http://www.redoakexpress.com/sports/rss.xml en Bentley honored at youth wrestling http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/bentley-honored-youth-wrestling <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/youth_wrestling_cmykimg_20180326_154727.jpg" alt="Zach Bentley (back center) was honored at the first Red Oak youth wrestling banquet. Bentley coached the wrestlers above, and five represented the program at the state level this season. Bentley has been an integral part of Red Oak’s youth wrestling program for years as a coach. " title="Zach Bentley (back center) was honored at the first Red Oak youth wrestling banquet. Bentley coached the wrestlers above, and five represented the program at the state level this season. Bentley has been an integral part of Red Oak’s youth wrestling program for years as a coach. " align="left" hspace="6" /> SWV golfers split 1st tee time http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/swv-golfers-split-1st-tee-time <p> The Southwest Valley golf teams played their first meet of the year last Thursday, splitting the wins with the Clarinda Cardinals.<br /> For the first time in several years, the Timberwolves have enough girls on the team to post a team score.<br /> &ldquo;With one junior, one sophomore, and two freshmen, the team is very young,&rdquo; head coach Cindy Drake said. &ldquo;The team played in their first varsity golf meet on a course that is much longer and harder than their home course. I am pleased with the way they played.&rdquo;<br /> A Long journey http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/long-journey <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/chucklongimg_7121.jpg" alt="Chuck Long" title="Chuck Long" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> From the &ldquo;Tot Lot&rdquo; to the professional football field, Chuck Long has endured a long journey.<br /> &ldquo;I was the &lsquo;take a chance kid&rsquo;,&rdquo; Long said of his recruitment to the University of Iowa. &ldquo;It was overwhelming. But I worked hard and immersed myself in the college passing game. My work ethic alone got me through.&rdquo;<br /> The Red Oak Rotary Club hosted Long at the Wilson Performing Arts Center last Monday night to promote Long&rsquo;s just-released book, &ldquo;Destined for Greatness.&rdquo;<br /> Red Oak hosts H-10 south co-ed track http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/red-oak-hosts-h-10-south-co-ed-track <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/juhi_sophieimg_7153.jpg" alt="Red Oak’s Sophie Walker clenches her fist as she hands the baton to Juhi Boeye in the sprint medley relay last Tuesday." title="Red Oak’s Sophie Walker clenches her fist as she hands the baton to Juhi Boeye in the sprint medley relay last Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Red Oak track teams hosted the Hawkeye 10 south division track meet last Tuesday with both the girls and boys taking fourth place overall.<br /> The south division consists of Clarinda, Creston, Glenwood, Red Oak, and Sheanandoah.<br /> Girls<br /> Team results: 1- Glenwood 201; 2- Shenandoah 142; 3- Creston 111; 4- Red Oak 64; 5- Clarinda 47.<br /> Red Oak was led by Juhi Boeye who earned a second place in the 400m dash and was a member on the third place sprint medley relay, and fourth place 4x400 relay, earning 10.5 points.<br /> Jadon Jahnke does it his way http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/jadon-jahnke-does-it-his-way <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jahnke20180320_112739.jpg" alt="Before track season this year, Jahnke decided to cut his hair and donate it. " title="Before track season this year, Jahnke decided to cut his hair and donate it. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Griswold senior Jadon Jahnke is one of a kind. Two things stick out about Jadon, and one is uncommon for kids his age: he loves track and Frank Sinatra.<br /> <br /> Someone To Watch Over Me<br /> &ldquo;I love track, the running aspect, because it&rsquo;s all mental,&rdquo; Jahnke said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s all about toughness. I&rsquo;ve watched my older brothers for years run, throw, and do stuff, and it always made me want to do that when I got older.&rdquo;<br /> Jahnke has three older brothers and one younger brother.<br /> Charmed life | Charm Carpenter http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/charmed-life-charm-carpenter-1 <p> Once a person joins a sports team, the team becomes family. And the families of the members become&hellip;.well, family.<br /> That&rsquo;s the great thing about joining a team. A person gets brothers, sisters, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, you get the point. There is always a person to turn to during happy times and wins and during bad times and losses.<br /> What hurts is when the loss comes from somewhere other than the court, field, or track. It hurts when the loss is one of the family.<br /> McCunn bleeds Tiger strength, places 8th http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/mccunn-bleeds-tiger-strength-places-8th <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mccunnimg_5475.jpg" alt="Justin McCunn took a first-round loss to Dylan Koresh of Charles City before earning the advancement with a first-round consolation win over Roberto Cardenas on Thursday at the state wrestling tournament. Go to Redoakexpress.com for more photos. All photos available for purchase. " title="Justin McCunn took a first-round loss to Dylan Koresh of Charles City before earning the advancement with a first-round consolation win over Roberto Cardenas on Thursday at the state wrestling tournament. Go to Redoakexpress.com for more photos. All photos available for purchase. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Five Red Oak Tigers punched their tickets to compete in the state wrestling tournament, with two Tigers earning medals, a first in Red Oak wrestling history. All five won at least one match at the state tournament.<br /> &ldquo;It was a whirlwind of emotion,&rdquo; head coach Tiegen Podliska said. &ldquo;We had excitement; we had heartbreak; we had anger; we had frustration; and we had excitement.&rdquo;<br /> Red Oak finished in 19th place with 31 points.<br /> Thomas Bentley finished the tournament in third place, going 4-1 with two falls and two decisions.<br /> RO girls hoops next stop: state tourney http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/ro-girls-hoops-next-stop-state-tourney <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gbbdwsyranv4auagdg.jpg" alt="Red Oak basketball girls celebrate their state qualifying win over Cherokee, Saturday with the presentation of the banner" title="Red Oak basketball girls celebrate their state qualifying win over Cherokee, Saturday with the presentation of the banner" align="left" hspace="6" width="165" height="85" /><p> The Red Oak Tigers girls hoops are heading to state for the third time in six seasons after two regional wins last week.<br /> Shenandoah<br /> The Tigers hosted Shenandoah Wednesday in a quarterfinal thriller ending in a Tiger victory 60-47.<br /> Shenandoah started on a 5-0 run before Red Oak settled into consistent shooting and took a 16-11 lead at the end of the first frame.<br /> The Tigers continued to roll in the second quarter, adding six points before allowing a Filly scoring drive with under four minutes left until the half.<br />