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Tri-Center Heads to Griswold for Meaningful Week 9 Contest

(Neola) The Griswold Tigers are the only thing standing between Tri-Center and a third playoff trip in the last four years. Two teams fighting for the final playoff spot in Class A District meet up head-to-head Friday night on KSOM. 


The Trojans will hit the road needing a Week 9 victory to punch their postseason ticket. Tri-Center enters their biggest game of the year on the heels of a 54-19 loss to district runner-up Audubon. The Trojans ran for 190 yards last week, but completed only 1 of 9 pass attempts. The defense gave up four rushing touchdowns last week and stopping the run of Griswold will be a main objective this week. The Tigers enter Week 9 ranked 3rd in Class A in rushing yards after going for nearly 700 last week against Riverside in a 68-32 win in Oakland.


Each coach, in their pregame comments, indicated they expected an extremely close game. The numbers tend to agree. Both teams are 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the district. Even when comparing common opponents you'll see similar win/loss margins between the two teams. 


Heading into the regular season finale, Tri-Center is led offensively by the rushing attack with 1,228 yards on the ground. Dillion Manhart leads the team with 650 yards and 7 scores. Nick Schnitker averages 6.7 yards per carry and has seen an increased workload late in the season. 


Tri-Center coach John Tiarks interview

Harlan Girls and Boys Compete for Spot in State Cross Country Meet Thursday

(Harlan) The Harlan boys Cross Country team heads to the State Qualifying meet at Swan Lake in Carroll Thursday as the top ranked team. Meanwhile the Harlan girls’ team looks to re kindle the tradition that they have built over the last 10-years or so.


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And Harlan Head Coach Doug Renkly admits its’ not going to be easy for them.


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The Harlan boys’ team has enjoyed a lot of success this season and on paper they come in as the team to beat. But Coach Renkly says he doesn’t much attention rankings.


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The other teams at the meet include; Bishop-Heelan, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Denison/Schleswig, Glenwood, Harlan, Kuemper, LeMars, MOC-Floyd Valley, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Shenandoah/Essex, (girls only), Spencer, Spirit Lake, and Storm Lake.


October 22, 2014 

IKM-Manning on Verge of Unblemished Regular Season

(Manning) IKM-Manning closes out the regular season with a trip to 3-5 Underwood Friday.
IKM-Manning is one game away from another undefeated regular season. The 9-0 mark, coach Tom Casey says, is always a goal.  Going undefeated in the regular season is something IKM-Manning has already done two times in their brief history. This is just their 7th season playing together.  
Underwood is still hanging to slim playoff hopes which coach Casey says makes them a dangerous opponent. The Eagles are 2-3 in the district and are the front runner for the number four seed. Even with a loss the Eagles are likely to land a playoff spot.
IKM-Manning is led this season by Sam Wegner who ranks 2nd in the state in Class 1A in yards per carry at an even 10. His 1,482 combined yards of rushing and receiving ranks 6th in the state. 

Guthrie Center Controls Own Playoff Fate

(Guthrie Center) Things appear to be clicking on all cylinders for the Guthrie Center Tigers as they hit a critical Week 9 game against Adair-Casey. For Guthrie Center it is simple: win and you're in. In fact the Tigers would rise to the number three seed with a victory. A loss wouldn't be the end of their season necessarily as they could still get in on a three way tie. 


On paper it looks like Guthrie Center is playing their best football of the season. Not only have they won three straight games for the first time all year, but they are coming off their season's largest margin of victory with their 49-6 dismantling of NE Hamilton last week. Austin Laabs has zipped past the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the season. In the last four weeks alone he's averages over 200 rushing yards per game. 


Guthrie Center sits at 4-2 in the district along with East Union. The Tigers hold the head to head advantage over the Eagles thanks to a 24-20 decision back in Week 7. Adair-Casey at 3-3 still has life in the playoff push, but needs to top Guthrie Center in this week 9 matchup to create a three-way tie for the final two spots. Guthrie Center leads the point-differential tie break over Adair-Casey. 


Guthrie Center coach Mark McDermott interview

Window of Opportunity Still Slightly Open for CAM's Playoff Plans

(Anita) It's a case of good news, bad news, for CAM and their playoff chances entering Week 9. The good news is the Cougars are still alive and currently hold the point differential tie-break over Stanton. The bad news is the Cougars must upset 6-2 Lenox in Anita Friday night to have a shot. 


CAM is seeking their 7th straight playoff appearance and 8th overall. They currently sit at 3-3 in the district while Friday's opponent Lenox is 4-2 in league play. Stanton, also 3-3 in the playoff standings, is matched up this week with one-win Nishnabotna. 


CAM's main priority, of course, is on controlling what they can control and that's trying to defeat a good Tiger team on Friday. Lenox's only losses this season were to Sidney 27-14 and Fremont-Mills 24-22. By comparison, CAM lost to Sidney 37-36 on a last second field goal, and lost to Fremont-Mills 59-0 last week. 


