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NASCAR Reportedly Purchases Iowa Speedway


(Des Moines) KCCI-TV in Des Moines is reporting that NASCAR has purchased the Iowa Speedway in Newton. An event is scheduled for December 12th to outline additional details on the purchase and future plans, but presently there are no NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races scheduled for next year or the immediate future in Newton.



 

IGCA Releases Postseason Volleyball Awards


(State) The Iowa Girls Coaches Association released all-state and all-district volleyball teams this week. Jess Schaben of Harlan was named Class 4A Player of the Year with Harlan coach Angie Spangenburg receiving coach of the year honors.  The following is a run down of area athletes receiving postseason honors:

 

All-District

1A West Central
Claire Thompson, Guthrie Center
Kacie Schreck, Guthrie Center
Sydney Danker, Guthrie Center
McKenna Zanders, Coon Rapids-Bayard
Nicole Dentlinger, Coon Rapids-Bayard

 

1A Southwest
Macy Elwood, Stanton
Erin DeKay, Stanton
Carmen Subbert, Stanton
Danni McCorkel, Adair-Casey
Adriel Hoflen, Exira-EHK

 

2A Southwest
Kylie Ferguson, St. Albert
Matti Munger, St. Albert
Gracie Meyers, Treynor
Tracy Purdy, Treynor
Katelyn Schechinger, IKM-Manning
Rachelle Housh, Missouri Valley
Susie Bylund, Audubon
Mayson Jones, Logan-Magnolia
Haley Blum, AHST
Marie Palmer, SW Valley
Rachel Landen, Underwood
Maddy Powell, Underwood

 

3A West
Jenny Bair, Clarinda
Darcy Sundermann, Clarinda
Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic
Karla Knobbe, Kuemper Catholic
Claire Ludwig, Kuemper Catholic
Kate Walker, Red Oak

 

4A West
Jess Schaben, Harlan
MacKenzie Swanson, Harlan
Asia Kloewer, Harlan
Reghan Coyle, Lewis Central
Abby Bergsten, Lewis Central
Lauren Janning, Carroll
Natalie Mostek, Creston

 

5A West
Victoria Krohn, Abraham Lincoln
Delaney Bolton, Abraham Lincoln

 

 

All-State

Class 1A

First Team: Carmen Subbert, Stanton

Second Team: Sydney Danker, Guthrie Center

Honorable Mention: Erin DeKay, Stanton, Claire Thompson, Guthrie Center

 

Class 2A

Second Team: Kylie Ferguson, St. Albert, Gracie Meyers, Treynor

Third Team: Katelyn Schechinger, IKM-Manning

Honorable Mention: Matti Munger, St. Albert

 

Class 3A

First Team: Claire Ludwig, Kuemper Catholic, Kate Walker, Red Oak

Second Team: Darcy Sunderman, Clarinda

Third Team: Jenny Bair, Clarianda, Karla Knobbe, Kuemper Catholic

Honorable Mention: Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic, Grace Blomstedt, Red Oak

 

Class 4A

First Team: Jess Schaben, Harlan

Second Team: Reghan Coyle, Lewis Central, MacKenzie Swanson, Harlan, Asiea Kloewer, Harlan

Honorable Mention: Abby Bergsten, Lewis Central, Torie Hook, ADM, Taylor Frederick, Harlan

 

Class 5A

Honorable Mention, Victoria Krohn, Abraham Lincoln

 

Sports Spotlight All-State Football Teams


 Class 8-Player All-State

1st Team Offense
QB-Brennan Riedemann, Senior, River Valley (Correctionville)
QB-Brent Parker, Senior, Twin Cedars (Bussey)
RB-Brady Bohe, Senior, Newell-Fonda
RB-Elias Nissen, Senior., Springville
RB-Clayton Plowman, Senior, Adair-Casey
WR-Elliott Conover, Junior, St. Marys (Remsen)
WR-Garrett Pettyjohn, Senior, Twin Cedars (Bussey)
OL-Dalton Becker, Senior, Don Bosco (Gilbertville)
OL-Chris Draman, Senior, Adair-Casey
OL-Zach Kliefoth, Junior, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton

OL-Andrew Temple, Senior, Newell-Fonda
UTL-Jake Hogan, Senior, Don Bosco (Gilbertville)
K-Hunter Meyer, Senior, Janesville

 

1st Team Defense
DL-Dan Ertz, Senior, Glidden-Ralston
DL-T.J. Even, Junior, Don Bosco (Gilbertville)
DL-Tyler Stewart, Senior, Springville
LB-Mitchell Corkery, Senior, Don Bosco (Gilbertville)
LB-Nathan Grimm, Senior, West Bend-Mallard
LB-Nick Peppers, Senior, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
LB-Trey Sander, Senior, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
DB-Drew Peppers, Junior, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
DB-Tate Simpson, Senior, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
UTL-Andrew Rider, Senior, Murray

P-Jason Zinnel, Senior, West Bend-Mallard

 

Class 8-Player Offensive Player of the Year: Jake Hogan, Senior, Don Bosco
Class 8-Player Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Drew and Nick Peppers, Seniors, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton
Class 8-Player Coach of the Year:
Joe Martin, Springville

 

2nd Team Offense
QB-Nick Schroeder, Junior, Remsen-Union
QB-Dylan Spieler, Senior, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
RB-Andrew Driscoll, Senior Easton Valley
RB-Chris Osborne, Senior, Sidney
RB-Tyler Smith, Senior, Northeast Hamilton (Blairsburg)
WR-Caylor Deeth, Senior, Coon Rapids-Bayard
WR-Logan Johnson, Senior, Rockford
OL-Gabe Kramer, Senior, Northwood-Kensett
OL-Scott Michalek, Senior, H-L-V (Victor)
OL-Sam Rockhold, Senior, Murray
OL-Charlie Terry, Junior, Adair-Casey
UTL-Emmitt Wheatley, Junior, Adair Casey

K-Brian Allsup, Senior, Springville

 

2nd Team Defense
DL-George Barber, Senior, Murray
DL-Jake Kraft, Junior, Riceville
DL-Justin Theisen, Senior, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
LB-Brandon Brockman, Senior, Northwood-Kensett
LB-Jimmy Cockburn, Junior, River Valley (Correctionville)
LB-Sam Meyne, Junior, Janesville
LB-Spencer Phillips, Junior, Fremont-Mills (Tabor)
DB-Rhett Nowotny, Senior, H-L-V (Victor)
DB-Dillon Lain, Senior, Wayne (Corydon)
UTL-Clayton Kiefer, Junior, Wayne (Corydon)
P-Caleb Lange, Junior, Lenox

 

Class A All-State

1st Team Offense
QB-Bryan Kriegel, Senior, B-G-M (Brooklyn)
QB-Kody Wood, Senior, Highland (Riverside)
RB-Joseph Burgmeier, Senior, Newman Catholic (Mason City)
RB-Chase Clark, Senior, Gladbrook-Reinbeck
RB-Ethan Kleitsch, Senior, Wapsie Valley (Fairbank)
RB-Jack Kline, Senior, B-G-M (Brooklyn)
WR-Taylor Sams, Senior, BCLUW (Conrad)
WR-Patrick Sheehey, Senior, Pleasantville
OL-Jared Bond, Senior, Pekin
OL-Matt Metzger, Senior, West Lyon (Inwood)
OL-Zach Pierce, Senior, Gladbrook-Reinbeck
OL-BJ Weepie, Senior, Wapsie Valley (Fairbank)
OL-Matt Wieland, Senior, Lone Tree
UTL-Brandon Snyder, Senior, West Lyon (Inwood)
K-Austin Vaughn, Senior, GMG (Garwin)

 

1st Team Defense
DL-Brady Hook, Senior, Grundy Center
DL-Luke Kuennen, Senior, Turkey Valley (Jackson Junction)
DL-Jake Newborg, Junior, West Lyon (Inwood)
DL-Drew Young, Senior, A-H-S-T (Avoca)
LB-Adam Hawkins, Senior, B-G-M (Brooklyn)
LB-Kaleb Heyer, Senior, West Lyon (Inwood)
LB-Stone Kane, Senior, Wapsie Valley (Fairbank)
LB-Logan Rickard, Senior, Lisbon
DB-Nathan Herbst, Sophomore, A-H-S-T (Avoca)
DB-Mitch Gibson, Senior, Montezuma
DB-Derek Trotter, Senior, Wapsie Valley (Fairbank)
UTL-Kyle Gritsch, Senior, B-G-M (Brooklyn)
P-Nathan Karsjens, Freshman, AGWSR (Ackley)

 

Class A Offensive Player of the Year: Jack Kline, Senior, B-G-M (Brooklyn)
Class A Defensive Player of the Year: Kaleb Heyer, Senior, West Lyon
Class A Coach of the Year: Davis Pattee, A-H-S-T (Avoca)

 

2nd Team Offense
QB-Connor Dunn, Senior, Martensdale-St. Marys
QB-Brock Rohler, Junior, Grundy Center
RB-Anteres Ashley, Sophomore, Lawton-Bronson
RB-Kenneth Clary, Senior, Griswold
RB-Owen Gibbons, Senior, Madrid
RB-Riley Jones, Senior, Audubon

WR-Chance Hoffman, Senior, Akron-Westfield
WR-Lucas Smith-Petersen, Senior, Audubon
OL-Eric Adam, Senior, Pekin
OL-Garrett Graves, Senior, Riverside (Oakland)
OL-Clay Kirkpatrick, Senior, Madrid

OL-Landon Paulsen, Junior, Woodbury Central (Moville)
OL-Keegan Trittle, Junior, Lisbon
UTL-Riley Brockway, Senior, Postville
K-Steven Jacobsen, Junior, A-H-S-T (Avoca)

 

2nd Team Defense
DL-Matt Fett, Senior, Audubon
DL-Dylan Jensen, Senior, Audubon

DL-Cooper Puls, Sophomore, B-G-M (Brooklyn)
DL-Bailee Samson, Senior, Lynnville-Sully
LB-Cody Bosse, Senior, Akron-Westfield
LB-Caden Doll, Senior, Lynnville-Sully
LB-Dylan Gibson, Senior, Martensdale-St. Marys
LB-Michael Story, Senior, East Mills
DB-Kyle Groeneweg, Senior, West Lyon (Inwood)
DB-Nick Novotny, Senior, Madrid
DB-Mayson Sherwood, Senior, B-G-M (Brooklyn)
UTL-Max Kasap, Junior,  Earlham
P-Logan VanNoort, Senior, West Sioux (Hawarden)

 

 Class 1A All-State

1st Team Offense
QB-Drew Cook, Junior, Iowa City Regina
QB-Ryan Garthoff, Senior, Ridge View
RB-Riley Dixon, Senior, Iowa City Regina
RB-Vinnie Harvey, Senior, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge)
RB-Koy Snider, Senior, Wilton
RB-Ben Wellman, Senior, Tri-Center (Neola)
WR-Jordan Rommes, Junior, South Winneshiek (Calmar)
WR-Trey Roehlk, Senior, Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg)
OL-Phil Arendt, Junior, Iowa City Regina
OL-Brian Coulthard, Senior, Dike-New Hartford
OL-Tanner Hargrafen, Senior, Maquoketa Valley (Dehli)
OL-Tyler Johansen, Junior, North Fayette Valley
OL-Dalton Lape, Senior, North Fayette Valley
UTL-Ryan Parmely, Junior, Maquoketa Valley (Dehli)
K-Jacob Adam, Junior, Iowa City Regina

 

1st Team Defense
DL-Henry Hagland, Senior, Ogden
DL-Elliot Halsch, Senior, Iowa City Regina
DL-Nick Hindt, Junior, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge)
DL-Ryan Moser, Junior, Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg)
LB-Jake Brinkman, Senior, Iowa City Regina
LB-Josh Mackey, Junior, North Fayette Valley
LB-T.J. O’Toole, Sophomore, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge)
LB-Ryan Parmely, Junior, Maquoketa Valley (Dehli)
DB-Bryon Amelon, Senior, Iowa City Regina
DB-Derrick Kuehner, Junior, North Fayette Valley
DB-Landon Peed, Junior, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge)
UTL-Brandon Brittain, Senior, Van Meter
P-Colten Rastetter, Junior, Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg)

 

Class 1A Offensive Player of the Year: Drew Cook, Junior, Iowa City Regina
Class 1A Defensive Player of the Year: Ryan Parmely, Junior, Maquoketa Valley (Dehli)
Class 1A Coach of the Year: Dick Tighe, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge)

 

2nd Team Offense
QB-Cole Helle, Senior, Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg)
QB-Tyler Hetzler, Senior, Wilton
RB-Zach Brewer, Senior, Nodaway Valley (Greenfield)
RB-Zach Nieman, Senior, South O’Brien (Paulina)
RB-Devin Tripp, Junior, Sioux Central (Sioux Rapids)
RB-Cameron Wright, Senior, Hudson
WR-Tyler Donovan, Senior, West Branch
WR-Luke West, Junior, Ogden
OL-Ramsey Bark, Senior, Nashua-Plainfield
OL-Trey Bowman, Senior, St. Albert (Council Bluffs)
OL-Joey Thraen, Senior, IKM-Manning

