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Latest Sports Stories Archives for 2012-01

(Harlan) Blake Esbeck’s two three-point shots in overtime gave Atlantic the edge over Harlan 71-69 Tuesday night in a thriller at Harlan. The fans certainly got their money’s worth as both teams played with a lot “want to,” the entire game,which came down to some big three point shots by the Trojans in overtime.


The Cyclones jumped out to an early lead sparked by post player Seth Lansman’s 11-first half points.


Atlantic trailed by as many as 12-points in the second half before mounting a comeback. Dalton Franken’s (pictured) three point set shot with 3:25 left in regulation tied the game at 52-52. Josh Bruck hit a three point shot for Harlan moments later to take a 55-52 lead, before Franken again nailed down a three point shot to tie the game at 55-55, and took a 57-55 on Dalton Frankens two free throws with 2:19 to go. Atlantic capitalized on 8-three point shots in the second half, 13 for the game.  


The Trojans lead 60-58 with seconds remaining on the clock before Harlan senior point guard Zach Osborn weaved his way into the lane and knocked down a  layup to tie the game at 60-60 and send it into overtime.


The Cyclones jumped out in front in overtime,  but Blake Esbeck’s two-three- pointers, including the game winner with 5-seconds left was enough to lift the Trojans to a 71-69, overtime win.


Dalton Franken led all scorers for Atlantic with 23-points, Chad Christensen and Blake Esbeck popped in 14-each. Sam Markham chipped in 9-points, along with some outstanding defensive plays, including a key block late in the ballgame.


Harlan had five players in double figures including; Seth Lansman, 20, Zach Osborn, 13, and Josh and Ben Bruck, 12-each.


The Trojans extend their record to 15-2, and 9-1 in the conference. Harlan’s record falls to 11-5, and 7-3 in the Hawkeye Ten Conference. Atlantic faces another tough test Friday, when they host Lewis Central. Harlan is idle Friday night.


Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek's post game interview



January 31



(Walnut) On an emotional night in Walnut, the Warriors boys picked up a 56-46 win over Paton-Churdan.


Tuesday night marked the final home game in Warrior boys basketball history as Walnut will enter into a sharing agreement with AHST in the fall of 2012. Walnut jumped on top of Paton-Churdan early and held a 19-6 first quarter lead. Senior Zach Hemmingsen went 4-4 from the three-point line in the first half and the Warriors held a comfortable 33-22 halftime lead. A 10-2 run to start the third quarter would bump the Walnut advantage up to 21 points in the second half. Paton-Churdan made a late 9-0 run to cut the lead to 8 in the fourth quarter, but Walnut was able to hit 11 second half free-throws to hang on for the 56-46 win. Senior Lucas Blum led the way with 22 points. Zach Hemmingsen (15) and Jared Ploen (13) were also in double figures. Chris Guthery contributed 4 points and Ty Johnk tallied two. All eight of the Warriors that suited up were able to get into the game.


Walnut moves to 8-11 with three games remaining in the regular season. The Warriors will play at East Mills in the first round of the District Tournament.


Click here for the interview with Walnut boys coach Rick Blum


Click here for the comments from the four Walnut seniors


(Audubon) Heading into their matchup with AHST on Tuesday, Audubon still has a chance to catch Missouri Valley in the Western Iowa Conference standings.


Missouri Valley is 19-0 overall and 12-0 in conference play. 12-5 Audubon is two games back at 10-2 in Western Iowa play. The two teams will go head-to-head this Friday night in Audubon.


Audubon girls basketball coach Kim Subbert says the conference race is something his team talks about quite a bit. He adds that it's something that keeps the Wheelers motivated throughout the year. 


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


(Manning) The #3 ranked IKM-Manning girls basketball team will play for the Western Valley Conference Tournament Championship on Saturday against #1 OA-BCIG.

The Wolves move into the conference championship game with a 63-34 win over Ar-We-Va in the semi-finals on Monday.

The semi-final win sets up the big rematch with undefeated OA-BCIG in the conference championship on Saturday. After an undefeated state title last year, OA-BCIG is unbeaten again this year and looking poised to defend as the Class 2A state champs. However if there is a team built to beat the Falcons it could very well be IKM-Manning. IKM-Manning was bounced by OA-BCIG in the state tournament last year and this year the Wolves only loss this year came against their conference rivals. Both losses were by just four points.

It’s the champion against the challenger, OA-BCIG against IKM-Manning, the Falcons against the Wolves on Saturday for the Western Valley Conference Tournament Championship.


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


Boys Basketball


Fremont-Mills 66 Red Oak 53

Treynor 74 Underwood 53

Boyer Valley 63 Charter Oak-Ute 24

South Page 61 Heartland Christian 29


Girls Basketball


Boyer Valley 52, Logan-Magnolia 27
Craig-Fairfax 55, Essex 41
IKM-Manning 63, AR-WE-VA, Westside 34
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 46, Lewis Central 40
OA-BCIG 69, Lawton-Bronson 64
Ridge View 29, Westwood, Sloan 26
Treynor 62, Underwood 45
Woodbury Central 68, River Valley 59


(AMES) Hallie Chistofferson scored 13 points and collected 6 rebounds in Iowa State's 64-66 loss to #14 Texas Tech on Sunday.


Christofferson shot 4-6 from the floor including 2-3 from the three-point line. She also made three of her four free-throw attempts and added one block, one steal, and one assist. ISU falls to 11-8 on the year and 2-6 in the Big 12.


The Cyclones will oppose Oklahoma State on Wednesday.


Team Scoring

1. Logan-Magnolia 202

2. Audubon 170

3. St. Albert 119

4. Griswold 108

5. Missouri Valley 105

6. AHST 99

7. Corning 82

8. Treynor 77

9. East Mills 60

10. Exira-EHK 58


Individual Results



1. Brad Kerkhoff, Audubon

2. Hadley Ogg, Griswold

3. Brett Greenwood, Logan-Magnolia

4. Aaron Fauteaux, AHST

5. Tanner Bouchard, Treynor

6. Ryan Wood, Corning



1. Evan Hansen, Exira-EHK

2. Ethen Reynek, Logan-Magnolia

3. Cole Peckham, St. Albert

4. Jake Miller, Missouri Valley

5. Cody Carlton, Griswold



1. Quinton Doiel, Logan-Magnolia

2. Andrew Malloy, Audubon

3. Nathan Eggers, AHST

4. Austin Dollen, Griswold

5. Marin Shudak, St. Albert



1. Brett Marcum, Missouri Valley

2. Ridge Meeker, Logan-Magnolia

3. Zach Vance, Griswold

4. Marc Riley, Treynor

5. Bobby Starr, East Mills

6. Jeremy Sindelar, St. Albert



1. Walker Marshall, Missouri Valley

2. Cameron Mennenoh, Audubon

3. Grant Whisney, Logan-Magnolia

4. Tanner Potter, Griswold

5. Lane Stortenbecker, East Mills

6. Justin Mern, Corning



1. Riley Jensen, Audubon

2. Nate Dunning, St. Albert

3. Cody Munyon, AHST

4. Jake Hoss, Missouri Valley

5. Eric Brosnahan, Logan-Magnolia

6. Garrett Bazzell, Treynor



1. Colby Jennings, East Mills

2. Brock Myers, Logan-Magnolia

3. Trevor Smith, Audubon

4. Josh McIlnay, Missouri Valley

5. Kegan McManigal, Griswold

6. Tyler Bissell, Corning



1. Kallan Schmelzer, Corning

2. Austin Fink, AHST

3. Brady Charbonneau, Logan-Magnolia

4. Nick Carious, Treynor

5. Dylan King, Missouri Valley

6. Frencois Sudan, Audubon



1. Kolton Jensen, Audubon

2. Kyle Bauerkemper, AHST

3. Dane Livengood, Treynor

4. Conor Donegan, St. Albert

5. Taber Andersen, Exira-EHK

6. Mason Anstey, Griswold



1. Jake Lewis, St. Albert

2. Trey Sander, Exira-EHK

3. Xavier Olivo, Griswold

4. Quin Mann, Logan-Magnolia

5. Colton Story, East Mills

6. Dylan Zornes, AHST



1. Jesse Svoboda, Audubon

2. Zach Barton, Corning

3. Jake Larson, AHST

4. Austin Lorenz, Griswold

5. Andy Kourl, St. Albert

6. Jordan Muxfeldt, Logan-Magnolia



1. Chris Bridgeford, Logan-Magnolia

2. Trenton Geer, Treynor

3. Kodie Haas, Exira-EHK

4. Sean O'Neill, St. Albert

5. Jake Jones, Corning

6. Austin Oldenkamp, Griswold



1. Logan Melby, Logan-Magnolia

2. John Wohlers, Missouri Valley

3. Alex Clark, Corning

4. Jake Steinbeck, Griswold

5. Jud Magers, East Mills

6. Jon Herron, Exira-EHK



1. Marco Naughton, St. Albert

2. Nick Fett, Audubon

3. David Howell, East Mills



(Elk-Horn) Exira-EHK will host CAM Tuesday night in a boys basketball contest that will likely determine the 2011-12 Rolling Hills Conference Champion.


The Spartans and the Cougars each enter the game with just one conference loss so far this season. Each team will have just two conference games remaining on the schedule after Tuesday night. CAM holds a slight leg up on Exira-EHK having beaten them 55-49 earlier this season. Exira-EHK's loss to CAM is the Spartans only loss of the year. Exira-EHK has won nine straight games since that six point loss at CAM on December 20th. CAM has won eight of nine since that first meeting with the only loss in that stretch coming to top ten ranked Nodaway Valley.


Tuesday night's showdown of conference leaders is part of a girl/boy doubleheader from Elk Horn. The game will tip off at around 7:30 p.m.


Click here for the interview with CAM boys coach Franklin Dea


Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK boys coach Doug Newton


(Area) Five area boys basketball teams are ranked in the top ten in their class this week while six area girls teams find themselves in the top ten. In the Class 3A boys rankings, Atlantic (7) and ADM (9) are ranked while Carroll, Dallas Center-Grimes, and Harlan are listed as teams to watch. Clarinda breaks into the Class 2A rankings this week at #9. Area teams to watch in Class 2A include IKM-Manning and Kuemper Catholic. In Class 1A boys, Nodaway Valley and Treynor stay put at #4 and #7 respectively. Exira-EHK and Riverside are two of the area teams in the boys watch list for Class 1A.


In the girls rankings, three Hawkeye 10 Conference teams are ranked this week starting with Lewis Central at #10 in Class 4A. Glenwood remains in the #5 spot in Class 3A. Class 3A teams on the watch list from this area are Dallas Center-Grimes, Denison-Schleswig, and Winterset. In Class 2A, IKM-Manning (3) and Kuemper Catholic (7) are both ranked while Nodaway Valley, Missouri Valley, and Panorama are listed as teams to watch. In the Class 1A girls rankings, Bedford stays put at #2 while Ar-We-VA remains at #3. Adair-Casey, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Exira-EHK, and Villisca all find themselves on the watch list in Class 1A.




IKM-Manning 64, Logan-Magnolia 55

Lawton-Bronson 72, Woodbury Central, Moville 56

West Monona, Onawa 60, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 35

Woodbine 58, Ar-We-Va, Westside 55
West Monona, Onawa 60, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 35
River Valley, Correctionville 54, Charter Oak-Ute 36


Bedford 48, Griswold 46

Norwalk 51, Creston 43
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 59, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 53

Lewis Central 64, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 31

Interstate 35, Truro 64, Central Decatur, Leon 34
Lamoni 54, East Union, Afton 23
Ogden 53, Guthrie Center 48
Western Christian, Hull 66, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 56




 Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 67, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 43
Lewis Central 44, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 36
Bedford 73, Griswold 46
Central Decatur, Leon 75, Interstate 35, Truro 45
Earlham 56, Madrid 47
Guthrie Center 75, Ogden 49
Nodaway Valley 44, Clarke, Osceola 32






(Clarinda) Creston captured the Hawkeye Ten Conference Wrestling Tournament title Saturday afternoon in Clarinda.  The Panthers crowned six individual champions, a runner-up, and a medaled in every weight division but one, adding up to the Panthers 241.5 points, 15 ahead of Atlantic, who finished second with 226.5-points. The Trojans crowned two champions, and one runner-up, and medaled in 13-out-of the 14 weight divisions Saturday.


Lewis Central was third with (174)-points, and Harlan finished fourth with (150.5), Glenwood was fifth, (131.5), Kuemper, sixth, (104), Clarinda, seventh, (105), Red Oak, eighth, (64), Denison, ninth, (57), and Shenandoah, was tenth, with 49-points.


