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High School

  • Isaacson, Mertz, Jansky picked for first-team all-district

    The Red Oak Tigers football team had nine players, including three for first-team, picked for the all-district in Class 2A-District 8, released last week.

    Brock Isaacson, Conner Jansky and Tanner Mertz were the three players picked for first team. Isaacson and Jansky were picked for offense, while Mertz was a defensive selection.

    In his junior season, Isaacson led the district in rushing yards with 1,421 on 228 carries. He also had nine touchdowns this season.

  • Scrimmage raises money for two-year old with diabetes

     GRISWOLD — The Griswold girls basketball team once again took part in the annual Iowa Hall of Pride scrimmage Friday night when they faced the Stanton Viqueens.

    While Griswold might have gotten the better end of the score in the scrimmage, the real winner was one young boy and his family.

    “It’s always fun to help out a community member,” Griswold girls’ basketball coach and high school teacher Jeff Koenck said.

  • 2014 Red Oak Express All-Area Football Team

    Here is the full list of the Red Oak Express All-Area Football team for 2014. This includes first team and honorable mentions.

    First Team

  • 2014 Red Oak Express All-Area Volleyball Team

    Here is the full list of the Red Oak Express All-Area volleyball team. This includes first team, second team and honorable mentions.

    First Team

  • Ritchie, McCuen among SWV all-district mentions

     The Southwest Valley Timberwolves had two football players selected for first team all-district in Class 1A-District 8 released last week.

    Sammy Ritchie, a senior defensive lineman, and Gunnar McCuen, a defensive back, were the first team all-district selections for the Timberwolves. 

  • Walker unanimous pick for Hawkeye 10 volleyball

     Red Oak senior outside hitter Kate Walker was one of two players picked unanimously for first team all-conference, released by the Hawkeye 10 Friday afternoon.

    Walker is joined on the unanimous list by Harlan middle blocker Jess Schaben. Walker is the only Red Oak player to crack first team all-conference.

    It’s the third straight year for Walker on the first team all-conference list and first time unanimously.

  • Tigers fall short versus runner-up Mount Vernon

     CEDAR RAPIDS — No regrets. 

    That is precisely what the Red Oak Tigers volleyball team wanted going into the state tournament last week. 

  • Mount Vernon defeats Red Oak in volleyball semifinals

    The 2014 volleyball season came to an end at the US Cellular Center Thursday afternoon for the Red Oak Tigers as they lost 3-1 to the top-seeded Mount Vernon Mustangs in the 3A semifinals.

    Red Oak stepped up right away, taking the first game 25-23. Game two was close, but went to Mount Vernon, who won 25-21. Game three was also close, but the Mustangs pulled away late to get the 25-20 victory and a 2-1 lead in the match.

    Mount Vernon took control in the fourth game as they got the 25-15 win, clinching a spot in the championship match against Solon.

  • State Volleyball Preview: Red Oak set for showdown with Mount Vernon

    The semifinals for all five classes will take place Thursday at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

    With the Red Oak Tigers back in the state semifinals for the first time since 2005, they look to continue their tournament run Thursday afternoon when they take on Mount Vernon. The match will be one of two 3A semifinals scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

    Red Oak reached the semifinal with its 3-0 win against Sioux Center Wednesday morning. They take on a Mount Vernon team that cruised to an opening round win Tuesday night against Union.

  • State Volleyball: Red Oak defeats Sioux Center

    CEDAR RAPIDS -- For the first time since 2005, the Red Oak Tigers volleyball team picked up a win at the state tournament.

    Red Oak swept Sioux Center 3-0 to get the win in the 3A quarterfinals Wednesday morning at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

    "Last year, we broke through getting a set. We had a lot of regrets after the Kuemper [Catholic] match last year, knowing that watcing them in the finals, that could have been us and I honestly think that it lit a huge fire, I know it did for me," Red Oak volleyball coach Angela Montgomery said.