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RED OAK ON THE VERGE OF ANOTHER STATE VOLLEYBALL TRIP


(Red Oak) Following a 3-1 win over Clarinda on Thursday, the Red Oak Tigers are one win away from heading back to the state volleyball tournament for what would be the 4th time in the past 5 years. In order to do that they'll need topple Albia on Tuesday.

 

6th ranked Red Oak dropped the first set against Clarinda 19-25, but rallied back to win the next three 25-18, 25-18, and 25-18. They now stand at 26-6 on the year. Kate Mahoney had a huge night with 22 kills while teammates Angela Mahoney (15 kills) and Grace Blomstedt (11 kills) were also on their game. All three also posted double figures in digs.

 

Red Oak has now ousted Clarke and Clarinda in their tourney path. In the regional finals Red Oak will play a 15-9 Albia team that swept Interstate-35 in the semi's. The match will be played October 5th in Creston.

HARLAN TAKES FIRST STEP TOWARDS STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT


(Harlan) For the third straight year the Harlan Cyclone volleyball team has established a new school record for wins. They picked up their 33rd win of the 2013 season in the regional semi-finals against Dallas Center-Grimes Thursday.

 

In front of a big home crowd the Cyclones had little trouble in ousting their first round opponent, 25-13, 25-9, and 25-12. The only time Harlan trailed in the match was when it was 2-0 in the second set. Jess Schaben had a typical huge night at the net. The junior came into the night leading Class 4A in kills at 484 and added to that total with 19 in the sweep. Sophomore Taylor Frederick was also solid with 9 kills.

 

The next step for (33-4) Harlan in their quest for a third straight state tourney trip is familiar foe (18-15) Lewis Central. Harlan is ranked #1 in the state compared to Lewis Central's #11 ranking. Harlan beat LC in a 3-0 sweep during Hawkeye-10 Conference play and then topped the Titans in tournament play 2-1. The two squads meet for a trip to state on Tuesday.

 

Click here for the comments from Harlan coach Angie Spangenburg

REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINAL SCORES FROM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST


Class 3A

Bondurant-Farrar 25-25-25, Williamsburg 17-15-15

Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Greene County 16-21-15

North Polk 25-25-26, East Sac County 21-21-19

Albia 25-25-25, Interstate-35 18-12-15

Red Oak 19-25-25-25, Clarinda, 25-18-18-18

 

Class 4A

ADM 25-25-25-25, Newton 19-27-18-12

Lewis Central 25-25-25, Creston 15-22-21

Harlan 25-25-25, Dallas Center-Grimes 13-9-12

 

Class 5A

Abraham Lincoln 25-25-25, Thomas Jefferson 13-7-15

 

 

SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF FOOTBALL MATCHUPS, GAMES TO BE PLAYED NOVEMBER 4TH


8-Player

9-0 Exira-EHK vs 8-3 Coon Rapids-Bayard

9-1 Glidden-Ralston vs 7-3 Boyer Valley

10-0 Adair-Casey vs 10-1 Twin Cedars, Bussey

7-3 Wayne vs 9-2 HLV, Victor

 

Class A

8-2 Audubon vs 8-2 East Mills

10-0 AHST vs 8-2 Madrid

 

Class 1A

10-0 St. Albert vs 9-1 Ogden

8-2 Mount Ayr vs 10-0 Van Meter

 

Class 2A

10-0 Kuemper Catholic vs 9-1 West Marshall

7-3 Gilbert vs 7-3 Central Lyon/George-Little Rock

 

Class 3A

10-0 Bishop Heelan Catholic vs 8-2 Spencer

9-1 Harlan vs 8-2 Carroll

 

FOR FIRST TIME IN PROGRAM HISTORY THE EXIRA-EHK GIRLS HEAD TO FORT DODGE


(Elk Horn) Exira-EHK will compete Saturday at the Class 1A girls state cross country meet in Fort Dodge.

 

Spartan girls cross country coach Terry Weisenborn confesses it’s difficult to know what to expect. With that in mind he says he’d be happy if the team could finish in the top 10.

 

Lone senior Claire Paulsen will be running her last race while Grace Hoflen, Emily Copic, Gabbie Bintner and Savannah Hays are all underclassmen. A big focus for the team in preparation over the past week has been getting off to a strong start.

 

Coach Weisenborn says the team’s initial reaction to making the state meet was complete shock. Now that it’s set in he says they’ve been ready to work in practice this week to gear up for the big event on Saturday.

 

Click here for the comments from Exira-EHK coach Terry Weisenborn

HARLAN VS DALLAS CENTER-GRIMES TONIGHT ON KSOM


(Harlan) The 32-4 Harlan Cyclones have made two straight trips to the state volleyball tournament and their quest for a third starts tonight. They'll host Dallas Center-Grimes tonight in the Class 4A Regional Semi-Finals.

 

Coach Angie Spangenburg reports her squad is excited to get the regional tournament started. The team has been working on sharpening their fundementals of passing, serving, and serve receive.

 

Harlan has been battle tested this year with losses to power houses such as Ankeny, Dike-New Hartford and Western Christian.

 

Coach Spangenburg says one of the main positives were the way her team was able to go through a strong Hawkeye 10 Conference without losing a set.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Angie Spangenburg

AHST DOMINATES IN FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF WIN


(Avoca) AHST defeated Guthrie Center 56-13 in a Class A first round playoff game on KSOM2 Wednesday night.

 

AHST held Guthrie Center to a three and out to start the game and then Tameron McGurren blocked a punt which was scooped up by Steven Jacobsen at the seven yard line and returned for a touchdown. AHST kept the hammer down from there scoring on the first five offensive possessions and six of their seven in the first half. Kyle Bauerkemper scored on TD runs of 18 and 70 yards. Terry Shannon added a three and 49 yard touchdown. Nathan Herbst lobbed two TD strikes to Austin Fink. The Viking defense did not allow a first down until midway through the second quarter. AHST led 28-0 after one quarter, 49-0 at halftime, and 56-7 after three quarters on their way to the 56-13 win.

 

Austin Laabs and Curtis Bolton contributed Guthrie Center's second half scores. Guthrie Center closes out their 2013 campaign at 4-6. AHST improves to 10-0 and will play 8-2 Madrid on Monday.

 

Click here for the interview with AHST coach Davis Pattee

ADAIR-CASEY ROLLS PAST MESKWAKI


(Adair-Casey) Adair-Casey rolled past Meskwaki Settlement 59-20 Monday night in a first round playoff game at Adair-Casey High School.

 

Traeton Jensen threw five touchdown passes of 55, 46, 5, 9 and 21 yards. Emmitt Wheatley was on the receiving end of three of them and Clayton Plowman and Charlie Terry hauled in the other two TD passes all in the first half. Clayton Plowman scored on touchdown runs of 23 and 20 yards, Connor Westergard punched one in from three-yards out and the Bombers also scored a touchdown on a blocked punt recovered by Brad Patterson in the end zone.

 

Adair-Casey led 19-0 after one quarter and 53-0 at the half, before the starters were taken out of the game and given the rest of the night off.  

 

Meskwaki scored 20 unanswered points in the second half on 47 and 12-yard runs by Terrell Grant. The other score came on a 56-yard pass from Grant to Adonis Lasley.

 

The Warriors end the season with a 5-5 record. Adair-Casey remains undefeated at 10-0 and will host Twin Cedars on Monday night.

 

October 30, 2013

EXIRA-EHK MAKES PRESENCE KNOWN IN FIRST ROUND OF PLAYOFFS


(Exira) Exira-EHK rolled past CAM 65-0 in first round playoff action on KSOM Wednesday night.

 

Exira-EHK scored on their 2nd, 4th, and 7th plays from scrimmage to build an early lead and never look back. The Spartans intercepted two first quarter passes and scored four times in the opening frame to lead take a 27-0 lead through the first 12 minutes. Three more second quarter touchdowns plus a safety the 2nd quarter put the game out of reach by halftime at 51-0. When it was all said and the done the Spartans polished off the first round win with 65-0 final to eliminate CAM, who ends the season at 4-6.

 

 

Drew Peppers was among the many stars for #1 ranked Exira-EHK, the junior quarterback ran for five touchdowns and threw for another. His TD runs came from 54, 7, 53, and 30 yards out, his touchdown pass went to Tate Simpson on a 27-yarder. Nick Peppers broke his share of long TD runs, scoring on carries of 58 and 53 yards. Trey Sander broke countless tackles on the night and carried it to the end zone once, from 45 yards away, early in the third quarter.

Coach Tom Petersen stated afterwards that Sander along with Nick and Drew Peppers would be the first to tell you that the offensive line of Zach Kliefoth, Joe Harris, and Tyler Jacobsen deserve the pub.

 

And the Spartan defense can’t be overlooked...the group came in averaging 12.6 point per game allowed and will low that number after pitching their first shutout. They forced two turnovers, one on a bad snap on a punt and another on a 4th quarter sack. Tate Simpson and Drew Peppers each intercepted passes and the Spartans contained a CAM team that was averaging 45 points per game to very few big plays and no scores. 9-0 Exira-EHK will host 8-3 Coon Rapids-Bayard Monday. The Spartans beat the Crusaders 49-12 in their regular season meeting.

 

Click here for the comments from CAM coach Joe Wollum

 

Click here for postgame comments from Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen

PLAYOFF FOOTBALL SCORES OCTOBER 30, 2013


Wednesday (10/30/2013)

CLASS 4A:

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 28 Ankeny Centennial 49

 

CLASS 3A:

ADM, Adel @ Carroll

Creston 7 Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 45

Humboldt 0 Dallas Center-Grimes 21

LeMars 14 Harlan 20

Spencer 35 Lewis Central 25

Waverly-Shell Rock 33 Boone 7

 

CLASS 2A:

Clarinda 19 West Marshall, State Center 36

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 49 Nevada 7 

Red Oak 12 Gilbert 44

 

CLASS 1A:

Mount Ayr 30 Panorama, Panora 7

Nodaway Valley 16 Ogden 32

Pella Christian 7 St. Albert, Council Bluffs 35

Treynor 0 Van Meter 41

 

CLASS A:

Guthrie Center 13 A-H-S-T, Avoca 56

Riverside, Oakland 0 Audubon 39

Westwood, Sloan 22 Madrid 34

Woodward-Granger 0 East Mills 20

 

CLASS 8:

Boyer Valley, Dunlap 44 Southwest Valley 25

CAM, Anita 0 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 65

Coon Rapids-Bayard 32 Fremont-Mills, Tabor 24

Meskwaki Settlement School 20 Adair-Casey 59

Wayne, Corydon 82 Murray 57

CHRISTOFFERSON NAMED A CANDIDATE FOR SENIOR CLASS AWARD


(OVERLAND PARK, Kansas) Iowa State senior women’s basketball player Hallie Christofferson has been selected as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

 

Christofferson holds a 3.41 grade point average while majoring in graphic design. She was a member of the Big 12 honor roll and was named an ISU Scholar-Athlete in 2013.

 

Christofferson has participated in various community service projects during her time at Iowa State. The senior has volunteered with the St. Jude’s Walk the past three years, the I-35 Program and assisted with Jr. Cyclone clinics among other activities.

 

On the court, Christofferson has established herself as one of the best players in the country. She was named an honorable mention All-American by the AP and WBCA last season. Her performance also did not go unnoticed by league coaches as she was one of just four student-athletes in the Big 12 to be named a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team.  She was most recently named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list, which is given to the nation’s top player.

 

Christofferson is also the only returning player in the nation to have led her team in field goal percentage (.516), three-point percentage (.401), free-throw percentage (.862) and points per game (15.6).

 

Christofferson is one of 30 student-athletes named to the list, which will be narrowed to 10 midway through the regular season. At that point, fan voting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.

 

Iowa State is one of just five schools in the country to have a student-athlete named to the initial list the last two seasons joining California, Baylor, Penn State and Kentucky. Chelsea Poppens represented the Cyclones last season and was named as one of 10 finalists.

 

Press Release

10/30/13

FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF FOOTBALL MATCHUPS


8-Player

Meskwaki Settlement School @ Adair-Casey  (This game will air on KS95.7FM)

Wayne @ Murray

Lamoni @ Twin Cedars

Grandview Park Baptist @ HLV, Victor

 

CAM @ Exira-EHK (This game will air on 96.5 KSOM)

Sidney @ Glidden-Ralston

Coon Rapids-Bayard @ Fremont-Mills

Boyer Valley @ Southwest Valley

 

Class A

Riverside @ Audubon

Westwood @ Madrid

Woodward-Granger @ East Mills

Guthrie Center @ AHST (This game will air on KSOM2)

 

Class 1A

Pella Christian @ St. Albert

Nodaway Valley @ Ogden

Mount Ayr @ Panorama

Treynor @ Van Meter

 

Class 2A

Nevada @ Kuemper Catholic

North Polk @ Greene County

Clarinda @ West Marshall

Red Oak @ Gilbert

 

Class 3A

LeMars @ Harlan

Spencer @ Lewis Central

ADM @ Carroll

Creston @ Bishop Heelan Catholic

 

Class 4A

Sioux City West @ Dowling Catholic

Abraham Lincoln @ Ankeny Centennial

Mason City @ SE Polk

DM Hoover @ Waukee

CAM FACING #1 RANKED EXIRA-EHK WEDNESDAY


(Anita) 4-5 CAM hits the road in round one of the playoff but will have one of the shortest playoff road trips of any team as they head to Exira to take on #1 ranked Exira-EHK.

 

Coach Joe Wollum says the team knows they can play a lot better than they did against Sidney in Week 9. One of the strengths of Exira-EHK according to coach Wollum is their aggressive linebacker play.

 

CAM has been led this season by a number of key offensive weapons. Quarterback Trace Ticknor, Running Back Dylan Amdor and Tight End Michael Holste have all put up big numbers. Ticknor has totalled 2356 yards, Amdor has 1,418 yards from scrimmage and Holste lead the team in receiving yards 747 yards and has 12 TD's. Coach Wollum says his squad will have to be able to run the ball and control the clock against Exira-EHK.

 

Click here for the interview with CAM coach Joe Wollum
 

EXIRA-EHK REACHING FULL STRENGTH AS PLAYOFFS ARRIVE


(Exira) #1 ranked and undefeated Exira-EHK’s quest to try to return the UNI-Dome starts tonight. The Spartans will host 4-5 CAM in first round playoff action.

 

Exira-EHK had the luxury of a Week 9 bye which benefited them in multiple ways. They were able to rest up and get healthy with coach Tom Petersen say the team is as close to full strength as they have been all year. Another thing the bye week allowed to Exira-EHK to do was scout their first round opponent. Sidney and CAM met up in Week 9 with the loser knowing that they would be faced with a trip to Exira in the playoffs. Coach Petersen says communication on defense will be essential against a diverse and up-tempo CAM offense.

 

Coach Petersen says the #1 ranking is nice, but ultimately it’s just a ranking. He adds that the team has worked hard and it’s a special accomplishment to be unbeaten and to have repeated as district champs.

 

Exira-EHK boasts the 2nd rated rushing game in 8-player football in terms of yards per game at 325/contest. Drew Peppers has 1,360 yards and Trey Sander has added 653 yards on only 64 carries.

 

Click here for the comments from Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen
 

GRISWOLD NEEDS FIVE SETS TO ADVANCE TO REGIONAL SEMI'S


(Griswold) It was a battle from start to finish last night when Griswold eliminated Essex from regional tournament contention. The Tigers battled all the way back from a 2-0 defecit to win in 5.

 

Essex took set one in a close one 26-24 and had a little bit of breathing room in set two winning 25-18. But with the Trojanettes leading 2-0 in the match Griswold got rolling.The Tigers started the thrid set strong by building a 9-2 lead in the early stages of the set. Griswold would build the lead to as large as eight on multiple occasions in that third set and eventually won it 25-17 to make it a 2-1 match. Griswold continued the momentum into the fourth set going up 9-1 before Essex tried to claw back. Essex got as close as 18-13 but couldn't get over the hump and Griswold claimed the 4th 25-17. In set five it appeared to be anybody's contest as Essex reeled off the first three points only to see Griswold fire back with three in a row of their own. Griswold build a 12-9 lead only to see Essex get it back to 12-11 in the final stages. Griswold, though, would finish out the match by scoring three of the next four points to win 15-12.

 

Candice Howell helped lead the comeback charge for Griswold with 18 kills. Howell is one of two Griswold seniors who did not want to see their season come to an end. Griswold improves to 11-14 on the year and will play at 35-5 Stanton on Friday in the regional semi-finals. The winner will be just one game away from state. Essex closes out the year at 10-16.

 

Click here for the postgame comments from Griswold coach Jody Roselle

REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY SCORES FROM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH


Class 1A

Boyer Valley 25-21-25-25 Woodbine 19-25-23-22

Stanton 25-25-25 Bedford 16-15-10

Griswold 24-18-25-25-15 Essex 26-25-17-17-12

Martensdale St. Marys 25-25-25 Adair-Casey 16-23-19

East Union 25-25-25 Orient-Macksburg 7-7-7

Fremont-Mills 3-1 over Sidney

Murray 3-0 over SE Warren

AGWSR 3-0 over NE Hamilton

Guthrie Center 23-25-25-25 Coon Rapids Bayard 25-21-20-23

 

Class 2A

MVAO 25-25-25 IKM-Manning 18-18-18

Treynor 25-25-25 Tri-Center 14-22-21

St. Albert 25-25-25 Missouri Valley 19-23-18

Underwood 25-25-25 Audubon 17-18-20

BGM 3-1 over Van Meter

Eddyville-Blakesburg 3-0 over Pella Christian

Des Moines Christian 3-1 over Earlham

 

AHST A PERFECT 9-0 HEADING INTO THE PLAYOFFS


(Avoca) Undefeated AHST welcomes 4-5 Guthrie Center in round one playoff football this week. The Vikings rose to the top of a crowded district 8 pack to secure a district title and earn home field in the postseason.

 

The Vikings have been on an upward swing in recent years as the current senior class suffered through losing seasons their first two years. As freshmen, the group went 3-7, they improved to 4-6, a winning season came last year at 7-4, with the big break trough this year at 9-0.

 

As a program, the Vikings have made the playoffs 14 times. They come in on the heels of a 46-8 win over Underwood. Quarterback Nathan Herbst ran four times for 150 yards while completing 5/6 passes for 158 yards and ended the night with three total touchdowns. Austin Fink also had a big night with 16 tackles plus three receptions for 103 yards.

 

Click here for the interview with AHST coach Davis Pattee

GLIDDEN-RALSTON MAKING 10TH STRAIGHT PLAYOFF APPEARANCE


(Glidden) Glidden-Ralston will play in the playoffs for the 10th straight season. They've finished up the regular season at 8-1 and will host a fellow 8-1 team in Sidney on Wednesday.

 

When it comes to the lengthy playoff streak coach Kreg Lensch credits a lot of that to the experience, tradition, and expectations for the progam.

 

According to coach Lensch, Sidney is different than they were a year ago with more of an emphasis on the run. The focus for the Wildcat defense will be to try to stop 8-Player's second leading rusher Chris Osborne and force Sidney to pass. Glidden-Ralston will counter Sidney's Osborne with one of their own big time playmakers: Dan Ertz. Ertz has recorded 86 tackles with 22 of them for loss.

 

Sidney has lost to Glidden-Ralston the past two seasons which adds more to the matchup. Coach Lensch however says a big win at Sidney last year will have little bearing on any type of mental edge for his team.

 

Glidden-Ralston's only loss came to Exira-EHK midway through the season. The Wildcats have been tough to stop outside of that game against the #1 ranked Spartans, averaging 48.8 points per game in their 8 wins. Coach Lensch admits a possible quarterfinal rematch with Exira-EHK is in back of the minds of the players, saying

 

"We're not going to look by anybody, we're going to put in a heck of an effort to get back to that point. That's what they play the game for, that's in the back of those kids minds, you know it is."

 

Click here for the interview with Glidden-Ralston coach Kreg Lensch

OMAHA WORLD HERALD UPDATED WESTERN IOWA FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Glidden-Ralston
  3. Coon Rapids-Bayard
  4. Southwest Valley
  5. Sidney

Class A/1A/2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. St. Albert
  3. AHST
  4. East Mills
  5. IKM-Manning
  6. Audubon
  7. Clarinda
  8. Nodaway Valley
  9. Logan-Magnolia
  10. Riverside

Class 3A/4A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. SC East
  3. Carroll
  4. Harlan
  5. SC North

REGIONAL TOURNAMENT VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH


Class 3A

Clarinda 25-25-25, Sheanandoah 20-19-13

Red Oak 25-25-25, Clarke 6-8-13

Interstate-35 over Chariton 3-2

Albia over Centerville 3-0

East Sac Country 25-25-25, Gilbert 23-16-17

Kuemper Catholic 25-25-25, Atlantic 14-15-2

Greene County over West Central Valley 3-0

North Polk over Rolad Story 3-1

 

Class 4A

 

Carroll 25-24-25-25 Denison-Schleswig 18-26-18-16

Spencer over Storm Lake 3-0

Dallas Center-Grimes over Winterset 3-2

Creston over Glenwood 3-0

GUTHRIE CENTER IN PLAYOFFS FOR FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS


(Guthrie Center) 4-5 Guthrie Center hits the road to face 9-0 AHST in Class A First Round Playoff action Wednesday. The Tigers claimed the playoff spot by beating Earlham in Week 8 before ending the regular season with a tough loss to Madrid 53-6.

 

Coach Bob Bolton says Madrid looks like, "A team on a mission," and refers to them as, "Greatly, greatly improved from last season." He does not foresee any lingering effects from that rough loss carrying over into the matchup with AHST this week. AHST he describes as a team that has a lot of good, quick athletes and says the Vikings are very disciplined.

 

The main objective for the Tigers will be to establish the run this week. Throughout the season the team rushed for 1,379 yards thanks to leading rusher Austin Laabs and also boosted by Cale Crowder, Curtis Bolton, and Kyle Chalfant.

 

Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Bob Bolton

COON RAPIDS-BAYARD AND FREMONT-MILLS TO MEET FOR 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR IN PLAYOFFS


(Coon Rapids) It’ll be a Coon Rapids-Bayard and Fremont-Mills rematch in the first round of the playoffs Wednesday night. A year ago Coon Rapids-Bayard went on the road to upset the defending champions 45-34. The Crusaders will once again be on the road in the opening round this year.

 

John Kesselring is now at the helm as head coach of the 2013 Coon Rapids-Bayard team and he’s brought a run heavy attack as opposed to the pass happy approach of previous Crusader teams. Despite passing for 384 yards and 6 TD’s last year against Fremont-Mills coach Kesselring says his squad will stick to their bread and butter which has been the running game. Zach Evans has been the feature back with 1165 yards on 208 attempts. The sophomore has found the end zone 21 times.

Quarterback Brett Carstens has been a threat with his arm and legs. Throwing the ball he has 1,066 yards on 46/109 passing with a 19-7 TD to Interception ratio. He’s added 545 yards on the ground with eleven touchdowns.

 

Coach Kesselring admits Fremont-Mills will not have a hard time getting motivated for this game with redemption on the mind. Stopping Spencer Philips will be a main focus for the Coon Rapids-Bayard defense. Philips ranks 6th in 8-player football in rushing yards this season. The 6’2 240 pound back ran for 166 yards and 2 scores the last time these teams played. Coon Rapids-Bayard enters at 7-3 while Fremont-Mills is 7-2.

 

Click here for the interview with Coon Rapids-Bayard coach John Kesselring

CARROLL DRAWS ADM TO OPEN UP PLAYOFF RUN


(Carroll) Class 3A District 2 #2 seed Carroll against Class 3A District 1 #3 seed ADM is among the area playoff football matchups Wednesday night.  ADM is 6-3 overall and the Carroll Tigers finished the regular season at 7-2 overall.

 

Their only losses were to teams that are currently ranked #1 in the state. In Week 1 they lost 7-6 to Class 2A #1 Kuemper Catholic and in Week 6 to Class 3A #1 Bishop Heelan Catholic 42-0. Head coach Dennis McCarten says the team would like to get a chance to redeem that Heelan loss.

 

Carroll and ADM bring very different styles offensively, ADM ranks 4th in state in passing while Carroll runs the ball on 68% of their plays. Coach McCarten says ball control will be key especially with the wet conditions expected on Wednesday night.

 

Coach McCarten adds that it’s not difficult to make sure the team is focused coming into the first round considering they went on the road in the first round a year ago and picked up a win as a #4 seed. 

 

The winner of this matchup draws either LeMars or Harlan on Monday, November 4th.