OL-Darrik Poshusta, Senior, South Winneshiek (Calmar)
OL-Chad Remsburg, Junior, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge)
UTL-Jayden Johnson, Junior, North Cedar (Stanwood)
K-Jonas Possner, Junior, Panorama (Panora)

 

2nd Team Defense
DL-Kris Ihde, Senior, Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg)
DL-Dakota Moore, Senior, North Fayette Valley
DL-Mike Sehl, Senior, Iowa City Regina
DL-Chase Wyant, Senior, Van Meter
LB-Logan Crawford, Senior, Van Meter
LB-Dane Livengood, Senior, Treynor

LB-Dylan Preston, Senior, Clayton Ridge (Guttenberg)
LB-Matt Wandrey, Senior, Ridge View
DB-Kyle Dolecheck, Sophomore, Mount Ayr
DB-Clayton Scott, Senior, West Central Valley (Stuart)

DB-Trevor Ullestad, Senior, South Hamilton (Jewell)
UTL-Carson Parker, Senior, Dike-New Hartford
P-Jalen Tranbarger, Senior, Sumner-Fredericksburg

 

Class 2A All-State

1st Team Offense
QB-Cole Neary, Senior, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll)

QB-Jay Scheel, Senior, Union (LaPorte City)
RB-Duncan Ferch, Senior, West Marshall (State Center)
RB-Brandon Tomer, Senior, Louisa-Muscatine (Letts)
RB-Andrew Van Ginkel, Senior, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
RB-Marcus Weymiller, Senior, Waukon
WR-Nate Bergfeld, Junior, Cascade (Western Dubuque)
WR-Mitch Steger, Senior, Beckman (Dyersville)
OL-Sam Brincks, Senior, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll)
OL-Marcel Connor, Senior, Louisa-Muscatine (Letts)
OL-Steven Kragt, Junior, Sioux Center
OL-Tanner Kroon, Senior, Spirit Lake
OL-John Seidl, Senior, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll)
UTL-Parker Hesse, Senior, Waukon
K-Peyton Paddock, Junior, Monticello

 

1st Team Defense
DL-Glyeb Ewing, Senior, Waukon
DL-Dalton Folkerts, Senior, Albia
DL-Robbie Peters, Senior, Mount Vernon
DL-Ben Spaeth, Senior, Spirit Lake
LB-Tommy Bomgaars, Senior, Sioux Center
LB-Jared Gescheidler, Junior, Gilbert
LB-Taylor Niehaus, Senior, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll)
LB-Christian Roozeboom, Junior, Sioux Center
DB-Chris Borchers, Junior, Sioux Center
DB-Alex Drees, Senior, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll)
DB-Jacob Ronan, Junior, Waukon
UTL-Zach Samson, Senior, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter
P-Derek Harksen, Senior, Camanche

 

Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year: Cole Neary, Kuemper Catholic
Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Niehaus, Kuemper Catholic

Class 2A Coach of the Year: Jerry Staton, Albia

 

2nd Team Offense
QB-Cole Jackson, Senior, North Polk
QB-Derek Lieurance, Junior, Cascade (Western Dubuque)
RB-Chase Dobson, Junior, Nevada
RB-Brandon Kinsey, Junior, Center Point-Urbana
RB-Grant Peterson, Junior, Bondurant-Farrar
RB-Chase Rupiper, Senior, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll)
WR-Austin Folsom, Junior, Spirit Lake
WR-Zach Hugen, Senior, Albia
OL-Brandon Bieri, Senior, Louisa-Muscatine (Letts)
OL-Wayne Doerscher, Senior, Davis County (Bloomfield)
OL-Adam Drain, Senior, Mediapolis
OL-Jon Krogmann, Senior, Center Point-Urbana
OL-Andrew Meek, Senior, Bondurant-Farrar
UTL-Brett Leshen, Senior, Albia
K-Austin Errthum, Senior, Mid-Prairie (Wellman)

 

2nd Team Defense
DL-Darin Greenfield, Junior, Sheldon
DL-Jonathan Lackore, Senior, North Polk
DL-Rylan Richardson, Sophomore, South Central Calhoun
OL-Seth Snitker, Senior, Waukon
LB-Abel Duden, Junior, Sioux Center
LB-Connor Frerichs, Junior, New Hampton
LB-John Irlbeck, Senior, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll)
LB-Jared Johnson, Sophomore, West Marshall (State Center)
DB-Jesse Henrichs, Senior, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
DB-Jett Kettwick, Junior, Clarinda
DB-Cole McDonald, Junior, New Hampton
UTL-Koy Snider, Senior, Wilton
P-Jose Rendon, Senior, Shenandoah

 

Class 3A All-State

1st Team Offense
QB-Eli Dunne, Senior, Grinnell
QB-Trent Solsma, Senior, Bishop Heelan (Sioux City)
RB-Anthony Beyerink, Senior, Carroll
RB-Alex Coker, Senior, Washington
RB-Andrew Landgrebe, Senior, Oskaloosa
RB-Coy Roussell, Sophomore, West Delaware (Manchester)
WR-Kolton Gonnerman, Senior, Centerville
WR-Connor Niles, Senior, Bishop Heelan (Sioux City)
OL-Tanner Lindmark, Senior, Boone
OL-Mitchell Jordan, Senior, Clear Lake
OL-Logan Linderbaum, Senior, Solon
OL-Tommy Peterson, Junior, Washington
OL-Josh Wright, Senior, Waverly-Shell Rock
UTL-Alex Davis, Senior, Boone
K-Cory Wirth, Senior, Maquoketa

 

1st Team Defense
DL-Austin Ashbacher, Senior, Decorah
DL-Christian Brobst, Senior, Bishop Heelan (Sioux City)
DL-Kaleb Staack, Senior, Waverly-Shell Rock
DL-Alex Stenbo, Senior, Carroll
LB-Nathan Clayberg, Senior, Pella
LB-Garrett Covington, Senior, Washington
LB-Trevor Frain, Senior, Creston
LB-Pete Swenson, Senior, Clear Lake
DB-Ernie Miszewski, Junior, Clear Lake
DB-Nick Rutledge, Senior, Oskaloosa
DB-Aaron Schultz, Senior, Williamsburg
UTL-Brady Ross, Junior, Humboldt
P-Jake Sherman, Senior, Saydel

 

Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year: Trent Solsma, Senior, Bishop Heelan
Class 3A Defensive Player of the Year: Garrett Covington, Senior, Washington
Class 3A Coach of the Year: Scott Heitland, Dallas Center-Grimes

 

2nd Team Offense
QB-Brady Brandsfield, Freshman, Norwalk
QB-Austin Simmons, Junior, Lewis Central (Council Bluffs)
RB-Noah Clayberg, Sophomore, Pella
RB-Connor Larson, Senior, Webster City
RB-Bryce Lidtka, Senior, Grinnell
RB-Jacob Nethers, Senior, Ballard (Huxley)
WR-Tate Jensen, Senior, A-D-M (Adel)
WR-TJ Hockenson, Sophomore, Chariton
OL-Garret Jansen, Junior, Pella
OL-Pierce Jensen, Senior, Spencer
OL-Chris Hackett, Senior, Bishop Heelan (Sioux City)
OL-Drew Schroeder, Senior, Central Clinton (DeWitt)
OL-Quintin Taylor, Senior, Benton Community
UTL-Andrew Kramer, Senior, Dallas Center-Grimes
K-Brandon Bichel, Senior, Glenwood

 

2nd Team Defense
DL-Kyle Kane, Senior, Decorah
DL-Austin Grosklags, Senior, Dallas Center-Grimes
DL-Jared Keenan, Senior, Grinnell
DL-Tama Leutele, Junior, Washington
LB-Nelson Ball, Senior, Webster City
LB-Jeff Knupp, Junior, Washington
LB-Tanner Knupp, Senior, Washington
LB-Andrew Ragsdale, Junior, Waverly-Shell Rock
DB-Tyler Cropley, Senior, Bishop Heelan (Sioux City)
DB-Phillip Jacobson, Senior, Bishop Heelan (Sioux City)
DB-Jordan Wymer, Senior, Solon
UTL-Jacob Black, Senior, Solon
P-Cody Netusil, Senior, Carroll

 

Class 4A All-State

1st Team Offense
QB-Ryan Boyle, Junior, Dowling Catholic
QB-Sam Straub, Senior, Ames
RB-Trevor Allen, Junior, Waukee
RB-Clifford Kwaw-Mensah, Senior, Ames
RB-Tyus Mason, Senior, West Des Moines Valley
RB-Xavier Washpun, Senior, Iowa City High
WR-Alex Brammer, Senior, Ames
WR-Ricky Grimes, Junior, North Scott (Eldridge)
OL-Landon Carney, Senior, Pleasant Valley
OL-Ross Pierschbacher, Senior, Cedar Falls
OL-John Rairdon, Sophomore, West Des Moines Valley
OL-Ross Reynolds, Senior, Waukee
OL-Keegan Render, Senior, Indianola
UTL-Allen Lazard, Senior, Urbandale
K-Hunter Sickels, Senior, Pleasant Valley

 

1st Team Defense
DL-Zach Adrian, Senior, Davenport Assumption
DL-A.J. Allen, Senior, Waukee
DL-Matt Nelson, Senior, Cedar Rapids Xavier
DL-John Swisher, Senior, Dowling Catholic
LB-Tristan Beyer, Senior, Cedar Rapids Prairie
LB-Jake Lewton, Senior, Dowling Catholic
LB-Dakota Miller, Senior, West Des Moines Valley
LB-Daniel Vega, Senior, Cedar Rapids Xavier
DB-Rico Gafford, Senior, Dowling Catholic
DB-Matt Hoeg, Senior, Waukee
DB-Connor Sorge, Senior, West Des Moines Valley
UTL-Jake Gervase, Senior, Davenport Assumption
P-Miguel Recinos, Senior, Mason City

 

Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year: Sam Straub, Senior, Ames
Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year: John Swisher, Senior, Dowling Catholic
Class 4A Coach of the Year: Paul James, Cedar Rapids Washington

 

2nd Team Offense
QB-Nate Boland, Senior, Iowa City West
QB-Nick Tillo, Junior, Sioux City North
RB-Ronald Carter, Senior, Sioux City East
RB-Marshall Clark, Senior, Ankeny Centennial
RB-Alex Young, Senior, Waterloo West
RB-Matt Zenner, Junior, Dubuque Hempstead
WR-Ronald Nash, Senior, Sioux City East
WR-Griffin Brennecke, Senior, Linn-Mar (Marion)
OL-Austin Holzer, Senior, Cedar Rapids Kennedy
OL-Raekwon Jefferson, Senior, Bettendorf
OL-Lucas LeGrand, Senior, Dubuque Senior
OL-Bryce Meeker, Junior, Cedar Rapids Prairie
OL-Elijah Swehla, Junior, Dowling Catholic
UTL-Logan Augustine, Senior, Urbandale
K-Heath Naylor, Junior, Ankeny Centennial

2nd Team Defense
DL-Matt Albert, Senior, Bettendorf
DL-Nick Ekland, Junior, Cedar Rapids Xavier
DL-Reese Garver, Senior, West Des Moines Valley
DL-Brandon Sexton, Senior, Johnston
LB-Brook Anderson, Senior, Dubuque Senior
LB-Eric Austin, Senior, Dowling Catholic
LB-Jared Farley, Senior, Cedar Falls
LB-Deion Mikesell, Junior, Southeast Polk
DB-Logan Daughetee, Senior, Cedar Rapids Kennedy
DB-Luke DeVenney, Senior, Dowling Catholic
DB-Bryce Evans, Senior, Ankeny Centennial
UTL-Brandon Colpitts, Senior, Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln
P-Jake Leohr, Senior, Iowa City High

Area Girls Basketball Scores Tuesday


Hawkeye Ten Conference:

Denison/Schleswig 38 Atlantic 37

Clarinda 73 Lenox 24

Glenwood 54 C.B. Thomas Jefferson 14

Kuemper, Catholic Carroll 64 Carroll High 18

Creston 69 Mt Ayr 58 (Mt. Ayr Tournament)

Lamoni 64 Orient-Macksburg 31(Mt Ayr Tournament)

WIC

 Woodbine 54, Logan-Magnolia 37

Pride of Iowa

Earlham 56 I-35 45

West Central Valley, Stuart 62, Nodaway Valley 61
 

Corner

Stanton 59 Bedford 49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-D-M, Adel 65, Van Meter 64
Bondurant-Farrar 52, Panorama 35
Clarinda 73, Lenox 24
Creston 69, Mount Ayr 58
Earlham 56, Interstate 35, Truro 45

Stanton 49 Bedford 39

Denison/Schleswig 39 Atlantic 38

Denison/Schleswig Holds off Atlantic 38-37 In Monarch's Season Opener


(Atlantic) Denison/Schleswig’s third quarter defense proved to be the difference Tuesday night in a 38-37 win over Atlantic in a girl’s basketball game at Atlantic.

 

Denison/Schleswig led 11-10 at the quarter break, but two back-to-back three pointers by Erin Olsen and Macey Schmidt gave Atlantic an offensive boost and a 21-19 halftime lead.

