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Latest Sports Stories Archives for 2013-01

SPARTAN WRESTLERS WILL COMPETE AT WOODBINE SATURDAY


(Elk Horn) Exira-EHK wrestling coach Rick Anderson says, 'we have some pretty good kids,' that are set to compete at the Class 1A sectional wrestling tournament at Woodbine Saturday.

 

Freshman Austin Malloy is 19-4 at 113 pounds. Evan Hansen (145) and Trey Sander (195) each went to state last year. Both Hansen and Sander have just one loss so far this year. At 220 pounds senior Kodie Haas is 30-11.

 

Other teams competing include AHST, Audubon, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Logan-Magnolia, Tri-Center, and Woodbine.

 

Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK coach Rick Anderson

 

 

ATLANTIC'S CHAD CHRISTENSEN SIGNS WITH NIACC FOR BASEBALL


(Atlantic) Chad Christensen has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at North Iowa Area Community College next season.

 

Christensen has started at shortstop for Atlantic ever since his eighth grade year. His best season so far in high school came as a sophomore when he hit .358. He says NIACC was always his top choice and playing college baseball is something he has wanted to do ever since little league. Christensen told the media he loved the NIACC campus and knew he would get an opportunity to play right away.

 

Travis Hergret, head coach for NIACC says they are excited about Chad's potential development. They plan to play him at third base at least for his first season. They are coming off of a 37-21 season last year and coach Hergret says they have a strong class of recruits coming in. He stated that the thing he like's most is how hard of a worker Christensen is.

 

 

Click to listen to portions of the comments from Chad Christensen and coach Hergret

 

POSTSEASON JUST TWO DAYS AWAY FOR GRISWOLD WRESTLERS


(Griswold) Griswold competes against Clarinda Academy, East Mills, Riverside, Southwest Iowa, Saint Albert, Treynor, and Underwood this Saturday at Underwood for the sectional tournament.

 

Griswold coach Sam Colora says realistically he thinks a half dozen of his wrestlers have a good chance to move on to the district tournament at Corning the following weekend.

 

The top two teams from Saturday's tourney at Underwood will advance to the regional duals on Tuesday. Coach Colora says Underwood, Riverside and East Mills will be the teams to beat in terms of the regional dual qualifying.

 

Click here for the interview with Griswold coach Sam Colora

 

 

AUDUBON WHEELERS TO COMPETE AT WOODBINE SECTIONAL


(Audubon) The Audubon Wheelers have concluded the regular season with a 23-2 overall record. Head Coach Blane Kerkoff says their dual and tournament schedule has prepared them well for the sectional and district tournaments.

 

The Wheelers have a lot of state tournament experience on their varsity lineup, with Brad Kerkoff, Chase Petersen, and Jesse Svoboda all having advanced to state in the past.

 

Other teams Audubon will compete against include AHST, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Exira-EHK, Logan-Magnolia, Tri-Center and Woodbine.

 

Coach Kerkoff says he expects the team to be in the top two and advance to the regional duals on Tuesday, February 5th. KSOM will have reports from the sectional tournament Saturday in Woodbine.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon wrestling coach Blane Kerkoff

IKM-MANNING GIRLS MOVE ON TO CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME


(Manning) In a game that was very close throughout the first three quarters, IKM-Manning pulled away from Ar-We-Va in the fourth quarter to advance to the championship game of the Western Valley Conference Girls Basketball Tournament.

 

Five different Wolves finished in double figures to lead IKM-Manning past Ar-We-Va 79-65. Morgan Muhlbauer led all scoreres in the game with 17 points. Kali Rasmussen and Kaylee Blake each added 16. Also scoring in double figures were Kenzie Cast (13) and Joedy Hagendorn (11).

 

IKM-Manning led by just two heading into the fourth quarter, but outscored Ar-We-Va 23-11 over the final 8 minutes.

 

The win puts the Wolves at 19-0 on the season. They are one of just three teams in the state to be undefeated with North Linn and Adair-Casey being the other two unblemished squads.

 

The championship game brings an exciting rematch with Lawton-Bronson. Lawton-Bronson comes in at 20-1 and they have played IKM-Manning as close as anyone has all season. IKM-Manning came from behind to win in overtime 67-65 when the two teams played in the regular season on January 10th. Lawton-Bronson breezed into the championship game with 67-39 win over OA-BCIG last night. 19-0 IKM-Manning plays 20-1 Lawton-Bronson for the Western Valley Conference Girls Basketball Tournament Championship on Saturday in Ida Grove.

COUGARS CONTROL SECOND HALF IN BOYS BASKETBALL WIN OVER ELK-HORN


(Anita) Trevor McKee led the team with 16 points and Michael Holste scored 10, but it was the defense of Brady Runyan that drew the praise of CAM had coach Brian Fogleman following the Cougars 49-25 win over Exira-EHK.

 

Runyan held Spartan leading scorer Cole Anderson to just one point and made several hustle plays in the win. He also scored 7 points in the win. CAM never trailed in the game but Exira-EHK kept it close throughout the first half. The Spartans tied the game at 17 late in the first half before CAM took a 19-17 advantage at the break. The Cougars took over in the second half with a 5-0 run to start the third quarter and a 10-0 run to start the fourth. A Michael Holste three-pointer midway through the fourth put the game out of reach at 40-23. CAM continued to build their lead the rest of the game allowing just 8 second half points.

 

Exira-EHK was led in scoring by Brady Drees with 8 and Nick Mardesen with 7.

 

Click here for the postgame interview with CAM boys coach Brian Fogleman

SPARTAN GIRLS SHAKE OFF SLOW START TO WIN BIG AT CAM


(Anita) Exira-EHK was able to get rolling early in the second quarter during their 53-22 win over CAM on Tuesday.

 

Exira-EHK led 8-4 after the first quarter but a pair of quick baskets by CAM's Tierney Sothman early in the second quarter cut the Spartans lead to one point. That's when Exira-EHK responded in a big way. The Spartans ended the half on a 16-4 run and would outscore CAM 28-10 in the second half.

 

Rachel Smith scored 24 points and Chansea Nelson poured in 17. Exira-EHK improves to 15-5. CAM drops to 7-11, Emily Beerman and Sothman led the team in scoring with 6 points each.

 

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

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM TUESDAY, JANUARY 29


 

Boys Basketball

Adair-Casey 66, Orient-Macksburg 32
Ankeny Christian Academy 78, Iowa Christian Academy 42
Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 73, Paton-Churdan 37
CAM, Anita 49, Exira/EH-K 25

 

Glenwood 71, Clarinda 38
Red Oak 78, Shenandoah 51
Atlantic 55, Harlan 52

Kuemper Catholic 60 Lewis Central 33
 

Interstate 35, Truro 58, Pleasantville 57
Lenox 69, Corning 39
Martensdale-St. Marys 68, Central Decatur, Leon 52
Bedford 45, East Union, Afton 27

 

Dallas Center-Grimes 63, ADM, Adel 55
Carroll 81, Boone 69

 

Villisca 62, Stanton 47
Sidney 44, East Mills 34
Clarinda Academy 79, Heartland Christian 43
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 62, Nishnabotna 47

 

Ogden 50, Woodward-Granger 44
Des Moines Christian 66, Van Meter 52
Earlham 67, West Central Valley, Stuart 52

 

Treynor 65, Audubon 22
Tri-Center, Neola 61, A-H-S-T, Avoca 44
Riverside, Oakland 71, Missouri Valley 49

Underwood 57 Griswold 44
 

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 63, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 49

 

Girls Basketball

Exira-EHK 53, CAM, Anita 22
Iowa Christian Academy 41, Ankeny Christian Academy 37
Grandview Park Baptist 64, Paton-Churdan 60
Adair-Casey 78, Orient-Macksburg 27

 

Boone 47, Carroll 46
Dallas Center-Grimes 49, A-D-M, Adel 39
Ballard 43, Bondurant-Farrar 25

 

Bedford 55, East Union 18
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 56, Wayne 42
Central Decatur, Leon 52, Martensdale-St Marys 27
Interstate 35, Truro 55, Pleasantville 35
Corning 75, Lenox 54

 

Harlan 57, Atlantic 33
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 66, Lewis Central 48
Glenwood 40, Clarinda 34
Denison-Schleswig 65, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 61

 

Woodward-Granger 59, Ogden 32
Des Moines Christian 53, Van Meter 40
Earlham 64, West Central Valley, Stuart 44

 

Treynor 51, Audubon 42
Missouri Valley 55, Riverside, Oakland 45

Griswold 42, Underwood 33

 

Stanton 48, Villisca 46
Heartland Christian 73, Clarinda Academy 13

 

IKM-Manning 79, AR-WE-VA, Westside 65
Lawton-Bronson 67, OA-BCIG 39
Whiting 43, Charter Oak-Ute 25

 

Omaha Duchesne 49, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 38
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 50, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 25

 

ATLANTIC SWEEPS HARLAN IN REGULAR SEASON BOYS BASKETBALL


(Atlantic) It was another barn burner between Atlantic and Harlan in Hawkeye Ten Conference Boys basketball action at Atlantic Tuesday night. The Trojans held off the Cyclones at the end to win 55-52. The first meeting of the season the Trojans came from behind to win 43-41.  

 

It was a game of runs. The Trojans led 10-7 after the first quarter, but the Cyclones behind Nathan Cave’s 10-second quarter points headed to the locker room with a 27-20 halftime lead.

 

Atlantic came out of the locker room in the third quarter and outscored the Cyclones 14-3 early in the stanza, but Harlan came roaring back with a 12-0 run of their own to lead 39-34 after three quarters.

 

But the final 8-minutes of the game belonged to the Trojans who ended the second half with four three point shots, 3-of them coming from the hands of senior point guard Chad Christiansen, including a key three-point basket with 2-minutes to play to push the Trojan lead to 52-46 and held off the Cyclones at the end to win 55-52.

 

Dalton Franken led Atlantic with 21-points, Chad Christiansen added 14, and Sam Markham, (pictured) who sat most of the first half in foul trouble contributed 10 second half points.

 

Trey Lansman led Harlan with 14, freshman, Kyle Juhl added 12, all three point shots and Nathan Cave chipped in 11.

 

Atlantic goes to 16-1, Harlan falls to 10-4.

 

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

 

January 29, 2013

IKM-MANNING BOYS ADVANCE IN CONFERENCE TOURNEY


(Manning) Four players scored in double figures to help lead IKM-Manning past West Monona and into the Western Valley Conference Tournament Championship. The Wolves punched their ticket to the next round with a 63-58 triumph on Monday.

 

Mark Eberly led the team with 14 points. Kyle Wagner and Sam Wegner each added a dozen while senior big man Cody Kahl scored 10. The Wolves shot 41% in the win.

 

The team improves to 18-1 on the season. They've won six straight games heading into the finals where they will see the only team that has defeated them so far this season. A rematch with Lawton-Bronson comes on Saturday. Lawton-Bronson is undefeated and won the first matchup between these conference leaders 72-62.

HARLAN GIRLS SQUANDER BIG LEAD BUT COME BACK TO WIN


(Harlan) The Harlan girls basketball team, ranked 9th in Class 4A, survived a scare from Class 3A unranked Red Oak on Monday night. The Cyclones were able to come from behind in the fourth quarter to win 53-51 against the Tigers.

 

Jess Schaben scored 12 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and blocked 4 shots to help aid the cause. The teams were tied at the end of the first quarter, but Harlan outscored the opposition 19-6 in the second quarter to take a 13 point halftime advantage. Red Oak quickly wiped that out in the second half with a 21-5 third quarter run to take a lead heading into the 4th. Harlan though would claw back from the three point deficit to pick up a two point victory.

 

The win is Harlan's 7th straight and moves their overall record to 15-1.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM MONDAY, JANUARY 28


Girls Basketball

Chariton 38, Mount Ayr 30
Harlan 53, Red Oak 51
Orient-Macksburg 45, Glidden-Ralston 34

 

Boys Basketball

Glidden-Ralston 52, Orient-Macksburg 38
IKM-Manning 63, West Monona, Onawa 58 (WVC Trny)
Lamoni 85, North Harrison, MO 52
Lawton-Bronson 67, Woodbury Central, Moville 57 (WVC Tournament)
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 67, OA-BCIG 64 (4 OT)
Martensdale-St. Marys 70, Clarke, Osceola 53
Mount Ayr 45, Chariton 39
Red Oak 73, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 41
Ridge View 49, Westwood, Sloan 43 (WVC Tour)
West Harrison, Mondamin 97, Charter Oak-Ute 72
Woodbine 56, Whiting 45 (WVC Tournament)

RIVERSIDE'S WILLIAMS CHOOSES BASKETBALL OVER FOOTBALL, PICKS BRIAR CLIFF


(Oakland) Riverside senior Ricky Williams signed a letter of intent today to play college basketball for Briar Cliff. Williams has received significant recruiting attention for both football and basketball.

 

Williams tells KSOM sports that the coaching staff at Briar Cliff received rave reviews from current players. He says he began to consider football when the offers started to come in, but always wanted to play basketball growing up. Williams says he is relieved to have his decision made. He credits his parents for helping him with the important decisions throughout the recruiting process.

 

During his senior season for the Bulldogs he is averaging a state leading 27.6 points per game and ranks 2nd best in the state in rebounding at 13.6 per game.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside senior Ricky Williams


 

THREE SOUTHWEST IOWA PLAYERS NOMINATED FOR MCDONALDS ALL-AMERICAN GAME


(Area) Thirty-four players in the state, including three from the KSOM/KS95.7 sports coverage area, have been named as 2013 McDonald's All-American Game nominees.

 

T.J. Sterk of IKM-Manning, Ricky Williams of Riverside, and Dalton Franken from Atlantic are all on the list.

 

T.J. Sterk has posted 18.1 points per game for a 17-1 IKM-Manning squad. The senior recorded a triple-double in a win over West Harrison this season with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.

 

Ricky Williams is the leading scorer in the state regardless of class. He averages 27.6 points per game plus 13.6 rebounds per game which ranks 2nd in the state. This past week alone Williams has averaged 31 points per game and 15.3 rebounds per game in Riverside's wins against Tri-Center, Audubon, and Adair-Casey. Williams exploits have led Riverside to a 16-1 record.

 

Dalton Franken leads an Atlantic team that has won a dozen straight games. The four year starter leads the 15-1 Trojans in scoring (16.4) and rebounding (8.7).

 

Click here for a link to the complete list of nominees  

MULLEN ESTABLISHED NEW IOWA HAWKEYE RECORD IN 60M HURDLES


(Ames) A former state track and field champion for Atlantic High School has once again broken a school record for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

 

Two years ago Jordan Mullen broke the University of Iowa indoor track and field record for the 60 Meter Hurdles by running 7.75 at the Jack Johnson Classic. The Atlantic High School graduate lowered that mark this past weekend in Ames. Mullen, now a senior for the Hawks, ran 7.74 to win the Bill Bergan invite hosted by Iowa State University.

 

Mullen and his Iowa teammates will compete at the Meyo Invite hosted by Notre Dame this weekend.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS


Class 4A
1-Iowa City West (1)
2-Bettendorf (2)
3-Dubuque Senior (4)
4-Sioux City East (7)
5-Western Dubuque (Epworth) (6)
6-Urbandale (5)
7-Des Moines Hoover (9)
8-North Scott (Eldridge) (8)
9-West Des Moines Valley (10)
10-Sioux City North (10)
10-Ankeny (3)

Watch List: Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Des Moines Roosevelt, Dowling Catholic

Class 3A
1-Davenport Assumption (1)
2-Vinton-Shellsburg (2)
3-Waverly-Shell Rock (5)
4-Dallas Center-Grimes (4)
5-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (3)
6-Atlantic (6)
7-Creston (7)

8-Crestwood (Cresco) (9)
9-Grinnell (10)
10-MOC-Floyd Valley (8)

Watch List: Anamosa, Carroll, Centerville, Chariton, Humboldt, Iowa Falls-Alden, LeMars, Mount Pleasant, Nevada, Solon, Spencer

Class 2A
1-West Fork (1)
2-Western Christian (Hull) (2)
3-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (3)
4-Nodaway Valley (Greenfield) (4)
5-New Hampton (5)
6-IKM-Manning (6)
7-West Branch (7)
8-Des Moines Christian (8)
9-Sheldon (9)
10-MFL, Mar-Mac (Monona) (10)
10-PCM-Monroe (10)

Watch List: Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg), Hudson, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll), Manson NW-Webster, Northeast (Goose Lake), North Cedar (Stanwood), Notre Dame-Burlington, Pella Christian, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge), Sumner-Fredericksburg, Treynor, West Marshall (State Center)

Class 1A
1-Danville (1)
2-St. Mary’s (Storm Lake) (2)
3-Lone Tree (3)
4-North Tama (Traer) (4)
5-Riverside (Oakland) (5)
6-Lawton-Bronson (6)
7-Harris-Lake Park (7)
8-Boyden-Hull (8)
9-Iowa Mennonite (Kalona) (9)
10-North Iowa (Buffalo Center) (10)
10-Lamoni (10)

Watch List: Ankeny Christian Academy, Dunkerton, Grandview Park Baptist (Des Moines), Guthrie Center, Lynnville-Sully, Murray, Newell-Fonda, North Linn (Troy Mills), Preston, Remsen-Union, Villisca, Woodbury Central (Moville)

 

WILLIAMS AND RYUN LEAD RIVERSIDE OVER ADAIR-CASEY IN BOYS BASKETBALL


(Oakland) Ricky Williams scored 29 and Bryun Ryun added 21 as Riverside topped Adair-Casey 76-68.

