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(Harlan) For the first  time since 1995 the Harlan girls basketball team will play for a state championship. The Cyclones moved on to the championship game with a 41-36 win over Waverly-Shell Rock.


The Cyclones have down 3rd ranked Benton Community and now 2nd ranked Waverly-Shell Rock on their way to the state finals matchup with #5 Cedar Rapids Xavier. In Thursday's semi-final win the Cyclones led for most of the second half, but saw Waverly-Shell Rock make a game of it in the final minutes.


Liz Riessen hit a big three for Harlan to give them a 37-34 advantage late. It was the senior's lone made field goal in the game, but it was a very important one. Taylor Wagner sunk three free-throws in the fourth including a free-throw with 3.5 seconds left to put the game away. The sophomore was Harlan's only double-digit scorer with 13. Jess Schaben's shot blocking and rebounding ability impacted the game in a major way. She had seven rebounds and four blocks.


Harlan improves to 23-2 on the season and will play 16-9 Cedar Rapids Xavier Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. CR, Xavier advanced to the Class  4A title game with an upset over#1 ranked Bishop Heelan Catholic.


(AMES) Hamilin native Hallie Christofferson continues to be one of the brightest shining stars for the ISU women's basketball team this season.


The Cyclone junior's latest stat line shows 20 points on 9/13 shooting plus five rebounds, one assist, and one steal. She posted those numbers in an 83-68 win over Kansas Wednesday night. It was the Cyclones 20th victory of the season.


Christofferson not only leads ISU in scoring and field goal percentage, but her 55.1% field goal percentage ranks 16th in the country.


Former IKM-Manning player Ashley Hagedorn also saw time in the win. The junior transfer from DMACC has played in 16 games, hitting 4/8 from the three point line on the season.


(HARLAN) The Harlan Cyclones have won 22 games this season and now need just two more to claim their first ever state title in girls basketball.


Harlan passed the test provided by Benton Community in the first round 52-42. The Cyclones led 9-2 in the early going, but then gave up a 14-0 run to trail 16-9 early in the second quarter. Late in the second quarter however Harlan inched closer and then tied it up at 22 with a Liz Riessen three-pointer right before the first half horn. Riessen would also hit another three plus hit all four of her free throw attempts to be one of three Cyclones to score in double figures.


Harlan's shift to a 2-3 zone defense to start the second half held Benton Community scoreless for the first four plus minutes of the third quarter. During that time, Harlan built a 29-22 lead, only to see the Bobcats claw right back late in the quarter to make it a 32-30 game. That's when Harlan Sophomore Taylor Wegner scored a driving layup right at the end of the third quarter to give the Cyclones a four point lead and some momentum. In the fourth quarter, Benton Community cut the deficit to a one possession game on multiple occassions, but never delivered the big shot to take the lead.


Meanwhile Harlan was busy sinking 12/16 from the free throw line in the second half to put the game away. Also aiding in the effort to oust the Bobcats was Elle Kloewer's three steals in the closing minutes.


Kloewer scored a game high 11 points and the Cyclones got 10 each from Riessen and Jess Schaben. UNI recruit Madison Weekly, who came in averaging 18.8 per game for 3rd ranked Benton, was held to 11 points.


Harlan head coach Zach Klaassen commented after the game on his team's ability to close out a tight contest.


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Coach Klaassen on what the win means for the program.


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#8 Harlan improves to 22-2 heading into the state semi-finals on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. They will take on #2 (22-2) Waverly-Shell Rock who downed Winterset 67-45.





Class 2A

Maquoketa Valley 65 IKM-Manning 57


Class 3A

Assumption, Davenport 71 Red Oak 25

Cascade 33 Bondurant-Farrar 26

MOC-Floyd Valley 51 Mid-Prairie 30

Estherville-Lincoln Central


Class 4A

Harlan 52 Benton Community 42

Waverly-Shell Rock 67 Winterset 45


(Council Bluffs) The Harlan Cyclones basketball season continues in Des Moines next week after defeating Atlantic 52-43 in a Class 3A Sub-state final at Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln High School Monday night. Harlan Head Coach Mitch Osborn, coaching in his 23-substate game won his 17th   last night. That gives Osborn 17-state tournament appearances, the most in Iowa High School History.


The Cyclones, after losing to the Trojans twice during the regular season, led nearly the entire game ending Atlantic’s 19-game winning streak,


Harlan Head Coach Mitch Osborn afterwards…


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And the Cyclones flushed 14-14 free throws in the second half to put the game away.


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The unranked Harlan Cyclones will head to the state tournament as an #8 seed and will square off against #1 seed Vinton-Shellsburg Tuesday afternoon, March 5. Coach Osborn says the key to the Cyclones post-season success is taking it one-game-at time.


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The Trojans held brief leads of 5-2 early and 29-28 in the middle of the third quarter, otherwise the Cyclones held quarter leads of 11-7, 23-18, 30-29 and 52-43.


Trey Lansman led the Cyclones with 16-points, Nathan Cave added 12, and Adam Juhl and Gabe Ferry chipped in 10-each.


Sam Markham, Dalton Franken, and Chad Christiansen each scored 10-points to lead Atlantic.


February 26, 2013


(Indianola) 2009 Atlantic High School graduate John Cord has done a little bit of everything during his athletic career at Simpson. The senior initially went to Simpson to play basketball and dabbled in baseball for a short time. Most of his success though has come in Track and Field. 


Cord won the long jump at the Iowa Conference meet February 23rd with a career best jump of 22-7.75. It was his third conference title as he had previously taken top honors in the triple-jump as a freshman and javelin as a sophomore.


Also at the conference meet, Simpson's 4X200 meter relay team set a school record. The group is anchored by Adair-Casey graduate Brice Sheeder. They ran 1:30.22. 


Class 3A First Round Tuesday, March 5th


2:00 p.m.

#4 Grinnell (20-4) vs #5 MOC-Floyd Valley (20-4)


3:45 p.m.

#1 Vinton-Shellsburg (24-0) vs #8 Harlan (18-6)


6:35 p.m.

#2 Dallas Center-Grimes (22-2) vs #7 Davenport Assumption (18-6)


8:15 p.m.

#3 Waverly-Shell Rock (20-4) vs #6 Mount Pleasant (19-5)




(Des Moines) Harlan takes on Benton Community in the first round of the Class 4A girl’s state basketball tournament Tuesday night at 6:45. On paper the teams are matched nearly as close as they could possibly be.


Both teams have a 21-2 overall record. They each rank in the top three in the state in points per game, field goal percentage, and average margin of victory.


3rd ranked Benton Community is led by UNI recruit Madison Weekly’s 18.8 points per game. Weekly has made a state leading 61 three-pointers this year. Coach Zach Klaassen says the main objective for 8th ranked Harlan's defense will be to limit Weekly's touches.


Given what’s a stake and a vastly different atmosphere compared to any games so far this year, Coach Klaassen says the first quarter will be a key. In his pregame interview for the state quarterfinals, he reiterates the fact that the team is not just content with getting to the state tourney.


For Harlan this is their 10th state tournament appearance and first since 2009. Benton has qualified for state each of the past three seasons.


Click here for the interview with Harlan girls coach Zach Klaassen


(Des Moines) Villisca's final flight has come to an end with a 75-28 loss to #2 Newell-Fonda in the first round of the Class 1A girls state basketball tournament earlier today (Monday). The Lady Jays shot just 23% from the floor in the game as 22-2 Newell-Fonda forced 31 turnovers.


Jill Vanderhoof led the way statistically for Villisca with 11 points and 9 rebounds. The squad ends their season with a 21-5 record. It was a memorable run through the postseason in their final year before merging with Corning.


(Ames) Hallie Christofferson contributed 12 points to go along with 10 rebounds in a 69-50 triumph for ISU over Kansas State Saturday.


The junior from Hamlin went 4-10 from the field and 1-3 from three point range while knocking down all three of her free throw tries. Christofferson was one of four Cyclones to score in double-figures in the 19 point win. The Cyclones improve to 19-6 overall and 10-5 in the Big 12. ISU has three games remaining before the Big 12 tourney.


Christofferson is now averaging 15.7 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game. She leads the team in scoring and field goal percentage.




(Iowa City) Atlantic High School graduate Jordan Mullen is a Big 10 Conference champion in the 60M Hurdles. The Iowa Hawkeye senior ran a school record time of 7.70 at the Big 10 meet.


He broke his own school record for the third time in his career, shaving .03 off of his previous best. Mullen says his competitive nature comes from the desire to prove doubters wrong. He has battled multiple injuries while at Iowa, but credits Iowa assistant coach Joey Woody for adapting the training schedule. A new strength and conditioning coach has also aided in Mullen's ability to make it through the indoor season healthy.


Mullen now looks ahead to the NCAA Championships in Fayettevill, Arkansas saying he has "bigger fish to fry." He placed 9th as a sophomore and earned 2nd team All-American honors, but maintains he won't consider himself a true All-American unless he finishes in the top eight this year.


Click here for the interview with Iowa senior Jordan Mullen



Class 1A


 All 1A games will be played on Monday, March 4th


10:30 a.m.

25-0 Danville vs 17-8 Wapsie Valley, Fairbank


12:15 p.m.

24-1 St. Mary's, Storm Lake vs 24-1 Riverside (Game on KSOM)


2:00 p.m.

25-1 Lone Tree vs 22-3 Boyden-Hull


3:45 p.m.

25-1 North Tama, Traer vs 22-3 Ankeny Christian Academy



Class 2A


First two games listed are Monday, next two are Tuesday


6:35 p.m.

21-3 North Cedar vs 21-3 MFL Mar-Mac


8:15 p.m.

24-0 West Fork vs 17-9 Dike New Hartford


10:30 a.m.

23-1 Nodaway Valley vs 16-8 Kuemper Catholic (game on KSOM)


12:15 p.m.

22-3 Sheldon vs 20-4 Pella Christian







(Greenfield) The Nodaway Valley boys basketball team is heading back to the state tournament for the 2nd straight year and the fifth time in school history. Dan Ehrsam was the hero in the 64-61 substate final win over North Polk.


The 6'2" senior for the Wolverines, who says typically makes 200 long balls before leaving practice, drained five in the substate contest including the game winner with just 2.5 seconds remaining. Ehrsam shot 55% from three-point range last year and is hitting on over 40% this year, he and junior T.J. Bower each scored 17 to lead the Wolverines. Seniors Alex Welsch and Brad Baudler were also in double figures.


Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley senior Dan Ehrsam


Neither team was able to gain much breathing room throughout the game. North Polk's largest lead was four, which came in the first half while Nodaway Valley's largest lead was six,and they led the entire fourth quarter until North Polk tied it up with about :20 remaining. On the final possession, Nodaway Valley went inside to big man Alex Welsch who nearly lost the handle on the ball before kicking out to the sharp shooting Ehrsam for the shot that Nodaway Valley fans will remember or a long time.


The hard earned victory improves Nodaway Valley's overall mark to 23-1 heading into the state tournament. After playing in Class 1A a year ago, the Wolverines will compete in Class 2A this year and take on 16-8 Kuemper Catholic. Nodaway Valley beat Kuemper  Catholic 64-60 in the final game of the regular season. They'll meet up at 10:30 a.m on Tuesday in a game that will air on KSOM.


Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Darrell Burmeister


(Glenwood) A big second half propelled Atlantic over Creston 68-48 in a Class 3A District Final at Glenwood Friday night.


The Trojans opened up the second half with a 20-9 run after holding quarter leads of 13-12, and 29-28.


Sam Markham, who cut his left eye during a scramble for a rebound led Atlantic with 22-points. Dalton Franken knocked down 17, and Stuart Hoegh posted 12-points.


Creston Senior Luke Neitzel was a handful for the Trojans in the first half scoring 16 of the Panthers 28-points with most of those coming from close range. But, the Trojans defense adjusted and held him to just six second half points. Neitzel finished the night with 22-points, Briar Evans chipped in 13.


Another key for Atlantic was the difference in turnovers. The Panthers committed 18- turnovers to the Trojans 4.


Atlantic improves their record to 22-1. Creston season comes to an end at 19-4.


The Trojans will square off against Harlan on Monday night in a Class 3A Sub State final. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.


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


Tom Robinson

February 22, 2013  


(Treynor) In the words of head coach Jason Shelangouski after the game, "It was ugly, but it was a win." Those are the words the Riverside head man used to describe his team's 23 win of the season, a 46-43 win against Underwood. The win is the 12 straight for the Bulldogs and lands them in a substate contest with Villisca Saturday.


A close, back and forth first half ended with a 6-0 Riverside run to give the Bulldogs a 24-19 halftime lead. The five point advantage at the break was the team's largest up to that point. Another 6-0 run, this one to start the second half, ballooned the lead to double figures. Ricky Williams scored 12 points in each half to lead the way with 24. Ean Patrick joined him in double figures with 10. Riverside's largest lead grew to as large as 14 before Underwood made sure Riverside had to earn it down the stretch. The Eagles quickly cut the lead to seven points in the third quarter and got the game to within six, at 39-33, going to the final eight minutes of play.


In the fourth quarter Riverside never trailed, but Underwood had a plethora of opportunities to take the lead. Riverside held a one point lead for much of the late stages of the game, but stretched it to 4 with a big three from Brady Ryun with 2:44 remaining. Trailing by three with :23 seconds left, Underwood had the ball and got three tries from beyond the arc thanks to their offensive rebounding, but none would fall.


Underwood bows out with a 14-10 record. It was their third loss to Riverside this season. The Bulldogs go back to the substate tourney, the same round in which they were eliminated by Exira-EHK two years ago. This time around they have a 23-1 record and twelve straight wins. They oppose a Villisca squad that is 22-4 and coming off of a district final win over Sidney.


Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Jason Shelangouski



Class 1A

Riverside 46 Underwood 43

Villisca 51 Sidney 44

Murray 70 Mount Ayr 61

Ankeny Christian Academy 51 Guthrie Center 46


Class 3A

Atlantic 68 Creston 48

Harlan 51 Carroll 43


(Des Moines) Audubon's Dona Fenske, will be inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union's Basketball Hall of Fame  at the Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament next week.


Fenske graduated from Audubon in 1969 and was a star from the six-on-six era. The 5-9 Fenske played in the guard as a freshman before moving to the forward court her sophomore season. She scored 3,089 career points, leading the Wheelers to the State Tournament in 1969.  In a 1969 sectional final game, she poured in a regional record 88 points in a 121-106 victory over Irwin. Fenske averaged 33.2 points as a sophomore, 45.3 ppg. as a junior and 52.9 points as a senior.


