High School

  • Regional Volleyball Preview: 1A and 2A semifinals

    With Red Oak playing for a regional final next week, we're guaranteed to at least have one more team making it to a regional final. Three teams will be playing Friday night, two of them will face off in one of the 1A semifinals.

    Those two teams are Stanton and Griswold. They'll face off in one of the Region 3 semifinals at 7 p.m. at Griswold High School.

    This is the second meeting between the two this season. Stanton and Griswold last squared off at the Clarinda Tournament Sept. 6 when Griswold won 2-0.

  • Regional Volleyball Preview: Red Oak readies for 3A semifinals

    The regional volleyball tournament continues with the semifinals for 3A, 4A and 5A.

    The big area match-up in Class 3A Region 2 features Red Oak hosting West Central Valley. The match starts at 7 p.m. in the Red Oak High School gymnasium.

    Red Oak cruised to an easy quarterfinals win Monday night against Atlantic. They play a West Central Valley team that defeated Saydel 3-1 Monday night in Stuart.

    West Central Valley is 11-10 for the season. They're led by Bailee Arnburg, who has 130 kills this season.

  • Sports Calendar: Area teams competing in playoffs

    The high school football playoffs have finally arrived and two area teams are competing.

    In 8-man, the Stanton Vikings are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2011. They face a tough test for the first game back in the playoffs as they go on the road and play Lamoni.

    The game is a rematch from week two when the Vikings lost on homecoming to the Demons 56-26.

    Stanton and Lamoni played each other twice prior to this year's meeting, with the Vikings winning both instances in the late 90s.

  • Regional Volleyball Preview 1A and 2A Quarterfinals

    After the big schools faced off yesterday, it is back to action for Class 1A and 2A as the quarterfinals take place all across the state Tuesday night.

    Class 1A Region 3

    We start in Region 3 of Class 1A as there are two area teams still competing in the region.

    The Stanton Viqueens face a big test Tuesday night when they go on the road to play Bedford.

    Stanton advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 win against South Page, last Tuesday. Bedford had a first round bye and didn't play last week.

  • Regional Recap: Stanton, Griswold, SWV advance

     STANTON — The Stanton Viqueens advanced to the quarterfinals in Region 3 of the 1A regional tournament last Tuesday when they defeated South Page 3-0 in the first round at Stanton High School.

    The Viqueens won the games 25-16, 25-10 and 25-11. It’s the third win of the season for Stanton over South Page. They previously defeated South Page Sept. 11 and also during the quarterfinals of the Corner Conference tournament by a 3-0 score.

  • Tigers knock off Shenandoah to claim district team title

    PANORA — Tears were shed after the 2A boys cross country meet, but they were tears of joy.

    After coming close the last couple of years, the Red Oak boys cross country team took a giant leap forward when they won the district title at Thursday’s 2A boys state qualifying meet at the Panorama West Golf Course.

    “It’s exciting,” Red Oak runner Weston Rolenc said. “All the hard work we put in over the year; it’s finally paid off.”

  • Walker gets 1,000th kill in Red Oak win versus Creston

    RED OAK — Red Oak outside hitter Kate Walker found out the day before the senior night match against Creston that she needed one more kill to reach the milestone of 1,000 for her career.

    “That made me almost more nervous for the game because I had to get that one and I wanted to get it on a good kill,” Walker said.

    Walker picked up that kill right away as it was the first point of the match.

  • Round-Up: Stanton, Griswold qualify for playoffs

     HAMBURG — Despite losing 42-40 in the final regular season game against Nishnabotna, the Stanton Vikings are in the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

    Stanton took fourth in 8-man District 8 thanks to CAM’s loss to Lenox.

    The Vikings had the lead early on Nishnabotna, but the Blue Devils stormed back, taking the lead and holding on to get the win.

  • Griswold girls clinch state meet trip

     PANORA — The Griswold girls cross country team once again qualified for the state cross country meet as they finished first at Thursday’s 1A state qualifying meet in Panora.

    Griswold (74) edged out host school Panorama by three points to clinch the regional title. Underwood finished third. Southwest Valley meanwhile took 10th in the meet.

  • Tigers football ends season with loss to East Sac County

     RED OAK— With no playoffs to look forward to, the Red Oak Tigers finished the 2014 season with their third straight loss as they fell to East Sac County 54-14 in front of a home crowd on senior night.

    Red Oak (3-6 overall, 1-5 district) kept close with East Sac County early, but the Raiders were able to pull away during the game.