Here is the list of medalists:



  1. Darrian Schwenke, Atlantic
  2. Tanner Mertz, Red Oak
  3. Kruz Adamson, Creston
  4. Zac McCoy, Shenandoah
  5. Jordan Bailey, Lewis Central
  6. Chase Evans, Glenwood




    1.   Jared Eischeid, Kuemper

    2.   Broghan Kelly, Harlan

    3.   Sean Skillern, Shenandoah

    4.   Dillon Cox, Atlantic

    5.   Kieran Deal, Creston

    6.   Jorge Partida, Denison




  1. Blake Luna, Clarinda
  2. Reid Nichols, Atlantic
  3. Sam Jameson, Glenwood
  4. Geoff Sellers, Red Oak
  5. Chris Hopkins, Harlan
  6. Gage Cheers, Creston



  1. Alexander Schmitz, Kuemper
  2. Seth Warren, Glenwood
  3. Trey White, Clarinda
  4. Corbin Tawzer, Lewis Central
  5. Matt Smith, Atlantic
  6. Spencer Wray, Creston



  1. Rob Young, Atlantic
  2. Zac Goodrich, Creston
  3. Jesse Bendt, Glenwood
  4. James Schwarte, Harlan
  5. Kolby Hilgenberg, Kuemper
  6. Joseph Heitshusen, Shenandoah




    1.   Jake Marlin, Creston

    2.   John Schwarte, Harlan

    3.   Luke Strong, Clarinda

    4.   AJ Clark, Glenwood

    5.   Cal Hueton, Atlantic

    6.   Dustin Nebel, Shenandoah




   1. Juwan Parrish, Creston

   2.   Ethan Ruby, Lewis Central

   3.   Rob Nichols, Atlantic

   4.   Josh Clark, Glenwood

   5.   Skyler Shane, Clarinda

   6.   Allan Hopp, Harlan



  1. David Thompson, Creston
  2. Ryan Nightster, Lewis Central
  3. Cordell Turner, Clarinda
  4. Adam Zaccone, Harlan
  5. Jonah Strand, Glenwood
  6. Brenden Dostal, Shenandoah



  1. Zeb Wahl, Lewis Central
  2. Derek Stork, Atlantic
  3. Brock Travis, Harlan
  4. Gavin Leith, Creston
  5. Dakota Collins, Denison
  6. Zach Magnussen, Glenwood



  1. Ben Schwery, Lewis Central
  2. Trevor Frain, Creston
  3. Matt Williamson, Atlantic
  4. Cody Crouch, Glenwood
  5. Nick Kornischuk. Harlan
  6. Matt Gray, Shenandoah



  1. Seth Esaias, Red Oak, (four-time Conference Tournament Champion)
  2. Hunter Hoffman, Glenwood
  3. Tyler Stork, Atlantic
  4. Scott Brockman, Clarinda
  5. Cale Stork, Harlan
  6. Riley Blay, Lewis Central



  1. Keaton Hulett, Creston
  2. Austin Lear, Lewis Central
  3. Tyler Doll, Atlantic
  4. Bobby Overton, Denison
  5. Dalton Bendorf, Harlan
  6. Trevin Jorgensen, Kuemper



  1. Zach Renshaw, Lewis Central
  2. Cass Weitl, Kuemper
  3. Andrew Overton, Denison
  4. Tyler Christensen, Atlantic
  5. Cole Tanner, Creston
  6. Tyler Johannsen, Harlan



  1. Collin Bevins, Creston
  2. Austin Conrad, Atlantic
  3. Alex Bruch, Kuemper
  4. Trevor Stephens, Lewis Central
  5. Jordan Siebert, Harlan
  6. Alec Ruskell, Denison



Girls Basketball

Missouri Valley 56, Riverside, Oakland 46
Treynor 50, A-H-S-T, Avoca 24
Tri-Center, Neola 56, Griswold 30

Audubon 56, Underwood 45

Adair-Casey 65, Glidden-Ralston 26

CAM, Anita 63, Paton-Churdan 37

Exira-EHK 47, Iowa Christian Academy 20

Walnut 47, Ankeny Christian Academy 45


Creston 45, Denison-Schleswig 33

Glenwood 54, Harlan 38

Lewis Central 69 Shenandoah 44

Atlantic Clarinda 


Nodaway Valley 56, Wayne 46

Bedford 48, Central Decatur, Leon 38

Martensdale-St Marys 48, East Union 34

Corning 43, Interstate 35, Truro 39
Mount Ayr 37, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 35
Pleasantville 60, Lenox 32


Coon Rapids-Bayard 53, Earlham 35
Des Moines Christian 41, Guthrie Center 37

Van Meter 60, Ogden 42


Bondurant-Farrar 63, Carlisle 24
Ballard 47, Perry 25

Dallas Center-Grimes 58, Saydel 19
Boone 40, A-D-M, Adel 26
Winterset 54, Carroll 50


Sioux City, West 54, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 43


Stanton 58, East Mills 14

Essex 74, Clarinda Academy 16


Boys Basketball


Underwood 56, Audubon 43

Treynor 76, A-H-S-T, Avoca 33

Tri-Center, Neola 61, Griswold 50

Riverside, Oakland 60, Missouri Valley 26


Atlantic 55 Clarinda 51

Harlan 61 Glenwood 26
Creston 71, Denison-Schleswig 65

Lewis Central 56 Shenandoah 24


Adair-Casey 59, Glidden-Ralston 36
East Greene, Grand Junction 69, Orient-Macksburg 41
Exira/EH-K 70, Iowa Christian Academy 37
CAM, Anita 83, Paton-Churdan 50
Ankeny Christian Academy 47, Walnut 31


Villisca 62, South Page, College Springs 59 (OT)

Clarinda Academy 70, Essex 49
East Mills 55, Stanton 34

Des Moines, Christian 57, Guthrie Center 42
Ogden 74, Van Meter 56
Woodward Academy 63, West Central Valley, Stuart 52
Panorama, Panora 60, Madrid 47
Coon Rapids-Bayard 43, Earlham 40


Bedford 61, Central Decatur, Leon 35

Martensdale-St. Marys 84, East Union, Afton 32

Nodaway Valley 66, Wayne, Corydon 40

Interstate 35, Truro 70, Corning 62 (Wyatt Henkenius scores his 1,000 career point)

Mount Ayr 70, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 31

Pleasantville 66, Lenox 32

Sioux City, West 66, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 58


Ballard 83, Perry 56

ADM, Adel 57, Boone 49

Carroll 84, Winterset 70Dallas Center-Grimes 61, Saydel 33



(Harlan) Harlan beat Glenwood Friday night in a Hawkeye 10 conference boys matchup on KSOM.

Harlan Community started the game with a 9-0 run and held Glenwood to just 13 first half points on their way to a 61 to 26 win last night.

Three Harlan Cyclones finished in double figures led by Trey Lansman with 14. Seniors Zach Osborn finished with 13 and Seth Lansman had 12.

The Cyclones outscored the Rams 18-3 from the free throw line on their way to their 4th straight win.


Harlan improves to 11-4 on the year heading into their matchup with 14-2 Atlantic on Tuesday. Glenwood falls to 7-8.


Harlan Scoring: T. Lansman 14, Z. Osborn 13, S. Lansman 12, B. Bruck 5, J. Bruck 5, N. Kloewer 3, G. Conry 3, G. Ferry 2 A. Juhl 1


Glenwood Scoring: J. Hahn 7, T. Jensen 6, D. Jones 3, S. Crow 3, G. May 2


(Red Oak) In thier final dual action of the season, Atlantic/CAM recorded wins over Red Oak and Lewis Central. Thursday night's wins put the Trojans at 18-1 overall and 8-1 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference. Creston/O-M has secured the conference dual title with their undefeated record. KSOM and KS95.7 will have coverage of the Hawkeye 10 Conference tournament from Clarinda on Saturday.


Atlantic/CAM 37 vs Lewis Central 32


195 Tyler Doll lost to Austin Lear 2-1 (0-3)
220 Tyler Christensen lost by pin to Zac Renshaw in 1:03 (0-9)
285 Austin Conrad pinned Trevor Stephens in 4:23 (6-9)
106 Darrian Schwenke pinned Jordan Bailey in 1:26 (12-9)
113 Dillon Cox pinned Nash Maxwell in 0:52 (18-9)
120 Reid Nichols wins by fft (24-9)
126. Matt Smith was pinned by Corbin Tawzer in 1:33 (24-15)
132 Rob Young majored Chris Thomas 13-0 (28-15)
138. Cal Hueton dec Nick Ruis 7-2 (31-15)
145. Rob Nichols lost to Ethan Ruby 7-6 (31-18)
152. Fft to Ryan Nightser (31-24)
160. Derek Stork ranked Zeb Wahle 20-10 (31-28)
170. Matt Williamson lost to Ben Schwery 11-1 (31-32)

182. Tyler Stork pinned Dylan Miller in 0:52 (final Atlantic 37 - LC 32)



Atlantic/CAM 69 Red Oak 6


285. Austin Conrad wins by FFT (6-0)
106. Darrian Schwenke pins Tanner Mertz in 2:54 (12-0)
113. Dillon Cox pins Dakota Petty in 2:42 (18-0)
120. Reid Nichols wins 2-1 over Geoff Sellers (21-0)
126. Matt Smith pins Bailey Akers in 1:44 (27-0)
132. Rob Young pins Collin McDowell in 0:17 (33-0)
138. Cal Heuton wins by FFT (39-0)
145. Rob Nichols pins Trevor Stapleton in 3:27 (45-0)
152. Both teams open
160. Derek Stork pins Terry Clark in 0:24. (51-0)
170. Matt Williamson wins by FFT (57-0)
182. Tyler Stork lost by fall to Seth Esaias in 0:53 (57-6)
195. Tyler Doll pinned Jordan Vrba in 3:40 (63-6)
220. Tyler Christensen pinned Felipe Ramirez in 0:42 (final 69-6)


(Audubon) The Class 1A #11 Audubon Wheeler wrestling team will host the Audubon Tournament on Saturday.  The field will include AHST, Exira-EHK, Corning, Logan-Magnolia, St. Albert, Treynor, East Mills, and Glenwood.


Coach Blane Kerkhoff says the goal is to come away with the team title which is something they have not done for several years. This will be the final regular season tournament for Audubon in the 2011-12 season. The sectional tournament is scheduled for February 4th and districts will be held February 11th.


Click here for the interview with Audubon wrestling coach Blane Kerkhoff


(Audubon) Audubon Junior Andy Hoffman torched the nets Thursday night with 23 first half points as the Wheelers picked up their fourth win of the season. Hoffman went 4-4 from long range in the first quarter and continued his hot shooting in the 2nd period with seven made three-pointers by halftime.


After leading 18-14 after one quarter, Audubon outscored Villisca 24-7 in the second quarter to open up the game. The Wheeler raced out to a 42-21 lead at halftime, added to the lead in the third quarter, and closed out the game in the fourth with a 71-48. Outside of Hoffman's 23 point game, Andrew Irlmeier (18) and Amos Weiland (10) were also in double figures for Audubon.


Villisca was led by point guard Travis Herzberg who scored 17 of his 19 points in second half before fouling mid-way through the fourth quarter. Villisca falls to 7-10 overall and will take on South Page Friday night. Audubon is now 4-12 heading into their game with Underwood Friday.


Click here for the postgame interview with Audubon boys coach Brett Dorsey


Girls Basketball


Western Valley Tournament

AR-WE-VA, Westside 60, Charter Oak-Ute 38
IKM-Manning 74, West Monona 42
Lawton-Bronson 90, Woodbury Central 43

OA-BCIG 86, River Valley 38
Westwood, Sloan 44, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 32


Tri-Center, Neola 41, Red Oak 37
Underwood 56, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 19
Walnut 29, Diagonal 22
Audubon 45, Villisca 44
Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 84, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 82


Boys Basketball


Audubon 71, Villisca 48
Nishnabotna 44, Craig, MO 33 

Murray 65, Interstate 35 (Truro) 59
Red Oak 63, Tri-Center (Neola) 46
Walnut 56, Diagonal 36 



(Audubon) In a back and fourth game that didn’t lack any excitement right to the final buzzer, it was Audubon winning their 6th straight game with a 45-44 win over Class 1A #15 Villisca.

No team led by more than eight points in the game and the fourth quarter featured several lead changes. With the Wheelers clinging to a one point lead with three seconds left, Villisca forced a steal but missed a shot from the left block at the buzzer. Audubon survived with the 45-44 win.

Audubon was able to turn several steals into fast break points and Lacy Vokt finished with a game high 17 including several big buckets down the stretch. Emily Nelson also finished in double figures for Audubon with 11. Marissa Haubrich tallied 6.


Jill Vanderhoof and Amanda Focht each scored 14 in the loss for the Villisca Bluejays. Mikayla Dolch and Morganne Haer each had 6 points.

After a 5-5 start to the year Audubon is now 11-5. Villisca suffered just their third loss of the year and falls to 14-3.


Click here for the postgame interview with Audubon head coach Kim Subbert


(Elk Horn) The Exira-EHK wrestlers will compete at the Audubon Tournament this weekend.

Coach Rick Anderson says the tournament at Audubon will provide a good preview of the sectional and district trail.

Exira-EHK Freshman Evan Hansen (33-3) is ranked 9th in the state in Class 1A at 113 pounds. He’ll be seeing some strong competition on Saturday incuding Logan-Magnolia's 5th ranked Ethan Reynek.

Another Spartan who is enjoying an impressive season is sophomore 170 pounder Trey Sander. Sander is 32-4 and has split his matchups with Corning's 5th ranked Kory Schmelzer who will be at Audubon Saturday.

Coach Anderson also noted that Kody Haas at 195 has done an exceptional job this season. Haas is 28-8 on the year. Saturday’s tournament at Audubon starts at 10:00. AHST, Audubon, Corning, Griswold, Logan-Magnolia, East Mills, Missouri Valley, St. Albert, and Treynor will join Exira-EHK in the ten team field.


Click here to listen to the interview with Exira-EHK wrestling coach Rick Anderson


(Audubon) The 10-5 Audubon Wheeler girls basketball team hosts 14-2 Villisca tonight on KSOM.


Villisca is ranked 10th in the IGHSAU Class 1A Rankings. The Bluejays are coming off of a runner up finish in the Corner Conference Tournament. The Audubon Wheelers have won five straight games and Coach Kim Subbert says the team has been getting better looks at the basket in that stretch and cutting down on turnovers.

Tip-off for the girls game is scheduled for 6:00 tonight on KSOM and the game will also stream live at The boys came will also air tonight on KSOM.


Click here for the pregame interview with Villisca girls coach Donna Williams


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


(Anita) CAM Senior Ryan Aupperle takes home the KSOM Athlete of the Week award with his 19 point and 13 rebound per game averages over the last week.

Aupperle, a senior post for the Cougars has shot 64% over the past two games with a 22 point and 16 rebound performance in a 58 to 36 win over rival Adair-Casey on Friday, and then 16 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocked shots against Walnut on Tuesday when CAM won their 5th straight game with the 61 to 41 victory.

Aupperle has helped lead CAM to a 14-2 overall record. On the season he averages 18.7 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. He leads the team and ranks third in the Rolling Hills Conference in both categories.


