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  • Stanton defeats Essex during rain-soaked week

     ESSEX — The lone completed game of the week for the Stanton Viqueens occurred last Monday in Essex when they defeated the Trojanettes 11-8 in Corner Conference softball action.

    The Viqueens scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to get the win against the Trojanettes.

    Stanton and Essex were tied 3-3 after the first inning. Essex took the 6-3 lead in the bottom of the third thanks to a three-run inning.

  • Timberwolves split softball doubleheader versus Mount Ayr

     CORNING — The Southwest Valley Timberwolves softball team split a varsity doubleheader against Mount Ayr last Tuesday in Corning.

    Southwest Valley won the second game 8-4.

    The Timberwolves scored runs in three of the first four innings to ensure the victory.

    “We hit the ball a lot better in the second game than we did in the first,” Southwest Valley softball coach Jim Obermeier said.

  • Tigers split week at Western Iowa Conference tournament

     The Griswold softball team split its Western Iowa Conference tournament games last Tuesday in Irwin.

    Their lone win came against Riverside when they by a 6-1 score.

    The Tigers scored two runs in the second inning and stayed ahead for the remainder of the game.

    Griswold posted 11 hits in the win against Riverside.

  • Griswold baseball falls short versus Riverside

     OAKLAND — In their lone game for the week, the Griswold baseball team lost 9-0 last Monday to the Riverside Bulldogs in Western Iowa Conference action.

    Riverside scored a run in the second and third innings to pull ahead.

    A four-run fourth inning kept the Bulldogs in control for the remainder of the game.

    Griswold was held to five hits in the Riverside loss.

  • Vikings fall short versus Fremont-Mills and Essex

     The Stanton Vikings lost both of their Corner Conference baseball games last week.

    The most recent loss came Thursday night as Stanton lost in a rain-shortened game 9-0 to Fremont-Mills in Tabor.

    Fremont-Mills scored three runs in the first and six more in the fourth to take a commanding lead. The game was called after four innings on account of inclement weather.

    The Vikings had three hits in the game as David Sorensen was responsible for two of them. Connor Hultman had the third hit for the Vikings.

  • Timberwolves swept in Mount Ayr doubleheader

     CORNING — The Southwest Valley Timberwolves baseball team was swept in a conference doubleheader last Tuesday versus Mount Ayr.

    The Timberwolves lost game one 11-2 and game two 8-5.

    In game one, Evan Baldwin scored the first run to give Southwest Valley a 1-0 lead. 

    Mount Ayr took the lead in the fourth inning by scoring two runs. The Raiders scored the bulk of their runs in the last two innings. 

  • Tigers fall to Glenwood in doubleheader

    GLENWOOD — The Red Oak baseball team was swept in a varsity doubleheader last week versus the Glenwood Rams.

    The Rams won the first game 14-7 and won game two 18-3 in four innings.

    In game one, Glenwood jumped ahead 5-0 after two innings.

    Red Oak closed the gap by scoring four runs in the top of the fourth to get the lead down to 5-4.

    Hayden Berry led off the inning with a double.

    Nathan Guffey reached base on a single and soon both Guffey and Berry were in scoring position.

  • Red Oak softball swept versus Glenwood, Denison-Schleswig

    GLENWOOD — The Red Oak softball team started the week last Monday by being swept in a softball doubleheader against the Glenwood Rams in Glenwood.

    Glenwood won the first game 12-0 and won game two 13-1.

    “We played pretty good defense,” Red Oak softball coach Lisa Vanderhoof said. “The first game we only had two errors. The last game, I don’t think we had any.”

  • Sports Calendar: June 26

    Despite the threats of rain, there's plenty of sporting events scheduled for Thursday.

    Both the Red Oak baseball and softball teams will be home as they host Denison-Schleswig as part of a pair of varsity doubleheaders. The action starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Oak Sports Complex (softball) and Legion Park (baseball).

    Elsewhere, the Stanton softball and baseball teams hit the road as they take on Fremont-Mills. The softball team plays first at 5:30 p.m., while the baseball team starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • IGHSAU releases regional softball brackets

    The postseason draws closer as the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the regional tournament brackets for all five classes Monday afternoon.

    Here is a breakdown of the area teams competing in the tournament.

    Class 3A

    The Red Oak Tigers will be competing in Class 3A Region 8 this postseason. They will play in the quarterfinals of the regional tournament against the Atlantic Trojanns Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in Atlantic.