http://www.redoakexpress.com/sports/rss.xml en 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" /><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 /> Charmed life | Charm Carpenter http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/charmed-life-charm-carpenter-0 <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jvaa_.jpg" alt="A JVAA Orange team Tiger hides the ball under his jersey for a gain of yards. " title="A JVAA Orange team Tiger hides the ball under his jersey for a gain of yards. " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> The return of football began Friday for the Red Oak High School football team as they hosted the Red Oak Black and Orange JVAA teams in a game of two-hand touch football.<br /> Fancy footwork and never-before-seen plays were not enough for the high schoolers to defeat the speedy deftness of the JVAA, as the older Tigers lost (questionably) 18-3.<br /> &nbsp;The JVAA boys were all smiles as they entered the &ldquo;big field&rdquo; and the stadium lights were on, as well as the scoreboard.<br /> The high school team huddled up and the scrimmage was underway.<br /> Friday football match-ups http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/friday-football-match-ups <p> Friday night is the official start to the high school football season in Southwest Iowa.<br /> The Red Oak Tigers travel to Corning to take on the Southwest Valley Timberwovles.<br /> Last year at the home-opener, the Timberwolves edged out the Tigers 32-28.<br /> The Tigers are operating under two new coaches, Dan Stoakes and Ryan Gelber, as well as a different quarterback from the game a year ago.<br /> Southwest Valley enters the game with a duo from last year: quarterback Chance Cobb and wide receiver Addison Bull.<br /> MCMH offers ImPACT for athletes http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/mcmh-offers-impact-athletes <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/carter_impact.jpg" alt="Kim Roberts, Rehabilitation director at MCMH, administers the ImPACT test to Carter Bruce of Red Oak." title="Kim Roberts, Rehabilitation director at MCMH, administers the ImPACT test to Carter Bruce of Red Oak." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> The Montgomery County Memorial Hospital has a new program in place for the entire school year to benefit county athletes: Sports Medicine and Performance.<br /> This program is one component of the Population Health Department which is working to keep children safe and to promote activities to combat obesity, diabetes, and other diseases.<br /> Part of this program is a tool called ImPACT testing. (Immediate Post concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)<br /> Charmed life | Charm Carpenter http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/charmed-life-charm-carpenter <p> Some people may think of the World Trade Centers when they hear the term Twin Towers. Others may remember the nickname given to Michael Payne and Greg Stokes from the early 1980s Iowa Hawkeye team.<br /> Me? I think of the two co-coaches for the Red Oak High School football team; one is 6&rsquo;8&rdquo; and the other 6&rsquo;5&rdquo;.<br /> Athletes fall into daily workouts and practices http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/athletes-fall-daily-workouts-and-practices <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/xcgirls_cmyk.jpg" alt="The Red Oak High School and Middle School cross country teams stretch out before a nightly run." title="The Red Oak High School and Middle School cross country teams stretch out before a nightly run." align="left" hspace="6" width="189" height="85" />