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KENNETH CLARY RUNS GRISWOLD TO FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON


(Greenfield) The Griswold Tiger football team picked up their first win of the season with come from behind victory at Nodaway Valley Friday night.

 

In Week 2 of the high school football season, the Griswold football squad was able to pick up win number one on a 41 yard touchdown run from Kenneth Clary. Clary dodged through a tackle at the line of scrimmage and then raced into the end zone to give Griswold their first lead of the game with 5:39 left to play. Clary finished with over 100 all-purpose yards on the night and had the game's only touchdown. Nodaway Valley had the lead late in the first half and throughout much of the second half. The Wolverine's score came on a 24 yard field goal from Ryan Williams with 3:33 left in the first half.

 

Nodaway Valley drops to 0-2 on the season moving into their first district game next week. The Wolverines will hit the road and take on Missouri Valley. 1-1 Griswold begins district play at Underwood in Week 3.

UPDATED HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS RELEASED 8/31


Class 1A

1 Grundy Center

2 LeMars Gehlen Catholic
3 Holy Trinity Catholic
4 Tripoli
5 Janesville
6 Bellevue Marquette Catholic
7 Stanton
8 East Union
9 Lisbon
10 Twin Cedars
11 Central Lyon
12 New London
13 Bedford
14 Preston
15 Laurens-Marathon

Dropped Out: Winfield-Mount Union

Class 2A

1 Dike-New Hartford
2 Western Christian
3 Sumner-Fredericksburg
4 Ridge View
5 Treynor
6 West Branch
7 Council Bluffs St. Albert
8 Woodward-Granger
9 Kuemper Catholic
10 Hinton
11 Durant
12 Lake Mills
13 Starmont
14 IKM-Manning
15 Edgewood-Colesburg

Dropped Out: Iowa City Regina (13)

Class 3A
1 Mediapolis
2 West Liberty
3 Sioux Center
4 Union
5 Davenport Assumption
6 Nevada
7 Mount Vernon
8 MOC-Floyd Valley
9 Unity Christian
10 Cascade
11 East Sac County
12 Clarinda
13 ADM
14 Red Oak

15 Estherville-Lincoln Central

 

Dropped Out: South Central Calhoun (12), Bondurant-Farrar (15)

Class 4A

 

1 Sioux City Bishop Heelan
2 Harlan
3 Solon
4 Waverly-Shell Rock
5 Charles City
6 North Scott
7 Dubuque Wahlert Catholic
8 West Delaware
9 Fairfield
10 Cedar Rapids Xavier
11 Central DeWitt
12 Maquoketa
13 LeMars
14 Marion
15 Winterset

Dropped Out: Lewis Central (13), Clear Creek-Amana (15)

Class 5A
1 Iowa City High
2 Ankeny
3 Dubuque Hempstead
4 Dowling Catholic
5 Ames
6 Cedar Falls
7 Urbandale
8 Pleasant Valley
9 Cedar Rapids Kennedy
10 Johnston

 

Dropped Out: Clinton (7), Iowa City West (9)

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM THURSDAY, AUGUST 30


A-D-M, Adel 17-21-15, Newton 21-14-13
A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Interstate 35, Truro 6-12
A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Knoxville 16-19
A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Perry 9-16
A-D-M, Adel 21-21, West Central Valley, Stuart 5-9
Bedford 25-25, Essex 12-10
Bedford 25-25, Riverside, Oakland 17-20
Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Ogden 16-12-18
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-21-15, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 19-25-10
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Tri-Center, Neola 23-16
Denison-Schleswig 25-20-25-25, Atlantic 17-25-10-14
Exira-EHK 25-25-25, Iowa Christian Academy 13-16-14
IKM-Manning 25-25-25, AR-WE-VA, Westside 19-16-20
Knoxville 21-21, West Central Valley, Stuart 13-14
Lewis Central 25-25-25, Clarinda 15-8-23
Martensdale-St Marys 25-25-25, Lenox 16-19-19
Newton 21-21, West Central Valley, Stuart 13-14
Paton-Churdan 25-26-26, CAM, Anita 18-24-24
Perry 21-21, West Central Valley, Stuart 17-14
Red Oak 25-23-25-25, Creston 21-25-18-20
Van Meter 25-21-25-25, Earlham 23-25-22-18
Villisca 25-25-19-25, Corning 19-17-25-22
West Central Valley, Stuart 12-22-15, Interstate 35, Truro 21-20-6

 

GLENWOOD CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS, GLENWOOD BOYS AND HARLAN GIRLS VICTORIOUS


Boys Team Scoring

  1. Glenwood 30
  2. Thomas Jefferson 56
  3. Harlan 72
  4. Abraham Lincoln 111
  5. Red Oak 116
  6. Atlantic 150
  7. Treynor 157

 

Girls Team Scoring

  1. Harlan 26
  2. Atlantic 62
  3. Abraham Lincoln 77
  4. Glenwood 89
  5. Treynor 112
  6. Thomas Jefferson 135

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCOREBOARD FROM TUESDAY, AUGUST 28


A-D-M, Adel 25-25, Bondurant-Farrar 15-23
A-D-M, Adel 25-25, Gilbert 18-21
A-D-M, Adel 25-25, Pella 17-22
Boyer Valley 25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 17-11
Clarke, Osceola 25-25, Lenox 14-13
East Mills 25-18-15, Sidney 16-25-11
East Sac County 25-24-25-25, Carroll 16-26-23-19
East Union 25-25-25, Pleasantville 15-11-15
Fremont-Mills 25-26, Tarkio, MO 16-24
Grandview Park Baptist 25-25-25, Exira-EHK 14-17-12
Greene County 25-25-25, Panorama 12-18-17
Guthrie Center 25-19-20-25-15, Audubon 17-25-25-22-11
Interstate 35, Truro 25-23-15, Lenox 18-25-7
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-25-25, Glenwood 18-17-12
Martensdale-St Marys 12-25-25-25, Nodaway Valley 25-22-17-20
Missouri Valley 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 8-17-16
Newton 27-25-23-23-15, Dallas Center-Grimes 25-23-25-25-13
Stanton 25-27-25-25, Nishnabotna 15-29-19-15
Tri-Center, Neola 25-25, East Mills 14-19
Tri-Center, Neola 25-25, Sidney 14-15
Trinity Christian, Hull 25-25, Westwood, Sloan 12-15
Trinity Christian, Hull 25-25, Whiting 11-13
Underwood 25-25, Fremont-Mills 16-16
Villisca 25-25-25, Griswold 13-17-20
Winterset 25-25, Clarke, Osceola 18-11
Winterset 25-25, Lenox 13-19
Winterset 26-25, Interstate 35, Truro 24-20
Woodbine 25-25, Boyer Valley 17-14
Woodbine 25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 10-17
Woodward-Granger 25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 6-9-13

ST. ALBERT BOYS AND TRI-CENTER GIRLS WIN AT LO-MA XC MEET


Boys Team Scoring

  1. St. Albert 39
  2. OA-BCIG 106
  3. Tri-Center 113
  4. Logan-Magnolia 126
  5. Denison-Schleswig 127
  6. Missouri Valley 138
  7. Boyer Valley 149
  8. MVAO 217
  9. Audubon 235
  10. Underwood 247
  11. IKM-Manning 258
  12. West Monona 270
  13. Ar-We-Va 332

Click to view boys individual results

 

Girls Team Scoring

  1. Tri-Center 40
  2. Underwood 89
  3. IKM-Manning 126
  4. Denison-Schleswig 129
  5. Audubon 142
  6. OA-BCIG 143
  7. West Harrison 157
  8. MVAO 181
  9. Logan-Magnolia 186
  10. Boyer Valley 232
  11. Ar-We-Va 283

Click to view girls individual results

RADIO IOWA UPDATES FOOTBALL POLL AFTER WEEK 1


Class 4A
1. WDM Valley (2-0), LW #1 vs #5 Dowling
2. Ankeny (1-0), LW #2 vs DSM Lincoln
3. Bettendorf (1-0), LW #3 vs Davenport Central
4. Iowa City West (1-0), LW #4 vs #8 CR Washington
5. Dowling Catholic (2-0), LW #6 @ #1 Valley
6. Cedar Falls (1-0), LW #7 @ Waterloo East
7. Davenport Assumption (1-0), LW #10 vs Pleasant Valley
8. Cedar Rapids Washington (1-0), LW (X) @ #4 Iowa City West
9. S.E. Polk (0-1), LW #5 @ Ames
10.Urbandale (1-0), LW (X) vs DSM Hoover

Class 3A
1. Decorah (1-0), LW #1 @ Marion
2. Sioux City Heelan (1-0), LW #2 vs Sioux City North
3. Solon (1-0), LW #3 @ 1A-#1 Iowa City Regina
4. Lewis Central (1-0), LW #5 @ 1A-#2 St. Albert
5. Harlan (1-0), LW #6 at CB Abe Lincoln

6. Norwalk (1-0), LW #7 vs Dallas Center-Grimes
7. Clear Lake (1-0), LW #8 vs Forest City
8. Grinnell (1-0), LW #9 @ Oskaloosa
9. Creston/O-M (1-0), LW (X) @ Clarinda
10.Pella (0-1), LW #4 vs Washington