 

The Bulldog duo's 50 combined points trumped an outstanding output from Adair-Casey's Spencer Rochholz who had 35. 14 of those 35 for Rochholz came in the first quarter helping Adair-Casey say with Riverside early. The game was tied after one quarter and the Bombers took a 37-33 lead into the locker room. After the break though it was Riverside clamping down defensively to take an eight point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Riverside rarely trailed in the second half and closed the game out with Brady Ryun's strong free-throw shooting down the stretch.

 

Riverside is now 16-1. Adair-Casey goes to 12-5.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Jason Shelangouski

ADAIR-CASEY GIRLS BEAT RIVERSIDE TO STAY UNDEFEATED


(Adair) Adair-Casey improves to 17-0 on the season with their 54-33 win over Riverside Saturday.

 

The game was close in the first quarter, but a Bomber 18-0 run early in the second quarter quickly put the game out of reach. Adair-Casey forced several steals in their full court press which led to good looks on the offensive end. Quinn Ruth led the way with 18 points and London Vais scored 15. Riverside's leading scorer in the game was Rachel Faga with 14. Katie Clarke and Shelby Williams each scored 7.

 

Adair-Casey is the only undefeated team in Class 1A girls basketball after #1 ranked Bedford went down on Friday night.  The Bombers have four games remaining in the regular season to try to run the table unblemished. The team faces road trips to Orient-Mackburg, Murray and Tri-Center. They will close out the regular season with a home contest against Paton-Churdan. Riverside drops to 5-13 this season.

 

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

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES; SATURDAY, JANUARY 26


Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 47, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 46
Riverside, Oakland 76, Adair-Casey 68
Guthrie Center 68, Ogden 59
Earlham 53, Madrid 47
ADM, Adel 63, Perry 56
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 42, Lewis Central 32
Western Christian, Hull 72, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 66
Woodward Academy 63, Coon Rapids-Bayard 56


 

HIGH SCHOOLS GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORES; SATURDAY, JANUARY 26


St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 46, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 43

Treynor 68, Exira-EHK 35
Adair-Casey 54, Riverside, Oakland 33

Clarke, Osceola 60, Nodaway Valley 38
AR-WE-VA, Westside 64, Whiting 27
Boyer Valley 35, Logan-Magnolia 34

IKM-Manning 81, Charter Oak-Ute 28
Kingsley-Pierson 64, West Monona 22
Lawton-Bronson 75, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 16
West Harrison 71, Woodbine 61
Earlham 68, Madrid 33
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 39, Lewis Central 36
Perry 46, A-D-M, Adel 36



 

#24 ISU WOMEN RALLY TO BEAT WEST VIRGINIA


(Morgantown) A resilient No. 24 Iowa State women’s basketball team (14-4 overall, 5-3 Big 12) trailed by 14 in the first half and by 12 points early in the second half, but then rallied to beat West Virginia (11-8, 3-5) 53-49 Saturday in WVU Coliseum. Hallie Christofferson led the Cyclones with 23 points on just seven field goal attempts and made a pair of free throws with 6.5 seconds left to ice Iowa State’s second Big 12 road victory of the season.

 

“Life in the Big 12 is like this,” Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly said.  “The identity of this team is that it really competes. To be down 14 on the road and looking bad and then fight back to win is a tribute to our players. Kim Moody had a great last 10 minutes. We held their guards to a total of 12 points. We found a way. That is how you do it in conference play. With the Texas Tech road win and this one we have had a couple of big ones. Hallie was incredible.”

 

It didn’t begin well for Iowa State. West Virginia hit on 11 of its first 14 shots and led 22-8 with 11:32 left in the first half. The Cyclones fought back and pulled within 27-25 on a three by Anna Prins late in the initial stanza. But the Mountaineers scored the last seven points of the first half and led 34-25 at the break.

 

West Virginia’s Ayana Dunning hit on a trey attempt with 19:25 left in the game to give the Mountaineers a 37-25 advantage.  But West Virginia was cooling off. The Mountaineers shot just 25 percent (8-32) in the last 29:28 of the contest as Iowa State’s defenders battled on each possession. Fennelly’s Cyclones held West Virginia’s starting guards, Chirstal Caldwell and Taylor Palmer, to just 10 points. They had combined for 24.9 points a game coming into Saturday’s contest. Center Ayana Dunning had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the Mountaineers.

 

Iowa State took its first lead at 47-45 on a basket by Fallon Ellis with less than five minutes to go. Chelsea Poppens had 10 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes for Iowa State. Moody had 10 points and six assists.The Cyclones were cheered on by the Iowa State wrestling team, which was in the stands after beating West Virginia, 30-3 earlier in the day.

 

The Iowa State women play at Kansas Wednesday at 7 p.m.

 

January 27, 2013

CRESTON-OM CLAIMS HAWKEYE-10 WRESTLING TOURNAMENT TITLE


(Creston) Creston medaled in thirteen of the fourteen weight-classes and racked up 242- points to capture the Hawkeye Ten Conference Wrestling title Saturday at Creston. Glenwood finished second with 223-points.

 

The Panthers crowned six champions and three runner-ups, Glenwood sent seven to the finals and won three individual titles.

 

Clarinda finished third, (165), Atlantic, fourth, (140.5), Harlan, fifth, (124), Lewis Central, sixth, (108.5), Kuemper, Catholic, seventh, (96), Red Oak, eighth, (70), Shenandoah, ninth, (69.5), and Denison was tenth with (48).

 

Medal winners:

 

106:
1. Tanner Mertz, Red Oak
2. Chase Evans, Glenwood
3. Josef Rogers, Denison
4. Paxton Whiteaker, Lewis Central
5. Wil Beach, Harlan
6. Nate Hoyt, Shenandoah

113:
1. Kruz Adamson, Creston
2. Cole Peckham, Glenwood
3. Zac McCoy, Shenandoah
4. Dakota Petty, Red Oak
5. Jorge Partida, Denison
6. Chris Hopkins, Harlan

120:
1. Blake Luna, Clarinda
2. Dillon Cox, Atlantic/CAM
3. Brogan Kelly, Harlan
4. Matt Malcom, Glenwood
5. Sean Skillern. Shenandoah
6. Wyatt Thompson, Creston

126:
1. Sam Jameson, Glenwood
2. Jared Eischeid, Kuemper, Catholic
3. Cole Race, Clarinda
4. Marshall McDermott,Atlantic/CAM
5. Gage Cheers, Creston
6. Jordan Bailey, Lewis Central

132:
1. Alexander Schmitz, Kuemper-Catholic
2. Seth Warren, Glenwood
3. Reid Nichols, Atlantic/CAM
4. Joseph Heitshusen, Shenandoah
5. Joey Huntington, Creston
6. Trey White,  Clarinda

138
1. Jake Marlin, Creston, 4-time Conference Champion
2. Jesse Bendt, Glenwood
3. Trey Stickler, Clarinda
4. Mason Heredia-Pugh, Lewis Central
5. Austin Williamson, Atlantic/CAM
6. Bailey Akers, Red Oak

145
1. Jacob Johnston, Creston
2. Luke Strong, Clarinda
3. Kolby Hilgenberg, Kuemper-Catholic
4. Matt Smith, Atlantic/CAM
5. Andrew Tilley, Glenwood
6. Jacob Koke, Harlan

152
1. Josh Clark, Glenwood
2. Jesse Rathe, Creston
3. J.J. Clark, Clarinda
4. Adam Scharfenkamp, Kuemper-Catholic
5. Jesse Rendon, Shenandoah
6. Manuel Borroso, Denison

160
1. Trevor Frain, Creston
2. Ryan Nightser, Lewis Cemtral
3. Jon Sands, Red Oak
4. Ross Christie, Clarinda
5. Jordan Krewson, Glenwood
6. Austin Foss, Harlan

170
1. Matt Williamson, Atlantic/CAM
2. Adam Baker, Creston
3. Christian Lauritsen, Clarinda
4. Adam Zaccone, Harlan
5. Hayden Walstein, Lewis Central
6. Nick Leinen, Red Oak

182
1. Austin Lear, Lewis Central
2. Seth Maitlen, Creston
3. Dallon Bendorf, Harlan
4. Dusty Swindler, Creston
5. Jordan Mauk, Atlantic
6. Nate Phillips, Glenwood

195
1. Keaton Hulett, Creston (pictured: right)
2. Cale Stork, Harlan (pictured: left)
3. Cain Johanns, Clarinda
4. Tyler Stork, Atlantic/CAM
5. Logan Ruth, Glenwood
6. Mitch Cam, Denison

220
1. Cole Tanner, Creston
2. Tyler Christiansen, Atlantic/CAM
3. Tyler Johannsen, Harlan
4. Drayton Slaughter, Glenwood
5. Trevor Johnson, Shenandoah
6. John Seidl, Kuemper-Catholic

285
1. Alex Killpack, Glenwood
2. Zach Renshaw, Lewis Central
3. Alex Bruch, Kuemper-Catholic
4. Nate Robinson, Creston
5. Jordan Siebert, Harlan
6. Dakota Calfee, Clarinda

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HARLAN GIRLS WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT


(Harlan) Harlan beat Glenwood 42-32 in a girls basketball game that aired on KSOM Friday night.

 

The Cyclones raced out to a 7-2 lead and led the entire first quarter. Glenwood scored the first basket of the second quarter to hold a 12-11 lead, but that was as close as it would be the rest of the way. Harlan quickly reclaimed the lead and outscored Glenwood 15-5 in the second period to take an 11 point halftime lead. The Cyclones would build the lead to as large as 18 points in the second half and never led by less than 8 the rest of the game. Leading the team in scoring was Taylor Wagner with 12 points. Taylor Leinen hit three three-pointers off the bench to score 9. Defensively Harlan was able to hold Glenwood leading scorer Grace Newman to 9 points, all of which came in the first half.

 

Harlan's win streak is now at six games. The Cyclones are 14-1 overall. Glenwood fell to 10-6.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD FROM FRIDAY, JANUARY 25


 

Girls Basketball

Exira-EHK 43, Iowa Christian Academy 41
Paton-Churdan 58, CAM, Anita 50
Adair-Casey 63, Glidden-Ralston 19

 

Winterset 48, Carroll 40

Ballard 48, Perry 3A-D-M, Adel 47, Boone 37
 

Harlan 42, Glenwood 32
Atlantic 45, Clarinda 28

 

Treynor 70, Missouri Valley 28
Tri-Center, Neola 49, Griswold 45

Underwood 56, A-H-S-T, Avoca 42
Audubon 48, Riverside, Oakland 37

 

Interstate 35, Truro 49, Corning 38
Mount Ayr 36, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 26
Nodaway Valley 63, Wayne 32
Martensdale-St Marys 62, East Union 32

Lenox 55, Pleasantville 48

Central Decatur, Leon 57, Bedford 49

 

Panorama 69, Madrid 17
Des Moines Christian 63, Guthrie Center 21
Van Meter 57, Ogden 27
Earlham 32, Coon Rapids-Bayard 26

 

Fremont-Mills 44, Heartland Christian 29
 

Sioux City, West 76, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 64

 

Boys Basketball

Adair-Casey 61, Glidden-Ralston 51
CAM, Anita 59, Paton-Churdan 35
Ankeny Christian Academy 59, Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 55

 

Treynor 80, Missouri Valley 41
Underwood 60, A-H-S-T, Avoca 43
Griswold 63, Tri-Center, Neola 36
Riverside, Oakland 67, Audubon 42

 

Creston 61, Denison-Schleswig 44
Lewis Central 78, Shenandoah 60
Glenwood 50, Harlan 46
Atlantic 80, Clarinda 46

 

Boone 64, ADM, Adel 58
Ballard 84, Perry 41

 

Bedford 56, Central Decatur, Leon 52
Cardinal, Eldon 72, Harmony, Farmington 41
Carroll 71, Winterset 57

 

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 66, Sioux City, West 61 (OT)
 

Des Moines Christian 51, Guthrie Center 46
West Central Valley, Stuart 77, Woodward Academy 56
Van Meter 73, Ogden 50
Earlham 54, Coon Rapids-Bayard 32

 

Villisca 85, South Page, College Springs 45
Sidney 51, Nishnabotna 28
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 56, Heartland Christian 50

 

Interstate 35, Truro 74, Corning 33
Martensdale-St. Marys 67, East Union, Afton 36
Mount Ayr 65, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 29
Nodaway Valley 71, Wayne, Corydon 39
Pleasantville 60, Lenox 59

 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM THURSDAY, JAN 24


Wrestling

East Mills 33 AHST 27

East Mills 40 Tri-Center 33

Ballard 60 Perry 15

ADM 52 Grinnell 24

Lewis Central 46 Red Oak 34

Atlantic/CAM 55 Red Oak 24

Atlantic/CAM 43 Lewis Central 30

Glenwood 56 Harlan 18

Carroll 66 Carlisle 12

Albia 42 SE Warren 25

Albia 45 Corning 15

Albia 33 Nodaway Valley 28

SE Warren 51 Corning 27

SE Warren 43 Nodaway Valley 21

Nodaway Valley 36 Corning 24

Treynor 45 Clarinda Academy 13

Griswold 57 Clarinda Academy 12

Griswold 47 Treynor 18

Creston/OM 60 Chariton 13

Kuemper Catholic 40 Coon Rapids-Bayard 34

Interstate-35 39 Central Decatur 24

Central Decatur 47 Van Meter 34

Central Decatur 72 Martensdale St Marys 12

 

Girls Basketball

Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 67, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 60
Des Moines Christian 56, Martensdale-St Marys 44
Interstate 35, Truro 41, Murray 38
Prairie Valley 61, Ogden 47
Underwood 41, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 24
Villisca 49, Audubon 34

 

Boys Basketball

Diagonal 63, Orient-Macksburg 25
Lawton-Bronson 81, OA-BCIG 42 (WVC Tournament)
Murray 50, Interstate 35, Truro 45
Red Oak 71, Tri-Center, Neola 56
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 70, Boys Town, NE 67 (Cent C Tr)
Villisca 66, Audubon 36
West Central Valley, Stuart 67, Panorama, Panora 44
West Harrison, Mondamin 60, Ridge View 54
West Monona, Onawa 73, Ar-We-Va, Westside 71 (WVC Tr)
Whiting 53, Charter Oak-Ute 50 (WVC Tr)
Woodbury Central, Moville 59, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 55 (WVC Tr)
Xavier, Cedar Rapids 59, Waterloo, West 55 (OT)

IKM-Manning 68 Boyer Valley 35

 

IGHSAU UPDATED BASKETBALL RANKINGS


Class 5A
1 Ankeny
2 Mason City
3 Des Moines East
4 Dowling Catholic
5 Iowa City High
6 Southeast Polk
7 Muscatine
8 Cedar Rapids Washington
9 Waukee
10 Waterloo West

Class 4A
1 Bishop Heelan
2 Benton
3 Indianola
4 Waverly-Shell Rock
5 Dallas Center-Grimes
6 Perry
7 Cedar Rapids Xavier
8 Lewis Central
9 Harlan

10 North Scott
11 Western Dubuque
12 Ballard
13 Clear Lake
14 Winterset
15 Oskaloosa

Class 3A
1 Davenport Assumption
2 MOC-Floyd Valley
3 Estherville-Lincoln Central
4 North Polk
5 Cascade
6 Bondurant-Farrar
7 Spirit Lake
8 Mid-Prairie
9 Mediapolis
10 Central Lee
11 Nevada
12 Waukon
13 Monticello
14 Unity Christian
15 New Hampton

Class 2A
1 Western Christian
2 IKM-Manning
3 North Linn
4 Lawton-Bronson
5 Panorama
6 North Butler
7 North Mahaska

8 Manson-NW Webster
9 Hinton
10 Hudson
11 Aplington-Parkersburg
12 Maquoketa Valley
13 West Marshall
14 Pella Christian
15 Woodward-Granger

Class 1A
1 Bedford
2 Newell-Fonda
3 Central Lyon
4 Burlington-Notre Dame
5 Ar-We-Va
6 Adair-Casey
7 Grundy Center
8 Meskwaki Settlement
9 Colo-Nesco
10 North Iowa
11 Janesville
12 Clarksville
13 Preston
14 LeMars Gehlen Catholic
15 Bellevue Marquette Catholic

AUDUBON HIRES NEW FOOTBALL COACHES


(Audubon) Audubon has named Shawn Birks and Dustin Christiansen as co-head coaches for the upcoming football season.

 

Both Birks and Chistiansen served as assistants last year under head coach Monte Reibhoff who announced his resignation after the season.

 

Audubon finished the 2012 season with a 5-5 record. The Wheelers made the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season.

 

Pictured below from left to right are Shawn Birks, Activities Director Randy Spies, and Dustin Christiansen.

 

GUTHRIE CENTER CLAIMS ANOTHER WCC WRESTLING CROWN


(Guthrie Center) Guthrie Center has once again prevailed as the top team in the West Central Conference when it comes to wrestling. The Tigers have added another conference championship to their long list this week. Individual champions from this week's West Central Conference Tournament are Austin Laabs at 170 pounds, Cody Kain at 220, and Dillon Suhr at 285.

 

The Tiger wrestlers next turn their attention to the Tiger Invitational. The squad will welcome 21 teams to this weekends tournament. Coach Shawn Danker says there will be quality ranked wrestlers at just about every weight class.

