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Harlan Cross Country off to Great Start


(Harlan) Area cross country teams are off and running for the 2014 season. Harlan was able to win both the boys and the girls portions of Saturday’s meet at Glenwood.

 

Harlan cross country coach Doug Renkly admits he wasn’t expecting is team to sweep the Glenwood cross country meet, but that’s exactly what the team did on Saturday in their first meet of the year.

 

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Leading the way for the girls team were...

 

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And the boys team was led by….

 

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The Cyclones turn their attention to the Abraham Lincoln meet coming up this Saturday. 

 

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CAM Grads Competing for Starting Jobs on Simpson Football Team


(Indianola) A pair of Simpson college football players with ties to this area are in the mix for starting roles this season. Former CAM Cougar football players Taylor Hunt and Trevor McKee should both play important parts in Simpson's 2014 football season.

 

Hunt is a senior offensive lineman. After working his way back from an injury last year he is in position to compete for a starting job at tackle according to Simpson coach Jim Glogowski.

 

Sophomore Trevor McKee is getting some first team reps at safety. Coach Glogowski says even if McKee doesn't start he will still help the squad on special teams. McKee has bulked up thanks to his work in the weight room and potentially could move to outside linebacker in the future.

 

The Storm will start the season at Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday. They are coming off of a 7-3 campaign and runner-up finish in the Iowa Conference a year ago.

 

Click for the interview with Simpson coach Jim Glogowski

 

 

Tough Non-District Slate Continues for Riverside into Week 2


(Oakland) The Riverside Bulldog football team will try to bounce back from their Week 1 loss (28-7) against Shenandoah when they face another Class 2A team this Friday night. Riverside opposes (0-1) Red Oak in Week 2 in a game that will be played in Red Oak.

 

The Bulldogs ran for 146 yards in their season opening loss. Coach Mitch Rice says the goal is to be running for over 200 yards per game. They were led by Tucker Bluml and Billy Casson who each finished with 64 yards. The Bulldogs though only passed for 39 and threw 3 interceptions as starter Brad McGinnis missed time with injuries. Defensively Brock Bentley led the team with 16 stops.

 

When it comes to taking on Red Oak, coach Rice says slowing Tiger running back Brock Isaacson will be an emphasis. Isaacson tallied 105 yards on 21 attempts in Red Oak’s season opening 41-24 loss to Glenwood. 

 

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Sports Spotlight Football Rankings


Class 4A
1-Dowling Catholic (1-0) 
2-Bettendorf (1-0) 
3-Waukee (1-0) 
4-Cedar Rapids Washington (1-0) 
5-Cedar Falls (1-0) 
6-Ankeny Centennial (1-0) 
7-Johnston (1-0) 
8-Iowa City West (1-0) 
9-West Des Moines Valley (0-1) 
10-North Scott (Eldridge) (1-0) 
Watch List: Ankeny, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Fort Dodge, Muscatine, Pleasant Valley, Sioux City East

 

Class 3A
1-Pella (1-0) 
2-West Delaware (Manchester) (1-0) 
3-Cedar Rapids Xavier (0-1) 
4-Solon (1-0) 
5-Gilbert (1-0)
6-Humboldt (1-0) 
7-Harlan (1-0) 
8-Davenport Assumption (0-1) 
9-Bishop Heelan (Sioux City) 
10-Carroll (1-0) 
Watch List: Bondurant-Farrar, Boyden-Hull/Rock/Valley, Central Clinton (DeWitt), Decorah, Marion, Waverly-Shell Rock

 

Class 2A
1-North Fayette Valley (1-0) 
2-Clear Lake (1-0) 
3-Spirit Lake (1-0) 
4-New Hampton (1-0) 
5-Sioux Center (1-0) 
6-Hampton-Dumont (1-0) 
7-Mediapolis (1-0) 
8-Williamsburg (1-0) 
9-Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (1-0) 
10-Cascade (Western Dubuque) (1-0) 
10-Albia (1-0) (Next: @ Fairfield)
Watch List: Beckman (Dyersville), Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll), Sheldon, South Tama