Coach Joe Wollum says his team has a lot of film on Lenox as they've seen the Tigers when preparing for other teams on their schedule. He says Lenox has the quickness advantage and CAM will try to use their size to their advantage. 


CAM averages 52.5 points per games in their wins this season, but only 17.5 in their four losses.


CAM coach Joe Wollum interview

Playoff Spot up for Grabs when Adair-Casey hosts Guthrie Center

(Adair) Adair-Casey needs to not only win against Guthrie Center Friday night to make the playoffs, but the Bombers need a little help to get in as well. An Adair-Casey win at home against Guthrie Center combined with an East Union loss to Coon Rapids-Bayard would create a three-way tie for two spots. 


The first order of business for the Bombers is to shake off last week's rough loss to East Union that saw their defense give up over 600 yards of offense in an 80-48 loss. Coach Chris Bireline says his team got off to a slow start in that game. That proved costly in the long run as a win last week could've helped secure a playoff berth. 


Adair-Casey is no stranger to the playoffs, they've been there three straight years and fourteen times overall. That includes a pair of state titles (2000 and 2001) and a pair of runner-up finishes (2003 and 2004). 


Among the challenges for the Bombers against Guthrie Center will be the Tigers' size. Adair-Casey's losses this year to Glidden-Ralston, CAM, Coon Rapids-Bayard, and East Union have all been to teams that are bigger than them.


The good news for the Bombers is that they are undefeated at home this season and winless on the road. They'll be playing in front of the home crowd on Friday night. 


Adair-Casey coach Chris Bireline interview

Audubon Advances With Sweep of Panorama

(Audubon) The Audubon Wheelers got the brooms out in their first round regional tournament match as they ousted Panorama  25-11, 25-21, and 25-13. 


For their efforts, the Wheelers will be rewarded with a trip to Lake City where they will see undefeated and 6th ranked South Central Calhoun in next week's regional quarterfinals. South Central Calhoun had a first round bye. 


Last night Audubon was led by Kaitlin Schultes with 14 kills. Fellow sophomore Taylor Nielsen finished the night serving 17/17 with two aces. The Wheelers served 10 aces in the match. Senior Morgan Gust recorded 23 of the team's 25 assists. 


Coach Molly Lange admits she's excited for the future of her young group. She says they came out with a lot of intensity last night.


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Coach Lange's thoughts on South Central Calhoun...


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Harlan Playoff Streak on the Line

(Harlan) The stakes are high for Harlan's football team this Friday night. A win at ADM would cement the Cyclones spot in the playoffs for a 20th straight year. A loss to ADM Friday night would put the Cylcones on the outside looking in for the 1st time since Bill Clinton's first term as President. 


An improved rushing attack has kept Harlan in the playoff race. Sophomore Nick Tarney leads the district in rushing at just over 90 yards per game. Coach Curt Bladt says the entire group is doing a better job of blocking the right people. He looks for the running game, and time of possession, to be important against ADM's potent offense. 


The Tigers average over 300 passing yards per game in district play. QB Frank Weiland ranks number one in the state by far in passing yardage with 2051 yards on the year. That's over 500 yards more than anyone else in Class 3A. 


Dallas Center-Grimes is the district champions with Creston/OM and Winterset locked into the 2 and 3 seeds. The winner of the Harlan and ADM matchup will round out the Class 3A District 8 playoff qualifiers. The Cylcones have a state record 33 total playoff appearances. 


Harlan coach Curt Bladt interview

Adair-Casey Bounces CAM from Regional Tournament in Five Set Match

(Adair) After sweeping CAM in the regular season, the Adair-Casey volleyball team survived an upset bid from the rival Cougars in the first round of post-season play Tuesday night. The Bombers were pushed to the distance and eventually defended their home court, 25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 25-27, 15-11.


Adair-Casey got out to a 2-0 lead with 25-17 and 25-23 wins in sets 1 and 2. The home team realed off a 4-0 run at the end of set two to take a commanding lead going into the third set. In the third it was CAM who rallied from a late deficit to win 25-21. The Cougars fell behind 7-1 early in the third and trailed 16-15 at one point, but they rallied back from the verge of being swept to not only keep the match alive, but carried that momentum into the fourth set to shift the pressure back on Adair-Casey. Adair-Casey had two opportunities to close out the match in the fourth set with leads of 24-22 and 25-24, but CAM finished the 4th on a 3-point streak to force the 5th. 


Neither team could find any breathing room early in the 5th set as neither team had a lead of more than one point until Adair-Casey took a 12-10 advantage. CAM snugged things back up to 12-11, before Adair-Casey finished it out with the final three points to win the match. 


