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High School

  • Viqueens top team in conference

     STANTON— The Stanton Viqueens sit alone at the top of the Corner Conference standings after they defeated Nishnabotna 3-1 at home Thursday evening.

    After splitting the first two games, Stanton (9-5 overall) went on to win games three and four and keep the rematch with the Blue Devils from going to a fifth game.

  • Red Oak falls against West Central Valley

     RED OAK — Three first half touchdowns made all the difference as the West Central Valley Wildcats handed the Red Oak Tigers their first district loss of the 2014 season Friday night, 26-6, at Russ Benda Field.

    West Central Valley scored 20 of its 26 points in the first 14 minutes of the game.

  • Friday Football: 2A Week 4 Preview

    The Red Oak Tigers return for a home game Friday night as they host West Central Valley.

    The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Russ Benda Field at Red Oak Legion Park.

    Red Oak (2-1) got off to a 1-0 start in district play last week when they defeated Shenandoah 32-27. A win Friday night would put them at 2-0 in 2A-District 8.

  • Friday Football: 8-man Week 4 Preview

    Week 4 of the 8-man football season has arrived. Here is a preview of the games in District 8.

    East Mills (3-0 overall, 1-0 district) at Stanton (1-2 overall, 1-0 district)- 7 p.m. at Stanton High School

    The big game around the area features Stanton hosting East Mills. The Vikings got off to a hot start in district play last week when they crushed CAM, 70-12.

  • Friday Football: Class A and 1A Week 4 Preview

    We've reached the fourth week of the high school season and there's no shortage of area games on the schedule in Class A and 1A.

    In Class A District 1, Griswold will play host to Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (MVAO).

    It has been a rough start for Griswold for the 2014 season. They began the district season last week with a 48-28 loss to Audubon. They're off to a 1-2 start for the regular season.

    MVAO meanwhile is 0-3 to start the season. They're coming off a 42-20 loss to Tri-Center.

  • IGHSAU Volleyball Poll: Red Oak stays fourth in 3A, Griswold enters 1A poll

    The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released its fourth volleyball rankings for the 2014 season.

    In Class 3A, Red Oak remains fourth in the current poll. The top six spots in the poll remained the same from last week. Solon is ranked first, Mount Vernon is second, Independence is third, Nevada sits fifth and Mediapolis sits sixth.

    A new team entered the rankings for Class 3A as Shenandoah sits 14th in the poll. Kuemper Catholic meanwhile dropped out of the rankings.

    Here is the full 3A poll:

  • Sports Calendar: September 18

    There are a few matches scheduled around the area for Thursday evening.

    The most noteworthy match takes place in Stanton as the Viqueens host Nishnabotna. Volleyball matches at Stanton will start at 3:30 p.m. with the junior high squad, followed later in the evening by JV and varsity.

    The Viqueens are fresh off a strong weekend at the Shenandoah Tournament. They're undefeated in conference play.

    Nishnabotna meanwhile stunned the East Mills Wolverines, 3-2, on Tuesday night in Malvern.

  • Sports Calendar: September 16

    The high school volleyball season continues Tuesday evening with a big slate of matches around the area.

    After winning the Griswold tournament Saturday, the Red Oak Tigers return to the volleyball court Tuesday night when they go to Council Bluffs and face Lewis Central.

    Red Oak is off to a 12-1 (2-0 in the Hawkeye 10) start thus far in 2014. Their lone loss came against Harlan at the Harlan Volleyball Tournament. They cruised through the competition at the Griswold Volleyball Tournament Saturday, not dropping a game during it all.

  • East Mills knocks off FM

     MALVERN — Last Tuesday will go down as one of the more memorable moments for East Mills volleyball.

    East Mills rallied in the fifth game to score the 3-2 win over rival Fremont-Mills during last Tuesday’s conference opener.

    “This is like the No. 1 match that I’ve ever coached,” Wolverines Head Coach Connie Blank said. “It was amazing.”

  • Viqueens score conference wins

     Stanton picked up quick 3-0 wins last week to start the conference season. The most recent win came Thursday night in the Viqueens home opener as they defeated South Page 25-11, 25-5 and 25-9.

    In all three instances, Stanton jumped out to big leads and never looked back. In two of the three games, Stanton began them with double-digit runs. In both instances, Haley Weis was serving as the Rebels struggled to get any offense going.