 

Class 1A
1-Iowa City Regina (0-1) 
2-South Winneshiek (Calmar) (1-0) 
3-Emmetsburg (1-0) 
4-St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) (1-0) 
5-West Branch (1-0) 
6-Saint Ansgar (1-0) 
7-Dike-New Hartford (1-0) 
8-IKM-Manning (1-0) 
9-Hinton (1-0) 
10-South Hamilton (Jewell) (1-0) 
Watch List: Hudson, Ogden, Pella Christian, Sigourney/Keota, South Central Calhoun, Sumner-Fredericksburg

 

Class A
1-Maquoketa Valley (Dehli) (1-0) (Next: @ Monticello)
2-St. Albert (Council Bluffs) (1-0) (Next: Treynor)
3-Logan-Magnolia (1-0) (Next: @ Underwood)

4-AGWSR (Ackley) (1-0) (Next: @ Hudson)
5-Nashua-Plainfield (1-0) (Next: Denver)
6-Lawton-Bronson (1-0) (Next: Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove)
7-Lone Tree (1-0) (Next: Belle Plaine)
8-Wapise Valley (Fairbank) (1-0) (Next: #2 South Winneshiek, Calmar, 1A)
9-West Sioux (Hawarden) (1-0) (Next: @ Okoboji, Milford)
10-Pekin (1-0) (Next: @ Sigourney/Keota)
10-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) (0-1) (Next: Pocahontas Area)
Watch List: Audubon, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Montezuma

 

Class 8-Player
1-Fremont-Mills (Tabor) (1-0) 
2-Don Bosco (Gilbertville) (1-0) 
3-Janesville (1-0) 
4-Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (1-0) 
5-Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (1-0) 
6-West Bend-Mallard (1-0) 
7-East Mills (1-0) 
8-H-L-V (Victor) (1-0) 
9- St. Marys (Remsen) (1-0) 
10-Melcher-Dallas (1-0) 
10-Guthrie Center (1-0) 
Watch List: CAM (Anita), Clarksville, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Glidden-Ralston, Sidney, Turkey Valley (Jackson Junction)

Harlan Wins Girls Team Title at Glenwood Cross Country Meet-Atlantic Second


(Glenwood) Tiffany Williams, of Atlantic won the individual title at the Glenwood Invitational Cross Country meet Saturday. The two-time State Cross Country meet qualifier cruised the course in 15.41.74 nearly a minute faster than second place finished Bre Waugh, of Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln.

 

Harlan won the team title with 42-points. The Cyclones were led by Marissa Klindt’s sixth place finish. The Cyclones had a good pack with Kara Rueschenberg, Kaitlyn Feldman, and Baylee Hough, finishing 10th, 11th and 12th respectively.  

 

 

The Atlantic girls finished second in the team race. Besides Williams first place finish, the balance of the Trojan runner’s finished in an impressive pack.  Karly Monson was 16th, Ashleigh Waltz, 17th, Allie Siggins 18th, Alexis Brockman, 20th Emily Sauegling, 22nd, and Savanah Sorensen, 23rd.

 

The results are listed below:

 