Cami Howell led Adair-Casey with 17 kills including the match winner. Zoey Dinkla posted 16 kills while Kassidy Chandler recorded 28 digs. The Bombers improve to 11-15 on the year and will play 21-14 Exira-EHK in Elk Horn next Tuesday. CAM's season is over with a 7-17 mark. The Cougars lose only two seniors, Mackenzie Schwenke and Tierney Sothman.


Class 1A and 2A Regional Volleyball Scores from Tuesday, October 21st


Class 1A


Region 2

Kingsley-Pierson 21-25-25-25, Siouxland Christian 25-23-17-14

Boyer Valley 25-25-25, West Harrison 9-13-11

Westwood 25-25-25, Whiting 8-7-6

Fremont Mills 25-25-25, East Mills 19-14-17

Sidney 25-25-25, Nishnabotna 18-23-7

Ar-We-Va 25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 20-18-23

Woodbine 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 20-23-12


Region 3

Martensdale-St. Marys 25-22-25-25, East Union 15-25-23-13

Murray 22-25-25-25, Diagonal 25-8-9-13

Mount Ayr 25-25-25, Lamoni 20-22-9

Griswold 25-25-27, Essex 9-18-25

Lenox 25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 13-14-7

Stanton 25-25-25, South Page 16-10-11


Region 4

AGWSR 25-25-25, Valley Lutheran 4-9-12

Ankeny Christian Academy 25-25-25, Northeast Hamilton 11-14-9
Colo-Nesco 25-25-25, Iowa Christian Academy 22-21-20
Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 14-21-17

Guthrie Center 25-25-25, Glidden-Ralston 9-21-9

Adair-Casey 25-25-21-25-15, CAM 17-23-25-27-11


Class 2A


Region 2

MVAO 25-24-25-25, West Monona 18-26-22-22

Alta-Aurelia 25-25-25, Woodbury Central 10-13-16

Hinton 25-22-25-25, OA-BCIG 22-25-13-20

Missouri Valley 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 15-14-14


Region 3

Audubon 25-25-25, Panorama 11-21-13

Fort Dodge St. Edmond 25-25-26-25, Ogden 20-21-28-8
IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Riverside 19-19-10
St. Albert 25-25-25, AHSTW 10-6-11


Region 4

Southwest Valley 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 14-6-13

Central Decatur 25-25-25, Interstate 35 15-11-21
Pleasantville 25-12-20-25-24, Van Meter 9-25-25-22-22

Des Moines Christian 25-27-25, Nodaway Valley 16-25-16

Audubon Cross Country in Crowded Field at Panorama Thursday

(Audubon) All cross country programs in the state will be in action Thursday as teams and individuals compete for a spot in the state meet. 
The Audubon Wheelers will be headed to Panorama later this week where the top three teams and top ten individuals all advance to Fort Dodge. With top girls runner Carmen Malloy out with an injury it appears the Wheelers best shot for a state qualifier comes on the boys side with Mitchell Nelsen. However, Nelsen is dealing with an ankle injury according to coach Pete Dammel. 
Nelsen finished third in the Western Iowa Conference Meet last week. Joseph Remsberg also had a top five finish for Audubon in the conference. Coach Dammel says he has seen a lot of good things from his team in his first season as the head coach. As the team heads towards the off-season coach Dammel encourages the boys runners to run 125 miles in a 30 day span and the girls runners to do 100 miles in 30 day span.
30 teams will be competing in the Class 1A portion of the Panorama State Qualifying Meet Thursday. In addition to Audubon, other area teams include Adair-Casey/CAM, AHSTW, Exira-EHK, Griswold, Guthrie Center, Guthrie Center, IKM-Manning, Nodaway Valley, Riverside, SW Valley, Treynor, and Tri-Center.  
There is also a Class 2A portion of the meet at Panorama. The running gets underway at 3:30p.m.

High School Volleyball Scores from Monday, October 20th


Harlan 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 6-12-12
Lewis Central 25-25-25, Clarinda 16-3-6

CAM Opens Regional Tourney Against Rival Adair-Casey

(Adair) Regional Volleyball gets underway tomorrow night for Class 1A and 2A teams. The broadcast we will feature on KSOM matches CAM and Adair-Casey
The CAM Cougars hit postseason play with a 7-16 record while familiar rival Adair-Casey is 10-15. The Bombers swept the Cougars in their regular season meeting on September 16th, but CAM coach Zeli Rasmussen is confident in her team's ability to compete tonight. She says her team is playing better now than they were earlier in the year. 
CAM is led by two seniors, Mackenzie Schwenke and Tierney Sothman. Schwenke is tops on the team with 95 kills while Sothman leads the Cougars in aces per set. After that it's a mix of juniors and sophomores that round out the squad. 
The winner of  Tuesday night's matchup will take on 21-14 Exira-EHK. The Spartans have a first round bye. 
Prematch coverage on KSOM begins at around 6:45 Tuesday evening with the first serve from Adair at 7:00.

