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  • Sports Calendar: June 3

    With severe weather in the forecast for Wednesday, there is some concern as to whether the games for the evening will go on as scheduled.

    In Essex, it will be the Trojanettes hosting Red Oak in softball action. The first game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start at Essex High School.

    In Malvern, East Mills will be home as they host Nishnabotna. The softball varsity team plays first at 5:30 p.m., while the baseball varsity team plays at 7:30 p.m.

  • Red Oak tennis turns attention to state

     The spring season is finally winding down. 

    However, for a few members of the Red Oak girls tennis team, they’ll be focused on the state tournament in Ankeny Thursday and Friday.

    Singles player Kate Walker and the doubles team of Grace Blomstedt and Micayla Taylor will only need to worry about their respective tournaments.

  • Stanton sweeps Sidney in varsity doubleheader

     STANTON — Both the Stanton baseball and softball teams started the conference portion of their season strong with wins Friday night at Anderson Park.

    The highlight win came courtesy of the baseball team as they scored a 9-2 victory over the Cowboys in the second game of the varsity doubleheader.

    The game was delayed nearly an hour in the bottom of the sixth because of lightning in the area.

  • Golf Recap: Griswold finishes sixth at state

     MARSHALLTOWN — The Griswold boys’ golf team finished sixth during the state meet over the weekend.

    Griswold posted a two-day team score of 663, which kept them out of the top five by six strokes.

    Bishop Garrigan won the state title with a score of 604. East Buchanan took second and New London finished third.

  • Red Oak drops baseball opener to Kuemper

     CARROLL — The Red Oak baseball team lost its first and only game for the week, 7-0, to Kuemper Catholic Friday night in Carroll.

    The game was supposed to be part of a varsity doubleheader, however, they played one game and the second one was rained out.

    Red Oak was held hitless in the game as Kuemper Catholic jumped out to a lead early on and stayed ahead.

  • SWV baseball scores first win of season

     The Southwest Valley baseball team is off to a 1-2 start for the 2015 season. 

    Their lone win came during the I-35 tournament Saturday when they defeated East Union 6-5. Southwest Valley scored four runs in the seventh inning to get the win. Cody McMann drove in the game-winning run. 

  • Tigers Rolenc falls at state singles

     WATERLOO — Red Oak boys’ singles tennis player Weston Rolenc’s stay at the state tournament was short, as he was eliminated in consolations Friday in Waterloo.

    In his first round match, Rolenc lost 6-1 and 6-3 to Knoxville’s Jared McClung.

    In the consolation round, Rolenc faced Ben Albright of St. Edmond. Albright won the match 6-0 and 6-0.

    Rolenc is the third state qualifier for boys tennis in the previous three seasons.

  • Red Oak gets first win as Essex takes tourney

     RED OAK — The Red Oak softball team picked up their first win of the season Saturday morning as part of the sixth annual Red Oak Softball Tourney at the Red Oak Sports Complex.

    The Tigers defeated Riverside 12-8 to begin pool play at the tournament. It’s the first career victory for new softball coach Tristin Johnson, who was hired during the offseason.

  • Sports Calendar: Tentative May 29 schedule

    There were quite a few rainouts Thursday night. With the forecast for Friday, don't be surprised if we get a few more.

    There are two state meets on the calendar for Friday, including in tennis. Red Oak singles player Weston Rolenc will be competing at state in the singles and doubles tournament. 

    The 1A tournament will take place at the Byrnes Park Tennis Complex in Waterloo. The tournament should kick off in Waterloo shortly.

  • UPDATE: Sports Calendar: May 28

    3:12 p.m. update: Tonight's JV and varsity games for Red Oak baseball and softball at Atlantic have been postponed. No make-up date has been announced.

    With spring mostly out of the way, the summer sports season begins.

    As of now, these games are still on. However that could change, given the forecast. Here's a look at some of the games that are scheduled for Thursday.