 

Click here for the comments from Carroll coach Dennis McCarten
 

DES MOINES REGISTER UPDATED FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Don Bosco
  3. Adair-Casey
  4. Springville
  5. Newell-Fonda
  6. Janesville
  7. MMC
  8. West Bend-Mallard
  9. River Valley
  10. Glidden-Ralston

Class A

  1. BGM, Brooklyn
  2. West Lyon
  3. Wapsie Valley
  4. AHST
  5. Lisbon
  6. Bishop Garrigan, Algona
  7. Hinton
  8. Gladbrook-Reinbeck
  9. Audubon
  10. AGWSR

Class 1A

  1. Iowa City Regina
  2. St. Albert
  3. Dike-New Hartford
  4. Van Meter
  5. Maquoketa Valley
  6. St. Edmond
  7. Wilton
  8. Clayton Ridge
  9. Ogden
  10. North Fayette Valley

Class 2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. Albia
  3. New Hampton
  4. Waukon
  5. Mediapolis
  6. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
  7. North Polk
  8. Spirit Lake
  9. West Marshall
  10. Sioux Center

Class 3A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. Pella
  3. Clear Lake
  4. Decorah
  5. Harlan
  6. Solon
  7. Washington
  8. Dallas Center-Grimes
  9. Carroll
  10. West Delaware

Class 4A

  1. Dowling Catholic
  2. Pleasant Valley
  3. Ames
  4. Waukee
  5. WDM Valley
  6. Cedar Rapids Xavier
  7. Urbandale
  8. Davenport Assumption
  9. IC West
  10. IC High

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT FINAL FOOTBALL RANKINGS


Class 4A
1-Dowling Catholic
2-Pleasant Valley
3-Ames
4-Cedar Rapids Xavier
5-Waukee
6-West Des Moines Valley
7-Iowa City West
8-Davenport Assumption
9-Urbandale
10-Cedar Rapids Washington

 

Class 3A
1-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City)
2-Pella
3-Decorah
4-Clear Lake
5-Washington
6-Solon
7-Harlan
8-Dallas Center-Grimes
9-Webster City
10-West Delaware (Manchester)

 

Class 2A
1-Kuemper Catholic (Carroll)
2-New Hampton
3-Waukon
4-Albia
5-Beckman (Dyersville)
6-Mediapolis
7-Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
8-Sioux Center
9-Spirit Lake
10-West Marshall (State Center)

 

Class 1A
1-Iowa City Regina
2-Dike-New Hartford
3-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge)
4-St. Albert (Council Bluffs)
5-Wilton
6-Maquoketa Valley (Dehli)
7-Van Meter
8-South O’Brien (Paulina)
9-Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg)
10-North Fayette Valley
10-Ogden

 

Class A
1-West Lyon (Inwood)
2-B-G-M (Brooklyn)
3-Wapsie Valley (Fairbank)
4-Lisbon
5-Pekin
6-Gladbrook-Reinbeck
7-A-H-S-T (Avoca)
8-AGWSR (Ackley)
9-Bishop Garrigan (Algona)
10-Hinton

 

Class 8 Player
1-Don Bosco (Gilbertville)
2-Springville
3-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
4-Adair-Casey

5-Newell-Fonda
6-Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
7-Janesville
8-West Bend-Mallard
9-River Valley (Correctionville)
10-Glidden-Ralston

SIDNEY TOPS CAM IN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL


(Anita) Sidney defeated CAM 53-30 in a high school football game at Anita Friday night.

 

The Cowboys first score came eight seconds into the game when a snap went over the head of Cougar Quarterback Trace Ticknor. Chris Osborne recovered it one yard deep in the end zone for a touchdown. The Cowboys would never relinquish the lead after that. Sidney held leads of 22-6 after one, 41-18 at the half and 41-24 after three quarters of play. And Osbornes' touchdown with seconds left in the contest made the final 53-30.

 

Chris Osborne finished the night with 275 yards on 29 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 62, 45, 47, and five yards. He also had a 50-yard interception for a touchdown.

 

CAM Quarterback Trace Ticknor accounted for all five of the Cougars scores on touchdown runs of six yards and one yard. He also tossed three touchdown passes to Michael Holste for 38, 25 and Ten yards.

 

Sidney finished the regular season with an 8-1 overall record and 6-1 in the district. CAM finishes the regular season at 4-5 overall and 4-3 in district play. Both teams qualified for the playoffs. Sidney travels to Glidden-Ralston and CAM is on the road at top ranked Exira/EHK in opening round play Wednesday night.

GLENWOOD DEFEATS ATLANTIC IN WEEK NINE FOOTBALL GAME AT GLENWOOD


(Glenwood) Glenwood Quarterback Corey Bertini scored three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Rams past Atlantic 48-20 Friday night in a Class 3A District 1 season finale.                           .

 

Glenwood jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and extended it to 21-0 late in the first half. Bertini scored on runs of 61 and two yards, and fired a 5-yard strike to Christian Baker with 2:03 left in the second quarter to account for the three first half scores.

 

The Trojans closed the gap to 21-7 with: 27 seconds left in the second quarter on a Joey Walker to Tristin Benn 26-yard touchdown pass. That was one of two TD strikes for Walker. Senior Tailback Jacob Dvorak was on the receiving end of a 51-yard screen pass in the middle of the fourth quarter.

 

Bertini capped a drive on the opening possession in the second half with a four yard run to extend the lead to 28-7. The Trojans sliced the lead in half two minutes later when Joey Walker broke loose on a 44-yard run. But the Rams responded with three straight touchdowns on runs of three, 25, and 60 yards to open up a 48-14 lead. Dvorak’s 51-yard pass reception moved the count to 48-20 and that is how the game ended.

 

Glenwood’s chances to make the playoffs wilted when Lewis Central defeated Creston. The Panther’s drew the fourth seed and will face Bishop Heelan, Catholic Sioux City on Wednesday night. Had the Panthers beaten L.C. Glenwood would have made it in.

 

October 26, 2013  

WEEK 9 FOOTBALL SCORES


Friday (10/25/2013)

CLASS 4A:

Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 0 Urbandale 72

Southeast Polk 34 Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 14

 

CLASS 3A:

District 1

Atlantic 20 Glenwood 48

Creston 10 Lewis Central 38

Harlan 30 ADM, Adel 7

Saydel 0 Perry 46

 

District 2

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 42 Spencer 17

Carroll 27 LeMars 14

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 33 Denison-Schleswig 21

 

District 4 

Boone 2 Dallas Center-Grimes 20

 

District 8

Winterset 7 at Pella 21

 

CLASS 2A:

District 6

Clarke, Osceola 21 Interstate 35, Truro 48

 

District 8

Clarinda 24 Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 52

Nodaway Valley 59 Clarinda Academy 20

Red Oak 13 Shenandoah 10

 

CLASS 1A:

District 2

IKM-Manning 17 Ridge View 38

 

District 7

Central Decatur, Leon 8 Ogden 16

Mount Ayr 35 Pella Christian 7

Van Meter 28 Des Moines Christian 0

 

District 8

Missouri Valley 14  St. Albert, Council Bluffs 49

Panorama, Panora 31 Treynor 6

West Central Valley, Stuart 26 Tri-Center, Neola 65

 

CLASS A:

District 7

Audubon 36 Earlham 24

Bedford 20 Woodward-Granger 28

Guthrie Center 6 Madrid 53

 

District 8

A-H-S-T, Avoca 46 Underwood 8

Griswold 28 Logan-Magnolia 50

Riverside, Oakland 7 Westwood, Sloan 22

West Monona, Onawa 0 East Mills 66

 

CLASS 8:

District 5

Adair-Casey 34 Coon Rapids-Bayard 26

Murray 48 Lamoni 40

 

District 7

Ar-We-Va, Westside 14 Glidden-Ralston 52

West Harrison, Mondamin 26 Boyer Valley, Dunlap 32

Woodbine 31 Charter Oak-Ute 43

 

District 8

Essex/South Page 8 Southwest Valley 63

Lenox 12 Fremont-Mills, Tabor 61

Nishnabotna 44 Stanton 46

Sidney 53 CAM, Anita 30

TOPHAM RETURNS TO LEAD STRONG GRISWOLD TEAM AT TREYNOR


(Griswold) The Griswold girls are heading back to the state cross country meet where they will attempt to defend their Class 1A state championship.

 

It was no surprise that junior Rebekah Topham led the pack by another breathtakingly wide margin on her way to winning the state qualifying meet at Treynor. Topham returned to the lineup after sitting out the previous two meets.

 

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Griswold coach Jane Chaillie says the team’s performance overall was a good showing for the entire program.

 

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Griswold will be making their seventh straight state meet appearance when they run at Fort Dodge next Saturday.

RIVERSIDE BOYS XC BACK TO STATE


(Oakland) When asked before the meet if there was a big difference between qualifying for the state meet as a district runner up and qualifying for the state meet as the district champion, Riverside head coach Alex Oliver responded, "Of course it matters." His team went and proved that Thursday in Treynor.

 

The Bulldogs edged St. Albert by three points to take the title and take the momentum heading into the state meet. Tim Brink and Brady Ryuan each finished in the top ten while Brandon Sipherd delivered a top performance as well.

 

Coach Oliver said after the meet that he noticed a difference in his team before they ran. He referred to it as a business like approach knowing the magnitude of this meet.

 

When it comes to state meet expectations, the Bulldogs will be pushing for a top five finish in Fort Dodge. They place third there a year ago.  

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Alex Oliver

EXIRA-EHK GIRLS EARN TRIP TO STATE IN CROSS COUNTRY


(Elk Horn) For the first time in school history the Exira-EHK Spartans will send a cross country team to state.

 

According to coach Terry Weisenborn, the Exira-EHK girls cross country team was in shock when they found out they had qualified for state. They totalled 130 points to place third at the state qualifying meet in Treynor, narrowly edging out Underwood and Treynor for the third and final spot.

 

Emily Copic, Grace Hoflen, and Claire Paulsen each finished in the top 20 while Gabbie Bintner and Savanah Hayes rounded out the Spartans’ state qualifying lineup.

 

Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK coach Terry Weisenborn

 

 

CLASS 2A GIRLS STATE QUALIFYING MEET RESULTS FROM PANORAMA


Girls Team Scoring (3 qualify for state)

  1. Panorama 63
  2. Greene County 84
  3. North Polk 89
  4. West Central Valley 116
  5. Missouri Valley 132
  6. Albia 156
  7. Red Oak 175
  8. Interstate-35 177
  9. Clarinda 200
  10. Pella Christian 228
  11. Central Decatur 288
  12. Clarke 307

Girls Individual Qualifiers

  1. Allison Higgins, Greene County
  2. Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley
  3. Hannah Appleseth, Panorama
  4. NMichelle Manser, Albia
  5. Holly McKinney, I-35
  6. Sybbie Sears, North Polk
  7. Jordan Winke, Albia
  8. Shelby Hunemiller, West Central Valley
  9. Rachel Stafford, PCM
  10. Karlee Johnk, Panorama

CLASS 1A GIRLS STATE QUALIFYING MEET RESULTS FROM TREYNOR


Girls Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

  1. Griswold 81
  2. St. Albert 121
  3. Exira-EHK 143
  4. Treynor 170
  5. Underwood 171
  6. Tri-Center 201
  7. Earlham 202
  8. Audubon 208
  9. Adair-Casey/CAM 226
  10. Logan-Magnolia 231
  11. West Harrison 249
  12. Bedford 260
  13. Woodbine 264
  14. Southwest Valley 307
  15. Mount Ayr 318
  16. IKM-Manning 373
  17. Boyer Valley 462

 

 

Individual State Qualifiers

  1. Rebekah Topham, Griswold
  2. Kristen Weber, Earlham
  3. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley
  4. Michelle Mumm, Tri-Center
  5. Emma Harper, East Union
  6. Mackenzie Hulsing, SW Iowa
  7. Jacey Martin, St. Albert
  8. Megan Maaske, Woodbine
  9. Megan Deist, Audubon
  10. Charissa Mogler, Bedford

 

CLASS 2A BOYS STATE QUALIFYING MEET RESULTS FROM PANORAMA


Boys Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

  1. North Polk 42
  2. Albia 66
  3. Shenandoah 66
  4. Panorama 86
  5. Red Oak 124
  6. Pella Christian 220
  7. Woodward-Academy 234
  8. Greene County 263
  9. Clarinda 278
  10. West Central Valley 297
  11. Clarke, Osceola 305
  12. Missouri Valley 305
  13. Central Decatur 308
  14. Interstate-35 330

Individual State Qualifiers

  1. Colton Dorpinghaus, Albia
  2. Peter Smith, North Polk
  3. Ryley Sandberg, North Polk
  4. Reed Smith, North Polk
  5. Mason Cox, Albia
  6. Christian Berglund, North Polk
  7. Josh Sunberg, Red Oak
  8. Nate Hoyt, Shenandoah
  9. Logan LeRette, Red Oak
  10. Hunter Simmons, Panorama

CLASS 1A BOYS STATE QUALIFYING MEET RESULTS FROM TREYNOR


Boys Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

  1. Riverside 73
  2. St. Albert 76
  3. Boyer Valley 95
  4. Nodaway Valley 101
  5. Logan-Magnolia 153
  6. Tri-Center 157
  7. Earlham 176
  8. IKM-Manning 256
  9. Griswold 282
  10. Southwest Valley 303
  11. Treynor 327
  12. Orient-Macksburg 330
  13. AHST 345
  14. Audubon 349
  15. Mt. Ayr 349
  16. Underwood 365
  17. SWI 404

 

Individual State Qualifiers

  1. Noah Larsen, Mt. Ayr
  2. Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley
  3. Wyatt Shulz, Logan-Magnolia
  4. Heath Downing, Nodaway valley
  5. Tim Brink, Riverside
  6. Brady Ryun, Riverside
  7. Max Ross, St. Albert
  8. Brayten Funke, Nodaway Valley
  9. Chase Bonsall, Boyer Valley
  10. Gus Doll, St. Albert

CLASS 3A GIRLS STATE QUALIFYING MEET RESULTS FROM WINTERSET


Girls Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance)

  1. Humboldt 67
  2. Winterset 81
  3. Dallas Center-Grimes 97
  4. Harlan 123
  5. Ballard 126
  6. Shenandoah-Essex 155
  7. Creston 165
  8. Glenwood 167
  9. Atlantic 191
  10. Madrid 263
  11. ADM 270
  12. Perry 349

Girls Individual State Qualifiers

  1. Abby Kohut-Jackson, Ballard
  2. Sam Larson, Humboldt
  3. Madison Waymire, Dallas Center-Grimes
  4. Maddie Kampen, Humboldt
  5. Layken Gurwell, Winterset
  6. Briann Mueller, ADM
  7. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
  8. Maria Mostek, Creston
  9. Megan Hart, Shenandoa-Essex
  10. Sophia Luu, Humboldt

KUEMPER CATHOLIC STATE QUALIFYING MEET GIRLS RESULTS CLASS 3A


Girls Team Scoring (Top 3 go to state)

  1. Spencer 40
  2. MOC-Floyd Valley 49
  3. Bishop Heelan Catholic 80
  4. Algona 94
  5. Boone 124
  6. Webster City 180
  7. LeMars 199
  8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 234
  9. Boyden Hull/Rock Valley 247
  10. Kuemper Catholic 267
  11. Denison-Schleswig 281
  12. Storm Lake 302

Girls Inividual State Qualifiers

  1. Bethany Dykstra, MOC-Floyd Valley
  2. Dianna Slight, Boone
  3. Tangy Wiseman, Algona
  4. Cierra Guerrero, Spencer
  5. Sara Bauermester, Spencer
  6. Caroline Ascherl, MOC-Floyd Valley
  7. Kelsey Lang, MOC-Floyd Valley
  8. Myah Guereero, Spencer
  9. Morgan VanZante, Algona
  10. Carissa Pityer, Algona

IGHSAU FINAL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS FOR CLASSES 3A/4A/5A


Class 3A

  1. MOC-Floyd Valley
  2. Sheldon
  3. Kuemper Catholic
  4. Union
  5. Nevada
  6. Red Oak
  7. East Sac
  8. Mount Vernon
  9. Unity Christian
  10. Independence
  11. Iowa Falls-Alden
  12. Sioux Center
  13. Bondurant-Farrar
  14. Algona
  15. Center Point-Urbana

Class 4A

  1. Harlan
  2. Solon
  3. West Delaware
  4. Waverly-Shell Rock
  5. CR Xavier
  6. Charles City
  7. Davenport Assumption
  8. Indianola
  9. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  10. Marion
  11. Lewis Central
  12. Newton
  13. Webster City
  14. ADM
  15. Clear Creek-Amana

Class 5A

  1. Ankeny
  2. Bettendorf
  3. Ankeny Centennial
  4. Urbandale
  5. Pleasant Valley
  6. Johnston
  7. Cedar Falls
  8. Dubuque Hempstead
  9. Dowling Catholic
  10. Abraham Lincoln

KUEMPER CATHOLIC STATE QUALIFYING MEET BOYS RESULTS


Boys Team Results (Top 3 Teams Advance to State)

  1. Boone 32
  2. Algona 48
  3. MOC-Floyd Valley 106
  4. Bishop Heelan Catholic 109
  5. Spencer 176
  6. Webster City 199
  7. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 204
  8. Denison-Schleswig 206
  9. Storm Lake 209
  10. LeMars 220
  11. Kuemper Catholic 230
  12. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 374

Individual Boys Qualifiers

  1. Chandler Austin, Boone
  2. Albert Meier, Boone
  3. Ryan Baermeister, Spencer
  4. Bo Hjelle, Algona
  5. Alec Pavone, Bishop Heelan Cahtolic
  6. Jacob Running Horse, Boone
  7. Fernando Ramos, Storm Lake
  8. Peter Hollinger, Algona
  9. Killian Toro, boone
  10. Josef Rogers, Denison-Schleswig

WINTERSET CLASS 3A STATE QUALIFYING MEET BOYS RESULTS


Boys Team Scoring (Top 3 Advance to State)

  1. Harlan 63
  2. Dallas Center-Grimes 96
  3. Creston 103
  4. Perry 112
  5. Ballard 133
  6. Humboldt 147
  7. Winterset 162
  8. ADM 165
  9. Glenwood 202
  10. Saydel 227
  11. Atlantic 345
  12. Madrid 368

Boys Individual Qualifiers

  1. Atem Akok, Perry
  2. Luke Kohut-Jackson, Ballard
  3. Casey Roberts, Saydel
  4. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  5. Josh Berger, ADM
  6. Chris Brace, Harlan
  7. Jay Wolfe, Creston
  8. Michael Bowden, Humbolt
  9. Craig Jordan, Ballard
  10. Philip Sciranko, Harlan

DAVE KINEN TO RECEIVE MEDAL OF COURAGE AWARD


(Chillicothe, MO) An Atlantic High School graduate is going to be honored by the Missouri Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. According to the Chillicothe News, Dave Kinen will receive the 2013 Medal of Courage award presented each year to a wrestler or former wrestler who has overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges, which may be physical, mental, or other handicaps.

 

After graduating from Atlantic in the 1980's Kinen went on to wrestle at Dana College and then coached wrestling in Chillicothe, Missouri. He was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2009. He continued to coach through the 2012-13 season and reportedly still travels to all of the matches.

 

Kinen will receive the Medal of Courage award at a banquet this Sunday, October 27th.

WITH NON-DISTRICT GAME IN WEEK 9, COON RAPIDS-BAYARD FOCUSING ON PLAYOFFS


(Coon Rapids) 7-2 Coon Rapids-Bayard hosts 8-0 Adair-Casey Friday night on KSOM2. Coon Rapids-Bayard coach John Kesselring says his Crusader team will take things one game at a time but admits the main priority is on getting ready for the playoffs.

 

Coon Rapids-Bayard is locked in as the #3 seed out of district 7. They are expecting to see Fremont-Mills in the first round. As far of the matchup with Adair-Casey, it gives each team a chance to try some new things or fine tune some items heading into the postseason.

 

The Crusaders started off the season 6-0 before dropping back-to-back contests against ranked opponents in Exira-EHK and Glidden-Ralston. Last week the team got back on track with a 63-20 win over Charter-Oak Ute. They passed the ball effectively with Brett Carstens connecting on all six attempts for 189 yards and 4 TD's. Sophomore running back Zach Evans also played will with 161 yards on the ground. As a team this season Coon Rapids-Bayard is averaging 230 rushing yards per game, one of the best in this part of the state.

 

Click here for comments from Coon Rapids-Bayard coach John Kesselring

SIDNEY HAS A LOT AT STAKE THIS WEEK


(Sidney) Sidney can end up anywhere from the #1 seed to the #4 seed in the Class 8-Player District 8 standings depending on how things play out in Week 9. The 7-1 Cowboys travel to Anita to oppose 4-4 CAM in a game that will air on KSOM.

 

Sidney is currently tied with Fremont-Mills and Southwest Valley for the district lead, but sits in third place via the tie-break points rule. A loss to CAM could drop the team all the way to fourth in the district while a win and some help makes the #1 seed still a possibility.

 

Coach Donnie Sears says CAM is ateam that appears to be catching their stride at just the right time of the year. The Cougars have won three in a row backed by what coach Sears refers to as a 'Prolific' passing attack led by Trace Ticknor, Dylan Amdor, and Michael Holste. While CAM has gotten hot late in the season, Sidney has been solid all year. Their only loss came mid-season to Fremont-Mills.

 

Chris Osborne has been the brightests shining star for Sidney with 1,382 yards rushing on the season. The senior ran for over 400 yards two weeks ago and last week returned a punt and a kickoff for to the house. Coach Sears raves about his senior who is averaging 14.4 yards per carry saying that Osborne is a threat to take it the distance every time he touches the football.

 

If the game is anything like last year's contest it should be a lot of fun to tune in to. Sidney beat CAM in Sidney 38-36 a year ago. Pre-game coverage on KSOM starts with our "In The Huddle" show at 5:30. Steve Olson will have the play by play coverage with kickoff at 7:00.

 

Click here for the interview Sidney coach Donnie Sears


 

COACHING MATCHUP THE BIG STORYLINE AS ADAIR-CASEY TRAVELS TO COON RAPIDS-BAYARD


(Adair) It's been a football season filled with many hilights thus far for 3rd ranked and Adair-Casey. From Senior Clayton Plowman setting the all-time rushing record to having the highest scoring offense in the state to winning the district championship the Bomber's have put together several memories in 2013.  They'll have one more regular season tune-up before hosting a first round playoff game next Wednesday, October 30th.

 

That final game will be against (7-2) Coon Rapids-Bayard in a game that may feature a limited workload for the starters. The matchup is non-district and both coaches have indicated ahead of the game that they won't overwork their first teamers. Wade Anderson is the head coach for Adair-Casey while his former player and assitant John Kesselring is in his first season as head coach at Coon Rapids-Bayard.


Coach Anderson says in addition to the team's big stars, several other players have stepped up. He notes guys like Brad Patterson, James Grubbs, and Christian Sousley have all exceeded expectations. A high scoring contest is expect in this one with Adair-Casey's season low offensively being 55 points in their season opener-that's their low. Coon Rapids-Bayard has scored at least 40 points in seven of thier nine contests. The game will be broadcast on KSOM2 Friday night.

 

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

CAM WELCOMES SIDNEY IN MEANINGFUL WEEK 9 CONTEST


(Anita) Coming up on KSOM Friday night CAM will take on Sidney. Following a 1-4 start to the season CAM football coach Joe Wollum says his team took a playoff like mindset. It's worked well for the Cougars who have come out on top in three straight games and is playing their best football of the season according to the 7th year head coach.

 

The Cougars extended their five consecutive years playoff streak to six by clinching a spot last week. They did so by beating Stanton 48-32. Senior running back Dylan Amdor mounted over 200 yards of total offense with four touchdowns in the win. The 32 points allowed was a season best for CAM's defense. It's a unit that coach Wollum says struggled early on as they tried to find the right spots to throw people into. That group appears to be all lined up for the playoff run now as they forced five turnovers last week led by Drew Ticknor's three interceptions. Wollum notes the defense has been the biggest difference on the three game win streak.

 

4-4, (4-2) CAM welcomes a 7-1 (5-1) Sidney team in Week 9. Currently in the fourth spot, the Cougars have a chance to move up in the district seeding with a win and some help on Friday night. Sidney, Fremont-Mills, and Southwest Valley all lead CAM by one game in the standings.  Sidney still holds out slim hope of the #1 seed with some help. If the matchup between Sidney and CAM is anything like it was last year then fans will be in for a great one. Sidney beat CAM 38-36 last year.

 

Click here for the interview with CAM coach Joe Wollum

 

EXIRA-EHK GIRLS EXPECTED TO BE AMONG CONTENDERS AT TREYNOR


(Elk Horn) Exira-EHK will join a long list of Class 1A cross country teams heading to Treynor on Thursday with the hopes of qualifying for the state meet. If the Spartans could get it done it would be a first in their short history together. The team may have as good a shot as they've had in recent years of getting a team to state.

 

Coach Terry Weisenborn says they're typical varsity lineup is healthy and ready to go. Grace Hoflen, Claire Paulsen, and Emily Copic have been the alternating as the team's top finisher throughout the year. All three have the potential of qualifying individually for the state meet by getting in the top 10 at Treynor. Rounding out the varsity lineup will be freshmen Gabbie Bintner and Savannah Hayes. Coach Weisenborn views Griswold as the favorite as a team with a wide open group gunning for the next two team spots.

 

Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK coach Terry Weisenborn

DISTRICT TITLE ALREADY SECURED FOR HARLAN AS CYCLONES HEAD TO ADM IN WEEK 9


(Harlan) Harlan head man Curt Bladt has won 11 state championships so another district title may not be the proudest of moments for the Cylone coach. At the same time, coach Bladt realizes that an 7-1 regular season to this point has put his team in a more desirable situation than most saying, "It's been a good season...the kids have a lot to be proud of." Win or lose on Friday, Harlan is guarenteed the #1 seed in the district as they are currently leading the pack at 5-0 in league play.

 

Harlan hasn't lost a district game yet, their lone set back was against Carroll in Week 4. The Cyclones were without district leading rusher Nate Gettys in that 14-7 loss. Gettys was sidelined with an injury for that game, but despite not playing in every contest he still ranks 13th in the state in Class 3A in rushing yardage with 881 yards on 143 carries.

 

Last week in a 42-7 win over Atlantic, Harlan turned to the passing attack to the tune of senior quarterback Adam Juhl completing 19/28 passes for 258 yards and 4 scores. Trey Lansman, Gabe Ferry, Sam McLauglin, and Alan Hopp all grabbed TD passes with Lansman catching six balls in the Week 8 win for 80 yards. His TD grab was his 8th of the year which is tied for 5th best in 3A.