Osborn, Markham, Barrett and More Post Big Numbers on Saturday

(Area) In small-college football this weekend there were plenty of former area preps doing big things for thier teams. 


Zach Osborn, of Harlan, passed for nearly 500 yards in a Wayne State loss to Augustana. The 2nd year sophomore starter threw for three scores and 499 yards in Wayne State's 52-48 setback. He also ran the ball nine times for 48 yards on the day.


Central College's big win over Loras, 41-14, was highlighted by a near record setting day from Atlantic native Sam Markham.  Markham, Atlantic's single-season receiving leader, caught 11 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown. According to the Des Moines Register he was one catch away from the school record. Markham is in his 2nd year on campus, but his first playing football. He also plays basketball for the Dutch. 


Meanwhile in Storm Lake it was a career day for Harlan's all-time leading rusher Dylan Barrett. He ran the ball 42 times for 264 yards and two scores as Buena Vista beat Luther 48-41. Also in that game, former AHSTW star Gunner Gilland had 7 catches for 116 yards and 2 TDs. Another former Cyclone, Adam Cave, caught 6 balls for 72 yards and a score. 

High School Volleyball Scores from Saturday, October 18th


Rolling Valley Conference Tournament (Won by CR-B)

AR-WE-VA, Westside 21-21, Paton-Churdan 14-14

Adair-Casey 22-21, Glidden-Ralston 20-15

Adair-Casey 24-21, AR-WE-VA, Westside 22-18

Woodbine 21-16-17, Paton-Churdan 17-21-15

Exira-EHK 19-21-17, Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-18-15
Exira-EHK 21-19-16, Boyer Valley 18-21-14
Exira-EHK 21-21, Boyer Valley 12-13
Exira-EHK 9-21-15, CAM, Anita 21-7-6

Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Adair-Casey 11-18

Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Exira-EHK 10-18
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Exira-EHK 11-15
Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Woodbine 13-11


Knoxville Tournament

Grinnell 25-25, Atlantic 21-17

Iowa Falls-Alden 21-21, Albia 6-13
Iowa Falls-Alden 21-21, Atlantic 5-7
Iowa Falls-Alden 21-22, Knoxville 11-20
Iowa Falls-Alden 22-25-15, Pella Christian 25-17-8
Iowa Falls-Alden 25-25, A-D-M, Adel 16-15

A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Grinnell 18-18

A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Perry 13-13

Knoxville 21-21, Albia 15-9
Knoxville 21-21, Atlantic 13-19

Atlantic 21-8-15, Albia 14-21-10

Pella Christian 18-21-16, Perry 21-19-14

Pella Christian 21-13-15, A-D-M, Adel 10-21-8
Pella Christian 21-21, Grinnell 17-18
Pella Christian 21-21, Grinnell 17-18
Pella Christian 25-25, Knoxville 18-16
Perry 21-21, Grinnell 17-17
Perry 25-25, Albia 18-17
Perry 25-25, Grinnell 21-18


Woodward-Granger Tournament

Panorama 10-25-15, Colfax-Mingo 25-16-12
Panorama 13-23-15, Iowa Christian Academy 21-21-6

Fort Dodge 21-21, Panorama 17-16

Grand View Christian 21-21, Panorama 6-13


Algona Tournament

Forest City 21-21, Carroll 16-13

Carroll 16-21-15, Clear Lake 21-14-7
Carroll 21-21, Algona 19-19
Carroll 21-21, Spencer 11-7

West Monona Tournament

Denison-Schleswig 21-19-15, West Monona 16-21-12

Denison-Schleswig 21-21, Sidney 18-10

Sidney 21-21, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 19-13

Sidney 21-21, Siouxland Community Christian 18-17
Sidney 21-21, West Monona 16-16

West Monona 21-13-15, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 17-21-13


Lewis Central Tournament (Won by Harlan)

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-17-15, Lewis Central 12-21-10
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, IKM-Manning 7-12
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 18-8
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Red Oak 15-10
Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 12-12

Dike-New Hartford 21-21, IKM-Manning 5-6
Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Lewis Central 15-12
Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 17-9
Dike-New Hartford 21-21, Red Oak 14-16

Harlan 21-21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 14-6

Harlan 21-21, IKM-Manning 6-10
Harlan 21-21, Lewis Central 13-15
Harlan 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 5-7
Harlan 21-21, Red Oak 11-15
Harlan 21-22, Dike-New Hartford 19-20

