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High School

  • Tigers take sixth at Creston meet

     HARLAN — The Red Oak boys’ cross country team took seventh at Saturday’s Harlan cross country meet.

    The team had a score of 153. Harlan took first with 46 points.

    Logan LeRette had the lone top 10 finish for the boys as he finished fourth with a time of 17:53.46.

  • T’Wolves finish 3rd at home tournament

     CORNING—The Southwest Valley Timberwolves volleyball team finished third during Saturday’s home tournament at the Corning Activity Center.

    The Timberwolves defeated Essex in the third place match to ensure their spot in the top three. They defeated Essex 21-19 and 21-14.

  • Vikings spoil Essex homecoming for third straight win

     ESSEX — The Stanton Vikings were not about to let their halftime lead get away from them this week. A 44-point second half proved to be the difference as the Vikings won 78-34, spoiling the Essex Trojans Homecoming Friday night at Trojan Field.

  • Swede Bowl rivalry has plenty of history and moments

    The high school football season in southwest Iowa wouldn’t be complete without the annual “Swede Bowl” taking place between Stanton and Essex.

    The rivalry itself has gone on for more than 50 years between the two area schools.

    Stanton enters Friday night’s game having won six straight in the series, including last year by a 68-40 score.

  • Pink Out Night Order Shirts due Sept. 29

    As part of Pink Out Night Thursday, Red Oak High School will be selling Pink Out t-shirts.

    The shirts will be available to wear for the Oct. 2 volleyball match versus Denison-Schleswig.

    Proceeds will be given to the Montgomery County Relay for Life.

    Orders for the t-shirts start at $12 for short sleeve and $14 for  the long sleeve. 

    Orders are due to Red Oak High School by Monday at 3 p.m. The order form has been attached in the article.

  • Friday Football: Red Oak faces off against Kuemper Catholic

    The Red Oak Tigers will look to get back on track Friday night when they make the trip to Carroll and face the Kuemper Catholic Knights.

    Red Oak (2-2 overall, 1-1 district) is recovering from a loss at home last week against West Central Valley. The Tigers defense gave up 20 of 26 points in the first half.

    Kuemper Catholic (2-2 overall, 1-0 district) is also recovering from a loss as they fell last week to South Central Calhoun.

  • Friday Football: Stanton tries for three straight during Essex Homecoming

    There are a couple of big games in 8-man District 8 for Friday night.

    One of the bigger ones could be taking place in Essex though as the Trojans try to snap their long losing skid, dating back to 2012, when they host the Stanton Vikings.

    Stanton has won six straight meetings against Essex, including last year 68-40, versus Essex/South Page.

    The Trojans are 0-4 to start the 2014 season. Defense has been the biggest problem as they've allowed 66 points per game thus far in four games this season, including 82 last week in a loss to CAM.

  • Friday Football: Class A and 1A Week 5 Preview

    We've reached the halfway point of the 2014 football season and there is no shortage of games on the schedule for Friday night.

    Class A

    In Class A-1, the Griswold  Tigers look to make it two in a row when they host Westwood. The Tigers got back on track last week when they defeated MVAO 34-8. They're 2-2 overall and 1-1 in district play. A win over Westwood would put them over .500, heading into a big showdown with St. Albert the next week.

  • Sports Calendar: September 25

    There are only a couple of volleyball teams from around the area competing Thursday evening.

    The Essex volleyball team will be on the road as they take part in a volleyball invitational against Nishnabotna and Lenox. The Invitational starts at 6 p.m. at Lenox High School.

    Griswold will be the only other team in action as they're on the road to take on A-H-S-T. The varsity match is currently scheduled for a 7:45 p.m. start.

    Meanwhile, the Griswold Cross Country team will hit the road as they compete at Audubon. The meet starts at 4:30 p.m.

  • More News and Notes: September 23

    The Red Oak seventh grade volleyball team picked up wins Monday night at home against Glenwood.

    The A-team match featured Red Oak winning 23-25, 26-24 and 15-5. Allie West and Sophie Walker each had three kills to lead the way for the Tigers.

    The B-team match ended with a 22-25, 25-17 and 15-5 victory. Haley Plambeck had three digs, while Lillian Johnson recorded three kills.

    Both the A and B team are 4-0 on the season.