 

ADM counters with a couple of other of Class 3A's top performers. QB Kolby Whisner's 1829 yards is 2nd in the state and Tate Jensen is 2nd in the state in receiving yards with over 800. ADM was upset by Perry (13-6) a week ago to erase any district title hopes. The Tigers are 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the district.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Curt Bladt  

RIVERSIDE, ST. ALBERT, AND BOYER VALLEY THE BOYS FAVORITES AT TREYNOR THURSDAY


(Oakland) In the boys portion of the Class 1A state qualifying meet at Treynor Thursday, St. Albert, Riverside, and Boyer Valley are believed, by multiple coaches, to be the favorites to advance to the state meet. For Riverside, it would be a third straight year.

 

Tim Brink, Brady Ryun and Brandon Sipherd have been among the front runners for Riverside so far this year. According to Riverside coach Alex Oliver his team is peaking at the perfect time.

 

The top three teams advance but coach Oliver wants to go in as a state qualifying meet champion. It would give the Bulldogs some momentum to take with them to Fort Dodge.

 

This will be the third time that Riverside runs at Treynor this year. In the regular season early in the year coach Oliver says the team did not run well because it was very hot, but notes last week at the conference meet the team performed very well.

 

Riverside placed 3rd at last years state meet. Riverside cross country rival St. Albert was the state champion last season.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Alex Oliver
 

GRISWOLD GIRLS ON THE VERGE OF RETURN TRIP TO STATE


(Griswold) The defending state champion Griswold girls cross country team heads to Treynor today to try and run their way back to the state meet in Fort Dodge. The Tigers will need to get into the top three as a team in order to get back to state to defend their title. In addition to the top three teams, the top ten individuals will also advance to state.

 

Coach Jane Chaillie says there will be plenty of quality individuals and teams competing at the state qualifying meet today. The Tigers hope their depth can help lead them to the front of the pack.

 

St. Albert, Earlham, Treynor, Exira-EHK and Adair-Casey/CAM as some of the other top teams heading to Treynor today. Two time defending individual state champion Rebekah Topham has missed the last two meets with a foot injury. According to Coach Chaillie the Tigers are banking on having Topham in the lineup.

 

Alyx Flippin is also expected to run for the Tigers to put them at full strength for the biggest meet of the year to this point.

 

Coach Chaillie says the team has shown a great work ethic throughout the year and she’s excited that they won’t lose any seniors for next year.

 

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

TRI-CENTER VS TREYNOR VOLLEYBALL REMATCH SLATED FOR TUESDAY


(Neola) Tri-Center volleyball coach Brian Wedemeyer describes his team's season to this point as a roller-coaster ride. With three freshman being among the team leaders statistically the squad has had their highs and lows throughout the year, but recently there have been more good moments than bad.

 

Tri-Center's first round regional tournament win against Logan-Magnolia puts the Trojans at 11-15 on the year. They beat the Panthers 25-9, 25-17, and 25-11. Tori Masker had 26 assists in the win and Kirsten Lehan posted a dozen kills.

 

The win sets up a fun re-match with (22-11) Treynor in the next round. Tri-Center beat Treynor 3-1 in their last meeting on October 8th.

 

Click here for the interview with Tri-Center coach Brian Wedemeyer

 

STRONG SERVING NIGHT LEADS STANTON PAST NISHNABOTNA


(Stanton) The Stanton volleyball team got the regional tournament started with a win last night. The Viqueens downed Nishnabotna in straight sets despite not playing their sharpest match according to coach Jody Druvinga. Pretty or not it was still a win which moves Stanton’s overall record to 34-5.

 

Set scores in the first round victory over Nishnabotna were 25-15, 25-21, and 25-23. Carmen Subbert posted a typical strong night with 18 kills and 10 digs. Subbert’s season total for kills rose to 438 which is second best in Class 1A. Coach Druvinga states the team served really well with only three service errors in the entire match.

 

34-5 Stanton collides with Bedford next. The two teams have met twice in tournaments this year with Stanton winning on each occasion. The Viqueens, who have been to three straight state tourneys, are three wins away from making a fourth consecutive trip to Cedar Rapids.

 

Click here for the interview with Stanton coach Jody Druvinga

ADAIR-CASEY OUSTS GLIDDEN-RALSTON IN REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL


(Adair) The Adair-Casey volleyball team is moving on in Class 1A Regional Tournament play. The Bombers eliminated Glidden-Ralston Tuesday night 25-19, 25-7, 25-12. With the win Adair-Casey has now come out on top in six of their last seven contests and improves to 19-10 overall.

 

Dani McCorkel had 21 kills and London Vais added 14. Coach Cindy Lundy says that duo has been good all year but admits they’ve taken their game to a new level in recent weeks. Coach Lundy adds that the key in the strong play as a team recently is everyone playing together.

 

Coming up next for the Bombers is 25-9 Martensdale-St. Mary’s. Adair-Casey will travel to Martensdale on October 29th. The winner moves on to play either Guthrie Center or Coon Rapids-Bayard in Guthrie Center in a regional semi-final on Friday, November 1st. Teams still alive in the top half of the bracket are NE Hamilton, Grandview Park Baptist, Colo-Nesco, and AGWSR.

 

Click here for the interview with Adair-Casey coach Cindy Lundy

AP FOOTBALL RANKINGS HEADING INTO WEEK 9


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Don Bosco
  3. Adair-Casey
  4. Newell-Fonda
  5. West Bend-Mallard
  6. Springville
  7. Janesville
  8. MMC
  9. Glidden-Ralston
  10. River Valley

Class A

  1. West Lyon
  2. BGM
  3. Wapsie Valley
  4. AGWSR
  5. AHST
  6. Pekin
  7. Hinton
  8. Bishop Garrigan
  9. Gladbrook-Reinbeck
  10. Lisbon

Class 1A

  1. IC Regina
  2. St. Albert
  3. Dike-New Hartford
  4. North Fayette Valley
  5. St. Edmond
  6. Maquoketa Valley
  7. Wilton
  8. Van Meter
  9. South O'Brien
  10. Ogden

Class 2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. Waukon
  3. West Marshall
  4. Albia
  5. Mediapolis
  6. New Hampton
  7. Boyden Hull/ Rock Valley
  8. Spirit Lake
  9. Cascade
  10. North Polk

Class 3A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. Decorah
  3. Pella
  4. Clear Lake
  5. Harlan
  6. Boone
  7. Washington
  8. Solon
  9. Carroll
  10. Spencer

Class 4A

  1. Dowling Catholic
  2. Pleasant Valley
  3. Ames
  4. Waukee
  5. CR Xavier
  6. IC High
  7. IC West
  8. WDM Valley
  9. Davenport Assumption
  10. Urbandale

OMAHA WORLD HERALD UPDATED WESTERN IOWA FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Glidden-Ralston
  3. Coon Rapids-Bayard
  4. West Harrison
  5. Southwest Valley

Class A/1A/2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. St. Albert
  3. AHST
  4. East Mills
  5. IKM-Manning
  6. Audubon
  7. Riverside
  8. Clarinda
  9. Nodaway Valley
  10. Logan-Magnolia

Class 3A/4A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. SC East
  3. Carroll
  4. Harlan
  5. SC North

AHST ONE OF FIVE REMAINING UNBEATENS IN CLASS A


(Avoca) AHST already has the number one seed and Class A District 8 championship secured heading into week nine, but don’t try telling head coach Davis Pattee that the Vikings have nothing to play for in the final regular season game of 2013. Coach Pattee says the team will have to prepare just like they do every week in order to have some momentum going into the playoffs and play well against an Underwood team that he describes as better than their record shows.

 

The Vikings haven’t polished off a perfect season since 2009 when they ran their string of consecutive regular season wins to 27. When asked if going undefeated this season was a goal coming into the year, coach Pattee replied that it was an indirect goal because they focus on setting out to be 1-0 every week.

 

Their quest to go 1-0 last week featured a well rounded offensive attack. In come from behind fashion they topped Logan-Magnolia 27-18 with four different ball carriers totaling at least 40 yards. QB Nathan Herbst led the team with 76 yards and 2 TD’s on the ground. The sophomore also completed 6/12 passes for 84 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT.

 

AHST will host the Class A District 7 #4 seed a week from today. Guthrie Center currently holds on to that spot in the sister district’s standings.

 

Click here for the interview with AHST coach Davis Pattee

 

 

RIVERSIDE PLEASED TO BE IN CONTENTION DURING FINAL WEEK OF REGULAR SEASON


(Oakland) A couple of scenarios could land the Riverside Bulldogs in the playoffs. The simplest of which is win and you’re in. That’s the method that coach Mitch Rice and his team are focusing on as they head into their Week 9 contest with Westwood.

 

Big wins over Griswold and Logan-Magnolia throughout district play have put the Bulldogs (just 2-7 a season ago) in a position where they are playing a meaningful game in the final week of the regular season. To be in this spot is something that coach Rice says has been a goal for his squad ever since he took over the program last spring.

 

The most recent key win that has kept Riverside’s playoff’s dream alive is their victory last week against West Monona. Statistically the 48-8 win was Riverside’s best showing of the year on both offense and defense.  The 48 points featured scores from six different players, something coach Rice takes pride in as it helps keep defenses off balance. Luke Freeman, Kyle Myers, and Connor Rankin all hauled in TD receptions while Brock Bentley, Michael Bertecini, and Zach Morris all had rushing TD’s. The defensive effort was boosted by the Bulldogs forcing six turnovers.

 

AHST has clinched the district title while East Mills has also claimed one of the four playoff spots in District 8. Riverside is 4-2 in district play. Friday's opponent Westwood is 3-3. Griswold and Logan-Magnolia are each 3-3 as well and will go head to head this Friday night.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Mitch Rice

AUDUBON ELIMINATES AHST FROM REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY


(Audubon) With a three game sweep of AHST, the Audubon Wheelers are moving on in the class 2A regional volleyball tournament. Audubon survived a lengthy first set 33-31 and then won more convincingly in set 2 (25-18) and set 3 (25-14). During the third set the Wheelers actually trailed 14-11 before rattling off 14 straight points to close out the match.

 

After the contest Audubon head coach Molly Lange noted that winning that first set was huge to get the ball rolling. On the other side AHST head coach Gwen Blum agreed, saying her team had their chances but struggled with serves in the opening frame which did them in.

 

The Wheelers improve to 12-14 on the season heading into the 2nd round. They'll play an Underwood squad that has won 15 of their last 16 matchups. That matchup is slated for Tuesday, October 29th in Underwood. AHST bows out at 8-18 overall.

 

Click here for the comments from AHST coach Gwen Blum

 

Click here for the comments from Audubon coach Molly Lange

TUESDAY; CLASS 1A AND 2A AREA REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL SCORES


Class 1A:

 

Region 2:

LeMars Gehlen over Siouxland Christian, 3-0

Whiting over West Harrison, 3-0

Kingsley-Pierson over River Valley, 3-0

Woodbine over Charter Oak-Ute, 3-0  

Boyer Valley over Ar-We-Va, 3-0

Sidney over East Mills, 3-0

Fremont-Mills over Heartland Christian, 3-0

 

Region 3:

Orient-Macksburg over  Clarinda Academy, 3-0
East Union over Lenox, 3-0
Southeast Warrent over Morman Trail, 3-0
Murray over Lamoni, 3-2
Bedford over Diagonal, 3-0
Stanton over Nishnabotna, 3-0
Essex over South Page, 3-0
Griswold over Exira/EHK, 3-0

 

Region 4:

Northeast Hamilton over SE Webster-Grand, 3-0

Grandview Park Baptist over Iowa Christian Academy, 3-0

Colo-Nesco over Ankeny Christian Academy, 3-0

Adair-Casey over Glidden-Ralston, 3-0

Coon Rapids-Bayard over CAM, 3-0 

Guthrie Center over Paton-Churdan, 3-0

 

CLASS 2A AREA REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL SCORES:

 

Region 3

Audubon over A-H-S-T,3-0

IKM-Manning over Panarama,  3-0

Tri-Center over Logan-Magnolia, 3-0

Missouri Valley over Riverside, 3-0

 

Region 4

 Mount Ayr over Central Decatur, 3-2

 Nodaway Valley over Earlham, 3-2

Van Meter over Pleasantville, 3-2

 Pella Christian over Cardinal, 3-0

ELK HORN GIRL WINS SECTIONAL PUNT/PASS/KICK COMPETITION


(Louisville, Nebraska) A seven-year-old Elk Horn girl won the sectional punt-pass-and-kick competition at the sectional at Louisville, Nebraska Saturday.

 

McKenna Yates, daughter of Emily and Scott Yates, punted the ball 14-feet, threw it 19-feet, and kicked the football 20-feet for a total score of 53, to win the six and seven-year-old division.

 

McKenna needs to be one of the four top winners in 12-midwest sectionals to advance to the next round which will be held at the Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos game on December 1. She will find out at a later date whether or not she has qualified to participate in Kansas City.

 

McKenna Yates is a student at Exira/Elk Horn Elementary.

 

October 22, 2013

GUTHRIE CENTER HAPPY TO BE BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS


(Guthrie Center) For the first time since 2010 the Guthrie Center Tigers will play postseason football. The team punched their playoff ticket last week with a 35-18 win over Earlham.

 

Entering this season, Guthrie Center had gone a combined 5-13 over the previous two seasons and at one point endured an 8 game losing streak. The team even started off this season 0-3 so it’s no surprise that making the playoffs was cause for celebration following the come from behind win against Earlham.

 

Curtis Bolton complete 7/12 passes for 150 yards, 2TD’s, and 1 INT. He also hauled in a 50 yard TD pass and returned a kickoff 42 yards. Austin Laabs carried 10 times for 100 yards plus caught one pass for 29 yards. Cale Crowder put together a nice game as well with 86 yards rushing, 50 passing, and 11 receiving. Grant Cleveland posted the high number of tackles on the defense with 15.

 

Guthrie Center head coach Bob Bolton and the 4-4 Tiger’s now look to get above .500 when they take on Madrid this week. Madrid has won five straight games and is averaging 54.2 points per game in that stretch. Coach Bolton says he thinks his team can move the ball offensively, but admits they will have to try a lot of different things on defense.

 

Madrid ran for 575 yards in their win last week, they are 6-2 overall. They’ve completed only one of their nine passes over the course of their five game win streak which goes to show you just how effective their running game has been.

 

Click here for the comments from Guthrie Center coach Bob Bolton

VOLLEYBALL POSTSEASON PLAY HAS ARRIVED


(Audubon) Regional Tournament Volleyball coverage will come your way Tuesday night on KSOM. Our featured matchup will be AHST at Audubon in the first round of Class 2A Region 3.

 

Audubon hits the postseason with a record of 11-14. The Wheelers finished 5th in the Western Iowa Conference during the regular season and lost to IKM-Manning in straight sets in the first round of the conference tournament. AHST finished 8th in the conference standings. They’re last time on the court was also in the first round of the WIC Tournament when they beat Logan-Magnolia before losing to Treynor. The Vikings overall record is 8-17. These teams have met just once on the season with Audubon winning 25-18, 18-25, 25-17, and 25-15 in a match played at Walnut in late September.

 

Audubon has had a balanced attack at the net with Emma Konkler, Haillie Anthofer, and Seraina Liebi all having between 138 and 152 kills on the season. Setter Susie Bylund’s 493 assists ranks 2nd best in the conference. AHST’s Haley Blum led the Western Iowa Conference this regular season in ace serves with 56 and led the team with 182 kills.  Blum and Alyssa Becerra each have over 200 digs on the year.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon coach Molly Lange

 

Click here for the interview with AHST coach Gwen Blum
 

TRI-CENTER'S BIG STAR BEN WELLMAN HAS HISTORIC NIGHT


(Neola) With 484 yards on 43 carries in Tri-Center’s 27-38 loss to Panorama on Friday night, Tri-Center senior Ben Wellman ran his way to the very top of the list in state history for single game rushing yardage.

 

He passes Don Larsen of Alden who went for 455 yards all the way back in 1954. Tri-Center head coach John Tiarks says Wellman took advantage of big holes while using his speed and power to run into the record books. He credits the team’s offensive linemen especially on the strong side for aiding the cause.

 

For the season Wellman now has 1,676 yards which leads Class 1A. According to coach Tiarks he is about 180 yards shy of breaking the Tri-Center single season rushing record and is only about 130 yards away from being the state’s leading rusher for all classes. Additionally, Tri-Center is closing in a school record for rushing yardage in a season. They need around 400 yards to break the previous mark.

 

The 2-7 Trojans close out their season by hosting West Central Valley Friday night.

 

Click here for the comments from Tri-Center coach John Tiarks

DES MOINES REGISTER UPDATED HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Don Bosco
  3. Adair-Casey
  4. Springville
  5. Newell-Fonda
  6. West Bend-Mallard
  7. Janesville
  8. Lamoni
  9. MMC
  10. River Valley

Class A

  1. BGM, Brooklyn
  2. West Lyon
  3. Wapsie Valley
  4. AHST
  5. AGWSR
  6. Pekin
  7. Lisbon
  8. Bishop Garrigan, Algona
  9. Hinton
  10. Gladbrook-Reinbeck

Class 1A

  1. IC Regina
  2. St. Albert
  3. Dike-New Hartford
  4. North Fayette Valley
  5. Van Meter
  6. Maquoketa Valley
  7. St. Edmond
  8. Wilton
  9. Clayton Ridge
  10. Ogden

Class 2A

  1. Waukon
  2. West Marshall
  3. Kuemper Catholic
  4. Albia
  5. Mediapolis
  6. New Hampton
  7. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
  8. Cascade
  9. North Polk
  10. Spirit Lake

Class 3A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. Pella
  3. Clear Lake
  4. Decorah
  5. Harlan
  6. Boone
  7. Solon
  8. Washington
  9. Dallas Center-Grimes
  10. Carroll

Class 4A

  1. Dowling Catholic
  2. Pleasant Valley
  3. Ames
  4. Waukee
  5. IC High
  6. WDM Valley
  7. CR Xavier
  8. Urbandale
  9. Davenport Assumption
  10. IC West

IOWA SPORTS SPOTLIGHT WEEK 9 FOOTBALL RANKINGS


Class 4A
1-Dowling Catholic (1)
2-Pleasant Valley (2)
3-Ames (3)
4-Cedar Rapids Xavier (4)
5-Waukee (5)
6-Iowa City High (6)
7-Iowa City West (7)
8-Davenport Assumption (8)
9-West Des Moines Valley (9)
10-Urbandale (10)

 

Class 3A
1-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (1)
2-Pella (2)
3-Decorah (3)
4-Clear Lake (4)
5-Boone (5)
6-Washington (6)
7-Solon (7)
8-Harlan (8)
9-Webster City (9)
10-Dallas Center-Grimes (10)

 

Class 2A
1-Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) (1)

2-Waukon (2)
3-West Marshall (State Center) (3)
4-New Hampton (4)
5-Albia (5)
6-Mediapolis (6)
7-Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (7)
8-Beckman (Dyersville) (8)
9-Spirit Lake (9)
10-Sioux Center (NR)
10-Cascade (10)

 

Class 1A
1-Iowa City Regina (1)
2-Dike-New Hartford (3)
3-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) (4)
4-North Fayette Valley (5)
5-St. Albert (Council Bluffs) (2)
6-Maquoketa Valley (Dehli) (6)
7-Van Meter (7)
8-Wilton (8)
9-South O’Brien (Paulina) (10)
10-Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg) (NR)

 

Class A
1-West Lyon (Inwood) (1)
2-B-G-M (Brooklyn) (2)
3-Wapsie Valley (Fairbank) (3)
4-AGWSR (Ackley) (4)
5-Pekin (5)
6-Lisbon (6)
7-Gladbrook-Reinbeck (7)
8-A-H-S-T (Avoca) (8)
9-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) (9)
10-Hinton (10)

 

Class 8 Player
1-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (1)
2-Springville (2)
3-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (3)
4-Adair-Casey (4)

5-Newell-Fonda (5)
6-West Bend-Mallard (6)
7-Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (7)
8-Janesville (8)
9-River Valley (Correctionville) (10)
10-Lamoni (10)
10-Glidden-Ralston (NR)

ADAIR-CASEY/CAM GIRLS AND BOYER VALLEY BOYS WIN FIRST EVER ROLLING VALLEY CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY


Girls Team Scoring

  1. Adair-Casey/CAM 36 Click for comments from coach Dave Sanders
  2. Woodbine 45
  3. West Harrison 45
  4. Boyer Valley 90

Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Megan Maaske, Woodbine
  2. Emily Copic, Exira-EHK
  3. Danielle Marcoux, West Harrison
  4. Katlyn Holaday, AC/CAM
  5. Claire Paulsen, Exira-EHK
  6. Kassidy Chandler, AC/CAM
  7. Michaela Foster, West Harrison
  8. Alex Becker, AC/CAM
  9. Anna Mulder, AC/CAM
  10. Sonya Baxter, Woodbine

Boys Team Scoring

  1. Boyer Valley 15
  2. Paton-Churdan 49

Boys Individual Top 10

  1. Chase Bonsall, Boyer Valley
  2. Zach Ambrose, Boyer Valley
  3. Jake Weber, Boyer Valley
  4. Brandon Doyel, Woodbine
  5. Joseph Grady, Boyer Valley
  6. Connor Garrett, Boyer Valley
  7. Cale Billheimer, AC/CAM
  8. Kyle Behrendt, Boyer Valley
  9. Cordero Reed, Paton-Churdan
  10. Nathan Ambrose, Boyer Valley

Click here for the complete results from the Rolling Valley Conference meet

MISSOURI VALLEY CROSS COUNTRY MEET RESULTS


Girls Team Scoring

  1. Griswold 35
  2. Missouri Valley 56
  3. Tri-Center 71
  4. Logan-Magnolia 78

Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley
  2. Michelle Mumm, Tri-Center
  3. Leah Lappe, Griswold
  4. Bridget Mauer, Griswold
  5. Alyssa Wyman, Griswold
  6. Caitlyn Casey, Logan-Magnolia
  7. Hanna Dugdale, Missouri Valley
  8. Kylie Lang, Tri-Center
  9. Allison Pauley, Missouri Valley
  10. Josie Kelly, Missouri Valley

 

Boys Team Scoring

  1. Logan-Magnolia 58
  2. IKM-Manning 59
  3. Tri-Center 68
  4. Griswold 82
  5. Missouri Valley 99
  6. Riverside 118

Boys Individual Top 10

  1. Dion Coffey, Tri-Center
  2. Wyatt Schlz, Logan-Magnolia
  3. Christopher Jarrett, Tri-Center
  4. Jacob Maas, Griswold
  5. Trevor Cast, IKM-Manning
  6. Justin Thomas, Logan-Magnolia
  7. Drew Pauley, Missouri Valley
  8. Brett Rosengren, Logan-Magnolia
  9. Matt Johnson, IKM-Manning
  10. Kevin Davis, IKM-Manning

Click here for the complete results from the Missouri Valley meet

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH


A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Grinnell 14-13
A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Perry 10-9
A-D-M, Adel 25-25, Iowa Falls-Alden 21-9
A-D-M, Adel 26-25, Pella Christian 24-13
Algona 21-21, Carroll 12-19
Ames 19-21-15, Webster City 21-16-8
Ankeny 25-25, IKM-Manning 17-15
Ankeny 25-25, Lewis Central 12-10
Ankeny 25-25, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 18-6
Carroll 21-21, Clear Lake 8-9
Carroll 21-21, Spencer 9-16
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Sioux Center 16-21
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Sioux City, North 20-17
Dike-New Hartford 12-25-15, Harlan 25-20-11
Dike-New Hartford 25-25, Ankeny 9-10
Dike-New Hartford 25-25, IKM-Manning 11-10
Dike-New Hartford 25-25, Lewis Central 18-10
Dike-New Hartford 25-25, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 10-10
Forest City 21-21, Carroll 12-14
Forest City 21-21, Carroll 8-14
Grandview Park Baptist 25-25-25, Panorama 11-11-9
Grandview Park Baptist 25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 9-15-12
Grinnell 21-21, Perry 14-13
Grinnell 25-25, Atlantic 16-23
Grinnell 25-25, Perry 17-9
Harlan 25-23-15, Lewis Central 13-25-8
Harlan 25-25, Ankeny 14-16
Harlan 25-25, IKM-Manning 15-11
Harlan 25-25, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 15-8
IKM-Manning 25-25-15, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 27-22-13
Iowa Falls-Alden 21-21, Atlantic 6-15
Knoxville 21-21, Atlantic 19-11
Lewis Central 25-25, IKM-Manning 22-21
Lewis Central 25-25, Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 17-15
MOC-Floyd Valley 25-25, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 20-12
Nevada 21-21, Creston 16-11
Nevada 25-17-15, Red Oak 17-25-5
Pella Christian 16-22-15, A-D-M, Adel 21-20-13
Red Oak 21-17-15, Winterset 9-21-7
Red Oak 21-21, Chariton 7-8
Red Oak 22-21, Norwalk 20-12
Red Oak 25-25, Creston 22-18
West Central Valley, Stuart 21-21, Iowa Christian Academy 13-7
Western Christian 25-25, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 14-10
Winterset 21-21, Chariton 12-16
Woodward-Granger 25-25, Panorama 21-13

EAST MILLS KNOCKS OFF GRISWOLD: SECURES PLAYOFF SPOT


(Griswold) East Mills secured a playoff spot with a 32-0 shut out over Griswold at Griswold Friday night.

 

East Mills scored with 2:01 to go in the first quarter on a four-yard run by Lane Stortenbecker and never looked back. Logan Curren hit Travis Tupper on a 90-yard pass with five seconds left in the first quarter to move the score to 12-0 after one quarter and extended that lead to 18-0 at the half, and 24-0 after three quarters. East Mills capped the scoring with just over nine minutes remaining in the game on a Josh Hopkins two-yard run. The Wolverines converted on a two-point conversion for a 32-0 lead.