IKM-Manning 21-21, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 10-18

Lewis Central 21-21, IKM-Manning 15-11

Lewis Central 21-22, Red Oak 16-20
Red Oak 21-21, IKM-Manning 10-12

Sports Spotlight Football Rankings

Class 4A
1-Dowling Catholic (7-1) (Next: @ Des Moines North) (1)
2-Cedar Rapids Washington (8-0) (Next: @ Burlington) (2)
3-Bettendorf (8-0) (Next: @ Davenport West) (3)
4-West Des Moines Valley (7-1) (Next: Des Moines Lincoln) (4)
5-Waukee (7-1) (Next: Mason City(5)
6-Southeast Polk (5-3) (Next: @ #9 Ankeny) (7)
7-Linn-Mar (Marion) (7-1) (Next: Cedar Rapids Jefferson) (8)
8-Ankeny (6-2) (Next: #7 Southeast Polk) (9)
9-North Scott (Eldridge) (6-2) (Next: @ Davenport North) (10)
10-Ankeny Centennial (6-2) (Next: @ Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln) (6)
Watch List: Ames, Cedar Falls, Dubuque Hempstead, Fort Dodge, Johnston, Lewis Central (Council Bluffs), Sioux City East


Class 3A
1-Pella (8-0) (Next: @ Chariton) (1)
2-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (7-1) (Next: LeMars) (3)
3-Solon (7-1) (Next: Dubuque Wahlert) (5)
4-Clear Creek-Amana (7-1) (Next: @ Fairfield) (6)
5-Carroll (7-1) (Next: @ Greene County) (7)
6-Cedar Rapids Xavier (5-3) (Next: Marion) (4)
7-Humboldt (7-1) (Next: Perry) (8)
8-Dallas Center-Grimes (7-1) (Next: Glenwood)
9-West Delaware (Manchester) (7-1) (Next: Decorah) (2)
10-Carlisle (6-2) (Next: Oskaloosa) (10)
Watch List: Ballard (Huxley), Creston, Gilbert, Independence, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Waverly-Shell Rock, Western Dubuque (Epworth)


Class 2A
1-Clear Lake (8-0) (Next: @ Garner-Hayfield/Ventura) (1)
2-Spirit Lake (8-0) (Next: MOC-Floyd Valley) (2)
3-Sioux Center (7-1) (Next: Okoboji, Milford) (3)
4-North Fayette Valley (7-1) (Next: #8 New Hampton) (4)
5-Williamsburg (8-0) (Next: @ West Liberty) (5)
6-Mediapolis (7-1) (Next: Mid-Prairie, Wellman) (6)
7-Collins-Maxwell-Baxter (8-0) (Next: Centerville) (9)
8-Hampton-Dumont (7-1) (Next: @ #4 North Fayette Valley) (7)
9-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (7-1) (Next: Anamosa) (10)
10-Albia (7-1) (Next: @ PCM-Monroe) (10)
Watch List: Anamosa, Beckman (Dyersville), Center Point-Urbana, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, Clarinda, Clarion-Goldfield, New Hampton, South Tama, Union (LaPorte City)


Class 1A
1-Iowa City Regina (7-1) (Next: Pella Christian) (1)
2-South Winneshiek (Calmar) (8-0) (Next: Hudson) (2)
3-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) (8-0) (Next: South Hamilton, Jewell) (3)
4-West Branch (8-0) (Next: Alburnett) (4)
5-Saint Ansgar (8-0) (Next: @ Pocahontas Area) (5)
6-IKM-Manning (8-0) (Next: @ Underwood) (6)
7-West Lyon (Inwood) (7-1) (Next: @ Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn) (7)
8-North Cedar (Stanwood) (7-1) (Next: Wilton) (8)
9-Ogden (7-1) (Next: @ South Central Calhoun) (9)
10-Dike-New Hartford (6-2) (Next: Jesup) (10)
Watch List: Bellevue, Hinton, Madrid, Pella Christian, South Central Calhoun, Van Meter


Class A
1-Maquoketa Valley (Dehli) (8-0) (Next: Postville) (1)
2-Logan-Magnolia (8-0) (Next: @ Westwood, Sloan) (2)
3-Montezuma (8-0) (Next: @ B-G-M, Brooklyn) (3)
4-Pekin (8-0) (Next: Winfield-Mount Union(4)
5-Gladbrook-Reinbeck (7-1) (Next: @ Wapsie Valley, Fairbank) (5)
6-Mount Ayr (7-1) (Next: Southeast Warren Liberty Center) (6)
7-Nashua-Plainfield (7-1) (Next: North Butler, Greene) (7)
8-AGWSR (Ackley) (7-1) (Next: West Fork, 2A) (8)
9-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) (6-2) (Next: @ West Hancock, Britt) (9)
10-Woodbury Central (Moville) (7-1) (Next: @ Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids) 
Watch List: Audubon, B-G-M (Brooklyn), Bedford, Belle Plaine, South O'Brien (Paulina),


