
Martensdale-St. Marys 59, Central Decatur, Leon 50 
Murray 79, Diagonal 26 
Nodaway Valley 58, Mount Ayr 48 
Ogden 54, Earlham 50 
Pleasantville 64, Interstate 35, Truro 45 
Ridge View 53, Logan-Magnolia 50 
Riverside, Oakland 85, A-H-S-T, Avoca 47 (Rick Williams 22 points 14 rebounds, Brady Ryun 22 points, 6 assists)
Sidney 80, Clarinda Academy 76 
Sioux City, North 64, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 49 
South Page, College Springs 46, Essex 34 
Stanton 60, Villisca 43 (Stanton 4-1, Greg Focht 23 points)
Storm Lake 64, Estherville Lincoln Central 53 
Van Meter 67, Madrid 37 
West Harrison, Mondamin 76, Charter Oak-Ute 72


Girls Basketball

Adair-Casey 57, Ankeny Christian Academy 27 (Adair-Casey 7-1)
Atlantic 53, Clarinda 45 (MacKenzie Holmes 15 points)
Audubon 46, Griswold 34
Bedford 61, East Union 21
Bondurant-Farrar 60, Dallas Center-Grimes 39
Central Decatur, Leon 52, Martensdale-St Marys 48
Coon Rapids-Bayard 45, Guthrie Center 26
Corning 68, Lenox 33
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 52, Sioux City, North 44
Earlham 61, Ogden 39
Exira-EHK 67, Orient-Macksburg 45 (Maddy Peppers 23 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals-Rachel Smith 21 points and 7 assists)
Interstate 35, Truro 54, Pleasantville 47
Iowa Christian Academy 47, Glidden-Ralston 28
Lewis Central 36, Denison-Schleswig 32
Missouri Valley 47, Underwood 43
Nodaway Valley 54, Mount Ayr 27 (NV 6-0, Sarah Kerber 16 points and 10 rebounds)
OA-BCIG 57, IKM-Manning 53 (OT)
Paton-Churdan 38, East Greene 31
Sidney 49, Clarinda Academy 28
Treynor 44, Tri-Center, Neola 39
Van Meter 64, Madrid 47
Villisca 46, Stanton 43 (Villisca 6-0, Amanda Focht 14 points and 17 rebounds)
Walnut 41, CAM, Anita 40 (Walnut 4-3, 4 game winning streak)



Atlantic 60 Kuemper 6

Atlantic 54 Shenandoah 21

Red Oak 40 Riverside 39

Audubon 46 South Central Calhoun 21

Audubon 81 SE Webster 0

Audubon 67 East Sac County 3

Nodaway Valley 42 Griswold 21

Nodaway Valley 60 Missouri Valley 22




Iowa Boy’s Basketball Associated Press Rankings

Class 4-A

  1. Iowa City West 4-0
  2. Ankeny 4-0
  3. Linn-Mar (Marion) 2-1
  4. W.D.M. Valley 3-1
  5. Dubuque Senior 3-0
  6. Sioux City East 3-1
  7. Tie, Waukee 3-1, Southeast Polk 4-0
  8. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3-0
  9. Cedar Falls 1-1

Class 3-A

  1. Waverly-Shell Rock 4-0
  2. MOC-FV (Orange City) 4-0
  3. Davenport Assumption 2-1
  4. Tie, Sioux City Heelan 3-0, Iowa Falls-Alden 4-0
  5. Mount Pleasant 5-1
  6. Solon 4-0
  7. LeMars 4-0
  8. Carroll 3-1
  9. Atlantic 3-0

Class 2-A

  1. Western Christian (Hull) 3-0
  2. West Marshall 5-0
  3. West Fork 4-0
  4. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 3-1
  5. Tie, Carroll Kuemper 5-1, Iowa City Regina 3-0

7.   Dyersville Beckman 4-0

      8.   Mount Vernon 4-1

      9.   D.M. Christian 5-0

     10.  Unity Christian (Orange City) 4-1

Class 1-A

  1. Danville 5-0
  2. Storm Lake St. Mary’s 3-0
  3. Northeast Hamilton 6-0
  4. Iowa Mennonite (Kalona) 4-1
  5. Boyden-Hull 3-1
  6. Treynor 4-0
  7. Council Bluffs St. Albert 2-0
  8. Kingsley-Pierson 4-0
  9. Lone Tree 5-0
  10. North Iowa (Buffalo Center)




Corning 49, Stanton 47
Missouri Valley 68, Westwood, Sloan 47 





Bedford 52, Clarke, Osceola 45
Corning 69, Stanton 40
Missouri Valley 46, Westwood, Sloan 41
Walnut 65, Heartland Christian 14


(Ames) Hallie Christofferson poured in a career high 24 points in Iowa State's 77-47 win over Mississippi Valley State on Sunday. Christofferson connected on ten of her fifteen field goal attempts and also collected eight rebounds and four blocked shots.