Class 2A
1. Mediapolis (1-0), LW #2 vs Keokuk
2. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (1-0), LW #3 @ 1A-#6 Emmetsburg
3. Carroll Kuemper (1-0), LW #4 @ Denison-Schleswig
4. Spirit Lake (1-0), LW #5 @ Storm Lake
5. West Marshall (2-0), LW #7@ Panorama
6. South Central Calhoun (1-0), LW #6 @ Humboldt
7. New Hampton (1-0), LW #8 @ Crestwood
8. Union (LaPorte City) (0-1), LW #1 @ 1A-#5 Aplington-Parkersburg
9. Bondurant-Farrar (1-0), LW #9 @ Nevada
10.Clarion-Goldfield (1-0), LW #10 @ Eagle Grove

Class 1A
1. Iowa City Regina (1-0), LW #1 vs 3A-#3 Solon
2. St. Albert (Council Bluffs) (1-0), LW #2 vs 3A-#4 Lewis Central
3. West Branch (1-0), LW #3 @ Durant
4. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (1-0), LW #4 vs A-#6 Mason City Newman
5. Aplington-Parkersburg (1-0), LW #5 vs 2A-#8 Union
6. Emmetsburg (1-0), LW #6 vs 2A-#2 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
7. South Winneshiek (1-0), LW #7 vs Turkey Valley
8. Pella Christian (1-0), LW #8 vs PCM Monroe
9. Sumner-Fredricksburg (1-0), LW #9 @ Postville
10.Saint Ansgar (1-0), LW (X) vs A-#2 West Hancock

Class A
1. Woodward-Granger (1-0), LW #1 vs DSM Christian
2. West Hancock (1-0), LW #2 @ 1A-#10 Saint Ansgar
3. West Lyon (1-0), LW #3@ Sioux Center
4. Logan-Magnolia (1-0), LW #7 vs IKM-Manning
5. Wapsie Valley (1-0), LW #8 @ Denver
6. Mason City Newman (0-1), LW #4 @ 1A-#4 St. Edmond
7. BGM (Brooklyn) (1-0), LW (X) @ Belle Plaine
8. North Tama (1-1), LW #6 vs Lone Tree
9. Woodbury Central (1-0), LW (X) @ Ridge View
10.Madrid (0-1), LW #5 vs Van Meter

Eight-man

1. Adair-Casey (2-0), LW #1 @ East Union
2. Murray (2-0), LW #2 @ Ankeny Christian

3. Newell-Fonda (1-0), LW #4 @ Kingsley-Pierson
4. Don Bosco (1-0), LW #10 vs #6 Janesville
5. Melcher-Dallas (2-0), LW #5 vs Seymour
6. Janesville (1-0), LW #6 @ #4 Don Bosco
7. West Bend-Mallard (2-0), LW #7 vs Marcus MMC
8. Fremont-Mills (1-0), LW #9 @ Whiting
9. Coon Rapids-Bayard (2-0), LW #9 @ Heartland Christian

10.Preston (1-0), LW (X) @ West Central (Maynard)

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM MONDAY, AUGUST 27


Exira-EHK 18-25-25-25, Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-23-19-23
Guthrie Center 25-25-25, Madrid 17-10-16
West Monona 25-25-24-25, River Valley 19-18-26-9

COMEBACK VICTORY PUTS BOMBERS AT 2-0 HEADING INTO EAST UNION GAME


(Adair) Adair-Casey turned a 14-13 first quarter deficit into a 49-14 win over Colo-Nesco in their second game of the season.

 

The Bombers ran for 362 yards and added 113 yards passing for a total of 475 yards of offense. Clayton Plowman needed only four carries to rush for 100 yards and a TD. Gunnar Dinkla, Charlie Terry, and Jordan Wheatley each rushed for at least 79 yards. The Bombers scored six rushing touchdowns and had one through the air, a 38 yard touchdown reception by Emmitt Wheatley.

 

Josh Irlmeier recorded a team high 17 tackles and All-State defensive end Jordan Wheatley added two more sacks to his season total. The Bomber defense gave up only 13 passing yards and only 147 total yards.

 

Adair-Casey is ranked #3 in this week's Sports Spotlight poll. The 2-0 Bombers play at East Union in Week 2.

GUTHRIE CENTER FOOTBALL TEAM HOPING TO FORGET ABOUT WEEK 1 LOSS


(Guthrie Center) Getting the team's mindset correct will be a big focus for Guthrie Center this week during their football practices. Coach Bob Bolton says the team needs to forget about it and move on from what he describes as a 'thumping' in Week 1. Guthrie Center lost the 46-6 to Panorama. 

 

Coach Bolton expects a tough battle with Ogden this week. Ogden is also coming off of a lopsided loss, 61-14, to Woodward-Granger. He says both teams will be hungry for a win.

 

Whichever team makes fewer mistakes will likely have the upper hand on Friday according to coach Bolton. Listen to all of his comments by clicking on the interview below.

 

Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Bob Bolton

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COVERAGE CONTINUES ON KSOM AND KS95.7 FM IN WEEK 2


(Area) Two good matchups will come your way on Meredith Communications this Friday night.

 

KS95.7 FM will air the Atlantic Trojans Week 2 contest against Carroll. Atlantic is coming off of a 48-7 win over Clarinda that vaulted them into the top 10 in the Sports Spotlight's Class 3A rankings. Carroll is coming off of a loss to cross-town rival Kuemper Catholic. Atlantic upset 41-25 Carroll a season ago. Tom Robinson and Keith Stork will have the call with kickoff scheduled for 7:30.

 

On KSOM it's Griswold at Nodaway Valley. Both teams are looking to bounce back from season opening losses. Griswold was downed by St. Albert 41-7 last week. Nodaway Valley lost to Mount Ayr 48-24 in Week 1. The Tigers and the Wolverines kickoff at 7:00 Friday night on KSOM.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT RELEASES NEW FOOTBALL RANKINGS


CLASS 4A
1-West Des Moines Valley (2-0)
2-Ankeny (1-0)
3-Bettendorf (2-0)
4-Dowling Catholic (2-0)
5-Iowa City West (1-0)
6-Cedar Falls (1-0)
7-Cedar Rapids Xavier (1-0)
8-Pleasant Valley (1-0)
9-Urbandale (1-0)
10-Johnston (1-1)

 

Watch List: Ames, Cedar Rapids Washington, Davenport Assumption Iowa City High, North Scott (Eldridge), Southeast Polk, Waterloo East

 

CLASS 3A
1-Decorah (1-0)
2-Creston/Orient-Macksburg (1-0)
3-Marion (1-0)
4-Grinnell (1-0)
5-Harlan (1-0)
6-West Delaware (Manchester) (1-0)
7-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (1-0)
8-Lewis Central (Council Bluffs) (1-0)
9-Clear Lake (1-0)
10-Atlantic (1-0)
10-Maquoketa (1-0)

 

Watch List: A-D-M (Adel), Ballard (Huxley), Keokuk, LeMars, Norwalk, Pella, Vinton-Shellsburg,  Solon, Western Dubuque (Epworth)

 

CLASS 2A
1-Spirit Lake (1-0)
2-Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (1-0)
3-Mediapolis (1-0)
4-Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) (1-0)
5-West Marshall (State Center) (2-0)
6-Center Point-Urbana (1-0)
7-Union (LaPorte City) (0-1)
8-Davis County (Bloomfield) (1-0)
9-Bondurant-Farrar (1-0)
10-Beckman (Dyersville) (0-1)
10-Sheldon (1-0)


Watch List: Albia, Cascade (Western Dubuque), Clarion-Goldfield, Gilbert, New Hampton

 

CLASS 1A
1-Emmetsburg (1-0)
2-West Branch (1-0)
3-Aplington-Parkersburg (1-0)
4-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) (1-0)
5-Iowa City Regina (1-0)
6-St. Albert (Council Bluffs) (1-0)
7-South Winneshiek (Calmar) (1-0)
8-Pella Christian (1-0)
9-Maquoeketa Valley (Dehli) (1-0)
10-Dike-New Hartford (1-0)

 

Watch List: Central Decatur (Leon), IKM-Manning, Mount Ayr, North Union, Panorama (Panora), Saint Ansgar, Sumner-Fredericksburg, Van Meter, West Fork

 

CLASS A
1-West Lyon (Inwood) (1-0)
2-Wapsie Valley (Fairbank) (1-0)
3-Logan-Magnolia (1-0)
4-West Hancock (Britt) (1-0)
5-Woodward-Granger (1-0)
6-North Tama (Traer) (1-1)
7-Woodbury Central (Moville) (1-0)
8-B-G-M (Brooklyn) (1-0)
9-Sibley-Ocheyedan (1-0)
10-Martensdale-St. Marys (1-0)

 

Watch List: Akron-Westfield, Lone Tree, Prairie Valley (Gowrie), WACO

(Wayland)

 

CLASS 8-Player
1-Newell-Fonda (1-0)
2-Janesville (2-0)
3-Adair-Casey (2-0)
4-Fremont-Mills (Tabor) (1-0)

5-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (1-0)
6-Melcher-Dallas (2-0)
7-Murray (2-0)
8-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (1-0)

9-Preston (1-0)
10-Coon Rapids-Bayard (2-0)
10-West Central (Maynard) (2-0)


Watch List: CAM (Anita), Clarksville, Glidden-Ralston, H-L-V (Victor), Lamoni, Lenox, Sidney, Tri-County (Thornburg), West Bend-Mallard

BIG NIGHT FOR BEN WELLMAN AND TRI-CENTER IN SEASON OPENING WIN


(Neola) Tri-Center got their 2012 football season off to a great start with a 53-14 win over AHST on Friday. The Trojans only needed to attempt two passes on the night and ran for 361 yards.