Class 8-Player
1-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (8-0) (Next: @ Tri-County, Thornburg) (1)
2-Janesville (8-0) (Next: North Iowa, Buffalo Center) (2)
3-Fremont-Mills (Tabor) (8-0) (Next: @ Essex) (3)
4-Central (Elkader) (8-0) (Next: @ West Central, Maynard) (4)
5-H-L-V (Victor) (7-1) (Next: @ Colo-Nesco (5)
6-Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (7-1) (Next: West Bend-Mallard) (6)
7-Glidden-Ralston (8-0) (Next: @ Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg) (7)
8-Lamoni (8-0) (Next: Wayne, Corydon) (8)
9-Coon Rapids-Bayard (7-1) (Next: East Union, Afton) (9)
10-Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (7-1) (Next: @ St. Mary’s, Remsen) 
Watch List: Lenox, Melcher-Dallas, Newell-Fonda, Sidney, Turkey Valley (Jackson Junction), West Bend-Mallard

Winterset solidifies Playoff Spot with Win over Atlantic

(Winterset) Winterset secured a third seed in the Class 3A District 8 race Friday night with a 35-13 win over Atlantic. The Huskies wrapped up district play at 4-2 and will play Oskaloosa next Friday in a non-district regular season finale.


The Huskies jumped out to an early 15-0 lead, thanks in part to a bad snap on a punt early in the first quarter. The Trojan defense held Winterset to three and out, but on fourth down,  punter Noah Larson had to scoop up a low snap, and with no time to kick, he tucked it and ran 19-yards for a first down. Moments later, quarterback Jacob Larson took a pitch back on a reverse and found Jack Barker wide open for a 46-yard touchdown pass and the Huskies led 7-0 with 10:01 to play in the first quarter.


Winterset tacked another score on with 8:49 to play in the second stanza. Jacob Larson heaved a 34-yard pass to Patrick McNamara that set up a 13-yard touchdown run by fullback Brandon Herr. After the two-point conversion the Huskies opened up a 15-0 lead.


The momentum swung the Trojans way for the balance of the half. Atlantic scored 13-straight points on two Joey Walker touchdown passes. One covered 49-yards to Tristen Benn, the other a 57-yard swing pass to running back Drake Roller and Atlantic was right back in it trailing 15-13 at the half.

But an attacking Huskie defense shut out the Trojan offense 23-0 in the second half. The scoring was provided by Jacob Larson’s 3 yard run, Larson’s 37 yard touchdown pass to Kolt Kiburz, and Jacob Jenkins 27 yard TD run.

Winterset rolled up 344 yards of total offense; 195 on the ground and 149 yards in the air.


Atlantic passed for 190 yards, but was held to -1 rushing. Joey Walker was 14-25 for 188-yards and two touchdowns. Kyle Nelson completed one pass for two yards.


Tristen Benn led the Trojans in receiving with 8 catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. Drake Roller caught three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. Collin Baker had two receptions for 4 yards, Brendon Holmes caught one pass for 12 yards, and Nick Podajsky had one catch for 11-yards.


Atlantic, now (3-5) hosts (6-2) Creston next Friday night. Winterset, (5-3), takes on Oskaloosa next Friday night in non-district action.