 

It didn’t last long, the Monarchs came out in the third quarter and outscored Atlantic 9-2 and never relinquished the lead after that.

 

Denison/Schleswig slowed the pace in the fourth quarter and melted the clock an several offensive possessions to hang on to the 38-37 win.  

 

Denison/Schleswig’s 6’1 senior, Valerie Johnson led the team with 15-points and Sadie Petersen added 10. Megan Ellerbeck finished the night with 7-points, Samantha Pick had 4, and Amber Hrabrick pitched in 2.

 

Erin Olsen led the Trojans with 17-points and freshmen Catherine Leonard added 15-points. Leonard finished the night a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line.

 

The Trojans start the season 0-2. The Monarchs begin the season 1-0.

 

Click here to listen to Atlantic Head Coach Casey Pelzer's Post Game Comments

 

November 26, 2013

Wheelers Roll Past Guthrie Center in Opener



(Audubon) A big second quarter lifted Audubon past Guthrie Center 59-34 in a girls basketball game Monday night at Audubon. Guthrie Center kept is close early trailing the Wheelers 10-8 after one quarter. However, the second quarter was a different story.

 

Audubon scored 27-second quarter points. Wheeler Head Coach Kim Subbert says the press was the main reason for the big run.

 

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Coach Subbert was most impressed with his teams opening game effort.

 

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And he says rebounding and high percentage shooting will be a point of emphasis in practice this week.

 

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Haillie Anthofer led Audubon with 17-points, Suzie Bylund finished with 13, and Emma Konkler and Morgan Gust chipped in 7-points each. Mallory Osen led Guthrie Center with 10-points.

 

Audubon hosts South Central, Calhoun on December 3. Guthrie Center hosts Adair-Casey tonight.

 

November 26, 2013

Tuesday's Girls Basketball Schedule:


Adair-Casey @ Guthrie Center
Bedford @ Stanton
Bondurant-Farrar @ Panorama
Carroll @ Kuemper Catholic, Carroll

Mt. Ayr Tournament:

Lamoni vs Orient-Macksburg at
Creston vs Mount Ayr

 

Denison-Schleswig @ Atlantic
Glenwood @ Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson
Lenox @ Clarinda
Lewis Central @ Sioux City, North
Logan-Magnolia @ Woodbine
Nodaway Valley @ West Central Valley, Stuart
Riverside, Oakland @ Fremont-Mills
Shenandoah @ East Mills
Van Meter @ A-D-M, Adel

 

November 26, 2013

Monday, Girls Basketball Scores:


Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 43, Atlantic 24
Creston 58, Orient-Macksburg 18
Mount Ayr 57, Lamoni 21

Audubon 59 Guthrie Center 34

Earlham 72, Iowa Christian Academy 29
Norwalk 46, A-D-M, Adel 39

 

 

November 26, 2013

 

 

Christofferson Named to Naismith Trophy Watch List


(ATLANTA, Ga.) Senior forward Hallie Christofferson was named to the Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Monday.

 

So far this season the Hamlin, Iowa native is shooting an incredible 56.9 percent from the field and 44 percent from long. She has also knocked down 30-of-32 free throw attempts.

 

Christofferson is averaging team-highs in points (26.8) and rebounds (8.5) after four games this season. She opened the season with two double-double performances.

 

Christofferson proved she is also as much a force on the road as she is in the confines of Hilton Coliseum, going 15-of-19 over the last two road games for an incredible 78.9 percent.

 

Christofferson has also been named to the John Wooden Award Watch List and has already earned weekly honors for her performance by the Big 12 and College Sports Madness this season.

 

Press Release

11/25/2013

Iowa State University receives $25 million gift


(Ames)  A lead gift of $25 million from the founders of Reiman Publications has jumpstarted plans to create an inspiring campus entrance to Iowa State University and enclose the south end zone of Jack Trice Stadium.

 

Roy (’57 agricultural journalism) and Bobbi (’06 honorary alumna) Reiman pledged the transformational gift to the university that will be used to develop a grand entrance to Reiman Gardens and also enclose the south end of Jack Trice Stadium.

 

The Reimans, whose generosity to Iowa State University has spanned many years and projects, previously supported the creation of a 17-acre botanical garden (dedicated in 1995), which bears their family name. That facility, which was named 2008 “Attraction of the Year” by the Iowa Tourism Office, sits adjacent to the stadium on the south end of campus.

 

“I’m simply proud to be a Cyclone, and to have the opportunity to make a difference at the university that made so much of a difference for me,” Roy Reiman said.

 

This lead gift from the Reiman Foundation allows the university to request permission from the Board of Regents to begin the planning process for a project that promises to create a stunning entrance to campus and a dramatic game-day football environment.

 

“The impact that Roy and Bobbi Reiman have made on this campus is extraordinary,” ISU President Steven Leath said. “Their generosity through their family foundation has been felt by many units and facilities throughout campus.  We are delighted to receive this pledge to the university, and we are committed to beautifying the entrance to Iowa State University and enhancing Jack Trice Stadium.”

 

Roy Reiman’s love of the Cyclones dates back to his college days when he served as spotter at football games for Dale Williams, the school’s radio play-by-play man. His support of ISU has been a fixture in his life since graduation.

 

“We are humbled by the generosity of the Reimans and so thankful for their support of Iowa State University,” Pollard said.  “Bobbi and Roy’s love of Iowa State is genuine and their connection with Cyclone Athletics is truly special.”

 

The gift, Pollard said, gives the university an opportunity to beautify the grounds at the campus’ southwest entrance and strengthen an exciting future for the Iowa State athletics program.

 

“We must maintain the terrific game-day atmosphere that has developed at Jack Trice Stadium in recent years and closing in the south end zone will have a dramatic impact,” Pollard said. “It will add to our home field advantage, give the stadium a big-time feel and improve the game-day experience for thousands of fans.

 

“Although we still need to seek approval from the Board of Regents and develop the final plans for the project, we do have an aggressive timeline in our minds to complete the project as soon as possible,” Pollard said.  “We would like the project to be completed by the start of the 2015 football season, if possible.

 

“We can’t thank Roy and Bobbi enough for giving our institution the necessary resources to begin this transformational project that will positively impact so many people.  It’s truly a great day to be a Cyclone!”

 

 

Monday area High School Girls Basketball Schedule:


A-D-M, Adel @ Norwalk
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln @ Atlantic
Guthrie Center @ Audubon
Interstate 35, Truro @ Winterset
Iowa Christian Academy @ Earlham
Lamoni @ Mount Ayr
Maple Valley-Anthon Oto @ Boyer Valley
Orient-Macksburg v Creston (Mount Ayr)

Spangenberg and Renkly Receive Coaching Honors


(Harlan) Two Harlan Community Coaches received some high honors.

Angie Spangenberg was named 4A Coach of the Year of the year for Volleyball by IGCA & Doug Renkly was named 3A Boys Cross Country At Large Coach of the year.

 

Spangenberg led the Cyclones to their first ever state volleyball championship. The Cyclones topped Solon three-sets to one to capture the 4A title and finish with an overall record of 37-4. Three Cyclone players were named to the 4A All-tournament team including; Jess Schaben, Captain, and Asia Kloewer and Taylor Frederick.

 

Below is the complete Coaches of the year divided into their respective classes:

 

1A Coach of the Year: Shelly Sorensen Janesville

2A Coach of the Year: Diane Harms Dike-New Hartford

3A Coach of the Year: John Mouw MOC FV

4A Coach of the Year: Angie Spangenberg Harlan

5A Coach of the Year: Diane Lichtenberg Bettendorf

 

Harlan Cross Country Coach Doug Renkly led the Cyclones to a Class 3A District title and a ninth place finish at the state meet in Fort Dodge. Harlan also finished second in the Hawkeye Ten Conference meet in Red Oak.

Christofferson Scores 25 to Lead Cyclones


(Ames)  Hamlin native, Hallie Christofferson scored 25 points to lead Number 22 Iowa State to an 89-47 blowout over Drake on Sunday. Christofferson, leading the Big 12 in shooting, was 8 of 10 from the field, including two 3-pointers in Des Moines.

IGHSAU Releases Preseason Girls Basketball Rankings


Class 1A

  1. Newell-Fonda
  2. Burlington Notre Dame
  3. Colo-Nesco
  4. Lynnville-Sully
  5. Janesville
  6. Ar-We-Va
  7. Exira-EHK
  8. Central Lyon
  9. Murray
  10. Belle Plaine
  11. Adair-Casey
  12. Martensdale-St. Marys
  13. Fremont-Mills
  14. Harris-Lake Park
  15. Stanton

Class 2A

  1. Western Christian
  2. IC Regina
  3. Manson-NW Webster
  4. Cascade
  5. Hudson
  6. St. Edmond
  7. Hinton
  8. North-Linn
  9. Dike-New Hartford
  10. Lawton-Bronson
  11. North Butler
  12. IKM-Manning
  13. South Central Calhoun
  14. Panorama
  15. Sumner-Fredericksburg

Class 3A

  1. MOC-Floyd Valley
  2. Bondurant-Farrar
  3. Mount Vernon
  4. Red Oak
  5. Nevada
  6. Center Point-Urbana
  7. Williamsburg
  8. Mediapolis
  9. Clear Lake
  10. Camanche
  11. Garner-Hayfield/Ventura
  12. North Polk
  13. Clarke
  14. PCM
  15. Unity Christian

Class 4A

  1. Harlan
  2. Lewis Central
  3. CR Xavier
  4. Dallas Center-Grimes
  5. Bishop Heelan Catholic
  6. North Scott
  7. Davenport Assumption
  8. Perry
  9. Mount Pleasant
  10. Ballard
  11. Winterset
  12. Grinnell
  13. Waverly-Shell Rock
  14. Western Dubuque
  15. Spencer

Class 5A

  1. DM East
  2. Dowling Catholic
  3. IC High
  4. Waterloo West
  5. Mason City
  6. WDM Valley
  7. Ankeny Centennial
  8. SC West
  9. CR Kennedy
  10. CR Washington

Former Harlan Player Heading Into IHSAA Hall of Fame


(Cedar Falls) The Iowa High School Athletic Association will honor this years hall of fame class during halftime of Friday night's Class 4A State Championship Game.

 

Among those to be honored is former Harlan Cyclone Todd Bladt. Bladt was a three year starter at center for the Cyclones from 1996-98. During that span the squad finished with two state titles and one trip to the semi-finals. During his prep career Bladt twice earned all-district honors and once was a first team all-state pick. He went on to be a four year starter on the football team at the University of South Dakota. He is currently in his 9th year of teaching and coaching at Harlan.

 

Other hall of famers this year include Dike-New Hartford's Lane Danielson, Rick Thompson of Madrid, Casey Weigmann from Parkersburg, former WDM Valley player Jared Clauss, and Aaron Kampman from Aplington-Parkersburg.

Football State Championship Game Scores


8-Player

 

Don Bosco 18 Exira-EHK 14

 

Class A

 

West Lyon 49 BGM 7

 

Class 1A

 

IC Regina 35 St. Edmond 0

 

Class 2A

 

Kuemper Catholic 31 Waukon 28

 

Class 3A

 

Bishop Heelan Catholic 47 Washington 14

 

Class 4A

 

Dowling Catholic 44 CR Xavier 13

Exira-EHK Comes Up Short Against Don-Bosco in Classic 8-Man Title Game


(Cedar Falls) The Exira-EHK Spartans came oh so close to winning a championship on Thursday but in the end came up just short with an 18-14 loss to Don Bosco. Exira-EHK led for 46 minutes and 47 seconds before surrendering the lead to the Dons.

 

The Spartans raced out to a 14-0 halftime lead behind a 35 yard TD run by Trey Sander in the first quarter and a 40 yard TD rush by Drew Peppers in the 2nd quarter. The Exira-EHK defense played an extremely impressive first half, holding a Don Bosco offense that had averaged 420 yards per game to just 35 yards of offense in the first quarter and only 76 total yards by halftime. Pressure by defensive linemen Bret Johnson, Austin Moeller, and Martin Olson forced Don quarterback Jake Hogan into 1-9 passing in the first two quarters. The 1st half defensive effort was highlighted by a Nick Peppers bone-jarring hit that knocked a Don-Bosco ball carrier flat on their back.

 

The tide would turn however in the second half as Don Bosco kept clawing their way back. Exira-EHK took the second half kickoff and drove deep in to Don-Bosco territory, but a Spartan penalty stalled the drive. Late in the third quarter the Dons cracked the scoreboard for the first time on a unique play. Hogan found Mitchell Corkery in the right flat near the 10 yard line and as Corkery spun to try and gain extra yardage near the sideline he fumbled the ball and it rolled into the end zone and was recovered by Mason Svoboda for Don Bosco’s first score of the game. Don Bosco scored again midway through the fourth quarter on a Jake Hogan four yard run, but the two point conversion again failed and Exira-EHK still led 14-12. Hogan carried the load for Don-Bosco in the fourth quarter and finished with 118 rushing yards on 32 tries. He averaged only 3.5 yards per carry in the game but got the job done when it mattered most. Don Bosco moved the ball inside the five yard line with under two minutes to go and was able to punch it in on a Hogan one yard run to take their first lead of the game with 1:13 left. In the second half Don Bosco twice drove the ball from their own one yard line for scores.