Iowa State is now 6-2 on the season and Christofferson is averaging 11.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. The sophomore from Hamlin has started all eight games and leads the team in minutes played and blocked shots.


The Cyclones have nine days off for final exams. Next up for ISU is in-state opponent Northern Iowa on Tuesday, December 20th.


(Oakland)  Five Atlantic/CAM wrestlers were crowned champions at the Riverside Wrestling Tournament in Oakland Saturday. Woodbury Central won the team title with 233-points Atlantic finished second with 218, and Logan-Magnolia was third with 153-points.


Darrian Schwenke won the 106-pound title defeating Gable Verschoor (WC) 10-2, Rob Young, (132), topped Seth Hummer, of Savannah, 4-0, Rob Nichols, (152) defeated Josh Matusic (Woodbine) 4-2, Derek Stork, (170) pinned Trey Sander, of Exira-EHK, in: 35 seconds, and Austin Conrad, (285), pinned Landen Paulsen of Woodbury Central in :46-seconds for the title.


Dillon Cox, (113) and Tyler Stork (pictured in a previous match vs Clarinda), (195) each finished second. Matt Williamson, (182), finished third, and Reid Nichols, (120), was fourth. Tyler Christiansen, (220),  was 5th. Matt Smith, (126), and Cal Hueton, (145), both brought home with 6th place finishes.






1. Darrian Schwenke, Atlantic

2. Gable Vershoor, Woodbury Central

3. Zac McCoy, Shenandoah

4. Hadley Ogg, Griswold

5. Brett Greenwood, Logan-Magnolia

6. Tucker Bluml, Riverside




1. Jordan Bremer, Woodbury Central

2. Dillon Cox, Atlantic

3. Cole Peckham, St. Albert

4. Christian Danker, AHST

5. DJ Christiansen, Papillion, La Vista

6. Brandon Buffum, Logan-Magnolia




1. Nathan Ryan, Woodbury Central

2. Quinton Doiel, Logan-Magnolia

3. Evan Hansen, Exira, EHK

4. Reid Nichols, Atlantic

5. Sean Skillern, Shenandoah

6. Connor Rankin, Riverside




1. Cody Hummer, Savannah

2. Lane Nichols, Woodbury Central

3. Lucas Hedstrom, Woodbine

4,. Zach Vance, Griswold

5. Ridge Meeker, Logan-Magnolia

6. Matt Smith, Atlantic




1. Rob Young, Atlantic

2. Seth Hummer, Savannah

3. Tanner Potter, Griswold

4.Luke Klingensmith, Woodbury Central

5. Grant Whisney, Logan-Magnolia

6. Joseph Heitshusen, Shenandoah




1. Nathan Hogue, Savannah

2. Brady Charbonneau, Logan-Magnolia

3. Malachi Mentink, Woodbine

4. Lane Edwards, Papillion

5. Tyler Dalley, Shenandoah

6. Hayden Haines, Riverside




1. Dallas Dietz, Riverside

2. Jake Mize, Woodbury Central

3. Mason Mentink, Woodbine

4. Cody Munyon, AHST

5. Dustin Nebel, Shenandoah

6. Cal Hueton, Atlantic




1. Rob Nichols, Atlantic

2. Josh Matusik, Woodbine

3. Schuyler Rilling, Woodbury Central

4. Austin Fink, AHST

5. Austin Morrison, Riverside

6. Wyatt Lewis, St. Albert




1. Payton Housman, Riverside

2. Jake Funk, Woodbury Central

3. Kyle Bauerkemper, AHST

4. Scott Hastings, Shenandoah

5. Trevor Craft, St. Albert

6. Mason Anstey, Griswold




1. Derek Stork, Atlantic

2. Trey Sander, Exira, EHK

3. Xavier Olivo, Griswold

4. Matt Monahan, Woodbine

5. Collin Stock, Papillion

6. Reed Mitchell, Woodbury Central




1. Jared McCoy, Woodbury Central

2. MacKenzie Housman, Riverside

3. Matt Williamson, Atlantic

4. Alex Horak, Papillion LaVista

5. Quin Mann, Logan-Magnolia

6. Austin Lorenz, Griswold




1. Chris Bridgeford, Logan-Magnolia

2. Tyler Stork, Atlantic

3. Kodie Haas, Elk Horn-Kimballton

4. Zach Klingensmith, Woodbury Central

5. Kieron Keffer, Papillion LaVista

6. Sean O’Niell, St. Albert




1. Logan Melby, Logan-Magnolia

2. Alex Cudney, Papillion LaVista

3. Bryson O’Callaghan, Savannah

4. Levi Paulsen, Woodbury Central

5. Tyler Christensen, Atlantic

6. Trevor Johnson, Shenandoah




1. Austin Conrad, Atlantic

2. Landan Paulsen, Woodbury Central

3. Jeremy Kowalski, Papillion LaVista

4. Joe Graf, Logan-Magnolia

5. Russell Kay, Riverside

6. Austin Oldenkamp, Griswold

 Team Scores:


