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High School

  • Viqueens start season 0-2

     SIDNEY — The Stanton Viqueens softball team is off to an 0-2 start on the season following road losses to Sidney and Nodaway Valley.

    Their opening season loss came last Tuesday 6-5 against Sidney.

    Sidney scored runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning. 

    The Viqueens fought to stay close, but were only able to get one run in the seventh.

  • SW Valley softball knocks off Clarinda

     CLARINDA — The Southwest Valley softball team scored its first win of the season Friday night when they defeated Clarinda 19-13.

    Clarinda held a 6-4 lead through three innings and 8-6 after four. However, Southwest Valley rallied to score seven runs in the fifth inning and three more in both the six and seventh to get the win.

  • Griswold finishes third at state golf

     MARSHALLTOWN — The Griswold boys golf team left Marshalltown with a little extra hardware after finishing third at Saturday’s 1A State Golf Meet at the American Legion Golf Course.

    Griswold posted a two-day team score of 644, one shot behind runner-up Grundy Center. Bishop Garrigan won the state title as they recorded a 623.

  • Red Oak held winless during early games

    RED OAK — The Red Oak softball team is off to an 0-7 start following losses on Saturday as part of the Red Oak Softball Tournament at the Red Oak Sports Complex.

    The Tigers lost both of their pool games to Griswold (12-3) and Essex (11-6) and then fell to Fremont-Mills (20-1).

    As part of the tournament, the pool games had a 90 minute time limit.

  • 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.