 

Exira-EHK’s season ends with a loss in the UNI-Dome for the 2nd straight year. This time they’ll bring home the runner-up trophy. The group managed a 24-2 record over the past two seasons.

 

Exira-EHK Final Stats

Passsing: Drew Peppers 9/23 106 yards 1 INT

Rushing: Drew Peppers 27-100 1 TD, Trey Sander 11-49 1 TD, Nick Peppers 2-4

Receiving: N. Peppers 6-62, Tate Simpson 1-28, Jarred Hansen 1-11, Sander 1-5

Tackles: N. Peppers 12, Bret Johnson 7 (2 TFL), Simpson 6, Joe Harris 6, D. Peppers 6, Martin Olson 5, Austin Moeller 4 (1 TFL), Brady Frum 1

 

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

Hawkeye Ten All-Conference Volleyball


First Team

Jess Schaben, Harlan

Asia Kloewer, Harlan

Mackenzie Swanson, Harlan

Reghan Coyle, Lewis Central

Abby Bergsten, Lewis Central

Claire Ludwig, Kuemper Catholic

Kylie Ferguson, St. Albert

Jenny Bair, Clarinda

Darcy Sunderman, Clarinda

Kate Walker, Red Oak

 

Second Team

Natalie Mostek, Creston

Elle Kloewer, Harlan

Taylor Frederick, Harlan

Morgan Naberhaus, Kuemper Catholic

Karla Knobbe, Kuemper Catholic

Megan Driver, Lewis Central

Grace Blomstedt, Red Oak

Angela Mahoney, Red Oak

Matti Munger, St. Albert

 

Honorable Mention

Meghan Reilly, Atlantic

Natali Donahue, Clarinda

Hanna Luther, Creston

Sam Pick, Denison-Schleswig

Halie Darrow, Glenwood

Bailey Starner, Glenwood

Hanna Macke, Kuemper Catholic

Kaci Hohenthaner, Lewis Central

Brenna Jones, Lewis Central

Emma Christiansen, Shenandoah

Grace Wettangel, St. Albert

Kendall Biggs, St. Albert

Great Matchup Lined Up For 8-Player Title Game Thursday


(Cedar Falls) We're just two days away from the 8-player state championship matchup at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Exira-EHK and Don-Bosco will battle for the state title.

 

Both teams come in undefeated and shared the #1 AP ranking in the state in the final regular season poll. The similarities between the Spartans and Dons don't stop there as each has dominated their way up to this point in the year. Both squads have pitched two shutouts and each has scored at least 36 points in each game this year.

 

Both are led by star quarterbacks, for Don-Bosco it's senior Jake Hogan and for Exira-EHK it's junior Drew Peppers. Hogan comes in with over 2,300 rushing yards and is one of only four players in state history to have rushed for 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. D. Peppers will have a chance to join that club next year, as the junior has topped the 2,000 yard mark this season with still a year to go to complete his prep career.

 

Don-Bosco advanced to the title game by beating Adair-Casey 78-21, meanwhile Exira-EHK also had little trouble in the semi's with a 56-7 win over Newell-Fonda. Dosco-Finished as the runner-up last year while Exira-EHK was a semi-finalist. Each team's only loss in the last two years was to last season's state champion MMC.

 

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

 

 

DM Register Releases All-State Volleyball Teams


Elite All-State

Mikaela Foecke, Holy Trinity Catholic

Jess Schaben, Harlan

Briana Weber, Dike-New Hartford

Alexis Conaway, MOC-Floyd Valley

Monique Harris, Clinton

Claire Wandrey, Ankeny

 

Class 1A

 

First Team

Mikaela Foecke, Holy Trinity Catholic

Maddie Thompson, Grandview Park Baptist

Carmen Subbert, Stanton

Sydney Danker,  Guthrie Center

Maria Vonderhaar, Holy Trinity Catholic

Kendyl Sorge, Janesville

 

Second Team

Noreen Morrow, Harris-Lake Park

Jordan Carter, Sigourney

Kameo Pope, Belle Plaine

Olivia Yutzy, IMS

Casey Perez, IMS

Destiny Christopher, Janesville

 

Class 2A

 

First Team

Brooke Morgan, Dike-New Hartford

Kally Frisch, Sumner-Fredericksburg

Brianna Weber, Dike-New Hartford

Kasey Rueter, Hinton

Rachel Koop, Dike-New Hartford

Riley Sents, Grundy Center

 

Second Team

Hailey Birks, South Central Calhoun

Karlie Taylor, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

Kylie Ferguson, St.Albert

August Sinclair, Pleasantville

Jamie Gesink, Western Christian

Alissa Pollema, Western Christian

 

Class 3A

 

First Team

Jessica VanBeek, Sheldon

Alex Miner, Gilbert

Alexis Conaway, MOC-Floyd Valley

Claire Ludwig, Kuemper Catholic

Morgan Melchert, Mount Vernon

Breann Bader, Union

 

Second Team

Kelsey Redmond, Iowa Falls-Alden

Emily Matthews, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura

Kate  Walker, Red Oak

Libby Schnoor, Camanche

Michaela Matuska, Nevada

Molly Kelly, West Liberty

 

Class 4A

 

First Team

Elena Gray, Waverly-Shell Rock

Jess Schaben, Harlan

Asia Kloewer, Harlan

Jordan Runge, Solon

Kaylee Smith, Indianola

Danielle Cabel, Davenport Assumption

 

Second Team

Mariah  McPartland, Boone

Michaela Bleeker, Newton

Kayla Torson, CR Xavier

Torrie Hook, ADM

Hali Hillegas, Charles City

Abby Caldwell, Waverly-Shell Rock

 

Class 5A

 

First Team

Kaz Brown, Cedar Falls

Megan Ballenger, Ankeny

Jaali Winters, Ankeny Centennial

Kyla Inderski, Urbandale

Monique Harris, Clinton

Claire Wandrey, Ankeny

 

 

Second Team

 

Devan Porter, Bettendorf

Caitlin Wernentin, Bettendorf

Amanda Ollinger, CR Jefferson

Jalynn  Roberts-Lewis, DM Roosevelt

Jessi Henter, Dowling Catholic

Morgan Waterman, Pleasant Valley

AHST Suffers 63-21 Season Ending Loss in the Semi-Finals


(Cedar Falls) Things spiraled out of control in the very early stages for AHST in their semi-final football contest against #1 ranked West Lyon. The Wildcats rushed for over 400 yards in theffirst half to lead 50-14 by the break. To make matters worse, AHST lost starting quarterback Nathan Herbst and leading rusher Kyle Bauerkemper to injury in the first two quarters.

 

The 63-21 loss brings the Vikings season to a close at 12-1 overall. The 21 points is the most West Lyon had allowed in a game all season long. AHST scored on a 46 yard TD pass from Herbst to Lee Whyte, a 79 yard kickoff return by Austin Fink and a three yard run by fink who was forced to play quarterback by the end of the game due to injuries. West Lyon will meet up with BGM next week in the state title game.

 

Click here for the postgame comments from AHST coach Davis Pattee

 

 

State Volleyball Tournament Championship Round Results


Class 1A

Janesville over Holy Trinity Catholic 3-1

 

All-Tournament Team

Sylvia Amlie, Janesville

Madly Orton, Holy Trinity Catholic

Angel Rasmussen, Central Lyon

Brittney Hanson, Janesville

Kendyl Sorge, Janesville

Captain: Mikaela  Foecke, Holy Trinity Catholic

 

Class 2A

Dike-New Hartford over Western Christain 3-1

 

All-Tournament Team

Brooke Morgan, Dike-New Hartford

Alissa  Pollema, Western Christian

Karlie  Taylor, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

Rachel Koop, Dike-New Hartford

Haley Moss, Western Christain

Jamie Gesink, Western Christian

Captain: Briana Weber, Dike-New Hartford

 

Class 3A

MOC-Floyd Valley over Kuemper Catholic 25-14, 25-20, 25-17

 

All-Tournament Team

Shelby Schouten, MOC-Floyd Valley

Karla Knobbe, Kuemper Catholic

Emily McDonald, MOC-Floyd Valley

Lauren Barz, Union

Hanna Whitley, Mount Vernon

Claire Ludwig, Kuemper Catholic

Captain: Alexis Conaway, MOC-Floyd Valley

 

Class 4A

Harlan over Solon 25-16, 25-18, 18-25, 25-20

 

All-Tournament Team

Asia Kloewer, Harlan

Jordan Smith, Solon

Taylor Frederick, Harlan

Danielle Cabel, Davenport Assumption

Hali Hillegas, Charles City

Rylee Smith, Solon

Caption: Jess Schaben, Harlan

 

Class 5A

Bettendorf over Dowling Catholic 3-1

 

All-Tournament Team

Devan Porter, Bettendorf

Mykal Sadler, Dowling Catholic

Caitlin Wernentin, Bettendorf

Kyla Inderski, Urbandale

Jaalie Winters, Ankeny Centennial

Jessi Henter, Dowling Catholic

Captain: Anna Willey, Bettendorf

State Vollyeball Tournament Semi-Final Scores


Class 1A

Holy Trinity Catholic over LeMars Gehlen Catholic 24-26, 25-21, 25-14, 25-21

Janesville over Central Lyon

 

Class 2A

Dike New-Hartford over Eddyville-Blakesburg Fremont 25-14, 25-19, 25-12

Western Christian over Sumner-Fredericksburg 25-14, 25-20, 25-19

 

Class 3A

MOC-Floyd Valley over 26-24, 25-23, 25-13

Kuemper Catholic over Mount Vernon 25-10, 25-23, 25-17

 

Class 4A

Harlan over Charles City 17-25, 28-26, 18-25, 25-20, 15-12  

Solon over Davenport Assumption 25-21, 25-22, 25-18

 

Class 5A

Dowling Catholic over Urbandale 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-11

Bettendorf over Ankeny Centennial 25-23, 25-22, 17-25, 21-25, 16-14

Exira-EHK Submits Dominant Performance in Semi-Final Win


(Cedar Falls) Exira-EHK looked strong in every phase of the game during their 56-7 semi-final win over Newell-Fonda Thursday afternoon. Exira-EHK got off to a quick start when senior defensive end Bret Johnson forced a fumble on Newell-Fonda's second play of the game. Drew Peppers capitolized a few plays later capping off a 17 yard drive with a 7 yard TD run. Johnson also posted an interception that he returned 15 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and the early TD's sandwiched a Zach Kliefoth field goal to give Exira-EHK a 16-0 lead through one quarter.

 

Drew Peppers getting into the end zone would be a common theme for the game. The junior quarterback ran it in five times on scores of 7, 17, 60, 13, and one yard. He also hit an 8 yard pass to Nick Peppers for a TD. In addition to the Peppers tandem starring on offense it was Trey Sander having another powerful rushing game, breaking countless tackles, and also returning a punt forty yards that set up a score.

 

Exira-EHK's defense held Newell-Fonda 2,000 yard rusher Brady Bohe in check most of the afternoon. The senior back broke just one big run which went for the Mustangs only score on a 61 yard carry in the third quarter. Exira-EHK's defense lowered their season point per game average to under 10.7 points per game.

 

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


The unbeaten Spartans will play undefeated Don-Bosco in the championship game next Thursday. The two teams finished the regular season tied for the #1 spot in the AP poll. We'll have the 8-player championship game on KSOM next week.

Harlan to Play in Volleyball Championship Match


(Cedar Rapids) #1 Harlan topped #6 Charles Charles City 3 sets to 2 in a battle in the Class 4A State Volleyball Semi-Finals. The win earns the Cyclones the right to play for a state title on Friday against Solon.

 

It was a see-saw battle between this year's #1 Harlan and last year's champion Charles City. The Comets took set one 25-17 only to see Harlan battle back and win set two 28-26. Charles  City swung the momentum back in their favor with a 25-18 win in set three but Harlan evened things right back up by taking set 4 25-20. Then came the fifth and final set which Harlan won 15-12 to set up a rematch with Solon. Solon beat Harlan in last year's first round and went on to place 2nd. The two teams will play Friday at noon in the championship match.

 

Harlan All-stater Jess Schaben racked up another monster number of kills with 31. The number of kill attempts for Schaben was a whopping 81. Taylor Frederick added 11 kills for the Cyclones who are now 36-4 on the season. Asia Kloewer led the team in digs with 21 while Kenzie Swanson mounted up 47 assists.

 

Adair-Casey's Season Ends at the Hands of Very Tough Don-Bosco Team


(Cedar Falls) Adair-Casey ran into a buzz saw in their semi-final matchup against Don-Bosco Thursday morning in the UNI-Dome. The Don's, led by senior quarterback Jake Hogan, put up 78 points in a semi-final game for the second straight year. Hogan ran for six touchdowns and threw for two more as Don-Bosco's first team offense was never forced to punt and only failed to score on one possession, a fumble in the opening minutes of the game.