 

Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center wrestling coach Shawn Danker

STRONG FIELD GOAL SHOOTING CARRIES GRISWOLD PAST MISSOURI VALLEY


(Griswold) Tyrel Peters scored 19 points, Devin Bates delivered 18, and Jacob Maass added a dozen in Griswold's 77-65 win against Missouri Valley. The victory improves Griswold's win-loss record to 4-11. The Tigers are 3-8 in the conference standings.

 

Tuesday's win over Missouri Valley came thanks in large part to a 27 point second quarter. The Tigers outscored the opponents 27-9 in the second period to turn a two point first quarter lead into a much more comfortable 42-22 halftime advantage. Keying the offense was a red-hot shooting touch from the field. Griswold went 30-49 from the floor, that's 61% shooting as a team.

 

Griswold plays at Tri-Center on Friday and then returns home for a non-conference game with Bedford on Saturday.

ATLANTIC SENIOR SIGNS WITH DMACC FOR SOFTBALL


(Atlantic) Atlantic High School Senior Mackenzie Holmes signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball at the DMACC next season.

 

Holmes is coming off of a junior season for Atlantic in which she helped lead the team to the Regional Finals.

 

Holmes says DMACC's philosophy is one of the reasons why she chose them over other offers.

 

Click to listen

 

Holmes high school coach Terry Hinzmann describes the type of player DMACC is getting.

 

Click to listen

 

DMACC coach Bob Ligouri explains what led the Bears to recruit Holmes.

 

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Holmes led Atlantic last year with a .412 batting average and drove in a team-high 48 runs.

DOMINANT SENIOR SEASON CONTINUES FOR RIVERSIDE'S WILLIAMS


(Oakland) Ricky Williams posted a season high 38 points plus grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday night in Riverside's 76-60 win over Tri-Center.

 

Williams increases his lofty season averages to 27.7 points per game and 13.5 rebounds per game. He now leads the state in points per game by nearly 2 points per game and his rebounding averagea is 2nd best in the state of Iowa. No team has been able to come up with an answer for the low-post force whose Riverside Bulldogs are now 14-1. Even in Riverside's lone loss this season, Williams still had 21 points and 12 rebounds. The win over Tri-Center is Riverside's third straight since a 57-55 setback to Treynor on the 11th of January.

 

In addition to Williams' typical impressive numbers, David Anderson stepped up for Riverside hitting 6-7 from the floor including 4-5 from three-point range to score 16 points. Next up for Riverside is a winless Audubon squad on Friday night.

EXIRA-EHK BOYS BEAT ORIENT-MACKSBURG


(Elk Horn) The Exira-EHK boys basketball team picked up a 68-16 win over Orient-Macksburg on Tuesday evening. The Spartans 68 point total is a season high for them. The 16 points allowed was also season best for Exira-EHK. The win shows improvement for Exira-EHK considering it was a 50-33 win the first time they played Orient-Macksburg.

 

Coach Doug Newton says the team had a very balanced scoring attack. Cole Anderson led the team in scoring while Drew Peppers and Jared Hansen were each in double figures. The Spartans will close out the week with home games against Iowa Christian Academy on Friday and Treynor on Saturday.

 

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

AUDUBON GIRLS TOP AHST


(Audubon) Audubon improves to 9-6 this season with their 64-45 win against AHST Tuesday. Audubon girls basketball coach Kim Subbert says Susie Bylund provided the bulk of the offense. Bylund ended the night with a game high 23 points. Haillie Anthopher and Emily Nelsen were each in double figures as well for the Wheelers.


Audubon will now turn their attention to 13-3 Villisca. The Wheeler hit the road for this non-conference test on Thursday. It should be a good game if it's anything like the last two matchup have been. Both games came down to the final possession with Audubon surviving for a 1 point win on their home floor last year.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon girls coach Kim Subbert

115 POINTS SCORED BY NODAWAY VALLEY IN WIN AT CORNING


(Greenfield) The Nodaway Valley Wolverine boys basketball team looked impressive in their win over Corning Tuesday night. The team made 16 3-pointers and forced 23 steals. Thirteen different players scored in the win and nine different players made at least one three point shot. The stingy defense and red hot shooting added up to 115 points on the board by the time it was all said and done. The game was as lopsided as the final score indicated as Nodaway Valley led 36-2 at the end of the first quarter, held a 55-2 advantage at one point in the first half, and led at halftime 74-8.

 

Nodaway Valley shot 59.7% from the field and 53% from beyond the arc. The Wolverines improve to 15-1 with a 115-24 win. Brad Baudler hit five three's, all in the first half, and matched a season high with 29 points. The starters played very sparingly in the second half, 25 of Buadler's 29 points came before the break.

 

Corning drops to 1-15 this season. Keegan Longabaugh scored 9 points to lead their offensive effort.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM TUESDAY, JANUARY 22


Girls Basketball

Missouri Valley 40, Griswold 25
Treynor 64, Underwood 21
Audubon 64, A-H-S-T, Avoca 45

 

A-D-M, Adel 62, Carroll 61 (OT)
Perry 56, Carlisle 26
Bondurant-Farrar 45, Dallas Center-Grimes 35

Ballard 48, Winterset 34

 

Bedford 48, Mount Ayr 38
Corning 56, Nodaway Valley 49
East Union 45, Lenox 36
Martensdale-St Marys 61, Pleasantville 28
Interstate 35, Truro 46, Wayne 42 (OT)

Central Decatur, Leon 45, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 36

 

Earlham 51, Ogden 43
Van Meter 53, Madrid 22Panorama 48, Woodward-Granger 46
Coon Rapids-Bayard 26, Guthrie Center 18

 

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 56, Sioux City, North 34
 

Grandview Park Baptist 45, CAM, Anita 36
Iowa Christian Academy 53, Glidden-Ralston 19
Exira-EHK 68, Orient-Macksburg 16

 

Glenwood 44, Atlantic 30
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 65, Denison-Schleswig 31

 

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 47, Grand Island Central Catholic, NE 36

 

Boys Basketball

Riverside, Oakland 76, Tri-Center, Neola 60 
Griswold 77, Missouri Valley 65 

A-H-S-T, Avoca 55, Audubon 21 

 

Exira/EH-K 70, Orient-Macksburg 46 
Glidden-Ralston 55, Iowa Christian Academy 47 
Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 73, CAM, Anita 43 

Ankeny Christian Academy 62, Adair-Casey 46 

 

Boyer Valley, Dunlap 70, West Harrison, Mondamin 58 (WVC Tr)
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 71, Kingsley-Pierson 50 (WVC Tr)
West Monona, Onawa 80, Woodbine 45

Charter Oak-Ute 44, Westwood, Sloan 33 
OA-BCIG 47, Ridge View 42 (WVC Tournament)
Lawton-Bronson 83, Siouxland Community Christian 35 (WVC Tournament)

Ar-We-Va, Westside 45, Logan-Magnolia 39 (WVC Tr)

 

Denison-Schleswig 63, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 58 
Atlantic 40, Glenwood 34 

 

Dallas Center-Grimes 54, Bondurant-Farrar 50 
Ballard 74, Winterset 59 

Perry 66, Carlisle 50 
Carroll 56, ADM, Adel 54 

 

Mount Ayr 44, Bedford 43 
Interstate 35, Truro 39, Wayne, Corydon 31 
Lenox 68, East Union, Afton 42 

Pleasantville 63, Martensdale-St. Marys 54 
Nodaway Valley 115, Corning 24 

Central Decatur, Leon 63, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 39 

 

Columbus Scotus, NE 70, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 50 (Cent C Tr)
 

Coon Rapids-Bayard 48, Guthrie Center 31 
Van Meter 77, Madrid 42 
Earlham 65, Ogden 57 

 

East Mills 62, Nishnabotna 55 
Villisca 45, Clarinda Academy 44 
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 58, Essex 32 

 

Murray 92, Lamoni 60 
 

CORNING GIRLS WIN AGAINST NODAWAY VALLEY


(Corning) Corning was able to even out their season series with Nodaway Valley in girls basketball with a 56-49 win Tuesday.

 

Despite trailing for nearly the entire 3rd quarter, Corning was able to pick up the victory in come from behind fashion. Paige Jessen hit one of her three 3-pointers with time ticking down in the third quart to give the Red Raiders a 35-33 edge heading into the fourth quarter. Corning would post their best offensive quarter in the fourth putting 21 of their 56 points on the board in the final frame to win 56-49.

 

Marie Palmer scored a team high 16 points including back to back buckets midway through the fourth that gave Corning their largest lead of the game at 50-39. Ella Aiken sealed the game from the free throw line with five made free throws in the fourth quarter. Aiken finished with 15.

 

Corning improves to 6-11. Nodaway Valley drops to 10-6, Sydney Reeves scored 20 points for the Wolverines.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM MONDAY, JANUARY 21


Girls Basketball

AR-WE-VA, Westside 84, West Harrison 31
Chariton 64, Central Decatur, Leon 61
Charter Oak-Ute 60, West Monona 51 (OT)
Clarinda 54, Fremont-Mills 34
Columbus Scotus, NE 31, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 26
IKM-Manning 71, Boyer Valley 21

Lewis Central 47 Atlantic 32
Logan-Magnolia 46, River Valley 38

OA-BCIG 57 Ridge View 50

 

Boys Basketball

Clarinda 61, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 54 (OT)
Glidden-Ralston 64, Southeast Webster-Grand, Burnside 54
Lenox 61, Diagonal 50
Lewis Central 57, Denison-Schleswig 52
Martensdale-St. Marys 74, Iowa Christian Academy 37
Mount Ayr 74, Clarinda Academy 52
Pleasantville 69, Clarke, Osceola 36
Red Oak 66, Villisca 51
South Page, College Springs 58, North Nodaway, MO 42 

CHRISTOFFERSON POSTS DOUBLE-DOUBLE BUT CYCLONES FALL TO OSU


(Stillwater, Ok) The Iowa State Women's Basketball team lost to Oklahoma State 71-42 Sunday afternoon. Its the Cyclones 2nd Big 12 loss of the year and both have come on the road against ranked opponents.

 

Hallie Christofferson posted another double-double in Sunday's loss. The junior from Hamlin scored a team high 14 points and pulled down a team best 10 rebounds. She shot 6-10 from teh field but was the only Cyclone to make more than half of her attmepts as the team shot just 30% from the floor.

 

13-3 ISU returns home for a rematch with #1 Baylor on Wednesday.

IOWA SPORTS SPOTLIGHT LATEST BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS


Class 4A

1-Iowa City West (1)
2-Bettendorf (2)
3-Ankeny (3)
4-Dubuque Senior (4)
5-Urbandale (5)
6-Western Dubuque (Epworth) (6)
7-Sioux City East (7)
8-North Scott (Eldridge) (8)
9-Des Moines Hoover (9)
10-Sioux City North (10)
10-West Des Moines Valley (NR)

 

Watch List: Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Des Moines Roosevelt Dowling Catholic, Pleasant Valley

 

Class 3A

1-Davenport Assumption (1)
2-Vinton-Shellsburg (2)
3-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (3)
4-Dallas Center-Grimes (4)
5-Waverly-Shell Rock (5)
6-Atlantic (7)
7-Creston (8)

8-MOC-Floyd Valley (9)
9-Crestwood (Cresco) (6)
10-Grinnell (10)

 

Watch List: Anamosa, Carroll, Centerville, Harlan, Humboldt, Iowa Falls-Alden, LeMars, Mount Pleasant, Nevada, Norwalk, Solon, Spencer

 

Class 2A

1-West Fork (1)
2-Western Christian (Hull) (2)
3-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (3)
4-Nodaway Valley (Greenfield) (4)
5-New Hampton (6)
6-IKM-Manning (7)
7-West Branch (8)
8-Des Moines Christian (10)
9-Sheldon (9)
10-MFL, Mar-Mac (Monona) (5)
10-PCM-Monroe (NR)

 

Watch List: Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg), Hudson, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll), Manson NW-Webster, Northeast (Goose Lake), North Cedar (Stanwood), Notre Dame-Burlington, Pella Christian, Sioux Center, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge), Sumner-Fredericksburg, Treynor, West Marshall (State Center), Wilton

 

Class 1A

1-Danville (1)
2-St. Mary’s (Storm Lake) (2)
3-Lone Tree (3)
4-North Tama (Traer) (4)
5-Riverside (Oakland) (5)
6-Lawton-Bronson (6)
7-Harris-Lake Park (7)
8-Boyden-Hull (9)
9-Iowa Mennonite (Kalona) (10)
10-North Iowa (Buffalo Center) (10)
10-Lamoni (NR)

 

Watch List: Ankeny Christian Academy, Dunkerton, Grandview Park Baptist (Des Moines), Guthrie Center, Lynnville-Sully, Murray, Newell-Fonda, North Linn (Troy Mills), Preston, Villisca, West Monona (Onawa), Woodbury Central (Moville)

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD FROM SATURDAY, JAN 19TH


Girls Basketball

Coon Rapids-Bayard 43, Ogden 38
Des Moines Christian 65, West Central Valley, Stuart 27
Heartland Christian 51, Woodbine 43
Murray 50, Melcher-Dallas 25
Sioux City, North 55, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 18
Van Meter 44, Earlham 43
Woodward-Granger 54, Madrid 17

 

Boys Basketball

Atlantic 69, Lewis Central 41
Creston 59, Nodaway Valley 49
Des Moines Christian 68, West Central Valley, Stuart 38
Earlham 63, Van Meter 44
Guthrie Center 63, Woodward Academy 55
Lamoni 62, Murray 50 (BGC Tr-Finals)
Ogden 48, Coon Rapids-Bayard 37
Sidney 51, East Mills 35 (CC Tr-cons)
Villisca 52, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 36 (CC Tr Finals)
Woodbine 68, Heartland Christian 53
Woodward-Granger 37, Madrid 32 

CRESTON-OM WINS TEAM TITLE AT JOHN J. HARRIS WRESTLING TOURNAMENT


(Corning) Creston-Orient-Macksburg crowned three champions and piled up 222.5-points to win their second straight John J. Harris Wrestling Tournament in Corning over the weekend.

 

Jake Marlin, (138), Trevor Frain, (170), and Keaton Hulett, (195) captured individual titles and  Kruz Adamson, (113), was runner-up for the Panthers. Clarinda finished second with 140-points. Blake Luna, (120), was the Cardinals only individual champion and Luke Strong, (145), finished as runner-up.

 

Click here to listen to comments from Creston-OM Head Coach Darrell Frain

 

Below is the list of medal winners:

 

106

1. Tanner Mertz, Red Oak

2. Logan Wood, Corning

3. Nick Rounds, Missouri Valley

4. Britton Gibson, Winterset

5. Craig Rice, SWI

6. Micah Hoffman, Coon Rapids-Bayard

 

113

1. Dustin Reed, Bedford/Lenox

2. Kruz Adamson, Creston-Orient-Macksburg

3. Zac McCoy, Shenandoah

4. Christian Polley, Tri-Center

5. Jacob Vogel, Riverside

6. Dakota Petty, Red Oak

 

120

1. Blake Luna, Clarinda

2. Dillon Cox, Atlantic/CAM

3. Sean Skillern, Shenandoah

4. Christian Hilgenberg, Coon Rapids-Bayard

5. Tucker Bluml, Tri-Center

6. Nic Ryan, Chariton

 

126

1. Devin Herberts, Chariton

2. Geoff Sellers, Red Oak

3. Cole Race, Clarinda

4. Zach Vance, Griswold

5. Gage Cheers. Creston-OM

6.  Jake Johnson, Shenandoah

 

132

1. Joseph Heitshusen, Shenandoah

2. Erik Freed, Mt. Ayr

3. Tanner Poush, Chariton

4. Reid Nichols, Atlantic/CAM

5. Clay Harris, Riverside

6. Zach Evans, Coon Rapids-Bayard

 

138

1. Jake Marlin, Creston-OM

2. Brett Marcum. Missouri Valley

3. Tyler Nance, Chariton

4. Tanner Potter, Griswold

5. Jared Thompson, Nodaway Valley

6. Travis Henningsen, Riverside

 

145

1. Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center

2. Luke Strong, Clarinda

3. Jacob Johnston, Creston-OM

4. Logan Namanny, Coon Rapids-Bayard

5. Josh Metheny, Griswold

6. Zach Morris, Bedford/Lenox

 

152

1. Loren Williams, Tri-Center

2. Zach Moss, Winterset

3. Kain Queck, Nodaway Valley

4. J.J. Clark, Clarinda

5. Gavin Leith, Creston-OM

6. Justin Marn, Corning

 

160

1. Kallan Schmelzer, Corning

2. Shane Swank, Mt. Ayr

3. Adam Baker, Creston-OM

4. Trenton Carson, Central Decatur

5. Dylon French, Bedford/Lenox

6. Spencer Winnett, Coon Rapids-Bayard

 

170

1. Trevor Frain, Creston-OM

2. Matt Williamson, Atlantic/CAM

3. Jacob Bair, Clarke

4. Payton Housman, Riverside

5. Trenton Wells, Central Decatur

6.  Christian Lauritsen, Clarinda

 

185

1. Carter Isley, Chariton

2. Cole Bonde, Bedford/Lenox

3. Ben Wellman, Tri-Center

4. Zach Barton, Corning

5. Seth Maitlen, Creston-OM

6. Dusty Swindler, Clarinda

 

195

1. Keaton Hulett, Creston-OM

2. Taylor Hein, Panorama

3. Tyler Stork, Atlantic/CAM

4. Austin Lorenz, Griswold

5. Colton Story, East Mills

6.  Brandon Paulsen, Riverside

 

220

1. Blake Glenn, Winterset

2. Mark Hall, SWI

3. Cole Tanner, Creston-OM

4. John Wohlers, Missouri Valley

5. Tate Vandyne, Wayne

6. Tyler Christiansen, Atlantic

 

285

1. David Howell, East Mills

2. Garrett Johnston, Panorama

3. Joe Ricker, Mt. Ayr

4. Nate Robinson, Creston-OM

5. Dakota Calfee, Clarinda

6.  Jacob Wohlers, Tri-Center

 

Team Scores: 1. Creston-OM, 222.5, 2. Clarinda, 140, 3. Chariton, 108.5, 4. Tri-Center, 108, 5. Riverside, 93.5, 6. Atlantic/CAM, 92, 7. Corning, 79.5, 8. Winterset, 76, 9. Shenandoah, 72, 10. Red Oak, 70, 11. Mt. Ayr, 67.5, 12. Bedford/Lenox, 64, 13. Panorama, 63, 14. East Mills, 63, 15. Missouri Valley, 58, 16. Coon Rapids-Bayard, 57.5, 17. Griswold, 56.5, 18. Central Decatur, 45, 19. SWI, 42, 20. Nodaway Valley, 37, 21. Clarke, 26, 22. Wayne, 11.

