http://www.redoakexpress.com/sports/rss.xml en Stanton’s senior sharp-shooter http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/stanton%E2%80%99s-senior-sharp-shooter <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bluntimg_2044.jpg" alt="Stanton&#039;s Easton Blunt, the team leader in three-pointers" title="Stanton&#039;s Easton Blunt, the team leader in three-pointers" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A steady shooter, flying under the radar for the Stanton Vikings is senior Easton Blunt. Blunt, a four-year varsity player, has scored 582 points in his high school career. Of those, 362 have been three-pointers.<br /> &ldquo;I can shoot from anywhere, but three points are more than two,&rdquo; Blunt said. &ldquo;I remember Ray Allen being one of the first to shoot a lot of threes; it&rsquo;s become a huge part of the game now, but back then Allen was the one who I remember being known as a three-point shooter. I wanted to do that.&rdquo;<br /> RO Tigers win; Griswold Tigers third http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/ro-tigers-win-griswold-tigers-third <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bentleydtdibmaw4aitygd.jpg" alt="Thomas Bentley, Red Oak junior, earned his 100th win at the tournament in Adel Saturday. " title="Thomas Bentley, Red Oak junior, earned his 100th win at the tournament in Adel Saturday. " align="left" hspace="6" width="52" height="85" /><p> The Red Oak Tigers competed in the Griswold quad last Tuesday, scoring 170 points to win.<br /> Bedford/Lenox placed second with 123, Griswold third with 69, and Southwest Iowa fourth with 15 points.<br /> Red Oak won all three duals, and went 13-7 in contested matches.<br /> Smith goes against the odds http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/smith-goes-against-odds <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/julia_img_1758.jpg" alt="Julia Smith, Griswold grappler" title="Julia Smith, Griswold grappler" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> If you are trying to find Julia Smith, a senior at Griswold High School, odds are she won&rsquo;t have much time to spare.<br /> Smith is involved in band, yearbook, and cheerleading for extra curricular activities, is taking college classes, and works part-time. And if she is not busy with one of those activities, she is probably lifting weights or on the mat. As in wrestling mat.<br /> Smith is one of the 90 girls currently passing weight certification in the state of Iowa on the high school level.<br /> Nick’s Picks vs Charm’s Credence http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/nick%E2%80%99s-picks-vs-charm%E2%80%99s-credence <p> Nick says:<br /> Well, we&rsquo;re almost at the end of the line. Only four to pick this week, that will make the coin flipping quite easy. It&rsquo;s been a fun ride up to now. I wonder how it will all turn out?<br /> Tennessee/Kansas City: Titans.<br /> Atlanta/L.A. Rams: Rams.<br /> Buffalo/Jacksonville: Jaguars.<br /> Carolina/New Orleans: Saints.<br /> (Record: 142-106)<br /> Charm says:<br /> It is January and the Los Angeles Rams are still playing football! Do you know how exciting this is for me?<br /> Record feat for Red Oak’s Carter Bruce http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/record-feat-red-oak%E2%80%99s-carter-bruce <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/carter_bruceimg_0281.jpg" alt="Carter Bruce, a junior at Red Oak High School, was presented with a certificate at the Red Oak football banquet for his unofficial state punting record. The paperwork has been filed to make the feat official. " title="Carter Bruce, a junior at Red Oak High School, was presented with a certificate at the Red Oak football banquet for his unofficial state punting record. The paperwork has been filed to make the feat official. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Like many high school quarterbacks, Red Oak&rsquo;s Carter Bruce dreamed of setting a school record for yards, passes, or touchdowns. Never once did he dream of setting a state punting record.<br /> &ldquo;Being a back-up punter, I never dreamed of having a punting record at all,&rdquo; Bruce said. &ldquo;But you never know.&rdquo;<br /> The paperwork has not been fully processed for it to be an official state record, but the current punting record in the state of Iowa belongs to Kelly Goodburn from 1978 with an 86-yard punt.<br /> Red Oak ends season in four-set loss to Sioux Center http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/red-oak-ends-season-four-set-loss-sioux-center <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-stroke-width: initial; -webkit-text-stroke-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <span style="font-kerning: none">The Red Oak Tiger volleyball season came to an end in a four-set loss to Sioux Center in a quarterfinal battle at the state volleyball tournament today.</span></p> On to state http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/state <p> The Red Oak volleyball team defeated Gilbert in four sets tonight 25-21, 20-25, 27-25, 25-20. The Red Oak Tigers came out strong and aggressive in the first set, leading 11-5 before Gilbert went on a run of its own. The Red Oak Tigers regained control and took its score to 18 before allowing Gilbert to steal the momentum. Gilbert ran from 14 to 21 unanswered before a service error gave Red Oak control. That was all Red Oak needed as the Tigers kept control the rest of the set.</p> Athen records 1K kills, digs in Tiger VB loss http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/athen-records-1k-kills-digs-tiger-vb-loss <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/athen_.jpg" alt="Sierra Athen, Red Oak." title="Sierra Athen, Red Oak." align="left" hspace="6" width="78" height="85" /><p> The Red Oak Tigers lost to St. Albert in five sets Thursday, 25-27, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18, 15-5. &nbsp;<br /> The highlight of the game came right away in the first set when Sierra Athen recorded her 1,000th career kill. Several plays later, Athen recorded her 1,000th career dig.<br /> Athen recorded a double-double in the game with 17 kills, 30 digs, two blocks, and five aces.<br /> Ellie Rengstorf and Hannah Vial recorded double-doubles, also. Rengstorf posted 25 assists, 16 digs, and one ace, while Vial added four kills, 24 assists, 12 digs, two blocks, and an ace.<br />