 

Leading the way was junior fullback Ben Wellman who averaged 10.4 yards per carry on his 16 rushing attempts. Wellman accounted for five total touchdowns on the night and rushed for 167 yards. Seniors Loren Williams (45 yards), Doug Hoke (65), and Britton Barrier (59) combined 169 yards rushing. They each averaged at least 8.4 yards per carry.

 

One more non-district tune-up awaits the Trojans. That will come this Friday against Underwood. Coach John Tiarks discusses the matchup with rival Underwood in the following intervew.

 

Click here for the interview with Tri-Center coach John Tiarks

 

448 RUSHING YARDS LEAD CAM TO VICTORY OVER RIVER VALLEY


(Anita) Dylan Amdor ran for 219 yards, Brady Runyan rumbled for 129, and Trevor McKee added 93 yards on the ground for the CAM Cougars in their 74-42 triumph over River Valley on Friday night. The Cougars racked up 502 totals yards in the win and move to 1-1 on the season.

 

Amdor slashed through the defense for five touchdowns and McKee ran for three. McKee finished 8/12 passing for 54 yards. He found four different targets on the night.

 

Leading the CAM defense in the win were Trace Ticknor (11) and Brady Runyan (9) who combined for twenty tackles. Four different players recorded seven tackles each including Matthew Williamson who had a sack and forced a safety.

 

1-1 CAM returns home in Week 2 (8/31) to take on 0-1 Nishnabotna.

 

Click here for the interview with CAM coach Joe Wollum

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 25


Adair-Casey 21-21, Iowa Christian Academy 6-9
Adair-Casey 23-25-15, Exira-EHK 25-14-11
Adair-Casey 25-25, St. Mary, Storm Lake 16-21
Ames 21-17-16, Lewis Central 15-21-14
Bedford 22-21, Martensdale-St Marys 20-11
Bedford 25-25, Clarke, Osceola 14-21
CAM, Anita 1-1, Ankeny Christian Academy 0-0
CAM, Anita 27-25, Iowa Christian Academy 25-19
Cedar Falls 25-25, Lewis Central 22-20
Coon Rapids-Bayard 0-1-1, Ankeny Christian Academy 1-0-0
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, CAM, Anita 18-19
Des Moines, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Martensdale-St Marys 11-8
Des Moines, Abraham Lincoln 22-21, Bedford 20-19
East Sac County 21-21, Denison-Schleswig 12-15
East Sac County 21-22, Glenwood 13-20
East Union 21-21, Chariton 14-11
Exira-EHK 1-1, Ankeny Christian Academy 0-0
Exira-EHK 13-21-15, CAM, Anita 21-8-10
Exira-EHK 22-21, Coon Rapids-Bayard 20-6
Fort Dodge 21-21, IKM-Manning 18-17
Harlan 21-21, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 17-18
Harlan 25-25, East Sac County 17-12
Harlan 25-25, Treynor 17-16
IKM-Manning 17-21-15, Pella Christian 21-11-7
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, Shenandoah 9-13
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, Underwood 12-17
Lewis Central 21-20-15, Boone 17-22-9
Lewis Central 21-21, Des Moines, East 12-13
Martensdale-St Marys 25-25, Bedford 14-16
Martensdale-St Marys 25-25, Lamoni 19-19
Mount Pleasant 21-21, Bedford 18-19
Paton-Churdan 1-1, Ankeny Christian Academy 0-0
St. Mary, Storm Lake 21-21, Adair-Casey 13-10
St. Mary, Storm Lake 21-21, Iowa Christian Academy 17-13
St. Mary, Storm Lake 21-21, Paton-Churdan 15-19
St. Mary, Storm Lake 25-27, Coon Rapids-Bayard 16-25
Treynor 15-25-15, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-22-13
Treynor 21-19-15, East Sac County 18-21-6
Treynor 21-21, Denison-Schleswig 15-14
Treynor 21-21, Glenwood 19-18
Urbandale 21-21, IKM-Manning 11-12
Waukee 22-25-15, IKM-Manning 25-19-7

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24


CLASS 3A:

 

District 1 (Thursday)

Lewis Central 38, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 0 (NC)
 

CLASS 3A:

 

District 1

ADM, Adel 38, Dallas Center-Grimes 20 (ND)
Atlantic 48, Clarinda 7 (ND)
Glenwood 49, Red Oak 6 (ND)
Harlan 21, Denison-Schleswig 0 (ND)
Creston 39 Chariton 7

 

CLASS 2A:

 

District 6

Clarke, Osceola 33, West Central Valley, Stuart 26 (ND)
Winterset 49, Interstate 35, Truro 6 (ND)

 

District 8

Glenwood 49, Red Oak 6 (ND)
IKM-Manning 24, OA-BCIG 19 (ND)
Shenandoah 10, East Mills 7 (ND)
West Monona, Onawa at Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (ND)

 

District 7

Central Decatur, Leon 44, Bedford 29 (ND)
Des Moines Christian 21, Madrid 14 (ND)
Mount Ayr 48, Nodaway Valley 24 (ND)
Pella Christian 40, Lynnville-Sully 19 (ND)
Van Meter 39, Earlham 21 (ND)

 

District 8

Clarke, Osceola 33, West Central Valley, Stuart 26 (ND)
Logan-Magnolia 55, Missouri Valley 7 (ND)
Mount Ayr 48, Nodaway Valley 24 (ND)
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 41, Griswold 7 (ND)
Treynor 34, Underwood 14 (ND)
Tri-Center, Neola 53, A-H-S-T, Avoca 14 (ND)


CLASS A:

 

District 7

Audubon 32, Riverside, Oakland 7 (ND)
Central Decatur, Leon 44, Bedford 29 (ND)
Panorama, Panora at Guthrie Center (ND)

 

District 8

Logan-Magnolia 55, Missouri Valley 7 (ND)
Shenandoah 10, East Mills 7 (ND)
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 41, Griswold 7 (ND)
Treynor 34, Underwood 14 (ND)
Tri-Center, Neola 53, A-H-S-T, Avoca 14 (ND)

CLASS 8:

 

District 1

CAM, Anita 74, River Valley, Correctionville 42 (ND)
Charter Oak-Ute 44, Whiting 20 (ND)

District 5

East Union, Afton 50, Moravia 28 (ND)

 

District 6

Adair-Casey 49, Colo-Nesco 14
East Union, Afton 50, Moravia 28 (ND)

 

District 7

Charter Oak-Ute 44, Whiting 20 (ND)
Coon Rapids-Bayard 32, Ar-We-Va, Westside 19
EHK-Exira 70, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 14
Glidden-Ralston 62, Heartland Christian 6

 

District 8

CAM, Anita 74, River Valley, Correctionville 42 (ND)
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 54, Corning 12
Lenox 34, Essex 13

 


CLASS 3A:

 

District 1 (Thursday)

Lewis Central 38, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 0 (NC)
 

CLASS 3A:

 

District 1

ADM, Adel 38, Dallas Center-Grimes 20 (ND)
Atlantic 48, Clarinda 7 (ND)
Glenwood 49, Red Oak 6 (ND)
Harlan 21, Denison-Schleswig 0 (ND)
Creston 39 Chariton 7

 

CLASS 2A:

 

District 6

Clarke, Osceola 33, West Central Valley, Stuart 26 (ND)
Winterset 49, Interstate 35, Truro 6 (ND)

 

District 8

Glenwood 49, Red Oak 6 (ND)
IKM-Manning 24, OA-BCIG 19 (ND)
Shenandoah 10, East Mills 7 (ND)
West Monona, Onawa at Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (ND)

 

District 7

Central Decatur, Leon 44, Bedford 29 (ND)
Des Moines Christian 21, Madrid 14 (ND)
Mount Ayr 48, Nodaway Valley 24 (ND)
Pella Christian 40, Lynnville-Sully 19 (ND)
Van Meter 39, Earlham 21 (ND)

 

District 8

Clarke, Osceola 33, West Central Valley, Stuart 26 (ND)
Logan-Magnolia 55, Missouri Valley 7 (ND)
Mount Ayr 48, Nodaway Valley 24 (ND)
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 41, Griswold 7 (ND)
Treynor 34, Underwood 14 (ND)
Tri-Center, Neola 53, A-H-S-T, Avoca 14 (ND)


CLASS A:

 

District 7

Audubon 32, Riverside, Oakland 7 (ND)
Central Decatur, Leon 44, Bedford 29 (ND)
Panorama, Panora at Guthrie Center (ND)

 

District 8

Logan-Magnolia 55, Missouri Valley 7 (ND)
Shenandoah 10, East Mills 7 (ND)
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 41, Griswold 7 (ND)
Treynor 34, Underwood 14 (ND)
Tri-Center, Neola 53, A-H-S-T, Avoca 14 (ND)

CLASS 8:

 

District 1

CAM, Anita 74, River Valley, Correctionville 42 (ND)
Charter Oak-Ute 44, Whiting 20 (ND)

District 5

East Union, Afton 50, Moravia 28 (ND)

 

District 6

Adair-Casey 49, Colo-Nesco 14
East Union, Afton 50, Moravia 28 (ND)

 

District 7

Charter Oak-Ute 44, Whiting 20 (ND)
Coon Rapids-Bayard 32, Ar-We-Va, Westside 19
EHK-Exira 70, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 14
Glidden-Ralston 62, Heartland Christian 6

 

District 8

CAM, Anita 74, River Valley, Correctionville 42 (ND)
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 54, Corning 12
Lenox 34, Essex 13

 

BIG PLAYS SPARK THE TROJANS


(Atlantic) Kray Lukehart opened up the 2012 football season with a 95-yard kick-off return for Atlantic and the Trojans never looked back enroute to a 48-7 win over Clarinda Friday night. All of Atlantics’ points came in the first half.