 1 Williams, Tiffany            Atlantic              15:41.74    1             
  2 Waugh, Bre                   Abraham Lincoln       16:35.90    2             
  3 Mayberry, Mercedee           Harlan                16:48.24    3             
  4 Warner, Cassie               CB Tee Jay            17:03.99    4             
  5 Matthews, Hayley             Glenwood              17:15.08    5             
  6 Klindt, Marissa              Harlan                17:23.43    6             
  7 Shearer, Natalie             Glenwood              17:25.43    7             
  8 Tallant, Alissia             CB Tee Jay            17:30.54    8             
  9 Finnegan, Jillian            Glenwood              17:31.40    9             
 10 Rueschenberg, Kara           Harlan                17:41.52   10             
 11 Feldman, Kaitlyn             Harlan                17:46.71   11             
 12 Hough, Baylee                Harlan                17:47.17   12             
 13 Ross, Abby                   CB Tee Jay            17:53.74   13             
 14 Kinney, Maddie               Abraham Lincoln       17:56.96   14             
 15 Brower, Ashley               Red Oak               18:08.96                  
 16 Monson, Karly                Atlantic              18:11.34   15             
 17 Waltz, Ashleigh              Atlantic              18:18.77   16             
 18 Siggins, Allie               Atlantic              18:22.86   17             
 19 Top, Kendra                  Southwest Valley      18:23.30   18             
 20 Brockman, Alexis             Atlantic              18:27.08   19             
 21 Saldana, Ci Ci               Abraham Lincoln       18:30.96   20             
 22 Saeugling, Emily             Atlantic              18:37.40   21             
 23 Sorensen, Savannah           Atlantic              18:38.87   22             
 24 Redler, Whitney              Harlan                18:52.11   23             
 25 Hanson, Bailey               Harlan                18:59.14   24             
 26 Ruth, Miranda                Glenwood              19:02.58   25             
 27 Murphy, Alexa                Abraham Lincoln       19:08.62   26             
 28 Huff, Skylar                 CB Tee Jay            19:09.78   27             
 29 Kuhl, Taylor                 Glenwood              19:12.75   28             
 30 Presley, Grace               Glenwood              19:18.46   29             
 31 Wink, Sunshine               Abraham Lincoln       19:22.62   30             
 32 Eledge, Allie                CB Tee Jay            19:33.14   31             
 33 Finn, Danni                  Glenwood              19:33.64   32             
 34 Hartman, Hayley              Abraham Lincoln       19:34.15   33             
 35 Berggren, Diana              Southwest Valley      19:38.74   34             
 36 Herzberg, Elizabeth          Southwest Valley      20:27.37   35             
 37 Rodriquez, Anna              CB Tee Jay            20:32.24   36             
 38 Straw, Sydney                Red Oak               20:34.96                  
 39 Willadsen, Kaylee            Abraham Lincoln       20:48.68   37             
 40 Williams, Renee              Southwest Valley      21:22.52   38             
 41 Keefe, Chloe                 Southwest Valley      21:37.58   39             
 42 Duncan, Annie                CB Tee Jay            21:40.46   40 

   
 1 Harlan, 42, 2. Atlantic 68, 3. Glenwood, 74, 4. Council Bluffs, Tee Jay, 83, 5. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln, 92, 6. Southwest Valley, 164.
August 31, 2014              

 

Harlan Boys Capture Title at Glenwood Invitational


(Harlan) The Harlan boys cross country team captured the team title with 38 points at the Glenwood Invitation Saturday. Three of Harlan's runner finished in the top five, abnd six of their seven runners were in the top twenty.

 

Eldon Burris of Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson won the individual title in a time of 17:43, Preston Burris of Harlan was third, Drew Voge, Harlan, fourth and Michael Sciranko. of Harlan fifth. 

 

 

