http://www.redoakexpress.com/sports/rss.xml en East Mills Glockel brothers grounded http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/east-mills-glockel-brothers-grounded <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glockel_brothers.jpg" alt="Matt Glockel and Trevor Glockel of East Mills, are part of the driving force behind the East Mills Wolverines baseball team. Matt has competed in four sports all four years of high school and plans to attend Central College in Pella in the fall. Trevor has competed in four sports his two years of high school and plans to continue." title="Matt Glockel and Trevor Glockel of East Mills, are part of the driving force behind the East Mills Wolverines baseball team. Matt has competed in four sports all four years of high school and plans to attend Central College in Pella in the fall. Trevor has competed in four sports his two years of high school and plans to continue." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Matt and Trevor Glockel of East Mills are grounded. Not in the disciplinary way, but in a way that lets others know they are boys of integrity, dedication, and goals. The Glockels are more than brothers; they are best friends.<br /> The dedicated duo has been playing baseball together since Matt was in the third grade.<br /> &ldquo;I actually played on his team when I was in first grade because they didn&rsquo;t have enough guys on the team,&rdquo; Trevor said.<br /> RO Tigers SB team clinches early wins http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/ro-tigers-sb-team-clinches-early-wins <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hailey_thomas_buntrock_2.jpg" alt="Kamryn Buntrock slides across home plate safely to score for Red Oak, as Hailey Thomas tries for the Wolverine tag. " title="Kamryn Buntrock slides across home plate safely to score for Red Oak, as Hailey Thomas tries for the Wolverine tag. " align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> The Red Oak Tigers softball team won two games early in the week, and early in the contests.<br /> Last Tuesday, the team defeated the Clarinda Cardinals in five innings, 14-4.<br /> The Tigers got off to a sluggish start, but kicked things into gear in the fourth inning, adding five runs to the current score.<br /> Maddie Wendt hit three doubles and a single, scoring four runs and adding three RBI to lead the Tigers.<br /> Sydney Streicher singled all four times at bat, and scored each time.<br /> Schraft defends crown, wins trifecta http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/schraft-defends-crown-wins-trifecta <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/topham_schraft.jpg" alt="Janette Schraft of East Mills retakes the lead from Joanna Topham of Griswold in the 1500m race with 200m left to run. Schraft finished in first at 4:54.36, while Topham placed fourth at 4:57.05" title="Janette Schraft of East Mills retakes the lead from Joanna Topham of Griswold in the 1500m race with 200m left to run. Schraft finished in first at 4:54.36, while Topham placed fourth at 4:57.05" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Janette Schraft, a sophomore at East Mills, won first place in the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m at the state track meet held Thursday through Saturday. Shraft was also the anchor of the third-place distance medley relay.</span></p> <p class="p1"> Schraft began collecting hardware last year at the state meet with a win in the 3000m, and returned to defend her crown on Thursday.</p> <p class="p1"> Running a personal best of 10:36.29, she accomplished the feat.</p> Red Oak hosts boys district tennis; Rolenc places fourth http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/red-oak-hosts-boys-district-tennis-rolenc-places-fourth <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/weston_2_0.jpg" alt="Weston Rolenc, the number four seed in the district, finished the day in fourth place. " title="Weston Rolenc, the number four seed in the district, finished the day in fourth place. " align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p> Glenwood&rsquo;s boys tennis team walked away with the district championship in singles and doubles Thursday, at the district meet hosted by Red Oak.<br /> Teams from Clarinda, Clarke, Creston, Glenwood, Red Oak, Shenandoah, Southwest Valley, and St. Albert competed in the district.<br /> Weston Rolenc of Red Oak was seeded number four entering districts, and ended the day in fourth place.<br /> Rolenc defeated Bryce Newton of Southwest Valley in the first round, 6-1,6-1.<br /> In the second round, Rolenc defeated Nathan Rhedin of St. Albert.<br /> Qualifying track meets net local entries for the blue oval http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/qualifying-track-meets-net-local-entries-blue-oval <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jadon.jpg" alt="Jadon Jahnke of Griswold will compete at state in the high jump, long jump, and shuttle hurdle relay." title="Jadon Jahnke of Griswold will compete at state in the high jump, long jump, and shuttle hurdle relay." align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> State qualifying track meets were held around the state Thursday, with many local athletes advancing to the blue oval at Drake for state competition.<br /> Red Oak<br /> Red Oak girls qualified in the distance medley relay by placing second at Missouri Valley. The team of Syd Streicher, Dana Marsden, Juhi Boeye, and Ellie Rengstorf finished with a time of 4:26.54.<br /> Two more entries were qualified after the times were compared across the state.<br /> Two champs, two national qualifiers for RO grapplers http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/two-champs-two-national-qualifiers-ro-grapplers <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/aiden.jpg" alt=" Aiden Smith uses the gut wrench technique on his opponent in the Intermediate division of the Iowa USA Freestyle/Greco State Tournament held May 6, and 7 in Des Moines." title=" Aiden Smith uses the gut wrench technique on his opponent in the Intermediate division of the Iowa USA Freestyle/Greco State Tournament held May 6, and 7 in Des Moines." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> For the first time in program history, three Red Oak wrestlers have qualified for nationals, placing third or higher at the Iowa USA Freestyle/Greco State Tournament held last weekend, May 6-7 in Sioux City.<br /> Freestyle/Greco style wrestling begins at the Bantam level and goes up to Veterans for both males and females.<br /> Aiden Smith, 10-year old from Red Oak, won the Intermediate 65 pound championship in both freestyle and Greco. Smith wrestles with the Powerhouse Wrestling Club of Council Bluffs, under the direction of Keith Massey.<br /> Lofty goals for Essex freshman http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/lofty-goals-essex-freshman <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/thornburg_cmyk.jpg" alt="Colton Thornburg runs down the long jump lane with complete focus. " title="Colton Thornburg runs down the long jump lane with complete focus. " align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> Colton Thornburg, a freshman at Essex High School placed second in the state junior high meet last year in the long jump. This year, he is looking forward to the state meet at the high school level. But first he has to do well in the district meet on May 11, at Fremont-Mills.<br /> &ldquo;I have to beat Jaeger,&rdquo; Thornburg said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s my biggest competition at this time.&rdquo;<br /> Jaeger Powers of Fremont-Mills is ranked second in the Corner Conference, with a season best jump of 19-11.<br /> Red Oak competes in Hawk 10 meet http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/red-oak-competes-hawk-10-meet <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/athen_boeye.jpg" alt="Dana Marsden successfully hands the baton to Juhi Boeye in the distance medley." title="Dana Marsden successfully hands the baton to Juhi Boeye in the distance medley." align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> The Red Oak Tigers competed with 10 other teams in the Hawkeye 10 conference meet in Denison last Thursday.<br /> The boys ended the meet in 10th place with five points, and the girls finished in eighth with 35 points.<br /> Girls<br /> Team scoring: 1-Denison 147, 2-Lewis Central 106, 3-Harlan 102, 4-Creston 97, 5-Glenwood 89, 6-Shenandoah 67, 7-Atlantic 38.5, 8-Red Oak 35, 9-Clarinda 24.5, 10-St. Albert 18, 11-Kuemper Catholic 16.<br /> Chloe Johnson led the Tigers with the only individual event score, placing third in the long jump.<br />