 

Adair-Casey actually led early when Traeton Jensen scored on a quarterback sneak to give the Bomber's the 7-0 advantage, but after that Don-Bosco scored 38 unanswered and eventually held leads of 54-13 at halftime and 78-21 through three quarters. The 78-21 score would hold up through the fourth quarter to stand as the final. Adair-Casey's state leading rushing attack struggled to get on track all game. All-time leading rusher Clayton Plowman ripped off one long run, a 63 yard score midway through the second quarter, but outside of that he was bottled up by a strong Don-Bosco Defense. Treaton Jensen found room up the up the right sideline late in the third quarter for a 43 yard TD run, but that was all the scoring for A-C.

 

The season comes to an end at 12-1, the seven seniors see a career that featured 40 wins come to an end. Don-Bosco moves on to play in next week's state championship game.

 

Click for postgame comments from Adair-Casey coach Wade Anderson

AHST vs West Lyon Semi-Final Features Two Strong Defenses


(Avoca) When you look at the season stats up to this point, scoring may be a big challenge when AHST and West Lyon get together in the UNI-Dome Friday afternoon.

 

West Lyon is allowing just 7.6 points per game while AHST boasts a defensive average of just over 10. West Lyon has never allowed more than two scored in a game this season and has two shutouts while AHST has only given up more than two scores in a game twice this year and also has a pair of shutouts.

 

Offensively the teams have a similar objective and that goal is to establish the running game. West Lyon's 3,904 rushing yards are third best in Class A while AHST's total of 3,142 is in the top five. Senior Kaleb Heyer leads West Lyon with 1,103 rushing yards on the season with Bennett Feuchtenberger pitching in 921 yards on the ground. AHST has a 1-2 combo of their own with Kyle Bauerkemper (1,197) and Nathan Herbst (925).

 

West Lyon has shown convincing wins in postseason play with a 35-12 outcome against Newman Catholic, a 50-7 win against Lawton-Bronson, plus a quarterfinal decision over Bishop Garrigan 21-7. AHST's path to the dome featured a first round win over Guthrie Center 56-13, followed by a 24-16 win over Madrid and a 38-14 defeat of Audubon.

 

We'll have the broadcast of this Class A semi-final on KSOM Friday with pregame starting at around 1:00.

 

Click here for the comments from AHST coach Davis Pattee

 

 

Lansman Signs National Letter Of Intent To Play Basketball At UNK


(Harlan) Harlan Community senior Trey Lansman has signed a national letter of intent to continue his basketball career at University of Nebraska-Kearney.  UNK is a Division II school that is a member of the very tough MIAA conference.

 

Trey Lansman helped to lead the Cyclones to a State Runner-up finish at the class 3A state tournament in 2013. He averaged 16.4 pts per game, 9 rebounds and and 3.3 blocks per game as Junior. Lansman also played on the OSA Crusader National 17 & under team last summer. 

 

Trey Lansman’s  post season awards included; 1st Team All State Iowa Preps,1st Team All Sub State 8, 1st Team All Western Iowa, 1st Team All Conference,  State Tournament All Tournament Team, 2nd Team All State Des Moines Register, and  2nd Team All State INA.

 

UNK is coached by co-coaches Kevin Lofton & Tom Kropp. 

 

November 13, 2013

Iowa High School State Volleyball Scores


Class 1A

Janesville over Springville 25-15, 25-9, 25-6

LeMars Gehlen Catholic over Stanton 25-15, 25-28, 20-255, 25-22

Holy Trinity Catholic over Guthrie Center 25-18, 25-21, 25-7

Central Lyon over Tripoli 22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-23

 

 

Class 2A

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont over St. Albert 25-20, 25-22, 25-27, 25-16

Sumner-Fredericksburg 25-17, 25-22, 15-25, 25-19

Western Christian over Grundy Center 25-15, 25-13, 25-15

Dike-New Hartford over IC Regina 25-13, 25-7, 25-14

 

Class 3A

Kuemper Catholic over Red Oak 25-17, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21

Union over Nevada 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21

 

 

Harlan Volleyball Team Gets First Round Monkey Off Their Back


(Harlan) The 35-4 Harlan Cyclones picked up their first ever state tournament win in program history last night by topping LeMars 3 sets to 1 in a Class 4A quarter-final at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

 

LeMars edged the top ranked Cyclones 25-22 in the first set thanks to an early 16-3 run. After that though the Cyclones settled down and won the next three 25-8, 25-18, and 25-22.

 

Click here for the comments from Harlan libero Asia Kloewer

 

Junior Jess Schaben picked up kills early and often finishing with 33 on the night. Sophomore Taylor Frederick posted 14 kills of her own for the Cyclones who move on to Thursday’s semi-final where they will see 6th ranked Charles City. The Comets are the defending champions and came back from a 2-0 hole to beat Waverly Shell Rock in 5.

 

Click here for the comments from Harlan coach Angie Spangenburg

 

Iowa High School State Volleyball Scores


Class 5A First Round
 

Dowling Catholic 25-11-25-18-18, Ankeny 17-25-19-25-16
Urbandale 25-21-25-25, Urbandale 27-25-23-27
Ankeny Centennial 25-25-27, Johnston 22-16-25
Bettendorf 25-25-25, Dubuque Hempstead 15-20-14

 

 

Class 4A First Round

 

Charles City 23-17-25-25-15, Waverly-Shell Rock 25-25-23-23-8
 Harlan 22, 25, 25, 25 LeMars 25, 8, 18, 20

 Davenport Assumption 25-25-19-23-15, West Delaware 16-17-25-25-8
 Solon 25-21-25-25, Indianola 11-25-6-18

 


 

 

 

Class 3a All District Football Teams Released Today


1st Team All-District Offense:

 

QB Austin Simmons JR Lewis Central

RB Grant Goeden SR ADM

RB Nate Gettys SR Harlan

RB Corey Bertini SR Glenwood

OL Jesse Bennett SR ADM

OL Chase Carrick JR Perry

OL Nathan Haley SR Creston

OL Nate Cave SR Harlan

OL Nick Klein SR Harlan

WR Tate Jensen SR ADM

WR Jake Rogers SR Lewis Central

TE Trey Lansman SR Harlan Unanimous

At Large Will Whiton JR Perry

 

2nd Team All District Offense:

 

QB Adam Juhl SR Harlan

RB Logan Steffens SR Atlantic

RB Brandon Phipps SR Creston

RB Adam Baker SR Creston

OL Skyler Svoboda SR Atlantic

OL Tyler Christensen SR Atlantic

OL Jacob Cook SR Lewis Central

OL Jacob Barents SR Lewis Central

OL Justin Pachl SR Glenwood

WR Ben Daniels SR Perry

WR Maxx Walters SR Creston

TE Matt Brinkman SO Lewis Central

 

First Team Defense:

 

QB Austin Simmons JR Lewis Central

RB Grant Goeden SR ADM

RB Nate Gettys SR Harlan

RB Corey Bertini SR Glenwood

OL Jesse Bennett SR ADM

OL Chase Carrick JR Perry

OL Nathan Haley SR Creston

OL Nate Cave SR Harlan

OL Nick Klein SR Harlan

WR Tate Jensen SR ADM

WR Jake Rogers SR Lewis Central

TE Trey Lansman SR Harlan

At Large Will Whiton JR Perry

 

2nd Team Defense:

 

DL Nick Podhajsky JR Atlantic
DL Cory Rathe JR Creston
DL Mason Brinkman SR Lewis Central
DL Gabe Scarborough SR Glenwood
LB Zach Ostendorf JR ADM
LB Gavin Leith SR Creston
LB Gavin Kruse SR Glenwood
DB Conner Pals JR Creston
DB Lewis Central JR Perry
DB Conner Hanafan JR Lewis Central
DB Lincoln Rodenburg SR 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battle of Unbeatens When Exira-EHK and Newell-Fonda Collide in the Dome


(Exira) Heading to the UNI-Dome at season's end is familiar territory for the #1 ranked Exira-EHK Spartan football team as they head back to Cedar Falls in consecutive seasons. The Spartans though would love to see a much better outcome than last year's 61-22 loss to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn.

 

This year's opponent is #5 Newell-Fonda. Both teams enter the game undefeated. Newell-Fonda got by defending champ MMC in the quarterfinals last Friday night in a close one, 46-38. Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen say Newell-Fonda quarterback Gabe Podraza is very fast, he's run for over 800 yards and thrown for over 900. However the biggest challenge for the Spartan defense may be Brady Bohe, the team's leading rusher at 1,992 yards and 32 TD's.

 

Heading into the matchup coach Petersen says he's very proud of the senior leadership on the team. They've been to the playoffs for four straight years, an accomplishment that coach Petersen says is, "Pretty amazing." Coach Petersen says last year the team was just shocked that they got the opportunity to go to the semi-finals while this year the team is determined not to be content with just getting there.

 

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

Atlantic Student and Lewis Central Swimmer Finishes with Four Top Tens at State Meet


(Atlantic) It was a big day for Atlantic High School student and Lewis Central athlete Linsday Keltch the state swim meet in Marshalltown on Saturday.

 

Keltch was a part of the winning 400 freestyle relay that not only took first place but also set a new state record. The new record time for the relay established this year by Lewis Central is 3:39.27. In the 200 Freestyle Relay Keltch contributed to the team’s second place finish (1:36.80). Keltch also competed in a couple of individual events and brought home two more top ten finishes. She placed 9th in the 200 Individual Medley in a time of 2:12.19 and 10th in the 100 Butterfly in 59.40.
 

Harlan Draws LeMars in First Round of Class 4A State Volleyball Tourney


(Harlan) It's the third straight year that Harlan heads east to the State Volleyball Tournament for the third straight year. Following first round losses in back-to-back seasons the Cyclones, ranked #1 in the state, are considered among the teams to beat in this year's tourney.

 

Harlan head coach Angie Spangenburg says LeMars is a very talented team that is very balanced with their hitting. LeMars ousted traditional power Bishop Heelan Catholic in the regional finals. Harlan has been focusing on fundamentals in practice such as serve receive and passing.

 

The Cyclones have Class 4A's leader in kills with Jess Schaben having 478. Coach Spangenburg says Schaben is a great kid who is very unselfish and plays hard. LeMars is led by Madison Heidebrink with 271 kills.

 

The winner will play either #6 Charles City or #4 Waverly-Shell Rock in the Semi-Finals on Thursday at noon.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Angie Spangenburg

Clayton Plowman Breaks Career Touchdowns Record as Bombers Advance to the UNI-Dome


(Adair-Casey) Adair-Casey senior Clayton Plowman has added another record to his long list of impressive accomplishments. The all-time leader in 8-player football for rushing yardage now holds the career mark for touchdowns as well. Plowman carried the ball 27 times for 275 yards and 5 TD's in Adair-Casey's 65-26 win over Wayne in Friday's quarterfinals.

 

With the win, Adair-Casey advances to the UNI-Dome for the first time since 2009. The Bombers will play defending state runner-up Don-Bosco in the semi-finals on Thursday at 9:06am. Both teams are undefeated.

 

Adair-Casey is led by Plowman with 2,130 yards on the year and 41 rushing TD's. He is averaging 224 rushing yards per game in the playoffs. Don-Bosco counters with a big star of their own, quarterback Jake Hogan has 2,194 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns. Hogan has also thrown for 1,209 yards with 25 TD's and only 2 interceptions.

 

Both teams have had prolific offenses so far this year so don't be surprised to see a shootout. Don-Bosco prevailed in a historic 78-76 game against Murray in last year's semi-finals. This season Adair-Casey has topped 70 points five times compared to Don-Bosco's two times over 70 points and four times over 60.

 

Click here for the comments from Adair-Casey coach Wade Anderson

KSOM Sports Broadcast Schedule for this Week


This Week on KSOM

 

Tuesday, November 12th

State Volleyball: Harlan vs LeMars, first serve schedule for 4:00pm

 

Thursday, November 14th

8-Player Semi-Final Football: Adair-Casey vs Don-Bosco 9:00am

 

8-Player Semi-Final Football: Exira-EHK vs Newell-Fonda 12:00pm

 

Friday, November 15th

Class A Semi-Final Football: AHST vs West Lyon 1:00pm

Huge Night for Hallie Christofferson to Kick Off Senior Season


(Ames) The No. 23/20 Iowa State women’s basketball team defeated North Dakota 84-55 at Hilton Coliseum Sunday evening. The Cyclones were powered on the back of a career-high 32 points for Hallie Christofferson. The win improved the Cyclones to 33-8 all-time in season-openers and Iowa State is now 19-0 under the direction of Head Coach Bill Fennelly.  Christofferson’s 32 points are tied for the 10-most in Iowa State history and is the sixth-most in Hilton Coliseum. She went 11-of-18 from the field and 3-of-7 from beyond the arc.  Christofferson recorded her 12th-career double-double with 32 points and 11 rebounds.

 

With her 32 points, Christofferson recorded her 59th-career double-digit scoring effort. Christofferson moved up to 19th on ISU's career scoring chart (1,170). Anne O'Neil (2003-05) and Anna Prins (2010-13) are tied for 18th, with 1,186 points.

 

Iowa State continues its home stand as it faces South Dakota on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones and Coyotes will tip off at 7 p.m.

 

Press Release

11/11/13

A-H-S-T Defeats Audubon in Class A Quarterfinal


(Avoca) A-H-S-T will return to the Uni-Dome in Cedar Falls for the first time since 2005 after defeating Audubon 38-14 in a Class A quarterfinal game at A-H-S-T High School in Avoca, Friday night.