233.0 Woodbury Central

218.0 Atlantic

153.0 Logan Magnolia

114.0 Riverside

109.0 Papillion Lavista

99.0 Savannah

80.0 Griswold

78.5 Shen

77.0 Woodbine

65.0 AHST

60.5 EHK

43.0 St Albert





A-H-S-T, Avoca 66, Missouri Valley 52
ADM, Adel 74, Bondurant-Farrar 58
Adair-Casey 49, CAM, Anita 40
Ankeny Christian Academy 67, Glidden-Ralston 55
Atlantic 59, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 57
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 78, West Harrison, Mondamin 61
Carroll 67, Saydel 27
Clarinda 58, Red Oak 39
Clarinda Academy 83, Essex 48
Creston 61, Glenwood 54
Dallas Center-Grimes 68, Winterset 33
Des Moines, Christian 91, West Central Valley, Stuart 53
East Greene, Grand Junction 60, Walnut 56
East Mills 53, Sidney 38
Exira/EH-K 73, Paton-Churdan 21
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 65, Nishnabotna 42
Harlan 54, Denison-Schleswig 52
IKM-Manning 71, Woodbine 36
Lenox 77, East Union, Afton 62
Logan-Magnolia 49, Ar-We-Va, Westside 27
Mount Ayr 65, Bedford 43
Nodaway Valley 59, Corning 32
Ogden 52, Coon Rapids-Bayard 39
Orient-Macksburg 52, Iowa Christian Academy 21
Pleasantville 73, Martensdale-St. Marys 62
Riverside, Oakland 60, Underwood 55
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 70, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 41
Treynor 61, Griswold 38
Tri-Center, Neola 65, Audubon 37
Van Meter 62, Earlham 49
Villisca 67, South Page, College Springs 37
Wayne, Corydon 61, Interstate 35, Truro 43
Whiting 47, Charter Oak-Ute 32
Woodward Academy 58, Guthrie Center 52
Woodward-Granger 47, Madrid 42 




Adair-Casey 59, CAM, Anita 37
AR-WE-VA, Westside 71, Logan-Magnolia 28
Bedford 40, Mount Ayr 26
Bondurant-Farrar 70, A-D-M, Adel 45
Carroll 78, Saydel 28
Central Decatur, Leon 70, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 39
Charter Oak-Ute 48, Whiting 43
Denison-Schleswig 53, Harlan 51
Des Moines Christian 62, West Central Valley, Stuart 49
East Mills 47, Sidney 37
Essex 85, Clarinda Academy 30
Exira-EHK 66, Paton-Churdan 16
IKM-Manning 102, Woodbine 14
Interstate 35, Truro 56, Wayne 51
Iowa Christian Academy 58, Orient-Macksburg 38
Martensdale-St Marys 71, Pleasantville 50
Missouri Valley 59, A-H-S-T, Avoca 39
Nodaway Valley 66, Corning 59 (OT)
Omaha Roncalli 48, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 27
Red Oak 46, Clarinda 44
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 65, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 50
Treynor 51, Griswold 24
Underwood 45, Riverside, Oakland 35
Van Meter 46, Earlham 38
Walnut 49, East Greene 39 (OT)
Winterset 53, Dallas Center-Grimes 47


(Atlantic) Dalton Franken's game winning layup sealed it the victory for Atlantic at Kuemper in a Hawkeye Ten Conference Boys basketball game Friday night.


Chris Halbur's second free throw with fifteen seconds to play tied the game at 57-57. Atlantic point guard Chad Christiansen directing the half court offense with 10-seconds left dished a pass to Gunnar Blum on the left side of the key. Blum took the pass dribbled down the left side of the block and bounced the ball to Dalton Franken streaking down the right side of the lane for the layup and the 59-57 victory.


Franken (pictured in a win at Red Oak earlier in the season) lead the Trojans scorers with 18, Chad Christiansen had 13, Harrison Hoegh finished with 9, Sam Markham and Gunnar Blum scored 8-points, and Blake Esbeck ended the night with 3-points.


The knights held quarter leads of 13-10, and 29-26, but Atlantic out scored Kuemper 15-7 in the third quarter to take a 41-36 lead into the final period. The Trojans led by as many as 9-points in the fourth quarter before Kuemper scratched and clawed their way back into the game. Halbur put the game into a deadlock with a free throw with 15-seconds left to tie it at 57-57, before Franken layed it in off the glass for the win.


Carter Daniel led Kuemper with 18-points, and David Hicks who was averaging 18-points a game was held to 8-points. Riley Bach had 9-points, Brian Dentlinger and Chris Halbur each finished with 7, and Sam Brinks scored six.


Kuemper falls to 4-1. Atlantic improves to 3-0.