Below are the individual and team results:
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
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  1 Warner, Eldon                CB Tee Jay            17:43.34    1             
  2 Burris, Preston              Harlan                18:08.08    2             
  3 Voge, Drew                   Harlan                18:19.58    3             
  4 Sciranko, Michael            Harlan                18:33.68    4             
  5 Messenger, Tyler             Abraham Lincoln       18:40.30    5             
  6 Gray, Cuentin                Glenwood              18:42.71    6             
  7 Sunberg, Josh                Red Oak               18:51.43    7             
  8 Brewer, Alex                 Abraham Lincoln       18:52.49    8             
  9 Hawkins, Ryan                Atlantic              18:54.80    9             
 10 Raes, Parker                 CB Tee Jay            18:55.52   10             
 11 LeRette, Logan               Red Oak               19:02.08   11             
 12 Feldman, Jacob               Harlan                19:05.30   12             
 13 Shadden, Phoenix             Atlantic              19:07.34   13             
 14 Rolenc, Weston               Red Oak               19:10.23   14             
 15 Schumann, Zach               Abraham Lincoln       19:22.34   15             
 16 Midkiff, McGuire             CB Tee Jay            19:33.46   16             
 17 Jones, Brad                  Harlan                19:35.17   17             
 18 Hough, Nick                  Harlan                19:36.31   18             
 19 Leinen, Nathan               Abraham Lincoln       19:36.83   19             
 20 Branigan, Kevin              Abraham Lincoln       19:39.40   20             
 21 Dahlheimer, Jon              CB Tee Jay            19:45.27   21             
 22 VanSlyke, Ross               Glenwood              19:49.17   22             
 23 Mumm, Andrew                 Harlan                19:50.40   23             
 24 Allan, Giles                 Glenwood              20:18.65   24             
 25 Ingles, William              Glenwood              20:21.68   25             
 26 Rodriguez, Ernie             CB Tee Jay            20:26.02   26             
 27 Nightser, Dylan              CB Tee Jay            20:29.62   27             
 28 Pellett, Cale                Atlantic              20:31.36   28             
 29 Hein, Jackson                Glenwood              20:34.46   29             
 30 Brooks, Zach                 Atlantic              20:38.93   30             
 31 Dyson, Ryan                  Red Oak               20:41.27   31             
 32 Thomsen, David               Atlantic              20:45.46   32             
 33 Salerno, Victor              Glenwood              20:46.14   33             
 34 Willadsen, Reed              Abraham Lincoln       20:47.27   34             
 35 Thompson, Ethan              Glenwood              20:55.78   35             
 36 Peterson, Lane               Southwest Valley      21:06.81   36             
 37 Matolek, Julius              CB Tee Jay            21:15.21   37             
 38 Nichols, Reid                Atlantic              21:15.61   38             
 39 Sherman, Jared               Red Oak               21:16.81   39             
 40 Kinney, Thad                 Abraham Lincoln       21:25.68   40             
 41 Haggerty, Connor             Southwest Valley      22:42.11   41             
 42 Oldenkamp, Quintin           Southwest Valley      22:56.99   42             
 43 Vial, Rob                    Red Oak               23:04.18   43             
 44 McAlpin, Wyatt               Southwest Valley      23:05.78   44             
 45 Sorensen, Trevor             Southwest Valley      23:51.68   45             
 46 Bernard, Justin              Red Oak               24:04.14   46             
 47 Davis, Dalton                Southwest Valley      24:06.81   47             
 48 Wepler, Will                 Atlantic              24:41.87   48             
                                                                                 
                                   Team Scores                                   
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
=================================================================================
   1 Harlan                       38    2    3    4   12   17   18   23          
      Total Time:  1:33:41.81                                                    
         Average:    18:44.37                                                    
   2 Abraham Lincoln              67    5    8   15   19   20   34   40          
      Total Time:  1:36:11.36                                                    
         Average:    19:14.28                                                    
   3 CB Tee Jay                   74    1   10   16   21   26   27   37          
      Total Time:  1:36:23.61                                                    
         Average:    19:16.73                                                    
   4 Red Oak                     102    7   11   14   31   39   43   46          
      Total Time:  1:39:01.82                                                    
         Average:    19:48.37                                                    
   5 Glenwood                    106    6   22   24   25   29   33   35          
      Total Time:  1:39:46.67                                                    
         Average:    19:57.34                                                    
   6 Atlantic                    112    9   13   28   30   32   38   48          
      Total Time:  1:39:57.89                                                    
         Average:    19:59.58                                                    
   7 Southwest Valley            208   36   41   42   44   45   47               
      Total Time:  1:53:43.37                                                    
         Average:    22:44.68                                                    

Area High School Football Scores August 29


 

4A

Council Bluffs, Abraham, Lincoln 42 Sioux City North 27

Lewis Central 35 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 28

 

