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High School

  • SWV falls short versus Panorama

     VAN METER — The Southwest Valley baseball season ended Saturday night when they lost 9-3 to Panorama in Van Meter to start the opening round of 2A District baseball.

    Panorama advances to play Van Meter Thursday at 7 p.m. The winner of the game plays the winner of Ogden and West Central Valley in the district Final Saturday in Van Meter.

    Stats from the game weren’t available as of press time.

  • T’Wolves knocked out by IKM-Manning in 2A regionals

     IRWIN — The Southwest Valley softball season ended in the quarterfinals of the 2A regional tournament last Wednesday when they lost 9-0 to IKM-Manning.

    Southwest Valley was held to four hits in the game as IKM-Manning got on the board early and never looked back.

    Danica Sunderman was responsible for two of those hits as she went 2-for-3. Lexi Bronner went 1-for-3 in the game, while Allie Bronner was 1-for-3 with a double.

    Southwest Valley 8, Nodaway Valley 3

  • Griswold shut out by CAM in regional quarterfinals

     GRISWOLD — The Griswold softball season came to an end last Wednesday when they lost in the 1A regional quarterfinals 1-0 to CAM at Griswold High School.

    The lone run of the game was scored by Karli Waters on a base hit from Tehya Hansen in the third inning.

    Griswold had six hits in the game, but they weren’t able to capitalize and send runners home.

  • Tigers season ends at districts

     TREYNOR — The Red Oak baseball season ended Saturday night in Treynor when they lost 7-5 in the 2A district quarterfinals to the Shenandoah Mustangs.

    Shenandoah scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead from Red Oak, who had been ahead up to that point, and was able to hold on and get the win.

  • Trojanettes eliminated by Exira-EHK in semis

    RED OAK — For the second straight season, the Essex Trojanettes were eliminated in the 1A regional softball semifinals by Exira-EHK as they lost 7-2 Friday night at the Red Oak Sports Complex.

    Essex got on the board early, thanks to two runs in the first inning.

    Lead-off hitter Skylar Ross scored the first run of the inning thanks to a bad pick off attempt at third base with two outs in the inning and runners on the corner. Ross led off the game with a single off of Exira-EHK pitcher Rachel Smith.

  • Viqueens eliminated in back-and-forth game versus eighth ranked Exira-EHK

     The Stanton Viqueens softball team went into its 1A regional quarterfinal game with Exira-EHK last Wednesday with nothing to lose and nearly left Griswold High School with a win over the eighth ranked team in the state.

    Stanton fell short late though as they lost 6-5 in a game in which both teams swapped the lead multiple times.

  • Sports Calendar: Regional Softball Semifinals

    The softball season is winding down as one Corner Conference team remains in the postseason.

    The big 1A Region 7 semifinal game for the evening takes place in Red Oak at 7 p.m. It features a rematch from last season, the same two teams that played each other last year, Essex and Exira-EHK.

    Both teams fought for their quarterfinal wins. Essex defeated Fremont-Mills 8-3 Wednesday night in Tabor in nine innings. The Trojanettes scored five runs in the ninth inning to get the victory.

  • Sports Calendar: July 9

    Before we go into the regional softball match-ups, we do have a couple of baseball games scheduled for Wednesday.

    The marathon continues for the Red Oak baseball team as they play another two games today. Red Oak first plays at noon at Legion Park when they host Kuemper Catholic, making up a game that was postponed  June 19.

    Later in the afternoon, Red Oak travels to Clarinda and will play Clarinda Academy in a game that was originally scheduled for June 21. The action starts at 5 p.m.

  • Sports Calendar: July 8

    It's another busy day for sports around the area. The regional softball tournament continues Tuesday and there's still some regular season baseball games to be played.

    Starting with baseball, it will be a busy Tuesday for Red Oak. The Tigers will complete the rest of their game from Monday night against St. Albert this afternoon. The game was suspended in the fourth inning because of inclement weather. Red Oak will play St. Albert at 1 p.m. in Council Bluffs. St. Albert had the 10-1 lead.

  • Vikings deny Nishnabotna’s conference hopes

     STANTON — The Stanton Vikings denied Nishnabotna a chance to win the Corner Conference title in baseball outright with a 7-4 win last Wednesday at Anderson Park.

    The difference in the game occurred in the fifth inning with two outs when third baseman Brady Johnson sent a fast ball over the left field fence for a three-run home run to put the Vikings up 7-2 at that point.

    “I just knew I had to make something happen,” Johnson said. “I definitely needed to get on base.”