Click here for the comments from CAM boys basketball coach Franklin Dea




Girls Basketball


Adair-Casey 60, Ankeny Christian Academy 44
CAM, Anita 45, Walnut 32 (E. Beerman 16 pts, 12 reb, 4 stls, 2 blocks)
East Greene 43, Paton-Churdan 29
Iowa Christian Academy 52, Glidden-Ralston 26

Exira-EHK 59 Orient-Macksburg 46 (M. Peppers 26 pts, 6 reb, 6 stl, 6 assists)

A-H-S-T, Avoca 34, Griswold 31
Audubon 54, Riverside, Oakland 27 (E. Nelson 15 pts, L. Vokt 12 pts, 10 steals)
Missouri Valley 63, Treynor 59 (Missouri Valley 18-0)

Tri-Center 58 Underwood 42 (E. Baatz 18, N. Paulson 17)


Glenwood 72 Atlantic 32

Red Oak 47 Stanton 36

Shenandoah 48 Sidney 31

IKM-Manning 87, Logan-Magnolia 14
AR-WE-VA, Westside 85, Woodbine 33
Lawton-Bronson 94, Ridge View 28
OA-BCIG 94, Kingsley-Pierson 6


Bedford 59, Mount Ayr 24
Lenox 50, East Union 33
Martensdale-St Marys 34, Pleasantville 31
Nodaway Valley 56, Corning 46 (Sara Kerber 18 pts, 7 reb, 6 steals, NV 13-2)
Central Decatur, Leon 66, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 34
Interstate 35, Truro 49, Wayne 41


Carlisle 60, Perry 45
Carroll 54, A-D-M, Adel 38
Dallas Center-Grimes 46, Bondurant-Farrar 42
Winterset 55, Ballard 49 (2OT)


Coon Rapids-Bayard 48, Guthrie Center 28
Earlham 71, Ogden 39
Panorama 52, Woodward-Granger 47
Van Meter 53, Madrid 41


Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 58, Sioux City, North 50
Lincoln Lutheran, NE 37, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 29


Villisca 76, Clarinda Academy 10


Boys Basketball


A-H-S-T, Avoca 52, Griswold 48
Riverside, Oakland 63, Audubon 46
(R. Williams 27 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks)
Tri-Center, Neola 64, Underwood 61

ADM, Adel 76, Carroll 62
Ballard 72, Winterset 59
Boone 83, Saydel 68
Dallas Center-Grimes 67, Bondurant-Farrar 31
Perry 49, Carlisle 48


Ankeny Christian Academy 47, Adair-Casey 45
CAM, Anita 60, Walnut 41
(Ryan Aupperle 16 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks)
Glidden-Ralston 48, Iowa Christian Academy 45

Atlantic 55, Glenwood 40 (Dalton Franken 22 points, Atlantic 13-2)
Harlan 45, Ralston, NE 42 (2 O.T.)

Coon Rapids-Bayard 45, Guthrie Center 43
Des Moines, Christian 68, Woodward Academy 59
Earlham 60, Ogden 55
Van Meter 61, Madrid 36


Mount Ayr 51, Bedford 35
Nodaway Valley 78, Corning 47
Pleasantville 62, Martensdale-St. Marys 54
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 67, Central Decatur, Leon 56


East Mills 69, Nishnabotna 42
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 62, Essex 30
Stanton 44, South Page, College Springs 39

Sidney 87, Shenandoah 53
Villisca 52, Clarinda Academy 51 


Sioux City, North 81, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 44
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 69, Omaha Concordia, NE 51 (Conf. Tr.)



Boys Basketball


Western Valley Conference Tournament Round 1

Boyer Valley, Dunlap 70, Woodbine 52
IKM-Manning 74, Charter Oak-Ute 32
Lawton-Bronson 69, Ridge View 54
OA-BCIG 73, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 64
West Monona, Onawa 55, Whiting 37 


Nonconference games

Clarinda 62, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 46
Mount Ayr 69, Clarinda Academy 52
Pleasantville 60, Clarke, Osceola 45
Villisca 60, Red Oak 58


Girls Basketball


Central Decatur, Leon 54, Chariton 25
Clarke, Osceola 48, Pleasantville 17
Columbus Scotus 38, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 23
Lenox 50, Diagonal 33



(Ida Grove) The Audubon Wheeler came away with a second place finish at the tournament in 42nd Annual Herb Irgens Tournament in Ida Grove over the weekend. Don Bosco finished as the team champion. Rounding out the top four in the seven team tournament were Sergeant Bluff-Luton and South Central Calhoun.


Ten of Audubon's eleven wrestlers finished in the top six individually. Nick Fett placed first at 285. Brad Kerkhoff (106) and Cameron Mennenoh (132) each came home with 2nd place medals. Coming in third place for the Wheelers were Riley Jensen (138) and Colton Jensen (152). Andrew Malloy (113) and Jesse Svoboda (182) each finished fourth. Blair Kerkhoff placed 5th at 126 and Chase Peterson was 6th at 145.


Audubon has a big dual coming up on Tuesday with Logan-Magnolia and Riverside. The Wheelers will hold their home tournament this weekend.



Click here for the comments from Audubon wrestling coach Blane Kerkhoff



Boys Basketball

Des Moines, Christian 63, Pella Christian 55
East Mills 54, Clarinda Academy 38 (CC Tourn Consolation)
Exira/EH-K 58, Guthrie Center 50
Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 66, Ankeny Christian Academy 54
Riverside, Oakland 75, Woodbine 58
Sidney 42, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 40 (CC Tourney Championship)
Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 80, South Central Calhoun 50
Sioux City, North 80, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 42
Treynor 72, IKM-Manning 60
West Monona, Onawa 60, Missouri Valley 44


Girls Basketball

Guthrie Center 59, Exira-EHK 49
IKM-Manning 80, Treynor 52
Missouri Valley 74, West Monona 23
Pella Christian 67, Des Moines Christian 64 (OT)
Riverside, Oakland 59, Woodbine 31
Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 68, South Central Calhoun 34
Sioux City, North 48, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 22


(Corning) Creston piled up 216-points to win the  57th Annual John J. Harris wrestling tournament in Corning over the weekend. The Panthers  crowned three champions edging Atlantic with 203-points. 



1.Mason Miller-Winterset
2.Tanner Mertz-Red Oak
3.Dustin Reed-Bedford/Lenox
4.Kruz Adamson-Creston
5.Zac McCoy-Shenandoah
6.Christian Polley-Tri Center
1.Derek Miller-Winterset
2.Christian Nook-Bedford/Lenox
3.Dillon Cox-Atlantic
4.Kieran Deal-Creston
5.Devin Harberts-Chariton
6.Christian Hilgenberg-Coon Rapids
1.Blake Luna-Clarinda
2.Geoff Sellers-Red Oak
3.Reid Nichols-Atlantic
4.Brett Carstens-Coon Rapids
5.Gage Cheers-Creston
6.Colton Ranney-Central Decatur
1.Brett Marcum-Missouri Valley
2.Eric Freed-Mount Ayr
3.Tanner Poush-Chariton
4.Trey White-Clarinda
5.Zach Goodrich-Creston
6.Hunter Grunsted-Panorama
1.Walker Marshall-Missouri Valley
2.Rob Young-Atlantic
3.Tyler Nance-Chariton
4.Tanner Potter-Griswold
5. Jacoby Winters-Coon Rapids
6. Jarod Thompson-Nodaway Valley
1.Jake Marlin-Creston
2.Darrian Irlbeck-Tri Center
3.Zach Moss-Winterset
4.Straton Evans-Coon Rapids
5.Cody Cline-Bedford/Lenox
6.Jacob Maasen-Carrol
1.Trevor Paulson-Tri Center
2.Juwan Parrish-Creston
3.Rob Nichols-Atlantic
4.Keenan Bock-Coon Rapids
5.Tyler Hennigar-Nodaway Valley
6.Skyler Shane-Clarinda
1.Lauren Williams-Tri Center
2.David Thompsen-Creston 
3.Cody Morris-Bedford/Lenox
4.Cain Queck-Nodaway Valley
5.Shane Swank-Mount Ayer
6.Kallan Schmelzer-Corning
1.Derek Stork-Atlantic
2.Trevor Frain-Creston
3.Tucker Waugh-Central Decatur
4.Jacob Bair-Clarke
5.Tyler Hein-Panorama
6.Ethan White-Tri Center
1.Cody Schmelzer-Corning
2.Ben Wellman-Tri Center
3.Cole Bonde-Bedford/Lenox
4.Matt Williamson-Atlantic
5. Austin Green-Wayne
6. Matt Obrien-Carrol
1.Seth Esias-Red Oak
2.Mackenzie Housman-Riverside
3.Austin Kine-Tri Center
4.John Derry-Panorama
5.Zac Barton-Corning
6.Tyler Stork-Atlantic
1.Keaton Hulett-Creston
2.Tyler Doll-Atlantic
3.Jake Jones-Corning
4.Jordan Vrba-Red Oak
5.Austin Comstock-Winterset
6.Clay Ramsey-Nodaway Valley
1.Blake Glenn-Winterset
2.Cody Ladd-Nodaway Valley
3.Daulton Rumley-Central Decatur
4.Mark Hall-Southwest Iowa
5.Tyler Christensen-Atlantic
6.Taylor Luna-Clarinda
1. Collin Bevins-Creston
2.Austin Conrad-Atlantic
3.David Howell-East Mills
4.Dillon Showers-Cheriton
5.Clint Marshall-Bedford/Lenox
6.Justin Jobe-Winterset



Girls Basketball


Rolling Hills Conference

Adair-Casey 54, CAM, Anita 34

Exira-EHK 64, Paton-Churdan 12
Orient-Macksburg 47, Iowa Christian Academy 34



Hawkeye Ten Conference

Glenwood 75 Red Oak 56

Kuemper Catholic 54 Harlan 38

Lewis Central 35 Denison-Schleswig 33 OT


Western Valley Conference

AR-WE-VA, Westside 64, Whiting 20
IKM-Manning 99, Boyer Valley 31
Lawton-Bronson 77, River Valley 49
Logan-Magnolia 55, West Harrison 39


Western Iowa Conference

Audubon 64, Griswold 23
Missouri Valley 57, Underwood 51
Riverside, Oakland 50, A-H-S-T, Avoca 34
Tri-Center, Neola 39, Treynor 30


Pride of Iowa Conference

Bedford 48, Interstate 35, Truro 33

Corning 52, Martensdale-St Marys 46 (OT)
Mount Ayr 36, Wayne 28
Nodaway Valley 53, Central Decatur, Leon 46 (OT)
Pleasantville 40, East Union 31

Raccoon River Conference

Bondurant-Farrar 70, A-D-M, Adel 27
Perry 53, Boone 47
Carlisle 52, Ballard 45
Carroll 64, Saydel 39
Winterset 48, Dallas Center-Grimes 38



Concordia 45, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 17

West Central Conference

Coon Rapids-Bayard 88, Ogden 35
Woodward-Granger 53, Madrid 31



Boys Basketball


Rolling Hills Conference

Ankeny Christian Academy 69, Glidden-Ralston 58
Orient-Macksburg 30, Iowa Christian Academy 29

CAM, Anita 58, Adair-Casey 36

Western Valley Conference

Ar-We-Va, Westside 63, Whiting 38
IKM-Manning 63, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 54
Lawton-Bronson 60, River Valley, Correctionville 36
Logan-Magnolia 78, West Harrison, Mondamin 75 (OT)
West Monona, Onawa 63, Charter Oak-Ute 27
Woodbury Central, Moville 71, Ridge View 52


Raccoon River Conference

Ballard 73, Carlisle 64

Dallas Center-Grimes 78 Winterset 29

Hawkeye Ten Conference

Clarinda 65, Auburn, NE 43
Glenwood 65, Red Oak 46


West Central Conference

Des Moines, Christian 70, West Central Valley, Stuart 31
Guthrie Center 61, Woodward Academy 46
Ogden 60, Coon Rapids-Bayard 32


Pride of Iowa Conference

Pleasantville 70, East Union, Afton 38
Interstate 35, Truro 67, Bedford 33
Martensdale-St. Marys 73, Corning 67
Mount Ayr 45, Wayne, Corydon 43
Nodaway Valley 77, Central Decatur, Leon 10


Western Iowa Conference

Treynor 68, Tri-Center, Neola 58
Riverside, Oakland 71, A-H-S-T, Avoca 47

Griswold 59 Audubon 56 OT (Jared Schoning 33 points)


(Corning) Creston-Orient/Macksburg and Atlantic are one-two going into day two of the 57th Annual John J. Harris wrestling tournament in Corning. The Panthers with 9-wrestlers in the semi-finals and four still alive on the backside rolled up 97.5 points, Friday in the 23-team tournament.. Atlantic is a close second with 93.5-points. The Trojans have 8-wrestlers in the semi's and 3-wrestling back in the consolation brackets.


Winterset is in third place with 57-points, Tri-Center, fourth, 56, Coon Rapids-Bayard, fifth, 50, Central Decatur, Sixth, 45.5.

