High School

  • 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.

  • Sports Calendar: December 12 plus weekend notes

    There's a busy weekend of sports going on around the area, including for Friday.

    Bowling is the first item on the calendar as the Red Oak varsity teams travel to the Lightning Bowl in Council Bluffs to take part in the annual Holiday Tournament, hosted by Council Bluffs-Thomas Jefferson.

    Both Red Oak teams are fresh off wins in their home opener against Creston this week. The tournament kicks off at 12:30 p.m. The Lightning Bowl is located at 105 North 12th St. just off of West Broadway/Highway 6.

  • Sports Calendar: December 11

    There is a busy slate of sports on the calendar for Thursday. Here's a look at all the area teams competing:

    In wrestling, it will be the Red Oak hitting the road once again as they face off against Kuemper Catholic and Harlan. The double dual starts at 5:30 p.m. in Harlan.

    Elsewhere, both the Griswold and Southwest Valley wrestling teams will be on the road at the same site. They'll be facing off in duals with Clarinda Academy. The first dual starts at 6 p.m.

  • Sports Calendar: December 9

    It's a very busy day on the sports calendar for Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the area teams in action for this day.

    The Red Oak bowling teams make their regular season debuts Tuesday when they host the Creston Panthers as part of varsity and JV action. It all starts at 3:30 p.m. at Red Oak Lanes.

  • Trojanettes start year with Stanton victory

     ESSEX — It has been five years since the Essex Trojanettes defeated the Stanton Viqueens in a basketball game.

    That streak ended last week.

    Essex held off a late rally by the Viqueens to get a 49-45 win in its home opener last Tuesday at Allen Stuart Gymnasium.

    It’s the first win for Essex since Jan. 30, 2009.

  • Red Oak falls on road versus Lewis Central

     COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Red Oak boys basketball team dropped its opening game of the season Friday night in Council Bluffs as they lost 79-41 to the Lewis Central Titans in Hawkeye 10 action.

    Red Oak trailed 16-8 in the opening quarter as Lewis Central added to its lead in the second and third quarters to pull away.

    The Titans outscored Red Oak 24-8 in the second quarter to take a 40-16 lead into halftime.

  • T’Wolves lose three games to open girls basketball season

     MOUNT AYR — The Southwest Valley Timberwolves girls basketball team has lost their first three games to open the season.

    The most recent loss came Friday night when they fell 60-48 to Mount Ayr.

    Southwest Valley fell behind 40-16 at halftime. The Timberwolves rallied back, but it wasn’t enough as Mount Ayr held on to win.

    Lexi Bronner led the way with 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting.

  • Former Red Oak athlete to debut on Omaha MMA card

     OMAHA — A former Red Oak High School athlete will make his amateur mixed martial arts debut this weekend.

    Austin Streicher, a former wrestler and football player for the Red Oak Tigers, will compete in his first MMA fight Saturday night for Victory Fighting Championship.

    The show, VFC 44, will take place Saturday at the Ralston Arena, which is located off S. 72nd St. in Ralston.

    Streicher will face Malcom Coulter.

  • Viqueens get first win of year versus Rebels

    STANTON — The Stanton Viqueens picked up their first win of the season Friday night when they defeated the South Page Rebels in their home opener 58-16.

    Stanton’s defense stepped up and shut down the South Page offense.

    Stanton gave up eight points in both halves, including two points in both the first and third quarters.

  • Stanton basketball opens season with pair of wins

     STANTON — The Stanton Vikings are off to a 2-0 start for the season following its win Friday night in a home opener against South Page, 65-37.

    The Vikings took control in the first quarter, outscoring the Rebels 14-9. They pulled away in the second, scoring 21 points and taking a 35-18 lead at halftime.

    Stanton kept its foot on the gas pedal for the third quarter, scoring another 20 points to take a 55-27 lead.