High School

  • Timberwolves swept in Mount Ayr doubleheader

     CORNING — The Southwest Valley Timberwolves baseball team was swept in a conference doubleheader last Tuesday versus Mount Ayr.

    The Timberwolves lost game one 11-2 and game two 8-5.

    In game one, Evan Baldwin scored the first run to give Southwest Valley a 1-0 lead. 

    Mount Ayr took the lead in the fourth inning by scoring two runs. The Raiders scored the bulk of their runs in the last two innings. 

  • Tigers fall to Glenwood in doubleheader

    GLENWOOD — The Red Oak baseball team was swept in a varsity doubleheader last week versus the Glenwood Rams.

    The Rams won the first game 14-7 and won game two 18-3 in four innings.

    In game one, Glenwood jumped ahead 5-0 after two innings.

    Red Oak closed the gap by scoring four runs in the top of the fourth to get the lead down to 5-4.

    Hayden Berry led off the inning with a double.

    Nathan Guffey reached base on a single and soon both Guffey and Berry were in scoring position.

  • Red Oak softball swept versus Glenwood, Denison-Schleswig

    GLENWOOD — The Red Oak softball team started the week last Monday by being swept in a softball doubleheader against the Glenwood Rams in Glenwood.

    Glenwood won the first game 12-0 and won game two 13-1.

    “We played pretty good defense,” Red Oak softball coach Lisa Vanderhoof said. “The first game we only had two errors. The last game, I don’t think we had any.”

  • Sports Calendar: June 26

    Despite the threats of rain, there's plenty of sporting events scheduled for Thursday.

    Both the Red Oak baseball and softball teams will be home as they host Denison-Schleswig as part of a pair of varsity doubleheaders. The action starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Oak Sports Complex (softball) and Legion Park (baseball).

    Elsewhere, the Stanton softball and baseball teams hit the road as they take on Fremont-Mills. The softball team plays first at 5:30 p.m., while the baseball team starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • IGHSAU releases regional softball brackets

    The postseason draws closer as the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the regional tournament brackets for all five classes Monday afternoon.

    Here is a breakdown of the area teams competing in the tournament.

    Class 3A

    The Red Oak Tigers will be competing in Class 3A Region 8 this postseason. They will play in the quarterfinals of the regional tournament against the Atlantic Trojanns Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in Atlantic.

  • Griswold takes runner-up at home softball tournament

     GRISWOLD — The Griswold softball team fell short 11-0 to Exira-EHK in the final game of their softball tournament Saturday at Griswold High School.

    Exira-EHK, the ninth ranked team in Class 1A, scored three runs in the fourth and one more in the fifth to ensure the victory via the 10-run rule.

    Jackie and Payton Rush had the lone hits for Griswold in the game.

    The Tigers picked up a win earlier against Fremont-Mills 9-7.

  • SWV baseball drops two straight conference games

     PLEASANTVILLE — The Southwest Valley baseball team lost 27-0 in three innings at Pleasantville Friday night.

    The Timberwolves were hitless as they gave up 13 runs in the first inning, six in the second and eight in the third.

    It’s the second shutout loss for Southwest Valley this season.

    Bedford 5, Southwest Valley 4

  • Vikings fall short in non-conference games

     The Stanton Vikings fell short as they lost 16-1 to A-H-S-T last Wednesday.

    Stanton scored one run in the first inning, but was kept in check the rest of the game following their loss to A-H-S-T at Avoca in four innings.

    A-H-S-T scored eight runs in the fourth inning to win the game via the mercy rule.

    Dustin Isaacson scored the lone run of the game, thanks to a RBI hit by Connor Hultman.

  • SWV softball beats FM at Griswold tournament

     GRISWOLD — The Southwest Valley softball team picked up its lone win at the Griswold softball tournament Saturday against Fremont-Mills 10-6.

    The Timberwolves scored three runs in the sixth inning to ensure the victory.

    Southwest Valley started the game with a 3-0 lead in the first inning. 

    Fremont-Mills recovered to tie the game 3-3 and then scored two more runs in the third to make it 5-3.

  • East Mills completes regular season sweep of Stanton

    STANTON — The East Mills Wolverines softball team shutout the Stanton Viqueens 5-0 Friday night in Anderson Park, completing a regular season sweep.

    East Mills scored all five of its runs in the third and fourth inning to ensure the victory via shutout.

    “We haven’t had a shutout since I’ve been here,” East Mills softball coach Jeff Laughlin said.