3A/2A

Clarinda 60 Atlantic 14

Harlan 45 Denison/Schleswig 14

Creston 27 Norwalk 17

Dallas Center-Grimes 27 Carlisle 24 (OT)

Winterset 15 Oskaloosa 14

A-D-M 15 Perry 9

Glenwood 41 Red Oak 24

Carroll 34 Kuemper 0

Shenandoah  28 Riverside  7

Des Moines Christian 24 West Central, Valley 6

 

1A/A

IKM/Manning 28 East Sac County 7

Bedford 36 Griswold 14

Tri-Center 19 Underwood 8

Logan-Magnolia 42 Missouri Valley 6

St. Albert 20 Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 13

Audubon 13 A-H-S-T-W 6

Southwest Valley 40 Clarinda Academy 0

Albia 39 Mt. Ayr 8

Lawton Bronson-35 Treynor 20

Ogden 23 Panorama 13

 

8-Player

CAM 48 Adair-Casey 24

Exira-EHK 58 Nishnabotna 6

Fremont-Mills 50 Woodbine 20

Lamoni 52 Essex 22

Guthrie Center 52 Stanton 28

Coon Rapids/Bayard 48 Laurens-Marathon 0

Clarinda Rolls in Opener


(Clarinda) Clarinda under second-year Head Coach Mark Schilb ran the single-wing offense to perfection in a non-district football game against Atlantic at Clarinda Friday night. The Cardinals topped the Trojans in the opener 60-14.

 

Clarinda got off to a flying start with a pick six on the opening play of the game. Jacob Carlson intercepted a Trojan pass and cruised in from 28-yards out for a 7-0 lead following the extra point. And they kept the momentum going with three more first quarter scores. Jett Kettwick raced 44-yards for a Cardinal TD and Austin Smith punched in back to back scores to push the lead to 28-0 at the quarter break.

 

Atlantic had a much better second quarter. They controlled the ball for most it with the aide of three Cardinal turnovers that included; a muffed punt, interception and a fumble.

The Trojans capitalized on one of the turnovers with a Joey Walker one-yard quarterback sneak. In fact, it looked as if the Trojans would shut-out the Cardinals in the second quarter; however Kyle Holmes put an end to that when he took the all on a reverse and sprinted 17-yards into the end zone and a 34-6 halftime lead.

Then lightning struck forcing the game officials to delay the contest for mandatory 30-minutes. That delay was extended to an hour and twenty-five minutes to allow for a rain storm to blow through. The game didn’t resume until 9:40 p.m.

 

But that didn’t slow down the Clarinda’s Offense. They tacked four more scores on the board all on the ground with runs of 15, (Kyle Holmes), 51, (Jacob Degase), 68, (Kyle Holmes) and 4-yards, (Zachary Carlson), all during a running clock. Atlantic quarterback Joey Walker squeezed in a 3-yarder for the teams second and final touchdown of the night.

 

Kyle Holmes scored three touchdowns for Clarinda and Jacob Carlson scored one  and intercepted two Trojan passes. Walker scored both TD’s for Atlantic.

 

The Cardinals host Creston-Orient-Macksburg next Friday night. Atlantic is at home against, Denison/Schleswig.

 

August 30, 2014 

CAM Ends 6-Game Skid Against Rival Bombers


(Anita) CAM began their 2014 football season in style Friday night with a 48-24 win over Adair-Casey. It’s the first time since 2008 that the Cougars have topped the Bombers.

 

Outside of a punt return for a touchdown Adair-Casey controlled CAM in the first half leading 16-6 at the break. Outside kickoff return for a touchdown CAM dominated Adair-Casey in the 2nd half to win 48-24.

 

Adair-Casey took the early lead with a touchdown drive on their opening series. The Bombers got a big run from Charlie Terry followed by a 31 yard touchdown by Terry on a screen pass from Connor Westergaard. Terry carried the load offensively for the Bombers with a strong rushing night and also had a standout defensive effort.  CAM answered back with their lone score of the first half, a 55 yard punt return by Connor Bell. Adair-Casey responded with another Westergaard TD pass. On the receiving end was Emmitt Wheatley who caught the ball at the five yard line and juked his way into the end zone for a 28 yard score. On the last play of the half, a CAM punt was blocked out of the end zone for a safety making the halftime score 16-6.