Fenske went to play basketball at Midwestern College, earning outstanding freshman honors and was later an all-American at Parsons College in Fairfield after Midwestern closed following her freshman season.


The awards ceremony will take place Friday, March 1 at halftime of the Class 2A State Championship game.


February 21, 2013


Class 1A District 11

Ankeny Christian Academy vs Guthrie Center moved to Friday at 7:00 in Van Meter


Class 1A District 12

Murray vs Mount Ayr moved to Friday at 7:00 in Truro


Class 1A District 13

Villisca vs Sidney moved to Friday at 7:00 in Red Oak


Class 1A District 14

Underwood vs Riverside moved to Friday at 7:00 in Treynor


Class 3A District 15

Creston vs Atlantic moved to Friday at 7:00 in Glenwood


Class 3A District 16

Carroll vs Harlan moved to Friday at 7:00 in Denison


--Note that several of these are site changes as well


Click here for the link to the IAHSAA official postponement page


(Sioux City) Morningside senior Monte Larsen has been named the Male Athlete of the Year for the Great Plains Athletic Conference during the Indoor Track and Field season.


The honor comes after Larsen earned 23.75 points for Morningside in the conference meet. He broke the conference record for the 600 Meters with his time of 1:19.20.


Larsen was a member of last year's national champion 4X800 meter relay. His name is prevelant in the Morningside record books with six indoor records and three outdoor records. Larsen is a graduate of Tri-Center High School.


The NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championsips are slated to start February 28th in Geneva, Ohio.


(Orange City) Former Adair-Casey boys basketball standout Zack Leeper scored 15 points for Northwestern College Wednesday night in their 77-63 against Dakota Wesleyan. The victory came in the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals.


Leeper is averaging 12.5 points per game this season which ranks third best on the team. He is in his second year as a starter for the Red Raiders after transferring from Northern State and was an honorable mention all-conference selection last season as a sophomore. This is his second year as a starter for Northwestern. Logan-Magnolia graduate Levi Ettleman is also in the team's starting lineup, while Atlantic alum Jacey Hoegh sees time off the bench.


The Red Raiders are the #1 seed in the GPAC tourney with a 17-3 record. They host 11-9 Morningside in the semi-finals Saturday.


Class 1A


South District

Kayla Lindenmeyer, Bedford

Kate Patton, Murray

Amanda Focht, Villisca

Carmen Subbert, Stanton

Savanna Thornton, Bedford

Alee Hugen, Twin Cedars

Macy Williams, Fremont-Mills

Molly Goltz, Nishnabotna

Katelynn Tracy, Moravia

Natalie Potter, Moulten-Udell


West Central District

London Vais, Adair-Casey

Katie Clarke, Adair-Casey

Rachel Smith, Exira-EHK

Emily Beerman, CAM

Paige Danner, Ar-We-Va

Brittany Stoelk, Ar-We-Va

Molly Cunnard, Heartland Christian

Stephanie Cunnard, Heartland Christian

Madison Laib, Ankeny Christian

Alex Yoerger, Hinton

Taylor King, Lawton-Bronson

Kim Kroeze, Hull-Western Christian

Bridget Doeden, Sibley-Ocheyedan

Ellen Gallagher, Woodbury-Central


Coach of the Year-Cory Bartz, Adair-Casey


Class 2A


Central District

Olivia Godfrey, Panorama

Sidney Beckman, Panorama

Tiffany Stubbs, DM Christian

Maddie Bardole, Woodward-Granger

Anna Yung, St. Edmond

Jennifer Davis, West Marshall

Cori Uitermarkt, Pella Christian

Alli Huss, St. Edmond

Katie Agey, Van Meter

Rachel Freland, West Marshall


Southwest District

Kaylee Blake, IKM-Manning

Kali Rasmussen, IKM-Manning

Morgan Muhlbauer, IKM-Manning

Lexi Albrecht, Kuemper Catholic

Danika Grobe, AHST

Kylie Ferguson, St. Albert

Sydney Reeves, Nodaway Valley

Tracy Purdy, Treynor

Hallie Linhart, Central Decatur

Kayla Morgan, MVAO


Coach of the Year-Gene Rasmussen, IKM-Manning


Class 3A

West District

Serena Parker, Shenandoah

Alexis Conaway, MOC-Floyd Valley

KJ Veldman, Spirit Lake

Allie Sievert, Estherville-Lincoln Central

Haley Birks, South Central Calhoun

Emily Kirchner, Estherville-Lincoln Central

Jensen Boger, OA-BCIG

Kassidy DeJong, Unity Christian

Emily McDonald, MOC-Floyd Valley

Amber Schubert, Sergeant Bluff-Luton


Class 4A

Central District

Mariah Criswell, Winterset

Taylor Benshoof, Winterset

Brittany Holdsworth, Carroll

Claire Marburger, Perry

Katie Ahrenholtz, Ballard

Dani Heritage, Dallas Center-Grimes

Mikayla Larson, DM Hoover

Maggie Lowe, Perry


West District

Aubrey Norville, Lewis Central

Grace Newman, Glenwood

Chelsey Van Ness, Denison-Schleswig

Jess Schaben, Harlan

MaKayla Augustine, Bishop Heelan Catholic

Jenna Bork, Bishop Heelan Catholic

Kirstin Martindale, Spencer

Emily Pick, LeMars


Class 5A

West District

Delaney Bolton, Abrahm Lincoln

Shaya Kellogg, Ames

Brittany Hedrick, Ankeny

Madi Robson, Ankeny

Roichelle Marble, DM East

Shareece Burrell, DM East

Meredith Burkhall, DM Roosevelt

Audrey Faber, Dowling Catholic

Stephanie Wilkinson, Johnston

Jadda Buckly, Mason City

Tanya Meyer, SC West

Caitlyn Ingle, SE Polk

Grace Vander Weide, WDM Valley

Brittany Boland, Waukee



(Oakland) After a trip to substate two years ago and a disappointing early exit last season, the Riverside Bulldogs have high hopes of making the state state tournament this year in boys basketball. The team took another step closer Tuesday with their 56-29 win against CAM.


Riverside held CAM to just 12 first half points and rolled out to a thirty point lead through the first three quarters. CAM's main objective was to slow down state leading scorer and rebounder Ricky Williams. They were able to do that for one half, but Williams came on in the second half scoring 13 of his 15 after the break. He also snared 13 rebounds. Brady Ryun added a dozen points for the now 22-1 Bulldogs.


The district final game will be held in Treynor and is scheduled for Thursday, but could likely be pushed back to Friday. The opponent is 14-9 Underwood, a team that ousted West Harrison 78-43 in the district semi-finals. Riverside swept Underwood in the regular season with a  7 point victory in early January and a 67-49 win on February 1st.


The winner of the district final will play either Sidney or Villisca in substate on Saturday. Riverside has not been to a state boys basketball tournament. They qualified as Oakland in 1985 and 1986.


Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Jason Shelangouski




(Guthrie Center) A talented and decorated group of Guthrie Center seniors played their final game in front of their home crowd Tuesday night. The Tiger's went out at home with a win, a 65-55 decision over Woodward-Academy.


Guthrie Center advanced to their fourth straight district final game thanks in large part to senior Adam Courtney who scored 34 points. Adam Courtney sank 18 of his 19 free throw attempts and finished just four points shy of his season high. He also contributed 9 rebounds and 8 steals. Senior Caleb Courtney's stat line, as usual, was filled well with 8 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, and 5 steals.


The Tigers head into the district final with a record of 19 wins and 4 losses. They have won five straight games. Thursday night's opponent in the district final will be 22-1 Ankeny Christian Academy.  22-1 Murray and 21-2 Lamoni are the two teams still alive on the opposite side of the substate.


Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Seth Poldberg


(Greenfield) #4 Nodaway Valley's 56-47 elimination of Interstate-35 in the district final moves the Wolverines to the brink of getting back to the state tournament. A win over North Polk in the substate on Saturday would send the squad back to the state tournament for the 5th time since 2005.


Alex Welsch posted another double-double for Nodaway Valley with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the district final triumph. Dean Frank contributed 16 points hitting all eight of his free throw attempts. As a team the Wolverines shot 17-21 from the line.


Next up is 16-7 North Polk in Saturday's substate contest. North Polk defeated #7 Des Moines Christian in the district 13 final, 59-39.


Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Darrell Burmeister







Class 4A 


February 26, 6:45 p.m.

21-1 Harlan vs 21-2 Benton Community


February 26, 8:30 p.m.

18-5 Winterset vs 21-2 Waverly Shell Rock


February 27, 10:00 a.m.

20-2 Lewis Central vs 14-9 Cedar Rapids Xavier


February 27, 11:30 a.m.

10-13 Dubuque Wahlert vs 20-3 Bishop Heelan


Class 5A


February 27, 1:30 p.m.

17-6 Cedar Rapids Washington vs 19-4 Ankeny


February 27, 3:15 p.m.

17-5 SE Polk vs 20-3 Muscatine


February 27, 5:00 p.m.

19-4 Dowling Catholic vs 21-2 Des Moines East


February 27, 6:45 p.m.

18-5 IC West vs 20-3 Mason City



(Carroll) Harlan edged Perry in a very close regional final 48-42 Tuesday night. The Cyclones advance to state for the 10th time in school history.


The game was extremely close the entire way with the teams trading buckets early on and ending the first quarter in a 12-12 tie. Harlan's largest lead in the game was seven points which didn't come until midway through the fourth quarter and was quickly cut back to two by a Perry 5-0 run.


Harlan freshman Taylor Frederick scored 11 of her team high 13 points in the second half which proved to be huge in a tight ballgame. Harlan led by two going in to the fourth quarter and never trailed in the final eight minutes of the game but Perry threatened to tie it up or take the lead on several possessions.


The Cyclones head to the state tournament with a 21-2 record. Their lone two losses are to fellow Class 4A qualifier Lewis Central. Perry is eliminated with a 16-7 mark.


Click here for the postgame comments from Harlan coach Zach Klaassen




Ankeny Christian Academy 44, Earlham 32
Guthrie Center 65, Woodward Academy 55
Lawton-Bronson 77, Ar-We-Va, Westside 38
Mount Ayr 44, Lamoni 40
Murray 49, Martensdale-St. Marys 47
Riverside, Oakland 56, CAM, Anita 29
Sidney 53, East Mills 37
Underwood 78, West Harrison, Mondamin 43
Villisca 69, South Page, College Springs 39
Woodbury Central, Moville 77, West Monona, Onawa 58



Class 2A



East Sac County 49, St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 48 (2 OT)
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 68, IKM-Manning 53
Nodaway Valley 56, Interstate 35, Truro 47
North Polk, Alleman 59, Des Moines Christian 39
Red Oak 58, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 56



Class 4A

Winterset 44, Dallas Center-Grimes 40

Lewis Central 58  Indianola 46

Harlan 48 Perry 42


Class 5A

Dowling Catholic 53 CB Abraham Lincoln 30



(Fort Dodge) Atlantic track standout Tyler Hovey is picking up in college where he left off in high school.


Hovey, a freshman at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge set the shot put record at the Region XI Indoor Championships in Storm Lake.


Hovey won the shot put title with a record throw of 50.5 inches and earned a spot in the NJCAA National meet March 1-3 in Lubbock, Texas. The Tritons are the defending champions.


Hovey won the Class 3A State Discus Title last spring with a throw of 165-03, and placed 6th in the shot put with a throw of 52-08.  


February 19, 2013


(Creston) The Creston Panthers (18-3) posted an impressive 79-49 win over Winterset in the first round of the Class 3A District Tournament. The Panthers doubled their margin of victory from their regular season win over the Huskies.


Five Panthers scored in double figures and 12 different players notched at least one tally in the points column. Trey Thomsen led the way with 16 and Luke Neitzel scored 13 points. The win sets a rematch with 21-1 Atlantic, a team that has handed Creston 2 of their 3 losses this season. The other loss came to Kuemper Catholic at the buzzer.


The rematch with Atlantic on Thursday night is for the district championship and the right to take on either Carroll or Harlan in substate. The game is scheduled to be played at Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. KS95.7 FM will have the broadcast.


(Villisca) Villisca has qualified for the state girls basketball tournament for just the second time in school history. The Lady Jays upset 3rd ranked Bedford 57-50 to advance to state for the first time since 1968.


Morganne Hair and Jill Vanderhoof each scored 19 points in the win for a Villisca squad that improves to 20-4. They had lost to Bedford by 19 points in the regular season but turned that around when it counted in the regional final. Villisca shot (20/36) 55% as a team from the field in the win. They also sunk 15 of their 19 free throw attempts (78%).


Villisca will play 22-2 Newell-Fonda in the first round on Monday, February 25th at 10:00 a.m. In their final season before joining with Corning, the squad has won 6 straight games and 14 of their last 15.


Click here for the interview with Villisca coach Donna Williams


February 25, 5:00 p.m

19-5 Pella Christian vs 23-1 Western Christian


February 25, 6:45 p.m.

20-3 Aplington-Parkersburg vs 23-2 Panorama


February 25, 8:30 p.m.

19-4 Iowa City Regina vs 24-1 Lawton-Bronson


February 26, 10:00 a.m.

19-5 Maquoketa Valley vs 23-1 IKM-Manning


(Manning) For the 4th time in the last 5 years IKM-Manning will compete in the girls state basketball tournament. The Wolves punched their ticket with a 63-49 win over Treynor in the Region 7 Final.


Kaylee Blake scored a game high 20 points and Morgan Muhlbauer pitched in with 18. The game was tight most of the way with IKM-Manning up by just five at halftime and holding a six point lead after three quarters.


3rd ranked IKM-Manning improves to 23-1 on the season with their lone loss against fellow state qualifier #2 Lawton-Bronson. IKM-Manning ranks 2nd in the state with their 74 points per game average. The Wolves lead the state in three pointers made with 178 this season.


They'll oppose 19-5 Maquoketa Valley in the first round on Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. If IKM-Manning advances they could see a semi-final rematch with 24-1 Lawton-Bronson who opens with 19-4 Iowa City Regina.


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


Class 1A First Round to be played Monday, February 25


10:00 a.m.

