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High School

  • 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.

  • State Volleyball Preview: Red Oak faces Sioux Center in quarterfinals

    The time has finally arrived. It's the state volleyball tournament as one area team looks to keep their season alive.

    That team will be Red Oak, who enters the state tournament with a 33-7 record as they take on Sioux Center, who enters the tournament with a 31-8. The match will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Court #1 at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

    It's the third straight season Red Oak has been in the state tournament.

  • Tigers hold off Fillies for third straight state trip

     CLARINDA — It took extra work, but by the end of the night, Red Oak made its way back to the state volleyball tournament for a third straight year.

    The Tigers held off heated-rival Shenandoah to win 3-2 in the 3A regional final last Tuesday in Clarinda.

  • Stanton season ends in regional final loss to Grand View Christian

     GREENFIELD — When the 2014 volleyball season began, many people wondered how well the Stanton Viqueens would do after losing one of their best players of all-time in Carmen Subbert to graduation last season.

    The Viqueens silenced their doubters and cruised to a 25-win season, co-regular season Corner Conference champions and a sixth straight appearance in the regional final.

  • Stanton’s Weis, East Mills’ Doyle and Croghan among all-conference

    The Stanton Viqueens had one player and East Mills had two picked for first team all-Corner Conference on Thursday.

    Stanton’s Haley Weis was  one of six first-team players chosen unanimously for the all-conference team. She’s joined on the unanimous list by East Mills’ Jess Doyle, as well as Fremont-Mills’ Taryn Williams and Delaney Langfelt, Nishnabotna’s Anne-Marie Maher and Sidney’s Lexy Larsen.