 

The first half was a battle. The Wheelers gained the momentum early. The Vikings fumbled the ball on their opening play and Audubon turned it into touchdown when junior Quarterback Trevor Smith hit junior Tide End Drew Christensen on a 19-yard touchdown pass to grab a 7-0 lead. It appeared the Wheelers were on their way to a two touchdown lead, but fumbled on the Viking 3-yard line.

 

A-H-S-T then scored 10-straight points on a Kyle Bauerkemper 19 yard run and Steven Jacobsen’s 40-yard field goal. But the Wheelers put together an impressive 90-yard touchdown drive late in the first half. Trevor Smith broke loose on two option keepers to move the ball out of the hole, and with :06 left in the half, Smith fired a 25-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Lucas Smith-Petersen. Oscar Felfel kicked the extra point and Audubon led 14-10 at the halftime break. But that would be the last time the Wheelers would see the end zone.

 

The Vikings came out in the second half and took advantage of several Wheeler turnovers and piled up 28 straight points for the 38-14 win. Kyle Bauerkemper scored on runs of two and three yards and Viking Quarterback Nathan Herbst punched one in from three yards out and stripped the ball from an Audubon running back and returned it 90-yards for the final touchdown of the game.

 

The Wheelers finished a solid season with a 9-3 record. After falling short in their first two games, Audubon won nine in a row including playoff wins over Riverside and East Mills.

 

The (12-0), Vikings will match up against (12-0), West Lyon, on Friday, November 15 at 1:06 p.m. in a semi-final in the Dome. The winner will play either Wapsie Valley or B-G-M Brooklyn; both are 12-0 going into that one.

 

Click here to listen to post game comments from A-H-S-T Head Coach Davis Pattee

 

Click here to listen to post game comments from Audubon Co-Head Coach Sean Birks

 

November 9, 2013

 

DOMEWARD BOUND FOR EXIRA-EHK FOOTBALL TEAM


(Exira) Exira-EHK scored on two of their first three offensive plays and never looked back in a 41-0 statement win against Glidden-Ralston. 

 

Glidden-Ralston received the opening kickoff and the tough Spartan defense forced an immediate three and out. A poor snap out of punt formation resulted in Exira-EHK starting their first series at the 9 yard line. Two plays later Drew  Peppers carried the ball in from three yards out to score his first of five touchdowns on the night. Following another defensive stand the Spartan offense needed  just one play to score again. Drew Peppers found a wide open Tate Simpson who ran untouched into the end zone from 54 yards out. Glidden-Ralston quieted the early storm with a sustained possession, but still couldn't dent the scoreboard. The only other first half score came when Nick Peppers found the end zone on a 29 yard pass from Drew Peppers. The connection came with 8:46 to go in the second quarter and gave the Spartans a 21-0 halftime cushion. Trey Sander helped the Spartans add to the lead in the third quarter when he scored on a 1 yard TD run that capped off a time consuming drive. Drew Pepper to Nick Peppers on a 54 yard pass and a Drew Peppers one yard quarterback sneak capped off the scoring.

 

The defensive front of Austin Moeller, Martin Olson, and Bret Johnson put pressure on G-R quarterback Aaron Rodriguez all night while the linebacking core of Joe Harris, Nick Peppers, and Trey Sander held a quality Wildcat running game in check. The defense pitched their second shutout in the last three games--a rare feat in 8-Player football.

 

The 11-0 and #1 ranked Spartans head to the UNI-Dome for a second straight year. They will play unbeaten Newell-Fonda in a semi-final matchup on Thursday. Spartan coach Tom Petersen said after the Glidden-Ralston win that a big message to the team was to not be content in just making it to the dome.

 

Click here for the interview with Exira-EHK Senior Trey Sander

 

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

 

 

QUARTERFINAL FOOTBALL SCORES FROM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH


CLASS 4A:
Bettendorf 17, Pleasant Valley 6
Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 14, Waukee 9
Valley, West Des Moines 63, Ames 20
Xavier, Cedar Rapids 21, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 0


CLASS 3A:
Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 31, Harlan 0
Clear Lake 48, Grinnell 33
Solon 28, Decorah 20
Washington 28, Pella 0


CLASS 2A:
Albia 7, Mediapolis 0
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 42, Gilbert 0
Sioux Center 48, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 24
Waukon 36, New Hampton 0


CLASS 1A:
North Fayette Valley 49, South Winneshiek, Calmar 14
Regina, Iowa City 24, Maquoketa Valley, Delhi 7
St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 42, South O'Brien, Paullina 3
Van Meter 21, Ogden 0


CLASS A:
A-H-S-T, Avoca 38, Audubon 14
B-G-M, Brooklyn 29, Pekin 8
Wapsie Valley, Fairbank 20, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 15
West Lyon, Inwood 21, Bishop Garrigan, Algona 7


CLASS 8:
Adair-Casey 65, Wayne, Corydon 26
Don Bosco, Gilbertville 36, Springville 21
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 41, Glidden-Ralston 0
Newell-Fonda 46, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 38

GLIDDEN-RALSTON GETS LONG AWAITED SECOND SHOT AT EXIRA-EHK


(Glidden) Glidden-Ralston has lost only four games over the past two football seasons. One of those was in Week 0 last year to eventual state semi-finalist Murray (by just two ponits). The other three setbacks the Wildcats have endured in that span have all been to Exira-EHK.

 

The Wildcats and head coach Kreg Lensch make no secret about it that ever since this season's 47-7 loss to the top ranked Spartan in Week 5, his team has been hoping for another opportunity to play Exira-EHK. That chance for payback comes tonight when the teams meet in Exira to battle for a semi-final spot. Coach Lensch says his team has been steadily improving ever since that previous matchup. The numbers agree, as the Wildcats have scored at least 50 points in three of their last four games. They've also allowed 15 points or less in three straight contests.

 

Glidden-Ralston's road to the quarterfinals includes a 51-15 win over Sidney followed by a 38-14 decision over Boyer Valley. Senior running back Jake Bruggeman had a huge night in the opening round with 254 yards and four TD's. In the second round against Boyer Valley five different players had at least one reception while three different players rushed for at least 40 yards. Coach Lensch says that diversity on offense will be important in a matchup with Exira-EHK.

 

It's the second straight year these teams meet in a game with high stakes. Last year Glidden-Ralston had Exira-EHK on the ropes before a late Spartan comeback ended the Wildcat's season. Coach Lensch says his teams ability to play much closer in the playoffs was a combination of steady improvement throughout the year and making key adjustments.

 

Tonight's quarterfinal matchup will air on 96.5 FM KSOM beginning at 7:00. The coverage will also stream live at 965ksom.com

 

Click here for the comments from Glidden-Ralston coach Kreg Lensch

RUNDOWN OF FRIDAY'S AREA QUARTERFINAL FOOTBALL GAMES


8-Player

10-1 #10 Glidden Ralston @ 10-0 #3 Exira-EHK (On 96.5 FM, 965ksom.com)

--Exira-EHK beat Glidden-Ralston 47-7 in Week 5

 

8-3 Wayne @ 11-0 #4 Adair-Casey

--First meeting this year

 

Class A

9-2 Audubon @ 11-0 #7 AHST (On KS95.7FM, ks957.com)

--AHST beat Audubon 34-14 in Week 2

 

Class 1A

10-1 #10 Ogden @ 11-0 #7 Van Meter

--Van Meter beat Ogden 35-28 in Week 4

 

Class 2A

8-3 Gilbert @ 11-0 #1 Kuemper Catholic

--First meeting this year

 

Class 3A

10-1 #7 Harlan @ 11-0 #1 Bishop Heelan Catholic

--First meeting this year

 

*Rankings according to the Iowa Sports Spotlight

 

 

AUDUBON AND A-H-S-T REMATCH IN QUARTERFINALS


(Avoca) It has been over two months since Audubon and A-H-S-T squared off in a week two non-district football game. The Vikings prevailed 34-14 and enter Friday night’s contest with an 11-0 record. The Vikings took out post season opponents Guthrie Center 56-13, and Madrid, 24-16.

 

After losing that game to A-H-S-T, Audubon has won nine in a row including post season shut outs over Riverside 39-0, and East Mills, 24-0.

 

“We can’t give up any big plays on defense,” stated Audubon Co-Head Coach Sean Birks. “A-H-S-T was able to break about a 65-yarder against Madrid that really changed that game. They are going to be tough to keep off the scoreboard. It would be nice to do it again, but realistically it is going to be a lot tougher than our last two games.”

 

Viking Head Coach Davis Pattee says Audubon is about as balanced as any team he’s seen and there is not one key that he can point to.

 

Rattenborg and Lucas-Smith Petersen are very fast and elusive,” stated Pattee. “ They have shown it on offense, defense and on special teams. We can’t let them have too much space. The backfield with Jones and Mulford and Quarterback Trevor Smith rushing the football are very good. And their line is much improved. So there is not one key that we can make.”

 

Smith-Petersen has caught 31-passes for 393 total receiving yards and four touchdowns. Rattenborg has snagged 13-passes for 227-yards. Wheeler quarterback Trevor Smith has completed 54.7 percent of his passes for 833 yards and 8 touchdowns and Tailback Riley Jones leads the ground attack with 1,349 yards, averaging 6.0 yards a carry, and 25 touchdowns.

 

Viking tailback Kyle Bauerkemper has had a great season. He has racked up 1,075 yards and averages 6.8 yards a carry. Not to mention his 17-touchdowns, including his longest and 83-yarder. A-H-S-T quarterback Nathan Herbst can run the ball as well with 865-total yards on the ground, and 11 touchdowns. Herbst is also a very capable quarterback. He has completed 52-percent of his passes for 823-yards, and 11-touchdowns.

 

Kick-off is set for 7:00 o’clock. We will have the broadcast on 95.7 FM. Pregame starts at 6:30.

 

Click here to listen to A-H-S-T Head Coach Davis Pattee’s pregame comments

 

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

 

November 7, 2013

FAMILIAR OPPONENT FOR HARLAN IN THE CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS


(Harlan) It’s a common quarterfinal matchup when 10-1 Harlan collides with undefeated and number #1 ranked Bishop Heelan Catholic.

 

Two of the most tradition rich programs in the entire state will battle for a spot in the Class 3A semi-finals Harlan head coach Curt Bladt says this game will provide a big challenge for his squad.

 

Harlan would love to keep an explosive Bishop Heelan offense on the sideline as much as possible. Bishop Heelan Catholic is averaging 410 yards per game this season with 233 of that through the air. On the year they’ve thrown for 33 touchdowns.

 

Harlan has been battled tested in the playoffs up to this point. They needed a comeback effort to beat LeMars in the first round and then edged Carroll 21-18 in a back and forth 2nd round battle. Bishop Heelan cruised through the first round with a 45-7 win against Creston/OM. In the 2nd round Spencer put up a little bit more resistance but the Crusaders still prevailed 28-10.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Curt Bladt 

EXIRA-EHK FOOTBALL TEAM ON THE VERGE OF RETURN TRIP TO CEDAR FALLS


(Exira) For a second straight year Exira-EHK will host Glidden-Ralston in the quarterfinals. The Spartans topped the Wildcats 39-36 last year. The win came on a late field goal by Zach Kliefoth which followed an impressive 2nd half comeback.

 

To get by Glidden-Ralston again coach Tom Petersen of Exira-EHK says it will take good execution and winning the turnover battle in what he expects to be a very physical game. The Spartans beat the Wildcats 47-4 in their regular season meeting, but it's worth noting that neither team was fully healthy at that time.

 

Exira-EHK has looked dominant more often than not this season with an average margin of victory at nearly of over 40 points per game. They playoffs have been no different with a 65-0 win over CAM and a 44-20 win against Coon Rapids-Bayard. In the 2nd round defeat of CR-B, quarterback Drew Peppers (pictured) posted a career game. The junior signal caller threw for 257 yards, ran for 220, accounted for 4 TD's and also intercepted three passes. He also posted 12 tackles and now is in striking distance of the career record for interceptions. Nick Peppers was not to be left out, posting 15 tackles, rushing for 90 yards and two scores, while hauling in five catches for 138 yards and one TD.

 

Coach Petersen refers to this goup of seniors as the type of class that you'd like to have ever year but that only comes around once every ten years. The Spartans have won 25 of their last 26 games with their lone loss coming in the semi-finals last year to eventual state champion MMC.

 

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

ADAIR-CASEY ONE WIN AWAY FROM THE UNI-DOME


(Adair) Adair-Casey last played in the UNI-Dome in 2009. Since then it’s been three straight years of heartbreak in the quarterfinals.

 

The unbeaten Bombers will be back in that familiar spot of playing for a trip to Cedar Falls Friday night when they play 8-3 Wayne. Despite being a number 3 seed Wayne has upended a district runner up, Murray and a district runner-up, HLV-Victor along the way. Adair-Casey coach Wade Anderson says he’s not surprised to see Wayne especially after seeing them last year in the playoffs.

 

Adair-Casey has rolled through the first two rounds putting up 59 and 73 points against Meskwaki and Twin Cedars. Clayton Plowman finished with 8 touchdowns in the win against Twin Cedars. Plowman now has 142 scores in his career which is one shy of the all-time record held by Armstrong-Ringstead's Tyler Tonderum. A win over Wayne would give this group of athletes their first opportunity to play in the UNI-Dome.