Here is a list of the semi-finalist:




Mason Miller, Winterset-(24-2) vs Kruz Adamson, Creston-Orient/Macksburg-(24-13)

Tanner Mertz, Red Oak-(27-6) vs Zac McCoy, Shenandoah-(25-6)




Derek Miller, Winterset-(27-2) vs Dillon Cox, Atlantic-(25-6)

Kieran Deal, Creston-O/M-(21-18) vs Christian Nook, Bedford/Lenox-(23-6)




Blake Luna, Clarinda-(30-1) vs Brett Carstens, Coon Rapids-Bayard-(20-10)

Geoff Sellers, Red Oak-(27-7) vs Colton Ranney, Central Decatur-(20-7)




Brett Marcum, Missouri Valley-(35-3) vs Zac Goodrich, Creston-O/M-(26-8)

Tanner Poush, Chariton-(26-5) vs  Erik Freed, Mt. Ayr-(9-2)




Walker Marshall, Missouri Valley-(36-1) vs Jacoby Winters, Coon Rapids-Bayard-(28-3)

Rob Young, Atlantic-(32-1) vs Jared Thompson, Nodaway Valley-(14-3)




Jake Marlin, Creston-Orient-Macksburg-(35-1) vs Zach Moss, Winterset-(25-10)

Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center-(29-4) vs Staton Evans, Coon Rapids, Bayard-(27-2)




Trevor Paulsen, Tri-Center-(31-0) vs Keenan Book, Coon Rapids-Bayard-(22-2)

Rob Nichols, Atlantic-(30-2) vs Juwan Parrish, Creston-O/M-(32-2)




Loren Williams, Tri-Center-(33-0) vs Kain Queck, Nodaway Valley-(18-11)

David Thompson, Creston-O/M-(28-6) vs Cody Morris, Bedford/Lenox-(28-1)




Derek Stork, Atlantic-(31-1) vs Jacob Bair, Clarke-(23-9)

Tucker Waugh, Central Decatur-(23-5) vsTrevor Frain, Creston-O/M-(26-8)




Kory Schmelzer, Corning-(31-2) vs Cole Bonde, Bedford/Lenox-(27-8)

Matt Williamson, Atlantic-(27-6) vs Ben Wellman, Tri-Center-(30-2)




Seth Esias, Red Oak-(33-0) vs Zach Barton, Corning-(29-8)

Mackinizie Housman, Riverside-(36-5) vs Austin Kline, Tri-Center-(28-3)




Tyler Doll, Atlantic-(2-0) vs Austin Comstock, Winterset-(8-6)

Jake Jones, Corning-(20-12) vs Keaton Hulett, Creston-O/M-(35-1)




Blake Glenn, Winterset-(25-5) vs Tyler Christensen, Atlantic-(19-13)

Dalton Rumley, Central Decatur-(12-3) vs Cody Ladd, Nodaway Valley-(12-1)




Collin Bevins, Creston-O/M-(36-1) vs David Howell, East Mills-(31-2)

Clint Marshall, Bedford/Lenox-(25-10) vs Austin Conrad, Atlantic-(25-6)



(Area) The Creston/O-M Panthers are ranked 4th and the Atlantic/CAM Trojans are ranked 10th in's latest Class 2A wrestling rankings. Creston/O-M has two wrestlers that are ranked #1 in the state and thre other ranked in the top ten in their weight class while Atlantic/CAM has one #1 ranked individual and four others in the top ten.



1. Darrian Schwenke, Atlantic/CAM

2. Mason Miller, Winterset

3. Jared Eischeid, Kuemper Catholic

4. Trevor Murano, Dallas Center-Grimes



7. Derek Miller, Winterset



6. Blake Luna, Clarinda

9. Jimmy Scieszinski, Van Meter

10. Chase Goodman, South Central Calhoun



8. Brett Marcum, Missouri Valley



3. Walker Marshall, Missouri Valley

5. Rob Young, Atlantic/CAM



1. Jake Marlin, Creston/O-M

9. John Schwarte, Harlan



7. Juwan Parrish, Creston/O-M

8. Rob Nichols, Atlantic/CAM



3. Keegan Mumma, ADM

7. Cody Morris, Bedford-Lenox



7. Trevor Frain, Creston/O-M

9. Derek Stork, Atlantic/CAM



1. Aaron McMurphy, Dallas Center-Grimes



1. Seith Esaias, Red Oak



3. Keaton Hulett, Creston/O-M



5. Blake Glenn, Winterset

7. Cass Weitl, Kuemper Catholic

10. Dylan Nelson, ADM



1. Collin Bevins, Creston/O-M

9. Austin Conrad, Atlantic/CAM


(State) In the latest high school wrestling rankings released on Thursday by, Underwoo is ranked 7th, Tri-Center is 9th, and Logan-Magnolia is 10th.


Underwood has four wrestlers ranked in the top ten, Tri-Center has three, and Logan-Magnolia has four. Several other area teams have at least one individual in the top ten in their weight class.



8. Taylor Curtis, Underwood



5. Ethan Reynek, Logan-Magnolia

9. Evan Hansen, Exira-EHK



1. Andrew Foutch, Underwood

5. Quinton Doiel, Logan-Magnolia



8. Blair Kerkhoff, Audubon



9. Cameron Mennenoh, Audubon



3. Ryan Joint, West Central Valley



2. Trevor Paulson, Tri-Center

7. Mike Novotny, Underwood



1. Loren Williams, Tri-Center

6. Josh Matusik, Woodbine



1. Drake Fanslau, Underwood



5. Kory Schmelzer, Corning

8. Ben Wellman, Tri-Center



9. Mackenzie Housman, Riverside

10. Jesse Svoboda, Audubon



1. Chris Bridgeford, Logan-Magnolia

7. Trenton Geer, Treynor



10. Logan Melby, Logan-Magnolia



3. Marco Naughton, St. Albert

9. Nick Fett, Audubon

10. Dillon Suhr, Guthrie Center


(Manning) IKM-Manning has accepted their invitation to join the Western Iowa Conference. IKM-Manning joins Logan-Magnolia in the move from the Western Valley Conference to the Western Iowa Conference. Activities Director Cory McCarville says the move will help limit travel time for activities. The Wolves will begin competing in the expanded Western Iowa Conference at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.


Click here for the interview with IKM-Manning AD Cory McCarville




Winterset 39 Boone 36

Winterset 51 Ballard 28

Bonurant-Farrar 46 Carroll 24

ADM 44 Carroll 36

Perry 39 Dallas Center-Grimes 31


Boys Basketball

Atlantic 70, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 29
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 47, Ar-We-Va, Westside 30
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 54, Clarinda Academy 51 (Corner Conference Tournament)

Sidney 45 East Mills 41 (Corner Conference Tournament)
Nishnabotna 64, Villisca 45 

Walnut 68 Heartland Christian 35


Girls Basketball

AR-WE-VA, Westside 58, Boyer Valley 30
Lewis Central 60, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21
Martensdale-St Marys 50, West Central Valley, Stuart 34
OA-BCIG 77, Westwood, Sloan 29



(Area) Eleven area teams remain ranked this week in girls high school basketball. The bulk of the ranked teams are in Class 1A.


In the Class 1A rankings Bedford remains in the #2 spot. Ar-We-Va fell three spots this week to #6 following their losses to IKM-Manning and East Sac County. Other are teams ranked in Class 1A include #10 Villisca, #14 Adair-Casey, and #15 Exira-EHK.


The Class 2A rankings look the same as they did last week for the area teams. IKM-Manning stays put at #3. Kuemper Catholic remains ranked #9 and Panorama is still #12.


Two Hawkeye-10 Conference teams are in the Class 3A top 15. Glenwood suffered their first loss of the season this past week and drops from #4 to #5. Denison-Schleswig climbed one spot to #14.


In Class 4A, Lewis Central is the lone area team in the top 15 rankings. The Titans beat previously undefeated Glenwood and move up one spot to #11.


(Atlantic) The Atlantic boy’s basketball team notched their 7th straight win Thursday night 70-29 over St. Albert at Atlantic. The Trojans, who never trailed in the game jumped out to a 10-1 lead and closed out the first quarter leading 18-4. Atlantic extended that lead to 37-15 at the halftime break, and 48-19 after three quarters.


Sam Markham led Atlantic in scoring with 17-points, Dalton Franken scored 16, and Stuart Hoegh ended the night with 11-points. Other scorers for the Trojans were, Blake Esbeck, 6-points, Chad Christensen, 5-points, Gunnar Blum, 5-points, Jared Fulk scored 4-points, Harrison Hoegh had 3-points, Tyler Hovey 2, and Mitch Lieferman finished the game with 1-point.


St. Albert was lead by Connor Thomas with 10-points.


Atlantic extends their record to 12-2, St. Albert falls to 5-7 on the year.


Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek



January 19, 2012


(Corning) KSOM and KS95.7 will have reports from the John J. Harris Wrestling Tournament throughout the weekend. The first report comes your way on Friday afternoon at 4:20 p.m. Reports will run every thirty minutes on both stations Friday and Saturday.


Entering the tournament, three-time defending champions Atlantic/CAM has three #1 seeds. Creston/O-M, Winterset, Missouri Valley, and Tri-Center each have two #1 seeds. Corning, Red Oak, and Clarinda all have one wrestler seeded #1 going in.


Click here to view the individual seeding for the John J. Harris Tourney



(Villisca) The Villisca girls basketball team has advanced to the Corner Conference Tournament championship game. Villisca beat Nishnabotna 37-26 Wednesday to move into Friday's final at 13-1 overall this season. Amanda Focht had 13 points and 9 rebounds in Wednesday night's victory.


It will be a rematch of last year's final with Stanton being the opponent for Villisca on Friday night. Stanton, the defending conference champion, moved on to this year's final with a win over Fremont-Mills on Wednesday. Villisca coach Donna Williams says it is a big goal for her team to finish at the top of the conference and win the conference tournament. The Bluejays did win the first meeting with Stanton this year, 46-43, back on December 13th.


Villisca has won six straight games while Stanton is currently on a nine game winning streak. The championship game will be played at Fremont-Mills High School at 7:45 on Friday.



Click here for the interview with Villisca girls coach Donna Williams



(Neola) Tri-Center's Loren Williams and Trevor Paulson each enter the John J. Harris Wrestling Tournament as a #1 seed. Defending state champion Loren Williams is 31-0 at 152 pounds. Trevor Paulson (145) is also undefeated at 29-0.


#2 seeds for Tri-Center include Ben Wellman at 170 and Austin Kline at 182. Welman (28-2) placed 4th in the John J. Harris Tourney as a freshman last season. Austin Kline has a 26-3 record this year.


The Trojans also have a couple of #3 seeds with Trevor Lyons and Darrian Irlbeck. 138 pounder Darrian Irlbeck is 27-4 and 195 pounder Trevor Lyons is 22-6.


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


(Oakland) Riverside Bulldog boys basketball player Rick Williams is the KSOM Athlete of the Week.

Rick Williams has averaged 22 points and 14 rebounds per game in three Riverside wins over the past calendar week. He led the Bulldogs to a 66-54 win over Tri-Center last Friday night with a season high 31 points and a season high 20 rebounds. Williams followed up the 31 and 20 night with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots in a 59-53 win over Logan-Magnolia. On Tuesday of this week Williams led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds in a 52-28 win over Underwood.


The Junior has posted 8 straight double-doubles. Williams is averaging a Western Iowa Conference leading 19 points per game this season and conference best 11.9 rebounds per game.


Click here for the comments from Riverside coach Jason Shelangouski



(Audubon) Dating back to last Tuesday night's victory over Treynor, the Audubon Wheeler girls basketball team has won three games in a row. The three wins put the Wheelers at 8-5 overall on the year. Most recently (Tuesday, Jan 17) Audubon topped Tri-Center 41-36 to sweep the season series with the Trojans. Coach Kim Subbert says this is the best his team has been playing all season long.


Audubon goes for their fourth win in a row Friday night in a game that will air on KSOM. Audubon hosts Griswold on Friday and the Wheelers beat the Tigers 46-34 earlier this season. Friday's matchup tips off at 6:00 p.m.


Click here for the interview with Audubon Coach Kim Subbert


(Greenfield) Nodaway Valley senior Sara Kerber is one of three candidates for the Fareway Student Athlete of the Week. Kerber has helped lead Nodaway Valley to a 12-2 record so far this season. She averages 11.1 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game. The two other candidates are Andrew Mueller from Iowa Christian Academy and Saydel’s Alex Gustafson. The player with the most text votes will be chosen as the recipient of the honor. To vote for Kerber text the letter “A” to 91217. Voting begins Friday, January 20th and runs through Wednesday, January 25th.  The Winner will be announced on Friday, January 27th. 


(Manning) IKM-Manning won their seventh straight game with a 64-58 decision over Ar-We-Va on Tuesday. Both teams came in ranked third in the state. IKM-Manning was third in Class 2A while Ar-We-Va held the #3 spot in the Class 1A rankings.


IKM-Manning coach Gene Rasmussen says the matchup was a good test for his team. Tember Schechinger posted 16 points and Kaylee Blake added 14. IKM-Manning had four players finish in double figures. The Wolves improve to 13-1 overall this season with their only loss against Class 2A #1 ranked OA-BCIG.



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



(Atlantic) The Atlantic boy’s basketball team overcame a 9-point third quarter deficit to defeat Kuemper, Catholic, Carroll 49-46, Tuesday night at Atlantic.


The Trojans put together a 9-0 run that was sparked by a Chad Christensen three-point shot, Harrison Hoegh’s 9-second half points, and Dalton Franken’s two-key free throws; with 45-seconds to play. Franken, averaging 19-points a game, lead all scorers with 18-points. Chad Christensen ended the night with 7-points, Stuart Hoegh posted 6-points, Blake Esbeck (pictured)  chipped in five, and Sam Markham and Mitch Lieferman each scored 2-points for the 11-2 Trojans.


The Knights held leads of 15-14, 29-24, and 42-38, but couldn’t hold off the Trojans in the end. Chris Halbur and David Hicks each finished the game with 10-points.


Kuemper’s record falls to 12-4, Atlantic, who has won 6-out-7 post Christmas Holiday contests extend their record to 11-2 on the season, and a tie for first place with Clarinda atop the Hawkeye Ten Conference.


The Trojans host St. Albert, Thursday night in a re-scheduled non-conference game that will be played at the middle school, with tip-off slated for 7:30. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 F.M. Pre-game starts at 7:10.


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


January 18, 2012


(Adair-Casey) With the 59-42 win over Adair-Casey, the Exira-EHK Spartans have improved to 11-1 on the year.


Zach Himmelberg led the way for the Spartans with 23 points. Dayton Rasmussen added 16 for Exira-EHK. Exira-EHK led by double figures throughout the majority of the game.


Adair-Casey kept things close in the first half with their three-point shooting but ultimately fell to 9-5 on the season. It was the first home loss for the Bombers all year. Emitt Wheatley and Cole Palmer each scored 10 points in the loss for Adair-Casey.


Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK boys coach Doug Newton


Exira-EHK Scoring: Z. Himmelberg 23, D. Rasmussen 16, P. Waymire 8, S. Smith 6, D. Parker 4, C. Anderson 2


Adair-Casey Scoring: E. Wheatly 10, C. Palmer 10, G. Dinkla 6, S. Ocheltree 4, C. Terry 2, T. Jensen 1






Atlantic/CAM 34 Harlan 28

Atlantic/CAM 59 Denison-Schleswig 19

Corning 48 Mount Ayr 30

Corning 45 Van Meter 30

Guthrie Center 54 Exira-EHK 28

South Central Calhoun 51 Guthrie Center 20

Guthrie Center 57 Southeast Webster 12

JSCP 45 Nodaway Valley 21

Panorama 60 Alta/Aurelia 15

Pocahontas/Pomeroy Palmer 42 Panorama 33

South Central Calhoun 72 Exira-EHK 9

Creston/O-M 69 Red Oak 9

Shenandoah 50 Red Oak 24

Clarinda Academy 36 East Union 29

Bedford/Lenox 60 Clarinda Academy 12

Clarinda Academy 33 East Mills 31



Boys Basketball


Rolling Hills Conference

CAM, Anita 60, Glidden-Ralston 45 (CAM 12-2 R. Aupperle 16 pts, 9 reb)
Exira/EH-K 59, Adair-Casey 42 (Exira-EHK 11-1, Z. Himmelberg 23 points)

East Greene 60 ACA 53

Orient-Macksburg 41 Paton-Churdan 31

Corner Conference--Conference Tournament

Clarinda Academy 59, Nishnabotna 54

East Mills 52, Villisca 33 

Sidney 41 Stanton 33

Fremont-Mills 57 Essex 32

West Central Conference

Coon Rapids-Bayard 66, Van Meter 49
Des Moines, Christian 69, Panorama, Panora 27
Guthrie Center 65, West Central Valley 46 (A. Courtney 26 points, GC: 10-4)
Ogden 88, Woodward Academy 57


Hawkeye Ten Conference

Harlan 73, Denison-Schleswig 65

Atlantic 49 Kuemper Catholic 46 (D. Franken 18 pts and 12 reb)

Clarinda 64 Red Oak 33

Creston 66 Glenwood 48

Raccoon River Conference

ADM, Adel 78, Carlisle 58

Dallas Center-Grimes 67 Boone 34

Western Valley Conference

Logan-Magnolia 57, Whiting 28

IKM-Manning 67 Ar-We-Va 28 (T.J. Sterk 20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals)


Pride Of Iowa Conference

Mount Ayr 80, East Union, Afton 58
Nodaway Valley 79, Lenox 25 (A. Welsch 25 pts and 12 reb, B. Baudler 16 pts)

Wayne 69, Pleasantville 57

Corning 64 Bedford 36 (L. Nicholson 19 points and 8 rebounds)

Western Iowa Conference

Riverside, Oakland 52, Underwood 28 (R. Williams 16 pts and 12 reb)

Missouri Valley 52 AHST 44

Tri-Center 65 Audubon 55 (B. Barrier 19 pts, 9 reb, and 6 assists)

Treynor 76 Griswold 39 (Treynor 13-0)


Girls Basketball


Hawkeye Ten Conference

Clarinda 36, Red Oak 25
Denison-Schleswig 66, Harlan 45

Kuemper Catholic 59 Atlantic 33

Glenwood 58 Creston 39

Rolling Hills Conference

Adair-Casey 51, Exira-EHK 44 (L. Vais 19 points, Adair-Casey 13-2)
Iowa Christian Academy 47, Walnut 27

CAM 53 Glidden-Ralston 38 (Morgan Anstey 23 points)

Western Iowa Conference

Audubon 41, Tri-Center, Neola 36 (Audubon 8-5, 3 straight wins)
Missouri Valley 70, A-H-S-T, Avoca 31

Treynor 54, Griswold 19 (Treynor 11-3)

Underwood 45, Riverside, Oakland 42

Raccoon River Conference

A-D-M, Adel 46, Carlisle 41
Dallas Center-Grimes 49, Boone 34

Bondurant-Farrar 55, Winterset 46

Pride of Iowa Conference

Bedford 55, Corning 49
Martensdale-St Marys 44, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 29

Wayne 41, Pleasantville 36

Mount Ayr 40, East Union 29
Nodaway Valley 60, Lenox 29 (NV 12-2, P. Jones 16 points and 6 assists)

Western Valley Conference

IKM-Manning 64, AR-WE-VA, Westside 58 (IKM-Manning 7 straight wins)
Lawton-Bronson 90, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 24


West Central Conference

West Central Valley, Stuart 41, Guthrie Center 32
Woodward-Granger 57, Earlham 37


(Adair) In girls basketball Tuesday night on KSOM it was Adair-Casey evening out the season series with Exira-EHK.

The 13TH ranked Bomber girls basketball team picked up a 51-44 win over #11 Exira-EHK to improve to 13-2 on the season. Adair-Casey bounced back from a disappointing loss to Iowa Christian Academy last Friday night.

Adair-Casey Sophomore London Vais scored 19 points in the game to lead all scorers.

Exira-EHK sees their seven game winning streak come to an end with the loss. The Spartans, led by Chansea Nelson’s 13 points, fall to 12-2 overall this year.


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


Adair-Casey Scoring: L. Vais 19, D. McCorkel 13, K. Clarke 9, Q. Ruth 7, B. Westergaard 3

Exira-EHK Scoring: C. Nelson 13, T. Peterson 10, M. Peppers 7, R. Smith 6, S. Parker 4, C. Bissen 2


(Ames) Iowa State starter Hallie Christofferson will be a guest on the KSOM halftime show during the broadcast of the Exira-EHK at Adair-Casey girls basketball game. Christofferson led the Exira Vikings to a 2010 Class 1A State Tournament Championship. She tied an all-time 5-on-5 record with 95 points in a single tournament. Chistofferson also averaged 14 rebounds per game in her four games she played at the state tourney.


At Iowa State this season, Christofferson ranks 2nd on the team in both scoring and rebounding. She averages 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the 9-6 Cyclones. Iowa State will take on Texas on Wednesday.


Click here for the halftime interview with Iowa State's Hallie Christofferson 


(Area) District football assignments have been released by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Several area teams changed either classes or districts. Some of the area teams moving down a class include Exira-EHK from Class A to 8-Player, Corning from Class A to 8-Player, Audubon from Class 1A to A, and Griswold from Class 1A to A. Here is a rundown of the area teams and what district the area teams will compete in for the next two years.


8-Player District 6


Ankeny Christian Academy


East Greene, Grand Junction

East Union, Afton

Grandview Park Baptists, Des Moines


Mormon Trail, Gardon Grove



8-Player District 7


Boyer Valley, Dunlap

Charter Oak-Ute

Coon Rapids-Bayard



Heartland Christian

West Harrison, Mondamin



8-Player District 8




Fremont-Mills, Tabor






Class A District 7




Guthrie Center


Martensdale-St. Marys

Woodward Academy



Class A District 8


East Mills





West Monona


Class 1A District 2


Manson Northwest Webster

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto

Pochahontas Area

Ridge View

Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids

St. Edmond, Fort Dodge


Class 1A District 7

Central Decatur


Des Moines Christian

Mount Ayr


Pella Christian

Van Meter


Class 1A District 8

Missouri Valley

Nodaway Valley


St. Albert



West Central Valley

Class 2A District 8


Clarinda Academy


Kuemper Catholic


Red Oak



Class 3A District 1






Lewis Central



Class 3A District 2

Bishop Heelan Catholic




Sergeant Bluff-Luton


Storm Lake


Class 4A Division 1

CB Thomas Jefferson

Des Moines, Abraham Lincoln


Soux City, East


WDM Valley


Class 4A Division 4

CB Abraham Lincoln

DM East

DM Roosevelt

Sioux City West

Southeast Polk



Girls Basketball

Abraham Lincoln 63 St. Albert 47

Clarke, Osceola 52, Creston 47
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 63, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 47
East Sac County 75, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 45

Fremont-Mills 40 Clarinda Academy 18

Lewis Central 52 Iowa School for the Deaf 18
Nishnabotna 49 Essex 41

Stanton 57 East Mills 29

West Monona 52, Woodbine 45


Boys Basketball

East Sac County 66, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 44
IKM-Manning 56, Coon Rapids-Bayard 51
Lewis Central 63 Thomas Jefferson 48

Moravia 59, Lamoni 48 (BGC Tourney)
Moulton-Udell 74, Melcher-Dallas 53 (BGC Tourney)
Murray 83, Seymour 24 (BGC Tourney)

West Monona, Onawa 48, Woodbine 47


(Guthrie Center) The 9-4 Guthrie Center boys basketball team will look to keep their winning streak alive as they take on West Central Valley on Tuesday night.

The Tigers of Guthrie Center started off the season 4-0 before losing four out of five games to fall to 5-4 overall.  Since then the Tigers have put together another four game win streak and will look to make it five in a row tonight. Guthrie Center will take on West Central Valley this evening and coach Seth Poldberg expects a closer game than the 77-46 win the first time around.

Adam Courtney has been one of the big keys to the current four game win streak. The junior is averaging 21 points per game during that stretch including a 32 point effort against Madrid last Friday.


In addition to taking on West Central Valley on Tuesday, Guthrie Center will also oppose Woodward Academy on Friday and Exira-EHK on Saturday.


Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center boys coach Seth Poldberg


(Manning) Since losing to Kuemper Catholic in the third game of the season, the IKM-Mannign boys basketball team has built a nine game winning streak. During the current streak, the Wolves have won seven games by twenty points or more. The 52-70 loss at Kuemper Catholic on December 3rd remains the team's only blemish on the season.


Coach Keith Wagner says they played one of their better games on Friday at Logan. The Wolves beat Logan-Magnolia 60-36 behind 17 points (6-9 FG's), 8 rebounds, and 3 assists from junior T.J. Sterk. Sterk is averaging a Western Valley Conference South Division leading 18.7 points per game.


Coon Rapids-Bayard, Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, and Treynor await IKM-Manning on the schedule this week. While the Wolves can't overlook anyone on the schedule, the games on Friday (Boyer Valley) and Saturday (Treynor) appear to be great matchups. Boyer Valley is undefeated against teams from the Western Valley's South Division this season while Treynor is undefeated overall on the year.



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



(Villisca) 5-7 Villisca will take on 9-2 East Mills in the Corner Conference Tournament on Tuesday night.


Villisca coach Jim Obermeier says his team has been playing much better basketball after the holiday break and he thinks it could be a pretty even matchup with East Mills. The two teams went to overtime in their first meeting this season with East Mills winning 56-48. Coach Obermeier says the field in the Conference Tournament is wide open this season. 


The Bluejays come in on the heals of a 77-57 win over Essex on Friday night. Travis Herzberg led the way on Friday with points while Damon Sunderman posted a double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds.



Click here for the interview with Villisca boys basketball coach Jim Obermeier



(Sioux City) Morningside College Senior Monte Larsen broke the school record in the 1000 Meter Run over the weekend with a time of 2:28.7. Eight Morningside College Track and Field records now have Larsen's name next to them. Larsen won three events at the Dordt Invitational on Saturday in the Mustangs season opening indoor meet. In addition to the 1000 Meters, Larsen also won the 600 Meters and anchored the winning 4X400 Meter Relay.


Larsen and his Morningside teammates will compete next weekend at the Iowa State Open.



Click here for the interview with Morningside All-American Monte Larsen



(State) The Iowa Sports Connection updated their boys and girls basketball rankings over the weekend. In the boys rankings, two area teams are ranked in Class 3A, one area team is ranked in Class 2A, and two area teams are ranked in Class 1A.


In the girls rankings Southwest Iowa is represented with one ranked team in Class 3A, two ranked teams in Class 2A, and three ranked teams in Class 1A.


Clas 3A Boys


8. Carroll

10. Atlantic


Class 3A Watch List: ADM, Dallas Center-Grimes,


Class 2A Boys


9. Kuemper Catholic


Class 2A Watch List: IKM-Manning, Clarinda


Class 1A Boys


4. Nodaway Valley

7. Treynor


Class 1A Watch List: Exira-EHK, Mount Ayr, Murray, Riverside


Class 3A Girls


5. Glenwood


Class 3A Watch List: Dallas Center-Grimes, Denison-Schleswig


Class 2A Girls


3. IKM-Manning

9. Kuemper Catholic



Class 2A Watch List: Missouri Valley, Nodaway Valley, Panorama


Class 1A Girls


2. Bedford

3. Ar-We-Va

9. Exira-EHK


Class 1A Watch List: Adair-Casey, VIllisca, Iowa Christian Academy, Coon Rapids-Bayard






(Iowa City) Indoor Track and Field All-American Jordan Mullen, of the University of Iowa is off to a good start.  


The former Atlantic star, won the 60-meter high hurdles Saturday afternoon in a time of 7.87 in the "NewYears Classic" Indoor Track and Field meet in the University of Iowa Recreation Center. This compares to his 2011 NCAA Indoor qualifying time of 7.75, where he finished 9th overall in a time of 7.78 earning Indoor Track and Field All-American. Mullen was also the Big Ten Conference runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles.


Iowa, ranked 16th in the USTFCCCA preseason poll, will compete in nine regular season meets prior to the Big Ten Conference meet in Lincoln, Nebraska, Last Chance and NCAA Championships.


January 15, 2012


(Oakland) In a game that aired on KSOM Friday night it was Riverside topping Tri-Center 66-54. 6'7" Junior Rick Williams scored 21 second half points and grabbed every rebound in sight on his way to a 31 point and 20 rebound effort.


After an 8-8 tie at the end of the first quarter, Riverside went into halftime with a 30-24 lead. The Bulldogs would build a lead of as many as 17 points in the second half and were in control for most of the rest of the game. Tri-Center did cut the game to nine points late in the third quarter. Tri-Center's Britton Barrier led the second half charge finishing with 29 points in the game. The Junior point guard scored 19 of the Trojan's 30 second half points.


Riverside is now 10-2 on the season after picking up a win over Logan-Magnolia on Saturday. Tri-Center fell to 7-5 overall this year with Friday's loss to Riverside.


Riverside Scoring: R. Williams 31, D. Moore 11, T. Ford 9, B. Ryun 7, E. Patrick 4, J. McMillin 4


Tri-Center Scoring: Britton Barrier 29, C. Way 7, R. Messerschmidt 7, N. Miller 3, N. Guarino 2, B. Sibert 2, C. Eckmann 2



Click here for the interview with Riverside boys coach Jason Shelangouski



(Oakland) Tri-Center finished with four players in double figures scoring on Friday night in their 60-42 win over Riverside. The victory snaps a two game losing streak for the Trojan's who had fallen to Atlantic and Missouri Valley earlier in the week.


Kaylee Grote led the way with 15 points, Shelby Sullivan and Emily Baatz each scored 13 for Tri-Center. Nikki Paulson was the fourth Tri-Center player in double figures with 11.