Click here to listen to Gunnar Blum describe the final play


Click here for comments from Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek


Creston-O/M 40 Atlantic/CAM 24

Atlantic/CAM 57 Clarinda 18

Martensdale-St. Mary's 56 Nodaway Valley 22

Corning 48 East Mills 30

Corning 60 SWI 24

Corning 64 Exira-EHK 9

Boone 51 Denison-Schleswig 27

Carroll 48 Denison-Schleswig 36

Bedford/Lenox 54 Coon Rapids-Bayard 20

Coon Rapids-Bayard 40 Guthrie Center 35

Riverside 54 Coon Rapids-Bayard 23

Guthrie Center 42 Bedford/Lenox 30

Guthrie Center 48 Riverside 27

Tri-Center 78 St. Albert 6

Tri-Center 78 Treynor 6

Harlan 47 Kuemper Catholic 21

Red Oak 48 Kuemper Catholic 35

Dallas Center-Grimes 59 Saydel 13


(Stanton) The Stanton Vikings basketball team has been off to a great start after picking up a win against Shenandoah 54-34 to make their record 3-0. The Vikings have also defeated South Page and Clarinda Academy. Jeff Marshall is the leading scorer for the Vikings averaging 16 points a game closely followed by Greg Focht with 15.3 points a game. A team that just last year only went 5-15 and was 7th in the corner conference looks like they are turning it around.


Brett Stakey


Click here to listen to the interview with Stanton coach Steve Brunning



(Creston) Atlantic had to play catch-up against Creston-Orient-Macksburg Thursday night in a key Hawkeye Ten Conference dual at Creston.


Sixth ranked Creston-Orient-Macksburg stampeded out of the gate with four straight wins forcing #5th rated Atlantic to play catch-up the rest of the match. Juan Parrish led the night off with a 12-8 decision over Rob Nichols at 160, 8th ranked David Thompson pinned #6th rated Derek Stork at 170, Trevor Frain won by a 9-2 decision over Matthew Williamson at 182, and #7 Keaton Hulett won by major decision over Tyler Stork in the 195 match and opened up a 16-0 lead.  


Trojan Sophomore Tyler Christiansen stopped the bleeding momentarily with a pin over Cole Tanner in the 220 match. But, moments later, #1 Collin Bevins pinned #6 Austin Conrad at 285 to extend the Panther lead to 22-6. Then the Trojans got on a roll winning five straight matches to close the gap to 22-18. #2 ranked Darrian Schwenke won by major decision at 106, Dillon Cox extended his record to 9-0 with a win at 113, Reid Nichols won by decision at 120, Matt Smith scored a 5-4 decision win at 126-pounds, and Rob Young scored a fall at 138-pounds to close within four points. But Creston-Orient-Macksburg won by fall at 145, and the Trojans forfeited at 152, and the Panthers sealed the deal 40-24. Afterwards Atlantic Head Coach Tim Duff had this to say about the match.


Atlantic defeated Clarinda 57-18. Winners for Atlantic were Rob Nichols, Derek Stork, Matthew Williamson, Tyler Stork, Tyler Christiansen, Austin Conrad, Darrian Schwenke, Dillon Cox, Rob Young and Cal Heuton (pictured). The Trojans are now 1-1 in the Conference and will compete in the Riverside Tournament on Saturday.


Click here to listen post match comments with Atlantic Head Coach Tim Duff


Tom Robinson


(Harlan) Following a 13 point loss to defending Class 2A state champions OA-BCIG on Tuesday, the Harlan Cyclones get back to their Hawkeye-10 Conference schedule with a game against Denison-Schleswig tonight.

Harlan is led in scoring this season by Josie Esser averaging 11.3 points per game. Senior Sarah Konz averages just under 10 points per game on the season. Coach Vis says his team is still looking for a go to scorer and added that the Cyclones will not be playing their best basketball until after the holiday break.


Harlan and Denison-Schleswig are two of the five remaining teams in the Hawkeye 10 Conference that have not lost a conference game this year.



Click here to listen to the interview with Harlan Girls Basketball Coach Tony Vis



(Audubon) The Audubon girls basketball team is still looking for their first win as they prepare for Tri-Center Friday night.

With a challenging early season schedule, the Audubon Wheeler girls have started off the season 0-3 losing to Guthrie Center 55-53, #4 IKM-Manning 66-29, and Treynor 51-41.

Audubon Head Coach Kim Subbert feels his Audubon team is right on the verge of getting the ball rolling and noted his teams post play as one of the bright spots so far this year.

It's 0-3 Audubon at 3-1 Tri-Center Friday night. It’s a girl/boy doubleheader with the girls game tipping off at 6:00.


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


(Manning) The IKM-Manning Wolves are ranked 4th in the latest Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings and will likely be moving up next week following their big 52-49 win over 3rd ranked Kuemper Catholic on Saturday. Tember Schechinger, our KSOM Athlete of the Week, was a big part of that win over Kuemper Catholic with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals.


In a win over Charter Oak-Ute last Friday, Schechinger posted 10 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists and 10 steals. The Wolves toppled Charter Oak-Ute 90-26 in that game. Schechinger also helped lead IKM-Manning to a 55-45 win over Denison-Schleswig. In the Denison-Schleswig game Schechinger compiled 16 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals.