 

East Mills defense held Griswold to just under 200-yards of total offense and turned them away twice inside the red zone. Curran completed 8-14 passes for 174-yards and two touchdowns. Hopkins led the Wolverines on the ground with 106-yards on 20 carries.

 

The Wolverines improve to 4-2 in district play and take on West Monona in their regular season finally next week. Griswold goes to 3-3 in district play and travels to Logan-Magnolia next Friday night.

 

Click here to listen to comments from East Mills Head Coach Andy Irwin

 

October 19, 2013

HARLAN TOPS ATLANTIC IN CLASS 3A DISTRICT 1 FOOTBALL


(Harlan) Harlan Quarterback Adam Juhl threw four touchdown passes to lead the Cyclones past Atlantic 42-7 at Merrill Field in Harlan Friday night.

 

Juhl ended the night with 286 yards passing including; two touchdown strikes to Trey Lansman, and one each to Alan Hopp, and Gabe Ferry.

 

The Cyclones jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on touchdown passes of nine and twenty yards to Hopp and Lansman respectively. Juhl found Gabe Ferry on a seven yarder early in the second quarter to lead 21-0 after Ethan Knudsen’s three PAT’s.

 

Harlan added two more scores short runs and the route was on 35-0 at the break. Juhl finished the night with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Trey Lansman late in the third quarter to extend their lead to 42-0 following the PAT.

 

Atlantic’s only score came with 7:53 left in the fourth on a Jacob Dvorak one yard run.

 

Harlan rolled up 386 yards of total offense, 286 passing and 100 yards rushing. The Trojans ended the night with 133 total yards of offense.

 

The Cyclones take on ADM next week. Atlantic will travel to Glenwood.

 

October 18, 2013

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL SCORES


Friday (10/18/2013)

CLASS 4A:

Valley, West Des Moines 88 Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 0

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 14 Waukee 23

 

CLASS 3A:

District 1

ADM, Adel 6 Perry 13

Atlantic 7 Harlan 42

Lewis Central 17 Glenwood 28

Winterset 20 Creston 32

 

District 2

Denison-Schleswig 14 Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 42

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6 Carroll 27

 

District 4

Dallas Center-Grimes 26 Ballard 0

Grinnell 20 Boone 28

 

District 8

Knoxville 27 Norwalk 35

Pella 35 Oskaloosa 7

 

CLASS 2A:

District 6

Interstate 35, Truro 6 Albia 62

 

District 8

Clarinda Academy 8 Greene County 55

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 58  Red Oak 7

Shenandoah 0 Clarinda 42

 

CLASS 1A:

District 2

IKM-Manning 41 Pocahontas Area 13

 

District 7

Ogden 31 Mount Ayr 22

Van Meter 50 West Central Valley, Stuart 14

 

District 8

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 14 Nodaway Valley 12

Treynor 24 Missouri Valley 20

Tri-Center, Neola 27 Panorama, Panora 38

 

CLASS A:

District 7

Bedford 18 Madrid 73

Earlham 18 Guthrie Center 35

Martensdale-St. Marys 0 Audubon 40

 

District 8

East Mills 32 Griswold 0 

Logan-Magnolia 18 A-H-S-T, Avoca 27

West Monona, Onawa 8 Riverside, Oakland 48

Westwood, Sloan 22 Underwood 20

 

CLASS 8:

District 6

Ankeny Christian Academy 23 Adair-Casey 78

Lamoni 38 Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 6

Murray  60 East Union, Afton  6

 

District 7

Charter Oak-Ute 20 Coon Rapids-Bayard 63

EHK-Exira 56 Ar-We-Va, Westside 6

 

District 8

Essex/South Page  12 vs Nishnabotna South Page 27

Melcher-Dallas 34 Lenox 33

Southwest Valley 34 Fremont-Mills, Tabor 27

Stanton 34  Sidney 63

AUDUBON CLAIMS CLASS A DISTRICT 7 TITLE WITH DOMINATING WIN


(Audubon) The Audubon Wheelers clinched the Class A District 7 Championship Friday night by blanking (2-6) Martensdale-St. Mary’s 40-0. The Wheelers won their sixth straight game and picked up their third shutout in the last four weeks.

 

Audubon set the tone early on with a big sack from Matt Fett on the first possession of the game, forcing Martensdale-St. Mary’s to punt from their own end zone. A bad snap went out of the back of the end zone for a safety to give Audubon the early 2-0 lead. The Wheelers offense then took advantage of the short field going all on the ground on their opening drive and capping it off with a five yard TD run by Riley Jones. Jones, a senior, would fun for four touchdowns on the night giving him 18 for the year. Quarterback Trevor Smith also posted a rushing touchdown late in the first half and had a very efficient game throwing the ball.

 

All in all the offense provided plenty of points for a Wheeler defense that picked off three passes and lowered their defensive point per game average in district play from 7.8 to 6.5. Colby Rattenborg intercepted a pair of passes and Jake Mulford added another.

 

6-2 Audubon has now won six straight district games and dating back to last year they’ve won 10 of their last 11 district contests. Closing out the regular season in week 9 brings a road trip to Earlham. After that Audubon will host the Class A District 8 #4 seed on Wednesday, October 30th.

 

Click for postgame comments from co-head coach Dustin Christiansen

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH


Western Iowa Conference Tourney Final Round

 

Championship: Underwood 25-17-25-25, Treynor 15-25-21-23

Consolation: IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Missouri Valley 15-21-22

 

 

Rolling Valley Tournament

Adair-Casey 17-25-18, AR-WE-VA, Westside 25-15-16
AR-WE-VA, Westside 21-21, Paton-Churdan 17-11

Charter Oak-Ute 19-21-15, West Harrison 21-14-6

Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-22-15, Adair-Casey 21-25-10
Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25, Paton-Churdan 12-9

Exira-EHK 21-21, Boyer Valley 18-17
Exira-EHK 21-21, Glidden-Ralston 12-19
Exira-EHK 21-21, West Harrison 9-6

Paton-Churdan 9-21-15, Exira-EHK 21-16-8

Woodbine 16-25-15, Glidden-Ralston 21-15-13

 

Bondurant-Farrar 25-25, Norwalk 16-16
Bondurant-Farrar 25-25-25, Boone 12-10-17

 

Ogden 25-21-25-25, Madrid 20-25-19-23
Guthrie Center 26-25-16-25, Woodward-Granger 24-19-25-13
Earlham 23-25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 25-13-13-10

 

Fremont-Mills 23-25-25-25, Essex 25-22-21-22

East Mills 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 10-3-10
East Mills 25-25-25, South Page 9-4-17

Stanton 25-21-25-25, Sidney 9-25-18-15

 

East Union 25-25-25, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 13-19-19

 

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Shenandoah 23-17

Shenandoah 25-25, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 13-11
Shenandoah 25-25, Southwest Valley 13-23
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 17-25-25-29, Clarinda 25-20-20-27

 



 

WESTERN IOWA CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS


Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Michelle Mumm, Tri-Center
  2. Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley
  3. Megan Deist, Audubon
  4. Alyx Flippen, Griswold
  5. Leah Lappe, Griswold
  6. Hannah Dugdale, Missouri Valley
  7. Erin Shapcott, Underwood
  8. Kiara Brannen-Sporrer, Audubon
  9. Carmen Malloy, Audubon
  10. Allison Pauley, Missouri Valley

Girls Team Scoring

  1. Griswold 65
  2. Treynor 91
  3. Missouri Valley 91
  4. Audubon 114
  5. Tri-Center 122
  6. Logan-Magnolia 127
  7. Underwood 128
  8. IKM-Manning 206
  9. Riverside 250

Boys Individual Top 10

  1. Wyatt Schulz, Logan-Magnolia
  2. Tim Brink, Riverside
  3. Brady Ryun, Riverside
  4. Drew Pauley, Missouri Valley
  5. Justin Thomas, Logan-Magnolia
  6. Dion Coffey, Tri-Center
  7. Matt Johnson, IKM-Manning
  8. Jacob Maass, Griswold
  9. Mitchell Nelsen, Audubon
  10. Adam Hartman, Riverside

Boys Team Scoring

  1. Riverside 44
  2. Logan-Magnolia 73
  3. Tri-Center 83
  4. IKM-Manning 107
  5. Griswold 136
  6. Missouri Valley 163
  7. AHST 179
  8. Audubon 180
  9. Treynor 190
  10. Underwood 243

Click here for the complete results from the WIC meet

HAWKEYE TEN CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS


Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Megan Hart, Shenandoah-Essex
  2. Maria Mostek, Creston
  3. Denae  Statzer, Lewis Central
  4. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
  5. Jacey Martin, St. Albert
  6. Marissa Klindt, Harlan
  7. Mercedee Mayberry, Harlan
  8. Sarah Cabeen, Clarinda
  9. Lizzy Young, Glenwood
  10. Taylor Rolles, Lewis Central

Girls Team Scoring

  1. Lewis Central 82
  2. Harlan 85
  3. St. Albert 105
  4. Creston 121
  5. Shenandoah-Essex 124
  6. Glenwood 126
  7. Atlantic 140
  8. Red Oak 192
  9. Denison-Schleswig 221
  10. Clarinda 229
  11. Kuemper  Catholic 280

Boys Indvidual Top 10

  1. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  2. Chris Brace, Harlan
  3. Max Ross, St. Albert
  4. Nate Hoyt, Shenandoah-Essex
  5. Josef Rogers, Denison-Schleswig
  6. Bradley Young, Shenandoah-Essex
  7. Philip Sciranko, Harlan
  8. Chandler Hagen, Kuemper Catholic
  9. Jaye Wolfe, Creston
  10. Fred Hug, St. Albert

Boys Team Scoring

  1. Shenandoah-Essex 58
  2. Harlan 64
  3. Creston 87
  4. St. Albert 89
  5. Glenwood 152
  6. Denison-Schleswig 154
  7. Red Oak 159
  8. Kuemper Catholic 163
  9. Lewis Central 223
  10. Atlantic 241
  11. Clarinda 294

IGHSAU VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS


Class 1A

  1. Holy Trinity Catholic
  2. Janesville
  3. New London
  4. Central Lyon
  5. LeMars Gehlen Catholic
  6. Stanton
  7. Tripoli
  8. Grandview Park Bapist
  9. Winfield-Mount Union
  10. Harris-Lake Park
  11. Springville
  12. Lisbon
  13. Fremont-Mills
  14. Iowa Mennonite
  15. Martensdale-St. Marys

Class 2A

  1. Dike-New Hartford
  2. Western Christian
  3. Sumner-Fredericksburg
  4. St. Albert
  5. South Central Calhoun
  6. Eddyville-Blakesburg
  7. Hinton
  8. Ridge View
  9. Grundy Center
  10. MVAO
  11. West Branch
  12. Lake Mills
  13. South O'Brien
  14. Wapsie Valley
  15. Treynor

Class 3A

  1. MOC-Floyd Valley
  2. Sheldon
  3. Kuemper Catholic
  4. Red Oak
  5. East Sac County
  6. Mount Vernon
  7. Union
  8. Nevada
  9. Iowa Falls-Alden
  10. Independence
  11. Unity Christian
  12. Sioux Center
  13. Bondurant-Farrar
  14. Algona
  15. Center Point-Urbana

Class 4A

  1. Harlan
  2. West Delaware
  3. Solon
  4. CR Xavier
  5. Charles City
  6. Waverly-Shell Rock
  7. Davenport Assumption
  8. Webster City
  9. Indianola
  10. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  11. Marion
  12. Lewis Central
  13. Newton
  14. ADM
  15. Clear Creek-Amana

Class 5A

  1. Ankeny
  2. Bettendorf
  3. Dubuque Hempstead
  4. Urbandale
  5. Johnston
  6. Ankeny Centennial
  7. Dowling Cahtolic
  8. Pleasant Valley
  9. Cedar Falls
  10. Abraham Lincoln

EXIRA TRAVELS TO AR-WE-VA FRIDAY NIGHT


(Exira) Topped ranked and undefeated Exira/EHK hosts (1-7) Ar-We-Va in district play Friday night. The Spartans have dominated the opposition this season. They have outscored their opponents on average 51-13.

 

 However, Head Coach Tom Petersen is approaching this game the same way his team has prepared for their previous seven opponents and that is one game at a time. He admits one of their goals is to go through the season undefeated.

 

Coach Petersen says they are preparing for a team that likes to throw the football. Last week they threw the ball 58 times and over the past two weeks they have attempted 96-aerials.  

 

Petersen says they don’t plan on working on their passing game in more than usual. They will continue to focus on polishing up on what they do best. This is play defense and run the football. The Spartans have tallied 2,325 yards on the ground so far this season, an average of 370-yards rushing per game, led by Quarterback Drew Peppers 1,270-yards.

The Spartans rushing attack is ahead of last years pace by about 50-yards a game.

 

Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m. at Ar-we-Va.

Click here to listen to comments from Spartan Head Coach Tom Petersen

 

October 17, 2013

DISTRICT TITLE, 6TH STRAIGHT WIN AMONG THE INCENTIVES FOR AUDUBON THIS WEEK


(Audubon) The 5-2 Audubon Wheeler's have posted an average margin of victory of 26 points per game during district play to stand alone atop the standings. The Wheelers lead Madrid by one game and Woodward Granger by two games. A win Friday against 2-5 Martensdale-St. Marys would lock up the #1 playoff seed.

 

Co-head coach Sean Birks says Martensdale-St. Marys is a dangerous team because of their style of play. The Blue Devils are the most productive passing team not only in the district but in the state. They average 182 yards per game through the air. With that, coach Birks says, comes the opporunity for their offense to make big plays, but at the same time it presents the opportunistic Audubon defense with the potential to pick off some passes and set up a short field for the Wheeler 'O'. Audubon has forced six turnovers over the past two weeks and shutout 2 of their last 3 opponents.

 

The goal of the Audubon offense according to coach Birks will be to establish the running game. That rushing attack has been effective during district play with Riley Jones leading the team and is 5th in the district with 726 yards (103 per game). Jones' 14 rushing TD's are 2nd best in the district.

 

This will be Audubon's final regular season home game. They'll finish out the season next week at Earlham. Earlham is 3-4 on the year.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon coach Sean Birks

EAST MILLS FACES BIG GAME IN WEEK 8


(Griswold) Coming up Friday on KSOM2 it’ll be 4-3 Griswold hosting 5-2 East Mills. To say the playoff spots in Class A District 8 are up for grabs would be an understatement.

 

With East Mills and Griswold being among the four teams that each has two district losses this game tonight should feature a playoff type atmosphere.

 

Griswold head coach Andy Everett says East Mills’ defense is their strength. The East Mills 'D' is giving up just 8.4 points per game this season. The defensive line has been a force led by David Howell while Michael Story has cleaned up from the linebacker position to the tune of 96 tackles on the season.

 

That defensive will be trying to contain the tough running game of Griswold which is ranked third best in Class A. They are led by Kenneth Clary who went over 1,000 yards for the season in the Tigers 22-19 loss to Riverside last week. In addition to Clary, Tyler Muhlbauer averages 95 yards per game and Caleb Schaaf 103 yards per game. Coach Andy Irwin says you can’t focus on just stopping one guy.

 

Offensively he'd like to find a balance with the run and the pass. So far this season they have had success doing that as halfback Colby Jennings ranks 2nd in the district in rushing yardage and Travis Tupper ranks 3rd in the league in receiving yardage.

 

Steve Olson will have the play-by-play Friday night on KSOM2 as Griswold hosts East Mills. The winner will take a big step towards clinching a playoff spot while the loser may end up as the odd man out.

 

Click here for the interview with East Mills coach Andy Irwin

SOUTHWEST VALLEY VS FREMONT-MILLS TOMORROW NIGHT


(Corning) Southwest Valley meets Fremont-Mills in the spotlighted game of 8-player district 8 this Friday night.

 

Fremont-Mills is undefeated in district play sits in pole position in the district. Sidney and Southwest Valley are each sitting just one game behind the Knights. Southwest Valley is trying to get back on track after a 68-13 loss to Exira-EHK last night.

 

Coach Kent Bass insists his team’s confidence was not shaken by that setback by last week’s loss to the #1 team in the state. They ran for just 113 yards in the loss last week.

 

Southwest Valley ranks 5th in the state in rushing yardage this season, Fremont-Mills ranks 18th in the state in rushing yardage.

 

Click here for the interview with SW Valley coach Kent Bass
 

BATTERED AND BRUISED SAINT ALBERT TEAM KEEPS ON WINNING


(Council Bluffs) Undefeated St. Albert hits the road this week with a lot to play for when they take on 4-3 Nodaway Valley. A St. Albert win would secure a district title for the Falcons while a Nodaway Valley win would open the door for a three way tie.

 

St. Albert head coach Kevin Culjat says the opportunity to secure home games in the playoffs is much more significant to him than winning a district title.

 

He expects a high scoring game with St. Albert putting up 45 points per game while Nodaway Valley has averaged 42.5 points per game in their four district wins.

 

Coach Culjat credits the rest of his coaching team for allowing St. Albert to stay undefeated despite 21 of his 41 players on the roster who are either out of action or playing with some type of injury.

 

Click here for the interview with St. Albert coach Kevin Culjat

GRISWOLD GIRLS LOOKING FOR HISTORY AT WIC XC MEET THURSDAY


(Griswold) Griswold will go for their 8th Western Iowa Conference girls cross country championship in the last 9 years when they compete in the conference meet at Treynor today.

 

Coach Jane Chaillie says her Griswold Tiger team is not only trying to defend last year’s crown, they are attempting to run into the record books. She says the team is really focused to continue that tradition. Griswold junior Rebekah Topham is the clear cut individual champion and after that coach Chaillie says it’s all about everyone pushing everyone else to succeed.

 

Griswold’s boys team has rapidly improved over the last few weeks, she's looking for them to finish in the to half of the expanded 10 team field. If they run well, some runners might have a chance to earn all conference honors.

 

Coach Chaillie says this year’s Western Iowa Conference boys field is the toughest it has ever been. She lists Riverside as the team favorite.

 

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

 

TRI-CENTER RUNNING WELL HEADING INTO WIC CROSS COUNTRY MEET


(Neola) Tri-Center head coach Dennis Jarrett looks for the Griswold girls and Riverside boys to be the favorites at the favorites at Thursday's Western Iowa Conference cross country meet at Treynor.

 

Outside of those predictions though, coach Jarrett has lofty expectations for his team in the wide open team races for 2nd. He says Michelle Mumm has been running very well lately, coming off of a 3rd place finish at the Atlantic meet last week. Kylie Lang is another runner that coach Jarrett is looking for big things from saying she has a chance to break into the top 10.

 

On the boys side Christopher Jarrett and Dion Coffey have been the leaders for the Trojans. Coach Jarrett looks for them to finish in the top 10. Other top contenders for Tri-Center will be Zach Denning and Matthew Worley.

 

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

PRIDE OF IOWA CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS


Girls Team Scoring

  1. Interstate-35
  2. Bedford
  3. Southwest Valley
  4. Central Decatur
  5. Mount Ayr
  6. Pleasantville
  7. Wayne

Boys Team Scoring

  1. Nodaway Valley 44
  2. Central Decatur 92
  3. SW Valley 103
  4. Interstate-35 106
  5. Pleasantville 140
  6. SE Warren 142
  7. Mt. Ayr 163
  8. Wayne 201

NODAWAY VALLEY BOYS CLAIM 5TH STRAIGHT CONFERENCE TITLE


(Greenfield) Nodaway Valley put four runners in the top six to win the Pride of Iowa Conference Boys Cross Country Championship on Tuesday night. The Wolverines tallied 44 points to finish well ahead of runner up Central Decatur's 92.

 

Shane Breheny (2nd), Brayten Funke (3rd), Heath Downing(4th), and Nathan Venteicher (6th) all finished in the top five. Matthew Dickinson's 29th place showing also counted towards the team scoring.

 

Nodaway Valley has had a dominating string atop the Pride of Iowa Conference in boys cross country. In their 17 years in the league, they have won the conference meet 14 times including eleven of the past twelve years.

 

Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Darrell Burmeister

EXIRA-EHK GIRLS WIN ADAIR-CASEY/CAM CROSS COUNTRY MEET


(Adair) Exira-EHK won the girls portion of Tuesday's cross country meet at Adair-Casey. Exira-EHK totalled 41 points to edge runner up Adair-Casey/CAM who finished with 44. West Central Valley placed a close third with 47 and Atlantic's JV was 4th with 84.

 

Leading the way for Exira-EHK was Grace Hoflen who won the individual crown in a time of 16:52. Emily Copic and Claire Paulsen joined Hoflen in the top five with Copic placing third and Paulsen 4th. Other scoring runners for the Spartans were Savannah Hays (11th) and Gabbie Bintner (28th).

 

Coach Terry Weisenborn notes he was "Very impressed and happy for the girls as they competed outstanding in the cold and windy conditions.  They ran some personal bests and pulled out the championship in a very close battle."

 

Exira-EHK's next mee will be Saturday in Woodbine for the Rolling Valley Conference Meet.

AREA VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH


A-D-M, Adel 25-19-25-22-15, Bondurant-Farrar 21-25-22-25-11
Boone 25-25-26, Carlisle 15-8-24
Carroll 25-25-32, Winterset 12-21-30

 

Guthrie Center 25-25-21-25, Van Meter 15-19-25-16
Ogden 25-25-25, Panorama 12-12-20
Des Moines Christian 25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 17-15-6

 

Southwest Valley 25-25-25, East Union 12-9-18
Martensdale-St Marys 14-25-25-25, Southwest Valley 25-18-22-21
Martensdale-St Marys 25-25-25, Bedford 10-19-20

East Union 25-27-23-17-15, Bedford 18-25-25-25-13

 

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 13-15-11
Harlan 25-25-25, Creston 7-12-9
Lewis Central 25-25-21-25, Glenwood 20-19-25-14

Red Oak 25-25-25, Atlantic 18-13-12
 

Essex 25-24-25-25, East Mills 23-26-23-22
Stanton 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 11-9-13

 

Treynor 25-26-25, IKM-Manning 20-24-16
Underwood 20-26-22-25-15, Missouri Valley 25-24-25-19-12

TREYNOR AND UNDERWOOD SQUARE OFF THURSDAY FOR WIC VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT TITLE


(Underwood) Two powerhouses will square off tomorrow night for the Western Iowa Conference Tournament Volleyball title.

 

Underwood, (24-5), and rated 13th in the state in Class 2A will be vying for their 11th Conference tournament title but will have to get by (22-10) Treynor. The Cardinals will be competing for the schools 10th Conference Tournament title in the last eighteen years.

 

In the semi-finals Tuesday night, Sophomore Maddy Powell pounded 20-kills for second-seeded Underwood as they came from behind to defeat Missouri Valley, 20-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-19, and 15-12. Treynor knocked off IKM/Manning in three sets, 25-20, 26-24, and 25-16.

 

The Cardinals and Eagles will matchup Thursday night at Underwood for the finals after the consolation match which starts at 6:00 p.m.

 

October 16, 2013

REMAINING SCHEDULE MAY FAVOR RIVERSIDE IN CROWDED DISTRICT RACE


(Oakland) With a logjam in the district standings for the Class A 8 playoff spots, Riverside appears to have the most favorable remaining schedule.

 

Riverside opposes 1-6 West Monona and 4-3 Westwood to close out the season. Bulldog head coach Mitch Rice says this week West Monona will bring a pass heavy attack.

 

Riverside is coming off of an impressive 22-19 win last week. Coupled with the Logan-Magnolia win earlier this season it's the Bulldogs 2nd win over a perennial district contender. Zach Morris ran for 129 yards and Michael Bertecini hauled in a late TD pass from Tanner Ford to lead Riverside last week. Bertecini finished with seven catches for 133 yards.  

 

Despite the fact that Riverside has put together two extremely quality wins over Logan-Magnolia and Griswold, coach Mitch Rice says the team still needs to become more consistent.

 

As far as the playoff aspirations go coach Rice says the team’s goal remains to just make sure they qualify and then see what happens from there. Undefeated AHST leads the district and then Riverside is one of four teams that has only two district losses. East Mills, Griswold, and Logan-Magnolia are the other three district teams with two district losses. Griswold still has to play both East Mills and Logan-Magnolia before the end of the regular season.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Mitch Rice
 

AUDUBON GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM BATTLING INJURIES HEADING INTO CONFERENCE MEET


(Audubon) Audubon’s cross country squads will head to Treynor Thursday to compete in the re-scheduled conference meet.

 

Due to a couple of key injuries the Audubon Wheeler girls cross country team has had to scale back their expectations for this week’s Western Iowa Conference meet. Senior Megan Deist has been battling a sore foot while Ruby Johnson is not at 100% because of a leg injury.

 

Nonetheless, Audubon coach Bob Monahan is looks for several of his athletes to have a chance to medal, hope the team can find a way to finish in the upper half.

 

Coach Monahan considers Riverside to be a favorite on the boys side. Mitchell Nelsen has been a steady top 15 performer and will likely be the first Wheeler finisher on Thursday.

 

This meet will give Audubon a preview of the course that they will compete at for their state qualifying meet which will be held Thursday, October 24th.

 

Click here for the comments from Audubon coach Bob Monahan


 

GRISWOLD FOOTBALL TEAM LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK FROM LOSS


(Griswold) To say the playoff spots in Class A District 8 are up for grabs would be an understatement. Undefeated AHST leads the pack, but then Riverside, Logan-Magnolia, East Mills, and Griswold each have two losses. One of those teams will likely end up with the #2 seed while another could be left out all together.

 

Griswold hosts East Mills in a pivotal game this week. The game can be heard on KSOM2. Griswold head coach Andy Everett says East Mills’ defense is their strength, especially with their three top defensive linemen.

