High School

  • Essex falls short on road versus FM

     TABOR — Both Essex basketball teams fell short in their last game before break as they lost to the Fremont-Mills Knights last Tuesday.

    The boys lost 60-42, while the girls lost 51-16.

    Boys game

  • T’Wolves get first win versus SEW

     LIBERTY CENTER — The Southwest Valley Timberwolves boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season Friday night when they defeated Southeast Warren 62-41.

    The Timberwolves are now 1-6 for the season. Stats from the game weren’t available at press time.

    Lenox 69, Southwest Valley 39

  • SWV gets first win of season

     LENOX — The Southwest Valley girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season last Tuesday when they defeated Lenox 53-25.

    The Timberwolves took control early as their defense shut down Lenox, holding the Tigers to 13 first-half points.

    Southwest Valley’s defense continued to keep Lenox from scoring, allowing just two points. Offensively, the Timberwolves had double-digit points in three of the four quarters.

  • Red Oak bowling splits against LC

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Red Oak varsity teams split their meets against Lewis Central last Tuesday at the Thunderbowl.

    The girls’ varsity team picked up the win, defeating Lewis Central 2,416-1,555. Kendra Hardy had a 340 series for the Tigers to lead the way. 

    Shaely Nowels was next in line as she had a 334 series with a 185 high game. Alexa Gilleland bowled a 331 series, while Jasmine Forward had a 328. Breann Berkey had a 299 series, while Brenna Craig finished with a 282 series.

  • Sports Calendar: Dec. 19

    For many schools around the area, this will be the final games of action before the holiday break.

    It certainly will be the case for the Red Oak basketball teams as they look to go into the holiday break with some victories.

    For the Red Oak girls basketball team, they'll look for their fifth straight win Friday night when they host the Clarinda Cardinals. Red Oak has won four straight, including Tuesday night versus Denison-Schleswig.

    Clarinda has started the season 2-3, but is coming off a big win at home Tuesday night, 58-52, versus St. Albert.

  • Sports Calendar: December 16

    We have a very busy Tuesday on the sports calendar as it's the final week before schools around the area go on winter break.

    Red Oak

    All the Red Oak winter sports teams will be in action for Tuesday.

    The bowling team will start out the day with a road trip back to Council Bluffs to face Lewis Central. Both varsity squads will be in action as they face off at the Thunderbowl. The Thunderbowl is located at 1900 Madison Avenue off of Interstate 80. Tuesday's match starts at 3:30 p.m.

  • Spangenberg receives national honors

     LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Red Oak and current Harlan volleyball coach Angie Spangenberg has been selected as a National High School Coach of the Year award recipient by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

    Spangenberg was one of two recipients of the award, the other being Al Bennett of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.

  • Losing skid continues for Southwest Valley basketball

     GREENFIELD — The Southwest Valley boys basketball team is 0-5 following their loss on the road Friday night, 66-40, to Nodaway Valley.

    Nodaway Valley jumped ahead early, outscoring the Timberwolves 18-7.

    The Timberwolves fell behind and stayed behind for the remainder of the game. Southwest Valley was held to 20 points in both halves.

  • T’Wolves remain winless

     GREENFIELD — The Southwest Valley girls basketball team lost both of its games last week.

    The most recent loss came Friday night in Greenfield when they fell 41-29.

    Marie Palmer and Lexi Bronner each led the team with seven points.

    Bedford 64, Southwest Valley 38

    Southwest Valley started the week last Tuesday with a loss at home to the Bedford Bulldogs.

  • Viqueens come up short against Nishnabotna

     STANTON — The Stanton Viqueens lost their lone game of the week Thursday night 46-28 to the Nishnabotna Blue Devils.

    Stanton’s defense kept them close early as they trailed 9-5 at the end of the first quarter. The Viqueens took the early lead in the quarter, thanks to a basket by Chelsea Weis in the first minute.

    Nishnabotna briefly took the lead before Haley Weis scored on a putback with 3:14 to go in the quarter.