High School

  • Red Oak bowling teams 8-1 for the season

     COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Red Oak bowling teams are both 8-1 for the season after defeating St. Albert at the Thunderbowl Thursday afternoon.

    The meet was moved to Thursday from last Tuesday because of the snowstorm in the area.

    In the boys meet, Red Oak won 2,856-2,503, while the girls won 2,321-1,034.

    Two boys bowlers finished with a 400 series. David Terry led the way with a 458 series and 259 high game.

  • Viqueens complete sweep of Heartland Christian

     COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Stanton Viqueens are now 19-1 for the season after defeating Heartland Christian 63-38 in Council Bluffs Friday night.

    Stanton fell behind early, trailing 11-6 in the first quarter. 

    The Viqueens picked it up in the second quarter, outscoring Heartland Christian 23-8 and taking a 29-19 lead at halftime.

  • East Mills sweeps Nishnabotna at home

     MALVERN — The East Mills basketball teams were able to secure a varsity doubleheader victory Thursday night at home against the Nishnabotna Blue Devils.


    In the second game of the doubleheader, the East Mills boys basketball team defeated Nishnabotna 61-27.

    The Wolverines scored early and often during the first quarter, compiling a double-digit lead. 

  • Mertz, Petty qualify for districts

     SHENANDOAH— The Red Oak wrestling team had two qualifiers for district as they finished fourth at Saturday’s 2A sectional meet in Shenandoah.

    Dakota Petty (113 lbs.) and Tanner Mertz (132 lbs.) were the district qualifiers for Red Oak, each placing second in their respective brackets.

  • Red Oak rallies late in overtime for road victory

     CRESTON — The Red Oak girls basketball team picked up one of its biggest wins of the season Friday night when they rallied in the final seconds of overtime to defeat the Creston Panthers 69-67.

    With 10 seconds left and the game tied 67-67, Creston inbounded the ball as Red Oak’s Kate Walker and Grace Blomstedt, both playing with four fouls, immediately went for a trap.

  • Tigers knock off Shenandoah

     SHENANDOAH —Not satisfied with the possibility of another loss, the Red Oak boys basketball team rallied in the fourth quarter and defeated the Shenandoah Mustangs at Shenandoah High School Saturday night 78-71.

    The win came a night after Red Oak forward Evan Mellott broke his ankle during the first minute of Friday night’s game against Creston. 

    The senior was hospitalized for the injury and wasn’t at the game in Shenandoah Saturday night.

  • District Basketball Pairings Released

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the district pairings in boys basketball for Class 2A and 1A this week.


    The Red Oak Tigers will be competing in District 15 of Class 2A. Their first opponent will be the Shenandoah Mustangs in the round. The game will be played Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at Shenandoah High School.

    Also in District 15 is Southwest Valley, who will be playing St. Albert in the first round, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.

  • Sports Calendar: February 7 weekend

    It's another busy weekend for sports around the area.

    The Red Oak basketball teams will be in action Friday night as they head east on US-34 to Creston for a varsity doubleheader against the Panthers. It all starts at 6 p.m. with the girls game. The boys game will follow shortly after.

    In Corner Conference action, the Stanton basketball teams head to Council Bluffs as they play in a doubleheader against Heartland Christian. It all starts at 6 p.m.

  • Sports Calendar: February 6

    No snow in the forecast for Thursday, but still plenty of cold for this winter sports day.

    Some events originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be taking place on Thursday.

    The Red Oak bowling team will be one of those teams part of the re-schedule as they travel to Council Bluffs to face St. Albert. The meets start at 3:30 p.m. at the Thunderbowl.

    Also re-scheduled for Thursday is the East Mills basketball doubleheader against Nishnabotna. It all starts at 6 p.m. with the girls game. The game will be in Malvern.

  • UPDATED: Sports Area Postponements for Feb. 4

    With a snowstorm in the forecast for Tuesday, many area schools are postponing or canceling scheduled sports events. Here is what we have as of right now:

    The Red Oak basketball doubleheaders at Shenandoah have been postponed. The boys games (JV and varsity) have been postponed until Saturday, Feb. 8. They games take place after the sectional wrestling tournament, with the junior varsity game expected to start at 6:30 p.m. and the boys game to follow. The girls games (JV and varsity) are postponed until Feb. 14.