 

January 19, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES FROM FRIDAY, JAN 18


 

Girls Basketball

Adair-Casey 55, CAM, Anita 24
AR-WE-VA, Westside 80, Woodbine 35
Bedford 56, Interstate 35, Truro 25
Bondurant-Farrar 47, A-D-M, Adel 33
Central Decatur, Leon 45, Nodaway Valley 30
Clarinda 79, Clarinda Academy 11
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 49, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 19
Creston 54, Shenandoah 31
Dallas Center-Grimes 51, Winterset 37
Glenwood 52, Red Oak 33
Harlan 54, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 31
Iowa Christian Academy 44, Orient-Macksburg 28
Lawton-Bronson 86, River Valley 15
Lewis Central 43, Denison-Schleswig 23
Missouri Valley 57, Underwood 47
Mount Ayr 42, Wayne 28
Omaha Concordia, NE 46, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25
Panorama 43, Des Moines Christian 32
Paton-Churdan 45, Exira-EHK 40
Perry 54, Boone 41
Pleasantville 60, East Union 43
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 60, Lenox 46
Treynor 50, Griswold 23
Tri-Center, Neola 48, Audubon 36
Van Meter 57, Coon Rapids-Bayard 39
West Central Valley, Stuart 44, Guthrie Center 35
Woodward-Granger 68, Earlham 42

 

Boys Baketball

Adair-Casey 68, CAM, Anita 63 
Ankeny Christian Academy 66, Glidden-Ralston 47 
Ar-We-Va, Westside 66, Woodbine 42 
Bondurant-Farrar 52, ADM, Adel 40 
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 68, Whiting 48 
Clarinda 47, Auburn, NE 32 
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 43, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 37 
Creston 79, Shenandoah 51 
Dallas Center-Grimes 71, Winterset 60 
Des Moines Christian 62, Panorama, Panora 18 
Exira/EH-K 61, Paton-Churdan 58 
Guthrie Center 71, West Central Valley, Stuart 45 
IKM-Manning 78, West Monona, Onawa 53 
Interstate 35, Truro 54, Bedford 30 
Iowa Christian Academy 45, Orient-Macksburg 33 
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 50, Harlan 48 
Lenox 67, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 37 
Nodaway Valley 75, Central Decatur, Leon 29 
Ogden 58, Woodward Academy 52 
Omaha Concordia, NE 55, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 51 
Perry 69, Boone 59 
Pleasantville 56, East Union, Afton 51 
Red Oak 61, Glenwood 55 
Riverside, Oakland 68, A-H-S-T, Avoca 38 
South Central Calhoun 58, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 43 
Treynor 66, Griswold 51 
Tri-Center, Neola 69, Audubon 33 
Underwood 57, Missouri Valley 32 
Van Meter 71, Coon Rapids-Bayard 28

 

CRESTON LEADS JOHN J. HARRIS WRESTLING TOURNAMENT AFTER DAY ONE


(Corning) Creston-Orient-Macksburg leads the field of 22, after day one of the 58th Annual John J. Harris Wrestling Tournament in Corning. The Panthers racked up 95.5 points Friday and hold a hefty lead over second place Clarinda. The Cardinals piled up 58.5-points, and Tri-Center is third with 47.

 

Saturday’s semi-final matchups feature three-time State Champion #1 Jake Marlin, of Creston at 138, two-time State Champion #1 Loren Williams, at 152, for Tri-Center, and #1 Keaton Hulett, of Creston at 195.

 

Below are the semi-final matchups:

 

106-Tanner Mertz, Red Oak vs Nick Rounds, Missouri Valley and Micah Hoffman, Coon Rapids-Bayard vs Logan Wood, Corning.

 

113-Christian Polley, Tri-Center vs Kruz Adamson, Creston and Dustin Reed, Bedford/Lenox vs Jacob Vogel, Riverside.

 

120-Blake Luna, Clarinda vs Sean Skillern, Shenandoah and Dillon Cox, Atlantic vs Christian Hilgenberg, Coon Rapids-Bayard.

 

126-Geoff Sellers, Red Oak vs Zach Vance, Griswold and Devin Harberts, Chariton vs Cole Race, Clarinda.

 

132-Erik Freed, Mt. Ayr vs Zach Evans, Coon-Rapids-Bayard and Joseph Heitshusen, Shenandoah vs Clay Harris, Riverside.

 

138-Jake Marlin, Creston-OM vs Tyler Nance, Chariton and Brett Marcum, Missouri Valley vs Tanner Potter, Griswold.

 

145-Luke Strong, Clarinda vs Logan Namanny, Coon Rapids-Bayard and Jacob Johnston, Creston-OM vs  Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center.

 

152-Loren Williams, Tri-Center vs J.J. Clark, Clarinda and Zach Moss, Winterset vs Gavin Leith, Creston-OM.

 

160-Kallan Schmelzer, Corning vs Trenton Carson, Central Decatur and Adam Baker, Creston-OM vs Shane Swank, Mt. Ayr.

 

170-Trevor Frain, Creston-OM vs Jacob Bair, Clarke and Matt Williamson, Atlantic vs Payton Housman, Riverside.

 

182-Ben Wellman, Tri-Center vs Carter Isley, Chariton and Zach Barton, Corning vs Cole Bonde, Bedford/Lenox.

 

195-Keaton Hulett, Creston-OM vs Austin Lorenz, Griswold and Tyler Stork, Atlantic vs Taylor Hein, Panorama.

 

220-Blake Glenn, Winterset vs Cole Tanner, Creston-OM and John Wohlers, Missouri Valley vs Mark Hall, SWI.

 

285-David Howell, East Mills vs Nate Robinson, Creston-OM and Garrett Johnston, Panorama vs Joe Ricker, Mt. Ayr.

 

Team totals through day one:

 

1. Creston-OM-95.5

2. Clarinda-58.5

3. Tri-Center-47

4. Riverside-46

5. Atlantic/CAM-39

6. Corning-38.5

7. Chariton-37.5

8. Coon Rapids-Bayard-36

T-9. Panorama-32

T-9. Missouri Valley-32

11. Mt. Ayr-31.5

12. Winterset-29

13. Red Oak-28

14. Griswold-27.5

15. Shenandoah-26

16. Bedford/Lenox-25

17. East Mills-21

18. Central Decatur-20.5

19. SWI-15

20. Clarke-12

21. Nodaway Valley-11.5

22. Wayne-4

 

January 18, 2013

MULLEN GETS SENIOR INDOOR SEASON STARTED AT IOWA


(Iowa City) The Iowa Hawkeye Men's and Women's Track and Field squads will be in action this weekend.

 

Atlantic High School graduate Jordan Mullen is now a senior for the Hawkeyes. The standout hurdler broke a school record as a sophomore running 7.75 in the 60 Meter Hurdles. Mullen's 7.86 at the Iowa Open last weekend is the fastest time recorded so far this year in the Big 10 Conference.

 

Iowa gets their indoor season rolling at the Adidas Classic in Lincoln, Nebraska this Saturday.

VILLISCA TO MEET FREMONT-MILLS IN BOYS CORNER CONFERENCE TITLE GAME


(Villisca) Villisca improves to 14-2 with their semi-final win over East Mills in the Corner Conference tournament Thursday night. Villisca topped the opposition 59-49 behind a 15 point and 17 rebound performance from Damon Sunderman. Three other Bluejays scored in double figures with Max Mauderly posting a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds. Travis Herzberg and Austin Sorensen each scored 13.

 

The semi-final win is the 6th straight victory for Villisca. Next up they'll face a team that handed them one of their two losses this season. Fremont-Mills advanced to the championship game with a 54-43 win over Sidney.

 

The first meeting between Villisca and Fremont-Mills went the way of the Knights 52-49. Fremont-Mills enters Saturday's conference title matchup with an 8-5 record.

 

Click here for the interview with Villisca boys coach Jim Obermeier

JOHN J HARRIS TOURNAMENT SEEDING


(Corning) Coverage of the 58th annual John J. Harris Wrestling Tournament comes your way shortly after 4:00 this afternoon. KSOM and KS95.7 will have reports plus some live coverage of the finals throughout the two day tourney. The tournament seeding was released Thursday. To view the full bracket for each weight class click on the link below.

 

Click here for the John J. Harris Tournament Seeding

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM THURSDAY, JAN 17


 

Girls Basketball

Clarinda 41, Maryville, Mo. 36
Colfax-Mingo 45, Grandview Park Baptist 41
Iowa Christian Academy 42, Paton-Churdan 32
Lewis Central 41, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 33
Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 49, OA-BCIG 36

 

Boys Basketball

Ankeny Christian Academy 57, CAM, Anita 49
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 58, Glidden-Ralston 47
Colfax-Mingo 69, Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 63
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 54, Sidney 43 (CC Tournament)
Madrid 56, Southeast Webster-Grand, Burnside 52
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 50, OA-BCIG 41
Martensdale-St. Marys 68, Corning 25
Villisca 59, East Mills 49 (CC Tournamnet)

 

Wrestling

Ballard 48 Winterset 27

ADM 54 Carroll 23

Bondurant-Farrar 71 Carroll 12

Underwood 45 St. Albert 24

St. Albert 42 Woodbine 27

St. Albert 42 Treynor 36

IGHSAU 7TH BASKETBALL RANKINGS


Class 5A
1 Ankeny
2 Mason City
3 Des Moines East
4 Dowling Catholic
5 Iowa City High
6 Southeast Polk
7 Muscatine
8 Cedar Rapids Washington
9 Waukee
10 Waterloo West

Class 4A
1 Bishop Heelan
2 Benton
3 Waverly-Shell Rock
4 Dallas Center-Grimes
5 Indianola
6 Cedar Rapids Xavier
7 Perry
8 Western Dubuque
9 Lewis Central
10 Harlan
11 Winterset

12 North Scott
13 Oskaloosa
14 Washington
15 Ballard

Class 3A
1 Davenport Assumption
2 MOC-Floyd Valley
3 Estherville-Lincoln Central
4 North Polk
5 Mid-Prairie
6 Cascade
7 Bondurant-Farrar
8 Spirit Lake
9 Mediapolis
10 Central Lee
11 Nevada
12 Center Point-Urbana
13 Waukon
14 Monticello
15 Unity Christian

Class 2A
1 Western Christian
2 IKM-Manning
3 North Linn
4 Lawton-Bronson
5 Aplington-Parkersburg
6 Panorama
7 North Butler
8 North Mahaska
9 Manson-NW Webster
10 Hinton
11 Hudson
12 Des Moines Christian
13 Woodward-Granger
14 Maquoketa Valley
15 West Marshall

Class 1A

1 Bedford
2 Burlington Notre Dame
3 Newell-Fonda
4 Central Lyon
5 Ar-We-Va
6 Adair-Casey
7 Grundy Center
8 Meskwaki Settlement
9 Colo-Nesco
10 West Sioux
11 Moravia
12 Preston
13 North Iowa
14 LeMars Gehlen Catholic
15 Marquette Catholic

 

HARLAN AND KUEMPER GO HEAD TO HEAD IN BOYS BASKETBALL FRIDAY NIGHT


(Harlan) Two of the top teams in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball square of Friday night.

 

Kuemper Catholic travels to Harlan, the Knights will be looking to bounce back from losses to Red Oak and Atlantic that sandwiched a big win at Creston.

 

Harlan is winners of 6 straight games and stand at 10-2 overall. According to coach Mitch Osborn, rebounding has been one of the team's biggest areas of improvement since the holiday break.

 

The first matchup between these two teams turned out to be a good one with Harlan winning 60-54 behind 24 points from Nathan Cave. Coach Osborn says he expects a 'dog fight' in the rematch.

 

Harlan, Creston, and Atlantic are all tied with one loss in the Hawkeye 10 Conference Standings heading into Friday night.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan boys coach Mitch Osborn
 

AUDUBON NEEDS A WIN OVER TRI-CENTER TO KEEP PACE IN CONFERENCE STANDINGS


(Audubon) With just six conference games remaining the Audubon Wheelers sit three games out of first place in the Western Iowa Conference girls basketball standings. The 8-5 Wheelers will have a chance to even out the season series against one of those teams they are chasing when they take on 10-2 Tri-Center Friday night.

 

Tri-Center edged Audubon 48-38 in the first meeting between these teams back on December 11th setting up what should be a good rematch. Tri-Center has won nine of their last ten games while Audubon has come out in four of their last six matchups.

 

Audubon is led in scoring this season by Susie Bylund who averages 11.7 points per game and is coming off of a 17 point outing in Tuesday’s 59-49 win over Underwood. Emily Nelsen also averages in double figures for the Wheelers at 11.1 points per game.

TRI-CENTER WRESTLERS BATTLING INJURY AN ILLNESS AS THEY HEAD TO JOHN J HARRIS


(Neola) Tri-Center placed 4th in the 2012 John J. Harris Tournament. This season coach Andy Hensley says the team will be very pleased if they can match that finish. The squad will not be able to have a full lineup due to injuries and illness.

 

Coach Hensley notes Creston-OM as a possible favorite with Winterset and Atlantic/CAM likely to have a good showing. Individually, two time defensing state champion, will be tough to beat. Ben Wellman and Darrian Irlbeck also have high hopes for the tournament. Christian Pawley at 113 could be a factor as well.

 

KSOM and KS95.7 will have updates from Corning throughout the weekend. The tourney starts at 4:00 p.m on Friday and continues into Saturday.

 

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

STANTON AND VILLISCA ADVANCE TO CORNER CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP


(Malvern) Stanton and Villisca will meet yet again in a Corner Conference championship game. Whether its volleyball or basketball, these two squads have met several times in recent years and will square off again this season for a conference title in girls basketball.

 

Stanton advanced to the championship game with a victory over Fremont-Mills while Villisca moves on after a thrilling comeback win in overtime against Nishnabotna. Stanton has won three straight games and enters the conference championship with a 10-4 overall record. Villisca is 12-3 and winners of five in a row.

 

Villisca beat Stanton 56-38 the first time these teams met up this season, but Stanton is the reigning Corner Conference Champion.

 

East Mills High School is the host for the championship matchup tomorrow night.

 

Bennett Blake
1/17/13
7:20

SEASON-HIGH 36 POINTS FOR SPENCER ROCCHOLZ IN ADAIR-CASEY WIN


(Elk Horn) Spencer Rochholz posted a 36 point outburst in Exira-EHK's 64-41 win Tuesday. The talented senior has a total of 71 points in two game against Exira-EHK this season.

 

The Bombers trailed early on, but turned the tide in the second quarter. Adair-Casey turned a 13-12 first quarter deficit into a 30-16 halftime advantage. 22 of Rochholz's 36 points came in the first half, sophomore Emmitt Wheatley came in the 2nd half scoring 11 of his 13 points after the break.

 

Adair-Casey improves to 10-3 on the season. They will play CAM on Friday and then face a rematch with conference leader Ankeny Christian Academy next Tuesday. Exira-EHK drops to 3-11 this season. Nick Mardeson and Cole Anderson each scored 10 in the loss.

 

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

GRISWOLD DEFEATS UNDERWOOD, LOSES TO LOGAN-MAGNOLIA


(Griswold) Coming off of a split in their dual meet with Underwood and Logan-Magnolia on Tuesday, the Griswold wrestlers now get ready to head to Corning for the John J. Harris Tournament Friday and Saturday.

 

Griswold coach Sam Colora says the goal for the team is to finish in the top half.

 

Click to listen

 

He has high expectations for these three wrestlers.

 

Click to listen

 

KSOM and KS95.7 will have reports from the tournament throughout the weekend.

 

CHRISTOFFERSON POSTS BIG GAME IN ISU VICTORY


(Ames) Hallie Christofferson's hot field goal shooting helped lead Iowa State past Oklahama in women's college basketball Tuesday.

 

The #24 Cyclones topped #16 Oklahoma 82-21 to improve to 13-2 on the season. Iowa State is now 4-1 in Big 12 play as Hallie Christofferson scored 24 points in the game. The Exira High School grad sank 10 of her 15 shot attempts including two for three from long range. She added 8 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in one of her best statistical games of the season.

 

Next up for ISU is 17th ranked Oklahoma State on Sunday.

