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High School

  • 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.”

  • East Mills falls to Underwood, knocks off Sidney and sits steady in standings

     UNDERWOOD — The East Mills Wolverines softball team split its last two games to close out the regular season.

    The most recent game was a 14-4 loss at Underwood, last Wednesday.

    Underwood scored eight runs in the second inning to take an early lead. East Mills chipped away at the lead with three runs in the third, but Underwood pulled away to win the game in five innings.

  • Southwest Valley snaps losing skid

     CORNING — The Southwest Valley Timberwolves baseball team snapped an eight game losing skid when they defeated East Union 4-0 Thursday night in Corning.

    The Timberwolves got on the board early with a run in the first and three more in the fourth, to ensure the victory.

    It’s the first win for Southwest Valley since they defeated Essex 26-16 June 14. The Timberwolves have three wins on the season.

    Colten Drake led Southwest Valley by going 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple, a run scored and a RBI.

  • Griswold softball wins three straight games

     The Griswold Tigers softball team has won three straight to close out the regular season.

    The most recent win came Thursday night in Hamburg when they defeated Nishnabotna 10-1

    Griswold scored eight of its 10 runs in the first three innings, including five in the third, to take a commanding lead.

    Nishnabotna scored its only run in the fourth inning.

  • T’Wolves score wins to close out regular season

     The Southwest Valley softball team closed out the regular season with two straight wins. The most recent win came Thursday night when the Timberwolves defeated East Union 5-4.

    Southwest Valley had led for much of the game, until East Union tied it in the top of the sixth. The Timberwolves scored a run in the bottom half of the inning to take a lead they would never lose.

    Danica Sunderman provided the highlight of the game when she hit her fifth home run of the season. Sunderman was 1-for-3.

  • Red Oak softball ends regular season with losses

    RED OAK — The Red Oak softball team fell short against their Hawkeye 10 opponents to close out the regular season for softball.

    The Tigers started the week last Monday with a 17-5 loss at home in five innings to the Clarinda Cardinals.

    The key highlight in the game came courtesy of infielder Bailey Hankins when she led off the third inning with a solo home run over the center field fence.

    It was the second home run of the season for Hankins and the fifth in her high school career.

  • Viqueens win three big games for the week

    STANTON — The Stanton Viqueens wrapped up the regular season last week by winning three games in a span of 24 hours.

    The most recent win for the Viqueens came last Wednesday in Anderson Park when they defeated the Nishnabotna Blue Devils 11-1 in six innings.

    “We’ve been playing a lot better from where we’ve started,” Stanton Coach Arlin Top said. “Our defense has gotten a lot better as the year has gone on and it’s kind of coincided with Kylee [Johnson]’s pitching.”

  • Clarinda steals win late from Tigers

    RED OAK — The Clarinda Cardinals have been a thorn in the side of the Red Oak baseball team. For the second time this season, the Cardinals rallied in the final inning to steal the victory from the Tigers.

    Red Oak lost to Clarinda 9-8 during last Monday’s Hawkeye 10 game at Legion Park.

    The Cardinals scored six runs in the seventh inning, all with two outs, to take away Red Oak’s lead. The Tigers entered the seventh inning, leading 7-3.