 

Coach Anderson says he’s confident that his offense can score enough point to win, but notes it comes to the defense and whether or not they can slow down a Wayne team that has averaged 67 points per game in the playoffs. They’ve averaged 476 yards in wins against Murray and HLV, Victor.

 

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

SUBBERT LEADS STANTON BACK TO 4TH STRAIGHT STATE VB TOURNEY


(Stanton) It was another monster night for Stanton volleyball star Carmen Subbert on Wednesday. The senior helped deliver a regional final win for the Viqueens with 27 kills. Stanton got by Murray in three, 25-22, 25-22 and 25-17.

 

The Viqueens improve to 37-5 on the season and take the #6 ranking into next week's Class 1A state tournament. They'll see 23-11 LeMars Gehlen Catholic in the first round. None of Stanton's losses this season have come to Class 1A opponents. Coach Jody Druvinga says the team is determined to represent southwest Iowa in a good way at state this year. Coach Druvinga says in addition to Subbert several others stepped up and played a strong match. That list includes Mariah Kammerer who played her best game of the season according to coach Druvinga. She says the team was able to rally back in sets one and two to help them take the upper hand in the contest.

 

Stanton will play at 4:00 on November 13th. If they win they would see ither 45-4 Holy Trinity Catholic or 23-6 Guthrie Center in the semi-finals on Thursday, November 14th at 6:00.

 

Click here for the interview with Stanton coach Jody Druvinga

STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS FOR ALL CLASSES


Class 1A

 

37-5 Stanton vs 23-11 LeMars Gehlen Catholic

23-6 Guthrie Center vs 45-4 Holy Trinity Catholic

30-10 Springville vs 35-4 Janesville

21-14 Tripoli vs 27-6 Central Lyon

 

Class 2A

 

34-5 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont vs 27-4 St. Albert

19-11 Iowa City Regina vs 42-1 Dike-New Hartford

26-7 Hinton vs 37-3 Sumner-Fredericksburg

29-8 Grundy Center vs 43-2 Western Christian

 

 

Class 3A

 

35-8 Independence vs 32-6 MOC-Floyd Valley

32-11 Nevada vs 27-7 Union

25-10 Mount Vernon vs 34-4 Sheldon

27-6 Red Oak vs 26-4 Kuemper Catholic

 

 

Class 4A

 

39-6 Charles City vs 46-6 Waverly-Shell Rock

24-12 LeMars vs 34-4 Harlan

31-6 Davenport Assumption vs 37-5 West Delaware

29-10 Indianola vs 31-2 Solon

 

Class 5A

 

30-8 Dowling Catholic vs 37-4 Ankeny

28-6 Pleasant Valley vs 34-5 Urbandale

32-4 Johnston vs 32-8 Ankeny Centennial

34-5 Dubuque Hempstead vs 34-2 Bettendorf

CYCLONES DEFEAT CARTHAGE COLLEGE IN WOMENS EXIBITION HOOPS CONTEST


(Ames)  The No. 23/20 Iowa State women’s basketball team defeated the Carthage Lady Reds 78-49 for their 30th-consecutive exhibition game win. Senior forward and Hamlin native, Hallie Christofferson led the Cyclones with 17 points and sophomore Maddy Baier led Iowa State on the boards with eight rebounds.

The Lady Reds’ largest lead was five with 9:47 left in the first. Iowa State would then go on a 25-2 run to close the half with a 39-21 lead. The Iowa State defense took control recording six steals, three blocks and forcing 10 first-half Lady Red turnovers.

Iowa State hosts North Dakota for the season opener on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State will look to extend their 70-straight nonconference game winning streak.

 

November 7, 2013

CLASS 1A/2A REGIONAL FINAL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH


Class 1A

LeMars Gehlen Catholic over Fremont-Mills 3-0

Guthrie Center over AGWSR 3-1

Stanton over Murray 25-22, 25-22, 25-17

 

Class 2A

St. Albert 25-16, 25-20, 25-20 over MVAO

HARLAN MAKES IT THREE STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY TRIPS IN A ROW


(Harlan) With a clean sweep of #11 Lewis Central the top ranked Harlan volleyball team punched their ticket to Cedar Rapids once again.  Harlan will play a LeMars team that upended traditional power Bishop Heelan Catholic in the regional finals.

 

Coach Angie Spangenburg says it was an all-around good team win. The hitters came out aggressive, setter Kenzie Swenson put the ball on target, and the back row posted 47 digs according to coach Spangenburg.

 

Harlan takes a 34-4 record into the state meet. The Cyclones have suffered first round losses in their previous two state trips. They'll face a LeMars team with a record of 24-12. The match will air on KSOM at 4:00 on Tuesday, November 12th.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Angie Spangenburg

REGIONAL FINAL VOLLEYBALL SCORES FROM TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH


Class 3A

Kuemper Catholic 25-22, 25-13, 25-17 over North Polk

Red Oak 25-10, 25-11, 25-15 over Albia

 

Class 4A

Harlan 25-12, 25-17, 25-18 over Lewis Central

 

Class 5A

Dowling Catholic 29-27, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22 over Abraham Lincoln

ADAIR-CASEY INTO QUARTERFINALS ONCE AGAIN


(Adair) Adair-Casey stayed perfect on the season with a 73-38 win over Twin Cedars, Bussey in 2nd round playoff action on Monday. The Bombers are on the verge of their first trip to the dome since 2009.

 

Adair-Casey started quickly when Clayton Plowman took the opening kickoff at the five yard line, broke two tackles at the 23, hurdled a defender at the 30 and raced up the sideline for the touchdown. The extra point was good and Adair-Casey led 7-0 just :13 into the game. Plowman added seven more touchdowns on runs of 6, 22, 4, 11, 31, 47, and 25 yards. Emmitt Wheatley had a nine yard touchdown run and caught seventeen yard touchdown strike from Traeton Jensen. Jensen also found Brad Patterson on a 45 yard score. Adair-Casey rolled to a 27-6 first quarter lead and were up 33-18 by halftime. Twin Cedars got as close as 33-24 at one point in the second half, but Adair-Casey answered quickly. The Bombers broke through with a big 4th quarter to put the game away.

 

11-0 Adair-Casey will play 8-3 Wayne in the quarterfinals on Friday.

 

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

AUDUBON BLANKS EAST MILLS IN A SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF GAME


(Audubon) Audubon shut-out East Mills 24-0, Monday night in a second round play-off game at Audubon.

 

The Wheelers opened up a 14-0 lead on two touchdown passes of 28 and 45-yards. The first strike came with 5:31 left in the first quarter. Junior Quarterback Trevor Smith aimed and fired a 28-yard pass to Lucas Smith-Petersen. Oscar Felfel kicked the extra point to give the Wheelers a 7-0 lead. They extended that lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter when Smith launched a 45-yard TD pass to Colby Rattenborg, who made an acrobatic catch at the twenty-yard line and cruised into the end zone for the score. Audubon pinned three more points on the board on Oscar Felfel’s 25-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead at the half.

 

The East Mills defense stiffened in the second half and slowed the Wheeler offense down. Audubon’s only second half score was set up by a Wolverine turnover. Wheeler Cornerback, Lucas Smith-Petersen picked off a Logan Curran pass at the Wolverine two-yard line, and moments later Trevor Smith punched it in from two-yards out and the Wheelers sealed up the 24-0 win.

 

 Audubon, (9-2), will take on (11-0), A-H-S-T on Friday night in the quarterfinals. This will be the second meeting between these two teams. The Vikings won a week two matchup 34-14.

 

Click here to listen to comments from Co-Head Coach Sean Birks

 

November 4, 2013

HARLAN STILL ALIVE IN POSTSEASON AFTER 2ND STRAIGHT CLOSE WIN


(Harlan) The Harlan Cyclones are moving on in the football playoffs following a 21-18 win over Carroll Monday night. The Cyclones improve to 10-1 on the season while Carroll’s season ends at 8-3.

 

Harlan avenged their 14-7 regular season loss to Carroll thanks in large part to a healthy Nate Gettys. Gettys topped the century mark and scored two touchdowns. Meanwhile Carroll was forced to play without their leading rusher Anthony Beyerink and second leading receiver Isaac Riesselman.

 

Harlan struck first when Gettys capped off a 45 yard drive with a three yard TD run. The plunge gave Harlan a 7-0 advantage with 2:43 to go in the first quarter. Carroll answered back midway through the 2nd quarter when Jon Dvorak powered it into the end zone from one yard out. The points came following an Alex Stenbo fumble recovery at the Harlan 17 yard line. The extra-point however was missed and Harlan took a 7-6 lead into the halftime break. Harlan didn’t take long into the second half to extend the lead to 14-6. Luke Hall grabbed a 47 yard touchdown pass from Adam Juhl on the team’s 2nd play from scrimmage. Carroll answered in the 4th quarter when Payton Renning caught a jump ball in the end zone on a 4th and goal from the 15. At that point the Tigers were within a 2 point conversion of tying the game, but quarterback Addison Ross was denied at the goal line when he tried to run it in on the option. Harlan extended their lead from 14-12 to 21-12 when Nate Gettys scored on an 11 yard run that was set up by an Adam Juhl deep ball to Luke Hall. Carroll kept themselves alive with a Jon Dvorak three yard TD with 3:57 left in the game to make it 21-18 following another missed extra point. Harlan however was able to run out the clock to close out the win.

 

9-1 Harlan will take on 11-0 and #1 ranked Bishop Heelan Catholic in the quarterfinals on Friday night.

 

Click here for the postgame comments from Harlan coach Curt Bladt

STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS NOVEMBER 4th


CLASS 4A:

Ankeny Centennial 7 Waukee 44

Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 38 Southeast Polk at Williams Stadium 14

Sioux City, East 0 Valley, West Des Moines 49

Urbandale 37 Ames 72

 

CLASS 3A:

Carroll 18 Harlan 21

Grinnell 28 Dallas Center-Grimes 21

Spencer 10 Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 28

Waverly-Shell Rock 17 Clear Lake 35

 

CLASS 2A:

Bondurant-Farrar 22 Mediapolis 27

West Marshall, State Center 14 Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 38

 

CLASS 1A:

Mount Ayr 14 Van Meter 34

Ogden 12 St. Albert, Council Bluffs 10

 

CLASS A:

East Mills 0 Audubon 24

Madrid 16 A-H-S-T, Avoca 24

 

CLASS 8:

Boyer Valley, Dunlap 14 Glidden-Ralston 38

Coon Rapids-Bayard 20 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 44

Northwood-Kensett 20 Don Bosco, Gilbertville 48

Twin Cedars, Bussey 38 Adair-Casey 73

HARLAN TWO WINS AWAY FROM 2ND UNI-DOME TRIP IN PAST 3 YEARS


(Harlan) 9-1 Harlan takes on 8-2 Carroll tonight in a Class 3A playoff football showdown. Both teams have very impressive resumes coming in. Harlan's only loss is the Carrol, 14-7 in Week 3, while Carroll's lone two set backs came to Class 2A #1 Kuemper Catholic and Class 3A #1 Bishop Heelan Catholic.

 

Harlan head coach Curt Bladt notes that second chances are rare and says his team is glad to still be playing. They survived a scare from LeMars in round one, winning 20-14 behind 284 rushing yards from Nate Gettys. Gettys missed the regular season matchup with an ankle injury and both coaches agreet that he can be a difference maker.

 

Both defenses have been incredibly stout this year. Harlan's defensive unit has given up more than 14 points in a game only once all season. The Cyclones are led in tackles by Michael Sorfendon with 109 on the season including 14 in the win over LeMars. Coach Bladt says they are a group that really hustles to the football.

 

Pre-game coverage starts tonight at 6:30 on KSOM. The kickoff will be at 7:00. Tonight's winner faces either Bishop Heelan Catholic or Spencer on Friday in the quarterfinals.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Curt Bladt

 

 

FRANKEN AVERAGES DOUBLE FIGURES IN DORDT COLLEGES TWO SEASON OPENERS


(Sioux Center) Former Atlantic standout Dalton Franken combined for 33-points in Dordt College men's basketball team's two season opening wins over the weekend.

 

Franken scored 22-points and grabbed four rebounds in the Defenders 100-93 win over Valley City College on Friday night. The 6'5 freshman forward was 9-14 from the field and two-for-two from the free throw line. Franken came back on Saturday with eleven points to help Dordt defeat Jamestown 96-92. The Atlantic native was 3-11 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line.

 

Before coming to Dordt, Franken averaged 16 points and nine rebounds for Atlantic and was a four-year starter and earned first team all-conference honors multiple times…earned first-team all-state honors as a senior and Class 3A second-team all-state honors as a junior and was a third-team all-state from the Iowa Newspaper Association…scored over 1,000 career points and was a 2013 McDonald’s All-American nominee.

 

Dordt is 2-0 and will travel to face Grace in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday.

 

 

November 3, 2013

 

 

EXIRA/EHK HOSTS COON-RAPIDS/BAYARD IN A SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF CONTEST


(Exira)  Coon-Rapids-Bayard (8-3), and (9-0), Exira/EHK square off for the second time this season Monday night in the second round of the football playoffs. The Spartans won the first contest 49-12, on October 4.  