21-4 Villisca vs 22-2 Newell-Fonda


11:45 a.m.

16-6 Marquette Catholic vs 21-3 Ar-We-Va


1:30 p.m.

23-2 Colo-Nesco vs 21-3 Burlington-Notre Dame


3:15 p.m.

16-9 Earlham vs 23-2 Central Lyon


(Harlan) Harlan's 6-0 run late in the third quarter broke a 14-0 tie and catapulted the Cyclones to a 26 point victory over Glenwood in the first round of the Class 3A Boys District basketball tournament.


All five starters scored in double figures for the Cyclones who move on to oppose Carroll Thursday night (weather permitting). Nathan Cave led the way with 14 of his 18 points coming in the first quarter. Cave's back-to-back three's late in the first turned a close game into a contest that quickly became one-sided. Freshman Kyle Juhl buried two of Harlan's 8 three pointers in the game and finished with a career high 16 points. Trey Lansman scored 15 points with Gabe Ferry adding 14 and Adam Juhl scoring 11.


Harlan improves to 16-6 heading into their matchup with a Carroll squad that survived a scare from Greene County in the first round. The 18-3 Tigers needed overtime to pull out a 59-52 first round win. Harlan beat Carroll 70-51 in the final game of the regular season. Their next meeting will be for a trip to sub-state against either Creston or Alantic.


Click here for the postgame comments from Harlan coach Mitch Osborn



Class 1A Regional Finals

Villisca 57 Bedford 50 (Villisca first state appearance since '68)

Ar-We-Va 58 Gehlen Catholic 45

Earlham 79 Twin Cedars 55


Class 2A Regional Finals

IKM-Manning 63 Treynor 49

Panorama 52 Manson NW Webster 40

Lawton-Bronson 88 Hinton 79



Boys Class 3A District



Harlan 79 Glenwood 53

Atlantic 63 ADM 43

Creston 79 Winterset 49

Carroll 59 Greene County 52 (OT)

Bishop Heelan Catholic 63 Denison-Schleswig 41


(Atlantic) Dalton Franken led Atlantic with 23-points Monday night over ADM 63-43 in a Class 3A District quarterfinal at Atlantic.


ADM went on a 9-0 run in the first quarter and led the Trojans 9-6. But, Atlantic got busy in the second quarter and outscored the Tigers 16-8 to take a 22-17 halftime lead behind Franken’s 9-second quarter points.  The Trojans led 40-33 after three quarters and opened it up in the fourth quarter on a 20-10 run.


Four players finished in double figures for the Trojans. Along with Franken’s 23, Chad Christiansen scored 15-points, Harrison Hoegh had 12 and Sam Markham chipped in 11. ADM was led by Logan Essy’s 13-points and Ben Larsen added 12.


Atlantic matches up against Creston Thursday night in a District Final at Nodaway Valley. It will be the third meeting between these two teams. Atlantic won the first two 47-40, and 47-38.


Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. We will have the game on 95.7FM, or online at


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


February 18, 2013


(Harlan) Solid defense and balanced scoring led the Harlan Cyclones to a 19-2 regular season record in girls basketball year. Strong defense and balanced scoring was exactly what led Harlan past Carroll 71-36 Saturday night as Harlan picked up their 20th win of the season in the Class 4A Region 8 Semi-Final.


Twelve different Cyclones scored in the win that puts the team just a game away from another state tournament trip. The 71 points scored matches the 3rd highest offensive output this season. Jess Schaben scored 13 points, Elle Kloewer added a dozen, and freshman Taylor Frederick had 10. The 36 points from Carroll marks the 16th time that a Harlan opponent has failed to reach 40. Harlan collected 13 steals and blocked 9 shots in Saturday's win.


Standing in the way of the 8th ranked Cyclones is #15 Perry. Those squads will meet up at Carroll High School Tuesday night with a state tourney appearance on the line. Harlan has qualified for the state tournament nine times with the most recent coming in 2009. Perry comes in with a 16-5 record compared to Harlan's 20-2 mark.


Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Zach Klassen


Class 3A 1st Round, Tuesday, February 26

11:45 a.m.

12-11 Red Oak vs 22-2 Davenport Assumption


1:30 p.m.

17-6 Bondurant Farrar vs 22-2 Cascade


3:15 p.m.

18-7 Mid-Prairie vs 23-1 MOC-Floyd Valley


5:00 p.m.

16-8 Spirit Lake vs 21-3 Estherville-Lincoln Central


(Red Oak) The Class 3A state basketball pairings have been released and 13-11 Red Oak will play 22-2 Davenport Assumption Tuesday, February 26th at 11:45 a.m. The winner goes to the semi-finals to oppose either Bondurant-Farrar or Cascade.


Red Oak's path to state looks like this...they beat Clarinda at home 54-32 in the first round. In round 2 they downed Shenandoah at Shenandoah 52-40. In the regional finals they defeated 12-11 ADM 49-37. Grace Blomstedt posted a triple double in the regional final with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 blocks.


The Tigers have won six straight games dating back to the last three contests of the regular season. Before that, the team had only won back-to-back games twice all year.


(Des Moines) Creston-Orient-Macksburg’s Jake Marlin, (56-1), earned his fourth straight individual wrestling championships Saturday night. Marlin defeated Aaron Staudt, of Charles City by a fall in 2:55, which set the all-time state pin record at 147. Marlin ended his high school wrestling career with only six losses.


Marlins, teamate, Keaton Hulett stood on the top rung of the podium with a state championship at 195. Hulett decisioned Riley Denny, of Centerville, 2-0. Hulett was runner-up a year ago.


The rest of the Class 2A area medal winners include; fourth, (120), Blake Luna, Clarinda, (113), Mason Miller, Winterset, fifth, (160), Trevor Frain, Creston, Orient-Macksburg, (113), Chris Hopkins, Harlan Community, eighth, (126) Cole Race, Clarinda, (138), Brett Marcum, Missouri Valley, (152), Zach Moss, Winterset, and (170), Matthew Williamson, Atlantic/CAM.


February 16, 2013


Class 1A 106

Taylor Curtis, Underwood


Class 1A 126

Andrew Foutch, Underwood (208 career wins, matches state record)


Class 2A 138

Jake Marlin, Creston/O-M (4X Champion, broke career pins record)


Class 1A 145

Evan Hansen, Exira-EHK


Class 1A 152

Loren Williams, Tri-Center (3X Champion)


Class 2A 195

Keaton Hulett, Creston/O-M (scored winning reversal in final :20, won 2-0)



Class 3A Regional Finals

Red Oak 49 ADM 37 (Red Oak 1st girls state BB qualification since 1923)

Mid Prairie 36 Williamsburg 32

MOC-Floyd Valley 59 South Central Calhoun 30

Estherville-LC 62 Nevada 31

Cascade 44 Crestwood 34

Spirit Lake 51 Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 37

Davenport Assumption 76, Center Point-Urbana 44

Bondurant-Farrar 50, Central Lee 35



Class 4A Regional Semi-Finals


Harlan 71 Carroll 36

Lewis Central 51 Glenwood 38

Winterset 51 Norwalk 48 (2OT)



(Des Moines) Zach Renshaw, of Lewis Central will compete for the Class 3A 285-pound title tonight . The Senior, (48-3), wrestles (39-3), senior, Pedro Gomez, of Marshalltown in what will be the final match of this four day Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament.


The rest of the Class 3A medal winners include; third, (152), Ethan Ruby, Lewis Central, fourth, (120), Justin Kaltved, Carroll, and sixth, (106), Colton Clingenpeel, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson,.


February 16, 2013


(Des Moines) Creston-Orient-Macksburg senior Jake Marlin, (55-1) will try and make it four straight tonight. Marlin takes on (38-6), Aaron Staudt, of Charles City in the 138 pound bout.


Creston senior Keaton Hulett, will return to the finals for the second straight year looking for his first state championship at (195).


The rest of the Class 2A area medal winners include; fourth, (120), Blake Luna, Clarinda, (113), Mason Miller, Winterset, fifth, (160), Trevor Frain, Creston, Orient-Macksburg, (113), Chris Hopkins, Harlan Community, eighth, (126) Cole Race, Clarinda, (138), Brett Marcum, Missouri Valley, (152), Zach Moss, Winterset, and (170), Matthew Williamson, Atlantic/CAM.


February 16, 2013


(Des Moines) Four southwest wrestlers will compete for state titles tonight at Wells Fargo Area in Des Moines.


Tayor Curtis, of Underwood, (52-2) will square off against (35-12), Tanner Greenwald, of Wilton for the 106-pound championship. Andrew Foutch of Underwood , (55-0), matches up against Lane Nichols, (50-4), for the title at 126. Jesse Svoboda, of Audubon, (52-5), takes on Dalton Civarilli, (39-3) for the title at 182, and Dillon Suhr, of Guthrie Center, (54-2) wrestles Branden McCracken, (44-2), for the championship at 285.


The rest of the 1A area medals winners include; third, (195), Trey Sander, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton, fourth, (152), Josh Moore, West Monona, fifth, (160), Josh Matusik, Woodbine, sixth, (152), Kain Queck, Nodaway Valley, (160), Wyatt Lewis, St. Albert, seventh, (113), Christian Polley, Tri-Center, (126), Jared Eischeid, Kuemper, Catholic Carroll, (145), Ryan Joint, West Central Valley, (195), Taylor Hein, Panorama, and eighth, (120) Brad Kirkhoff, Audubon, (145), Cody Kingery, Underwood.



February 16, 2013




(Des Moines) Jake Marlin, of Creston-Orient-Macksburg will attempt to join an elite group of Iowa High School wrestlers Saturday night when he competes in the Class 2A Finals at 138 pounds. The Iowa Hawkeye recruit, ranked 13th Nationally is, 52-1 this season and has lost only 6-career matches. Marlin’s teamate, Keaton Hultett, (195), will head back to the championship match for the second straight year. The senior finished runner-up a year ago.


Wrestling in the consolation semifinals include; Chris Hopkins, (113), of Harlan and Mason Miller, (113), of Winterset, Blake Luna, (120), Clarinda and Trevor Frain, (160), of Creston-Orient-Macksburg.


Area wrestlers competing for the seventh place medal include; Cole Race, (126), of Clarinda, Brett Marcum, (138), of Missouri Valley, Zach Moss, (152), of Winterset, and Matthew Williamson, (170) of Atlantic/CAM.


February 15, 2013


Class 1A

Earlham 54 Adair-Casey 48

Villisca 56 Murray 46

Bedford 50 Fremont-Mills 27

Gehlen Catholic 47 Remsen-Union 34

Ar-We-Va 59 Exira-EHK 39


Class 2A

Treynor 63 Audubon 55 OT

IKM-Manning 65 Nodaway Valley 44

Lawton-Bronson 62 Tri-Center 24

Hinton 68 Woodbury Central 66


(Des Moines) Zach Renshaw will return to the Class 3A 285 pound Championship match for Lewis Central Saturday night. Renshaw, defeated Andrew Netolicky, of Prairie Cedar Rapids, in overtime in a semi-final match Friday night. Renshaw finished runner-up a year ago.


Others landing spots in the Consolation semi-finals include; Colton Clingenpeel, (106), of Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson, Justin Kaltved, the (120), Freshman from Carroll, Ethan Ruby, Lewis Central, (152).


February 15, 2013


(Des Moines) Southwest Iowa will be well represented in the Class 1A State Finals Saturday night.


Underwood landed two in the finals. Taylor Curtis at 106 and Andrew Foutch at 120. Evan Hansen, of Exira/EHK will wrestle for a title at 145, and Loren Williams, of Tri-Center, at 152, will be vying for his third straight title Saturday night.

Jesse Svoboda, of Audubon will wrestle for a title at 182 and Dillon Suhr, of Guthrie Center, at 285, also earned a spot in the Championship.


(152), Kain Queck, of Nodaway Valley, and (195), Trey Sander, of Exira/EHK, can finish no worse than 6th and can place as high as 3rd place.


The following wrestlers will be competing for 7th place; (113) Christian Polley, of Tri-Center, (120), Brad Kerkhoff, Audubon, (126), Kolby Eischeid, of Kuemper, (145), Kody Kingery, of Underwood, (145), Ryan Joint, West Central Valley,


The consolation finals start at 10:00 a.m Saturday, the finals get underway at 6:00 p.m.



February 15, 2013




(AMES) Former Exira Vikette Hallie Christofferson posted a season best 27 points in Iowa State's win over Oklahoma on Thursday. The Cyclones topped the Sooners 72-68 to improve to 18-5 overall.


The junior from Hamlin connected on 8-15 field goal attempts plus buried 11-14 free throw tries.  She also snagged 10 rebounds giving her another double-double on the season.


On the season, Christofferson's 15.4 point per game average is tops on the team. She is shooting 54.7 % from the field and 42.2% beyond the arc.


ISU opposes West Virgina on Sunday.


(Oakland) They say it's hard to beat a team three times in one season. That cliche happened to be pretty accurate when it came to the Class 1A District 14 boys basketball matchup between Griswold and Riverside Tuesday night.


Riverside had swept Griswold in the regular season winning two games by a combined 39 points, but Griswold made it a tight contest last evening. Riverside ultimately advanced with a 59-56 win. The three point win was the narrowest margin of victory for Riverside this season and just the second time all year that a win has come by less than ten points.


Ricky Williams senior season domination continued with 27 points and 20 rebounds. It was a 'quiet 27 and 20' according to his head coach Jason Schelangouski who says he knows the rest of the team is capable of stepping up when needed. He belieives their best basketball is ahead of them.


Riverside has won 10 straight games to improve to 21-1 on the season. They will take on a CAM squad that has a sub-.500 record. CAM picked up an exciting triple-overtime over AHST. The district semi-final between the Bulldogs and Cougars will be played Tuesday night in Oakland where Riverside is a perfect 12-0 this season.


Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Jason Shelangouski


(Guthrie Center) Guthrie Center improves to 18-4 with a 31 point victory over Woodward-Granger in the Tiger's first game of the 2013 postseason. Guthrie Center elimintated Woodward-Granger from the tourney with a 63-32 victory.


Adam Courtney scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds while twin brother Caleb Courtney made sure there were several tallies by his name on the stat sheet. Caleb Courtney narrowly missed a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, 6 steals, and 4 blocked shots.