 

Three year starting quarterback Harrison Hoegh was stellar in his first night passing the football. The senior ended the night 6-9 for 225-yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half.

 

After Lukeharts opening game return, Clarinda responded with a Dakota Wood 70-yard kickoff return of the own and started their opening drive deep in Atlantic territory, but turned the ball over. Moments later Hoegh fired his first touchdown strike of the contest to Sam Markham that covered 48-yards at the 8:26 mark in the first quarter. That put the   Trojans up14-0.  Atlantic added two more first quarter touchdown’s on a Kray Lukehart 3-yard run and a Hoegh to Dalton Franken 40-yard touchdown pass that gave Atlantic a 28-0 first quarter lead.

 

Atlantic would score three more times in the second quarter. Dalton Cook scooped up a Cardinal fumble and returned it 66-yards for a touchdown, Hoegh fired an 82-yard TD pass to Chad Christian and Sophomore Brody Peterson carried the ball 37-yards to pay dirt to put the game way out of reach.

 

Everyone got in on the action in the second half when the 35-point running clock rule went into affect.

 

The Cardinals were able to punch one in early in the fourth quarter when Dakota Woods connected with Jett Kettwick on a 7-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone that left the score 48-7.

 

Atlantic travels to Carroll next Friday night for a non-district game.

 

August 24, 2012

 

 

AUDUBON'S BIG SECOND HALF TOPPLES RIVERSIDE


(Audubon) Audubon beat Riverside 32-7 in a high school football game that aired on KSOM Friday night.

 

A very close game at halftime turned into several highlights for Audubon and alot of frustration for Riverside in the second half. Audubon scored first in the game when sophomore quarterback Trevor Smith was able to find wide receiver Lucas Smith-Petersen for a 71 yard touchdown catch and run early on. Riverside answered back late in the first quarter to even the game at 7-7. On a fourth and four play, Riverside's Clay Harris scored on a nine yard touchdown run.

 

Audubon took things over in the second half with more big plays on the ground and through the air. Trevor Smith ran for a five yard touchdown to re-claim the lead and then gave the Wheelers a two-score avantage when he found L. Smith-Petersen again, this time for a ten yard TD. With Audubon leading 20-7 in the fourth quarter, Colby Rattenborg returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown to put the game out of reach. With the subs in the game during the final minute Audubon tacked on another score for good measure. Freshman Matthew Smith-Petersen ran one in from ten yards out to make it a 32-7 final score.

 

1-0 Audubon will travel to take on AHST next week. 0-1 Riverside hopes to regroup in their home opener against Shenandoah.

AUDUBON CROSS COUNTRY SEASON NEARING


(Audubon) Tomorrow marks the first meet of the season for the Audubon Wheeler Cross Country teams.

 

Audubon will be among the several teams competing at the Logan-Magnolia meet tomorrow afternoon. The Wheelers have twelve members on the team this year. That total includes five runners on the girl’s side. Here’s Audubon Coach Bob Monahan.

 

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The boys team will have seven runners competing and appears to have potential to improve over last season.

 

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Coach Monahan comments on the first couple of weeks of practice.

 

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After the meet at Logan-Magnolia the next competition for Audubon cross country will be at Jefferson-Scranton on September 6th.
 

ATLANTIC HOSTS CLARINDA ON KS95.7 TONIGHT


(Atlantic) Our featured game on KS95.7 FM tonight matches up two longtime Hawkeye 10 Conference rivals Clarinda and Atlantic. The Cardinals and the Trojans meet in non-district play. Clarinda coach Jim Lindsay's team has a lot to replace.

 

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Coach Lindsay says his young squad has potential but it's unproven right now. His offense, with the departure of Tyler Steeve, will rely more on running back Dakota Woods.

 

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Lindsay says Troy Aldrich will be the starter at quarterback. The team loses most of their wide receivers and could play some freshmen in that position.

 

For the Atlantic Trojans they bring back a wealth of skill position players. Senior Quarterback Harrison Hoegh will guide the offense for his third season.

 

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Senior receivers Sam Markham and Dalton Franken will be the top targets. Running Back Jacob Dvorak returns after rushing for over 500 yards as a sophomore. Atlantic does have some question marks among the offensive line.

 

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Extended pregame coverage on KS95.7 comes your way at 5:45 tonight. The game kicks off at 7:30.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM THURSDAY, AUGUST 23


Bedford 25-25, Central Decatur, Leon 11-17
Bedford 25-25, Mount Ayr 15-18
Central Decatur, Leon 25-25, Mount Ayr 19-22
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-25-25, Carroll 15-18-17
Missouri Valley 25-25-25, Boyer Valley 13-17-9
Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 22-13-18
Winterset 25-25-23-22-15, Nodaway Valley 22-23-25-25-9

IMPROVE IN EVERY PRACTICE AND EVERY GAME THE MOTTO AT GUTHRIE CENTER


(Guthrie Center) Guthrie Center enters the 2012 football season with an extremely challenging schedule. The Tigers, who have three teams in their district (Class A District 7) ranked in the top ten, will start the season off against highly touted Panorama on Friday.

 

Guthrie Center coach Bob Bolton says Panorama will be very tough again this year. One concern for Guthrie Center is their lack of depth. The motto for the team this year is to get better in every practice and get better in every game. So far coach Bolton says the team has accomplished that goal.

 

Guthrie Center's district schedule includes five playoff teams from a year ago plus an Audubon team that comes down from Class 1A District 8.

 

Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Bob Bolton

6-3 REGULAR SEASON WOULD BE GOOD FOR MOST SCHOOLS BUT A 'DOWN YEAR' FOR HARLAN


(Harlan) The Harlan football team starts off the 2012 season by taking on a team that handed them one of their three regular season losses in 2011. Denison-Schleswig will travel to Harlan on Friday night. The Monarchs upset the apple cart so to speak last season when they stunned Harlan in overtime during the 2011 season opener.

 

Harlan Community head coach Curt Bladt denies that this is a redemption game. He says one of the main factors in improving over last year's campaign is physical play. That's been a staple of Harlan football over the years and something coach Bladt is trying to instill in this years team.

 

2012 brings a new quarterback to the Cyclone's huddle. Adam Juhl has won a three-way battle for the starting job. Brandon Bjoin will be the backup and also see time at wide receiver.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan football coach Curt Bladt

BACK IN 8-PLAYER, EXIRA-EHK SET TO OPEN AGAINST BOYER VALLEY


(Elk Horn) Tomorrow night (Friday) the Exira-EHK Spartans will play their first eight-player football game since 2009. Coach Tom Petersen admits it was a more difficult adjustment to move from 8-player to 11-player football, but says there are still some things to get used to such as the narrower width of the field.

 

A big key for the Spartans in Week 1 will be containing Boyer Valley quarterback Michael Hanigan who combined for nearly 1,900 yards last season. Coach Petersen believes his team has the players to do the job saying it's the fastest team he's had in six or seven years.

 

On offense Exira-EHK will be breaking in a new quarterback. Sophomore Drew Peppers will run what is expected to be a very run heavy offense. Leading rushers Trey Sander and Nick Peppers return in the backfield and will also take snaps under center.

 

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

 

 

 

DEEP POOL OF TALENT RETURNS IN SKILL POSITIONS AT TRI-CENTER


(Neola) The Tri-Center football team kicks off their 2012 football season by taking on AHST Friday night. Tri-Center's goal this season according to head coach John Tiarks is to not only make the playoffs, but win a playoff game. The Trojans are 0-5 in their postseason history.

 

The team returns several starters from a season ago. Their top four rushers return from last season. Quarterback Britton Barrier returns for his fourth year as the starter. He ran for fourteen touchdowns last season. Doug Hoke was the teams leading rusher a year ago and he comes back for his senior year. Ben Wellman and Loren Williams are each back in the backfield.

 

Coach Tiarks says he looks for AHST to continue with the same style of play despite the fact that they have a new head coach. Tri-Center will try to maintain their philosophy that clear minds play fast.

 

Click here for the interview with Tri-Center coach John Tiarks

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM TUESDAY, AUGUST 21


A-D-M, Adel 23-23, Newton 21-21
Algona 21-21, Nodaway Valley 9-16
AR-WE-VA, Westside 25-25, Coon Rapids-Bayard 15-21
AR-WE-VA, Westside 25-25, Glidden-Ralston 20-22
Chariton 23-26-15, Wayne 25-24-9
Chariton 25-25, Central Decatur, Leon 21-17
Dallas Center-Grimes 21-13-15, Des Moines, Roosevelt 18-21-10
Dallas Center-Grimes 21-21, PCM, Monroe 19-12
Dallas Center-Grimes 22-21-15, Fort Dodge 24-17-7
Glidden-Ralston 25-25, Coon Rapids-Bayard 20-23
Nodaway Valley 21-20-15, PCM, Monroe 16-22-12
Oskaloosa 21-16-15, A-D-M, Adel 17-21-12
Paton-Churdan 25-18-28-25-15, Southeast Webster 12-25-30-23-11
Southeast Polk 21-21, Nodaway Valley 10-13
Urbandale 21-21, Dallas Center-Grimes 10-18
Urbandale 21-21, Nodaway Valley 13-13
Wayne 25-25, Central Decatur, Leon 23-21
West Harrison 25-25, River Valley 12-16
Woodbury Central 25-25, West Harrison 20-17

DENISON-SCHLESWIG HOPES TO MAKE IT TWO STRAIGHT OVER HARLAN


(Denison) Denison-Schleswig coach Chad Van Kley says a strong senior class has the team looking forward to the 2012 season. The Monarchs will start it off with Harlan, a team they upset in overtime in the season opener last year.

