High School

  • Sports Calendar: Boys District Basketball starts Monday

    The postseason for boys basketball kicks off Monday night as several area teams will be in action.

    In Class 2A District 15, both Red Oak and Southwest Valley will be playing first round games.

    Red Oak will be at Shenandoah High School as they play the Mustangs. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. The series is at 1-1 for the season, with Red Oak winning the previous meeting.

    Southwest Valley meanwhile will be in Council Bluffs as they face St. Albert. The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start at St. Albert High School.

  • Regional Basketball Preview: 3A and 2A start tonight

    The girls regional basketball tournament continues Saturday night as Class 2A teams take to the basketball courts.

    Class 3A Region 2

    The Red Oak girls basketball team kicks off another postseason Saturday night.

    It's the last home game for the Tigers as they will be home for a quarterfinal game versus Atlantic. It's the third meeting between the two teams this season. Red Oak has won both meetings.

  • UPDATED: 2014 District Wrestling Preview

    (NOTE: The article has been edited to include a third wrestler for Red Oak)

    The state tournament draws closer and closer as the district tournament takes place this weekend in high schools all around Iowa. All tournaments are scheduled for a noon start Saturday.

    2A District 2

    This year's 2A District 2 tournament will take place at Atlantic High School. Red Oak has three district qualifiers as of this posting, who will be competing this weekend.

  • Sports Calendar: February 14

    It's more or less the final day of the regular season for several basketball teams.

    In Red Oak Friday, the boys basketball team plays once more before the district tournament starts Monday as they host the Lenox Tigers. There will be no junior varsity game, therefore the varsity game starts at 6:30 p.m. Red Oak will try for its third straight win to close out the regular season.

  • Sports Calendar: 1A Regionals kick off Thursday

    It's official, the postseason has finally arrived for basketball. The regional girls basketball tournament kicks off Thursday night for Class 1A around much of the state.

    Several area teams will be competing in regions 7 and 8. NOTE: All games for Tuesday night are scheduled for 7 p.m.

    Region 7

    In Essex, the Trojanettes will be home as they host the East Mills Wolverines. It will be the third meeting between the two teams this season.

  • Sports Calendar: February 11

    The postseason draws closer and closer and many area sports teams will be wrapping up the regular season Tuesday night.

    In Stanton, the Viqueens and Vikings take to the court once more before the postseason begins. They will host a varsity doubleheader against South Page, starting with the girls game at 6 p.m.

    The Essex basketball teams will be on the road when they play Nishnabotna in a doubleheader. The games takes place in Farragut, starting at 6 p.m.

  • Southwest Valley girls defeat Central Decatur, Lenox

     The Southwest Valley girls basketball team was able to reel off two straight wins, last week against Pride of Iowa opponents.

    The most recent win came on parents night Friday when the Timberwolves (7-12 overall) held off a late rally by Central Decatur to defeat them 51-48.

    Central Decatur scored 19 fourth quarter points to chip away at the deficit. It wouldn’t be enough as the Timberwolves held on for the win.

  • Vikings fall short against Heartland Christian

     COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Stanton Vikings’ two-game winning streak was snapped Friday night when they lost in Council Bluffs to Heartland Christian 64-47.

    Stanton (5-12 overall) kept close with Heartland Christian early, trailing 10-9 at the end of the first quarter. By halftime, the Vikings were only down by eight points.

    The difference came in the third quarter when Heartland Christian outscored Stanton 21-10, creating a double-digit lead.

  • T’Wolves drop two to conference opponents

     The Southwest Valley boys basketball team lost both of its games last week.

    The most recent loss came Friday night on parents night when they fell to Central Decatur 71-54.

    Southwest Valley trailed 15-12 after the first quarter and were only down by six going into halftime.

    Central Decatur stayed ahead for the second half, giving the Timberwolves their ninth straight loss.

  • Red Oak bowling teams 8-1 for the season

     COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Red Oak bowling teams are both 8-1 for the season after defeating St. Albert at the Thunderbowl Thursday afternoon.

    The meet was moved to Thursday from last Tuesday because of the snowstorm in the area.

    In the boys meet, Red Oak won 2,856-2,503, while the girls won 2,321-1,034.

    Two boys bowlers finished with a 400 series. David Terry led the way with a 458 series and 259 high game.