Coach Seth Poldberg says the team came out a little bit slow following a long layoff. Guthrie Center had 10 days between their final regular season game and first district contest. He says they got going in the second quarter when they buried seven three pointers. They outscored Woodward-Granger 29-4 in the 2nd period.


Up next is Woodward-Academy, a team that Guthrie Center has defeated twice already this year. The pair of wins are by a combined 9 points including a come from behind one point win in their first meeting. The Woodward-Academy matchup will mark the final home game for a senior class that is going for their 4th straight district championship.


Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Seth Poldberg


(Avoca) 32 minutes of regulation couldn't determine a winner and neither could a pair of 5 minute overtime sessions. Finally in the third overtime it was CAM eliminating AHST from the boys district basketball tournament by a final score of 73-70.


CAM was led, as they have been for much of the season, by senior Trevor McKee and junior Michael Holste. The duo combined for 59 of the team's 73 points. McKee established a new season high in scoring with 33 topping his previous high mark of 28. Holste's 26 points were also a season high for him.


CAM, now 9-13 overall, avenged a regular season loss from their season opener to AHST. The Cougars will play 21-1 Riverside in the district semi-finals at Riverside on Tuesday. Underwood and West Harrison will play in the other district final. AHST's season is over with an 11-11 record. Sophomore Lee Whyte registered 26 points in the loss.


Click here for the interview with CAM coach Brian Fogleman




Earlham 52, Adair Casey 31

Guthrie Center 63, Woodward-Granger 32

Murray 73, Corning 33

Martensdale-St. Marys 55, Lenox 49

Villisca 65, Bedford 57

South Page, College Springs 54, Stanton 50

Sidney 44, Nishnabotna 33

East Mills 57, Fremont Mills 37

Underwood 56, Logan-Magnolia 38

West Harrison, Mondamin 80, Exira/EHK 65

Riverside 59, Griswold 56

CAM 73, AHST 70 (3OT)



Interstate 35, Truro 66, Central Decatur, Leon 47

Nodaway Valley 67, Panorama 29

Red Oak 54, Clarinda 43

St. Albert 61, Treynor 52

IKM-Manning 49, Tri Center 44

Kuemper Catholic 57, OA-BCIG 45


(Des Moines) Loren Williams quest of winning a third straight state wrestling title is still in tact.


The 152-pound Tri-Center senior won his first match Thursday by a 10-1 major decision over Tyler Hubrich, of Pocahontas Area. Williams, now 46-1, matches up against 45-2, Grant Henderson, of Alburnett in the quarterfinals Friday.


Christian Polley wrestling at 113-pounds lost to Kaden McClintock, of Fort Dodge, St. Edmonds by a 10-3 decision, but came back to win his consolation match by a pin in 3:07, to stay alive on the backside.


February 14, 2013


(Des Moines) Dillon Suhr, (285), and Austin Laabs, (170) both won their first round matches and will wrestle in the quarter-finals Friday.


Suhr, 49-2, and  a three time state qualifier pinned Austin Fasher, of North Linn-Troy Mills in 1:49. Laabs, defeated Mason Mentink, of Woodbine by a 5-3 decision in the first round.


Cody Cain, wrestling at 220 lost his first two matches and was eliminated from the tournament.


February 14, 2013




(Des Moines) Evan Hansen and Trey Sander each scored victories in the first round of the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament Thursday.


Evan Hansen, at (145), won in sudden victory over Josh Yoder of Sigourney-Keota in the first round, and Trey Sander, (195), defeated Matt Montgomery, of Lisbon by a 12-2 major decision in his first match.


Hansen will take on Cody Kingery of Underwood in the quarterfinals. Sander wrestles Taylor Hein, of Panorama.


February 14, 2013


(Audubon) Three Audubon wrestlers won their first matches at the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines Thursday.


At 106, (34-22) Kyle Juelsgaard decisioned (34-17), Joe Minkler, of Pocahontas Area, 8-6  and  (43-5) Brad Kerkhoff won by major decision over (22-14), Jordan Larsen, of North Fayette, 10-1, at 113 pounds. (47-5), Jesse Svoboda, wrestling at 182, won by a major decision over (43-9), Zach Barton, of Corning, 12-2.


Chase Petersen, at 138 pounds lost his first two matches and was eliminated from the tournament.


February 14, 2013


(Harlan) Harlan Community High School will be the site of a spring volleyball scrimmage March 26, between Iowa State University & Creighton.


Both teams played in the NCAA tournament last year and will again be NCAA tournament contenders in the fall. The scrimmage will be held at the Harlan Community High School gym on March 26, with doors opening at 5:45 pm.


The scrimmage will start at 6:30 pm and they will play a 3 out of 5 game match. There is no admission for this event as it is FREE.



February 14, 2013




CAM, Anita @ A-H-S-T, Avoca (at A-H-S-T, Avoca)
Adair-Casey @ Earlham (at Earlham)
Fremont-Mills, Tabor @ East Mills (at East Mills)
East Union, Afton @ Lamoni (at Lamoni)
Martensdale-St. Marys @ Lenox (at Lenox)
Diagonal @ Mount Ayr (at Mount Ayr)
Corning @ Murray (at Murray)
Griswold @ Riverside, Oakland (at Riverside, Oakland)
Stanton @ South Page, College Springs (at South Page, College Springs)
Logan-Magnolia @ Underwood (at Underwood)
Bedford @ Villisca (at Villisca)
Exira/EH-K @ West Harrison, Mondamin (at West Harrison, Mondamin)
Boyer Valley, Dunlap @ West Monona, Onawa (at West Monona, Onawa)
Charter Oak-Ute @ Woodbury Central, Moville (at Woodbury Central, Moville)

OA-BCIG @ Kuemper Catholic, Carroll (at Kuemper Catholic, Carroll)
Panorama, Panora @ Nodaway Valley (at Nodaway Valley)
Clarinda @ Red Oak (at Red Oak)
St. Albert, Council Bluffs @ Treynor (at Treynor)



February 14, 2013




Class 3A Region 8 Semi-Finals Red Oak 52 Shenandoah 40 Class 4A Region 7 Quarterfinals Glenwood 51 Creston 39 Carlisle 51 Indianola 47 Class 4A Region 8 Quarterfinals Carroll 53 Denison Schleswig 48 Ballard 36 Boone 22


(Audubon) The Audubon Wheelers started the game on an 8-0 run and outscored Riverside 18-4 in the third quarter to down Riverside 54-39 in the second round of Class 2A Girls Regional play on Tuesday.


Emily Nelsen scored 15 points to lead the way for the Wheelers who never trailed in the game. Sheyenne Smith paced Riverside with 11 points. The Bulldogs clawed back from an early hole to tie the game at 14, but in the second half would never trail by less than three. Audubon's largest lead of the game was 17 points, three Wheelers scored 11 each (Kyra Obermeier, Susie Bylund, and Haillie Anthofer). Audubon shot 19-30 from the free throw line in the win.


Audubon improves to 12-9 on the season. They move on to take on Treynor at Treynor on Friday in the regional semi-finals. Riverside bows out of the tourney at 7-16.



Class 1A Girls Regional

Adair-Casey 60 Guthrie Center 23

Earlham 55 Martensdale St Marys 46

Bedford 51 Stanton 41

Exira-EHK 28 Heartland Christian 24

Twin Cedars 52 SE Warren 35

Fremont-Mills 54 Nishnabotna 51

Moravia 62 Wayne 48

Murray 43 East Union 33

Ar-We-Va 55 Charter Oak-Ute 20

Newell-Fonda 68 Coon Rapids-Bayard 27

Villisca 63 Corning 43


Class 2A Girls Regional


IKM-Manning 63 Griswold 40

Audubon 54 Riverside 39

Kuemper Catholic 66 St. Edmond 56

Nodaway Valley 35 Van Meter 26

Hinton 74 Ridge View 38

Lawton-Bronson 83 Missouri Valley 53

Tri-Center 36 St. Albert 31

Panorama 81 Ogden 50

Treynor 85 East Mills 37

Des Moines Christian 58 Central Decatur 51

Woodward-Granger 57 Colfax-Mingo 34


Boys Regular Season

Creston 56 Harlan 51

Atlantic 58 Abraham Lincoln 57

Glenwood 63 Lewis Central 38

Carroll 72 Denison-Schleswig 55

Dallas Center-Grimes 70 Knoxville 44


Girls Regular Season

Winterset 57 Perry 45


(Neola) Despite entering the postseason play with a sub-.500 record the Tri-Center boys basketball team rolled past MVAO in the first round of the district tournament. The Trojans picked up a 72-52 to earn the right to play IKM-Manning in the district semi-finals on Thursday.


Britton Barrier posted 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists in the win. Ian Miller added a dozen points and Marty Dollen buried three 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 11 points.


Coach Chad Harder says it was a great win for the team. The strong outside shooting returned which coach Harder says was important in the win. The Trojans were also able to control the pace of the game. They held their opponents scoreless in the second quarter.


Now Tri-Center will have a rematch with IKM-Manning. The Wolves handed Tri-Center an 85-40 loss in the final game of the regular season. Tri-Center is 11-11. IKM-Manning is 20-1.


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



Class 1A District Tournament

Bedford 45, Essex 28
Charter Oak-Ute 77, Whiting 62
Corning 47, Orient-Macksburg 28
East Union, Afton 54, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 45
Glidden-Ralston 66, Paton-Churdan 47
Griswold 60, Audubon 48
Logan-Magnolia 63, Woodbine 61
Madrid 51, Coon Rapids-Bayard 48 (OT)
Melcher-Dallas 56, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 39
Nishnabotna 38, Heartland Christian 35
Prairie Valley, Gowrie 60, Southeast Webster-Grand, Burnside 38
Seymour 35, Moravia 32
Siouxland Community Christian 60, Westwood, Sloan 38
Woodward Academy 70, Iowa Christian Academy 38


Class 2A District Tournament

Central Decatur, Leon 60, Clarke, Osceola 47
Clarinda 64, Clarinda Academy 57
East Sac County 80, South Central Calhoun 70
OA-BCIG 76, Missouri Valley 64
Panorama, Panora 82, West Central Valley, Stuart 58
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 68, Shenandoah 31
Tri-Center, Neola 72, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 52
Van Meter 57, Colfax-Mingo 5



(Griswold) In a game that was closer than many expected, the Griswold Tigers eliminated the Audubon Wheelers from postseason contention Monday night.


The Tigers had handed the Wheelers a 32 point loss just over one week ago, but Audubon hung close in the first round district game.


The first quarter was very tight throughout with Audubon leading 6-5 early on, but Griswold taking a 16-15 lead heading into the 2nd. The Tigers gained some seperation right before the half thanks to sophomore Mason Boucher contributing 8 of his 12 points in the second quarter.


Leading by six at halftime, Griswold would never trail the rest of the way. Audubon cut the lead to four points on multiple trips, but could never get over the hump. Helping to make sure Audubon stayed at bay was Griswold's Grant Haynes who hit three of his five three-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with a team high 15 points.


Audubon closes out a frustrating season at 0-20. Andy Hoffman, the lone Audubon senior starter, gave a spirited effort in the second half and finished with 16 points. Promising freshman Lake Hacker added 11. Griswold earns the right to oppose top ten ranked Riverside in the 2nd round. The Tigers have won 7 of their last 8 games.


Class 4A

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


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


Class 3A

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

7-Grinnell (9)
8-Centerville (10)
9-Carroll (NR)
10-MOC-Floyd Valley (8)


Watch List: Ballard (Huxley), Chariton, Crestwood (Cresco), Dallas Center-Grimes, 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-Des Moines Christian (7)
8-PCM-Monroe (8)
9-Sheldon (9)
10-MFL, Mar-Mac (Monona) (10)
10-West Branch (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)


Class 2A

Kuemper Catholic 47 Prairie Valley 21

St. Albert 61 Logan-Magnolia 13

Riverside 60 AHST 40

Griswold 56 Underwood 39

Ridge View 61 Alta-Aurelia 33

Central Decatur 56 Mount Ayr 43

Ogden 51 South Hamilton 47

East Mills 75 Clarinda Academy 13

Missouri Valley 65 MVAO 46

West Monona 45 Westwood 39

Van Meter 47 West Central Valley 34


Class 3A

ADM 52 Saydel 46

Bondurant Farrar 48 PCM 42

Clarke 62 Chariton 34

Red Oak 54 Clarinda 32

Shenandoah 31 Atlantic 27





1. Devin Phaly, Sergeant Bluff-Luton

2. Jake Wulf, OA-BCIG



1. Zac McCoy, Shenandoah

2. Chris Hopkins, Harlan



1. Blake Luna, Clarinda

2. Dillon Cox, Atlantic/CAM



1. Cole Race, Clarinda

2. Chase Goodman, South Central Calhoun



1. Colton McCrystal, Sergeant Bluff-Luton

2. Jordan Challen, Greene County



1. Steven Garcia, Seargent Bluff-Luton

2. Brett Marcum, Missouri Valley



1. Jeremy Scheuerman, Greene County

2. Luke Strong, Clarinda



1. Brett Tomoson, Sergeant Bluff-Luton

2. John Clark, Clarinda



1. Adam Zaccone, Harlan

2. Dylan French, Bedford/Lenox



1. Cash Wilke, OA-BCIG

2. Matthew Williamson, Atlantic/CAM



1. Cole Bonde, Bedford/Lenox

2. Rylan Richardson, South Central Calhoun



1. Cale Stork, Harlan

2.  Tyler Stork, Atlantic/CAM



1. Tyler Nguyen, Sergeant-Bluff-Luton

2. Aaron Beaman, Greene County



1. Jordan Siebert, Harlan

2. Dakota Calfee, Clarinda



1. Dillon Mucky, Woodbury Central

2. Kyle Juelsgaard, Audubon



1. Christian Polley, Tri-Center

2. Zach Ulven, Westwood



1. Brad Kerkhoff, Audubon

2. Gable Verschoor, Woodbury Central



1. Lane Nichols,Woodbury Central

2. Johnny Stevens, Lawton-Bronson



1. Derik Bailey, MVAO

2. Zach Evans, Coon Rapids-Bayard



1. Chase Petersen, Audubon

2. Luke Klingensmith, Woodbury Central



1. Evan Hansen, Exira-EHK

2. Jake Mize, Woodbury Central



1. Loren Williams, Tri-Center

2. Logan Moore, West Monona



1. Josh Matusik, Woodbine

2. Schuyler Rilling, Woodbury Central



1. Mason Mentink, Woodbine 

2. Buea Metcalf,Westwood



1. Jesse Svoboda, Audubon

2. Taylor James, Akron-Westfield



1. Trey Sander, Exira-EHK

2. Blake Sappingfield, Lawton-Bronson



1. Levi Paulsen, Woodbury Central

2 Logan Melby, Logan-Magnolia



1. Landon Paulsen, Woodbury Central

2. Cole Jensen, MVAO


State Qualifiers listed by school



106 Taylor Curtis

113 Riley Klien

126 Andrew Foutch (204 Career Wins, 3 shy of Iowa all-time record)

145 Cody Kingery



138 Hunter Grunstad

160 Tyler Hein

195 Taylor Hein

285 Garrett Johnston


Guthrie Center

170 Austin Laabs

220 Cody Cain

285 Dillon Suhr



113 Jacob Vogel

120 Tucker Bluml

132 Clay Harris



126 Zach Vance

138 Tanner Potter


East Mills

152 Josh Hopkins

195 Colton Story


Southwest Iowa

106 Craig  Rice

220 Mark Hall


Saint Albert

160 Wyatt Lewis

182 Jake Lewis


West Central Valley

145 Ryan Joint (3 time qualifier)


Martensdale-Saint Marys

120 Dylan Gibson


Nodaway Valley

152 Kain Queck



170 Zach Barton


East Union

170 Bryson Kinyon


Mount  Ayr

132 Erik Freed


(Atlantic) Atlantic High School graduate Jordan Mullen broke his own University of Iowa 60 Meter Hurdle record. The senior for the Hawks ran 7.73 at this weekend's meet at Arkansas.


