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High School

  • Golf Recap: Griswold finishes sixth at state

     MARSHALLTOWN — The Griswold boys’ golf team finished sixth during the state meet over the weekend.

    Griswold posted a two-day team score of 663, which kept them out of the top five by six strokes.

    Bishop Garrigan won the state title with a score of 604. East Buchanan took second and New London finished third.

  • Red Oak drops baseball opener to Kuemper

     CARROLL — The Red Oak baseball team lost its first and only game for the week, 7-0, to Kuemper Catholic Friday night in Carroll.

    The game was supposed to be part of a varsity doubleheader, however, they played one game and the second one was rained out.

    Red Oak was held hitless in the game as Kuemper Catholic jumped out to a lead early on and stayed ahead.

  • SWV baseball scores first win of season

     The Southwest Valley baseball team is off to a 1-2 start for the 2015 season. 

    Their lone win came during the I-35 tournament Saturday when they defeated East Union 6-5. Southwest Valley scored four runs in the seventh inning to get the win. Cody McMann drove in the game-winning run. 

  • Tigers Rolenc falls at state singles

     WATERLOO — Red Oak boys’ singles tennis player Weston Rolenc’s stay at the state tournament was short, as he was eliminated in consolations Friday in Waterloo.

    In his first round match, Rolenc lost 6-1 and 6-3 to Knoxville’s Jared McClung.

    In the consolation round, Rolenc faced Ben Albright of St. Edmond. Albright won the match 6-0 and 6-0.

    Rolenc is the third state qualifier for boys tennis in the previous three seasons.

  • Red Oak gets first win as Essex takes tourney

     RED OAK — The Red Oak softball team picked up their first win of the season Saturday morning as part of the sixth annual Red Oak Softball Tourney at the Red Oak Sports Complex.

    The Tigers defeated Riverside 12-8 to begin pool play at the tournament. It’s the first career victory for new softball coach Tristin Johnson, who was hired during the offseason.

  • Sports Calendar: Tentative May 29 schedule

    There were quite a few rainouts Thursday night. With the forecast for Friday, don't be surprised if we get a few more.

    There are two state meets on the calendar for Friday, including in tennis. Red Oak singles player Weston Rolenc will be competing at state in the singles and doubles tournament. 

    The 1A tournament will take place at the Byrnes Park Tennis Complex in Waterloo. The tournament should kick off in Waterloo shortly.

  • UPDATE: Sports Calendar: May 28

    3:12 p.m. update: Tonight's JV and varsity games for Red Oak baseball and softball at Atlantic have been postponed. No make-up date has been announced.

    With spring mostly out of the way, the summer sports season begins.

    As of now, these games are still on. However that could change, given the forecast. Here's a look at some of the games that are scheduled for Thursday.

  • Sports Update: Red Oak falls short in tennis regional final

    For the first time in a long time, the Red Oak girls tennis team will miss out on state team tennis.

    Red Oak lost 5-4 Tuesday evening in the 1A regional final versus Shenandoah. The Tigers trailed 4-2 entering doubles, but rallied back to nearly take the regional final.

    The Fillies advance on to face Ballard Wednesday afternoon in Norwalk. The winner advances onto the final four, which will be played June 6 in Ankeny.

    We'll have more on the meet in the June 2 edition of the Red Oak Express.

  • Golf Recap: Red Oak’s season ends, Griswold advances

     RED OAK — The Red Oak girls’ golf team ended their season at the first round of regionals last Monday at the Red Oak Country Club.

    The team finished sixth with a score of 517. Atlantic won the meet with 384, with Shenandoah finishing second with 424.

  • Topham wins two state titles to complete high school career

     DES MOINES — When Rebekah Topham was a freshman, she was a fresh face at Drake Stadium.

    Topham won two state titles in 2012 as she helped Griswold win the second of three straight state championships.

    Topham made her mark and continued to dominate the 1A track scene for the next four years.