High School

  • Tigers get runner-up finishes at state

     ANKENY — For what is believed to be the first time in school history, the Red Oak girls’ tennis team had finalists in both singles and doubles at Friday’s Class 1A State Tennis Tournament. 

    Kate Walker competed in the singles final for a second straight year, while doubles partners Grace Blomstedt and Micayla Taylor made their first appearance together in the finals.

  • Streicher wins second fight in VFC

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Former Red Oak High School football player and wrestler Austin Streicher won his second amateur Mixed Martial Arts fight Saturday night as part of the Victory Fighting Championship's Fight Night at Harrah's Stir Cove.

    Streicher (2-0) defeated Erik Rostvet via a split decision. The scores were 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28. The fight was Streicher's second in the VFC promotion.

    Also on the card was James Gilvin, who lost via TKO at the end of round two to Jovani Figueroa.

  • Stanton swept by Fremont-Mills

     TABOR — Both Stanton softball and baseball teams lost on the road Friday night to Fremont-Mills.

    The baseball team lost 6-5 to the Knights. Fremont-Mills scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to get the win.

    Brady Johnson was the top producer for Stanton as he went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Dustin Isaacson meanwhile went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Reece Anderson had the only other hit in the game.

  • Trojanettes win two of three for the week

     SIDNEY — The Essex Trojanettes are now 4-3 for the season after winning two of three games for the week.

    Their most recent game was Friday night, as they lost 7-6 on the road to Sidney. The Cowgirls scored three runs in the sixth inning to pull away with the victory.

    Essex had a 5-3 lead through two innings and added a sixth run in the fourth.

  • Griswold softball off to 7-3 start for season

     Griswold continue to put together a strong start to their softball season.

    The Tigers scored one win in their only game Saturday at the Southwest Valley tournament when they defeated East Mills 20-4 in four innings.

    After a close first inning, Griswold pulled away and clinched the win, thanks to nine runs in the fourth inning.

    Leading the way was Jackie Rush, who went 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and three runs scored.

  • T’Wolves get first win at home tourney

    CORNING — The Southwest Valley softball team scored its first win of the season during its home tournament Saturday in Corning.

    The Timberwolves got the win by defeating CAM 9-2 in six innings.

    Southwest Valley fell behind 2-0 after one inning, but rallied back thanks to five runs in the fourth inning. Kylie McBride went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

  • Tigers get first shutout win since 2012 during tourney

     ATLANTIC—The Red Oak softball team picked up its second win of the season Saturday during the Atlantic Softball Tournament.

    Red Oak recorded a 4-0 win against Audubon, the first shutout victory for the team since 2012 when the Tigers defeated Griswold at the Creston tournament.

    Zoey Welter was the star for Red Oak as she tossed her first career shutout, allowing four hits and striking out five Wheelers at the plate.

  • Sports Calendar: June 8

    It's a busy Monday on the sports calendar. Here's a look at what is going on around the area.

    Both Stanton baseball and softball teams will be home Monday evening has they host a varsity doubleheader against Nishnabotna. Both teams look to get back on track after losses to Fremont-Mills Friday. The doubleheader starts at 6 p.m. 

    The Essex softball team goes on the road as they face East Mills. The varsity game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start. Essex's baseball team will be home as they host Lenox. The game starts at 6 p.m.

  • Sports Calendar: June 5

    The weekend is finally here. We have some rain chance for Friday, but they're not quite as high as they were yesterday.

    Day two of the state tennis tournament continues in Ankeny this morning. Red Oak will have semifinalists in both singles and doubles. Kate Walker will be competing in the 1A singles semifinals as she takes on Cedar Rapids Xavier's Allison Jasper. The other semifinal features Denison-Schleswig's Mara Piroscoveanu against Grinnell's Lily Hamilton.

  • Sports Calendar: Tentative June 4 schedule

    We missed out on rainouts Wednesday and got in some games, but that might change for Thursday.

    With much of the area at an enhanced risk for severe weather, there's a lot of rain in the forecast for Thursday morning, afternoon and evening.

    The day starts with state tennis in Ankeny. Red Oak's Kate Walker will compete in singles, while Grace Blomstedt and Micayla Taylor compete in doubles.