 

Denison-Schleswig has some key playmakers to replace from last year but have the confidence from beating Harlan a year ago.

 

Coach Van Kley says the Cyclones will be reloaded and will play physical football. He is looking forward to measuring his team against one of the state's top programs right away in Week 1.

 

Click here for the interview with Denison-Schleswig coach Chad Van Kley

1-0 ADAIR-CASEY READY FOR HOME OPENER WITH COLO-NESCO


(Adair) The Adair-Casey Bombers racked up 516 total yards in their Week 0 win over rival CAM. The Bombers will look to keep that momentum going into their season opener with Colo-Nesco.

 

Coach Wade Anderson says Colo-Nesco is a very big team, but believes his team has an advantage with their speed. Coach Anderson says a key will be to keep the feet driving and move their big players out of the way.

 

Adair-Casey is 1-0 and ranked #1 in the Radio Iowa Poll this week after last week's win. Colo-Nesco comes into this ballgame with a record of 0-1. They were defeated last week by Melcher-Dallas 46-30.

 

Click here for the interview with Adair-Casey coach Wade Anderson

GRISWOLD NOT AFRAID OF HIGHLY RATED ST. ALBERT


(Griswold) Griswold will take on St. Albert in Week 1 of the high school football season. St. Albert is the defending Class 1A runner up and they are ranked in the top ten by numerous sources. Griswold has played St. Albert close in the past however and Coach Andy Everett says the team is not overwhelmed. He says having a quality opponent early on in the season has helped the team focus in their early practices. Griswold is trying to return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2009 season. The Tigers move to Class A District 8 for the 2012 season.

 

Click here to listen to the interview with Griswold coach Andy Everett

NODAWAY VALLEY-MOUNT AYR RIVALRY HAS NEW NAME


(Greenfield) It's the 'Battle for the Rock' Friday night when rivals Mount Ayr and Nodaway Valley clash in Week 1 of the high school football season. The two programs have had a long standing rivalry and now the game will have a name and a traveling trophy for the winner. The name of the game is in honor of the two hall of fame coaches from the schools.

 

Coach Steve Shantz of Nodaway Valley says his squad has a lot to replace heading into this season. The inexperience combined with the speed of Mount Ayr will make it difficult for the Wolverines to claim this year's trophy.

 

Coach Shantz says most of the games he has been a part of in this rivalry have been seperated by only one score. He says several of the games have come down to the fourth quarter and even come down to the last couple of plays of the game. For more on what coach Shantz has to say about the matchup click on the full interview below...

 

Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Steve Shantz

RADIO IOWA FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Adair-Casey
  2. Clarksville
  3. Murray
  4. Newell-Fonda
  5. Melcher-Dallas
  6. Janesville
  7. West Bend Mallard
  8. Remsen-Union
  9. Fremont-Mills
  10. Don Bosco

Class A

  1. Woodward-Granger
  2. West Hancock
  3. West Lyon
  4. Mason City Newman
  5. Madrid
  6. North Tama
  7. Logan-Magnolia
  8. Wapsie Valley
  9. Lone Tree
  10. Lynnville-Sully

Class 1A

  1. Iowa City Regina
  2. St. Albert
  3. West Branch
  4. Fort Dodge St. Edmond
  5. Aplington Parkersburg
  6. Emmetsburg
  7. South WInneshiek
  8. Pella Christian
  9. Sumner-Fredericksburg
  10. LeMars Gehlen 

Class 2A

  1. Union
  2. Mediapolis
  3. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
  4. Kuemper Catholic
  5. Spirit Lake
  6. South Central Calhoun
  7. West Marshall
  8. New Hampton
  9. Bondurant-Farrar
  10. Clarion-Goldfield

Class 3A

  1. Decorah
  2. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  3. Solon
  4. Pella
  5. Lewis Central
  6. Harlan
  7. Norwalk
  8. Clear Lake
  9. Grinnell
  10. Keokuk

Class 4A

  1. WDM Valley
  2. Ankeny
  3. Bettendorf
  4. Iowa City West
  5. SE Polk
  6. Dowling Catholic
  7. Cedar Falls
  8. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  9. Iowa City High
  10. Davenport Assumption

*Released 8/20/2012

FORMER CRESTON PANTHER HONORED BY OMAHA WORLD HERALD


(Creston) 2012 Creston High School graduate Collin Bevins has been named the Omaha World Herald's 2012 Male Athlete of the Year. Bevins is an Iowa State football defensive line recruit who also won a state wrestling championship and ran at the state track meet.

 

Bevins helped lead Creston/O-M to a district championship in football with his play on the offensive and defensive line. He also finished his senior wrestling season with a 54-1 record. 47 of those wins, including the 285 pound state championship match, were by pin. In track and field he won the conference championship in the shotput and also placed third (23.4) in the 200 Meter Dash.

 

The last five Omaha World Herald Male Athletes of the Year are Levi Ettleman from Logan-Magnolia, Brandon Scherff of Denison-Schleswig, Bryant Hummel from Clarinda, Kaleb Evans from Creston, and Jimmy Waters from Lewis Central.

IGHSAU VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS


Class 1A

  1. Grundy Center
  2. LeMars Gehlen Catholic
  3. Janesville
  4. Holy Trinity Catholic
  5. Tripoli
  6. Bellevue Marquette Catholic
  7. Stanton
  8. East Union
  9. Bedford
  10. Lisbon
  11. New London
  12. Twin Cedars
  13. Central Lyon
  14. Preston
  15. Winfield-Mount Union

Class 2A

  1. Dike-New Hartford
  2. Western Christian
  3. Kuemper Catholic
  4. Sumner-Fredericksburg
  5. St. Albert
  6. West Branch
  7. Ridge View
  8. Woodward-Granger
  9. Treynor
  10. Hinton
  11. Durant
  12. IKM-Manning
  13. Iowa City Regina
  14. Lake Mills
  15. Edgewood-Colesburg

Class 3A

  1. MOC-Floyd Valley
  2. Mediapolis
  3. West Liberty
  4. Sioux Center
  5. Union
  6. Nevada
  7. Davenport Assumption
  8. Mount Vernon
  9. Unity Christian
  10. East Sac County
  11. Cascade
  12. South Central Calhoun
  13. Estherville-Lincoln Central
  14. Red Oak
  15. Bondurant-Farrar

Class 4A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. Harlan
  3. Solon
  4. Waverly-Shell Rock
  5. Charles City
  6. Maquoketa
  7. Dubuque Wahlert
  8. West Delaware
  9. North Scott
  10. Central DeWitt
  11. Fairfield
  12. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  13. Lewis Central
  14. Marion
  15. Clear Creek-Amana

Class 5A

  1. Iowa City High
  2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  3. Ankeny
  4. Cedar Falls
  5. Urbandale
  6. Dubuque Hempstead
  7. Clinton
  8. Pleasant Valley
  9. Iowa City West
  10. Dowling Catholic

GIRLS PRESEASON CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS


Class 1A Girls

  1. Griswold
  2. Earlham
  3. North Linn
  4. Eagle Grove
  5. Pekin
  6. Denver
  7. Bishop Garrigan
  8. Tri-Center
  9. Corning
  10. Nashua Plainfield
  11. Prince of Peace
  12. Sioux Central
  13. Hudson
  14. Grundy Center
  15. Gehlen Catholic

Class 2A

  1. Unity Christian
  2. NE Goose Lake
  3. IC Regina
  4. Sioux Center
  5. North Fayette
  6. Western Christian
  7. Roland Story
  8. Gilbert
  9. North Polk
  10. South Winneshiek
  11. Davis County
  12. OA-BCIG
  13. Wapello
  14. South Hamilton
  15. Missouri Valley

Class 3A

 

  1. Pella
  2. Assumption Davenport
  3. Wahlert Dubuque
  4. Solon
  5. Decorah
  6. MOC-FV
  7. Dallas Center-Grimes
  8. Mount Vernon/Lisbon
  9. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  10. Harlan
  11. Williamsburg
  12. Garner Hayfield
  13. Shenandoah
  14. Benton
  15. CR Xavier

Class 4A

  1. WDM Dowling
  2. Pleasant Valley
  3. Valley West Des Moines
  4. Linn-Mar
  5. Cedar Falls
  6. Iowa City High
  7. Iowa City West
  8. Johnston
  9. CR Kennedy
  10. Bettendorf
  11. Waukee
  12. DM Roosevelt
  13. Ankeny
  14. Ames
  15. Dubuque Senior

BOYS PRESEASON CROSS COUNTRY RANKINGS


Class 1A Boys

  1. St. Albert
  2. West Lyon
  3. Denver
  4. Trinity Christian
  5. Guthrie Center
  6. Alta-Aurelia
  7. BCLUW
  8. Dike-New Hartford
  9. Highland
  10. Nashua Plainfield
  11. Bellevue
  12. Riverside
  13. Earlham
  14. Eagle Grove
  15. Pekin

Class 2A Boys

  1. Monticello
  2. Regina, Iowa City
  3. St. Edmond, Fort Dodge
  4. Spirit Lake
  5. NE Goose Lake
  6. North Polk
  7. South Winneshiek
  8. Gilbert
  9. Tipton
  10. Okoboji
  11. North Iowa, Buffalo Center
  12. Unity Christian
  13. South Central Calhoun
  14. OA-BCIG
  15. Roland-Story

Class 3A Boys

  1. Decorah
  2. Pella
  3. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  4. Dubuque Wahlert
  5. Boone
  6. Grinnell
  7. Knoxville
  8. Glenwood
  9. Charles City
  10. Fort Madison
  11. Marion
  12. Webster City
  13. Ballard
  14. MOC-FV
  15. Mount Vernon/Lisbon

Class 4A Boys

  1. Dowling Catholic
  2. Pleasant Valley
  3. Linn-Mar
  4. CR Washington
  5. Valley WDM
  6. CR Prairie
  7. Iowa City High
  8. Iowa City West
  9. Waukee
  10. Burlington
  11. Indianola
  12. Dubuque Senior
  13. Cedar Falls
  14. Ames
  15. Ankeny

CARROLL TIGER FOOTBALL TEAM NEARING RIVALRY MATCHUP WITH KUEMPER


(Carroll) The Carroll Tigers are coming off of an 8-3 season in 2011. The Tigers were ousted in the 2nd round of the playoffs by Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley. They'll start the 2012 season off against cross town rival Kuemper Catholic this Friday night. Carroll was able to pick up the win a season ago by a 44-18 score when the two got together, but then Kuemper reeled off 10 straight wins including a pair of playoff victories. Carroll coach Dennis McCarten says Kuemper looks like a completely different team on film. McCarten also says he feel like he has a good group coming back that will be led by the offensive line which returns five players with varsity experience.