 

CAM stuck to their power running game in the 2nd half and it paid off in a big way. Trace Ticknor darted in from 39 yards out midway through the third to give CAM some momentum. The Cougars went on a roll from there with Conner Bell reeling in three touchdown passes in a five minute span.   Bell, a senior in his first season playing high school football, caught scores from Drew Ticknor from 18, 10, and 15 yards out.

 

With just over five minutes left in the game and CAM leading 34-16, senior Austin Williamson put some icing on the cake. The fullback found pay dirt from 14 yards away to make it 42-16. The ensuing kickoff was taken to the house in lightning quick fashion by Adair-Casey senior Emmitt Wheatley, but that was one of the rare highlights for the Bombers after intermission. Drew Ticknor’s 11 yard TD run with 1:29 to play provided an exclamation point for CAM’s 48-24 triumph.

 

With several former players standing by and ‘encouraging‘ their former coach,

CAM‘s Joe Wollum caught up with KSOM/KS95.7 Sports after the contest.

 

 

Adair-Casey will look to regroup next week in the home opener against Nishnabotna. Comments from Bomber head coach Chris Bireline can be viewed here….

 

 

CAM’s Connor Bell shined in his varsity debut. The senior is out for football for the first time since middle school. He posted three receiving touchdowns, one punt return touchdown and an interception. He also hauled in a pair of two point conversions.

 

CAM senior Austin Williamson provided two great blocks, one on a punt return and another on an interception return. He ran for one TD and was in on several tackles.

 

 

Senior Trace Ticknor accounted for most of the team’s rushing attempts and picked up  several hard earned yards. He led a stout defensive effort in the 2nd half.
 

Wheeler Volleyball Swings into Action Next Week


(Audubon) The Audubon volleyball season will begin Tuesday when they travel to take on Guthrie Center. The Wheelers will have a young group this season with only five upperclassmen listed on the roster.

 

Despite the youth, Audubon does return quite a few starters from last year’s 12-15 group. Seniors Courtney Rudolph, Carly Johnston, and Morgan Gust all return. So does defensive specialist, junior, Monica Jessen. Three sophomores will ascend to the starting lineup with Taylor Nielsen, Sydney Obermeier, and Kaitlyn Shcultes.

The Wheelers graduated their top four hitters from last season. They also lose their top six athletes in digs. Also gone is their leader in assists.

 

Coach Lange identifies some of the team’s strengths as passing and serve receive. She says the team needs to become more consistent.

 

Their first opponent, Guthrie Center, is coming off of a 23-7 2013 season. The Tigers are ranked in the pre-season top 15. 

 

Click to listen to the interview with coach Molly Lange

High School Volleyball Scores, Thursday, August 28.


 
 
Bedford 22-25-15, Mount Ayr 25-19-11
Bedford 25-25, Central Decatur, Leon 20-17
Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, CAM, Anita 19-13-8
Glenwood 25-25, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 16-14
Glenwood 25-25, Tri-Center, Neola 22-20
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 25-20-25-25, Carroll 20-25-20-17
Logan-Magnolia 25-25-25, Whiting 17-16-16
Mount Ayr 25-25, Central Decatur, Leon 16-22
Winterset 25-25-25, Nodaway Valley 21-16-14
 
August 29, 2014

Ground Game Expected to Lead Nodaway Valley Early in Season


(Greenfield) With only 22 players on the team and a lot of newcomers, coach Steve Shantz says his team will have to rely early in the season on two hard nosed runners, Brennan Weiland and Josh Allsup. 

 

Weiland ran for 245 yards on only 48 carries. Allsup last year finished with 136 yards on 36 attempts. Once the Wolverines establish some weapons at wide receiver, they will count on quarterback Jackson Lamb in a big way. Lamb threw for 1220 yarsd last season. 