 

Offensively the two main weapons for East Mills are Travis Tupper who ranks third in the district in receiving yards and Colby Jennings who ranks second in the district in rushing yards.

 

The East Mills defense which has allowed just 8.4 points per game this season will be trying to contain the tough running game of Griswold which is ranked third best in Class A. They are led by Kenneth Clary who went over 1,000 yards for the season in the Tigers 22-19 loss to Riverside last week.

 

The Tigers put together over 400 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers in the Week 7 loss. Coach Everett says Riverside just made one more play than his team did.

 

As far as the district race, coach Everett is keeping things simple saying that their goal is to just win this week. After the East Mills matchup, Griswold will oppose Logan-Magnolia in Week 9.

 

Click here for the interview with Griswold coach Andy Everett

THREE STRAIGHT WINS FOR NODAWAY VALLEY FOOTBALL TEAM


(Greenfield) St. Albert can clinch the Class 1A District 8 title with a win this week. Standing in their way is a Nodaway Valley team that has played very well in recent weeks.

 

The Wolverines have shaken off a 1-3 start to the season with three straight wins. Most recently it was a 35-16 win over Treynor, a game in which coach Steve Shantz says his team played the best they have all year. Zach Brewer was a workhorse back yet again. The senior carried the ball 38 times for 242 yards and 2 TD's. Brewer the past two weeks has totalled 544 yards on 83 attempts. It was the third time this season Brewer has gone over 200 yards.

 

Up next is unbeaten St. Albert. St. Albert is 4-0 in the district. Nodaway Valley is 3-1 in league play as is Panorama. A Nodaway Valley tie could set up a three way tie atop the district. Coach Shantz says the game will be won up front.

 

Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Steve Shantz

 


 

ASSOCIATED PRESS UPDATED FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Don Bosco
  3. Newell-Fonda
  4. West Bend-Mallard
  5. Adair-Casey
  6. Springville
  7. Janesville
  8. MMC
  9. HLV, Victor
  10. Glidden-Ralston

Class A

  1. West Lyon
  2. BGM, Brooklyn
  3. Wapsie Valley
  4. AGWSR
  5. AHST
  6. Pekin
  7. Hinton
  8. Montezuma
  9. Bishop Garrigan, Algona
  10. Gladbrook-Reinbeck

Class 1A

  1. IC Regina
  2. St. Albert
  3. Dike-New Hartford
  4. West Union North Fayette
  5. St. Edmond
  6. Maquoketa Valley
  7. Wilton
  8. Van Meter
  9. South O'Brien
  10. Mount Ayr

Class 2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. Waukon
  3. West Marshall
  4. Albia
  5. Mediapolis
  6. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
  7. New Hampton
  8. Spirit Lake
  9. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
  10. Cascade

Class 3A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. Decorah
  3. Pella
  4. Clear Lake
  5. Harlan
  6. Boone
  7. Washington
  8. Spencer
  9. Solon
  10. Carroll

Class 4A

  1. Dowling Catholic
  2. Pleasant Valley
  3. Ames
  4. Waukee
  5. CR Xavier
  6. IC High
  7. WDM Valley
  8. Davenport Assumption
  9. Bettendorf
  10. IC West

OMAHA WORLD HERALD WESTERN IOWA FOOTBALL RATINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Glidden-Ralston
  3. Coon Rapids-Bayard
  4. West Harrison
  5. Fremont-Mills

Class A/1A/2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. St. Albert
  3. AHST
  4. East Mills
  5. IKM-Manning
  6. Audubon
  7. Riverside
  8. Griswold
  9. Clarinda
  10. Nodaway Valley

Class 3A/4A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. SC East
  3. Carroll
  4. Harlan
  5. SC North

AREA VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 14TH


Bedford 25-19-15, Nodaway Valley 22-25-12
Bedford 25-25, Pleasantville 19-17
East Union 10-27-15, Interstate 35, Truro 25-25-9
East Union 25-23-16, Wayne 19-25-14
Lenox 25-30, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 16-28
Martensdale-St Marys 25-25, Central Decatur, Leon 7-17
Martensdale-St Marys 25-25, Mount Ayr 23-12
Southwest Valley 25-25, Lenox 11-11

 

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-25-25, Clarinda 23-22-15

 

Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Glidden-Ralston 15-11-18

WESTERN IOWA CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND RESULTS


AHST 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 19-14-20

Missouri Valley 25-27-25, Griswold 10-25-19

IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Audubon 18-14-19

Treynor 25-25-25, AHST 14-10-6

Underwood 25-25-25, Tri-Center 20-15-14

Tri-Center defeats Riverside

 

Semi-Finals Tuesday in Underwood

Treynor vs IKM-Manning

Underwood vs Missouri Valley

 

*Consolation and Championship will be played Thursday in Underwood

KUEMPER CATHOLIC CRUISING THROUGH DISTRICT SCHEDULE


(Carroll) Kuemper Catholic football coach Chad Klein mentioned in the preseason that he felt like he had a team capable of winning the Class 2A state title if everyone stayed healthy. 8 weeks into the season he is not backing down from those comments.

 

The Knights have been on a roll this season. Their lone game decided by less than 30 points came in Week 1 when they nipped cross-town rival Carroll High 7-6. Since then the team has averaged 49 points per game while holding opponents to a staggering 3.3 points per game. Coach Klein says the squad has maintained their focus throughout district play.

 

Like many great teams, one of Kuemper Catholic’s strengths is finding ways to improve even in the midst of so much success. For the Knight’s that includes picking up their running game and finding some depth.

 

Quarterback Cole Neary is posting a banner season. The three year starter ranks 2nd in the state in passing yards and number one in the state in passing touchdowns, all while throwing only two interceptions.

 

Kuemper Catholic has already locked up the district championship. They play at Red Oak this week before closing out the regular season at home against Clarinda on October 25th.

 

Click here for the interview with Kuemper Catholic coach Chad Klein

FREMONT-MILLS CONTROLS OWN DESTINY IN 8-PLAYER D-8


(Tabor) Fremont-Mills can take a big step towards claiming an 8-Player District 8 championship with a win this week. The 6-1 Knights host 5-2 Southwest Valley.

 

Fremont-Mills is undefeated in district play with Sidney and Southwest Valley each having one loss. All three still have a chance to win the district as a Southwest Valley win would make a three way tie a strong possibility. But if the Knights win tonight they’d take a two game lead on Southwest Valley and hold a one game lead on Sidney going into their week nine game with Lenox.

 

Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christiansen says the teams are very similar in style and size. Southwest Valley rates 4th in the state in rushing yards compared to Fremont-Mills' 17th rated rushing attack. The fact that Southwest Valley is coming off of a 68-13 loss to Exira-EHK should benefit the Timberwolves according to coach Christensen because it will make them hungry to get back on the right track.

 

Fremont-Mills has gone a combined 28-3 over the past three seasons including winning the 2011 state championship. Coach Christiansen admits the team expects to win going into a game like this.

 

Click here for the interview with Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christiansen
 

POTENT ADAIR-CASEY OFFENSE TO WORK ON PASSING GAME IN WEEK 8


(Adair) Fresh off of their bye week the Adair-Casey Bomber football team will play Ankeny Christian Academy this week.

 

Adair-Casey very much appears to have an upper hand with their 7-0 record compared to Ankeny Christian Academy’s 0-7 mark. Adair-Casey's 71.9 points per game average is the best in the state while ACA averages just shy of 13 points per game. Adair-Casey's average margin of victory is 43.5 compared to ACA's average margin of defeat at 44.0.

 

Bomber head man Wade Anderson reports the team made progress during their bye week. Getting healthy was one of the main benefits with Clayton Plowman, Traeton Jensen and Cole Reha all inching back towards full strenght. All three are expected to play this week.

 

The undefeated Bombers lead the state in rushing yards per game at 342. They’ll try to focus this week on making some improvements in their passing game. Emmit Wheatley's 26.1 yards per catch average ranks fourth in among any players with 10 or more grabs. The junior's 8 TD grabs are tied for 15th best in 8-man.

 

Adair-Casey can secure the district championship with a win tonight. They'll play non-district opponent Coon Rapids-Bayard in a fun matchup next week. That game pairs current head coach Wade Anderson against former assistant coach (and Adair-Casey grad) John Kesselring who is the head coach of Coon Rapids-Bayard.

 

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

DES MOINES REGISTER UPDATED FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Don Bosco
  3. Adair-Casey
  4. Springville
  5. Newell-Fonda
  6. West Bend-Mallard
  7. Janesville
  8. HLV, Victor
  9. Lamoi
  10. MMC

Class A

  1. BGM, Brooklyn
  2. West Lyon
  3. Wapsie Valley
  4. AHST
  5. AGWSR
  6. Pekin
  7. Lisbon
  8. Montezuma
  9. Bishop Garrigan, Algona
  10. Hinton

Class 1A

  1. IC Regina
  2. St. Albert
  3. Dike-New Hartford
  4. North Fayette Valley
  5. Van Meter
  6. Maquoketa Valley
  7. St. Edmond, Ft. Dodge
  8. Wilton
  9. Mount Ayr
  10. Clayton Ridge

Class 2A

  1. Waukon
  2. West Marshall
  3. Kuemper Catholic
  4. Albia
  5. Mediapolis
  6. New Hampton
  7. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
  8. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
  9. Cascade
  10. North Polk

Class 3A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. Pella
  3. Clear Lake
  4. Decorah
  5. Harlan
  6. Boone
  7. Solon
  8. Washington
  9. Dallas Center-Grimes
  10. Carroll

Class 4A

  1. Dowling Catholic
  2. Pleasant Valley
  3. Ames
  4. Waukee
  5. IC High
  6. Bettendorf
  7. WDM Valley
  8. CR Xavier
  9. Urbandale
  10. Assumption, Davenport

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT WEEK 8 FOOTBALL RANKINGS


Class 4A
1-Dowling Catholic (1)
2-Pleasant Valley (2)
3-Ames (3)
4-Cedar Rapids Xavier (5)
5-Waukee (6)
6-Iowa City High (7)
7-Iowa City West (4)
8-Davenport Assumption (8)
9-West Des Moines Valley (9)
10-Urbandale (10)
10-Bettendorf (10)

 

Class 3A
1-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) (1)
2-Pella (2)
3-Decorah (3)
4-Clear Lake (4)
5-Boone (6)
6-Washington (7)
7-Solon (8)
8-Harlan (9)
9-Webster City (10)
10-Dallas Center-Grimes (10)

 

Class 2A
1-Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) (1)
2-Waukon (2)
3-West Marshall (State Center) (3)
4-New Hampton (4)
5-Albia (5)
6-Mediapolis (6)
7-Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (7)
8-Beckman (Dyersville) (8)
9-Spirit Lake (9)
10-Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (10)
10-Cascade (10)

 

Class 1A
1-Iowa City Regina (1)
2-St. Albert (Council Bluffs) (2)
3-Dike-New Hartford (3)
4-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge (4)
5-North Fayette Valley (5)
6-Maquoketa Valley (Dehli) (8)
7-Van Meter (7)
8-Wilton (6)
9-Mount Ayr (10)
10-South O'Brien (Paulina) (10)

 

Class A
1-West Lyon (Inwood) (1)
2-B-G-M (Brooklyn) (2)
3-Wapsie Valley (Fairbank) (3)
4-AGWSR (Ackley) (4)
5-Pekin (5)
6-Lisbon (6)
7-Gladbrook-Reinbeck (10)
8-A-H-S-T (Avoca) (8)
9-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) (9)
10-Hinton (10)

 

Class 8 Player
1-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (1)
2-Springville (2)
3-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (3)
4-Adair-Casey (5)

5-Newell-Fonda (6)
6-West Bend-Mallard (7)
7-Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (10)
8-Janesville (8)
9-H-L-V (Victor) (9)
10-Lamoni (10)
10-River Valley (Correctionville) (4)

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH


Adair-Casey 21-21, Orient-Macksburg 11-8
Adair-Casey 21-6-16, Tri-Center, Neola 18-21-14
Adair-Casey 25-25, Riverside, Oakland 13-11
A-H-S-T, Avoca 25-25, Ankeny Christian Academy 23-21
A-H-S-T, Avoca 25-25, Iowa Christian Academy 7-17
Bedford 18-25, LeBlond, Mo 25-23
Charles City 25-25, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 16-23
Earlham 16-21-15, Martensdale-St Marys 21-11-9
Earlham 21-21-15, Pleasantville 18-23-13
Fairbury, NE 25-25, Sidney 13-23
Guthrie Center 11-21-15, Tri-Center, Neola 21-12-12
Guthrie Center 21-21, Adair-Casey 14-15
Guthrie Center 21-21, Orient-Macksburg 5-9
Guthrie Center 25-25, Adair-Casey 9-17
Guthrie Center 25-25, Panorama 21-18
Harlan 21-21, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City 9-16
Harlan 21-21, Bondurant-Farrar 11-13
Harlan 21-21, MOC-Floyd Valley 16-14
Harlan 21-21, Unity Christian 19-15
Janesville 21-21, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 16-15
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, Nashua-Plainfield 14-12
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 21-21, South Hamilton 18-16
Martensdale-St Marys 21-21, Van Meter 10-10
Maryville, Mo 25-25, Bedford 15-10
Murray 20-21-15, Van Meter 22-12-6
Murray 21-13-15, Earlham 19-21-9
Nishnabotna 21-13-15, Nebraska City 13-21-8
Nishnabotna 21-21, Clarinda Academy 4-5
Nishnabotna 21-21, Underwood JV 9-7
Nodaway Valley 21-21, CAM, Anita 5-15
Panorama 21-19-20, Nodaway Valley 16-21-18
Pleasantville 16-23-15, Van Meter 21-21-10
Riverside, Oakland 14-21-15, Nodaway Valley 21-19-8
Sidney 25-24-25, Tri County, NE 23-26-22
St Joe Central, Mo 25-25, Bedford 8-19
Tri-Center, Neola 21-21, Orient-Macksburg 8-4
Western Christian 21-21, Harlan 17-16
Woodbine 25-12-15, Ankeny Christian Academy 12-25-12
Woodbine 25-25, Iowa Christian Academy 21-21

DEFENSE AND RUNNING GAME HELP KEEP AHST PERFECT


(AHST) AHST needed just 10 points to stay undefeated on the season as the Vikings beat East Mills 10-0 Friday. The Vikings, ranked 4th in the state, are now 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the district. They hold at least a two game lead on all other district opponents.

 

The winning combination included forcing three turnovers, pitching a 2nd shutout in the past three weeks, and 251 yards rushing. East Mills was held to 127 yards rushing and only 29 passing. AHST is giving up less than 10 points per game on the year. Drew Young posted 14 tackles against East Mills. The senior had one of the four sacks the team recored. Kyle Bauerkemper picked off a pass while Lee Whyte and Steven Jacobsen each recovered fumbles.

 

Offensively it was Quarterback Nathan Herbst leading the way with 16 rushing attempts for 106 yards. Herbst's 45 yard TD scamper was the only touchdown of the night. Bauerkemper contributed 96 yards on 25 carries.

 

AHST has a big game coming up next week when they take on Logan-Magnolia. The Panthers are coming off of their best showing by far this season. They beat Underwood 63-0 in Week 7.  

CAM SECURES PLAYOFF SPOT WITH WIN OVER STANTON


(Stanton) CAM nailed down a spot in the playoffs with a win over Stanton 48-32 at Stanton Friday night.

 

CAM led 8-6 after one quarter, 22-6 at the half, and 42-12 after three quarters.

Trace Ticknor threw touchdown passes of 5 and 37 yards to Michael Holste and a 30 yard strike to Dylan Amdor. Amdor also scored on touchdown runs of five and eight yards and Brady Runyan closed out the scoring late in the fourth quarter on a 59 yard touchdown run.

 

Trevor Wood had three touchdowns for Stanton including; a 74-yard kick off return in the first quarter. Alex Bectol and Ben Codington scored on runs of 30 and 24 yards respectively late in the game.

 

CAM improves to 4-4 overall and 4-2 in the district. Stanton falls to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in district play.

 

Click here to listen to CAM Head Coach Joe Woolum after the game

 

October 12, 2013

PERRY DEFEATS ATLANTIC FRIDAY


(Atlantic) Perry Quarterback Will Whiton had his hand in five of the Bluejay’s seven touchdowns in Friday’s 48-27 win over Atlantic.

 

Whiton finished the night six for nine in the air for 154 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball 14 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns. Seth Stetzel had sixteen carries for 105 yards and Ben Daniels caught four passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Perry jumped out early compliments of a 29-yard pass from Whiton to Daniels, followed by Whiton’s 20 yard pick six, and tack on the two point conversions the Bluejays led 16-0 in the first quarter.  

 

Atlantic cut the lead to 16-7 on Joey Walker’s quarterback sneak from the one yard line as time ran out in the first quarter. However, Perry exploded for 13-more first half points on two big plays. Whiton got loose on a 63-yard run and the Junior QB and his senior receiver Ben Daniels hooked for a second time on a 74-yard touchdown pass to extend their lead to 29-7 at the half.

 

Atlantic Senior Tailback Jake Dvorak ignited the Atlantic fans right out of the gate to start the second half with an 80 yard touchdown run off left tackle to close the gap to 29-14.  But that is as close as the Trojans would come in the second half.

 

The Blue Jays scored three more times on runs of  24 and 68 yards and a seven yard pass from Whiton to Keegan Wolfe. Whiton and Nic Wilhemi accounted for the two runs respectively.

 

The Trojans scored twice more on Walker’s 10 yard run and Logan Steffens three yard run to end the game and a final 48-27.

 

(1-6) Atlantic travels to Harlan next Friday night. (2-5)  Perry hosts ADM.

 

October 12, 2013

PLAYOFF HOPES STILL ALIVE FOR TRI-CENTER THANKS TO WELLMAN'S CAREER NIGHT


(Neola) Ben Wellman has been the heart and soul of Tri-Center's football team all season long and the senior carried the team on his back in a 50-44 win over Missouri Valley Friday. Wellman already ranked in the top ten in the state in rushing yardage going in and will be vaulting up the charts even higher following a steller 310 yard and four touchdown performance on 23 carries.

 

17 tackles on defense with a fumble recovery and a game sealing interception are the icing on the cake in a game Wellman won't soon forget. Plus the effort was enough to lead his team past Missouri Valley and keep the Trojan's thin playoff hopes intact.

 

While Wellman provided plenty of highlights, he wasn't all of the team's production on the night. The 50 points is a new season high for the offense which got rushing TD's from Ethan Christainsen and Trey Whitfield.  Brandon Huebner found Austin Hoke on a 31 yard pass for a score.

 

The Trojans move to just 2-5 on the season with the 'W'. Tri-Center needs to top Panorama next week and West Central Valley in Week 9 to keep any remote hopes of a postseason berth in play.

 

 

LO-MA WINS IN TYPICAL PANTHER FASHION


(Logan) Coming into this season Logan-Magnolia had not lost a district game to someone other than St. Albert in five years. That all changed when Riverside upset them by a single point in Week 4 and then two weeks later Westwood prevailed by just two points over the Panthers.

 

The team's district dominating ways though seemed to return this week in a 63-0 win over Underwood. Logan-Magnolia used a variety of runners to pound away at their opponents and effectively use the play-action game at the right times. 10 players had at least two carries and they combined for 329 yards on the ground. The Panthers only completed three passes, but they also didn't have an incompletion and totalled 94 yards with one TD through the air.

 

The win boosts Logan-Magnolia's playoff chances and also keeps them alive in the hunt for a home playoff game. Lo-Ma is tied with four other district teams all at 3-2 in league play.

CLARY SECURES 1,000 YARD SEASON BUT GRISWOLD FALLS TO RIVERSIDE 22-19


(Griswold) The Class A District 8 playoff picture has been clear as mud all season long and Riverside's week 7 win over Griswold did nothing to clear things up. AHST leads the pack with an unblemished mark. After that it's anybody's guess...with the loss, Griswold joined a logjam of teams at 3-2 in district play. Riverside, East Mills, and Logan-Magnolia all share identical marks to the Tiger's in the playoff standings.

 

For the Tigers, the loss to Riverside was their first setback this season against a team that wasn't undefeated going in (St. Albert and AHST). Griswold plays East Mills and Logan-Magnolia in consecutive weeks for two very big games to close the regular season.

 

Bright spots for Griswold despite 22-19 loss includes--as usual--the productivity of Kenneth Clary, Tyler Muhlbauer, and Caleb Schaaf in the running game. Schaaf had the best night with 126 yards on only a dozen carries. The junior averaged 10.5 yards per attempt and scored on a 30 yard run. Clary and Muhlbauer each had 89 yards, Clary now has 1,041 for the season.

FREMONT-MILLS MAINTAINS DISTRICT LEAD WITH WIN OVER NISHNABOTNA


(Tabor) Fremont-Mills ran for 253 yards in their 52-12 Week 7 win over Nishnabotna. The Knights improve to 6-1 on the year with the lone setback coming in non-district play to West Harrison in Week 0.

 

Spencer Philips, who entered the game ranked 9th in the state in rushing with 1,072 yards, added 95 to his season total. He also racked up 18 tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

 

The win keeps the Knights in control of their own destiny when it comes to playoffs. They are unbeaten in district play while Sidney and Southwest Valley each have one loss. Southwest Valley and Fremont-Mills meet next week, a Southwest Valley win would create a three way tie going into Week 9.

WIN STREAK EXTENDED FOR AUDUBON WHEELERS


(Audubon) Audubon downed Woodward-Academy 27-0, winning their fifth straight football game and matched their season win total from a year ago in the process. Audubon's five game winning streak has the Wheelers sitting alone in first place in the district with two league games remaining.

 

The Wheeler defense forced three turnovers and picked up their second shutout in the last three weeks. One of the turnovers was a Dylan Jensen interception that he returned for a 32 TD. Jake Mulford notched two picks as Audubon's 'D' on average has give up just 2 points per game on average over the last three weeks. 

 

Pacing the offense was  Riley Jones with 160 yards on 32 attempts. Audubon only attempted 10 passes on the night with Trevor Smith completing five of them for 62 yards. Lucas Smith-Petersen was the top target with 4 catches and 56 yards.

 

The squad's average margin of victory during the five week unbeaten stretch is 26 points pert game. They'll roll with that momentum into a contest with 2-5 Martensdale-St. Marys. A win would clinch a district title.

WEEK 7 FOOTBALL SCORES


Friday (10/11/2013)

CLASS 4A:

Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 0 Indianola 51

Des Moines, Roosevelt 6 Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 42

 

CLASS 3A:

District 1

ADM, Adel 28 Newton 45

Glenwood 21 Creston 49

Harlan 24 Lewis Central 14

Perry 48 Atlantic 27

 

District 2

Carroll 0 Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 42

Spencer 35 Denison-Schleswig 18

 

District 4

Saydel 0 Dallas Center-Grimes 61

South Tama County, Tama 6 Boone 35

 

District 8

Oskaloosa 56 Winterset 37

 

 

CLASS 2A:

District 6

North Polk, Alleman 40 Interstate 35, Truro 7

PCM, Monroe at Clarke, Osceola

 

District 8

Clarinda Academy 26 Shenandoah 54

Greene County 28 Clarinda 25

OA-BCIG 14 Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 50

Red Oak 12 St. Albert, Council Bluffs 31

 

CLASS 1A:

District 2

Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 12 IKM-Manning 48

 

District 7

Mount Ayr 34 Central Decatur, Leon 13

Van Meter 14 Pella Christian 13

 

District 8

Missouri Valley 44 Tri-Center, Neola 50

Panorama, Panora at West Central Valley, Stuart

Treynor 16 Nodaway Valley 35

 

CLASS A:

District 7

Earlham 47 Bedford 22

Guthrie Center 29 Martensdale-St. Marys 10

Madrid 44 Woodward-Granger 8

Woodward Academy 0 Audubon 27

 

District 8

A-H-S-T, Avoca 10 East Mills 0

Griswold 19 Riverside, Oakland 22

Underwood 0 Logan-Magnolia 63

Westwood, Sloan 37 West Monona, Onawa 22

 

CLASS 8:

District 6

Ankeny Christian Academy 13 Lamoni 84

Colo-Nesco 18 Murray 51

 

District 7

Ar-We-Va, Westside 26 West Harrison, Mondamin 60

Charter Oak-Ute 20 Boyer Valley, Dunlap 64

Coon Rapids-Bayard 14 Glidden-Ralston 49

EHK Exira 68 Southwest Valley 13

 

District 8

CAM, Anita 48 Stanton 32

Essex/South Page 46 Sidney 87

Fremont-Mills, Tabor 52 Nishnabotna 12

EXIRA-EHK WINS 22ND STRAIGHT REGULAR SEASON GAME


(Corning) The #1 ranked Exira-EHK football team showed why they hold that ranking with a dominating 68-13 win over Southwest Valley Friday night. The Spartans rolled out to a 48-0 halftime lead on their way to their 22nd straight regular season win.

 

Trey Sander and Drew Peppers both had huge nights for the Spartans with Sander scoring five TD’s and Peppers finding the end zone four times. They did it in a variety of ways with Sander posting rushing TD’s of 60, 23, and 16 yards and adding Punt Return scores from 70 and 60 yards out. Drew Peppers had TD runs of 52, 41, and 16 yards plus a 40 yard interception return for a score. The interception was Pepper’s fourth of the year and 15TH of his career. Spartan head coach Tom Petersen talked about those performances of Sander and Peppers after the game, and said the rest of the team carrying out their assignments helped his big playmakers get the job done.

 

Meanwhile Exira-EHK’s defense continues to be one of the most stingy in the state forcing two turnovers on the night and didn’t allow Southwest Valley across midfield until the 2nd half. They are giving up just 13 points per game on the season.