Schechinger has helped lead the IKM-Manning Wolves to a 5-0 start to the 2011-12 season. She leads the team in both scoring and rebounding averaging 14.0 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game.



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



(Neola) Riverside was able to hang on against Tri-Center last night 45-43 to give the Bulldogs a big leg up on the Tri-Center in the Western Iowa Conference standings. Even though its very early in the season. These two teams have emerged as strong contendors to push defending conference champion Treynor.


Ricky Williams had 17 points and 15 rebounds in the win and teammate Brady Ryun added 10 points and seven assists for the now 2-0 Riverside Bulldogs. Riverside takes on Underwood in another Western Iowa Conference game on Friday.


Click here to listen to the interview with Riverside coach Jason Shelangouski



(Anita) The CAM Cougar girls basketball team topped Glidden-Ralston last night 51-27 in Rolling Hills Conference action. The Cougars have now won back to back games after starting the season 0-2. Coach Joe Wollum says the defense and shooting have improved as the players gain more experience.


Shelby Erickson scored 10 big points off the bench in the Glidden-Ralston win. Emily Beerman posted 11 points and nine rebounds.


2-2 CAM takes on 4-1 Adair-Casey Friday night. Coach Wollum says it will take a total team effort to play with the taller and more athletic Adair-Casey Bombers. Adair-Casey was the conference champion last season while CAM finished as the runner up in the Rolling Hills standings in 2010-11.


Click here to listen to the interview with CAM girls basketball coach Joe Wollum



(Guthrie Center) One year after placing 3rd in the Class 1A state basketball tournament, the Guthrie Center boys team is off to a 4-0 start with an almost entirely new core of players. Coach Seth Poldberg says the fast start has been important for his young team.

Returning starter Adam Courtney is the teams leading scorer at over 15 points per game. His twin brother Caleb Courtney and Gavin McGiveny also average in double figures.


Caleb Courtney led the way with 22 points Tuesday night in their win over West Central Valley. Caleb Courtney made four out of his five three-point attempts in his team's 77-46 win. Adam Courtney had 20 points Tuesday night and Gavin McGiveny added 13. Guthrie Center made 10 three-pointers in the win and have hit 35 from beyond the arc in their four games this year.


They travel to Woodward Academy on Friday night.


Click here to listen to the interview with Guthrie Center coach Seth Poldberg


Audubon 41 Perry 33

Guthrie Center 39 Audubon 34

Perry 57 Van Meter 9

Perry 49 Guthrie Center 24

Audubon 62 Van Meter 6

Logan-Magnolia 51 Missouri Valley 24

Logan-Magnolia 42 Thomas Jefferson 27



(Red Oak) The Atlantic Boys basketball team had another strong defensive performance Tuesday in a non-conference win over Red Oak. The Trojans held the Tigers to an average of 8-points per quarter in route to a 57-35 win at the Red Oak gym.


The Trojans went on a 7-0 run in the first quater and lead 17-9 after the first stanza, 30-18 at the half, and 39-24 at the end of three. The Tigers pulled within 8-points in the thrid quarter but the Trojans responded with another run that was lead by 6'5 Junior Dalton Franken who paced the Trojans with 20-points. Gunnar Blum, who sat out most of the first quarter because of foul problems finished with 13-points in a solid performance.


Other scorers for Atlantic were Chad Christiansen with 8-points, Sam Markham, 7, Harrison Hoegh, 6, and Blake Esbeck finished with 4-points.


Red Oak was lead in scoring by Pete Walker with 15-points, and Tanner Johson finished the night with 9. Other scorers for were Red Oak were Jesse Wilwerding 5, and Danny Carlson and Brandon Bergren finished with 2 each.


Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek's post game comments




Hawkeye 10 Conference

IKM-Manning 55, Denison-Schleswig 45

OA-BCIG 60 Harlan 47

Pride Of Iowa Conference

Bedford 60, Corning 43
Pleasantville 46, Wayne 30

Central Decatur, Leon 74, Interstate 35, Truro 33

Rolling Hills Conference

CAM, Anita 51, Glidden-Ralston 27
Exira-EHK 41, Adair-Casey 35
Iowa Christian Academy 40, Walnut 25


Western Iowa Conference

Treynor 51, Audubon 41
Underwood 50, A-H-S-T, Avoca 31

Missouri Valley 51, Griswold 22

Western Valley Conference

AR-WE-VA, Westside 67, Ridge View 44

Charter Oak-Ute 76, Woodbine 42

Raccoon River Conference

Carlisle 51, A-D-M, Adel 47
Carroll 66, Perry 65

Dallas Center-Grimes 60, Boone 48

Bondurant-Farrar 49, Winterset 40

West Central Activities Conference

Coon Rapids-Bayard 37, Van Meter 30
West Central Valley, Stuart 40, Guthrie Center 32