Mullen originally broke the school record two years ago. He ran a 7.75 in a meet at Minnesota. Earlier this season, in a meet at ISU, he ran a 7.74 to improve upon his own school record.


The 7.73 came Friday in the prelims of the Tyson Invitationl at Fayettville, Arkansas.


Boys Basketball

AHST 62 Exira-EHK 50

Adair-Casey 58, Lenox 46
Atlantic 47, Creston 38
Ballard 59, Boone 51
Dallas Center-Grimes 72, Carlisle 52
Glenwood 61, Denison-Schleswig 49
Harlan 70, Red Oak 44
Interstate 35, Truro 50, Earlham 45
Lewis Central 49, Clarinda 44
Melcher-Dallas 62, Wayne, Corydon 46
Murray 68, Martensdale-St. Marys 46
Nodaway Valley 64, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 60
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 80, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 61
Treynor 80, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 48


Girls Basketball

Carroll 55, Bondurant-Farrar 29
Dallas Center-Grimes 62, Carlisle 41
Harlan 66, Creston 35
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 59, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 17
Winterset 45, A-D-M, Adel 42



(Greenfield) In a game that came down to the final seconds, Nodaway Valley hung on for a 64-60 win against Kuemper Catholic in the Wolverines regular season finale. Nodaway Valley never trailed in the second half, but that doesn't mean Kuemper Catholic didn't pose a threat down the stretch.


The Knights closed what was at one point a twelve deficit down to one point with less than two minutes to play. With Nodaway Valley up by three and under :30 to go, the Wolverines missed the front end of a one and one free throw leaving Kuemper with an opportunity. The Knights got a good look from Riley Bach to tie the game with five seconds left but the shot rimmed out. Dean Frank made one of two free-throws with :02 left to seal the win.


Bach scored 16 points off the bench for Kuemper Catholic and Sam Brincks had 15. Nodaway Valley featured a very balanced attack led by Alex Welsch with 14. Brad Baudler and Dean Frank each scored a dozen while TJ Bower had 11.


Nodaway Valley ends the regular season at 20-1. Kuemper Catholic drops to 13-8.


Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Darrell Burmeister


(Atlantic) The Atlantic Boys Basketball team won the Hawkeye Ten Conference Title outright for the second year in a row Friday night with a 47-38 win over Creston.


Sam Markham led the (19-1) Trojans with 14-points, Dalton Franken added 12, and Chad Christiansen added 9-points in the contest.


The Trojans led almost the entire game with quarter leads of 10-9, 21-18, 36-31 and 47-38. The Panthers came out in the second quarter on a 4-0 run, but the Trojans were able to answer and regain the lead with a game high margin of ten-points in the middle of the fourth quarter.


Crestons’ 6’8 Senior Ryan Cook and guard Trey Thomsen scored 9-points each to lead Creston. Briar Evans chipped in 6-points.


The (17-3) Panthers play Harlan in their final conference game on Tuesday night. The Trojans travel to Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln Tuesday night for a non-conference regular season finally.


Click here to listen to comments from Head Coach Steve Blazek and Senior Dalton Franken


February 8, 2013


(Griswold) Griswold will be among the many teams that KSOM will be tracking at Saturday's district wrestling tournament in Corning. The Tigers will have five individuals take the mat on Saturday afternoon.


Zach Vance is 28-9 at 126. The favorite at that weight is Underwood superstar senior Andrew Foutch (47-0 , #1 ranked). Foutch is closing in on T.J Sebolt's (Centerville) career wins record of 207. Other wrestlers at 126 include Grant Staats (27-16) of Mount Ayr and Tucker Patrick (26-7) from Guthrie Center.


30-14 Austin Dollen will represent the Tigers at 132. He'll face 41-5 Erik Freed of Mount Ayr in the first round. After that Dollen could see 28-15 Kyle Chlafant of Guthrie Center or 44-8 Clay Harris of Riverside.


Coach Sam Collora says 10th ranked Tanner Potter is the favorite at 138. He has defeated both 28-14 Jared Thompson of Nodaway Valley and 38-6 Lane Stortenbecker of East Mills, but has not faced 14-2 Hunter Grunsted of Panorama.


The remining two Griswold wrestler just may have the two toughest weight classes in the tournament. Josh Metheny (28-21) at 145 will meet up first with #2, 43-1 Ryan Joint of West Central Valley. The favorite on the other side of the bracked is 36-3 Cody Kingery of Underwood.


Heavyweight Jacob Steinback has two ranked wrestlers in his bracket with #4, 45-2 Dillon Suhr of Guthrie Center and #7, 44-1 David Howell of East Mills.


Click here for the interview with Griswold wrestling coach Sam Collora


(Manning) IKM-Manning has won eight straight games to finish of the regular season with a 20-1 record. The Wolves only loss of the season came to 21-1 Lawton-Bronson, a loss that they avenged in the conference championship game.


The regular season finale came Thursday night at home against Tri-Center. They won the game decisively, 85-40. That marks the 6th time this season that the Wolves have topped the 80 point mark. The team finishes the regular season with a 68.4 point per game offensive average which ranks 5th in the state for Class 2A. TJ Sterk led the team on Thursday with 18 points. Four of his teammates joined him in double figures: Sam Wegner 17, Cody Eischeid 16, Joe Herbers 12, and Scott Opperman 10.  


IKM-Manning is one of just four teams in the state in Class 2A to finish the season with 20 wins. They are among a handful of 2A teams with one loss or fewer.


IKM-Manning just might see Tri-Center again soon. The Wolves have a first round bye in the Class 2A district tournament and await the winner of the first round matchup between MVOA and Tri-Center.


Class 3A

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


Class 2A

1 Western Christian
2 Lawton-Bronson
3 IKM-Manning
4 North Linn
5 North Butler
6 Manson-NW Webster
7 Panorama
8 West Marshall
9 Hudson
10 Aplington-Parkersburg
11 Hinton
12 North Mahaska
13 Fort Dodge St. Edmond
14 Maquoketa Valley
15 Sumner-Fredericksburg


Class 1A

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




Class 1A Girls Regional Tournament


Coon Rapids-Bayard 44 Paton-Churdan 30

Wayne 56 Melcher-Dallas 33

Earlham 49 Iowa Christian Academy 24

Exira-EHK 54 Boyer Valley 28

Fremont-Mills 69 Essex/South Page 49

Nishnabotna 58 Sidney 36

Guthrie Center 40 Grandview Park Baptist 34

East Union 40 Lamoni 32

Corning 77 Lenox 43

SE Warren 70 Seymour 14

Martensdale-St Marys 57 Pleasantville 43

Heartland Christian 70 West Harrison 51

Moravia 70 Mormon Trail 26
Stanton 49 CAM 33

Lynnville-Sully 62 Ankeny Christian Academy 29

SE Webster-Grand 53 Glidden-Ralston 18

Villisca 79 Orient-Macksburg 19

Charter Oak-Ute 43 Woodbine 25


Girls Regular Season Scores

Kuemper Catholic 73 Shenandoah 54


Boys Regular Season Scores

Glenwood 57 Lourdes Central Catholic, NE 34

Greene County 66 North Polk 60

Kuemper Catholic 81 Shenandoah 35 (Chris Halbur 20 points)

Logan-Magnolia 48 Missouri Valley 35

IKM-Manning 85 Tri-Center 40 (T.J. Sterk 18, Sam Wegner 17)

MVAO 51 Underwood 35




(Harlan) Chris Hopkins, Broghan Kelly, Adam Zaccone, Cale Stork, and Jordan Seibert will all wrestle in their home gym this Saturday in hopes of reaching the state tourney.


Coach John Murtaugh says Hopkins is as healthy as he has been since early January which bodes well for the senior. Hopkins (36-7) will have 33-16 Zac McCoy of Shenandoah in the first round. He has defeated McCoy by fall in their regular season meeting. On the other side of the bracket are 39-3 Dusten Reed of Bedford/Lenox and 24-6 Jacob Challen of East Greene. Hopkins pinned Challen in the sectionals and has not wrestled Reed.


37-7 Broghan Kelly at 120 starts off with 23-8 Dillon Cox of Atlantic/CAM. Cox has defeated Kelly twice this year. 38-1 Blake Luna of Clarinda is the favorite on the bottom side of the bracket. Coach Murtaugh says Kelly's postseason experience will help him out Saturday.


33-13 Adam Zaccone wrestles 38-13 John French of Bedford/Lenox in the first round at 160 pounds. The winner will take on either 46-6 Tyler Kutz of South Central Calhoun or 18-23 John Sands of Red Oak.


Cale Stork leads the Cyclones in wins this season with 39 at 195. He has been dominant according to his head coach. Stork will need to get past 23-17 Cain Johanns of Clarinda in order to face either 33-11 Tyler Stork of Atlantic/CAM or 30-14 Taylor Christensen of Sergeant Bluff-Luton.


30-16 Jordan Siebert at Heavyweight will start off with 30-17 Dakota Calfee of Clarinda. Those two have had some very close battles this season with Siebert winning all three matches, but two of them went to overtime. 20-1 Aron King of South Central Calhoun is the favorite on the other side of the bracket. Siebert lost to King 7-4 in last week's sectional tournament.


Click here for the interview with Harlan wrestling coach John Murtaugh


(Neola) A trip to the state tournament is on the line for four Tri-Center Trojan wrestlers this Saturday. The team will go to West Monona, Onawa for the district tournament.


At 113 pounds Christian Polley is 39-8. The sophomore has a loaded bracket that matches him up with 35-7 Cole Mills of Hinton. On the other side are 35-0 Zach Ulven of Westwood Sloan and 20-6 Austin Malloy of Exira-EHK.


145 pounder Darrian Irlbeck will also have a tough road. His first opponent is 47-3 Jake Mize of Woodbury Central. 41-1 Evan Hansen and 33-13 Cole Oltmenns of Akron-Westfield are also in the mix at 145.


Loren Williams is the two-time defending state champion and coach Andy Hensley says Loren is wrestling the best he ever has been. It appears Williams will face 46-1 Logan Moore of West Monona in the finals.


42-3 Ben Wellman at 182 will have to have a good weekend to get to state. He comes in as the sectional runner-up after losing to 44-5 Jesse Svoboda last Satruday. Wellman draws 31-4 Taylor James of Akron-Westfield in the first round.


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



(Guthrie Center) A majority of the Guthrie Center Tiger wrestling squad will be in action this Saturday at the district tournament in Corning. That list includes Troy Schwartz (113, 37-15), Lane Rumelhart (120, 35-14), Tucker Patrick (126, 26-7), Kyle Chalfant (132, 28-15), Gavin Laughery (152, 25-6), Austin Laabs (170, 41-5), Cale Crowder (195, 33-12) Cody Cain (220, 36-10), and Dillon Suhr (285, 45-2).


Coach Shawn Danker says he was happy with the amount of wrestlers that survived sectionals and knows they can still wrestle better. Most of the Tigers advanced as a sectional runner-up. Cain and Suhr were the two sectional champions from Nodaway Valley last Saturday.


A couple of potential championship matches to keep an eye on are at 170 and 285. Austin Laabs is ranked 10th and if he advances past 50-9 Payton Housman of Riverside in the semi-finals, Laabs would likely see a rematch with #6 40-1 Bryson Kinyon of East Union. Dillon Suhr is ranked 4th at 45-2. He has a possible championship matchup with 7th ranked and 44-1 David Howell of East Mills.


Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Shawn Danker





Britton Barrier, Tri-Center

Doug Hoke, Tri-Center

Logan Melby, Logan-Magnolia

Caden McDonald, Logan-Magnolia



Jordan Siebert, Harlan


Iowa Western

Alex Reed, Lewis Central

Brady Drees, Exira-EHK

Mark Hall, Fremont-Mills


Northwest Missouri State

Keaton Hulett, Creston/OM

Clayton Wilson, Fremont-Mills

Seth Phillips, Fremont-Mills


Wayne State

Cody Kahl, IKM-Manning


Track and Field


Iowa State

Derek Jones, Glenwood



Chaley Rath, Treynor


Northwest Missouri State

Cassie Kruse, Glenwood



*Compiled with the help of local coaches, twitter, and the Omaha World Herald




(AMES) Iowa State improves to 16-5 overall in women's basketball and 7-4 in the Big 12 with their 67-48 win over Texas on Wednesday.


Exira graduate Hallie Christofferson was held to just four points on 2-10 field goal shooting. It was one of Christofferson's toughest shooting nights of the season. Former IKM-Manning standout Ashley Hagedorn also played for the Cyclones in the win. Hagedorn was just one minute of action.


The ISU women play Kansas State at home on Saturday.


(Oakland) A 59-38 win over East Mills has the Riverside Bulldog boys basketball team heading into the postseason with a nine game winning streak.