 

Exira-EHK ran for 430 yards in the win and is now 7-0 on the season with only one game left in the regular season. They’ll play Ar-We-Va in Week 8 and have a bye in Week 9. Southwest Valley is now 5-2 overall with a key district game coming up in Week 8 against Fremont-Mills.

 

Click here for the comments from Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen

 


 

AUDUBON VOLLEYBALL DRAWS IKM-MANNING IN WIC TOURNEY OPENER


(Audubon) The Western Iowa Conference Volleyball Tournament gets underway today and one of the first round matchups has 11-13 Audubon taking on 12-10 IKM-Manning.

 

This is a rematch of a contest played last Tuesday, a match that IKM-Manning won 25-21, 25-13, 25-8 Audubon coach Molly Lange says that was not one of her team’s best showings. In order to turn the tide on the Wolves, coach Lange says they'll have to key on middle hitter Katelyn Schechinger.

 

Coach Lange lists several motivating factors to have a good showing in the conference tournament. Among those is the momentum to be gained heading into regional play the following week.

 

Underwood and Treynor each went 7-1 in conference matches during the regular season to earn the top seeds, but it could be anybody’s tournament to win according to coach Lange, especially given how Tri-Center (the #7 seed) beat #1 seed Treynor last week.

 

IKM-Manning has won three straight matches coming into the conference tournament while Audubon is trying to halt a two match skid. After tonight’s first round games, the semi-finals will be played on Tuesday with the Finals on Thursday. Underwood will be the host of this year’s semi-finals and championship.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon volleyball coach Molly Lange

 

ATLANTIC GIRLS 11TH, BOYS 16TH AT HOME MEET


(Atlantic) Participants from close to 30 different schools ran at the Atlantic cross country meet Thursday. The home team away with an 11th finish for the girls team and 16th place showing for the boys.

 

Tiffany Williams had the best showing for the girls squad with a 7th place performance. Her time was 16:15. Next to cross the finish line was Savanah Sorensen in 17:34. Other varsity runners for Atlantic included Ashleigh Waltz (66th), Alexis Brockman (71st), Justice Parker (90th), Laeni Pelzer (132nd), and Mollee Welter (134th). The girls team total was 236.

 

The Boys finished with 386 points which placed 16th. Josiah Williams was the lone runner in the top 75 with his 33rd place run of 17:28. Adam Wieser (80th) and Morgan Munsey (94th) were the next two finishers for the black and gold. After that three runners bunched together went 100th, 101st, and 102nd respectively with Zack Brooks, Michael Thomsen, and Phoenix Shadden. Christian Brumbaugh also ran varsity and placed 125th.

 

Atlantic's next meet will be the conference meet on Thursday, October 17th at Red Oak.

 

Click here for the thoughts of coach Paul Iekel

STANTON WELCOMING CAM IN WEEK 7


(Stanton) Two teams coming off of arguably their best performances of the season will get together Friday night in Stanton. CAM rolled up 80 points a week ago in a win over Lenox while Stanton also scored a season high, 68 points, in a win against Essex-South Page.

 

Stanton head man Jeff Grebin reports the Cougars will bring an explosive passing attack to town for this district 8 matchup. He admits his pass defense has had lapses throughout the season. One of the keys for the defense will be trying to put pressure on CAM QB Trace Ticknor who threw for 8 touchdowns last week and ran for 2 more while racking up 500 yards of total offense.

 

As far as Stanton's offense is concerned, coach Grebin says last week was the first time they were really able to sustain blocks the way they wanted to. That helped the offense execute to the tune of 545 yards. Quarterback David Sorenson had a breakout game with 168 yards on 10/14 passing and two scores. Cade Confer balanced out the offense with a great rushing night of 185 yards on 16 carries.

 

Click here for the comments from Stanton coach Jeff Grebin

 

 

RIVERSIDE BOYS SETTING SIGHTS ON DEFENDING CONFERENCE TITLE


(Oakland) On Monday the Western Iowa Conference cross country meet will be held in Treynor and the goal for the Riverside boys team is to repeat as the champions.

 

Head coach Alex Oliver says he'd be disappointed if they didn't defend that title The squad recently ran at Atlantic on Thursday and coach Oliver was pleased with the way the team ran. They topped rival St. Albert and placed 7th overall.

 

Tim Brink led the charge with a 17th place performance. Brady Ryun (pictured) wasn't far behind in 22nd. Other top 50 showings for Riverside came from Brandon Sipherd in 38th and Adam Hartman at 50th.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Alex Oliver

SOUTHWEST VALLEY EXCITED FOR OPPORTUNITY TO KNOCK OFF #1


(Corning) Coming off of their bye week, Southwest Valley has had two weeks to prepare for the big challenge of taking on #1 ranked Exira-EHK. Coach Kent Bass says they used the extra time to gear up for the Spartans but also look ahead to district opponent Fremont-Mills who they play next week. Of course, his hope is that the team's sole focus is on the task at hand this evening.

 

Southwest Valley has gotten off to a great start to their season with their only loss coming by three to a Sidney team that recently had their 15 game regular season win streak snapped. The running game has been effective all year with the squad ranking among the 8-Player leaders with 348 rushing yards per game. Zach Barton, Tyler Bissell, Gunner McCuen and Jordan Stuart have been the leaders in the rushing game.

 

While tonight's game is a non-district matchup, it's also a potential playoff preview. Plus it will give Southwest Valley a good sence of how they measure up to one of the best 8-player teams statewide.

 

The game will air on 96.5 KSOM and also stream live online.

 

Click here for the interview with SW Valley coach Kent Bass

HARLAN BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS PLACE 2ND AT ATLANTIC MEET


(Harlan) In a crowded field at Atlantic on Thursday the Harlan Cyclone cross country boys and girls teams each came home with runner-up finishes. The boys team was 11 points behind Thomas Jefferson while the girls team trailed Winterset by 43 points.

 

The top performer for the boys was Chris Brace with his 3rd place finish. Philip Sciranko was 11th, Preston Burris came in 16th, Brad Jones 32nd,  Andrew Mumm 35th, and Caleb Brace was 41st.

 

The girls team was led by Mercedee Mayberry who placed 12th. Some of the other top performers for the Cyclone varsity were Bailey Kuhl 21st, Marissa Klindt, Harlan, Whitney Redler 43rd, Jessica Buman 50th.

 

Next week Harlan will compete at the Hawkeye Ten Conference Meet in Red Oak on Thursday. After that, the state qualifying meet will be held the following Thursday.

 

Click here for the comments from Harlan coach Doug Renkly

1973 CARSON-MACEDONIA FOOTBALL TEAM TO BE HONORED TONIGHT


(Oakland) Ahead of Riverside's Week 7 matchup with Griswold the 8-0 Carson-Macedonia football team from 1973 will be recognized. That group not only went undefeated but was never scored upon. They shared the Western Iowa Conference with AHST Unfortunately they were unable to play in the postseason as only four teams were selected for the playoffs at that time.

STANTON SNAGS ANOTHER CORNER CONFERENCE CROWN IN VOLLEYBALL


(Stanton) In come from behind fashion the Stanton Viqueen volleyball team improved to 31-5 on the season with their win in the championship matchup of the Corner Conference Tournament. The Vikings prevailed 3-1 over Fremont-Mills to claim their 10th straight conference tourney title.

 

Carmen Subbert put on a show with 23 kills. Subbert's 393 kills on the season rank 2nd best in Class 1A. Subbert also went 22/22 serving in the match. Stanton lost the first set 12-25 but rallied back 25-15, 25-19, and 25-9. Coach Jody Druvinga says having to come from behind may help the team in the long run.

 

Just two games remain on the regular season schedule for the Viqueens. They'll play Heartland Christian and Sidney next week before entering the regional tournament play.

 

Click here for the interview with Stanton volleyball coach Jody Druvinga

ATLANTIC CROSS COUNTRY MEET RESULTS


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Individual Top 10

  1. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  2. Brian Collinson, Thomas Jefferson
  3. Chris Brace, Harlan
  4. Eldon Warner, Thomas Jefferson
  5. Josh Berger, ADM
  6. Alex Brewer, Abraham Lincoln
  7. Jake Weber, Boyer Valley
  8. Jay Wolfe, Creston
  9. Wyatt Schulz, Logan-Magnolia
  10. Nate Hoyt, Shenandoah

 

Boys Team Scoring

  1. Thomas Jefferson 84
  2. Harlan 95
  3. Shenandoah 125
  4. Boyer Valley 161
  5. Creston 165
  6. Dallas Center-Grimes 169
  7. Riverside 196
  8. St. Albert 217
  9. Winterset 252
  10. Denison-Schleswig 255
  11. Red Oak 286
  12. ADM 295
  13. Logan-Magnolia 306
  14. Abraham Lincoln 340
  15. Tri-Center 353
  16. Atlantic 386
  17. Lewis Central 386
  18. Griswold 477
  19. Clarinda 495
  20. Treynor 529
  21. Sergeant-Bluff Luton 534

Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Rebekah Topham, Griswold
  2. Madison Waymire, Dallas Center-Grimes
  3. Michell Mumm, Tri-Center
  4. Mackenzie Hulsing, SWI
  5. Dominque Fleming, Winterset
  6. Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley
  7. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
  8. Brianna Mueller, ADM
  9. Layken Gurwell, Winterset
  10. Maria Mostek, Creston

Girls Team Scoring

  1. Winterset 97
  2. Harlan 134
  3. Lewis Central 144
  4. Abraham Lincoln 147
  5. Dallas Center-Grimes 185
  6. St. Albert 192
  7. Shenandoah-Essex
  8. Glenwood 205
  9. Griswold 212
  10. Creston 217
  11. Atlantic 236
  12. Tri-Center 354
  13. Sergeant-Bluff Luton 368
  14. Clarinda 371
  15. Logan-Magnolia 387
  16. ADM 390
  17. Denison-Schleswig  405
  18. Red Oak 446
  19. Treynor 447
  20. Thomas Jefferson 455
  21. Boyer Valley 615

AREA VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH


A-D-M, Adel 25-25-26, Dallas Center-Grimes 12-18-24

 

Glidden-Ralston 25-26-25, CAM, Anita 22-24-21
Exira-EHK 24-21-25-25-15, Boyer Valley 26-25-23-20-10

Charter Oak-Ute 25-18--1--1, West Harrison 10-25--1--1

 

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Sioux City, North 7-20
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25, Sioux City, West 8-12

 

Lewis Central 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 22-15-23
Glenwood 27-16-25-25, Creston 25-25-21-19

Shenandoah 25-25-18-27, Atlantic 14-22-25-17

 

Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-25, A-H-S-T, Avoca 20-8-12

Missouri Valley 20-27-25-25-15, Audubon 25-29-23-10-9
Logan-Magnolia 25-25-25, Riverside, Oakland 21-23-23
IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Griswold 20-18-17

Treynor 25-25-25, Underwood 14-21-15

 

Lenox 25-16-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 14-25-5-15
 

Nishnabotna 25-25-18-25, Essex 22-23-25-17
Stanton 12-25-25-25, Fremont-Mills 25-15-19-9

IGHSAU VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS


Class 1A

  1. Holy Trinity Catholic
  2. Janesville
  3. New London
  4. Central Lyon
  5. LeMars Gehlen Catholic
  6. Stanton
  7. Tripoli
  8. Grandview Park Baptist
  9. Lisbon
  10. Murray
  11. Haris-Lake Park
  12. Winfiled-Mount Union
  13. Iowa Menonite
  14. Martensdale-St. Marys
  15. Fremont-Mills

Class 2A

  1. Dike-New Hartford
  2. Western Christian
  3. Sumner-Fredericksburg
  4. St. Albert
  5. South Central Calhoun
  6. Eddyville-Blakesburg
  7. Grundy Center
  8. Hinton
  9. Ridge View
  10. Wapsie Valley
  11. West Branch
  12. MVAO
  13. Underwood
  14. Lake Mills
  15. Iowa Valley

Class 3A

  1. MOC-Floyd Valley
  2. Sheldon
  3. Kuemper Catholic
  4. Red Oak
  5. East Sac County
  6. Mount Vernon
  7. Union
  8. Iowa Falls-Alden
  9. Independence
  10. Nevada
  11. Center Point-Urbana
  12. Unity Christian
  13. Sioux Center
  14. Sergeant Bluff-Luton
  15. Algona

Class 4A

  1. Harlan
  2. Solon
  3. West Delaware
  4. CR Xavier
  5. Davenport Assumption
  6. Charles City
  7. Waverly-Shell Rock
  8. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  9. Webster City
  10. Indianola
  11. Marion
  12. Pella
  13. Lewis Central
  14. Clear Creek-Amana
  15. Newton

Class 5A

  1. Bettendorf
  2. Ankeny
  3. Dubuque Hempstead
  4. Urbandale
  5. Johnston
  6. Ankeny Centennial
  7. Dowling Catholic
  8. Pleasant Valley
  9. IC West
  10. Cedar Falls

MEAT OF THE SCHEDULE CONTINUES INTO WEEK 7 FOR EXIRA-EHK


(Exira) The #1 ranked (6-0) Exira-EHK Spartans have passed the test of two ranked opponents in consecutive weeks and now go out of the district to play a good (6-1) Southwest Valley team.

 

The combined record of team's Exira-EHK is matched up with from Weeks 5 through 7 is 15-1. After Friday night, Exira-EHK will have only one regular season game remaining, against Ar-We-Va in Week 8. Coach Tom Petersen says he likes the way the schedule shapes up for his team to be able to rest up and get healthy going into the playoffs.

 

One thing that has stood out in recent weeks is the play of Exira-EHK's defense. The gave up just seven points to Glidden-Ralston and only 12 to Coon Rapids-Bayard. A key part of that is the return from a shoulder injury of Nick Peppers. Peppers already has well over 400 career tackles. Coach Petersen says you can't put into words how important he is to the team on both sides of the ball.

 

The balanced rushing attack of Southwest Valley is what jumps off the page to the Spartans. Four rushers have at least 50 carries. The game will air on KSOM Friday night.

 

Click here for the comments from Exira-EHK head coach Tom Petersen

 

 

CAM TRIES TO KEEP MOMENTUM GOING AGAINST STANTON


(Anita) What a win it was a week ago for the CAM Cougar football team topping Lenox 80-58. The win not only gave the Cougars a leg up in the playoff race, but featured several career best games for players like Trace Ticknor and Michael Holste.

 

CAM's passing attack was seemingly unstoppable at times, especially in the third quarter, as junior QB Trace Ticknor lofted 8 TD passes for the game and finished with 390 yards passing. He also added 110 yards on the ground for two more scores. In the passing game his favorite targets were Michael Holste and Dylan Amdor. Holste reeled in seven passes for 232 yards and five scores. Amdor caught five balls for two TD's and 126 yards pluss added 102 yards rushing.

 

The objective this week when the 3-4 Cougars travel to 2-4 Stanton is to keep the pedal to the metal. Stanton is a team that only has about 15 active players so CAM will try to utilize their no-huddle, up-tempo offense to wear out the opposition.

 

CAM is 3-2 in district play, a game ahead of 2-3 Lenox, however the Cougars look up at district unbeaten Fremont-Mills as well as one loss teams Sidney and SW Valley.

 

The matchup will air on KSOM2. To listen you can search for the KSOM2 app on your mobile device or log onto our website and click on the listen live button at the top of the home page. 

 

Click here for the interview with CAM coach Joe Wollum

HARLAN XC TEAMS HEADING TO ATLANTIC THURSDAY


(Harlan) Harlan will be among the several teams competing at the Atlantic Cross Country Meet later today.

 

The Atlantic meet will give Harlan somewhat of a preview of the Hawkeye 10 Conference meet and perhaps a preview of their state qualifying meet. Cyclone head coach Doug Renkly refers to this meet as the biggest meet of the year. At least 27 teams and approximately 800-900 runners are expected to compete.

 

Harlan’s boys team has had a breakthrough year and could be one of the team favorites. Coach Renkly lists Shenandoah and Thomas Jefferson as the two teams they’ll be competing with.


Harlan’s girls team will also have an opportunity get the win as a team. Griswold and Harlan have gone back and forth throughout the year, but the main goal is to see how they stack up with Winterset.

 

Coach Renkly adds the team is running well lately and focusing on the team aspect.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan cross country coach Doug Renkly
 

HARLAN AND LEWIS CENTRAL SQUARE OFF FOR LEAGUE LEAD FRIDAY


(Council Bluffs) After Friday there will be only one leader in Class 3A District One.

 

Harlan and Lewis Central both 3-0 in district play square off Friday night.  When the dust settles one team will be looking down the other looking up.

 

The Cyclones are 5-1 over all and Lewis Central is 3-3. Harlan has topped district foes Perry, 42-14, Glenwood, 28-24, and Creston 34-7. Lewis Central has defeated Atlantic, 42-0, A-D-M 13-3, and Perry 17-7. Coach Bladt says the big key will be handling L.C.’s defensive Lineman and matching up defensively with Lewis Centrals’ tall receivers, and containing Titan Quarterback Austin Simmons.

 

Lewis Central ranks second in the district behind ADM in passing with 1,298 yards. Harlan is currently fourth with 948 yards. The Cyclones running game is second in the league with 1,015 yards, Lewis Central is fourth with 865.

 

When it comes to scoring the Cyclones have scored 90 out their 150 points on the ground. Lewis Central has scored 84-points in the air and 30 on the ground.

 

Kick-Off is slated for 7:30 at Lewis Central.

 

Click here to listen to comments from Harlan Head Coach Curt Bladt

 

October 09, 2013

PLAYOFF CHANCES DWINDLING FOR TRI-CENTER HEADING INTO KEY MATCHUP WITH MO VALLEY


(Neola) 1-5 Tri-Center matches up with 0-6 Missouri Valley Friday night. The two teams have combined to lose several close games this season.

 

Each squad features one big star offensively, for Tri-Center it’s fullback Ben Wellman and for Missouri Valley it’s quarterback Steven Humphrey. Wellman ranks 8th in the state with his 882 rushing yards while Humphrey ranks 7th in the state with his 1045 passing yards. It’s no surprise that Tri-Center head coach John Tiarks says slowing down the Missouri Valley quarterback will be the top priority.

 

Tri-Center’s playoff hopes are hanging on by a thread, coach Tiarks says his team must show a sense of urgency. He predicts the winner of this game will be whichever squad has the better mental makeup going in.

 

In addition to leading the team in rushing, Wellman has been a force on defense too with 76 tackles. Another key defender for the Trojans is Collin Alfers who has 51 tackles including 10 for loss.

 

The Trojans will likely need to win out and get some help to make the playoffs. The good news for them is they’ve been through the brunt of their district schedule with the previous three district opponents having a combined record of 13-5 and the remaining three opponents having a record of 7-11.

 

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

BIG GAME AWAITS RIVERSIDE BULLDOGS IN WEEK 7


(Oakland) 3-3 Riverside meets 4-2 Griswold this week in a very important game in the Class A District 8 football standings.

 

The Bulldogs are 2-2 in league play while Griswold is 3-1. Riverside head coach Mitch Rice says a win would ease the pressure on his team moving forward as the goal is to put together enough wins for a playoff qualification.

 

Coach Rice says Griswold is extremely similar to the Logan-Magnolia team that Riverside upset earlier this year. Both teams rely heavily on the run, in fact the Tigers rank 3rd in the state in rushing.

 

The keys on offense according to coach Rice will be to find a good balance between the run and the pass. The Bulldogs will be without Travis Henningsen who was the team's leading rusher and 2nd leading tackler before breaking an ankle two weeks ago. Zach Morris filled into that running back role with over 100 yards on the ground.

 

Riverside is coming off of a loss to unbeaten AHST 49-14, while Griswold rolled last week to a 68-6 win over West Monona.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside football coach Mitch Rice

SOUTH CENTRAL CALHOUN CROSS COUNTRY MEET RESULTS FROM OCTOBER 8TH


Girls Team Scoring

  1. Pocahontas Area 32
  2. South Central Calhoun 49
  3. Greene County 61
  4. OA-BCIG 114
  5. Kuemper Catholic 144
  6. Prairie Valley 161
  7. Alta-Aurelia 183
  8. Perry 194
  9. Ridge View 212

Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Grace Meyer, Pocahontas Area
  2. Allison Higgins, Greene County
  3. Ellie Ruffridge, Pocahontas Area
  4. Faith Meyer, Pocahontas Area
  5. Bailey Hare, OA-BCIG
  6. Sidney Batz, South Central Calhoun
  7. Emma Luhmann, SE Webster Grand
  8. Rose Meyer, Pocahontas Area
  9. Abby Clark, South Central Calhoun
  10. Erica Rittgers, Prairie Valley

Boys Team Scoring

  1. Perry 67
  2. OA-BCIG 75
  3. South Central Calhoun 121
  4. Kuemper Catholic 131
  5. Glenwood 139
  6. Manson NW Webster 142
  7. Ogden 185
  8. Alta-Aurelia 211
  9. Prairie Valley 228
  10. Woodward-Academy 236
  11. Ridge View 273
  12. East Sac County 305
  13. Sioux Central 316
  14. Greene County 321
  15. Pocahontas Area 381
  16. Paton-Churdan 485

Boys Individual Top 10

  1. Atem Akok, Perry
  2. Ryan Daisy, South Central Calhoun
  3. Trey Thompson, Ogden
  4. Keegan Phau, Perry
  5. Jason Kenny, Ridge View
  6. Tanner Schrad, South Central Calhoun
  7. Christian Morales, Perry
  8. Jack Walstrom, Manson NW Webster
  9. Blake Netherton, OA-BCIG
  10. Chandler Hagen, Kuemper Catholic

Click here for the link to more results from South Central Calhoun

WOODBINE CROSS COUNTRY MEET RESULTS FROM OCTOBER 7TH


Girls Team Scoring

  1. St. Albert 67
  2. Tri-Center 97
  3. Audubon 112
  4. Missouri Valley 130
  5. Treynor 136
  6. Woodbine 144
  7. West Harrison 156
  8. Logan-Magnolia 160
  9. Underwood 185
  10. Lewis Central JV 220
  11. Boyer Valley 287
  12. Riverside 287

Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Michelle Mumm, Tri-Center
  2. Megan Deist, Audubon
  3. Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley
  4. Megan Maaske, Woodbine
  5. Jaycee Martin, St. Albert
  6. Hannah Dugdale, Missouri Valley
  7. Kiara Brannen-Sporrer, Audubon
  8. Krisann Stephany, St. Albert
  9. Carmen Malloy, Audubon
  10. Caitlyn Casey, Logan-Magnolia

Boys Team Scoring

  1. St. Albert 34
  2. Boyer Valley 55
  3. Riverside 105
  4. Tri-Center 122
  5. Logan-Magnolia 141
  6. IKM-Manning 157
  7. Lewis Central 188
  8. Missouri Valley 195
  9. Treynor 222
  10. Underwood 237
  11. AHST 259

Individual Top 10

  1. Max Ross, St. Albert
  2. Fred Hug, St. Albert
  3. Jake Weber, Boyer Valley
  4. Gus Doll, St. Albert
  5. Wyatt Schulz, Logan-Magnolia
  6. Chase Bonsall, Boyer Valley
  7. Drew Pauley, Missouri Valley
  8. Zach Ambrose, Boyer Valley
  9. Tim Brink, Riverside
  10. Jeremy Sindelar, St. Albert

Click here for the complete results from Monday's meet at Woodbine

OCTOBER 9 VOLLEYBALL SCORES


 

Denison 25, 27, 25, Atlantic 20, 25, 13

Harlan 25-25-25, Glenwood 10-15-9
Harlan 25-25-25, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 20-11-16

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25-25-25, Glenwood 16-18-14

Red Oak 21-21-25-25-15, Clarinda 25-25-22-20-13

Lewis Central 13-25-25-13-15, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-10-17-25-10

Tri-Center, Neola 25-25-20-25, Treynor 22-20-25-22

Missouri Valley 25-25-25, A-H-S-T, Avoca 11-23-18

IKM-Manning 25-25-25, Audubon 21-13-8

Griswold 25-25-22-25, Logan-Magnolia 8-17-25-17

Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, West Harrison 13-8-17
Paton-Churdan 28-25-25, Adair-Casey 26-19-23
Exira-EHK 25-25-25, Charter Oak-Ute 14-13-10

East Union 25-27-22-8-16, Mount Ayr 15-25-25-25-14
Grandview Park Baptist 25-25-25, West Central Valley, Stuart 12-8-12
Nodaway Valley 25-25-25, Lenox 16-14-9
Guthrie Center 25-25-22-25, Earlham 19-10-25-14
Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 25-25-25, Whiting 13-15-14
Boyer Valley 25-25-28-25, Glidden-Ralston 14-20-30-18
Winterset 25-25-18-26, Perry 18-19-25-24

 

October 9, 2013



 

TIGERS RUN, RUN, AND RUN SOME MORE PAST WEST MONONA, TRAVEL TO RIVERSIDE NEXT


(Griswold) With 516 yards ground in their win over West Monona, the Griswold Tigers now rank third in the state in rushing yardage this season. The Tigers trail only defending champion Wapsie Valley traditional powerhouse Madrid in the state ranks.

 

Griswold used those 516 yards to suffocate West Monona 68-6 and improve to 4-2 on the season. The two teams that the Tigers lost to, St. Albert and AHST, are now a combined 12-0. Kenneth Clary (159), Tyler Muhlbauer (145), and Caleb Schaaf (112) all cleared the century mark in the Week 6 win. The team averaged 10.75 yards per carry. They didn't attempt a pass all night.

 

Up next for the Tigers is a big contest with 3-3 Riverside. The Bulldog's strength has been slowing down the run so we'll see what gives on Friday night. Riverside come in on the heels of a 49-13 loss to district leading AHST.