 

Click here for the interview with Carroll coach Dennis McCarten

ADAIR-CASEY DOUBLES UP ON RIVAL CAM


(Anita) In a matchup that came with alot of preseason build-up, Adair-Casey defeated CAM 52-26 in Week 0. The two teams did not disappoint with both teams showing big play ability. Eight of the 11 touchdowns came from more than 20 yards out. The two teams played very evenly in the first half before Adair-Casey took control in the later stages of the game.

 

The Bombers scored first on a 44 yard pass from Gunnar Dinkla to Jordan Wheatley with 4:54 to go in the first. Adair-Casey added to their lead with a Traeton Jensen four yard touchdown run less than four minutes laterr. CAM wasted little time digging out of the 14-0 defecit, as Dylan Amdor scored on the very next play after the Jensen TD run. Amdor went 65 yards down the right sideline to make it a 14-6 game. Adair-Casey sophomore Emmit Wheatley kicked a 45 yard field goal for the Bombers with 9:26 to go in the first half, but CAM would get the last two scores of the opening half to take an 18-17 advantage at the break. Dylan Amdor scored on a 37 yard run and then again on a three yard scamper.

 

In the second half Adair-Casey came out with a dedication to the run that took control of the clock and the game. Traeton Jensen scored his second TD of the game when he went for 61 yards on a quarterback sweep. Star running back Clayton Plowman continues to excel as the game wore on. The junior ran for over 200 yards in the game and scored all three TD's in the second half with scores from 28, 22, and 5 yards out. CAM only managed one second half score and that came on a 31 yard scramble from quarterback Trevor Mckee. Adair Casey would also add another score from Traeton Jensen with just over three minutes left in the game to make it a 52-26 final.

 

Adair-Casey is 1-0 going into their home opener with Colo-Nesco next week. 0-1 CAM will take out their frustration on River Valley in Week 1.

 

Click here for the postgame interview with Bomber coach Wade Anderson

 

Postgame video interviews with Adair-Casey players Clayton Plowman and Josh Irlmeier are located on the KSOM facebook page.

FRIDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES, AUGUST 17


Class 2A

 

Clarke, Osceola 20 

Clarinda Academy 6

 

8-player

 

Adair-Casey 52

CAM 26

 

Ankeny-Christian Academy 55

Heartland Christian 23

 

Lenox 56

East Union 20

 

Lamoni 60

Moravia 6

 

Murray 42

Glidden-Ralston 40

 

Coon Rapids-Bayard 47

 Grand View-Park Baptist 17

 

Saturday, August 18

 

Twin Cedars-Bussey at Essex

ATLANTIC HIRES NEW HEAD GIRLS TRACK COACH


(Atlantic) The Atlantic Community School District has hired Carrie BreDahl as the new Head Girls’Track Coach at Atlantic High School.

 

BreDahl comes to Atlantic from the Iowa Falls-Alden School District where she held the position of Middle School Math Teacher, Head Girls’ Cross Country Coach, and Assistant Girls’ Track Coach. Carrie will be teaching Math at the Atlantic Middle School.

 

BreDahl takes over for Bruce Henderson, who announced his resignation as head Girls Track Coach at the end of last season. BreDahl will become only the second head coach in the history of the girls track program. Henderson started it in 1974 and stayed at the helm for nearly four decades.

 

August 17, 2012

Tom Robinson

CAM VS ADAIR-CASEY THIS FRIDAY ON KSOM


(Anita) Adair-Casey and CAM will kickoff the high school football season with a Week 0  game on Friday, August 17th. The game between two top ten teams will air on KSOM.

 

KSOM sports will have an extended pregame interview with Adair-Casey and CAM captains. The program starts at 5:00 Friday night. The four seniors from Adair-Casey are Gunnar Dinkla, Josh Irlmeier, Dillon Suhr, and Jordan Wheatley. CAM's senior captains are Trevor McKee, Tyler Stork, Jarrad Cavin, and Matthew Williamson.

 

For a sneak preview of the player interviews click on the link below and see what Adair-Casey quarterback Gunnar Dinkla has to say log onto our facebook page.

 

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???


(Atlantic) KSOM's annual high school football season preview will air tonight (Thursday) starting at 5:45 p.m. This year's show includes teams from 8-Player, Class A, Class 1A, and Class 3A.

 

Bud Legg from the Iowa High School Athletic Association will also be a guest. Legg will predict the winners and contenders in each class. The following 13 teams will be covered during this year's preview:

 

Adair-Casey

AHST

Atlantic

Audubon

CAM

Exira-EHK

Griswold

Guthrie Center

Harlan

Nodaway Valley

Riverside

Stanton

Tri-Center

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS AT TRI-CENTER PREPARE FOR SEASON


(Neola) The Tri-Center girls cross country team that placed 6th at last year's state meet is gearing up for the 2012 season.

 

Ashtyn Alfers and Kaitlyn Vorthman graduate, but the rest of the varsity runners return as well as Alex Larsen who comes back from a knee injury. Larsen ran on the 2010 team that placed 3rd in the state.

 

Michelle Mumm comes back and she finished 12th last season and 22nd in '10.

 

Coach Dennis Jarrett says Griswold will be the favorite in the conference. Griswold was the 2011 WIC champion and returns all of their varsity runners.

 

On the boys side Tri-Center brings back four letterwinners and will be very young. Darian Irlbeck is the top returner.

 

The first meet for Tri-Center will be August 28th at Logan-Magnolia.

 

Click here for the interview with Tri-Center coach Dennis Jarrett

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT PRESEASON FOOTBALL RANKINGS


CLASS 4A
1-West Des Moines Valley
2-Bettendorf
3-Ankeny
4-Cedar Falls
5-Iowa City West
6-Dowling Catholic
7-Southeast Polk
8-Iowa City High
9-Johnston
10-Urbandale

 

CLASS 3A
1-Decorah
2-Pella
3-Keokuk
4-Grinnell
5-Waverly-Shell Rock
6-Harlan
7-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City)
8-Central Clinton (DeWitt)
9-Lewis Central (Council Bluffs)
10-Creston/Orient-Macksburg

 

CLASS 2A
1-Union (LaPorte City)
2-Spirit Lake
3-Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
4-Mediapolis
5-Kuemper Catholic (Carroll)
6-West Marshall (State Center)
7-Beckman (Dyersville)
8-Bondurant-Farrar
9-Sheldon
10-Davis County (Bloomfield)

 

CLASS 1A
1-Emmetsburg
2-West Branch
3-Aplington-Parkersburg
4-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge)
5-Iowa City Regina
6-St. Albert (Council Bluffs)
7-South Winneshiek (Calmar)
8-Pella Christian
9-Maquoeketa Valley (Dehli)
10-Dike-New Hartford

 

CLASS A
1-West Lyon (Inwood)
2-West Hancock (Britt)
3-North Tama (Traer)
4-Lone Tree
5-Madrid
6-Lynnville-Sully
7-Wapsie Valley (Fairbank)
8-Newman Catholic (Mason City)
9-Logan-Magnolia
10-Woodward-Granger


CLASS 8-Player
1-Clarksville
2-Newell-Fonda
3-Melcher-Dallas
4-Janesville
5-CAM (Anita)
6-Adair-Casey
7-Murray

8-Remsen-Union
9- Midland (Wyoming)
10-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton

 

NODAWAY VALLEY FOOTBALL EYES RETURN TO PLAYOFFS


(Greenfield) Nodaway Valley finished with a winning record during the 2011 football season but missed the playoffs.

 

Coach Steve Shantz says last year's near miss has driven the team through the summer and into the 2012 season.

 

This year's team will look to have an improved defensive unit. The team gave up 22.7 points per game a year ago and would like to see that number drop closer to their 2010 total of 14 points per game allowed. The depth at linebacker should be a strength for Nodaway Valley.

 

Offensively this season alot rests on the shoulders of Quarterback Brad Baudler. He passed for 14 and ran for 12 touchdowns last year and will likely be even more vital to the offense this year.

 

Nodaway Valley shift to Class 1A District 8 this year which includes returning playoff teams St. Albert, Panorama, Tri-Center, and Treynor. Rounding out the district schedule will be West Central Valley and Missouri Valley.