In the final regular season game of his illustrious career, senior Ricky Williams scored 29 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. He ends the regular season with averages 27.7 points per game and 14.5 rebounds per game. Those numbers put him at #1 in the state in scoring and #2 in the state in rebounding (just 0.1 rebound off the lead).


Riverside earned a split of the Western Iowa Conference championship with Treynor this season. They await the winner of Audubon and Griswold for their first round district tournament game.


(Greenfield) With a 22 point night against Bedford on Tuesday, Nodaway Valley senior Brad Baudler has now topped 1,000 points for his career. He has a total of 1,002 to be exact heading into the regular season finale on Friday against Kuemper Catholic.


Braudler has played on the varsity level for all four years of his Nodaway Valley career, scoring 205 points as a freshman, 296 as a sophomore, 157 last year, and 344 so far this year. Baudler leads the team this season with a 17.1 point per game average. He is shooting 53.8% from the field including 37.2% from three-point range with 29 made three-pointers on the year.


Nodaway Valley improved to 19-1 with the 67-30 victory over Bedford Tuesday. The win gives the Wolverines yet another undefeated conference championship. They close out the regular season with a non-conference game against Kuemper Catholic that will air on KSOM Friday night.


(Avoca) The AHST Vikings will have two wrestlers competing at the district tournament at West Monona, Onawa this Saturday. Junior Kyle Bauerkemper and Senior Jake Larson each advanced from last weekend's sectional tourney at Woodbine.


Coach Evan McCarthy says Bauerkemper has a very tough bracket at 160 pounds. He comes in with a record of 22-14 and will see 42-7 Schuyler Rilling from Woodbury Central in his first match. 25-3 Josh Matusik of Woodbine beat Bauerkemper in the sectional tournament and a rematch is possible if Bauerkemper can get by Rilling. McCarthy says Bauerkemper is very good when he wrestles hard and under control.


Jake Larsen comes in at 34-10 in the 170 pound weight class. In that bracket at districts he has 30-8 Beau Metcalf of Westwood Sloan, 35-6 Mason Mentink of Woodbine, and 24-17 Brandon Thompson of Lawton-Bronson. Coach McCarthy says Larson is very determined and hopes he will be able to advance.


Click here for the interview with AHST wrestling coach Evan McCarthy


(Elk Horn) Brady Drees says his recruiting decision came down to Simpson and Iowa Western Community Collge. In the end he decided to sign with the defending National Junior College Reivers.


Drees was a key part of the Exira-EHK run to the state semi-finals this past fall. He played center and nose tackle for the Spartans. Offensive line will be the position he focuses on at the next level.


He says he's excited to join Spencer Smith as former Spartans in Council Bluffs and notes that Smith was a good resource to turn to during the recruiting process.


Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK senior Brady Drees




 (Neola) Tri-Center seniors Britton Barrier and Doug Hoke each signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning. The pair will head to Sioux City in the fall to become Morningside Mustangs.


Barrier passed up some NCAA Division II offers to sign with a Mustang team that played for an NAIA national Championship last season. He was a four year starter at quarterback in high school but has the versatility to play a number of different positions at the next level.


Click here for the interview with Tri-Center senior Britton Barrier


Hoke emerged during his junior and senior seasons as a wingback with great speed. He rushed for 883 yards this season with 11 touchdowns averaging 8.5 yards per carry.


Barrier says Running Back Caden McDonald and Offensive Lineman Logan Melby of Logan-Magnolia are also expected to sign with Morningside.


(Harlan) Harlan Community High School senior Jordan Siebert inked a national letter of intent to play college football at Drake University next season.


Siebert says Drake was a pretty clear choice when he considered everything involved with the decision. He looks forward to being able to play football while working towards a law degree.


Siebert told KSOM/KS95.7 sports he plans to redshirt in his first year on campus. To find out more about why Drake stood out to Siebert click on the full interview below.


Click here for the interview with Drake signee Jordan Siebert


Class 1A



February 13, 11:00 a.m.


#1 (29-1) Alburnett vs #8 (22-7) West Marshall, State Center


#4 (26-3) Sumner-Fredericksburg vs #5 (12-2) Clarion-Goldfield


#2 (27-4) Woodbury Central vs #7 (25-2) Audubon


#3 (23-1) Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont vs #6 (19-4) Emmetsburg


Class 2A


February 13, 9:00 a.m.


#1 (25-0) West Delaware vs #8 (16-5) Ballard


#4 (19-4) Charles City vs #5 (15-1) Creston/O-M


#2 (23-5) Assumption, Davenport vs #7 (25-2) Boyden Hull/Rock Valley


#3 (23-5) Mediapolis vs #6 (24-5) Union, LaPorte City








Regional Dual Wrestling


Class 1A Wrestling


#1 Alburnett DEF. Regina, Iowa City, 70-6
Wilton DEF. Lisbon, 44-30

#1 Alburnett DEF. Wilton, 50-33


#8 Clarion-Goldfield DEF. West Hancock, Britt, 50-27
Aplington-Parkersburg DEF. #14 St. Edmond, Fort Dodge, 41-31

#8 Clarion-Goldfield DEF. Aplington-Parkersburg, 47-20


Don Bosco, Gilbertville

#7 Don Bosco, Gilbertville DEF. Jesup, 63-12
#10 West Marshall, State Center DEF. Lynnville-Sully, 51-3

#10 West Marshall, State Center DEF, #7 Don Bosco, Gilbertville, 39-31



#3 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont DEF. Tri-County-Montezuma, 66-15
#T12 Iowa Valley, Marengo DEF. Sigourney-Keota, 43-33

#3 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont DEF. #T12 Iowa Valley, Marengo, 42-36



#9 Emmetsburg DEF. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, 56-22
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn DEF. #T15 Manson Northwest Webster, 51-27

#9 Emmetsburg DEF. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 59-21


Guthrie Center

#6 Audubon DEF. Panorama, Panora, 51-24
Riverside, Oakland DEF. #T12 Guthrie Center, 42-34

#6 Audubon DEF. Riverside, Oakland, 53-24



#5 Sumner-Fredericksburg DEF. East Buchanan, Winthrop, 63-18
Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction DEF. #T15 Maquoketa Valley, Delhi, 40-33

#5 Sumner-Fredericksburg DEF. Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction, 43-31


Woodbury Central

#2 Woodbury Central, Moville DEF. Westwood, Sloan, 52-24
Logan-Magnolia DEF. East Mills, 58-13 

#2 Woodbury Central, Moville DEF. Logan-Magnolia, 49-12


Class 2A Wrestling

Assumption, Davenport

#2 Assumption, Davenport DEF. Central Clinton, DeWitt, 55-21
Mount Vernon DEF. Wahlert, Dubuque, 58-10

#2 Assumption, Davenport DEF. Mount Vernon, 54-15


Charles City

#4 Charles City DEF. Roland-Story, Story City, 66-12
Osage DEF. Clear Lake, 40-26

#4 Charles City DEF. Osage, 58-14



#5 Creston/Orient-Macksburg DEF. Clarinda, 77-6
Atlantic DEF. A-D-M, Adel, 37-36
#5 Creston/Orient-Macksburg DEF. Atlantic, 60-16


East Marshall

#8 Union, LaPorte City DEF. East Marshall/GMG, 53-15
Bondurant-Farrar DEF. Grinnell, 43-22

#8 Union, LaPorte City DEF. Bondurant-Farrar, 52-15 


#6 Humboldt DEF. Woodward-Granger, 57-21
Ballard DEF. Greene County, 49-27

Ballard DEF. #6 Humboldt, 33-28



#3 Mediapolis DEF. Williamsburg, 50-18
Albia DEF. #13 Washington, 45-30

#3 Mediapolis DEF. Albia, 64-6



#7 Spencer DEF. Spirit Lake Park, 41-40
#12 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley DEF. #11 Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 31-27

#12 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley DEF. #7 Spencer, 42-37


West Delaware

#1 West Delaware, Manchester DEF. Denver-Tripoli, 61-17
#9 Decorah DEF. Crestwood, Cresco, 37-36

#1 West Delaware, Manchester DEF. #9 Decorah, 55-19




Regular Season Girls Basketball

Adair-Casey 59, Paton-Churdan 31
A-D-M, Adel 52, Ballard 45
AR-WE-VA, Westside 71, Charter Oak-Ute 49
Bedford 60, Nodaway Valley 39
Bondurant-Farrar 56, Perry 46
Central Decatur, Leon 49, Wayne 36
Coon Rapids-Bayard 49, West Central Valley, Stuart 41 (2OT)
Creston 45, Clarinda 42
Dallas Center-Grimes 68, Carroll 37
Des Moines Christian 60, Ogden 25
Glenwood 65, Shenandoah 29
Grandview Park Baptist 52, Glidden-Ralston 29
Lewis Central 51, Harlan 46 (OT)
Martensdale-St Marys 51, Interstate 35, Truro 46
Missouri Valley 38, Westwood, Sloan 27
Mount Ayr 66, Lenox 35
Red Oak 48, Audubon 35
South Central Calhoun 45, East Sac County 43
Villisca 69, North Nodaway, MO 32
Woodward-Granger 48, Guthrie Center 24


Regular Season Boys Basketball

A-H-S-T, Avoca 60, Woodbine 51
Adair-Casey 75, Paton-Churdan 57
Ar-We-Va, Westside 63, Charter Oak-Ute 61
Atlantic 67, Denison-Schleswig 44
Boys Town, NE 74, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 37
Carlisle 70, Boone 63
Carroll 58, Dallas Center-Grimes 49
Creston 61, Clarinda 40
Des Moines Christian 64, Ogden 43
Diagonal 41, Essex 39
Earlham 52, Panorama, Panora 36
East Union, Afton 64, Corning 42
Glenwood 87, Shenandoah 48
Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 72, Glidden-Ralston 34
Harlan 62, Lewis Central 31
Interstate 35, Truro 80, Martensdale-St. Marys 65
Lawton-Bronson 77, West Monona, Onawa 52
Missouri Valley 62, Westwood, Sloan 41
Mount Ayr 73, Lenox 43
Murray 85, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 47
Nodaway Valley 67, Bedford 30
Perry 69, Bondurant-Farrar 64
Riverside, Oakland 59, East Mills 38
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 63, Pleasantville 59
Wayne, Corydon 61, Central Decatur, Leon 57
West Central Valley, Stuart 40, Coon Rapids-Bayard 39
Woodward Academy 59, Madrid 46 


(Audubon) 6th ranked Audubon emerged as the top team from the Class 1A Regional Duals at Guthrie Center last night.

For the first time in school history the Audubon Wheeler Wrestlers are heading to the state duals.

Audubon beat Panorama to start the night 51-18 and also won big in the championship against Riverside 53-24. Audubon couldn't have dreampt of a better start as Kyle Juelsgard, Brad Kerkhoff, Heath Irlmeier, and Andrew Malloy picked up consecutive pins from 113-132 pounds against Panorama to start the night off quick. Coach Blane Kerkhoff says the the type of start he was looking for.

They led 42-0 right out of the gate and never looked back in either match advancing to the state duals where they will wrestle at Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday.


Click here for the interview with Audubon coach Blane Kerkhoff


(Elk Horn) The Exira-EHK Spartans start off the Class 1A regional tourney Thursday night with a home game against Boyer Valley.


Coach Tom Petersen says the team is playing well defensively heading into the most crucial part of the season. Exira-EHK has won 4 out of 5 games heading into the tournament and they’ve held back-to-back opponents under 30 points.


Exira-EHK comes in at 16-5 while Boyer Valley is 7-15, but Spartan coach Petersen says the disparity in the two teams win loss record may be deceiving. He notes that Boyer Valley plays in a very difficult Western Valley Conference.


The winner of that matchup between Exira-EHK and Boyer Valley moves on to oppose West Harrison or Heartland Christian in Elk Horn on Tuesday.


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


(Red Oak) Tanner Johnson scored 17 points and Jordan Nelson added 16 in Red Oak's boys basketball win over Corning Monday night. The 70-41 victory for the Tigers improves their overall record to 13-7.


The Tigers were just 6-6 at one point but have closed out the regular season with a flurry. They've won 7 of their last 8 games and have only one regular season game remaining.  The Tiger's only losses since mid-December have all come to Class 3A top 10 ranked teams (Atlantic once and Creston twice).


Red Oak will close out the regular season with a matchup against the Harlan Cyclones on Friday.



Girls Basketball

Ankeny Christian Academy 61, Orient-Macksburg 58
AR-WE-VA, Westside 72, Glidden-Ralston 17
CAM, Anita 29, Iowa Christian Academy 27
Earlham 73, West Central Valley, Stuart 69
Heartland Christian 61, West Harrison 53
Stanton 66, Lenox 24

Tri-Center 46 Adair-Casey 30


Boys Basketball

Adair-Casey 58, Tri-Center, Neola 44
Ankeny Christian Academy 84, Orient-Macksburg 40
Ar-We-Va, Westside 70, Glidden-Ralston 54
Coon Rapids-Bayard 50, Madrid 40
Creston 67, Winterset 52
Guthrie Center 63, Woodward-Granger 33
Harlan 76, Glenwood 68
Lenox 59, Stanton 49
Red Oak 70, Corning 41
Riverside, Oakland 73, Logan-Magnolia 30
West Harrison, Mondamin 75, Heartland Christian 59 


(Sioux Center) Atlantic Standout athlete Dalton Franken signed a national letter of Intent to play basketball at the next level.  


Dalton Franken officially signed the letter on Saturday at a press conference at Dordt College in Sioux Center. Franken a four year starter for Atlantic chose Dordt, an NAIA  Division II institution


Dordt Head Coach Ross Douma told the media that he is extremely excited to have Dalton Franken join the team.


Click here to listen to comments from Ross Douma at press conference


Dordt, a member of the NAIA Great Plains Conference is currently 20-6 on the season.


February 4, 2013


(Manning) T.J. Sterk's 26 points led (19-1) IKM-Manning to a Western Valley Conference Tournament Championship Saturday night. The Wolves narrowly edged Lawton-Bronson 56-54 in overtime to avenge their only loss they have suffered this season.


Sterk was the only IKM-Manning player in double figures, he shot 11-22 from the field and 4-10 from three-point range. The star senior is now averaging 17.9 points per game. The Wolves run their win streak to 7 games. Their only loss came to Lawton-Bronson three weeks ago, 72-62.