October 18, 2014 

High School Football Scoreboard Week 8



Ankeny 45 at Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 3

Johnston 28 at Lewis Central 31



District 1

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 62 at Storm Lake 0

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 51 at Denison-Schleswig 38

Spirit Lake 48 at Spencer 35


District 2

Algona 0 at Carroll 42

Greene County 52 at Boone 23

Perry 14 at Webster City 21


District 7

Carlisle 48 at Chariton 14

Knoxville 48 at Oskaloosa 14

Saydel 6 at Pella 79


District 8

Atlantic 13 at Winterset 35

Dallas Center-Grimes 35 at Creston 14

Glenwood 0 at Harlan 19

Norwalk at ADM, Adel



District 8

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 7 at East Sac County 14

Red Oak 16 at Clarinda 65

West Central Valley, Stuart 21 at Shenandoah 41



District 1

Missouri Valley 26 at IKM-Manning 58

Treynor 12 at AHSTW, Avoca 59

Underwood 7 at OA-BCIG 36


District 8

Clarke, Osceola 20 at Central Decatur, Leon 58

Panorama, Panora 46 at Interstate 35, Truro 0

Southwest Valley 8 at Des Moines Christian 41

Woodward-Granger 33 at Van Meter 34 2 OT



District 1

Audubon 54 at Tri-Center, Neola 19

Griswold 68 at Riverside, Oakland 32

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 12 at Logan-Magnolia 62

Westwood, Sloan 22 at St. Albert, Council Bluffs 23


District 8

Bedford 42 at Martensdale-St. Marys 20

Nodaway Valley 33 at Southeast Warren, Liberty Center  7

Pleasantville 7 at Mount Ayr 61



District 1

Ar-We-Va, Westside at Kingsley-Pierson

Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton at Boyer Valley, Dunlap

River Valley, Correctionville at West Harrison, Mondamin

Woodbine at Newell-Fonda


District 7

Adair-Casey 48 at East Union, Afton 80

Coon Rapids-Bayard 56 at Ankeny Christian Academy 8

Guthrie Center 49 at Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg 6

Murray 0 at Glidden-Ralston 74


District 8

CAM, Anita 0 at Fremont-Mills, Tabor 59

Essex 14 at East Mills 66

Lenox 20 at Stanton 14

Sidney 33 at Nishnabotna 32


Griswold Stays in Playoff Picture with Great Offensive Showing at Riverside

(Oakland) Despite allowing over 300 passing yards and committing four turnovers, the Griswold Tigers not only beat Riverside, but won big to keep their playoff hopes very much alive.


Derek Kirchhoff filled in for Caleb Schaaf and the Tiger running game didn’t miss a beat. Kirchoff starred in his expanded role with six rushing touchdowns and nearly 300 yards. Jacob Dickinson (also well over 200 yards) slid into Kirchoff’s fullback spot and had a breakout game. Dickinson rushed for two scores and Hadley Ogg had Griswold’s ninth rushing TD of the night as the Tigers never had to punt in the game. Griswold tallied 724 rushing yards in the win.


It was an entertaining opening quarter that featured four lead changes. Griswold eventually led 22-19 after one. A trio of Tiger first half turnovers though, including two on special teams, kept Riverside in the game. A Brock Bentley one yard TD run closed the game to 30-25 midway through the 2nd quarter, but that was as close as the Bulldogs would be the rest of the night. Griswold dominated the 2nd half, outscoring their opposition 24-7 in the third quarter and 14-0 in the 4th.


Several big pass plays for Riverside helped put their 2nd highest point total of the season on the board. The Bulldogs completed 9 passes for 314 yards and three long touchdowns. Tucker Bluml hit Tanner Storrow on a 68 yard pass, Dylan McClain from 48 yards, and a 54 yarder again to Storrow.


James Reynolds intercepted two passes and Jordan Vetter posted one pick. The Tiger ‘D’ allowed less than fifty rushing yards on the night. Sophomore linebacker Wyatt Robinette was in on several tackles while defensive ends Mason Boucher and Anthony Lappe provided a lot of pressure on the quarterback.


Griswold Coach Andy Everett said after the game that the offensive line played as well as they have all year. That group includes Tyler Wyman, Treighton Oakleaf, Joe Schoning, Anthony Lappe, and Cade Pelzer. 


Riverside drops to 0-8 on the year and will play fellow winless MVAO next week. 4-4 Griswold needs to win next week against Tri-Center. If St. Albert loses to Audubon next week then the winner between the Tigers and Trojans in Week 9 will make the playoffs. If St. Albert and Griswold both win there will be a three way tie for the final spot. Tri-Center has the easiest track to get in, a win for them will seal the deal.  We’ll have the Griswold and Tri-Center game on KSOM. 

Williams Wins Hawkeye Ten Girls Title


(Council Bluffs) Atlantic Junior Tiffany Williams captured the girl’s individual title at the Hawkeye Ten Cross Country Meet Thursday afternoon at Iowa Western Community College.


Williams, a two-time state qualifier and 11th ranked in Class 3A won the race in a time of 15:33. Williams continues to show improvement, after finishing fourth her freshmen and sophomore seasons.


"She ran the way she has run all year and competed well," stated Atlantic Head Coach Paul Iekel. "She got out strong and broke a way from a small pack of runners behind her, but she kept pushing and finished strong and won her first conference championship, which was pretty exiting." 


Atlantic tied with Glenwood for fifth in the team race with 143-points. Coach Iekel was pleased with the way they competed.


"I thought the girls competed well," said Iekel. "We finished fifth which was an improvement from last year's seventh place finish." 


The other finishers for the Trojans included; Ashleigh Waltz, 31, Emily Saeugling, 32, Savannah Sorensen, 35, Alexis Brockman, 38, Alyssa Siggins, 43, and Justice Parker, 49.



The Atlantic Boys finished 10th in the meet with 199 points. 


