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High School

  • 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.

  • Topham’s four golds guides Griswold to second

     DES MOINES — There won’t be a fourth straight state team title for the Griswold girls track and field team, but they were close at the end.

    The Tigers finished second in the 1A team state field with 43 points, one ahead of Central Elkader. North Linn snapped the Griswold team title streak as they finished with 57 points.

    Griswold had the lead entering the final two races of the meet, the 4x100 and 4x400. North Linn clinched the team title with a win in the 4x100 and added to their point total in the 4x400.

  • Sports Calendar: May 23

    This will be a short update for the calendar.

    The state track meet continues Friday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. There will be much more relay races, as well as field events and hurdle races. For more, go to IAHSAA.org or IGHSAU.org to follow along with the action.

    After getting rained out Thursday, the regional girls tennis tournament got underway this morning in Red Oak. The meet was scheduled for a 9 a.m. start. Red Oak and Southwest Valley will have individual competitors.

  • Sports Calendar: May 22

    It will be a busy day around the area for Thursday.

    The big event will be taking place in Des Moines though as the state track meet kicks off at Drake Stadium. For area teams and competitors, it all starts at 9 a.m. with the 1A girls shuttle hurdle relay prelims. Stanton and Griswold will compete in the heats for the shuttle hurdles. 

    Additionally, the 1A girls shot put, featuring Essex's Regan Burns also starts at 9 a.m.

  • State Track Schedule

    Here is the full list of area athletes competing at the state meet in Des Moines later this week. This will be broken down team by team.

    Red Oak

    • 2A Boys 3,200-meter race: Josh Sunberg- Thursday at 3:50 p.m.
    • 2A Boys 1,600-meter race: Josh Sunberg- Saturday at 1:53 p.m.
    • 2A Girls 400-meter dash: Kate Walker and Nikki Graber- Thursday at 7 p.m.
    • 2A Girls 1500-meter race: Kate Walker- Saturday at 2:25 p.m.

    Southwest Valley

  • Nelson qualifies for state tennis

     RED OAK —Red Oak tennis player Jordan Nelson’s final season will end at the same place as the previous year, the state tournament.

    After winning the district title at the district tournament Thursday, Nelson will have made a state tournament appearance in all four high school seasons.

    Nelson defeated Shenandoah’s Philip Meier in the district final 6-0 and 6-4 to get the win.

    The alternate third place match featured St. Albert’s Travis Miller defeating Jake Arneson of Atlantic 10-0.

  • SWV’s Baldwin lone qualifier in district golf

     RED OAK — The golf season continues on for one area golfer.

    Evan Baldwin of Southwest Valley was the only golfer to advance to districts during Friday’s 2A sectional meet at the Red Oak Country Club.

    Baldwin shot a 79 to finish in a tie for fourth along with Clarinda’s Zach Woodard to get into districts, which will take place Friday morning at Lake Panorama in Panora.

    “First year I’ve done it since my freshman year,” Baldwin said. “It feels good.”

  • Red Oak girls tennis advances to regional team final

     ATLANTIC — The Red Oak girls tennis team is once again back in the regional final following shutout wins Saturday to start the team tennis tournament in Atlantic.

    Red Oak first defeated Southwest Valley 5-0 in the first round.

    They followed that with a 5-0 win in the regional semifinals versus Harlan. In both instances, neither meet required the teams to start doubles as all of Red Oak’s wins came in singles.

    In all of Red Oak’s matches with Southwest Valley, they ended with 6-0, 6-0 wins.