 

Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Steve Shantz

GUTHRIE CENTER CROSS COUNTRY TACKING ON THE MILES


(Guthrie Center) Practice continues this week for the Guthrie Center cross country teams. The boys team returns five of their top seven runners from last year's squad. Coach Dave Spratte says the team has a great senior class.  The boys team is coming off of a 9th place finish at the Class 1A state meet last year.

 

The girls team brings back one of their two individual state qualifiers from last season. Therese Frels, who was also a state track qualifier, will lead the young girls team.

 

The first meet of the season for Guthrie Center will be on August 28th at Dallas Center-Grimes.

 

Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Dave Spratte

ATLANTIC FOOTBALL SOLID AT SKILL POSITIONS


(Atlantic) The Atlantic Trojan football team is loaded with experience at receiver and quarterback. Last season Harrison Hoegh passed for 1,438 yards and 10 touchdowns. Coach Nick Ross likes what he sees this season in his senior quarterback.

 

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Coach Ross says when you have a quarterback that will put in the time that helps the entire team.

 

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Hoegh has the luxury of throwing to a couple of outstanding senior receivers. Sam Markham and Dalton Franken combined for 1,131 yards and 9 touchdowns a year ago.

 

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The Trojans have a number of ball carriers including juniors Jacob Dvorak and Logan Steffens. Sophomore Brody Petersen and senior Kray Lukehart will share time in the backfield and at receiver.

 

PRINCIPAL PARK THE SITE OF BASEBALL'S STATE TOURNEY THROUGH 2015


(Des Moines) According to the Omaha World Herald, the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Cubs have agreed to extend the current contract for the state baseball tournament. The extension will run through the 2015 baseball season and keep the state tournament for all four classes in the state's capitol.. Principal Park has been the site for the state baseball tournament since 2005.

ATLANTIC BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM RETURNS SOME EXPERIENCE


(Atlantic) The Trojan and Trojann Cross Country runners are starting to put in some long miles in preparation for the regular season.

 

Atlantic head coach Paul Iekel says the boys team is led by two seniors Jake Auerbach and Sam Bateman.

 

Iekel says juniors Preston Hoye and Josiah Williams will contribute as well.

 

There is one young runner that has already shown varsity potential and that is freshman Ryan Hawkins.

 

The Trojans will look to build off their fifth place finish in the Hawkeye 10 Conference finish in 2011

QUARTERBACK BATTLE ENSUES AT HARLAN FOOTBALL PRACTICES


(Harlan) Preseason football practices continue around the state and 2011 State Semi-Finalist Harlan has a competition at quarterback. Senior Brandon Bjoin, Junior Adam Juhl, and Freshman Michael Sorfenden are all trying to replace 2011 graduate Zach Osborn who was Class 3A's leading passer last season. Coach Curt Bladt says Bjoin will get the first look since he is a senior.

 

With the Cyclones breaking in a new starter at quarterback, running backs Austin Hess and Christian Hopkins could see an increased workload. The pair of backs split time as the starter a year ago and accounted for nearly 1,000 combined yards.

 

The Cyclones bring back three of their top five tacklers on defense. That group inlcudes Connor Clayton and Jeff Flies each tallied more than 100 tackles during the 2011 season.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan head coach Curt Bladt

 

 

YOUNG AUDUBON FOOTBALL TEAM PREPARES FOR MOVE TO CLASS A


(Audubon) After a 2-7 finish in 2011, the Audubon football team enters the 2012 season with a youthful group, but they also move into a new class and new district. The Wheelers compete for the next two years in Class A District 7.

 

Coach Monte Reibhoff says the natural tendency of moving down a class would be to think that the schedule gets easier, but he also notes that three of the state's top 7 Class A teams are in Audubon's district.

 

Audubon will be young this season particularly in the offensive line and at quarterback. Sophomore Trevor Smith will take over the offense and should have several options to throw to including Colby Rattenborg who returns as the team's leading receiver after averaging 27.3 yards per catch as a sophomore.

 

The defense may be a strength of the team. The Wheelers bring back several starters from last season including the bulk of their secondary.

 

Audubon's first game will be on August 24th against Riverside.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon coach Monte Reibhoff

DES MOINES REGISTER RELEASES PRESEASON FOOTBALL TOP 10


8-Player

1. Clarksville

2. Melcher Dallas

3. Exira-EHK

4. Murray

5. Janesville

6. Adair-Casey

7. CAM

8. Fremont-Mills

9. Newell-Fonda

10. Preston

 

Class A

1. West Lyon

2. West Hancock

3. Madrid

4. Lone Tree

5. North Tama

6. Woodward-Granger

7. Bedford

8. Woodbury Central

9. Mason City Newman

10. Lisbon

 

Class 1A

1. Iowa City Regina

2. St. Ansgar

3. Emmetsburg

4. St. Albert

5. Aplington-Parkersburg

6. Fort Dodge, St. Edmond

7. South Winneshiek

8. West Branch

9. North Fayette

10. Mount Ayr

 

Class 2A

1. Union (LaPorte City)

2. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

3. Mediapolis

4. Spirit Lake

5. West Marshall

6. Shelson

7. South Central Calhoun

8. Cascade

9. Kuemper Catholic

10. Bondurant-Farrar

 

Class 3A

1. Decorah

2. Creston/O-M

3. Pella

4. Harlan

5. Carroll

6. Waverly-Shell Rock

7. Keokuk

8. Marion

9. Solon

10. Sergeant Bluff-Luton

 

Class 4A

1. WDM Valley

2. Cedar Falls

3. Ankeny

4. Bettendorf

5. WDM Dowling Catholic

6. IC West

7. CR Xavier

8. IC High

9. SE Polk

10. Johnston

STANTON FOOTBALL ONCE AGAIN HAS NEW LEADERSHIP


(Stanton) Jeff Grebin takes control of the Stanton football program heading into the 2012 season. The coaching move comes after just one season with Jake Nimrod at the helm, before that, coach Don Hicks led the team to 241 wins which ranks in the top 20 all time.

 

A lack of depth will be a major concern in coach Grebin's first season. Stanton has only three seniors and only 15 total players have been practicing during the first week. A group of seven freshman makes up nearly half of the roster.

 

The young players will have to grow up in a hurry with the likes of defeding champ Fremont-Mills, a former Class A school in Corning, and perennial contenders CAM and Sidney all in district.

 

Click here for the interview with Stanton Coach Jeff Grebin

ADAIR-CASEY FOOTBALL ONE WEEK FROM KICKOFF


(Adair) The season opener is inching closer for the Adair-Casey Bomber football team. They'll hold their scrimmage tonight and then will travel to CAM on the 17th to play a game that counts.

 

(Adair) Adair-Casey has finished 9-3 each of the last three seasons and will look to get at least one step farther this years.

 

Clayton Plowman retunrs for his third year at running back to lead what has been a strong rushing attack. Plowman has already topped 3,000 career yards and coach Wade Anderson says the junior is continuing to get better as he matures. Coach Anderson says the offensive line is beginning to gel. That group will be led by three year starter Dillon Suhr.

 

Defensively the team will need to replace leading tacker Cole Palmer, a task that coach Anderson says is impossible to do. Josh Irlmeier who piled up 84 tackles last year will slide into Palmer's position on defense. Irlmeier along with returning all-state defense end Jordan Wheatley are expected to be the leaders of the defense whose main objective will be to improve on their pass defense.

 

Adair-Casey and CAM will be one of 32 Week 0 games across the state next Friday. KSOM will air the game and will also have the Bomber's Week 9 matchup with Coon Rapids-Bayard.

 

Click here for the interview with Adair-Casey coach Wade Anderson

 

 

FUTURE VERY BRIGHT FOR HARLAN VOLLEYBALL TEAM


(Harlan) Harlan finished last volleyball season in Cedar Rapids as one of eight state qualifiers in Class 3A. The Cyclones only lose two seniors from that team which played several freshmen at the state meet.

 

Coach Angie Spangenburg says the team has been doing alot of core strength training in the early season practices. The Cyclones went 31-7 on their way to the Class 3A state tourney a year ago. They will move to Class 4A this season as the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has changed to five classes in volleyball.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Angie Spangenburg

 

 

CHALLENGING SCHEDULE AWAITS GUTHRIE CENTER FOOTBALL TEAM


(Guthrie Center) With a deep and talented supplyof seniors the Guthrie Center Tigers made the playoffs in 2010 but struggled to replace that group last year and sputtered to a 2-7 season. 2nd year head coach Bob Bolton is hoping this could be a bounce back year but knows it won't be easy. Guthrie Center's 2012 district schedule features five teams that made the playoffs a season ago including Madrid who has made five straight trips to the semi-finals and Woodward-Granger who went undefeated in the 2011 regular season.

 

Guthrie Center will return leading rusher Gavin Laughery and also brings back a pair of sophomores (Austin Laabs and Cale Crowder) who saw significant carries a year ago. Quarterback Curtis Bolton returns and is said to be making great strides in practice.

 

Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Bob Bolton
 

BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION RELEASES ALL-STATE TEAMS


(Cedar Rapids) The high school baseball season officially came to an end with the annual Iowa Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Series last weekend. The coaches association released an 'All-State Super Team' in addition to the All-State selections for each class. Listed below are the area players that earned all-state in each class. The full list is available by clicking the link below.