IKM-Manning plays Tri-Center in a non-conference game on Tuesday to finish out the regular season.


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


(Ames) Hallie Christofferson posted 15 points and 10 rebounds in Iowa State's 67-52 Women's college basketball win over Texas Tech Saturday. The game marked the 8th time this season that the former Exira player led the team in rebounds. The Junior from Hamlin also posted a season high four blocked shots in the win.


On the season Christofferson is posting a team-high 14.8 points per game. She is also shooting a team high 45.2% from three-point range. She is one of three Cyclones to start all 20 of the teams games this season.


ISU improves to 15-5 on the season and 6-4 in the Big 12 heading into their matchup with Texas on Wednesday.



Class 4A

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


Watch List: Cedar Falls, Des Moines Roosevelt, Pleasant Valley, Sioux City North


Class 3A

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

8-MOC-Floyd Valley (10)
9-Grinnell (9)
10-Centerville (NR)


Watch List: Ballard (Huxley), Carroll, Chariton, Crestwood (Cresco), 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-Des Moines Christian (8)
8-PCM-Monroe (10)
9-Sheldon (9)
10-MFL, Mar-Mac (Monona) (10)
10-West Branch (7)


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)



Girls Basketball

Glenwood 47, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 36
Lewis Central 61, Creston 23

Treynor 60, Clarinda 44
Harlan 54, Panorama 40


Lawton-Bronson 82, IKM-Manning 63 (Conference Championship)

Newton 35, Boone 30
Orient-Macksburg 45, Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 33
West Central Valley, Stuart 64, Madrid 39



Boys Baketball


Creston 59, Lewis Central 39
Glenwood 51, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 42
Treynor 79, Clarinda 40


IKM-Manning 56, Lawton-Bronson 54 (OT-WVC Tournament)

Winterset 81, Clarke, Osceola 48 


Class 1A


-At Guthrie Center

#6 (23-2) Audubon vs (14-5) Panorama

#12 (21-4) Guthrie Center vs (29-10) Riverside


-At Woodbury Central, Moville

#2 (25-4) Woodbury Central vs (9-8) Westwood, Sloan

(18-6) Logan-Magnolia vs (28-5) East Mills


Class 2A


-At Creston

(13-1) #5 Creston/O-M vs (11-5) Clarinda

(15-6) ADM vs (11-9) Atlantic/CAM


(Treynor) One night after claiming the Western Iowa Conference championship outright, the Treynor Cardinal girls basketball team beat Clarinda Saturday 60-44. The win is the 8th in a row for a Treynor group that is now 19-2. The lone losses have come to Harlan in the season opener and Abraham Lincoln on January 12th.


Tracy Purdy poured in a team-high 17 points Saturday night. The junior guard knocked down four three-pointers. A 25-12 Treynor advantage in the fourth quarter turned a close game into a double-digit win.


At 19-2, Treynor will get in one more non-conference test to try and help them prepare for the postseason. They take on a 12-7 Kuemper squad in Treynor on Tuesday.


(AVOCA) The AHST Viking boys basketball squad posted a season high 72 points in their win over Missouri Valley Friday night.


Leading the way was Tyler Robinson with 25. Robinson knocked down 9 of his 14 field goal attempts including 3-5 from three point ragne and was joined by Drew Young and Lee Whyte in double figures. Young shot 9-11 to score 20 points while most of Whyte's damage came from the free throw line where he shot 10-16 and scored 16 points.


AHST bumps their season record up to 9-10. They finish 5-9 in Western Iowa Conference play this year.  The team closes out the regular season with two road games next week. The Vikings travel to Woodbine on Tuesday and Exira-EHK on Friday.


(Anita) Shelby Erickson led the balanced scoring effort in CAM's 46-29 win over Ankeny Christian Academy Friday night. It was the home finale for the Cougars who improve to 8-12. Erickson scored 10 points while Alyssa Kragelund and Carson Heiny each added 8.


The defense though proved to be the difference in the game as the 29 points allowed is the fourth best total that CAM has held an opponent to this season.


The Cougars have just one game remaining in the regular season. They'll make a trip to 10-10 Iowa Christian Academy on Tueday. ICA has won 5 of their last 7 games, but CAM beat them in the first meeting 47-29.


CAM will play Stanton Thursday in the first round of the Regional Tourney on Thursday.


Click here for the interview with CAM coach Joe Wollum



Team Scoring

  1. Guthrie Center 199.5
  2. Panorama 194.5
  3. Mount Ayr 130
  4. Nodaway Valley 118.5
  5. Corning 102.5
  6. West Central Valley 79
  7. East Union 74
  8. Martensdale-St. Marys 63

Individual District Qualifiers



1. Logan Wood, Corning

2. Open



1. Dawson Knapp, Mount Ayr

2. Troy Schwartz, Guthrie Center



1. Dylan Gibson, Martensdale-St. Marys

2. Lane Rumelhart, Guthrie Center



1. Grant Staats, Mount Ayr

2. Tucker Patrick, Guthrie Center



1. Eric Freed, Mount Ayr

2. Kyle Chalfant, Guthrie Center



1. Hunter Grunsted, Panorama

2. Jared Thompson, Nodaway Valley



1. Ryan Joint, West Central Valley

2. Jayden Erlandson, Nodaway Valley



1. Kain Queck, Nodaway Valley

2. Gavin Laughery, Guthrie Center



1. Shane Swank, Mount Ayr

2. Tyler Hein, Panorama



1. Bryson Kinyon, East Union

2. Austin Laabs, Guthrie Center



1. Zach Barton, Corning

2. Colby Woodvine, Panorama



1. Taylor Hein, Panorama

2. Cale Crowder, Guthrie Center



1. Cody Cain, Guthrie Center

2. Marcus Boldy, Panorama



1. Dillon Suhr, Guthrie Center

2. Garrett Johnston, Panorama


Team Scoring

  1. Riverside 204
  2. East Mills 173.5
  3. Griswold 158
  4. Underwood 156.5
  5. St. Albert 136.5
  6. SWI 109
  7. Treynor 72.5
  8. Clarida Academy 37

Invidual District Qualifiers



1. Taylor Curtis, Underwood

2. Craig Rice, SWI



1. Riley Klein, Underwood

2. Jacob Vogel, Riverside



1. Tucker Bluml, Riverside

2. Tom Jennings, Underwood



1. Andrew Foutch, Underwood

2. Zach Vance, Griswold



1. Clay Harris, Riverside

2. Austin Dollen, Griswold



1. Tanner Potter, Griswold

2. Lane Stortenbecker, East Mills



1. Cody Kingery, Underwood

2. Josh Metheny, Griswold



1. Josh Hopkins, East Mills

2. Nate Dunning, Saint Albert



1. Wyatt Lewis, Saint Albert

2. Trevor  Hough, Underwood



1. Payton Housman, Riverside

2. Colby Jennings, East Mills



1. Jake Lewis, Saint Albert

2. Brandon Paulsen, Riverside



1. Sean O'Neill, Saint Albert

2. Colton Story, East Mills



1. Mark Hall, SWI

2. Anderson Kouri, Saint Albert



1. David Howell, East Mills

2. Jacob Steinbeck, Griswold




(Woodbine) Audubon crowned four individual champions and won the sectional team title at Woodbine with a total of 186 points. Logan-Magnolia edged Tri-Center 174.5 to 174 allowing the Panthers to claim the final spot in next week's Regional Duals.


The team race was tight throughout with the top three teams being seprated by only six points after the first round and just three points after the 2nd round.


Woodbine finished a distant 4th place followed in this order by Coon Rapids-Bayard, AHST, and Exira-EHK. Listed below are the individual qualifiers for each weight class.


Click here for the comments from Audubon Coach Blane Kerkoff



1. Micah Hoffman, Coon Rapids-Bayard

2. Kyle Juelsgaard, Audubon



1. Christian Polley, Tri-Center

2. Austin Malloy, Exira-EHK



1. Brad Kerkhoff, Audubon

2. Christian Hilgenberg, Coon Rapids-Bayard



1. Lucas Hedstrom,Woobine

2. Andrew Malloy



1. Ridge Meeker, Logan-Magnolia

2. Zach Evans, Coon Rapids-Bayard



1. Chase Petersen, Audubon

2. Brady Charbonneau,Logan-Magnolia



1. Evan Hansen, Exira-EHK

2. Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center



1. Loren Williams, Tri-Center

2. Keenan Bock, Coon Rapids-Bayard



1. Josh Matusik, Woodbine

2. Kyle Bauerkemper, AHST



1. Mason Mentink, Woodbine

2. Jake Larson, AHST



1. Jesse Svoboda, Audubon Click to listen to Svoboda

2. Ben Wellman, Tri-Center



1. Trey Sander, Exira-EHK

2. Darrin Peterson, Woodbine



1. Logan-Melby, Logan-Magnolia

2. Matt Monahan, Woodbine



1. Matt Fett, Audubon

2. Joe Graf, Logan-Magnolia



(Red Oak) Atlantic will send seven wrestlers to the district wrestling tournament in Harlan next Saturday. The Trojans crowned four champions and three runnerups and scored 196.5 points to earn second place in the team race and qualified for the Regional Dual tournament on Tuesday.


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


Clarinda won the tournament with 226.5 points. The Cardinals will send nine wrestlers to the district tournament with four champions and five runnerip fini




1st Place - Tanner Mertz of Red Oak
2nd Place - Nick Rounds of Missouri Valley
3rd Place - Sawyer Andresen of Bedford/Lenox
4th Place - Nate Hoyt of Shenandoah
1st Place Match
Tanner Mertz (Red Oak) 36-2, So. over Nick Rounds (Missouri Valley) 30-9, Fr. (Dec 6-4).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Nick Rounds (Missouri Valley) 30-9, Fr. over Sawyer Andresen (Bedford/Lenox) 27-17, Fr. (Pin 0:53).
3rd Place Match
Sawyer Andresen (Bedford/Lenox) 27-17, Fr. over Nate Hoyt (Shenandoah) 27-24, So. (Pin 4:44).
5th Place Match
() , . over () , . (Bye).

113 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Dusten Reed of Bedford/Lenox
2nd Place - Zac McCoy of Shenandoah
3rd Place - Dakota Petty of Red Oak
4th Place - Donte Peterson of Clarinda
1st Place Match
Dusten Reed (Bedford/Lenox) 39-3, So. over Zac McCoy (Shenandoah) 33-16, Sr. (Dec 7-6).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Zac McCoy (Shenandoah) 33-16, Sr. over Dakota Petty (Red Oak) 23-14, Jr. (RULE).
3rd Place Match
Dakota Petty (Red Oak) 23-14, Jr. over Donte Peterson (Clarinda) 11-24, Fr. (Dec 5-2).
5th Place Match
() , . over () , . (Bye).

120 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Blake Luna of Clarinda
2nd Place - Dillion Cox of Atlantic
3rd Place - Caleb Orme of Red Oak
4th Place - Sean Skillern of Shenandoah
5th Place - Josh Mitchell of Bedford/Lenox
1st Place Match
Blake Luna (Clarinda) 38-1, Jr. over Dillion Cox (Atlantic) 23-8, Jr. (Pin 4:42).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Dillion Cox (Atlantic) 23-8, Jr. over Caleb Orme (Red Oak) 15-24, So. (Pin 1:31).
3rd Place Match
Caleb Orme (Red Oak) 15-24, So. over Sean Skillern (Shenandoah) 42-14, Sr. (Pin 3:46).
5th Place Match
Josh Mitchell (Bedford/Lenox) 22-22, Fr. over () , . (Bye).

126 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Geoff Sellers of Red Oak
2nd Place - Cole Race of Clarinda
3rd Place - Marshal McDermott of Atlantic
4th Place - Drew Minino of Shenandoah
1st Place Match
Geoff Sellers (Red Oak) 38-5, Sr. over Cole Race (Clarinda) 32-6, Sr. (Dec 4-3).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Cole Race (Clarinda) 32-6, Sr. over Marshal McDermott (Atlantic) 20-22, So. (Dec 6-0).
3rd Place Match
Marshal McDermott (Atlantic) 20-22, So. over Drew Minino (Shenandoah) 0-2, Fr. (Pin 3:04).
5th Place Match
() , . over () , . (Bye).

132 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Reid Nichols of Atlantic
2nd Place - Joseph Heitshusen of Shenandoah
3rd Place - Trey White of Clarinda
4th Place - Dalton Pospisil of Missouri Valley
5th Place - Austin Streicher of Red Oak
6th Place - Zach Johnson of Bedford/Lenox
1st Place Match
Reid Nichols (Atlantic) 38-8, So. over Joseph Heitshusen (Shenandoah) 39-15, Sr. (Dec 4-2).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Joseph Heitshusen (Shenandoah) 39-15, Sr. over Trey White (Clarinda) 22-18, Sr. (RULE).
3rd Place Match
Trey White (Clarinda) 22-18, Sr. over Dalton Pospisil (Missouri Valley) 14-20, Fr. (Pin 0:57).
5th Place Match
Austin Streicher (Red Oak) 13-15, Jr. over Zach Johnson (Bedford/Lenox) 10-31, So. (I-D 0:00).

138 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Brett Marcum of Missouri Valley
2nd Place - Trey Stickler of Clarinda
3rd Place - Austin Williamson of Atlantic
4th Place - Bailey Akers of Red Oak
5th Place - Shawn Rice of Shenandoah
6th Place - Zach Marxen of Bedford/Lenox
1st Place Match
Brett Marcum (Missouri Valley) 30-6, Sr. over Trey Stickler (Clarinda) 28-16, So. (Dec 5-2).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Trey Stickler (Clarinda) 28-16, So. over Austin Williamson (Atlantic) 11-15, So. (RULE).
3rd Place Match
Austin Williamson (Atlantic) 11-15, So. over Bailey Akers (Red Oak) 12-22, Sr. (TF 15-0).
5th Place Match
Shawn Rice (Shenandoah) 10-12, Jr. over Zach Marxen (Bedford/Lenox) 4-31, Fr. (Pin 1:10).