 

Both teams are right in the thick of things in the Class A District 8 standings. AHST leads the pack at 4-0, Griswold and East Mills are both 3-1, Riverside and Logan-Magnolia are each 2-2, Westwood and Underwood sit at 1-3, and West Monona is 0-4. AHST and East Mills meet this week in a game that could clear some things up in the playoff push. Other matchup include Logan-Magnolia against Underwood, and West Monona against Westwood.

 

Click here for the interview with Griswold coach Andy Everett

 

OMAHA WORLD HERALD WESTERN IOWA FOOTBALL RATINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Coon Rapids-Bayard
  3. Glidden-Ralston
  4. West Harrison
  5. Fremont-Mills

Class A/1A/2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. St. Albert
  3. AHST
  4. Griswold
  5. East Mills
  6. IKM-Manning
  7. Audubon
  8. Clarinda
  9. Riverside
  10. Treynor

Class 3A/4A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. SC East
  3. Carroll
  4. Harlan
  5. SC North

NODAWAY VALLEY CROSS COUNTRY MEET RESULTS


Boys Team Results

  1. Creston 74
  2. Nodaway Valley 77
  3. Van Meter 98
  4. Clarinda 146
  5. Griswold 146
  6. Interstate-35 168
  7. West Central Valley 205
  8. Southwest Valley 209
  9. Orient-Macksburg 243
  10. SE Warren 250
  11. Pleasantville 266
  12. Mount Ayr 292
  13. Clarinda Academy 324

Boys Individual Top 10

 

  1. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  2. Noah Larsen, Mount Ayr
  3. Jay Wolfe, Creston
  4. Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley
  5. Austin Dunbar, Van Meter
  6. Heath Downing, Nodaway Valley
  7. Brayten Funke, Nodaway Valley
  8. Nathan Venteicher, Nodaway Valley
  9. James Orf, Van Meter
  10. Shawn Murphy, West Central Valley

Click here for the complete boys results from Nodaway Valley

 

Girls Team Scoring

  1. Griswold 54
  2. Creston 84
  3. West Central Valley 108
  4. Exira-EHK 134
  5. Adair-Casey/CAM 160
  6. Clarinda 176
  7. Interstate-35 182
  8. Bedford 199
  9. Southwest Valley 217
  10. Mount Ayr 284
  11. Pleasantville

Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Rebekah Topham, Griswold
  2. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley
  3. Holly McKinney, Interstate-35
  4. Maria Mostek, Creston
  5. Charissa Mogler, Bedford
  6. Alyx Flippen, Griswold
  7. Sarah Cabeen, Clarinda
  8. Kaylee Miller, SE Warren
  9. Leah Lappe, Griswold
  10. Cheyenne Hiatt, Intersate-35

Click here for the complete girls results from Nodaway Valley

FOUR STRAIGHT WINS FOR AUDUBON FOOTBALL TEAM


(Audubon) The Audubon Wheelers have won four straight games as they head into a Week 7 matchup with Woodward-Academy.

 

The Wheeler’s most recent district win came over Guthrie Center with a 33-6 final last week. Dylan Jensen led a stout defensive showing with 13 tackles. Audubon co-head coach Dustin Christensen says Jensen’s effort feeds off on the rest of his teammates. Jensen’s 58 tackles rank 4th best in the district. Audubon has held two straight opponents to less than 150 yards of offense. They've given up just 58 passing yards in four district games. Meanwhile it was Riley Jones leading the offense with a season high 210 yards rushing.

 

The Wheeler’s now gear up for a Woodward-Academy team that is coming off of a 32-14 loss to Madrid. Woodward-Academy is winless so far, but according to multiple coaches around the district, they are a dangerous team. Coach Christensen says it's their speed that makes them a scary team.

 

Audubon currently leads the district with a 4-0 record. Madrid and Woodward-Granger are each at 3-1. Guthrie Center and Earlham each have their playoff hopes very much alive with 2-2 district records.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon coach Dustin Christensen

CLASS 3A DISTRICT 2 UNBEATENS MEET FRIDAY


(Carroll) A battle of top five teams will take place in Sioux City this week when the fifth rated Carroll Tigers travel to take on #1 ranked Bishop Heelan Catholic.

 

The Carroll Tigers have been rolling with five straight wins including an impressive 42-14 decision over previously ranked Spencer last week. Coach Dennis McCarten says that victory made his team even more confident. Anthony Beyerink ran for over 200 yards in the win, coach McCarten says he has been a vital part to the team's success all season.

 

Coach McCarten admits as far as regular season games go, it doesn’t get a whole lot bigger than this matchup with Bishop Heelan Catholic. He does say however that it's just another game in along line of big games with Harlan and Spencer in recent weeks.

 

Statistically this game features one of the best defenses in the state against one of the best offenses in the state. Carroll is giving up only 7 points per game. Heelan counters with the highest scoring offense in Class 3A at 47.5 points per game. The Crusaders have an average margin of victory of 34.3 points.

 

Click here for the interview with Carroll coach Dennis McCarten

ASSOCIATED PRESS FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Don Bosco
  3. Newell-Fonda
  4. Adair-Casey
  5. Springville
  6. West Bend-Ballard
  7. River Valley
  8. Janesville
  9. HLV, Victor
  10. Coon Rapids-Bayard

Class A

  1. West Lyon
  2. BGM, Brooklyn
  3. Wapsie Valley
  4. AGWSR
  5. AHST
  6. Montezuma
  7. Lawton-Bronson
  8. Pekin
  9. East Mills
  10. Hinton

Class 1A

  1. IC Regina
  2. St. Albert
  3. Dike-New Hartford
  4. Wilton
  5. North Fayette Union
  6. St. Edmond
  7. Maquoketa Valley
  8. Van Meter
  9. South Winneshiek
  10. Mount Ayr

Class 2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. Waukon
  3. West Marshall
  4. Albia
  5. Mediapolis
  6. New Hampton
  7. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
  8. Central Lyon/George Little Rock
  9. Spirit Lake
  10. Cascade

Class 3A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. Decorah
  3. Pella
  4. Clear Lake
  5. Carroll
  6. Harlan
  7. Boone
  8. Washington
  9. Spencer
  10. Solon

 

Class 4A

  1. Dowling Catholic
  2. IC West
  3. Pleasant Valley
  4. Ames
  5. Waukee
  6. CR Xavier
  7. SC East
  8. WDM Valley
  9. Bettendorf
  10. Davenport Assumption tied with IC High

BOMBERS FLY HIGH INTO BYE WEEK WITH 7-0 RECORD


(Adair) The Adair-Casey Bombers have an open date on their schedule this week and the rest of 8-player football may be thankful for that. Adair-Casey has averaged 77.75 points per game the past four weeks with an average margin of victory of 45.75 in that span. The Bombers are ranked 3rd in the state by the Des Moines Register.

 

The most recent team in the path of the Bombers was Grandview Park Baptist in Week 6 and Adair-Casey came out with a 65-16 win. All-time leading rusher Clayton Plowman sat out the game with a fractured wrist allowing Charlie Terry to step into the lead role with 176 yards on only 7 carries. Four of Terry's carries went for scores and he averaged 25.1 yards per attempt. Traeton Jensen and Emmitt Wheatley were both heavily involved in the rushing action as well with Jensen carrying 5 times for 133 yards and three scores and Wheatley going for 94 yards on 7 carries. Wheatley added a 60 yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 42 yard punt return. Jensen's 36 yard interception return for a touchdown marked the 6th straight week that the Bomber defense has scored.

 

Adair-Casey now rests up for their two remaining regular season games. Their district finale will be in Week 8 against Ankeny Christian Academy. That game will also mark the final regular season home game for a fantastic senior class. In Week 9 the Bombers travel to Coon Rapids for an intriguing non-district clash with 9th rated Coon Rapids-Bayard. The Crusaders are led by former Adair-Casey player and assistant coach John Kesselring.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT UPDATED FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

1. Don Bosco

2. Springville

3. Exira-EHK

4. River Valley

5. Adair-Casey

6. Newell-Fonda

7. West Bend-Mallard

8. Janeville

9. HLV, Victor

10. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn

10. Lamoni

 

Class A

1. West Lyon

2. BGM, Brooklyn

3. Wapsie Valley

4. AGWSR

5. Pekin

6. Lisbon

7. Montezuma

8. AHST

9. Bishop Garrigan

10. Hinton

10. Gladbrook-Reinbeck

10. Grundy Center

 

Class 1A

1. IC Regina

2. St. Albert

3. Dike-New Hartford

4. St. Edmond

5. North Fayette Valley

6. Wilton

7. Van Meter

8. Maquoketa Valley

9. South Winneshiek

10. Mount Ayr

10. South O'Brien

 

Class 2A

1. Kuemper Catholic

2. Waukon

3. West Marshall

4. New Hampton

5. Albia

6. Mediapolis

7. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

8. Beckman Catholic

9. Spirit Lake

10. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock

10. Cascade

 

Class 3A

1. Bishop Heelan Catholic

2. Pella

3. Decorah

4. Clear Lake

5. Carroll

6. Boone

7. Washington

8. Solon

9. Harlan

10. Webster City

10. Dallas Center-Grimes

 

Class 4A

 

1. Dowling Catholic

2. Pleasant Valley

3. Ames

4. IC West

5. CR Xavier

6. Waukee

7. IC High

8. Davenport Assumption

9. WDM Valley

10. Urbandale

10. Bettendorf

AREA VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 7TH


Essex 25-16-25-25, East Mills 16-25-16-17
IKM-Manning 25-25-25, A-H-S-T, Avoca 13-17-19
Murray 26-25-25-25, Mount Ayr 24-27-13-21
Nishnabotna 20-13-25-25-15, Sidney 25-25-22-14-9
Stanton 25-25-25, South Page 5-8-8

DES MOINES REGISTER WEEK 7 FOOTBALL RANKINGS


Class 8-Player

1.Exira-EHK
2.Don Bosco, Gilbertville
3.Adair-Casey
4.Springville
5.Newell-Fonda
6.West Bend-Mallard
7.Janesville
8.River Valley
9.HLV, Victor
10.Lamoni

 

Class A

1.BGM, Brooklyn
2.West Lyon
3.Wapsie Valley
4.AHST
5.Montezuma
6.AGWSR
7.Pekin
8.Lawton-Bronson
9.Lisbon
10.East Mills


Class 1A

1.IC Regina
2.St. Albert
3.Dike-New Hartford
4.North Fayette Valley
5.Wilton
6.Van Meter
7.Maquoketa Valley
8.St. Edmond
9.South Winneshiek
10.Mount Ayr

 

Class 2A

1.Waukon
2.West Marshall
3.Kuemper Catholic
4.Albia
5.Mediapolis
6.New Hampton
7.Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
8.Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
9.Cascade
10.Mid-Prairie

 

Class 3A

1.Bishop Heelan Catholic
2.Pella
3.Clear Lake
4.Decorah
5.Carroll
6.Harlan

7.Boone
8.Solon
9.Washington
10.Dallas-Center Grimes

 

Class 4A

1.Dowling Catholic
2.Pleasant Valley
3.Ames
4.Iowa City West
5.Waukee
6.IC High
7.Bettendorf
8.WDM Valley
9.CR Xavier
10.Urbandale

 

HARLAN CONTROLS SECOND HALF IN WIN OVER CRESTON/O-M


(Harlan) It was tail of two halves when Harlan hosted Creston for their Week 6 football matchup.

 

Half number one came Friday night and was very competetive with Harlan leading 14-7. Half number two came on Saturday afternoon and was never very close. Lightning suspended action on Friday prompting the game to be continued the following day.

 

On that next day the home team controlled the action from the start by scoring three touchdowns in the third quarter and coasting to a 34-7 win. Harlan kicked off to begin the second half and Creston/O-M, working into the wind, was forced into a three and out. The short punt into the stiff breeze gave Harlan a short field and they capitalized. Nate Gettys punched in a short TD run to cap off a 41 yard drive giving Harlan a 21-7 edge. A Creston/O-M fumble on their next possession gave Harlan another short field, starting on the Panther 21. Nick Klien fell on the fumble and the turnover led to points in the form of a Trey Lansman 4 yard TD reception. Lansman would later add an 11 yard TD catch, his 7th scoring grab of the year, with :10 left in the third to essentially put the game away.

 

Harlan improves to 5-1 with the 34-7 victory. The Cyclones will meet fellow district unbeaten Lewis Central in Week 7. Creston/O-M falls to 4-2 heading into their next matchup with Glenwood.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH


Adair-Casey 21-15-15, A-H-S-T, Avoca 12-21-7
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Des Moines, Hoover 8-5
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 21-21, Oskaloosa 14-6
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 21-21, Exira-EHK 17-6
Denison-Schleswig 21-13-17, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 15-21-15
Denison-Schleswig 21-22, Shenandoah 18-20
Glenwood 21-21, Adair-Casey 14-14
Harlan 21-21, Carlisle 7-7
Harlan 21-21, Knoxville 12-8
Harlan 21-21, Pella 11-17
Harlan 25-25, Eddyville-Blakesburg 13-12
Harlan 25-25, Pella 15-8
LeMars 19-21-15, Missouri Valley 21-18-10
LeMars 21-21, Exira-EHK 10-9
Madrid 21-21, Ankeny Christian Academy 10-18
Madrid 21-21, Iowa Christian Academy 16-17
Madrid 23-19-17, Van Meter 21-21-15
Missouri Valley 21-21, Exira-EHK 16-15
Missouri Valley 21-23, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 14-21
Red Oak 21-21, Riverside, Oakland 9-9
Red Oak 21-21, Tri-Center, Neola 15-13
Red Oak 21-21, West Monona 16-9
Red Oak 25-25, Glenwood 11-23
Red Oak 28-25, Stanton 26-15
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-16-15, LeMars 19-21-11
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-21, Denison-Schleswig 10-14
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-21, Shenandoah 8-16
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-21, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 13-19
Shenandoah 11-21-21, Exira-EHK 21-17-5
Shenandoah 21-22, Denison-Schleswig 13-20
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Denison-Schleswig 12-6
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Missouri Valley 19-19
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 18-14
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21-21, Shenandoah 14-16
Stanton 15-26-15, Tri-Center, Neola 25-24-11
Stanton 21-13-15, Glenwood 15-21-6
Stanton 21-21, Adair-Casey 12-9
Stanton 21-21, A-H-S-T, Avoca 14-17
Urbandale 21-24, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 10-22
Van Meter 21-20-17, Ankeny Christian Academy 13-22-15
Van Meter 21-21, Iowa Christian Academy 14-13
Western Christian 25-25, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 16-19

ADM DEFEATS ATLANTIC IN A CLASS 3A DISTRICT 1 FOOTBALL GAME


(Adel) ADM scored on their first four possessions to put Atlantic behind the eight-ball at Adel Friday night.

 

The Tigers jumped out to a 28-0 first quarter lead. Kolby Whisner hit Tate Jensen and Jonathan Reel on touchdown passes of 25 and 18 yards respectively. Grant Goeden accounted for the other two scores on runs of 25 and 65 yards. ADM’s other touchdown came late in the second quarter when defensive lineman Isaac Schaefers scooped up a Trojan fumble on the three yard line and hustled into the end zone to extend their lead to 35-0 at the half.

 

ADM tacked three more points on the board with 5:22 left in the game on a 22-yard field goal by Jacob Hutzell to move the final score to 38-0.

 

ADM extends their district record to 3-1, and 4-2 overall. Atlantic is 0-3 in the district and 1-5 in all games.

 

Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Nick Ross’s Saturday morning interview

 

October 5, 2013

AUDUBON WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT


(Guthrie Center) Audubon made it four straigtht with a 33-6 over Guthrie Center Friday night. The Wheelers improved to 4-0 in the district heading into next weeks game at home against Woodward Academy.

 

Audubon converted on two of three Guthrie Center turnovers to build a 19-6 halftime lead. The Wheelers added two fourth quarter scores on touchdown runs by Trevor Smith and Jake Mulford. And Riley Jones had a huge night carrying the football. He scored on runs of 18, 53, and 47-yards in the first half.

 

Austin Laabs scored the Tigers only touchdown on a three-yard run midway through the second quarter.

 

Guthrie Center falls to 2-4, and 2-2 in the district. The Wheelers after dropping their first two games are 4-0 in the district and 4-2 overall.

 

Click here to listen to Audubon Co-Head Coach Sean Birks

 

October 5, 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCORES:


CLASS 3A:

 

District 1

ADM, Adel 38, Atlantic 0
Harlan 34 Creston/O-M 7

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 40 Glenwood 17
Lewis Central 17 Perry 7

 

District 2

Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 53, Storm Lake 10
Carroll 42, Spencer 14
LeMars 30, Denison-Schleswig 14
Sergeant Bluff-Luton (ND) 40 Glenwood 17

 

CLASS 2A:

 

District 8

Greene County 20, Roland-Story, Story City 0 (ND)
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 35, Shenandoah 0 (called at half)
OA-BCIG 41, Clarinda Academy 6
Clarinda 33 Red Oak 13

 

CLASS 1A:

 

District 2

Manson Northwest Webster 46, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 12
Ridge View 56, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 8
North Union 29 Pocahontas Area 14

St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 35 IKM-Manning 7

 

District 8

Nodaway Valley 32, Tri-Center, Neola 18
West Central Valley, Stuart 44, Missouri Valley 34
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 59 Treynor 0

 

CLASS A:

 

District 7

Audubon 33, Guthrie Center 6
Madrid 32 Woodward Academy 14
Martensdale-St. Marys 22 Bedford 18
Woodward-Granger 57 Earlham 13

 

District 8

East Mills 47, Underwood 13
Griswold 68, West Monona, Onawa 6

Westwood 16 Logan-Magnolia 14

A-H-S-T, Avoca 49 Riverside 13

 

CLASS 8:

 

District 6

Adair-Casey 65, Grandview Park Baptist, Des Moines 16
Lamoni 62, East Union, Afton 12
Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 46, Colo-Nesco 18
Murray 52 Moravia 0

 

District 7

EHK-Exira 49, Coon Rapids-Bayard 12
Glidden-Ralston 68, Charter Oak-Ute 8
West Harrison, Mondamin 25, Nishnabotna 16 (ND)
Ar-We-Va, Westside 33 Woodbine 14

 

District 8

CAM, Anita 80, Lenox 58 (Trace Ticknor threw 8-touchdowns passes for CAM).
Fremont-Mills, Tabor 28, Sidney 17
West Harrison, Mondamin 25, Nishnabotna 16 (ND)

GRISWOLD PLAYOFF TEAMS TO BE HONORED TONIGHT


(Griswold) Griswold Community Schools will be recognizing the athletes and coaches from their playoff football teams of 1983, 1988, and 1989 at halftime of their homecoming game against West Monona tonight.

 

Those teams competed in Class 2A and the '83 and '88 teams were semifinalists while the '89 team was a quarterfinalist. The '83 team was undefeated in the regular season and only 8 teams made the playoffs. The defeated Roland-Story in the first round and lost a close game to Emmetsburg at Emmetsburg in the semi's. The '88 team was 8-1 in the regular seasaon, beat St. Albert in the first round, and lost to Audubon by a touchdown in the quarterfinals.

 

Tom Moore was the coach of those teams. He shares some of his memories from those trips to the playoffs.

 

Click to listen

 

Many athletes will be returning for this recognition any and all that remember these great teams are invited to come to the game and recognize their accomplishments and renew old friendships.

AUDUBON STAYS HOT IN WIC VOLLEYBALL ACTION


(Audubon) Thursday night's win over Logan-Magnolia marked the fourth straight conference win for Audubon. The Wheelers improve to 11-11 overall on the season with the victory.

 

Audubon prevailed in a sweep, 25-21 25-10 25-16. The team served up over 20 aces which led the offense for Audubon. Haillie Anthofer contributed nine aces alone. Susie Bylund had 21 assists and has been a key cog in the team's recent success. Bailey Nelson led the team in digs with 11.

 

Coach Molly Lang says next week is a huge week for her squad as they try to battle their way up to third place in the conference standings.  IKM-Manning will visit Audubon on Tuesday. The Wheelers are at Missouri Valley on Thursday.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon coach Molly Lange

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD


Treynor 25-27-25, Missouri Valley 22-25-15
Underwood 25-25-25, Tri-Center, Neola 20-21-17
Griswold 25-25-22-25, Riverside, Oakland 11-19-25-19
Audubon 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 21-10-16

 

Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-25-25, Atlantic 17-5-11
Lewis Central 25-25-19-25, Creston 11-23-25-17
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 25-25-25, Shenandoah 21-18-7
Red Oak 25-25-25, Denison-Schleswig 20-12-21

 

Sidney 25-25-25, Heartland Christian 19-12-14

Stanton 25-25-25, Nishnabotna 17-11-18
 

AR-WE-VA, Westside 25-25-25, Glidden-Ralston 15-18-18
Ridge View 25-25, Boyer Valley 11-13
Ridge View 25-25-25, Woodbine 7-13-15
Woodbine 25-23-25-15-15, Boyer Valley 19-25-22-25-12

 

Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 12-18-21
East Sac County 25-25-25, Southeast Webster 9-10-11
East Union 23-25-25-11-15, Interstate 35, Truro 25-22-21-25-13
Mormon Trail, Garden Grove 25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 13-11-5

 

PERRY CROSS COUNTRY MEET RESULTS


Class A Girls

  1. Dallas Center-Grimes 78
  2. Ballard 92
  3. Creston 94
  4. Boone 100
  5. Newton 136
  6. Atlantic 147
  7. Carlisle 188
  8. Winterset 188
  9. ADM 221
  10. Bondurant-Farrar 238
  11. Saydel 286
  12. Perry 297

Class B Girls

  1. Panorama 41
  2. Greene County 53
  3. West Central Valley 59
  4. Madrid 101
  5. Roland-Story 118
  6. SE Webster Grand 136

Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Abby Kohut-Jackson, Ballard
  2. Madison Waymire, Dallas-Center Grimes
  3. Dianna Slight, Boone
  4. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
  5. Domonique Fleming, Winterset
  6. Brianna Mueller, ADM
  7. Maria Mostek, Creston
  8. Sidney Kaufman, Winterset
  9. Haley Coy, Newton
  10. Emma Bravard, Dallas Center-Grimes

Class A Boys

  1. Boone
  2. Creston 100
  3. Perry 108
  4. Dallas Center-Grimes 111
  5. Ballard 145
  6. Saydel 158
  7. Carlisle 169
  8. ADM 177
  9. Winterset 190
  10. Bondurant-Farrar 248
  11. Atlantic 280

Class B Boys

  1. Panorama 53
  2. Nodaway Valley 82
  3. Ogden 96
  4. Roland-Story 117
  5. DM Christian 141
  6. Van Meter 144
  7. Woodward-Academy 150
  8. Greene County 167
  9. Madrid 244
  10. Orient-Macksburg 249
  11. Paton-Churdan 275

Boys Individual Top 10

  1. Albert Meier, Boone
  2. Chandler Austin, Boone
  3. Atem Akok, Perry
  4. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  5. Luke Kohut-Jackson, Ballard
  6. Casey Roberts, Saydel
  7. Jacob Running Horse, Boone
  8. Josh Berger, ADM
  9. Nick Swift, Bondurant-Farrar
  10. Jordan Murray, Boone

IGHSAU UPDATED VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS


Class 1A

  1. Holy Trinity Catholic
  2. Janesville
  3. LeMars Gehlen Catholic
  4. New London
  5. Tripoli
  6. Central Lyon
  7. Stanton
  8. Grandview Park Baptist
  9. Lisbon
  10. Murray
  11. Harris-Lake Park
  12. Winfield-Mount Union
  13. Iowa Mennonite
  14. Martensdale St-Marys
  15. Fremont-Mills

Class 2A

  1. Dike-New Hartford
  2. Western Christian
  3. Sumner-Fredericksburg
  4. St. Albert
  5. Eddyville-Blakesburg/Fremont
  6. Grundy Center
  7. South Central Calhoun
  8. Hinton
  9. Ridge View
  10. West Branch
  11. MVA
  12. Lake Mills
  13. Underwood
  14. Wapsie Valley
  15. Iowa Valley

Class 3A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. MOC-Floyd Valley
  3. Sheldon
  4. Union
  5. Red Oak
  6. East Sac County
  7. Mount Vernon
  8. Iowa Falls-Alden
  9. Nevada
  10. Independence
  11. Unity Christian
  12. Sioux Center
  13. Center Point-Urbana
  14. Algona
  15. Mediapolis

Class 4A

  1. Harlan
  2. Solon
  3. Waverly-Shell Rock
  4. West Delaware
  5. Charles City
  6. Davenport Assumption
  7. CR Xavier
  8. Indianola
  9. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  10. Marion
  11. Webster City
  12. Pella
  13. LeMars
  14. Lewis Central
  15. Boone

Class 4A

  1. Bettendorf
  2. Ankeny
  3. Johnston
  4. Dubuque Hempstead
  5. Urbandale
  6. Ankeny Centennial
  7. Dowling Catholic
  8. Pleasant Valley
  9. IC West
  10. Cedar Falls

HARLAN WELCOMES CRESTON/OM FOR HOMECOMING MATCHUP


(Harlan) The Harlan Cyclones in the Curt Bladt era have a win percentage of 89%. In 35+ years the team has gone 376-44 which means more often than not they've posted 9-0 regular seasons.

 

Last year only one game seperated the Cyclones from the undefeated regular season: Creston/Orient-Macksburg. The Panthers forced four turnovers, held Harlan to just 54 rushing yards, and won the game 34-14. The two teams meet again this season with a lot on the line. Both teams have suffered losses, but Harlan's lone setback was a non-district contest and Creston/OM's was by a game (against ADM) that they led until the final minutes.

