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High School

  • Wolverines rally, spoil senior night in Essex

     ESSEX — The East Mills Wolverines overcame a 2-0 deficit to rally back and win 3-2, clinching third place in the Corner Conference Thursday in the Allen Stuart Gymnasium at Essex High School.

    East Mills found itself in serious trouble early on when Essex took games one and two 25-18 and 25-20.

  • Clarinda too much for Red Oak on the road

     CLARINDA — Friday night was one the Red Oak football team would prefer to put in the past.

    For the first time in two seasons, Red Oak gave up 60 points in a game as they fell 65-16 to Class 2A District 8 leader Clarinda.

    It’s the first 60-plus point game that Red Oak has allowed since Oct. 5, 2012, when they lost to St. Albert 62-13.

  • Viqueens clinch share of Corner Conference title

    SIDNEY — With two wins last week, the Stanton Viqueens own a share of the Corner Conference regular season championship.

    The clincher for Stanton came Thursday night in Sidney when they cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Cowgirls.

    Stanton easily took the first game 25-15. The next two, however, were much closer as they were able to get the 25-21 and 25-22 win in games two and three.

  • Tigers score wins against Shenandoah, Atlantic

     RED OAK — With the season winding down, the Red Oak Tigers volleyball team continues to compile Hawkeye 10 victories.

    They picked up two last Tuesday at home when they defeated both Atlantic and Shenandoah 3-0 as part of a triangular.

    Red Oak first defeated Atlantic 25-11, 25-7 and 25-13.

    The Tigers recorded 33 kills in the Atlantic win, spread around to six players.

  • Red Oak girls XC take third at H-10 meet

     COUNCIL BLUFFS — With three individual top-20 finishers, the Red Oak girls’ cross country team took home third from the Hawkeye 10 meet at the Iowa Western Community College campus Thursday.

    Red Oak recorded a score of 116 points, finishing behind the conference champions, Lewis Central, and Harlan, the runner-up.

    Of the three top 20 finishers for Red Oak, two of them placed in the top 10.

  • Vikings fall in heartbreaker late versus Lenox

     STANTON — The Stanton Vikings would prefer not to face Spencer Brown of Lenox again, especially after Friday night.

    Brown blocked a critical punt and later scored the go-ahead touchdown with under a minute to go as the Lenox Tigers defeated Stanton 20-14, leaving Valley View Field with a win and a third place spot in the 8-man District 8 race.

    “Both of them were unfortunate happenings for our team and fortunate for them,” Stanton football coach Jeff Grebin said.

  • Friday Football: Red Oak/Clarinda clash in 2A

    It's getting down to the wire in the playoff races for Class 2A District 8. There will be a much better idea of the playoff picture after Friday night.

    For the Red Oak Tigers, they face a must-win scenario Friday when they make the trip to Page County and face the Clarinda Cardinals. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Clarinda High School.

    Red Oak is 1-3 in district play and currently in trouble in the standings after their loss at home to Southeast Valley last week.

  • Friday Football: Stanton/Lenox lead 8-man games

    We're down to the final two weeks of the regular season in 8-man football.

    There are several games with playoff implications, but none might be bigger than the one between Stanton and Lenox, which starts at 7 p.m. at Valley View Field.

    Stanton, Lenox and CAM are all tied for third at 3-2 for the season. The Vikings need a win to separate themselves from Lenox and CAM in the playoff race. Lenox needs to defeat Stanton and CAM to ensure its playoff spot.

  • Friday Football: Class A and 1A Week 8 Preview

    There is two more Fridays left in the regular season for high school football. The playoffs are drawing closer and closer and it's certainly the case in Class A and 1A.

    Class A Preview

    The Griswold Tigers (2-3) sit fifth in the Class A District 1 standings. Despite being outside of the top four spots, the Tigers are still alive in the playoff race.

    They'll need a win against Riverside to keep them in the playoff race, however. Griswold will need a win at Riverside and another next week against Tri-Center to clinch a playoff berth.

  • Sports Calendar: October 16

    Here is a look at the schedule for Oct. 16.

    The big cross country meet on the schedule for Thursday will take place in Council Bluffs at Iowa Western Community College. It's the Hawkeye 10 meet as Red Oak is scheduled to compete. The meet is expected to start at 3:50 p.m. with the middle school races.

    The only other cross country meet on the calendar for the day will be Southwest Valley at Mount Ayr. The meet starts at 4:30 p.m.

    In volleyball action, it will be the final night of the regular season for several area teams.