High School

  • Griswold falls to St. Albert

     COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Griswold baseball season came to an end last Tuesday in Council Bluffs when they lost 13-3 in five innings to St. Albert to start the 1A district tournament.

    The Falcons jumped out to an 8-0 lead early in the game, thanks to two runs in the first and six in the second.

    Griswold (7-17) cut into the lead with two runs in the top of the third inning, but St. Albert quickly got those two runs back.

  • Essex/Griswold players picked for IGCA all-district softball team

    DES MOINES — One Essex and two Griswold softball players were picked for the Class 1A Southwest All-District softball team released by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

    Essex’s Sara Skalberg and Griswold’s Marlia Rossell and Kinzey Nicklaus were chosen. 

    The three, all seniors, were the only ones picked in the area.

  • SWV falls in opening district round to West Central Valley

     STUART — The postseason ended early for Southwest Valley after their opening round district baseball loss to West Central Valley Saturday night.

    West Central Valley jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Timberwolves (6-21) responded with three in the second to take a 3-2 lead.

  • Sports Calendar: District Baseball Quarterfinal Preview

    Three teams remain in the district baseball tournament. All three are in Class 1A, but in different districts. The quarterfinals get going Tuesday, so here's a look at all the teams in the area.

    Class 1A District 14

    The lone area team in this district is the Stanton Vikings. They begin their postseason Tuesday evening when they go to Lenox to take on the Bedford Bulldogs. 

  • Viqueens postseason run ends against LoMa

     LOGAN — The Stanton Viqueens knew the challenges that faced them in the regional softball tournament last week.

    They were a team that finished fourth in the Corner Conference with a 5-5 record and weren’t seeded well for the postseason.

    With the uphill battles that Stanton faced, they focused on one thing.

    “Our motto has been just have fun,” Stanton softball co-coach Lacey Stephens said.

  • Griswold falls short against Glidden-Ralston

     GLIDDEN —The Griswold softball team was eliminated from the 1A regional softball tournament after their loss 9-3 in Glidden last Wednesday to Glidden-Ralston.

    Griswold (21-16) fell behind early in the game when Glidden-Ralston scored two runs to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Tigers kept close by scoring a run in the third to cut the lead to 2-1.

  • Trojans baseball scores first win of season

     ESSEX — In their last regular season game, the Essex Trojans baseball team scored its first win of the season when they defeated Clarinda Academy 17-5 Thursday in Essex.

    The Trojans (1-19) trailed 5-2 through 1 1/2 innings, but scored three in the bottom of the second and eight more in the third to take a commanding lead.

    Essex scored two runs each in the fourth and fifth inning to get the win via the mercy rule.

  • Red Oak softball season ends with regional loss to Shenandoah

     SHENANDOAH — Keep building. That is what Red Oak softball coach Tristin Johnson wants to do.

    “I’ve been happy with the young group. They’ve definitely out-performed some of the stuff that we thought they could,” Johnson said. “Now we need to get our mind-set where we’re not happy with just competing in games. We want to go out and want to win games.”

  • T’Wolves fall to Nodaway Valley

     GREENFIELD — The Southwest Valley softball season ended last Wednesday when they lost 10-0 in five innings to Nodaway Valley in the quarterfinals of the 2A regional tournament.

    The difference in the game was the second inning when Nodaway Valley scored seven runs to take an 8-0 lead. 

    The Wolverines scored a run in the third and fifth inning to put the game away.

  • Vikings enter baseball districts with two straight victories

    STANTON — It’s always good to go into the postseason with a little momentum. That’s precisely what the Stanton Vikings did last week when they scored two wins to close out the baseball regular season.

    The most recent win came last Wednesday at home when they defeated Adair-Casey 6-2.

    Stanton (9-8) jumped out ahead early thanks to two runs in the first and one in the second to take a 3-0 lead.