High School

  • Griswold top Iowa Hall of Pride service winner

     GRISWOLD — For the second straight year, Griswold High School is the recipient of a Hall of Pride Service award. This year though, they’re the top service award winner.

    For the Griswold girls basketball team’s efforts, the school will receive $1,000 from the Iowa Hall of Pride. 

    The award will go to the school’s student government program.

    Griswold received their award for taking part in Caps for Kids.

  • Guerra makes trip of lifetime to London

    Not many people get the opportunity to travel to another country.

    One Red Oak High School cheerleader, though, took the trip of a lifetime.

    Sabrina Guerra went to London last December being named an all-American by the Universal Cheerleader Association (UCA). Guerra, a senior, had been nominated all four years for UCA all-American, but was accepted the last two years along with hundreds of cheerleaders nationwide. Being her senior year, Guerra opted to go on the London trip this year to participate in the New Year’s Day Parade.

  • Decker signs to play for Briar Cliff

     RED OAK — Red Oak High School football player Phillip Decker signed a letter of intent to play for Briar Cliff University at an announcement Thursday in Red Oak.

    Decker signed to play for the school, located in Sioux City, with his parents Tony and Cassie, Red Oak football coach Barry Bower and Red Oak activities director Jeff Spotts in attendance.

    “Briar Cliff stood out because it reminded me of Red Oak so much and I love the Red Oak feel,” Decker said.

  • Red Oak bowling takes runner-up at state

     DES MOINES — For the first time since 2012, the Red Oak boys bowling team finished as a state runner-up at last Monday’s 1A State Bowling meet at Plaza Lanes.

    Red Oak bowled a 3,091 to finish second, less than 100 pins behind the state champions, Waverly Shell-Rock.

    “It was a great year and that was just a nice way to end the year,” Red Oak bowling coach Darrell Berry said. “We knew going in we had a decent chance.”

    North Scott finished third, Western Dubuque Epworth took fourth and Cherokee was fifth.

  • Berry wins state individual title in bowling

     The feeling for Red Oak senior bowler Hayden Berry is still sinking in.

    “I’m still kind of shocked, don’t believe it really happened,” he said.

    Berry became the first bowler since Tanner Mellott in 2011 to win a state individual title at the 1A state bowling tournament at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines, last Monday.

    “Last year I wasn’t super confident going in and this year I had confidence the entire way through,” Berry said. “As I struck more, I got more confidence.”

  • State, Here We Come

    NOTE: This article was updated to include East Mills' quarterfinal opponent for next week. 

    “I was like, please go in.”

    That was the thought running through Noah Meyer’s head as he put up a potentially game-tying shot with less than a second to go in regulation of East Mills’ Class 1A substate final versus Nodaway Valley. 

  • Griswold falls short in district final versus Nodaway Valley

     STUART — The Griswold boys basketball season came to an end Thursday night as they fell short in their quest for a district crown when they lost the final to Nodaway Valley 77-42.

    Jackson Lamb torched Griswold thanks to his 27 points, including 5-for-7 from three-point range, to clinch Nodaway Valley its spot in the substate game against East Mills Saturday night.

    Griswold stayed close with Nodaway Valley early as they were tied 13-13 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Subbert, Laughlin among all-conference selections

     Two Stanton, one East Mills and one Essex player was among those chosen for the Corner Conference all-conference team for girls basketball, released last week.

    Stanton’s Carmen Subbert and East Mills’ Devin Laughlin were both unanimous selections. Stanton’s Sara Sederburg and Essex’s Seana Perkins were both picked for first team as well.

  • Walker, Subbert, Sederburg among IGCA honorees

     Three area girls basketball players received all-district honors from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association, released last week.

    In Class 3A, Kate Walker of Red Oak was chosen for the Southwest District.  In Class 1A, Carmen Subbert and Sara Sederburg were selected for the South district. 

  • Stanton knocked off by Bedford in regional final

     CLARINDA — Bedford’s Fallyn Beemer’s six three-pointers spoiled the Stanton Viqueens opportunity at making it to the state tournament.

    Bedford (17-7), who rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to tie the game in regulation and eventually win 56-51 in overtime, thwarted Stanton’s (23-2) hopes during last Monday’s 1A regional final at Clarinda High School.