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High School

  • Sports Calendar: December 16

    We have a very busy Tuesday on the sports calendar as it's the final week before schools around the area go on winter break.

    Red Oak

    All the Red Oak winter sports teams will be in action for Tuesday.

    The bowling team will start out the day with a road trip back to Council Bluffs to face Lewis Central. Both varsity squads will be in action as they face off at the Thunderbowl. The Thunderbowl is located at 1900 Madison Avenue off of Interstate 80. Tuesday's match starts at 3:30 p.m.

  • Spangenberg receives national honors

     LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Red Oak and current Harlan volleyball coach Angie Spangenberg has been selected as a National High School Coach of the Year award recipient by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

    Spangenberg was one of two recipients of the award, the other being Al Bennett of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.

  • Losing skid continues for Southwest Valley basketball

     GREENFIELD — The Southwest Valley boys basketball team is 0-5 following their loss on the road Friday night, 66-40, to Nodaway Valley.

    Nodaway Valley jumped ahead early, outscoring the Timberwolves 18-7.

    The Timberwolves fell behind and stayed behind for the remainder of the game. Southwest Valley was held to 20 points in both halves.

  • T’Wolves remain winless

     GREENFIELD — The Southwest Valley girls basketball team lost both of its games last week.

    The most recent loss came Friday night in Greenfield when they fell 41-29.

    Marie Palmer and Lexi Bronner each led the team with seven points.

    Bedford 64, Southwest Valley 38

    Southwest Valley started the week last Tuesday with a loss at home to the Bedford Bulldogs.

  • Viqueens come up short against Nishnabotna

     STANTON — The Stanton Viqueens lost their lone game of the week Thursday night 46-28 to the Nishnabotna Blue Devils.

    Stanton’s defense kept them close early as they trailed 9-5 at the end of the first quarter. The Viqueens took the early lead in the quarter, thanks to a basket by Chelsea Weis in the first minute.

    Nishnabotna briefly took the lead before Haley Weis scored on a putback with 3:14 to go in the quarter.

  • Red Oak bowling records early season victories

     COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Red Oak girls bowling team won the Holiday Bowling Tournament Friday afternoon in Council Bluffs.

    Red Oak won with a team score of 2,243, nearly 400 pins ahead of runner-up Thomas Jefferson, who had 1,851.

    Shaely Nowels was the top bowler for the girls as she had a 318 series. Kendra Hardy bowled a 314 series, while Breann Berkey had a 313.

  • Vikings hold off Blue Devils for 53-46 win

     STANTON — The Stanton Vikings remain undefeated on the season after holding off the Nishnabotna Blue Devils to win 53-46 at home Thursday night.

    The Vikings turned to their array of scorers down the stretch to get their third victory of the season.

    Stanton bounced out to a 10-point (16-6) first quarter lead, thanks to a 9-0 run at the beginning of the game.

  • Red Oak scores first dual win of season

     HARLAN — The Red Oak wrestling team picked up its first dual win of the season Thursday night in Harlan when they defeated Kuemper Catholic 33-31.

    Red Oak scored 12 points right away through a forfeit for Clay Selberg (138 lbs.) and a first period pinfall victory for Tanner Mertz (145 lbs.) over Andrew Irlbeck.

    Carlos Guerra (152 lbs.) added another win for the Tigers with a 5-3 decision over Jared Rotert.

  • Tigers survive in overtime for first victory of the season

     RED OAK  — It took overtime, but the Red Oak boys basketball team secured its first win of the season Saturday afternoon at home when they defeated Clarinda Academy 76-74.

    The Tigers amassed a double-digit lead, outscoring the Eagles 32-7 early in the second quarter.

  • Red Oak rallies to defeat St. Albert

     RED OAK — The Tigers are riding a three-game winning streak, but it was the second of those three that may be among the more memorable moments of the season.

    A Grace Blomstedt mid-range bucket as time expired gave the Red Oak girls basketball team a 57-55 victory over St. Albert Friday night at Red Oak High School.

    “It was a nail-biter all the way,” Red Oak girls’ basketball coach Dan Martinez said.