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  • IGHSAU Volleyball Rankings: Red Oak remains fifth in 3A

    NOTE: The post has been updated to reflect changes in the 4A poll. There was a change in the rankings in 4A.

    The IGHSAU released the sixth volleyball rankings Thursday for all five classes.

    The Red Oak Tigers remain fifth in the Class 3A rankings, one of three Hawkeye 10 teams in the 3A poll.

    Red Oak sits behind Independence, who dropped to fourth this week after they were third the previous week.

    Solon, Mount Vernon and Nevada occupy the top three spots in the 3A rankings.

  • UPDATED: Sports Calendar: October 2

    UPDATE: The Shenandoah Cross Country meet has been postponed because of inclement weather. The meet will now take place Monday at 4 p.m.

    It's a busy day on the fall sports calendar around the area.

    In volleyball, it's back to work for Red Oak. They play host to Denison-Schleswig as it will be Pink Out Night. The varsity match is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start, or shortly after the conclusion of the 9th/JV match.

    Red Oak is recovering from a 3-0 loss to the top-ranked Harlan Cyclones Tuesday night.

  • 2014 Corner Conference Volleyball Tournament brackets released

    The bracket for the 2014 Corner Conference Volleyball Tournament was released Wednesday.

    Stanton, Essex and East Mills will all start the tournament Monday in the quarterfinals.

    The Viqueens, who are seeded No. 2 will be home as they host South Page No. 7. The match itself will be a JV/varsity doubleheader startin at 6 p.m., with varsity to follow.

    Essex (No. 6 seed) meanwhile will travel to Malvern to face East Mills (No. 3 seed). The varsity match is expected to start at 7:30 p.m., as the 9/10/JV matches will take place beforehand.

  • Sports Calendar: September 30

    The last day of September is here and the fall sports action continues for the day.

    For the first time in 10 days, the Red Oak volleyball team will be in action. They have a tough test ahead Tuesday night when they take on the No. 1-ranked in Class 4A Harlan Cyclones. The action starts with the JV/9th grade team playing at 5:45 p.m. The varsity match is currently scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start at Harlan Community High School.

  • Viqueens rebound from loss with Bedford Tournament victory

     BEDFORD — The Stanton Viqueens got back on track Saturday afternoon when they won the title at the Bedford Tournament.

    Stanton defeated Bedford in the championship match, 2-1. They won game one 27-25, but lost game two 25-23. The difference was the third game as they clinched it 15-9.

  • Tigers fall short on road versus Kuemper

     CARROLL — The Red Oak football team is now 1-2 for the district season following a 37-14 loss Friday night in Carroll versus 2A runner-up Kuemper Catholic.

    The loss was the second in a row for the Tigers, who dropped to 2-3 for the season. Kuemper Catholic scored the first 16 points in the game to take the lead.

  • Round-Up: Griswold, SWV, EM fall short

     GRISWOLD — The Griswold Tigers football team fell short Friday night at home against Westwood, 24-7.

    Jacob Dickinson had the lone touchdown in the game as the Tigers dropped to 1-2 in Class A District 1 play. Dickinson scored the touchdown on a three-yard run.

    It was Caleb Schaaf, however, who was the leading rusher for Griswold. Schaaf had 103 yards on 24 carries.

  • News and Notes: Red Oak 9th grade volleyball team has strong area tournament finishes

     CRESTON —The Red Oak ninth grade volleyball team won the tournament title at Saturday’s Creston Tournament.

    Red Oak defeated Clarinda 21-14 and 21-20 to get the win.

    They also defeated Clarinda in pool play 21-5 and 22-20. Their other pool play victories came against Nodaway Valley 21-9 and 21-11 and Creston 21-3 and 21-16.

  • YMCA fall sports events set to go

     RED OAK — The YMCA has its fall sports events planned.

    The YMCA will be hosting its 15th annual Run-Punt-Pass Contest. There will be boys and girls competing in the age categories for 8 and under, 9-11 and 12-13.

    The contest starts at 2 p.m. Sunday with registration taking place at 1:30 p.m.

    Youth and Adult Group Tennis Lessons will start Oct. 6 with the youth groups. 

  • Tigers take sixth at Creston meet

     HARLAN — The Red Oak boys’ cross country team took seventh at Saturday’s Harlan cross country meet.

    The team had a score of 153. Harlan took first with 46 points.

    Logan LeRette had the lone top 10 finish for the boys as he finished fourth with a time of 17:53.46.