Panorama 54, Des Moines Christian 40

Corner Conference

Fremont-Mills 60, Heartland Christian 25
Nishnabotna 32, Sidney 15
Villisca 81, Clarinda Academy 30

Essex 61, East Mills 51




Hawkeye 10 Conference

Atlantic 57, Red Oak 35 (Dalton Franken 20 points, Gunnar Blum 13 points)

Kuemper Catholic 43 Creston 27

OA-BCIG 69, Harlan 61

Lourdes Central Catholic, NE 47, Glenwood 41

Rolling Hills Conference
CAM, Anita 63, Glidden-Ralston 49
Ankeny Christian Academy 73, East Greene, Grand Junction 55

Iowa Christian Academy 61, Walnut 50

Raccoon River Conference

Carroll 76, Perry 28
Dallas Center-Grimes 53, Boone 33


West Central Activities Conference

Des Moines, Christian 71, Panorama, Panora 47
Guthrie Center 77, West Central Valley, Stuart 46


Corner Conference

Nishnabotna 45, Sidney 41
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 89, Heartland Christian 23
Clarinda Academy 81, Villisca 63



Pride of Iowa

Pleasantville 71, Wayne, Corydon 57
Nodaway Valley 68, Lenox 22
Interstate 35, Truro 57, Central Decatur, Leon 48
Corning 63, Bedford 47

Mount Ayr 65, East Union, Afton 43

Western Iowa Conference
Riverside, Oakland 45, Tri-Center, Neola 43 (Ricky Williams 17 points, 15 rebounds)
Treynor 68, Audubon 43
Underwood 61, A-H-S-T, Avoca 37 


Western Valley Conference 

Ridge View 59, Ar-We-Va, Westside 27

Kingsley-Pierson 60, West Monona, Onawa 46




Adair-Casey 72, Diagonal 34
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 52, Underwood 42
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 68, Charter Oak-Ute




Adair-Casey 69, Diagonal 37
Glenwood 61, Lewis Central 51
River Valley 74, West Monona 24
South Page 41, Heartland Christian 39
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 36, Tri-Center, Neola 28
Underwood 53, Fremont-Mills 30 



(Elk Horn) The 3-0 Exira-EHK Spartan girls basketball team has a big challenge Tuesday night when they take on Adair-Casey.

Adair-Casey won the conference title last year with a 16-2 mark while Exira-EHK was right behind at 15-3. Each team looks to contend for the conference championship again this year and they have a key early season battle against each other Tuesday.

Adair-Casey brings back three of their top four scorers from last season while Exira-EHK graduated seven seniors, including four of their five starters.

Coach Tom Petersen says his team has been improving from game to game. They have wins over AHST, Glidden-Ralston, and Ankeny Christian. Adair-Casey has wins so far this year against Lenox, Walnut, and Iowa Christian. It’s 3-0 Adair-Casey @ 3-0 Exira-EHK in a key conference battle Tuesday night.


Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK girls coach Tom Petersen

Click here for the interview with Adair-Casey coach Cory Bartz


(Walnut) After an 0-2 start, the Walnut boys basketball team looks to get in the win column this week as they take on Iowa Christian Academy on Tuesday and East Greene on Friday.

Walnut opened up the season with a 60-33 loss against Adair-Casey and followed that up with a 43-37 loss against Orient Macksburg.

Coach Blum says his team took a big step forward from the first game to the second game especially defensively.

The Warriors had a breakout season last year with eight wins and hope to surpass that this season. They’ve set several goals this year and they don’t think Rolling Hills Conference championship is out of the question.

Coach Blum says he hasn’t talked with his team about the school boards vote to join forces with AHST for all boys sports next year but plans to talk about what this season means to the community throughout the season.


Click here to listen to the interview with Walnut boys coach Rick Blum



(Harlan) The Harlan Cyclones begin the boys basketball season 1-0 with a 75-14 win over Shenandoah Friday night. Harlan made seven three-pointers in the win.


The Cyclones return Zach Osborn and Seth Lansman as key peices from last years conference co-championship team. Another key player from last year, Jarod Juhl, hopes to return from injury sometime in late January or early February.


Last season the Cyclones shared the Hawkeye 10 Conference title with Kuemper Catholic. Kuemper appears to be an early favorite this year as the Knights are off to a 3-0 start. Harlan coach Mitch Osborn also says Atlantic (1-0) will be an outstanding team this year and noted Lewis Central as another contender.


1-0 Harlan has OA-BCIG on Tuesday and Denison-Schleswig on Friday on the schedule this week.


Click here for the interview with Harlan boys basketball coach Mitch Osborn



(Stanton) With 23 points on Friday night, Jeff Marshall led Stanton to a 71-61 season opening victory over Clarinda Academy. Marshall connected on 8-12 shooting and also tallied seven rebounds. Teammate Greg Focht scored 17 points and four of the five Viking starters scored in double figures.


Stanton is 1-0 heading into their game with South Page on Tuesday.