ADAIR-CASEY GIRLS INCH CLOSER TO CONFERENCE TITLE


(Elk Horn) Adair-Casey improves to 13-0 overall and takes a two game lead in the Rolling Hills Conference standings. They senior class also pulled off a couple of firsts with their 47-39 win over Exira-EHK. They not only one at Elk Horn for the first time in their career, but they swept the Spartans this season which was something they had not been able to do prior to this season.

 

Adair-Casey went on a 10-0 run late in the first quart and early into the second quarter to grab a 17-7 lead only to see Exira-EHK claw back and tie things up at halftime. In the third quarter, the Bombers started on a 4-0 run, but again saw Exira-EHK come back and make it a one point game going into the 4th quarter. The Spartans however could never get over the hump. Liz Mulder and Katie Clarke each scored 13 for 6th ranked Adair-Casey in the win.

 

The Bombers are one of three unbeated teams remaining in Class 1A. They'll play rival CAM on Friday. Exira-EHK drops to 12-3.

 

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

ATLANTIC AVENGES EARLIER LOSS TO KUEMPER IN BOYS BASKETBALL


(Carroll) The Atlantic Boys Basketball team came from behind to defeat Kuemper 43-41 Tuesday night to hang on to at least a share of the lead in the Hawkeye Ten Conference boys basketball race.

 

Kuemper jumped out to an early 9-2 lead before the Trojans closed the gap to 15-12 at the quarter break and 22-20 at the half.

 

The Trojans outscored Kuemper 14-4 in the third quarter to lead 34-26. However, Kuemper battled right back in the fourth quarter to tie the game 41-41. Senior Dalton Franken’s two free throws with 6-seconds remaining gave Atlantic a 43-41 lead.  The Knights three-point attempt with 3-seconds left fell short giving Atlantic a 43-41 win on the road.  

 

Sam Markham led Atlantic with 18-points, Dalton Franken scored 11, and Stuart Hoegh chipped in 10.

 

Sam Brinks led the Knights with 18-points.

 

The (12-1) Trojans are currently tied for the lead in the Hawkeye Ten Conference race with Harlan and Creston.

 

Click here to listen to Steve Blazek's postgame comments

 

Tom Robinson

January 16, 2013

a.m. sports

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SCORES: TUESDAY, JANUARY 15


Thomas Jefferson 39 Lewis Central 32

Lewis Central 58 St. Albert 22

Thomas Jefferson 45 Abraham Lincoln 21

Abraham Lincoln 40 St. Albert 29

Creston-OM 54 Shenandoah 25

Shenandoah 43 Red Oak 29

Creston-OM 62 Red Oak 15

Atlantic 51 Denison-Schleswig 18

Harlan 63 Denison-Schleswig 15

Bedford/Lenox 39 East Mills 34

East Mills 66 East Union 18

East Mills 60 Clarinda Academy 24

Clarinda 45 Tri-Center 27 SWI 12

Mount Ayr 39 Corning 36

Clarinda 55 Missouri Valley 13

Clarinda 67 SWI 12

Corning 52 Van Meter 16

Mount Ayr 36 Van Meter 33

Griswold 40 Underwood 27

Logan-Magnolia 48 Griswold 27

Guthrie Center 38 South Central Calhoun 35

Guthrie Center 66 SE Webster-Grand 9

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORES: TUESDAY, JANUARY 15TH


CAM, Anita 54, Glidden-Ralston 29
Iowa Christian Academy 35, Grandview Park Baptist 34 (OT)
Paton-Churdan 48, Orient-Macksburg 21
Adair-Casey 47, Exira-EHK 39

 

Whiting 50, Woodbine 39
Charter Oak-Ute 49, River Valley 35

Lawton-Bronson 78, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 25
OA-BCIG 59, Kingsley-Pierson 37
AR-WE-VA, Westside 65, West Monona 25

 

Treynor 67, A-H-S-T, Avoca 50
Tri-Center, Neola 66, Missouri Valley 31
Riverside, Oakland 45, Griswold 34

Audubon 59, Underwood 49

 

Nodaway Valley 75, Lenox 50
Martensdale-St Marys 42, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 27

Wayne 64, Pleasantville 53
Bedford 61, Corning 54

 

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 59, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 48
 

Perry 64, Carroll 60
Winterset 55, Bondurant-Farrar 34
Dallas Center-Grimes 39, Boone 17

 

Woodward-Granger 43, Coon Rapids-Bayard 34

Ogden 69, West Central Valley, Stuart 65 (OT)
Panorama 74, Guthrie Center 31
Des Moines Christian 57, Madrid 28

 

Glenwood 53, Creston 39
Harlan 49, Denison-Schleswig 29
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 46, Atlantic 30
Red Oak 54, Clarinda 41

 

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 44, Fremont Bergan, NE 18
 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES: TUESDAY, JANUARY 15


Creston 60, Glenwood 52
Harlan 64, Denison-Schleswig 46
Red Oak 57, Clarinda 49

Atlantic 43 Kuemper 41

Treynor 63, A-H-S-T, Avoca 18
Tri-Center, Neola 76, Missouri Valley 49

Riverside, Oakland 71, Griswold 53

CAM, Anita 47, Glidden-Ralston 45 (OT)

Paton-Churdan 54, Orient-Macksburg 27
Bedford 59 Corning 31
Nodaway Valley 68, Lenox 29
Coon Rapids-Bayard 46, Woodward-Granger 45
Guthrie Center 68, Panorama, Panora 39

East Mills 59, Clarinda Academy 43 (CC Tourn.)
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 68, South Page, College Springs 52 (CC Tr)

Villisca 76, Nishnabotna 35 (CC Tr.)
Lawton-Bronson 54, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 39
West Harrison, Mondamin 84, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 76
Woodbine 52, Whiting 40
River Valley, Correctionville 48, Charter Oak-Ute 43

Carlisle 78, ADM, Adel 69 (OT)
Carroll 82, Perry 66
Dallas Center-Grimes 63, Boone 46

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 65, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 30

BRITTON BARRIER SUPRASSES 1,000 POINT MARK IN TRI-CENTER CAREER


(Neola) Tri-Center point guard has a long list of accomplishments to show for his four years of varsity basketball at Tri-Center. The senior can now add '1,000 career point scorer' to that list. Barrier became the 8th player in school history to surpass that mark and will be recognized before Tuesday's game against (5-8) Missouri Valley.

 

The game itself is a key one in the season for Tri-Center. Just one week ago the Trojans sat at 7-1 overall, but a four game losing streak puts the team at 7-5. Tri-Center suffered losses last week to Atlantic, Treynor, Underwood, and St. Albert, but Coach Chad Harder says he is confident that his team will bounce back.

 

Coach Harder told KSOM/KS95.7 Sports the team learned more than it hurt them during the rough stretch last week. He says they are on their way to becoming the best team they can be by the time the district tournament rolls around.

 

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

COMPETITION HIGHTENS FOR GRISWOLD WRESTLERS THIS WEEK


(Griswold) The Griswold Tigers will face Underwood and Logan-Magnolia on the mat Tuesday night. Griswold and Underwood tied at the WIC tournament duals with Underwood getting the edge on criteria. The Tigers have seen Logan-Magnolia in tournaments no head to head duals yet this year. Coach Sam Colora says the team has a couple of free weights because of injury, but believes the Tigers can hang with two of Southwest Iowa's top programs tonight.


The competition won't get any easier as the week goes along. The Tigers will be among the several teams in action at the John J. Harris Tournament in Corning. Coach Colora says the team goal is to be in the upper half. Individually he lists a few individuals that he expects to compete at the top of their bracket. Click on the following interview to find out who those wrestlers are.

 

Click here for the interview with Griswold wrestling coach Sam Colora

CAM COACH CONSIDERS GLIDDEN-RALSTON MATCHUP ESSENTIALLY A 'MUST WIN'


(Anita) CAM head coach Brian Fogleman looks at Tuesday night's matchup with Glidden-Ralston as a significant contest for his team for several reasons. The team is looking to bounce back from a 64-47 loss to West Central Valley on Saturday. They also would like to get a win to improve their district tournament seeding, plus the schedule over the next three games features road tests against the top three teams in the Rolling Hills Conerence.

 

Coach Fogleman says his team matches up well with Glidden-Ralston but notes that the Cougars aren't quite as deep as the Wildcats. CAM fell to Glidden-Ralston by nine points at Glidden in the first matchup this season, but Coach Fogleman says his team has improved defensively since then.

 

Trevor McKee and Michael Holste have led the team in scoring so far this season. McKee averages 14.6 points per game. Holste chips in with 9.1.

 

Click here for the interview with CAM boys coach Brian Fogleman

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH


Boys Basketball

Albia 77, Pleasantville 55
Colo-Nesco 48, Ankeny Christian Academy 46
Dallas Center-Grimes 62, Ballard 53
Lewis Central 61, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 28
Madrid 48, Coon Rapids-Bayard 46
Mount Ayr 67, East Union, Afton 34

 

Girls Basketball

Albia 59, Pleasantville 52
Coon Rapids-Bayard 37, Madrid 25
Creston 59, Clarke, Osceola 46
Dallas Center-Grimes 55, Ballard 47
Harlan 43, Glenwood 30
Lewis Central 54, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 10
Mount Ayr 31, East Union 20
Westwood, Sloan 57, Woodbine 27

CLASS 3A SUBSTATE ASSIGNMENTS RELEASED


Class 3A Substate 8

Atlantic

ADM

Carroll

Creston

Greene County

Glenwood

Harlan

Winterset

ADAIR-CASEY GIRLS READY FOR REMATCH WITH EXIRA-EHK


(Adair) Undefeated and 6th ranked Adair-Casey beat Exira-EHK 44-31 on December 4th which stands as Exira-EHK's lone loss in the conference standings. Adair-Casey head coach Cory Bartz stated after that win that the next time around would be much tougher. Now that the rematch is here he is standing by those comments, saying that the Spartans always play well in their home gym.


Coach Bartz describes tonight's matchup as the biggest game his team will play at least to this point in the regular season. If the Bombers win they will take a big step towards the conference championship. If Exira-EHK wins then a split of the title appears likely.


Adair-Casey is one of just three remaining undefeated teams in Class 1A and the Bombers are riding an 18 game regular season win streak.

Pregame covereage comes your way at 6:00 p.m. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:15. The game will be available on the air and through our online stream at 965ksom.com.

 

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

CYCLONE WRESTLERS GO UNBLEMISHED IN MOUNT AYR


2013 Ron Scott Memorial Dual Tournament

  1. Harlan 8-0
  2. Riverside 7-1
  3. Shenandoah 6-2
  4. Mount Ayr 5-3
  5. Lathrop 4-4
  6. Penney 3-5
  7. Durant 2-6
  8. St. Albert 1-7
  9. Martensdale St. Marys 0-8

All Tournament Wrestlers

 

106-Chase Exline, Durant

113-Aaron Bartenhagen, Durant

120-Caleb Osborn, Lathrob

126-Jake Johnson, Shenandoah

132-Erik Freed, Mount Ayr

138-Tyler Mann, Lathrop

145-Clay Harris, Riversie (Ron Scott Wrestler of Character)

152-Trent Scobee, Lathrop

160-Josh Hartsell, Lathrop

170-Payton Housman, Riverside

182-Jake Lewis, St. Albert

195-Cale Stork, Harlan

220-Tyler Johannsen, Harlan

285-Joe Ricker, Mount Ayr

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD FROM SATURDAY, JANUARY 12


 

Boys Basketball

Adair-Casey 71, Audubon 38
Ankeny Christian Academy 60, Collins-Maxwell 44
Bondurant-Farrar 62, Nevada 54
East Sac County 48, Ogden 45
Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 58, Woodward-Granger 32
Guthrie Center 77, Exira/EH-K 46
Interstate 35, Truro 58, Central Decatur, Leon 46
Iowa Christian Academy 46, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 33
Nishnabotna 49, Essex 44 (Corner Conf Tr)
Nodaway Valley 67, Albia 41
Norwalk 48, Lewis Central 39
Panorama, Panora 60, Woodward Academy 53
Pella Christian 53, Des Moines Christian 51
Sioux City, North 55, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 39
South Central Calhoun 62, Glidden-Ralston 37
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 69, Tri-Center, Neola 58
Stanton 60, Heartland Christian 40 (Corner Conf Tr)
Treynor 72, Denison-Schleswig 69
Underwood 63, Logan-Magnolia 41
West Central Valley, Stuart 64, CAM, Anita 47
Winterset 91, Boone 70

 

Girls Basketball

Central Decatur, Leon 53, Interstate 35, Truro 38
Collins-Maxwell/Baxter 53, Ankeny Christian Academy 33
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 59, Treynor 45
East Mills 66, Clarinda Academy 22
East Sac County 61, Ogden 34
Exira-EHK 61, Guthrie Center 27
Lewis Central 36, Norwalk 19
Missouri Valley 38, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 37
Pella Christian 55, Des Moines Christian 47
Sioux City, West 60, Denison-Schleswig 47
South Central Calhoun 65, Glidden-Ralston 14
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 49, Iowa Christian Academy 46
West Central Valley, Stuart 46, CAM, Anita 43
Woodward-Granger 53, Grandview Park Baptist 23 

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS RELEASED JANUARY 13TH


Class 4A

1-Iowa City West (1)
2-Bettendorf (4)
3-Ankeny (5)
4-Dubuque Senior (6)
5-Urbandale (3)
6-Western Dubuque (Epworth) (7)
7-Sioux City East (9)
8-North Scott (Eldridge) (2)
9-Des Moines Hoover (NR)
10-Sioux City North (8)

 

Watch List: Cedar Falls, Des Moines Roosevelt Dowling Catholic, Pleasant Valley, West Des Moines Valley

 

Class 3A

1-Davenport Assumption (1)
2-Vinton-Shellsburg (2)
3-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (3)
4-Dallas Center-Grimes (5)
5-Waverly-Shell Rock (10)
6-Crestwood (Cresco) (8)
7-Atlantic (9)
8-Creston (4)

9-MOC-Floyd Valley (7)
10-Grinnell (6)

 

 

 

Watch List: Anamosa, Carroll, Centerville, Harlan, Humboldt, Iowa Falls-Alden, LeMars, Mount Pleasant, Nevada, Norwalk, Solon, Spencer

 

Class 2A

1-West Fork (1)
2-Western Christian (Hull) (2)
3-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (3)
4-Nodaway Valley (Greenfield) (4)
5-MFL, Mar-Mac (Monona) (8)
6-New Hampton (7)
7-IKM-Manning (5)
8-West Branch (9)
9-Sheldon (NR)
10-Des Moines Christian (6)

 

Watch List: Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg), Hudson, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll), Manson NW-Webster, Northeast (Goose Lake), North Cedar (Stanwood), Notre Dame-Burlington, PCM-Monroe, Pella Christian, Sioux Center, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge), Treynor, Van Meter, West Marshall (State Center), Wilton

 

Class 1A

1-Danville (1)
2-St. Mary’s (Storm Lake) (2)
3-Lone Tree (3)
4-North Tama (Traer) (5)
5-Riverside (Oakland) (4)
6-Lawton-Bronson (NR)
7-Harris-Lake Park (7)
8-Murray (8)
9-Boyden-Hull (9)
10-North Iowa (Buffalo Center) (10)
10-Iowa Mennonite (Kalona) (6)

 

Watch List: Ankeny Christian Academy, B-G-M (Brooklyn), Belmond-Klemme, Dunkerton, Grandview Park Baptist (Des Moines), Guthrie Center, Lamoni, Lynnville-Sully, Newell-Fonda, North Linn (Troy Mills), Preston, West Monona (Onawa), Woodbury Central (Moville)

NODAWAY VALLEY BOYS 11-0 HEADING INTO BIG NON-CONFERENCE TEST


(Greenfield) Nodaway Valley's 19 point win over Interstate-35 on Friday puts the Wolverines at 11-0 on the season. Nodaway Valley came away with a 60-41 win on the road to stay perfect going into their matchup with Albia.

 

The game with Albia will give Nodaway Valley a good measuring stick heading into the stretch run of the season. Albia's three losses have come to Clarke County, MO, Pella Christian, and Chariton. Saturday's game at Nodaway Valley is one of three remaining non-conference challenges for the unbeated Wolverines. They will also play Creston and Kuemper Catholic before the district tournament starts.

 

Nodaway Valley was led by Alex Welsch with 23 points and 15 rebounds in the win over I-35 Friday. Welsch shot 11-13 from the field. Dan Erhsam and Brad Baudler were both in double figures. Ehrsam scored 14 and Baudler had 12.

GUTHRIE CENTER'S ADAM COURTNEY STATE'S LEADING SCORER AFTER BACK TO BACK 30 POINT GAMES


(Guthrie Center) Guthrie Center picked up a 69-30 win over Madrid Friday night to improve to 10-2 on the season. The Tigers have picked up back to back wins thanks in large part to the scoring exploits of senior Adam Courtney.

 

A. Courtney scored 34 points in a win against Earlham on Tuesday. The sharp-shooter surpassed 1,000 career points on Tuesday night and also broke the school record for career 3-pointers made in that win . Friday night he was back at it again scoring 31 in the victory over Madrid. The two game scoring spree has pushed his season average to 27.1 points per game which is #1 in the state regardless of class. He has also collected 15 steals in the last two games.

