High School

  • Friday Football: Class A and 1A Week 4 Preview

    We've reached the fourth week of the high school season and there's no shortage of area games on the schedule in Class A and 1A.

    In Class A District 1, Griswold will play host to Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (MVAO).

    It has been a rough start for Griswold for the 2014 season. They began the district season last week with a 48-28 loss to Audubon. They're off to a 1-2 start for the regular season.

    MVAO meanwhile is 0-3 to start the season. They're coming off a 42-20 loss to Tri-Center.

  • IGHSAU Volleyball Poll: Red Oak stays fourth in 3A, Griswold enters 1A poll

    The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released its fourth volleyball rankings for the 2014 season.

    In Class 3A, Red Oak remains fourth in the current poll. The top six spots in the poll remained the same from last week. Solon is ranked first, Mount Vernon is second, Independence is third, Nevada sits fifth and Mediapolis sits sixth.

    A new team entered the rankings for Class 3A as Shenandoah sits 14th in the poll. Kuemper Catholic meanwhile dropped out of the rankings.

    Here is the full 3A poll:

  • Sports Calendar: September 18

    There are a few matches scheduled around the area for Thursday evening.

    The most noteworthy match takes place in Stanton as the Viqueens host Nishnabotna. Volleyball matches at Stanton will start at 3:30 p.m. with the junior high squad, followed later in the evening by JV and varsity.

    The Viqueens are fresh off a strong weekend at the Shenandoah Tournament. They're undefeated in conference play.

    Nishnabotna meanwhile stunned the East Mills Wolverines, 3-2, on Tuesday night in Malvern.

  • Sports Calendar: September 16

    The high school volleyball season continues Tuesday evening with a big slate of matches around the area.

    After winning the Griswold tournament Saturday, the Red Oak Tigers return to the volleyball court Tuesday night when they go to Council Bluffs and face Lewis Central.

    Red Oak is off to a 12-1 (2-0 in the Hawkeye 10) start thus far in 2014. Their lone loss came against Harlan at the Harlan Volleyball Tournament. They cruised through the competition at the Griswold Volleyball Tournament Saturday, not dropping a game during it all.

  • East Mills knocks off FM

     MALVERN — Last Tuesday will go down as one of the more memorable moments for East Mills volleyball.

    East Mills rallied in the fifth game to score the 3-2 win over rival Fremont-Mills during last Tuesday’s conference opener.

    “This is like the No. 1 match that I’ve ever coached,” Wolverines Head Coach Connie Blank said. “It was amazing.”

  • Viqueens score conference wins

     Stanton picked up quick 3-0 wins last week to start the conference season. The most recent win came Thursday night in the Viqueens home opener as they defeated South Page 25-11, 25-5 and 25-9.

    In all three instances, Stanton jumped out to big leads and never looked back. In two of the three games, Stanton began them with double-digit runs. In both instances, Haley Weis was serving as the Rebels struggled to get any offense going.

  • Tigers rally to beat Shenandoah

     SHENANDOAH — The Red Oak-Shenandoah football game is a tradition that has dated back nearly a century. For Tigers starting lineman Shane Majerus, Friday night will be one he won’t forget.

    “We’re going to remember this 40 years down the road and I’m going to remember every play,” he said.

    Red Oak rallied back from a 21-6 deficit at halftime to pick up its second straight victory, 32-27, stunning the Mustangs on their home field Friday night.

  • Recap: Stanton gets first victory

     ANITA —The Stanton Vikings scored one of their most lopsided wins over the last few seasons Friday night when they blew out CAM 70-12 in Anita.

    Stanton (1-2 overall, 1-0 district) jumped ahead early and stayed ahead for the remainder of the game.

    It’s the first time Stanton has scored 70 or more in a game since Oct. 22, 2010 when they defeated South Page 76-18. The win also marks the first time the Vikings have defeated CAM since Sept. 2, 2011 when they won 18-15.

  • Red Oak cruises to tournament title at Griswold

     GRISWOLD — The Red Oak volleyball team won the team title at the Griswold Tigers volleyball tournament.

    Red Oak defeated IKM-Manning 2-0 in the championship match Saturday afternoon at Griswold High School.

    “I was very happy with the way we played,” Red Oak volleyball coach Angela Montgomery said. “We didn’t drop a set all day.”

    The Tigers began game one of the championship match by jumping out to a 7-0 lead.

  • Friday Football: Red Oak-Shenandoah face off to start 2A district season

    The Red Oak Tigers have a chance to start the district season 1-0, but first they must go down to Shenandoah later in the evening to face the Mustangs.

    Red Oak has won five of the last six meetings against Shenandoah. The lone blemish on the mark took place in 2011 when they lost 7-0.

    The Tigers had their first non-district win since 2010  when they defeated Riverside 39-0 last week. While penalties were an issue (17 for 147 yards), the running game wasn't.