 

Class 1A All-State

 

Lucas Blum, Walnut

Ben Hecker, St. Albert

Jake Lewis, St. Albert

Gage Reis, Coon Rapids-Bayard

Cole Chapin, Treynor

Quin Mann, Logan-Magnolia

 

Class 2A All-State

 

Chris Halbur, Kuemper Catholic

 

Class 3A All-State

 

Robert Lyons, Denison-Schleswig

Gunnar Blum, Atlantic

Ben Bruck, Harlan

Alec Rash, ADM

Alex Forbes, Glenwood

Dylan Nelson, ADM

 

Class 4A All-State

 

Alex Crowl, Abraham Lincoln

 

Click here for the complete list from the Baseball Coaches Association

EXIRA-EHK FOOTBALL RETURNS TO 8-PLAYER COMPETITION


(Exira) After two years and two playoff appearances in 11-player football, the Exira-EHK Spartans will move back to a style of play that they are very familiar with. Exira-EHK will compete in 8-player District 7 against Glidden-Ralston, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Woodbine, West Harrison, Charter Oak-Ute, Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, and Heartland Christian.

 

2012 looks to be a promising year for the Spartan squad which brings back their two leading rushers from a year ago (Trey Sander and Nick Peppers). Drew Peppers will replace Spencer Smith at quarterback in an offense that coach Tom Peteresen says will run the ball 80% of the time. An experienced offensive line will be a huge benefit to that running game. The Spartans return guards Beck Benton and Cody Jens. Coach Petersen believes center Brady Drees could be among the best in the state.

 

The season will start on August 24th when they take on Boyer Valley.

 

Click to listen to the interview with coach Tom Petersen

ISU VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS HONORED WITH PRE-SEASON ALL BIG 12 SELECTION


(Ames) Cyclones Kristen Hahn, Alison Landwehr and Jamie Straube have been named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, the league office announced Tuesday. Iowa State, Texas and Kansas State led the awards with three nods each and Landwehr was one of seven players unanimously selected to the team.

 

The reigning Big 12 Libero of the Year, Hahn led the conference with 5.44 digs per set in 2011 en route to an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America honorable mention. Hahn was the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Week four times as a sophomore.

 

Landwehr earned AVCA First Team All-America honors and was selected to the All-Big 12 top team a season ago after pacing the league with 11.46 assists per set on the year and 11.77 assists per set against Big 12 teams. The St. Louis, Mo. native ranked 15th in the nation in assists in 2011.

 

A two-time AVCA All-America honorable mention and two-time All-Big 12 first team selection, Straube hit .323 in 2011, leading the Cyclones for the second-straight season. As a freshman in 2009, Straube was a unanimous pick for the Big 12 All-Freshman Team.

 

Texas Longhorns Bailey Webster and Molly McCage were preseason selections for the conference’s top player and freshman, respectively.

 

The Big 12 preseason awards are chosen by the league coaches. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.

 

On Wednesday, the Big 12 will announce the volleyball preseason poll.

 

Iowa State will hold its annual Cardinal and Gold match on Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. CST at Hilton Coliseum before the regular season begins against Cincinnati on Aug. 24.

 

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AHST ENTERS '12 FOOTBALL SEASON UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP


(Avoca) AHST football started practice on Monday with a new head coach. Davis Pattee takes over the program following the departure of Cory Faust who will coach this season at Glenwood. Pattee comments on how practices have gone so far this week.

 

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This will be Pattee's fourth year as a coach in the program and his first head coaching job. Fans may notice some slight changes.

 

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Pattee is a 2005 graduate of AHST and played college football at Dana for four years before joining the Vikings coaching staff.

GRISWOLD GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RETURNS ENTIRE TEAM THAT PLACED 3RD AT STATE


(Griswold) A group of Griswold girls that have won back to back state championship's in girls track and field will look to add a state title in cross country this fall. The team that finished 3rd in last year's state meet returns all of their varsity members. The group will be led by returning individual state champion Rebekah Topham.

 

Coach Jane Chaillie says the key to the season will be focusing on improving times thoughout the year. She also places alot of emphasis on competition among teammates to make the team better.

 

The Griswold boys cross country team will look for an improved 2012 season. The core of the team returns from last year. Coach Chaillie says she believes the team will start to climb the ladder.

 

Click here for the interview with Griswold coach Jane Chaillie

 

 

TRI-CENTER FOOTBALL LOOKS TO BUILD ON 2011 SUCCESS


(Neola) Tri-Center and second year head coach John Tiarks are taking a somewhat different approach when it comes to preparing for the 2012 football season. Instead of the traditional two-a-day practices, Tri-Center runs one long practive from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Coach Tiarks says that helps the team beat the heat while also challenging them to stay sharp mentally. 

 

With their 6-4 overall record last season Tri-Center snapped a 14 year playoff absence. That success has carried over into the offseason and combined with the returning skill position players should lead to another strong campaign in 2012.

 

Tri-Center is one of three teams remaining in Class 1A District 8 along with St. Albert and Treynor. The district welcomes newcomers West Central Valley, Nodaway Valley, Missouri Valley, and Panorama.

 

Click here for the interview with Tri-Center football coach John Tiarks

 

 

ATLANTIC FOOTBALL TEAM SHOWING SIGNS OF EXCITEMENT HEADING INTO '12


(Atlantic) The Atlantic football program has not made back-to-back playoff appearances since Bob Younger was at the helm in 1984 and 1985. Atlantic will have a chance to make it back-to-back playoff appearances this year under the direction of someone who has been a big part of the the program's history as a player, but not yet as a coach.

 

Nick Ross, a linebacker and tight end on the 2002 state championship team, takes over as head coach of a program that returns an abundance of player's at the skill positions. Coach Ross says he's noticed a lot of excitement among the team during practice and camps which has made practices fun.

 

Atlantic will start the season with Clarinda on in Atlantic on August 24th. During halftime of the game, player's from the state championship team will be recognized to honor the ten year anniversary of their perfect season.

 

Click here for the interview with Atlantic football coach Nick Ross

HARLAN FOOTBALL TEAM WILL HAVE NEW LOOK


(Harlan) The Harlan Cyclone football team lost three regular season games last year which came as a surprise to many football fans throughout the state. During the postseason however the Cyclones responded with playoff wins over Bishop Heelan Catholic, Spencer, and Boyden-Hull Rock Valley to 'Silence the doubters' in the words of Coach Curt Bladt. With the state's #1 passing attack Harlan made it all the way to the state semi-finals where they were ousted by Decorah.

 

Heading into this season Coach Bladt says the team will be a little bit different. Gone are all-district quartberack Zach Osborn and his top targets in Lucas Musich and Ben Bruck. Coach Bladt explains that he will, "Adapt a little bit and try and put them in a position to be successful."

 

Harlan's 2012 season opens up with an opportunity to avenge one of their four total losses from 2011. Harlan will play Denison-Schleswig in Week 1.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Curt Bladt

 

CONDITIONING IS THE MAIN FOCUS OF AUDUBON FOOTBALL PRACTICE


(Audubon) When asked what his team was working on during their first football practice of the season, Audubon football coach Monte Riebhoff responded with a chuckle saying, "Well, we just ran." Coach Riebhoff is looking to get his team into good shape knowing that their depth will be limited this season. Several players will have to play on both offense and defense, so get the team ready for that grind is already a priority.

 

Audubon went just 2-7 last season, but moves from the always competetive Class 1A District 8 to Class A District 7. Audubon returns their leading rusher, receiver, and tackler from the 2011 squad, but will have to replace 11 seniors.

 

The young squad features only 14 upperclassmen on the 40-player roster. The team will play Riverside for their season opener on August 24th.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon coach Monte Riebhoff

 

CAM FOOTBALL TEAM TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM OPENER


(Anita) Coming off of an 8-4 season in 2011, the excitement level is high for the CAM football program heading into 2012. Coach Joe Wollum says he hasn't heard this much buzz about the program since 2008. CAM went undefeated in the 2008 regular season and finished 10-1 overall.

 

Two key reasons for the high hopes are defense and offensive line play. The team returns all of their defensive starters from a season ago. The offensive line brings back returning all-district performers in Matt Williamson and Tyler Stork.

 

CAM opposes Adair-Casey on Friday, August 17th. KSOM sports will have play-by-play coverage of the Week 0 rivalry matchup.

 

Click here for the interview with CAM football coach Joe Wollum

DAN GABLE ADDS ANOTHER HONOR TO PRESTIGIOUS WRESTLING CAREER


(Iowa City) Iowa Native and 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Gable is heading into the International Wrestling Hall of Fame this weekend. The event coincides with the start of wrestling competition at the 2012 London Olympics. The legendary former wrestling coach at the University of Iowa didn’t give up a single point on his way to the gold medal at 149.5 pounds in the ’72 Olympic Games. Gable is the seventh America to go into the International Wrestling Hall of Fame and just the 3rd person from any country to be enshrined in the ‘Legends’ category. Gable is already a member of the US Wrestling Hall of Fame and United States Olympic Hall of Fame. 

ADAIR-CASEY FOOTBALL PRACTICE UNDERWAY, BOMBER'S GOAL IS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP


(Adair) Adair-Casey football coach Wade Anderson says his 2012 Bomber squad will be the fastest team he's ever coached. Adair-Casey is coming off of a 9-3 record a season ago that included a perfect 7-0 in district play and two postseason wins. Two of the teams three losses in 2011 came the state champion and state runner-up. Coach Anderson says strength and speed are the team's strengths, but leadership will be something the team needs to replace. Among the team's weaknesses, Coach Anderson says will be depth as they only have 26 players on the team.

 

CAM will be the first opponent of the season for Adair-Casey. Those two rivals get together on August 17th in a game that will air on KSOM.

 

Click here for the interview with Adair-Casey coach Wade Anderson

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