 

 

Coach Shantz admits with only 22 out for football it’s difficult to properly prepare for an opponent in Week 1. He says he has know idea what kind of game to expect Friday night especially with the weather conditions.

 

Click here for the interview with coach Steve Shantz

 

 

Bulldogs Eye Playoffs for 2nd Straight Year


(Oakland) Riverside’s 2014 football season starts with a home contest against Shenandoah Friday night.

 

Head coach Mitch Rice is in his second season at the helm and reports the team is miles ahead of where they were last year at this time, especially on offense. The team made big strides from week to week last year. It’ll be a big challenge to repeat that.

 

Coach Rice says Week 1 opponent Shenandoah is hard to gauge because of all of their losses to graduation. The Mustangs are coming off of a three win season in 2013. The field conditions will likely impact the outcome. Coach Rice expects it to be a ground and pound type of attack. 

 

Riverside loses several key pieces from their offensive line that was a strength of the team least year, but they bring back two towering tackles in Michael Pracht and Jonathon Gehrmann. Starting quartback Brad McGinnis also had a lot of experience last year. He and Brock Bentley will be two of the defensive leaders.

 

Four of Riverside’s 5 wins last year came at home and they only lost one game in front of their home crowd. 

 

Click for the interview with coach Mitch Rice

CAM Has Opportunity to end Losing Streak to Adair-Casey Friday Night


(Anita) Bragging rights will be on the line Friday night in Anita when CAM hosts their rival from 7 miles down the road: Adair-Casey. The Cougars have lost their last six games against the Bombers. 

 

CAM coach Joe Wollum believes the two teams match up well this year. Just like most teams, each are looking to fill some major holes left by graduation. 

 

Coach Wollum is hoping to wear down opponents this season with a couple of tough runners in the backfield in fullback Austin Williamson and halfback Trace Ticknor. He says neither have breakaway speed, but they each run very hard. 

 

Another big bonus is all three offensive linemen return with Levi Lank, Keegan Hosfelt, and Brandon Flathers set to start in the trenches. He looks for the interior line play to be a strength of the team. 

 

Coach Wollum believes a lower scoring game will favor his squad.  Both coaches agreed, the team that makes fewer mistakes will win the matchup.

 

Click for the interview with coach Joe Wollum

New Era of Bomber Football Starts Friday


(Adair) Adair-Casey travels to CAM Friday night in KSOM’s first high school football broadcast of the year.

 

The Bombers come into the season opener with a lot new faces both on the field and on the sidelines. Chris Bireline ascends to the head coaching job, he says his inexperienced team is ready to see their hard work pay off.

 

Sophomore Connor Westergaard won the starting quarterback job, winning a closely contested race with senior Blake Leonard. Leonard, who coach Bireline says has good hands, will start at tight end. 

 

Adair-Casey has a brand new offensive line with Hunter Brown, Jordan Hockel, and Riley Sanders up front. The group is much smaller than what Adair-Casey has seen in recent years, Coach Bireline likes the speed that they bring to the team. Those three will also start on the defensive line along with Cole Reha.

 

Adair-Casey hasn't lost to CAM since falling 24-22 back in 2008. Last year the Bombers won a shootout at home 55-40. They've put up fifty points or more in the last three meetings. 

 

Click for the interview with coach Chris Bireline

 


 

AHSTW's 10 Game Regular Season Win Streak on the Line Friday


(Avoca) Friday night on KSOM2 it’s AHSTW opposing Audubon. The Vikings return a wealth of experience from last season’s dome team that finished 12-1.

 

Coach Davis Pattee says despite playing against Audubon twice last year it’s hard to get a scouting report on a team in week 1.

 

 

The Vikings are looking for several players to step up and fill the shoes of 8 key seniors especially the two of the leading rusher who graduated Kyle Bauerkemper and Austin Fink.

