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High School

  • Teams pack the track at Griswold for Invitational

    Even with the Drake Relays looming in Des Moines, Southwest Valley and Stanton participated in a team meet at Griswold. The invitational had a packed field of eight teams including Southwest Valley, Stanton and Griswold.
    Southwest Valley
    The Southwest Valley girls were in contention for the team title, finishing third with 88 points behind Nodaway Valley and Shenandoah.
    The meet got off to a good start for Kaylea Wiechnam, who won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.79. Kaitlyn Shad wasn’t far behind in fourth place, with a time of 14.31.

  • Red Oak tennis has solid week despite weather

    It was an eventful week for the boys and girls tennis programs for Red Oak. Both teams took on Clarinda and Atlantic, with one of the meets having to be called because of weather concerns.
    The boys team went 1-1 on the week, beating up on Clarinda 8-1 on Tuesday before losing to Atlantic 6-3 on the road Thursday.
    The girls team also started the week against Clarinda, but when they travelled to Clarinda to face the Cardinals, they had to call the match because of the nasty weather.
    Later on in the week, the girls hosted Atlantic and got a big win, 9-0.
    Boys

  • Southwest Iowa fishing report for May 3

    A week of heavy rains, including a tornado touching down in Stanton by Viking Lake, has had an impact on some of the lakes and rivers in Southwest Iowa, according to the Iowa department of natural resources.
    There is no report available this week for Viking Lake because of the flooding that has occurred there, although once the water returns to normal levels catfish of up to two pounds can be expected to be caught there.
    Rain has also impacted fishing on the Missouri River, with the water level up .57 feet from last week and at 21.27 feet and rising in Decatur, Neb. on April 28.

  • Area athletes excel at Drake Relays

    The Red Oak girls track team went to Clarke for an invitational Thursday that featured some tough competition.
    Despite the tough competition, Red Oak had solid results and was able to score points.
    Juhli Boeye once again continued her great season in the 400-meter run with another win, this time with a time of 1:03.75. She added a second place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.58.
    In the 100 meter dash, Maysen Havener took third place with a time of 13.57.

  • Red Oak golf roundup

    The Red Oak girls track team went to Clarke for an invitational Thursday that featured some tough competition.
    Despite the tough competition, Red Oak had solid results and was able to score points.
    Juhli Boeye once again continued her great season in the 400-meter run with another win, this time with a time of 1:03.75. She added a second place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.58.
    In the 100 meter dash, Maysen Havener took third place with a time of 13.57.

  • Red Oak girls track heads to Clarke

    The Red Oak girls track team went to Clarke for an invitational Thursday that featured some tough competition.
    Despite the tough competition, Red Oak had solid results and was able to score points.
    Juhli Boeye once again continued her great season in the 400-meter run with another win, this time with a time of 1:03.75. She added a second place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.58.
    In the 100 meter dash, Maysen Havener took third place with a time of 13.57.

  • Host Tigers finish fifth at Relays

    It’s something that the community looks forward to every year.
    The Tiger Relays were Thursday at Red Oak, and 11 teams came to Dick Morrison Track to try to grab the title.
    Thomas Jefferson won the meet with 111 points, Glenwood finished second with 81 points and Atlantic rounded out the top three with 59 points.
    Red Oak finished fifth with 41 points, only three points behind fourth-place Treynor.
    Sprints
    The biggest star for Red Oak was Hayden VanMeter, who won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.36.

  • Red Oak, Essex compete in Ram Relays

    It has been a spring that has seen cold, rain, and other instances of nasty weather that have postponed or cancelled Southwest Iowa sporting events.
    April 25 in Glenwood was not one of those nights, as the Ram Relays went off without a hitch, in near perfect conditions.
    It was a successful night for Glenwood, as the Rams swept the overall championship for both their girls and boys teams.
    Essex and the Red Oak girls were also at the meet, and they had some solid results as well in multiple events.
    Red Oak

  • Southwest Iowa fishing report for 4/26

    Don Williams Lake
    Black Crappie - Good: Crappies can be found in high numbers in Don Williams this spring. Their sizes are on the smaller end yet, but with selection a decent bag can be caught. They are starting to bite on minnows near large trees that have fallen on shorelines with deep water close to shore. Try also slowly trolling or drifting small twister tails mid-lake.
     Rock Creek Lake

  • Tiger Invitational set to tee-off Saturday

    A long springtime tradition will be back in Red Oak this Saturday with another edition of the Tiger Invitational.
    The Tiger Invitational is an annual golf tournament put on at the Red Oak Country Club that is designed to benefit athletics at Red Oak High School.
    The tournament is a 18-hole tournament that costs $240 per four- person team or $60 per person to enter with a $15 per player fee if you want to use a cart.
    The price includes lunch, appetizers and a polo shirt.
    Lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.