High School

  • District Track Preview: 1A-8 (Mount Ayr)

    NOTE: This is the second of a three part preview of the district track meets. We've posted a preview of the West Harrison meet and will post a preview tomorrow of the Treynor meet.

    There's a lot of storylines for the Mount Ayr meet Thursday. Griswold, Stanton and Essex will all be competing against the likes of Bedford, Nishnabotna, Mount Ayr, Clarinda Academy and Lenox for a shot at state.

  • Becthold, Rew among winners at boys Corner meet

     TABOR — The hard work continues to pay off for Stanton track and field athlete Alex Becthold.

    Becthold, a junior, provided the lone highlight for Stanton with his win in the discus as the Vikings took fourth at last Tuesday’s Corner Conference meet at Fremont-Mills High School. 

    Becthold set a new meet record with a throw of 158’6” to knock off both Sam and Spencer Phillips of Fremont-Mills.

  • Griswold repeats as WIC track champs

     GRISWOLD — The Griswold girls’ track team claimed a second straight Western Iowa Conference team championship at last Tuesday’s conference meet at Griswold High School.

    Griswold held off Treynor to win with a score of 130 points. The Cardinals were second with 116, while Missouri Valley took third.

    The Tigers scored four wins at the meet, with two coming courtesy of Rebekah Topham.

  • Golf Recap: Red Oak takes 11th at Atlantic meet

    ATLANTIC — The Red Oak boys’ golf team finished 11th out of 13 teams competing at last Tuesday’s Trojan Invitational.

    The boys had a score of 355. The girls also competed, but only had three competitors and therefore had no team score.

    Connor Johnson led the way for the boys with an 83. Nick Carlson had an 86, while Gabe Nelson shot a 92. Nolan Black shot a 94, while Ryan Plambeck and Justin Bernard had a 96 and 97, respectively.

  • Southwest Valley takes third at POI track meet

     GREENFIELD — The Southwest Valley boys track team finished third at last Monday’s Pride of Iowa track meet at Nodaway Valley High School.

    The Timberwolves finished with a score of 70 points. Mount Ayr won the meet with 133 points and Pleasantville was second.

    Southwest Valley had two wins at the Pride of Iowa meet, both in hurdles races. 

  • Walker, LeRette win Hawkeye 10 track titles

     GLENWOOD — For the second straight year, the Red Oak track and field teams left the Hawkeye 10 meet with a pair of conference champions.

    It was Kate Walker and Logan LeRette winning those conference titles as the girls finished 10th, while the boys took ninth at the Hawkeye 10 meet at Glenwood High School Thursday evening.

  • Red Oak tennis continues to score wins

     The Red Oak teams were in action against Harlan Thursday, but at different sites as both went on to win.

    The boys got back to .500 (5-5) when they defeated Harlan 6-3.

    The meet was held inside at the Montgomery County Family YMCA in Red Oak.

    Weston Rolenc as the No. 2 seed scored an 8-6 win against Josh Cheek. Dean Smith also scored an 8-6 win when he defeated Nolan Heese.

  • Essex’s 4x100 win highlights third place Corner meet finish

     TABOR — A clerical entry error prevented the Essex girls from entering the 4x200-meter relay at last Tuesday’s Corner Conference track meet.

    The Trojanettes didn’t dwell on it or let it get them down. Instead, they responded by going out and winning the 4x100 relay race as the Trojanettes went on take third place in the conference meet.

  • Sports Calendar: May 7 tentative schedule

    2:33 p.m. Update: We only have one announcment as of now. The Griswold golf meet against IKM-Manning has been canceled.

    There's quite a bit on the calendar for Thursday. However, with chances of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast, plus rain overnight, events could change. We'll update those changes here, should any announcements pop up.

    The big track meet in the area for Thursday will take place in Glenwood as the Hawkeye 10 meets take place. Red Oak will be among the 11 teams in action.

  • Sports Calendar: May 5 plus conference previews

    It's a very big day on the sports calendar as not one, but two conference track meets are scheduled for Tuesday.

    Here's what is on the calendar for Tuesday:

    Western Iowa Conference Meet

    The Western Iowa Conference track meet kicks off early at 3:30 p.m. at Griswold High School. Both Griswold track teams will be competing against the likes of Treynor, Missouri Valley, Underwood and Logan-Magnolia.

    Last year, it was Griswold winning the girls title with a score of 149 points and edging out Treynor.