http://www.redoakexpress.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Athen, Johnson receive honors http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/athen-johnson-receive-honors <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/johnson4.jpg" alt="Drake Johnson" title="Drake Johnson" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Iowa Basketball Coaches Association announced its all-substate teams and all-region teams for boys and girls.<br /> Class 3A Region 2 girls team includes Sierra Athen, a junior from Red Oak.<br /> Athen was the lead scorer and rebounder for the Red Oak Tigers, averaging 14 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game.<br /> Athen netted 309 points this season in the 22 games played.<br /> Class 1A Region 7 boys team includes Drake Johnson, a sophomore at Stanton.<br /> A Charmed Life http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/charmed-life <p> It&rsquo;s in-between sports seasons and spring break, yet some way, I&rsquo;m still expected to fill a sports page.<br /> The Bossman had a great idea to pass out NCAA brackets for those in the office to fill out.<br /> &ldquo;Great!&rdquo; I think to myself. I mean, sure the Bossman will win because he knows more about sports than the staff combined, and well, he IS the boss. But, I will come in second because after all, I am the sports guy! This will be fun!<br /> So, I fill out my bracket and chuckle as I over hear conversations in the hallway.<br /> Jenner Invitational track results http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/jenner-invitational-track-results <p> Red Oak and Southwest Valley track teams participated in the Jenner Invitational indoor track meet held on Saturday in Lamoni.<br /> The Red Oak girls team finished in 16th place.<br /> Dana Marsden collected all six points for the team for her third place finish in the 200m with a time of 28.87.<br /> Courtni Lindsay and Emily Peterson also ran the 200m, placing 56th and 69th respectively.<br /> The results were:<br /> 4x200 relay: Marsden, Lindsay, Trinity Peterson, Kyndal Kells 12th.<br /> 400m: Madison Hewett 31st; Keyla Strough 32nd.<br /> 800m: Strough 17th.<br /> Webb donates to tennis program at Red Oak http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/webb-donates-tennis-program-red-oak <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mike_webb_dan_cmyk_.jpg" alt="Head coach Dan Martinez introduces Mike Webb to the current tennis team and expresses appreciation for the donation. " title="Head coach Dan Martinez introduces Mike Webb to the current tennis team and expresses appreciation for the donation. " align="left" hspace="6" /> Timberwolves compete at Iowa State invitational track http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/timberwolves-compete-iowa-state-invitational-track <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/swv_boys_7_cmyk.jpg" alt="Joey Kernen, Evan Skelton, Wyatt McAlpin, Andy Seals, Connor Haggerty, Addison Bull, and Brett Schafroth. " title="Joey Kernen, Evan Skelton, Wyatt McAlpin, Andy Seals, Connor Haggerty, Addison Bull, and Brett Schafroth. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Seven members of the boys Southwest Valley track team traveled to Ames to compete in the Iowa State Invitational track meet on Tuesday, March 14.<br /> &ldquo;Overall, I thought that the guys competed and did well,&rdquo; coach Allen Naugle said. &ldquo;Brett and Andy threw well in the shot, and put together a solid starting point for the season. Addison competed in his first high school track meet and did well in the high jump, but really had a great jump in the long jump.&rdquo;<br /> Naugle also commented on the running events, including hurdles.<br /> Griswold girls get early start http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/griswold-girls-get-early-start-0 <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gris_girls_track_cmyk.jpg" alt="Charli Adams, Joanna Topham, Jocelyn Amos, Anna Young, Loryn Peterson, and Courtney Hering." title="Charli Adams, Joanna Topham, Jocelyn Amos, Anna Young, Loryn Peterson, and Courtney Hering." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Griswold girls track team was represented by six athletes at the Iowa State High School Classic Indoor held at Ames on Monday, March 13. Sixty-five Iowa schools, classes 1A to 4A, competed against each other in 11 events.<br /> &ldquo;Griswold had a superb showing,&rdquo; coach Jeff Topham said.<br /> Courtney Hering competed in the 60 meter dash, 4x800 and sprint medley relay.<br /> Loryn Peterson ran the 60 meter dash in 8.87 and placed 45th of 104. Peterson also competed in the sprint medley and the 4x400.<br /> Walker nets NCAA tournament berth http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/walker-nets-ncaa-tournament-berth <img src="http://www.redoakexpress.com/sites/www.redoakexpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kate_file.jpg" alt="Kate Walker, Red Oak Tiger senior in 2015. The Tigers lost to Nevada in Class 3A quarterfinals at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines." title="Kate Walker, Red Oak Tiger senior in 2015. The Tigers lost to Nevada in Class 3A quarterfinals at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Former Red Oak Tiger Kate Walker, a sophomore at Bucknell University, scored 14 points off the bench to help the Bison defeat Navy, 79-71, on Sunday, to earn the Patriot League&rsquo;s NCAA tournament berth.<br /> The Bison outscored the Mids 12-4 in overtime, six came from Walker.<br /> &ldquo;I felt like others were tired,&rdquo; Walker said. &ldquo;I sit the first five minutes of the first and third quarters, so I felt like my legs were fresher.&rdquo;<br /> Walker said that reaching the NCAA tournament was a team goal this year.<br /> March Mayhem http://www.redoakexpress.com/content/march-mayhem <p> March Mayhem is scheduled for March 31 and April 1 in Stanton at the high school gymnasium.<br /> This year marks the 15th anniversary of the fund raiser for the school.<br /> &ldquo;We started this in 2002 for a way to raise money for a memorial for the Maley girls,&rdquo; Jeff Grebin said. &ldquo;Now, all proceeds go to a cause in the community. Every year is different.&rdquo;<br /> The cause has not been decided upon yet for this year&rsquo;s proceeds, but the schedule has been set.<br />