Today's Sports

  • Bentley honored at youth...
  • SWV golfers split 1st tee time

    The Southwest Valley golf teams played their first meet of the year last Thursday, splitting the wins with the Clarinda Cardinals.
    For the first time in several years, the Timberwolves have enough girls on the team to post a team score.
    “With one junior, one sophomore, and two freshmen, the team is very young,” head coach Cindy Drake said. “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.”

  • A Long journey

    From the “Tot Lot” to the professional football field, Chuck Long has endured a long journey.
    “I was the ‘take a chance kid’,” Long said of his recruitment to the University of Iowa. “It was overwhelming. But I worked hard and immersed myself in the college passing game. My work ethic alone got me through.”
    The Red Oak Rotary Club hosted Long at the Wilson Performing Arts Center last Monday night to promote Long’s just-released book, “Destined for Greatness.”

  • Red Oak hosts H-10 south co-ed...

    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.
    The south division consists of Clarinda, Creston, Glenwood, Red Oak, and Sheanandoah.
    Team results: 1- Glenwood 201; 2- Shenandoah 142; 3- Creston 111; 4- Red Oak 64; 5- Clarinda 47.
    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.

  • Jadon Jahnke does it his way

    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.

    Someone To Watch Over Me
    “I love track, the running aspect, because it’s all mental,” Jahnke said. “It’s all about toughness. I’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.”
    Jahnke has three older brothers and one younger brother.

  • Charmed life | Charm Carpenter

    Once a person joins a sports team, the team becomes family. And the families of the members become….well, family.
    That’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.
    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.

  • McCunn bleeds Tiger strength,...

    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.
    “It was a whirlwind of emotion,” head coach Tiegen Podliska said. “We had excitement; we had heartbreak; we had anger; we had frustration; and we had excitement.”
    Red Oak finished in 19th place with 31 points.
    Thomas Bentley finished the tournament in third place, going 4-1 with two falls and two decisions.

  • RO girls hoops next stop: state...

    The Red Oak Tigers girls hoops are heading to state for the third time in six seasons after two regional wins last week.
    The Tigers hosted Shenandoah Wednesday in a quarterfinal thriller ending in a Tiger victory 60-47.
    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.
    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.

  • Stanton’s senior sharp-shooter

    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.
    “I can shoot from anywhere, but three points are more than two,” Blunt said. “I remember Ray Allen being one of the first to shoot a lot of threes; it’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.”

  • RO Tigers win; Griswold Tigers...

    The Red Oak Tigers competed in the Griswold quad last Tuesday, scoring 170 points to win.
    Bedford/Lenox placed second with 123, Griswold third with 69, and Southwest Iowa fourth with 15 points.
    Red Oak won all three duals, and went 13-7 in contested matches.