 

 

Cain Francois, Terry Shannon, and Dustin Engel will all see more carries this season. Plus starting quarterback Nathan Herbst returns after rushing for 921 yards last season.

 

AHSTW hasn’t lost a regular season game since falling short to Logan-Magnolia in Week 8 of 2012. 

 

Click for the interview with AHST coach Davis Pattee

Seven Letter Winners Back for CAM Volleyball


(Anita) CAM will open up the volleyball season Thursday against Coon Rapids-Bayard.

 

Coach Zeli Rasmussen’s group loses only one senior from last year’s two-win squad. They are excited to start the 2014 season.

 

Tierney Sothman and Mackenzie Schwenke are the lone seniors on the team. Coach Rasmussen says they've been good leaders on and off the court. In all, the team returns seven letter winners plus a few newcomers that will make an impact. Among those players is Lindsay Dinkla, Rachel Riker, Felicity Jackson, Grace Hansen, Shalyn Smith, and Katie Aupperle. 

 

 

Coach Rasmussen says Coon Rapids-Bayard is a strong opponent out of the gate. The Crusaders won 19 matches last season.  The two teams meet Thursday night in Coon Rapids. 

 

Click for the interview with coach Zeli Rasmussen

Spartan Football Not Lacking in Talent Despite Key Losses to Graduation


(Elk Horn) Defending 8-Player runner-up Exira-EHK is chomping at the bit to get the 2014 season underway.

 

The group has a lot to replace from a year ago and are eager to get things started. They oppose Nishnabotna (1-8 in 2013) on the road Friday night.

 

Multiple all-district and all-state performers graduated, but the cupboard isn’t bare. The headliner returning is quarterback Drew Peppers who rushed for 42 TD’s and over 2,000 yards last season. Guys like Jared Hansen and Martin Olson will be plugged into starting roles in the backfield. Both averaged over 8.5 yards per carry in reserve roles last year.

 

Jake Paulsen was a big standout in their scrimmage with Guthrie Center last week, according to Coach Tom Petersen. The team may look to stretch the field this year with big targets like Paulsen, Lucas Schwery, and Brady Hansen.

 

Coach Petersen says communication is key in week 1 when you don’t know as much about what your opponent. 

 

Click for the interview with Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen

Area Volleyball Scores from Tuesday, August 26th


A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Carlisle 8-5
A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Knoxville 16-13
A-D-M, Adel 21-21, Newton 17-18
Alta/Aurelia 25-18-25-25, OA-BCIG 16-25-22-11
Ankeny Christian Academy 25-25-27, Van Meter 22-18-25

Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 21-21, A-D-M, Adel 17-10

Moravia 25-25-25, Orient-Macksburg 13-10-16

Oskaloosa 24-10-15, A-D-M, Adel 22-21-11

River Valley 25-25, West Harrison 6-13

Stanton 16-25-22-25-15, Nishnabotna 25-17-25-19-13

Atlantic Cross Country Time Trial Results


(Atlantic) The line-ups are set for the Atlantic Cross Country teams opening meet at Glenwood on Saturday.

 

Atlantic Head Coach Paul Iekel held time trials Tuesday, and Ryan Hawkins came in as the number one runner on the boys side with a time of 18:31 seconds. Phoenix Shadden grabbed the second spot with a time of 18:36, Carter Cox third, 19:32, Marshall McDermott, fourth, 20:02, David Thomsen, fifth, 20:03, Zach Brooks, Sixth, 20:13 and freshmen Cale Pellett rounded out the varsity roster with a seventh place finish in a time of 20:18.

 

Tiffany Williams led the Trojan girls with a time of 15:22, Savannah Sorensen finished second in a time of 17:07, Karly Monson was third, 17:10, Alexis Brockman, fourth, 17:22, Ashleigh Waltz, fifth, 17:23, Allie Siggins, sixth, 17:43, and Emily Sauegling rounded out the seven team roster in a time of 17:53.

 

Tom Robinson

August 27, 2014  

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