145 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Luke Strong of Clarinda
2nd Place - Matt Smith of Atlantic
3rd Place - Josh McIlnay of Missouri Valley
4th Place - Hunter Russell of Bedford/Lenox
5th Place - Tyler Dalley of Shenandoah
6th Place - Tanner Allensworth of Red Oak
1st Place Match
Luke Strong (Clarinda) 34-9, So. over Matt Smith (Atlantic) 24-17, So. (Pin 0:47).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Matt Smith (Atlantic) 24-17, So. over Josh McIlnay (Missouri Valley) 20-20, Jr. (Maj 14-5).
3rd Place Match
Josh McIlnay (Missouri Valley) 20-20, Jr. over Hunter Russell (Bedford/Lenox) 27-22, Fr. (Pin 3:46).
5th Place Match
Tyler Dalley (Shenandoah) 18-20, Jr. over Tanner Allensworth (Red Oak) 13-26, Sr. (Pin 0:53).

152 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - John Clark of Clarinda
2nd Place - Grant Christensen of Bedford/Lenox
3rd Place - Jose Rendon of Shenandoah
4th Place - Clayton Fergusen of Missouri Valley
5th Place - Colin Bruce of Red Oak
1st Place Match
John Clark (Clarinda) 30-14, Fr. over Grant Christensen (Bedford/Lenox) 27-20, Sr. (Dec 7-5).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Grant Christensen (Bedford/Lenox) 27-20, Sr. over Jose Rendon (Shenandoah) 28-17, Jr. (RULE).
3rd Place Match
Jose Rendon (Shenandoah) 28-17, Jr. over Clayton Fergusen (Missouri Valley) 9-30, Sr. (Pin 0:48).
5th Place Match
Colin Bruce (Red Oak) 7-29, Fr. over () , . (Bye).

160 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Dylon French of Bedford/Lenox
2nd Place - Jon Sands of Red Oak
3rd Place - Zane Harvey of Missouri Valley
4th Place - Ross Chrisitie of Clarinda
5th Place - Brenden Dostal of Shenandoah
6th Place - Tyler Thomas of Atlantic
1st Place Match
Dylon French (Bedford/Lenox) 38-13, Sr. over Jon Sands (Red Oak) 18-23, Sr. (Dec 3-1).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Jon Sands (Red Oak) 18-23, Sr. over Zane Harvey (Missouri Valley) 22-17, So. (RULE).
3rd Place Match
Zane Harvey (Missouri Valley) 22-17, So. over Ross Chrisitie (Clarinda) 8-10, Jr. (Dec 7-4).
5th Place Match
Brenden Dostal (Shenandoah) 12-22, Jr. over Tyler Thomas (Atlantic) 0-2, So. (Dec 9-3).

170 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Matthew Williamson of Atlantic
2nd Place - Christian Lauritsen of Clarinda
3rd Place - Nick Leinen of Red Oak
4th Place - Matt Gray of Shenandoah
5th Place - Seth Willets of Bedford/Lenox
6th Place - Justin Krum of Missouri Valley
1st Place Match
Matthew Williamson (Atlantic) 36-6, Sr. over Christian Lauritsen (Clarinda) 28-18, So. (Pin 4:35).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Christian Lauritsen (Clarinda) 28-18, So. over Nick Leinen (Red Oak) 24-25, Sr. (RULE).
3rd Place Match
Nick Leinen (Red Oak) 24-25, Sr. over Matt Gray (Shenandoah) 28-19, Jr. (Pin 1:37).
5th Place Match
Seth Willets (Bedford/Lenox) 23-22, So. over Justin Krum (Missouri Valley) 18-22, Sr. (Dec 3-2).

182 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Cole Bonde of Bedford/Lenox
2nd Place - Dustin Swindler of Clarinda
3rd Place - Jordan Mauk of Atlantic
4th Place - Jake Brandt of Missouri Valley
5th Place - Dustin Jones of Red Oak
1st Place Match
Cole Bonde (Bedford/Lenox) 38-4, Sr. over Dustin Swindler (Clarinda) 26-20, Jr. (Maj 15-1).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Dustin Swindler (Clarinda) 26-20, Jr. over Jordan Mauk (Atlantic) 20-22, Sr. (Dec 12-5).
3rd Place Match
Jordan Mauk (Atlantic) 20-22, Sr. over Jake Brandt (Missouri Valley) 21-21, Jr. (Pin 2:53).
5th Place Match
Dustin Jones (Red Oak) 1-17, Sr. over () , . (Bye).

195 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Tyler Stork of Atlantic
2nd Place - Cain Johanns of Clarinda
3rd Place - Zach McMillin of Bedford/Lenox
4th Place - Tyler Terry of Red Oak
5th Place - JD Lewis of Shenandoah
1st Place Match
Tyler Stork (Atlantic) 33-11, Sr. over Cain Johanns (Clarinda) 23-17, So. (Dec 7-0).
2nd Place Wrestleback
Cain Johanns (Clarinda) 23-17, So. over Zach McMillin (Bedford/Lenox) 28-15, Jr. (RULE).
3rd Place Match
Zach McMillin (Bedford/Lenox) 28-15, Jr. over Tyler Terry (Red Oak) 18-24, Sr. (Pin 4:43).
5th Place Match
JD Lewis (Shenandoah) 13-28, Fr. over () , . (Bye).

220 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Tyler Christensen of Atlantic
2nd Place - John Wohlers of Missouri Valley
3rd Place - Trevor Johnson of Shenandoah
4th Place - Brook Stephens of Clarinda
5th Place - Kody Parrott of Bedford/Lenox
6th Place - Felipe Ramirez of Red Oak
1st Place Match
Tyler Christensen (Atlantic) 26-9, Jr. over John Wohlers (Missouri Valley) 36-11, Sr. (Dec 6-1).
2nd Place Wrestleback
John Wohlers (Missouri Valley) 36-11, Sr. over Trevor Johnson (Shenandoah) 34-20, Sr. (Pin 0:53).
3rd Place Match
Trevor Johnson (Shenandoah) 34-20, Sr. over Brook Stephens (Clarinda) 15-18, So. (Pin 3:55).
5th Place Match
Kody Parrott (Bedford/Lenox) 13-8, So. over Felipe Ramirez (Red Oak) 4-16, Jr. (Dec 6-5).

285 Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Dakota Calfee of Clarinda
2nd Place - Jez Phippen of Atlantic
3rd Place - Mitch Hilder of Red Oak
4th Place - Devon Wheeler of Bedford/Lenox
1st Place Match
Dakota Calfee (Clarinda) 30-17, Jr. over Jez Phippen (Atlantic) 12-21, Jr. (Pin 1:30



Girls Baskeball

Adair-Casey 49, Murray 45
A-D-M, Adel 61, Perry 56
A-H-S-T, Avoca 52, Missouri Valley 48
Audubon 43, Griswold 37
Bedford 70, Wayne 42
CAM, Anita 46, Ankeny Christian Academy 29
Carroll 49, Carlisle 48 (OT)
Central Decatur, Leon 69, Corning 49
Clarinda 55, Shenandoah 40
Dallas Center-Grimes 38, Ballard 33
Des Moines Christian 54, Woodward-Granger 46
Exira-EHK 44, Grandview Park Baptist 28
Fremont-Mills 49, East Mills 34
Heartland Christian 53, Nishnabotna 51
Interstate 35, Truro 39, East Union 32
Lewis Central 57, Atlantic 27
Martensdale-St Marys 62, Lenox 36
Mount Ayr 61, Pleasantville 30
Nodaway Valley 39, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 37
Panorama 62, Coon Rapids-Bayard 15
Paton-Churdan 47, Iowa Christian Academy 36
Red Oak 41, Creston 39
Stanton 64, Essex 30
Treynor 63, Tri-Center, Neola 46
Underwood 56, Riverside, Oakland 52
Van Meter 64, Guthrie Center 42
Villisca 53, Sidney 23
Winterset 51, Boone 36



Boys Basketball


A-H-S-T, Avoca 72, Missouri Valley 65
Ankeny Christian Academy 64, CAM, Anita 39
Atlantic 46, Lewis Central 32
Ballard 78, Dallas Center-Grimes 66
Carroll 71, Carlisle 48
Central Decatur, Leon 83, Corning 49
Clarinda 81, Shenandoah 53
Clarinda Academy 81, South Page, College Springs 79
Creston 89, Red Oak 50
Des Moines Christian 73, Woodward-Granger 28
East Mills 47, Fremont-Mills, Tabor 43
Glidden-Ralston 56, Orient-Macksburg 22
Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 69, Exira/EH-K 32
Griswold 59, Audubon 27
Guthrie Center 44, Van Meter 41
Heartland Christian 68, Nishnabotna 66 (OT)
Interstate 35, Truro 58, East Union, Afton 35
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 51, Denison-Schleswig 39
Lenox 69, Martensdale-St. Marys 59
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 58, Ar-We-Va, Westside 50 (WVC Tr.)
Nodaway Valley 85, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 29
OA-BCIG 70, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 50 (WVC Tr)
Panorama, Panora 70, Coon Rapids-Bayard 51
Paton-Churdan 53, Iowa Christian Academy 51
Perry 57, ADM, Adel 53
Pleasantville 51, Mount Ayr 44
Ridge View 49, Logan-Magnolia 44 (WVC Tr.)
River Valley, Correctionville 56, Westwood, Sloan 45 (WVC Tour)
Riverside, Oakland 67, Underwood 49
Sidney 47, Villisca 45
Sioux City, East 71, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 34
Stanton 51, Essex 28
Treynor 74, Tri-Center, Neola 41
Wayne, Corydon 67, Bedford 45
West Central Valley, Stuart 49, Madrid 45
West Harrison, Mondamin 73, Whiting 45 (WVC TR)
Winterset 60, Boone 56
Woodbine 80, Charter Oak-Ute 45 (WVC Tr)
Woodbury Central, Moville 71, West Monona, Onawa 68 (WVC Tr.)
Woodward Academy 64, Earlham 57 (OT)



(Audubon) Audubon downed Griswold 43-37 Friday night in girls basketball. The Wheelers led by double figures for the majority of the game until Griswold fired back from 17 down in the fourth quarter.


A two point second quarter is was dug the Tigers into a deep whole, but they were able cut the deficit to 12 with a 6-2 run late in the third. The momentum carried over into the fourth, but it happened to be too little too late.


Emily Nelsen led Audubon with 14 points and Susie Bylund scored 11. Nelsen helped turn a one point game after the first quarter into a 21-9 halftime lead for the Wheelers with 8 points in the second quarter. Bylund hit a big three at the third quarter buzzer to help extend Audubon's lead. Griswold was led in scoring by Marquel Brunk and Jordyn Sindt who eached scored 12 points. Trisha Huerta scored all 8 of her points in the second half to help aid the comeback attempt that ran out of time for the Tigers.


Audubon improves to 11-8 on the season. Griswold drops to 9-11.


(Griswold) Heading into Friday's matchup with Audubon, Griswold Tiger Devin Bates needed just four more points to reach 1,000 for his career. It didn't take much time for the senior to join that exclusive club. Bates scored early and often in Griswold's decisive 59-27 win. Bates sped past the 1,000 point mark with 18 first half points on his way to 22 for the game.


Griswold came out hot and led 19-6 after the first quarter. Things got out of hand early in the second when the Tigers began the quarter on a quick 11-0 run, allowed only 1 point in the quarter, and took a 44-7 halftime lead. Tyrel Peters drilled three three-pointers in the first half and finished with 11 points, but the night was all about Bates who received a standing ovation during a first quarter timeout.


With five wins in their last six games Griswold improves to 8-12 on season. The frustration continues for Audubon as the Wheelers are 0-19. Lake Hacker scored 12 for the Wheelers and Andy Hoffman had 11.


Click here for the postgame interview with Devin Bates


(Avoca) AHST will be among the seven Class 1A wrestling teams competing at the sectional tournament at Woodbine Saturday. KSOM will have reports throughout the afternoon from Woodbine.


The top two wrestlers advance to the district tournament the following Saturday at West Monona. Viking head coach Evan McCarthy says the strength of his team is in the middle weights. That includes Austin Fink at 152, Kyle Bauerkemper at 160, and returning district qualifier Jake Larson at 170 pounds.


Head coach Evan McCarthy says throughout the week in practice he has brought in former state qualifiers from the program to talk to the current athletes about the tournament road ahead.


Other teams involved at Woodbine Saturday include Audubon, Exira-EHK, Tri-Center, Woodbine, Coon Rapids-Bayard and Logan-Magnolia. Wrestling begins at noon.


Click here for the interview with AHST wrestling coach Evan McCarthy


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

Class 4A
1 Sioux City Bishop Heelan
2 Indianola
3 Waverly-Shell Rock
4 Cedar Rapids Xavier
5 Benton
6 Harlan
7 North Scott
8 Ballard
9 Dallas Center-Grimes
10 Perry
11 Winterset
12 Lewis Central
13 Western Dubuque
14 Clear Lake
15 Oskaloosa

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

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


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



(Greenfield) Mount Ayr was the latest Pride Of Iowa Conference team in the path of juggernaut Nodaway Valley. The Wolverines picked up a 67-36 win Thursday to improve to 17-1 overall. The squad remains undefeated in conference play with their lone overall loss coming against Class 3A top ten ranked Creston. The Mount Ayr win marked the 16th time this season that the Wolverines have won by 20 points or more. The lone exception to that is Interstate-35 who the Wolverines beat by 19.


Coach Darrell Burmeister says it was another great defensive effort by Brad Baudler and T.J. Bower and great help defense. Nodaway Valley put 32 points on the board in the first quarter to open up a big early lead. They held Mount Ayr to only two points in the third quarter to take an advantage of thirty points going into the fourth quarter.


Brad Baudler scored 18 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Alex Welsch contributed yet another double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. T.J. Bower (11) and Dean Frank (10) combined for 21 points.


Nodaway Valley has a one game lead over I-35 in the conference standings with conference games at 1-14 Southeast Warren and 7-11 Bedford remaining. They will finish out the regular season a week from today with a big non-conference test against Kuemper Catholic.



Harlan 54, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 38
Carroll 70, Carlisle 54
Griswold 62, CAM, Anita 51
Nodaway Valley 67, Mount Ayr 36
Lamoni 75, East Union, Afton 32

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 67, Elkhorn Mt. Michael, NE 49



Glenwood 38, Tri-Center, Neola 36
Harlan 61, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 46

Carroll 43, Carlisle 39
Griswold 52, CAM, Anita 25

Nodaway Valley 47, Mount Ayr 39
AR-WE-VA, Westside 48, OA-BCIG 44
Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 48, Charter Oak-Ute 29
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 62, Boystown, NE 20