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  • Tigers’ Taylor tosses two-hitter versus Trojans

    RED OAK — A gem pitched by Jesse Taylor led to Red Oak picking up its first win of the season Saturday afternoon at Legion Park as the Tigers defeated Essex 12-0 in five innings.

    Taylor, a sophomore, pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out eight Trojans in the win.

    “I was thinking no-hitter, but I knew they were a good hitting team,” Taylor said after the game. “I knew some hits were going to go and that’s just baseball.”

  • Nelson takes eighth at state tennis

     WATERLOO —For the third straight year, a Red Oak boys tennis player has medaled at the state tournament.

    Jordan Nelson, a senior singles player, finished eighth out of the 16 qualifiers in the field at the 1A boys state tennis tournament Saturday at the Byrnes Tennis Courts in Waterloo.

  • Tigers set for state tennis

    It will be a busy week for the Red Oak girls tennis team as the opportunity for a possible state team title is within grasp.

    Red Oak advanced to the final four when they defeated Ballard in Norwalk last Tuesday 5-0.

    The Tigers picked up all of their wins in singles. Kate Walker scored a 6-1, 6-1 win versus Brenna Ripp.

  • Sports Calendar: May 30-31

    It's the last Friday in May and there is plenty of sports action scheduled for the day.

    The day starts early for a couple of sports.

    The 1A boys state tennis tournament kicked off Friday morning at the Byrnes Tennis Center in Waterloo. Red Oak tennis player Jordan Nelson was scheduled to compete Friday morning in Waterloo. The senior is Red Oak's lone boys qualifier. The tournament will continue Saturday morning at Byrnes Park, or at the Blackhawk Tennis Center, in case of inclement weather.

  • Sports Calendar: May 29

    The first week of the baseball/softball season continues Thursday night with teams around the area competing.

    The Red Oak baseball team will be home Thursday evening at Legion Park as they host a JV/Varsity doubleheader against Atlantic. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. with the JV game.

    The Tigers are 0-1 to start the season. They lost 2-0 Monday night at home to Fremont-Mills. They were originally scheduled to play Underwood Tuesday night, but that game was postponed because of rain.

  • Sports Update: Red Oak advances in state team tennis

    The Red Oak girls tennis team makes its way back to the state team tennis final four, following a win Tuesday afternoon in Norwalk versus Ballard.

    Red Oak won the meet 5-0 and will compete in the final four, which takes place June 7 in Iowa City.

    Joining Red Oak in the final four will be Cedar Rapids Xavier, who knocked off Dubuque Wahlert 5-2.

    Meanwhile, Camanche defeated Pella Christian 5-0 in the state first round to once again advance.

    There is one more first round state meet scheduled for Wednesday.

  • University of Nebraska women’s basketball camp set for July

     RED OAK — The University of Nebraska women’s basketball team will host a satellite camp July 26 at the Montgomery County Family YMCA.

    The camp is open to all students entering the grades third through 11th for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Players and staff members from the 2014-15 Nebraska women’s basketball team will lead the camp.

  • Walker, Vannausdle among those going to state tennis

     With first round of the state team tournament taking place Tuesday, the Red Oak girls tennis team qualified two singles and a doubles team to the state meet, which takes place next week in Iowa City.

    Kate Walker, Paige Vannausdle, as well as the doubles pairing of Erica Sherman and Grace Blomstedt advanced through regionals Friday in Red Oak.

    Walker defeated Vannausdle 6-2 with an injury default in the second set to win the regional title. The injury was a blister for Vannausdle.

  • Golf Regionals: Tigers fall short, SWV and Griswold advance

     ATLANTIC — The Red Oak girls golf season came to an end last Monday when they competed in the opening round of 3A regionals at the Atlantic Country Club.

    Red Oak missed out on qualifying further as the finished fifth out of eight teams competing with a score of 471. 

    Atlantic and Clarinda both advanced on as team qualifiers. 

    The Tigers didn’t have an individual qualifier advance.

  • Griswold advances to state in boys golf

     The Griswold boys golf team advanced on to the state golf meet, which takes place at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown Friday and Saturday.

    Griswold joins fellow Western Iowa Conference school Riverside in the eight team field. The Tigers posted one of the top scores to get into the field as they shot a 320 at districts Friday at Crestwood Hills in Anita.