 

Not to be overlooked is Adam's twin brother Caleb Courntey who had a well-rounded game Friday night. C. Courtney scored 18 points to go along with 9 rebounds, 8 assists, and 8 steals against Madrid. The 10-2 Tigers play Exira-EHK today (1/12) in a game that some describe as the "Poldberg Bowl". Guthrie Center head coach Seth Poldberg played at Elk Horn-Kimballton in high school. Exira-EHK is coming off of a loss to Ankeny Christian Academy last night.

 

 

HANSEN'S BIG NIGHT SPARKS GRISWOLD GIRLS PAST AHST


(Griswold) Griswold's Brooke Hansen knocked down four of her first five three point attempts to get the Tigers off to a good start at home against AHST Friday. The Tigers raced out to a 13-0 advantage and led 22-4 at the end of the first quarter on their way to a 57-35 win.


Hansen would also knock down another three pointer in the second quarter and finished with 15 points for the night on 5-7 three point shooting. Jordyn Sindt added 13 points for Griswold as they improve to 7-6 on the season.


AHST drops to 4-10 on the year. Danika Grobe was the team's leading scorer with 9.
 

AHST BOYS FIND A WAY TO HOLD OFF FIERCE GRISWOLD RALLY


(Griswold) AHST hung on for a 51-49 win at Griswold Friday night. The game was back and forth in the final minutes.

 

The Vikings led by double-digits for most of the game a Griswold rally late in the third quarter and into the fourth made things interesting down the stretch. AHST never gave up the lead, but Griswold did tie the game on multiple occassions. Griswold's Mason Boucher got an offense rebound and converted a reverse layup with ten secons left to knot the game at 49. That's when AHST inbounded the ball to half court to break Griswold's full court press. Drew Young caught the pass and went to work, backing his way towards the bucket and laying one in with two seconds left. A desperation heave from halfcourt by Griswold was no good. Young's game winning bucket gave him 14 points for the game. He scored six points in the final three minutes of the game.

 

AHST improves to 7-6 while Griswold falls to 3-9. It was an impressive comeback attempt for the Tigers who scored just 13 points in the first half but had 36 points in the second half.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD FROM FRIDAY, JANUARY 11


 

Girls Basketball

Paton-Churdan 61, Glidden-Ralston 30

Exira-EHK 58, Ankeny Christian Academy 43
Grandview Park Baptist 52, Orient-Macksburg 32

Adair-Casey 66, Iowa Christian Academy 30

AR-WE-VA, Westside 61, Ridge View 50
 

Bondurant-Farrar 45, Boone 27
Dallas Center-Grimes 44, Perry 42
Ballard 57, Carroll 25

 

Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 73, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 47
 

Missouri Valley 53, Audubon 45
Treynor 55, Riverside, Oakland 34

Griswold 57, A-H-S-T, Avoca 35
 

Heartland Christian 45, East Mills 34
 

IKM-Manning 84, Logan-Magnolia 25
Lawton-Bronson 93, Kingsley-Pierson 37
West Monona 54, Whiting 40
Woodbine 54, West Harrison 44

Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 59, Charter Oak-Ute 2

Murray 56, Seymour 9
 

Harlan 64, Clarinda 33

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 55, Creston 41
Lewis Central 56, Glenwood 18

Red Oak 58, Atlantic 53

 

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 56, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 9
 

Van Meter 55, West Central Valley, Stuart 48
 

Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 52, East Union 44
Wayne 40, Lenox 36

 

Boys Basketball

Missouri Valley 62, Audubon 30 
Treynor 57, Riverside, Oakland 55 
Underwood 60 Tri-Center 54

A-H-S-T, Avoca 51, Griswold 49 
 

Glidden-Ralston 56, Paton-Churdan 42 
Ankeny Christian Academy 70, Exira/EH-K 44 

 

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 50, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 43 
 

Bondurant-Farrar 65, Boone 62 
Carroll 70, Ballard 60 
Dallas Center-Grimes 79, Perry 38 

 

Atlantic 57, Red Oak 47 
 

Harlan 80, Clarinda 36 
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 46, Creston 44 

Denison-Schleswig 78, Shenandoah 54 

 

Villisca 77, Essex 27 
Sidney 55, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 47 

East Mills 67, Heartland Christian 30 

 
Panorama, Panora 60, Ogden 51 
Des Moines Christian 54, Earlham 37 
Van Meter 73, West Central Valley, Stuart 70 

Guthrie Center 69, Madrid 30 

 

Pleasantville 72, Corning 12 
Nodaway Valley 60, Interstate 35, Truro 41 

Lenox 57, Wayne, Corydon 45 

 

Murray 74, Seymour 23 
 

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 75, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 41 
 

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 58, Charter Oak-Ute 35 
Ridge View 59, Ar-We-Va, Westside 46 

West Monona, Onawa 59, Whiting 32 
Winterset 75, Carlisle 53 
Woodbine 62, West Harrison, Mondamin 49 

 

ATLANTIC HOLDS OFF RED OAK DOWN THE STRETCH TO WIN HAWKEYE TEN CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL GAME


(Red Oak) Dalton Franken scored 22-points to lead Atlantic past Red Oak 57-47 in a Hawkeye Ten Conference Boys basketball game Friday night.

 

The game was close early with each team exchanging leads before the Trojans went on a 12-0 run late in the first quarter that extended in the second quarter. Atlantic led 19-16 after one and 32-25 at the half.

 

 Red Oak came out of the gate in the third quarter and scored 10-unanswered points and grabbed a 42-40 lead with: 46 left in the period. But, the Trojans tied it 42-42 on Ben Nelson’s 15-foot jumper at the buzzer to end the third quarter tied 42-42.

 

Each team exchanged buckets early in the fourth quarter, but that would be the last time the game would be deadlocked.  Atlantic took a 48-44 lead and held the advantage the rest of the game and finished it off with  free throws down the stretch  to win 57-47.

 

Franken led Atlantic with 22-points, Sam Markham scored 17, and Chad Christiansen added 12-points.

 

Red Oak was lead by Ryan Leninger's 15-points; and Jose Perez added 10,  for the 6-6 Tigers. Atlantic extends their record to 11-1, and travels to Kuemper on Tuesday night.

 

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

 

January 11, 2013

FORMER EXIRA-EHK SPARTAN TALKS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH KSOM/KS95 SPORTS


(Council Bluffs) Spencer Smith spoke recently with KSOM/KS95.7 Sports about the Iowa Western Community College run to the national championship.

 

Smith ended a fantastic prep career for Exira-EHK in the summer of 2012 before enrolling at Iowa Western this past fall. A high school quarterback, Smith made the switch to wide receiver at the collegiate level, but saw most of his on the field time this season as a special teams player. Smith descibed the thrill of winning the junior college title game as a 'Ride like I've never experienced.' Next season may bring an increased opportunity for playing time however Smith notes that a new wave of talented freshman will be coming onto the scene. When asked about head coach Scott Strohmeier, Smith referred to his coach as a 'Mastermind.' He says he learns more about football every time he hears the coach speak.

 

Spencer Smith will be the featured interview during halftime of Exira-EHK's basketball game with Adair-Casey that is set to air on KSOM Tuesday night.

 

Click here for the interview with Iowa Western freshman Spencer Smith

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM THURSDAY, JANUARY 10


 

Wrestling

Logan-Magnolia 41 Atlantic/CAM 22 (Logan-Magnolia coach Kent Kersten becomes Iowa all-time leader in dual wins. 520 wins in 34 years)

Creston-OM 75 Winterset 3

Creston-OM 72 Perry 7

Winterset 45 Perry 16

Ballard 49 Carroll 18

Glenwood 42 Lewis Central 30

Glenwood 51 Underwood 23

Clarinda 60 Denison-Schleswig 21

Clarinda 47 Kuemper Catholic 28

Kuemper Catholic 45 Denison-Schleswig 26

Panorama 66 Colfax-Mingo 18

Panorama 47 PCM 24

Panorama 51 Gilbert 25

Bedford/Lenox 48 Nodaway Valley 24

Interstate-35, 38 Nodaway Valley 30

Ogden 48 Coon Rapids-Bayard 12

Corning 54 Martensdale St Marys 12

Corning 47 East Union 18

 

Boys Basketball

Central Decatur, Leon 62, Mount Ayr 60
Lawton-Bronson 72, IKM-Manning 62
Murray 69, East Union, Afton 22
Ogden 61, Woodward-Granger 41
Ridge View 37, Whiting 34
West Monona, Onawa 84, West Harrison, Mondamin 65
Woodbine 74, Heartland Christian 58
Woodbury Central, Moville 52, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 50

 

Girls Basketball

Bedford 56, Martensdale-St Marys 27
Central Decatur, Leon 39, Mount Ayr 31
Griswold 58, Essex 27
Heartland Christian 48, Woodbine 39
IKM-Manning 67, Lawton-Bronson 65 (OT)
Kingsley-Pierson 58, Charter Oak-Ute 45
Murray 46, East Union 28
Woodward-Granger 69, Ogden 47

IGHSAU BASKETBALL RANKINGS RELEASED JANUARY 9


Class 5A
1 Mason City
2 Ankeny
3 Des Moines East
4 Southeast Polk
5 Dowling Catholic
6 Iowa City High
7 Muscatine
8 Cedar Rapids Washington
9 Waukee
10 Waterloo West

Class 4A

1 Bishop Heelan
2 Benton
3 Western Dubuque
4 Waverly-Shell Rock
5 Dallas Center-Grimes
6 Indianola
7 Perry
8 Cedar Rapids Xavier
9 Washington
10 Lewis Central
11 Harlan
12 Winterset

13 Charles City
14 North Scott
15 Oskaloosa

Class 3A

1 Davenport Assumption
2 MOC-Floyd Valley
3 Estherville-Lincoln Central
4 Mid-Prairie
5 Cascade
6 Spirit Lake
7 Bondurant-Farrar
8 North Polk
9 Central Lee
10 Mediapolis
11 Mount Vernon
12 Center Point-Urbana
13 Waukon
14 Unity Christian
15 Nevada

 

Class 2A
1 Western Christian
2 IKM-Manning
3 Lawton-Bronson
4 North Linn
5 Aplington-Parkersburg
6 Panorama
7 North Butler
8 North Mahaska
9 Des Moines Christian
10 Manson-NW Webster
11 Hinton
12 Maquoketa Valley
13 Fort Dodge St. Edmond
14 Hudson
15 Iowa City Regina

Class 1A
1 Bedford

2 Burlington Notre Dame
3 Newell-Fonda
4 Central Lyon
5 Ar-We-Va
6 Adair-Casey

7 Grundy Center
8 Meskwaki Settlement
9 Colo-Nesco
10 West Sioux
11 LeMars Gehlen Catholic
12 Moravia
13 Bellevue Marquette Catholic
14 Preston
15 North Iowa

 

GUTHRIE CENTER WRESTLERS 14-3 HEADING INTO STRETCH RUN


(Guthrie Center) With less than three weeks left before the sectional wrestling tournament, Guthrie Center sits at 14-3 in duals this season. Coach Shawn Danker says his team has been wrestling well but not as good as what they should be doing.

 

He notes Dillon Suhr, Austin Laabs, Tucker Patrick, and Lane Rumelhart as guys who have stood out. The team will have a chance to matchup against Tri-Center, Riverside, and Woodbine on Thursday.

 

Coach Danker says the team is getting to the point in the season where they need to start heading towards their peek. He says the team has responded really well and looks for big things at the end of the season.

 

Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Shawn Danker

RIVERSIDE WRESTLERS WILL WELCOME QUALITY COMPETITION THURSDAY


(Oakland) Riverside hosts Tri-Center, Woodbine, and Guthrie Center Thursday night in high school wrestling.

 

The Bulldogs have an 18-5 dual record coming into the night. Coach Casey Conover believes several of his wrestlers have a chance to avenge losses suffered earlier but says that’s not necessarily the main focus. He wants to push his team hard through the month of January to get them ready for the qualifying meets later on.

 

Coach Conover is looking for tonight’s duals to provide some very good competition for his team. Guthrie Center comes into the duals tonight at 14-3, Tri-Center is 10-3, and Woodbine is 8-4.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside wrestling coach Casey Conover
 

HARLAN FINDS NEXT SOFTBALL COACH


(Harlan) Harlan Community Activities Director Mitch Osborn is pleased to announce the hiring of Megan Hoch as the Head Softball coach at Harlan Community High School for the 2013 season pending school board approval.

Megan is currently coaching 9th grade girls’ basketball at HCHS and is an elementary teacher at Walnut. Megan graduated from Wright City high school in Missouri where she was a 4 year starter at catcher. She was a 4 year all conference and district catcher and was named all state her junior & senior year.

Megan went on to play collegiate softball at the University of Missouri. She was a 4 year starter at catcher and was a 2 time all BIG 12 catcher & was named the BIG 12 player of the week twice during her career. Megan was named the BIG 12 defensive player of the year after her senior in the spring of 2011 and was also named academic all American her senior year. Megan helped lead the Missouri Tigers to 3 BIG 12 championships and 3 times to the College World Series.

Megan’s is married to Harlan alum Dan Hoch who is currently teaching History & coaching at Harlan Community high school. Megan replaces Toshia Kasperbauer who resigned this past fall. Kent Klinkefus will continue as assistant softball coach.

TWO 'BATTLE OF UNBEATENS' IN SAME GYM THURSDAY


(Manning) Only two schools in the entire state of Iowa have an undefeated girls basketball team AND and an undefeated boys basketball team. That statistic will change after IKM-Manning and Lawton-Bronson get together for a basketball doubleheader in Ida Grove Thursday night.

 

The IKM-Manning and Lawton-Bronson girls and boys basketball team are a combined 47-0 in high school basketball this season.  Let's start with the IKM-Manning girls who are averaging 86.5 points per game over their last six contests. The Wolves sport an average margin of victory this season of 41.3 but Lawton-Bronson's average margin of victory is quite similar at 38.8. The Eagles have put up over 90 points in three straight games including a 107 point showing against West Monona.

 

The boys teams are equally as impressive. IKM-Manning averages 73.6 points per game, including 81.3 over their last half dozen contests. Lawton-Bronson brings to the table one of the best defenses in Class 2A. Opponents have only topped the 50 point mark one time this season, the Eagles sport a defensive average of 34.8

 

One thing that is for sure when it comes to this super doubleheader matchup is that the remaining teams in the conference can be glad it's not their turn to play IKM-Manning or Lawton-Bronson.

 

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

 

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

ADAIR-CASEY GIRLS REMAIN UNBLEMISHED THROUGH FIRST 11 GAMES


(Adair) London Vais scored 28 points and Katie Clarke scored 16 to help Adair-Casey down Grandview Park Baptist 62-21. Adair-Casey improves to 11-0 with Wednesday's win, running their regular season win streak to 17 games.

 

The Bombers shot 48.9% from the floor and 75% from the free throw line. Defensively they collected nine steals and blocked six shots. The offensive outputs for Vais and Clarke are both season highs.

 

At 11-0 on the season Adair-Casey remains in control of the Rolling Hills Conference race. Adair-Casey plays Iowa Christian on Friday ahead of their big rematch with 10-2 Exira-EHK next Tuesday.

 

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

 

MCKEE'S DOUBLE-DOUBLE LIFTS CAM PAST ORIENT-MACKSBURG


(Anita) For the second time this season CAM was able to defeat Orient-Macksburg in boys basketball. The Cougars picked up a 49-34 win on Tuesday.

 

Trevor McKee scored 21 points and snared 10 rebounds to lead the way. McKee also led the team in assists leading the fast break after collecting defense rebounds. Michael Holste pitched in with 9 points. Coach Brian Fogleman says the team's third quarter play was the key. They outscored Orient-Macksburg 18-0 over the first seven minutes of the third quarter. Coach Fogleman says the team needs to learn how to duplicate last night's third quarter success into every quarter of every game.

 

CAM takes on West Central Valley next. Coach Fogleman says he's still putting together a scouting report on the Wildcats. He notes his team will have to play well to be successful.

 

Click here for the interview with CAM boys coach Brian Fogleman

TREYNOR BOYS RUN AWAY FROM TRI-CENTER LATE FOR 76-52 VICTORY


(Treynor) Treynor knocked down 10 three-pointers in a 24 point victory over Tri-Center in boys basketball Tuesday night. The Cardinals improve to 8-2 with the win and stay just one game back of Riverside in the WIC standings. Treynor and Riverside will go head to head on Friday night.

 

In the win over Tri-Center it was senior point guard Ryan Hempal stepping up offensively. Hempal knocked down four 3-pointers and tallied 18 points. Coach Scott Rucker says the key to Treynor's defense was limiting the supporting cast of Tri-Center. Britton Barrier led Tri-Center with 26 points, but Treynor was able to hold the rest of the Tri-Center players to just five second half points.

 

Coach Rucker says he expects a district-final or sub-state type atmosphere in Treynor on Friday night as they welcome undefeated Riverside into their home gym. He looks back to the first meeting between the squads this season, an 11 point loss for his team, and says his squad wasn't ready to win a big game like that considering they had five new starters. A Treynor win would create a tie for first place in the conference standings.

 

Click here for the interview with Treynor coach Scott Rucker

RIVERSIDE SURVIVES UNDERWOOD SCARE, AWAITS TREYNOR FRIDAY


(Oakland) The Riverside boys basketball team stays undefeated on the season with their 55-48 win at Underwood Tuesday. The win came in come from behind fashion with the Bulldogs trailing by one heading into the fourth but holding their opponent to just six points in the final quarter to get the win.

 

Ricky Williams led the team with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Malachi Dillon hit three of his four three-point attempts and had 13 points. Coach Jason Shelangouski says Dillon was also a major factor on the defensive end. He says the close game on the road was a good test for his team. It's the first time this season that Riverside did not win by at least ten points.