Tri-Center improves to 7-5 on the season. They will take on Audubon and Treynor next week. Riverside falls to 3-9.


Tri-Center Scoring: K. Grote 15, S. Sullivan 13, E. Baatz 13, N. Paulson 11, M. Christensen 4, H. Larsen 2, M. Sullivan 2


Riverside Scoring: A. Hildebrand 15, D. Turner 10, R. Faga 8, Shayley Smith 5, Sheyenne Smith 2, R. Novotny 2


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


(Adel) Webster City captured the team title at the 15-team ADM Wrestling tournament in Adel Saturday. Atlantic finished second and Audubon fell right behind in Third.


Webster City piled up 190-points for the title. Atlantic and Audubon, despite having three open weight classes were able to scratch out 181-points, and 179-points respectively.


Audubon placed 6-wrestlers in the finals and produced one champion, Riley Jensen, at (138). Others finishing second were; Brad Kerkhoff, (106), Blair Kerkhoff, (126), Cameron Mennenoh, (132), Kolton Jensen, (145), and Jesse Svoboda, (182). Nick Fett, (285), was third, Dakota Christensen, (170), finished fourth, and Andrew Malloy, (113), was fifth.


Click here to listen to comments from Audubon Head Coach Blane Kerkhoff.


Atlantic crowned three champions, Rob Young, (132), Rob Nichols, (145), and Derek Stork, (170). Stork, 27-1, (pictured at the top),  has recorded 25-pins in 28-matches which leaves him just nine pins shy of the Trojan wrestling single season pin record.  Rob Nichols, extended his record to 26-2, and Rob Young is 28-1. Other Atlantic place winners were; Dillon Cox, (113), third, Reid Nichols, (120), third, Matt Smith, (126), sixth, Matt Williamson, (170), third, Tyler Stork, (182), fourth, Tyler Christensen, (220), fourth and Austin Conrad, (285), sixth.


Click here to listen to comments from Atlantic Head Coach Tim Duff


Red Oak Senior Seth Esaias, won the (182) pound championship and extends his record to 30-0 on the season. Esaias, pinned his way through the tournament recording his 100th  and 101st  career pins in the semi’s and finals on Saturday. Esaias, also has over 150-career wins in his illustrious four year career to-date. His teammate, Geoff Sellers, (120), finished second and the Tigers were ninth with 89-points. Other Red Oak place winners were, Tanner Mertz, (106), fifth, Dakota Petty, (113), fourth, and Jordan Verba, (195), sixth.


Team scores:
1. Webster City 190.5
2. Atlantic 181.0
3. Audubon 179.0
4. Dallas Center Grimes 138.5
5. ADM. 119.0
6. Tie Waukee & PCM 115.0
8. Ames. 109.5
9. Red Oak. 89.0
10. Nevada 78


Other teams in the field include,  

Roland Story
North Polk
DSM East


January 15, 2012




Treynor 57 Nodaway Valley 55

Creston 62 Indianola 52

St. Albert 68 Tri-Center 57

Charter Oak-Ute 46 Westwood, Sloan 40

Sidney 60 South Page 51

Adair-Casey 54, Audubon 40
Carroll 63, Ballard 51

East Sac County 86, Ar-We-Va, Westside 61
Guthrie Center 57, Panorama, Panora 48
Lewis Central 45, Norwalk 38
Riverside, Oakland 59, Logan-Magnolia 53

Lawton-Bronson 64 Boyer Valley 39
West Monona, Onawa 65, Ridge View 56
Woodward-Granger 40, Coon Rapids-Bayard 35




Ballard 67, Carroll 44
Clarinda Academy 41, Heartland Christian 21
Lawton-Bronson 94, Boyer Valley 30

Charter Oak-Ute 44 Westwood 38
Lewis Central 49, Norwalk 28

Denison-Schleswig 52 Sioux City, West 29
Missouri Valley 61, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 35
Panorama 55, Guthrie Center 31
Riverside, Oakland 56, Logan-Magnolia 17
Treynor 56, Nodaway Valley 33
West Central Valley, Stuart 58, Ogden 40






Atlantic 68, Red Oak 24

Clarinda 62, Harlan 61

Glenwood 60, Lewis Central 53

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 71, Creston 66

Denison-Schleswig 71, Shenandoah 50




Exira/EH-K 69, Ankeny Christian Academy 46
Iowa Christian Academy 60, Adair-Casey 49
CAM, Anita 74, East Greene, Grand Junction 43

Orient-Macksburg 60, Walnut 37




Griswold 60, Missouri Valley 53

Riverside, Oakland 66, Tri-Center, Neola 54

Treynor 66, Audubon 32
Underwood 62, A-H-S-T, Avoca 37




Nishnabotna 68, South Page, College Springs 56

Villisca 77, Essex 57

Sidney 50, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 49 (OT)

Clarinda Academy 50, Stanton 37




Nodaway Valley 66, Interstate 35, Truro 40

Martensdale-St. Marys 56, Bedford 45
Mount Ayr 74, Central Decatur, Leon 43
Murray 79, Moravia 29

Wayne, Corydon 72, Lenox 66




Carroll 58, Bondurant-Farrar 54
ADM, Adel 68, Winterset 47




Guthrie Center 64, Madrid 28

Ogden 58, Panorama, Panora 46

Van Meter 65, West Central Valley, Stuart 40



IKM-Manning 60, Logan-Magnolia 36
Kingsley-Pierson 56, OA-BCIG 50
Lawton-Bronson 76, Charter Oak-Ute 45






Harlan 55, Clarinda 45

Red Oak 55, Atlantic 51



Audubon 45, Treynor 44

Missouri Valley 56, Griswold 20

Tri-Center, Neola 60, Riverside, Oakland 42

Underwood 55, A-H-S-T, Avoca 52



Iowa Christian Academy 47, Adair-Casey 39
Orient-Macksburg 51, Walnut 35




Lenox 30, Wayne 28
Corning 58, Pleasantville 55

Bedford 56, Martensdale-St Marys 38

Nodaway Valley 39, Interstate 35, Truro 24

Central Decatur, Leon 44, Mount Ayr 32




Des Moines Christian 71, Earlham 37

Panorama 90, Ogden 18

Guthrie Center 48, Madrid 39

West Central Valley, Stuart 48, Van Meter 29




East Mills 59, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 31

Stanton 70, Clarinda Academy 12

Villisca 57, Essex 37




Boyer Valley 50, Woodbine 43

AR-WE-VA, Westside 79, West Monona 45

IKM-Manning 96, Logan-Magnolia 22
Lawton-Bronson 93, Charter Oak-Ute 25

OA-BCIG 91, Kingsley-Pierson 22



Bondurant-Farrar 61, Carroll 36
Colfax-Mingo 44, Jefferson-Scranton 42
Dallas Center-Grimes 49, Carlisle 45

Winterset 50, A-D-M, Adel 31


(Griswold) Griswold freshman cross country star Rebekah Topham has been honored as the Gatorade Iowa Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.


Topham won every race of the season for the Griswold Tigers including the Class 1A state meet where she finished 32 seconds ahead of the closest competition. In addition to athletic excellence, the honor recognizes outstanding academic achievements and exemplary character.


Topham now becomes a candidate for the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. The winner of the national award will be announced in January. 


Click here for the interview with Griswold cross country coach Jane Chaillie



(Area) In the latest girls basketball rankings from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, five area teams are ranked in Class 1A and three area teams are Ranked in Class 2A. Class 3A has two area teams in the top ten while just one team is ranked in Class 4A.


Class 1A

2. Bedford 12-0

3. Ar-We-Va 9-0


Class 2A

3. IKM-Manning 11-1

9. Kuemper Catholic 10-3

12. Panorama 11-1


Class 3A

4. Glenwood 11-0

15. Denison-Schleswig 8-4


Class 4A

12. Lewis Central 8-1


Click here for the complete girls basketball rankings


(Neola) The Tri-Center wrestling team is now 13-2 in dual action on the season after picking up four wins last night. The Trojans appear to have had little trouble with Riverside and Woodbine winning by scores of and 63-13 and 49-18.


The big match of the night was the one against previously 18-4 Guthrie Center. Guthrie Center eliminated Tri-Center from state dual contention last year, but this time around it was the Trojans edging the Tigers 37-33. Tri-Center head coach Andy Hensley says freshman Christian Polley's win at 106 was a big one.


Click here for the interview with Tri-Center coach Andy Hensley






Guthrie Center 43 Woodbine 31

Guthrie Center 51 Riverside 28

Martensdale-St. Mary's 48 Corning 30

Corning 61 East Union 6

Clarinda 39 Kuemper Catholic 36

Denison-Schleswig 45 Kuemper Catholic 34

Albia 60 West Central Valley 12

West Central Valley 48 Clarke 12

East Mills 42 Exira-EHK 30

Creston/O-M 57 Perry 12

Perry 37 Winterset 36

Tri-Center 63 Riverside 13

Tri-Center 49 Woodbine 18

Tri-Center 37 Guthrie Center 33


Girls Basketball

Griswold 44 Essex 36

Heartland Christian 31 Clarinda Academy 30

Murray 51 East Union 46


Boys Basketball

Clarinda Academy 66 Heartland Christian 31

Murray 70 East Union 50




(Sioux City) Tri-Center graduate and Morningside College All-American Monte Larsen enters his junior indoor track season with very lofty expectations.
Monte Larsen is a five time All-American for the Morningside Mustangs and was a national runner up in the 600 and 4X800 meter relay at the 2011 NAIA Indoor Championships. Entering the 2012 indoor season, the Neola native wants to improve on some of the school records that he already holds.

Larsen is a part of seven different Morningside College track records. He holds the indoor record in the 600 meter run as well as the 600 yard run. He also holds the outdoor record in the 800 and was a part of the indoor and outdoor record setting relay teams in the 4X800 and Distance Medley. Larsen and his Morningside teammates will have their first indoor meet of the season Saturday at Dordt.


Click here for the interview with Tri-Center graduate Monte Larsen


(Walnut) Walnut Senior Lucas Blum is the KSOM Athlete of the Week. Blum put up 35 points in Walnut's win over Adair-Casey Tuesday night. The senior has led the team to back-to-back wins for the first time this season. He made five of his nine three-point attempts and also collected seven rebounds in his 35 point outburst against Adair-Casey.


Before the Adair-Casey win it was an 18 point, five rebound, and five assist effort in a win over Glidden-Ralston last Friday.


On the season Blum averages 16.8 points per game which is third best in the Rolling Hills Conference. Blum is also fourth in the conference at 8.6 rebounds per game and second in the conference with 3.5 assists per game.


Click here for the interview with Walnut's Lucas Blum after his 35 point game



(Neola) The 18-4 Guthrie Center Tiger wrestling team will see alot of strong competition Thursday night at Tri-Center. 9-2 Tri-Center, 10-5 Woodbine, and 8-11 Riverside will be the other three teams in attendance. Guthrie Center coach Shawn Danker says the dual with 7th ranked Tri-Center will be a good measuring stick for his team.


Guthrie Center has four wrestlers off to very strong starts with four or fewer losses on the season. At 285 pounds Dillon Suhr is ranked 8th in the state with a 23-2 record. Troy Swartz is 17-2 at 106 pounds. 195 pounder Cody Cain is 24-3 and 138 pound junior Trey Imerman is 20-4.


Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Shawn Danker


(Greenfield) The Nodaway Valley boys basketball team has won nine straight games and the Wolverines are ranked 4th in the state in Class 1A. Coach Darrell Burmeister says the team is playing their best basketball of the season.

Nodaway Valley’s 75-33 win over Bedford last night marked their third win in the last five calendar days. It’s a stretch that started with a big 69-46 win over previously unbeaten Pleasantville on Friday. Nodaway Valley also beat CAM Saturday 64-40 and rolled past Bedford Tuesday by 42 points.

Alex Welsch has 20 points on 10-11 shooting Tuesday. T.J. Bower went 5-6 from the floor with 13 points, and Dan Ersham totaled 10 points on 4-5 shooting.  Coach Burmeister says the team’s defensive improvement has been a big key to the nine game winning streak. Nodaway Valley is allowing just 37.4 ppg in their nine wins this season.

The Wolverines take on Interstate-35 on Friday and then will have a big non-conference matchup with 8th ranked Treynor on Saturday. The Treynor contest is part of the 6th Annual Jennie Ed Sports Med MAC Shootout in Council Bluffs.



Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Darrell Burmeister



(Guthrie Center) With a 51 to 37 win over Earlham on Tuesday, Guthrie Center moved to 7-4 overall this season. Gavin McGiveny and Marcus Bolton each scored 15 points and Adam Courntey finished with 13.

Guthrie Center will take on Madrid on Friday. Guthrie Center defeated Madrid earlier this season in a game that aired on KSOM. The Tigers will also play Panorama coming up this Saturday.


Click here for the interview with Guthrie-Center boys coach Seth Poldberg



(Elk Horn) Exira-EHK beat Glidden-Ralston in boys basketball Tuesday night. The Spartan's won their 8th game of the year with the 74-43 final score. The game was close at halftime but then the Spartan defense allowed just 11 second half points.


Exira-EHK is 8-1 with their lone loss this season coming to CAM. The Spartans will have a big rematch with Ankeny Christian Academy coming up on Friday. Exira-EHK beat Ankeny Christian 68-61 back on December 2nd. Ankeny Christian comes in at 9-2.



Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK coach Doug Newton



(Walnut) Walnut Senior Lucas Blum scored the first five points of the game to set the tone early on, ending up with a career high 35 in Walnut's victory over Adair-Casey on Tuesday. Blum, who had never scored more than 19 points this season, knocked down five three pointers in the 69-58 win.


The game was very close for three and a half quarters but Walnut began to pull away late in the fourth quarter. In addition to Blum's big night, senior Jared Ploen scored 18 points to help the Warriors hang on for the win. Fifteen of Ploen's 18 came in the second half. Walnut improves to 5-7 on the year. The Warriors have won back to back games for the first time this season.


