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High School

  • Sports Calendar: January 29

    We have quite the busy day on the sports calendar. There is quite a bit going on.

    Red Oak

    The Red Oak bowling teams will be home Thursday afternoon as they host a varsity meet with Denison-Schleswig. The action starts at 3:30 p.m. at Red Oak Lanes.

    Meanwhile, it's senior night for the Red Oak wrestling team. They will be home Thursday evening as they face Atlantic and Lewis Central. It's the final meet before the postseason starts this weekend. The meet starts at 5:30 p.m.

    Corner Conference

  • 2015 Regional Girls Basketball brackets released

    The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the regional brackets for Class 1A, 2A and 3A Monday afternoon. Go to IGHSAU.org to see all the brackets. Here's a look at the regional brackets for all the area teams.

    Class 3A

    The Red Oak Tigers will be in Region 8 of Class 3A. They're the third seed in the 8-team field. Red Oak will face Clarke (Osceola) in the regional quarterfinals at Red Oak High School.

  • Sports Calendar: January 27

    It's a busy day of basketball on the sports calendar for Tuesday as most of the area teams are in action.

    Both Red Oak basketball teams, fresh off wins over Southwest Valley Monday night, will be back in action Tuesday with games versus St. Albert.

    The boys team will be home, while the girls team travels to St. Albert as both teams take part in a JV/varsity doubleheader. The JV games will start first at 6 p.m.

  • Red Oak losing streak hits five straight

     The Red Oak boys’ basketball team’s losing skid now stands at five games following their losses last week to Glenwood and Harlan.

    Red Oak started the week with a 56-32 loss last Tuesday on the road to Glenwood.

    The Tigers kept close to Glenwood early on, but the Rams piled on the points in the second and third quarter, outscoring Red Oak 38-9 during that stretch.

    Red Oak tried to close the gap in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough.

  • Mertz, Orme place at Harris Tournament

     CORNING — The Red Oak wrestling team had two top-four finishers as they finished 14th in a 23-team loaded field at John J. Harris Tournament in Corning over the weekend.

    Red Oak scored of 42 points as Creston-Orient Macksburg cruised to another team title, scoring 237 points. New Hampton finished second and Clarinda took third.

    East Mills finished in a tie for eighth with Bedford/Lenox, Griswold took 21st and Southwest Valley took 23rd.

  • Southwest Valley knocks off MSM

     CORNING — The Southwest Valley Timberwolves boys basketball team picked up a win Thursday night when they won 49-47 over Martensdale-St. Marys.

    The Timberwolves took a 29-22 lead into halftime, but Martensdale-St. Marys tried to close the gap and get the win.

    Southwest Valley was able to get the win, their fourth of the season, matching their win total from 2013-14.

  • T’Wolves win streak snapped

     CORNING — The Southwest Valley girls’ basketball team fell short in their 55-42 loss Thursday night at home to Martensdale-St. Marys.

    The Timberwolves fell behind early 16-10 after one quarter and soon trailed 30-23 at halftime.

    Southwest Valley tried to close the gap in the third quarter, outscoring Martensdale-St. Marys 12-8. However, the Blue Devils pulled away and scored the win.

    It was the second straight loss for Southwest Valley.

  • Red Oak bowlers score sweep of Creston

     CRESTON — The Red Oak bowling teams picked up wins over Creston at Panther Lanes last Tuesday.

    In varsity action, the boys defeated Creston 2,624-1,761, while the girls won 2,263-2,042.

    Leading the way for the boys’ team was Shane Majerus, who bowled a 229 in his first series game on his way to a 430 series. Majerus was the only boys’ bowler with a 400 series.

  • Tigers fall short on road against Harlan, Glenwood

     HARLAN — What was once a 10-game winning streak for the Red Oak girls’ basketball team has now turned into a three-game losing skid, thanks to losses on the road last week to Glenwood and Harlan.

    The latest loss came Friday night when the Tigers lost 69-33 to the No. 1 in Class 4A Harlan Cyclones.

    Harlan struck early, outscoring the Tigers 20-6 to start the opening quarter. They continued to add to the lead as Red Oak was unable to recover.

  • Blomstedt signs with Lindsey Wilson

     RED OAK — After careful consideration, Red Oak High School athlete Grace Blomstedt will be playing college volleyball for the next four years at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kent.

    Blomstedt made the move official last Wednesday at Red Oak High School, when she signed her letter of intent to play for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school.