 

Treynor comes up on Friday with a chance to take a two game lead in the Western Iowa Conference standings. Last year these teams split the regular season series and thus split the conference title. Coach Shelangouski says the mission is to win it outright this season. Riverside beat Treynor in Oakland on December 4th by 11 points. Game two will be played at 8-2 Treynor on Friday.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside boys coach Jason Shelangouski

ATLANTIC BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM EXTENDS RECORD TO 10-1 AFTER WIN OVER CRESTON TUESDAY


(Creston) Atlantic handed Creston its’ first loss of the high school  boys basketball season Thursday night 47-40 at Creston.

 

Creston guard Colby Taylor knocked down a three-point shot shortly after the opening tip to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead, and they (Creston)  never trailed until the fourth quarter.

 

Creston jumped out to a 12-4 after one quarter of play but the Trojans battled back and narrowed the gap to 16-15 at the half. Trojan Senior guard Sam Markham scored 11 of the Trojans 15 first half points.

 

Atlantic came out of the locker room in the second half and got on a roll outscoring the Panthers 15-4 at one stretch led by Senior Forward Dalton Franken’s 13-second half points. Atlantic took the lead for good during a 9-2 run in the fourth quarter to go on to win 47-40.

 

“We did not out basketball them, we just out willed them, and that was the main difference in the game,” stated Atlantic Head Coach Steve Blazek. “Those kids in that locker room have a lot of heart and a lot of will.”

 

Dalton Franken and Sam Markham led the Trojans with 15-points each. Chad Christiansen added 13-points. Creston was led by Briar Evans with 11-points. Trey Thomsen and Luke Neitzel ended the night with 9-points each.

 

Atlantic extends their record to 10-1, Creston falls to 9-1.

 

January 9, 2013

AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES FROM JANUARY 8TH


 

Boys Basketball

CAM, Anita 49, Orient-Macksburg 34
Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 56, Adair-Casey 52
Glidden-Ralston 54, Exira/EH-K 51
Ankeny Christian Academy 73, Paton-Churdan 31

 

Glenwood 66, Denison-Schleswig 59 (OT)
Red Oak 63, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 50
Atlantic 47, Creston 40

 

Villisca 47, East Mills 36
Stanton 49, Nishnabotna 40
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 58, Clarinda Academy 30

 

Carroll 59, Bondurant-Farrar 50
Dallas Center-Grimes 67, Carlisle 46
Winterset 69, ADM, Adel 67 

Ballard 58, Boone 55
 

Des Moines Christian 64, Coon Rapids-Bayard 26
Ogden 55, Madrid 54
Van Meter 75, Panorama, Panora 53
Guthrie Center 70, Earlham 53

 

Lenox 64, Bedford 54
Mount Ayr 69, Corning 37
Pleasantville 70, Central Decatur, Leon 39
Nodaway Valley 98, East Union, Afton 20
Interstate 35, Truro 69, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 43

 

Westwood, Sloan 76, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 38
Whiting 53, Logan-Magnolia 42

IKM-Manning 73 Ar-We-Va 41

OA-BCIG 72, West Monona, Onawa 66
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 61, Charter Oak-Ute 44
Lawton-Bronson 79, Woodbine 47

 

Missouri Valley 52, A-H-S-T, Avoca 43
Riverside, Oakland 55, Underwood 48

Griswold 60 Audubon 49

Treynor 76 Tri-Center 52
 

Sioux City, East 78, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 33

 

Girls Basketball

Orient-Macksburg 33, CAM, Anita 27
Exira-EHK 59, Glidden-Ralston 28

Adair-Casey 62, Grandview Park Baptist 21

 

A-D-M, Adel 47, Winterset 40
Bondurant-Farrar 54, Carroll 38
Dallas Center-Grimes 60, Carlisle 20
Ballard 40, Boone 29

 

Clarinda 40, Auburn, NE 24

Atlantic 55 Creston 46
 

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 60, Sioux City, East 36
 

Boyer Valley 52, Charter Oak-Ute 34
IKM-Manning 75, AR-WE-VA, Westside 53

OA-BCIG 57, West Monona 32
Lawton-Bronson 96, Woodbine 27

Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 42, Westwood, Sloan 29
 

Riverside, Oakland 39, Underwood 32
Treynor 42, Tri-Center, Neola 39

Missouri Valley 33, A-H-S-T, Avoca 30

 

Mount Ayr 43, Corning 33
Central Decatur, Leon 65, Pleasantville 18
Bedford 66, Lenox 41

Wayne 49, Martensdale-St Marys 46

Nodaway Valley 33, East Union 21

 

Earlham 63, Guthrie Center 28
Des Moines Christian 62, Coon Rapids-Bayard 26
Panorama 65, Van Meter 31

Woodward-Granger 64, West Central Valley, Stuart 43
 

 

AREA HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SCORES FROM JANUARY 8


Shenandoah 54 Underwood 30

Harlan 49   Thomas Jefferson 30

Shenandoah 37 Thomas Jefferson 37 Shen won by criteria

Harlan 54 Underwood  26

Thomas Jefferson  55   Underwood 18

Harlan 55  Shenandoah  21

Audubon 71 West Central Valley 6

Audubon 57 Corning 21

Corning 42 West Central Valley 28

Red Oak 40 Griswold 36

Saydel 44 Nodaway Valley 29

Saint Albert 40 Southwest Iowa 24

Saitn Albert 42 Tarkio, MO 24

East Mills 52 Southwest Iowa 24

East Mills 67 Tarkio, MO 12

Lewis Central 58 Kuemper Catholic 19

Creston-OM 54 Lewis Central 18

Creston-OM 55 Kuemper Catholic 18

Bedford/Lenox 44 Griswold 34

Bedford/Lenox 49 Red Oak 29

 

January 9, 2013

HARLAN WRESTLERS EXCELLING THIS SEASON


(Harlan) The Harlan Cyclone wrestling team has suffered just one dual loss (to Class 2A top 10 ranked Creston-OM) and are coming off of a victory at Saturday's Tri-Center tournament. The Cyclones crowned six champions in the tourney win.

 

Cyclone head coach John Murtaugh talked with KSOM sports about the start to the season during halftime of Harlan's recent basketball game with St. Albert. Coach Murtaugh says he has a great group on and off the mat this season. To here the full interview with coach Murtaugh click on the link below.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan wrestling coach John Murtaugh

GUTHRIE CENTER BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK TUESDAY NIGHT


(Guthrie Center) For the second time this season Guthrie Center will take on Earlham in West Central Conference play. The two teams played in the season opener with Guthrie Center winning 57-45. Tonight's (Tuesday) matchup is a vital game for the Tigers in the conference standings as they try to take a firm hold of 2nd place in the standings behind leader Des Moines Christian.

 

The Tiger's are coming off of a 47-39 loss to Woodward-Granger on Saturday. A loss that came on the heels of perhaps the team's biggest win of the season, a 51-42 decision over Van Meter, on Friday.

 

Coach Seth Poldberg says the team struggled from 3-point range (2/17, 11%)  in the loss that dropped them to 8-2 overall this season. It was an uncharacteristic cold night for a team that is shooting 32.3% from long range on the year.

 

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

TRI-CENTER BOYS WILL FACE BIG TEST AGAINST TREYNOR


(Neola) Nine games into the 2012-13 boys basketball season the Tri-Center Trojan's lone losses have come to ranked teams. The only defeats suffered by Tri-Center have come to Riverside and Atlantic.

 

Coach Chad Harder admits his team doesn't have as much size as Treynor, but thinks the team matches up pretty well. These teams currently sit tied in the conference standings right behind WIC leader Riverside. This is the first of two regular season meeting between the squads this year.

 

Tri-Center will be looking to bounce back from their 83-38 loss suffered last night to Atlantic. Coach Harder says he's not concerned about any lingering effects of last nights defeat saying the team will be ready to go for the Treynor game.

 

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

VILLISCA SWEEPS CORNING IN DOUBLEHEADER


(Villisca) In one of the last meetings between Corning and Villisca before they join together next year the Villisca Bluejay boys basketball team beat Corning 81-29. All five starter scored in double figures for Villisca in the win.

 

The Bluejays pounced out to a 23-3 first quarter lead and led 47-12 at the end of the first half. Travis Herzberg finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds, and six steals. Damon Sunderman scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds with Colten Drake, Austin Sorenson, and Max Mauderly all scoring in double figures as well.

 

In the girls game it was Villisca winning 57-43. BreeAnn Fischer and Morganne Haer each scored 14. Mikayla Dolch added 12. Villisca girls snap a three game losing streak and improve to 8-3.

HARLAN BOYS START QUICKLY AND CRUISE PAST SAINT ALBERT


(Harlan) Nate Cave scored eight first quarter points, including two three-pointers, to help Harlan get out of the blocks quickly in their 62-38 win over St. Albert.

 

The teams traded baskets for the first three minutes of the game before Harlan took off offensively and clamped down defensively. The Cyclones led 19-8 after the first quarter and held St. Albert to just three 2nd quarter points to open up a 35-11 lead at the break. Harlan's lead was never in doubt in the second half with three Cyclones finishing in double figures (Trey Lansman 16, Gabe Ferry 14, Adam Juhl 11).

 

Harlan improves to 7-2 on the season. St. Albert slips to 4-4.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM MONDAY, JANUARY 7


Wrestling

Glenwood 42 Atlantic/CAM 27

Atlantic/CAM 55 AHST 15

Tri-Center 37 Atlantic/CAM 33

 

Girls Basketball

Clarke, Osceola 72, Mount Ayr 53
Lamoni 43, Melcher-Dallas 31
Lawton-Bronson 93, Logan-Magnolia 17
Lenox 55, Orient-Macksburg 48
Ridge View 42, Westwood, Sloan 30
Tri-Center, Neola 38, Atlantic 29
Villisca 57, Corning 43

 

Boys Basketball

A-H-S-T, Avoca 67, Heartland Christian 39
Atlantic 83, Tri-Center, Neola 38
Des Moines Christian 63, Van Meter 53
Harlan 62, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 38
Lawton-Bronson 73, Logan-Magnolia 28
Lenox 77, Orient-Macksburg 39
Mount Ayr 80, Clarke, Osceola 48
Ridge View 61, Westwood, Sloan 31
Villisca 81, Corning 29 

 

BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS FROM THE SPORTS SPOTLIGHT


Class 4A

1-Iowa City West (1)
2-North Scott (Eldridge) (2)
3-Urbandale (5)
4-Bettendorf (4)
5-Ankeny (7)
6-Dubuque Senior (3)
7-Western Dubuque (Epworth) (8)
8-Sioux City North (9)
9-Sioux City East (NR)
10-Des Moines Roosevelt (10)

 

Watch List: Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Des Moines Hoover, Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines Valley

 

Class 3A

1-Davenport Assumption (1)
2-Vinton-Shellsburg (2)
3-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (3)
4-Creston (6)
5-Dallas Center-Grimes (7)

6-Grinnell (4)
7-MOC-Floyd Valley (8)
8-Crestwood (Cresco) (9)
9-Atlantic (10)
10-Waverly-Shell Rock (NR)

 

Watch List: Carroll, Centerville, Harlan, Humboldt, Iowa Falls-Alden, LeMars, Mount Pleasant, Pella, Solon, Spencer

 

Class 2A

1-West Fork (1)
2-Western Christian (Hull) (2)
3-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (3)
4-Nodaway Valley (Greenfield) (4)
5-IKM-Manning (5)

6-Des Moines Christian (6)
7-New Hampton (7)
8-MFL, Mar-Mac (Monona) (9)
9-West Branch (10)
10-North Cedar (Stanwood) (NR)

 

Watch List: Hudson, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll), Notre Dame-Burlington, PCM-Monroe, Pella Christian, Sheldon, Sioux Center, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge), Tri-Center (Neola), Van Meter, West Marshall (State Center), Wilton

 

Class 1A

1-Danville (1)
2-St. Mary’s (Storm Lake) (2)
3-Lone Tree (3)
4-Riverside (Oakland) (4)
5-North Tama (Traer) (5)
6-Iowa Mennonite (Kalona) (6)
7-Harris-Lake Park (7)
8-Murray (8)
9-Boyden-Hull (9)
10-North Iowa (Buffalo Center) (10)
10-Belmond-Klemme (NR)

 

Watch List: Ankeny Christian Academy, B-G-M (Brooklyn), Dunkerton, Guthrie Center, Lamoni, Lawton-Bronson, Lynnville-Sully, Newell-Fonda, North Linn (Troy Mills), Preston, West Monona (Onawa), Woodbury Central (Moville)

GUTHRIE CENTER WRESTLERS WIN AT COON RAPIDS


Coon Rapids-Bayard Tournament

  1. Guthrie Center 164
  2. East Greene 163
  3. South Central Calhoun 152
  4. Audubon 126
  5. Panorama  118.5
  6. Woodward-Granger 95.5
  7. Coon Rapids-Bayard 87
  8. English Valleys 86
  9. Exira-EHK 49.5
  10. East Sac County 33
  11. Southeast Webster 14

HARLAN CAPTURES TRI-CENTER WRESTLING TOURNAMENT TITLE


(Neola) Harlan Community crowned six champions and captured the team title at the Tri-Center Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

 

The six Cyclone champions included; Wil Beach, (106), Chris Hopkins, (113), Broghan Kelly, (120), Adam Zaccone, (170), Cale Stork, (195), and Jordan Siebert, (285).  

Harlan Community piled up 201-points. Tri-Center was a distant second with 151. East Mills finished third, with 150, Woodbine fourth, 126, Kuemper finished fifth with 119.5, Griswold was sixth, 113, West Monona seventh, 89, Missouri Valley eighth, 81, Treynor ninth, 53, and Clarinda Academy tenth, 28.

 

The Champions include;

 

106-Wil Beach, Harlan Communty,

113-Chris Hopkins, Harlan Community,

120-Broghan Kelly, Harlan Community,

126, Alexander Schmitz, Kuemper,

132-Jared Eischeid, Kuemper,

138-Tanner Potter, Griswold,

145-Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center,

152-Logan Moore, Logan-Magnolia,

160-Josh Matusik, Woodbine,

170-Adam Zaccone, Harlan Community,  

182-Ben Wellman, Tri-Center,

195-Cale Stork, Harlan Community,

220-John Wohlers, Missouri Valley,

285-Jordan Siebert, Harlan Community.

 

January 6, 2013

AREA IOWA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES: SATURDAY, JANUARY 5


Blair, NE 53, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 48
Clarinda 71, Corning 46
East Mills 50, A-H-S-T, Avoca 44
Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 74, Exira/EH-K 22
Harlan 66, ADM, Adel 56
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 56, East Sac County 50
Murray 72, Diagonal 44
Nodaway Valley 80, CAM, Anita 28
West Central Valley, Stuart 61, Coon Rapids-Bayard 42
West Monona, Onawa 83, Missouri Valley 63
Woodward-Granger 47, Guthrie Center 39

 

 

January 6, 2013

 

 

 

AREA IOWA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES: SATURDAY, JANUARY 5


Clarinda 45, Corning 33
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 55, Blair, NE 49
East Sac County 59, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 51
Exira-EHK 49, Grandview Park Baptist 33
Missouri Valley 54, West Monona 32
Nodaway Valley 51, CAM, Anita 32
Panorama 65, Earlham 36
West Central Valley, Stuart 32, Coon Rapids-Bayard 31
Woodward-Granger 49, Guthrie Center 25

 

January 6, 2013

IOWA STATE WRESTLERS FALL TO OKLAHOMA


(Norman, Oklahome) The Iowa State wrestling team (1-3, 0-1 Big 12) got a technical fall from redshirt freshman Tanner Weatherman against Oklahoma's Matt Reed, but the Cyclones fell to the No. 14 Sooners (4-3, 1-1 Big 12), 19-15.

 

"I was really happy with the way Tanner Weatherman wrestled," Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson said. "He beat (Reed) at Midlands but he didn't major him. He picked up some big points for us tonight. We were very close to winning our first Big 12 dual in awhile and we just came up short. We have to win the close matches."

Before Weatherman's match, the Cyclones had fallen into a 13-0 hole early against the Sooners. However, the Huxley, Iowa native turned the tide of the dual, dominating the match from start to finish en route to a 20-5 technical fall and five team points for the Cyclones.

 

Mikey England and Kyven Gadson followed Weatherman's lead at 184 and 197 pounds, respectively. England, wrestling up a weight from his usual spot at 174, defeated Greg Wilson by a score of 10-5. Gadson was able to get an extra bonus point for the Cyclones with a 10-2 major decision over Oklahoma's Brad Johnson.

 

The Cyclones also got a win from No. 19 Ryak Finch at 125 pounds. Finch came out on top in a 2-0 decision against Kyle Garcia. The Stafford, Ariz. native did all the little things right to pull out the victory, including riding Garcia the entire second period. Finch was wrestling in his first match since a medical forfeit in a Dec. 16 dual against North Dakota State.

 

The Cyclones will be back in action on Friday to take on Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. at 6 p.m. CST.