Adair-Casey got 16 points from Senior Cole Palmer. Palmer made four three-pointers but sat out much of the second half with foul trouble. Alex Umbaugh scored 12 for Adair-Casey and Emitt Wheatley had 11. Adair-Casey sees their four game winning streak snapped and the Bombers overall record drops to 8-3.



Click here for the interview with Walnut head coach Rick Blum


Click here for the interview with Walnut Senior Lucas Blum






Boys Basketball


Atlantic 55, Creston 52

Nebraska City 59 Shenandoah 19

Denison-Schleswig 65 Glenwood 50 (Derek Hall 23 points)

Ankeny Christian Academy 69, Paton-Churdan 33
CAM, Anita 55, Orient-Macksburg 48 (Ryan Aupperle 23 points, 16 rebounds)
Iowa Christian Academy 46, East Greene, Grand Junction 32


Audubon 62, A-H-S-T, Avoca 50
Riverside, Oakland 65, Griswold 38 (Riverside 8-2, R. Williams 19 pts, 11 reb)

Tri-Center 64 Missouri Valley 50 (B. Barrier and C. Eckmann 20 points each)

IKM-Manning 78 West Harrison 26 (T.J. Sterk 18 points)

Ar-We-Va, Westside 66, Woodbine 59
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 67, Charter Oak-Ute 42
East Sac County 72, South Central Calhoun 61
Lawton-Bronson 69, Kingsley-Pierson 61
OA-BCIG 59, Ridge View 55
West Monona, Onawa 60, Logan-Magnolia 57 


Clarinda Academy 69, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 66
East Mills 56, Villisca 48
Nishnabotna 57, Stanton 49


Corning 69, East Union, Afton 53 (Wyatt Henkenius 26 points)
Interstate 35, Truro 76, Martensdale-St. Marys 71
Mount Ayr 81, Lenox 46
Nodaway Valley 75, Bedford 33 (Alex Welsch 10-11 FG, 20 points)
Pleasantville 72, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 41
Wayne, Corydon 78, Central Decatur, Leon 40


Des Moines, Christian 66, Coon Rapids-Bayard 35
Guthrie Center 51, Earlham 37 (G. McGiveny and M. Bolton 15 points each)
Ogden 75, Madrid 48


Saydel 60, Winterset 54
ADM, Adel 60, Ballard 44





Sidney 42 East Mills 27

St. Albert 61 East Mills 12

Tarkio, MO 51 East Mills 24

Panorama 50 Van Meter 24

Woodbury Central 69 Missouri Valley 12


Girls Basketball


Creston 57 Atlantic 45

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 66, Red Oak 33

Adair-Casey 54, Walnut 26 (London Vais 22 points)
CAM, Anita 55, Orient-Macksburg 49 (M. Anstey 25 points, 6-9 3-point shooting)
Exira-EHK 63, Glidden-Ralston 26 (Exira-EHK 11-1, 6 straight wins)
Iowa Christian Academy 58, East Greene 28
Paton-Churdan 45, Ankeny Christian Academy 26


Audubon 63, A-H-S-T, Avoca 48 (M. Haubrich 22 points and 14 rebounds)
Missouri Valley 55, Tri-Center, Neola 46
Riverside, Oakland 39, Griswold 31

Treynor 58 Underwood 48

IKM-Manning 94 West Harrison 28 (T. Schechinger 21 points and 10 steals)

AR-WE-VA, Westside 84, Woodbine 35
Charter Oak-Ute 52, Boyer Valley 45
Lawton-Bronson 95, Kingsley-Pierson 23
OA-BCIG 85, Ridge View 30
West Monona 54, Logan-Magnolia 24


Bedford 50, Nodaway Valley 41
Central Decatur, Leon 66, Wayne 42
Corning 76, East Union 31(Corning 9-4)
Martensdale-St Marys 55, Interstate 35, Truro 21
Mount Ayr 57, Lenox 39
Pleasantville 49, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 41


Des Moines Christian 47, Coon Rapids-Bayard 45 (OT)
Earlham 42, Guthrie Center 33
Ogden 58, Madrid 25
Panorama 59, Van Meter 29


Essex 42, Sidney 33

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 54, Fremont Bergan, NE 29

Winterset 66, Saydel 20


(Walnut) Adair-Casey jumped out to a 14-3 first quarter lead and never looked back Tuesday night at Walnut. The Bombers won by a final score of 54-26. London Vais scored 12 points in the first quarter and finished the game with 22. Adair-Casey improves to 12-1 this year and the team has won 8 games in a row. A loss to Exira-EHK is the only blemish on Adair-Casey's season schedule so far.


Walnut falls to 6-7 overall this year. Sophomore Ashli Walker scored 9 points in the second half and led the Warriors with 14 in the game. Walnut will play at Orient-Macksburg on Friday.


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


(Atlantic) The Atlantic boys won their third basketball game in four days Monday night 60-44 over Tri-Center. The Trojans jumped out to a 16-2 first quarter run, but Tri-Center responded late in the period with an 8-2 run to close the gap to 18-10.


Atlantic came out in the second quarter outscoring Tri-Center 18-10 to take a 36-20 lead into the locker room at the half.


Atlantic opened up a 50-31 third quarter lead before closing out the game 60-44. Coach Blazek says his ballclub is going to have to be at their best tonight against Creston.


Sam Markham and Harrison Hoegh lead Atlantic with 14-points each, Gunnar Blum chipped in 10-points and Dalton Franken scored nine. Atlantic point guard Chad Christensen finished the game with 7-points and 12-assists.


Britton Barrier led Tri-Center with 16-points and Christian Way added 8-points.


Atlantic extends their record to 8-2. Tri-Center falls to 6-3.


Click here to listen to comments from Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek


Tom Robinson

January 10, 2012


(Manning) Harlan knocked down six first quarter three-pointers to take a 20-17 lead after the first quarter, but the Cyclones would add just 19 points over the remaining three quarters as IKM-Manning won 46-39.


The Wolves have now won four straight games since losing to #1 ranked OA-BCIG. Both teams struggled offensively after the first quarter but IKM-Manning was able to force some key turnovers down the stretch to seal the win. The Wolves never led by more than seven points in the game and they were led by Kaylee Blake with 12 points. Lynsie Sievertsen finished with 11 points. IKM-Manning gets back to conference play against West Harrison on Friday.


The broadcast of the game is available for download on our sports on demand page at


Harlan has lost three straight games and falls to 6-6 overall. The Cyclones play at Clarinda on Friday.



Click here for the postgame comments from IKM-Manning's Gene Rasmussen





Atlantic 45 Glenwood 33

Atlantic 72 AHST 6


Girls Basketball

Atlantic 46 Tri-Center 45

Clarke, Osceola 59, Mount Ayr 32
IKM-Manning 46, Harlan 39
OA-BCIG 84, Cherokee, Washington 38
Pleasantville 48, Albia 32
Shenandoah 64, Clarinda Academy 23
Stanton 80, Heartland Christian 25
Treynor 58, Underwood 48

Villisca 41 Corning 35
Wayne 43, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 38 (OT)


Boys Basketball

Atlantic 60, Tri-Center, Neola 44
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 59, A-H-S-T, Avoca 28
Corning 68, Villisca 55
Mount Ayr 59, Clarke, Osceola 23
Pleasantville 61, Albia 55 (OT)
Stanton 61, Heartland Christian 15
Wayne, Corydon 63, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 41



(Atlantic) Paige Kennon’s free throw with a half-second  to go in the game was enough to give Atlantic a 46-45 win over Tri-Center in girls basketball action Monday night at Atlantic. Kennon driving for the winning layup was fouled just before the end of regulation.  She missed the first and drained the second shot for the one point win.


Tri-Center, leading 17-16 at the halftime break outscored the Trojanns 22-9 in the third quarter. The run was sparked by six-three point shots, as they ended the third quarter with a commanding 38-26 lead.  However, Atlantic came back and outscored Tri-Center 20-7 in the fourth quarter.


The Trojanns start with the week with some momentum as they head to Creston tonight and travel to Red Oak on Friday night.


Alex Hartwig lead the Trojanns with 16-points and MacKenzie Holmes pitched in 8. Emily Baatz and Nikki Paulson lead Tri-Center with 12 and 11-points respectively.


Atlantic goes to 3-7, and Tri-Center falls to 6-4. The Trojanns travel to Creston tonight. We will have that game on 95.7f.m. Pre-game starts at 7:25.


Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Casey Pelzer after the game.


Tom Robinson

January 9, 2012


(Iowa City) 2009 Atlantic High School graduate and Class 3A 110 meter high hurdle state record holder Jordan Mullen is less than a week away from entering his junior indoor season at the University of Iowa.

Mullen broke a school record in the 60 meter hurdles during the indoor season last year with a time of 7.75 and during the outdoor season, Iowa Assistant Track Coach Joey Woody says Mullen was looking like a top contender at the NCAA meet until an injury at the Drake Relay’s cut his sophomore season short.

Coach Woody reports that Mullen has been working hard to avoid injuries heading into his junior season and says one big thing that sets Mullen apart from the competition is his competitiveness.

Iowa begins their indoor season this weekend in Iowa City with the New Year’s Classis. Coach Woody says Mullen may be held out as a precaution, but he is expected to run at the Adidas Invite at the University of Nebraska the following weekend.


Click here for the interview with Iowa assistant track coach Joey Woody




Atlantic 53, Norwalk 33

Clarinda 71, Corning 44

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 68, East Sac County 66

Nodaway Valley 64, CAM, Anita 40


Blair, NE 72, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 39


ADM, Adel 61, Saydel 34
Carroll 64, Dallas Center-Grimes 57
Coon Rapids-Bayard 59, West Central Valley, Stuart 48
Earlham 64, Panorama, Panora 43

 Guthrie Center 51, Woodward-Granger 31


Woodward Academy 71, Madrid 59



Treynor 71, Red Oak 33

Clarinda 48, Corning 46


Nodaway Valley 53, CAM, Anita 28

Panorama 87, Earlham 29


Dallas Center-Grimes 51, Carroll 34
A-D-M, Adel 62, Saydel 38


OA-BCIG 49, Spencer 46

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 52, Blair 47

Woodward-Granger 52, Guthrie Center 48


(Atlantic) Dalton Franken scored 26-points to lead the Trojans past Norawalk 53-33 in boys basketball action Saturday night at Atlantic. The Trojans jumped out to a 10-2 lead and never looked back holding quarter leads of 16-6, 25-13, 39-26, and 53-33 at the final buzzer.


The Warriors were able close the gap to five points one time during the second half game, but otherwise it was all Trojans winning back-to-back games Friday over Denison/Schleswig and Norwalk on Saturday..


Franken scored 8 of his 26-points in the first quarter and ended the half with 10. The Trojans got an offensive boost from Sam Markham, (14-points) and Chad Christensen, (9-points) all from behind the arc. Mitch Lieferman and Harrison Hoegh chipped in two-points each for Atlantic.


Senior forward Austin Perry lead Norwalk with 12-points and 6'8 junior post player Carson Miller finished the night with 11-points, nine of his eleven were scored in the second half.


Atlantic extends their record to 7-2, and Norwalk falls to 2-8.


Atlantic will host Tri-Center as part of a girl/boy doubleheader on Monday night. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 F.M. Tom Robinson and Rich Mitchell will have the call.


Click here to listen to comments from Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek


Tom Robinson

January 7, 2012


(Atlantic) Atlantic/CAM swept the field at their own dual wrestling tournament Saturday afternoon. Six wrestlers were named all-tournament.


The Trojans, despite wrestling with two open weight classes cruised through the first four rounds before running into a tough Nodaway Valley team in the fifth round. Atlantic/CAM defeated Red Oak 60-15, Riverside 58-21, Carroll 70-12, Denison'Schleswig, 58-9, and Nodaway Valley 39-36.


#2 Darrian Schwenke, (106),  remains undefeated and Derek Stork's streak of pins continues. Stork, now (21-1), all falls, is just 12-pins away from tying the record of most pins in a season (33),  set by Kasey Juhl in 2007-2008.


Team Places:

  1. Atlantic/CAM 5-0
  2. Carroll 4-1
  3. Nodaway Valley- 3-2
  4. Red Oak  2-3
  5. Riverside-Oakland 1-4
  6. Denison 0-5


Round 1


Atlantic/CAM  60- Red Oak 15

Nod-Valley 39-Denison 27

Carroll 50- Riverside 29


Round 2


Carroll 45- Nod Valley 21

Atlantic/CAM 58- Riverside 21

Red Oak 51-Denison 27



Round 3


Atlantic/CAM   70 -    Carroll 12

Riverside 55 – Denison 24

Nod Valley 48- Red Oak 33



Round 4


Carroll 60-Red Oak 24

Nod Valley 43-Riverside 33

Atlantic/CAM 58- Denison 9


Round 5


Atlantic/CAM 39  - Nod Valley 36

Carroll 60- Denison 15

Red Oak 34   - Riverside32


All Tournament Team: (pictured above-left to right starting with 106)


106- Darrian Schwenke-Atlantic/CAM

113-Dillon Cox-Atlantic/CAM

120-Jeff Sellers-Red Oak

126-Matt Smith-Atlantic/CAM

132-Jared Thompson- Nod Valley

138-Jacob Maasen-Carroll

145-Dallas Dietz-Riverside

152-Rob Nichols- Atlantic/CAM

160-Jacob Schieffer/12-Carrol

170-Dereck Stork- Atlantic/CAM

182-Seth Esaias- Red oak

195-Clay Ramsey Nod Valley

220-Cody Ladd- Nod Valley

285-Austin Conrad-Atlantic/CAM


Click here to listen to comments from Atlantic Head Wrestling Coach Tim Duff


Tom Robinson

January 7, 2011

4:44 p.m.


(Denison) Atlantic cut off a late rally by Denison/Schleswig Friday night in a Hawkeye Ten Conference boy’s game basketball at Denison. The Trojans held quarter leads of 19-10, 36-24, and 44-31 before ending the contest with a 61-54 win.


Atlantic’s biggest lead was 18-points, but the Monarchs outscored the Trojans 17-6 to start the fourth quarter and came within two twice. The Trojans came up with some plays late in the game to seal the deal. Sam Markham had a couple of layups and Chad Christensen snagged a key rebound late in the game and sank two free throws to keep Denison/Schleswig at bay.


