• Bearcats No. 1 in MIAA preseason polls
    KANSAS CITY — The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats have been named No. 1 in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) preseason polls for both the coaches and media. Northwest Missouri State was selected No. 1 at the Aug. 1 MIAA Media Day. The Bearcats received 78 total points in the coaches poll, with seven of 10 first-place votes. In the media poll, Northwest Missouri State received  23 first-place votes and 333 total points.
  • Hoffman receives all-american honors
    SEWARD, Neb — Griswold High School graduate Jared Hoffman has received all-american honors from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for outdoor track and field. Hoffman was running for Concordia University of Nebraska at the NAIA National Championship Track and Field meet, which was held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind., from May 26-28. In the 4x800, Hoffman’s team finished fifth with a time of 7:39.62. To reach the finals, Hoffman ran a personal record leg of 1:53.8 split, as his team ran a 7:38.13.
  • Coaching authorization class starts June 6
    RED OAK— Southwestern Community College Adult and Continuing Education will be offering Coaching Authorization beginning June 6.   The 55-hour series will meet in the evenings through June 30 and consists of the following topics: Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Development, Coaching Ethics, Theory of Coaching, and Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.
  • Griswold runner named All-American
    SEWARD, Neb. — A former Griswold track athlete  was able to compete at the National Indoor Track and Field meet. James Hoffman of Concordia University in Seward, Neb., helped his 4x800-meter relay team place fourth at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, which were held in Geneva, Ohio March 3-5. The team finished the event with a time of 7:41.99. In the prelims, Hoffman ran a personal best 1:54.8 for his leg to help Concordia advance to the finals and break a school record in the process with a time of 7:40.55.
  • Nowels gets NEC Rookie honors
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Northeast Conference named Long Island University bowler Brianna Nowels the Bowling Rookie of the week, last Wednesday. Nowels, a former bowler at Red Oak High School, received the award for helping the Blackbirds qualify for the Northeast Championship. The freshman's performance at the third Northeast Conference meet, held in Howell, N.J., on March 5-6, helped the Blackbirds get into the postseason tournament. Nowels bowled a 194 game in their first win over Monmouth.
  • Red Oak local receives postseason volleyball honors
    PELLA — Senior Cyndi Johnson, a former Stanton High School athlete  has been honored for her contributions to the Central College volleyball team. The outside hitter received the team’s Most Improved Award along with the team’s Spirit Award. She was also given her second varsity letter. Johnson competed in 14 varsity matches and recorded seven kills, 16 digs and three ace serves.
  • Former Red Oak athletes earn Iowa Conference tennis titles
    CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Red Oak High School tennis athlete Megan Anderson finished third in the Flight C portion of the Iowa Conference individual tournament at Coe College in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 16. The senior, who competes at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, defeated teammate Haley Henrichs to clinch third place. Anderson won the match 8-2. Ander-son, who was the top seed in Flight C, had advanced all the way to the semifinals when Simpson College’s Lindsay Nash defeated her in three sets.
  • Former Tigers lead Northwest to win
    RED OAK— The Red Oak faithful usually cheer on the orange and black. Last Wednesday night, they cheered on the green and black as three former Red Oak High School Volleyball players held a homecoming as members of the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats. Bearcats Head Coach Jessica Rinehardt, libiero, Paige Spangenberg and outside hitter Alex Hanna made their return home as they defeated the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO), 3-2.