October 17, 2014   

High School Volleyball Scores from Thursday, October 16th


Western Iowa Conference Tournament



Treynor 25-25-25, IKM-Manning 22-14-13


Tri-Center, Neola 19-25-20-25-15, Griswold 25-17-25-23-8


Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 18-25-15, Southwest Valley 25-16-3


Dallas Center-Grimes 25-20-25-25, A-D-M, Adel 12-25-14-20


Earlham 25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 22-17-18

Woodward-Granger 25-25-25, Guthrie Center 14-22-22


Stanton 25-25-25, Sidney 15-21-22

Fremont-Mills 25-25-25, Nishnabotna 13-19-13


Shenandoah 26-25, Southwest Valley 24-17

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25-27-25, Clarinda 11-25-22


West Monona 25-25-25, Woodbury Central 20-16-22

Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 21-8-25-30-15, Westwood, Sloan 25-25-22-28-12


Hawkeye Ten Conference Cross Country Meet Results

Girls Team Scoring

1. Lewis Central 57

2. Harlan 66

3. Red Oak 116

4. Creston 121

5. Atlantic 137

6. Glenwood 143

7. Denison-Schleswig 165

8. Shenandoah-Essex 170

9. St. Albert 181

10. Clarinda 301

11. Kuemper Catholic 302


Girls Individual Top 10

1. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic

2. Kye Madsen, Lewis Central

3. Ellie Mendlik, Deniosn-Schleswig

4. Maria Mostek, Creston

5. Alissa Pomrenke, Lewis Central 

6. Krisann Stephany, St. Albert

7. Marissa Klindt, Harlan

8. Kate Walker, Red Oak

9. Baylee Hoegh, Harlan

10. Nikki Graber, Red Oak


Boys Team Scoring

1. Harlan 68

2. Shenandoah-Essex 90

3. Denison-Schleswig 110

4. Glennwood 120

5. Creston 133

6. Kuemper Catholic 149

7. Red Oak 155

8. St. Albert 167

9. Lewis Central 178

10. Atlantic 199

11. Clarinda 334


Boys Individal Top 10

1. Cooper McDermott, Creston

2. Jay Wolfe, Creston

3. Josef Rogers, Denison-Schleswig

4. Joe Blake, Shenandoah-Essex

5. Brenden O'Brien, Lewis Central 

6. Chandler Hagen, Kuemper Catholic

7. Michael Sciranko, Harlan

8 Logan Lerette, Red Oak

9. Austin Feller, Shenandoah-Essex

10. Nate Hoyt, Shenandoah-Essex

IGHSAU Volleyball Rankings


Class 1A

1. Holy Trinity Catholic

2. Central Lyon

3. Janesville

4. Tripoli

5. New London

6. Grand View Christian

7. Marquette Catholic

8. LeMars Gehlen Catholic

9. Nashua-Plainfield

10. Turkey Valley

11. Fremont-Mills

12. Winfield-Mt. Union

13. Keota

14. Springville

15. Iowa Valley


Class 2A

1. Dike-New Hartford

2. Sumner-Fredericksburg

3. Western Christian

4. Unity Christian

5. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

6. South Central Calhoun

7. Grundy Center

8. West Branch

9. Wapsie Valley

10. Durant

11. Woodward-Granger

12. Lake Mills

13. Treynor

14. Ridge View

15. North Cedar


Class 3A

1. Mount Vernon

2. Solon

3. Red Oak

4. Sioux Center

5. Nevada

6. Independence

7. West Liberty

8. Mediapolis

9. Forest City

10. Union

11. Iowa Falls-Alden

12. Osage

13. Kuemper Catholic

14. Spirit Lake

15. Center Point-Urbana


Class 4A

1. Harlan

2. West Delaware

3. Marion

4. Bishop Heelan Catholic

5. Clear Creek-Amana

6. Charles City

7. LeMars

8. Indianola

9. Waverly-Shell Rock

10. Boone

11. Carroll

12. Glenwood

13. ADM

14. Lewis Central

15. Creston


Class 5A

1. Bettendorf

2. Ankeny Centennial

3. Dowling Catholic

4. Johnston

5. WDM Valley

6. Abraham Lincoln

7. Ankeny

8. Iowa City High

9. CR Prairie

10. CR Kennedy

Practice Habits Remain Good at Riverside Despite Losing Streak

(Oakland) With only two weeks left in the regular season and a playoff berth mathematically impossible, (0-7) Riverside now focuses on making the most of their final two opportunities to suit up this year. 


Head coach Mitch Rice says they hope to send the seniors off on a good note and teach the younger players how to win a varsity football game. He says the tempo and spirit in practice are still good despite the record.  The Bulldogs average just 9.6 points per game and outside of their 34 point showing against St. Albert, have scored more than twice in a game only one time this season. The team has shuffled the deck late in the year and moved 2nd leading rusher Tucker Bluml to quarterback. Bluml passed for 170 yards in his first start last week, but also threw four interceptions. Brock Bentley sees the bulk of the carries now and leads the team with 320 rushing yards on the season. 


Riverside beat Griswold 22-19 late last season and are no stranger to the Tiger's rushing attack. (3-4) Griswold ranks 6th in the state in rushing yards on the year. Caleb Shaaf is the team's top option at 7.2 yards per carry.


Friday's contest with Griswold marks Riverside's final home game of the year before taking on winless MVAO next week. The Bulldogs are 4-4 in home games under current head coach Mitch Rice.


Riverside coach Mitch Rice interview


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