Austin Eller lead all scorers for Denison/Schleswig with 20-points, Derek Hall chipped in 15. Thirteen of Hall’s points were scored in the second half.


Dalton Franken lead Atlantic in scoring with 19-points, Sam Markham scored 16, and Gunnar Blum chipped in 10.


(6-2) Atlantic takes on Norwalk at home tonight. We will have the broadcast on 95.7 F.M.


Afterwards Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek.



Boys Basketball


Atlantic 61 Denison/Schleswig 54

ADM, Adel 60, Perry 24
Adair-Casey 66, Paton-Churdan 29
Boone 73, Winterset 62
Carroll 70, Carlisle 37
Dallas Center-Grimes 55, Ballard 42
Des Moines, Christian 72, Woodward-Granger 45
East Mills 53, Clarinda Academy 50
East Union, Afton 63, Central Decatur, Leon 52
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 72, Stanton 37
Glenwood 61, Shenandoah 20
IKM-Manning 61, West Monona, Onawa 55
Mount Ayr 61, Martensdale-St. Marys 57
Nishnabotna 55, Essex 34
Nodaway Valley 69, Pleasantville 46
Treynor 51, Riverside, Oakland 45
Tri-Center, Neola 62, A-H-S-T, Avoca 42

Underwood 56 Griswold 36
Van Meter 41, Guthrie Center 28 


Girls Basketball

Adair-Casey 73, Paton-Churdan 23
Carroll 46, Carlisle 42
Central Decatur, Leon 65, East Union 27
Corning 61, Wayne 41
Creston 29, Clarinda 25
Dallas Center-Grimes 52, Ballard 49
Exira-EHK 62, East Greene 24
IKM-Manning 85, West Monona 25
Interstate 35, Truro 52, Lenox 17
Lewis Central 46, Harlan 34
Missouri Valley 55, Audubon 47
Mount Ayr 39, Martensdale-St Marys 36
Nodaway Valley 60, Pleasantville 31
Panorama 46, Coon Rapids-Bayard 29
Treynor 53, Riverside, Oakland 30
Underwood 47, Griswold 28
Van Meter 46, Guthrie Center 41
Walnut 37, Glidden-Ralston 35
West Central Valley, Stuart 57, Madrid 37
Winterset 43, Boone 40 (OT)


(Neola) Friday night in Neola it was Tri-Center winning both the girls and the boys games at home over AHST.


The girls game was close throughout the entire contest with Tri-Center hanging on at the end for a 37-33 win. Tri-Center moves to 6-3 with the win and AHST falls to 5-6. Shelby Sullivan scored a game high 12 points. All of Sullivan's scoring came after halftime. Courtney Kardell was the leading scorer for AHST with 11.



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



In the boys game Tri-Center picked up a 62-42 to move to 6-3. AHST led early on and trailed by just one point entering the final quarter. The fourth quarter however belonged to Tri-Center. The Trojans outscored AHST 23-4 over the games final eight minutes. Ryan Messerschmidt had 21 points and Britton Barrier finished with 17. AHST is now 2-7 overall this season. Tyler Robinson led the scoring for the Vikings with 11 points in the loss.



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


The Tri-Center boys and girls teams will play Atlantic in a double header on Monday night. KS95.7 will air both games. Tom Robinson and Rich Mitchell will be on the call. Pregame starts at 5:45 Monday from Atlantic.


(Audubon) Audubon senior wrestler Blair Kerkhoff is our KSOM Athlete of the Week. Kerkhoff has compiled a 17-0 record so far this season with 9 pins.


Kerkhoff picked up two wins Thursday night in the dual with Panorama and Woodward-Granger. One of the victories came by forfeit and the other victory was a pin at 138 pounds over Lucas Svoboda of Panorama.

Coach Blane Kerkhoff says Blair has a goal of placing at the state meet. He has placed third at districts in each of the last three years.


Blair Kerkhoff has helped lead Audubon to a 16-3 dual record so far the season. The Wheelers are ranked 15th in Class 1A.


Click here for the interview with Audubon wrestling coach Blane Kerkhoff



Guthrie Center 58 AHST 9

Guthrie Center 63 Griswold 12

Panorama 45 Woodward-Granger 27

Audubon 57 Panorama 16

West Central Valley 37 Clarinda Academy 30

Underwood 70 West Central Valley 3


Girls Basketball

AR-WE-VA, Westside 70, West Harrison 19
Essex 53, Heartland Christian 23
Griswold 48, East Mills 39
Omaha Gross 62, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 57 (OT)
Orient-Macksburg 38, Murray 30
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 42, Underwood 39


Boys Basketball

Ar-We-Va, Westside 84, West Harrison, Mondamin 61
Martensdale-St. Marys 73, Lamoni 67
Murray 68, Orient-Macksburg 31
Nishnabotna 66, A-H-S-T, Avoca 62
Omaha Roncalli, NE 71, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 65
Underwood 53, Red Oak 46


(Atlantic) In a battle of top ten wrestling teams, it was Atlantic/CAM prevailing over Logan-Magnolia by a final of 40 to 33.


Of the seven matches that Atlantic/CAM won, six of them were by fall. Atlantic got pins from Derek Stork (170), Matt Williamson, (182), Austin Conrad (285), Darrian Schwenke (106), Rob Young (132), and Rob Nichols (160).


The Trojan’s dual record improves to 6-1 on the season while Logan-Magnolia fell to 11-2.  Atlantic/CAM avenges last season’s loss to Logan-Magnolia which was the only dual loss that the Trojans suffered during the 2011-12 season.

Atlantic/CAM will host the Trojan Duals on Saturday.


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



Atlantic/CAM Results vs Logan-Magnolia


Atlantic/CAM 40 Logan-Magnolia 33


106: Darrian Schwenke Win By Fall 3:24

113: Dillon Cox-Loss 5-4

120: Reid Nichols-Loss 7-1

126: Matt Smith-Loss By Fall 3:07

132: Rob Young-Win By Fall 1:33

138: Open

145: Open

152: Cal Heuton-Win 8-0

160: Rob Nichols-Win By Fall 1:29

170: Derek Stork-Win By Fall :19

182: Matt Williamson-Win By Fall 5:29

195: Tyler Stork-Loss By Fall 1:17

220: Tyler Christensen-Loss 11-5

285: Austin Conrad-Win by Fall 1:16


Atlantic/CAM Results vs Coon Rapids-Bayard


Atlantic/CAM 63 Coon Rapids-Bayard 12


106: Darrian Schwenke-Win By Fall 1:10

113: Dillon Cox-Win 6-4

120: Reid Nichols-Win By Forfeit

126: Matt Smith-Win By Fall 2:32

132: Rob Young-Win By Fall 1:53

138: Open

145: Cal Heuton-Win 7-2

152: Rob Nichols-Win 10-7

160: Open

170: Derek Stork-Win By Fall 1:41

182: Matt Williamson-Win By Fall 5:32 

195: Tyler Stork-Win By Fall 1:21

220: Tyler Christensen-Win By Fall 1:16

285: Austin Conrad-Win By Forfeit






(Audubon) Audubon takes on Woodward-Granger and Panorama tonight in high school wrestling. The Wheelers are ranked in the top 15 in the state in Class 1A Dual Rankings with their 14-3 mark. Coach Blane Kerkhoff says things went well in practice during the holiday break. Coach Kerkhoff notes that the team worked alot on conditioning and also situational wrestling during thier practices.



Click here for the interview with Audubon Wrestling coach Blane Kerkhoff



(Neola) 5-3 Tri-Center hosts 2-6 AHST in boys basketball Friday night on KSOM.
It’ll be the first game following the holiday break for Tri-Center.

Coach Chad Harder says the team made huge strides during the holiday break practices, especially on defense. He's expecting to see his team get after against AHST because it's a local rivalry game. Tri-Center has a tough stretch ahead with games at Atlantic, Riverside, and St. Albert coming up in the next 10 days.

Friday night’s game between Tri-Center and AHST will tip off at around 7:45. It will follow the girls game which also airs on KSOM. Both games will stream live at


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


(Corning) The Corning Red Raiders split their dual matchups last night with two Hawkeye 10 Conference opponents. Corning was able to get by Red Oak 52-30 but fell to Clarinda 33-46.


After last night's split, the Red Raiders season dual record moves to 8-2 overall. Corning has just one conference dual loss, that loss came to Interstate-35 prior to the holiday break.


Corning's next competition will be at the Winterset tournament coming up this Saturday.



Click here to listen to the interview with Corning coach Jason Wetzel



(Anita) With a 52-21 victory over Ankeny Christian Academy the CAM Cougars girls basketball team improved to 4-5 on the season. CAM evened their Rolling Hills Conference record at 4-4.


Emily Beerman scored 17 points and ripped down 14 rebounds to lead the charge. Seniors Michaela Schwenke (11) and Morgan Anstey (10) each finished in double figures as well. Coach Joe Wollum says the pressure defense his team played was a big factor in the win. CAM had 16 steals in the game led by Ali Hosfelt and Elizabeth Mailander who each had four.


CAM will travel to 8-2 Iowa Christian Academy on Friday. On Saturday the team will host 8-0 Nodaway Valley in Massena.



Click here for the interview with CAM girls coach Joe Wollum




Girls Basketball


Adair-Casey 60 East Greene 28

AR-WE-VA, Westside 61, Charter Oak-Ute 23
Auburn 68, Sidney 32
CAM, Anita 52, Ankeny Christian Academy 21
Coon Rapids-Bayard 71, Madrid 29
Corning 49, Mount Ayr 27
Dallas Center-Grimes 54, Perry 46
Exira-EHK 61, Walnut 40
Kuemper Catholic 49 Denison-Schleswig 42

Glenwood 65, Harlan 45
Interstate 35, Truro 50, Des Moines, North 32
Iowa Christian Academy 65, Paton-Churdan 26
Murray 51, Diagonal 20
Nishnabotna 62, Heartland Christian 21
Shenandoah 45, Clarinda 36
West Central Valley, Stuart 63, Earlham 56
Winterset 52, Carlisle 34
Woodbine 44, Logan-Magnolia 35


Boys Basketball


Ar-We-Va, Westside 70, Charter Oak-Ute 66
CAM, Anita 58, Ankeny Christian Academy 41
Coon Rapids-Bayard 52, Madrid 39
Creston 70, Red Oak 47
Denison-Schleswig 81, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 79 (OT)
Exira/EH-K 77, Walnut 46
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 58, Riverside, Oakland 54
Glenwood 64, Harlan 53
IKM-Manning 68, Whiting 23
Iowa Christian Academy 68, Paton-Churdan 51
Lewis Central 76, Atlantic 74
Logan-Magnolia 60, Woodbine 43
Mount Ayr 64, Corning 57
OA-BCIG 61, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 44
Ogden 71, Woodward-Granger 53
Ralston, NE 73, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 43
Winterset 80, Carlisle 68
Woodward Academy 66, Panorama, Panora 59




Clarinda 46 Corning 33

Corning 52 Red Oak 30

Woodward-Granger 48 West Central Valley 30

Van Meter 26 West Central Valley 24



(Council Bluffs) Lewis Central’s second quarter run was enough to edge Atlantic 76-74 in a Hawkeye Ten Conference boys basketball game at Council Bluffs Tuesday night.


Atlantic lead 13-11 after the first quarter, but couldn’t hold the Titans down in the second quarter. Lewis Central rattled off a 13-4 run outscoring the Trojans 20-15. Atlantic ended the quarter with an 11-3 run, thanks to two key three pointers by Trojan Point Guard Chad Christiansen and Gunnar Blum layup to end the second quarter.


 Atlantic would tie the game only once in the third quarter, (38-38), but foul trouble kept the Trojans from getting over the hump. The Trojans top two scorers Dalton Franken and Sam Markham both fouled out of the game, and Gunnar Blum and Chad Christiansen finished out the contest with 4-fouls each.  Lewis Central would finish the game 29-of-41 from the free throw line, while Atlantic went 15-of-19.


Dalton Franken, made 10-of-11 free throws and lead the Trojans in scoring with 22-points. Gunnar Blum finished the game with 18-points, and Chad Christiansen chipped in 14-point including 4-three pointers.


Lewis Central was lead by Josiah Sheppard’s 24, Matt Andersen scored 16, and Alex Reed added 13-points, despite connecting on only 1-field goal.


Lewis Central extends their record to 5-3, Atlantic falls to 5-2. The Trojans travel to Denison on Friday night. The game will be broadcast on  95.7 F.M.


January 3, 2012


(Harlan) Last night in a game heard on KSOM it was Glenwood topping Harlan 65-45 in girls Hawkeye 10 Conference play.

Four of Glenwood’s five starters finished in double figures as the 5th ranked Rams cruised to a 65-45 win at Harlan Tuesday night. Glenwood led by 10 at the end of one quarter and held a 41-29 advantage at the half. They would outscore Harlan 24-16 in the second half on their way to their 9th straight victory to start the season. Lexis Moreno led the way with 15 points on five three pointers. Grace Newman, Morgan Lucy, and McKenna Henze all finished with 11 points for Glenwood as the Rams hit 9 three pointers in the win.

Harlan falls to 6-4 with the loss, they were led by Senior Sarah Konz who hit five first half three-pointers and finished with a game high 18 points.


Glenwood Scoring: Moreno 15, Lucy 11, Newman 11, Henze 11, Fisher 9, DeYoung 6


Harlan Scoring: Sarah Konz 18, Brianna Vis 5, Jess Farrell 5, Josie Esser 5, Katrina Knudsen 3, Taylor Leinen 2, Liz Reisen 2, Jess Schaben 2


(Orange City) Northwestern forward Zach Leeper is this week’s Great Plains Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week.

The Adair-Casey graduate averaged 21 points and five rebounds per game for the Red Raiders who went 2-0 at the Vanguard (Bill Reynolds) Classic.  For the week he made 18-25 shots (72%) and was 6-10 from the three point line.  He also dished out four assists at Northwestern improved to 12-3 on the year.  The 14th ranked Red Raiders resume conference play on Wednesday hosting Concordia in Orange City. Through 15 games, Leeper leads the team with 28 three-pointers made and ranks 2nd on the team in scoring with an average of 12.9 points per game.