 

Match-by-Match Results

125: No. 19 Ryak Finch (ISU) dec. Kyle Garcia (OU), 2-0

133: No. 10 Cody Brewer (OU) dec. John Meeks (ISU), 6-2

141: No. 1 Kendric Maple (OU) mdec. No. 15 Luke Goettl (ISU), 12-0

149: No. 11 Nick Lester (OU) dec. Max Mayfield (ISU), 6-4

157: No. 14 Matt Lester (OU) dec. Logan Molina (ISU), 6-4

165: No. 4 Bubby Graham (OU) dec. No. 20 Mike Moreno (ISU), 6-4

174: Tanner Weatherman (ISU) tech. fall Matt Reed (OU), 20-5 (5:23)

184: Mikey England (ISU) dec. Greg Wilson (OU), 10-5

197: No. 11 Kyven Gadson (ISU) mdec. Brad Johnson (OU) 10-2

285: Keldrick Hall (OU) dec. Cole Shafer (ISU), 4-3

 

January 6, 2013

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IOWA STATE 2-0 IN BIG 12 AFTER WIN AT TEXAS TECH: CHRISTOFFERSON PERFECT SHOOTING NIGHT


(Lubbock) Iowa State was hot early and hustled late to earn a 58-54 Big 12 road win at Texas Tech Saturday in United Spirit Arena. Some of the credit must go to Iowa State (11-1 overall, 2-0 Big 12) head coach Bill Fennelly, who saved his timeouts in the first half for key situations late, despite a couple of Lady Raider runs.

 

Consequently, he saw his team tally its third-ever win at Texas Tech (11-3 overall, 1-1 Big 12). The Cyclones are 2-0 in the Big 12 Conference for the first time since the 2004-05 season.

 

“Defense travels and so does effort and tonight was a great example of that,” Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly said. “If you go on the road and hold somebody to 54 points, you are going to be in the game. Everybody is tired but it will be a good flight home. To be 2-0 with wins against Texas and Texas Tech is a great way to start the conference season.”

 

Hallie Christofferson was 5-of-5 from the floor, making both of her three-point attempts to pace Iowa State with 13 points. Chelsea Poppens scored the last two of her eight points in the final two seconds of the game to ice the Cyclone victory. She made a game-high 15 rebounds in a contest in which no other player on either team earned double figures on the boards. It was her 36th career game with more than 10 rebounds. Iowa State outscored Texas Tech 16-3 off the bench.

 

Texas Tech jumped out with an 8-1 run in the first three minutes of the second half to lead 39-35, its biggest advantage of the game, with 17:08 left. Iowa State fought back and Kidd Blaskowsky’s jumper put the Cyclones in the lead for good, 44-42 with 11:38 remaining in the game. Nevetheless, the Iowa Staters couldn’t open an advantage of more than five points down the stretch. Kelsi Baker’s free throws pulled Texas Tech within 55-54 with 46 seconds left in the game. A Brynn Williamson free throw and a couple of Poppens’ hustle plays netted the Cyclones a pair of huge rebounds as time ran out on the Lady Raiders. Williamson had 13 points, with three treys. Chyna Brown led Texas Tech with 19 points. Both teams made nine three-point field goals but Iowa State made theirs on 15 attempts while Texas Tech had to shoot 25 times to get their total. The Lady Raiders came into the game on a high after road win at No. 12 Oklahoma State Wednesday.

 

Iowa State outshot Texas Tech to lead 34-31 at the half. The Cyclones made 8-of-12 three-point attempts, including a trio of treys by Fallon Ellis. The teams were tied 12-12, when Ellis’ first three-point capped a 9-0 run for a 21-12 Iowa State advantage with 8:49 left in the first half. Texas Tech struck back and took a 22-21 lead on a Casey Morris basket with 4:40 left. But Iowa State surged back into the lead with a Williamson three followed by Ellis’ third three-pointer heading into halftime. Iowa State hit on 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) shots from the field in the first half as Texas Tech shot 34.6 percent on 9-of-26 field-goal attempts. Iowa State did not go to the free-throw line in the first half while Texas Tech tallied eight points at the line.

 

Iowa State plays at Baylor Wednesday at 7 p.m. CST in Waco, Texas.

 

January 6, 2013

SIOUX CITY NORTH WINS TROJAN DUAL TOURNAMENT


(Atlantic) Sioux City, North captured the 2013 Atlantic Team Dual Tournament title Saturday with a perfect 5-0 record. North defeated Bondurant-Farrar in the finals 42-33 to win.

 

Here are the results round by round:

 

Round 1

 

S.C. North 58 Red Oak 19

Carroll 48 Nodaway Valley 36

Bondurant-Farrar 57 Denison 20

Atlantic/CAM 35 Riverside 28

 

Round 2

 

Riverside 49 Carroll 27

Atlantic/CAM 51 Denison 30

S.C. North 62 Riverside 11

Bondurant-Farrar 50 Red Oak 28

 

Round 3

 

Bondurant-Farrar 40 Riverside 38

Carroll 41 Red Oak 36

S.C. North 54 Denison 12

Atlantic/CAM 51 Nodaway Valley 24

 

Round 4

 

Nodaway Valley 56 Denison 21

S.C. North 53 Atlantic/CAM 16

Bondurant-Farrar 52 Carroll 25

Riverside 49 Red Oak 45

 

Round 5

 

Championship: S.C. North 42 Bondurant-Farrar 33

Atlantic/CAM 40 Carroll 39 (Match finished in a tie, Atlantic won by criteria I, first near fall)

Riverside 54 Nodaway Valley 26

Denison 42 Red Oak 39

 

All-Tournament Team:

 

106-Tanner Mertz-Red Oak

113-Jacob Vogel-Riverside

120-Caleb Coleman-Bondurant-Farrar

126-Geoff Sellers-Red Oak

132-Clay Harris-Riverside

138-Alan Perry-Bondurant-Farrar

145-Patrick Rooney-Bondurant-Farrar

152-Tucker Ksaiesek-Bondurant-Farrar

160-Gage Marten-S.C. North

170-Dustin Fuller-S.C. North

182-Matt Williamson-Atlantic/CAM

195-Tyler Stork-Atlantic/CAM

220-Tyler Christensen-Atlantic/CAM

285-Chad Pohlmeier-Bondurant-Farrar

 

January 5, 2013

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES: FRIDAY, JANUARY 4


Atlantic 72 Denison-Schleswig 56
Harlan 59 Lewis Central 37

Red Oak 73 Thomas Jefferson 60
Glenwood 75 Shenandoah 33
Creston 65 Clarinda 37
Dallas Center-Grimes 59 Carroll 50

Iowa Christian 45 CAM 43 -- OT
Adair-Casey 61 Paton-Churdan 34

Exira/EHK49 Nishnabotna 47

Ankeny Christian 71 Orient-Macksburg 19
Grandview Park Baptist 49 Glidden-Ralston 40

Riverside 62 Missouri Valley 33

Treynor 70 Audubon 21

Tri-Center 65 AHST 54
Underwood 50 Griswold 41

Guthrie Center 51, Van Meter 42

Coon Rapids-Bayard 49, Panorama, Panora 41

Nodaway Valley 70 Pleasantville 44
Wayne 53 Corning 38
Central Decatur East Union
Interstate-35, Truro 55 Lenox 33
Mount Ayr 60 Martensdale-St. Mary's 56

IKM-Manning 86 Whiting 39
Woodbury Central 63 Boyer Valley 40
Charter Oak-Ute 57 Woodbine 56
West Harrison 61 Logan-Magnolia 52
Lawton-Bronson 61 West Monona 43
Westwood Kingsley-Pierson
River Valley Maple Valley
OA-BCIG 56 Ridge View 41
Fremont-Mills 54 Stanton 44
East Mills 52 Clarinda Academy 43
Sidney 74 South Page 37


 

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES: FRIDAY, JANUARY 4:


Denison-Schleswig 42 Atlantic 26

Glenwood 66 Shenandoah 31
Creston 40 Clarinda 33
Lewis Central 51 Harlan 43
Dallas Center-Grimes 46 Carroll 29

Panorama 54, Coon Rapids-Bayard 32

CAM 47 Iowa Christian 29

Adair-Casey Paton-Churdan
Orient-Macksburg Ankeny Christian

Griswold 41 Underwood 32
Tri-Center 61 AHST 25

Treynor 45 Audubon 40
Missouri Valley 47 Riverside 31

Nodaway Valley 58 Pleasantville 27
Bedford 65 Southeast Warren 37
Wayne 63 Corning 52
Central Decatur 63 East Union 31
Interstate-35,Truro 48 Lenox 34
Martensdale-St. Mary's 41 Mount Ayr 28

Logan-Magnolia 66 West Harrison 50

Charter Oak-Ute 50 Woodbine 42
Lawton-Bronson 107 West Monona 20
Nishnabotna 60 Exira/EHK 59
East Mills 70 Clarinda Academy 16
Fremont-Mills 49 Stanton 44






 

ATLANTIC TOPS DENISON/SCHLESWIG IN BOYS BASKETBALL


(Atlantic) Atlantic flew by the Denison Monarch’s early enroute to a 72-56 win Friday night in a Hawkeye Ten Conference boy’s basketball game.

 

The Trojans jumped out to a 15-2 first half run. Dalton Franken provided the hot hand scoring nine of the Trojans first 15-points. Franken ended the night with 21.

 

Parker Eller kept the Monarchs within arms length in the first half with 2-three pointers to bring them within eight, 20-12 after one quarter. Eller would end the night with a season high 18-points.

 

But the Trojans were able to keep their foot on the gas for most of the game and extended their lead to 40-26 at the half, 51-33 after three quarters and led by as many as 20-points in the second half to finish with a 72-56 win.

 

The Trojans used several different defenders on the Monarch’s league leading scorer Derek Hall. Hall averaging 19-points was held to just 11 on the night. Zach Johnson and Spencer Pauley chipped 11-points each.

 

Besides Franken’s 21-points, three other Trojan players finished in double figures. Sam Markham scored 14, Harrison Hoegh added 12, Stuart Hoegh knocked in 11-points and Chad Christiansen chipped in 9.

 

Atlantic extends their record to 8-1 and 6-1 in conference play. The Monarch’s record goes to 4-4 and 3-3 in the Hawkeye Ten Conference.

 

 

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

 

 

January 4, 2012

 

STERK HAS TRIPLE-DOUBLE, EISCHEID SCORES 25 FOR IKM-MANNING BOYS


(Manning) IKM-Manning rolled to their 10th straight win to start the season with a 89-31 win over West Harrison Thursday. It was the 3rd time this year that Wolves have topped the 80 point mark on offense and 5th time this year that they have held an opponent to less than 40 points.

 

TJ Sterk led the way with a triple-double. The outstanding senior posted 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. Cody Eischeid scored a team high 25 points off the bench. The 6'1'' sophomore connected on 11-19 from the field and had 9 rebounds. He was one of 5 IKM-Manning players to score in double figures while two others had 8 apiece.

 

10-0 IKM-Manning plays at Whiting on Friday.

WIN OVER EAST MILLS HAS GRISWOLD GIRLS NEARING .500


(Griswold) Thursday night's 43-21 defeat of East Mills moves the Griswold Tiger's record in girls basketball to 4-5.

 

The Tiger's snapped a three game losing streak with the 22 point win. Griswold outscored thier opponent by a combined 27-7 in the first and fourth quarters.  The 21 points allowed is a season best for the Tiger defense. The game also marked just the third time this season that Griswold has scored more than 40 points.

 

Griswold plays winless Underwood on Friday. The game will be played on the road before the Tigers have three straight home games next week.

AHST BOYS WIN THIRD STRAIGHT GAME


(Avoca) Sophomores Stephen Jacobsen and Lee Whyte combined for 25 points to lead AHST past Nishnabotna in boys basketball Thursday, 58-35.

 

Jacobson scored 13 points on 5-8 shooting. Whyte knocked down 4 of his 12 attemps from the field and made 4 out of 9 from the free throw line. The sophomore duo also led the defensive effort combining for 11 steals.

 

AHST has won three games in a row heading into their matchup with Tri-Center tonight (1/4). The Vikings have downed Audubon, Underwood, and now Nishnabotna to improve their season record to 5-3.

RIVERSIDE BOYS STAY PERFECT RECORD-WISE


(Oakland) Thursday's 64-44 win over Fremont-Mills keeps the Riverside Bulldogs undefeated on the season. Riverside used an 18-9 third quarter advantage to take control of the game with a 15 point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

 

Senior Ricky Williams continued his prolific season with 25 points and 19 rebounds. Brady Ryun added 16 points to go along with 6 assists and Ean Patrick added 10 points.

 

10-0 Riverside gets back into conference play tonight (Friday). They'll play Missouri Valley at home.

IKM-MANNING GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM STAYS RED HOT


(Manning) IKM-Manning improved to 10-0 on the season with a 93-25 win over West Harrison Thursday. The highly ranked Wolves have won 23 of their last 24 regular season games. Over the past four games the team is posting an offensive average of 89.25 points per game. On the season the undefeated Wolves rank 2nd in Class 2A in points per game at 69.1. The Class 2A leader is Western Christian at 74.7 ppg. IKM-Manning has won each game by at least 14 points. Eight of the ten wins have come by 30 points or more. The next time out for IKM-Manning is tonight (1/4) at 6-5 Whiting.

HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD FROM THURSDAY, JANUARY 3RD


Wrestling

Creston-OM 51 Harlan 15

Audubon 65 Woodward-Granger 18

Audubon 52 Panorama 21

Panorama 42 Woodward-Granger 32

Logan-Magnolia 63 Coon Rapids-Bayard 15

Kingsley-Pierson 42 Coon Rapids-Bayard 36

Coon Rapids-Bayard 36 West Monona 30

Thomas Jefferson 42 Abraham Lincoln 28

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 52 Abraham Lincoln 24

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 41 Thomas Jefferson 21

Dallas Center-Grimes 41 ADM 27

Winterset 40 Bedford/Lenox 37

Bedford/Lenox 59 Clarke 24

Winterset 66 Clarke 12

Mount Ayr 42 Central Decatur 32

Clarinda Academy 45 Martensdale-St. Marys 24

Clarinda Academy 48 West Central Valley 18

Underwood 48 Clarinda Academy 30

Glenwood 69 St Albert 11

Glenwood 72 Red Oak 3

Red Oak 48 St. Albert 30

Guthrie Center 60 Exira-EHK 20

Guthrie Center 48 Griswold 27

Tri-Center 61 Denison-Schleswig 18

Tri-Center 44 Shenandoah 27

 

Girls Basketball

Charter Oak-Ute 53, West Monona 29
Des Moines Christian 79, Ogden 45
Griswold 43, East Mills 21
IKM-Manning 93, West Harrison 25
Lawton-Bronson 76, Ridge View 43
Martensdale-St Marys 66, Ankeny Christian Academy 29
Murray 55, Orient-Macksburg 45
Riverside, Oakland 50, Fremont-Mills 45
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 51, Underwood 29
Westwood, Sloan 50, Boyer Valley 27
Woodbury Central 73, Woodbine 18

 

 

Boys Basketball

A-H-S-T, Avoca 58, Nishnabotna 35 
Ankeny Christian Academy 69, Martensdale-St. Marys 59 
Ar-We-Va, Westside 53, Whiting 37 
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 56, Westwood, Sloan 35 
Des Moines Christian 65, Ogden 32 
East Mills 48, Griswold 41 
IKM-Manning 89, West Harrison, Mondamin 31 
Lawton-Bronson 72, Ridge View 26 
Murray 65, Orient-Macksburg 31 
OA-BCIG 66, Logan-Magnolia 39 
Red Oak 58, Underwood 53 
Riverside, Oakland 64, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 44 
West Monona, Onawa 72, Charter Oak-Ute 44 
Woodbury Central, Moville 78, Woodbine 41 

 

 

 

 

WHEELER WRESTLERS IMPRESSIVE IN POST-HOLIDAY DUAL MEET


(Audubon) The 7th ranked Audubon wrestling team celebrated the New Year with two dual wins Thursday night.

The Wheelers extended their dual team record to 18-1 with a 65-18 win over Woodward-Granger, and 52-21 victory over Panorama.

Panorama split in the meet by defeating Woodward-granger 42-32.

 

January 4, 2013

AUDUBON WILL HOST TREYNOR IN FIRST GAME BACK


(Audubon) Two of the hottest teams in Western Iowa Conference girls basketball will go head to head tonight in Audubon.

 

Audubon has won five of their last six games while Treynor is on a seven game winning streak. Audubon head coach Kim Subbert defense is an area where he wants to see his team continue to improve.

 

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A strength of Audubon’s offense this year has been their versatility with Emily Nelson, Susie Bylund, Marissa Haubrich, and Kyra Obermeier all averaging between 8 and 11 points per game.

 

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Treynor needs a win to remain in the driver’s seat for a conference championship. An Audubon win would keep the Wheeler’s just one game away from first place in the WIC standings.

TREYNOR TRIES TO KEEP HOT STREAK GOING AFTER THE HOLIDAYS


(Audubon) The Audubon Wheelers and Treynor Cardinals get together tonight on KSOM for a girl/boy doubleheader.

 

After a 1-2 start to the season, the Treynor boys basketball team is riding a four game winning streak in which they have allowed just 38 points per game. Coach Scott Rucker says the team has played better both offensively and defensively the past few weeks. The team scrimmaged IKM-Manning, Nodaway Valley, and Harlan over the holiday break which should benefit the squad in the long run.

 

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Coach Rucker comments on the focus of the holiday break practices.

 

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Treynor is led by Alec Sorenson who is averaging 17.0 points per game. Audubon’s Andy Hoffman is also averaging 17.0 points per game. The Wheelers are still in search of their first win of the season going into tonight’s game which will come your way on KSOM at around 7:30 following the girls matchup.
 

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