 

Coon Rapids/Bayard Head Coach John Kesselring says it’s no secret they must slow down Spartan Junior Quarterback Drew Peppers in order to be successful. Drew and Nick Peppers and Trey Sanders have combined for 2,648 yards on the ground; Drew Peppers has piled up 1,599 of those yards.

 

“I don’t know if too many people have had any type of success doing that so far this year, so that is our main focus,” stated Kesselring. “We came into the game last month and said he is going to have to throw it to beat us, but he went 6-for-7, or something like that, for one-hundred and some yards so I guess that wasn’t the best idea either. So we have to find a way to slow him and his brother Nick and Trey Sanders down, and I think we can do that by winning at the line of scrimmage.”

 

Coon Rapids/Bayard won their first six games, before the Spartans ended that streak. The Crusaders other two losses are to Glidden-Ralston and Adair-Casey. But, Coon-Rapids/Bayard came back and eliminated Fremont-Mills in the first round of the playoffs last Wednesday night, 32-24.

 

“This is only the sixth time in school history that we have made the playoffs and only the fourth or fifth playoff win in school history,” Kesselring said, and it is not everyday you get to play the number one team in 8-player football and play against arguably one of the best players in the state of Iowa in Drew Peppers. I would say the kids are excited and the communities are excited and we look forward to Monday night.”

 

Exira/EHK has been dominating… outscoring the competition 54-10. But, Coach Tom Petersen says it is the playoffs and at this point both these teams are 1-0, and admits the Crusaders have a lot of weapons.

 

“Crusader running back Zach Evans has rushed for over 1,400 yards, they have a dual threat quarterback with great speed, who has rushed for about 600-yards, and thrown for over a thousand,” stated Petersen. “You look at those two kids and then they have two great receivers in Caylor Deeth and Spencer Winnett. So the kids are going to have to communicate at all times. It’s the playoffs, everybody is 1-0, and I expect our kids to be ready.”

 

The winner of this contest plays in the quarterfinals Friday night against the winner of Glidden-Ralston and Boyer Valley.

 

Click here to listen to comments from Coon Rapids-Bayard Head Coach John Kesselring

 

Click here to listen to comments from Exira/EHK Head Coach Tom Petersen

 

November 4, 2013

AUDUBON HOSTS EAST MILLS IN SECOND ROUND PLAYOFF GAME MONDAY NIGHT


(Audubon) The Wheelers and Wolverines both bring solid defense and sound running games when they clash Monday night in a Class A second round football game at Audubon.

 

East Mills has outscored their opponents 33-6 up to this point.

 

“We obviously pride ourselves on defense and we work on it just like we do offense,” stated East Mills Head Coach Andy Irwin. “We feel one of our biggest attributes has been our speed and our ability to get a lot of our players to the ball. And we also like our kids to understand what the opposing team is doing offensively and they have done a very good job of knowing what the game plan is and carrying out the game plan.”

 

The East Mills offense is led by a rushing attack that has yielded 2,209 yards. Wolverine running back Colby Jennings leads the attack averaging 7.0-yards per carry on 172-carries for 1,207-yards and 18 touchdowns.

 

Audubon defense has been solid as well outscoring the opposition 31-11.

 

“Our defense has become a very physical team compared to last year,” explained Wheeler Co-Head Coach Dustin Christensen. “The kids have taken on the task of being the more aggressive team and it has really paid off for us. We have forced an awful lot of turnovers this season and three now for touchdowns.”

 

Audubon has been equally impressive on offense led by running back Riley Jones, who has rushed for 1,234-yards, an average of six-yards per carry, and 25-touchdowns.

 

Both teams have talented Quarterbacks. Wolverine junior signal caller Logan Curran is 40-84 for 882 yards and 10-touchdowns, and just three interceptions. Audubon junior Quarterback  Trevor Smith has completed nearly 57-percent of his passes for 734-yards, six touchdowns and 12-interceptions. Smith has also shown the ability to run the football with 391-yards on the ground so far this season.

 

East Mills will have to contend with Wheeler linebacker Dylan Jensen who has 99-tackles on the season, 15 of those for losses and 3-sacks. His supporting cast isn't too shabby either. Matt Fett has 75-tackles on the season, 14 of those for losses and four sacks. Matthew Smith-Petersen is close behind with 70-tackles, and 14-tackles for loss.

 

East Mills is led defensively by 5'9, 171, senior Linebacker, Michael Story who enters the contest with 128-tackles, 23 of those for a loss and three sacks. Colby Jennings is second on the team in tackles with 73, Josh Hopkins has 71, and Colton Story is fourth on the team with 65.

 

Special teams and turnovers may play a big factor in this contest like most games of this magnitude and these two teams have been very successful in creating turnovers. For instance; East Mills boasts 15-interceptions and 9 fumble recoveries. The Wheelers have recovered seven fumbles and picked off 12-passes, including Colby Rattenborgs 103-yard pick six against Riverside last Wednesday night.

 

Kick-off is slated for 7:00 o'clock. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 F.M., pre-game starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Click here to listen to East Mills Head Coach Andy Irwin

 

Click here to listen to Audubon Co-Head Coach Dustin Christensen

 

November 3, 2013

RIVERSIDE BOYS FOURTH IN CLASS 1A STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET


(Fort Dodge) The Riverside boys placed fourth in the Class 1A State Cross meet at Fort Dodge Saturday.

 

Brady Ryun, led the Bulldogs with a (16th place finish and 29th overall), Tim Brink was (20th, 36th, overall), Brandon Sipherd, 21st, 38th, overall), Adam Hartman, (39th, 61st, overall), Jacob Vogel, (71st, 96th, overall), Brandon Hering, (87th, and 112th, overall), and Dean Hansen, (95th, and 120th, overall).

 

Nodaway Valley Freshmen Brayden Funke finished 24th and Shane Breheny, 21st.

 

In Class 2A, Shenandoah was fifth in the team race led by Nate Hoyt, (17th, 26th overall), Bradley Young, (20th, 31st, overall), Austin Feller, (36th, 53rd overall),Lucas Finnell, 47th, 65th overall), Joe Blake, (49th, 70th overall), David Hu, 101, and 126th overall), and Connor Bopp, was (103, 128th overall).

 

 

 

In Class 3A, Harlan finished 9th with 210-points. Chris Brace, (13th, 23rd overall), Philip Sciranko, (24th, 40th, overall), Preston Burris, (46th, 67th overall), MIchael Sciranko, (56th, 78th overall), Caleb Brace, (71st, 95th overall), and Creston was 13th with 312.

 

November 2, 2013

 

 

 

 

TOPHAM CAPTURES THIRD STRAIGHT 1A GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TITLE


(Fort Dodge) Griswold Junior Rebeka Topham is contention to be a four-time State Cross Country Champion after striding to her third straight title today in Fort Dodge. Topham cruised the course in a time of 13:56.3 seconds bettering last year's time by nearly nine seconds.

 

The Tigers finished 7th in the team race with 204-points. Alex Flippin finished 20th, 38th overall, Alyssa Wyman was 47, 72nd overall, Joanna Topham, was (64th, 90th overall), Bridget Mauer, (72nd, 98th overall), Kayla Kirchoff, was (82nd, 108 overall), and Leah Lappe, was (99th, 125th), overall.

 

Click here for the interview with Griswold coach Janie Chaillie

 

Exira/EHK girls finished 12th out of 15 teams. Grace Hoflen, 15th, (32nd overall), Emily Copic, (25th 46th overall), Claire Paulsen, (43rd, 67th overall), Savannah Hayes, (92nd, 118 overall), and Gabbie Bintner, (93rd, 119th, overall). Pekin captured the 1A title with 81.

 

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

 

Two other southwest Iowa runners finished in the top ten in Class 1A including; Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley, 8th, and Michelle Mumm of Tri-Center was ninth. Mackenzie Hulsing, Freshman from Southwest Iowa High School was 14th overall and Megan Diest of Audubon was 25th.

 

In the Class 3A Girls race Atlantic Sophomore, Tiffany Williams finished 24th overall improving by 38-places after finishing sixty-second as a freshman in 2012.

 

November 2, 2013

CLASS 1A AND 2A REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL VOLLEYBALL SCORES


Class 1A

AGWSR, Ackley 26-23-25-15-16, Grandview Park Baptist 24-25-20-25-14
Murray 17-25-25-25, East Union 25-15-19-15
Stanton 25-25-25, Griswold 9-10-23

Fremont-Mills 25-25-25, Boyer Valley 16-23-11
Guthrie Center 25-18-25-25, Martensdale-St Marys 21-25-23-19

 

Class 2A

Des Moines Christian 25-25-25, Southwest Valley 20-20-16
Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 25-25-23-21-15, Underwood 22-20-25-25-13

St. Albert 22-25-25-25, Treynor 25-23-14-14
 

 

RIVERSIDE BOYS A CONTENDER IN 1A BOYS XC FIELD


(Oakland) The Riverside Bulldog boys cross country team is making their way to Fort Dodge at season's endfor a fourth consecutive year. The squad finished third a year ago and has high hopes again this season.

 

Tim Brink, Brandon Sipherd and Brady Ryun have all been in the top 30 rankings from time to time this season. They've been the leaders throughout the year for a team that won both the conference and state qualifying meet.

 

Coach Alex Oliver says the experience his team has of running at the state meet in past years will be a big help. He looks at Denver, West Fork, and St. Albert to be some of the top teams with his athletes included in that group.

 

Click here for the interview with Riverside coach Alex Oliver

ADAIR-CASEY FLYING HIGH INTO SECOND ROUND CONTEST WITH TWIN CEDARS


(Adair) Adair-Casey, 10-0 on the year, is two wins away from heading back to the UNI-Dome for the first time since 2009. To get there they will need to top Twin Cedars on Monday and then if they advance they would see either HLV, Victor (for a 2nd straight year) or Wayne.

 

Bomber head coach Wade Anderson says he was proud quick start in the 59-20 win over Meskwaki Settelment School on Wednesday. The Bombers finished the regular season with their first 9-0 season in several years, and coach Anderson reports the last time the team went 9-0 in the regular season their year eventually did advance to the dome.

 

Twin Cedars is one of the top teams in the state in passing yardage. Quarterback Brent Parker has thrown for 2,686 yards. He's thrown 50 touchdowns this season. It's a complete contrast from the run first approach of Adair-Casey. The Bombers have found the end zone through the ground game 61 times. 29 of those have come from all-time leading rusher Clayton Plowman. Coach Anderson reports that Plowman is back fully healthy and ready to carry the team on his back through the post season if needed.

 

Click here for the comments from Adair-Casey coach Wade Anderson

ONE YEAR AFTER ELIMINATING HARLAN IN FIRST ROUND, CARROLL HEADS BACK TO MERRILL FIELD


(Carroll) "There is a lot of love down in Harlan for us," joked Carroll head coach Dennis McCarten when asked about the type of welcome his team is expecting as they head to Merrill Field on Monday in the second round of the playoffs.

 

That's after the Tigers have defeated the Cyclones the last two times they've played their including last year in the first round of the playoffs when Carroll was a #4 seed. Coach McCarten reports the secret to success against Harlan is overcoming the mental hurdle of competing against a team with so much tradition.

 

Not only did Carroll beat Harlan in the first round of the playoffs last year, they downed the Cyclones in the regular season this year, 14-7 in Week 3. Harlan though in that game was without leading rusher Nate Gettys who coach McCarten says is a very good back and one of the best his team will play this year.

 

Carroll comes into the game with an 8-2 overall record. They beat ADM convincingly in round one, 27-7. They picked up the win despite not having Anthony Beyerink in the lineup. The senior who finished the regular season ranked 5th in the state in rushing yards has suffered a season ending toe injury. Jon Dvorak stepped in nicely with 37 carries for 259 yards and 4 TD's.

 

Carroll's only losses are to #1 ranked teams losing to Class 2A's top outfit Kuemper Catholic and Class 3A leader of the pack Bishop Heelan Catholic. For Harlan, sutside of two losses to Carroll and two losses to Creston/OM, the Cyclones have won 25 of their last 26 games in the past three years. The Cyclones are 9-1 this season.

 

Click here for the interview with Carroll coach Dennis McCarten

CAN GRISWOLD REPEAT? TIGERS HEAD TO FORT DODGE WITH HIGH HOPES


(Griswold) Griswold won the state cross country championship in Class 1A a year ago with 86 team points. The Tigers finished 16 points ahead of runner up Pekin.

 

Griswold graduated three seniors from that state title team a year go, but has still have a very good year up to this point. Heading into this year's state meet, the team's 7th consecutive trip, Tiger coach Jane Chaillie says Pekin will be a challenger once again. She also notes Pochahontas as a team to compete with at the top, but utlimately says the Tigers are more focused on performing to the best of their own ability as opposed to being overly concerned with the competition.

 

Rebekah Topham leads the team to Fort Dodge, the two-time defending individual champion will go for a third straight this year. Senior Leah Seivert, of Sibley-Ocheyden, was within :10 of Topham during last year's competition. Chaillie says Seivert is the best bet to push Topham this year.

 

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

 

 

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