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High School

  • Regional Volleyball Preview: Stanton clashes with Grand View Christian in 1A final

    With one Montgomery County school in the state volleyball tournament, another will try to make it in Wednesday night.

    It's the Region 3 final for Class 1A as the Stanton Viqueens face off against Grand View Christian with a chance to clinch a berth to the state tournament.

    The match starts at 7 p.m. at Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield.

    The Viqueens have made it through the first three challengers of the regional tournament. They first defeated South Page 3-0 on Oct. 21 in the first round.

  • Regional Volleyball Preview: Red Oak faces Shenandoah in 3A final

    By the end of Tuesday night, 24 teams from classes 3A, 4A and 5A will have punched their tickets for Cedar Rapids and the State Volleyball tournament.

    For the Red Oak Tigers, they're hoping to make it to state for a third straight season. They'll try for it in Clarinda Tuesday evening when they face off against Shenandoah. They'll face off in the Region 2 final.

  • Griswold has another Hall of Pride challenge planned

    GRISWOLD — Griswold High School will once again be hosting another Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge.

    The scrimmage will take place Nov. 21 when the girls basketball team hosts Stanton for a JV/varsity doubleheader scrimmage at 6 p.m.

    This year’s service project will be “Hoops 4 Hounds: A Fight Against Type 1 diabetes.” 

    The project will raise money for Markus Palmer, a two-year-old from Griswold who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 18-months old.

  • Tigers set for regional finals showdown with Shenandoah

     RED OAK — The only team standing in the way of another state tournament appearance for Red Oak volleyball is their rival, the Shenandoah Fillies.

    Red Oak reached the regional final for a fifth consecutive time Thursday night when they cruised to a 3-0 win in their final home match versus West Central Valley.

  • Southwest Valley eliminated in 2A regional semifinals

     STUART — The Southwest Valley volleyball season came to an end Friday night in the 2A regional semifinals when they lost to Woodward-Granger at West Central Valley High School.

    Woodward-Granger won all three games 25-9, 25-16 and 25-18.

    The Timberwolves were held to 14 kills in the loss. Marie Palmer had six of those kills in her final match as a Southwest Valley volleyball player. Palmer also had five digs and a block.

  • Round-Up: Stanton, Griswold eliminated from playoffs

     LAMONI — After fighting to keep it close at halftime, the Stanton Vikings were eliminated from the 8-man playoffs as they lost on the road at Graceland University to the Lamoni Demons 56-38.

    Lamoni got on the board early with a five-yard touchdown run by Colton Ranney on the team’s opening drive. Austin Tull converted the two-point play and Lamoni led 8-0.

  • Topham makes history with fourth state title

    FORT DODGE —Rebekah Topham didn’t get much sleep the night before her 1A girls’ state cross country race.

    “It was so much stress,” she said.

    Topham no doubt slept much easier Saturday night after winning her fourth 1A girls state cross country title at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.

    With the win, Topham is the first ever Iowa high school girls cross country runner to win four state titles and the second person ever to do it in Iowa High School History.

  • Viqueens make it back to regional final with victory over Griswold

     GRISWOLD — The Stanton Viqueens are one win away from making a fifth straight state volleyball tournament appearance.

    Stanton reached the regional final after winning 3-1 in a close and hotly-contested semifinal Friday night against the Tigers in a jam-packed Griswold High School gymnasium.

    The only loss for Stanton in the match came in game one. Both teams matched each other point-for-point during the match.

  • Tigers cross country teams end season at state

     FORT DODGE — After qualifying together for the first time in school history, the Red Oak boys and girls cross country teams finished eighth and 15th, respectively, at the state meet Saturday in Fort Dodge.

    The boys, competing at state for the first time as a team since 1989, finished with a score of 230 points, putting them just ahead of Albia and Davis County. East Marshall won the meet with a score of 84. Monticello took second and Unity Christian finished third.

  • Regional Volleyball Preview: 1A and 2A semifinals

    With Red Oak playing for a regional final next week, we're guaranteed to at least have one more team making it to a regional final. Three teams will be playing Friday night, two of them will face off in one of the 1A semifinals.

    Those two teams are Stanton and Griswold. They'll face off in one of the Region 3 semifinals at 7 p.m. at Griswold High School.

    This is the second meeting between the two this season. Stanton and Griswold last squared off at the Clarinda Tournament Sept. 6 when Griswold won 2-0.