 

Harlan head coach Curt Bladt weigh's in on the matchup saying Creston is not a team to take lightly as they are "One point short of being perfect on the season." Coach Bladt went on to mention that his squad will, "Have to be at our best to be competetive with these people."

 

Both squads have gotten to a 4-1 mark with a similar formula for success. Each offense likes to run the ball (Harlan 843 yards, Creston/OM 1,018) but is also very capable of passing the ball to keep defenses honest (Harlan 793, Creston/OM 828). At the same time, both teams defenses have given them a chance to win on a consisted basis. Harlan allows just 14.2 points per game, while Creston/OM has allowed 20.2 per contest.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Curt Bladt

UNDEFEATED ADAIR-CASEY ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK AT GRAND VIEW PARK-BAPTIST


(Adair-Casey) Adair-Casey will roll into (1-3) Grand View-Park Baptist Friday night with an unblemished record and fresh off an 85-54 win over Murray last week.

 

The Bombers are averaging 73-points a game fueled by a running game that features Clayton Plowman, who already has erased the states 8-player career rushing record. Plowman has amassed 1,190-yards on 132-carries this season, 22 for touchdowns and another four receiving scores.

 

Unfortunately, Plowman is out for two weeks with a fractured wrist. Head Coach Wade Andersen expects to have his star ball carrier back for the October 18 game against Ankeny Christian Academy.

 

But it hasn’t been just Plowman. Wade Anderson rattles off several players that have pleasantly surprised him this season.

 

The Bombers have next week off before they finish the season at home against Ankeny Christian Academy and a regular season road game finally against Coon Rapids-Bayard.

 

Click here to listen to Bomber Head Coach Wade Anderson’s comments

 

October 3, 2013

PLAYOFF POSITION ON THE LINE FOR CAM AT LENOX FRIDAY NIGHT


(Lenox) CAM, (2-6), squares off against  (4-2), Lenox Friday night.

 

After starting the season 3-0, the Tigers have won one out of their last three games. CAM snapped a two-game skid with a 66-36 win over Essex/South Page a week ago thanks to a much improved running game. CAM piled up 214-yards on the ground and Head Coach Joe Woolum credits the improved rushing attack to personnel changes on the offensive line. Dylan Amdor led the Cougar  with 129-yards on 22-carries and two touchdowns.

 

Coach Woolum admits this is an almost a "must win" situation for CAM if they want to stay in contention for the playoffs. The Cougars have Lenox, Stanton and Sidney remaining on their schedule. Lenox has CAM, Melcher-Dallas, and Fremont-Mills left to play.

 

Lenox has fielded a solid rushing attack so far this season with three backs sharing the ball carrying chores. Dustyn Rauch has rushed for 547-yards, Hugo Montiel, 267, and Dustin Gordon, 265-yards, and Tiger Quarterback Dustin Gordon has thrown for just under 400-yards and seven touchdowns.

 

Kick-Off is slated for 7:00 o’clock at Lenox.

 

 

Click here to listen to pre-game comments from Cougar Head Coach Joe Woolum

 

 

October 4, 2013

DISTRICT UNBEATENS CARROLL AND SPENCER MEET IN WEEK 6


(Carroll) The Carroll Tigers posted yet another stout defensive effort in a win last week. The Tigers knocked off Storm Lake 48-7 marking the 5th straight week that they've allowed opponents one score or less. The team has one shutout on the season and is averaging 5.6 points per game allowed.

 

The Tigers though may not have faced to this point an offense quite like the Spencer one they will see this week. Carroll coach Dennis McCarten says of Spencer, 'When in doubt run it out.' Spencer has rumbled for over 1,800 yards and ranks 2nd in Class 3A in rushing.

 

District positioning is at stake Friday night as both teams are unblemished in District 2 play. Bishop Heelan Catholic also remains undefeated and both teams have Heelan on their upcoming schedule.

 

Click here for the interview with Carroll head coach Dennis McCarten

 

IATC CROSS COUNTRY INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS


Class 1A

 

Girls

1. Rebekah  Topham, Griswold

7. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley

16. Michelle Mumm, Tri-Center

 

Boys

12. Jake Weber, Boyer Valley

15. Max Ross, St. Albert

 

Class 2A

 

Boys

20. Josh Sundberg, Red Oak

 

Class 3A

 

Boys

24. Cooper McDermott, Creston

29. Chris Brace, Harlan

 

ATLANTIC TRAVELS TO ADM FRIDAY NIGHT


(Atlantic) (1-4) Atlantic takes on (3-2) ADM in a Class 3A District One football game Friday night. The Tigers  three-game winning streak was snapped last week in a 13-3 loss to Lewis Central. The Trojans lost 21-14 in non-district play to Denison/Schleswig last Friday night despite rolling up over 300-yards of offense. Once again turnovers plagued the Trojans.

 

Last week Trojan Quarterback Joey Walker completed 12/23 passes for 120-yards and  Logan Steffens carried  the ball 14-times for 87-yards.

 

Atlantic Head Coach Nick Ross says the Trojans will welcome back Running back and linebacker Brody Petersen Friday night. Petersen has been out several weeks with a leg injury.

 

ADM’s passing game has been solid this season. Kolby Whisner has thrown for 1240-yards, nine touchdowns and eight interceptions. The leading target is Tate Jensen. He has caught 31-passes for 509-yards and three touchdowns. Grant Goeden leads the team in rushing with 485-yards while averaging 6.0 yards a carry. Goeden is also second in pass receiving yards with 247-yards.

 

We will have the broadcast on 95.7fm, and streamed live on KS95.7.com. Kick-Off is set for 7:30.

 

Click here to listen to pregame interview with Head Coach Nick Ross

 

October 4, 2013

FORMER EXIRA STAR GRABS PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL HONOR


(Ames) Iowa State senior forward Hallie Christofferson was selected to the preseason All-Big 12 team in a vote of the league’s coaches.

 

Christofferson, who was selected to the All-Big 12 First-Team at the end of last season, averaged 15.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. She was also second in the league in free-throw percentage, knocking down 86.2 percent from the charity stripe.

 

The Hamlin, Iowa native shot 50 percent or better in 19 games and finished with double-figure scoring in 24 of 28 games. Christofferson was also named an honorable mention All-American by both the Associated Press and the WBCA last season.

 

The Cyclones open exhibition play Nov. 3 at Hilton Coliseum against Wayne State. The regular season tips off at home Nov. 10 against North Dakota.

 

Press Release

Iowa State University

GRISWOLD TIGER FOOTBALL TEAM OPPOSING WEST MONONA TOMORROW


(Griswold) The Griswold Tigers put their 3-2 record on the line Friday night against 1-4 West Monona. The Tigers are coming off of a dominating victory over Westwood last week. The Tiger defense allowed only 135 yards of offense.

 

Griswold continues to be among the rushing leaders with 351.6 yards per game. That mark ranks 3rd best in Class A Football. The Tigers lone two losses this season, against St. Albert and AHST, have come to teams that now have a combined record of 10-0.

 

Tiger head coach Andy Everett says West Monona likes to throw the ball. Keying on the Spartans quarterback will be a top priority as he likes to pull the ball down and run with it too. Griswold hasn't seen very many passing attacks yet this season.

 

Click here for the interview with Griswold coach Andy Everett

LATEST IATC CROSS COUNTRY TEAM RANKINGS


Class 1A

 

Girls

  1. Griswold
  2. Pekin
  3. Pocahontas
  4. Central Elkader
  5. North Linn
  6. South Winneshiek
  7. Lynnvill-Sully
  8. South Hamilton
  9. St. Albert
  10. Newman Catholic
  11. Emmetsburg
  12. Denver
  13. North Iowa
  14. Durant
  15. Underwood

Boys

  1. Denver
  2. Trinity Christian
  3. Boyer Valley
  4. St. Albert
  5. Riverside
  6. West Fork
  7. Turkey Valley
  8. BCLUW
  9. South Hamilton
  10. North Butler
  11. South Winneshiek
  12. Bellevue
  13. Wapello
  14. Alta-Aurelia
  15. Tri-Center

Class 2A

 

Girls

  1. Western Christian
  2. Unity
  3. Northeast
  4. Gilbert
  5. Cascade
  6. IC Regina
  7. South Hardin
  8. Davis County
  9. North Fayette
  10. Osage
  11. Panorama
  12. Monticello
  13. North Polk
  14. Roland-Story
  15. East Marshall

Boys

  1. Monticello
  2. North Polk
  3. Osage
  4. Gilbert
  5. East Marshall
  6. Mid-Prairie
  7. Tipton
  8. Shenandoah
  9. St. Edmond
  10. Unity
  11. Regina
  12. Spirit Lake
  13. Western Christian
  14. Panorama
  15. Albia

Class 3A

 

Girls

  1. Assumption
  2. Decorah
  3. Pella
  4. MOC/Floyd Valley
  5. Spencer
  6. Solon
  7. Mt. Vernon/Lisbon
  8. CR Xavier
  9. Williamsburg
  10. Oskaloosa
  11. Winterset
  12. Harlan
  13. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  14. Humboldt
  15. Dallas Center-Grimes

Boys

  1. Boone
  2. Charles City
  3. Pella
  4. Algona
  5. CR Xaver
  6. Decorah
  7. Center Point-Urbana
  8. Harlan
  9. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  10. Grinnell
  11. Mt. Vernon/Lisbon
  12. Williamsburg
  13. Perry
  14. Oskaloosa
  15. Dubuque Wahlert

Class 4A

 

Girls

  1. Pleasant Valley
  2. Dowling Catholic
  3. Ames
  4. CR Kennedy
  5. Urbandale
  6. Waukee
  7. IC West
  8. Linn-Mar
  9. Muscatine
  10. Dubuque Senior
  11. Roosevelt
  12. Johnston
  13. Ankeny Centennial
  14. IC High
  15. Bettendorf

Boys

  1. Johnston
  2. CR Prairie
  3. Waukee
  4. Dowling Catholic
  5. Pleasant Valley
  6. Linn-Mar
  7. Cedar Falls
  8. WDM Valley
  9. IC West
  10. Dubuque Senior
  11. Dubuque Hempstead
  12. Ames
  13. IC High
  14. DM Roosevelt
  15. Burlington

 

BACK TO BACK WINS HAS GUTHRIE CENTER THINKING PLAYOFFS


(Guthrie Center) Despite an 0-3 start to the season, the Guthrie Center football team still sits in good position to claim one of the four playoff spots in Class A District 7. The Tigers have picked up consecutive wins against Bedford (35-6) and Woodward-Academy (34-20.)

 

Coach Bob Bolton admits he's not surprised his team started off 0-3 because they had a very difficult schedule early on. All three of the team's losses came against playoff qualifiers from a season ago, some of them were to larger schools, and all three were on the road.

 

Coach Bolton says the team is much more confortable at home which is where they will be once agains this week against 3-2 Audubon. The Wheelers are undefeated in district play and may just be the team to beat in the league. Coach Bolton says the Audubon squad has a lot of weapons offensively and will have an advantage speed wise. He likes the size he has in the backfield with Cale Crowder and Austin Laabs. Laabs last week ran for 126 yards and 2 TD's while Crowder added 61 yards on 10 carries. They also combined on defense for 17 tackles.

 

You can catch all the action between the Wheelers and Tigers on KSOM2 Friday night.

 

Click here for the interview with Guthrie Center coach Bob Bolton

 

 

ANOTHER UNBEATEN CHALLENGER COMING UP FOR EXIRA-EHK


(Exira) For a second straight week the #1 ranked Exira-EHK football team will be challenged by a fellow top ten foe. 

 

One week after downing 5th rated Glidden-Ralston 47-7, Exira-EHK welcomes 7th rated Coon Rapids-Bayard. Coach Tom Petersen says the return of middle linebacker Nick Peppers really boosted the team in that Glidden-Ralston win. Both teams this week are undefeated and the co-leaders of the district. Coach Tom Petersen says the competition these two past weeks will really help his team.

 

Both teams have been very good defensively this season with Exira-EHK holding three of their five opponents to one score or less and Coon Rapids-Bayard holding half of their opponents to one score or less. Both teams also bring a run heavy attack that has been very difficult for opponents to slow down.

 

Friday night’s game marks the third time in the past four weeks that Exira-EHK will oppose a ranked, undefeated team.

 

Click here for the thoughts of Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen
 

MUCH AWAITED REMATCH BETWEEN SIDNEY AND FREMONT-MILLS JUST TWO DAYS AWAY


(Tabor) A lot is at stake in Week 6 when Fremont-Mills and Sidney meet. Both teams are undefeated in the district. Last year's matchup was a great one with Sidney posting a goal line stand in the final seconds to win 31-30.  The Cowboys ended up finishing the regular season at 9-0 and haven't lost a regular season game in their last 15 outings.

 

The Cowboys have started off the 2013 campaign with an impressive 5-0 mark. They managed to replace a very large and talented senior class from a season ago thanks in large part to running back Chris Osborn. The senior has carried the ball 41 times for 787 yards, an average of 19.2 yards per carry. Last week alone he had 225 yards and 5 scores on only 6 attempts. His season total places him 10th in the state ranks for 8-man this season. Sidney coach Donnie Sears describes Osborn as a slasher who can change direction without slowing down with a great line paving the way in front of him.

 

Click here for the interview with Sidney coach Donnie Sears

 

Fremont-Mills counters with 6-2 230 pound back Spencer Philips. His 795 yards are 9th best in the state. Fremont-Mills head coach Jeremy Christiansen points to the turnover battle as one of the big keys. Fremont-Mills only loss this season came in Week 0 to West Harrison when the Knights coughed up the football five times.

 

Click here for the interview with Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christiansen

AUDUBON SEEKING FIRST 4-GAME WIN STREAK IN SEVERAL YEARS


(Audubon) Five weeks into the 2013 season, the Audubon Wheeler football team appears to be the team, or at least one of the teams to beat in Class A District 7. That may come as a surprise to some following the team's 0-2 non-district start. Co-Head coach Sean Birks says there was no panic following the non-district losses to Riverside and AHST. Since then, the team has been on a roll, beating Madrid 49-21, Woodward-Granger 15-12, and Bedford 45-0.

 

The most recent game against Bedord may have been the team's best showing of the year on both sides of the ball. The rolled up nearly 400 yards of offense with 291 on the ground and 106 in the air. Riley Jones (91), Trevor Smith (87), and Jake Mulford (72) all had at least 70 yards. The offense was never forced to punt.

 

Defensively Bedford only netted 143 yards of offense. Dylan Jensen led the way with 16 tackles. Five of Matt Fett's 9 tackles came behind the line of scrimmage.

 

Week 6 brings a trip to 2-3 Guthrie Center. The Tigers are 2-1 in the district and coach Birks says they bring a very physical opponent. The game will air on KSOM2. To listen to KSOM2 you can log on to 965ksom.com or search for the mobile app.

 

Click here for the interview with Audubon coach Sean Birks

 

 

HARLAN DOMINANT IN CROSS COUNTRY MEET AT DENISON


(Harlan) The Harlan Cyclones claimed the JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys team titles at the Denison-Schleswig cross country meet on Tuesday.

 

The Cyclone boys team won their portion of the meet with an impressive team total of 56 points. Chris Brace placed 3rd, Michael Sciranko 9th, Philip Sciranko 11th, Andrew Mumm 16th, Brad Jones 17th, Caleb Brace 18th, and Preston Burris 20th.

 

The girls team is getting back to full strength and won by 15 poins over runner-up Abraham Lincoln. Bailey Kuhl led the charge with a 2nd place finish. Marissa Klindt was 5th, Mercedee Mayberry 7th, Jess Buman 9th, Emily Blum 16th, Whitney Redler 17th, and Bailey Hansen 18th.

 

Coach Doug Renkly says the focus now turns to Atlantic next week. He says the Atlantic meet will be the biggest one of the regular season.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Doug Renkly

AHST NOTCHES CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL WIN


(Avoca) AHST topped Logan-Magnolia last night in four sets. All of which were fairly competetive with AHST prevailing 19-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-22.

 

Head coach Gwen Blum says Danika Grobe and Haley Blum led the way at the net for her team. In her eyes the difference was that AHST simply had more offense, and more places to turn to for production at the net.

 

AHST is now 4-10 on the season, caoch Blum believes the team is playing better as teh season goes on. She notes the passing has gotten much better compared to a year ago.

 

Up next for AHST is a trip the Tri-Center tournament this weekend.

 

Click here for the comments from AHST coach Gwen Blum

CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS FROM DENISON-SCHLESWIG MEET


Boys Team Scoring

1. Harlan 56
2. Boyer Valley 87
3. Denison-Schleswig 89
4. Kuemper 142
5. Storm Lake 158
6. CB Abraham Lincoln 175
7. Logan-Magnolia 186
8. South Central Calhoun 198
9. Ridge View 225
10.MVAO 238
11.IKM/Manning 241
12.Missouri Valley 280
13.Woodward Academy 288

 

Click here to view the boys individual results from Denison

 

Girls Team Scoring

1. Harlan 29

2. Abraham Lincoln 44

3. South Central Calhoun 91

4. Denison-Schleswig 112

5. Logan-Magnolia 132

6. Kuemper Catholic 137

7. Storm Lake 211

 

Click here to view the boys individual results from Denison

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST


Underwood 25-25-25, Missouri Valley 21-16-15
Treynor 25-25-24-25, IKM-Manning 20-19-26-9

A-H-S-T, Avoca 19-25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 25-17-22-23

 

Exira-EHK 25-25-25, CAM, Anita 10-7-14
AR-WE-VA, Westside 25-25-23-25, West Harrison 13-21-25-12
Adair-Casey 25-25-25, Glidden-Ralston 15-11-22

 

Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 25-25-25, Glenwood 21-9-12
 

Harlan 25-25-25, Red Oak 8-19-22
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-25-25, Shenandoah 18-13-19
Lewis Central 25-25-25, Atlantic 4-14-20

 

Nodaway Valley 25-25-25, Mount Ayr 10-21-13
Martensdale-St Marys 25-17-25-25, Central Decatur, Leon 14-25-16-18
Interstate 35, Truro 19-25-25-25, Pleasantville 25-17-18-17

Wayne 28-25-18-25, Southeast Warren, Liberty Center 26-22-25-21

Bedford 25-25-25, Lenox 8-15-18
 

Des Moines Christian 25-21-27-25, Guthrie Center 20-25-25-17
Coon Rapids-Bayard 20-25-25-25, Woodbine 25-23-20-22

Van Meter 25-25-16-26, Panorama 18-12-25-24

 

Southwest Valley 25-23-25-25, East Union 19-25-15-15
Stanton 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 3-4-5

Sidney 23-20-25-25-15, East Mills 25-25-21-14-6

 

A-D-M, Adel 25-25-25, Winterset 12-8-18
 

STANTON BATTLES ESSEX/SOUTH PAGE IN WEEK 6


(Stanton) Stanton and Essex/South Page matchup Friday night in Essex . Both teams have struggled recently with 1-4 Stanton having lost four straight games and Essex/South Page at 0-5.

Stanton head coach Jeff Grebin says the size of Essex/South Page will make them a challenging opponent. Four straight losses can take their toll on a team, coach Grebin says the bright spot is the team has been close in three of the last four.

Kyle Petersen leads the squad in rushing at over 360 on the year. He topped the century mark in last week's contest with Fremont-Mills. Cade Confer and Austin Bechtold have been the big hitters on the defensive side of the ball, each have posted 63 tackles.

Stanton comes into Week 6 on the heels of a 56-20 loss against Fremont Mills while Essex/South Page was defeated last week by CAM 66-36.

 

Click here for the interview with Stanton coach Jeff Grebin 

FORMER ATLANTIC COACH HEADING INTO IAHSAA HALL OF FAME


(Boone) Hall of Fame members for Wrestling and Boys' Basketball have been chosen by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, recently.  The honored athletes and coaches will be presented during the State Tournaments of their respective sport.

Wrestling hall of fame honorees to be inducted February 22 are Coach - John Siegel, Morning Sun; Wrestlers Joe Corso, Valley, West Des Moines (1971); Pete Bush, Assumption Davenport (1979); Jeff Coltvet, Eagle Grove (1984), and Jeff Harrison, Westwood, Sloan (2000).

 

Those being honored in basketball, March 15 include Coaches: Bob Haak of Spencer and Steve Blazek of Atlantic, plus Players: Lloyd Thornburg, Pleasantville (1968); Mark West, Southeast Polk (1977); Jeff Donaldson, Sioux City, North (1983); Robbie Sieverding, Marquette Catholic, Bellevue (1997); and Jeff Horner, Mason City (2002).

 

IAHSAA

Press Release

10/01/13

ASSOCIATED PRESS WEEK 6 FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Don Bosco
  3. Newell-Fonda
  4. Adair-Casey
  5. West Bend-Mallard
  6. Springville
  7. Coon  Rapids-Bayard
  8. River Valley
  9. Sidney
  10. Janesville

Class A

  1. West Lyon
  2. BGM, Brooklyn
  3. Wapsie Valley
  4. AGWSR
  5. AHST
  6. Montezuma
  7. Lawton-Bronson
  8. Pekin
  9. East Mills
  10. Hinton

Class 1A

  1. IC Regina
  2. St. Albert
  3. South Winneshiek
  4. Dike-New Hartford
  5. Wilton
  6. West Union North Fayette
  7. Mount Ayr
  8. St. Edmond
  9. Maquoketa Valley
  10. Van Meter

Class 2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. Waukon
  3. West Marshall
  4. Albia
  5. Mediapolis
  6. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
  7. New Hampton
  8. Central Lyon/George Little Rock
  9. Spirit Lake
  10. Cascade

Class 3A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. Decorah
  3. Spencer
  4. Pella
  5. Clear  Lake
  6. Carroll
  7. Harlan
  8. Webster City
  9. Williamsburg
  10. Boone

Class 4A

  1. Dowling Catholic
  2. CR Xavier
  3. IC West
  4. Pleasant Valley
  5. Ames
  6. Urbandale
  7. Waukee
  8. SC East
  9. Bettendorf
  10. Assumption, Davenport

ST. ALBERT TRAVELS TO TREYNOR FOR BATTLE OF DISTRICT UNBEATENS FRIDAY


(Treynor) Class 1A District 8 rivals Treynor and St. Albert get together this Friday night. St. Albert is 5-0, while Treynor is 4-1. Neither team has suffered a district setback.

 

Treynor is led by Dane Livengood who ranks 4th in the state in rushing yards and 4th in the state in tackles, but St. Albert coach Kevin Culjat says that’s not all. He describes Treynor as a big, physical team that always plays hard at home.

 

Coach Culjat is proud of the way his team has been able to maintain their undefeated record despite several injuries. The Falcons had 14 players miss their game two weeks ago and 10 were forced to sit out last week against Tri-Center in a 42-13 win. The return of Matt Bendgen really boosted the cause as he ran for 171 yards on only 13 carries. Freshman quarterback Elijah Finn also impressed with 192 yards giving him over 300 in the last two weeks.

 

Despite those injuries the Falcons have maintained #2 ranking by the Iowa Sports Spotlight. Coach Culjat says defense and special teams will be important on the road Friday night.

 

Click here for the interview with St. Albert coach Kevin Culjat

OMAHA WORLD HERALD WESTERN IOWA FOOTBALL RANKINGS


8-Player

  1. Exira-EHK
  2. Sidney
  3. Coon Rapids-Bayard
  4. Glidden-Ralston
  5. West Harrison

Class A/1A/2A

  1. Kuemper Catholic
  2. St. Albert
  3. AHST
  4. IKM-Manning
  5. Griswold
  6. Logan-Magnolia
  7. East Mills
  8. Riverside
  9. Audubon
  10. Treynor

Class 3A/4A

  1. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  2. SC East
  3. Carroll
  4. Harlan
  5. SC North

CRESTON SWEEPS XC MEET AT ORIENT-MACKSBURG


Girls Team Scoring

  1. Creston 76
  2. West Central Valley 87
  3. Earlham 100
  4. Audubon 115
  5. Bedford 157
  6. Mt. Ayr 165

Boys Team Scoring

  1. Creston 35
  2. Nodaway Valley 82
  3. Earlham 95
  4. West Central Valley 145
  5. Orient-Macksburg 185
  6. Audubon 197
  7. Mt. Ayr 198
  8. Paton-Churdan 211

Girls Individual Top 10

  1. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley
  2. Kristen Weber, Earlham
  3. Megan Deist, Audubon
  4. Maria Mostek, Creston
  5. Charissa Mogler, Bedford
  6. Emma Harper, East Union
  7. Adrian Richards, Mount Ayr
  8. Shelby Hunemiller, West Central Valley
  9. Claire Paulsen, Exira-EHK
  10. Gillian Stanley, West Central Valley

Boys Individual Top 10

  1. Cooper McDermott, Creston
  2. Noah Larsen, Mount Ayr
  3. Shane Brehny, Nodaway Valley
  4. Jay Wolfe, Creston
  5. Ben Irr, Creston
  6. Sam Courtney, Guthrie Center
  7. Alan Schmidt, Earlham
  8. Garret Taylor, Creston
  9. Brayten Funke, Nodaway Valley
  10. Heath Downing, Nodaway Valley

Click here for the complete boys results from Orient-Macksburg

 

Click here for the complete girls results from Orient-Macksburg

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH


Audubon 25-25-25, Griswold 22-15-12
Earlham 25-25-25, Paton-Churdan 6-8-13
Exira-EHK 25-25-25, Adair-Casey 17-15-21
Fremont-Mills 25-25, Rock Port 20-23
Fremont-Mills 25-25, Rock Port 23-21
Guthrie Center 25-25, Adair-Casey 10-22
Guthrie Center 25-25, Exira-EHK 16-16
Murray 25-25-25, Central Decatur, Leon 22-17-8

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