Click here to listen to the interview with Stanton boys coach Steve Bruning





ADM, Adel 63, Creston 60 (2 OT)
Des Moines, Christian 78, Madrid 39
Guthrie Center 43, Panorama, Panora 37
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 70, IKM-Manning 52
Ogden 81, West Central Valley, Stuart 52 




Des Moines Christian 45, Madrid 18
IKM-Manning 53, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 49
Panorama 73, Guthrie Center 35
West Central Valley, Stuart 57, Ogden 33




(Guthrie Center) Junior Gavin McGiveny started Friday nights game against Madrid by making his first five shots from the floor. He finished the 63-30 win with 20 points. McGiveny made half of Guthrie Center's 12 three point field goals with twin brothers Adam Courtney and Caleb Courtney combining for the the rest of the long range shots.


Guthrie Center led 17-9 after the first quarter and held a 40-15 advantage at halftime. The 35-point running clock mercy rule came into effect late in the game as the Guthrie Center Tigers started the season 2-0.


Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Seth Poldberg



Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center junior Gavin McGiveny





(Guthrie Center) In a game that aired on KSOM Friday night, Guthrie Center topped Madrid 67-48 in girls basketball. Keisha Bailey stepped up in the absence of leading scorer Leah Courtney. Courtney was injured in a win on Tuesday against Earlham but Guthrie Center got 28 points from Bailey who led all scorers. Bailey made seven 3-pointers in the win. Guthrie Center trailed early but started to click midway through the first quarter. They led 37-27 at halftime and continued to build the lead in the second half.


Guthrie Center Scoring- Keisha Bailey 28, Mallory Osen 14, Kasey Schrek 11, Breanna Meier 5, Alyssa Kenyon 4, Laurisa Stringer 3 Morgan Mozingo 2, Emma Wilson 2


Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center girls coach Shane Rowlands





Adair-Casey 46, Iowa Christian Academy 35
AR-WE-VA, Westside 76, West Harrison 23
Ballard 44, Carroll 43
Bedford 62, Lenox 23
CAM, Anita 64, East Greene 35
Central Decatur, Leon 66, Pleasantville 43
Corning 51, Mount Ayr 31
Glenwood 71, Atlantic 29
Glidden-Ralston 50, Paton-Churdan 40
Guthrie Center 67, Madrid 48
Harlan 65, Shenandoah 25
IKM-Manning 90, Charter Oak-Ute 26
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 67, Clarinda 25
Lewis Central 37, Creston 32
Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 56, Kingsley-Pierson 17
Orient-Macksburg 46, Walnut 42
Panorama 90, Ogden 17
Stanton 86, Clarinda Academy 25
Underwood 50, Logan-Magnolia 20
Van Meter 53, West Central Valley, Stuart 51 (OT)
Villisca 56, Griswold 30
Winterset 45, Carlisle 32



ADM, Adel 53, Saydel 26
Adair-Casey 53, Iowa Christian Academy 46
Atlantic 68, Glenwood 47
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 58, Whiting 19
CAM, Anita 58, East Greene, Grand Junction 34
Carlisle 68, Winterset 52
Carroll 60, Ballard 53
Des Moines, Christian 72, Earlham 46
East Mills 65, Nishnabotna 41
IKM-Manning 89, Charter Oak-Ute 24
Interstate 35, Truro 63, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 55
Lamoni 79, Moravia 46
Lawton-Bronson 63, Ridge View 47
Murray 67, Seymour 27
Nodaway Valley 77, East Union, Afton 33
Ogden 66, Panorama, Panora 31
Pleasantville 69, Central Decatur, Leon 30
Stanton 71, Clarinda Academy 61 


(Neola) The Tri-Center Trojans' boys basketball team is looking forward to this years season as they come out with a 2-0 start with wins over Logan-Magnolia and Woodbine.


They return leading scorer Britton Barrier who last year averaged 16.0 PPG as just a sophomore. Coach Chad Harder says that the Trojans will be a very similar team to last years team that went 17-5.


Tri-Center finished second in the Western Iowa Conference behind Treynor. With many Western Iowa conference teams losing last years seniors Tri-Center is looking like they are in good shape with only losing two of last years starters to graduation. 


By: Brett Stakey



Click here to listen to the interview with Tri-Center coach Chad Harder



(Oakland) Last season the Riverside boys basketball season came to an end with a Substate loss to Exira-EHK. Coach Jason Shelangouski says his team hopes to top what they did a year ago but has a long way to go to get there. The team returns several four starters from last season.


Riverside looks to compete with Tri-Center and Treynor atop the Western Iowa Conference this year. They got the season started with a 56-30 win against Bedford earlier this week and will take on Boyer Valley on Saturday. Ricky Williams posted 21 points and 13 rebounds in the season opening win. Ean Patrick added 18 points in that win.


Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Jason Shelangouski





(Griswold) The Atlantic/CAM wrestling program is off to a 2-0 start to their season. The Trojans, who enter the year ranked fifth in Class 2A, got dual wins over Griswold and Audubon on Thursday night. Atlantic beat Audubon 42-30 and then topped Griswold 62-3.


Pictured is Rob Young, one of eight Atlantic/CAM wrestlers that went 2-0 on the night.


Also last night in Griswold, Audubon posted a convincing win over Griswold 67-12. The Wheelers have had an impressive 3-1 start to the season as they also scored lopsided wins against Kuemper Catholic and Carroll earlier in the week.



Click here for the interview with Atlantic/CAM wrestling coach Tim Duff


Click here for the interview with Audubon wrestling coach Blane Kerkoff



Area Wrestling Scores-Thursday, December 1


Atlantic 62 Griswold 3

Atlantic 42 Audubon 30

Audubon 67 Griswold 12

Lewis Central 61 Clarinda 17

Clarinda 49 Shenandoah 30

Glenwood 54 Kuemper Catholic 27

Glenwood 40 OA-BCIG  34

Corning 52 East Mills 21

Corning 42 Mount Ayr 34

Logan-Magnolia 84 St. Albert 0

Logan-Magnolia 72 Kingsley-Pierson 7

Underwood 69 Sidney 12

Underwood 49 Riverside 27




Corning 57, Griswold 29
Missouri Valley 54, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 34
Tri-Center, Neola 45, Woodbine 23
Underwood 47, East Mills 22
Woodward-Granger 36, Martensdale-St Marys 23




A-H-S-T, Avoca 59, Essex 50
Corning 86 Griswold 54 (Wyatt Henkenius 23 points-Cole Schafer 17-Reggie Perrin 16)
Glenwood 48, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 43
Interstate 35, Truro 53, Earlham 37
Pleasantville 67, Chariton 63
Storm Lake 63, Denison-Schleswig 47
Tri-Center, Neola 85, Woodbine 55


(Orange City) Former Adair-Casey first team all state basketball player Zack Leeper is now enjoying success as a member of the Northwestern College Red Raiders basketball team.

After starring for the Bombers in high school, Zack Leeper is emerging as a solid player on the collegiate level at Northwestern College, an NAIA Division II school in Orange City. Leeper led Adair-Casey to a state tournament appearance as a senior in 2009 and then redshirted in his initial college season at Northern State in South Dakota before transferring to Northwestern to play for coach Kris Korver.

Coach Korver, whose nephew Kyle is a member of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, runs an offense that features a lot of three point shooting. It’s an offense that Leeper has excelled in.

Leeper is second on the team with his 12.9 point per game average. He leads the squad in three pointers made and credits his teammates for much of his success.

Leeper scored 14 points in a win on Wednesday night over Mt. Marty.  Northwestern, a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference, is 8-1 on the season. 2009 Atlantic high school graduate Jacey Hoegh and 2011 Logan-Magnolia graduate Levi Ettelman are also members of the team. Their next game will be at Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday.


Click here to listen to the full interview with Zack Leeper


(Corning) Corning co-head basketball coach Sandy Winter says she hopes to see her team comes out better Thursday night against Griswold than they did on Tuesday. The Red Raiders beat Shenandoah 61-50 to start the season but according to coach Winter, they were shaky and nervous in the season opening win.


Kelsey Roberts led the team with 17 points in Tuesday's win and Ella Aiken added 16. Mackenzie Barton was also in double figures with 11 points.


After taking on Griswold on Thursday night, the Corning Red Raiders will host Mount Ayr on Friday.


Click here for the interview with Corning co-head coach Sandy Winter





(Walnut) Walnut will join forces with AHST for all boys and girls sports beginning next school year. The Walnut school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to join all boys sports beginning in the fall of 2012. The board also voted 3-2 to join all of the girls sports with AHST, a vote that reportedly was met with some criticism from Walnut parents.


Messages were left for both Walnut Activities Director Jeff Koenck and AHST Activities Director Jeremy Hissem as neither were available for comment Wednesday afternoon.

Walnut has had success in several sports over the years but their baseball tradition stands out with four trips to the state tournament. Current head coach Trey Brix has been a part of that baseball tradition as both a player and a coach leading the Warriors to a close loss in the substate final last year. 


Coach Brix shared his reaction with KSOM/KS95.7 sports Wednesday saying, “It’s disappointing but hopefully it’s what works out best for the kids.”



Click here to listen to the full reaction from Walnut baseball coach Trey Brix



(Manning) IKM-Manning guard TJ Sterk entered his junior basketball season with very high expectations after averaging 16.3 points per game as a sophomore. On Tuesday night, Sterk got that junior season off to a great start with a 34 point outing in a 70-45 win at Audubon. Sterk scored 13 first quarter points and knocked down six three pointers in that season opening victory. For that effort against Audubon, Sterk is the KSOM Athlete of the Week.

KSOM Sports caught up with the junior guard T.J. Sterk after his big night as well as his head coach Keith Wagner. You can hear their comments by clicking below.


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


Click here for the postgame interview with Athlete of the Week TJ Sterk